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In the April issue


Highway 221 Bridge Construction
It looks quite a bit different this time around!

Second Annual Literary Peeps Diorama Contest
What's a frugal book-lover to do when Easter has passed and the pantry is still packed with sweet little Peeps? We suggest constructing a shoebox-sized diorama featuring your favorite literary scene! Visit the library to pick up an entry form.


As part of the 2018 ARL Good Neighbor Project: Managing and Maintaining Mental Health,   Kevin Hines, a professional mental health speaker and author of  Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt , will speak in Ashe, Wilkes, and Watauga counties.
From Hines's website:
Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (19 years of age), he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only thirty-four to survive the fall, and the only one to regain full physical mobility. He is the only Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy.  The fall would break his body, but not his spirit. Today, Kevin dedicates his life to saving lives by spreading the message of hope and sharing his art of living mentally well. He is one of the most respected and admired voices of lived experience. Kevin's story is a remarkable testament to the strength of the human spirit and a reminder for us to love the life we have.
Wednesday, April 18, 7 pm
Ashe County High School Auditorium

The library will be closed for our annual Regional Staff Training Day on Friday, April 20 during which our whole staff from Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes counties gathers to learn how to better serve our patrons!
The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush / The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush / With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling. 
~ Gerard Manley Hopkins, "Spring" ~
The Ashe County Friends of the Library are sponsoring a series of blood drives at the library in 2018. Sign up for an appointment either at the circulation desk or by going online to .  Other drives will take place on June 23, August 25, October 27, and December 29.
Saturday, April 21, 10 am - 2:30 pm

Celebrate awesome Marvel heroes like Iron-Man, Captain America, and Black Widow by making your own heroes and completing challenges! Grades 4-6.
Thursday, April 26, 3:30 pm

Ashe County teens are invited to a new program that provides an opportunity for teens to talk about issues, ideas, opinions, and things they want to see in the library. Snacks will be provided! Ages 13-18
Fourth Tuesdays at 4 pm
Click the button below to see a full listing of library programs and events for April 2018. Thank you to the Ashe County Friends of the Library for their generous support of our programs. Click here to learn how you can become a Friends of the Library member.
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