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In the March issue
The state legislature's appropriations committees will soon begin drafting their 12 annual spending bills to fund the government for the next two years. Local and state elected officials have been invited to see how our library serves its community on our upcoming Day in the District. Providing free access to information, literature, technology, and lifelong learning opportunities are fundamental goals of American libraries. We invite you to stop by to speak to your elected officials about the importance of state and local funds in maintaining a high level of library service in our county.
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 1-3 pm

The library in partnership with Susan G. Komen Northwest NC offer this lunch and learn session to educate community members about breast health and the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Pink-4-Lunch is designed to address high breast cancer mortality rates among women in our area. We believe that breast health education and awareness can change lives. Lunch will be provided by the library. Registration for this event is encouraged. Please call 336.846.2041 x227 or email Adult Services Librarian Laura McPherson to register.
Wednesday, March 29, 12 - 1 pm

New Releases for February
If you would like to know about new purchases for the library collection, be sure to sign-up for our New Releases newsletter!
New Fiction
This monthly Saturday program will feature new releases, books-to-movies, and librarian's choice films on our library screen in our downstairs Community Room. Check our monthly calendar for dates and details.
In March, watch the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Saturday, March 18, 1 pm

Book Club Spotlight:
Read Around the World 
Explore the globe through thought-provoking novels set in other countries. Perfect for armchair travelers, adventure-seekers, and anyone who loves to read and talk about books with friends. Pick up a copy of March's selection, The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, at the circulation desk. Participants will help to choose subsequent titles.
Begins March 15 and continues on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:45 pm 
2017 Ashe County Community Read

Our 2017 Ashe County Community Read is Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Cro w South by Virginia author Beth Macy.  Truevine premiered on the NYT-Bestseller List, was shortlisted for a Kirkus Prize in nonfiction, has been featured on Fresh Air and in numerous other venues, and was listed among the best books of 2016 by The San Francisco Chronicle , The New York Times , and Minnesota Public Radio The author will be with us the weekend of June 2-3 for two special events: an author presentation on Friday evening and an informal breakfast with the author on Saturday morning. We will also host several companion events leading up to the author visit, and Read.Share.Return copies of the book will be available in May. 

Introducing Truevine

From the  author's website : "I have been accused of overusing em dashes, I love interviewing people in their kitchens, and I have gradually learned, after decades of following Associated Press newspaper style, to appreciate the book-writing charms of the Oxford comma."
Click the button below to see a full listing of library programs and events for March. Thank you to the Ashe County Friends of the Library for their generous support of our programs.
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