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In the October issue
This partnership between Appalachian Regional Library and Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes County Schools gives all students access to physical and digital library resources regardless of their status as library cardholders. StudentAccess accounts permit students and school faculty members to use NC Live resources and check out up to ten books and audiobooks at a time. We hope this partnership will improve students' quality and equity of access to high-quality resources for research, homework assistance, and more! This project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State Library of North Carolina.

Trick-or-Treat at the Library
Meet Mystery Characters!
Thursday, October 31, 3:30 pm

Teen Halloween Party
Food, Games, and Cosplay Costume Contest
Thursday, October 31, 4 pm
Libraries are the thin red line between civilisation and barbarism.
~ Neil Gaiman ~
The Fall 2017 series of Involving Books focuses on Understanding War and Crossing Cultural Boundaries. From October through December, we look forward to collaborating with local groups and community members to offer programs and displays that honor our veterans and engage us in meaningful dialogue and action! In October, pick up a Read.Share.Return copy of North Carolina author Sarah Shaber's Louise's Lies. This mystery novel
features young widow Louise Pearlie, a government girl who works for the Office of Strategic Services, the United States' first spy agency. Shaber will visit Ashe County the last weekend of October for two awesome events.

Eat & Greet with Sarah Shaber at Boondocks Brew Haus
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Discussion of Louise's Lies with Sarah Shaber at Ashe County Public Library
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10 am 

The Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta
I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
Murder House by James Patterson & David Ellis 
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the library will host a Knitted Knockers All Day Knit-a-Thon on Saturday, October 14. The library will provide materials and serve lunch for our volunteer knitters. All skill levels are invited to participate. Join us to complete this fun project that will help enrich the lives of breast cancer survivors!

NC Bookwatch Online Book Club

NC Bookwatch, hosted by D.G. Martin, airs on UNC-TV on Sundays at noon and again on Thursdays at 5 pm. Many North Carolinians (including your friendly librarians!) enjoy Martin's in-depth interviews with local authors, and we thought you'd enjoy discussing featured titles from the program in a laid-back, online format. Like and follow our new ARL Online Bookwatch Club Facebook page to learn more about upcoming titles and offer comments!
Click the button below to see a full listing of library programs and events for October 2017. 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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