Closed Friday, August 9, Staff Day
No Children's Programs in August
Waynesboro Public Library Welcomes New Director
Join us in welcoming Kevin Osborne, the Library's new Director. Kevin comes from Washington D.C. where he was the Branch Manager of the West End Library and the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library. Prior to that, he worked at the Alexandria Library, the Mary Riley Styles Library in Falls Church, Howard University, and in elementary education. His career reflects diverse library skills, increasing administrative and leadership responsibility, experience with technology resources, and collaborating with community and governmental agencies to fulfill the evolving role of libraries in communities.
Midday Music: Luke Juday
Wednesday, August 21, Noon
Waynesboro's own singer-songwriter Luke Juday will showcase his original tunes and some covers. Light lunch provided.
DOCUMENTARY:
Stonewall Uprising: The Year That Changed America
7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 29
When the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted in violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall Riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. Join us for a documentary screening and audience discussion that is part of the PBS Books Library Engagement Program, sponsored by the Knight Foundation.
Book Club Kit Collection
Thanks to funding from the Friends of the Waynesboro Public Library, the Library now has a growing collection of Book Club Kits available for check out. Each kit contains eight copies of the same book, along with a manual that provides information and suggested discussion questions. You can search the collection by entering “book club kit” in the library’s catalog. There, you’ll find a mix of fiction and nonfiction titles, including some current best sellers. The kits check out for six weeks and can be placed on hold.
EXHIBIT:
Virginia Women in History
August 8 – September 4
Throughout Virginia’s history, women have played important, but often overlooked, roles as educators, entrepreneurs, health care providers, religious leaders, artists, writers, reformers, laborers, and community builders. Annually, the Library of Virginia selects eight women of the past and present to honor through this special traveling exhibit.
Great Decisions Discussion Group
August 12, 1:30 p.m .  
If you enjoy the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions on PBS, this is the group for you! Read a 10-13 page article in the Great Decisions Briefing Book (available in the library or for purchase), then meet to discuss. This month’s topic is “ Decoding the U.S. China Trade. "
Knitting Group
Every Monday, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Love to knit or crochet? Enjoy sharing ideas and meeting people? Bring your latest project and come to our weekly group. All skill levels welcome.
Book Club
Thursday, August 8, 4:00 p.m.
 Read a novel, then meet to discuss with others. Ask at the circulation desk for the current book.


Read & Discuss
Tuesday, August 26, 7:00 p.m.
 This group reads and discusses nonfiction books. Ask at the circulation desk for the current selection--Neil deGrasse Tyson's Astrophysics for People in a Hurry .
Intro to Computers
Friday, August 16, 11:00 a.m.
This class is designed for people who are completely new to computers. Learn basic operation, how to use the mouse and keyboard, and navigating the desktop. No prior knowledge of computers is needed. Advance registration required.

Science Fiction Fan Club 
Saturday, August 31, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
All-ages fandom group for everything sci fi—books, movies, television, cosplay, comics and more
Preview for Members of the Friends of the Library
Wednesday, September 18 
12:00 – 8:00 pm 

Thursday, September 19 
12:00 - 8:00 pm

Friday, September 20
12:00 - 6:00 pm

Saturday, September 21
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


1st & 3rd Fridays beginning in September.
September 6 & September 20
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Check out the Friends' ongoing book sale the next time you are in the Library. You'll find fiction, nonfiction, and children's books, along with DVDs, VHS tapes, and music CDs.
Waynesboro Public Library
Phone: 540-942-6746 Web: WaynesboroPublicLibrary.org