Alleghany Highlands Regional Library • 406 West Riverside St. • Covington, VA 24426 • (540) 962-3321

Alleghany Highlands Regional Library • 406 West Riverside St. • Covington, VA 24426 • (540) 962-3321

Alleghany Highlands Regional Library

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • LEGO Builders

    March 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    AHRL Children's Area

    Children from ages 6-12 are invited to join the AHRL for this hands-on, fun, and educational program.

    **No registration is required. LEGO pieces are provided for this program.**

    See more details

  • Story Time

    March 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    W. N. "John" Rice Community Room

    Stories, music, movement, and crafts are offered for our "littlest" library friends. Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join the fun!

    See more details

  • Book Buddies

    March 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    AHRL Main Library

    Children from kindergarten through third grades are invited to join us for fun stories and activities that will enthuse and entertain.

    This month's book is I Am Helen Keller, and we'll do a Braille activity.

    See more details

TWITTER & FACEBOOK

Twitter


Facebook

Friday's first lines came from "Farewell, My Subaru" by Doug Fine. Come on down to the library and CHECK IT OUT!
HERE'S A GLIMPSE...Like many Americans, Doug Fine enjoys his creature comforts, but he also knows full well they keep him addicted to oil. So he wonders: Is it possible to keep his Netflix and his car, his Wi-Fi and his subwoofers, and still reduce his carbon footprint?
In an attempt to find out, Fine up and moves to a remote ranch in New Mexico, where he brazenly vows to grow his own food, use sunlight to power his world, and drive on restaurant grease. Never mind that he’s never raised so much as a chicken or a bean. Or that he has no mechanical or electrical skills.
Whether installing Japanese solar panels, defending the goats he found on Craigslist against coyotes, or co-opting waste oil from the local Chinese restaurant to try and fill the new “veggie oil” tank in his ROAT (short for Ridiculously Oversized American Truck), Fine’s extraordinary undertaking makes one thing clear: It ain’t easy being green. In fact, his journey uncovers a slew of surprising facts about alternative energy, organic and locally grown food, and climate change.
Both a hilarious romp and an inspiring call to action, Farewell, My Subaru makes a profound statement about trading today’s instant gratifications for a deeper, more enduring kind of satisfaction.
-Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads
#firstlinefridays #libraryfun
... See MoreSee Less

Fridays first lines came from Farewell, My Subaru by Doug Fine.  Come on down to the library and CHECK IT OUT! 
HERES A GLIMPSE...Like many Americans, Doug Fine enjoys his creature comforts, but he also knows full well they keep him addicted to oil. So he wonders: Is it possible to keep his Netflix and his car, his Wi-Fi and his subwoofers, and still reduce his carbon footprint?
In an attempt to find out, Fine up and moves to a remote ranch in New Mexico, where he brazenly vows to grow his own food, use sunlight to power his world, and drive on restaurant grease. Never mind that he’s never raised so much as a chicken or a bean. Or that he has no mechanical or electrical skills.
Whether installing Japanese solar panels, defending the goats he found on Craigslist against coyotes, or co-opting waste oil from the local Chinese restaurant to try and fill the new “veggie oil” tank in his ROAT (short for Ridiculously Oversized American Truck), Fine’s extraordinary undertaking makes one thing clear: It ain’t easy being green. In fact, his journey uncovers a slew of surprising facts about alternative energy, organic and locally grown food, and climate change.
Both a hilarious romp and an inspiring call to action, Farewell, My Subaru makes a profound statement about trading today’s instant gratifications for a deeper, more enduring kind of satisfaction.
-Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads
#firstlinefridays #libraryfun

It's First Lines Friday! Can you guess which book this opening passage is taken from? Give it a shot and check back Monday to see if you are correct! #firstlinesfriday #libraryfun ... See MoreSee Less

Its First Lines Friday! Can you guess which book this opening passage is taken from? Give it a shot and check back Monday to see if you are correct! #firstlinesfriday #libraryfun
Load more