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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Summer Story Time

    July 17, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    W. N. "John" Rice Community Room

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

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  • Robot Scavenger Hunt

    July 17, 2019
    AHRL Main Library

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  • Teen Music School

    July 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    W.N. "John" Rice Community Room

    It's teen showtime at the Library! A representative from the Warner School of Music will demonstrate various instruments and allow teens to perform.

    * Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up at the AHRL Circulation Desk or by calling the Library at 962-3321.*

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  • Robot Scavenger Hunt

    July 18, 2019
    AHRL Main Library

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Trash to....ROBOTS!! Look at these little engineers building unique Robots out of magnets and old, junky scrap metal pieces! Join us every month for a new S.T.E.A.M. challenge at the AHRL!! ... See MoreSee Less

Friday's first lines came from the book "Henry, Himself", by Stewart O'Nan. Come on down to the library and CHECK IT OUT!!
HERE'S A GLIMPSE...
"Stewart O’Nan is renowned for illuminating the unexpected grace of everyday life and the resilience of ordinary people with humor, intelligence, and compassion. In this prequel to the beloved Emily, Alone, he offers an unsentimental, moving life story of a twentieth-century everyman.

Soldier, son, lover, husband, breadwinner, churchgoer, Henry Maxwell has spent his whole life trying to live with honor. A native Pittsburgher and engineer, he’s always believed in logic, sacrifice, and hard work. Now, seventy-five and retired, he feels the world has passed him by. It’s 1998, the American century is ending, and nothing is simple anymore. His children are distant, their unhappiness a mystery. Only his wife Emily and dog Rufus stand by him. Once so confident, as Henry’s strength and memory desert him, he weighs his dreams against his regrets and is left with questions he can’t answer: Is he a good man? Has he done right by the people he loves? And with time running out, what, realistically, can he hope for?

Like Emily, Alone, Henry, Himself is a wry, warmhearted portrait of an American original who believes he’s reached a dead end only to discover life is full of surprises. "
- Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads
#firstlinesfriday #libraryfun #summerreading #itsshowtimeatyourlibrary
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Fridays first lines came from the book Henry, Himself, by Stewart ONan. Come on down to the library and CHECK IT OUT!!
HERES A GLIMPSE...
     Stewart O’Nan is renowned for illuminating the unexpected grace of everyday life and the resilience of ordinary people with humor, intelligence, and compassion. In this prequel to the beloved Emily, Alone, he offers an unsentimental, moving life story of a twentieth-century everyman.

Soldier, son, lover, husband, breadwinner, churchgoer, Henry Maxwell has spent his whole life trying to live with honor. A native Pittsburgher and engineer, he’s always believed in logic, sacrifice, and hard work. Now, seventy-five and retired, he feels the world has passed him by. It’s 1998, the American century is ending, and nothing is simple anymore. His children are distant, their unhappiness a mystery. Only his wife Emily and dog Rufus stand by him. Once so confident, as Henry’s strength and memory desert him, he weighs his dreams against his regrets and is left with questions he can’t answer: Is he a good man? Has he done right by the people he loves? And with time running out, what, realistically, can he hope for?

Like Emily, Alone, Henry, Himself is a wry, warmhearted portrait of an American original who believes he’s reached a dead end only to discover life is full of surprises. 
- Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads
#firstlinesfriday #libraryfun #summerreading #itsshowtimeatyourlibrary
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