The American Association of University Women Roanoke Valley chapter will hold its semiannual book sale Sept. 11-13 at Roanoke County’s Tanglewood Mall, upper level.
Hours are 10 a.m to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday.
Proceeds from the sales go to scholarships for women.
The library will resume its regular hours on Monday, August 24th, when classes begin. The library will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Contact us if you have any questions!
The library is open 8-5 Monday through Friday until classes start on Monday, August 24th. Also, there are no Saturday hours until classes resume. Have a great rest of summer. We look forward to seeing you!
Bodies at the Dunker Church in Antietam, Maryland, September 1862. The battle of Antietam was the bloodiest single-day battle in US history, and Dunker Church was the focus of Union attacks against the Confederates. In 1921, a storm destroyed the church, but it was rebuilt for the 100th anniversary of the battle in 1962. Archive photograph by Alexander Gardner/Library of Congress
Interactive project provides a “then and now” look at key war locations.
Author Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” published in 1960, won the Pulitzer Prize and became a classic for high school and college reading assignments. While the novel dealt with violence and racial equality, its protagonist, a lawyer named Atticus Finch, was a hero, an example of integrity. The book sold more than 40 million copies.
Now, “Go Set a Watchman,” a book Lee wrote before “To Kill a Mockingbird,” but which was only published this week, presents Atticus as a racist. In “Watchman,” Atticus, now 72, becomes more of a human reflection of his time than an icon.
You decide. Check out the Wall Street Journal’s article (linked below):
Harper Lee’s Father, Inspiration for Atticus Finch, Changed His Views on Segregation
Read the first chapter of “Go Set a Watchman”:
Harper Lee in 1960