The Library of Virginia is sponsoring an essay contest for Virginia students in grades 6-12, homeschoolers included. Students are invited to honor outstanding women in Virginia history by writing an essay. Four winning essays will be chosen, two from students in grades 6–8, and two from students in grades 9–12.
Submit your 400-word essay by Friday, January 8, 2016, for a chance to win a Kindle Fire and $250 for your school or homeschool association!
Details here: 2016 VWIH Essay Contest
Bonnie is currently reading Fear the Dark, a Bishop/Special Crimes Unit novel from Kay Hooper. Set in rural Tennessee, the book follows a team of investigators trying to find locals who go out to run errands and vanish. A great read if you’re looking for something spooky!
Christina just finished reading Hotel Pastis, by Peter Mayle. It’s a light novel about travel, France, and clever local criminals. Perfect for escaping winter weather!
Are you looking for something spooky to read on the full moon? Linda is reading Never Die Alone by Lisa Jackson. Come check it out!
Alma Lu is reading Parchment and Old Lace, part of the Scrapbooking Mystery series by Laura Child. These mysteries are perfect light winter reading- the Library has the whole series so you can get into it and work your way through!
Linda is working on The Whites by Harry Brandt, aka Richard Price. This is a mystery- detective- thriller, set in modern New York City. Particularly recommended to fans of the TV show The Wire.
The Madison County Library is very grateful to our generous community for supporting us during another auction. With your help, we raised over $11,500. Thank you so much!
The following are local businesses who contributed either auction items or donations:
Bella Terra Bed & Breakfast
Body Expressions Fitness Center
Brightwood General Store
Cavalier Driving School
Dr. JC Smith, Dentist
E.A. Clore Sons
Early Mountain Winery
Ebenezer House Bed & Breakfast
Fisher Auto Parts
Gardens of Khmet
Graves Mountain Lodge
Gray Ghost Beverage
Greene Hills Golf & Swim Club
Greystone TV & Appliance
It’s About Thyme
Laura DeBoer Pottery
Little Country Store
Madison Companion Animal Hospital
Madison Inn Restaurant
Madison Plumbing & Electric
Madison Saw & Stove
Martin’s Auto Repair
Mary Ruth Kipps
Miss Pattie’s Antiques
Origami Owl (L. Daniel)
Pampered Chef (J. Fray)
Plow & Hearth
Prince Michel Winery
Reynolds GM Subaru
Xpress Copy & Graphics
Thank you so much!
This week Alma Lu is reading Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrew. It’s #19 in her Meg Lanslow mystery series, set in small-town Virginia. Always humorous, this one is also Halloween-themed!
Bonnie is reading The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, a fantasy novel, and first in The Iron Fey series. This book draws on traditional fairy myths and features a female lead character. Enjoy!
It’s that time of year again… back-to-school, cooler weather, and the Library’s Annual Auction!
The Library is still accepting donations of items to be auctioned. We accept artwork, antiques, handcrafts, jewelry, toys, Christmas items, historical memorabilia, tools, and other salable items. No clothing please. Local business gift certificates and products are greatly appreciated. Items can be dropped off at the library during regular hours through September 25th (one more week!).
– September 28th: Silent Auction begins, 10 am
– October 9th: Silent Auction ends, 5 pm
– October 10th: Live Auction, 7 pm
Browse items on display in the library and place bids for a chance to take it home!
Bidding is open during regular hours, September 28th – October 9th, with the library open late to 7 pm on the 9th. Items with bids below $40 go to the highest bidder, over $40 roll over into the Live Auction.
Items for auction include: jewelry, antiques, tools, original artwork, gift certificates to local businesses, furniture, Christmas decor, local memorabilia, and much more.
Winning bidders will be notified within one week of the auction, and items may be picked up within two weeks.
Support our library and take home a new treasure!
Join us at 7 pm on October 10th for an evening of fun! Auctioneer James Henry Utz will be calling items for sale, including any items from the Silent Auction that received bids over $40. Credit cards will be accepted this year. We hope to see you there!