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Looking For Your Female Ancestors?

Genealogists know that tracing the women of your family can be notoriously hard. Women change names and often aren’t included in official records since their husbands were considered the heads of households. Have you hit a wall in tracking your female ancestors? Have you found any good tips or methods to share with fellow genealogists? […]

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New Book Drops

We have three new book drops for library patrons! The Fishersville Main Library’s old book drop has been replaced with a newer model that allows drive-up returns. You can find it at the far end of the building outside of the children’s department. The Deerfield Library Station recently had a convenient exterior book drop installed. […]

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Augusta County Library Received Statewide Honors

The Augusta County Library recently received two awards from the Virginia Public Library Directors Association. The library received the Outstanding Cooperative Programs award for its Job Club partnership with the Rotary Club of Staunton-Augusta County. The Outstanding Innovative Outreach award was received for working to relocate the Augusta County Genealogical Society’s library to the Fishersville […]

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An Evening with Billy Coffey

What better way to celebrate the library than to bring in a successful, nationally published writer! We’re excited to host local author Billy Coffey during National Library Week. Pleas join us for this free event. Mr. Coffey will discuss his writings and sign books on Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 pm at the Fishersville Main […]

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Augusta County Spring Clean-Up

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Research your roots!

The Fishersville Main Library is hosting a three-part series on Genealogy Basics at 10 a.m. March 1, 8 and 15. Each week will focus on a different aspect of researching family history with presenters from the Augusta County Genealogical Society. Topics will include an introduction to genealogical research, constructing family “trees,” accessing Ancestry.com for free, […]

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Theater at your library

Does your child have a dramatic flair?  Then he or she will LOVE this program!  Kids have two chances to join in on the fun during upcoming events at both the Churchville Branch Library and the Fishersville Main Library. We’ll make props, create costumes, plan and produce a reader’s theater based on the book “The […]

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Music at the Fishersville Library

  Join us for some seasonal sounds! Monday, December 16 at 1:00 pm: Dulcimer Holiday Concert: Stop by to enjoy the beautiful holidays sounds of the Blue Ridge Mountain Dulcimer Players who will be playing in our cafe. Friday, December 20 at 10:00 am: Annual Winds of Time Holiday Concert: Local recorder consort, Winds of […]

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Can Your Fines

Libraries Help Food Bank & Reduce Overdue Fines From now until January 4, donations of canned goods will reduce overdue fines at Augusta County Library, Staunton Public Library and Waynesboro Public Library.  Known as “Can Your Fines,” this annual event encourages the return of overdue library materials while also helping those in need in our […]

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One Book One Community 2014

Thank you to everyone who submitted a ballot for this year’s One Book One Community public voting. We’re excited to announce that the selected title for the 2014 program is Rebecca Skloot’s nonfiction bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Your area libraries are already starting to plan for next year’s program. Be on the […]

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Friends of the Library Announcement

November 1, 2013 bi-annual Friends of the Augusta County Library proposals for voting: 1. Proposed amendment to the Friends of the Augusta County Library Executive section of the by-laws: 2. Add the position of recent past president to serve for 2 years on the executive board for continuity and help to incoming president. This will […]

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Celebrate your fREADom!

Libraries, booksellers, and publishers join together to celebrate Banned Books Week every year. From September 22 – 28, we’ll address the continuing issue of censorship in our communities by highlighting titles that are often challenged around the country. Look for displays and controversial favorites from our staff members! As librarians, we heartily believe that everyone should […]

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