Highland Library Annual Book Sale A Great Success

Monterey, Va – The Highland Llibrary’s Annual Used Book Sale was a great success! We raised over $4300.00 for the library. We couldn’t have done it without the help of the more than sixty volunteers who contributed their time and effort to the best organized sale ever. We’re also grateful to the community organizations who contributed labor and equipment for the sale.

For the first time ever we got a rough count of how many books were selling. At the beginning of the sale we had more than 15,000 books for book lovers to browse. Thank you to all those who donate books; it’s only possible because of you!

The next Family Movie Night on Friday, November 19th will feature “Toy Story 3” (PG) at 7:00 p.m. in the Mountain View Room of the Library. As always, the movie, popcorn, candy and drinks are all free of charge. Bring your family and share and evening of fun. Everyone is welcome.

The library has several newspapers of local interest available to our patrons each day. We subscribe to The Recorder, The New Leader (Staunton), The Daily News Record (Harrisonburg), The Richmond Times-Dispatch, and the Pendleton Times. Now patrons looking for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, can read those here, too, on our new Kindle eReader.

High subscription costs and delayed delivery have made those newspapers too much of a stretch for our budget in the past. The Kindle makes it possible to read those newspapers the first thing in the morning, each day they’re published. Also available for browsing on the Kindle are Reader’s Digest, and two popular books, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander and Steig Larrson’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Currently the Kindle is only available for use inside the library.

At the next Library Board meeting on Tuesday, November 23rd at 7:00 p.m. the board members will be adopting a revision of the library’s Internet Use Policy. We invite interested parties to this public meeting.

The Second Tuesday Reading Group will be discussing C. Alan Bradley’s “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9th. Angelika Levien will be leading the discussion. Newcomers are welcome.

Fall is a great time of year for book lover’s because publishers are rolling out new books from their most popular authors for the holidays. You can come check out John Grisham’s “The Confession,” Janet Evanovich’s “Wicked Appetite,” Elmore Leonard’s “Djibouti,” Vince Flynn’s “American Assassin,” Michael Connelly’s “The Reversal,” Lee Childs’s “Worth Dying For,” Debbie Macomber’s “Call Me Mrs. Miracle,” John le Carre’s “Our Kind of Traitor,” Jan Karon’s “In the Company of Others,” and David Sedaris’s “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk.”

In non-fiction we have Bill Bryson’s “At Home,” Bob Woodward’s “Obama’s Wars,” Ron Chernow’s “Washington, A Life,” Stephen Hawkings’ “The Grand Design,” and Isabel Wilkerson’s “The Warmth of Other Suns.”

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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