October is many people’s favorite month of the year, and it’s turning out to be ours, too. Although the exciting days of summer are past us, we have a great line-up of events in October. In addition to Halloween parties for the kids, Artsy Antics for tweens, and Wednesday Night Magic for teens, you don’t want to miss the Fall Book Sale and special performances during Dead Authors Month. For a full list of events, view the October 2012 Calendar.
FALL BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Roanoke County Public Library’s semi-annual book sale starts Saturday, Oct. 13 and continues through Thursday, Oct. 18 at South County Library. Here you’ll find thousands of gently used books, DVDs, audiobooks, children’s books, and more at incredibly low prices. Wed, Oct 17 is Half Price Day. Bring a box on Thurs, Oct 18 and get a box of books for only $3.00. The Fall Book Sale takes place during regular operating hours.
For more information, contact Michael Meise at 777-8777.
DEAD AUTHORS MONTH
Have you ever wanted to talk to a dead author? Now you can at three entertaining performances:
• JANE AUSTEN, Sat, Oct 20 – Travel back to the autumn of 1815 for a visit with Jane Austen at Chawton Cottage. Drawing from her letters and novels, Miss Austen will speak about her life, loves, and family. Performance by Debra Ann Miller
• MARK TWAIN, Tues, Oct 23 – Spend an evening with one of America’s greatest humorists. Be “prepared for considerable provocation for enjoyable laughter” as Mr. Twain entertains with stories and quips. Performance by David Ehlert
• EDGAR ALLAN POE, Wed, Oct 31 – Spend Halloween night with Edgar Allan Poe as he comes alive and performs his hair-raising stories and poems. Between stories, Mr. Poe will reminisce about his life and death. Performance by Scott Craig Jones
All events are free and will be held in the South County Library auditorium starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, contact Darlene Smithwick at 777-8786.
– Submitted by Penny K. Lloyd