The Library is pleased to offer both recurring and one-time events geared to its adult patrons. Typically there is no charge for attending. Patrons should check the Community Calendar for a list of upcoming events.
2017 Sundays at Two
The popular Sundays at Two program is a lecture series that brings in speakers on a variety of topics of interest to patrons. Five to six lectures are scheduled from January through March each year, bringing in experts on science, the arts, history, literature, and politics to share their thoughts and engage in discussion with attendees. Here is this year's schedule:
January 15 - Ray Funkhouser presents "Behind the Scenes: Preparing Olympians"
January 29 - Dr. Jeff Stern presents "Are you Ready for a Disaster?"
February 5 - Susan Sterner & Tyrone Turner presents "The World Next Door"
February 12 - Anne & Kurt Muse presents "Almost Overthrowing a Dictator and Surviving to Tell the Tale"
February 19 - Peg Andrae presents "Guitars for Vets"
March 5 - Richard Moncure presents "Rappahannock: Our Historic River and Its People", a documentary film.
The Library schedules book signings for local and regional authors. Patrons may come to meet the authors and learn more about their recent publications.
The Library hosts an informal book discussion group open to any patron. The group meets monthly to discuss books selected by its members. Participants are not required to attend discussions, but may choose to join the group when the book interests them. The Library orders multiple copies of paperback editions of the books to be discussed and makes them available to the group members. When possible, the Library also obtains an audio version of the book.