★ Celebrating WELCOMING WEEK with the team at Roanoke Public Libraries and Blue Ridge Literacy

September 14 - 23 marks Welcoming Week, a national effort led locally by the City of Roanoke and a dozen nonprofit organizations. Planned events will bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to promote the benefits of welcoming everyone in our community. To mark Welcoming Week, we asked Roanoke Public Libraries Director Sheila S. Umberger and Blue… Continue reading ★ Celebrating WELCOMING WEEK with the team at Roanoke Public Libraries and Blue Ridge Literacy

★ Dates for your calendar: Roanoke Valley Reads

Roanoke Valley Reads is a month away, so it's a great time to purchase and read a copy of Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air. The book is available at the Blue Ridge Literacy offices on the lower level of Roanoke's Main Library. Here are some of the events being planned: Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 PM, Hollins… Continue reading ★ Dates for your calendar: Roanoke Valley Reads

★ Roanoke Valley Reads Signature Event Nov. 1

Roanoke Valley Reads' 2017 signature event, Finding Life in the Face of Death will take place on Wednesday, November 1, from 7 - 9 PM in Blue Ridge Literacy auditorium in the downtown Roanoke Main Library. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas Milam, a psychiatrist with Carilion.  Chaplains from two area hospices will be joined by hospice… Continue reading ★ Roanoke Valley Reads Signature Event Nov. 1