★ Desert Island Reads: Blue Ridge Literacy’s Sara Geres

What books would you choose if you could read just five, desert-island-style, over and over and over again? That’s the question BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke contributor Ashley Wilson Fellers will ask local writers, booksellers and literacy advocates in the a fresh series, Desert Island Reads. In this installment, Ashley checks in with Sara Geres, program director at… Continue reading ★ Desert Island Reads: Blue Ridge Literacy’s Sara Geres

★ Marissa Mazek sticks around to make a difference

An opportunity offered Roanoke by its surrounding universities is a chance to retain some of the talented, energetic students the schools attract. During their tenure here, we introduce them to our community and hope that something sticks. Fortunately, Marissa Mazek stuck. The 28 year-old Roanoke Public Libraries community services assistant moved to Roanoke to attend… Continue reading ★ Marissa Mazek sticks around to make a difference