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The Library will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2015 in observance of Columbus Day

in Collaboration with
the Amherst County Public Library, Amherst County Public Schools,
Amherst County Recreation/Parks Department, and Amherst County Museum and Historical Society 


Edgar Allan Poe:
Central Virginia’s Gothic Son

September and October Public Events

 Saturday, Halloween Morning October 31, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Amherst County Public Library /Amherst Branch, 382 South Main Street, Amherst, VA will host a Raven-Puppet-Making Workshop for Children and Families. Amherst Middle School Drama Club will perform a choral performance of “The Raven” for those attending. Free, materials provided.  

The “Edgar Allan Poe: Central Virginia’s Gothic Son” project has been partially funded by a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. The Friends of the Amherst County Public Library, The Friends of the Madison Heights Library, and Edgewood Bed & Breakfast made possible Dr. Inge’s appearance. 





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Location & Hours

Steve Preston, Director

Amherst Library
382 South Main Street
Amherst, VA 24521
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri  10am-6pm
Tues  10am-8pm
Sat  10am-2:00pm
Madison Heights Library
200 River James Shopping Center
Madison Heights, VA 24572
Mon  10am-8pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri  10am-6pm
Sat  10am-2:00pm

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