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Both library locations will close at 1 pm on Wednesday, November 25

and will be closed all day Thursday and Friday, November 26 & 27, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Both libraries will be open normal operating hours on Saturday, November 28.

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

November & December Public Events

“The Afterlife of Poe”
3 Films from American International Pictures’
1960’s Poe Cycle Starring Vincent Price

"The House of Usher" 

Tuesday, November 10 at 6:45 PM, shown at the Madison Heights Library, 200 River James Shopping Center, Madison Heights, VA. Based on the Edgar Allan Poe short story, the film is a cult horror classic from 1960. It stars Vincent Price, directed by Roger Corman with Richard Matheson as screen writer. The film series curator is Marcia Robertson, PhD of Sweet Briar College, who will introduce each film and facilitate audience discussions.
"Tales of Terror" 

Tuesday, November 17 at 6:45 pm at the Amherst Library, 382 S. Main Street, Amherst, VA. Tales of Terror consists of three short films based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, and stars Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Debra Paget and Maggie Pierce. Marcia Robertson, PhD of Sweet Briar College, will introduce the films and lead audience discussion.
"The Raven"

Tuesday, December 1 at 6:45 PM at the Madison Heights Library, 200 River James Shopping Center, Madison Heights, VA. This farcical Roger Corman directed film features Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff and Jack Nicholson. Series curator Marcia Robertson, PhD of Sweet Briar College, will again introduce the film and lead an audience discussion.
Vincent Price
Richard Matheson
Roger Corman
Marcia Robertson
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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