Upcoming Special Programs

Created Equal: America's Civil Right Struggle
This initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history. WPL is one of 473 institutions across the country to be awarded a set of films chronicling the history of the civil rights movement.

The Abolitionists documentary
Wednesday, February 12 at  5:30 pm 
~Presentation by Holt Merchant, history professor at Washington and Lee University
Thursday, February 13 at  7:00 pm These two programs were canceled and will be rescheduled.

The Freedom Riders
Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 pm
~Presentation by Theodore DeLaney, history professor at Washington and Lee University
Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 pm

Paris: Things We Learned, Observed, and Loved.
Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 pm 

What’s it like to live in France for the summer? Come find out as WPL’s custodian, Dale, and his wife, Kathy, share their experience.
Eiffel Tower
Internet Security and Passwords
Tuesday, March 11 at  2:00 pm  
Retired Army Intelligence Officer, Paul Knear, teaches you how to spot spam fast, create a good user ID & password, protect yourself on social media, and become more aware of internet secrets. 

Book Talk
Thursday, March 13 at 7:00 pm 
Award winning fiction author, Clifford Garstang, discusses his writing. He is the author of In An Uncharted Country and What the Zhang Boys Knew.

Freedom of the Press
Monday, March 17 at 2:00 pm 
Augusta Free Press’ Chris Graham discusses the evolution of publishing freedom from the Pentagon Papers to the Edward Snowden’s Wikileaks.


Self-publishing in the Digital Age.
Thursday, March 20 at 6:30 pm or
Thursday, March 27 at 2:00 pm 

Get tips for no-cost self-publishing from WPL’s assistant director, Ryan Roy. His first novel, Jonestown, is available as a paperback and a Kindle e-book. If you like creative writing or have written but aren’t sure what to do with your work, this is for you.