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
Rescheduled for
Wednesday, April 16 at 5:30 pm 
~Presentation by Holt Merchant, history professor at Washington and Lee University. Rescheduled for Thursday, April 17 at 6:00 pm

Poetry Workshop 
Monday, April 21 at 6:00 pm
Local poet Maurice McFadden will be at WPL for a workshop. He will read from his book Strength Like Yours and help us find our own voices to create our own poetry. Light refreshments served.

Book Talk
Tuesday, May 6 at 7:00 pm
Dr. Barry Araújo Kolman is the author of The Language of Music Revealed. He’ll discuss South American music and his book, which explains an easy way to learn to read and write music.

1 Book 1 Community
Join us this May and read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. There will be events throughout Waynesboro, Staunton, and Augusta Country related to the book 
The Immortal Life Henrietta Lacks
Science Talk
Thursday, May 15 at 7:00 pm
Immortality, a created cell line, and medical & scientific discoveries are 
a part of our One Book One Community pick.  Discover what Susan Halsell, associate professor of biology at JMU, has to say.