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Altered Books Workshops

Massanutten Regional Library will be hosting four different Altered Books Workshops in three days on April 10, 11 and 12 at the Central Library in downtown Harrisonburg. Explore and learn paper arts taught by local artists from OASIS Fine Art and Craft. Monday, April 10th @ 4 PM – Deb Booth: Quilling Tuesday, April 11th

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“Food for Fines” Food Drive March 6 – 11

Erase overdue book fines and help stock local food pantries at the same time. From Monday, March 6 to Saturday, March 11, 2017, all branches of Massanutten Regional Library will be accepting non-perishable food items in payment for outstanding library fines. One can or box of food will equal $1 off overdue fines. A few

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“Honored Teachers Essay Contest” Begins Its Third Decade Celebrating the Impact of Area Teachers

For two decades, the Robert B. and Gladys Hopkins Strickler Honored Teachers Essay Contest has steadily been doing just what its name suggests: honoring and celebrating the life-changing impact of local primary and secondary teachers. And who better to tell the stories of these inspiring men and women than the very people whose lives they’ve

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MRL Receives Grant from Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation

The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation, a Richmond-based advocacy and education organization, has announced that Massanutten Regional Library is one of four library systems statewide to receive a 2016 VBCF Library Grant. According to reference librarian Paul Frankel, the $700 grant ($100 per branch) has been used to expand and update MRL’s collection of books relating

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2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year to Speak at Central Library

Massanutten Regional Library will feature athlete, author, speaker, and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis Monday, August 8, 7 PM, Central Library. Massanutten Regional Library has partnered with Walkabout Outfitters, WMRA, the Joshua Wilton House, and the Appalachian Trail Committee of Harrisonburg to present this inspirational program to the public. Davis has

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Red Herring Puppets to Perform in Six Communities

Valley children and residents will have a chance to see the Red Herring puppets of Asheville, North Carolina, in a performance of Little One Inch, a Japanese folk tale inspired by the idea that a little person can achieve great things and love can blossom in unlikely circumstances. Little One Inch is the magical story

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Impressions Theatre to Present Six Shows for MRL

Impressions Theatre will perform six shows for the Massanutten Regional Library system beginning Thursday, June 23. The shows are open to the public and free of charge. Grottoes Branch Library will premiere “Night at the Library” for the MRL system Thursday, June 23, 2 PM. “Night at the Library” is an original production featuring Inspector

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Adult Summer Reading Program Registration Begins June 6

Prizes for reading aren’t just for kids anymore. Massanutten Regional Library will host its second consecutive Adult Reading Program this summer starting June 6. Adults (18 years +) participating in the Summer Reading Program with the Massanutten Regional Library system can win prizes weekly, with a grand prize drawing at summer’s end of an iPad

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Registration for Summer Reading Games Begins June 6

Talk to educators, and you will find they highly recommend children continue reading and studying during the summer vacation months. Studies have shown that students can lose as much as two-three months of reading skills over the summer because they lack access to books, learning resources, and ongoing enrichment activities. The Summer Reading Games at

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Voting for People’s Choice Awards

Massanutten Regional Library, in conjunction with The Library of Virginia, announces that its patrons can select their favorite Virginia author in the thirteenth Annual People’s Choice Awards. Patrons can select one Virginia author in the categories of fiction and nonfiction.  The finalists were selected by Virginia librarians and independent booksellers. The winners will be chosen

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