Upcoming Special Programs

Poems of Appalachia and Beyond 
Thursday, April 4
7:00 p.m.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Nicole A. Yurcaba, Instructor of English at Bridgewater College, as she leads a poetic exploration of Appalachian female identity, Appalachian ethos, Appalachian culture and other issues currently relevant to Appalachian society. Poems which address feminism, identity and other issues from Yurcaba’s various publications will also be included. Yurcaba is the author of numerous books, including Backwoods and Back Words, a collection of poetry, shorts stories and photography focusing on West Virginia. 

Tuesday, April 9
7:00 p.m.

Are you curious about what it takes to keep a honeybee hive? Want to know how start your own bee yard or apiary?  Join local beekeeper Jason Hallacker for an overview on keeping and maintaining bees.

Library Brewery Trivia

Wednesday, April 10
7:00 -9:00 p.m. at Seven Arrows Brewery

Come to Seven Arrows Brewery for an evening of craft beer and trivia fun hosted by the Valley Libraries. Teams can consist of up to six adults. Prizes will be rewarded for first and second place winners. Ages 21 and up. The trivia is free—beer and snacks are on you.

Living Soil Film and Discussion
Tuesday, April 30
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

Join us for a film and discussion to celebrate NACD National Stewardship Week 2019. Living Soil tells the story of farmers, scientists, and policymakers working to incorporate agricultural practices to benefit soil health for years to come.  This documentary was directed by Chelsea Myers of Tiny Attic Productions and produced by the Soil Health Institute through generous support of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. Contact the SWCD office at 540-248-0148 with any questions.