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    The Lynchburg Public Library, 2315 Memorial Avenue, will present two film screenings from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On Saturday, January 28 at 2:00 p.m., The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be shown; on Saturday, February 11 at 2:00 p.m., the adventures continue with Captain America: Civil War.  
    Central Virginia has deep roots in music history – from traditional folk to blues, bluegrass, country, and rockabilly. Singers and musicians from this area have made their mark in the world of music and each one has in some way influenced the music we listen to today.
    On Saturday, January 28, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., come explore the area’s musical landscape with a special screening of the docu-series, Music Matters: The Roots of Rhythms in Lynchburg at Riverviews Artspace, 901 Jefferson Street, in the Rosel H. Schewel Theater.
    On Monday, January 23, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., the 1200 block of Main Street will be reduced to a single lane in each direction to accommodate the installation of concrete barriers in conjunction with the Community Market Parking Deck Project.  
    Motorists should expect some delays and allow extra time when traveling through the work zone.  Emergency vehicles will have access at all times.
    For more information, contact Joe Smith, Public Works Dept. at (434) 455-4449.

    In celebration of Black History Month in February, the Lynchburg Public Library, located at 2315 Memorial Avenue, will screen the film, “Alice’s Ordinary People” on Thursday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room.  This documentary is about Alice Tregay, a woman who refused to stand still in the face of injustice.  Upon conclusion of the film, there will be time for discussion, and light refreshments will be served.  This event is in partnership with the Legacy Museum of African American History.
    ...for the week ending January 13, 2017: 
    Congratulations to the Lynchburg Fire Department on renovation and reopening of Fire Station #6 (Miller Park)!
    Free Bowling for employees and their families on Sunday, January 15 at AMF Bowling from 9am-11am! (shoe rental/food not included and employees must show proof of employment)
    Rescheduled Dates
    Due to the inclement weather last week, the work that was to be performed on the pedestrian railing system along the Kemper Street Bridge was postponed.  It has been rescheduled for Monday, January 16 through Friday, January 20, 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily.  Weather permitting, Kemper Street (in the vicinity of the Kemper Street Bridge) will be reduced to a single lane in each direction to accommodate this work.
    Effective TODAY, January 12, a portion of Lot H Parking Deck (located in front of the Lynchburg Community Market) will be closed until further notice.  The portion of the lot affected by the closure is the area located closest to the City Market Lofts building.   
    The partial closure was made necessary when a small piece of concrete fell into the subterranean void below creating a hole in the parking deck. No one was injured, and the portion of the lot was closed to ensure public safety.
    Beginning Tuesday, January 17 and continuing through the end of the month, the Downtown Branch of the Lynchburg Public Library, located on the ground floor of City Hall, 900 Church Street, will undergo extensive painting and interior improvements.  
    During this time, the Branch Library, as well as the Public Law Library (located in the same space), will be open during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.. However, some services may be unavailable or limited throughout the remainder of the month until the work is completed.
    City residents may place their undecorated Christmas trees on the curb for trash collection on these designated days:
    For City residents with regular Monday or Tuesday trash collection, Christmas tree collection will take place on Friday, January 13.
    For City residents with regular Wednesday or Thursday trash collection, Christmas tree collection will take place Friday, January 20
    Christmas Tree Drop-off Locations (until January 31):
    Effective Tuesday, January 17, the intersection at 12th and Commerce Streets will convert to an all-way stop as a result of the existing vehicular and pedestrian volumes at the intersection.
    Motorists are reminded that at intersections with all-way stops, vehicles on all roads leading into the intersection must stop. If a motorist gets to the intersection at the same time as other vehicles, the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right.