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March Events at Buncombe County Libraries


From local authors to local history, the Buncombe County Public Library System is a fantastic resource for more than just books. Check out the many great activities for all ages and interests at our branch locations in March.

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Blind Date with a Book at the Leicester Library
Begins Thursday, March 1

Leicester Library
1561 Alexander Road
250-6480

Don't judge a book by its cover. Throughout March, come in to the Leicester Library and choose a wrapped book to read, based only on a written description (not its cover.) When you're done, rate the book. This is a great way to find new favorite authors! And you’ll be entered in a drawing to win 10 free books from our lobby book sale.


Spanish Conversation Group
Begins Thursday, March 1 at 5pm

Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood Street
250-4700

Spanish Conversation Group with Anna Holbrook meets from 5-6pm in the computer lab at Pack Library. This group is free, no registration required. Age 18 and up only.


Kids Draw!
Friday, March 2 at 4pm

Leicester Library
1561 Alexander Road
250-6480

Do you love drawing? Join us for a variety of casual drawing fun: free-form or structured. Exercise your imagination and share ideas with friends. Snacks provided. For school-age kids.


Poetry Alive!
Monday, March 5 at 5pm

South Buncombe/Skyland Library
260 Overlook Road
250-6488

Whether you love poetry or don’t really “get” poetry, this is the poetry show for you. Asheville’s own Poetry Alive! presents poetry with a twist. Returning to the bardic tradition of long ago, two actors memorize hundreds of classic, popular and contemporary poetry and perform poems like you’ve never seen them before. This event is free and open to all ages. Don’t miss it!


Enka-Candler Book Club: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Tuesday, March 6 at 7pmA

Enka-Candler Library
1404 Sandhill Road
250-4758


Art After Dark: Painting Fun on Canvas
Tuesday, March 6 at 6pm

South Buncombe/Skyland Library
260 Overlook Road
250-6488

Paint along and create a colorful sunset landscape, and take home an acrylic painting of your own making. Learn the basics of color blending and brushwork that build your confidence. No experience necessary. All materials supplied. Paint along and create a colorful sunset landscape, and take home an acrylic painting of your own making. Learn the basics of colorblending and brushwork that build your confidence. No experience necessary. All materials supplied.

This class is free, but there is a limit of 10 per class. Sign up at the circulation desk or call 828-250-6488. Ages 14 and up.


BINGO! At Pack Library
Tuesday, March 6 at 11pm

Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood Street
250-4700

Held in auditorium at Pack Library. This event is free and everyone of all ages welcome to participate. Prizes, snacks, and beverages provided.


After School Book Club: The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Wednesday, March 7 at 4pm

Enka-Candler Library
1404 Sandhill Road
250-4758

Join us as we continue reading nominations for this year's North Carolina Children's Book Award! Students in grades 3-5 are invited to attend for lively discussions and fun activities. No preregistration is required, but please read the book (alone or with the help of a grown-up) before the meeting.


Used Book Sale at the South Buncombe Library
Friday, March 9 from 10am-4pm
Saturday, March 10 from 10am-4pm
Monday, March 12 from 10am-4pm

South Buncombe/Skyland Library
260 Overlook Road
250-6488

The Skyland/South Buncombe Friends of the Library will have a book sale on: Friday, March 9; Saturday, March 10; and Monday, March 12 from 10 am - 4 pm.

There will be a Friends Preview on Friday from 10 - 11 am, and a bag sale on Monday from 2-4 pm. All proceeds benefit the library.


Fandom Friday Cosplay Club
Friday, March 9 at 4pm

Enka-Candler Library
1404 Sandhill Road
250-4758

Fandom Friday is a cosplay club for teens ages 12 and up.


West Asheville Book Club: The Leavers by Lisa Ko
Saturday, March 10 at 3pm

West Asheville Library
942 Haywood Road
250-4750


Free Exercise Class: Mixed Level Pilates
Saturday, March 10 at 11am

Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood Street
250-4700

Mixed level Pilates with Alexis Miller of Cisco Pilates Asheville. Appropriate for teens and adults. This class is free, but registration is required. Limited number of mats available, when registering, please specify if you need a mat. Held in auditorium at Pack Library.


Adventure Play! At Pack Library
Saturday, March 10 at 10am-2pm

Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood Street
250-4700

Pack Library is joining forces with Buncombe County Partnership for Children as they bring Adventure Play to downtown Asheville!

The event will be outdoors across the street from Pack Library at 68 Haywood Street (aka The Pit). This is a drop in event from 10am-2pm. For more information & weather updates check out the Facebook page at Asheville Adventure Play or contact us at 828-250-4720.


Meditation Workshop
Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30pm

Enka-Candler Library
1404 Sandhill Road
250-4758

Free program on meditation presented by the Mt. Soma Community. Everyone is invited.


Mull It Over Beer and Book Club: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Tuesday, March 13 at 7pm

Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood Street
250-4700

In honor of Women's History Month we're reading: "Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of four African-American Women who Helped Launched our Nation into Space" by Margot Lee Shetterly. Meeting at The Whale: A Craft Beer Collective located at 507 Haywood Rd. #10 in West Asheville. Adults over 21 are welcome to participate, books available at the Pack Library front desk.


Around the Galaxy with Bill Lynch
Tuesday, March 13 at 7pm

Fairview Library
1 Taylor Road
250-6485

The Friends of Fairview Library will present accomplished astronomer and astro-photographer Bill Lynch on Tuesday March 13 at 7pm at the library.  Bill will take us on a tour from the edge of our galaxy to nearby planets and moons before leading us on a journey out to the nebulae in our Milky Way and beyond.  Bill captures his professional images from his Fairview observatory.  As an additional treat we’ll see his photos from last August of the total lunar eclipse.  Bill was in the zone of totality in South Carolina where the weather was clear.


Book Club: Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon
Tuesday, March 13 at 1pm

Leicester Library
1561 Alexander Road
250-6480


TEEN Pi Day Pie Party with BAKED Pie Company
Wednesday, March 14 at 4pm

Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood Street
250-4700

Slap on an apron and grab your rolling pin.  It’s Pi Day! Expert bakers from BAKED Pie Company are coming to Pack Library to teach us the secrets of making exceptional pie crust. Participants will make and take their own pie, ready to be baked at home.  Ages 11-18 (not for younger kids, sharp utensils in use). This class is free, but space is limited.  Register online at the library calendar or call 828-250-4720.


Art Club
Wednesday, March 14 at 4pm

Leicester Library
1561 Alexander Road
250-6480

Educators from the Asheville Art Museum will visit the second Wednesday of every month to teach different aspects of art and provide an art activity. Kids learn about art and also make something cool to bring home. For school-aged kids.


Agro-Forestry and Silvopasture Systems: Free Seedling Giveaway
Wednesday, March 14 at 6pm

Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood Street
250-4700

Geoffrey Steen (Agro-forester, Educator & Tradesman) presents "Agro-Forestry and Silvopasture Systems” with slides and lecture about sustainable farming and gardening for our region. Free seedling trees to those who attend the program. All ages welcome to attend.


Highland Hospital--Practices, Treatment, and Mental Health
Thursday, March 15 at 6-7:30pm

Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood Street
250-4700

As part of Asheville's "Celebrate Zelda!" festivities, Pack Library will host Dr. Daniel Johnson, MD presenting: "Highland Hospital- Practices, Treatment, and Mental Health." This will be a presentation on the psychiatric practices that took place at Highland Hospital during Zelda Fitzgerald’s era. Everyone is welcome to attend this free program which is appropriate for teens and adults.


Skyland Book Club: Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash
Thursday, March 15 at 2:30pm

South Buncombe/Skyland Library
260 Overlook Road
250-6488

The Friends of the South Buncombe Library Book Club will be discussing Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash. Join us!


Read With JR the Therapy Dog
Friday, March 16 at 4-6pm

North Asheville Library
1030 Merrimon Avenue
250-4752

Come practice your reading with J.R., certified therapy dog and amazing listener. Kid readers up to age 12 can sign up for 15 minute sessions. Stop by the library to register or call 828-250-4752.


Movies at Pack: The Secret of Roan Inish
Saturday, March 17 at 2pm

Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood Street
250-4700

Join us for an Irish movie on St. Patrick’s Day!  We’ll have a free moving screening in our auditorium of "The Secret of Roan Inish." Based on the novel “Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry” by Rosalie K. Fry.

This magical realism film directed by John Sayles is centered on the Irish and Orcadian folklores of selkies, seals that can shed their skins to become human. The story, set on the west coast of Ireland, is about Fiona, a young girl who is sent to live with her grandparents near the island of Roan Inish, where the selkies are rumored to reside. (IMDB)

Popcorn and snacks provided.  This film is rated PG and ALL ages are welcome!


Drop In Yarn Group
Tuesday, March 20 at 6pm

South Buncombe/Skyland Library
260 Overlook Road
250-6488

Calling all knitters and crocheters! Bring your own materials and work on a project, share tips, try something new and make new friends. This event is free and open to all ages.


Fairview Evening Book Club: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Tuesday, March 20 at 7pm

Fairview Library
1 Taylor Road
250-6485

Fairview Evening Book Club will be reading ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ by J.D. Vance for the month of March and will be discussing it on Tuesday, March 20th at 7pm.

“In this compelling hybrid of memoir and sociological analysis, Vance digs deep into his upbringing in the hills of Jackson, Ky., and the suburban enclave of Middletown, Ohio. He chronicles with affection—and raw candor—the foibles, shortcomings, and virtues of his family and their own attempts to live their lives as working-class people in a middle-class world.” – Publishers Weekly

No sign up or registration is required to be a part of Evening Book Club, and you can join anytime.


Celebrate the VERNAL EQUI-DOTS
Tuesday, March 20 at 4pm

Black Mountain Library
105 Dougherty Street
250-4756

OK, it's the EQUINOX, we know. We'll celebrate the spring equinox with dots and a painting-party Pollock style. And, we’ll play twister!  Children this is for YOU!


Black Mountain Mystery Book Club: The Ex by Alafair Burke
Tuesday, March 20 at 7pm

Black Mountain Library
105 Dougherty Street
250-4756


Catapult with Confidence!
Wednesday, March 21 at 4-5pm

Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood Street
250-4700

Ready to launch stuff through the air with nary a care? Now’s your chance. Come create your own mini catapult and try out our mega-catapult. Good times will be had by all. Ages 5 and UP (parents and siblings of all ages are welcome to participate)


The Eclectic Lives of Two Asheville Women: Councilwoman Sheneika Smith and Mayor Esther Manheimer
Wednesday, March 21 at 6pm

Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood Street
250-4700

Come hear Asheville natives Councilwoman Sheneika Smith and Mayor Ester Manheimer talk about growing up in Asheville and their lives as mothers, professionals and women and how that influenced them to enter public service.

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the North Carolina Room and everyone is invited.


Local Author Martha Milling and Legends, Secrets and Mysteries of Asheville
Wednesday, March 21 at 1pm

South Buncombe/Skyland Library
260 Overlook Road
250-6488

Local author Marla Milling discusses her book, Legends, Secrets and Mysteries of Asheville. This event is free and open to all ages.


Black Mountain Seed Library Orientation
Saturday, March 24 at 11:30am

Black Mountain Library
105 Dougherty Street
250-4756

Join us for the grand opening of the Black Mountain Library’s Seed Library. The Seed Library is called Black Mountain Blooms and the orientation will be Saturday, March 24 at 11:30am. This seed library is free with your library card, but please register for orientation by emailing blackmountainblooms@gmail.com or contacting the Black Mountain Library.


Guided Meditation with Ronya Banks
Monday, March 26 at 6pm

Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood Street
250-4700

Guided Meditation with Ronya Banks of Asheville Insight Meditation. Program is held in our auditorium downstairs. At the start of the session, doors will be closed for quiet and privacy. This class is free, but registration is necessary. Please register on the Buncombe County Library Events Calendar, click sign up. Appropriate for teens and adults, all levels of meditation experience welcome.


Jazz Hour at Pack presents Michael Jeffrey Stevens & Friends
Thursday, March 29 at 6pm

Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood Street
250-4700

Free jazz concert at Pack Library. All ages welcome.