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June 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 June.

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Buncombe County Public Libraries

PROGRAMS – June 2018

 

Itch to Stitch

Monday, June 18 at 10 a.m - 12 p.m.

Weaverville Library

41 N. Main Street

250-6482

Casual knitting and needlework group for all skill levels

 

Weaverville Evening Book Club: Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m.

Weaverville Library

41 N. Main Street

250-6482

 

 

Read with Olivia the Therapy Dog

Saturday, June 23 at 10-12:30pm

Weaverville Library

41 N. Main Street

250-6482

Enka-Candler Book Club: Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m.

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

 

Weaverville Afternoon Book Club: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Wednesday, June 6 at 3 p.m.

Weaverville Library

41 N. Main Street

250-6482

 

East Asheville Book Club: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m.

East Asheville Library

902 Tunnel Road

250-4738

 

Beginners' Nature Photography Class with Bill Pattison

Friday, June 8 at 5:30pm

North Asheville Library

1030 Merrimon Avenue

250-4752

Come to the North Asheville Library for a free beginners' class in nature photography. Photographer Bill Pattison, whose images have been published in Our State Magazine and displayed publically in various local venues, will mentor participants through the basics: essential gear, best local photo spots, lighting, composition, and more. The class will be held indoors at 5:30 p.m on June 8 and will be followed a week later by a guided photo field trip.

 

The field trip will take place at 1 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, and attendees will walk from the library to the bird sanctuary next door for some guided hands-on photography experience. A different date for the walk will be chosen in case of rain. It is not necessary to attend the field trip in order to attend the class. No registration required. As always, these events are free and open to the public.

Fandom Friday Cosplay Club

Friday, June 8 at 4 p.m.

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

For kids ages 12 and up.

 

Free Exercise Class at Pack Library: Mixed Level Pilates

Saturday, June 9 at 11 a.m.

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Free mixed level Pilates with Alexis Miller of Cisco Pilates. Registration for this class is required. Visit the Pack Library Facebook page or the Buncombe County library events calendar to sign up.

 

Book Banter: A Book Discussion with an Expert

Saturday, June 9 at 11 a.m.

Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street

250-4756

We'll be discussing "Death at La Fenice" by Donna Leon and a Black Mountain detective will join in the discussion of police procedurals. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Jazz Hour at Pack Library: Up Jumped Three

Saturday, June 9 at 2 p.m.

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Free Jazz Hour at Pack Library with jazz trio Up Jumped Three

 

Read with JR the Therapy Dog

Saturday, June 9 at 11 a.m.

Swannanoa Library

101 West Charleston Street

250-6486

Summer of Noir Film Series: Touch of Evil

Tuesday, June 12 at 6 p.m.

Fairview Library

1 Taylor Road

250-6485

Join us on Tuesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. for the second of four free film screenings and discussions on the highly influential Film Noir genre. Events will be hosted by North Carolina Film Critics Association member James Rosario, who will introduce each film and lead a discussion after.

After a car bomb explodes on U.S. soil near a border town, Mexican drug enforcement officer Miguel Vargas (Charlton Heston) becomes involved in the investigation. Also involved is Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles), a surly and corrupt U.S. police captain. Conspiracies and frame-jobs are uncovered in what is considered "the last great film noir." Directed by Orson Welles, 95 minutes, not rated.

 

Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood with Jim Stokely

Tuesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.

Weaverville Library

41 N. Main Street

250-6482

Jim Stokely will discuss the significance of his mother, Wilma Dykeman's autobiography Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood.  Discovered as a typewritten manuscript only after her death in 2006 and published in 2016, the book allows us to see into the young mind of the author, who would become one of the American South's most prolific and storied writers.

 

Copies of the book will be for sale for $18, three dollars of which will be donated to the Friends of Weaverville Library.

Preserving Herbs

Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

Join us as we welcome Master Gardner Kay Green to lead a presentation on how to preserve herbs.  Green thumbs and new growers are welcome!

 

Snakes Alive! with SoulFauna Critter Encounters

Tuesday, June 12 at 6 p.m.

North Asheville Library

1030 Merrimon Avenue

250-4752

Come to North Asheville Library for a free all-ages herpetology presentation about snakes! Join reptile enthusiast Maya Plantamura as she speaks about snakes and the many misconceptions that affect these beautiful but often-misunderstood animals. The presentation will include guided interactions with six live non-venomous snakes and is open to all members of the public. No tickets required. Free and open to the public.

 

Leicester Book Club: Double Take by Catherine Coulter

Tuesday, June 12 at 1 p.m.

Leicester Library

1561 Alexander Road

250-6480

 

Live Music at the Library: The Ridgetop Ramblers

Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m.

North Asheville Library

1030 Merrimon Avenue

250-4752

At 6 p.m. on Friday, June 15, North Asheville Library is happy to host The Ridgetop Ramblers! A three-piece bluegrass outfit from Fairview, North Carolina, The Ridgetop Ramblers are a musical project from some of the same musicians who play with the popular local country/Americana band, The Fairview Flyers. This show is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.

Beginning Photographers' Guided Nature Walk

Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m.

North Asheville Library

1030 Merrimon Avenue

250-4752

Join nature photographer Bill Pattison at North Asheville Library for a guided nature walk for beginning photographers. At 11 a.m., participants will gather in the library's community room in order to set out for a gentle hike through the next door bird sanctuary with their cameras. Pattison, whose images have been published in Our State Magazine and exhibited in various local venues, will provide tips and advice for photographers along the way as the group searches for some of the many interesting and beautiful photography subjects Western North Carolina has to offer.

 

This event is the sequel to a beginners' photography class, which Pattison will be leading at the library on June 8 at 5:30 p.m. It is recommended but not necessary that participants attend the class if they wish to also attend the walk. No registration required. As always, these events are free and open to the public.

 

The Ballad of R & J: A Bluegrass Musical

Sunday, June 17 at 2 p.m.

Swannanoa Library

101 West Charleston Street

250-6486

A musical play in Grovemont Park! The Ballad of R & J is a bluegrass infused reimagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, set in a land inspired by Reconstruction Appalachia.  BYOS (Bring your own seat), or a picnic to the Park. A rain date will be announced if needed.  Free! But we will passing the hat for donations for our new Grovemont Park pavilion by the Swannanoa Library

 

Summer Art: Colorful Coasters

Tuesday, June 19 at 6-7:30 p.m.

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Decorate coasters just in time for summer parties. Sign up for this free class at the circulation desk or call 828-250-6488. Class limited to 10 participants.

 

Black Mountain Mystery Book Club: Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers

Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m.

Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street

250-4756

 

History Book Club: Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Wednesday, June 20 at 3 p.m.

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

 

Creative Writing Interest Group

Wednesday, June 20 at 6-7:30 p.m.

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Would you like to be a part of a writing group at the library? Join us for an evening of creative writing exercises, to meet other writers, and to help shape a writer’s community at our library. No experience or previous publication necessary.

Skyland Book Club: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Thursday, June 21 at 4 p.m.

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Friends of the South Buncombe Library Book Club will be discussing "Crooked Letter Crooked Letter" by Tom Franklin. Please join us.

 

Book to Movie Series: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Friday, June 22 at 2:30 p.m.

West Asheville Library

942 Haywood Road

250-4750

Join us for a free book to movie film series at the West Asheville Library. This month we will screen "Their Eyes Were Watching God" with Halle Berry. A young free-spirited African-American woman searches for love and happiness in 1920s America by plunging into three marriages with very different men, challenging the morals of her small-town community in Florida. Based on Zora Neale Hurston's novel.

 

Read with J.R. the Therapy Dog!

Friday, June 22 at 4 p.m.

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

The Enka-Candler Library hosts J.R. the Therapy Dog on the 4th Friday of each month. Kids are invited to stop by between 4 & 5 pm to practice their reading skills with a gentle, patient and adorable canine friend. J.R. is a certified therapy dog and he can't wait to meet the readers of the Enka-Candler community!

 

Mysteries with a Twist:  Discussing The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez

Saturday, June 23 at 11 a.m.

Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street

250-4756

A computer science expert will join in the discussion about artificial intelligence and Mack Megaton's programming. Light refreshments will be served. Please register at the library and pick up a copy of the book.