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July 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 – July 2018

 

Leicester Studio Tour Artist Exhibit

Begins July 2

Leicester Library

1561 Alexander Road

250-6480

Oil paintings, handcrafted quilts, pottery, and jewelry in several different media will be on display at the Leicester Library throughout the month of July. The exhibit is a preview of select artworks from the thirteenth annual “Come to Leicester Studio Tour” August 18-19. Details about the tour are available at cometoleicester.org.

 

Enka-Candler Book Club: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Tuesday, July 3 at 7 p.m.

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

 

Local Author Danny Ellis

Thursday, July 5 at 6:30pm

East Asheville Library

902 Tunnel Road

250-4738

Meet local author and musician Danny Ellis at the East Asheville Library.

 

Swannanoa Book Club: Behave : The Biology of Humans at our Best and Worst by Robert Sapolsky

Friday, July 6 at 6 p.m.

Swannanoa Library

101 West Charleston Street

250-6486

 

Living Soil with the Black Mountain Seed Library

Saturday, July 7 at 11 a.m.

Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street

250-4756

Come listen and learn while Phil Roudebush, master gardener, focuses on healthy soil and how we can use this information to improve our gardening techniques.

 

Fairview History Project: Free Scans of Vintage Photos

Saturday, July 7 at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Monday, July 30 at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fairview Library

1 Taylor Road

250-6485

If you have antique photographs, blueprints, directories, and other ephemera portraying the people and past of Fairview, bring them to the library during our Scan Day Open House to have them preserved and shared with the community and generations to come. We will professionally scan and return your items while you wait, and the digital copies will be archived in the Buncombe County Public Library North Carolina Collection.

Please be prepared to provide as much information as possible about each photograph: names, dates, locations, etc. 

We will be staffed to scan a small number of photos from each contributor at our open houses.

Any larger quantity collections (15 items or more) can be handled by appointment only. Please contact the library via phone or email, and we will be happy to accommodate you.

 Thank you so much to everyone in our community that has contributed to this project by either volunteering or telling their story.

 

 

Groovin' on Fire!

Tuesday, July 10 at 9 p.m.

Swannanoa Library

101 West Charleston Street

250-6486

After the hot licks of The Jordan Okrend Experience (vintage pop imbued with an infectious funky edge), great catered food (it's TACO TUESDAY!) and a half price book sale, see the system's own Fire Dancer Lulu perform in Grovemont Park. The performance starts at dusk, around 8 p.m. This event is free, but Groovin' on Grovemont is a fundraiser for our library and the Swannanoa Community Council, so donations are accepted with gratitude.

 

Silent Film Night at the Weaverville Library: The Kid Brother with Harold Lloyd

Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m.

Weaverville Library

41 N. Main Street

250-6482

Join us for free showing of “The Kid Brother” starring Harold Lloyd.  This 1927 film was Lloyd’s favorite among all of his feature length movies, it’s the story of a sheriff's milquetoast son who has a chance to prove himself when a medicine show run by con artists comes into town.  Harold plays the youngest of three brothers. The other two are big and strong while he is the weakling who proves in the end that brains are better than brawn.  Commentary by film historian Chip Kaufmann and FREE popcorn!  Sponsored by the Friends of Weaverville Library.

 

Read With Olivia the Therapy Dog

Tuesday, July 10 at 4-5:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 21 at 10-11:30 a.m.

Weaverville Library

41 N. Main Street

250-6482

 

PTSD and Families

Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

The Equinox Ranch will present a program for veterans and families on dealing with PTSD. This program is free and everyone is invited.

 

Ukulele Pop Music by Jessie Neptune

Tuesday, July 10 at 6 p.m.

North Asheville Library

1030 Merrimon Avenue

250-4752

Come to North Asheville Library for free music by Jessie Neptune! Jessie is an Asheville native who covers popular songs on the ukulele as well as performing original music. Her sound is a little folk and a little rock, and guitar accompaniment will be provided by Adam Justus. This show will be held on the patio and requires no tickets. All ages welcome. No alcohol permitted.

 

Summer of Noir Film Series: The Maltese Falcon

Tuesday, July 10 at 6-8 p.m.

Fairview Library

1 Taylor Road

250-6485

Join us on Tuesday, July 10th at 6pm for the third of four free film screenings and discussions on the highly influential Film Noir genre. Events are hosted by North Carolina Film Critics Association member James Rosario, who will introduce each film.

 

Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, and Peter Lorre star in John Huston’s Noir classic, based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett. Private detective Sam Spade (Bogart) finds himself pursued by dangerous criminals (Lorre and Greenstreet) after taking on a secretive new client (Astor). A valuable statuette is missing, with each party desperate to find it. The stakes are high as the web of crime and conspiracy is revealed. Who will claim the Maltese Falcon?

This film is not rated and has a run time of 1 hour and 40 minutes.

 

Leicester Book Club: The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

Tuesday, July 10 at 1 p.m.

Leicester Library

1561 Alexander Road

250-6480

 

Knitting & Crochet Workshop

Thursday, July 12 at 4-6 p.m.

Leicester Library

1561 Alexander Road

250-6480

Have you always wanted to learn how to knit? Do you have any unfinished knitting or crochet projects hanging around? If so, come join us for an afternoon free workshop with Ellen Whitcomb who has taught knitting to adults and children for over 30 years. Supplies are available for use during the workshop, but bring your own if you can. Experienced knitters are encouraged to sit and knit with us. All ages welcome.

 

Fandom Friday Cosplay Club

Friday, July 13 at 4 p.m.

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

Cosplay club for ages 12 and up.

 

Skyland Library Book Sale

Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Friday July 13 , 10 -11 a.m. Friends Preview Sale , 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Public Sale

Saturday  July 14,  11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Public Sale

Monday July 16, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Public Sale, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Bag Sale

Most hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents. Proceeds benefit the library.

 

Black Mountain Mystery Book Club: Oath of Office by Michael Palmer

Tuesday, July 17 at 7 p.m.

Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street

250-4756

 

Ukulele Strum and Sing for Beginners

Wednesday, July 18 at 4-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 25 at 4-5:30 p.m.

Weaverville Library

41 N. Main Street

250-6482

Learn how to tune, strum and play basic chords and many songs on the ukulele.  We'll continue to meet on Wednesdays at least through August and maybe beyond! For adults, bring your own uke!

 

History Book Club: The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

Wednesday, July 18 at 3 p.m.

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

 

Skyland Book Club: God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Thursday, July 19 at 2:30 p.m.

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

This month we are reading  God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. Please join us!

 

Book to Movie Film Series: Life of Pi

Friday, July 20 at 3-5 p.m.

West Asheville Library

942 Haywood Road

250-4750

Join us for a book-to-movie film series at the West Asheville Library. Based on Yann Martel's best-selling novel, this coming-of-age tale recounts the adventures of Pi, an Indian boy who is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Pi finds himself on a lifeboat with only some zoo animals for company. This program is free and the public is invited.

 

Instrumental Rock Guitarist Marq-Paul

Friday, July 20 at 6 p.m.

North Asheville Library

1030 Merrimon Avenue

250-4752

Musician Marq-Paul will be performing at North Asheville Library on Friday, July 20 at 6 p.m. 

Marq-Paul is an instrumental guitarist in the style of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson and Paul Gilbert. Marq-Paul melds many styles of music into a web of compositions, blending music from Latin swing to drum & bass to arena rock to the avant garde. He is always trying to push the limits of what can be done in instrumental music while bringing a good show to his audiences.

As a result of his efforts, Marq-Paul was recognized and was a finalist for the “Instrumental Artist of the Year” Momentum Award 2008, “Rock Artist of the Year” Momentum Award, 2009 CIA Alliance, and also as a store finalist for Guitar Center’s “King of the Blues” competition.

This show is free, requires no tickets, and will be held outdoors. All ages welcome. No alcohol allowed. Rain location in the library community room.

 

Super Summer Book Sale

Friday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

The Friends of Pack Library are sponsoring the Super Summer Book Sale at Pack Library which will include:

HUNDREDS OF COFFEE TABLE BOOKS, especially mint condition art books and children’s books, with all items individually priced.
Bookends Used Book Store will offer 50% OFF their already low prices or an entire BOX OF BOOKS incredibly priced at just $5!
TWO nearly complete sets of National Geographic magazines from the 1920s to the 1960s. Maps and inserts will also be available and can be purchased separately. Slip cases for the magazines will be $1 each.

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Buncombe County Libraries. For more information, call 250-4700 at or email Abookends2008@yahoo.com.

 

Meditation Class with Ronya Banks

Monday, July 23 at 6 p.m.

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Come to Pack Library for free meditation workshop.  We’ll spend an hour together exploring life practices that bring more joy and peace to our lives, 25 minutes of the hour practicing guided meditation. This groups is led by Ronya Banks, founder and lead teacher at Asheville Insight Meditation. The class is free, but registration is required. Visit www.buncombecounty.org to and use the events link to our calendar to register. This class meets the fourth Monday of every month.

 

Soul Fauna Critter Encounters

Tuesday, July 24 at 6 p.m.

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

Join us for an educational, hands-on presentation about various types of snakes.  This programs is free and all ages are welcome.

 

Writing Workshop: Is There a Children’s Book In You?

Tuesday, July 24 at 6-8 p.m.

Leicester Library

1561 Alexander Road

250-6480

Join us for an evening with children’s book editor, Joy Neaves. Explore elements that make up great stories and learn ways to get your own story ideas onto the page. We’ll look at strategies for developing strong characters, engaging action, and compelling ideas. Learn how using a storyboard can help you develop the framework for a picture book text or a longer work of fiction.

 

Joy Neaves is a freelance editor of children's books at namelos who gained experience as an editor of children’s picture books, poetry, middle grade, and young adult fiction at Front Street Books, an award-winning imprint of books for children. Joy is passionate in her approach to talking about both children’s literature and the craft of writing for children, and enjoys helping writers hone their craft, with an eye toward publication. This workshop is designed for adults and older teens. Advance registration preferred. Please call 250-6480 to register.

 

Mending Workshop at Pack Library: Bring Something to Mend!

Tuesday, July 24 at 6 p.m.

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Bring a garment to repair, embellish, alter! ALL materials supplied. This workshop will provide a space to repair, or re-work a chosen garment, and gain "tool takeaways" for use in participant's own lives/application. The instructor will help establish repair plans with participants to suit their practical needs and aesthetic desires, with the hope that these tools will increase the longevity of our garments we love and curb the consumption of more articles of clothing! Adults and teens are welcome. This program is free and sponsored by The Friends of the Library!

 

Read with J.R. the Therapy Dog

Friday, July 27 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

 

Fairview History Project: Free Scans of Vintage Photos

Monday, July 30 at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fairview Library

1 Taylor Road

250-6485

If you have antique photographs, blueprints, directories, and other ephemera portraying the people and past of Fairview, bring them to the library during our Scan Day Open House to have them preserved and shared with the community and generations to come. We will professionally scan and return your items while you wait, and the digital copies will be archived in the Buncombe County Public Library North Carolina Collection.

Please be prepared to provide as much information as possible about each photograph: names, dates, locations, etc.

We will be staffed to scan a small number of photos from each contributor at our open houses.

Any larger quantity collections (15 items or more) can be handled by appointment only. Please contact the library via phone or email, and we will be happy to accommodate you. 

Thank you so much to everyone in our community that has contributed to this project by either volunteering or telling their story.

 

Harry Potter's Birthday Card

Tuesday, July 31 all day

Swannanoa Library

101 West Charleston Street

250-6486

Sign a birthday card for Harry Potter's birthday --a mini celebration of the world of Harry Potter.

 

Free Summer Films at the Leicester Library: Reap the Wind

Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Leicester Library

1561 Alexander Road

250-6480

Local film historian Chip Kaufmann will host a summer film series at the Leicester Library featuring films from master showman, Cecil B. DeMille. All presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month, and popcorn will be served. The film tonight is:  Reap the Wild Wind (1942) a swashbuckler with Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, and John Wayne in a supporting role.

 

Introduction to Entomology for Kids

Tuesday, July 31 at 2 p.m.

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Join The North Carolina Arboretum for an introduction to entomology, the study of insects. You’ll learn all about our creepy and crawly friends and even meet a few live insects! You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants and animals for scientists to study and earn prizes while they do it. For ages 5 to 13 but all ages are welcome to attend.