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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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Buncombe County Public Libraries

PROGRAMS – March 2019

Meet with a Tech Tutor at the Skyland Library

Every Friday from 3-5pm

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Need help using the Libby App or using library resources on your phone or tablet? Sign up at the circulation desk for a 20 minute “tech support” session on Fridays in February. Please call or register for your free session at the library.

 

Sowing Circle Gardening Series:  Planning Your Vegetable Garden

Saturday, March 2 at 10am

Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street

250-4756

Master Gardener Mary Alice Ramsey will be helping us plan a vegetable garden. No reservation is required for this free program. The Seed Library is sponsored by Friends of the Black Mountain Library in partnership with Buncombe Extension Master Gardeners.

 

Jazz Hour at Pack Library: Up Jumped Three

Saturday, March 2 at 2-3pm

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Free jazz concert at Pack Library by Up Jumped Three.

 

Geri-Fit: Free Exercise Class for Seniors

Every Tuesday and Friday at 11am

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Join us for a free exercise class every Tuesday and Friday 11-11:45am. No registration is necessary and you are welcome whenever you can make it. Stretch bands are supplied and bring some hand weights if you have them. Each workout is on a chair, no floor exercises. This class is geared toward seniors, but anyone is welcome. Contact the library with any questions.

 

Success with Seeds: A Gardening Program with John Murphy of Bullington Gardens

Tuesday, March 5 at 7pm

Fairview Library

1 Taylor Road

250-6485

Join us on Tuesday, March 5th at 7pm when John Murphy of Bullington Gardens in Hendersonville will be here to discuss how to successfully sow seeds indoors as well as directly in the garden. He’ll talk about collecting seeds, seed dormancy, germinating media, and considerations for growing indoors.

 

John has promised this program will be a messy one, so be sure to mark your calendars for some indoor, messy gardening fun! This program is sponsored by the Friends of Fairview Library. Refreshments will be served after.

 

Enka Book Club:  Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Tuesday, March 5 at 7pm

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

 

 

WNC Original Music Podcast

Tuesday, March 5 at 6pm

North Asheville Library

1030 Merrimon Avenue

250-4752

Join musician Brie Capone and podcaster Ron Taylor at North Asheville Library at 6pm on Tuesday, March 5th for a live recording of WNC Original Music, a podcast that showcases original music from the vast array of talented musicians throughout western North Carolina.

 

WNC Original Music features live recordings, studio sessions, and interviews from individuals and groups in the area, and this episode will highlight Asheville singer/songwriter Brie Capone, who has performed at venues nationwide. Capone's influences range from Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt to Ryan Adams and Dawes as she creates her sound, which is known for belting vocals and heartfelt, introspective lyricism.

 

Visit wncoriginalmusic.com or briecaponemusic.com to learn more about WNC Original Music and Brie Capone. This event is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.

 

Art Classes for Veterans: Art and Yoga

Every Tuesday in March from 11am-1pm

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Veterans will practice objectivity and a journey inward through intentional movement, art, stillness, and writing in this class led by artist instructor Cara McKinney. Limited to 10 veterans.  FREE, but pre-registration is required. Call the AAAC at 828-258-0710 to sign up. This class will meet every Tuesday in March.

 

Heroes Unlimited Role Playing Game

Wednesday, March 6 at 4pm

Fairview Library

1 Taylor Road

250-6485

Join us for another session of Heroes Unlimited at the Fairview Library. A team of heroes is being assembled. Do you have what it takes to defend the planet from the forces of evil?

Find out Wednesday, March 6th at 4pm when we battle villains and save the day with Heroes Unlimited!

Role-playing games are a great way to cultivate creativity, encourage teamwork & cooperation, and teach problem solving skills. They’re also a lot of fun!

No experience necessary. Snacks and supplies provided. Space is limited.

Stop by or call the library to guarantee your spot. Grades 6-12 welcome.

 

Art After School

Wednesday, March 6 at 4pm

East Asheville Library

902 Tunnel Road

250-4738

Join us at the East Asheville Library for an exciting after school craft! We will meet on the first Wednesday of every month throughout the school year. This is a free even but registration is required. Please call 250-4738, email or stop by the East Asheville Library for more information. This program is designed for children ages 5 and up.

 

East Asheville Book Club: The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

Thursday, March 7 at 6:30pm

East Asheville Library

902 Tunnel Road

250-4738

 

Chair Yoga for Seniors

Thursday, March 7 at 2pm

North Asheville Library

1030 Merrimon Avenue

250-4752

Join instructor Darleen Benson as she leads six-session series of chair yoga classes intended specifically for seniors. A yoga teacher with almost forty years of experience, Darleen will lead the class in a beginner-friendly routine designed to increase strength, flexibility, and balance while learning natural body postures that fight pain and promote mobility. Class sessions will take place at 2pm on Thursdays from March 7th through April 11th. As always, the program is free and open to the public.

 

Gateless Method Writing Salon with Nina Hart

Saturday, March 9 from 1-2:30pm

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

This free writing workshop will begin with a guided meditation or discussion of a powerful creativity coaching tool or strategy. Then we'll set off on a one-of-a-kind writing adventure via inspiring, "think out of the box" prompts, and read to each other in a way that will support and uplift you. You'll leave with plenty of rich written material. Writers of all levels of experience welcome. Please call, email or come by the library to register. Space is limited.

 

‘KIDS LIKE THESE’: Cane Creek Middle School’s Destination Imagination Team Performance and Vietnam Veteran Book Reading

Saturday, March 9 at 3pm

Fairview Library

1 Taylor Road

250-6485

With a goal of bringing public awareness to the struggles of returning to civilian life that affect many veterans, the students from Cane Creek Middle School’s Destination Imagination Project Outreach Team will present an afternoon program at the library on Saturday, March 9th at 3pm. In attendance will be two Vietnam veterans and authors. They will give a reading from Brothers Like These: Vietnam War Veterans Poems & Prose. The reading will be followed by a performance of a short play written and performed by the students inspired by interviews they have done with different veterans.

 

¡Hola Asheville!

Monday, March 11 from 3:30-5:30pm

Monday, March 25 from 3:30-5:30pm

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

“¡Hola, Asheville!” is a group for bilingual and bicultural families (English / Spanish) to get together to play, read and socialize in Spanish. The goal is to create a fun environment for kids to cultivate their other language. We’ll be playing games, sharing stories about our countries, and discussing books we've read. ¡Hola Asheville! will be Monday, March 11 and Monday, March 25 at 3:30pm. No registration is necessary and everyone is welcome to join in.

 

Leicester Book Club: We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg

Tuesday, March 12 at 1pm

Leicester Library

1561 Alexander Road

250-6480

 

Drawing Class for Adults

Tuesday, March 12 from 5-7pm

Tuesday, March 26 from 5-7pm

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

A fun drawing class that doesn't take itself seriously, learn to draw figures, objects, and draw from your thoughts. Listen to a selected album and draw what you hear, have a timed switch draw with other people in the class and see what is created. Materials are supplied or bring your own drawing materials!

 

This free program is for adults and will be held in our auditorium downstairs. If you cannot make the full 2 hours, come when you can! Please be sure to sign up so we have enough supplies for everyone and the instructor can prepare properly.

 

Visit buncombecounty.org/library and locate the event on our calendar to sign up. This class will me March 12 and March 26.

 

Learn About Our Bumblebee Pollinators!

Tuesday, March 12 at 5:30pm

West Asheville Library

942 Haywood Road

250-4750

Morgan Harris, Conservation Biologist at Wild South, take us on a journey into the world of bumblebees. You may be surprised and hopefully think twice before applying herbicide to your yard. There are a number of rare bumblebee species in the Southern Appalachians that are disappearing from our landscape. Hear how you can get involved and help save the bumble bees! This free program is sponsored by Blue Ridge Naturalist Network and West Asheville Library.

 

Spanish Language Learning

Wednesday, March 13 at 6pm

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Would you like to improve your Spanish language skills? Join us for learning and conversations in Spanish this January – March. Participants must be able to converse in Spanish at a basic level. Older teens are welcome, children under 15 are welcome with adults.

 

Creative Writing Group

Wednesday, March 13 at 4-5:30pm

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Join us for creative writing exercises, to meet other writers, and to help shape a writer’s community at our library.  Our focus is to create a supportive and creative environment for writers.  Please bring a piece of your writing on any topic that you would like to share. Open to adults and teens 15 and older.

 

Neurocognitive Disorder: Living with Dementia

Thursday, March 14 at 3pm

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

We are continuing our Mental Health Series for Seniors.  On March 14 at 3pm, Joanne DeSarle a RN will present at the Enka-Candler Library “Living with Dementia.” Commonly known as dementia, neurocognitive disorders can affect the way people perceive and engage with the world around them. This program will look at various classifications of neurocognitive disorders and common changes associated with each type.  Tips for caregiving are provided. This program is free and everyone is invited.

 

How Much the Heart Can Hold:  Zelda Fitzgerald Day Panel Discussion with Dr. Daniel Johnson

Thursday, March 14 at 6-7:30pm

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700 

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” Zelda Fitzgerald 

It's Zelda Fitzgerald Day in Asheville! Join us for a panel discussion on “Malady or Motivation.” What can Zelda Fitzgerald’s life teach us about trauma and creativity? A discussion hosted by Dr. Daniel Johnson MD, along with a panel of local artists, will offer a presentation on the link between creativity, mental illness and recovery. This program is free and everyone is invited.

 

West Asheville Library Book Club: Varina by Charles Frazier

Saturday, March 16 at 3pm

Monday, March 18 at 2:30pm

West Asheville Library

942 Haywood Road

250-4750

The book club will meet twice in March. Join us on Saturday, March 16th at 3pm or Monday, March 18th at 2:30pm.

 

Jazz Hour At Pack Library: Michael Jefry Stevens & Friends

Monday, March 18 at 6pm

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Free jazz hour with local musician Michael Jefry Stevens and friends.

 

Fairview Evening Book Club: The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

Tuesday, March 19 at 7pm

Fairview Library

1 Taylor Road

250-6485

Fairview Evening Book Club will be reading The Wife by Meg Wolitzer for the month of March and discussing it on Tuesday, March 19th at 7pm.

 

“A diabolically smart and funny assault against the literary establishment and the tacit assumption that only men can write the Great American Novel…Wolitzer choreographs her ire into kung-fu precision moves to zap our every notion about gender and status, creativity and fame, individuality and marriage, deftly exposing the injustice, sorrow, and sheer absurdity of it all.” ~ BookList

 

No sign up or registration is required to join book club, and new members are always welcome.

 

Spinning Yarns Knit and Crochet Group

Tuesday, March 19 at 6pm

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Beginners can learn a basic pattern. Those with experience are welcome to work on a project and share your knowledge. Supplies will be available for beginners. Come “spin some yarn” at the library!

 

Beginners' Craft Workshop: Alcohol Inks

Tuesday, March 19 at 6pm

North Asheville Library

1030 Merrimon Avenue

250-4752

Join local artist Christy Ammerman at North Asheville Library for a free beginners' craft workshop. From 6-8pm on March 19th, Ammerman will be teaching the basics of alcohol inks to small groups of students at 30-minute intervals. All materials are provided for free, and students will leave with their own decorative tile. Alcohol inks stain, so gloves and work-clothes or apron are suggested. This event is not recommended for participants who are sensitive to alcohol fumes or strong smells. This class is free, but space is limited. Call (828) 250-4752 to reserve your 30-minute timeslot or register at the library desk.

 

Black Mountain Mystery Book Club: Woman with a Secret by Sophie Hannah

Tuesday, March 19 at 7pm

Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street

250-4756

The Mystery Book Club will be discussing Woman with a Secret by Sophie Hannah. Join a community of book-loving sleuths.

 

Makers and Shakers: Electronics and Robotics

Wednesday, March 20 at 4pm

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Attention all young Electrical Engineers:  Come learn about electrical circuits, insulators, conductors, and even…yes… robots!  Space is limited at this fun, “Hands On, Minds On” event, so register online at buncombecounty.org/library by selecting the event on the library calendar, or call 828 250-4720. Recommended for grades K-5.

 

Enka-Candler History Book Club: Sergeant Stubby by Ann Bausum

Wednesday, March 20 at 3pm

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

 

Celebrate National Craft Month at the Enka-Candler Library

Wednesday, March 20 at 2:30pm

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

Celebrate National Craft Month at the Enka-Candler Library!  On March 19th from 2:30 to 5pm all ages are invited to come to the library, be creative and make cards.

 

Black Mountain Afternoon Fiction Book Club

Wednesday, March 20 at 3pm

Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street

250-4756

Afternoon fiction book club. Contact the library for this month's selection. No time to read? No worries! Come enjoy the company of other book lovers.

 

 

WEETUNES: A Mozart Music Experience for the Very Young

Wednesday, March 20 at 10:30am

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

AND

Thursday, March 21 at 10:30am

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

828-250-4720

Join Yvette Odell & Asheville Symphony musicians for a live performance and interactive musical experience designed specifically for the very young.  Children ages birth to five years and their caregivers are invited to make connections to music through singing, twirling, waving and jingling.  Presented by the Asheville Symphony.

 

Skyland Book Club: No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts

Thursday, March 21 at 2-3:30pm

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Friends of the South Buncombe Library Book Club will be discussing No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts. Please join us.

 

Spring Fling Book Sale

Friday, March 22 from 10am-4pm

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Pack Library have a one day Spring Fling book sale on Friday, March 22 from 10am-4pm. All items in Bookends Used Book Store will be half-price.  The proceeds from this sale benefit the library.

 

Book to Movie: Dead Man Walking

Friday, March 22 at 2:30pm

West Asheville Library

942 Haywood Road

250-4750

West Asheville's Friends of the Library Book-to-Movie program proudly presents Dead Man Walking on Friday, March 22nd at 2:30 pm.

 

This drama is based on a true story, which explores the issue of capital punishment. Sister Helen Prejean is a nun and teacher living in rural Louisiana. One day, she receives a letter from Matthew Poncelet, who is scheduled to be executed. When it becomes obvious that Matthew's sentence will be carried out, Sister Helen offers what comfort she can to Matthew, but also tries to guide him to an open admission of the extent of his crimes and an acceptance of divine forgiveness. Starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, the film is directed by Tim Robbins and based on Prejean's book Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States.

 

This free film is rated R and is approximately 2 hours long.

 

Zine Group for Teens

Saturday, March 23 from 1-2:30pm

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

828-250-4720

What is a zine? Funny you should ask? A zine is whatever you want it to be.  It's an independent publication, made by you. It's the ultimate DIY project. Come hang out, learn more, and make one.  No registration is required for this free program. For ages 11 and up.

 

Watercolor Class with local artist Joan Doyle

Saturday, March 23 at 2-3:30pm

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Call, email or come by the library to sign up. This free class is limited to 10 participants – teens over 15 and adults. All materials provided.

 

Digital Citizenship Information Session and Discussion

Saturday, March 23 at 10:30am

Fairview Library

1 Taylor Road

250-6485

Wes Bullock of the Biltmore Learning & Development Team and East Carolina University will present a program on the subject of Digital Citizenship on Saturday, March 23rd at 10:30 am. The presentation will include some thought-provoking questions and discussion of some best practices for how to be a responsible user in the digital world. It is suitable for all individuals, especially families.

 

Documentary Film Series: When We Were Kings (1996)

Tuesday, March 26 at 6pm

Fairview Library

1 Taylor Road

250-6485

Tuesday, March 26th at 6 pm

When We Were Kings chronicles the build-up to the famous ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ Heavyweight Championship bout between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. It was the winner of the 1996 Academy Award for ‘Best Documentary Feature’.

 

Part 2 of our 4 part series exploring documentary films. All screenings will be hosted by North Carolina Film Critics Association member James Rosario (thedailyorca.com), who will introduce each film and lead a discussion after. Free popcorn provided by Grail Moviehouse.

 

Look for the upcoming films in this series on the last Tuesday of each month: 

April 30th – Grizzly Man

May 28th – The King of Kong

 

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Wednesday, March 27 at 6pm

North Asheville Library

1030 Merrimon Avenue

250-4752

Join local artist and librarian Peter Athos at North Asheville Library for a beginner-friendly introduction to Adobe Photoshop. Athos will be covering the foundational skills of using Photoshop's vast image manipulation toolset, offering a free and easy introduction to this industry-standard software. This program is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.

 

Spanish Language Learning

Wednesday, March 27 at 6pm

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Would you like to improve your Spanish language skills? Join us for learning and conversations in Spanish this January – March. Participants must be able to converse in Spanish at a basic level. Older teens are welcome, children under 15 are welcome with adults.

 

Bird Friendly Gardening with Tom Tribble of the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society

Thursday, March 28 at 6pm

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Today birds face serious threats from habitat loss and climate change. With increased development and population growth, there are fewer undeveloped areas for our migratory and resident birds to find food, shelter and a place to raise their babies. The single, easy action that individuals can take to help birds is to make their own yard more bird-friendly by planting native plants. Learn about the native plants and actions you can take to make your yard a haven for birds.

 

Art Adventures for Kids: Henri Matisse

Friday, March 29 at 3:30pm

Fairview Library

1 Taylor Road

250-6485

Fairview Public Library presents the inaugural session of Art Adventures for Kids! This is a new monthly art club for kids age 8-12, meeting the last Friday of the month from 3:30-4:30pm. Celebrate a different artist in each session. Learn a little about the artist. Create an original masterpiece inspired by the featured artist’s techniques of styles. 

Upcoming Meetings:

Friday, March 29         Featured Artist: Henri Matisse

Friday, April 26           Featured Artist: Frida Kahlo

Friday, May 31            Featured Artist: Pablo Picasso

 

Celebrate a different artist in each session. Learn a little about the artist. Create an original masterpiece inspired by the featured artist’s techniques of styles.

 

Free Mixed Level Pilates Class at the Library

Saturday, March 30 at 11am

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Learn the fundamentals of Pilates, or for those who are already experienced, deepen your practice in this mixed level class. We will target the level of class to who is there, so everyone is equally challenged. Pilates is for every BODY...no matter your age, gender, or physical ability. We will make it work for you! The class is taught by Alexis Miller is a certified Classical Pilates instructor and owns a studio in North Asheville called Cisco Pilates. 

 

This class is free, but registration is required. To register online visit buncombecounty.org/library and use the link on the library calendar for this event to register. You can also call Pack library at 250-4700 to register.

 

Falconry:  Sport of Kings

Saturday, March 30 at 11am

Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street

250-4756

Join falconer Eric Harrold as he presents the history of falconry. His trained Harris hawk will be on display. All ages. Free.