The Enka-Candler Library is a great family destination adjacent to a lovely community green and a shopping center. The library is located at 1404 Sand Hill Road and the hours are posted here.
The library has a spacious indoor area to relax with a book, free internet and Wi-Fi access. The newly renovated community room seats 118 people, hosting library programs and offering room reservations for local groups. Enka also has picnic tables outside to access Wi-Fi on nice days. Any day, you can come inside and sit at comfy chairs or at a table to study, read or work.
The children's room at Enka is separate from the adult area and has a castle to play in with fun puppets, puzzles, and boardgames. The library features a large mural from local artist Trish Tripp, so grab a seek-and-find sheet to learn about the WNC flora and fauna within the painting. Join the fun at the Enka library with a Toddler Story time every Wednesday morning at 10:30am and two book clubs every month.
Come visit the Enka-Candler Library in August for these fantastic free events:
YMCA Mobile Market at the Library
Thursday, August 4 at 4:30 PM
The YMCA Mobile Market will be set up in the library parking lot from 4:30-5:30 PM. Bring your grocery bags and get fresh food for your family. Distributions are FREE and all community members are welcome.
Lunch & Learn: Crisis Prevention--Keeping Your Cool Under Pressure
Tuesday, August 9 at 1:00 PM
“If you can predict it, you can avoid it!” Though avoidance is not always possible, planning for how to prevent and/or manager a crisis can help both caregivers and individuals experiencing behavioral challenges. The course is designed to increase one’s skill level in working with individuals who are experiencing emotional crisis.
This class is free and registration is required. To register: Go to VayaHealth.com/Calendar or call the Enka-Candler Public Library at 828- 250-4758.
Icky, Sticky, Spineless Things! With the ECCO Aquarium
Wednesday, August 10 at 10:00 AM
Explore marine invertebrates: What is an invertebrate? Introduction to the five main families of ocean invertebrates, interactive lab with invertebrate sorting buckets, and interactive experience with live specimens. For kids of all ages.
Back-to-School Community Clothing Swap!
Thursday, August 11 at 4:00 PM
Looking to save some money on clothes, backpacks, and shoes for back to school? Have your children grown and their smaller clothes are still lying around? Do you have an abundance of backpacks? Bring items to our back to school clothing swap in the community room!
We’re asking you register so we know how many people to expect and registration guarantees a table set out for you and your belongings.
Rules of the Swap:
- Free Registration Required. Call us or visit buncombecounty.org/library, scroll to the calendar, and select the sign up button. This reserves a table for you.
- Kids, Teen, and Adult clothes and shoes are welcome. (They must be clean and in good or great condition. Ask yourself “Would I give this to a friend or family member?”)
- Backpacks/messenger bags are welcome to swap!
- No socks, no undergarments.
- Can bring in up to 30 items. Anything not taken, leave it behind and they’ll be dropped off at a donation center.
- Share this and spread the word, the more the merrier!
Any questions, email email@example.com or call us at 250-4758.
Hominy Creek Comfort Makers
Thursday, August 18 at 10:30am to 1:30pm
If you can sew on a machine, hand sew, crochet or knit, stuff a pillow or iron come join our makers group! Sewers, knitters, and menders are welcome to join us.
We will be working on projects that provide comfort items to anyone struggling. Comfort items may include but are not limited to quilts, crocheted or knitted blankets, Hospice pillows, chemo port pillows and beanies/hats. To get us started there will be a few hospice pillow kits, cut and ready to sew, stuff, and complete.
Come prepared with your supplies & tools including sewing machine, fabric, yarn and any other items you might need. The library will have some materials on hand as well! You're also more than welcome to join us, hang out, and work on your own project if you'd like.
The group meets in the library community room. No registration required.
Fur, Feathers, and Scales with the WNC Nature Center
Thursday, August 18 at 4:30 PM
Learn the importance of preservation and conservation through a one-hour presentation (45-minute presentation/15-minute Q&A) with two live animal guests and bio-facts, including animal skeletons, skins, feathers, skulls, and more! For kids of all ages.
Lunch & Learn: Overcoming Communication Barriers
Tuesday, August 23 at 1:00 PM
Communication is the string that ties us all together. If that string isn’t strong enough or is broken, our relationships tend to unravel. This curriculum is designed to look at common communication problems and methods to make it an easier, more efficient process. Examples of communication to use and those to not use will be discussed.
This class is free and registration is required. To register: Go to VayaHealth.com/Calendar or Call Enka-Candler Public Library at 828- 250-4758.
Live Jazz Hour at Enka!
Thursday, August 25 at 6:00 PM
Join us on Thursday evenings throughout the spring and summer for our free jazz hour. Host and composer, Michael Jefry Stevens will be joined by musician friends once a month for a live performance at the Enka Candler Library.
This free program will be held in our community room. Masks are optional at this time, we ask you do what makes you feel comfortable. No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of Enka-Candler Library.
After Hours at the Library - Family Movie Night!
Friday, August 26 at 6:00 PM
Join us after hours to watch Luca (PG) in August. Films take place in the library community room after the library has closed. Popcorn will be served. Chairs will be out, but you’re welcome to bring blankets, sleeping bags, or pillows to sit on the floor.
Food and beverage welcome, but beverages must contain lids. No alcoholic beverages on library property and no child can be left unattended. Masks are not required in libraries but we ask you to respect other people’s space and wear a mask if you prefer.