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February 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 February. 

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Buncombe County Public Libraries

PROGRAMS – February 2019

 

Block Printing for Beginners

Friday, Feb. 1 at 3:30 p.m.

Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street

250-4756

Have fun learning to make your own stamps and stencils for stationery and cards.

All materials provided, but feel free to bring your favorite supplies from home.

Ages 12 and up. This program is free, but you need to register. Please register at the Black Mountain Library.

 

Pajamarama Story Time!

Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m.

North Asheville Library

1030 Merrimon Avenue

250-4752

Join us for a bonus storytime with bonus librarians, too! The children's librarians from North Asheville, Enka-Candler, and South Buncombe are back by popular demand and teaming up to offer a triple-teller experience for the whole family. Feel free to come in your pajamas to listen to stories in the library after hours.

 

Pajamarama is being offered at 3 branches-- all programs will feature the same books and songs. Choose the day and location that works best for you, or come to all three! The story time will be at North Asheville Library on Feb. 1, the Enka-Candler Library on Feb. 4 and the Skyland/South Buncombe Library on Feb. 8.

 

Unlimited Valentine Making at Pack Library

Feb.1-14

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Come in & make as many valentines as you want. Really. We’ve got everything you’ll need: doilies, construction paper, glue sticks, glitter pens, stickers, and more. Children are welcome to make enough for their whole class or more. Spread the Love!

 

Library Lovers Month

All Month Long in February

Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street

250-4756

Write a love note about your library to send to the County Commissioners. All materials provided. Give your heartfelt ideas and take a chocolate and a bookmark. Cards are at the circulation desk and can be anonymous.

 

Half-Price Book Sale

Friday, Feb. 1  10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Half-price book sale at Pack Library! Everything in Bookends Used Book Store will be half price. All proceeds benefit the library.

 

Skyland/South Buncombe Library Used Book Sale

Friday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

The Skyland/South Buncombe Library is having a used book sale. There will be a Friends preview sale at 10 a.m. on Feb. 1 and a half-price sale Monday afternoon. There will be a large selection of books for adults and children at great prices.

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Skyland/South Buncombe Library. For more information, please call 250-6488 or email skyland.library@buncombecounty.org

 

Friends of the Library Volunteer Fair

Saturday, Feb. 2, 3:30 p.m.

Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street

250-4756

Learn about volunteering with Friends of the Library. Sign-ups and snacks. No registration required

 

Tool Sharpening Workshop at the Black Mountain Library

Saturday, Feb.2, 10 a.m.

Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street

250-4756

The Black Mountain Seed Library opens for the 2019 season! Celebrate with a Sowing Circle presentation on Pruning and Sharpening Tools. Bring your tools to sharpen. Check out seeds!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Black Mountain Library. This program is free and no registration is required.

 

Winter Words

Saturday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m.

North Asheville Library

1030 Merrimon Avenue

250-4752

Come to North Asheville Library for Winter Words, a storytelling program for adults. On two Tuesdays in February, 2/5 and 2/12 at 6 p.m., local storytellers Gwenda Ledbetter and David Novak will captivate audiences with their narrative skill. "Never turn your back on a story," they warn. This program is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.

 

Itch to Stitch

Monday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-noon

Monday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-noon

Weaverville Library

41 N. Main Street

250-6482

A casual knitting and needlework group for all skill levels.

 

Pajamarama Story Time!

Monday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m.

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

Join us for a bonus storytime with bonus librarians, too! The children's librarians from North Asheville, Enka-Candler, and South Buncombe are back by popular demand and teaming up to offer a triple-teller experience for the whole family. Feel free to come in your pajamas to listen to stories in the library after hours.

 

Pajamarama is being offered at 3 branches-- all programs will feature the same books and songs. Choose the day and location that works best for you, or come to all three! The story time will be at North Asheville Library on Feb. 1, the Enka-Candler Library on Feb. 4 and the Skyland/South Buncombe Library on Feb. 8.

 

 

Art Classes for Veterans: Observations in Art and Music

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-noon

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-noon

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m.-noon

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-noon

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. This experience will explore and perhaps challenge our ideas of strength, balance, flexibility, and wholeness. Participants can expect to get a bit dirty using pastels for large scale drawing, (don’t worry, it washes out), and to create a life size “body map” bringing to life observations of the observance of self-reflection. All levels experience welcome. Limited to 10 veterans. FREE, but pre-registration is required. Call the Asheville Area Arts Council at 828-258-0710 to sign up.

 

Drawing Class for Adults

Tuesday, Feb. 5,  5-7 p.m.

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.

 

Wordless Book Reading

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m.

Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street

250-4756

Local author Jerald Pope reads from “Owl Girl,” his latest wordless graphic novel for families, adults, and children. All ages. Light refreshments.

 

Evening Book Club: Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded August 27, 1888 by Simon Winchester

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m.

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

 

Geri-Fit: Free Exercise Class for Seniors

Tuesdays and Fridays in February

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Join us for a free exercise class every Tuesday and Friday from 11am to 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. This class is geared toward seniors, but anyone is welcome. Contact the library with any questions.

 

Mountains Piled Upon Mountains: A Journey into 18th Century Western North Carolina through the Eyes of William Bartram

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m.

Fairview Library

1 Taylor Road

250-6485

Brent Martin of the NC Bartram Trail Society will present on the history of American naturalist William Bartram’s travels into the Little Tennessee River Valley in 1775, based on Bartram’s 1791 publication, Travels. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fairview Library. Refreshments will be served after.

 

Let the Games Begin!

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m.

Weaverville Library

41 N. Main Street

250-6482

Bring your board games or play with ours, from the classics to new releases.  Come play with us! Tuesdays, February 5th & 19th at 2pm.

 

Blow it UP!

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 4 p.m.

Swannanoa Library

101 West Charleston Street

250-6486

Watch as Kidsenses Traveling Interactive Museum shows you how to EXPLODE into learning with this highly flammable show. Detonate your mind with the power of chemistry! For ages 5+

 

Queer Book Club for New & Young Adults

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 5:30 p.m.

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

This new book club for ages 14-24 will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Contact the Skyland/South Buncombe Library with questions.

 Our upcoming reading list is:

Feb. 5  - When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
March 5 - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
April 2 - I'll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson
May 7 - Check, Please! Book 1 by Ngozi Ukazu

 

Basic Computer Skills Class at Pack Library

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6-7 p.m.

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

A free basic computer skill class at Pack Library, every other Tuesday at 6pm. All skill levels and questions are welcome.

 

Library BINGO

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m.

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Library BINGO is the first Wednesday of every month from 11am to noon. Join us for coffee, snacks, prizes, and fun! Free for all ages.

 

Toddler Gym AND Baby Gym

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 11:30 a.m.

Fairview Library

1 Taylor Road

250-6485

Fairview Library is very excited to now be offering not one, BUT TWO gyms. Parents and children ages 0-18 months are welcome to join us on Tuesdays after Baby Storytime at 11. Parents and Toddlers (ages 18 months – 3 years) are welcome to join us Wednesdays after Toddler Storytime at 11. We will have baby & toddler sized toys, climbing structures, tunnels, and more! Indoor fun for you and your little one during the cold winter months!

 

Heroes Unlimited Role Playing Game for Middle and High Schoolers

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 4 p.m.

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, February 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.

 

Spanish Conversation Group

Thursday, Feb. 7, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 5 p.m.

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

This group is for adults who want to practice their language speaking skills in a fun environment! No registration necessary. Meets in computer lab at Pack Memorial Library on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. Families are welcome!

 

Leicester Friends of the Library Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 7,  3:30 p.m.

Leicester Library

1561 Alexander Road

250-6480

Newcomers and visitors are welcome to attend!

 

Pajamarama Story Time!

Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Join us for a bonus storytime with bonus librarians, too! The children's librarians from North Asheville, Enka-Candler, and South Buncombe are back by popular demand and teaming up to offer a triple-teller experience for the whole family. Feel free to come in your pajamas to listen to stories in the library after hours.

 

Pajamarama is being offered at 3 branches-- all programs will feature the same books and songs. Choose the day and location that works best for you, or come to all three! The story time will be at North Asheville Library on February 1, the Enka-Candler Library on February 4 and the Skyland/South Buncombe Library on February 8.

 

Artist Trading Cards Meet and Greet

Saturday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m.

Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street

250-4756

An open group of artists and budding artists interested in forming an ATC Swap at the library.

Some materials provided. Registration is not required. Ages 12 and up.

 

Mixed Media for Veteran Families

Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Teaching artist Cleaster Cotton will lead this mixed media art workshop through the Asheville Area Arts Council for veteran families . You and your family will have fun exploring the ALNUGE Codes (“Alphabets, Numbers, Geometrics.”) Participants will use basic arts materials to create shapes, lines, colors, and texture resulting in colorful designs, portraits, and narratives. Activities will include drawing, coloring, cutting, and collaging. Families will be introduced to cubism and viewing and reading art. Discussion, reflection, and inquiry into the artist’s point of view will foster cultural connections. Each sign up will quality one veteran and one child for this workshop.  Call the AAAC at 828-258-0710 to sign up.

 

West Asheville Book Club: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig and/or Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Saturday, Feb. 9, 3 p.m.

West Asheville Library

942 Haywood Road

250-4750

Something different this time! We’ll discuss and compare any overlapping themes in these unusual books.

 

Fairview Friends of the Library Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m.

Fairview Library

1 Taylor Road

250-6485

The Friends of Fairview Library will be meeting Tuesday, February 12th at 7pm. All dues paying members are welcome to attend.

 

Book Club: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m.

Leicester Library

1561 Alexander Road

250-6480

 

Bird-Friendly Gardening

Tuesday, Feb. 12,  6:30 p.m.

Swannanoa Library

101 West Charleston Street

250-6486

For over 100 years, Audubon has focused on making the world a better place for birds. Today, the birds we love face threats from a changing climate and loss of habitat. Development and human population growth are putting limits on the spaces where birds can find food and raise their young. We have fewer undeveloped areas in our state, and that makes yards, city parks, school and corporate campuses, and church grounds vitally important to the health of our birds. Join Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society president Tom Tribble as he teaches you how you can make a difference for birds by making spaces more bird-friendly. Better for adults, all are welcome.

 

Live Birds of Prey program with Balsam Mountain Trust and Blue Ridge Naturalists

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m.

West Asheville Library

942 Haywood Road

250-4750

Meet some non-releasable birds and learn all about them. This free program is for adults and supervised children. For more information visit www.balsammountainpreserve.com/the-preserve/birds-of-prey/

 

Valentine's Cookie Decorating Program

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Leicester Library

1561 Alexander Road

250-6480

Drop in and decorate cookies to give to your sweetheart. Free fun for all ages.

 

Tiny Tots Yoga

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m.

Swannanoa Library

101 West Charleston Street

250-6486

Tiny Tots Yoga is for babies and toddlers that are crawling to 2 years with a caregiver (parent, friend, or guardian.)This class is a highly active, playful class with songs and music that integrate yoga exercise. The class offers poses that will support a toddlers increased mobility and physical explorations. During Tiny Tots Yoga class, crawlers and walkers will playfully practice yoga postures in seated, standing, walking, jumping. Quiet time will be provided at the end for parents, and bubbles for toddlers. No prior yoga experience is needed. No mats are used in Tiny Tots Yoga class. Provided by the Friends of Swannanoa Library

 

Preschool Storytime & Valentine's Tea Party

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 10:30 a.m.-noon

Leicester Library

1561 Alexander Road

250-6480

Calling all princes and princesses! Come wearing your finest and join us for our annual Valentine's Tea Party celebrating all things fancy and sweet. Snacks, juice, and hot tea available for all. Fine china, crafts, and preschool storytime included.

 

Creative Writing Group

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 4-5:30 p.m.

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 creating a supportive environment that gets the creative juices flowing.  This month our “assignment” is to write 300-500 words about a childhood memory (not required for attendance). Open to adults and teens 15 and older.

 

Bright Star Touring Theatre Presents Let it Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement

Saturday, Feb. 16, noon

North Asheville Library

1030 Merrimon Avenue

250-4752

Rosa Parks, Dr. King, the Freedom Riders and more come to life in this powerful production that celebrates the American Civil Rights Movement. One of Bright Star's most acclaimed productions, this show features inspiring performances and the songs of the Civil Rights era. Tickets are free, but space for this event is limited. Please stop by the library to pick up a ticket.

 

Bright Star Touring Theatre Presents Let it Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement

Saturday, Feb. 16, 3 p.m.

East Asheville Library

902 Tunnel Road

250-4738

Rosa Parks, Dr. King, the Freedom Riders and more come to life in this powerful production that celebrates the American Civil Rights Movement. One of Bright Star's most acclaimed productions, this show features inspiring performances and the songs of the Civil Rights era. Tickets are free, but space for this event is limited. Please stop by the East Asheville Library or call 250-4738 to reserve your free ticket.

 

Jazz Hour At Pack Library: Michael Jefry Stevens & Friends

Monday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m.

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

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

 

Open House at the Enka-Candler Library

Monday, Feb. 18, 6-7 p.m.

1404 Sand Hill Road 

250-4758

Join us at the Enka-Candler Library for an open house. We will talk about our upcoming renovation with a presentation from Library Director Jim Blanton. Snacks and tours will be provided, everyone is invited to attend.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Enka-Candler Library.

 

Kidding Around Yoga

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m.

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

Bring the kids to the library for a fun, creative and blissful yoga class! This class will introduce classic yoga, meditation, breath work and stress management in a kid-friendly style with original music, games and imaginative stories. We'll have some mats on hand to borrow but you may bring your own if you prefer. Space is limited-- please register kids ages 3 - 6 for this free event at the library.

 

Fairview Evening Book Club: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.

Fairview Library

1 Taylor Road

250-6485

Fairview Evening Book Club will be reading ‘Homegoing’ by Yaa Gyasi for the month of February and discussing it on Tuesday, February 19th at 7pm.

 

Spinning Yarns Knitting and Crochet Group

Tuesday, Feb, 19,  6-7 p.m.

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!

 

America:  Built for War or Built for Peace

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m.

Weaverville Library

41 N. Main Street

250-6482

This two part class will be facilitated by OLLLI instructor and author Terry O'Keefe.  Part one will look at American military engagements since the end of World War II, the growth of our military budgets, and how diplomacy and negotiated peace are being eclipsed.  Part two will examine how we got to this place and the role of citizens in restoring the balance.  Free and open to the public.   Sponsored by the Friends of Weaverville Library.

 

Black Mountain Mystery Book Club

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.

Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street

250-4756

Discussion of mystery books in a community of book-loving sleuths. Call or check facebook (@blmtlibrary) for this month's selection. 828-250-4756

 

New Book Club at the Black Mountain Library

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 3 p.m.

Black Mountain Library

105 Dougherty Street

250-4756

We are starting a new afternoon book club for fiction readers. Join in lively discussion with other reading enthusiasts. Call or check facebook (@blmtlibrary) for this month's selection. 828-250-4756

 

History Book Club: Genghis: Birth of an Empire by Conn Iggulden

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 3 p.m.

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

 

Uke Jam

Wednesday, Feb. 20,  3-5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 27 3-5 p.m.

Weaverville Library

41 N. Main Street

250-6482

Come and jam on your ukulele! For all skill levels. Meets Feb. 20 & 27.

 

Pack Makers & Shakers: Create with the Asheville Art Museum!

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 4 p.m.

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Come in and make art with the Asheville Art Museum. Parents and siblings are welcome and encouraged to participate.  For age 5 and up.

 

A Rainbow of Mental Health for Seniors

Thursday, Feb. 21, 3 p.m.

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

This is an introductory course designed to support an understanding of the most commonly diagnosed mental health related conditions in the senior populations. Joanne DeSarle, RN will lead this class. This program is free and everyone is invited.

 

Skyland Book Club: The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2:30 p.m.

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Friends of the South Buncombe Library Book Club will be discussing The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash. Please join us.

 

Book to Movie: The Notebook

Friday, Feb. 22, 3 p.m.

West Asheville Library

942 Haywood Road

250-4750

West Asheville's Friends of the Library Book-to-Movie program proudly presents The Notebook on Friday, February 22nd at 3pm.

 

A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom. But they are soon separated because of their social differences. Starring Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, and Gena Rowlands, the film is directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.

 

This free film is rated PG-13 and is approximately 2 hours long.

 

Reading with JR the Therapy Dog

Friday, Feb. 22,  4 p.m.

Enka-Candler Library

1404 Sandhill Road

250-4758

Kids are invited to stop by between 4 & 5 pm on the 4th Friday of each month 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! No advance registration is required for the ENKA program

 

Learn to Paint Watercolor Skies

Saturday, Feb. 23,  2-3:30 p.m.

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Sign up at circulation desk, by email skyland.library@buncombecounty.org or call 828-250-6488 for this free class. Class limited to 10 participants – teens over 15 and adults. All materials provided.

 

Author Kenneth Robert Janken at Pack Library

Saturday, Feb. 23,  2 p.m.

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Kenneth Janken is professor of African American and Diaspora studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and director of the UNC Center for the Study of the American South.

 

Kenneth Janken’s most recent book published in January 2016 is The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s. In addition to The Wilmington Ten, he authored two biographies: Rayford W. Logan and the Dilemma of the African-American Intellectual (1993); and Walter White: Mr. NAACP (2003), which won honorable mention in the Outstanding Book Awards from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America. He has published academic articles on the Harlem Renaissance, the civil rights movement in the 1940s, African Americans and world affairs, and school desegregation in North Carolina. Mr. Janken’s January 2015 article in the North Carolina Historical Review, "Remembering the Wilmington Ten: African American Politics and Judicial Corruption in the 1970s," won the R.D.W. Connor best article award in North Carolina history.

 

Join us for this free program at Pack Memorial Library in the Lord Auditorium.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the NC Room Friends of the Library.

 

Mixed level Pilates with Cisco Pilates

Saturday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m.

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

A mixed level group where the instructor works with you to find your comfort level. Bring your own mat, a water bottle, and a towel if needed. The library has some mats available, email us after you register to reserve a mat. This class is for adults.

 

Dollywood’s Imagination Library Presents: Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

Week of Feb. 25

Various Libraries

You and your little ones are invited to come watch this delightful children’s book come to life in this 20 minute sing-along musical, with a special appearance by Dolly Parton via video. This program is free and perfect for toddlers and kindergartners.

 

The schedule of performances is:

Monday, Feb. 25

West Asheville Library at 10:30 a.m.

Black Mountain Library at 3:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Leicester Library at 10:30 a.m.

Weaverville Library at 3:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Enka-Candler Library at 10:30 a.m.

Fairview Library at 3:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, Feb. 28

Swannanoa Library at 10:30 a.m.

 

Friday, March 1

Skyland-South Buncombe Library at 10:30 a.m.

North Asheville Library at 3:30 p.m.

 

Guided Meditation with Ronya Banks of Asheville Insight Meditation

Monday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m.

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Join Ronya Banks in one hour together exploring meditation and life practices that bring more joy and peace to our lives with meditation. This class is free but you do need to register. You can register online at www.buncombecounty.org/library by selecting the class on the library calendar. Or call/ drop by the library and register. This class meets the last Monday of every month.

 

Skyland and its Founder

Monday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m.

South Buncombe/Skyland Library

260 Overlook Road

250-6488

Local history presentation by Sandra Samz of the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society. The presentation will feature pictures from the Skyland area as it evolved.

 

Documentary Film Series at the Fairview Library: Won't You Be My Neighbor

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m.

Fairview Library

1 Taylor Road

250-6485

The life and times of legendary children’s television host Fred Rogers is explored in this heartwarming and critically acclaimed documentary. Rated PG-13 and 94 minutes long.

 

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.

 

 

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Thursday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Pack Memorial Library

67 Haywood Street

250-4700

Millions of people use the site Wikipedia as their first source of information on any given topic each and every day. These crowd sourced “encyclopedia” entries range from one or two sentences to pages and pages of detailed material.

 

As a result of systemic racism, implicit cultural bias, and a smaller number of available resources, African Americans and their contributions are not equally represented on this popular site.

 

Join us in the North Carolina Room as we make an attempt to contribute to, and correct the record when it comes to those people of color who have made a significant impact on our local history. We’ll help provide you with tools, guidance, and of course, research material, to create and edit entries for important African American figures from our area.

 

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