Calendar of Events

 

Saturday June 24, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Fletcher Library- U.S. Citizenship Course
Contact: Blue Ridge Literacy Council 696-3811
DOWNSTAIRS: Blue Ridge Literacy Council will offer a 3 month U.S. Citizenship course designed to prepare an applicant for the citizenship exam and interview. Classes are presented in English. Registration Required. Please call the Blue Ridge Literacy Council for more information and to register.

10:15 AM – 12:45 PM Fletcher Library- Highland Smocking Guild
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
AUDITORIUM: The purpose of the Smocking Arts Guild of America is to preserve and foster the art of smocking and related needlework for future generations through education, service, communication and quality workmanship.

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Main LibraryTeen Anime and Manga Club
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725, ext. 2312 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Teens grades 6-12 are welcome to come watch anime and share their love of anime and manga with other teens. Snacks will be served.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Main Library– Lost Playwrights
Contact: Ludy Wilkie 704-487-4269
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Anyone interested in any aspect of theatre or creative writing is invited to attend. We will read selections from our original works and critique them.

 

Monday June 26, 2017

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Edneyville Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Zack Johnson 697-4725 ext:2312 zjohnson@hendersoncountync.org
Join us for family storytime Mondays at the Edneyville library. All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories & songs!

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mills River Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
MILLS RIVER LIBRARY: Families are welcome to join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun!

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Etowah Library- Etowah’s Knitting Club
Contact: Joyce Crain 891-6577
STORY TIME ROOM: Join us at Etowah for our weekly knitting group! Anyone can join at any level of ability. Make new friends and enjoy the fellowship of fellow stitchers!

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Mills River Library- Sally the Reading Dog
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Children can sign up for 15-minute increments to read to Sally! Call the Mills River Library to reserve your spot.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Fletcher Library- Crazy Coasters!
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
FLETCHER LIBRARY DOWNSTAIRS: Teens grades 6-10 will use the Engineeering Design Process to plan, design, build, and test their own roller coaster. Presented by Hands On! Registration is required, space is limited. Please call the Fletcher Library to sign up.

 

Tuesday June 27, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mills River Library- Yoga with Lynn Edgar
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Please sign up at the Mills River Library or by calling 890-1850.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Etowah–Family Storytime
Etowah Library
Family Storytime is designed to help children develop early literacy skills. Join us for stories, songs, action rhymes and fun!

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library–Preschool Storytime
Main Library–Kaplan Auditorium
Join Mr. Zack for big-time preschool storytime! Stories, songs, and moves to entertain and help children develop a love of books and reading. Daycares and other groups welcome!

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Fletcher Library- Blue Ridge Literacy Council Office Hours
Contact: Priscilla Yokote 696-3811
AUDITORIUM: Blue Ridge Literacy Council Office Hours at the Fletcher Branch are Tuesdays from 11am-1pm. Come to the library to meet the staff from Blue Ridge Literacy Council, enroll as a student or tutor, or just learn about their program services.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Mills River Library- Knit and Crochet Group for Adults
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
The Mills River Knit and Crochet Group meets every Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Join us every week to share what you are working on or as needed to get help from the group. Interested in learning? This is the place for you. Adults only, no sign up required.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Etowah— Building Fun Foods, for a Healthy You
Etwoah Library
Teens–Let’s learn how to build some fun foods that are healthy and nutritious that are easy to make, like smoothies, salads, and on the go snacks.
For teens in grades 6 – 12. Registration required; please contact the Etowah Library at 891-6577.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Green River Library  – Creatures that Go Bump in the Night
Green River Library
Ever heard a bump in the night, had someone turn your trash cans inside out, or found strange paw prints on the porch the next morning? Join a NC park ranger to figure out a few of the most likely nighttime visitors. We will explore some interesting mammals, their nocturnal habits, and how well they have adapted to play in the moonlight.
This program will include a children’s book read by the ranger and is for children in grades K-5.

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Main Library: Apple User’s Group
Contact: Michele von Boeck 828-697-4725
KAPLAN: If you have questions about Apple devices, this is the place for you! We regularly discuss issues about Apple devices of all kinds, from Macs to iPhones. Our knowledge base comes from the group members, and occasionally we have a speaker come in and address topics from a professional point of view. So even if you don’t own an Apple device yet, but just have some questions, or want to learn something new, this is a great place to start!
We usually meet on the third Tues. of every month, same time and same place – look for our flyer in the Library lobby cases as you come in from the parking lot.
No registration required. For more information contact Instructional Librarian Michele von Boeck at 828-697-4725.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Fletcher Library- Intermediate Spanish
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
AUDITORIUM: This is an interest group held by the public: medium to advanced levels of Spanish are spoken. Come by and test out your Spanish comprehension. Please contact the Fletcher Branch Library for more information.

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Main LibraryPet Preparedness Training 
Contact: Adrienne Brown 697-5777
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: A training developed by two AmeriCorps members to help community members prepare a disaster plan for their pets. The training will cover suggested suplies, procedures, and more. Presented by the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy.

 

Wednesday June 28, 2017

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Fletcher Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Zack Johnson 697-4725 ext:2312 zjohnson@hendersoncountync.org
DOWNSTAIRS: Join us for family storytime Wednesdays at the Fletcher library. All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories & songs!

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library-Toddler Time
Contact: Kathy 697-4725 Ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM This program is for toddlers ages (18-months to 3). Join Ms. Kathy for a story and some music and a hands-on activity to build early literacy skills.

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Fletcher Library- Goodwill Career Connections 
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
AUDITORIUM: Drop in and meet one-on-one with an advisor who can connect you to great opportunities for work, training, and education.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Edneyville Library – Building Fun Foods, for a Healthy You!
Contact: Edneyville Library 685-0110
Let’s learn how to build some fun foods that are healthy and nutritious that are easy to make, like smoothies, salads, and on the go snacks. These are foods that can involve the entire family!
This program is for children in grades K – 5. Registration required; please contact the Edneyville Library at 685-0110.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Fletcher Library: Hands On! Build a Better World–with Legos!
Contact the Fletcher Library–687-1218
Hands On! Build a Better World with Legos!
Learn what makes up a community and then use your imagination to build a giant Lego world that includes green space, housing, businesses, and transportation.
This program is for children in grades K-5. Registration is required. Call the library to register at 687-1218.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Main Library: Team ECCO
Kaplan Auditorium–Team ECCO is bringing the aquarium to you! Come meet some of their friendly reptiles. This program is for children in grades K-5, younger children may attend if space permits.

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Fletcher Library- Asheville Open Mic
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
AUDITORIUM: Local acoustic musicians playing for and getting to know each other, teaching and learning from each other, and enjoying their art. Open to the public. Players and listeners welcome. This group meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Main Library Author Visit with Brew and Jennifer Pharr Davis
Contact: Sarah Hudson 697-4725
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Author visit with family hiking entrepreneurs and enthusiasts Brew Davis and Jennifer Pharr Davis.
The authors will discuss their new book, Families on Foot : Urban Hikes to Backyard Treks and National Park Adventures. They will also talk about hiking with all ages, from birth through seniors.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

Thursday June 29, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mills River Library- Yoga with Lynn Edgar Thursday Series
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Please sign up at the Mills River Library or by calling 890-1850.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library: Overview: Digital Resources at Your Library
Contact: Michele von Boeck 828-697-4725
BOARD ROOM: Digital Resources at Your Library.
Learn about all the free, downloadable, digital resources your library has to offer in this overview of our services. Some of the featured resources will be Hoopla, the North Carolina Digital Library, and Zinio. These services include free ebooks and digital audiobooks, movies, music, and magazines!
Space is limited, so registration is necessary. Please call 828-697-4725, ext 2318 to sign up.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library-Music and Movement Storytime
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725, ext. 2312 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM: Join us on Thursday mornings for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun! Come ready to move, sing, and dance!

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Etowah Library- Blue Ridge Literacy Council Office Hours
Contact: Priscilla Yokote 696-3811
STUDY ROOM: Blue Ridge Literacy Council Office Hours at the Etowah Branch will be on Thursdays from 11am-1pm. Come to the library to meet the staff from the Blue Ridge Literacy Council, enroll as a student or tutor, or just learn about their program services.

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Main Library-Play and Grow
Contact: Kathy 697-4725 Ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM – Enjoy a special program just for babies (birth to 17 months) and their caregivers. This program incorporates play to help babies develop early literacy skills with ideas for parents to use at home.

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Main LibraryTeens Unplug
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725, ext. 2312 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Teens grades 6-12 come unplug and enjoy coloring, board games, chess, snacks, and more!

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Green River Library-Teen Crafternoon
Contact: Green River Library 697-4969
GREEN RIVER: Teens grades 6-12, drop in between 2 and 4pm to get crafty! Materials will be provided (while supplies last) to make a craft you can take home.

 

Friday June 30, 2017

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Mills RiverBuilding Fun Foods, for a Healthy You
Let’s learn how to build some fun foods that are healthy and nutritious that are easy to make, like smoothies, salads, and on the go snacks. These are foods that can involve the entire family!
This program is for children in grades K – 5. Registration required; please contact the Mills River Library at 890-1850.

 

Saturday July 1, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Fletcher Library- U.S. Citizenship Course
Contact: Blue Ridge Literacy Council 696-3811
DOWNSTAIRS: Blue Ridge Literacy Council will offer a 3 month U.S. Citizenship course designed to prepare an applicant for the citizenship exam and interview. Classes are presented in English. Registration Required. Please call the Blue Ridge Literacy Council for more information and to register.

 

Monday July 3, 2017

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Edneyville Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Zack Johnson 697-4725 ext:2312 zjohnson@hendersoncountync.org
Join us for family storytime Mondays at the Edneyville library. All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories & songs!

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mills River Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
MILLS RIVER LIBRARY: Families are welcome to join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun!

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Etowah Library- Etowah’s Knitting Club
Contact: Joyce Crain 891-6577
STORY TIME ROOM: Join us at Etowah for our weekly knitting group! Anyone can join at any level of ability. Make new friends and enjoy the fellowship of fellow stitchers!

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Fletcher Library- The Avid Reader Book Club
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
AUDITORIUM: Join us at the Fletcher Library on the first Monday of each month for our newest book club. This month we will be discussing “The Walk” by Richard Paul Evans, so please read it before the meeting.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Mills River Library- Sally the Reading Dog
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Children can sign up for 15-minute increments to read to Sally! Call the Mills River Library to reserve your spot.

 

Tuesday July 4, 2017

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY
Location: all libraries

 

Wednesday July 5, 2017

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Fletcher Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Zack Johnson 697-4725 ext:2312 zjohnson@hendersoncountync.org
DOWNSTAIRS: Join us for family storytime Wednesdays at the Fletcher library. All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories & songs!

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library-Toddler Time
Contact: Kathy 697-4725 Ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM This program is for toddlers ages (18-months to 3). Join Ms. Kathy for a story and some music and a hands-on activity to build early literacy skills.

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Main Library--Lego Club
Main Library, Children’s Auditorium
Join us for a time to use your building skills with Legos. Duplo blocks will be available for preschool chilren.

2:00 PM – 4:25 PM Main Library – Midweek Matinee Rogue One: a Star Wars Story
Contact: Sarah Hudson
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. PG -13 , 133 MINUTES.

 

Thursday July 6, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mills River Library- Yoga with Lynn Edgar Thursday Series
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Please sign up at the Mills River Library or by calling 890-1850.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library-Music and Movement Storytime
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725, ext. 2312 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM: Join us on Thursday mornings for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun! Come ready to move, sing, and dance!

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Etowah Library- Blue Ridge Literacy Council Office Hours
Contact: Priscilla Yokote 696-3811
STUDY ROOM: Blue Ridge Literacy Council Office Hours at the Etowah Branch will be on Thursdays from 11am-1pm. Come to the library to meet the staff from the Blue Ridge Literacy Council, enroll as a student or tutor, or just learn about their program services.

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Main Library-Play and Grow
Contact: Kathy 697-4725 Ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM – Enjoy a special program just for babies (birth to 17 months) and their caregivers. This program incorporates play to help babies develop early literacy skills with ideas for parents to use at home.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Edneyville Library- Women’s Review Book Club
Contact: Edneyville Library 685-0110
The Edneyville Book Review Group meets the first Thursday each month at 2:00 pm to suggest “good reads” to each other from the books each has read. All are welcome. Please call the Edneyville Library for more info at 685-0110.

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Main Library Stitch In
Contact: Sarah Hudson 697-4725
BOARD ROOM:
Studio time for individuals to work on portable craft projects, such as knitting, crochet, or embroidery.
Share tips and socialize with others.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Fletcher Library- Lego Club
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
DOWNSTAIRS: All ages are welcome to come out to the Fletcher Library on the 1st Thursday of the month for Lego Club. We will provide Legos to use while you are here- please do not bring your own. We have Duplo blocks for younger children as well. We can’t wait to see what you will create! Please be aware that all children under 9 must have an adult stay with them.

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Main Library- Teen Advisory Board
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725, ext. 2312 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
MAIN LIBRARY CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM: Teen Advisory Board meets the first Thursday of each month to help plan teen programs and promote the library in the community. Teens grades 9-12 are welcome to apply. For the application and more information, check out the Teen Page on the Library website.

 

Friday July 7, 2017

3:00 PM – 4:45 PM Green River Library- Art Club!
Contact: Ashley Wise 828-697-4969
Love arts and crafts? Come down to the Green River Library and be creative! We try to do something different each time we meet. We supply the stuff for the crafts, so all we need is you!

 

Saturday July 8, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Fletcher Library- U.S. Citizenship Course
Contact: Blue Ridge Literacy Council 696-3811
DOWNSTAIRS: Blue Ridge Literacy Council will offer a 3 month U.S. Citizenship course designed to prepare an applicant for the citizenship exam and interview. Classes are presented in English. Registration Required. Please call the Blue Ridge Literacy Council for more information and to register.

 

Monday July 10, 2017

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Edneyville Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Zack Johnson 697-4725 ext:2312 zjohnson@hendersoncountync.org
Join us for family storytime Mondays at the Edneyville library. All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories & songs!

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mills River Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
MILLS RIVER LIBRARY: Families are welcome to join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun!

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Etowah Library- Etowah’s Knitting Club
Contact: Joyce Crain 891-6577
STORY TIME ROOM: Join us at Etowah for our weekly knitting group! Anyone can join at any level of ability. Make new friends and enjoy the fellowship of fellow stitchers!

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Fletcher Library–Worm Ranching 101
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
Fletcher Library
Composition and Decomposition – Diane Rhoades will share the deep down and science fiction truth about worms!
Do you know why worms are all over the sidewalk after a heavy rain? Want to know how to see if they are male or female? Do you know how many hearts each worm has? Who would be stronger if you and a worm were the same size?
Worms feast on manure, leaves, and household scraps and transform it into rich and fragrant soil! Nature takes decades to decompose what worms poop out daily. Don’t wait for decay to happen! Befriend the worms and grow beautiful soil together; soil that is alive with vitality. Grow your own vitamins and minerals! Have fun with the “little guys.” Jump on this!
For children in grades K-5, no registration required

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fletcher Library- Lets Be Social
Contact: Cathy Blazier 777-9149
AUDITORIUM: Easter Seals sponsor these meetings for special needs adults to socialize and have fun with each other and people in our community. Meetings could include puzzles, a craft project, or board games.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Mills River Library- Sally the Reading Dog
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Children can sign up for 15-minute increments to read to Sally! Call the Mills River Library to reserve your spot.

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Main LibraryChildren’s Home Society of NC Information Meeting- Foster Care & Adoption
Contact: Alex Kelly 772-8113 akelly@chsnc.org
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Community and family outreach program that is open to the public.

 

Tuesday July 11, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mills River Library- Yoga with Lynn Edgar
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Please sign up at the Mills River Library or by calling 890-1850.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Etowah–Family Storytime
Etowah Library
Family Storytime is designed to help children develop early literacy skills. Join us for stories, songs, action rhymes and fun!

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library--Preschool Storytime
Main Library–Kaplan Auditorium
Join Mr. Zack for big-time preschool storytime! Stories, songs, and moves to entertain and help children develop a love of books and reading. Daycares and other groups welcome!

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Fletcher Library- Blue Ridge Literacy Council Office Hours
Contact: Priscilla Yokote 696-3811
AUDITORIUM: Blue Ridge Literacy Council Office Hours at the Fletcher Branch are Tuesdays from 11am-1pm. Come to the library to meet the staff from Blue Ridge Literacy Council, enroll as a student or tutor, or just learn about their program services.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Mills River Library- Knit and Crochet Group for Adults
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
The Mills River Knit and Crochet Group meets every Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Join us every week to share what you are working on or as needed to get help from the group. Interested in learning? This is the place for you. Adults only, no sign up required.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Main Library Relax Your Mind Adult Coloring Club
Contact: Sarah Hudson
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Join us for a time to relax and color. The library provides materials or bring your own.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Main Library: Hands On! Build a Better World–with Legos!
Children’s Auditorium:
Hands On! Build a Better World with Legos!
Lear what makes up a community and then use your imagination to build a giant Lego world that includes green space, housing, businesses, and transportation.
This program is for children in grades K-5. Registration is required. Call the library to register at 697-4725, ext. 2312.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Fletcher Library- Intermediate Spanish
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
AUDITORIUM: This is an interest group held by the public: medium to advanced levels of Spanish are spoken. Come by and test out your Spanish comprehension. Please contact the Fletcher Branch Library for more information.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Green River Library- Lego Club
Contact: Ashley Wise 828-697-4969
Come join us on every 2nd Tuesday of the month for Lego Club! If you’re a great Lego builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you. There’s no need to sign up, and we provide the Legos so there is no need to bring your own. We also have Duplos for the younger ones! So come in and be creative!

 

Wednesday July 12, 2017

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Fletcher Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Zack Johnson 697-4725 ext:2312 zjohnson@hendersoncountync.org
DOWNSTAIRS: Join us for family storytime Wednesdays at the Fletcher library. All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories & songs!

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library-Toddler Time
Contact: Kathy 697-4725 Ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM This program is for toddlers ages (18-months to 3). Join Ms. Kathy for a story and some music and a hands-on activity to build early literacy skills.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Edneyville Library-Wilderness First Aid
Contact: Edneyville Library 685-0110
EDNEYVILLE: Teens grades 6-12 are welcome to come learn basic wilderness first aid from a Chimney Rock Park Ranger. We will also have supplies on hand to start your own first aid kit!

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Etowah Library– Times and Places: A Musical Travelogue
Contact: Etowah Library 891-6577
MEETING ROOM: Local musical group Gracious Light Trio will perform an eclectic array of songs, tales, and tunes from diverse times and places– from Celtic to classical, 1860s to 1960s, both traditional and new American folk music– creatively arranged for flute, alto flute, piccolo, fife, guitar, percussion, acoustic bass, and vocals.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Mills River Library–Worm Ranching 101
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Mills River Library
Composition and Decomposition – Diane Rhoades will share the deep down and science fiction truth about worms!
Do you know why worms are all over the sidewalk after a heavy rain? Want to know how to see if they are male or female? Do you know how many hearts each worm has? Who would be stronger if you and a worm were the same size?
Worms feast on manure, leaves, and household scraps and transform it into rich and fragrant soil! Nature takes decades to decompose what worms poop out daily. Don’t wait for decay to happen! Befriend the worms and grow beautiful soil together; soil that is alive with vitality. Grow your own vitamins and minerals! Have fun with the “little guys.” Jump on this!
For children in grades K-5, no registration required

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Main Library– Times and Places: A Musical Travelogue
Contact: Main Library 697-4725
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Local musical group Gracious Light Trio will perform an eclectic array of songs, tales, and tunes from diverse times and places– from Celtic to classical, 1860s to 1960s, both traditional and new American folk music– creatively arranged for flute, alto flute, piccolo, fife, guitar, percussion, acoustic bass, and vocals.

 

Thursday July 13, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Main LibraryLibrary Board of Trustees Meeting CANCELED
Contact: Jennifer Miller 697-4725 jmiller@henderson.lib.nc.us
BOARD ROOM: The July meeting has been canceled.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mills River Library- Yoga with Lynn Edgar Thursday Series
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Please sign up at the Mills River Library or by calling 890-1850.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library-Music and Movement Storytime
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725, ext. 2312 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM: Join us on Thursday mornings for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun! Come ready to move, sing, and dance!

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Fletcher Library- Fletcher Book Club
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
AUDITORIUM: Read what you want and bring it to the table for discussion. The Fletcher Book Club meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Everyone is welcome!

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Mills River Library- Mills River Book Club
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
The Mills River Book Club meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:30 am. Join us to discuss the current book club selection. The list can be found online on the library website or by calling or coming by the Mills River Library.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Etowah Library–Musician Alina Celeste
Etowah Library
Alina Celeste is an internationally touring Family Musician and Teaching Artist.
Her brand of catchy, relevant, and historically rooted music was born in her classroom. She has been teaching music to children and families for over ten years in New York, Los Angeles and now Miami.
Alina’s shows are a joyous blend of parent -friendly sing-alongs, dance-alongs, and family jams.

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Etowah Library- Blue Ridge Literacy Council Office Hours
Contact: Priscilla Yokote 696-3811
STUDY ROOM: Blue Ridge Literacy Council Office Hours at the Etowah Branch will be on Thursdays from 11am-1pm. Come to the library to meet the staff from the Blue Ridge Literacy Council, enroll as a student or tutor, or just learn about their program services.

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Main Library-Play and Grow
Contact: Kathy 697-4725 Ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM – Enjoy a special program just for babies (birth to 17 months) and their caregivers. This program incorporates play to help babies develop early literacy skills with ideas for parents to use at home.

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Fletcher Library- Writers Guild
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
AUDITORIUM: All writers are invited to join a lively discussion about the guild’s current projects related to publishing and the marketing of your work. Learn tricks and techniques from published authors and aspiring writers and reveal your own convictions. Please contact the Fletcher Branch Library for more information. We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Main Library–Musician Alina Celeste
Main Library–Kaplan Auditorium
Alina Celeste is an internationally touring Family Musician and Teaching Artist.
Her brand of catchy, relevant, and historically rooted music was born in her classroom. She has been teaching music to children and families for over ten years in New York, Los Angeles and now Miami.
Alina’s shows are a joyous blend of parent -friendly sing-alongs, dance-alongs, and family jams.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Green River Library–Worm Ranching 101
Contact: Green River Library 697-4969
Green River Library
Composition and Decomposition – Diane Rhoades will share the deep down and science fiction truth about worms!
Do you know why worms are all over the sidewalk after a heavy rain? Want to know how to see if they are male or female? Do you know how many hearts each worm has? Who would be stronger if you and a worm were the same size?
Worms feast on manure, leaves, and household scraps and transform it into rich and fragrant soil! Nature takes decades to decompose what worms poop out daily. Don’t wait for decay to happen! Befriend the worms and grow beautiful soil together; soil that is alive with vitality. Grow your own vitamins and minerals! Have fun with the “little guys.” Jump on this!
For children in grades K-5, no registration required

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Main LibraryFour Seasons Conversations about Care
Contact: Callie Davis 450-0422
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Four Seasons will present a series of programs for community outreach and education. Topics will include hospice, palliative care, bereavement services, financial and estate planning, and care giver support. fourseasonscfl.org

 

Friday July 14, 2017

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Main Library-Teen Rug Hooking Workshop
Contact: Main Library Youth Services 697-4725, ext. 2312
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM: Teens grades 6-12 will learn the basics of rug hooking and create their own coaster to keep. This workshop is three sessions: July 14th, 21st, and 28th. Registration is required, space is limited. Call or stop by the Youth Services Desk at the Main Library to sign up.

 

Saturday July 15, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Fletcher Library- U.S. Citizenship Course
Contact: Blue Ridge Literacy Council 696-3811
DOWNSTAIRS: Blue Ridge Literacy Council will offer a 3 month U.S. Citizenship course designed to prepare an applicant for the citizenship exam and interview. Classes are presented in English. Registration Required. Please call the Blue Ridge Literacy Council for more information and to register.

10:15 AM – 12:45 PM Fletcher Library- Apple Country Lacers
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
AUDITORIUM: To make bobbin lace and to foster interest in this traditional weaving art form. To provide instruction with occasional classes and guest teachers.

 

Monday July 17, 2017

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Edneyville Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Zack Johnson 697-4725 ext:2312 zjohnson@hendersoncountync.org
Join us for family storytime Mondays at the Edneyville library. All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories & songs!

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mills River Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
MILLS RIVER LIBRARY: Families are welcome to join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun!

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Etowah Library- Etowah’s Knitting Club
Contact: Joyce Crain 891-6577
STORY TIME ROOM: Join us at Etowah for our weekly knitting group! Anyone can join at any level of ability. Make new friends and enjoy the fellowship of fellow stitchers!

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Mills River Library- Read to Virgil the Reading Dog
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Kids, sign up for a 15-minute reading session at the Mills River Library. Parent or guardian must be present.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Edneyville Library–STEAM Scene: Christmas in July!
Edneyville Library
Join us for a fun time exploring the physics involved in creating a sled(sleigh) out of old Christmas candy and race to see whose sled can go the furthest. This program is for children in grades K-5; registration is required. Please call the Edneyville Library at 685-0110 to register.

5:15 PM – 7:45 PM Main Library Open Mic Night

 

Tuesday July 18, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mills River Library- Yoga with Lynn Edgar
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Please sign up at the Mills River Library or by calling 890-1850.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Etowah–Family Storytime
Etowah Library
Family Storytime is designed to help children develop early literacy skills. Join us for stories, songs, action rhymes and fun!

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library–Preschool Storytime
Main Library–Kaplan Auditorium
Join Mr. Zack for big-time preschool storytime! Stories, songs, and moves to entertain and help children develop a love of books and reading. Daycares and other groups welcome!

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Fletcher Library- Blue Ridge Literacy Council Office Hours
Contact: Priscilla Yokote 696-3811
AUDITORIUM: Blue Ridge Literacy Council Office Hours at the Fletcher Branch are Tuesdays from 11am-1pm. Come to the library to meet the staff from Blue Ridge Literacy Council, enroll as a student or tutor, or just learn about their program services.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Mills River Library- Knit and Crochet Group for Adults
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
The Mills River Knit and Crochet Group meets every Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Join us every week to share what you are working on or as needed to get help from the group. Interested in learning? This is the place for you. Adults only, no sign up required.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Edneyville Library- Christian Fiction Book Club
Contact: Edneyville Library 685-0110
The Edneyville Christian Fiction Book Club meets the third Tuesday each month at 2:00 pm to discuss a particular Christian fiction book. Open to all. Please call the Edneyville Library for more info at 685-0110.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Etowah Library–Chimney Rock State Park presents Bear Basics
Etowah Library
Join a Park Ranger from the Chimney Rock State Park to begin your adventure into the basics of black bears.
What do bears eat? Where do they live? Do they hibernate during NC winters? And will they attack?
Let’s answer these and other common questions about the largest land mammals in our woods. The Ranger will also read a true story book about an adventurous bear from the Great Smoky Mountains.
For children in Grades K-5.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Fletcher Library- Teen Crafternoon
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
FLETCHER LIBRARY: Teens grades 6-12, drop in between 2 and 4pm to get crafty! Materials will be provided (while supplies last) to make a craft you can take home.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Main Library – Apple Users Group
Contact: Michele von Boeck 828-697-4725
KAPLAN: Apple User’s Group.
This group is for anyone who wants to learn more about Apple devices. The group decides on and discusses different topics each month. Look for our flyers in the library to see what we’re discussing next!

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Fletcher Library- Intermediate Spanish
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
AUDITORIUM: This is an interest group held by the public: medium to advanced levels of Spanish are spoken. Come by and test out your Spanish comprehension. Please contact the Fletcher Branch Library for more information.

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Main Library– FOL presents Hiking Through History: Civil War Sites on the Appalachian Trail
Contact: Brenda Sloan
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Author Leanna Joyner will discuss her book, “Hiking Through History: Civil War Sites on the Appalachian Trail. This free program is presented by the Friends of the Library.

 

Wednesday July 19, 2017

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Fletcher Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Zack Johnson 697-4725 ext:2312 zjohnson@hendersoncountync.org
DOWNSTAIRS: Join us for family storytime Wednesdays at the Fletcher library. All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories & songs!

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library-Toddler Time
Contact: Kathy 697-4725 Ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM This program is for toddlers ages (18-months to 3). Join Ms. Kathy for a story and some music and a hands-on activity to build early literacy skills.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Main Library–Attic Salt Theatre presents The Tale of the Pig
Main Library: Kaplan Auditorium
This hilarious adaptation of a Romanian folktale uses puppetry and some fast-changing actors to tell the story of Fredrick, the magical pig and a Princess who can’t learn to be happy with what she has. The Tale of the Pig teaches kids the importance of appreciating things in your life and looking for the positives in seemingly challenging situations.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Etowah Library- Etowah Book Club
Contact: Joyce Crain 891-6577
CONFERENCE ROOM: Join us for our Book Club! We meet every third Wednesday of the month and would love to have you!

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Fletcher Library–Attic Salt Theatre Company presents Trickster Tales
Fletcher Library
Attic Salt explores Native American, Indian, Peruvian and African folklore with these hilarious adaptations of traditional Trickster Tales. Lively, fast-moving and funny, kids of all ages will cheer as joke-telling Monkey tries to save himself from some crocodiles. They will laugh as Anansi the greedy spider gets his comeuppance and will watch in wonder as Fox discovers fire.

 

Thursday July 20, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mills River Library- Yoga with Lynn Edgar Thursday Series
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Please sign up at the Mills River Library or by calling 890-1850.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library-Music and Movement Storytime
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725, ext. 2312 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM: Join us on Thursday mornings for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun! Come ready to move, sing, and dance!

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Etowah Library- Blue Ridge Literacy Council Office Hours
Contact: Priscilla Yokote 696-3811
STUDY ROOM: Blue Ridge Literacy Council Office Hours at the Etowah Branch will be on Thursdays from 11am-1pm. Come to the library to meet the staff from the Blue Ridge Literacy Council, enroll as a student or tutor, or just learn about their program services.

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Main Library-Play and Grow
Contact: Kathy 697-4725 Ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM – Enjoy a special program just for babies (birth to 17 months) and their caregivers. This program incorporates play to help babies develop early literacy skills with ideas for parents to use at home.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Green River Library–STEAM Scene: Christmas in July!
Green River Library
Join us for a fun time exploring the physics involved in creating a sled(sleigh) out of old Christmas candy and race to see whose sled can go the furthest. This program is for children in grades K-5; registration is required. Please call the Green River Library at 697-4969 to register.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Main Library-Teen Book Club
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725, ext. 2312 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM: Teens grades 9-12 join us to have fun talking about the book The Testing byJoelle Charbonneau. The first 12 to register will receive your own copy of the book. Call or stop by the Youth Services Desk at the Main Library to sign up.

 

Friday July 21, 2017

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Main Library-Teen Rug Hooking Workshop
Contact: Main Library Youth Services 697-4725, ext. 2312
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM: Teens grades 6-12 will learn the basics of rug hooking and create their own coaster to keep. This workshop is three sessions: July 14th, 21st, and 28th. Registration is required, space is limited. Call or stop by the Youth Services Desk at the Main Library to sign up.

 

Saturday July 22, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Fletcher Library- U.S. Citizenship Course
Contact: Blue Ridge Literacy Council 696-3811
DOWNSTAIRS: Blue Ridge Literacy Council will offer a 3 month U.S. Citizenship course designed to prepare an applicant for the citizenship exam and interview. Classes are presented in English. Registration Required. Please call the Blue Ridge Literacy Council for more information and to register.

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mills River Library- Touch A Truck
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Touch a Truck is a fun event for the whole family, granting children of all ages an ALL ACCESS pass to explore, climb, and touch trucks, emergency response vehicles and heavy machinery and meet the people who build, protect, and serve us in Henderson County.