Calendar of Events

Friday, October 20, 2017

World War II History Program
Jenny Jones Giles will host a World War II history program.
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 10: 00am – 12: 00pm
Location: Kaplan Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Adult Programs Community Sponsored Events

Chess Club
Chess Club for adults 18+ will meet at the Fletcher Library every Friday. Beginners are welcome- please bring your own chess set. Limited to 20 players. Registration required- Contact the Fletcher Library a…
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 10: 30am – 12: 30pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Art Club @ Green River!
Love arts and crafts? Join us at the Green River Library and be creative. We try to do something different each time we meet. Craft supplies are provided. For more information, contact the Green River Librar…
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 3: 00pm – 4: 45pm
Location: Green River Branch
Categories: All Ages Children’s Programs Teen Programs

 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Apple Country Lacers
This group makes bobbin lace and fosters an interest in the traditional weaving art form. At meetings we provide instruction with occasional classes and guest teachers.
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 10: 15am – 12: 45pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Community Sponsored Events Meetings

Lost Playwrights Meeting
Persons interested in any aspect of theatre or creative writing are invited. We will read selections from our original works and critique them.
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 2: 00pm – 4: 00pm
Location: Kaplan Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Community Sponsored Events Meetings

 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Family Storytime @ Edneyville
Join us for family storytime Mondays at the Edneyville Library. All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories, songs, & a silly surprise or two!
Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Time: 10: 00am – 10: 30am
Location: Edneyville Branch
Categories: Children’s Programs

Family Storytime @ Mills River
Join us for family storytime Mondays at the Mills River Library! All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories, songs, & a silly surprise or two!
Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Time: 10: 00am – 10: 30am
Location: Mills River Branch
Categories: Children’s Programs

Etowah’s Knitting Club
Join us at the Etowah Library for our weekly knitting group! Anyone can join at any level of ability. Make new friends and enjoy the fellowship of fellow stitchers! For more information, please contact the E…
Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Time: 10: 30am – 11: 30am
Location: Etowah Branch – Children’s Room, Etowah Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

CSI: Children’s Science Investigation
Investigate our crime scene for scientific clues! Analyze your own fingerprints, decipher written clues and take a bite out of crime as we compare teeth marks. Can you solve the mystery? Registration require…
Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Time: 3: 30pm – 4: 30pm
Location: Fletcher- Downstairs, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Children’s Programs

Learn to play Chess!
Want to learn to play chess or improve your game? Mr. Wayne Spon will offer a four week class for grades 5-8 that will include instruction and playing time. Mr. Spon has taught chess since 2005 and is the presi…
Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Time: 4: 00pm – 5: 00pm
Location: Main Library – Children’s Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Teen Programs

Read to Virgil the Library Dog
Sign up for a 15-minute session to read to a dog! For both children and adults. If the reader is a child, parent or guardian must be present. Registration required. For more information, or to sign up, ca…
Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Time: 4: 00pm – 5: 00pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs All Ages Children’s Programs Teen Programs

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Yoga @ Mills River- Tuesday Series
Learn proper alignment, improve strength & flexibility, & enjoy deep, guided relaxation with Lynn Edgar, an experienced yoga therapist at the 500hr level. Registration required- contact the Mills Riv…
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 9: 00am – 10: 30am
Location: Mills River Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Family Storytime @ Etowah
Join us for family storytime Tuesdays at the Etowah Library! All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories, songs, & a silly surprise or two!
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 10: 00am – 11: 00am
Location: Etowah Branch – Children’s Room, Etowah Branch
Categories: Children’s Programs

Preschool Storytime
For Ages 3-5. Join us at this drop-in program for songs and stories to enhance early literacy development.
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 10: 30am – 11: 00am
Location: Main Library – Children’s Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Children’s Programs

Blue Ridge Literacy Council Office Hours
The Blue Ridge Literacy Council will hold office hours at the Fletcher Library on Tuesdays from 11am-1pm. Come to the library to meet the staff from the Literacy Council, enroll as a student or tutor, or just l…
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 11: 00am – 1: 00pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs Community Sponsored Events

Beginning Spanish
An 8 week introduction to Spanish. Geri will help you build beginning Spanish skills in vocabulary and very basic conversations. She is passionate about helping people develop Spanish and English language skill…
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Location: Fletcher- Downstairs, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Knit & Crochet Group for Adults
The Mills River Knit and Crochet Group meets every Tuesday at 1pm. Join us every week to share what you are working on or to get help from the group. Interested in learning? This is the place for you. Everyone…
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Mills River Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Intermediate Spanish
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. For more information, contact the Fletcher Library at 687-1218.
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Family Storytime @ Fletcher
Join us for family storytime Wednesdays at the Fletcher Library! All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories, songs, & a silly surprise or two!
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am
Location: Fletcher- Downstairs, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Children’s Programs

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Toddler Storytime
For Children Ages 18 to 35 months. Join Ms. Kathy for a story, some music, and a hands-on activity to build early literacy skills.
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am
Location: Main Library – Children’s Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Children’s Programs

Spooky Science
For children who are currently enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 5. The Mad Scientists on Wheels from Hands oN! Children’s Museum will present this program. “Why do certain sounds and ima…
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Main Library – Children’s Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Children’s Programs
Register! – 3 seats left

Asheville Open Mic
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 4t…
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs Community Sponsored Events

Film, The Sunday Sessions
The movie, The Sunday Sessions, will be shown, followed by a panel discussion.
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Location: Main Library – Kaplan Auditorium [Non-library Event], Main Library
Categories: Community Sponsored Events

 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Yoga @ Mills River- Thursday Series
Learn proper alignment, improve strength & flexibility, & enjoy deep, guided relaxation with Lynn Edgar, an experienced yoga therapist at the 500hr level. Registration required- contact the Mills Riv…
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Location: Mills River Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Blue Ridge Literacy Council Office Hours
The Blue Ridge Literacy Council will hold office hours at the Etowah Library on Thursdays from 10am-12pm in a study room. Come to the library to meet the staff from the Literacy Council, enroll as a student or …
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Etowah Branch
Categories: Adult Programs Community Sponsored Events

Family Storytime @ Green River
Join us for stories, songs, and other early literacy activities to grow your child into a reader.
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Green River Branch
Categories: Children’s Programs

Music and Movement Storytime
Families are welcome to join us Thursday mornings for Music and Movement Storytime! We will have fun singing, dancing, reading interactive stories and more!
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am
Location: Main Library – Children’s Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Children’s Programs

Bouncing Babies
For babies birth to 17 months and a caregiver. Join the two Ms. Kathys for songs, stories, action rhymes that help babies develop early literacy skills. Grow a reader!
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 11:15am – 12:00pm
Location: Main Library – Children’s Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Children’s Programs

Mahjong
Experienced players are welcome. Beginners may observe and will be coached if possible. Registration required- Contact the Fletcher Library at 687-1218 for more information or to register. .
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Eclectic 4th Thursday Book Club
This is a book discussion group, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information about the group, contact Marlene Elrod at 692-4861.
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: Main Library – Boardroom, Main Library
Categories: Adult Programs Community Sponsored Events

Writing Your Memoir: A Beginner’s Guide
Writing Your Memoir: A Beginner’s Guide You don’t have to be a celebrity to write a memoir! Come join a veteran book editor to learn how to plan, write, and publish your memoir. Susan will also s…
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Kaplan Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Adult Programs

Spooky Science
Why do certain sounds and images scare us? Explore properties of matter, minerals, light, and sound as you discover the science behind the scary. Students will take home slime! Registration required- contact…
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Green River Branch
Categories: Children’s Programs

Teen Book Club
Teens grades 9-12 are welcome to join our discussion of The Reader by Traci Chee. The Reader is a fast paced mystery adventure story set in a world with no books. To request your copy of the book and sign up, c…
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Main Library – Children’s Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Teen Programs

 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Chess Club
Chess Club for adults 18+ will meet at the Fletcher Library every Friday. Beginners are welcome- please bring your own chess set. Limited to 20 players. Registration required- Contact the Fletcher Library a…
Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Goodwill Career Connections
Drop in and meet one-on-one with an advisor who can connect you to great opportunities for work, training, and education. For more information, contact the Fletcher Library at 687-1218.
Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Community Sponsored Events Adult Programs