Calendar of Events

Monday, August 21, 2017

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, August 21, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Etowah Branch – Children’s Room, Etowah Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Solar Eclipse Day
Eclipse Day! Drop by the Kaplan Auditorium between 1 and 2pm to pick up your free viewing glasses (while supplies last) and check out some fun activities provided by Hands On! Join us on the field behind the li…
Date: Monday, August 21, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Kaplan Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: All Ages Adult Programs Teen Programs Children’s Programs

NCWN Open Mic Night – CANCELLED TODAY
The Henderson County Chapter of the NC Writers’ Network is providing a forum for area writers to read from their works. Members and Nonmembers of the NCWN are invited to read from works of prose (5 m…
Date: Monday, August 21, 2017
Time: 5:15pm – 7:30pm  CANCELLED TODAY
Location: Kaplan Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Adult Programs Community Sponsored Events

 

Tuesday, August 22, 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, August 22, 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 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, August 22, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs Community Sponsored Events

Freedom from Smoking
This free smoking cessation program will run for 7 weeks. Contact Beverly Levinson at the Henderson County Health Department for more information. 694-6065 or blevinson@hendersoncountync.org
Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Kaplan Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Adult Programs Community Sponsored Events

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, August 22, 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, August 22, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Chair Yoga @ Mills River Library
A gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair yoga classes are designed to improve flexibility, limber joints, and strengthen body awareness through br…
Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 11:45am
Location: Mills River 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: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch

 

Thursday, August 24, 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, August 24, 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, August 24, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Etowah Branch
Categories: Adult Programs Community Sponsored Events

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, August 24, 2017
Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Mystery Writing Workshop for Teens
Teens grades 6-12 bring your own ideas, stories, or a favorite book for inspiration to work on your own mystery writing project. This workshop will be led by Johanna Erlenbach, who has worked with Flat Rock Pla…
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Main Library – Children’s Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Teen 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, August 24, 2017
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: Main Library – Boardroom, Main Library
Categories: Adult Programs Community Sponsored Events

 

Friday, August 25, 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, August 25, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Highland Smocking Guild
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. …
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 10:15am – 12:45pm
Location: Fletcher- Downstairs, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Needle Felting Class
This class will be an introduction to Needle Felting and its history. We will start with some basic techniques and then create an apple, just in time for the Apple Festival! No prior experience necessary. Al…
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Anime & Manga Club for Teens 
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. For more information, contact the Main Library at 697-4725, option 5.
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Kaplan Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Teen Programs

Homeschooling Information Meeting
This meeting is to inform the public about homeschooling, legal requirements, “how to” start, and answer questions. For more information, visit homeschool-life.com/nc/hcha .
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Kaplan Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Community Sponsored Events Meetings

 

Monday, August 28, 2017

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, August 28, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Etowah Branch – Children’s Room, Etowah Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Commonly Misused Medications
Rebecca Sharp-Cassanego, RN BSN L.Ac with Vaya Health will present information on prescription medications that are commonly misused in the older adult. This misuse can be both deliberate and accidental. Also e…
Date: Monday, August 28, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Kaplan Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Adult Programs

 

Tuesday, August 29, 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, August 29, 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 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, August 29, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs Community Sponsored Events

Freedom from Smoking
This free smoking cessation program will run for 7 weeks. Contact Beverly Levinson at the Henderson County Health Department for more information. 694-6065 or blevinson@hendersoncountync.org
Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Kaplan Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Adult Programs Community Sponsored Events

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, August 29, 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, August 29, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

 

Thursday, August 31, 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, August 31, 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, August 31, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Etowah Branch
Categories: Adult Programs Community Sponsored Events

Overdrive for Digital Media Class
In this class you will learn how to use the Overdrive app with the North Carolina Digital Library to download free digital books, movies, and magazines. Bring your mobile device and start reading, listening,…
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Main Library – Boardroom, Main Library
Categories: Adult Programs Technology Classes

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, August 31, 2017
Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

 

Friday, September 1, 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, September 1, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Gross-ology!
Did you know your ears help you balance? Or that your intestines can be 25 feet long? Discover some of anatomy’s most interesting facts in this disgustingly fun adventure. Make poop, learn how food travels …
Date: Saturday, September 2, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Edneyville Branch
Categories: Children’s Programs
Gross-ology!

 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Library Closed
All library locations will be closed in honor of Labor Day.
Date: Monday, September 4, 2017
Time: All Day Event
Location:
Categories:
Library Closings

 

Tuesday, September 5, 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, September 5, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Location: Mills River Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Family Storytime @ Etowah
Join us for family storytime Wednesdays at the Etowah Library! All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories, songs, & a silly surprise or two! Asheville Art Museum will be here to lead us through a special …
Date: Tuesday, September 5, 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, September 5, 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, September 5, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs Community Sponsored Events

Freedom from Smoking
This free smoking cessation program will run for 7 weeks. Contact Beverly Levinson at the Henderson County Health Department for more information. 694-6065 or blevinson@hendersoncountync.org
Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Kaplan Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Adult Programs Community Sponsored Events

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, September 5, 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, September 5, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Lego Club @ Mills River
The Mills River Lego Club meets the 1st Tuesday of each month. If you’re a great Lego builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you. Open to anyone interested, no need to sign up. This will give chil…
Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Mills River Branch
Categories: Children’s Programs

 

Tuesday, September 5, 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, September 6, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am
Location: Fletcher Branch – Downstairs [Non-library Event], Fletcher Branch
Categories: Children’s Programs

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, September 6, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am
Location: Main Library – Children’s Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Children’s Programs

Midweek Matinee- The Zookeeper’s Wife
The Zookeeper’s Wife, based on real events, stars Jessica Chastain. The film tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals duri…
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Kaplan Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Adult Programs
Midweek Matinee- The Zookeeper’s Wife

Lego Club
For children who are currently enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Come prepared to build your favorite creations! Items will be displayed in the Children’s Room’s display case.
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Main Library – Children’s Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Children’s Programs

Popping with Power
Explore “pushes” and “pulls” on balls, pendulums, levers, bricks, and student-made catapults. Registration required- contact the Mills River Library at 890-1850 for more information or to…
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Mills River Branch
Categories: Children’s Programs

 

Thursday, September 7, 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, September 7, 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, September 7, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Etowah Branch
Categories: Adult Programs Community Sponsored Events

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, September 7, 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, September 7, 2017
Time: 11:15am – 12:00pm
Location: Main Library – Children’s Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Children’s Programs

Freedom from Smoking
This free smoking cessation program will run for 7 weeks. Contact Beverly Levinson at the Henderson County Health Department for more information. 694-6065 or blevinson@hendersoncountync.org
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Kaplan Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Adult Programs Community Sponsored Events

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, September 7, 2017
Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Stitch In @ the Main Library!
Studio time for individuals to work on portable craft projects, such as knitting, crochet, or embroidery. Share tips and socialize with others. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact the Main Li…
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: Main Library – Boardroom, Main Library
Categories: Adult Programs

Women’s Book Review Club
The Edneyville Book Review Group meets the first Thursday each month at 2pm to suggest “good reads” to each other from the books each has read. All are welcome to join us. For more information, con…
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Edneyville Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Lego Club @ Fletcher
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 y…
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Fletcher- Downstairs, Fletcher Branch
Categories: All Ages Children’s Programs Teen Programs

Teen Advisory Board
Teen Advisory Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 4pm in the Children’s Auditorium. Teens grades 9-12 are welcome to join to help plan teen library programs, promote library books and services, …
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Main Library – Children’s Auditorium, Main Library
Categories: Teen Programs

 

Friday, September 8, 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, September 8, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

 

Monday, September 11, 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, September 11, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 10:30am
Location: Edneyville Branch
Categories: Children’s Programs

Family Storytime @ Mills River
Join us for family storytime Wednesdays at the Mills River Library! All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories, songs, & a silly surprise or two!
Date: Monday, September 11, 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, September 11, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Etowah Branch – Children’s Room, Etowah Branch
Categories: Adult Programs

Avid Reader Book Club
Join us at the Fletcher Library on the first Monday of each month for our newest book club. This month we will be discussing “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova, so please read it before the meeting. F…
Date: Monday, September 11, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Fletcher- Auditorium, Fletcher Branch
Categories: Adult Programs