Calendar of Events

Monday March 27, 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, and a craft.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mills River Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725, ext. 2312 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
MILLS RIVER LIBRARY: Families are welcome to come enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a craft.

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 – 3:00 PM Mills River Library- A Matter of Balance Workshop
Contact: Stephanie Stewart 251-7438 stephanie@landofsky.org
Are you concerned about falls? Restricting activities because you have fallen in the past? Interested in improving flexibility, balance, and strength? This workshop will help you learn to set realistic goals for increasing activity, change your environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Activities include group discussion, problem-solving, skill building, assertiveness training, exercise training, sharing practical solutions, and cognitive restructuring (learning to shift from negative to positive thinking patterns or think about something in a different way). We will meet on Mondays, March 20th through May 8th- there will not be a class on April 17th as it has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 19th. To register, call or email Stephanie at 251-7438, stephanie@landofsky.org

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Main Library – Computer Basics
Contact: Michele von Boeck 828-697-4725
Main Library – Computer Basics
BOARD ROOM: In this class you will learn about computer hardware and software, how to locate progams on a computer, and the basics of accessing and using the Internet
Space is limited so registration is necessary. You may register at the Information Desk at the Main Library, or call us at 828-697-4725, opt. #3.

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Main LibraryLaw Enforcement Training Informational Meeting
Contact: Allison Nock 694-3137 anock@hendersoncountync.org
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Sheriff McDonald and law enforcement training instructors will provide the public with an opportunity to learn about the types and scope of training deputies must undergo to proficiently provide the high quality of service Henderson County residents have come to expect.

 

Tuesday March 28, 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 – 11:00 AM Etowah Library – Family Storytime
Contact: Kathy Kirchoefer 697-4725, ext. 2313
Come to the library for songs, stories, and activities to help develop early literacy skills. Family storytime is designed for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library – Preschool Storytime
Contact: Zack Johnson 697-4725 ext. 2312 zjohnson@hendersoncountync.org
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM: Join us Tuesday mornings for preschool storytime (ages 3-5.) Come and enjoy stories, songs, a craft, & a silly surprise or two!
Location: Main Library Children’s Auditorium

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.

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.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Fletcher Library- Basics of Wilderness First Aid
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
DOWNSTAIRS: A Park Ranger from Chimney Rock State Park will teach us some very simple steps to help the most common ourtdoor injuries. This free program is suited for ages 5 through adult.

 

Wednesday March 29, 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, and a craft.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library-Toddler Time
Contact: Kathy Carter 697-4725 ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM Join Ms. Kathy for a special storytime for children ages 18 months up to age 3. Activities include stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for an art activity or a craft. All activities are geared to enhance a love of reading. Storytime lasts approx. 20-30 min.
Location: Main Library Children’s Auditorium

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Mills River Library- Yoga with Lynn Edgar
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Join us at the Mills River Library for our Wednesday yoga sessions! Registration is Required. Call or stop by the Mills River Library to sign up.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Main Library4 O’clock Club presents Worm Ranching 101
Main Library, Children’s Auditorium
Join worm enthusiast Diane Rhoades as she shares what she knows about our underground friends. For children in grades K-5.
Location: Main Library Children’s Auditorium

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Main LibraryHendersonville Sister Cities: China
Contact: Marcia Grant 697-4383
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Hendersonville Sister Cities will give a presentation on China.

 

Thursday March 30, 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 – 10:30 AM Green River Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Ashley Wise 697-4969
Join Mrs. Ashley for family storytime Thursdays at the Green River Library. All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories, crafts and songs!

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 – 11:45 AM Main Library-Bouncing Babies
Contact: Kathy Carter 697-4725 ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
Come Join Ms. Kathy for a special storytime for infants age Birth-17 months of age. Activities include stories, songs, finger plays and lap rhymes for infants and their caregivers. Storytime lasts approx. 20-30 min.
Location: Main Library Children’s Auditorium

4:00 PM – 5:00 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, read The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey and come talk about the book with other teens. Snacks will be served. To request a copy of the book and sign up, call or come by the Youth Services Desk at the Main Library, 697-4725, ext. 2312.
Location: Main Library Children’s Auditorium

 

Friday March 31, 2017

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Main Library Tai Chi for Health

Sorry – Class is filled

Contact: Sarah Hudson 697-4725
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM; Come discover the reasons for Tai Chi’s growing popularity as a safe, effective form of exercise suited for almost anyone of any age. Tai Chi’s benefits include: increased balance, strength and coordination; improved posture and management of chronic conditions symptoms.
Participants required to sign a waiver.
This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. Class is free and open to the public.

 

Saturday April 1, 2017

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Fletcher Library- 4 Week Yoga Series with Lynn Edgar 
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
DOWNSTAIRS: Join us at the Fletcher Library as local instructor Lynn Edgar leads a basic yoga class. Registration and Waiver Required. This free series is funded by the Friends of the Library.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Edneyville Library- Gary Ballard & the Cabin Creek Revue
Contact: Edneyville Library 685-0110
Join us at the Edneyville Library for a morning of bluegrass music! Fun for the whole family! This free concert is funded by the Friends of the LIbrary.

 

Monday April 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, and a craft.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mills River Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725, ext. 2312 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
MILLS RIVER LIBRARY: Families are welcome to come enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a craft.

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. We will be discussing “The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George, so please read it before the meeting.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Mills River Library- A Matter of Balance Workshop
Contact: Stephanie Stewart 251-7438 stephanie@landofsky.org
Are you concerned about falls? Restricting activities because you have fallen in the past? Interested in improving flexibility, balance, and strength? This workshop will help you learn to set realistic goals for increasing activity, change your environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Activities include group discussion, problem-solving, skill building, assertiveness training, exercise training, sharing practical solutions, and cognitive restructuring (learning to shift from negative to positive thinking patterns or think about something in a different way). We will meet on Mondays, March 20th through May 8th- there will not be a class on April 17th as it has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 19th. To register, call or email Stephanie at 251-7438, stephanie@landofsky.org

 

Tuesday April 4, 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 – 11:00 AM Etowah Library – Family Storytime
Contact: Kathy Kirchoefer 697-4725, ext. 2313
Come to the library for songs, stories, and activities to help develop early literacy skills. Family storytime is designed for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library – Preschool Storytime
Contact: Zack Johnson 697-4725 ext. 2312 zjohnson@hendersoncountync.org
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM: Join us Tuesday mornings for preschool storytime (ages 3-5.) Come and enjoy stories, songs, a craft, & a silly surprise or two!

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 – Digital Media at Your Library
Contact: Edneyville Library 828-685-0110
This presentation will introduce you to all the digital media services the library has to offer. Ebooks, digital audiobooks, and streaming movies are just some of the media that will be discussed.
Space is limited, so registration is necessary. Please register at the Edneyville Library, or call them at 828-685-0110.

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 Mills River Library- Lego Club
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
The 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 children the opportunity to get creative and build anything they choose with Legos. They can either work on their own creations, or build as a team. The library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to capture your adventures. Please leave your Legos at home as we don’t want you to lose your favorite pieces.

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Main Library- A Visit with Ann B. Ross
Contact: Sarah Hudson 697-4725
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Join us for the debut of the latest Miss Julia novel, Miss Julia Weathers the Storm, by author Ann B. Ross. Mrs. Ross will discuss her writing, take a few questions, and sign copies of her works.
In conjunction with the Friends of the Library, The Bookshelf from Tryon will be on hand to assist you with purchases.

Wednesday April 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, and a craft.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library-Toddler Time
Contact: Kathy Carter 697-4725 ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM Join Ms. Kathy for a special storytime for children ages 18 months up to age 3. Activities include stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for an art activity or a craft. All activities are geared to enhance a love of reading. Storytime lasts approx. 20-30 min.

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Mills River Library- Yoga with Lynn Edgar  CANCELLED due to Town Hall Meeting
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Join us at the Mills River Library for our Wednesday yoga sessions! Registration is Required. Call or stop by the Mills River Library to sign up.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Main Library Midweek Matinee-Inferno
Contact: Sarah Hudson 697-4725
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in director Ron Howard and screenwriter David Koepp’s adaptation of the best-selling novel Inferno by Dan Brown. This time out, Langdon teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) to unravel a mystery involving Dante’s The Divine Comedy and stop a terrorist from unleashing a devastating biological weapon. Rated PG 13, 121 minutes

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Main Library--Lego Club
Contact: Kathy Kirchoefer 697-4725, ext. 2312
Main Library, Children’s Auditorium–Children in grades K-5 are invited to come and create at our monthly Lego Club meeting.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Mills River Library- Hands On! presents Wiggle with the Worms
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Dr. Bunsen & Dr. Beaker (worm farmers extraordinaire) introduce the wild world of worms! Children will learn all about worms, their habitat, and why they are so important to us! The children will enjoy lots of Hands On! experimentation with both imitation and real worms. Children will make and take home gummy worms! Funded by the Friends of the Mills River Library. Registration is Required, so call or stop by the Mills River Library to sign up!

 

Thursday April 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.

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Main Library Battle of the Books Elementary
Contact: Kathy Kirchoefer kkirchoefer@henderson.lib.nc.us
Kaplan Auditorium: Battle of the Books. Atkinson Elementary and Hendersonville Elementary compete.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Green River Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Ashley Wise 697-4969
Join Mrs. Ashley for family storytime Thursdays at the Green River Library. All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories, crafts and songs!

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Main LibraryIntroduction to Library Career Guide
Contact: Michele von Boeck 828-697-4725
BOARD ROOM: Computer Class.
In this class, learn how to use the Library’s Jobs & Careers Guide to help in your job search. Job searching, resumes, and interviewing are just a few of the topics to be covered.
Space is limited, so registration is necessary. Register at the Information Desk at Main, or call us at 828-697-4725, opt. #3 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 – 11:45 AM Main Library-Bouncing Babies
Contact: Kathy Carter 697-4725 ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
Come Join Ms. Kathy for a special storytime for infants age Birth-17 months of age. Activities include stories, songs, finger plays and lap rhymes for infants and their caregivers. Storytime lasts approx. 20-30 min.

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 – 3:00 PM Etowah Library- Successful Vegetable Gardening
Contact: Etowah Library 891-6577
MEETING ROOM: Join us at the Etowah Library to learn about vegetable gardening. This program is free and is presented by Steve Pettis from Cooperative Extension.

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Main Library Stitch In
Contact: Sarah Hudson
Location: Main Library Board Room

4:00 PM – 5:00 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 April 7, 2017

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Main LibraryI Love My Library
Contact: Main Library 697-4725
Join us for our 3rd Annual “I Love My Library” event at the Main Library on Friday, April 7th from 2-4pm.
The Henderson County Public Library seeks to promote literacy, build community, and protect your right to privacy. The “I Love My Library” event is our chance to thank you for your patronage, demonstrate the services we offer, show you ways you can get involved at the library, and welcome new members. Stop by at any time during the event.
*Informational Tables *Refreshments *Prize Drawings *Demonstrations on the use of our Digital Services *Special Story Time & Craft in the Children’s Dept. at 3:30pm
Show your support for Henderson County Public Libraries by stopping by to pick up a free car magnet designed especially for this event.

 

Saturday April 8, 2017

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Fletcher Library- 4 Week Yoga Series with Lynn Edgar
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
DOWNSTAIRS: Join us at the Fletcher Library as local instructor Lynn Edgar leads a basic yoga class. Registration and Waiver Required. This free series is funded by the Friends of the Library.

 

Monday April 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, and a craft.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mills River Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725, ext. 2312 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
MILLS RIVER LIBRARY: Families are welcome to come enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a craft.

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 – 3:00 PM Mills River Library- A Matter of Balance Workshop
Contact: Stephanie Stewart 251-7438 stephanie@landofsky.org
Are you concerned about falls? Restricting activities because you have fallen in the past? Interested in improving flexibility, balance, and strength? This workshop will help you learn to set realistic goals for increasing activity, change your environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Activities include group discussion, problem-solving, skill building, assertiveness training, exercise training, sharing practical solutions, and cognitive restructuring (learning to shift from negative to positive thinking patterns or think about something in a different way). We will meet on Mondays, March 20th through May 8th- there will not be a class on April 17th as it has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 19th. To register, call or email Stephanie at 251-7438, stephanie@landofsky.org

 

Tuesday April 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 – 11:00 AM Etowah Library – Family Storytime
Contact: Kathy Kirchoefer 697-4725, ext. 2313
Come to the library for songs, stories, and activities to help develop early literacy skills. Family storytime is designed for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library – Preschool Storytime
Contact: Zack Johnson 697-4725 ext. 2312 zjohnson@hendersoncountync.org
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM: Join us Tuesday mornings for preschool storytime (ages 3-5.) Come and enjoy stories, songs, a craft, & a silly surprise or two!

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

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.

Wednesday April 12, 2017

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library- Friends of the Library Board Meeting
Contact: Jennifer Miller
BOARD ROOM: Friends of the Library Board Meeting

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, and a craft.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library-Toddler Time
Contact: Kathy Carter 697-4725 ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM Join Ms. Kathy for a special storytime for children ages 18 months up to age 3. Activities include stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for an art activity or a craft. All activities are geared to enhance a love of reading. Storytime lasts approx. 20-30 min.

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Mills River Library- Yoga with Lynn Edgar
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Join us at the Mills River Library for our Wednesday yoga sessions! Registration is Required. Call or stop by the Mills River Library to sign up.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Mills River Library- Why’s the Remote in the Refrigerator?
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Why’s the Remote in the Refrigerator?? Know the 10 Signs! A workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. A fun and informative workshop that discusses what is normal and not normal aging, when it may be time to talk to your physician, and why you have to keep defrosting the remote! We explore the 10 warning signs of dementia, and provide you the tools to be aware, ask the right questions, and get the support and answers you need! This program is free and open to the public.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Main Library–Hands On!
Main Library, Children’s Auditorium: Hands On! will be presenting a monthly program for children in grades K-5. Sign-up for each session by calling 697-4725, ext. 2312 or by stopping by the Youth Services Desk.
January 11–CSI: Children’s Science Investigation; February 8–Magical Magnets; March 22–Grossology; April 12–Greenworks, and May 10–Fizz, Boom, Science

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Main LibrarySeed Starting with Bullington Gardens 
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725, ext. 2304 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Learn plant propagation techniques with John Murphy of Bullington Gardens. He will cover the best method of getting seeds started, how to do stem cuttings, division and layering. Doors open at 2:30, the first 25 attendees will be able to start their own seeds to take home. This program is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

Thursday April 13, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Main LibraryLibrary Board of Trustees Meeting
Contact: Jennifer Miller 697-4725 jmiller@henderson.lib.nc.us
BOARD ROOM: The Henderson County Public Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Board Room of the Main Library unless otherwise announced.

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 – 10:30 AM Green River Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Ashley Wise 697-4969
Join Mrs. Ashley for family storytime Thursdays at the Green River Library. All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories, crafts and songs!

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 – 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.

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Green River Library- Shred Day
Contact: Green River Library 697-4969
Local Government Credit Union (LGCU) will bring their shred truck for members of our community to shred important papers. This is a great time for patrons to start spring cleaning!

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Main Library-Bouncing Babies
Contact: Kathy Carter 697-4725 ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
Come Join Ms. Kathy for a special storytime for infants age Birth-17 months of age. Activities include stories, songs, finger plays and lap rhymes for infants and their caregivers. Storytime lasts approx. 20-30 min.

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Fletcher Library- Mahjong 4 Week Series 
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
DOWNSTAIRS: Join our mahjong group for an afternoon of fun with this exciting Chinese tile game. No experience needed- there will be a coach present to teach new players. Registration for the 4 weeks is required. Call or stop by the Fletcher Library to register. The games are free.

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– FOLD 3 Demo
Contact: Mark Burdette 697-4725
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Staff will give a demonstration on reference resource FOLD 3.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Main Library-Teen STEAM Lab 
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725, ext. 2312 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us

CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM: Teens grades 6-12 join us as we create our own Stop Motion Animation. We will work on this project in April and May. Bring any story ideas you might have to our first meeting. Registration is required, please contact Youth Services at 697-4725, ext. 2312.

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM LIBRARY WILL CLOSE AT 5:00PM FOR THE GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY
Location: all libraries

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Main LibraryCANCELLED-Spanish Storytime/Programa de Cuentos Infantiles en Espanol
Contact: Kathy Kirchoefer 697-4725, ext. 2313
Main Library, Children’s Auditorium
Spanish Storytime/Programa de Cuentos Infantiles en Espanol. Cuentos infantiles, canciones y rimas para ninos de todas las edades. Durante estos programas tendremos invitados especiales y juegos infantiles. Recuerde, Hablar dos idiomas enriquece la educacion de sus hijos. Para mas informacion en Espanol contacte a Evelyn Alcaron 828-290-7134.
PROGRAM CANCELLED FOR APRIL!

 

Friday April 14, 2017

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED FOR GOOD FRIDAY
Location: all libraries

 

Saturday April 15, 2017

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.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Fletcher Library- 4 Week Yoga Series with Lynn Edgar
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
DOWNSTAIRS: Join us at the Fletcher Library as local instructor Lynn Edgar leads a basic yoga class. Registration and Waiver Required. This free series is funded by the Friends of the Library.

 

Monday April 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, and a craft.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mills River Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725, ext. 2312 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
MILLS RIVER LIBRARY: Families are welcome to come enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a craft.

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- Radical Raptors and Marvelous Mammals
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Presented by Chimney Rock State Park: Many mammals and birds of prey have always fascinated us and are the origin of many legends. Realizing the importance of these predators, and sometimes prey, will help you understand the role they play in our ecosystem. This fun program will discuss birds of prey and animal traits, various habitats, and even address some unwarranted bad raps! Don’t forget your camera for photos of some of our most popular animal ambassadors. All ages are welcome! Free and open to the public- this program is paid for by the Friends of the Mills River Library.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Edneyville Library- Community Sing-A-Long!
Contact: Edneyville Library 685-0110
Join us at the Edneyville Library for our popular Sing-a-long! Sing, strum, or just tap your toes- everyone is welcome!

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

Tuesday April 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 – 11:00 AM Etowah Library – Family Storytime
Contact: Kathy Kirchoefer 697-4725, ext. 2313
Come to the library for songs, stories, and activities to help develop early literacy skills. Family storytime is designed for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library – Preschool Storytime
Contact: Zack Johnson 697-4725 ext. 2312 zjohnson@hendersoncountync.org
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM: Join us Tuesday mornings for preschool storytime (ages 3-5.) Come and enjoy stories, songs, a craft, & a silly surprise or two!

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 – 4:00 PM Main Library  – Apple Users Group
Contact: Michele von Boeck 828-697-4725
This Library-sponsored group is for anyone interested in learning more about their Apple device, or about Apple devices in general. The expertise level of the group is basic, we are all still learning, and the meeting format is informal, and informative. The group decides on the topic on a month-to-month basis. Please consider attending if you would like to learn more about Apple devices, from laptops to iPhones!

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.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Fletcher Library- Spectacular Spiders
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
DOWNSTAIRS: A Park Ranger from Chimney Rock State Park will teach us all about spiders! This free program is for all ages.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Mills River Library- Asheville Hoops!!
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
For children in grades K-5: Prepare to move your body, dance, play, and laugh! Come learn to rock, roll, twirl, spin,and twist a hoop and most importantly, have fun! Melmacpink will offer a Hoopdance performance as well, sure to wow ages 1-100! Registration Required- Call or stop by the Mills River Library to register.

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Main Library- Friends of Dupont Annual Meeting
Contact: Aleen Steinberg 885-2477
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Annual meeting- www.dupontforest.com

 

Wednesday April 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, and a craft.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library-Toddler Time
Contact: Kathy Carter 697-4725 ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM Join Ms. Kathy for a special storytime for children ages 18 months up to age 3. Activities include stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for an art activity or a craft. All activities are geared to enhance a love of reading. Storytime lasts approx. 20-30 min.

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Mills River Library- Yoga with Lynn Edgar
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Join us at the Mills River Library for our Wednesday yoga sessions! Registration is Required. Call or stop by the Mills River Library to sign up.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Mills River Library- A Matter of Balance Workshop
Contact: Stephanie Stewart 251-7438 stephanie@landofsky.org
Are you concerned about falls? Restricting activities because you have fallen in the past? Interested in improving flexibility, balance, and strength? This workshop will help you learn to set realistic goals for increasing activity, change your environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Activities include group discussion, problem-solving, skill building, assertiveness training, exercise training, sharing practical solutions, and cognitive restructuring (learning to shift from negative to positive thinking patterns or think about something in a different way). We will meet on Mondays, March 20th through May 8th- there will not be a class on April 17th as it has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 19th. To register, call or email Stephanie at 251-7438, stephanie@landofsky.org

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Fletcher Library-Teen Crafternoon
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
Fletcher Library: Teens grades 6-12, come by the Fletcher Library between 2 and 4pm to create your own unique clothespin photo frame. (while supplies last) Program is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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 Main Library–4 O’Clock Club YMCA Program
Contact: Kathy Kirchoefer 697-4725, ext. 2313
Main Library, Kaplan Auditorium:
Children in grades K – 5 are invited to get moving with the YMCA! Parents will need to sign an activity waiver before children can participate.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Mills River Library- Lost in Space! 
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Presented by the Hands On! Museum: Your space ship has crash landed on an unidentified planet. You and your crew must survive by building a shelter and acquiring food and water. In this class, students will use their knowledge of space travel and survival instincts to build a successful colony. Space is limited, so registration is required. Program is designed for 7-11 year olds.

6:00 PM – 7:45 PM Main Library – Business Program
Contact: Michele von Boeck 828-697-4725
KAPLAN: Business Program – Topic TBD
WNC SCORE, in partnership with the Library will present a class on a business-related topic, which will be announced shortly.
Registration required. Please register at the Main Library Information Desk, or call 828-697-4725, opt. #3 to register.

 

Thursday April 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.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Green River Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Ashley Wise 697-4969
Join Mrs. Ashley for family storytime Thursdays at the Green River Library. All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories, crafts and songs!

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 – 11:45 AM Main Library-Bouncing Babies
Contact: Kathy Carter 697-4725 ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
Come Join Ms. Kathy for a special storytime for infants age Birth-17 months of age. Activities include stories, songs, finger plays and lap rhymes for infants and their caregivers. Storytime lasts approx. 20-30 min.

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Fletcher Library- Mahjong 4 Week Series 
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
AUDITORIUM: Join our mahjong group for an afternoon of fun with this exciting Chinese tile game. No experience needed- there will be a coach present to teach new players. Registration for the 4 weeks is required. Call or stop by the Fletcher Library to register. The games are free.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Fletcher Library- Wiggle with the Worms!
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
DOWNSTAIRS: Hands On! presents this program- Dr. Bunsen & Dr. Beaker (worm farmers extraordinaire) introduce the wild world of worms! Children will learn all about worms, their habitat, and why they are so important to us! The children will enjoy lots of Hands On! experimentation with both imitation and real worms! Kids should wear clothes they can get dirty. This free program is for Grades K-5 and registration is required. Call or stop by the Fletcher Library today to register. Funded by the Friends of the Library.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Edneyville Library- Asheville Hoops!!
Contact: Edneyville Library 685-0110
For children in grades K-5: Prepare to move your body, dance, play, and laugh! Come learn to rock, roll, twirl, spin,and twist a hoop and most importantly, have fun! Melmacpink will offer a Hoopdance performance as well, sure to wow ages 1-100! Registration Required- Call or stop by the Edneyville Library to register. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

 

Friday April 21, 2017

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Fletcher Library- Shred Event!
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
The Local Government Credit Union (LGCU) will bring their shred truck to the Fletcher Library for members of our community to shred important papers. This is a great time for patrons to start spring cleaning!

 

Saturday April 22, 2017

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.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Fletcher Library- 4 Week Yoga Series with Lynn Edgar
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
DOWNSTAIRS: Join us at the Fletcher Library as local instructor Lynn Edgar leads a basic yoga class. Registration and Waiver Required. This free series is funded by the Friends of the Library.

 

Monday April 24, 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, and a craft.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Mills River Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Lisa Donaldson 697-4725, ext. 2312 ldonaldson@henderson.lib.nc.us
MILLS RIVER LIBRARY: Families are welcome to come enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a craft.
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 – 3:00 PM Mills River Library- A Matter of Balance Workshop
Contact: Stephanie Stewart 251-7438 stephanie@landofsky.org
Are you concerned about falls? Restricting activities because you have fallen in the past? Interested in improving flexibility, balance, and strength? This workshop will help you learn to set realistic goals for increasing activity, change your environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Activities include group discussion, problem-solving, skill building, assertiveness training, exercise training, sharing practical solutions, and cognitive restructuring (learning to shift from negative to positive thinking patterns or think about something in a different way). We will meet on Mondays, March 20th through May 8th- there will not be a class on April 17th as it has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 19th. To register, call or email Stephanie at 251-7438, stephanie@landofsky.org

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Main Library– FOL presents Joel Helfand
Contact: Blaine Russell 601-416-9832
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Clarinetist Joel Helfand will present a concert of Klezmer music. Presented by the Friends of the Library.

 

Tuesday April 25, 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 – 11:00 AM Etowah Library – Family Storytime
Contact: Kathy Kirchoefer 697-4725, ext. 2313
Come to the library for songs, stories, and activities to help develop early literacy skills. Family storytime is designed for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library – Preschool Storytime
Contact: Zack Johnson 697-4725 ext. 2312 zjohnson@hendersoncountync.org
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM: Join us Tuesday mornings for preschool storytime (ages 3-5.) Come and enjoy stories, songs, a craft, & a silly surprise or two!

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 Mountain Voices in Prose and Poetry with Robert Morgan
Contact: Sarah Hudson
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Hometown and award winning author Robert Morgan will discuss his work. An area bookstore will have selections for sale and signing in conjunction with the Friends of the Library.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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 Edneyville Library-Teen STEAM Lab
Contact: Edneyville Library 685-0110
Edneyville Library- Teens grades 6-12 will have fun exploring robots and coding with Ozobots. Presented by Hands On! Program is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Register by contacting the Edneyville Library at 685-0110.

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Main Library- Climate Change Science 101
Contact: Becky Ledbetter 778-1542
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Progressive Women of Hendersonville presents this program on climate change. Dr. Rockley will give a basic overview of the science behind climate change.

 

Wednesday April 26, 2017

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Main LibraryLiving Healthy with a Chronic Condition
Contact: Stephanie Stewart 251-7438 stephanie@landofsky.org
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Presented by Land of Sky and Area Agency on Aging- Living healthy with a chronic condition is an evidence-based health promotion program helping community dwelling older adults better manage their health conditions. Please contact Stephanie Stewart at 251-7438 or stephanie@landofsky.org to register for this 6 week free workshop.

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, and a craft.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Main Library-Toddler Time
Contact: Kathy Carter 697-4725 ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
CHILDREN’S AUDITORIUM Join Ms. Kathy for a special storytime for children ages 18 months up to age 3. Activities include stories, songs, fingerplays and a time for an art activity or a craft. All activities are geared to enhance a love of reading. Storytime lasts approx. 20-30 min.

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Mills River Library- Yoga with Lynn Edgar
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Join us at the Mills River Library for our Wednesday yoga sessions! Registration is Required. Call or stop by the Mills River Library to sign up.

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Mills River Library- Coloring for Adults
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Join us at the Mills River Library on the 4th Wednesday of the month! Coloring is an activity we think of as being for kids. However, it can be beneficial for adults. Coloring generates wellness, quietness, and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided. Adults only, please. These programs are funded by the Mills River Lions Club.

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.

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Main LibraryBaker Barber Photos Session: Focus on our African American Community
Contact: Mark Burdette 697-4725
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: A Blast Back to the Past! Come and help identify friends, families, neighbors, and other individuals of our African American community!

 

Thursday April 27, 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 – 10:30 AM Green River Library- Family Storytime
Contact: Ashley Wise 697-4969
Join Mrs. Ashley for family storytime Thursdays at the Green River Library. All ages are welcome to come enjoy stories, crafts and songs!

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Main Library – Computer Basics
Contact: Michele von Boeck 828-697-4725
BOARD ROOM: Computer class.

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 Edneyville Library- Determining Dyslexia in Children 
Contact: Edneyville Library 685-0110
Join us at the Edneyville Library for this free program. Mary Black, a specialist in the field, will speak about many ways to observe a child who may have a learning disability.

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 – 11:45 AM Main Library-Bouncing Babies
Contact: Kathy Carter 697-4725 ext:2312 kcarter@henderson.lib.nc.us
Come Join Ms. Kathy for a special storytime for infants age Birth-17 months of age. Activities include stories, songs, finger plays and lap rhymes for infants and their caregivers. Storytime lasts approx. 20-30 min.

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Main Library- Eclectic 4th Thursday Book Club
Contact: Marlene Elrod 692-4861
BOARD ROOM: Book Discussion Groups are sponsored by the Friends of the Library. These are discussion groups not book review groups.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Etowah Library- FOLD3 Demo
Contact: Mark Burdette 697-4725
MEETING ROOM: Join Reference Librarian Mark Burdette as he demonstrates the library’s newest genealogy resource. FOLD3 gives access to a wide variety of records pertaining to the U.S. military starting with the Revolutionary War and going through the current conflicts in the Middle East. The demonstration will include the various types of records available and how to search for them. This class is intended for beginners but researchers of all skill levels are invited to attend.

 

Saturday April 29, 2017

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Main Library– Teen 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 share their love of anime and manga. Snacks will be served.