Calendar of Events

 

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.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Main Library- Lost Playwrights of WNC
Contact: Ludy Wilkie 704-487-4269
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Lost Playwrights will meet- Anyone interested in any aspect of theatre or creative writing is invited.

 

Monday May 1, 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 “Death Qualified” by Kate Wilhelm, 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 May 2, 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.

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.

 

Wednesday May 3, 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.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Main Library Midweek Matinee-Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Contact: Sarah Hudson
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Tom Cruise returns as Jack Reacher in this sequel based on Lee Child’s best-selling 2013 novel, Never Go Back. This time around, Reacher works to exonerate Maj. Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders) after she is accused of treason, and his quest leads him to a conspiracy involving the murder of soldiers. PG-13, 118 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 Fizz, Boom, Science: Don’t Try This at Home!
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Join Dr. Bunsen & Dr. Beaker on a fast paced journey through the scientific process with hypotheses, observations, and changing variables. Fizz, Boom, Science! is sure to engage participants in hands-on science demonstrations and experiments that fizz, boom, pop, and more. Students will receive a take home science activity to reinforce concept learned in the program. Funded by the Friends of the Mills River Library. Registration is Required, so call or stop by the Mills River Library to sign up!

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Main LibraryWhy I March
Contact: Kathy Kyle 458-1282
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: This opening to the art exhibit “Why I March” will feature performance artists and is open to the public. The traveling exhibit will be on display in the Main Library’s Kaplan Auditorium from May 1st through the 19th.

 

Thursday May 4, 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 LibraryIntroduction to Library Business Guide
Contact: Michele von Boeck 828-697-4725
BOARD ROOM: Computer class.
In this class learn how to use the many resources found in our Business and Entrepreneur Guide.
Space is limited, so registration is necessary. Please register at the Information Desk at Main, or call us: 828-697-4725, opt. #3.

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 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
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 May 5, 2017

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale!
75,000 gently used books, DVDs, CDs, LPs
Located at 1940 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28792 (next to Dollar General)

 

Saturday May 6, 2017

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale!
75,000 gently used books, DVDs, CDs, LPs
Located at 1940 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28792 (next to Dollar General)

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Fletcher Library- Needle Felting Class
Contact: Fletcher Library 687-1218
AUDITORIUM: You will learn the basics of needle felting and create a dogwood flower. Registration Required- call or stop by the Fletcher Library to register! This FREE program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

10:30 AM – 1:30 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.

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Edneyville Library- Magic Show with Ronald McDonald!
Contact: Edneyville Library 685-0110
Ronald will encourage children to read while teaching them important lessons through music, magic, and storytelling — as a happy clown! Fun for all ages!

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Main Library1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration
Contact: Kathy Kirchoefer 697-4725, ext. 2313

 

Monday May 8, 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

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.

 

Tuesday May 9, 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.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Green River Library- Lego Club
Contact: Ashley Wise 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 May 10, 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

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Main Library- Living 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.

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Main Library Library–Info to Go! Online Resources for Kids 
Contact: Kathy Kirchoefer, Youth Services Coordinator 697-4725, ext. 2312 kkirchoefer@henderson.lib.nc.us
Main Library, Kaplan Auditorium
Parents and Teachers are encouraged to attend this informational session about online resources kids can use for (home)work or for play. Light refreshments will be available. Parents whose children are attending the Hands On! session scheduled on this date are especially encouraged to take a break and learn something new about the library.

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

 

Thursday May 11, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Main Library- Library 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 – 12:30 PM Etowah Library – Kindles & Overdrive
Contact: Etowah Library 828-891-6577
In this presentation you will learn the basics of how to use the Overdrive app on your KIndle. Overdrive is used with the North Carolina Digital Library to bring you free ebooks, digital audiobooks and more.
Space is limited, so registration is necessary. Please register at the Etowah Library, or call them at 828-891-6577.

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 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.

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Main Library- FOL presents a Shape-Note Program
Contact: Brenda Sloan 697-2057
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Join us for this program on shape-note singing! Presented by the Friends of the Library.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Main LibraryTeen 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.

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Main Library-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.

 

Friday May 12, 2017

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM Main Library– Movie: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape 
Contact: Gracie Waugh 697-4725
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: A brief introduction by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Four Seasons will be given before the movie in honor of Mental Health Month. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape: A loner cares for his dysfunctional family, including a challenged brother and their obese mother, who has not left the house in seven years. Movie is rated PG-13, 118 minutes.

Saturday May 13, 2017

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Fletcher Library- U.S. Citizenship Course
Contact: Blue Ridge Literacy Council 696-3811
AUDITORIUM: 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 May 15, 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!

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

Tuesday May 16, 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 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.

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Main Library- Hendersonville Sister Cities Program
Contact: Marcia Grant 697-4383
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: This program is to introduce the community to the diversity of students in our local schools and how the schools deal with their unique challenges.

Wednesday May 17, 2017

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Main Library- Living 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 – 11:30 AM Edneyville Library- Ballet Storytime
Contact: Edneyville Library 685-0110
Christy Schreivogel, of River Arts Ballet in Fletcher, will read a special story and conduct a fun ballet demo with the kids!

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.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Main Library Travelogue: Viet Nam
KAPLAN AUDITORIUM: Join John Gates Gill for a visual program of his trip to Viet Nam

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- Tumbling Towers and Balancing Bridges!
Contact: Mills River Library 890-1850
Presented by the Hands On! Museum: How tall can you build a tower without it falling over? How are bridges built to withstand weight and weather? In this class, students will test their engineering knowledge by building structures that can stand tall without tumbling or balance without buckling. Space is limited, so registration is required. Program is designed for 7-11 year olds.

 

Thursday May 18, 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 – 12:30 PM Fletcher Library – Digital Media at Your Library
Contact: Fletcher Library 828-687-1218
In this presentation you will learn about all the free digital media the library has to offer. Bring your mobile device to try it out on!
Space is limited, so registration is necessary. Please register at the Fletcher library or call them at 828-6871218.

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.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Main Library Literary Lunch

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Main Library- Four 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 May 19, 2017

Saturday May 20, 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 – 1:30 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.

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.