Public Libraries

buncombe county, public library, libraries, black mountain, east asheville, enka-candler, fairview, leicester, north asheville, oakley, south asheville, pack memorial, skyland, south buncombe, swannanoa, weaverville, west asheville

RSS XML iCal Asheville, NCEastern Time
This hCalendar-compliant page is optimized for search engines. View this calendar as published at www.buncombecounty.org.

CANCELED - DIY Fantasy Baby Photo Shoot

West Asheville Library Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Summer Reading Programs. Featured Event: Special Event. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: West Asheville. Monday, July 15, 2019.

Itching to Stitch

Weaverville Library Bring your needlework or craft project and hobnob with other like-minded folk. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Age Group: Adult. Library: Weaverville. Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Pack Memorial. Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Geri- Fit Workout for Seniors

Pack Memorial Library Seniors looking to workout more regularly are welcome to participate in video-led fitness classes! Most of the exercises will be performed seated in a chair and you will not have to get on the floor. Classes will be once a week on Mondays. No registration required, come when you can. You will need to bring your own set of 2 or 3-pound dumbbell weights and a stretch band. (The library has some stretch bands if you need one.) You will be exercising to a Geri-Fit® DVD and several different levels of Geri-Fit® video workouts will be shown. Everyone is encouraged to work out at their own pace. Please come join us and have some fun working out! Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4718. Email: erin.makara@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Monday, July 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

West Asheville Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: West Asheville. Monday, July 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Town Wide Read

Fairview Library Fairview Library is inviting everyone in the community to come together this summer through the shared experience of reading the same book in its first ever Town Wide Read. Town Wide Reads may be new to Fairview, but they are not a new idea. Nancy Pearl, Director of the Washington Center for the Book and creator of the first Town Wide Read has said about the endeavor:  “People can go for days at a time not talking to anyone outside their immediate family. There are precious few opportunities for people of different ethnic backgrounds, economic levels or ages to sit down together and discuss ideas that are important to them. This project provides that opportunity.” The book chosen for this summer’s Town Wide Read is One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash. The library has plenty of books in circulation for people to check out, and the Friends of Fairview Library will be selling copies of the book for $5.00 to anyone that would like to own one. Small group book discussions are planned throughout the months of… Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Author Event. Book Club. Literature. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Monday, July 15, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

DIY Melted Crayons & a Universe of Drawing Fun

Pack Memorial Library Bring in your scrappy crayons and melt them into new shapes. Storyteller Dan Antonelli will lead drawing classes while your new crayons cool. All ages. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Family Fun. Story Telling. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Pack Memorial. Monday, July 15, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 movie screening

Pack Memorial Library In 1969 Apollo 11 mission was the first spaceflight to land humans on the Moon. Join us for a screening of Apollo 11. Program held in our auditorium downstairs. Light refreshments and snacks are provided. Free to everyone. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4718. Email: erin.makara@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Film Screening. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Monday, July 15, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

North Asheville Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: North Asheville. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Fairview Library Baby StoryTime is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Fairview. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Weaverville Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Weaverville. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Black Mountain Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Black Mountain. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Gym

Fairview Library Join us for Baby Gym just after Baby Storytime at 11. This is a free play time for little ones ages 0-18 months. We will have baby & toddler sized toys, climbing structures, tunnels, and more! Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Fairview. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

North Asheville Book Club

North Asheville Library Join us to discuss this month's book: "Still Life" by Louise Penny The North Asheville Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: North Asheville. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Book Discussion

West Asheville Library Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: West Asheville. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Spinning Yarns knitting and crochet drop in group

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Beginners can learn a basic pattern. Those with experience are welcome to work on a project and share your knowledge. Supplies will be available for beginners. Come “spin some yarn” at the library! Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Age Group: Adult. Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Mystery Book Club

Black Mountain Library Discuss mystery genre books in a community of book-loving sleuths. We'll be discussing Blind Goddess, by Anne Holt. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Literature. Age Group: Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Half Price Book Sale

Oakley / South Asheville Library Everything in our lobby book sale is now HALF PRICE for the month of July. Nothing more than 50¢ - Hardcover, softcover, DVDs, Music CDs, Adult and Children's books. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Sale. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Wednesday, July 17, 2019. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

North Asheville Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: North Asheville. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Black Mountain Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Black Mountain. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Preschool Story Time

Leicester Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Leicester. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tiny Tots Yoga

Swannanoa Library Tiny Tots yoga is for babies and toddlers (crawling to 2 years) with a caregiver. This is a highly active, playful class with songs and music that integrates breathing, mindfulness and yoga exercise. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Swannanoa. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

East Asheville Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: East Asheville Library - 902 Tunnel Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: East Asheville. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Fairview Library A movement based story time for children of all ages. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Fairview. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

North Asheville Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: North Asheville. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Weaverville Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Weaverville. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

West Asheville Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: West Asheville. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Gym

Fairview Library Join us for Toddler Gym just after Toddler Storytime at 11. This is a free play time for little ones ages 18 months-3 years. We will have toddler sized toys, climbing structures, tunnels, and more! Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Fairview. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Afternoon Book Group

Black Mountain Library Read a book about the moon--fiction or non-fiction. No time to read? No worries! Come anyway and talk books with our fun-loving bookish group. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Literature. Age Group: Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Afternoon History Book Club "The Last Days of the Romanovs" by Helen Rappaport

Enka-Candler Library Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Enka-Candler. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Uke Jam

Weaverville Library Hey man, bring your ax and jam with your peeps.  All are welcome !  Sheet music and tab available. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Music. Age Group: Adult. Library: Weaverville. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Henna Temporary Tattoos

North Asheville Library Create temporary tattoo art on yourself or a willing friend using Henna powder! Henna tattoos last between 1-3 weeks. Call the North Asheville Library at 828-250-4752 to reserve a spot.  Ages 10-16 recommended,  but any age welcome. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Family Fun. STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: North Asheville. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Creative Writing Group

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Our focus is creating a supportive and fun environment for writers through writing exercises and discussions about writing.  You are welcome but not required to bring a 300-500 word piece of original writing to share. Open to adults and teens 15 and older. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Adult. Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preview! Leicester Artist Studio Tour

Leicester Library Stop by the library for a preview of the Leicester Artist Studio Tour! Local artists' work will be on display from July 11- August 10 and may be viewed any time during the library's open hours. We'll also have brochures about the Annual Artist Studio Tour, which is taking place throughout the Leicester community August 17-18. For more information about the studio tour, visit http://cometoleicester.org/. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Exhibit. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Leicester. Thursday, July 18, 2019. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Swannanoa Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Swannanoa. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Black Mountain Library Toddler Times are lively interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Black Mountain. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Swannanoa Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Swannanoa. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Fairview Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Fairview. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Fun with Ultraviolet Light

Leicester Library Observe GLOWING reactions as we experiment with fluorescent materials under black lights. Wear your whitest whites for extra WOW! (designed for kids who aren’t afraid of the dark). Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Leicester. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Weaverville Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Weaverville. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

West Asheville Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: West Asheville. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Friends of the South Buncombe Library Book Club: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Skyland / South Buncombe Library This month’s book is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. We have copies available for checkout. Please join us. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Star Wars Jedi Training Academy

Fairview Library Are you strong with the Force? Find out at Jedi Training Academy! Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Fairview. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Fur, Feathers, and Scales with the WNC Nature Center

Weaverville Library Fur, Feathers, and Scales: The mountains of North Carolina are home to many different types of animals! Some have fur, some have feathers, some even have scales! Join an educator from the WNC Nature Center as we learn about the mammals, birds, and reptiles that live in our own backyards! We'll get to touch fur, inspect skulls, and explore wings during this hands-on native animal program. You'll even have the opportunity to meet a few live animal guests! Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Other. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Weaverville. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Lego Builder's Club

Pack Memorial Library Come build with LEGOs! Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Spanish Conversation Group

Pack Memorial Library Looking to practice your Spanish Language skills? Come to the Spanish Conversation Group at Pack! The group meets once a week to practice their language skills and to help each other out when needed. Newcomers are always welcome.  No registration is necessary. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4718. Email: erin.makara@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Game Of Thrones Emotional Support Group

Pack Memorial Library Still feeling emotional and/or in disbelief about Game of Thrones ending? We're right there with you, which is why we're starting an emotional support group! The Asheville Movie Guys, Edwin Arnaudin & Bruce Steele, will be leading the conversation along with one of the librarians from Pack Memorial Library, so join us and let's talk about it! We'll be meeting at Pleb Urban Winery located in the River Arts District! 289 Lyman St, Asheville, NC 28801. The first part of the group will be a little tutorial on wine tasting, the second part will be a discussion about Game of Thrones (because obviously those go together). A little learning and a little emotional support all in an evening outing!  Seating is limited, so registration is required. Must be 21+ to attend. Attendees are responsible for their own beverage purchases and rides. If interested in learning more about Pleb Urban Winery, visit their website: https://www.pleburbanwinery.com/. Phone: (828) 250-4718. Email: erin.makara@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Other. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. 289 Lyman St. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Trunk of Trouble

North Asheville Library Wondering how to save your grandfather’s old letters, your parents’ wedding photos, or even your own high school scrapbooks? Join local archivist Heather South as she shares the do’s and don’ts of preservation and offers tips on how to take care of your family documents. Heather South is the lead archivist at the Western Regional Archives, a branch of the State Archives of North Carolina. Her program, “The Trunk of Trouble,” provides insight on the basics of archival preservation and shares ideas for inexpensive solutions to frequent problems.  With the “Trunk of Trouble,” Heather uses real-life examples to demonstrate the do’s and don’ts of preserving books, paper, and photographs.  If you have a particular item you want looked at, feel free to bring it along! Heather plans on staying afterward to offer one on one guidance. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Informational. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Adult. Library: North Asheville. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Super Summer Book Sale

Pack Memorial Library The Friends of Pack Library are sponsoring the Super Summer Book Sale at Pack Library which will include: • Hallway and Lower Level sale • HUNDREDS OF COFFEE TABLE BOOKS, especially mint condition art books and children’s books, with all items individually priced. • Bookends Used Book Store will offer 50% OFF their already low prices All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Buncombe County Libraries. For more information, call 250-4700 at or email Abookends2008@yahoo.com.y. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Sale. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Strolling Through History- Geri-Fit Edition!

Pack Memorial Library This energetic program is designed for elders in our community to enjoy time outdoors learning about local history, enjoying each other's company, and getting some exercise. Each walk will last approximately 45 minutes. Space is limited. Please register online or in the North Carolina Room, lower level, Pack Memorial Library. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: packnc@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Local History & Genealogy. Story Telling. Other. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Town Wide Read Book Discussion Group

Fairview Library Let's talk about One Foot in Eden at the Whistle Hop Brewery. Fairview Library is inviting everyone in the community to come together this summer through the shared experience of reading the same book in our first ever Town Wide Read. Join us at one of our small group book discussions throughout the summer, or host your own! Schedule of book groups: Wednesday, July 10 at 3pm; Mountain Mojo/Daymoon Coffeebar Friday, July 19 at 4pm: Whistle Hop Brewery Thursday, July 25 at 4pm: Turgua Brewery Monday, August 5 at 2pm: Rise Above Bakehouse Tuesday, August 13 at 2pm: Trout Lilly Market Tuesday, August 20 at 7pm: Fairview Library. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Friday, July 19, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Whistle Hop Brewery. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

LEGO Builder

Leicester Library LEGO fun for kids age 5 and up. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Family Fun. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Leicester. Friday, July 19, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Reading with JR The Therapy Dog

North Asheville Library Come practice your reading with J.R. certified therapy dog and amazing listener. Kid readers up to age 12 can sign up for 15 minute sessions. Stop by the library to register or call 828-250-4752. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Library: North Asheville. Friday, July 19, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Super Summer Book Sale

Pack Memorial Library The Friends of Pack Library are sponsoring the Super Summer Book Sale at Pack Library which will include: • Hallway and Lower Level sale • HUNDREDS OF COFFEE TABLE BOOKS, especially mint condition art books and children’s books, with all items individually priced. • Bookends Used Book Store will offer 50% OFF their already low prices All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Buncombe County Libraries. For more information, call 250-4700 at or email Abookends2008@yahoo.com. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Sale. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Chess Club

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Come join us for chess or bring another quiet board game to share. 6 years old and up. Kids under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Baby Story Time

East Asheville Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: East Asheville Library - 902 Tunnel Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: East Asheville. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Read to Cooki the Therapy Dog

Weaverville Library Call the Library to reserve your 15 minute appointment with Cooki! Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Weaverville. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Water Play Day!

East Asheville Library Come have fun in the sun and get WET at the East Asheville Library. Participate in a water balloon toss, relay race, and other wet and wild games! This program is designed for school age children but all are welcome to attend. Space is limited. You must be registered to attend. Please stop by the East Asheville Library or call (828) 250-4738 to reserve your spot. Weather can be unpredictable. All registered attendees will be notified in case of cancellation due to weather. We will schedule a rain date as necessary. Location: East Asheville Library - 902 Tunnel Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Library: East Asheville. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Apollo Party! The 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Black Mountain Library Join our block party in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Fun for all ages! There will be a retired NASA engineer as a special guest, we'll watch the footage of the moon landing, along with crafts, space-themed refreshments and a few surprises! All ages. Free family fun! Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Book Sale. Exhibit. Family Fun. Film Screening. Informational. Music. STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

In the Shadow of the Moon documentary

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Come enjoy the cool AC and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. This acclaimed documentary retells the story of NASA’s Apollo mission through archival footage and interviews. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Film Screening. Informational. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Pack Memorial. Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

West Asheville Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: West Asheville. Monday, July 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Town Wide Read

Fairview Library Fairview Library is inviting everyone in the community to come together this summer through the shared experience of reading the same book in its first ever Town Wide Read. Town Wide Reads may be new to Fairview, but they are not a new idea. Nancy Pearl, Director of the Washington Center for the Book and creator of the first Town Wide Read has said about the endeavor:  “People can go for days at a time not talking to anyone outside their immediate family. There are precious few opportunities for people of different ethnic backgrounds, economic levels or ages to sit down together and discuss ideas that are important to them. This project provides that opportunity.” The book chosen for this summer’s Town Wide Read is One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash. The library has plenty of books in circulation for people to check out, and the Friends of Fairview Library will be selling copies of the book for $5.00 to anyone that would like to own one. Small group book discussions are planned throughout the months of… Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Author Event. Book Club. Literature. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Monday, July 22, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Lego Club

Weaverville Library We've got the Legos, you bring the ideas and build, build, build! Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Weaverville. Monday, July 22, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Sun, Stars, Shadows, Oh My! With AMOS

Enka-Candler Library Live a day in the life of our solar system through interactive play and inquiry-based exploration with our inflatable planetarium.Registration required – for age 7-10. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Enka-Candler. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

North Asheville Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: North Asheville. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Gym

Pack Memorial Library Free play time & indoor fun for little ones ages 0-3 years directly after Baby Story Time. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Fairview Library Baby StoryTime is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Fairview. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Weaverville Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Weaverville. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Black Mountain Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Black Mountain. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Gym

Fairview Library Join us for Baby Gym just after Baby Storytime at 11. This is a free play time for little ones ages 0-18 months. We will have baby & toddler sized toys, climbing structures, tunnels, and more! Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Fairview. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Graphic Novel Book Club

North Asheville Library Come join the Graphic Novel Book Club!  We'll come together at the North Asheville Library on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 3pm. We'll discuss the graphic novel of the month and create some related artwork!  Come by the North Asheville circulation desk to check out a copy of our current book of the month!  For ages 8-12. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Book Club. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: North Asheville. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Lunar-tics with Amos!

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Interact with the phases of the moon and explore the day and night skies with an inflatable planetarium. Explore the moon phases and earth’s rotation with hand-held models and flashlights. Best for age 6 and up. Please register for this free program. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: tye.anderson@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Lunar-Tics

Swannanoa Library Interact with the phases of the moon and explore the day and night skies with our inflatable planetarium. Explore the moon phases and earth’s rotation with hand-held models and flashlights. And afterwards, come to Groovin' on Grovemont in the park, where AMOS will have great hands-on things for you to do! Suitable for ages 7-13 Please pick up your free ticket at the library. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Featured Event: Special Event. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Swannanoa. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Groovin' on Grovemont

Swannanoa Library Moves: the Band--Soul, Rock & Roll fun for all. Great live music, food and fun for the whole family! Bring a camp chair or picnic blanket, plus $ to buy amazing food and snacks--and stop by our newly-renovated book sale! Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Music. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Swannanoa. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Billy Wilder Film Series: Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Fairview Library In a career that spanned five decades, Billy Wilder is considered one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Join us for part 2 of a 4 part retrospective of his brilliant career. Set in sunny Los Angeles, Sunset Boulevard tells the tale of an aging silent film star (Gloria Swanson) and an unsuccessful screenwriter (William Holden). With eccentricities and delusions of grandeur left and right, this film noir is considered one of the best satires ever produced about the Hollywood system. Also starring Erich von Stroheim and Nancy Olsen, with cameos by Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper, and Buster Keaton (as themselves). All screenings will be hosted by North Carolina Film Critics Association member James Rosario (thedailyorca.com), who will introduce each film and lead a discussion after. Free popcorn provided by Grail Moviehouse. Not Rated. 110 minutes. Join us the 4th Tuesday of the month June-Sept for this film series. August 27: Some Like it Hot (1959)… Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Film Screening. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

A Weaverville Story Spin

Weaverville Library Join three Weaverville storytellers as they spin a variety of stories. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Telling. Age Group: Adult. Library: Weaverville. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Half Price Book Sale

Oakley / South Asheville Library Everything in our lobby book sale is now HALF PRICE for the month of July. Nothing more than 50¢ - Hardcover, softcover, DVDs, Music CDs, Adult and Children's books. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Sale. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Wednesday, July 24, 2019. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

North Asheville Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: North Asheville. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Black Mountain Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Black Mountain. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Universe of Colors

Black Mountain Library Explore the color wheel, listen to stories about colors, and join us for a collective art splatter paint party outside. All ages. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Family Fun. Informational. Music. Performance. Story Telling. Story Time for Kids. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Library: Black Mountain. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Leicester Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Leicester. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

East Asheville Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: East Asheville Library - 902 Tunnel Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: East Asheville. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Fairview Library A movement based story time for children of all ages. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Fairview. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

North Asheville Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: North Asheville. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Weaverville Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Weaverville. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

West Asheville Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: West Asheville. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Gym

Fairview Library Join us for Toddler Gym just after Toddler Storytime at 11. This is a free play time for little ones ages 18 months-3 years. We will have toddler sized toys, climbing structures, tunnels, and more! Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Fairview. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Sun, Stars, Shadows, Oh My!

North Asheville Library Live a day in the life of our solar system through interactive play and inquiry-based exploration with our inflatable planetarium. Take ownership over research and practice science communication through group sharing. Space is limited, visit the North Asheville Library or call 828-250-4752 to reserve a spot.  Suggested for Ages 7 to 10. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: North Asheville. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Uke Jam

Weaverville Library Hey man, bring your ax and jam with your peeps.  All are welcome !  Sheet music and tab available. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Music. Age Group: Adult. Library: Weaverville. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Family Tai Chi

Pack Memorial Library For age 5 and up. Caregivers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Family - (children of all ages). Library: Pack Memorial. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preview! Leicester Artist Studio Tour

Leicester Library Stop by the library for a preview of the Leicester Artist Studio Tour! Local artists' work will be on display from July 11- August 10 and may be viewed any time during the library's open hours. We'll also have brochures about the Annual Artist Studio Tour, which is taking place throughout the Leicester community August 17-18. For more information about the studio tour, visit http://cometoleicester.org/. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Exhibit. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Leicester. Thursday, July 25, 2019. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Swannanoa Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Swannanoa. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Black Mountain Library Toddler Times are lively interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Black Mountain. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Swannanoa Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Swannanoa. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Fairview Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Fairview. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Sun, Stars, Shadows, Oh My

Leicester Library Live a day in the life of our solar system through interactive play and inquiry-based exploration in an inflatable planetarium. Age 7 & up. Registration required. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Leicester. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Weaverville Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Weaverville. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

West Asheville Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: West Asheville. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Lunar-tics with AMOS

Weaverville Library Asheville Museum of Science brings an inflatable planetarium, models, and flashlights so we can explore the day and night skies, earth’s rotation, and interact with the phases of the moon!  Ages 6 & up. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Exhibit. Family Fun. STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Weaverville. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Lego Builder's Club

Pack Memorial Library Come build with LEGOs! Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Town Wide Read: Book Discussion Group

Fairview Library Let's talk about One Foot in Eden at Turgua Brewery. Fairview Library is inviting everyone in the community to come together this summer through the shared experience of reading the same book in our first ever Town Wide Read. Join us at one of our small group book discussions throughout the summer, or host your own! Schedule of book groups: Wednesday, July 10 at 3pm: Mountain Mojo/Daymoon Coffeebar Friday, July 19 at 4pm: Whistle Hop Brewery Thursday, July 25 at 4pm: Turgua Brewery Monday, August 5 at 2pm: Rise Above Bakehouse Tuesday, August 13 at 2pm: Trout Lilly Market Tuesday, August 20 at 7pm: Fairview Library. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Sale. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Turgua Brewery. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Spanish Conversation Group

Pack Memorial Library Looking to practice your Spanish Language skills? Come to the Spanish Conversation Group at Pack! The group meets once a week to practice their language skills and to help each other out when needed. Newcomers are always welcome.  No registration is necessary. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4718. Email: erin.makara@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Lunar-tics with AMOS

West Asheville Library Interact with the phases of the moon and explore the day and night skies with our inflatable planetarium. Explore the moon phases and earth’s rotation with hand-held models and flashlights. Space is limited, sign-up required for all child participants. Sign-up begins July 15. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Featured Event: Special Event. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Library: West Asheville. Friday, July 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Pack Memorial Library's Centennial Celebration

Pack Memorial Library Come join us to celebrate our 100 years of being a free public library in Asheville! We'll have hands-on activities for kids, a library themed relay race in our auditorium, library tours of ALL of the floors, historical displays presented by the NC Room, a photo booth, Hop Ice Cream Cafe specialty flavors for the occasion, Sweet Cheesus food truck, music, and much more! In the upcoming weeks we'll be hiding golden tickets within library books on the adult floor and on the children's floor. These books will be wrapped and on display. If you check out the book with the golden ticket, you are entered into our Bookends Super Used Book Store Sweep! 6 adults and 6 children will run around the Friends used bookstore and collect as many books as can fit into our special tote bags in a certain amount of time. (Children will go first, adults will be second.) This will take place on July 26, our celebration day! Golden ticket winners will receive more information at the front desk. Throughout the month of July… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Informational. Local History & Genealogy. Story Telling. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Pack Memorial. Friday, July 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Sun, Stars, Shadows, Oh My! with AMOS

Fairview Library Live a day in the life of our solar system with an inflatable planetarium. Space is limited. Pick up your free ticket at Fairview Library beginning July 1. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Exhibit. Family Fun. STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Fairview. Friday, July 26, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Book-to-Movie Program

West Asheville Library The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy will be shown on Friday, July 26th at 3:00 at the WEST branch. It is rated PG and approximately 1 3/4 hours long. Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect...a researcher penning a new edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. A trippy cosmic joyride with an earthling (Martin Freeman) and an alien (Yasiin Bey as Mos Def)! Directed by Garth Jennings and also starring Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel, and Bill Nighy, the film is adapted from the Douglas Adams sci-fi tales. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Film Screening. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Adult. Library: West Asheville. Friday, July 26, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Reading with JR The Therapy Dog

Enka-Candler Library Kids are invited to stop by between 4 & 5 pm on the 4th Friday of each month to practice their reading skills with a gentle, patient and adorable canine friend. J.R. is a certified therapy dog and he can't wait to meet the readers of the Enka-Candler community! No advance registration is required for the ENKA program. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Enka-Candler. Friday, July 26, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

LEGO Builder

Leicester Library LEGO fun for kids age 5 and up. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Family Fun. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Leicester. Friday, July 26, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Model Airplane Building

Leicester Library Join Doyle Blevins from Asheville/Buncombe Aeromodelers Flying Club as he leads us through the step-by-step process of building a model airplane to take home! Designed for ages 12 and up. Younger kids may attend if parent/guardian is sitting with the child and is entirely responsible for tool & glue use. Bring a lunch. Registration is required. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Leicester. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Lunar-tics presented by AMOS

Oakley / South Asheville Library Interact with the phases of the moon and explore the day and night skies with our inflatable planetarium. Recommend for Ages 7+, Pre-Registration Required, No Groups. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Mixed Level Pilates Mat Class with Cisco Pilates

Pack Memorial Library Learn the fundamentals of Pilates, or for those who are already experienced, deepen your practice in this mixed level class. Pilates is a whole body workout where we find strength, stretch, and control. Alexis will target the level of class to who is there, so everyone is equally challenged. Pilates is for every BODY...no matter your age, gender, or physical ability. Bring your own mat (a thick mat is better if you have one), a small towel, and a water bottle. The library has a few mats available to borrow. Please click the sign up button to register. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4718. Email: erin.makara@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

East Asheville Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: East Asheville Library - 902 Tunnel Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: East Asheville. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Read to Cooki the Therapy Dog

Weaverville Library Call the Library to reserve your 15 minute appointment with Cooki! Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Weaverville. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Watercolor Class with local artist Joan Doyle

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Watercolor Class with local artist Joan Doyle.  Class limited to 10 participants – teens over 15 and adults. No group sign ups. All materials provided. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Pack is 100: Bibliobrew Tap Releases & Library Outreach

Pack Memorial Library Pack is celebrating 100 years of being a FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY! Join other bibliophiles at The Whale: A Craft Beer Collective to celebrate! They'll be hosting the celebration and tapping craft beers/kombucha from local brewers inspired by the books they love. Wedge Brewery, Catawba Brewing Company, Dssolvr, and Buchi Kombucha will be on draft. The Underground Café with DoughP Doughnuts will be slinging literature inspired donuts as well. Librarian Outreach will be there in case you need a library card or book recommendation. Join us in the celebration! Dressing as your favorite literary character or author is welcome. Prize awarded to the best costume, voted by a panel of judges. The Whale is located in West Asheville. 507 Haywood Rd #10, Asheville, NC 28806. Phone: (828) 250-4718. Email: erin.makara@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Literature. Other. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Sunday, July 28, 2019, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The Whale 507 Haywood Rd #10, Asheville, NC 28806. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Itching to Stitch

Weaverville Library Bring your needlework or craft project and hobnob with other like-minded folk. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Age Group: Adult. Library: Weaverville. Monday, July 29, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Pack Memorial. Monday, July 29, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Monday, July 29, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Geri- Fit Workout for Seniors

Pack Memorial Library Seniors looking to workout more regularly are welcome to participate in video-led fitness classes! Most of the exercises will be performed seated in a chair and you will not have to get on the floor. Classes will be once a week on Mondays. No registration required, come when you can. You will need to bring your own set of 2 or 3-pound dumbbell weights and a stretch band. (The library has some stretch bands if you need one.) You will be exercising to a Geri-Fit® DVD and several different levels of Geri-Fit® video workouts will be shown. Everyone is encouraged to work out at their own pace. Please come join us and have some fun working out! Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4718. Email: erin.makara@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Monday, July 29, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

West Asheville Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: West Asheville. Monday, July 29, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Town Wide Read

Fairview Library Fairview Library is inviting everyone in the community to come together this summer through the shared experience of reading the same book in its first ever Town Wide Read. Town Wide Reads may be new to Fairview, but they are not a new idea. Nancy Pearl, Director of the Washington Center for the Book and creator of the first Town Wide Read has said about the endeavor:  “People can go for days at a time not talking to anyone outside their immediate family. There are precious few opportunities for people of different ethnic backgrounds, economic levels or ages to sit down together and discuss ideas that are important to them. This project provides that opportunity.” The book chosen for this summer’s Town Wide Read is One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash. The library has plenty of books in circulation for people to check out, and the Friends of Fairview Library will be selling copies of the book for $5.00 to anyone that would like to own one. Small group book discussions are planned throughout the months of… Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Author Event. Book Club. Literature. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Monday, July 29, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Hola, Asheville

Pack Memorial Library “Hola, Asheville” is a group for bilingual / bicultural families (English / Spanish) to get together and play, read and socialize in Spanish. Our goal is to create a fun environment for families to cultivate their other language by playing games, sharing stories about countries, and talking about books. No registration necessary. Group is welcome to everyone. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4718. Email: erin.makara@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Story Telling. Other. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Monday, July 29, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Lost in Space: Space Exploration

Pack Memorial Library Sign up required. Age 5 and up. Presented by Hands On! Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Pack Memorial. Monday, July 29, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

North Asheville Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: North Asheville. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Gym

Pack Memorial Library Free play time & indoor fun for little ones ages 0-3 years directly after Baby Story Time. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Fairview Library Baby StoryTime is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Fairview. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Weaverville Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Weaverville. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Black Mountain Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Black Mountain. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Gym

Fairview Library Join us for Baby Gym just after Baby Storytime at 11. This is a free play time for little ones ages 0-18 months. We will have baby & toddler sized toys, climbing structures, tunnels, and more! Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Fairview. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Introduction to Alcohol Inks

North Asheville Library Join local artist Christy Ammerman for a free beginners’ craft workshop. Ammerman will be teaching the basics of alcohol inks to small groups of students at 30-minute intervals. All materials are provided and students will leave with their own decorative tile. Alcohol inks stain, so students are encouraged to bring gloves and work clothes/aprons. Registration is required and will open on July 8th. Please call 828-250-4752 or register at the front desk to reserve your 30-minute time slot. *This event is not recommended for participants who are sensitive to alcohol fumes or strong smells. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: sara.kaglic@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: North Asheville. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Half Price Book Sale

Oakley / South Asheville Library Everything in our lobby book sale is now HALF PRICE for the month of July. Nothing more than 50¢ - Hardcover, softcover, DVDs, Music CDs, Adult and Children's books. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Sale. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Wednesday, July 31, 2019. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

North Asheville Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: North Asheville. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Black Mountain Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Black Mountain. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Preschool Story Time

Leicester Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Leicester. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

East Asheville Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: East Asheville Library - 902 Tunnel Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: East Asheville. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Fairview Library A movement based story time for children of all ages. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Fairview. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

North Asheville Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: North Asheville. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Weaverville Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Weaverville. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

West Asheville Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: West Asheville. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Gym

Fairview Library Join us for Toddler Gym just after Toddler Storytime at 11. This is a free play time for little ones ages 18 months-3 years. We will have toddler sized toys, climbing structures, tunnels, and more! Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Fairview. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Uke Jam

Weaverville Library Hey man, bring your ax and jam with your peeps.  All are welcome !  Sheet music and tab available. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Music. Age Group: Adult. Library: Weaverville. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Dungeons & Dragons for Teens

Pack Memorial Library Join us for Dungeons & Dragons on the second Saturday of the month from 1-4pm, and last Wednesday of the month from 4-6pm. For ages 12 and up. This event is free, but registration is required. Please call the library to register at 250-4720. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Family Friendly Pop-up Market & Library Outreach at Highland Brewing Company

Pack Memorial Library Highland Brewing Company is hosting a family friendly pop-up market and library outreach in honor of our 100 year celebration of being a free public library! They're also releasing their literary inspired brew, "Thirst for Knowledge," a Norwegian Pale Ale made for the occasion! We'll have a Spanish/English Storytime for kids with songs and stretches from 6-7 PM, a children's play area, meet the brewer, and food trucks! The rooftop will be open for sunset views for those 21 and over.  The market will feature Bagatelle Used & Rare Books, Flora Asheville, literary- inspired doughnuts from The Underground Café with DoughP Doughnuts, Open Hearts Art Center, HORSE + HERO, and the Sewing Rebellion. For this beer, Highland’s R&D brewers hit the books and came up with a beer inspired by the Norwegian farmhouse tradition. They researched a Norwegian yeast strain called Kveik (pronounced ”kwike”) and brought this old world yeast together with some new world American hops like Centennial to celebrate 100 years o… Phone: (828) 250-4718. Email: erin.makara@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Book Sale. Family Fun. Informational. Story Time for Kids. Other. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. highland brewing company. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Hidden History of Asheville Book Release!

Pack Memorial Library “The milestones of Asheville’s long history are well known to locals, but so many interesting stories are all but forgotten. Thankfully, the staff and volunteers of the North Carolina Room have unearthed the best of those hidden talks. Meet daredevil aviatrix Uva Shipman. Or Tempie Avery, who went from slavery to respected nurse and citizen. Learn the poignant tale behind the sad death of former mayor Gallatin Roberts and uncover the parts of old Asheville lost to the wrecking ball.” Join the North Carolina Room Staff and Board as we present the "Hidden History of Asheville!" Multiple staff and board members authored a number of exciting tales about the hidden past of our town. Edited and compiled by Zoe Rhine, NC Room librarian, we're excited to present the North Carolina Room's first volume! Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4740. Email: packnc@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Author Event. Book Sale. Family Fun. Informational. Local History & Genealogy. Other. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preview! Leicester Artist Studio Tour

Leicester Library Stop by the library for a preview of the Leicester Artist Studio Tour! Local artists' work will be on display from July 11- August 10 and may be viewed any time during the library's open hours. We'll also have brochures about the Annual Artist Studio Tour, which is taking place throughout the Leicester community August 17-18. For more information about the studio tour, visit http://cometoleicester.org/. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Exhibit. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Leicester. Thursday, August 1, 2019. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Swannanoa Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Swannanoa. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Black Mountain Library Toddler Times are lively interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Black Mountain. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Swannanoa Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Swannanoa. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Fairview Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Fairview. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Weaverville Library Toddler Times are interactive story times for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Weaverville. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

West Asheville Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: West Asheville. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Mountain Marionettes: Jazzy Strings

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Jazzy Strings is a wonderful mixture of puppetry and the music of the early 20th century.  Each piece of Big Band, Dixieland and Ragtime music seems to have been written just for the puppet that performs to it. Groups must register by contacting the library. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: tye.anderson@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Performance. Story Telling. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Adult. Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Mountain Story Magic

Weaverville Library Three librarians from all over Buncombe County come together for one big storytelling extravaganza!  It’s going to be a blast! Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Performance. Story Telling. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Weaverville. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Lego Builder's Club

Pack Memorial Library Come build with LEGOs! Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Ramen with a Side of College

Pack Memorial Library Starting college this fall? Enjoy a light dinner of ramen noodles and a casual Q&A. Door prizes! Register online or call 828-250-4700. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Jobs/Careers. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Book Club - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See

East Asheville Library Discuss this month's book club pick, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See, with other book lovers. Location: East Asheville Library - 902 Tunnel Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Rock Painting

West Asheville Library Paint some rocks and rock your imagination! Drop in anytime. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Featured Event: Special Event. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: West Asheville. Friday, August 2, 2019. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Read with J.R. the Therapy Dog!

Skyland / South Buncombe Library The Skyland Library will host J.R. the Therapy Dog on the 1st Friday of each month. Kids are invited to stop by between 2:30-3:30 pm to practice their reading skills with a gentle, patient and adorable canine friend. J.R. is a certified therapy dog and he can't wait to meet you! Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Friday, August 2, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Read the Comic, Watch the Movie

Pack Memorial Library Enjoy films adapted from some of your favorite comics! Friday, June 14th: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) Friday, June 21st: Adventures of Tintin (PG) Friday, August 2nd: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (PG) Friday, August 9th: Black Panther (PG-13) Friday, August 16th: Persepolis (PG-13). Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Film Screening. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Friday, August 2, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

LEGO Builders

Fairview Library LEGO fun for kids age 5-12. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Fairview. Friday, August 2, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

LEGO Builders' Club

Enka-Candler Library LEGO fun for kids age 5 and up. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Enka-Candler. Friday, August 2, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Gardening with Native Plants: A Sowing Circle Presentation

Black Mountain Library Debbie Green teaches us how to garden with native plants. Sponsored by Friends of the Black Mountain Library in partnership with Buncombe Master Gardeners. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Informational. Age Group: Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Saturday, August 3, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

LEGO Builders Club

Oakley / South Asheville Library LEGO fun for kids age 5 and up. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Saturday, August 3, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, August 3, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM.

Baby Story Time

East Asheville Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: East Asheville Library - 902 Tunnel Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: East Asheville. Saturday, August 3, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Preschool story times are geared towards 3-5 year-olds and include singing, stretchers, and creative activities. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Pack Memorial. Monday, August 5, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Monday, August 5, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

West Asheville Library Baby Story Time is a lively language enrichment story time serving our youngest folks--the 4 month-old to 18 month-old set. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: West Asheville. Monday, August 5, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Town Wide Read

Fairview Library Fairview Library is inviting everyone in the community to come together this summer through the shared experience of reading the same book in its first ever Town Wide Read. Town Wide Reads may be new to Fairview, but they are not a new idea. Nancy Pearl, Director of the Washington Center for the Book and creator of the first Town Wide Read has said about the endeavor:  “People can go for days at a time not talking to anyone outside their immediate family. There are precious few opportunities for people of different ethnic backgrounds, economic levels or ages to sit down together and discuss ideas that are important to them. This project provides that opportunity.” The book chosen for this summer’s Town Wide Read is One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash. The library has plenty of books in circulation for people to check out, and the Friends of Fairview Library will be selling copies of the book for $5.00 to anyone that would like to own one. Small group book discussions are planned throughout the months of… Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Author Event. Book Club. Literature. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Monday, August 5, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Town Wide Read: Book Discussion Group

Fairview Library Let's talk about One Foot in Eden at Rise Above Bakehouse.  Fairview Library is inviting everyone in the community to come together this summer through the shared experience of reading the same book in our first ever Town Wide Read. Join us at one of our small group book discussions throughout the summer, or host your own! Schedule of book groups: Wednesday, July 10 at 3pm: Mountain Mojo/Daymoon Coffeebar Friday, July 19 at 4pm: Whistle Hop Brewery Thursday, July 25 at 4pm: Turgua Brewery Monday, August 5 at 2pm: Rise Above Bakehouse Tuesday, August 13 at 2pm: Trout Lilly Market Tuesday, August 20 at 7pm: Fairview Library. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Monday, August 5, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Rise Above Bakehouse. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Mindful Mondays

Pack Memorial Library Pause and find peace this summer. Centering activities for children and adults. Perfect for age 7+. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Family - (children of all ages). Library: Pack Memorial. Monday, August 5, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.