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North Asheville Library Bird Walk

North Asheville Library Join us this April and May as members of the Blue Ridge Audubon Society guide us on a bird-watching excursion around the Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary!  Binoculars are available for checkout at the North Asheville Library, but folks are welcome to bring their own! This event will be held rain or shine. Spaces are limited, so registration is required. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: Adult. Library: North Asheville. Saturday, May 18, 2024, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Workday in the Garden

Leicester Library Come and enjoy a few hours getting your hands dirty in the lovely Leicester Library Giving Garden.   The Leicester Library Giving Garden aims to connect and strengthen our community through growing and sharing food. The food grown in the Leicester Giving Garden is given to the community for free, so the work you do in the garden directly supports your neighbors in Leicester.  These workdays are an opportunity to volunteer in the garden, learn more about how to get involved, and about gardening in general. Open to all regardless of experience! Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Community Meetings. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Saturday, May 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

LEGO Club!

Oakley / South Asheville Library Join us on the first and third Saturday of each month! Build unique LEGO architecture and display your own LEGO creations at the library. *Please leave your personal LEGOs at home, we have plenty! Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. STEM/STEAM. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Saturday, May 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Visible Mending: A Practical Introduction

Black Mountain Library Are there holes in the elbows of your favorite sweater and tears in your most comfortable pair of jeans? Visible mending, a form of repair that seeks to be seen, celebrates the history of the fibers we wear while simultaneously breathing new life into well-loved clothes. Whether adding new layers to frayed edges or creatively embellishing marks and stains, visible mending is a stylish way to keep clothes out of the landfill. Andrea Connolly will lead this hands-on workshop, introducing simple mending techniques and providing a forum for participants of all skill levels to share and learn from one another. Bring an item of clothing to repair, along with any mends you feel comfortable sharing with the group. All supplies provided. (Feel free to bring your own favorites to use as well.) Andrea Connolly is a member of Local Cloth’s Mending Matters group. She has dabbled in sewing, embroidery, crochet, and knitting since early childhood and loves mending for its freedom from patterns and charts. Registration is… Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Classes. Informational. Age Group: Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Saturday, May 18, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Family Storytime

East Asheville Library Join us for stories and fun every Saturday morning! Recommended for ages 3 - 5 years though all ages are welcome. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: East Asheville. Saturday, May 18, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Reading MENtors- Saturday Story Time Series

Enka-Candler Library Join us for our new Saturday morning story time series, Reading MENtors! This reading initiative encourages men from our local community to celebrate that men love to read. We’re inviting men with different professions from all over Buncombe County to share the joy of reading with young patrons at the Enka-Candler Library. Data shows that having active male role models in children’s lives can break down stereotypical gender biases and lead to higher gender equality and empowerment. This program is open to children of all ages and gender identities. We believe that positive literacy role models are for everyone! Story time will be every other Saturday @10:30 AM, please join us for a story time followed by fun activities! May 18: Music & Movement · Mike Martinez, LEAF Global Arts #SparktheArtsNC Artist-in-residence, Announcer at Blue Ridge Public Radio, Artist Mentor for StoryCraft · Musical instrument petting zoo, Build your own instrument, songwriting station June 1: GOAL! · Gregg Munn, Director and Head… Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Family Fun. Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). School Age - (grades K-5). Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Enka-Candler. Saturday, May 18, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

** Baby Story Time ** CANCELED **

Leicester Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Leicester. Saturday, May 18, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Family Story Time

West Asheville Library Join us for a story time designed for the whole family as we share books, songs, rhymes, and 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: Family - (children of all ages). Library: West Asheville. Saturday, May 18, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Watercolor for All Levels

Leicester Library Come join us on Saturday, May 18th, for a fun filled afternoon of watercolor painting with James Cassara. With more than 40 years experience as a working artist and teacher James will guide you through some basics of transparent paint, how to create a pleasing composition, and a few "tricks of the trade" to make your painting sparkle!  Weather permitting we'll be working outside but if there's a particular scene you want to paint please bring a high quality color print with you.  Pictures on your phone are okay, but a good quality print is preferred.  All materials will be provided.  This class is free, but space is limited and registration is required. For teens 14 and up and adults. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Age Group: Adult. Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Leicester. Saturday, May 18, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Calling all adventurous teens! Join us for Dungeons & Dragons at Pack Memorial Library! All players aged 13-17 are eligible. This program is free, but you do need to register. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to sign up. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Telling. Classes. Other. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, May 18, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Skyland Library Knitting & Crochet Club

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Bring your needles or your hooks and join us for some friendly company as you work on your current project.  No registration necessary; just come by the Skyland Library community room with a love of yarn! Please note this is not a class -- we welcome knitters and crocheters of all skill levels, but there might not be anyone on hand to teach the basics if you've never tried before.  Feel free to come and chat or observe, though! 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. Saturday, May 18, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years.  Ticketed registration is required. Tickets will be given out starting 10 am in the Pack Juv department. 40 tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Story time song handouts and book bundles will be available for families who arrive too late to receive a ticket. Notice - Description: Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4720. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Fairview Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and 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. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed 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. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Adult Mental Health Series with Vaya Health: Navigating Depression

Enka-Candler Library Join Vaya Health's Geriatric and Adult Mental Health Specialty team for a series of classes at Enka-Candler Library. All classes will take place once a month on Tuesdays at 1 PM. Classes will take place in our community room and are free to attend, but registration is required. Please visit the Vaya Health calendar to register. All are welcome. Navigating Depression: May 21 @ 1 PM Depression is common in older adults and often overlooked or misdiagnosed. This course explores risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options. Care providers receive tips on how to support others experiencing depression. Facing the Emotional Challenges of Chronic Illness: Tuesday, June 11 @ 1 PM Receiving a chronic illness diagnosis can produce a range of emotional responses. In this training, we will explore the physical and mental impact of these conditions. Understanding can help us remain proactive, be resilient and promote better outcomes. Opportunities to Help in a Crisis Time: Tuesday, July 23 @ 1 PM An individual can… Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Informational. Age Group: Adult. Library: Enka-Candler. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Rescheduled!! Leicester Library Book Discussion Group

Leicester Library This month we're discussing Tom Lake  by Ann Patchett.  Newcomers welcome! Because of rainy weather we did not meet outside on May 14 and will be meeting in our usual spot, the community room, on May 21. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

North Asheville Book Club

North Asheville Library Join us to discuss this month's book: Hell of a Book by Jason Mott The North Asheville Book Club meets in-person 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, May 21, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

LEGO Builders Club

Pack Memorial Library Come down the Pack Memorial Library and play with LEGOs! Show off your building skills and make new friends with other LEGO maniacs. Please leave your personal LEGOs at home, because we've got plenty. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Family Fun. Other. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Weaverville Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. 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. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Read to a Dog! with Flora the Golden Retriever

East Asheville Library Trying out your new reading skills in front of other people can be intimidating! But dogs always listen and never judge, even when we make mistakes. Practice reading with a furry pal at the library every Tuesday afternoon and improve your skills with the listening ear of a certified therapy dog from the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Read with Flora the Golden Retriever every first and third Tuesday from 4 - 5 p.m. Read with Rascal the King Charles Spaniel every second and fourth Tuesday from 3 - 4 p.m. All participants must register and sign a waiver to take part. Call the library at 828-250-4738 or e-mail eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org for more information. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Literature. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: East Asheville. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Dungeons & Dragons at the Weaverville Library

Weaverville Library Calling adventurous TWEENS! Join us for Dungeons & Dragons at the Weaverville Library! This program is open to tweens ages 10-12! All skill levels are welcome. Space for this program is limited. Registration is required. Please stop by the Weaverville Library or call 828-250-6482 to reserve your space! Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Story Telling. Other. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Weaverville. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Spanish Language Conversation Group

Pack Memorial Library Spanish Conversation Practice Group Our friendly and welcoming Spanish conversation practice group is geared towards people with Intermediate level Spanish skills who are looking for a supportive chance to practice and sharpen their skills. We use discussion prompts, ice breaker games, and guest speakers to help enhance everyone's comprehension and comfort level. Come give it a try! Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Scrapbook Office Hours with Artist Eric William Carroll

Enka-Candler Library Join professional photographer & amateur archivist Eric William Carroll for his Scrapbook Office Hours! Eric will have basic scrapbooking supplies on-hand, as well as his instructions for a “screenshot scrapbook” which anyone with a smartphone or tablet can partake in. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own scrapbooks to share and/or scraps to work with (printed photographs, newspaper clippings, etc.). Enjoy the company of others as we celebrate the scrapbook in all of its forms! An artist exhibition featuring Carroll’s research into the scrapbooks of BCSC will be held in Special Collections at Pack Memorial Library. Eric William Carroll is Buncombe County Special Collections’ 2024 Carolina Record Shop artist resident. This residency is made possible in part by the Trust Fund for Buncombe County Public Libraries. This program is the last in the series, but the exhibition is available to view at Pack Memorial Library downstairs in Buncombe County Special Collections. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Enka-Candler. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Intro to Improv with Misfit Improv & Acting School

Pack Memorial Library Have you ever wanted to try improv? Maybe it felt a little nerve-wracking or like you needed to be funny. Well, improv is for everyone. It helps us unleash our creativity, boost our confidence, and improve communication, all while having a blast! No performance pressure, just pure fun in a safe space to play! Grab your friends and join our Intro to Improv class where we will use improv exercises to connect, create, and laugh. Offered by Misfit Improv & Acting School. Free. The agenda will include: Introductions; How Can Improv Help You?; Warmups; Activities and Improv Games; and a Wrap up. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Telling. Classes. Other. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Illuminating the Fabulous World of Fireflies

Black Mountain Library Fireflies are known for their magnificent flashes that fill our summer nights with magic. Come join WCU firefly expert Sara Rivera in learning all about these fabulous bioluminescent beetles. How do they glow, and are there any that don't glow? How do they help with medical research? What special kinds can we find in our own backyards? The world of fireflies is full of trickery, romance, and awe, so join us as we illuminate the mysteries of these amazing insects! Join firefly expert Sara Rivera with THEM in STEM for a fascinating look at our native fireflies. Fun for all ages. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Leicester History: Learn about Sandy Mush's Moonlight Schools with Dr. Erica Abrams-Locklear

Leicester Library Join us as we continue our series on Leicester History. Dr. Erica Abrams Locklear, Leicester native and UNCA Professor, will share the history of the Moonlight Schools in Sandy Mush in the early 1900s. "Moonlight schools" were held in the evening for working adults who wanted to learn to read and write. This event is free, no registration is required. Light snacks will be provided. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Local History & Genealogy. Community Meetings. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Bookmarked: Online Library Book Club discusses We Measure the Earth with our Bodies by Tsering Yangzom Lama

Fairview Library Breathtaking in scope and powerfully intimate, We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies is a gorgeously written meditation on colonization, displacement, and the lengths we'll go to remain connected to our families and ancestral lands. Told through the lives of four people over fifty years, this beautifully lyrical debut novel provides a nuanced portrait of the world of Tibetan exiles. (from Penguin Random House Canada)  The library's moderated online book discussion group meets on the third Tuesday of each month, September through May. You can join by emailing jaime.mcdowell@buncombecounty.org at least one hour prior to the meeting. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. All Libraries. Black Mountain. East Asheville. Enka-Candler. Leicester. Skyland / South Buncombe. Pack Memorial. West Asheville. Oakley / South Asheville. Weaverville. Swannanoa. North Asheville. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Puppet Playtime

East Asheville Library Every Wednesday morning, we open up the children's activity room to give kids time for free play with puppets. Children must be under the supervision or a parent or guardian. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: East Asheville. Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Black Mountain Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and 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, May 22, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

CANCELLED - Hora Del Cuento Bilingual Story Time

Enka-Candler Library An interactive story time for the whole family featuring books, rhymes, and songs in Spanish and English. These early literacy programs for kids and their caregivers are designed to develop a joy for learning through books, songs, and activities. Ms. Kate will host story time in the community room at the library. This will not be a ticketed event. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Family - (children of all ages). Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Enka-Candler. Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Gym

Fairview Library Babies 4 months-18 months and their caregivers are welcome to come play in our Community Room. There will be mats and things to roll on, bounce on, and climb. Play with other babies and meet other caregivers! Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Fairview. Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Weaverville Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities.  For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, our capacity is limited to 30 participating children. TIckets will be available at the desk on the day of the event. 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: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Weaverville. Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Gym

Leicester Library Drop in and play between 11 - 12:00. There will be mats of all shapes and sizes to climb + roll + bounce around on with other babies! Notice - Description: Children's Program. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Leicester. Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

EcoExplore - Herpetology: Reptile & Amphibian Encounters for Kids

Leicester Library Join us for an educational program with the North Carolina Arboretum to learn all about the many different Herptiles that call Western North Carolina their home! What's a Herptile you ask? Herptiles are reptiles and amphibians! Come ready to hear about the ecoEXPLORE program, find out what distinguishes Herptiles from other animals, where different Herptiles live, what they eat, how they breathe, plus much more! Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Leicester. Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and 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. Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Read to Puptart, the library robot dog!

Enka-Candler Library Puptart is a tail wagging robot dog who sits and stays, pants when listening, and responds to someone talking to and petting it. It will not jump up or run away, plus it's fur free, so no sneezes and runny noses coming your way! Every Wednesday afternoon, Puptart will be available for reading practice in the children's picture book room. Help establish a joy of reading and develop early literacy skills. Sign up at the front desk, pick a book and practice reading for up to 15 minutes. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Family - (children of all ages). Library: Enka-Candler. Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Workday in the Garden

Leicester Library Come and enjoy a few hours getting your hands dirty in the lovely Leicester Library Giving Garden.   The Leicester Library Giving Garden aims to connect and strengthen our community through growing and sharing food. The food grown in the Leicester Giving Garden is given to the community for free, so the work you do in the garden directly supports your neighbors in Leicester.  These workdays are an opportunity to volunteer in the garden, learn more about how to get involved, and about gardening in general. Open to all regardless of experience! Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Age Group: Adult. Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Leicester. Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tiny Tots Yoga with Ms. Brandon

Weaverville Library Join us at the Weaverville Library for Tiny Tots Yoga with Ms. Brandon. This program is designed for children ages 1-3 and their caregivers. Space for this program is limited. Registration is required for individual sessions and dates. Please stop by the Weaverville Library or call (828) 250-6482 to reserve your space. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Family Fun. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Weaverville. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Family Story Time

Swannanoa Library Join us for a story time for families and children of all ages as we share books, songs, rhymes, and 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: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Swannanoa. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Black Mountain Library A lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. 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. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Fairview Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Fairview. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Leicester Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Leicester. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

YMCA Mobile Market

Swannanoa Library Swannanoa Library Mobile Market The YMCA Mobile Market assists in serving our neighbors all around Western NC , where we provide good recipes and free fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables to the public, no questions asked. Date/Time:Thu, May 23, 2024 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Look for them every month on the 3rd Thursday at 11. Notice - Description: YMCA Mobile Market brings fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables to Grovemont Park by our library, FREE. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Swannanoa. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Gym

Pack Memorial Library Drop in and play with other babies. Crawl through tunnels, play in ball pits, and enjoy other sensory toys. Caregivers must stay in the room. Ages 4-18 months. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4720. Email: pack.children@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

A Matter of Balance: 8 Week Series

Pack Memorial Library A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. You Will Learn To: · view falls as controllable · set goals for increasing activity · make changes to reduce fall risks at home · exercise to increase strength and balance Who Should Attend? · anyone concerned about falls · anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength · anyone who has fallen in the past · anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns Classes are held once a week for 8 weeks for 2 hours each. Participants are expected to attend the entire series. Registration is required and will be limited.  This class will be facilitated by Heather Bauer, master trainer. The series is sponsored by the Land of Sky Area Agency on Aging. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Out with the old  and in with the new (to you) at the  Leicester Library Clothes Swap!

Leicester Library Bring a bag of your clean, gently used adult and kids clothing  and shoes to the library. We will use an organized process to swap these items so everyone gets rid of something and also gets something new. Celebrate sustainability and our wonderful community  while we recycle and share the wealth of our closets.   This event will start right at 3 pm so please arrive on time to get the most from the swap. Because this is a swap and not a collection event, please plan to stay with the clothing you bring and take your un-swapped items home with you.  No registration is required. Contact anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org with any questions. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Community Meetings. Other. Age Group: Adult. Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Leicester. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

The Good News About Pain: Chronic Pain Management

Weaverville Library Explore what modern research teaches us about chronic pain! Chronic pain affects 20% of the world population and is the 2nd most common reason people see their MD. Join us for a two part series with Sylvia Rosburg and Aleshia Reese from Restore Physical Therapy. Attending both sessions is ideal, as information will differ- but not mandatory. No pre-registration is required.  See you at the Library! Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: jesse.figuera@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Classes. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Weaverville. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Art of Living: Introduction to Mindfulness

Fairview Library Mindfulness is paying attention in the present moment, on purpose, without judgment, as if our life depends on it. This Art of Living course series offers skills and tools for cultivating well-being by strengthening awareness of body, mind and emotions. Participants should dress comfortably and bring a towel or yoga mat. A limited number of yoga mats are available for those that need one. Dr. Mattie Decker teaches Mindfulness Meditation and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide and guides walks with Conserving Carolina. To contact Mattie for more information on Mindfulness: drmattie.decker@gmail.com or call 828-333-3508. These classes are financially supported by the Friends of Fairview Library. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

LEGO HOUR

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Join us for free-form LEGO building every other Thursday afternoon, at 3:30pm!  All ages 5 and up are welcome, but anyone under 10 years old will need to be accompanied by a caregiver. LEGO is provided.  Please leave your personal bricks at home. 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). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

West Asheville Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. 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. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Swannanoa Readers Book Club: "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson

Swannanoa Library #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX - A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice--from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time." Bryan Stevenson's] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country." The Swannanoa Readers will gather and discuss Just Mercy while enjoying light refreshments. Please come and join us in a discussion of one man's work to rebalance injustice.  Light refreshments will be served. Notice - Description: A Story of Justice and Redemption A powerful true story about the Equal Justice Initiative, the people we represent, and the importance of confronting injustice, "Just Mercy" is a bestselling book by Bryan Stevenson that has been adapted into a feature film. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Swannanoa. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tween Dungeons & Dragons with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Calling all adventurous tweens! Join us for Dungeons & Dragons at Pack Memorial Library! All players aged 10-12 are eligible. This program is free, but you do need to register. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to sign up. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4720. Email: raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Telling. Classes. Other. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Song Writing Classes with Virtuous/Kia Rice

East Asheville Library Learn about the art of song-writing during this four-week series with May Flowstate artist in residence Virtuous/Kia Rice. For ages 10+.  Free. Space limited.  Snacks provided! To register, click the sign up link or call the library at 828-250-4738. Please register for each date individually and enter a separate registration for each attendee. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Music. Age Group: Adult. Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: East Asheville. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Black Experience Book Club

East Asheville Library The Black Experience Book Club reads books by Black authors about the many facets of the Black experience. Join other book lovers to discuss this month's pick, Neighbors and other stories, by Diane Oliver. WHERE TO FIND THE BOOK PUBLIC LIBRARY Call your local Buncombe County Public Library or visit buncombecounty.org/library to reserve your copy online. NOIR COLLECTIVE AT THE YMICC. Stop by Noir Collective AVL during open hours, call 828-257-4540, or email noircollectiveavl@gmail.com to check availability. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. All Libraries. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Noir Collective AVL 39 S. Market St. Suite C Asheville, NC 28801. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Swannanoa Valley Book Club - Appalachia on the Table with Erica Abrams Locklear

Black Mountain Library This series, in collaboration with the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, explores novels, poetry, and historic nonfiction focused on Appalachian experiences and Swannanoa Valley history through discussions and visits from regional authors.  Schedule: 10:00-10:30 a.m.  Book club discussion  , Short break , 11:00 a.m. - noon Author reading and Q&A, Cost: Swannanoa Valley Book Club Series events are FREE to the public. Accessing Books: The Black Mountain Public Library will order and hold SVM Book Club books ahead of time for checkout by book club members. Some books are available for purchase through the Swannanoa Valley Museum. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Local History & Genealogy. Author Event. Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Friday, May 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Enka-Candler Library A lively language enrichment story time featuring songs, rhymes, bounces, and books designed for children ages 0-18 months. These early literacy programs for kids and their caregivers are designed to develop a joy for learning through books, songs, and activities. Story time takes place in our library community room. This is not a ticketed event. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Enka-Candler. Friday, May 24, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

North Asheville Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed 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. Friday, May 24, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. Due to limited space at our location, registration is required. Please include the number of children and adults attending when registering. 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. Friday, May 24, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Hora Del Cuento - Story Time

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Join us for a bilingual hora del cuento (story time)!  We'll share books, rhymes, and songs in Spanish and in English--fun for the whole family. 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: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Friday, May 24, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Dance your way to health with Zumba Gold!

Leicester Library Zumba Gold is a low-impact class recommended for seniors or people just getting started or getting back to exercise. This class is taught by Trish Howey, a senior Zumba instructor with years of experience. Zumba Gold uses Latin and Pop music with choreography to increase strength for body, brain, and balance. The goal is to be fit and to have FUN while exercising. Base strength is recommended.  This is a four week series, and a drop in class so come when you can! Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Age Group: Adult. Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Leicester. Friday, May 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Family Storytime

East Asheville Library Join us for stories and fun every Saturday morning! Recommended for ages 3 - 5 years though all ages are welcome. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: East Asheville. Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Leicester Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Leicester. Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Family Story Time

West Asheville Library Join us for a story time designed for the whole family as we share books, songs, rhymes, and 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: Family - (children of all ages). Library: West Asheville. Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

One Book, One Buncombe: Pan Harmonia in Concert

East Asheville Library Free. No registration required. This program was made possible by a Spark the Arts grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. The arts are back in North Carolina! The Spark the Arts grant promotes audience inclusion and reengagement in the arts.This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Music. Age Group: Adult. Family - (children of all ages). Library: East Asheville. Saturday, May 25, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Saturday Crafternoons - Rock a Rock

Leicester Library Drop in and paint a rock for your garden, for a friend, or to keep as a pet (no judgement)! We'll have rocks and paints available for this low key event. Spend a few minutes or spend the whole hour painting your heart out.  Kids are welcome with adult supervision. This event is free and registration is NOT required. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Family Fun. Age Group: Adult. Family - (children of all ages). Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Leicester. Saturday, May 25, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Fandom Crafts for Tweens and Teens

Oakley / South Asheville Library Join fellow tweens and teens to create fantasy-themed crafts like a potion bottle keychain or necklace, a dice pouch, or a magic wand! Ages 8-18. No registration required. Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Saturday, May 25, 2024, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Library Closed

All Public Library Closings Holiday Closing: All Buncombe County Public Libraries will be closed. Location: All Branch Locations. Phone: 828-250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Library: Black Mountain. East Asheville. Enka-Candler. Fairview. Leicester. North Asheville. Oakley / South Asheville. Pack Memorial. Skyland / South Buncombe. Swannanoa. Weaverville. West Asheville. Monday, May 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Quilting Bee

East Asheville Library Quilters of all ages welcome! Bring your own sewing machine and project or work on a community project. Snacks not provided, but we encourage you to bring a bag lunch. Drop in any time to participate. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Age Group: Adult. Family - (children of all ages). Library: East Asheville. Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years.  Ticketed registration is required. Tickets will be given out starting 10 am in the Pack Juv department. 40 tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Story time song handouts and book bundles will be available for families who arrive too late to receive a ticket. Notice - Description: Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4720. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Fairview Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and 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. Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed 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. Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

LEGO Builders Club

Pack Memorial Library Come down the Pack Memorial Library and play with LEGOs! Show off your building skills and make new friends with other LEGO maniacs. Please leave your personal LEGOs at home, because we've got plenty. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Family Fun. Other. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Weaverville Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. 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. Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

WNC Scale Model Club

North Asheville Library The Western North Carolina Scale Model Club is a non-profit group for static (non-RC) model builders to present their models and share tips and tricks in a laid back atmosphere.  Bring your latest finished piece or your work in progress.  All skill levels are welcome!  Due to the fragile nature of these models this program is designed for ages 12 and up. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: matthew.phillips@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Informational. STEM/STEAM. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Adult. Library: North Asheville. Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Evening at the Movies : "Minari"

Swannanoa Library Join us for a movie night at the library with free snacks! This month we're watching "Minari," a semi-autobiographical film by director Lee Isaac Chung. It received 6 Oscar nominations, including one for best picture, in 2020.  Plot Summary: A Korean-American family moves from California to a rural Arkansas farm during the 1980s, seeking the American dream.  Rated PG-13, 105 minutes long. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Film Screening. Age Group: Adult. Library: Swannanoa. Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Are You Bearwise?

Black Mountain Library Spring is here, and bears are waking up and coming out with their cubs. Join us for a Bearwise discussion focusing on how to live safely with black bears in your community. This free class is provided by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Be Bearwise! Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Age Group: Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Wills & Powers of Attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina

Leicester Library This free info session addresses heir property, wills, and advanced directives. Learn what heir property is and how having it can affect your property rights. Individual, one-on-one appointments with an attorney are available, where you'll have the opportunity to discuss your property issues or estate planning needs. No registration required. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

The French Broad Watershed with authors John Ross and Jim Stokely

Fairview Library Join us for an evening of learning about the The French Broad watershed with John Ross, author of Through the Mountains, and Jim Stokely,  who will discuss his mother Wilma Dykeman's book The French Broad. John E. Ross' Through the Mountains: The French Broad River and Time rides currents of history from the evolution of the Blue Ridge through ages of human inhabitation into a future challenged by climate change and anticipated dramatic population growth.  With maps, interviews with scientists and historians, and a healthy dose of personal experience, Ross helps readers see the natural and cultural history of the French Broad watershed where it happened.  In addition to what, who, and when, Ross delves into the more intriguing aspects of history, its how and why. Published by UTenn Press in 2021, Through the Mountains was a finalist for the 2022 Reed Environmental Writing Award sponsored by the Southern Environmental Law Center and the 2022 Thomas Wolfe Literary Award sponsored by the Western North Carolina… Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Author Event. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Puppet Playtime

East Asheville Library Every Wednesday morning, we open up the children's activity room to give kids time for free play with puppets. Children must be under the supervision or a parent or guardian. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: East Asheville. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Black Mountain Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and 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, May 29, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Hora Del Cuento Bilingual Story Time

Enka-Candler Library An interactive story time for the whole family featuring books, rhymes, and songs in Spanish and English. These early literacy programs for kids and their caregivers are designed to develop a joy for learning through books, songs, and activities. Ms. Kate will host story time in the community room at the library. This will not be a ticketed event. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Family - (children of all ages). Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Enka-Candler. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Gym

Fairview Library Babies 4 months-18 months and their caregivers are welcome to come play in our Community Room. There will be mats and things to roll on, bounce on, and climb. Play with other babies and meet other caregivers! Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Fairview. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Weaverville Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities.  For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, our capacity is limited to 30 participating children. TIckets will be available at the desk on the day of the event. 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: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Weaverville. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tiny Tots Yoga

Swannanoa Library A fun combination of movement, songs, and stories along with yoga poses and learning breath techniques--good for everyone! Registration is required as we have limited space indoors. Weather permitting we will have classes outside and space will be unlimited! Mats are not provided if class is held outdoors. Notice - Description: Join Ms. Brandon at the Swannanoa Library for a fun Yoga class for children ages 1-3 & their caregivers. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Family Fun. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Preschool - (ages 3-5). Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Swannanoa. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Wills and Powers of Attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina

North Asheville Library This free info session addresses heir property, wills, and advanced directives. Learn what heir property is and how having it can affect your property rights. Individual, one-on-one appointments with an attorney are available, where you'll have the opportunity to discuss your property issues or estate planning needs. No registration required. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Other. Age Group: Adult. Library: North Asheville. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

YMCA Mobile Market at Enka-Candler Library

Enka-Candler Library The YMCA Mobile Market takes place in the Enka-Candler Library community room. Bring your grocery bags and get fresh food for your family. The market provides fresh produce paired with healthy recipes and a Community Engagement Table with valuable services. While you're here, stop over to get a library card if you don't have one, pick up a cookbook or two to experiment with your bundle of groceries, or grab a DVD to watch while snacking.  Distributions are FREE and all community members are welcome. . Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Age Group: Adult. Library: Enka-Candler. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

YMCA Mobile Market

Leicester Library The YMCA Mobile Market will be set up in the library parking lot from 2-3 pm. Bring your grocery bags and get fresh food for your family.  All are welcome, regardless of income or family size. Distributions are free and no paperwork is required. The market provides fresh produce paired with healthy recipes and a Community Engagement Table with valuable services such as cooking demonstrations.  While you're in the lot, stop in to get a free library card if you don't have one, pick up a cookbook or two to experiment with your bundle of groceries, or grab a DVD to watch while snacking. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: Adult. Family - (children of all ages). Library: Leicester. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Button Making Lab

North Asheville Library Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. STEM/STEAM. Family Fun. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Library: North Asheville. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and 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. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Wills and Power of Attorney Workshop

Fairview Library Legal Aid of North Carolina addresses heir property, wills and advanced directives.  Learn what heir property is and how having it can affect your property rights.  Individual, one-on-one appointments with an attorney are available, where you'll have the opportunity to discuss your property issues or estate planning needs. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Lego Club

West Asheville Library Lego Club for ages 5-12. Make new friends and have fun building. Legos will be provided--please leave yours at home. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. STEM/STEAM. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: West Asheville. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Read to Puptart, the library robot dog!

Enka-Candler Library Puptart is a tail wagging robot dog who sits and stays, pants when listening, and responds to someone talking to and petting it. It will not jump up or run away, plus it's fur free, so no sneezes and runny noses coming your way! Every Wednesday afternoon, Puptart will be available for reading practice in the children's picture book room. Help establish a joy of reading and develop early literacy skills. Sign up at the front desk, pick a book and practice reading for up to 15 minutes. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Family - (children of all ages). Library: Enka-Candler. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Family Story Time

Swannanoa Library Join us for a story time for families and children of all ages as we share books, songs, rhymes, and 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: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Swannanoa. Thursday, May 30, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Wills and Power of Attorney

Pack Memorial Library This free info session addresses heir property, wills, and advanced directives. Learn what heir property is and how having it can affect your property rights. Individual, one-on-one appointments with an attorney are available, where you'll have the opportunity to discuss your property issues or estate planning needs. This free session is being conducted by Legal Aid of North Carolina. Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Informational. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, May 30, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Black Mountain Library A lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. 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. Thursday, May 30, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Fairview Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Fairview. Thursday, May 30, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Leicester Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Leicester. Thursday, May 30, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Gym

Pack Memorial Library Drop in and play with other babies. Crawl through tunnels, play in ball pits, and enjoy other sensory toys. Caregivers must stay in the room. Ages 4-18 months. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4720. Email: pack.children@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, May 30, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

A Matter of Balance: 8 Week Series

Pack Memorial Library A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. You Will Learn To: · view falls as controllable · set goals for increasing activity · make changes to reduce fall risks at home · exercise to increase strength and balance Who Should Attend? · anyone concerned about falls · anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength · anyone who has fallen in the past · anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns Classes are held once a week for 8 weeks for 2 hours each. Participants are expected to attend the entire series. Registration is required and will be limited.  This class will be facilitated by Heather Bauer, master trainer. The series is sponsored by the Land of Sky Area Agency on Aging. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, May 30, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Navigating Depression by VayaHealth's Geriatric and Adult Mental Health Specialty Team)

Leicester Library Depression is common in older adults and often overlooked or misdiagnosed. This course explores risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options. Care providers receive tips on how to support others experiencing depression.  This program is free, but registration is required.  To Register: Go to vayahealth.com/calendar  For information call Leicester Library at 828-250-6480. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Thursday, May 30, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Wills & Powers of Attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina

Black Mountain Library Legal Aid of North Carolina addresses heir property, wills, and advanced directives. Learn what heir property is and how having it can affect your property rights. Individual, one-on-one appointments with an attorney are available, where you'll have the opportunity to discuss your property issues or estate planning needs. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Age Group: Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Thursday, May 30, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

The Good News About Pain: Chronic Pain Management

Weaverville Library Explore what modern research teaches us about chronic pain! Chronic pain affects 20% of the world population and is the 2nd most common reason people see their MD. Join us for a two part series with Sylvia Rosburg and Aleshia Reese from Restore Physical Therapy. Attending both sessions is ideal, as information will differ- but not mandatory. No pre-registration is required.  See you at the Library! Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: jesse.figuera@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Classes. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Weaverville. Thursday, May 30, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Art of Living: Introduction to Mindfulness

Fairview Library Mindfulness is paying attention in the present moment, on purpose, without judgment, as if our life depends on it. This Art of Living course series offers skills and tools for cultivating well-being by strengthening awareness of body, mind and emotions. Participants should dress comfortably and bring a towel or yoga mat. A limited number of yoga mats are available for those that need one. Dr. Mattie Decker teaches Mindfulness Meditation and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide and guides walks with Conserving Carolina. To contact Mattie for more information on Mindfulness: drmattie.decker@gmail.com or call 828-333-3508. These classes are financially supported by the Friends of Fairview Library. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Thursday, May 30, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

West Asheville Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. 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. Thursday, May 30, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tween Book Club

Pack Memorial Library Join us in discussing Tessa Miyata is No Hero by Julie Abe. Enjoy trivia and fun Japanese mythology activity. Refreshments will be served. Pick up a copy of your book at the Pack Juv desk or read or listen to it using the Libby app. Feel free to join us even if you don't finish reading the whole book.  Open to 4th-6th graders. Juvenile fiction chapter books or graphic novels will be the focus of this book group. Notice - Description: 4th-6th graders welcome! Juvenile fiction chapter books or graphic novels will be the focus of this book group. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4720. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, May 30, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Song Writing Classes with Virtuous/Kia Rice

East Asheville Library Learn about the art of song-writing during this four-week series with May Flowstate artist in residence Virtuous/Kia Rice. For ages 10+.  Free. Space limited.  Snacks provided! To register, click the sign up link or call the library at 828-250-4738. Please register for each date individually and enter a separate registration for each attendee. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Music. Age Group: Adult. Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: East Asheville. Thursday, May 30, 2024, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Star Trek Fan Club Meet

Swannanoa Library Join us for the Swannanoa Library’s Star Trek Fan Club meeting! This is a group for adults who love all things Star Trek! Whether you’re a long-time fan or completely new to the Star Trek universe, we invite you to come hang out and talk ‘Trek, watch episodes, do trivia, make themed arts & crafts, and more! Additionally, accessibility and diversity are core themes of Star Trek, and we’ll be embodying that here at the library. If you have any questions about accessibility, COVID safety, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or by email. Meetings will be held monthly in the library’s community room. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Film Screening. Other. Age Group: Adult. Library: Swannanoa. Thursday, May 30, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

Enka-Candler Library A lively language enrichment story time featuring songs, rhymes, bounces, and books designed for children ages 0-18 months. These early literacy programs for kids and their caregivers are designed to develop a joy for learning through books, songs, and activities. Story time takes place in our library community room. This is not a ticketed event. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Enka-Candler. Friday, May 31, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

North Asheville Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed 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. Friday, May 31, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. Due to limited space at our location, registration is required. Please include the number of children and adults attending when registering. 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. Friday, May 31, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

CANCELLED - Hora Del Cuento - Story Time

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Join us for a bilingual hora del cuento (story time)!  We'll share books, rhymes, and songs in Spanish and in English--fun for the whole family. 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: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Friday, May 31, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Dance your way to health with Zumba Gold!

Leicester Library Zumba Gold is a low-impact class recommended for seniors or people just getting started or getting back to exercise. This class is taught by Trish Howey, a senior Zumba instructor with years of experience. Zumba Gold uses Latin and Pop music with choreography to increase strength for body, brain, and balance. The goal is to be fit and to have FUN while exercising. Base strength is recommended.  This is a four week series, and a drop in class so come when you can! Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Age Group: Adult. Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Leicester. Friday, May 31, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Lego Club

Fairview Library Fairview library provides the Legos and you provide the creativity! Perfect for ages 6 and up. Lego Club is on the last Friday of every month. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Fairview. Friday, May 31, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

LEGO Time

Leicester Library Drop in or stay for the entire time. Build and share ideas! LEGOS + snacks are provided. This program is FREE and no registration is needed. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Leicester. Friday, May 31, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Teen Knitting & Stitching at the Weaverville Library

Weaverville Library This is a new group for crafty teens ages 12-18.  Participants may bring their own projects to work on together, or help us to knit and crochet items to donate locally.  Instruction can be provided and we do have plenty of supplies to share. Participants may take free yarn and needles home to continue the crafting! Registration is necessary.  Call 828-250-6482 to save a spot. Coincidentally, we are now accepting donations of yarn and knitting or crochet needles at the Weaverville Library. Thanks! Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Classes. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Weaverville. Friday, May 31, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Workday in the Garden

Leicester Library Come and enjoy a few hours getting your hands dirty in the lovely Leicester Library Giving Garden.   The Leicester Library Giving Garden aims to connect and strengthen our community through growing and sharing food. The food grown in the Leicester Giving Garden is given to the community for free, so the work you do in the garden directly supports your neighbors in Leicester.  These workdays are an opportunity to volunteer in the garden, learn more about how to get involved, and about gardening in general. Open to all regardless of experience! Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Community Meetings. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Saturday, June 1, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tech Time at Pack Memorial Library

Pack Memorial Library Tech Time is a drop in program where you can recieve one-on-one help from library staff. To the best of our ability we will help you solve a tech related problem or accomplish a specific task. We can work together on the library's computers or your device. Anyone is welcome to stop by, we will help people on a first come, first served basis. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Digital Literacy/Technology. Informational. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Friends of the East Asheville Library Bag O' Books Sale

East Asheville Library $5 per bag. Must use bags provided by the Friends of the East Asheville Library. Cash, checks & credit cards accepted. Questions? e-mail eastavlfriends@gmail.com. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Sale. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: East Asheville. Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

LEGO Club!

Oakley / South Asheville Library Join us on the first and third Saturday of each month! Build unique LEGO architecture and display your own LEGO creations at the library. *Please leave your personal LEGOs at home, we have plenty! Location: Oakley/South Asheville Library - 749 Fairview Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4754. Email: oakley.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Intergenerational LEGO Club

Swannanoa Library Join us for Intergenerational LEGO Club at Swannanoa Library! Bring yourself and friends and we'll bring the legos! Please leave personal legos at home. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. STEM/STEAM. Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Swannanoa. Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Family Storytime

East Asheville Library Join us for stories and fun every Saturday morning! Recommended for ages 3 - 5 years though all ages are welcome. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: East Asheville. Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Reading MENtors: Saturday Story Time Series

Enka-Candler Library Join us for our Saturday morning story time series, Reading MENtors! This reading initiative encourages men from our local community to celebrate that men love to read. We’re inviting men with different professions from all over Buncombe County to share the joy of reading with young patrons at the Enka-Candler Library. Data shows that having active male role models in children’s lives can break down stereotypical gender biases and lead to higher gender equality and empowerment. This program is open to children of all ages and gender identities. We believe that positive literacy role models are for everyone! Story time will be every other Saturday @10:30 AM, please join us for a story time followed by fun activities! June 1: GOAL! · Gregg Munn, Director and Head Coach of Mars Hill University Men’s Soccer Team · Soccer obstacle course/warm-up stations If you know of someone in our community who would be a great Reading MENtor, let us know! We accept nominations, email Enka.Library@buncombecounty.org and… Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Family Fun. Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). School Age - (grades K-5). Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Enka-Candler. Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Leicester Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Leicester. Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Family Story Time

West Asheville Library Join us for a story time designed for the whole family as we share books, songs, rhymes, and 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: Family - (children of all ages). Library: West Asheville. Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Film Screening: Wings of Life (Pollination Celebration!)

Pack Memorial Library Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible–and increasingly threatened–creatures. This film screening is part of a community-wide Pollination Celebration! that will be taking place throughout June 2024. For information about other events, go to: beecityasheville.org/pollination-celebration. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Film Screening. Informational. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, June 1, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Calling all adventurous teens! Join us for Dungeons & Dragons at Pack Memorial Library! All players aged 13-17 are eligible. This program is free, but you do need to register. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to sign up. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Story Telling. Other. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, June 1, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Dungeons & Dragons at the Weaverville Library

Weaverville Library Calling adventurous tweens/teens! Join us for Dungeons & Dragons at the Weaverville Library! This program is open to tweens and teens ages 12+. All skill levels are welcome. Space for this program is limited. Registration is required. Please stop by the Weaverville Library or call 828-250-6482 to reserve your space! Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Story Telling. Other. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Weaverville. Saturday, June 1, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Skyland Library Knitting & Crochet Club

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Bring your needles or your hooks and join us for some friendly company as you work on your current project.  No registration necessary; just come by the Skyland Library community room with a love of yarn! Please note this is not a class -- we welcome knitters and crocheters of all skill levels, but there might not be anyone on hand to teach the basics if you've never tried before.  Feel free to come and chat or observe, though! 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. Saturday, June 1, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Juneteenth Flag Collage Mosaic

Swannanoa Library Join us at the Swannanoa Library to create a collage mosaic Juneteenth Flag. While communally creating this flag, learn the history and meaning of this flag and all that it represents.  This program will continue for entire month of June where the community can add to it over time. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Informational. Other. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Teen - (grades 6-12). School Age - (grades K-5). Preschool - (ages 3-5). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Adult. Library: Swannanoa. Tuesday, June 4, 2024 – Saturday, June 29, 2024. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Weaverville Library Knitters and Stitchers

Weaverville Library Join us for a morning of crafting and conversation.  Participants bring their own project and enjoy the company of others. This is not an instructional group, but newcomers are most welcome.  Pre-registration is not required.  Come ready to meet fun people! Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: 8282506482. Email: jesse.figuera@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Age Group: Adult. Library: Weaverville. Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Story time in the Park

Pack Memorial Library Books, rhymes, songs, and activities all about getting messy designed fo the whole family. Prepare to get messy! Smocks provided. Meet under the picnic shelter at Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road, Asheville. Notice - Description: Books, rhymes, songs, and activities all about getting messy designed for the whole family. Prepare to get messy! Smocks provided. Meet under the picnic shelter at Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road, Asheville. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4720. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Fairview Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and 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. Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed 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. Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

LEGO Builders Club

Pack Memorial Library Come down the Pack Memorial Library and play with LEGOs! Show off your building skills and make new friends with other LEGO maniacs. Please leave your personal LEGOs at home, because we've got plenty. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Family Fun. Other. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Weaverville Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. 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. Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Read to a Dog! with Flora the Golden Retriever

East Asheville Library Trying out your new reading skills in front of other people can be intimidating! But dogs always listen and never judge, even when we make mistakes. Practice reading with a furry pal at the library every Tuesday afternoon and improve your skills with the listening ear of a certified therapy dog from the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Read with Flora the Golden Retriever every first and third Tuesday from 4 - 5 p.m. Read with Rascal the King Charles Spaniel every second and fourth Tuesday from 3 - 4 p.m. All participants must register and sign a waiver to take part. Call the library at 828-250-4738 or e-mail eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org for more information. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Literature. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: East Asheville. Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Reptile and Amphibian Encounters - ecoEXPLORE

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Join us for Reptile and Amphibian Encounters during herpetology season for the NC Arboretum's ecoEXPLORE program! . Notice - Description: Join us for Reptile and Amphibian Encounters during herpetology season for the NC Arboretum's ecoEXPLORE program! Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Informational. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Film Screening: "My Garden of a Thousand Bees" (Pollination Celebration!)

Pack Memorial Library A story of surprise and revelation. A wildlife filmmaker spends his time during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown filming the bees in his urban garden and discovers the many diverse species and personalities that exist in this insect family. This film screening is part of a community-wide Pollination Celebration! that will be taking place throughout June 2024. For information about other events, go to: beecityasheville.org/pollination-celebration. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Film Screening. Informational. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Dark City Poets Society

Black Mountain Library Dark City Poets Society is a completely free poetry group that is open to writers of all ages and experience levels. Join us at the Black Mountain Library from 6:00-7:30 pm on the first Tuesday of every month for our (respectful) feedback group. FREE. Meets in the Community Room. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Literature. Age Group: Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

East Asheville Library Book Club

East Asheville Library Join other literature lovers to discuss your favorite books at the library! This month's pick is Tom Lake, by Ann Patchett. Programming Disclaimer: The contents of this presentation are for informational purposes only.  Nothing herein constitutes medical, legal, or financial advice nor is it a substitute for professional advice on any issue.  You should not rely on the information received in this presentation for any important decisions, including medical, legal, or financial decisions.  Always consult with an appropriate professional for specific advice related to your situation.  The views and opinions expressed in this presentation do not necessarily reflect those of Buncombe County or its Public Library System. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Enka Evening Book Club

Enka-Candler Library The Enka Evening Book Club will be meeting in our community room the first Tuesday of the month from 7- 8 PM. Here is the list for the upcoming year. Books are on the book club holds shelf for the book of the month, swing by to pick one up and join us in discussion. June—“Notes on an Execution” by Danya Kukafka July—“Trust” by Herman Diaz Aug.—“The Color Purple” by Alice Walker All newcomers are welcome to participate and no registration is required. Join us! 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. Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Puppet Playtime

East Asheville Library Every Wednesday morning, we open up the children's activity room to give kids time for free play with puppets. Children must be under the supervision or a parent or guardian. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: East Asheville. Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Black Mountain Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and 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, June 5, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Hora Del Cuento Bilingual Story Time

Enka-Candler Library An interactive story time for the whole family featuring books, rhymes, and songs in Spanish and English. These early literacy programs for kids and their caregivers are designed to develop a joy for learning through books, songs, and activities. Ms. Kate will host story time in the community room at the library. This will not be a ticketed event. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Family - (children of all ages). Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Enka-Candler. Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Gym

Fairview Library Babies 4 months-18 months and their caregivers are welcome to come play in our Community Room. There will be mats and things to roll on, bounce on, and climb. Play with other babies and meet other caregivers! Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Fairview. Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Learn about Polymer Clay with the Blue Ridge Polymer Clay Guild

Leicester Library Learn how to work with polymer clay with the guidance of the Blue Ridge Polymer Clay Guild. Newcomers welcome to drop in to observe and practice. No supplies needed. Adults and teens 16 and above welcome. No registration required. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Weaverville Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities.  For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, our capacity is limited to 30 participating children. TIckets will be available at the desk on the day of the event. 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: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Weaverville. Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and 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. Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Read to a Dog (Registration Required!)

North Asheville Library Reading to a dog can help young readers build skills, confidence, and enjoyment in reading! Participants must register in advance for a 15-minute session, and parent/legal guardian must sign a waiver. 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). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Library: North Asheville. Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Family Ukulele Lessons with Asheville Ukulele Society

East Asheville Library Come learn to play the ukulele with the Asheville Ukulele Society. Lessons are free, but space is limited. To register, sign up at the library front desk or call 828-250-4738. Open to ages 12 & up. Parents of children ages 15 & under must attend with their children. Parents of teens are encouraged to come learn together! Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Music. Age Group: Adult. Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: East Asheville. Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Workday in the Garden

Leicester Library Come and enjoy a few hours getting your hands dirty in the lovely Leicester Library Giving Garden.   The Leicester Library Giving Garden aims to connect and strengthen our community through growing and sharing food. The food grown in the Leicester Giving Garden is given to the community for free, so the work you do in the garden directly supports your neighbors in Leicester.  These workdays are an opportunity to volunteer in the garden, learn more about how to get involved, and about gardening in general. Open to all regardless of experience! Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Age Group: Adult. Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Leicester. Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Family Story Time

Swannanoa Library Join us for a story time for families and children of all ages as we share books, songs, rhymes, and 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: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Swannanoa. Thursday, June 6, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Black Mountain Library A lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. 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. Thursday, June 6, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Fairview Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Fairview. Thursday, June 6, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Leicester Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Leicester. Thursday, June 6, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Gym

Pack Memorial Library Drop in and play with other babies. Crawl through tunnels, play in ball pits, and enjoy other sensory toys. Caregivers must stay in the room. Ages 4-18 months. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4720. Email: pack.children@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, June 6, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

A Matter of Balance: 8 Week Series

Pack Memorial Library A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. You Will Learn To: · view falls as controllable · set goals for increasing activity · make changes to reduce fall risks at home · exercise to increase strength and balance Who Should Attend? · anyone concerned about falls · anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength · anyone who has fallen in the past · anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns Classes are held once a week for 8 weeks for 2 hours each. Participants are expected to attend the entire series. Registration is required and will be limited.  This class will be facilitated by Heather Bauer, master trainer. The series is sponsored by the Land of Sky Area Agency on Aging. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Thursday, June 6, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Seed Swap in the Friends of the Leicester Library Giving Garden with Lioness Wildscaping and Bountiful Cities

Leicester Library Bring seeds to swap. Take home free seeds and plant starts at  the Leicester Library Giving Garden on Thursday June 6 from 1-3 pm. Hosted by Bountiful Cities and Lioness Wildscaping, this event is free and open to the public. For more information contact tarinii@bountifulcities.org. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Thursday, June 6, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Try Chair Yoga at the Weaverville Library!

Weaverville Library Join Barbara Schauer from Weaverville Yoga for a free one hour session of Chair Yoga.  No Registration is necessary. Newcomers are welcome! Bring your own yoga mat if you have one, but don't worry if you don't. We'll have extra mats on hand for participants.   This simple practice does a myriad of things we all know are necessary: building strength, improving posture, developing better balance, healing the body by lowering stress and deepening breath, enhancing mood, and lifting energy calmly. Everyone feels better after a yoga practice. Huge thanks to the Friends of the Weaverville Library for sponsoring this program! . Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: jesse.figuera@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: Weaverville. Thursday, June 6, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Art of Living: Introduction to Mindfulness

Fairview Library Mindfulness is paying attention in the present moment, on purpose, without judgment, as if our life depends on it. This Art of Living course series offers skills and tools for cultivating well-being by strengthening awareness of body, mind and emotions. Participants should dress comfortably and bring a towel or yoga mat. A limited number of yoga mats are available for those that need one. Dr. Mattie Decker teaches Mindfulness Meditation and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide and guides walks with Conserving Carolina. To contact Mattie for more information on Mindfulness: drmattie.decker@gmail.com or call 828-333-3508. These classes are financially supported by the Friends of Fairview Library. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Thursday, June 6, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

West Asheville Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. 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. Thursday, June 6, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Intergenerational Lego Club

East Asheville Library Have fun building a unique creation with Legos at the East Asheville Public Library!  Flex your Lego building skills and make some friends while you're at it. Please leave your personal Legos at home because we've got plenty. Open to all ages 5 & up. For questions call 828-250-4738. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Adult. Library: East Asheville. Thursday, June 6, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Meet Gracie! Read to a therapy dog

Enka-Candler Library Meet Gracie, a certified therapy dog whose spirit and affectionate personality are sure to win your heart. Despite having one less leg, this ten year old "tripod" Great Pyrenees mix is excited about life, always eager for a run or swim and approaches everything with a big smile. Gracie's physical difference does not stop her mission to spread love and happiness to everyone she meets. Her empathy and willingness to listen, make her the perfect friend for anyone in need of comfort or support. Join Gracie and her parent, Lisa, for an hour at the library where you can take turns reading, petting, or saying hello! No registration is required for this program, but we will ask you to sign-in so everyone gets to spend time with Gracie. Gracie is child friendly & parents must stay with children.  **Our allergy free, robot dog, Puptart will still be available on Wednesdays from 4-5 PM! Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Family - (children of all ages). Library: Enka-Candler. Thursday, June 6, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ecoEXPLORE Program: Reptile and Amphibian Encounters!

North Asheville Library Join us for an educational program with the North Carolina Arboretum to learn all about the many different Herptiles that call Western North Carolina their home! What's a Herptile you ask? Herptiles are reptiles and amphibians! Come ready to hear about the ecoEXPLORE program, find out what distinguishes Herptiles from other animals, where different Herptiles live, what they eat, how they breathe, plus much more! Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Family Fun. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: North Asheville. Thursday, June 6, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Paint your Friend- Portrait Program for Adults

Enka-Candler Library To celebrate Best Friends Day on June 8, we'll be hosting a paint your friend portrait program! This is not an art class, but a program to have fun and paint with other adults, who may or may not have artistic skills, and of course hang out with your bestie. Program runs for an hour and portraits will be revealed to each other at the end.  In order to have enough supplies, please register you and your +1. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Age Group: Adult. Library: Enka-Candler. Thursday, June 6, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Enka-Candler Library A lively language enrichment story time featuring songs, rhymes, bounces, and books designed for children ages 0-18 months. These early literacy programs for kids and their caregivers are designed to develop a joy for learning through books, songs, and activities. Story time takes place in our library community room. This is not a ticketed event. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Enka-Candler. Friday, June 7, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

North Asheville Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed 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. Friday, June 7, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. Due to limited space at our location, registration is required. Please include the number of children and adults attending when registering. 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. Friday, June 7, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Hora Del Cuento - Story Time

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Join us for a bilingual hora del cuento (story time)!  We'll share books, rhymes, and songs in Spanish and in English--fun for the whole family. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Friday, June 7, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tiny Tots Yoga

Leicester Library Notice - Description: Children's Program. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Leicester. Friday, June 7, 2024, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Community Engagement Market

Fairview Library The first Friday of each month Manna Food Bank and other service providers will be at Fairview Public Library, 1 Taylor Rd. Rising grocery prices, along with rising housing, gas, and other costs are putting the pressure on Buncombe households. For many in our community, no-cost healthy meals and information about County and partner services and resources are a valuable lifeline. Buncombe County’s Community Engagement Markets offer free food, medical services, and information about mortgage, rental, and weatherization assistance, as well other resources directly to those most in need by meeting them in their neighborhoods. Mark your calendar and bring your questions! Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Other. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Friday, June 7, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Sound Showcase with Khandroma

Pack Memorial Library Asheville-based ambient duo Khandroma showcases their strain of musical experimentalism with a demonstration highlighting some of the tools and techniques they use to achieve their post-rock influenced dynamic drone approach. They will be utilizing guitar, pedal steel guitar, drums as well as some other textural and noise making devices to break down and demonstrate how they develop sonic palettes and get creative with sound. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Performance. Music. STEM/STEAM. Informational. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Friday, June 7, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

LEGO Club at Enka

Enka-Candler Library LEGO Club is every 1st Friday of the month from 4:00-5:00 PM. No registration is required. Come and build lego masterpieces to display at the Enka Candler Library - all ages are welcome!  Parents stay for the duration. Program is held in our community room. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Family Fun. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Family - (children of all ages). School Age - (grades K-5). Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Enka-Candler. Friday, June 7, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

First Friday Fun: RACE~O~RAMA

Leicester Library Come build race tracks and design structures to propel matchbox cars ... and possible defy the force of gravity?! This is an open-ended activity to encourage problem solving and the exploration of motion. Notice - Description: Children's Program. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Leicester. Friday, June 7, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Summer Library Fest

East Asheville Library Kick off the start of summer reading with a special musical performance by Grammy winning children's hip-hop group The Secret Agency. Enjoy fun activities for the whole family, including mini golf, face painting, games, bubbles, activities led by community partners, and so much more! Snacks will be served. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: 828-250-4721. Email: megan.northcote@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Summer Reading Programs. Performance. Family Fun. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Library: East Asheville. Saturday, June 8, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

CANCELLED - Family Storytime

East Asheville Library Join us for stories and fun every Saturday morning! Recommended for ages 3 - 5 years though all ages are welcome. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: East Asheville. Saturday, June 8, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Leicester Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Library: Leicester. Saturday, June 8, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

CANCELLED - Family Story Time

West Asheville Library Join us for a story time designed for the whole family as we share books, songs, rhymes, and 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: Family - (children of all ages). Library: West Asheville. Saturday, June 8, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Film Screening: "Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home” (Pollination Celebration!)

Pack Memorial Library Environmental documentary featuring Dr. Doug Tallamy focused on why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems with a goal to inspire people to plant native plants, providing a call to action to change our garden choices to include native plants. This film screening is part of a community-wide Pollination Celebration! that will be taking place throughout June 2024. For information about other events, go to: beecityasheville.org/pollination-celebration. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Film Screening. Family Fun. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, June 8, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

Swannanoa Library Calling all adventurers! Join us at the Swannanoa Library on the second Saturday of every month for Dungeons and Dragons!  This program is for ages 13 to 18 and will be on a first come first serve basis. We will have SIX spaces available, so please email Olivia at olivia.muse@buncombecounty.org to sign up. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: olivia.muse@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Swannanoa. Saturday, June 8, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Weaverville Library Knitters and Stitchers

Weaverville Library Join us for a morning of crafting and conversation.  Participants bring their own project and enjoy the company of others. This is not an instructional group, but newcomers are most welcome.  Pre-registration is not required.  Come ready to meet fun people! Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: 8282506482. Email: jesse.figuera@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Age Group: Adult. Library: Weaverville. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Pack Memorial Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years.  Ticketed registration is required. Tickets will be given out starting 10 am in the Pack Juv department. 40 tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Story time song handouts and book bundles will be available for families who arrive too late to receive a ticket. Notice - Description: Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4720. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Fairview Library Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and 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. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Oakley / South Asheville Library Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed 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. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Adult Mental Health Series with Vaya Health: Facing the Emotional Challenges of Chronic Illness

Enka-Candler Library Join Vaya Health's Geriatric and Adult Mental Health Specialty team for a series of classes at Enka-Candler Library. All classes will take place once a month on Tuesdays at 1 PM. Classes will take place in our community room and are free to attend, but registration is required. Please visit the Vaya Health calendar to register. All are welcome. Facing the Emotional Challenges of Chronic Illness: Tuesday, June 11 @ 1 PM Receiving a chronic illness diagnosis can produce a range of emotional responses. In this training, we will explore the physical and mental impact of these conditions. Understanding can help us remain proactive, be resilient and promote better outcomes. Opportunities to Help in a Crisis Time: Tuesday, July 23 @ 1 PM An individual can experience a crisis suddenly and without warning, especially when symptoms of a mental illness are involved. As a caregiver or responder, possessing skills that support de-escalation is imperative. Did you know that you can help? This course provides information… Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Informational. Age Group: Adult. Library: Enka-Candler. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Leicester Library Book Discussion Group

Leicester Library This month we're discussing The River We Remember by William Kent Krueger.  The Leicester Library Book Discussion Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm in the Community Room at the library. Newcomers welcome! A Zoom link is available for those who want to attend but cannot make it in person. Email anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org for the link. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

School's Out for Summer!

Oakley / South Asheville Library Join us for an end-of-school celebration! Drop in any time between 2 - 4pm to draw on the sidewalk leading up to the library and play with bubbles. Open to children and teens of all ages and their families or caregivers. 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: Family - (children of all ages). Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Oakley / South Asheville. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Creative Collage and Button-Making

Skyland / South Buncombe Library This will be one of your only opportunities to destroy old library books!  (Hopefully.)  We will be making collages and creating buttons out of books and magazines that have been removed from the library's collection.  Come join us to give these materials a second life! Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Summer Reading Programs. Family Fun. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Adult. Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

LEGO Builders Club

Pack Memorial Library Come down the Pack Memorial Library and play with LEGOs! Show off your building skills and make new friends with other LEGO maniacs. Please leave your personal LEGOs at home, because we've got plenty. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: STEM/STEAM. Family Fun. Other. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Baby Story Time

Weaverville Library Join us for a lively language enrichment story time designed for children ages 4 to 18 months. 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. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

"Brothers and Sisters Like These" Veterans Writing Classes

East Asheville Library Join other veterans for this series of writing classes provided by the NC Veterans Writing Alliance Foundation. To sign up, please e-mail Ron Toler at 1treehouse@charter.net. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Literature. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Dungeons & Dragons at the Weaverville Library

Weaverville Library Calling adventurous tweens/teens! Join us for Dungeons & Dragons at the Weaverville Library! This program is open to tweens and teens ages 12+. All skill levels are welcome. Space for this program is limited. Registration is required. Please stop by the Weaverville Library or call 828-250-6482 to reserve your space! Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: weaverville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Story Telling. Other. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Weaverville. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Spanish Language Conversation Group

Pack Memorial Library Spanish Conversation Practice Group Our friendly and welcoming Spanish conversation practice group is geared towards people with Intermediate level Spanish skills who are looking for a supportive chance to practice and sharpen their skills. We use discussion prompts, ice breaker games, and guest speakers to help enhance everyone's comprehension and comfort level. Come give it a try! Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Classes. Other. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Friends of the Leicester Library Meeting

Leicester Library The next Friends of the Leicester Library meeting will be held at 5:30pm in the Community Room at the library.  Join us for updates on library programs and garden events. All are welcome. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Community Meetings. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Film Screenings: “Flight of the Butterflies” and “Honey for the Maya” (Pollination Celebration!)

Pack Memorial Library Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway with breathtaking cinematography from an award winning team. Plus an 8 minute documentary "Honey for the Maya" by Dr. Stephen Buchmann.  This film screening is part of a community-wide Pollination Celebration! that will be taking place throughout June 2024. For information about other events, go to: beecityasheville.org/pollination-celebration. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Film Screening. Informational. Family Fun. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

LGBTQ+ Pride Month Movie Event: "Every Body"

Swannanoa Library From Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Julie Cohen and in partnership with NBC News Studios, Every Body (2023) is a revelatory investigation of the lives of intersex people. The film tells the stories of three individuals who have moved from childhoods marked by shame, secrecy, and non-consensual surgeries to thriving adulthoods after each decided to set aside medical advice to keep their bodies a secret and instead came out as their authentic selves. Documentary Director: Julie Cohen RunTime: 92 min. Release Year: 2023 Starring: River Gallo, Ruth Deibel, Sean Saifa Wall Country: United States Language: English About the film: World Premiere, 2023 Tribeca Film Festival Rated R : Children Under 17 Require Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian Light refreshments will be available. Notice - Description: Join us as we watch "Every Body" a 2023 documentary on the lives of three intersex people. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Film Screening. Age Group: Adult. Library: Swannanoa. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Book Club

Black Mountain Library Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.