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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. 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, October 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 3 Avon Road, Asheville, NC 28805. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

And the Creek Don't Rise: a history of floods in Western North Carolina

East Asheville Library Join the Friends of the East Asheville Library to learn about the history of flooding in Western North Carolina with Anne Chesky Smith, director of the WNC Historical Association. To receive the event link, click "sign up.". Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Friendship, Empowerment, Progress...And Séances?

Pack Memorial Library How much do you really know about the founders of some of our most important and long-standing local institutions?  In the second half of the 19th century, the city of Asheville grew at a momentous speed. With this growth came an increasing need to build social services to support the region’s growing population. In answer to this, a small group of friends organized. All women, they were fathered by city-builders, war heroes, and successful businessmen. Such wealth fostered room for these women to invest their time and money into local philanthropy. Besides working together towards social progress as they established libraries, hospitals, and children's homes, some of these women were dabbling in Spiritualism -- A religious movement based on the belief that the spirits of the dead exist and can communicate with the living. Join historian Esther Wright and the Buncombe County Special Collections to find out more about these pioneering women...and their sometimes spooky hobbies! This event will be h… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4740. Email: packnc@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Local History & Genealogy. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Black Experience Book Club

East Asheville Library Join us for a bi-monthly book club sponsored by the YMI Cultural Center and Buncombe County Public Libraries. This week, we'll be discussing When No One is Watching, by Alyssa Cole. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County. Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that… Phone: (828) 250-4738. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. All Libraries. Thursday, October 28, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Mountain Landscape Art Class: Playing with Pen and Ink with Nate Barton via ZOOM

Fairview Library Notice - Description: Join Fairview artist Nate Barton for a class where we'll use pen and ink techniques to create a landscape of our mountains similar to the image shown here. No experience is necessary as you'll be guided through the whole process. Registration is REQUIRED: call 828-250-6484 or email jaime.mcdowell@buncombecounty.org for details. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Classes. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Saturday, October 30, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session.  By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County.  Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release shall be binding upon you,… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, October 30, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Women Veterans Writing Class

East Asheville Library Military life holds unique and powerful memories, and through their stories, veterans bear witness to moments of honor and heartbreak, loneliness and loss, camaraderie and sacrifice. We’ll use military-related prompts to get your pen moving. You don't need to have any previous writing experience, and you don’t have to be good at spelling, grammar, etc. You'll just need to bring your pen and paper - and we'll supply the rest. Come join us! To register, contact Stacie Litsenberger: stacie.litsenberger@va.gov or (254) 466.0960. Location: East Asheville Library - 902 Tunnel Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 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. Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Weaverville Library Evening Book Club: The Overstory by Richard Powers

Weaverville Library Join us as we discuss The Overstory by Richard Powers via ZOOM. Registration is necessary. Newcomers are welcome! Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: jesse.figuera@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Weaverville. Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ONLINE- Enka-Candler Library Evening Book Club

Enka-Candler Library Chat with other book lovers about this month's book selection. Interested in reading ahead? Here's what we have coming up in the next few months! - November- "Once Upon A River" Diane Setterfield - December- "Dutch House" Ann Patchett - January- "Mexican Gothic" Silvia Moreno-Garcia - February- "The Rose Code" Kate Quinn To reserve your copy of the book, visit https://buncombe.nccardinal.org/ or swing by the library to pick one up from the book clubs holds shelf. To join the book club email enka.library@buncombecounty.org or call us at 250-4758. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees,… Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Enka-Candler. All Libraries. Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Jumpstart Your Creativity with Nina Hart

Nina is a writing coach who has been there, done that with NaNoWriMo and has inspiration to share. This fun, supportive session will give you tools to keep going when the writing gets stuck.  Sign up and get your creative juices flowing for the rest of the month. Space is limited.  Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrc-GtpzksGtJgR_ASUN5yZwwnayZbNGfW After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This event is a part of the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) initiative. For more information on NaNoWriMo, visit nanowrimo.org DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under y… Location: All Branch Locations. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Author Event. Other. Literature. Story Telling. Online Programs. Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: All Libraries. Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Weaverville Afternoon Book Club: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Weaverville Library Join us as we discuss Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari via ZOOM. Registration is necessary. Newcomers are welcome. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: jesse.figuera@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Weaverville. Thursday, November 4, 2021, 3:15 PM – 3:30 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 over Zoom. This month's pick is The Huntress, by Kate Quinn. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County. Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release shall be binding upon you, your successors,… Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. Thursday, November 4, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. East Asheville Public Library 3 Avon Road, Asheville, NC 28805. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Virtual Come Write-In for NaNoWriMo

Come Write-In virtually with encouraging BCPL librarians and other writers! We would love to write with you in a Zoom Room.  We’ll have some prompts and space for discussion and encouragement, but mostly this will be a time to schedule yourself for some dedicated writing time while others on the call do the same.   Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pf-CpqDwvGtJ4CI4EdlxnhbMGaWnPFITA After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel during the thirty days of November.  Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand-new novel. If you are doing NaNoWriMo this year, the Buncombe County Public Library wants to support you in your endeavors. Join us for this event and m… Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Literature. Story Telling. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: All Libraries. Thursday, November 4, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

BINGO

Pack Memorial Library Come meet new people and participate in our BINGO game and social hour. Prizes are donated from the Friends of the Library. Free to play! To maximize safety we will be limiting participation to people 12 years of age and older. Advance registration will be required. Participation will be limited to allow for social distancing. Masks will be required. No food or beverage will be served. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Friday, November 5, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Virtual Come Write-In for NaNoWriMo with Beth Revis

Come Write In with local author Beth Revis. Beth Revis is a NY Times bestselling author with books available in more than 20 languages. She is the co-owner of Wordsmith Workshops and the author of the Paper Hearts series, both of which aid aspiring authors. A native of North Carolina, Beth is currently working on multiple new novels. She lives in rural NC with her son and husband. Visit her at bethrevis.com. Location: All Branch Locations. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: Alexandra.Duncan@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Author Event. Literature. Story Telling. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Friday, November 5, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Virtual Rise and Write-In

Sometimes it helps to be in the presence of like-minded people with a similar goal. This NaNoWriMo we're hosting a virtual come write in quiet hour. All you need to do is log in, wave hello, or not, and get to writing.  We'll have some tips on the screen to help get your thoughts flowing. We promise there will be no 'get to know you questions' or writing prompts to complete, just you in a virtual room holding yourself quietly accountable for achieving your novel writing dreams amongst others. One quiet hour on a Saturday morning to start NaNoWriMo off where you can even keep wearing your pajamas or cozy robe. To register for Rise and Write-In on Saturday, November 6 at 9 AM, click on this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdu-gqzsuGNzebKqRNvXdqs1OLYC-8fIf DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other ne… Location: All Branch Locations. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: erin.parcels@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Literature. Story Telling. Age Group: Adult. Saturday, November 6, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Fairview Friends Special and Collectible Books Sale

Fairview Library Notice - Description: This one day sale of special and collectible books will be held indoors with masking required and social distancing observed. There will be a wide variety in subjects and ages of the books plus some special CDs available as well. Proceeds from the sale support family and children's programming at the library. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Sale. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Saturday, November 6, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

VIRTUAL Mixed Level Pilates Mat Class for Beginners with Cisco Pilates AVL

Join Alexis from Cisco Pilates Asheville for free online Pilates mat classes! The class is beginner friendly. To sign up for the class, visit https://ciscopilates.as.me/free-pilates-mat-class Pilates is for every BODY...no matter your age, gender, or physical ability, give it a try in the comfort of your own home. Wake up and work out! These classes are offered to the public free of charge thanks to the support of the Pack Friends of the Library. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: All Libraries. Saturday, November 6, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

¡Hablemos Español!

East Asheville Library Una hora para charlar, practicar el español, y conocerse con nuevos amigos. Participantes de todos niveles bienvenidos. A time to chat, practice Spanish, and meet new friends Participants of all levels welcome. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Other. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. All Libraries. Saturday, November 6, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session.  By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County.  Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release shall be binding upon you,… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, November 6, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Leicester Library's 20th Anniversary Party

Leicester Library The Leicester Library turns twenty this November, and we want to celebrate with you. Join us for an evening celebration of art, music, cake and memories. Come see the wonderful community art project, 20 Views of Leicester Library, featuring local artists who have shared their "view" of the library and what it means to them.  There will also be live music, cake, and a stroll down memory lane. Help us celebrate this library and its wonderful community. All are welcome. Masks and social distancing will be required indoors. Sponsored by the Friends of Leicester Library. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Community Meetings. Exhibit. Featured Event: Special Event. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Saturday, November 6, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Leicester Library Book Discussion Group

Leicester Library This month we're discussing My Year Abroad by Chaang Rae Lee.   The Leicester Library Book Discussion Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm in the Community Room at the library. Masks and social distancing required. Newcomers welcome! Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Women Veterans Writing Class

East Asheville Library Military life holds unique and powerful memories, and through their stories, veterans bear witness to moments of honor and heartbreak, loneliness and loss, camaraderie and sacrifice. We’ll use military-related prompts to get your pen moving. You don't need to have any previous writing experience, and you don’t have to be good at spelling, grammar, etc. You'll just need to bring your pen and paper - and we'll supply the rest. Come join us! To register, contact Stacie Litsenberger: stacie.litsenberger@va.gov or (254) 466.0960. Location: East Asheville Library - 902 Tunnel Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Virtual Come Write In for NaNoWriMo

Come Write-In for this librarian-led, hour-long, writing sesh! We’ll have timed word sprints, optional word prompts, and overall good vibes as we all work toward our NaNoWriMo word counts. So drop in, hang out, and get those creative juices flowing!  To register, visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvd-CsqDgpH9K76HgDx-X-8VWDuDodUfPV   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel during the thirty days of November.  Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand-new novel. If you are doing NaNoWriMo this year, the Buncombe County Public Library wants to support you in your endeavors. Join us for this event and more to keep you invigorated and motivated. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has… Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: sara.kaglic@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Literature. Story Telling. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: All Libraries. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Pack Library Book Club

Pack Memorial Library This month we're discussing Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain. The Pack Library Book is a fiction focused book discussion group that meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30AM in the Lord Auditorium at the library. Masks and social distancing required. Newcomers welcome! Registration is required and attendance will be limited to the first 10 registrants. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Virtual Come Write-In for NaNoWriMo with Alexandra Duncan

Come Write-In with local author Alexandra Duncan, who is also a Buncombe County librarian. She writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror for teens and adults alike. Visit her online at alexandra-duncan.com. Location: All Branch Locations. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: alexandra.duncan@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Author Event. Online Programs. Literature. Story Telling. Age Group: Adult. Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 3:00 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. Thursday, November 11, 2021.

Black Experience Book Club

East Asheville Library Join us for a bi-monthly book club sponsored by the YMI Cultural Center and Buncombe County Public Libraries. This week, we'll be discussing The Gilded Ones, by Namina Forna. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County. Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release… Phone: (828) 250-4738. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. All Libraries. Thursday, November 11, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Virtual Come Write-In Cafe

Come Write-In virtually with encouraging BCPL librarians and other writers! We would love to write with you in a NaNoWriMo focused Zoom Room. This session will have a caffeinated theme, with some background coffee shop noise, and a virtual cafe atmosphere. This will be a time to schedule yourself for some dedicated writing time while others on the call do the same in a casual and supportive atmosphere. Register in advance for this meeting:  https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tf--pqTsjG9JB390uOq8aXmaJNHVGGRTy After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel during the thirty days of November.  Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand-new novel. If you are doing NaNoWriMo this year, the Buncomb… Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Telling. Literature. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: All Libraries. Friday, November 12, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Virtual Come Write-In for NaNoWriMo with Author Thomas Calder

Come Write-In and join local author Thomas Calder for word sprints, discussion, and encouragement as we all work to meet those Nanowrimo goals!  Take part in an hour of guided writing followed by a brief Q&A to pick Thomas’ brain about his own creative experiences.  Thomas Calder earned his MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston. His work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Miracle Monocle, The Collagist and elsewhere. His debut novel, The Wind Under the Door, was published in March 2021. Learn more at https://www.thomas-calder.com/ Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpf-ivpjMvHdLDUiQlEee8DVPbMqM4UbWj   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel during the thirty days of November.  Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around… Location: All Branch Locations. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: sara.kaglic@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Literature. Story Telling. Online Programs. Author Event. Age Group: Adult. Saturday, November 13, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Family Fun Day at the Leicester Library

Leicester Library Leicester Library turns 20 this November, and we want to celebrate with you! Join us for fun outdoor games and activities on the library's beautiful grounds.  No registration required.  Open to families and kids. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for November 20. Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Baby - (ages 4 mos.-18 mos.). Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Library: Leicester. Saturday, November 13, 2021, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Mountain Landscape Art Class: Watercolor our World with Nate Barton via ZOOM

Fairview Library Notice - Description: Join Fairview artist Nate Barton for a class where we'll use watercolor techniques to create a landscape of our mountains similar to the image shown here. No experience is necessary as you'll be guided through the whole process. Registration is REQUIRED: call 828-250-6484 or email jaime.mcdowell@buncombecounty.org for details. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Classes. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Saturday, November 13, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session.  By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County.  Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release shall be binding upon you,… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, November 13, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Leicester Library Book Discussion Group - ONLINE DISCUSSION

Leicester Library For those patrons who are unable to attend book club in person, we are offering this online discussion of November's book:  My Year Abroad by Chang-Rae Lee. Newcomers welcome!  Hi there,  You are invited to a Zoom meeting.  When: Nov 16, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)  Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpde-trTIrGNJX2NvugGL5xOia6tVXTfAF  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision,… Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

North Asheville Book Club

North Asheville Library Join us via Zoom to discuss this month's book: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, All book club meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Registration is required for the Zoom link. The North Asheville Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session.  By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County.  Further, you acknowledge… 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, November 16, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Women Veterans Writing Class

East Asheville Library Military life holds unique and powerful memories, and through their stories, veterans bear witness to moments of honor and heartbreak, loneliness and loss, camaraderie and sacrifice. We’ll use military-related prompts to get your pen moving. You don't need to have any previous writing experience, and you don’t have to be good at spelling, grammar, etc. You'll just need to bring your pen and paper - and we'll supply the rest. Come join us! To register, contact Stacie Litsenberger: stacie.litsenberger@va.gov or (254) 466.0960. Location: East Asheville Library - 902 Tunnel Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 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. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Virtual Come Write-In for NaNoWriMo with Author Rebecca Petruck

Come Write-In with local author Rebecca Petruck. Rebecca Petruck is a Minnesota girl, though she also has lived in Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, England, Connecticut and, currently, North Carolina. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC Wilmington. Petruck's novels are published by ABRAMS/Amulet. You may visit her online at www.rebeccapetruck.com and on Twitter at @rebeccapetruck. Location: All Branch Locations. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: sara.kaglic@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Author Event. Literature. Story Telling. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Fairview Book Club online: The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness

Fairview Library Fairview Evening Book Club will be reading The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness by Susannah Cahalan for the month of November and discussing it Tuesday, November 16, at 7pm via ZOOM! A well-told story fraught with both mystery and real-life aftershocks that set the psychiatric community on its ear. ~Kirkus Reviews The Fairview Book Club meets via Zoom the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Email jaime.mcdowell@buncombecounty.org if you would like more information or would like to attend one of our discussions.  Future Books and Book Club Dates: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old by Hendrik Groen ~ December 21 Cousins : Connected Through Slavery, a Black Woman and a White Woman Discover Their Past by Betty Kilby Baldwin and Phoebe Kilby ~ January 18 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ~ February 15 DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as… Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Book Club. Literature. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ONLINE- Enka History Book Club

Enka-Candler Library Join us for our history book club! This month's book discussion will be on "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" by Jennifer Chiaverini. Books will be available for pickup at the Enka-Candler Library on the book clubs shelf. If you'd like to attend, please email enka.library@buncombecounty.org or call the library to sign up at 250-4758. You'll receive a link to log in the day of the program. All newcomers are welcome. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Enka-Candler. All Libraries. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Creative Writing Group online

Leicester Library Join us for creative writing online! We'll meet on Zoom and do several rounds of writing prompts. The group is simple - we just write and read our writing to each other.  This is a supportive and fun environment that gets your creative juices flowing with low stakes and lots of fun.   Hi there,  You are invited to a Zoom meeting.  When: Nov 17, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)  Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAoduCgqDoiG9eRMDMGdtLRZ96l3sj1H2fb  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating i… Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Literature. Story Telling. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Friends of the South Buncombe Library Book Club: The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Join us for a book discussion hosted by the Friends of the Skyland/South Buncombe Library!  We are not sure yet whether this meeting will be virtual or in-person, so please register for the Zoom event using the link below, just in case -- and check back here for updates! This month we will be reading The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom.  The book is available in both physical and digital editions through Buncombe County Public Libraries, and we will also have a few extra copies to borrow at the South Buncombe branch that you can stop by and sign out.  From the publisher: In 1961, Sarah M. Broom’s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant—the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah’s father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after… Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Thursday, November 18, 2021, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Black Experience Book Club

East Asheville Library Join us for a bi-monthly book club sponsored by the YMI Cultural Center and Buncombe County Public Libraries. This week, we'll be discussing The Gilded Ones, by Namina Forna. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County. Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release… Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. Thursday, November 18, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Library Advisory Board Meeting

Library Advisory Board The Library Advisory Board Meeting will be at Pack library or online Agenda - added prior to meeting , Minutes - added after meeting This meeting was originally scheduled for November 11, but moved due to the Veteran's Day holiday The Library Advisory Board generally meets every other month at 6:30pm at Pack Library or online. Please check the calendar just prior to the bi-monthly meeting to make sure the meeting hasn't been cancelled, postponed or moved. Thursday, November 18, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Pack Memorial Library or online. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Virtual Come Write-In for NaNoWriMo with Author Jennie Liu

Come Write-In with local author Jennie Liu. Jennie Liu is the daughter of Chinese immigrants. Having been brought up with an ear to two cultures, she has been fascinated by the attitudes, social policies, and changes in China each time she visits. She lives in Western North Carolina with her husband and two young sons. You can visit her online at www.jennieliuwrites.com/. Location: All Branch Locations. Phone: (828) 250-4756. Email: melisa.pressley@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Author Event. Online Programs. Literature. Story Telling. Age Group: Adult. Friday, November 19, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Virtual Come Write In for NaNoWriMo

Come Write In virtually with encouraging BCPL librarians and other writers! We would love to write with you in a Zoom Room. We’ll have some prompts and space for discussion and encouragement, but mostly this will be a time to schedule yourself for some dedicated writing time while others on the call do the same. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvde6vrjsrHtIop595pjNWwjKrANzSn92v After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any… Location: All Branch Locations. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Literature. Story Telling. Age Group: Adult. Library: All Libraries. Saturday, November 20, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session.  By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County.  Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release shall be binding upon you,… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, November 20, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

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. 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, November 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 3 Avon Road, Asheville, NC 28805. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Women Veterans Writing Class

East Asheville Library Military life holds unique and powerful memories, and through their stories, veterans bear witness to moments of honor and heartbreak, loneliness and loss, camaraderie and sacrifice. We’ll use military-related prompts to get your pen moving. You don't need to have any previous writing experience, and you don’t have to be good at spelling, grammar, etc. You'll just need to bring your pen and paper - and we'll supply the rest. Come join us! To register, contact Stacie Litsenberger: stacie.litsenberger@va.gov or (254) 466.0960. Location: East Asheville Library - 902 Tunnel Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

You Wrote a Novel, So Now What?

Imagine it's December 1. You've finished NaNoWriMo and you have a book that's ready to get out into the world. Congratulations! What do you do next? In this webinar, BiblioLabs Community Engagement Manager Emily Gooding will show you how to format your novel by using the PressBooks resource available to you for FREE from the library.  You will also learn how you can submit your novel to the Indie Author Project and have a digital version of your novel available to readers in the Library!   Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqdumtrz8tG9Rt4wT6M3dMZaCJILAkJfXp DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Bunco… Location: All Branch Locations. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Informational. Literature. Story Telling. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: All Libraries. Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Virtual Rise and Write-In

Sometimes it helps to be in the presence of like-minded people with a similar goal. With that in mind, we are hosting a virtual come write-in quiet hour. All you need to do is log in, wave hello, or not, and get to writing.  In the spirit of Thanksgiving and gratitude, we will have some gratitude related quotes and writing prompts available on screen to help inspire you. However, we promise there will be no 'get to know you questions' or participation requirements, just you in a virtual room holding yourself quietly accountable for achieving your novel writing dreams amongst others. One quiet hour before the holiday weekend to work on NaNoWriMo. Cozy clothes encouraged!   To register for Rise and Write-In, click on this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkf-GurTMuGdy4EDJ6MlcBUDAKiXSJDGEU National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel during the thirty days of November.  Now, each year on November 1,… Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Telling. Online Programs. Literature. Age Group: Adult. Library: All Libraries. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 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. Thursday, November 25, 2021.

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. Friday, November 26, 2021.

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. Saturday, November 27, 2021.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session.  By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County.  Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release shall be binding upon you,… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, November 27, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Women Veterans Writing Class

East Asheville Library Military life holds unique and powerful memories, and through their stories, veterans bear witness to moments of honor and heartbreak, loneliness and loss, camaraderie and sacrifice. We’ll use military-related prompts to get your pen moving. You don't need to have any previous writing experience, and you don’t have to be good at spelling, grammar, etc. You'll just need to bring your pen and paper - and we'll supply the rest. Come join us! To register, contact Stacie Litsenberger: stacie.litsenberger@va.gov or (254) 466.0960. Location: East Asheville Library - 902 Tunnel Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Final Virtual Come Write-In for NaNoWriMo

This will be our final Virtual Come Write-In event for 2021. The focus of this online writing session, hosted by local author and librarian Alexandra Duncan, will be writing sprints and last minute support. Location: All Branch Locations. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: alexandra.duncan@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Literature. STEM/STEAM. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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 over Zoom. This month's pick is The Bookseller, by Mark Pryor. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County. Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release shall be binding upon you, your successors,… Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. Thursday, December 2, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. East Asheville Public Library 3 Avon Road, Asheville, NC 28805. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

VIRTUAL Mixed Level Pilates Mat Class for Beginners with Cisco Pilates AVL

Pack Memorial Library Join Alexis from Cisco Pilates Asheville for free online Pilates mat classes! The class is beginner friendly. To sign up for the class, visit https://ciscopilates.as.me/free-pilates-mat-class Pilates is for every BODY...no matter your age, gender, or physical ability, give it a try in the comfort of your own home. Wake up and work out! These classes are offered to the public free of charge thanks to the support of the Pack Friends of the Library. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. All Libraries. Saturday, December 4, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

¡Hablemos Español!

East Asheville Library Una hora para charlar, practicar el español, y conocerse con nuevos amigos. Participantes de todos niveles bienvenidos. A time to chat, practice Spanish, and meet new friends Participants of all levels welcome. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Other. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. All Libraries. Saturday, December 4, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session.  By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County.  Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release shall be binding upon you,… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, December 4, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Women Veterans Writing Class

East Asheville Library Military life holds unique and powerful memories, and through their stories, veterans bear witness to moments of honor and heartbreak, loneliness and loss, camaraderie and sacrifice. We’ll use military-related prompts to get your pen moving. You don't need to have any previous writing experience, and you don’t have to be good at spelling, grammar, etc. You'll just need to bring your pen and paper - and we'll supply the rest. Come join us! To register, contact Stacie Litsenberger: stacie.litsenberger@va.gov or (254) 466.0960. Location: East Asheville Library - 902 Tunnel Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 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. Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ONLINE- Enka-Candler Library Evening Book Club

Enka-Candler Library Chat with other book lovers about this month's book selection. Interested in reading ahead? Here's what we have coming up in the next few months! - November- "Once Upon A River" Diane Setterfield - December- "Dutch House" Ann Patchett - January- "Mexican Gothic" Silvia Moreno-Garcia - February- "The Rose Code" Kate Quinn To reserve your copy of the book, visit https://buncombe.nccardinal.org/ or swing by the library to pick one up from the book clubs holds shelf. To join the book club email enka.library@buncombecounty.org or call us at 250-4758. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees,… Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Enka-Candler. All Libraries. Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Pack Library Book Club

Pack Memorial Library This month we're discussing The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. The Pack Library Book is a fiction focused book discussion group that meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30AM in the Lord Auditorium at the library. Masks and social distancing required. Newcomers welcome! Registration is required and attendance will be limited to the first 10 registrants. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Black Experience Book Club

East Asheville Library Join us for a bi-monthly book club sponsored by the YMI Cultural Center and Buncombe County Public Libraries. This week, we'll be discussing The Perishing, by Natashia Deón. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County. Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release… Phone: (828) 250-4738. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. All Libraries. Thursday, December 9, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Mountain Landscape Art Class: Oil Pastels: Crayons for Grown-ups with Nate Barton via ZOOM

Fairview Library Notice - Description: Join Fairview artist Nate Barton for a class where we'll use oil pastels to create a landscape of our mountains similar to the image shown here. No experience is necessary as you'll be guided through the whole process. Registration is REQUIRED: call 828-250-6484 or email jaime.mcdowell@buncombecounty.org for details. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Classes. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Saturday, December 11, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session.  By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County.  Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release shall be binding upon you,… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, December 11, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Leicester Library Book Discussion Group

Leicester Library This month we're discussing The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.   The Leicester Library Book Discussion Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm in the Community Room at the library. Masks and social distancing required. Newcomers welcome! Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Women Veterans Writing Class

East Asheville Library Military life holds unique and powerful memories, and through their stories, veterans bear witness to moments of honor and heartbreak, loneliness and loss, camaraderie and sacrifice. We’ll use military-related prompts to get your pen moving. You don't need to have any previous writing experience, and you don’t have to be good at spelling, grammar, etc. You'll just need to bring your pen and paper - and we'll supply the rest. Come join us! To register, contact Stacie Litsenberger: stacie.litsenberger@va.gov or (254) 466.0960. Location: East Asheville Library - 902 Tunnel Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Black Experience Book Club

East Asheville Library Join us for a bi-monthly book club sponsored by the YMI Cultural Center and Buncombe County Public Libraries. This week, we'll be discussing The Perishing, by Natashia Deón. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County. Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release sh… Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. Thursday, December 16, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Friends of the South Buncombe Library Book Club: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Join us for a book discussion hosted by the Friends of the Skyland/South Buncombe Library!  We are not sure yet whether this meeting will be virtual or in-person, so please register for the Zoom event using the link below, just in case -- and check back here for updates! This month we will be reading The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich.  The book is available in both physical and digital editions through Buncombe County Public Libraries, and we will also have a few extra copies to borrow at the South Buncombe branch that you can stop by and sign out.  From the publisher: Thomas Wazhashk is the night watchman at the jewel bearing plant, the first factory located near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a Chippewa Council member who is trying to understand the consequences of a new “emancipation” bill on its way to the floor of the United States Congress. It is 1953 and he and the other council members know the bill isn’t about freedom; Congress is fed up with Indians.… Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Thursday, December 16, 2021, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session.  By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County.  Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release shall be binding upon you,… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, December 18, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Leicester Library Book Discussion Group - ONLINE DISCUSSION

Leicester Library For those patrons who are unable to attend book club in person, we are offering this online discussion of December's book: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Newcomers welcome!  Hi there,  You are invited to a Zoom meeting.  When: Dec 21, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)  Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsduitrDgpGNEZKkwc5vF66wCBrYnlsjct  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability,… Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

North Asheville Book Club

North Asheville Library 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, December 21, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Women Veterans Writing Class

East Asheville Library Military life holds unique and powerful memories, and through their stories, veterans bear witness to moments of honor and heartbreak, loneliness and loss, camaraderie and sacrifice. We’ll use military-related prompts to get your pen moving. You don't need to have any previous writing experience, and you don’t have to be good at spelling, grammar, etc. You'll just need to bring your pen and paper - and we'll supply the rest. Come join us! To register, contact Stacie Litsenberger: stacie.litsenberger@va.gov or (254) 466.0960. Location: East Asheville Library - 902 Tunnel Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 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. Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Fairview Book Club online: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old

Fairview Library Fairview Evening Book Club will be reading The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old by Hendrik Groen for the month of December and discussing it Tuesday, December 21, at 7pm via ZOOM! Engaging and hilarious, Hendrik’s diary gives a dignity and respect to the elderly often overlooked in popular culture, providing readers a look into the importance of friendship and the realities of the senior care system in modern society. ~Publishers Weekly The Fairview Book Club meets via Zoom the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Email jaime.mcdowell@buncombecounty.org if you would like more information or would like to attend one of our discussions.  Future Books and Book Club Dates: Cousins : Connected Through Slavery, a Black Woman and a White Woman Discover Their Past by Betty Kilby Baldwin and Phoebe Kilby ~ January 18 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ~ February 15 Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson ~ March 15 DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this… Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Book Club. Literature. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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. Thursday, December 23, 2021.

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. Friday, December 24, 2021.

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. Saturday, December 25, 2021.

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, December 27, 2021.

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. Friday, December 31, 2021.

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. Saturday, January 1, 2022.

ONLINE- Enka-Candler Library Evening Book Club

Enka-Candler Library Chat with other book lovers about this month's book selection. Interested in reading ahead? Here's what we have coming up in the next few months! - November- "Once Upon A River" Diane Setterfield - December- "Dutch House" Ann Patchett - January- "Mexican Gothic" Silvia Moreno-Garcia - February- "The Rose Code" Kate Quinn To reserve your copy of the book, visit https://buncombe.nccardinal.org/ or swing by the library to pick one up from the book clubs holds shelf. To join the book club email enka.library@buncombecounty.org or call us at 250-4758. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees,… Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Enka-Candler. All Libraries. Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session.  By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County.  Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release shall be binding upon you,… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, January 8, 2022, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Pack Library Book Club

Pack Memorial Library This month we're discussing Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee. The Pack Library Book is a fiction focused book discussion group that meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30AM in the Lord Auditorium at the library. Masks and social distancing required. Newcomers welcome! Registration is required and attendance will be limited to the first 10 registrants. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Black Experience Book Club

East Asheville Library DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County. Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release shall be binding upon you, your successors, representatives, heirs, executors, assigns, and/or transferees. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. All Libraries. Thursday, January 13, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Library Advisory Board Meeting

Library Advisory Board The Library Advisory Board Meeting will be at Pack library or online Agenda - added prior to meeting , Minutes - added after meeting The Library Advisory Board generally meets every other month at 6:30pm at Pack Library or online. Please check the calendar just prior to the bi-monthly meeting to make sure the meeting hasn't been cancelled, postponed or moved. Thursday, January 13, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Pack Memorial Library or online. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session.  By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County.  Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release shall be binding upon you,… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, January 15, 2022, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Fairview Book Club online: Cousins: Connected Through Slavery, a Black Woman and a White Woman Discover Their Past

Fairview Library Fairview Evening Book Club will be reading Cousins: Connected Through Slavery, a Black Woman and a White Woman Discover Their Past by Betty Kilby Baldwin and Phoebe Kilby for the month of January and discussing it Tuesday, January 18, at 7pm via ZOOM! This powerful book weaves together the eloquent stories of two impressive women—stories of survival, determination, and awakening, of honesty, spirituality, and success. They give us a detective story and a mystery, a reconciliation and a celebration. A reader will be grateful for all of them. ~Edward L. Ayers, Recipient of the National Humanities Medal The Fairview Book Club meets via Zoom the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Email jaime.mcdowell@buncombecounty.org if you would like more information or would like to attend one of our discussions.  Future Books and Book Club Dates: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ~ February 15 Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson ~ March 15 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murder and the Birth of the FBI by… Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Literature. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session.  By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County.  Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release shall be binding upon you,… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, January 22, 2022, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.