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Introduction to Medicare with the Council on Aging of Buncombe County

Are you new to Medicare? Are you confused about which benefits are right for you? Do you need more information? The Council on Aging of Buncombe County will help answer some of your Medicare questions in this free class. No registration required. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Age Group: Adult. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. 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: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Storytelling Performance by John Toineeta

For centuries, tales of Cherokee history and folklore have been passed from generation to generation in spoken form, most likely at day’s end by the light of a campfire. This time they will be passed along to others at the East Asheville Library by John Toineeta, a gifted storyteller and flute player from Cherokee.   This special performance is part of the American Perspectives Storytelling Project sponsored by the Asheville Art Museum and Art Bridges. Thank you to our sponsors! Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Telling. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Quilting Bee

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. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 3 Avon Road, Asheville, NC 28805. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. 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: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Wearable Art Workshop with Flowstate Artist Sala Menaya-Merritt

Make your own custom floral headpiece with August Flowstate artist in residence Sala Menaya-Merritt! Free. Recommended for ages 10 & up. Supplies are limited. Please call 828-250-4738 or stop in at the East Asheville Public Library to sign up. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant #3137-0127. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Classes. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Teen - (grades 6-12). Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

East Asheville Library Book Club

Join other literature lovers to discuss your favorite books at the library! This month's pick is The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes. 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. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, September 1, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 3 Avon Road, Asheville, NC 28805. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. 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: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, September 3, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

¡Hablemos Español!

Una hora para charlar, practicar el español, y conocerse con nuevos amigos. Participantes de todos niveles bienvenidos. Toque "sign up" para registrarse y recibir el enlace de Zoom. A time to chat, practice Spanish, and meet new friends Participants of all levels welcome. Click "sign up" to register and receive the Zoom link. 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 omi… Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Other. Age Group: Adult. Saturday, September 3, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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. Monday, September 5, 2022.

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, September 8, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Pack Memorial Library or online. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Books to Action: Racial Justice Book Discussion + Hood Huggers Walking Tour

Books To Action: Racial Justice.  Meet new people and learn about issues facing our community. Join us on September 10th to learn about racial justice and systemic racism in the United States and in Asheville. We will be discussing the book How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X Kendi and participating a walking tour of the East End Valley Street of Asheville with Hood Huggers International. We will meet on Saturday September 10 at 10:30 am at Stephens-Lee Center to discuss the book. Stephens-Lee is located at 30 George Washington Carver Ave, Asheville, NC 28801. After the book discussion (approximately one hour) we will walk to Eagle Street to begin the tour; driving or walking there separately is ok too. The tour will begin at noon and it will last until 2 pm. This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately. Light snacks will be provided. Sign up is required. The tour is limited in capacity and geared towards ages 16 and older. An online book discussion will take place on… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: jen.waite@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Informational. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Adult. Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. 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: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. 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: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, September 17, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Black Experience Book Club

Join us at Join us at Noir Collective AVL, 39 S. Market St. in downtown Asheville, for our discussion of this month's book pick, Mind of My Mind, by Octavia Butler. WHERE TO FIND THE BOOK AT THE LIBRARY Call your local Buncombe County Public Library or visit buncombecounty.org/library to reserve your copy online. NOIR COLLECTIVE AT THE YMI Stop by the Noir Collective during open hours, call 828-257-4540, or email angela@ymiculturalcenter.org to check availability. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, September 22, 2022, 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.

Special Collections open by Appointment only

All Public Library Closings Buncombe County Special Collections will be open by appointment only to allow staff to work on special projects. Patrons may schedule an appointment by contacting Special Collections staff at packnc@buncombecounty.org.  Appointments will be limited to two hours and must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Location: All Branch Locations. Phone: 828-250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Local History & Genealogy. Saturday, September 24, 2022, 12:00 AM – Saturday, October 1, 2022, 6:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. 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: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, September 24, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Voting Q&A

"How can I find my polling place?" "What's the difference between a primary and a general election?" "How do I find a sample ballot?" "Do I need an ID to vote?" Get answers to these questions and more at this informational session provided by Buncombe County Election Services and libraries. Learn about how elections work, how to exercise your right to vote, and tips to make the process faster and easier. Location: East Asheville Library - 3 Avon Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, September 29, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. 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: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

¡Hablemos Español!

Una hora para charlar, practicar el español, y conocerse con nuevos amigos. Participantes de todos niveles bienvenidos. Toque "sign up" para registrarse y recibir el enlace de Zoom. A time to chat, practice Spanish, and meet new friends Participants of all levels welcome. Click "sign up" to register and receive the Zoom link. 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 omi… Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Other. Age Group: Adult. Saturday, October 1, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Quilting Bee

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. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 3 Avon Road, Asheville, NC 28805. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

East Asheville Library Book Club

Join other literature lovers to discuss your favorite books at the library! This month's pick is The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina, by Zoraida Córdova . 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. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 3 Avon Road, Asheville, NC 28805. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. 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: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, October 8, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. 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: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, October 15, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. 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: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, October 22, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Black Experience Book Club

Join us at Join us at Noir Collective AVL, 39 S. Market St. in downtown Asheville, for our discussion of this month's book pick, Clay's Ark, by Octavia Butler. WHERE TO FIND THE BOOK AT THE LIBRARY Call your local Buncombe County Public Library or visit buncombecounty.org/library to reserve your copy online. NOIR COLLECTIVE AT THE YMI Stop by the Noir Collective during open hours, call 828-257-4540, or email angela@ymiculturalcenter.org to check availability. Phone: (828) 250-4738. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 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.

Preschool Story Time

Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. 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: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

East Asheville Library Book Club

Join other literature lovers to discuss your favorite books at the library! This month's pick is The Sentence, by Louise Erdrich. 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. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, November 3, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 3 Avon Road, Asheville, NC 28805. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Preschool Story Time

Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. 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: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, November 5, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. 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, November 10, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Pack Memorial Library or online. 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. Friday, November 11, 2022.

Preschool Story Time

Join us for a story time designed for children ages 3 to 5 years as we share books, songs, rhymes, and activities. 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: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Saturday, November 12, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.