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Lunch & Learn- Overcoming Communication Barriers w Vaya Health Professionals

Communication is the string that ties us all together. If that string isn't strong enough or is broken, our relationships tend to unravel. This curriculum is designed to look at common communication problems and methods to make it an easier, more efficient process. Examples of communication to use and and those to not use will be discussed. Class is free and registration is required. To Register (required): Go to VayaHealth.com/Calendar or Call Enka-Candler Public Library at 828- 250-4758. Hosted by the Enka-Candler Public Library in partnership with the Vaya Health Geriatric & Adult Mental Health Specialty Team. All Vaya Health trainings are free and accredited through the NC Division of Health Service Regulation which awards one contact hour for each hour of training. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

American Perspectives: Storytelling at the Library featuring Becky Stone & Catherine Yael Serota

Everyone has stories to tell from the private and mutual experiences of their lifetime. Our folk and self-taught artists capture these stories in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimonies to the unfolding story of America. Storytellers do the same thing with spoken words. The Asheville Art Museum and Buncombe County Public Libraries are presenting a series of storytelling programs in August and September to highlight the Art Museum’s current American Perspectives exhibit. Here’s the schedule for our storyteller series: Tuesday, August 18 at 6pm Larry Pearlman at the Black Mountain Library Tuesday, August 23 at 6pm Becky Stone and Catherine Yael Serota at the Enka-Candler Library Tuesday, August 24 at 6pm Becky Stone and Catherine Yael Serota at the Skyland/South Buncombe Library Thursday, August 25 at 6pm Connie Reagan Blake at Pack Memorial Library  Friday, August 26 at 2pm Vixi Jill Glen at the Leicester Library Saturday, August 20 at 11am John Toineeta at the East Asheville Library… Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Telling. Performance. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.ashevilleart.org.

Toddler Story Time

Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Live Jazz Hour at Enka!

Join us on Thursday evenings throughout the spring and summer for our free jazz hour. Host and composer, Michael Jefry Stevens will be joined by musician friends once a month for a live performance at the Enka Candler Library. Program will be held in our community room. Masks are optional at this time, we ask you do what makes you feel comfortable. No registration required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Enka-Candler Library. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Performance. Music. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

After Hours at the Library- Family Movie Night!

Ocean of Possibilities themed free movie nights at the library! Join us after hours to watch Moana (PG) in July and Luca (PG) in August. Films take place in the library community room after the library has closed. Popcorn will be served. Chairs will be out, but you're welcome to bring blanket, sleeping bag, or pillows to sit on the floor. Food and beverage welcome, but beverages must contain lids. No alcoholic beverages on library property. No child can be left unattended. We ask you to respect other people's space and wear a mask if you prefer. Masks are no longer required in libraries. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Friday, August 26, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

YMCA Mobile Market at the Library

The YMCA Mobile Market will be set up in the library parking lot from 4:30-5:30 PM. Bring your grocery bags and get fresh food for your family. The market provides fresh produce paired with healthy recipes and a Community Engagement Table with valuable services such as cooking demonstrations.  While you're in the lot, stop in to get a library card if you don't have one, pick up a cookbook or two to experiment with your bundle of groceries, or grab a DVD to watch while snacking.  Distributions are FREE and all community members are welcome. . Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Community Meetings. Informational. Other. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Thursday, September 1, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 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.

Enka Evening Book Club

In September, we'll be reading and discussing Maus by Art Spiegelman. Books are available to be picked up from the holds shelf. No registration required for this in person meeting. We'll be gathering in the community room. Enka Evening Book Club is every first Tuesday of the month from 7-8 PM. Everyone is welcome. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Wednesday, September 7, 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, 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 Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi and participating in 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… 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. Stephens Lee Recreation Center. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Hominy Creek Comfort Makers- Knit, Crochet, Sew, Makers Group

If you can sew on a machine, hand sew, crochet or knit, stuff a pillow or iron come join our makers group! Sewers, knitters, and menders are welcome to join us. We will be working on projects that provide comfort items to anyone struggling. Comfort items may include but are not limited to quilts, crocheted or knitted blankets, Hospice pillows, chemo port pillows and beanies/hats. To get us started there will be a few Hospice pillow kits, cut and ready to sew, stuff, and complete. Come prepared with your supplies & tools including sewing machine, fabric, yarn and any other items you might need. The library will have some materials on hand as well! You're also more than welcome to join us, hang out, and work on your own project if you'd like. The group meets in the library community room. No registration required. Interested in learning more about the group, follow @hominycreekcomfortmakers on Facebook. Any questions, call us at 250-4758 or email hominycreekcomfortmakers@gmail.com. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Other. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, September 15, 2022, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Rhythm & Percussion Class with The Rhythmic Arts Project of AVL

Join us for a fun hour of drumming! This class with The Rhythmic Arts Project is for everyone, ages 5 through adult, which means this is a fun family event! This program is free and welcome to everyone, but registration is required. Please select the sign up button and let us know who will be attending so our instructor can provide enough percussion instruments. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Music. Age Group: Adult. Family - (children of all ages). Friday, September 16, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

History Book Club at Enka-Candler Library

Join us for the Enka-Candler History Book Club! We read historical fiction and non-fiction books. The next book for discussion is, Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates.   All newcomers are welcome. We will be meeting in the community room. Books are available for pick up at the front desk. No registration is required to attend this program. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Jazz Hour at Enka Library

Join us on Thursday evenings once a month for our free jazz hour. Host and composer, Michael Jefry Stevens will be joined by musician friends for a live performance at the Enka Candler Library. Program will be held in our community room. Masks are optional at this time, we ask you do what makes you feel comfortable. No registration required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Enka-Candler Library. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Performance. Music. Age Group: Adult. Family - (children of all ages). Thursday, September 22, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 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.

Toddler Story Time

Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Hominy Creek Comfort Makers- Knit, Crochet, Sew, Makers Group

If you can sew on a machine, hand sew, crochet or knit, stuff a pillow or iron come join our makers group! Sewers, knitters, and menders are welcome to join us. We will be working on projects that provide comfort items to anyone struggling. Comfort items may include but are not limited to quilts, crocheted or knitted blankets, Hospice pillows, chemo port pillows and beanies/hats. To get us started there will be a few Hospice pillow kits, cut and ready to sew, stuff, and complete. Come prepared with your supplies & tools including sewing machine, fabric, yarn and any other items you might need. The library will have some materials on hand as well! You're also more than welcome to join us, hang out, and work on your own project if you'd like. The group meets in the library community room. No registration required. Interested in learning more about the group, follow @hominycreekcomfortmakers on Facebook. Any questions, call us at 250-4758 or email hominycreekcomfortmakers@gmail.com. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Other. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Wednesday, November 9, 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.

Toddler Story Time

Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: Enka-Candler Library - 1404 Sandhill Rd. - Candler. Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.