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Tracks and Scat: A Program with the Friends of the WNC Nature Center

Studying what an animal leaves behind is a great way to learn about the lifestyle and habits of local wildlife.  Participants will rotate among three stations to play animal track games and design their own track guides, as well as work in small groups to study scat models. A fun, family program for ages 10 and up. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). School Age - (grades K-5). Friday, August 19, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Prehistoric Oceans: A Program with the NC Museum of Natural Science

Join us as we dive through prehistory and discover the different ways reptiles returned to the deep and timeless seas.  On this marvelous maritime expedition, participants will learn why plesiosaurs had such long necks, what group of dinosaurs took to the waves, and even come face to face with a life-size Crytoclidus. A fun, family program for ages 8 and up. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Friday, August 19, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Pollinators - Garden Heroes and Helpers: A Program with the Master Gardener Youth Outreach

Explore the world of pollinators - the insects and animals that help plants thrive and provide healthy crops for food, fibers, medicines and other products.  Discover how we can help the pollinator heroes in their vital role to sustain habitats that support us and the wildlife that surrounds us.  We'll do a butterfly craft, too! Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Summer BINGO for the whole family!

Come one, come all---come kids and parents and teens and grandparents and...did I mention that everyone is invited? It’s BINGO time at the library! There will be corny jokes, zany prizes, and hardcore competition! Bring your neighbors! Bring your kids! Bring your neighbors kids! Prizes donated by the Friends of Fairview Library! Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Teen - (grades 6-12). School Age - (grades K-5). Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, August 25, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Summer Movie Series: Hitchcock in the 50s: Vertigo

Fairview Library is excited to welcome back James Rosario for a summer movie and discussion series!  James is a North Carolina Film Critics Association member and author of the movie blog thedailyorca.com. He will introduce each film and lead a discussion after.  All films will be on the 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30 in the Community Room. Come out and enjoy Vertigo with other movie buffs in Fairview! This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Film Screening. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Diagnosing and Solving Plant Problems: A Plant Clinic with Master Gardeners

The abundant summer garden brings rewards as well as challenges.  Just as flowers turn to fruit, holes, spots and blotches appear creating havoc and frustration for gardeners.  Knowing common seasonal issues of garden and landscape plants can help to know when or if treatment is needed. Join Alison Arnold and the Extension Master Gardener (SM) Plant Clinic to learn how to diagnose and solve plant problems in your garden and landscape.  Samples will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own! Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, September 1, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Bubble Brigade Fun Foam Party

So long, summer! There's nothing like a fabulous, foamy Bubble Brigade party to end the summer. There will be music, beach balls, and lots of foamy FUN! Wear clothes and shoes you don't mind getting wet.  You will get wet. For all babies, kids, moms, dads, grandmoms and granddads----EVERYONE is invited! Note: The foam is Bio-degradable, Non-Staining, Non-toxic and Hypoallergenic! It does not damage the environment. The foam is made of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Glycerol and water. These are the main ingredients used in things like shampoo, dish soap and even toothpaste but without the additional chemicals and perfumes. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Fairview Library. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Saturday, September 3, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 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.

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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Tuesday, September 6, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, September 8, 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.

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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Tuesday, September 13, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, September 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Fairview Online Book Club: The Lacuna

"In this powerfully imagined, provocative novel, Barbara Kingsolver takes us on an epic journey from the Mexico of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover. The Lacuna is the poignant story of a man pulled between two nations as well as an unforgettable portrait of the artist—and of art itself." ~ Harper Publishing.   Added bonus, there is even an Asheville connection! The Fairview Evening 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. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, September 20, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, September 22, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Tuesday, September 27, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, September 29, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Tuesday, October 4, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, October 6, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Tuesday, October 11, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, October 13, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Fairview Online Book Club: Beautiful Ruins

Gloriously inventive, constantly surprising,  Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins is a story of flawed yet fascinating people, navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.   This is a dazzling, yet deeply human roller coaster of a novel, one that Richard Russo calls "an absolute masterpiece." ~ HarperCollins. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, October 18, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, October 20, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Tuesday, October 25, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, October 27, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Tuesday, November 1, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, November 3, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Tuesday, November 8, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, November 10, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Fairview Online Book Club: The Naked Don't Fear the Water

In this extraordinary book, an acclaimed young war reporter chronicles a dangerous journey on the smuggler’s road to Europe, accompanying his friend, an Afghan refugee, in search of a better future.  Harrowing yet hopeful, this exceptional work brings into sharp focus one of the most contentious issues of our time.  It is a tale of love and friendship across borders, and an inquiry into our shared journey in a divided world. ~HarperCollins. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, November 15, 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: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Thursday, November 17, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.