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ecoEXPLORE Program: Incredible Insects!

Join us for an educational program with the North Carolina Arboretum to learn all about the many different insects that call Western North Carolina their home (and some that don't!)! Come ready to hear about the ecoEXPLORE program, find out what makes a bug a bug, what different types of bugs eat, where they live, plus much more! You might even get to meet a bug! Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Family Fun. Informational. STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

WNC Scale Model Club

The Western North Carolina Scale Model Club is a non-profit group for static (non-RC) model builders to present their models and share tips and tricks in a laid back atmosphere.  Bring your latest finished piece or your work in progress.  All skill levels are welcome!  Due to the fragile nature of these models this program is designed for ages 12 and up. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: matthew.phillips@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Informational. STEM/STEAM. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Adult. Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

The Good News About Pain: A Chronic Pain Management Workshop

Explore what modern research teaches us about chronic pain! Chronic pain affects 20% of the world population and is the 2nd most common reason people see their MD. Join us for a two part series with Sylvia Rosburg and Aleshia Reese from Restore Physical Therapy. Attending both sessions is ideal, as information will differ- but not mandatory. No pre-registration is required. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, July 25, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 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: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Friday, July 26, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Plant Pot Painting & Plant Exchange

Paint a small terra cotta plant pot to keep! You may also bring plants from home if you wish to exchange them or give them out to other attendees. Cuttings or whole plants are welcome. Please make sure they are pest-free. No registration is required, and drop by anytime during the event. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Family Fun. STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

The Good News About Pain: A Chronic Pain Management Workshop

Explore what modern research teaches us about chronic pain! Chronic pain affects 20% of the world population and is the 2nd most common reason people see their MD. Join us for a two part series with Sylvia Rosburg and Aleshia Reese from Restore Physical Therapy. Attending both sessions is ideal, as information will differ- but not mandatory. No pre-registration is required. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Age Group: Adult. Thursday, August 1, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 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: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Friday, August 2, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Bright Star Touring Theatre Presents: Upcycled Cinderella

Upcycled Cinderella: in this imaginative production, Bright Star’s actors bring to life the story of Cinderella in a way that will surprise and delight audiences. The wacky duo Dustup and Binny “accidentally” stumble upon an audience and decide to put on a play with what they have before them. Using household items, recycled objects and physical comedy, our performers create hilarious characters, inventive settings and lively scenes. Packed with character education lessons, Upcycled Cinderella will activate the imagination and encourage young audiences to use teamwork, friendship and creativity in their every day lives. Upcycled Cinderella is best appreciated by audiences in grades Pre-K and higher. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: sadie.rehm@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Performance. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Adult. Friday, August 2, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Read to a Dog (Registration Required!)

Reading to a dog can help young readers build skills, confidence, and enjoyment in reading! Participants must register in advance for a 15-minute session, and parent/legal guardian must sign a waiver. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 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: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Friday, August 9, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Lino Stamp Carving

Design and carve your own lino stamp while learning the basics of the lino printing process! Limited spaces are available; participants must register in advance at the North Asheville Library front desk. Recommended for ages 10-18; this activity requires the use of a carving tool. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Family Fun. STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Tuesday, August 13, 2024, 3:00 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: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Friday, August 16, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

North Asheville Book Club

Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, August 20, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Read to a Dog (Registration Required!)

Reading to a dog can help young readers build skills, confidence, and enjoyment in reading! Participants must register in advance for a 15-minute session, and parent/legal guardian must sign a waiver. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Wednesday, August 21, 2024, 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: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Friday, August 23, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

WNC Scale Model Club

The Western North Carolina Scale Model Club is a non-profit group for static (non-RC) model builders to present their models and share tips and tricks in a laid back atmosphere.  Bring your latest finished piece or your work in progress.  All skill levels are welcome!  Due to the fragile nature of these models this program is designed for ages 12 and up. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: matthew.phillips@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Informational. STEM/STEAM. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Adult. Tuesday, August 27, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Perler Bead Party

Create unique designs using Perler beads, apply heat, and see them transform into a fused masterpiece! Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Family Fun. STEM/STEAM. Summer Reading Programs. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Wednesday, August 28, 2024, 3:00 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: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Friday, August 30, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 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. Monday, September 2, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Read to a Dog (Registration Required!)

Reading to a dog can help young readers build skills, confidence, and enjoyment in reading! Participants must register in advance for a 15-minute session, and parent/legal guardian must sign a waiver. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Tuesday, September 3, 2024, 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: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Friday, September 6, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ecoEXPLORE Program: Fantastic Fishes!

Have you ever wondered...what makes a fish, a FISH? How do they breathe so easily under the water? Why are they so slimy and hard to catch? Join us for an educational program with the North Carolina Arboretum as we tackle some of some of the hard questions about fish. Come ready to hear about the ecoEXPLORE program and learn all about the many different types of fish that call Western North Carolina their home (and some that don't!). We hope to see you there! Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Family Fun. Informational. STEM/STEAM. Age Group: School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Tuesday, September 10, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Library Advisory Board Meeting

Library Advisory Board Agenda , Minutes, The Library Advisory Board generally meets on the first Thursday of every other month at 6:30pm at a 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. Watch the live stream or meeting recording and review meeting presentations here:  https://engage.buncombecounty.org/libraryadvisoryboard. Thursday, September 12, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Pack Memorial Library 67 Haywood Street Asheville, NC 28801. For more info visit engage.buncombecounty.org.

Toddler Story Time

Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Friday, September 13, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

North Asheville Book Club

Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, September 17, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Read to a Dog (Registration Required!)

Reading to a dog can help young readers build skills, confidence, and enjoyment in reading! Participants must register in advance for a 15-minute session, and parent/legal guardian must sign a waiver. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Wednesday, September 18, 2024, 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: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Friday, September 20, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

WNC Scale Model Club

The Western North Carolina Scale Model Club is a non-profit group for static (non-RC) model builders to present their models and share tips and tricks in a laid back atmosphere.  Bring your latest finished piece or your work in progress.  All skill levels are welcome!  Due to the fragile nature of these models this program is designed for ages 12 and up. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: matthew.phillips@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Informational. STEM/STEAM. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Adult. Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 5:00 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: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Friday, September 27, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Read to a Dog (Registration Required!)

Reading to a dog can help young readers build skills, confidence, and enjoyment in reading! Participants must register in advance for a 15-minute session, and parent/legal guardian must sign a waiver. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Tuesday, October 1, 2024, 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: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Friday, October 4, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

CANCELLED - Toddler Story Time

Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Friday, October 11, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

North Asheville Book Club

Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Age Group: Adult. Tuesday, October 15, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Read to a Dog (Registration Required!)

Reading to a dog can help young readers build skills, confidence, and enjoyment in reading! Participants must register in advance for a 15-minute session, and parent/legal guardian must sign a waiver. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Teen - (grades 6-12). Family - (children of all ages). Wednesday, October 16, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

CANCELLED - Toddler Story Time

Join us for a fun and interactive story time designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: northasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Toddler - (ages 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Friday, October 18, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.