Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Ashe Library’s Veterans History Project Wants YOU

 Ashe County Public Library is partnering with JROTC students, Museum of Ashe County History, and Ashe County Veterans Association to document and share stories of our local military heroes. Using resources from the National Library of Congress, a Veterans History Project be implemented to bring awareness to sacrifices and bravery of our local veterans. We are recruiting veterans who are willing to be interviewed for print or audio/visual documentation by volunteers, and are inviting them to share personal stories through letters, diaries, journals, official military documents, photos, or artwork.

Those interested in being a part of the project may call (336.846.2041 x229) or stop by the library to sign-up.
A workshop (light meal to be provided) will be offered at 4:30 p.m. on November 7 to assist volunteers with preparing and conducting interviews. Family stories and histories about life on the home front, by those in support of veterans serving abroad, are also desired. It is important to pass on an understanding for the price of freedom to future generations.  Please consider participating in this project. A participant may be a veteran, an interviewer, or person donating a veteran’s collection.

The stories collected will be uploaded into the Museum of Ashe County History’s kiosk and published in a Veteran Memories Magazine to be archived in the library’s Heritage Room and shared with veterans and their families.


Dates to remember in November:
The library will be closed for Veterans Day, November 11, and Thanksgiving, November 26 – 28.

 Children’s Programs

·         Baby Bounce meets every Friday at 10:30 a.m. for ages birth to 2 years. Enjoy stories, rhymes, bounces, and songs with a stay-and-play social time afterwards.
·         Tot Time takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays for ages 2 and 3. Wiggle, giggle, laugh, sing, and create. A fun-filled time featuring stories, music, and a craft.
·         Storytime for ages 4 and 5 is at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Join us for ABC adventures with stories, art, and music.
Tween Programs
·         Code Breakers team up at 4:00 p.m. on November 9. If you can crack the unbreakable code using military tactics, you can escape the bunker!
Teen Programs
·         Teens meet at 4:00 p.m. on November 7 for video gaming fun.
·         Board Game Café / Teen Advisory Council will meet at 4:00 p.m. on November 14.
·         Teen STEAM meets at 4:00 p.m. on November 21.
·         Anime Club meets at 4:00 p.m. on November 28.

Adult Programs
·         For all your tech troubles, book and appointment with our friendly reference librarians.  Call 336.846.2041 x227
·         Yoga Club meets in the library’s downstairs meeting room at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays.
·         Brouhaha Book Club meets at 5:30 p.m. on November 27 in Boondocks. There is no assigned reading for this book club. Come as you are, read what you want, and join the lively conversation!
·         Audio Book & Coloring Club meets at 5:30 p.m. on November 28. This book club celebrates reading as a group experience. Join us monthly to listen to short stories and relax with adult coloring sheets.

All Ages
·         Get Crafty and make Quick Knit & Crochet Gifts at 10:00 a.m. on November 18.  Instruction available for beginners and project materials are provided.
·         The Community Drum Circle meets at 5:30 p.m. on November 14 and 28.  Join the celebration of drums, while exploring the soul and spirit of music!.
·         Mountain Music Slow Jam will meet from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on November 3 and from 3:00 -5:00 p.m. on November 18 in the downstairs meeting room (after-hours access through side door on lower parking lot). Get together with other musicians and jam.  Songs are explained as to timing, breaks, etc… and played in slow time.  Designed for beginners, all skill levels are welcome.

Involving Books: Special Events

·         The Library Art Gallery will be dedicated in memory of Ida C. Marsh, WWII Army Nurse at 4:00 p.m. on November 3. Mrs. Marsh’s paintings will be displayed.
·         Join us for a Paws4Vets Program at 4:30 p.m. on November 7. Paws4People Foundation raises, trains, and places assistance dogs with children, veterans, military dependents, and civilians living with disabilities. Nicholas Bailey will join us with his service dog for some doggie tales.
·         A workshop on interviewing and collecting stories of our veterans will be held at 4:30 p.m. on November 7. Come out and pick up a Veterans History Project Field Kit and learn how to record history.
·         Drop in or stay all day, between 10:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. on November 14, 15, and 16, to watch WWII documentaries. Viewing will be held in the board room. Various topics each day.
·         Meet veterans and Ashe County High School’s JROTC students at 3:00 p.m. on November 30. A special reception will be held to share stories of our local military heroes.

·         A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on November 25 in the library's downstairs meeting room. The main level and upper levels of the library will not be open to the public during this time. Salute a veteran and give blood! Drop in and donate, or call 336.846.2041 x227 for information and donor registration.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Step Back in Time with Sarah Shaber

Sarah Shaber is an award-winning mystery author from North Carolina. Her WWII historical mystery series begins with LOUISE'S WAR. It features young widow Louise Pearlie, a government girl who works for the Office of Strategic Services, the United States’ first spy agency.   Sarah introduced Ashe County to Louise Pearlie at the On the Same Page Literary Festival in 2016 and since then has completed the sixth book in the Louise Pearlie series, LOUISE’S LIES. 

As Ashe library launches new Involving Books programming this month with a focus on honoring our local veterans, Sarah was invited back to talk about the latest adventures of this WWII heroine.  Louise Pearlie has been compared by some readers as a “grown-up Nancy Drew.”   Once you start reading one of Shaber’s mysteries it is hard to put it down until finished.  They are real page-turners! 

Pick up a copy of this featured read at the library and save the date for Sarah’s visit.  Sarah will be in town at 5:30 p.m. for an “eat and greet” event at Boon Docks Brew Haus on October 27 and then will visit the library for a discussion of her books at 10:00 a.m. on October 28. 


Shaber is also the author of the Professor Simon Shaw mysteries, BLOOD TEST, and editor of TAR HEEL DEAD. Her first book, SIMON SAID, won the St. Martin’s Press/Malice Domestic Award for best first traditional mystery. She is the Bouchercon15 (World Mystery Conference, 2015) Local Guest of Honor. 

Following the Louise Pearlie book talk, there will be complimentary programs to honor local veterans and information about taking part in Ashe County’s Local Veteran’s History Project in the month of November (dates TBA).  Ashe Library is partnering with Museum of Ashe County History, Ashe County Veterans Association, and Ashe County JROTC to lead the Veterans programming, made possible by a grant from Ashe Community Foundation, and funding from an Ida C. Marsh donation.

Dates to remember in October:  

 Children’s Programs

  • Baby Bounce meets every Friday at 10:30 a.m. for ages birth to 2 years.  Enjoy stories, rhymes,bounces, and songs with a stay-and-play social time afterwards. 
  • Tot Time takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays for ages 2 and 3.  Wiggle, giggle, laugh, sing, and create.  A fun-filled time featuring stories, music, and a craft.
  • Storytime for ages 4 and 5 is at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday.  Join us for ABC adventures with stories, art, and music.  On October 19 a special storytime will count for Read for The Record.  This event occurs nationwide as all children everywhere read, or are read to the same book!  This year the chosen book is “Quackers” by, Liz Wong.
  • Marilyn Agnew, early childhood education consultant, will unveil an exciting reading program for children and their caretakers at 10:30 a.m. on October 11, 12, and 13.
  • Lego Block Party, for grades 1 – 5, will be at 4:00 p.m. on October 19

Tween Programs
  •  Come learn all about the world of cosplay, comic-cons, and costume adventures at 4:00p.m. on October 26.

Teen Programs
  • Teens meet at 4:00 p.m. on October 3 for video gaming fun.
  • Teen Art Studio takes place at 4:00 p.m. on October 10.
  • Board Game Café / Teen Advisory Council will meet at 4:00 p.m. on October 17.
  • Teen Craft Club meets at 4:00 p.m. on October 24.
  • A Teen Halloween Party will celebrate with food, games, and a cosplay costume contest beginning at 4:00 p.m. on October 31. 
Adult Programs
  • For all your tech troubles, book and appointment with our friendly reference librarians.  Call 336.846.2041 x227
  • Yoga Club meets in the library’s downstairs meeting room at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays.
  • Join us at Boon Docks Brew Haus to meet and greet Sarah Shaber, author of Louise’s Lies, at 5:30 p.m. on October 27.  Sarah will be leading a discussion about her latest Louise Pearlie mystery and her research on 1940s wartime era at 10:00 a.m. on October 28.
  • Brouhaha Book Club meets at 5:30 p.m. on October 30 in Boondocks. There is no assigned reading for this book club. Come as you are, read what you want, and join the lively conversation!
  • Audiobook & Coloring Club meets at 5:30 p.m. on October 31.  This book club celebrates reading as a group experience.  Join us monthly to listen to short stories and relax with adult coloring sheets.
All Ages
  • Help us brighten and improve the lives of breast cancer survivors at a Knitted Knocker Knit-a-thon from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on October 14.  All skill levels are invited to participate (there will be instruction for beginner knitters or crocheters).  We plan to provide materials and serve lunch for our volunteer knitters at the knit-a-thon. 
  • The Community Drum Circle meets at 5:30 p.m. on October 10 and 24.  Join the celebration of drums, while exploring the soul and spirit of music!.
  • Mountain Music Slow Jam will meet from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on October 6 and 20 in the downstairs meeting room (after-hours access through side door on lower parking lot).  Get together with other musicians and jam.  Songs are explained as to timing, breaks, etc… and played in slow time.  Designed for beginners, all skill levels are welcome.
Special Events:
  • Positive Parenting Group meets at 5:30 p.m. on October 3.  All parents and grandparents are invited to attend. Parents will meet in the community room for tips and skills on managing emotions in a positive way, while children meet in the youth services area to create emoji pumpkins. A meal will be served and registration is required.  Call 336.620.1904 to reserve a spot.
  • Visit the library tent at Museum of Ashe County History’s Autumn Leaf Festival on October 7.
  • Visit the library tent at Festival of the Frescoes in Glendale Springs on October 14.
  • In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, a “Day of the Dead” celebration takes place at 3:30 p.m. on October 12.  Join us for food, crafts, face painting, and discover NEW bilingual books!
  • Trick-or-Treat with Mystery Characters begins at 3:30 p.m. on October 31.  Fun for the whole family!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Body Behind the Bar!

Ashe County Public Library will be launching the Fall Series of Involving Books programming at Boon Docks Restaurant, West Jefferson on September 25 with a crime scene investigation!  Stop by Boon Docks at 5:30 p.m. for a Brouhaha book talk and pick up a copy of Louise’s Lies, featured read and discussion book, by, well-loved author Sarah Shaber.  As the story begins: “On a bitterly cold night in December 1943, Government girl Louise Pearlie and her friend Joe Prager are enjoying a quiet drink in the Baron Steuben Inn when a bloodstained body is discovered behind the bar.  Visit the “crime scene” and take note of clues to help you discover who did it?



Sarah Shaber’s novels feature young widow Louise Pearlie, a government girl who works for the Office of Strategic Services, the United States’ first spy agency.  This character has been described as “a grown-up Nancy Drew.”    Last year Sarah Shaber visited the county as an On-the-Same-Page Literary Festival guest and introduced us to her heroine with Louise’s War.  Louise’s Lies, is the latest in Shaber’s “Louise Pearlie Series” and all the mysteries are available for check-out at the library.  That said, these adventures don’t have to be read in any particular order and they all will keep readers fully engaged. Sarah Shaber returns to the county during the last weekend of October to share her research on WWII events and talk about her books.  Her talks come with “show-and-tell” as she brings war-era memorabilia used to research the time period of her stories. 

This fall the focus on Involving Books Programs will highlight the heroic careers of our local servicemen and service women.  There will be more special events, following the read/discussion of Louise’s Lies to take place in the month of November.  The library will be working with Ashe County Veterans Association, Museum of Ashe County History, and Ashe County JROTC students to preserve the stories of our local veterans for future generations!    Every day, memories of World War II—its sights and sounds, its terrors and triumphs—disappear. Yielding to the inalterable process of aging, the men and women who fought and won the great conflict are now in their late 80s and 90s. They are dying quickly—according to US Department of Veterans Affairs statistics, only 620,000 of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II were alive in 2016.  It is crucial to gather and preserve the stories of our county veterans before it is too late. Everyone is invited to participate in the effort to interview Ashe County's WWII veterans and bring awareness to their sacrifices.  We must pass on an understanding for the price of freedom to future generations.


Check for full schedule of events on the library’s website: ashelibrary.org or call 336.846.2041 for more information.

Knitted Knocker Knit-a-thon!

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Ashe County Public Library is organizing a Knitted Knockers Knit-a-thon to benefit survivors of breast cancer.  1 out of 8 women will experience breast cancer sometime in their lifetime. There are 50,000 mastectomies done a year in the US alone and 90% will wear a breast prosthesis at least for awhile

Knitted Knockers are special soft, comfortable, handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast.  Many women find the traditional breast prosthesis hot, heavy, and expensive. 

 L to R: Gillian Winterton, Suzanne Moore, Glenda Luther


The Knit-a-thon will take place at the Library from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on October 14, 2017.  All skill levels are invited to participate (there will be instruction for beginner knitters or crocheters).  We plan to provide materials and serve lunch for our volunteer knitters at the knit-a-thon.  Help us brighten and improve the lives of breast cancer survivors.  Pick-up copies of patterns and a list of approved yarns for this project at the library or, visit the library’s website.  Join us for an educational lunch-and-learn to find out more about Knitted Knockers and breast health information.  Feel free to come and go as needed or, spend the day in fellowship with other knitters.  If you are not the crafty type and are interested in supporting this project, you can still support the cause by making a donation to help defray the cost of supplies and materials. 


Ashe Servicer for Aging is a co-partner in this charity event with another knitting group, The Critter Knitters.  The Critter Knitters meet every second Monday from 10:00 a.m.  through 12:00 p.m. at the Senior Center and welcome all to join them.  Breast Cancer patients who would like to receive this FREE service can call Glenda Luther at Ashe Services for Aging to make an appointment to be fitted for a pair of "knockers."   (336) 246-4347.  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September Student Gallery Exhibit



Lee Payne, Ashe Reference Librarian reports: 

On Friday evening, Sept. 8, just before closing, about 35 people gathered upstairs in the Ashe County Public Library to admire the paintings done over the summer by students of the Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson, N.C.

Fourteen paintings by young artists who participated in the summer class will be on display in the library until the end of September.

Seven students from the class attended the reception, as did many parents, grandparents and siblings. Kathleen Janowiak, the executive director of the art school, and Susan Payne, the instructor for the summer course, were also in attendance.

Paige Roten, age 10, said her painting was of Lucy, the family’s Boston terrier / beagle mix. She said she enjoys painting and likes to draw people and animals. She also loves to read and especially likes mysteries. Andrew Clements is her favorite author.

Grace Zelesky, age 11, painted Dutch, a cockapoo, from memory, as he has passed away. Grace said she has been taking art classes for a couple years. She enjoys hanging out with her family and going to the library. She likes scary books and mysteries and is reading the Series of Unfortunate Event books, by Lemony Snicket.

Maggie Holmes, age 8, (whose grandmother is also an artist) has been making art since she could hold a crayon. Her painting is of Glory, a 13-year-old Australian shepherd, on the day they had to put the dog down. Maggie especially enjoys drawing horses.

Annalise Parsons, age 7, painted Jeff, the family’s beagle. She said she has been making art since she was about four. She says she likes making Christmas and Halloween themed art, and she also likes painting in the style of Picasso. She enjoys playing outside, swimming and going to school.

Claire Houck, age 9, painted their cat, Kiwi. She said he was a good sport about wearing the pink bow. She said she began painting with finger paints when she was two. She said her favorite painting she’s done is a water color of a monarch butterfly. She likes to paint nature and animals, and she enjoys sports – especially basketball – and playing with her grandmother’s kittens and puppy.

Autumn Barker, age 8, used stencils to guide her painting of flowers. She went to the art school last year, too. She enjoys painting and especially likes to paint dogs, cats and flowers. She also likes gymnastics, basketball, swimming and biking.


Airis Lewis, age 7, painted Belle, a 16-year-old Gordon setter, from a picture taken of her on a boat off the coast of South Carolina. This is why, in the painting, the dog’s hair is blowing in the wind.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Positive Parenting Programs at the Library



Ashe Library is an enjoyable recreational and academic addition to the community, and offers a wealth of resources, space to study or hold events, and a world of books to discover and borrow.  There also many special activities where folks can come to learn about all sorts of things and meet others with similar interests.  


In September, parents and grandparents are invited to attend Triple P’s Positive Parenting Programs, led by Julie Smith, to find out about strategies for raising happy and confident kids. Julie is an accredited Triple P practitioner working with App Health and Ashe County Partnership for Children.

Positive parenting is simply an approach to parenting that gives parents tools and strategies to raise their child in an environment that is safe, loving and predictable. Triple P’s positive parenting allows parents to decide what is important to them. It doesn’t tell parents how to raise their children, but gives them the confidence and skills to build good relationships with their child, set boundaries and rules, and follow up with consequences that aren’t harmful.

You’d never think of getting behind the wheel of a car without a few lessons, yet most of us raise our kids without knowing what works best, choosing bits and pieces we’ve learned from our parents and friends, or picked up on Google. But Dr Matt Sanders, the clinical psychologist whose research forms the basis of Triple P, believes parenting is the most important job in the world. After decades working with families around the world, he says parentseverywhere have similar goals – they want healthy, happy children, they want a little less stress, and they’re relieved when they are given a few tips to make those goals happen more quickly and easily.

Triple P helps parents feel more confident, less stressed, less angry and less depressed. And that’s positive!  To find out more about Triple P, visit their website at www.triplep-parenting.net.

Dates to remember in September:  The library will be closed for Labor Day on September 4, 2017.
 Children’s Programs

  • Baby Bounce meets every Friday at 10:00 a.m. for ages birth to 2 years.  Enjoy stories, rhymes, bounces, and songs with a stay-and-play social time afterwards. 
  • Tot Time takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays for ages 2 and 3.  Wiggle, giggle, laugh, sing, and create.  A fun-filled time featuring stories, music, and a craft.
  • Storytime for ages 4 and 5 is at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday.  Join us for ABC adventures with stories, art, and music.
  •  Lego Block Party, for grades 1 – 5, will be at 2:00 p.m. on September 23

Tween Programs

  • Meet Molly Dawes, NEW Tween Librarian, and join us for a fun, exciting, surprise program at 4:00 p.m. on September 21 (ages 10 – 12).

Teen Programs

  •  Teens meet at 4:00 p.m. on September 5 for video gaming fun.
  • Teen Art Studio takes place at 4:00 p.m. on September 12.
  •  Board Game Café / Teen Advisory Council will meet at 4:00 p.m. on September 19.
  • Teen Craft Club meets at 4:00 p.m. on September 26.

Adult Programs

  • For all your tech troubles, book and appointment with our friendly reference librarians.  Call 336.846.2041 x227
  • Yoga Club meets in the library’s downstairs meeting room at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays.
  •  Brouhaha Book Club meets at 5:30 p.m. on September 25 in Boondocks. There is no assigned reading for this book club. Come as you are, read what you want, and join the lively conversation!
  • The On the Same Page Literary Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary from September 12 – 16.  This year’s featured authors include: Joseph Bathanti, Mark de Castrique, Georgann Eubanks, Tim Gautreaux, Philip Gerard, John Hart, Bob Inman, DG Martin, Jill McCorkle, and Edward Kelsey Moore.  Check the library’s website for specific information on times and author events.
  • Audiobook & Coloring Club meets at 5:30 p.m. on September 26.  This book club celebrates reading as a group experience.  Join us monthly to listen to short stories and relax with adult coloring sheets.

All Ages

  • Get Crafty and make Quick Knit & Crochet Gifts at 10:00 a.m. on September 9.  Instruction available for beginners and project materials are provided.
  • The Community Drum Circle meets at 5:30 p.m. on September 5 and 19.  Join the celebration of drums, while exploring the soul and spirit of music!.
  • Mountain Music Slow Jam will meet from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on September 1 and 15 in the downstairs meeting room (after-hours access through side door on lower parking lot).  Get together with other musicians and jam.  Songs are explained as to timing, breaks, etc… and played in slow time.  Designed for beginners, all skill levels are welcome.

Special Events:

  •  Positive Parenting Group meets at 5:30 p.m. on September 19 and 26.  All parents and grandparents are invited to attend.
  • Local author, Claudia Mason, will introduce her new picture book, Moses, My Cat-faced Dog, in a special storytime event at 1:00 p.m. on September 16.
A donation was given in memory of Gertrude W. Francis by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Stevan Sayre. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Ashe County Library Celebrates 2nd Annual Twig Fest!

As you travel throughout the county you may discover a Little Free Library (aka a Twig Library) … or maybe you already frequent a Twig location nearby.  Since the county library doesn’t have any branch locations, there are seven “Twigs,” or places to find a good book and pick up monthly calendars to keep you informed about library happenings.  Twig locations include: State Line Grocery, Phipps Store, Sheets Store, Todd Mercantile, Fleetwood Post Office, Mabe’s Grocery, Family Central, Riverview Community Center, and New River State Park’s visitor center.  
 
These little libraries function as basically a neighborhood book exchange. The idea is that someone will take a book that piques their interest, and sometime in the future return either that book, or a totally different one.  Library volunteers help to keep Twig inventory fresh by stocking each location monthly. 

This year’s celebration will take place at the Family Central Twig between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  on August 5.  We’d love to have everyone stop by and help us celebrate! There will be crafts, face painting, snacks, games, FREE books, and more.  Ashe Cosmetology School has provided free haircut vouchers for children who come out and pick a story to read aloud (limited supply).    


In recent months, a variety of gardening books, that focus on supporting local farmers and eating healthy have been distributed in Ashe Twigs to complement the library’s signature programming, Involving Books.  This programming strives to encourage involvement in reading books on timely topics that will engage participants in lively discussions, as well as in meaningful, and fun, service projects that benefit the community. Future programs will honor and recognize our local military heroes, so when visiting Twigs look for all sorts of stories, fiction and non-fiction from wartime eras. We believe that books can inspire you to make the world a better place—starting in your own neighborhood!

Dates to remember in August: 
 Children’s Programs
  • Baby Bounce meets every Friday at 10:00 a.m. for ages birth to 2 years.  Enjoy stories, rhymes, bounces, and songs with a stay-and-play social time afterwards. 
  • A special baby bounce takes place at 10:00 a.m. on August 11.  Julie Alexander, of River Mystic Massage Therapy, will lead a program on the many benefits of infant massage.
Tween Programs
  • Digital Art/Animation Class is planned for 3:30 p.m. on August 10 (limited space, call to register)
  • A stage make-up instruction class will be at 3:30 p.m. on August 17
Teen Programs
  • Teens meet at 4:00 p.m. every Tuesday for games and art activities.
Adult Programs
  •   For all your tech troubles, book and appointment with our friendly reference librarians.  Call 336.846.2041 x227
  • Yoga Club meets in the library’s downstairs meeting room at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays. 
  •  Brouhaha Book Club meets at 5:30 p.m. on August 28 in Boondocks. There is no assigned reading for this book club. Come as you are, read what you want, and join the lively conversation! 
  • The On the Same Page Festival Read Kickoff Event introduces The Underground Railroad by, Colson Whitehead with a discussion led by Dr. Pat Beaver on the role the North Carolina mountains may have played in the underground railroad.  Join us at 2:00 p.m. on August 8.  
All Ages
  • Get Crafty and make Quick Knit & Crochet Gifts at 10:00 a.m. on August 12.  Instruction available for beginners and project materials are provided.
  • The Community Drum Circle meets at 5:30 p.m. on August 8 and 22.  Join the celebration of drums, while exploring the soul and spirit of music
  • Mountain Music Slow Jam will meet from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on August 4 and 18 in the downstairs meeting room (after-hours access through side door on lower parking lot).  Get together with other musicians and jam.  Songs are explained as to timing, breaks, etc… and played in slow time.  Designed for beginners, all skill levels are welcome.
Special Events:
  • Join us for our 2nd Annual Twig Festival from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Family Central to celebrate Little Free Libraries                                     
  • Explore the Literacy Express at Mt. Jefferson Baptist Church between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on August 9.  Discover digital tools and 3D printing with a hands-on solar art craft.
  • Join Sheriff Terry Buchanan, along with his specifically trained K9, as he shares some fun tales, beginning at 10:30 a.m. on August 16.