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Muscular Christianity rippled through lumber tycoons of 1900 in WNC

John Bunyan’s a laugh compared to our timber menby Rob Neufeld             When the tulip poplars, cut down along Big Creek in 1895 for George Washington Vanderbilt’s first lumber operation, jumped the banks, it took a big man to get the logs back from the farmers on whose fields they…See More
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Jenny Bennett Returns with a New Novel at City Lights Bookstore

September 5, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Sylva author, Jenny Bennett, returns to City Lights Bookstore on Friday, September 5th at 6:30 p.m. with her second book, The Twelve Streams of LeConte. The main character of the book lives in Sylva and there are scenes set in downtown, the library and even City Lights Bookstore. Anne Woodrow is on honeymoon in Scotland when fate gives her a slap in the face: right then and there, her new husband falls in love with another woman. Injured and grieving, she returns home alone and conceives of a…See More
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Farming, Friends and Fried Bologna Sandwiches at Available at all bookstores

September 1, 2014 all day
Mercer University is pleased to announce the release of Farming, Friends and Fried Bologna Sandwiches, by North Carolina's own Renea Winchester. This is the second in the Farmer Billy series and Winchester's third book. See More
Aug 26
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Kids Love For Animals

Kids Love For Animals ( Poem )Children’s favorite shows are of animals I have hours in a playlist that are laughable Like a camera pecking rooster and fun monkeysTo a mom and a baby miniature donkeysVideos of wild turkeys and charming geese Ducks in water and chicks learning to speak Dazzling ostrich and many free birdsSome you would not want to move towardsA large unique animal is the alligator The total opposite of the caterpillar Camels and alpacas are tall and exquisiteBut they spit at you…See More
Aug 26
Regina Illig commented on Regina Illig's event Not for Children Only:Children's Classics for Adults
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Aug 25
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Not for Children Only:Children's Classics for Adults at Pack Memorial Library

September 11, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
SIGN UP NOW FOR "LET'S TALK ABOUT IT" BOOK DISCUSSION AT PACK MEMORIAL LIBRARYIf you'd like to learn more about great children's literature, Pack Library is offering a free "Let's Talk About It" book discussion program, Not for Children Only: Children’s Classics for Adults. This six-part series runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every other Thursday beginning September 11. Participants will have the opportunity to read and discuss eight children's books, from traditional fairy tales to modern…See More
Aug 25
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Creating A Christmas Tree ( Poem )

Creating A Christmas Tree ( Poem )Create designer Christmas tree From squash, to bread, and fun cookiesInstructions made so easily One from red hat societyHome from the heart season theme Star wars made a holiday sceneWonderland can be of little lambs Making ornaments with your handsWhatever your style or budget Your personal touch can be tropicFocal point of your home can be Inspired by glamorous jewelryWe can help you get great ideas With animals and birds all right hereMy playlist has…See More
Aug 25
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Tractor Pulls

Tractor Pulls ( Poem )America’s passion tractor haul Ford and Farmall want to take it all Showcasing your tractor is never dullCase give a strong performance callSee a smokey John Deere tractor Unleash yourself in an Oliver Massey Ferguson speeds uncoveredAs International pulls with no effortWhite’s power with high tractive force As McCormick is running the course Agricultural machinery CompetitionFun family oriented tractor pullin’Opportunities may come and go You all know it’s a successful…See More
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Dan Rice, Black Mountain College artist--show and talks

Dan Rice at Black Mountain College: Painter Among The Poets An exhibition, Dan Rice at Black Mountain College: Painter Among the Poets, goes up at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Sept. 5, 2014, and stays up through Jan.10, 2015.  There's a free opening reception on Friday, September 5 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.; and it features a gallery talk by curator Brian E. Butler at 7:00 p.m. A full-color catalogue will be…See More
Aug 22
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In 1937, ex-slaves in Asheville bore witness

Interviews with former slaves in Asheville strike the heartby Rob Neufeld             Every day we see and feel the beauty of the world and of humanity.  But history sometimes shows us how wrong things can go, and we wonder why we are vulnerable to such aberrations.            One of the most powerfully distressing examples of human cruelty and suffering comes from the testimony of M.L. Bost, an African American former slave who moved to Asheville from Newton, and spoke with Marjorie Jones of…See More
Aug 21
Doris Anne Beaulieu posted a blog post

Woodsmen Day

Woodsmen Day ( Poem)Sport using handsaws With a toothed edge blade One or two handed sawingOn a woodsmen fair dayTraditional log rolling Is a lumberjacks technique Style used in river drivingThe illustration is uniqueSpringboard tree is branchless With live action you can’t beat Platform board is dangerousA risk if you competeBlock ax chopping Is a loggers sport indeed Hard on your back swingingBe careful of your feetWoodsmen day activities Is part of the fair you see I bring it all to my…See More
Aug 21
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Peter McClay "M.C." Worley

"Great photo, Deborah!  Have you got some stories and details?"
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Aug 17
Christine Lajewski posted a blog post

Discussing JHATOR at UCC in Norwell, MA

JHATOR was chosen as the summer read for the book club at the United Church of Christ in Norwell, MA.  Today, the Rev. Deborah Spratley hosted an author's brunch and discussion of the book with me and members of both the book club and writer's group at the church.One of the first things I learned from the group members, who are approaching the book from a Christian POV, is that starting the book with Anat, the vulture, was unsettling for most of them.  Of course, that is the point of Chapter…See More
Aug 17

BOOK DISCUSSIONS IN WNC, FEBRUARY 2013

 

Friday, February 1

BOOK CLUB: The Best? Books book club holds a book discussion at the College Walk Retirement Center, 100 N. College Row, Brevard, 10:30 a.m. Call 884-3151, ext. 226.

Saturday, February 2

 

Sunday, February 3

ROYAL BOOK CLUB: The ROYAL Book Club meets to discuss “A Million Suns” by Beth Revis at Spellbound Books, 21 Battery Park Ave., Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 319-1907.

Monday, February 4

ALL ROMANCE ALL THE TIME: The All Romance All the Time Book Club discusses “Dead Witch Walking” by Kim Harrison at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BRIDGING DIFFERENCES: The Bridging Differences Bookclub, hosted by Patti Digh, meets to discuss “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Adichie at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, February 5

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce is the subject of a book discussion at the Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd., Candler, 7 p.m. Call 250-4758.

Wednesday, February 6

MALAPROP’S BOOKCLUB: The Malaprop’s Bookclub, hosted by Jay Jacoby, discusses “The Cove” by Ron Rash at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Thursday, February 7

BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin is the subject of a book discussion at the East Asheville Library, 902 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 250-4738.

Friday, February 8

 

Saturday, February 9

 

Sunday, February 10

 

Monday, February 11

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Fireside Book Club holds a book discussion at Fireside Books & Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 5:30 p.m. Call 245-5188.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: The Malaprop’s Mystery Bookclub, hosted by Sallie Bissell, discusses “The Hypnotist” by Lars Kepler at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, February 12

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Pictures of You” by Caroline Leavitt is the subject of a book discussion at the Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Rd., Leicester, 1 p.m. Call 250-6480.

DISCUSSION BOUND: “The Journey is the Destination” by Dan Eldon is the subject of a book discussion at the Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. Call 253-3227.

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Educator’s Book Club holds a book discussion for Rutherford County School employees at Fireside Books & Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 6 p.m. Call 245-5188.

Wednesday, February 13

 

Thursday, February 14

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Tinkers” by Paul Harding is the subject of a book discussion at the Mars Hill Public Library, 25 Library St., Mars Hill, 1 p.m. Call 689-5183.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “1491” by Charles C. Mann is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 1 p.m. Call 250-6485.

Friday, February 15

 

Saturday, February 16

 

Sunday, February 17

 

Monday, February 18

 

Tuesday, February 19

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford is the subject of a book discussion at the North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 2 p.m. Call 250-4752.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Nine Tailors” by Dorothy Sayers is the subject of a book discussion at the Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St., 7 p.m. Call 250-4756.

COMIX CLUB: The Comix Club, hosted by Lauren Napoli, discusses “Koko Be Good” by Jen Wang at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Wednesday, February 20

BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole is the subject of a book discussion at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library at 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, 5:30 p.m. Call 743-0215.

Thursday, February 21

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Suite Francaise” by Irene Nemirovsky is the subject of a book discussion at the Skyland Library, 260 Overlook Rd., Asheville, 2:30 p.m. Call 250-6488.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Land More Kind Than Home” by Wiley Cash is the subject of a book discussion at the Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston St., Swannanoa, 6 p.m. Call 250-6486.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Ahab’s Wife” by Sena Jeter Naslund is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 7 p.m. Call 250-6485.

Friday, February 22

 

Saturday, February 23

ANIMAL RIGHTS: The Animal Rights Reading Group meets to discuss animal rights in written works at Firestorm Café, 48 Commerce St., Asheville, 1 p.m. Call 255-8115.

Sunday, February 24

 

Monday, February 25

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Train Dreams” by Denis Johnson is the subject of a book discussion at the Marshall Public Library, 1335 N. Main St., Marshall, 6:30 p.m. Call 649-3741.

POLITICS OF FOOD: The Politics of Food Bookclub discusses “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, February 26

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Fireside Fantasy Book Club holds a book discussion at Fireside Books & Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 6 p.m. Call 245-5188.

Wednesday, February 27

 

Thursday, February 28

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