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BRING BACK THE GAME     Anna and I basically spent a month in Asheville, NC this summer. We returned to Georgia a few days ago, and while we were glad to get home, as we got out of the car, we were met with the suffocating heat that I still have not become acclimated to even though we have lived in Middle Georgia for over 30 years. Every plant in our backyard had dried up and only the belligerent squirrels had survived the summer’s inferno.      We had a great time in Asheville. We visited our…See More
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Amy Garza will be presenting her new memoir, Appalachian Storyteller in a Feed Sack Dress, at City Lights Bookstore onSaturday, August 6th at 3 p.m. Follow Amy as she tells the story of her life as she lived it, each chapter being a story in itself. These are the compelling stories of a mountain girl who found the courage she needed in her life to listen and retell the stories of her family and heritage.  Amy Garza was born and raised in Western North Carolina, which leads her into her many…See More
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The history of Oakley

Oakley is a place with an unforgettable historyby Rob NeufeldAn earlier time PHOTO CAPTION: The Taylor family of Oakley: Jean, Virgil, Sadie Louise, and Dan, c. 1936.  Photo courtesy Dan Taylor.            “We had hobos come to our house, and my mother would never turn them away,” Dan Taylor says of his experience…See More
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FDR and the Haywood farmer, 1937

New Deal boosted Haywood sharecropper’s familyby Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Dan Cochran poses with his family—his wife, Ila; Howard, Pansy, and Chester; and Peggy’s and Kaye’s mother, Mabel Jean—dressed in clothes provided by the photographer, c.1927.            Franklin Delano Roosevelt started going to Warm…See More
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William Ritter & Sarah Ogletree Fundraising Concert at City Lights Bookstore

July 16, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8pm
William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree will perform a fundraising acoustic concert at City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, July 16th at 6:30pm. Donations will be collected for a friend, Aaron Shapiro, to help raise money for a volunteer trip to Malawi to assist with the construction of a school. William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree have been playing traditional mountain music together in WNC for the past five years. Their self-titled CD is on sale in the bookstore and will be available during the…See More
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A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Metro Wines

June 18, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Connie Regan-Blake is a nationally celebrated storyteller and workshop leader. Join us in this intimate setting (with plenty of parking) for an evening of stories as her storytelling and coaching students "Take the Stage!" You'll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles with tellers Vixi Jil Glen, Christine Phillips Westfeldt, Martha Reed Johnson, Dottie Jean Kirk, Mikalena Zuckett, Lee Lyons and Hettie Barnes. Ticket price includes a glass of wine so 'come on down'! Tickets can be…See More
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Buncombe Chautauqua History Alive - Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matthew Henson, Wernher von Braun at A-B Technical Community College, Ferguson Auditorium, 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville

June 20, 2016 at 7pm to June 23, 2016 at 7pm
Nationally acclaimed historical interpreters perform as four of American's Greatest Adventures.Laugh out loud with MARK TWAIN, the iconic world traveler and wily intellectual whose books inspired America’s spirit of adventure.Take to the skies with AMELIA EARHART, whose courage and plucky personality showed how women could soar beyond society's expectations.Race to the North Pole with MATTHEW HENSON, the intrepid African American explorer who co–discovered the North Pole.Blast into space with…See More
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon at Montreat College, Gaither Fellowship Hall

June 4, 2016 from 12pm to 2pm
Author Susan S. Kelly will the speaker at Montreat College Friends of the Library annual luncheon at noon on Saturday, June 4, 2016.  She is the author of five novels and a major contributing author to Our State Magazine.Call 828-669-8012 Ext. 3502 for Reservations.  $16.00See More
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon at Montreat College Gaither Fellowship Hall

June 13, 2015 from 12pm to 2pm
"When Real People Become Real Characters" presented by Novelist Mark de Castrique at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon on June 13, 2015.Book signing follows the presentation.  Public is invited.  Reservations are required.See More
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon at Montreat College Gaither Fellowship hall

June 20, 2015 from 12pm to 2pm
"When Real People Become Real Characters" presented by Novelist Mark de Castrique at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon on June 13, 2015.Book signing follows the presentation.  Public is invited.  Reservations are required.See More
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William Forstchen discussing his Pillar to the Sky at Bell Library at Montreat College

March 24, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm
Dr. William Forstchen will be the guest author at the Montreat Community Book Club on March 24, 2015 at Bell Library, Montreat College at 3:00.  He will be discussing his novel Pillar to Sky Public is invited.See More
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Rose Senehi with Montreat College Friends of the Library at Bell Library at Montreat College

November 2, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm
Rose Senehi, author of Dancing on Rocks, will discuss her most recent novel in the Blue Ridge Mountain series on Sunday afternoon, November 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m in Montreat College Bell Library.  Public is invited. Refreshments will be served.See More
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Tim Owens, author of The Search Committee, Book Signing at Presbyterian Heritage Center

June 27, 2014 from 10am to 11:30am
Tim Owens, author of The Search Committee, will be the guest speaker of the jointly-sponsored Montreat College Friends of the Library and the Presbyterian Heritage Center on June 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.  The event is FREE and the public is invited.A mismatched team of seven Presbyterians hits the road in an Econoline church van on a mission to find a new pastor. Offering humor, healing, and grace, this book won the 2011 Operation First Novel contest sponsored by the Christian Writers Guild and…See More
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MONTREAT COLLEGE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY LUNCHEON at Montreat College, Gaither Fellowship Hall, Montreat, NC

June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Pamela Duncan, author of Moon Women, Plant Life, and The Big Beautiful, will be the speaker at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in the Gaither Fellowship Hall.See More
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MONTREAT COLLEGE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY LUNCHEON at Montreat College, Gaither Fellowship Hall, Montreat, NC

June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Pamela Duncan, author of Moon Women, Plant Life, and The Big Beautiful, will be the speaker at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in the Gaither Fellowship Hall.See More
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Montreat College Homecoming Author Event at Montreat College Chapel of the Prodigal

October 5, 2013 from 2pm to 3pm
Martha Jane Peterson, improvisational quilt artist and author of Imaging My Inner Fire: Finding My Path through Creating Art: a Memoir (2013), will discuss her recent book and share some her quilt designs with participants at Montreat College 2013 Homecoming.  This event will be held in the beautiful Chapel of the Prodigal on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  A reception and signing will follow.  All are welcome to attend.See More
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Montreat College Friends of the Library--Tommy Hays, speaker at Montreat College Gaither Fellowship Hall

June 15, 2013 from 12pm to 2:30pm
June 15, 2013 Annual luncheon of the Montreat College Friends of the Library.  Tommy Hays will be speaking about his novel The Pleasure Was Mine and previewing his upcoming  What I Came to Tell You.  Lunch at 12:00 noon in Gaither Fellowship Hall.  $15.00 for lunch and speaker.  Speaker only at 1:00 pm in adjacent Gaither Chapel $10.00.  Annual dues: $15.00Reservations:  828-669-8012 Ext. 3502 or 3504See More
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Montreat Community Book Club at Montreat College's Bell Library

April 23, 2013 from 3pm to 4:30pm
The book club will discuss Tommy Hays, The Pleasure Was Mine, in preparation for his visit June 15 at the Montreat College Friends of the Library's annual luncheon.  All are invited.See More
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Montreat Community Book Club at Montreat College's Bell Library

March 26, 2013 from 3pm to 4pm
March 26, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Bell Library, Montreat College, Virginia Fadden will lead a discussion of Ron Rash's THE COVE.  All are invited.See More
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Montreat Community Book Club at Montreat College's Bell Library

February 26, 2013 from 3pm to 4:30pm
The Montreat Community Book Club will meet at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Bell Library on the Montreat College campus to discuss Gail Godwin's Unfinished Desires.  Sue Diehl will facilitate the discussion.  All are invited.See More
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Montreat College Friends of the Library Luncheon at Gaither Hall at Montreat College

June 16, 2012 from 12pm to 2pm
Ann B. Ross, author of the Miss Julia series, will speak at the Montreat College FOL Annual Luncheon at noon on June 16, 2012. Reservations required.  The luncheon and speaker is $15.00; Speaker only $10.00, and Friends of the Library annual dues are $15.00.  For reservations, contact Bell Library Director Elizabeth…See More
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Sharyn McCrumb; Kathy Reichs; Patricia Cornwell; John Hart; Wayne Caldwell; Charles Frazier; Julia Glass; Lee Smith; Gail Godwin; John Ehle

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