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Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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Book discussion series at Haywood County Library

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT @ HAYWOOD COUNTY LIBRARY

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This spring and summer Haywood County Library offers two Let’s Talk About It series.  Last summer when Dr. Merritt Moseley led two of our book discussions, we found out that he has a special interest in Jane Austen and we found out that many of you would like to do an Austen series.  So Dr. Moseley is creating a series for the NC Humanities and Haywood Friends will be the first to evaluate it. 

The books under discussion are:

Sense and Sensibility  on May 17

Pride and Prejudice on June 14

Persuasion on July 19.

Books are free and will be available April 30 at the Waynesville branch.  Contact Teresa Glance in the library office to sign out a book..  The discussions will be held in the Waynesville branch in the auditorium, 4 to 6.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact Linda Arnold at 456-5311 or stanandlinda@charter.net.  There are several Austen movies which will be shown in the weeks between the book discussions if there is enough interest.

The second series is novels of the Civil War.  For the sesquicentennial, thelibrary here will have a traveling exhibition during the summer.  Kathy Olsen has planned a Barbara Bates Smith performance as well.

This series begins June 6 with 3 week intervals, meeting  in the library auditorium, 4 to 6 p.m.  

AMERICA’S GREATEST CONFLICT:  NOVELS OF THE CIVIL WAR

June 6        The March by E.L. Doctorow

June 27       On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon by Kay Gibbons

July 18        The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

August 8     Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles

August 22    Lincoln’s Dream by Connie Willis

The books will be available by  May 25 at the Waynesville branch.  Ask for Teresa Glance to sign out a book.  There is no charge for the books.  For more information call or email Linda Arnold at 456-5311 or stanandlinda@charter.net

Let’s Talk About It is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of North Carolina.

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