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Started by Rob Neufeld in Local History. Last reply by Sheilah Jastrzebski May 16.

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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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Literary Calendar--Monthly Preview

WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, OCTOBER 2012

Monday, October 1

BRIDGING DIFFERENCES: The Bridging Differences Bookclub, hosted by Patti Digh, meets to discuss “The Kids from Nowhere” by George Guthridge at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, October 2

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Polk County Library holds a book discussion at 1289 W. Mills St., Columbus, 10 a.m. Call 894-8721.

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Let’s Talk About It book discussion series discusses “A Visitation of Spirits” by Randall Kenan at the McDowell County Library, 90 W. Court St., Marion, 6:30 p.m. Call 652-3858.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Swamplandia” by Karen Russell is the subject of a book discussion at the Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd., Candler, 7 p.m. Call 250-4758.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville, 7 p.m. Call 250-6482.

Wednesday, October 3

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville, 3 p.m. Call 250-6482.

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

Thursday, October 4

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova is the subject of a book discussion at the East Asheville Library, 902 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 250-4738.

Friday, October 5

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, October 6

SOCIETY FOR THE DISCUSSION OF POETRY: The Society for the Discussion of Poetry meets to discuss works by Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Zukofsky, Ezra Pound, Jonathon Williams, and more at the West Asheville Vineyard, 717 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 6 p.m. RSVPs are preferred. Email sn.manuel7@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 7

ROYAL BOOK CLUB: The ROYAL Book Club meets to discuss “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner at Spellbound Books, 21 Battery Park Ave., Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 319-1907.

Monday, October 8

BOOK CLUB: The Fireside Book Club meets to discuss a novel at Fireside Books and 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 “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” by Tom Franklin at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, October 9

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Back When We Were Grownups” by Anne Tyler is the subject of a book discussion at the Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Rd., Leicester, 1 p.m. Call 250-6480.

DISCUSSION BOUND: “Family Fang” by Kevin Wilson 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.

EDUCATOR’S BOOK CLUB: Rutherford County School employees meet to discuss a book at Fireside Books and Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 6 p.m. Call 245-5188.

INTERSECTIONS BOOK CLUB: The Intersections Book Club meets to discuss “The Giver” by Lois Lowry at the Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 N. Pack Square, Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 257-4530.

Wednesday, October 10

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Night Train” by Clyde Edgerton is the subject of a book discussion at Accent on Books, 854 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 252-6255.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Cove” by Ron Rash 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, October 11

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox” by Maggie O’Farrell 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: “Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs" by Wallace Stegner is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 1 p.m. Call 250-6485.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett is the subject of a book discussion at the Skyland Library, 260 Overlook Rd., Asheville, 2:30 p.m. Call 250-6488.

 

Friday, October 12

 

Saturday, October 13

 

Sunday, October 14

 

Monday, October 15

 

Tuesday, October 16

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Let’s Talk About It book discussion series discusses “Ferris Beach” by Jill McCorkle at the McDowell County Library, 90 W. Court St., Marion, 6:30 p.m. Call 652-3858.

COMIX CLUB: The Comix Club, hosted by Lauren Napoli, discusses “Hellraiser: Masterpieces” by Clive Barker at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

ALL ROMANCE ALL THE TIME: The All Romance All the Time Book Club discusses a romance novel at the Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Wood Beyond” by Reginald Hill is the subject of a book discussion at the Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St., 7 p.m. Call 250-4756.

Wednesday, October 17

 

Thursday, October 18

COFFEE WITH THE POET: Nan Watkins presents her new translation of Yvan Goll’s poems, “Dreamweed,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 10:30 a.m. Call 586-9499.

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Canton Book Club meets to discuss a novel at the Canton Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 3:30 p.m. Call 648-2924.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “House of Mirth” by Edith Wharton is the subject of a book discussion at the Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston St., Swannanoa, 6 p.m. Call 250-6486.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Cat’s Table” by Michael Ondaajte is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 7 p.m. Call 250-6485.

Friday, October 19

 

Saturday, October 20

 

Sunday, October 21

 

Monday, October 22

 

Tuesday, October 23

BOOK CLUB: The Fireside Fantasy Book Club meets to discuss a fantasy novel at Fireside Books and Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 6 p.m. Call 245-5188.

OUR FAVORITE BOOKS: The Our Favorite Books book club meets to discuss their favorite books at the Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St., Black Mountain, 7 p.m. Call 250-4756.

Wednesday, October 24

BOOK CLUB: The Friends of the Library Book Club holds a book discussion at the Polk County Public Library, 1289 W. Mills St., Columbus, 2 p.m. Call 894-8721.

Thursday, October 25

 

Friday, October 26

 

Saturday, October 27

READING GROUP: The Animal Rights Reading Group meets to discuss written theories on animal rights at Firestorm Café and Books, 48 Commerce St., Asheville, 1 p.m. Call 255-8115.

Sunday, October 28

 

Monday, October 29

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

Tuesday, October 30

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Let’s Talk About It book discussion series discusses “I Am One of You Forever” by Fred Chappell at the McDowell County Library, 90 W. Court St., Marion, 6:30 p.m. Call 652-3858.

Wednesday, October 31

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