Let's Talk About It!
The Madison County Public Library presents Picturing America: Places in the Heart. This is a reading and book discussion program provided by the North Carolina Humanities Council and sponsored by the Friends of the Mars Hill Library. Places in the Heart is part of the North Carolina Humanities Council’s Let’s Talk About It series that brings scholars and community members together at the public library to explore how selected books illuminate a particular theme.
Schedule of Book Titles and Visiting Scholars
March 20: Empire Falls with Dr. Merritt Mosely
April 3: A River Runs through It with Dr. Evan Gurney
April 17: Brothers and Keepers with Dr. Bruce Dick
May 1: Plainsong with Sharon Price
May 15: Gilead with Dr. Anne Jansen
Discussions will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at the library Mars Hill. Refreshments are served.
This project is made possible by a
grant from the North Carolina
Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National
Endowment for the Humanities.
|Happening in Hot Springs
Friday, March 14---the Friends of Hot Springs Library will host Phyllis Stiles of Bee
City USA at the Hot Springs Welcome Center. Learn about the
essential ecosystem and food production services pollinators provide, the
serious threats they face, and Bee City USA's mission of raising awareness and
creating more pollinator-friendly habitat across the land. Stiles will also
include information on pollinators native to our region.
This program is open to the public and will begin at 6:30 pm.
Happening in Mars Hill
Monday, March 24 at 7 pm--
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Friends of the Mars Hill Public Library will host a program by Jim Stokley, son of well-known local author, Wilma Dykeman.
Dykman was born and grew up in Lynn Cove at the head of Beaverdam Creek just north of Asheville. Throughout her career, and before her death in 2006, she wrote 18 works of fiction and non-fiction including The French Broad in 1955. Her first novel, The Tall Woman, set in western North Carolina during the Civil War, has never gone out of print and has sold more than 200,000 copies.
Dykeman's story and books will be part of the Women’s History Month Exhibit in the Mars Hill Library during March. Please join the Friends of Mars Hill Library for this wonderful presentation.