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Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Pack Memorial Library To make an appointment for Saturday tax help at Pack Library, email chughes@unca.edu with your name and telephone number. A volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. This tax help is provided by UNCA. Tax help is also available at the West Asheville and Black Mountain Libraries. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, February 27, 2021, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, February 27, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Meals on Wheels Pet Food Drive

Swannanoa Library Meals on Wheels helps seniors and others who are housebound. Many of these have little companionship in their lives...except for their pets. If they cannot afford food for themselves, it's definitely a burden for them to buy pet food. Meals on Wheels provides weekly pet food bundles and even toys and cat litter when needed. Swannanoa Library has been helping them for several years. Notice - Description: Pet food drive for Meals on Wheels--Passive Program. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Library: Swannanoa. Sunday, February 28, 2021. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Passive Program--Seek and Find

Swannanoa Library Swannanoa Seek & Find builds observation, cooperative and deductive reasoning, counting skills and others as families seek out the items posted around the library. Notice - Description: Monthly program. Location: Swannanoa Library - 101 W. Charleston Ave. - Swannanoa. Phone: (828) 250-6486. Email: swannanoa.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Family Fun. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Preschool - (ages 3-5). School Age - (grades K-5). Library: Swannanoa. Sunday, February 28, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

"I was born in jail, and I'm still in jail:" Black Youth Protest at Asheville High School, 1969

Pack Memorial Library In 1969 black students organized the walkout at Asheville High School to protest mistreatment at the hands of school officials at the newly desegregated Asheville High School. These students refused to accept poor treatment and blatant discrimination and they used their voices and their experiences with community activism to demand respect for themselves and for the traditions of their community. The students who participated in the walkout were fueled by a sense of dignity and self-respect that was nurtured in black neighborhoods and schools. This talk will focus on the meaning of this event and also examine how the walkout at Asheville high school has endured in popular memory. Sarah Judson has been a member of the Department of History at UNC Asheville since 1998. She is also the director of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and affiliate faculty in the Africana Studies program. She teaches classes in US Women’s History, African American History, and urban history. Her research and publications a… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4740. Email: packnc@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Local History & Genealogy. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

West Asheville Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at the West Asheville Library email aarptaxeswestasheville@gmail.com with your name and telephone number. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. If you don’t have access to email, someone at the library can email AARP for you. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the Black Mountain Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: West Asheville. Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

West Asheville Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at the West Asheville Library email aarptaxeswestasheville@gmail.com with your name and telephone number. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. If you don’t have access to email, someone at the library can email AARP for you. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the Black Mountain Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: West Asheville. Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Dark City Poets Society on Zoom

Black Mountain Library Share poetry in this inclusive group, either your own or by a favorite poet. Critiquing By request. You will receive a separate email with the Zoom link and log-in information. Please contact blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org or call 828-250-4756 for more information. Sponsored by The Friends of the Black Mountain Library. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Literature. Online Programs. Performance. Story Telling. Age Group: Family - (children of all ages). Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Weaverville Library Evening Book Discussion: Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Weaverville Library Join us as we discuss, Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald via ZOOM. Registration is necessary. Newcomers are welcome. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: jesse.figuera@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Weaverville. Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Enka-Candler Library Evening Book Club

Enka-Candler Library Chat with other book lovers about this month's book selection, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris. To reserve your copy of the book, visit https://buncombe.nccardinal.org/. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County. Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree… Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Enka-Candler. All Libraries. Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Pack Memorial Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at Pack Library email aarptaxaidepacklibrary@gmail.com  with your name and telephone number OR, on Wednesdays only between 1 and 5pm call (828)-747-3579. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at the West Asheville and Black Mountain Libraries. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Black Mountain Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at Black Mountain Library email NCVThelper@gmail.com with your name and telephone number OR call (828) 419-0030. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the West Asheville Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Weaverville Library Afternoon Book Discussion: The Tall Woman by Wilma Dykeman

Weaverville Library Join us as we discuss, The Tall Woman: A Novel by Wilma Dykeman via ZOOM. Registration is necessary. Newcomers are welcome. Location: Weaverville Library - 41 N. Main St. - Weaverville. Phone: (828) 250-6482. Email: jesse.figuera@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Weaverville. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ONLINE Spanish Conversation Group

Pack Memorial Library Looking to practice your Spanish Language skills? Come to the Spanish Conversation Group at Pack! The group meets once a week virtually to practice their language skills and to help each other out when needed. Newcomers are always welcome. For safety precautions, we are asking that you sign up to attend the conversation group. Visit this link to register, you will receive an automatic email with the link and password to get in:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/vpYrcumqqzoo6UfVIPlgLC3h5UsOSgg78Q After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby relea… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4718. Email: erin.makara@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. All Libraries. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

East Asheville Library Book Club Online

East Asheville Library Join other literature lovers to discuss your favorite books over Zoom. This month's pick is The Lost Girls of Paris, by Pam Jenoff. For the link to this month's meeting, click "Sign Up." DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County. Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree… Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. All Libraries. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Friday Night Live chat on Instagram

Pack Memorial Library What's been going on at Buncombe County Special Collections? What changes have we made? What has stayed the same? What theories and ideas have informed our thinking? Join the team that has been working to transform Buncombe County Special Collections (@AVLHistory, @engagingcollections @differentwrld) into a comfortable, welcoming, and inclusive space for a casual convo about art, archives, and equity. Log on to our Instagram page, @AVLHistory for #FNL each Friday in February at 6 pm ET, on IG Live. Bring your questions!!! Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: 8282504740. Email: katherine.cutshall@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Informational. Local History & Genealogy. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Friday, March 5, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.instagram.com.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Pack Memorial Library To make an appointment for Saturday tax help at Pack Library, email chughes@unca.edu with your name and telephone number. A volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. This tax help is provided by UNCA. Tax help is also available at the West Asheville and Black Mountain Libraries. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, March 6, 2021, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, March 6, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Book Discussion Group- Online!

Leicester Library This month we're discussing the controversial American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins on Zoom. The Leicester Library Book Discussion Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm. Newcomers welcome! Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpcOquqzMqG9KcA8UFM0CFEzm4-NzxyGEz  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all… Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

West Asheville Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at the West Asheville Library email aarptaxeswestasheville@gmail.com with your name and telephone number. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. If you don’t have access to email, someone at the library can email AARP for you. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the Black Mountain Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: West Asheville. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

West Asheville Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at the West Asheville Library email aarptaxeswestasheville@gmail.com with your name and telephone number. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. If you don’t have access to email, someone at the library can email AARP for you. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the Black Mountain Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: West Asheville. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Pack Memorial Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at Pack Library email aarptaxaidepacklibrary@gmail.com  with your name and telephone number OR, on Wednesdays only between 1 and 5pm call (828)-747-3579. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at the West Asheville and Black Mountain Libraries. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Black Mountain Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at Black Mountain Library email NCVThelper@gmail.com with your name and telephone number OR call (828) 419-0030. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the West Asheville Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ONLINE Spanish Conversation Group

Pack Memorial Library Looking to practice your Spanish Language skills? Come to the Spanish Conversation Group at Pack! The group meets once a week virtually to practice their language skills and to help each other out when needed. Newcomers are always welcome. For safety precautions, we are asking that you sign up to attend the conversation group. Visit this link to register, you will receive an automatic email with the link and password to get in:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/vpYrcumqqzoo6UfVIPlgLC3h5UsOSgg78Q After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby relea… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4718. Email: erin.makara@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. All Libraries. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Black Experience Book Club

East Asheville Library Join us for a bi-monthly book club sponsored by the YMI Cultural Center and Buncombe County Public Libraries. This month, we'll be discussing Beloved, by Toni Morrison. To attend, click "Sign Up" on this event listing. Books are available to borrow on a first-come first-serve basis at both the YMI and Buncombe County Public Libraries. To contact the YMI regarding their copies available for lending, call 828-257-4540 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday or email submit@ ymiculturalcenter.org . DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands,… Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. All Libraries. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Library Advisory Board Meeting

Library Board The Library Board Meeting is in the Activity Room on the lower level of Pack Library. The Library Advisory Board generally meets every other month at 6:30pm at Pack Library. Please check the calendar just prior to the bi-monthly meeting to make sure the meeting hasn't been cancelled, postponed or moved. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Pack Memorial Library. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Creative Writing Group online

Leicester Library Come join us for creative writing online! We'll meet on Zoom and do several rounds of writing and reading our writing to each other. Our focus is creating a supportive and fun environment through writing exercises and discussions.   Hi there,  You are invited to a Zoom meeting.  When: Mar 12, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)  Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpcuyvqj0vHNy-vtwZ879_vdPPUO-qKqrU  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, an… Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: leicester.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Literature. Story Telling. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Friday, March 12, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Sowing Circle Presents: Alliums, Potatoes, Horseradish & More

Black Mountain Library Patryk Battle, Director of Living Web Farms, will be digging into the details on when and how to grow common & tropical root crops for a bountiful harvest. This presentation is in partnership with the Buncombe County Master Gardener Volunteers and the Black Mountain Blooms Seed Lending Library. The seed library is one of the many projects sponsored by the Friends of the Black Mountain Library. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Informational. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Pack Memorial Library To make an appointment for Saturday tax help at Pack Library, email chughes@unca.edu with your name and telephone number. A volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. This tax help is provided by UNCA. Tax help is also available at the West Asheville and Black Mountain Libraries. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Virtual Mixed Level Pilates Mat Class with Cisco Pilates AVL

Pack Memorial Library Join Alexis from Cisco Pilates Asheville for free online Pilates mat classes! The class is beginner friendly. To sign up for the class, visit https://ciscopilates.as.me/free-pilates-mat-class Pilates is for every BODY...no matter your age, gender, or physical ability, give it a try in the comfort of your own home. These classes are offered to the public free of charge thanks to the support of the Pack Friends of the Library. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: erin.parcels@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. All Libraries. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

West Asheville Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at the West Asheville Library email aarptaxeswestasheville@gmail.com with your name and telephone number. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. If you don’t have access to email, someone at the library can email AARP for you. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the Black Mountain Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: West Asheville. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

West Asheville Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at the West Asheville Library email aarptaxeswestasheville@gmail.com with your name and telephone number. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. If you don’t have access to email, someone at the library can email AARP for you. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the Black Mountain Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: West Asheville. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

North Asheville Book Club

North Asheville Library Join us via Zoom to discuss this month's book: "Borne" by Jeff Vandermeer. Registration required. The North Asheville Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: sara.kaglic@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: North Asheville. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Evening Book Club: Pride of Baghdad

Fairview Library Fairview Evening Book Club will be reading 'Pride of Baghdad' by Brian K. Vaughan for the month of March and discussing it on Tuesday, March 16th at 7pm via ZOOM! "This graphic novel works as an adventure story; a meditation on the pursuit, the problems, and the meaning of freedom; and a thoughtful allegory about the war in Iraq, with every scene having a deeper subtext." ~Library Journal Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Email jaime.mcdowell@buncombecounty.org if you would like more information or would like to attend one of our discussions. Future Books and Book Club Dates: On the Plain of Snakes by Paul Theroux ~ April 20 The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman ~ May 18   DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in… Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Pack Memorial Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at Pack Library email aarptaxaidepacklibrary@gmail.com  with your name and telephone number OR, on Wednesdays only between 1 and 5pm call (828)-747-3579. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at the West Asheville and Black Mountain Libraries. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Enka-Candler Library History Book Club

Enka-Candler Library Chat with other readers who enjoy historical fiction and non-fiction. This month's book is The Huntress, by Kate Quinn. Click "Sign up" and enter your information for the Zoom link. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County. Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that… Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Enka-Candler. All Libraries. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Jazz Hour with Steinway pianist and composer, Michael Jefry Stevens

Pack Memorial Library Join us for a virtual Jazz Hour hosted by composer and Steinway Pianist, Michael Jefry Stevens. It happens to be Michael's Birthday. He'll be playing his own compositions for the occasion. This program is free, but registration is required. Click on this link to register.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of Pack Library. Visit their bookstore inside of Pack to support them and all library programs! Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: erin.parcels@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Music. Online Programs. Performance. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. All Libraries. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Black Mountain Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at Black Mountain Library email NCVThelper@gmail.com with your name and telephone number OR call (828) 419-0030. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the West Asheville Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Friends of the South Buncombe Library Book Club on Zoom: The Gravity of Birds by Tracy Guzeman

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Join us for book club online! This month's book is The Gravity of Birds by Tracy Guzeman.   There are many copies of this book available in Buncombe County Libraries. You can place one on hold and pick it up at the library any time we are open: Tuesday 2:00pm-7:00pm, Wednesday & Thursday 1:00pm-6:00pm, Friday & Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm.  This month's meeting is being held on Zoom. Please follow this link to register. Hi there,  You are invited to a Zoom meeting.  When: Mar 18, 2021 02:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)  Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rdOmvqz0sHdaiiH7Nj-kY_avavyscxm4m  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ONLINE Spanish Conversation Group

Pack Memorial Library Looking to practice your Spanish Language skills? Come to the Spanish Conversation Group at Pack! The group meets once a week virtually to practice their language skills and to help each other out when needed. Newcomers are always welcome. For safety precautions, we are asking that you sign up to attend the conversation group. Visit this link to register, you will receive an automatic email with the link and password to get in:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/vpYrcumqqzoo6UfVIPlgLC3h5UsOSgg78Q After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby relea… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4718. Email: erin.makara@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. All Libraries. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Storytime for Kids w/ Miss Jennifer!

Fairview Library Have you been missing Storytime with Miss Jennifer? We have been missing Storytime with you!   Tune in for a special preschool storytime via Zoom. Stories! Songs! Activities! Fun! You MUST register here to attend:   https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AjLMTwrAQZeKZfEP9VVxcg. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Story Time for Kids. Age Group: Preschool - (ages 3-5). Library: Fairview. All Libraries. Friday, March 19, 2021, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit zoom.us.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Pack Memorial Library To make an appointment for Saturday tax help at Pack Library, email chughes@unca.edu with your name and telephone number. A volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. This tax help is provided by UNCA. Tax help is also available at the West Asheville and Black Mountain Libraries. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Online Watercolor Class w/ Nate Barton: Wildflower Adventure

Fairview Library Class size is limited.  Registration is required. Call the library at 828-250-6484 or email jaime.mcdowell@buncombecounty.org to register.    Bring spring early by creating a colorful watercolor painting of wildflowers. Please join artist and art teacher, Nate Barton for a virtual class where he will guide you through the creation of a watercolor painting of wildflowers. No experience is necessary and you will leave the class with a finished work.   Nate Barton has worked with watercolors for more than 20 years. He has made and sold art in Asheville for the past 8 years and taught for 16. You can see more of his work at natebartonworks.com or on Instagram @etannotrab  Class size is limited.  Registration is required. Call the library at 828-250-6484 or email jaime.mcdowell@buncombecounty.org to register.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of Fairview Library. Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Arts & Crafts. Classes. Age Group: Adult. Family - (children of all ages). Library: Fairview. All Libraries. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

West Asheville Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at the West Asheville Library email aarptaxeswestasheville@gmail.com with your name and telephone number. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. If you don’t have access to email, someone at the library can email AARP for you. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the Black Mountain Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: West Asheville. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

West Asheville Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at the West Asheville Library email aarptaxeswestasheville@gmail.com with your name and telephone number. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. If you don’t have access to email, someone at the library can email AARP for you. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the Black Mountain Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: West Asheville. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Pack Memorial Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at Pack Library email aarptaxaidepacklibrary@gmail.com  with your name and telephone number OR, on Wednesdays only between 1 and 5pm call (828)-747-3579. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at the West Asheville and Black Mountain Libraries. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Bird Friendly Gardening

North Asheville Library Join local Audubon Society member Tom Tribble to learn more about our native plants species and what you can do to make your yard a haven for birds! Registration required. Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: sara.kaglic@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Informational. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: North Asheville. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Black Mountain Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at Black Mountain Library email NCVThelper@gmail.com with your name and telephone number OR call (828) 419-0030. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the West Asheville Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Thursday, March 25, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ONLINE Spanish Conversation Group

Pack Memorial Library Looking to practice your Spanish Language skills? Come to the Spanish Conversation Group at Pack! The group meets once a week virtually to practice their language skills and to help each other out when needed. Newcomers are always welcome. For safety precautions, we are asking that you sign up to attend the conversation group. Visit this link to register, you will receive an automatic email with the link and password to get in:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/vpYrcumqqzoo6UfVIPlgLC3h5UsOSgg78Q After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby relea… Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4718. Email: erin.makara@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Other. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. All Libraries. Thursday, March 25, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Black Experience Book Club

East Asheville Library Join us for a bi-monthly book club sponsored by the YMI Cultural Center and Buncombe County Public Libraries. This month, we'll be discussing Beloved, by Toni Morrison. To attend, click "Sign Up" on this event listing. Books are available to borrow on a first-come first-serve basis at both the YMI and Buncombe County Public Libraries. To contact the YMI regarding their copies available for lending, call 828-257-4540 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday or email submit@ ymiculturalcenter.org . DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands,… Phone: (828) 250-4738. Email: eastasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. All Libraries. Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Pack Memorial Library To make an appointment for Saturday tax help at Pack Library, email chughes@unca.edu with your name and telephone number. A volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. This tax help is provided by UNCA. Tax help is also available at the West Asheville and Black Mountain Libraries. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, March 27, 2021, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, March 27, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Black Oscars: From Mammy to Minny, What the Academy Awards Tell Us about African Americans, with Dr. Frederick W.Gooding Jr.

East Asheville Library Listen to Dr. Frederick W. Gooding Jr. speak about his book, Black Oscars: From Mammy to Minny, What the Academy Awards Tell Us about African Americans. Second only to the Super Bowl in audience size and revenue, the Oscars are more than a mere ceremony; they are a phenomenon. Hosted by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for over ninety years, the Oscars have long been considered the pinnacle of fantasy, beauty, romance and high class. They are eagerly anticipated and are heavily discussed. It is only recently that movements such as #OscarsSoWhite have raised awareness around the more complicated legacy of the Oscars and African American participation in film. This book and presentation draws on American, African American, and film history to reflect on how the Oscars have recognized blacks from the award’s inception to the present. Starting in the 1920s, the chapters provides a thorough analysis and overview of any black actors nominated for their Hollywood roles during each decade. By… Email: alexandra.duncan@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Author Event. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: All Libraries. Monday, March 29, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

West Asheville Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at the West Asheville Library email aarptaxeswestasheville@gmail.com with your name and telephone number. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. If you don’t have access to email, someone at the library can email AARP for you. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the Black Mountain Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: West Asheville. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

West Asheville Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at the West Asheville Library email aarptaxeswestasheville@gmail.com with your name and telephone number. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. If you don’t have access to email, someone at the library can email AARP for you. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the Black Mountain Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: West Asheville. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Pack Memorial Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at Pack Library email aarptaxaidepacklibrary@gmail.com  with your name and telephone number OR, on Wednesdays only between 1 and 5pm call (828)-747-3579. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at the West Asheville and Black Mountain Libraries. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Black Mountain Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at Black Mountain Library email NCVThelper@gmail.com with your name and telephone number OR call (828) 419-0030. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the West Asheville Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Thursday, April 1, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

East Asheville Library Book Club Online

East Asheville Library Join other literature lovers to discuss your favorite books over Zoom. This month's pick is You Think It, I'll Say It, by Curtis Sittenfeld. For the link to this month's meeting, click "Sign Up." DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County. Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and… Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. All Libraries. Thursday, April 1, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Library Closed - Easter

All Public Library Closings Holiday Closing: All Buncombe County Public Libraries will be closed. Location: All Branch Locations. Phone: 828-250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Library: Black Mountain. East Asheville. Enka-Candler. Fairview. Leicester. North Asheville. Oakley / South Asheville. Pack Memorial. Skyland / South Buncombe. Swannanoa. Weaverville. West Asheville. Friday, April 2, 2021.

Library Closed - Easter

All Public Library Closings Holiday Closing: All Buncombe County Public Libraries will be closed. Location: All Branch Locations. Phone: 828-250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Library: Black Mountain. East Asheville. Enka-Candler. Fairview. Leicester. North Asheville. Oakley / South Asheville. Pack Memorial. Skyland / South Buncombe. Swannanoa. Weaverville. West Asheville. Saturday, April 3, 2021.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Pack Memorial Library To make an appointment for Saturday tax help at Pack Library, email chughes@unca.edu with your name and telephone number. A volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. This tax help is provided by UNCA. Tax help is also available at the West Asheville and Black Mountain Libraries. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, April 3, 2021, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, April 3, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

West Asheville Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at the West Asheville Library email aarptaxeswestasheville@gmail.com with your name and telephone number. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. If you don’t have access to email, someone at the library can email AARP for you. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the Black Mountain Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: West Asheville. Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

West Asheville Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at the West Asheville Library email aarptaxeswestasheville@gmail.com with your name and telephone number. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. If you don’t have access to email, someone at the library can email AARP for you. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the Black Mountain Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: West Asheville Library - 942 Haywood Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4750. Email: westasheville.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: West Asheville. Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Enka-Candler Library Evening Book Club

Enka-Candler Library Chat with other book lovers about this month's book selection, The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett. To reserve your copy of the book, visit https://buncombe.nccardinal.org/. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County. Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release… Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Enka-Candler. All Libraries. Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Pack Memorial Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at Pack Library email aarptaxaidepacklibrary@gmail.com  with your name and telephone number OR, on Wednesdays only between 1 and 5pm call (828)-747-3579. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at the West Asheville and Black Mountain Libraries. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Black Mountain Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at Black Mountain Library email NCVThelper@gmail.com with your name and telephone number OR call (828) 419-0030. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment, a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at Pack Library and the West Asheville Library. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Thursday, April 8, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, April 10, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Book Discussion Group- Online!

Leicester Library This month we're discussing Tidelands by Phillipa Gregory on Zoom. The Leicester Library Book Discussion Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm. Newcomers welcome! Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMofuyorTovHdWKyze2ATqoxwNpQYOz0Ivf  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC… Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Tax Help - BY APPOINTMENT

Pack Memorial Library Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, AARP Tax-Aide is changing the way you can get help with your taxes in 2021. You will need an appointment this year to speak with a tax help aide at the library. At your appointment, you can drop off your tax documents and you’ll be given another appointment in about 2 weeks to pick up your paperwork and completed tax form. To make an appointment at Pack Library email aarptaxaidepacklibrary@gmail.com  with your name and telephone number OR, on Wednesdays only between 1 and 5pm call (828)-747-3579. An AARP volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment. At your appointment a tax volunteer will check all documents and give you a follow-up appointment to pick up your completed tax return and documents in 1 or 2 weeks. Tax help by appointment is also available at the West Asheville and Black Mountain Libraries. Check the library calendar for those days and emails. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Tax Help. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Friends of the South Buncombe Library Book Club on Zoom: The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Join us for book club online! This month's book is The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery.   There are many copies of this book available in Buncombe County Libraries. You can place one on hold and pick it up at the library any time we are open: Tuesday 2:00pm-7:00pm, Wednesday & Thursday 1:00pm-6:00pm, Friday & Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm.  This month's meeting is being held on Zoom. Please follow this link to register. Hi there,  You are invited to a Zoom meeting.  When: Apr 15, 2021 02:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)  Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rdOmvqz0sHdaiiH7Nj-kY_avavyscxm4m  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Thursday, April 15, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Virtual Mixed Level Pilates Mat Class with Cisco Pilates of AVL

Pack Memorial Library Join Alexis from Cisco Pilates Asheville for free online Pilates mat classes! The class is beginner friendly. To sign up for the class, visit https://ciscopilates.as.me/free-pilates-mat-class Pilates is for every BODY...no matter your age, gender, or physical ability, give it a try in the comfort of your own home. These classes are offered to the public free of charge thanks to the support of the Pack Friends of the Library. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: erin.parcels@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. All Libraries. Saturday, April 17, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, April 17, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

North Asheville Book Club

North Asheville Library Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: sara.kaglic@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: North Asheville. Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Evening Book Club: On the Plain of Snakes

Fairview Library Fairview Evening Book Club will be reading 'On the Plain of Snakes' by Paul Theroux for the month of April and discussing it on Tuesday, April 20th at 7pm via ZOOM! Legendary travel writer Paul Theroux drives the entire length of the US/Mexico border, then goes deep into the hinterland, on the back roads of Chiapas and Oaxaca, to uncover the rich, layered world behind today's brutal headlines. Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Email jaime.mcdowell@buncombecounty.org if you would like more information or would like to attend one of our discussions.   Future Books and Book Club Dates: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman ~ May 18 *all titles for our 2021-2022 reading season will be selected at our May meeting*   DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event… Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Enka-Candler Library History Book Club

Enka-Candler Library Chat with other readers who enjoy historical fiction and non-fiction. This month's book is Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser. Click "Sign up" and enter your information for the Zoom link. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County. Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session… Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Enka-Candler. All Libraries. Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, April 24, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Poet Mildred Barya

Black Mountain Library Celebrate National Poetry month with WNC poet and author Mildred Barya.  Born in Uganda, Mildred is an Assistant Professor of English at UNCA, where she teaches poetry, fiction, hybrid writing, and world literature. Mildred has published numerous short stories for literary magazines and anthologies, as well as three books of poetry: Give me Room to Move My Feet, The Price of Memory after the Tsunami, and Men Love Chocolates But They Don’t Say, which won the Uganda National Award for Poetry Publication in 2002. She was awarded the Pan African Prize for Africana Literary Fiction in 2008, and received the North Carolina Humanities Council, 2020 Linda Flowers Literary Award for her non-fiction entry, Being Here in This Body. Mildred hosts  ‘Mildred Barya’s House of Life’ http://mildredbarya.com, a ‘world literature blog at its finest’! CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE EVENT ON ZOOM. Location: Black Mountain Library - 105 N. Dougherty St. - Black Mountain. Phone: 828-250-4756. Email: blackmountain.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Author Event. Literature. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Black Mountain. Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, May 1, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Enka-Candler Library Evening Book Club

Enka-Candler Library Chat with other book lovers about this month's book selection. To reserve your copy of the book, visit https://buncombe.nccardinal.org/. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County. Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that release shall be binding upon you, your succ… Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Enka-Candler. All Libraries. Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

East Asheville Library Book Club Online

East Asheville Library Join other literature lovers to discuss your favorite books over Zoom. This month's pick is Here on Earth, by Alice Hoffman. For the link to this month's meeting, click "Sign Up." DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County. Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and agree that… Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: East Asheville. All Libraries. Thursday, May 6, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, May 8, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Book Discussion Group- Online!

Leicester Library This month we're discussing The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead on Zoom. The Leicester Library Book Discussion Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm. Newcomers welcome! Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrceqvqj8tH9AzpfKGWWbg09JJhcayw769  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with… Location: Leicester Library - 1561 Alexander Rd. - Leicester. Phone: (828) 250-6480. Email: anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Leicester. Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Library Advisory Board Meeting

Library Board The Library Board Meeting is in the Activity Room on the lower level of Pack Library. The Library Advisory Board generally meets every other month at 6:30pm at Pack Library. Please check the calendar just prior to the bi-monthly meeting to make sure the meeting hasn't been cancelled, postponed or moved. Thursday, May 13, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Pack Memorial Library. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Virtual Mixed Level Pilates Mat Class with Cisco Pilates AVL

Pack Memorial Library Join Alexis from Cisco Pilates Asheville for free online Pilates mat classes! The class is beginner friendly. To sign up for the class, visit https://ciscopilates.as.me/free-pilates-mat-class Pilates is for every BODY...no matter your age, gender, or physical ability, give it a try in the comfort of your own home. These classes are offered to the public free of charge thanks to the support of the Pack Friends of the Library. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: erin.parcels@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Classes. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Pack Memorial. All Libraries. Saturday, May 15, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, May 15, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

North Asheville Book Club

North Asheville Library Location: North Asheville Library - 1030 Merrimon Ave. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4752. Email: sara.kaglic@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: North Asheville. Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Evening Book Club: The Museum of Extraordinary Things

Fairview Library Fairview Evening Book Club will be reading 'The Museum of Extraordinary Things' by Alice Hoffman for the month of May and discussing it on Tuesday, May 18th at 7pm via ZOOM! "With a sprinkling of magical realism, Hoffman...blends social realism, historical fiction, romance, and mystery in a fast-paced and dramatic novel filled with colorful characters and vivid scenes of life in New York more than a century ago." ~ Library Journal  Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Email jaime.mcdowell@buncombecounty.org if you would like more information or would like to attend one of our discussions.   DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby… Location: Fairview Library - 1 Taylor Rd. - Fairview. Phone: (828) 250-6484. Email: fairview.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Fairview. Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Enka-Candler Library History Book Club

Enka-Candler Library Chat with other readers who enjoy historical fiction and non-fiction. This month's book is Beneath a Scarlet Sky, by Mark Sullivan. Click "Sign up" and enter your information for the Zoom link. DISCLAIMER: While Buncombe County has taken steps to protect this video-teleconferencing (VTC) session from unwanted intrusions (such as “Zoom-bombings”), it cannot guarantee the absence of such an intrusion, disruption, or other negative event from this VTC session. By participating in this VTC session, you, on behalf of yourself and any minors participating under your supervision, hereby release Buncombe County, its principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with this VTC session, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of Buncombe County. Further, you acknowledge that you participate in this VTC session willingly, fully assume all risks, and a… Phone: (828) 250-4758. Email: enka.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Online Programs. Age Group: Adult. Library: Enka-Candler. All Libraries. Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

Friends of the South Buncombe Library Book Club on Zoom: The Overstory by Richard Powers

Skyland / South Buncombe Library Join us for book club online! This month's book is The Overstory by Richard Powers.   There are many copies of this book available in Buncombe County Libraries. You can place one on hold and pick it up at the library any time we are open: Tuesday 2:00pm-7:00pm, Wednesday & Thursday 1:00pm-6:00pm, Friday & Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm.  This month's meeting is being held on Zoom. Please follow this link to register. Hi there,  You are invited to a Zoom meeting.  When: May 20, 2021 02:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)  Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rdOmvqz0sHdaiiH7Nj-kY_avavyscxm4m  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Location: Skyland/South Buncombe Library - 260 Overlook Rd. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-6488. Email: skyland.library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Book Club. Age Group: Adult. Library: Skyland / South Buncombe. Thursday, May 20, 2021, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.

ZOOM D&D with Raj

Pack Memorial Library Join us for some Dungeons & Dragons over ZOOM.  Sign-up is required. Email Raj at raj.bowers-racine@buncombecounty.org to request attendance. Location: Pack Memorial Library - 67 Haywood St. - Asheville. Phone: (828) 250-4700. Email: library@buncombecounty.org. Event Type: Online Programs. Age Group: Teen - (grades 6-12). Library: Pack Memorial. Saturday, May 22, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.buncombecounty.org.