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2016 Adult Summer Reading Program: Celebrating Appalachian Arts

Celebrate Appalachian arts this summer by participating in the library's Adult Summer Reading Program, running Wednesday, June 1, through Sunday, July 31. Local adults are invited to celebrate all that Appalachian arts have to offer through books, film and more. Interested adults are invited to register to participate starting June 1st at any of the library system's branches. At the time of registration, participants will receive a gift, plus a raffle ticket for more prizes along with their registration packet, which will include an events brochure, reading and discussion guide, as well as an activity sheet to complete. Attend one or all of the events, listed below, to be eligible for any of the prizes. Turn in your completed activity sheet for another chance to get your name in the hat for a prize! The drawing for prizes -- local pottery, local music CDs and local author books -- will be held after July 31st, and winners will be notified.
For more information, call (828) 356-2507 (Waynesville) or (828) 648-2924 (Canton).

Date & LocationEvents
Sunday, June 12, at 3 p.m. Canton Library Appalachian storyteller Gary Carden will perform. This program is in partnership with the Haywood County Arts Council.
Saturday, June 18, at 1 p.m. Waynesville Library Appalachian storyteller Sherry Lovett will perform. Member of the NC Storytelling Guild.
Tuesday, June 21, at 5:30 p.m. Waynesville Library Ron Rash Revue with Barbara Bates Smith, who has created a new show highlighting the variety of Ron Rash themes and styles in his short stories.
Wednesday, June 29, at 9:30 a.m. Canton Library PBS Appalachian music documentary screening. Call (828) 648-2924 for title and more information.
Tuesday, July 5, at 2 p.m. Waynesville Library Plottware Pottery demonstration with Cory Plott, who will give sculptural demos such as how to make handles and floral decorations. Plott will also describe the process that each pot undergoes before it is complete. Plus, learn the history of pottery in WNC.
Monday, July 18, at 2 p.m. Canton Library DIY @ The Library presents "How to Grow and Prepare Herbs for Healing" with local Naturopath Michelle Sanderbeck. Learn how to create tinctures and poultices using herbs. Sign-up is required: (828) 356-2507.
Wednesday, July 20, at 2 p.m. Senior Resource Center Book Club at the Senior Resource Center. This community book discussion will feature Donald Davis's Tales from a Free-Range Childhood. Discussion will be led by Adult Services Librarian Kathy Olsen, and books will be provided by the library. Sign-up to participate is required by July 13th: (828) 356-2507. ***Donald Davis will help celebrate the library's 125th anniversary with a performance on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Waynesville.***
Thursday, July 21, at 3:30 p.m. Canton Library Canton Book Club. This community book discussion will feature Fred Chappell's Family Gathering. Discussion will be led by retired library employee Keneitha Bryson, and books will be provided by the library. Sign-up to participate is required by July 13th: (828) 648-2924. ***Fred Chappell will help celebrate the library's 125th anniversary by speaking and reading on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre in Canton.***
Wednesday, July 27, at 9:30 a.m. Canton Library Screening of an Appalalachian-based movie, a tall tale that takes place in the Appalachian foothills starring Robert Duvall and Bill Murray. For title and more information, call (828) 648-2924.
Thursday, July 28, 1 p.m. (contestants) & 2 p.m. (general admission), Canton Library Fourth Annual Cupcake Challenge! If you choose to accept the challenge, make 1 dozen cupcakes (from scratch or a mix) and decorate them with a "Celebrating Appalachia" theme. Decorations must be edible! Each cupcake should be the same flavor. Entries will be judged on: taste, presentation, and originality. Adult, teen, and children’s prizes will be awarded. Plus, there will be an audience favorite prize! Sign-up is required for interested bakers: (828) 648-2924. Everyone is invited to sample the cupcakes starting at 2 p.m.

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