Fontana Regional Library serving Jackson, Macon and Swain counties with six public libraries in Western North Carolina
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Librarian: Karen Wallace
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The library will be closed for training on Wednesday, March 26 and Wednesday, October 1. Please check the calendar on the home page of this website for holiday closings.
Affordable Care Act
Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act? Then look no further than your public library. Cynthia Solesbee, Certified Health Care Navigator for Macon County, will host three Community Educational Sessions in the Meeting Room at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin.
The sessions will be held at three different times to meet the needs of the community. The dates are as follows; Monday, December 2nd, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday, December 4th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, December 7th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pick whichever time works best for you and just show up! No registration is necessary.
The Southern Appalachian Office of The Wilderness Society presents “Land of the Crooked Water,” an exhibit of works by Joshua Grant to celebrate and support the work of the Southern Appalachian Office.
The series of art prints will be on display at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin beginning December 3 through the month of January.
Original prints from the series will be available for purchase. “Land of the Crooked Water” is a series of prints depicting Western North Carolina landscapes, in a combination of abstract and realist style. Grant created the pieces using a revolutionary photopolymer medium of traditional hand-press printing. Through the use of Cherokee Syllabary and depiction of some of North Carolina’s greatest mountain treasures, the prints demonstrate the deep cultural connections in these mountains, and seek to inspire a sense of duty to care for the Earth and its forests.
Joshua Grant is a Fine Folk Artist born and raised in Western North Carolina. A recent graduate of the Nantahala School of the Arts, his art focuses on Cherokee and Southern Appalachian culture. His works have been featured in regional publications, art shows and galleries such as Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center in Stecoah, NC. His media include ceramic, wood and hand-crank letterpress print.
This exhibit is presented as part of LAND/SCAPE, an ongoing project of the Southern Appalachian Office of The Wilderness Society that draws attention to the intersection of art and nature by featuring the work of regional artists, writers and poets who are inspired by nature.
The Wilderness Society is the leading American conservation organization working to protect our nation’s shared wildlands. Its mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places.
Olivia Dorsey, Information Science undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has developed a wonderful new website “Franklin Memories” which celebrates the history of families in Franklin. While working on digital preservation and genealogy this summer Dorsey had the opportunity to dig deeper into Franklin’s history and “create a collection to preserve it for years to come.” The collection is made up of photographs and recorded interviews with local residents.
The Youth Services department has started a family Lego Club. Please join your young persons for an explosion of imagination designing your masterpiece for display. An adult must stay with the child.
The Lego Family Club for kids 8 years and up will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 4-5:30 pm in the Youth Services program room.
Free beginning computer classes in the computer lab at the library will be held on alternate Wednesday mornings. Classes will begin at 9 am and last between one hour and 1 and 1/2 hours long. Registration is required. For more information visit the library or call 828-524-3600 or email class instructor Christ Wilder at: email@example.com.
Movies are free and projected onto an 8 x 10 ft. screen using and LCD projector.
Due to Production Studio guidelines the library may not include movie titles or studio names in its advertising. Please call the library for movie titles.
RECENTLY RELEASED MOVIES
Wednesdays – 4:30 and 7 pm (with a longer feature, the start time may change to 4:00 pm, please check the schedule.) English subtitles will be turned on for all films as a courtesy to those with hearing difficulties. Popcorn will be served; feel free to bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
Join us for a daytime treat every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month from 11 am - 12:30 pm, May through October; and the lst Thursday of the month, November through April.
Lady and the Old Timers Band present a program designed for those who may not want to venture out at night
but love to listen to Classic Country, Golden Oldies and Gospel.
Just for kids — Macon County Public Library has a kids library that’s separate from the adult section, with lots of good books and four computers for pre-school children and four computers for older children.
During the week, there are special programs for pre-schoolers and home-schoolers. And the Reading Rover brings the library to pre-schoolers and day care providers throughout the area.
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