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.
Walking With Spring Programs
Macon County Public Library's 4th Walking with Spring series of programs in conjunction with downtown Franklin's April Fools Trail Day festival- all events are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, March 25, 7:00 pm. "A Journey through Time"
In this evening slideshow presentation, Doug Woodward will recount his recent month-long Grand Canyon adventure as he and his son Forest rowed their 18 foot raft 280 miles down the rapids of the Colorado River.
Thursday. March 27, 7:00 pm. "Wilderness Survival"
Jeff Gottlieb, manager of NOC's Wilderness Survival School since 2012, will teach us about the Three Questions of Survival, the 6 Things Everybody Needs, and what to do to stay safe & comfortable outdoors. We will examine specimens of natural materials and tools made from them, and try our hand at some of the basic survival skills.
Monday, March 31, 5:30 pm. "Nature Inspired Student Art Reception"
Macon County School students will present their art on display. The reception is sponsored by the Nantahala Hiking Club, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Macon County Schools.
Tuesday, April 1, 6:30 pm.
Bill and Sharon Van Horn (Nantahala Hiking Club, Franklin, NC) will talk about their eight year journey of section hiking the 2185.9 miles of the Appalachian Trail.
Wednesday. April 2, 4:30 & 7:00 pm. "Forever Wild: Celebrating America's Wilderness"
The film, Forever Wild: Celebrating America's Wilderness, tells the tales of citizens who have decided what wilderness means to them. They have dedicated time and energy to helping protect the lands they love as wilderness. Robert Redford, himself a strong supporter of wilderness, hosts the film. Mr. Redford's narration, together with original music and the moving prose of Terry Tempest Williams, read by the author, guide the viewer through an examination of America's commitment to wilderness preservation, and the values we hold dear in protecting these wild lands. Representatives from The Wilderness Society and The Appalachian Trail Conservancy will be here to introduce the movie and answer questions.
Thursday, April 3, 6:00 pm. "Cataloochee"
This documentary tells the story of Cataloochee Valley, the settlers who lived there, and the movement to form a national park that includes this special place. Director Katherine Bartel and former Cataloochee resident Raymond Caldwell will be here to share stories
Working with the Cataloochee Council of the Haywood County Historical
The film includes recordings of music from Cataloochee done by Joseph
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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