Fontana Regional Library serving Jackson, Macon and Swain counties with six public libraries in Western North Carolina
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Librarian: Mary Lou Worley
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The library will be closed for staff training on Wednesday, August 28; and Monday, November 22. Please see the calendar on the home page for holiday closings.
Proposed Budget Cuts
It is budget time in Raleigh and the Governor's proposed budget calls for a cut in public library funding (by nearly 5%)!!
We're asking library patrons to email a petition to the Governor and legislators in support of library funding. You'll find more information and pre-addressed email forms here. We need your support.
Programs at the Library
Friday, June 21 -4 pm. Melanie Bowles, author and founder of Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary, Lincolnton, GA discusses her work and her books on the animals who have found a haven with her.
Established in 1991, the Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary stands as one of the most successful, longest existing facilities for rescue horses in the United States. Proud Spirit’s program has been cited as exemplary and a model for other animal rescue organizations.
Readers were introduced to Melanie’s generous heart when she described the creation of this award-winning sanctuary in her inspiring debut book, “The Horses of Proud Spirit.” Melanie’s second book, “Hoof Prints: Stories from Proud Spirit,” recounts how the sanctuary has grown, and readers are taken on an extraordinary journey unlike any other.
While Melanie and her husband Jim officially rescue horses, they have also unofficially rescued numerous dogs. Followers of Proud Spirit wanted to know more about the dogs and began asking for stories about them. In 2010, the book everyone was waiting for was released: “The Dogs of Proud Spirit.”
Proceeds from sales of Melanie’s books help her continue her rescue work. For more information visit www.horsesofproudspirit.org.
Thursday, August 8 - 4:30 pm. Brandt Ayers of Anniston, Alabama discusses his memoir, In Love with Defeat: The Making of a Southern Liberal.
Thursday, August 22 - 4:00 pm. Mary Palmer Dargan, Landscape designer. "Create a Garden Designed to Last a Lifetime."
Local musicians, most from Macon County, will share their special blend of classic country music, golden oldies and gospel tunes at the Hudson Library on the first Friday of every month, May through October at 1:30 pm.
“The Lady and the Old Timers” a band of nine old timers, five over 80 with the oldest being 88 years young, will provide vocals and music by stringed instruments and one harmonica.
Members include vocalist Delia Sears along with Fred Kirkland and Jim Brown on guitar; Roy Wood on dulcimer; Martha Wood on fiddle; Carl Sears on bass; "Wild Bill" Jackson on harmonica; Robert Bradley on mandolin; and Roy Ramsey on dobro.
The public is enthusiastically invited to attend this special presentation which is free.
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 read below how to download a list of upcoming movies (pdf), or call the library.
RECENTLY RELEASED MOVIES
Third Wednesday in the Month - 2:00 pm. English subtitles will be turned on for all films as a courtesy to those with hearing difficulties. Donations are always welcome. Popcorn will be served; feel free to bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
The new sign for the Hudson Library has been installed and is an eye-catching beauty. It was modeled after the painting by Rosemary Stiefel (read below).
Just for Kids
Hudson Library has a kids library that’s separate from the adult section, with lots of books and four computers for children through middle-school age.
During the week, there are special programs for preschoolers and home-schoolers.
Check out the amazing dragon puzzle table in the children's room/ It was completely handmade by architect Paul Schmitt.
Web design — Deep Creek Arts