Fontana Regional Library serving Jackson, Macon and Swain counties with six public libraries in Western North Carolina
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Librarian: Dottie Brunette
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The library will be closed for training on Wednesday, March 26 and Wednesday, September 24. Please check the calendar on the home page of this website for holiday closings.
The Jackson County Public Library has announced its schedule of a wide variety of performances and educational talks, and activities. These programs are designed to appeal to people of all ages and are free to the public. The programs are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.
Sylva Library and SCC Partner to Present Adult Literacy Classes
Southwestern Community College (SCC) and the Jackson County Public Library (JCPL) are partnering to offer an adult literacy program that will focus on the needs of those in our county who are either illiterate or who would like to improve/strengthen their reading skills. Juliane Joest, SCC instructor, will be teaching the classes.
The program, Ready to Read, will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am - Noon, and will be located in the Genealogy Study Room on the second floor of the Library. If you or someone you know is interested, call the Library (828-586-2016) to make an appointment. Walk-ins will be accepted.
Christmas Caroling and Community Concert
Tuesday, December 17 beginning at 6:30 pm. The public is invited to "Make a Joyful Noise" at the third Annual Community Christmas Concert, presented by the Western Carolina Civic Orchestra strings and area music teachers with their students, on Tuesday, December 17, at the Jackson County Library.
The celebration begins with caroling on the courthouse steps led by Gayle and Phil Woody at 6:30 p.m. The orchestra strings will begin the concert at 7:00 with classical pieces by Handel, Corelli and Bach. Students of all ages will join in for a selection of favorite Christmas carols, led by Lori Richards, flute, and Elizabeth Butler and Cathy Arp, violin. Come "with bells on" so you can help us perform "Jingle Bells."
A new One-on-One Computer Support Program is now available at the Jackson County Public Library. This program is designed to help people that need individual assistance in learning skills on the computer. The Volunteers who either help in or teach the computer classes make this program possible. Individual appointments are set up by the Adult Services Department. If you or someone you know needs this type of assistance, please stop by the Reference desk at JCPL or call 586-2016 for more information.
All classes are from 5:45-7:15 pm. You must register for this class either by calling 586-2016 or by signing up at the Reference Desk; classes are free but space is limited to 16. Participants are asked to arrive at the Library and proceed upstairs to the Adult Services desk no later than 5:45 pm. Classes are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.
Thursday, December 12 - E-Reader / iPod / iPad class. In this workshop participants will have the chance to explore the various library resources available for free on your e-reader or other device. We will look at our e-book collection, explore some of the e-audio book resources the library has and talk about ways that you can get free content through the library. Not sure which e-reader you want to buy for your loved ones for Christmas? Participants will have the chance to see a Kindle Fire and iPad in action, and are encouraged to bring their own device if they have one. Laura Chapman, who works at the Library in Adult Services, and Assistant County Librarian Elizabeth Gregg will lead the class.
Wednesday, December 18 - Introduction to Pinterest. In this class participants will have a chance to learn the basic features of Pinterest, one of the web's fastest growing social media sites for collecting images and other media content. It can be used for everything from creating lesson plans to organizing a party. Participants should be comfortable using computers and surfing the web, and need to have a valid email account. We will cover the process of creating an account, managing your "pins", boards, and account settings. Elizabeth Gregg, Assistant County Librarian will lead this class.
Family Nights are designated for First and Third Thursdays each month at 6 pm. These programs are held in the Storytime Room in the Children’s Area of the library. Family Nights are fun for the whole family. Anything can happen at Family Night: crafts, games, movies, special guests, and parties of all sorts.
These activities are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.
Lego Club on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4 pm - Lego Club is a chance for kids ages 3 and up to express their creativity as they are engaged in a variety of themed building projects.
Legos are enjoyable for everyone involved whether they are building princess castles, rockets ...This is a great club for any Lego-maniac! There is no cost to participate. Legos and Duplos will be available for building.
Paws to Read on the 4th Thursday of the month 3:30-4:30 pm - Come read to our lovable four-legged friend, Sir Murray McFurry! Murray is a certified therapy dog and he loves to listen to children read.
Children can choose books to practice their reading skills or even tell Murray a story from the pictures.
Due to Production Studio guidelines the library may not include movie titles or studio names in this website. Please contact the library. Movies are shown several times a month.
for Kids — Jackson County Public Library has a children's area on the ground floor of the library that is filled with many fun and educational features. We have six different levels of children's books: Board Books for infants and preschoolers, Beginning Readers for children just starting to read, Easy books also known as picture books, Juvenile fiction books also known as chapter books, Juvenile Non-fiction books for informational purposes, and Juvenile Biography books to learn about individual people.
Free Internet access — available to all library users with a current library card or guest card. The computer lab has 16 computers and is located on the second floor behind the Reference Desk. There are also laptop computers and netbooks for check-out. Color and black-and-white printing is available at 25 cents a page.
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