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In the June issue

It's Summer Reading time at the library! This year, we have something for everyone with programming for children, tweens, teens, and adults. Get ready to "Build a Better World" through books and programs that encourage us to get involved in our communities. Programs for kids include Something Fishy with Wildlife Education Specialist Kevin Hining (Tuesday, June 20, 11 am), ACHS Wrestlers Read featuring the "Mat Monsters" (Tuesday, June 13, 5:30 pm), and A Civil War Soldier Reads (Tuesday, June 27, 2 pm). Tweens and teens will solve puzzles and find clues to break the code and complete the library's first Escape Room Challenge (Saturday, June 10, 2 pm). Adults have two special programming series (Let's Talk About It and Involving Books). 

Involving Books Discussion at Ashe Farmers Market
Stop by the Involving Books tent to join the conversation about Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm by Forrest Pritchard! First, join Ann Rose (9-10:30 am) as she talks about her personal farming and butchering experiences and offers her reflections on Pritchard's memoir. Then, Tim Miller shares his cattle raising experiences and leads a discussion of Gaining Ground (11 am - 12:30 pm). 
Saturday, June 24, 9 am - 12:30 pm
Let's Talk About It

We will host a book discussion series called  Journeys Across Time and Place: Mapping Southern Identities  beginning in June and wrapping up early in August. Each of the five discussion sessions features a scholar who will give a presentation on the book and facilitate small group discussions among participants.

All sessions are free and open to the public, and the first book,  Nowhere Else on Earth by Josephine Humphreys , can be picked up at the library or checked out as an e-book at . The first session is Thursday, June 8, at 5:30 pm in the library's Community Room.

The Let's Talk About It series is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. To learn more about how the North Carolina Humanities Council supports communities in our state, visit their website at .

Let's Talk About It Discussion Sessions

Nowhere Else on Earth by Josephine Humphreys | Thursday, June 8, 5:30 pm
Presentation by Julie Cartner, Independent Scholar
Shiloh and Other Stories by Bobbie Ann Mason | Thursday, June 22, 5:30 pm
Presentation by Lynn Salsi, Independent Scholar, Writer, Historian
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison | Thursday, July 6, 5:30 pm
Presentation by Leon Lewis, Professor Emeritus at Appalachian State University
The Known World by Edward P. Jones | Thursday, July 20, 5:30 pm
Presentation by Bruce Dick, Professor at Appalachian State University
Wolf Whistle by Lewis Nordan | Thursday, August 3, 5:30 pm
Presentation by Bruce Dick, Professor at Appalachian State University

On This Day in Ashe
If you follow the library on Facebook, you may have noticed that we've been mining the microfilm archives of Ashe County's newspapers to bring you newsworthy moments from bygone days. If you don't like us on Facebook, you should. It's graduation time again so here's a tribute to the Class of 1957 (that's 60 years ago, if anyone is counting)!
Click the button below to see a full listing of library programs and events for June 2017. Thank you to the Ashe County Friends of the Library for their generous support of our programs. Click here to learn how you can become a Friends of the Library member.
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