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All Lanier Library programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

In our Display Case in June:  We are pleased this month to have in the case John Davis’ collection of rocks and minerals from North Carolina and beyond.

 

Saturday, July 6 at 10 AM – Book Lovers Club

The first Saturday of every month, avid readers meet at Lanier at 10:00 AM in the Holmes Room to talk about books they’ve enjoyed (or not!). It’s casual, enlightening, and there are no rules!  Join in the fun…open to all book lovers. Check out the list of our current favorites in the library’s newsletter or at the library.

Thursday, July 11 at 6 PM – Live@Lanier -The Man Who Shrunk the Saluda Grade

A STORY OF TWO RAILROAD MEN UNDAUNTED BY THE SALUDA GRADE…In 1878, Captain Charles Pearson, chief engineer for building a railroad up the treacherous side of Melrose Mountain, bypassed the meandering route of old trading paths and took the shortest distance between two points. After less than a year of construction, the steepest, standard gauge mainline railroad in the United States was open for business with a stop outside the depot at Saluda.

About 140 years later, Larry Morton, President of the Apple Valley Model RR Club, brought the entire Saluda Grade inside the depot, shrinking four miles into a 28-foot diorama at Z scale, 1/220 of the real world. Larry¹s artistic vision was a 1950 Saluda when steam and diesel engines were pulling and pushing.

Brought to us by the Saluda Depot, if you like railroad history and want to know more about the art and engineering of model railroading, all aboard for Live@Lanier.

Saturday, July 13 at 10 AM – Needlework Arts Club

Spend a relaxing morning with like-minded lovers of needlework and share your own work.  Bring any yarn or thread craft you are working on and enjoy each other’s company for a few hours the second Saturday of each month.

Sunday, July 14 at 1:30 PM – Nonfiction Book Club

For nonfiction lovers – another club for the library which meets the second Sunday of each month!  The book choice for July will be American Eden by Victoria Johnson.

August’s book choice will be Driving Miss Norma: One Family’s Journey Saying “Yes” to Living by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle and September’s book will be Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson.

The Nonfiction Book Club will meet upstairs in the Holmes Room.

Tuesday, July 16 at 12 noon – Live@Lanier Summer Family Program – ComMotion: Community in Motion

ComMotion believes that everyone should get a chance to experience the many benefits of movement and dance. Dance fosters a sense of well-being, community, mastery, and joy.  You may have seen them in the schools, in communiy centers, or at Tryon’s Super Saturday.   Come move, smile and connect as they get everyone up in their presention “Music and Dance Around the World”!  For all ages!

Another program made possible with the support of the Kirby Fund at the Polk County Community Foundation.

Thursday, August 1 at 6 PM – Live@Lanier – Excitement of a Circus: International Agility Dog Trainer Annette Alfonso

Annette Alfonso, professional agility trainer in our area, talks about her profession and love of dogs, leading to her position as Assistant Coach for the AKC European Open Team USA in The Netherlands.

Saturday, August 3 at 10 AM – Book Lovers Club

The first Saturday of every month, avid readers meet at Lanier at 10:00 AM in the Holmes Room to talk about books they’ve enjoyed (or not!). It’s casual, enlightening, and there are no rules!  Join in the fun…open to all book lovers. Check out the list of our current favorites in the library’s newsletter or at the library.

Saturday, August 10 at 10 AM – Needlework Arts Club

Spend a relaxing morning with like-minded lovers of needlework and share your own work.  Bring any yarn or thread craft you are working on and enjoy each other’s company for a few hours the second Saturday of each month.

Sunday, August 11 at 1:30 PM – Nonfiction Book Club

For nonfiction lovers – another club for the library which meets the second Sunday of each month!  The book choice for August will be Driving Miss Norma: One Family’s Journey Saying “Yes” to Living by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle.

September’s book will be Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson and October’s choice is Our Towns by James M. Fallows.

The Nonfiction Book Club will meet upstairs in the Holmes Room.

Tuesday, August 20 at 12 noon – Live@Lanier Summer Family Program – Chimney Rock State Park with “Animals of Appalachia”

Get personal with some of Chimney Rock’s resident animal ambassadors while learning about the wildlife that roams our region. Participants will gain knowledge on habits, adaptations and animal characteristics during this exciting session.  All ages!

This program is made possible with the support of the Kirby Fund at the Polk County Community Foundation.

Think you missed something?  Check here for a complete list of past and future library events of 2018 and 2019.

The Lanier Library hopes to have videos of past programs available soon.
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