Upcoming Events

 

 

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

In our Display Case: 

In November we will exhibit a collection of books with decorative bindings from the collection of Daphne Sawyer.  The commercial and mass book market began in the 1830s with changes in bookbinding and increased literacy.  Publishers began experimenting with binding decoration to increase book sales.  Some of the most talented names in the art world contributed to the richness and variety of decorative bindings from this period, several of which are on display at the library this month.

Saturday, November 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!

Thursday, November 8 at 6 PM – Literary Open Stage

Established and emerging writers are invited to share their work, finished or in progress, at the library’s quarterly Literary Open Stage.  Readers can sign-up for 10-minute spots beginning at 5:30 pm, with readings at 6:00 pm.  This is an eclectic evening of listening for non-writers as well—everything from fiction and creative non-fiction, to poetry.  It is a fun way to meet some of the abundant writing talent in the region!

Saturday, November 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.  Meets in the LeDuc Room.

Sunday, November 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 November book discussion will be based on the acclaimed novel, Educated by Tara Westover, who was raised by survivalists in Idaho and didn’t step foot in a classroom until she was seventeen years old.

The Nonfiction Book Club will not meet in December but January’s book will be Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything about the World by Tim Marshall.

The group meets in the Holmes Room.

Tuesday, November 13 at 12 noon – Live@Lanier – NYT best-selling author Kristina McMorris

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristina McMorris will hold a book signing and speak one “The Great Depression and Shocking Scoops from the Newsroom” in relation to the historical background and plot of her new novel, Sold on a Monday. 

Saturday, December 1 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, December 8 from 4-6 PM – Members’ Christmas Party

Watch for your invitation in the mail soon!  The best holiday festivities in town, complete with food, gifts, music and all the trimmings!

Tuesday, December 11 at 12 noon – Live@Lanier with Richard Wall speaking on Mr. Owita’s Guide to Gardening

Dick Wall introduces you to the deeply compelling memoir, Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening (a poignant story of two friends affirming life within the eventuality of
death) by his late wife, Carol Wall.  Carol died from complications of breast cancer on December 14, 2014, just nine months after her book was published to critical acclaim. In accordance with her wishes, her husband, Dick, and children have carried on the message of her book, speaking to readers and groups across the country about the enduring themes of friendship, faith, humanity, transformation and the wonderful secrets of life.

UPDATE on our postponed October 27 program: Rescheduled for 2019 – Live@Lanier featuring Jeri Fitzgerald Board,  author of From the Wings: A Novel of Women at War  – April 16, 2019 at 12 noon

From the Wings is based on the memoirs and biographies of dozens of women who worked underground to subvert the most terrifying war machine in modern history.  Former Tryon resident Jeri Board will present the program, “Dark L Syndrome and the Making of an Underground Agent,” and read a scene from her book.  From the Wings will be available for sale following the presentation and Jeri will sign copies for those in attendance.

Think you missed something?  Check here for a complete list of past and future library events of 2017 and 2018.

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