Upcoming Events

 

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

In our Display Case in March:

Daphne Sawyer delights us with her collection of pop-up books.  Today, pop-up books are created by talented “paper engineers” largely for young and young-at-heart audiences.  This exhibit will highlight a few examples from the 20th and 21s century US publishing industry that put digital publishers to shame.  Come explore the pop-up books, think out of the box and have fun!

 

Saturday, March 9 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, March 10 at 1:30 PM – Nonfiction Book Club

For nonfiction lovers – another club for the library which meets the second Sunday of each month!  The March book discussion will be on The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan, a comprehensive look at the planning and building of the Biltmore House and a close look at its owners, the Vanderbilts, through the years from the Gilded Age to present.

The nonfiction book choice for April is Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow.

The Nonfiction Book Club will meet downstairs in the LeDuc Room unless it is otherwise occupied.

Tuesday, March 19 at 12 noon – Live@Lanier – Todd Morse, author of For the Love of Chimney Rock

For 105 years, four generations of the Morse family operated, promoted and served as stewards for the natural scenic attraction known as Chimney Rock. Researched, compiled and written by 4th generation manager, Todd Morse, discusses the background and writing of For the Love of Chimney Rock, a detailed, in-depth history of the family’s multi-faceted relationship with the mountain until its sale to the State of North Carolina in 2007.  Through history, as a business case study, and a unique personal perspective, Morse offers a comprehensive exploration into the inner workings and challenges of a family business and the love each generation had for this incredible place.  Copies of the book will be available.

Sunday, March 24 at 2 PM – Author Salon with Tonya Penrose, author of Old Mountain Cassie: The Three Lessons

Local author, Tonya Penrose, a prolific and sensitive writer, whose prose often conveys powerful messages laced with engaging humor and inviting reflection and exploration by her readers, joins us to read parts of her book and discuss the inspiration for writing it.  Copies of Old Mountain Cassie will be available for signing and purchase.

Thursday, March 28 at 3 PM – Author’s Tea with Mary Ann Claud

 Local author Mary Ann Claud joins us for an afternoon tea at the library to launch her newest book, Alex Dances.  She will discuss her latest work and her writing process as well as read a few passages from her book.  Tea and appropriate pastries will be included!

Thursday, April 4 at 6 PM – Antique Brass Instruments

Joella Utley, a collector of brass instruments, and Sabine Klaus, professor of music and curator of Brass Instruments from the National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota join us to discuss the approximately 600 brass instruments collected over the years by Joella and her late husband, representing about 400 years of musical heritage.

Saturday, April 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.

Saturday, April 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, April 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 March book discussion will be on Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow, described as “from a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a powerful account of Derek Black’s journey from white supremacist hero to apostle of tolerance.”

The nonfiction book choice for May will be The Soul of America: The battle for our Better Angels by Jon Meacham.

The Nonfiction Book Club will meet downstairs in the LeDuc Room unless it is otherwise occupied.

Tuesday, April 16 at 12 noon – Live@Lanier – Author Jeri Board on “Dark L Syndrome and the Making of an Underground Spy”

Author and former Tryon resident Jeri Board joins us to present “Dark L Syndrome and the Making of an Underground Spy.” Her research into this subject led to her newest novel, From the Wings: A Novel of Women at War.  Jeri will read a scene from her book and entertain questions.  Copies of From the Wings will be available for sale and signing.

Saturday, April 27 at 4 PM – Lanier Poetry Celebration with George Bilgere

Join us for a celebration of poetry as internationally celebrated and award winning poet George Bilgere will be reading from his latest work from 4-6 PM. The program, which is in honor of National Poetry Month, includes a reception and book signing. Mr. Bilgere will be teaching a workshop for working poets earlier in the day.  For more information, visit the Sidney Lanier Poetry page https://thelanierlibrary.org/upcoming-events/sidney-lanier-poetry/

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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