Upcoming Events

As of March 13, the library has postponed the remaining March programs in response to health concerns. We will continue to update the website as we make further decisions.


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



In our March Display Case : Our display this month is a collection of photographs and artifacts highlighting local treasure, Pearson’s Falls. Members of the Tryon Garden Club, Robin Rice and Joy Soderquist,  created this display that has us all wishing for spring.   Our March 5th program will feature Pearson’s Falls with speaker Andy Ruff, Operations Manager at the local landmark.

Saturday, March 7 at 10 AM – Book Lovers

The first Saturday of every month, join other avid readers in the Holmes Room to discuss your recent books, whether you loved them or hated them!  All that is required is a love of books!

Thursday, March 5 at 6 PM – Live@Lanier – Pearson’s Falls – “Guardian at the Gate”

As Operations Manager at Pearson’s Falls and Glen, Andy Ruff has been surprised, challenged, intrigued, educated, and entertained. He has rarely been at a loss for word, but had to pause to think of what to say to a talking bird. Hear of these and other unexpected visitors. Jim Welch, former TV anchor and host of NatureScene, will also help you better understand the treasure that Andy is guarding. As always, this program is free and open to the public.


Tuesday, March 17 at 12 noon – Live@Lanier – The Electoral College with Olin Sansbury–Postponed

It is one of the most maligned institutions of the American political system, but the Electoral College is embedded in the US Constitution.  US presidential elections are determined in the final analysis by how the popular vote is distributed through the prism of the Electoral College, so candidates and voters need to understand and appreciate the institution’s impact. Olin Sansbury, who has taught government and international studies courses for several decades, will describe the institution’s history and explain how it functions in today’s world.

Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 pm – Annual Meeting – What Would Winston Churchill’s Reaction Be to Today’s World Events with Paul Reid–Postponed

Join us at the Tryon Fine Arts Center for what promises to be a stimulating and unforgettable program. A wine reception will follow at the library. We are grateful to the Polk County Community Foundation’s Kirby Grant for the funds to support this program, which is free and open to all in the community.

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

See all that’s going on in our area with the Community Calendar