Upcoming Events

 

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

In our Display Case:

We are fortunate this month to have Faith Weathington’s charming darning egg collection to be viewed throughout the remainder of January.  Faith says of her collection:

“I remember seeing my Mother using her darning egg to mend wool socks when I was growing up on Long Island, NY., as well as for other small mending jobs. Since I was a sewer and embroiderer as well, her sewing basket, complete with darning egg, came to me when she died in 1992.  Relics of the 19th century and earlier, these utilitarian objects can be simple, specialized, beautiful or in some cases highly valued. The explanations and illustrations provided show this variety. I hope you enjoy this glimpse of a former way of life characterized by thrift and necessity.” 

 

In February we will have a comprehensive display on Tryon’s own Nina Simone from Crys Armbrust.

Saturday, February 2 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, February 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, February 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 February book discussion will be on The Library Book by Susan Orlean, who weaves her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire and delivers a mesmerizing book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before.

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

Tuesday, February 19 at 12 noon – Live@Lanier On Nina Simone with Crys Armbrust

A comprehensive look at Tryon’s own Eunice Waymon-Nina Simone by Crys Armbrust, the founder and Executive Director of the Eunice Waymon-Nina Simone Memorial Project (www.ninasimoneproject.org).

Thursday, February 28 at 6 PM – Live@Lanier – History in Song of Spirituals and Gospel Music with the Stony Knoll Gospel Quartet

The Stony Knoll Gospel Quartet from the Stony Knoll Christian Methodist Episcopal Church joins us for an evening on the history of spirituals and gospel music.  Betty Landrum, retired retail worker, Reverend Arbutus Hines, pastor, Barbara Cummings, retired school teacher, and her sister, Alinda Jackson, retired LPN, form the quartet who have been singing as a choir quartet for 7 years with Alinda Jackson as choir director and church pianist.   The members of the Stony Knoll Gospel Quartet describe their music as a mix of traditional and contemporary, hymns and gospel songs. Musicologists write that a hymn is for praising God and gospel music is directed to the congregation warning of sin and promising salvation.

Saturday, March 2 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.

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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