A Time of Trouble Came Suddenly At this time our minds are being filled with news about the COVID-19 Pandemic, how people are being affected, and when it will end. The present one brings to mind the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic that began raging worldwide and caused more than 600,000 deaths in the United States, [...]
A partir del 11 de enero, el sistema de bibliotecas regionales de los condados Avery-Mitchell-Yancey cambiará el horario de atención. Se cambiarán las horas de atención para que el personal de la biblioteca pueda desinfectar de manera eficiente antes y después del uso de cada usuario, y para permitir que el personal tenga suficiente tiempo [...]
Beginning January 11, we are changing our hours of operation. Hours will be changed so staff can sanitize efficiently before/after patron use and to allow staff sufficient time to train and complete inventory tasks & training related to our Cardinal transition. With these changes, daily hours of operation will be extended to accommodate patrons who [...]
Remembering Old Christmas When the change was made from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian one in 1752, eleven days were dropped. December 25th became the date to celebrate Christmas instead of January 6th, which came to be known as Old Christmas. It notes the date that the Three Wise Men arrived at the manger [...]
Join us on Zoom for our third annual Intention Mapping Workshop with Jennifer Dorfield on Saturday, January 9 from 2-5 p.m. Come create a collage that represents your aspirations for the New Year. Please contact email@example.com or 828-682-2600 by noon that Friday to register for the event. Registration is free and limited to 20 participants.
North Carolina has implemented a modified stay at home order. North Carolina Executive Order #181 Here are frequently asked questions related to Order #181 Executive Order FAQs
Christmas Traditions of Yesteryear in the Valley As elsewhere, Toe River Valley had its Christmas traditions that were continued each year. Among them were: Going to the woods to select a Christmas tree that was either a cedar, hemlock, or white pine Bringing in the tree and decorating it with an angel on top, long [...]
Judge Martin and His Outdoor Bathtub The first hand-hewn outdoor bathtub in the Toe River Valley was in the vicinity of Spruce Pine and was the idea of a judge. Judge Spencer A. Martin, a North Carolina native, became a soldier and a federal prisoner during the Civil War. When the war ended, he went [...]