(this is a series originally published on the library's Facebook site) Enjoying the chilly feel outside? Let's take it back a couple of weeks and read a story by AMY Regional Library's local historian and Special Collections Librarian, Mr. James C. Byrd: Dog Days of Summer Have Ended at Altamont in Avery County and [...]
Back to Yancey County for some local history that's a tad puzzling and a bit on the grim side, courtesy of Mr. James C. Byrd, resident Local Historian & Special Collections Librarian here at AMY: After the land to build Mountain Heritage High School was purchased, it was discovered that an old and neglected cemetery [...]
The State Library of North Carolina, in conjunction with the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources state-wide celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing in July of 2019 and to help gear up for summer reading at the public libraries, purchased 4 Starlab portable planetariums. Portable planetariums were available this year to [...]
StarLab has arrived at Spruce Pine Public Library and is available for group tours, if you are a school teacher or media coordinator in Mitchell County Schools. Homeschool groups are welcomed too. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a field trip in January. The StarLab is available through Jan 11 and then will [...]
More research in progress from Mr. James C. Byrd, local historian and beloved librarian here at the AMY Regional Library. Here's a story you might not have heard: A Crop Circle in Yancey County Crop circles include circular patterns occurring in a field as the result of flattening stems of grains and other crops. They [...]
Getting excited for Baby Bookworms!! a baby-centered story time for little ones ages 0-2 with songs, nursery rhymes, bounces, fingerplays and books. Bring your little one and join the fun! Thursday at 10:00 at the Yancey County Public Library in Burnsville.