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UPCOMING EVENTS

May
25
Mon
Game On
May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Game On

A free game night for teens

May
26
Tue
Play and Learn for ages 0-5 @ Spruce Pine Public Library
May 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Play and Learn for ages 0-5 @ Spruce Pine Public Library

A FREE play group sponsored by Blue Ridge Partnership for Children.

You can find more information about the Partnership and the services they provide by clicking here:

http://blueridgechildren.org/

Got Wiggles Story Time @ Mitchell County Public Library
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Got Wiggles Story Time @ Mitchell County Public Library

Got Wiggles Story Time is a fun and active learning opportunity for parents, caregivers and preschool children ages 2 -5. Children enjoy stories, songs, creative movement and crafts designed around weekly themes. Come Wiggle With Us!

Avery Tabletop Gamers: Ages 13 & Up @ Avery Morrison Public Library: Lower Level Community Room
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Avery Tabletop Gamers: Ages 13 & Up @ Avery Morrison Public Library: Lower Level Community Room

Avery Tabletop Gamers is for ages 13 and up.

For more information, look for this public group on Facebook.

May
27
Wed
Knit and Crochet Club @ Mitchell County Public Library
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Knit and Crochet Club @ Mitchell County Public Library

For Experienced and Beginners – All Welcome

Got Wiggles Story Time @ Avery County Public Library
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Got Wiggles Story Time @ Avery County Public Library

Got Wiggles Story Time is a fun and active learning opportunity for parents, caregivers and preschool children ages 2 -5. Children enjoy stories, songs, creative movement and crafts designed around weekly themes. Come Wiggle With Us!

May
28
Thu
Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibition
May 28 all-day

The North Carolina Humanities Council, a cultural nonprofit, will tour the Smithsonian’s “Water/Ways” exhibit statewide in 2020-2021 through their Museum on Main Street program.

Chosen by a North Carolina Humanities Council selection committee, six rural North Carolina host sites will showcase the exhibit in their respective communities. The tour begins in Burnsville in May 2020; from there the exhibit travels to the communities of Franklin, Wake Forest, Washington, Wrightsville Beach and Graham, through 2021. Local program activities for “Water/Ways” will be announced by each host site.

North Carolina’s distinct aquatic landscape of Atlantic Coast beaches, mountain rivers and local lakes plays an integral part in shaping our state’s identity. “Water/Ways” is designed for small-town museums, libraries and cultural organizations to catalyze community conversations about water’s impact on American culture. The multi-panel exhibit explores water as an essential natural resource that allows us to travel, determines where we live, controls what we eat and drink and inspires culture.

With program support and grant funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, host site organizations develop complementary exhibits, offer public programs and facilitate educational initiatives to increase understanding about what water means culturally, socially and spiritually in their own community.

“We are proud to bring another Museum on Main Street Smithsonian exhibit to North Carolina,” said Sherry Paula Watkins, Executive Director of the North Carolina Humanities Council. “Since 2010, the Council has brought four nationally recognized Smithsonian exhibits to 24 small-town museums, libraries and historic sites in the state, and we look forward to working with our six new host sites to present ‘Water/Ways”. This program exemplifies what can be done by harnessing and combining the prestige of the Smithsonian Institution, the decades of program expertise of the North Carolina Humanities Council and the unique histories of our rural North Carolina towns.” Previous host site locations can be found at www.nchumanities.org

“Water/Ways” is part of the Council’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program; a one-of-a-kind cultural partnership program between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), the 56 state humanities councils nationwide and local organizations.

“Water/Ways” was inspired by an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org), and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (www.smm.org), in collaboration with Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland; The Field Museum, Chicago; Instituto Sangari, Sao Paulo, Brazil; National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Science Centre Singapore with PUB Singapore. Support for MoMS has been provided by the U.S. Congress. It is made possible in North Carolina by the North Carolina Humanities Council.

 

Host Sites Organization Name Host Site Town Exhibit Tour Dates
AMY Regional Library System Burnsville May 28, 2020 – July 8, 2020
Fontana Regional Library – Macon County Public Library Franklin July 14, 2020 – Aug 24, 2020
Wake Forest Historical Museum Wake Forest Aug 30, 2020 – Oct 10, 2020
Partnership for the Sounds – North Carolina Estuarium Washington Oct 16, 2020 – Nov 29, 2020
Wrightsville Beach Museum Wrightsville Beach Dec 4, 2020 – Jan 18, 2021
Alamance Community College Graham Jan 24, 2021 – March 5, 2021

Baby Bookworms Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Baby Bookworms Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library

Enjoy an interactive story time with your baby or young child  that includes early literacy fun with books, songs, finger plays, nursery rhymes,  and body movement.  For ages 0 – 2

Got Wiggles Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Got Wiggles Story Time @ Yancey County Public Library

Got Wiggles Story Time is a fun and active learning opportunity for parents, caregivers and preschool children ages 2 -5. Children enjoy stories, songs, creative movement and crafts designed around weekly themes. Come Wiggle With Us!