From the desk of Mr. James Byrd: Ramps Upfront and Personal

2022-04-20T16:05:36-04:00April 18th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Ramps Upfront and Personal “There is nothing quite like it… Enjoying ramps in the springtime is what it is all about!” Ramps, sometimes called the “King of stinks,” grow wild in wooded areas and in suitable soil at the right elevation in the eastern United States and Canada. A delicacy that smells and tastes somewhat [...]

Poetry in the Park

2022-04-11T13:03:49-04:00April 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Spruce Pine Riverside Story Trail presents ‘Poetry in the Park’ The book Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer is now featured on the Riverside Story Trail at Riverside Park in Spruce Pine, with audio accompaniments in English and Spanish. We hope you will visit and enjoy this wonderful book that features a boy finding poetry in everyday [...]

November is Native American History Month: Resources on The Eastern Band of Cherokee & the Carlisle Indian School

2021-11-24T12:34:11-05:00November 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

November is Native American Heritage Month. Some of our library staff were lucky enough to participate in a program on the Eastern Band of Cherokee and the Carlisle Indian School. During this program, we received excellent online resources.  If you are curious of the history of the Carlisle School or interested in genealogy related to [...]

Friday Feature: From the Desk of Mr. James Byrd

2021-11-19T17:02:37-05:00November 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Fall Brings Thoughts of the Buckeye Tree and Its Nuts Calvin and Clara walked past the old buckeye tree hundreds of times on their way to and from school and enjoyed seeing and picking up the shiny brown nuts that fell each fall.  The nuts looked very much like the eye of a male deer [...]

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