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|2017 Most Challenged Books||
Be a Rebel Reader! Celebrate Banned Books Weeks 2018 (Sept. 23-29) by reading one of these top 10 "Most Challenged Books" of 2017.
|A Celebration of Southern Poetry||
Celebrate the poets of the American South.
|Alzheimer's & Dementia||
Books, Resources & Information on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
BYOBoss - Be Your Own Boss! Get started with these resources to inspire & help you become an entrepreneur.
|Celebrate Black History||
Celebrate Black History Month with a diverse selection of books, resources, and events that recognize the heritage, accomplishments, and culture of black Americans.
Resources for kids to learn about technology and the internet.
Resources to learn about internet & information technology.
|Cooking for Health||
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates
Diet can play a big role in treating many chronic health conditions. Check out recipes to help combat allergies, auto-immune conditions, diabetes, high blood pressure, and more.
|Crafts are STEM||
Discover the science, technology, engineering, math - and magic - of crafting! Crafting engages your body and your mind to build spatial skills, creativity, and more.
|Cristen's all-time favorites||
"I have thoroughly enjoyed working at the Macon County Public Library over the past 5+ years. I'll be leaving with a heavy heart on May 15th, my last day. My family and I are off to new adventures in Pittsburgh, PA. I will greatly miss my incredible co-workers and the awesome parents, kids and volunteers I got to work with at the library. One of my favorite parts of this job is recommending good books. Here is a list of my favorite children and teen books. I hope you enjoy these books as much as I have!"
- Cristen, Children's Librarian
#CureStigma - a collection of resources to raise awareness for mental health. Find out more about the stigma of mental health with NAMI at curestigma.org.
Romance with a Dangerous Twist. Check out these Bad Boys of Sci-Fi, Paranormal Passions, and more.
|Don't fall asleep||
A selection of Horror for your Halloween enjoyment.
|Eat for Health||
Nutrition matters— after all, you are what you eat! Learn more about how the foods you eat affect your body, your mind, and your health.
Explore Space and Astronomy with resources provided by our Explore Space initiative, supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
November is Family Literacy Month! Check out some of these books for the whole family to read.
|Going for Gold||
Are you hyped for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games? Learn and watch the drama unfold with us as the games begin Friday, February 9th and run through Sunday, February 25th.
How does your garden grow? Find out how to grow your own food with this collection of resources and books!
|Great American Read||
Join us for PBS's 'The Great American Read', a journey across the country with Meredith Vieira to uncover the nation's 100 most-loved novels premiering Tuesday, May 22nd at 8pm. Stop by your library to learn more about Summer Learning & Reading programs for adults. You can check out PBS's complete list for The Great American Read.
Learn about Holidays- origins, customs, and celebrations. Resources for kids.
Grab a hot cup of tea, your favorite blanket, and cozy up to these autumnal reads.
|Health & Wellness||
Books and resources to help you improve health and enrich your life.
|Holidays from Around the World||
Celebrate the Holidays with books and resources about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and more. Join us at the library throughout December for Holiday Events at your library.
Featuring resources to help you become your own boss.
|January Juvenile Reads|
If you're looking to change careers or find a job, check out these resources to give you an edge in your job-hunting endeavors. Be sure to join us for the “Regional Job Fair Series" with Southwestern Community College Career Services May 15th - May 18th from 11am-1pm to meet employers throughout the region.
|Kerri's Holiday Picks||
Kerri shares a selection of Holiday Reads from Macon County Public Library.
Inspiration and resources on entrepreneurship and business for kids.
|LGBTQ History and Experiences||
Resources on LGBTQ history and experiences.
|Libraries on Tap||
Join the first ever Libraries on Tap: brewing scavenger hunt. This is a collaboration between Fontana Regional Library and local breweries. Pick up a Libraries on Tap passport at your local Fontana Regional Library in Jackson, Macon and Swain counties to see a list of events and start gathering stamps. Earn the title of "home brewer" with 5 stamps and step up to "brewer's apprentice" with 8 stamps.
You can collect stamps by attending events in the scavenger hunt or you can visit any of our participating breweries from October 8th - November 13th, drink a beer - get a stamp. Join our Libraries on Tap Facebook Group for more discussion & news!
You're back in school! Read these great stories to learn about how the library can help you conquer anything!
Listen up! Celebrate Audiobook Month this June with this selection of resources for kids.
|Mix it up||
Try something new! Cooking at home is a great way to explore and try new recipes- and build a new skill!
A collection of resources to mark 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
These resources will warm you up! Check out these books, eBooks, and videos that will help you create warm and filling soups to knock out the winter chill.
|More about Mental Health||
Books and resources to inform about mental health and remove the stigma.
|Most Read of 2017||
Check out the top resources from 2017, including books, eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video.
Happy Mother's Day!
|My Dad is the Best||
Don't forget to celebrate your dad this Father's Day- June 17, 2018
|Nat'l Volunteer Wk||
National Volunteer Week celebrates our appreciation for volunteerism and volunteers- show your support by learning more about volunteering during National Volunteer week, April 15th - April 21st.
|National Craft Month||
Craft month, celebrated in March, is a great time to rediscover the joy of crafting, learn new crafts, find a new favorite handy hobby or perhaps revisit a hobby you used to love back in the day!
Nourish your mind AND your body! Learn about nutrition and celebrate National Nutrition Month.
|Nutrition for Kids||
Celebrate National Nutrition Month with resources for Kid's Nutrition.
During March, learn more about the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
|Ode to Outdoors||
Get outside! A collection of resources to transport you outdoors.
Celebrate National Poetry month this April with these books & resources.
|Read an eBook|
Macon County Public Library will be hosting their 5th Annual "Read Local Book Fair," an event which gives residents the chance to meet and support local authors. This year, the event will be at Macon County Public Library on Saturday, September 8th, 2018.
|Reading is Fun!||
"Reading is Fun Week" seeks to show that reading is not meant to be a chore or tedious task. People of all ages are encouraged to find something that grabs their attention and they can’t put down. It does not matter if it is a biography, mystery thriller, or that young adult novel your teen has been begging you to read. Find what interests you and embrace it. You won’t be sorry!
Celebrate and learn about National Safety Month, each June.
Explore and Learn! Check out these science resources for kids.
Adult nonfiction for the curious and sceintifically-minded.
|Share the Game- Soccer||
September is Youth Soccer Month. Celebrate with US Youth Soccer and the NC Youth Soccer Association, who have resources to help you get involved and get in the game! Locally, check out:
• Macon County Soccer Club
• Swain Youth Soccer Association
• WNC United Soccer
Celebrate what it's all about: Fun, Family, Friendship, & Fitness!
Find something spooky at your library!
May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, a time to highlight the importance of staying active through sports and other fitness activities.
|Still a Better Lovestory|
|Taste of the Holidays||
More than just Turkey... resources to spice up your holiday entertainment.
Are you ready to file your 2017 Taxes? Get the resources and information you need to prepare your tax forms.
|Teen Tech Week|
|The African American Experience||
A collection of stories and experiences to build understanding of the African American Experience.
|The History of Women|
|The Right to B-ME||
LGBT Pride Month in June commemorates the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. Check out these books and resources recognizing the impact LGBT people & culture.
|Timeline-A Brief History of African American Music||
Celebrate the history and influence of African American music upon the United States with DJ Justin Moe. He'll be using music in his collection to present a timeline of sorts... from field songs to current Hip Hop and much in between. He has a genuine love for the music and has provided a list of resources such as books, documentaries, and music available to check out from libraries throughout North Carolina via the NC Cardinal system.
|Total Solar Eclipse||
Are you ready for the Great American Eclipse? Come celebrate and learn at your library. Check out the many events and activities occurring at your library and around the community in preparation for the Total Solar Eclipse happening August 21st. Learn more about the Eclipse online on our 2017 Solar Eclipse page through our Explore Space guide.
|When I drive but I gotta read||
Audiobooks are a great way to pass the time when you've got other tasks to complete. Celebrate Audiobook Month each June and check out these audiobooks when you're on the go, working out, or doing whatever you've got to get done!
Featuring books and resources to help children understand mental health, disability, and illness.
|Women Doing It For Themselves||
A collection of resources & media celebrating the contributions of women for Women's History Month.
|Women in STEM||
Books and resources recognizing the accomplishments and challenges of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Looking for some compelling Young Adult LGBTQ reads? Here are some resources to get your started.