Fontana Regional Library serving Jackson, Macon and Swain counties with six public libraries in Western North Carolina
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Librarian: Karen Wallace
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The library will be closed for staff training on Friday, August 26; and Friday, November 15. Please see the calendar on the home page for holiday closings.
FOL Annual Meeting, Reception for Joel Queen & Presentation to Library
The annual meeting of the Friends of the Macon County Public Library will be held at the library at 2 pm on Sunday June 2. The event will feature a public reception for Cherokee artist Joel Queen and the formal presentation of a pottery piece he designed and created for the library. The piece will be on permanent display at the library following the meeting.
The large pot has a design of seven Carolina parakeets in a flock formation. The eye of each bird is marked with a Macon County ruby. The pot was funded in part with proceeds of the Jim McRae Endowment for the Visual Arts (EVA), and represents the first project of the endowment. Jim’s widow, Barbara McRae, matched the $500 grant from the endowment with a donation in memory of her mother, Mary Sears, who died in 2011.
The McRae endowment honors the memory of artist Jim McRae, who died on Dec. 7, 2010. The fund was established through the Macon County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).
Queen, a member of the Eastern Band and a descendant of the Bigmeat family, is a ninth-generation potter who is helping to preserve the traditions of Cherokee pottery. He often blends traditional and modern designs, and he works as a sculptor and wood carver as well as a potter. He has won awards nationwide and his pieces are displayed in several museums, including the North Carolina Museum of History.
For more information about the reception, please call the Macon County Public Library at 524-3600. For additional information about the art of Jim McRae, the endowment in his name, or EVA, see www.mcraestudio.com. Additional works by Joel Queen can be seen on his website at www.joelqueengallery.com.
It is budget time in Raleigh and the Governor's proposed budget calls for a cut in public library funding (by nearly 5%)!!
We're asking library patrons to email a petition to the Governor and legislators in support of library funding. You'll find more information and pre-addressed email forms here. We need your support.
The Youth Services department has started two family Lego Clubs. Please join your young persons for an explosion of imagination designing your masterpiece for display. An adult must stay with the child.
The Lego Family Club for kids 8 years and up will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 4-5:30 pm in the Youth Services program room.
The Duplo Family Club for younger kids ages 3-8 will meet the 4th Thursday of each month at 4 pm.
Movies are free and projected onto an 8 x 10 ft. screen using and LCD projector.
Due to Production Studio guidelines the library may not include movie titles or studio names in its advertising. Please read below how to download a list of upcoming movies (pdf), or call the library.
RECENTLY RELEASED MOVIES
Wednesdays – 4:30 and 7 pm (with a longer feature, the start time may change to 4:00 pm, please check the schedule.) English subtitles will be turned on for all films as a courtesy to those with hearing difficulties. Popcorn will be served; feel free to bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Spring schedule (pdf).
Join us for a daytime treat every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each
month from 11 am - 12:30 pm, May through October; and the lst Thursday of the month, November through April.
Lady and the Old Timers Band present a program designed for those who may not want to venture out at night
but love to listen to Classic Country, Golden Oldies and Gospel.
Just for kids — Macon County Public Library has a kids library that’s separate from the adult section, with lots of good books and four computers for pre-school children and four computers for older children.
During the week, there are special programs for pre-schoolers and home-schoolers. And the Reading Rover brings the library to pre-schoolers and day care providers throughout the area.
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