Putting the Garden to Bed

If you’ve strolled past the Library Container Gardens you may have thought that they are either empty or have a crop of weeds growing. Neither! We completed a few chores to put our container gardens to bed for the winter. We pulled out the annual plants including tomatoes, beans and basil and composted the plant

Meeting Fellow Readers While Traveling

Where do you meet fellow readers?  Well of course at the library. Also you may have joined a book club where you enjoy discussing books with other readers.  Or you may share books with your neighbors.   When it comes to traveling, how do you meet fellow readers?  Traveling recently, I was looking for ways to meet people on

What’s so special about Special Collections?

The Buncombe County Special Collections Library (formerly the North Carolina Room) is a medium-sized archival facility located on the lower level of Pack Memorial Library in Downtown Asheville. Buncombe County Special Collections specializes in the social, cultural, and natural history of Asheville, Buncombe County, and Western North Carolina. The personal library of Foster Alexander Sondley forms the nucleus

Library Brightens Days for Givens Highland Farms Residents

“They’re here, they’re here!” This is the greeting we receive from the enthusiastic residents of Givens Highland Farms retirement community when we arrive bearing library materials each week. In September, the Black Mountain Public Library staff and volunteers began a pilot outreach program at Givens Highland Farms. The outreach program is known as Helping Our Library

Friend your Library

National Friends of Libraries Week celebrates the work of friends groups nationwide and what better way to celebrate than to support the Friends of the Black Mountain Library? This is a great time to become a member or provide an additional financial gift, or explore other ways to support below.  The FOL supports your local

Land of the Sky 101: Check this out!

Land of the Sky 101 is a community learning circle for those who are interested in an introduction to the history of Asheville, Buncombe County and Western North Carolina. A nine -part series of readings and discussions is modeled after the themes of the exhibit “An Incomplete History of Buncombe County” mounted in the BCSC

New Addition at FOL Tailgate: Succulents

The FOL tailgate table has a new item on it: Succulents! Thanks to Bryan Crews, stunning succulent plants have been added to the table. The plants provide not only a fun conversation starter with shoppers they have been a great donation raiser. The library is grateful for Bryan’s generosity and appreciate his participation in the