One Book, One Buncombe

This spring, the Buncombe County Public Library system welcomes an inaugural countywide book club called One Book, One Buncombe. The vision for this communal effort is to have as many people as possible read, discuss, meditate, and ultimately have the shared experience of collectively reading the same book. The first One Book, One Buncombe is The Violin Conspiracy by North Carolina-based author Brendan Slocumb. The novel deals with themes such as musical talent and expression, family, the value of art, greed and commerce, and racism. The author is from Fayetteville, NC and has taught at UNC Greensboro.

Black Mountain Library is offering a number of programs centered around this book and the shared reading experience. Programs are free and take place at the Black Mountain Library.

April 9, 6:30-7:30pm – Book Club
Participants will discuss The Violin Conspiracy. (Adult program).

April 10, 4:00-5:00pm – Sound Lab
Meet musicians from the Junior Appalachian Musicians program at Black Mountain Center for the Arts and their instruments! It’s a fun and free introduction to Appalachian music and instruments. (Family program).

April 27, 2:00-3:00pm – Author Brendan Slocumb Watch Party
We’ll be live streaming the Author Talk with Violin Conspiracy author Brendan Slocumb in the Community Room! Light refreshments will be served. Note: Participants who consume food or beverage items do so at their own risk. (Adult program). Check out the Events Calendar for these and other upcoming programs.