Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, group meetups and more.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Wiley Cash Launches When Ghosts Come Home at UNCA
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
UNC Asheville Lipinsky Auditorium
Photo of Wiley Cash and the cover of his book When Ghosts Come Home

New York Times bestselling author and UNC Asheville Alumni Author-in-Residence Wiley Cash will celebrate the publication of his newest novel, When Ghosts Come Home, on Tuesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. in Lipinsky Hall at UNC Asheville. The evening will feature music and conversation by Graham Sharp of the Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe. Masks are required of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

UNCA Community Expectations

As members of this community, we care about everyone. Faculty, staff, students, and visitors have a shared commitment to take the necessary precautions to avoid spreading COVID-19 while following all recommended health guidelines. Please see UNC Asheville’s Community Expectations.

Accessibility

Find accessibility information for campus buildings at maps.unca.edu. For accessibility questions or to request event accommodations, please contact [email protected] or 828.250.3832.

Visitor Parking

Visitors may park in faculty/staff and non-resident lots from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends, holidays, and campus breaks. Visitors are not permitted to park in resident student lots at any time.


I loved it and devoured it with fury, straight to its blazing end.” —Lily King, author of Writers & Lovers

“An unputdownable knock-out.” —Lauren Wilkinson, author of American Spy

The eagerly awaited novel from the New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home, a tender and haunting story of a father and daughter, crime and forgiveness, race and memory.

Wiley Cash is the New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home, the acclaimed This Dark Road to Mercy, and most recently The Last Ballad. He won the SIBA Book Award and the Conroy Legacy Award, was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel, and has been nominated for many more. A native of North Carolina, he is the Alumni Author-in-Residence at the University of North Carolina Asheville. He lives in Wilmington, NC with his wife, photographer Mallory Cash, and their two daughters.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
TICKETED Live Stream: Liane Moriarty presents Apples Never Fall in conversation with Cate Lineberry
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm
online w/ Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe'

Photos of author Liane Moriarty, cover of book Apples Never Fall, and conversation partner Cate Lineberry

 

Join New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty (Big Little Lies) in a virtual conversation with Cate Lineberry to celebrate the publication of Moriarty’s newest page-turner, Apples Never Fall!

Malaprop’s is partnering with Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC and Books & Books in Miami, FL for this exclusive conversation.

Purchase your ticket below. Tickets are $33.75 each and include a signed copy of Apples Never Fall and a link to access the program via Zoom Webinar with live transcription available. (Price includes tax. Having your book shipped will incur an additional charge.)

Ticket sales end on September 22 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

NOTE: Books bundled with event tickets may be shipped ONLY to United States addresses. Books will not be shipped before publication date, September 14, 2021. Postal delivery times vary and there are still Covid-related delays.


Fans of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers will love number one New York Times bestseller Liane Moriarty’s latest novel APPLES NEVER FALL

The Delaneys are fixtures in their community. The parents, Stan and Joy, are the envy of all of their friends. They’re killers on the tennis court, and off it their chemistry is palpable. But after fifty years of marriage, they’ve finally sold their famed tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. So why are Stan and Joy so miserable?

The four Delaney children—Amy, Logan, Troy, and Brooke—were tennis stars in their own right, yet as their father will tell you, none of them had what it took to go all the way. But that’s okay, now that they’re all successful grown-ups and there is the wonderful possibility of grandchildren on the horizon.

When a stranger named Savannah knocks on Stan and Joy’s door, the children are alarmed but not completely surprised that Joy would want to take Savannah in. But when Joy disappears, leaving nothing but a cryptic text message that is sent to all four of her children, the Delaney family is shaken to their core, and Amy, Logan, Troy, and Brooke are forced to reckon with their family’s secrets.

Liane Moriarty is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Big Little LiesThe Husband’s Secret, and Truly Madly Guilty; the New York Times bestsellers Nine Perfect StrangersWhat Alice Forgot, and The Last AnniversaryThe Hypnotist’s Love Story; and Three Wishes. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two children.

Cate Lineberry is the author of Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls’ Escape from Slavery to Union Hero, which is being developed by Amazon Studios into a feature film. She is also the author of  The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines, a #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller. Lineberry was previously a staff writer and editor for National Geographic Magazine and the web editor for Smithsonian Magazine. She lives in Raleigh, NC.

Thursday, September 23, 2021
The Friends of the Henderson County Public Library special offer for children
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Friends of the Henderson County Public Library Bookstore

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The Friends of the Henderson County Public Library knows how important books are to children and their parents. They are offering a special discount on children’s books at their bookstore in Hendersonville.

From Sept. 18 to Oct. 2, a box of children’s books is only $10. The Friends provides the boxes which are large enough to hold a lot of books.

For more than half a century, the Friends has been raising money to support the library system. They purchase books and equipment and sponsor programs.

The FOL bookstore is at 1940 Spartanburg Hwy (next to Dollar General) and is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Thousands of books, DVDs, and CDs are for sale, and knowledgeable volunteers are there to help. (The entrance is in the back).

Members of the Friends get a 10 percent discount on all purchases. (You can join the Friends at the bookstore). Anyone can donate books, CDs, and DVDs during the hours the store is open.

Everything is in excellent condition. Books are shelved by author or subject and are easy to find, and they are restocked throughout the week. The half-price table at the front of the store offers great bargains on books.

Weaverville Library Used Book Store
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Weaverville Library

The Friends of the Weaverville Library (FOWL) are excited to announce the opening of their used bookstore in Weaverville on Thursday, July 8. Located in the lower level of the Weaverville Library at 41 N. Main St., the store will be open Thursdays 1-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with expanded hours beginning in September. The store is stocked with thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and more. All adult books are priced at $1.50-$3.00, children and teen books at $1.00-$1.50, audio and video at $2.00.

There is also a bargain-priced area and a collection of special finds that are priced individually. Please feel free to contact us at 828-641-1812 or [email protected]. All proceeds from the store will benefit the Weaverville Library.

Live Stream Book Discussion: What the Eyes Don’t See
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm
online w/ Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe'
Image shows a blue border with a white box containing: Virtual Book Discussion: What the Eyes Don't See with logos for Malaprop's and Pisgah Legal Services, image of the book cover and event info: Thursday, September 23rd, 6 PM ET

Like most of our events, this event is free, but registration is required. Click here to RSVP for this event. Prior to the event the link required to attend will be emailed to registrants. For 10% off What the Eyes Don’t See, use the coupon code JUSTICEFORUM during checkout.

If you decide to attend and to purchase the authors’ books, we ask that you purchase from Malaprop’s. When you do this you make it possible for us to continue hosting events and you keep more dollars in our community. You may also support our work by purchasing a gift card or making a donation of any amount below. Thank you!


Join bookseller Patricia Furnish on Zoom for a discussion of What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha. Dr. Hanna-Attisha will be the featured speaker at Pisgah Legal Service’s Virtual Justice Forum on October 7th. Learn more and register for the Justice Forum here: https://www.pisgahlegal.org/2021-justice-forum/

What the Eyes Don’t See is a riveting account of a shameful disaster that became a tale of hope, the story of a city on the ropes that came together to fight for justice, self-determination, and the right to build a better world for their—and all of our—children.

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, is a physician, scientist, and activist who has been called to testify twice before the United States Congress, awarded the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America, and named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Friday, September 24, 2021
Weaverville Library Used Book Store
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Weaverville Library

The Friends of the Weaverville Library (FOWL) are excited to announce the opening of their used bookstore in Weaverville on Thursday, July 8. Located in the lower level of the Weaverville Library at 41 N. Main St., the store will be open Thursdays 1-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with expanded hours beginning in September. The store is stocked with thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and more. All adult books are priced at $1.50-$3.00, children and teen books at $1.00-$1.50, audio and video at $2.00.

There is also a bargain-priced area and a collection of special finds that are priced individually. Please feel free to contact us at 828-641-1812 or [email protected]. All proceeds from the store will benefit the Weaverville Library.

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Weaverville Library Used Book Store
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Weaverville Library

The Friends of the Weaverville Library (FOWL) are excited to announce the opening of their used bookstore in Weaverville on Thursday, July 8. Located in the lower level of the Weaverville Library at 41 N. Main St., the store will be open Thursdays 1-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with expanded hours beginning in September. The store is stocked with thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and more. All adult books are priced at $1.50-$3.00, children and teen books at $1.00-$1.50, audio and video at $2.00.

There is also a bargain-priced area and a collection of special finds that are priced individually. Please feel free to contact us at 828-641-1812 or [email protected]. All proceeds from the store will benefit the Weaverville Library.

The Friends of the Henderson County Public Library special offer for children
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Friends of the Henderson County Public Library Bookstore

Bookstore%2BSign.jpg

The Friends of the Henderson County Public Library knows how important books are to children and their parents. They are offering a special discount on children’s books at their bookstore in Hendersonville.

From Sept. 18 to Oct. 2, a box of children’s books is only $10. The Friends provides the boxes which are large enough to hold a lot of books.

For more than half a century, the Friends has been raising money to support the library system. They purchase books and equipment and sponsor programs.

The FOL bookstore is at 1940 Spartanburg Hwy (next to Dollar General) and is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Thousands of books, DVDs, and CDs are for sale, and knowledgeable volunteers are there to help. (The entrance is in the back).

Members of the Friends get a 10 percent discount on all purchases. (You can join the Friends at the bookstore). Anyone can donate books, CDs, and DVDs during the hours the store is open.

Everything is in excellent condition. Books are shelved by author or subject and are easy to find, and they are restocked throughout the week. The half-price table at the front of the store offers great bargains on books.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
The Friends of the Henderson County Public Library special offer for children
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Friends of the Henderson County Public Library Bookstore

Bookstore%2BSign.jpg

The Friends of the Henderson County Public Library knows how important books are to children and their parents. They are offering a special discount on children’s books at their bookstore in Hendersonville.

From Sept. 18 to Oct. 2, a box of children’s books is only $10. The Friends provides the boxes which are large enough to hold a lot of books.

For more than half a century, the Friends has been raising money to support the library system. They purchase books and equipment and sponsor programs.

The FOL bookstore is at 1940 Spartanburg Hwy (next to Dollar General) and is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Thousands of books, DVDs, and CDs are for sale, and knowledgeable volunteers are there to help. (The entrance is in the back).

Members of the Friends get a 10 percent discount on all purchases. (You can join the Friends at the bookstore). Anyone can donate books, CDs, and DVDs during the hours the store is open.

Everything is in excellent condition. Books are shelved by author or subject and are easy to find, and they are restocked throughout the week. The half-price table at the front of the store offers great bargains on books.

Thursday, September 30, 2021
The Friends of the Henderson County Public Library special offer for children
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Friends of the Henderson County Public Library Bookstore

Bookstore%2BSign.jpg

The Friends of the Henderson County Public Library knows how important books are to children and their parents. They are offering a special discount on children’s books at their bookstore in Hendersonville.

From Sept. 18 to Oct. 2, a box of children’s books is only $10. The Friends provides the boxes which are large enough to hold a lot of books.

For more than half a century, the Friends has been raising money to support the library system. They purchase books and equipment and sponsor programs.

The FOL bookstore is at 1940 Spartanburg Hwy (next to Dollar General) and is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Thousands of books, DVDs, and CDs are for sale, and knowledgeable volunteers are there to help. (The entrance is in the back).

Members of the Friends get a 10 percent discount on all purchases. (You can join the Friends at the bookstore). Anyone can donate books, CDs, and DVDs during the hours the store is open.

Everything is in excellent condition. Books are shelved by author or subject and are easy to find, and they are restocked throughout the week. The half-price table at the front of the store offers great bargains on books.

Weaverville Library Used Book Store
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Weaverville Library

The Friends of the Weaverville Library (FOWL) are excited to announce the opening of their used bookstore in Weaverville on Thursday, July 8. Located in the lower level of the Weaverville Library at 41 N. Main St., the store will be open Thursdays 1-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with expanded hours beginning in September. The store is stocked with thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and more. All adult books are priced at $1.50-$3.00, children and teen books at $1.00-$1.50, audio and video at $2.00.

There is also a bargain-priced area and a collection of special finds that are priced individually. Please feel free to contact us at 828-641-1812 or [email protected]. All proceeds from the store will benefit the Weaverville Library.

Friday, October 1, 2021
Weaverville Library Used Book Store
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Weaverville Library

The Friends of the Weaverville Library (FOWL) are excited to announce the opening of their used bookstore in Weaverville on Thursday, July 8. Located in the lower level of the Weaverville Library at 41 N. Main St., the store will be open Thursdays 1-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with expanded hours beginning in September. The store is stocked with thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and more. All adult books are priced at $1.50-$3.00, children and teen books at $1.00-$1.50, audio and video at $2.00.

There is also a bargain-priced area and a collection of special finds that are priced individually. Please feel free to contact us at 828-641-1812 or [email protected]. All proceeds from the store will benefit the Weaverville Library.

Saturday, October 2, 2021
Weaverville Library Used Book Store
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Weaverville Library

The Friends of the Weaverville Library (FOWL) are excited to announce the opening of their used bookstore in Weaverville on Thursday, July 8. Located in the lower level of the Weaverville Library at 41 N. Main St., the store will be open Thursdays 1-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with expanded hours beginning in September. The store is stocked with thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and more. All adult books are priced at $1.50-$3.00, children and teen books at $1.00-$1.50, audio and video at $2.00.

There is also a bargain-priced area and a collection of special finds that are priced individually. Please feel free to contact us at 828-641-1812 or [email protected]. All proceeds from the store will benefit the Weaverville Library.

The Friends of the Henderson County Public Library special offer for children
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Friends of the Henderson County Public Library Bookstore

Bookstore%2BSign.jpg

The Friends of the Henderson County Public Library knows how important books are to children and their parents. They are offering a special discount on children’s books at their bookstore in Hendersonville.

From Sept. 18 to Oct. 2, a box of children’s books is only $10. The Friends provides the boxes which are large enough to hold a lot of books.

For more than half a century, the Friends has been raising money to support the library system. They purchase books and equipment and sponsor programs.

The FOL bookstore is at 1940 Spartanburg Hwy (next to Dollar General) and is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Thousands of books, DVDs, and CDs are for sale, and knowledgeable volunteers are there to help. (The entrance is in the back).

Members of the Friends get a 10 percent discount on all purchases. (You can join the Friends at the bookstore). Anyone can donate books, CDs, and DVDs during the hours the store is open.

Everything is in excellent condition. Books are shelved by author or subject and are easy to find, and they are restocked throughout the week. The half-price table at the front of the store offers great bargains on books.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Visiting Writers Series: The Katherine Min Memorial Reading with Alumnus Mason Currey ’02
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
online

UNC Asheville Alumnus Mason Currey ’02 is the author of Daily Rituals, and Daily Rituals: Women at Work (both published by Knopf) featuring brief profiles of the day-to-day working lives of more than 300 great creative minds.

To register for the event, sign up via Zoom.

This is the third of four events in the 2021 Visiting Writers Series presented by the UNC Asheville English Department. Additional events include A Literary Reading by poet Diamond Forde, the English Department’s University Fellow for Faculty Diversity on September 9; UNC Asheville Alumnus and Writer-in-Residence Wiley Cash’s ’00 Book Launch for When Ghosts Come Home on September 21; and, A Reading and Talk by Japanese American Poet Lee Ann Roripaugh on October 27.

Additional information may be found at the English Department website.


Accessibility

Find accessibility information for campus buildings at maps.unca.edu. For accessibility questions or to request event accommodations, please contact [email protected] or 828.250.3832.

Visitor Parking

Visitors must have a permit to park on campus — please visit the Transportation website to register.

Thursday, October 7, 2021
Weaverville Library Used Book Store
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Weaverville Library

The Friends of the Weaverville Library (FOWL) are excited to announce the opening of their used bookstore in Weaverville on Thursday, July 8. Located in the lower level of the Weaverville Library at 41 N. Main St., the store will be open Thursdays 1-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with expanded hours beginning in September. The store is stocked with thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and more. All adult books are priced at $1.50-$3.00, children and teen books at $1.00-$1.50, audio and video at $2.00.

There is also a bargain-priced area and a collection of special finds that are priced individually. Please feel free to contact us at 828-641-1812 or [email protected]. All proceeds from the store will benefit the Weaverville Library.

Friday, October 8, 2021
Weaverville Library Used Book Store
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Weaverville Library

The Friends of the Weaverville Library (FOWL) are excited to announce the opening of their used bookstore in Weaverville on Thursday, July 8. Located in the lower level of the Weaverville Library at 41 N. Main St., the store will be open Thursdays 1-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with expanded hours beginning in September. The store is stocked with thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and more. All adult books are priced at $1.50-$3.00, children and teen books at $1.00-$1.50, audio and video at $2.00.

There is also a bargain-priced area and a collection of special finds that are priced individually. Please feel free to contact us at 828-641-1812 or [email protected]. All proceeds from the store will benefit the Weaverville Library.

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Weaverville Library Used Book Store
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Weaverville Library

The Friends of the Weaverville Library (FOWL) are excited to announce the opening of their used bookstore in Weaverville on Thursday, July 8. Located in the lower level of the Weaverville Library at 41 N. Main St., the store will be open Thursdays 1-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with expanded hours beginning in September. The store is stocked with thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and more. All adult books are priced at $1.50-$3.00, children and teen books at $1.00-$1.50, audio and video at $2.00.

There is also a bargain-priced area and a collection of special finds that are priced individually. Please feel free to contact us at 828-641-1812 or [email protected]. All proceeds from the store will benefit the Weaverville Library.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Discussion Bound at Asheville Art Museum: Composition in Retrospect by John Cage
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Written in his characteristic “mesostics” (lines of prose poetry linked by a central vertical acrostic), Composition in Retrospect is a statement of methodology in which composer John Cage examines the central issues of his work: indeterminacy, imitation, variable structure, and contingency. Finished only shortly before his death in 1992, Composition in Retrospect completes the documentation of Cage’s thought that began with his classic book Silence (1961), but it is an introduction and invitation to his work as much as a summary or conclusion. Also included in this volume (at Cage’s request) is “Themes and Variations,” a piece written in 1982 about friends and heroes such as Jasper Johns, Buckminster Fuller, Marcel Duchamp, and Erik Satie. Together these pieces form a book that is both a testament to the artists Cage admired and a clear statement of his own ars poetica.

Moderated by Alexis Meldrum, curatorial assistant

DISCUSSION BOUND

This monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas about readings that relate to artworks and the art world, and to learn from and about each other. Books are available at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café for a 10% discount. To add your name to our Discussion Bound mailing list, click here to email us or call 828.253.3227 x121.

Thursday, October 14, 2021
Weaverville Library Used Book Store
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Weaverville Library

The Friends of the Weaverville Library (FOWL) are excited to announce the opening of their used bookstore in Weaverville on Thursday, July 8. Located in the lower level of the Weaverville Library at 41 N. Main St., the store will be open Thursdays 1-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with expanded hours beginning in September. The store is stocked with thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and more. All adult books are priced at $1.50-$3.00, children and teen books at $1.00-$1.50, audio and video at $2.00.

There is also a bargain-priced area and a collection of special finds that are priced individually. Please feel free to contact us at 828-641-1812 or [email protected]. All proceeds from the store will benefit the Weaverville Library.

WNC Memoirs Book discussion: Confronting the Silence: A Holocaust Survivor’s Search for God
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm
Hybrid: West Asheville Library and Online

Everyone has a story. Many of us attempt to put our story in writing.  Some of us get published. An even smaller number can take credit for having written something of lasting value.

On eight evenings from September to December at the West Asheville Library, the Wilma Dykeman Legacy will celebrate four memoirs of lasting value from the mountains of Western North Carolina. These sessions will be offered in person and online

Through four lectures and four book discussions the following writers will be featured:

Thursday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.
Talk by Jim Stokely, son of Wilma Dykeman and President of the Wilma Dykeman Legacy, featuring Wilma’s memoir Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood.

Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.
Book discussion of Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood.

Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.
Talk by Walter Ziffer, retired engineer, minister, and professor, featuring his memoir Confronting the Silence: A Holocaust Survivor’s Search for God.

Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.
Book discussion of Confronting the Silence: A Holocaust Survivor’s Search for God.

Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.
Talk by Dr. Warren J. Carson, retired Professor of English and Director of the Gospel Choir at the University of South Carolina Upstate, featuring Nina Simone’s memoir, I Put a Spell on You.

Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
Book discussion of I Put a Spell on You.

Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.
Talk by Mary Judith Messer, featuring her memoir Moonshiner’s Daughter.

Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.
Book discussion of Moonshiner’s Daughter.

All programs are free, and everyone is invited. Light refreshments will be served. To register for the online/zoom meetings, email [email protected]. For more information contact the West Asheville Library.

Friday, October 15, 2021
Weaverville Library Used Book Store
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Weaverville Library

The Friends of the Weaverville Library (FOWL) are excited to announce the opening of their used bookstore in Weaverville on Thursday, July 8. Located in the lower level of the Weaverville Library at 41 N. Main St., the store will be open Thursdays 1-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with expanded hours beginning in September. The store is stocked with thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and more. All adult books are priced at $1.50-$3.00, children and teen books at $1.00-$1.50, audio and video at $2.00.

There is also a bargain-priced area and a collection of special finds that are priced individually. Please feel free to contact us at 828-641-1812 or [email protected]. All proceeds from the store will benefit the Weaverville Library.

Saturday, October 16, 2021
Weaverville Library Used Book Store
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Weaverville Library

The Friends of the Weaverville Library (FOWL) are excited to announce the opening of their used bookstore in Weaverville on Thursday, July 8. Located in the lower level of the Weaverville Library at 41 N. Main St., the store will be open Thursdays 1-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with expanded hours beginning in September. The store is stocked with thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and more. All adult books are priced at $1.50-$3.00, children and teen books at $1.00-$1.50, audio and video at $2.00.

There is also a bargain-priced area and a collection of special finds that are priced individually. Please feel free to contact us at 828-641-1812 or [email protected]. All proceeds from the store will benefit the Weaverville Library.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
WNC Memoirs Book discussion: Confronting the Silence: A Holocaust Survivor’s Search for God
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm
Hybrid: West Asheville Library and Online

Everyone has a story. Many of us attempt to put our story in writing.  Some of us get published. An even smaller number can take credit for having written something of lasting value.

On eight evenings from September to December at the West Asheville Library, the Wilma Dykeman Legacy will celebrate four memoirs of lasting value from the mountains of Western North Carolina. These sessions will be offered in person and online

Through four lectures and four book discussions the following writers will be featured:

Thursday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.
Talk by Jim Stokely, son of Wilma Dykeman and President of the Wilma Dykeman Legacy, featuring Wilma’s memoir Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood.

Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.
Book discussion of Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood.

Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.
Talk by Walter Ziffer, retired engineer, minister, and professor, featuring his memoir Confronting the Silence: A Holocaust Survivor’s Search for God.

Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.
Book discussion of Confronting the Silence: A Holocaust Survivor’s Search for God.

Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.
Talk by Dr. Warren J. Carson, retired Professor of English and Director of the Gospel Choir at the University of South Carolina Upstate, featuring Nina Simone’s memoir, I Put a Spell on You.

Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
Book discussion of I Put a Spell on You.

Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.
Talk by Mary Judith Messer, featuring her memoir Moonshiner’s Daughter.

Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.
Book discussion of Moonshiner’s Daughter.

All programs are free, and everyone is invited. Light refreshments will be served. To register for the online/zoom meetings, email [email protected]. For more information contact the West Asheville Library.

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Weaverville Library Used Book Store
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Weaverville Library

The Friends of the Weaverville Library (FOWL) are excited to announce the opening of their used bookstore in Weaverville on Thursday, July 8. Located in the lower level of the Weaverville Library at 41 N. Main St., the store will be open Thursdays 1-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with expanded hours beginning in September. The store is stocked with thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and more. All adult books are priced at $1.50-$3.00, children and teen books at $1.00-$1.50, audio and video at $2.00.

There is also a bargain-priced area and a collection of special finds that are priced individually. Please feel free to contact us at 828-641-1812 or [email protected]. All proceeds from the store will benefit the Weaverville Library.

Friday, October 22, 2021
Weaverville Library Used Book Store
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Weaverville Library

The Friends of the Weaverville Library (FOWL) are excited to announce the opening of their used bookstore in Weaverville on Thursday, July 8. Located in the lower level of the Weaverville Library at 41 N. Main St., the store will be open Thursdays 1-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with expanded hours beginning in September. The store is stocked with thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and more. All adult books are priced at $1.50-$3.00, children and teen books at $1.00-$1.50, audio and video at $2.00.

There is also a bargain-priced area and a collection of special finds that are priced individually. Please feel free to contact us at 828-641-1812 or [email protected]. All proceeds from the store will benefit the Weaverville Library.

Saturday, October 23, 2021
Weaverville Library Used Book Store
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Weaverville Library

The Friends of the Weaverville Library (FOWL) are excited to announce the opening of their used bookstore in Weaverville on Thursday, July 8. Located in the lower level of the Weaverville Library at 41 N. Main St., the store will be open Thursdays 1-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with expanded hours beginning in September. The store is stocked with thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and more. All adult books are priced at $1.50-$3.00, children and teen books at $1.00-$1.50, audio and video at $2.00.

There is also a bargain-priced area and a collection of special finds that are priced individually. Please feel free to contact us at 828-641-1812 or [email protected]. All proceeds from the store will benefit the Weaverville Library.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Visiting Writers Series: Lee Ann Roripaugh
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm
UNCA Mountain View Room

Lee Ann Roripaugh

 in the Mountain View Room

A Wyoming native and second-generation Japanese American, Lee Ann Roripaugh is the author of five volumes of poetry: tsunami vs. the fukushima 50 (Milkweed), Dandarians (Milkweed), On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year (Southern Illinois University Press), Year of the Snake (Southern Illinois University Press), and Beyond Heart Mountain (Penguin Books). From 2015-2019, she served as South Dakota State Poet Laureate.

Accessibility

Find accessibility information for campus buildings at maps.unca.edu. For accessibility questions or to request event accommodations, please contact [email protected] or 828.250.3832.

 

Visitor Parking

Visitors may park in faculty/staff and non-resident lots from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends, holidays, and campus breaks. Visitors are not permitted to park in resident student lots at any time.

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Weaverville Library Used Book Store
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Weaverville Library

The Friends of the Weaverville Library (FOWL) are excited to announce the opening of their used bookstore in Weaverville on Thursday, July 8. Located in the lower level of the Weaverville Library at 41 N. Main St., the store will be open Thursdays 1-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with expanded hours beginning in September. The store is stocked with thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and more. All adult books are priced at $1.50-$3.00, children and teen books at $1.00-$1.50, audio and video at $2.00.

There is also a bargain-priced area and a collection of special finds that are priced individually. Please feel free to contact us at 828-641-1812 or [email protected]. All proceeds from the store will benefit the Weaverville Library.

Authors for Literacy Dinner + Auction: Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

– New York Times bestselling author Delia Owens will keynote Literacy
Together’s 13th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Auction on October 28, 2021.
Delia Owens lived in some of the most remote areas of Africa for twenty-three years while she conductedscientific research on lions, elephants, and others. Based on these expeditions and adventures, sheco-authored three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in
Animal Behavior from the University of California in Davis. She has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and has been published in Nature, Journal of Mammalogy, The African Journal ofEcology, and International Wildlife, among many others.
Where the Crawdads Sing is her first novel, with more than 11 million copies sold worldwide and over 2½ years on the New York Times Bestseller List, it is soon to be a major motion picture.
The Authors for Literacy Dinner & Auction featuring Delia Owens will begin with a cocktail hour
followed by a three-course dinner and presentation by a current Literacy Together student. Delia Owens will then give the keynote presentation and autograph guests’ books. Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café will
manage book sales.
Event guests may upgrade tickets to attend a VIP reception just before the event with Delia Owens. This reception will include the opportunity to spend one-on-one time taking pictures and talking with the author and enjoy hors d’oeuvres. There are a limited number of VIP tickets available.

Proceeds from the Authors for Literacy Dinner benefit Literacy Together’s programs, which provide
comprehensive literacy and English language skills to 300 students and over 4,300 book recipients in Buncombe County annually. Literacy Together transforms lives and communities through the power of literacy. Literacy and English language skills are tools that help people rise out of poverty, get better-paying jobs to support their families, and read to their children. Improved literacy skills benefit the struggling reader and everyone in our community regardless of age, race, gender, or background.