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Compelling Reads Tour

CRMonday, November 3, 4-5:30pm
Lanier Library

72 Chestnut Street, Tryon, NC

Co-sponsored by Tryon Writers, Polk County Public Library Youth Services, The Book Shelf, and Lanier Library

Five published authors will discuss their books and “how to write a blockbuster novel!”
Come talk about your favorite best-selling novels and build a story with FIVE authors of big buzz young adult trilogies in an interactive audience-participation event. Work as a group to create a story in the same way that the authors of blockbuster novels create theirs. Using examples from familiar audience favorites like Divergent, The Hunger Games, and Harry Potter, the authors will guide readers and aspiring writers through a fun, educational and often hilarious event.
Martina Boone * Kimberley Griffiths Little * Claudia Gray * SE Green * Meagan Spooner

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FOL October Silent Auction

A monthly silent auction is available in the Main Library lobby consisting of large, lovely, first edition, collector items or rare books. Interested persons leave their name, phone number, and bid for each selection. The highest bidder is notified at the end of the month. Bid on the following auction books in the library lobby through the end of October:

  • Theodore Roosevelt: The Rough Riders/An Autobiography and Theodore Roosevelt: Letters and Speeches (two books, one bid)
  • The Jewish World by Elie Kedourie
  • Image Collection by National Geographic
  • Living with Wildlife by Russell Link
  • Alexandre Dumas’ Work (ten volumes, one bid)
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November Teen Book Club & Tea Party

Wednesday, November 19 at 4pm

Teen Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 4pm. For our November book, we’re discussing A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty. We’ll also vote on what book to read in December and one lucky book club member will win a free copy.


Madeleine Tully lives in Cambridge, England, the World – a city of spires, Isaac Newton and Auntie’s Tea Shop. Elliot Baranski lives in Bonfire, the Farms, the Kingdom of Cello – where seasons roam, the Butterfly Child sleeps in a glass jar, and bells warn of attacks from dangerous Colours. They are worlds apart – until a crack opens up between them; a corner of white – the slim seam of a letter. A mesmerizing story of two worlds; the cracks between them, the science that binds them and the colors that infuse them.

Following Teen Book Club, we will have a British tea party!
Please wear hats, boas, tiaras, or anything tea party-esque.
We will be serving tea, finger sandwiches, and dessert.
British accent optional!

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Drum Circle

The drum circle is two nights a month! Come to the library at 5:30pm on the second and fourth Thursday to join in (only Nov. 13 this month, we are closed Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving). Some instruments are provided or you can bring your own. All ages are welcome. The event is held in the Community Room or on the deck, weather permitting.

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November Pre-School Storytimes


Pre-School Storytime is designed for children ages 3-5 but is open to anyone who wishes to attend. This program is at the Main Library in Columbus on Tuesdays at 10:30am and at the Saluda Community Library on 1st & 3rd Mondays at 10:30am.

Nov. 3 & 4: Cats
Nov. 17 & 18: Thanksgiving
The library will be closed November 11 for Veteran’s Day and November 27-29 for Thanksgiving.

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  • Main Library
    1289 West Mills Street
    Columbus, NC 28722
    Tel. (828) 894-8721
    Fax (828) 894-2761
    Mon. 9am – 6pm
    Tue.-Thurs. 9am – 8pm
    Fri. 9am – 6pm
    Sat. 9am – 4pm

    Saluda Community Library
    44 W. Main Street
    Saluda, NC 28773
    Tel. (828) 749-2117
    Mon.-Fri. 9am – 6pm
    Sat. 9am – 1pm

    (828) 894-8721 ext. 225