Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Friends-book-sale

The fall book sale will be held in the Community Room of the Main Library in Columbus from October 15-18!

If you are a Friends of the Polk County Public Library member, you can visit the book sale early from 4:30-7:30pm on Wednesday, October 15. Anyone may join FOPCPL for $10 for individuals, $15 for family membership, and $100 for life membership. Membership forms are available at the circulation desks of the Polk County and Saluda Public Libraries or you can download a form here.

The book sale is open to the public from 10am-6pm on Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17. There will also be a $5 bag sale on Saturday, October 18 from 9am-4pm.

Posted in Events, Friends | Comments closed

October Afternoon Adventures & Sam’s Reading Buddies

Afternoon Adventures

Afternoon Adventures is designed for children in grades K-5 and made possible through a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation. Afternoon Adventures is at the Main Library in Columbus on Tuesdays at 4pm and at the Saluda Community Library every other Monday at 4pm.

Columbus Afternoon Adventures
Oct. 7: Spooky Science with Hands On
Explore the science behind spooky special effects with Dr. Bunson and Dr. Beaker! This class explores structure and properties of matter before and after they undergo change.
Oct. 14: Movie Matinee & Popcorn
Come watch Muppets Most Wanted on the big screen and enjoy popcorn and drinks!
Oct. 21: Board Games & Snacks
Come play your favorite board games such as Monopoly, Uno, and Sorry and enjoy snacks.
Oct. 28: Cartooning Workshop
Local cartoonist, author, and illustrator Steve Barr will teach a cartooning workshop. Learn to draw aliens and monsters!

Saluda Afternoon Adventures
Oct. 6: Spooky Science with Hands On
Explore the science behind spooky special effects with Dr. Bunson and Dr. Beaker! This class explores structure and properties of matter before and after they undergo change.
Oct. 20: Cartooning Workshop
Local cartoonist, author, and illustrator Steve Barr will teach a cartooning workshop. Learn to draw aliens and monsters!

image005Sam’s Reading Buddies

Sam the therapy dog will be at the Saluda Community Library with his owner, Nancy Weinhagen, every other Monday at 4pm (Oct. 13 and Oct. 27). Sam loves to listen to stories. Kids can have fun and improve their reading skills at the same time!

Posted in Children's programs, Events, Kids | Comments closed

Friends of the Polk County Public Library Book Club

The Friends of the Polk County Public Library Book Club typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Main Library’s Community Room from 2-4pm. Here are the upcoming books:

Oct. 22: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Nov. 19: My Name is Nancy by Deborah Keller
December: NO MEETING
Jan. 28: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Feb. 25: The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews

Posted in Events | Comments closed

Friends of the Library September 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 September:

  • Seven Centuries of Sea Travel by Basil W. Bathe
  • Prints and People by The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Birds of Prey by Grossman and Hamlet
  • The Hardy Boys by F.W. Dixon (4 books, 1 bid)
  • The Horizon History of Africa by Alvin Josephy, Jr.
  • Webster’s New International Dictionary
Posted in Friends | Comments closed

October Teen Book Club & Craft Night

The-Madmans-Daughter-book-cover-Feb-13-p121
Teen Book Club

The club meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 4pm. For our October book, we’re reading The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd. One lucky book club member will win a free copy of November’s book selection (to be voted on at the meeting).

Teen Craft Night

Stick around after book club on October 15 (or come even if you aren’t in the club) for craft night at 5pm. Have you heard of Zen Doodling? Local calligrapher Catherine Langsdorf will teach us how to create awesome designs! All materials will be provided.

Posted in Events, Teens | Comments closed

Scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

a-midsummer-nights-dream

We are continuing our celebration of the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare with scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to be performed by local fifth grade students at the Peterson Amphitheater at Tryon Fine Arts Center on Sunday, September 14.

Marianne Carruth, Director of Marketing and Arts in Education at TFAC, and Michael MacCauley, Director of the Professional Youth Actor Training Program at NC Stage, will audition interested fifth grade students from Saluda, Tryon, Sunny View, and Polk Central elementary schools during the first week of September.

Rehearsals will take place at the Polk County Public Library in Columbus September 8-11 from 4-6pm, with a dress rehearsal on Saturday, September 13 from 9-11am. The final performance will be at 3pm on Sunday, September 14 at the Tryon Fine Arts Center’s Peterson Amphitheater. Following scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, juggler/unicyclist Kevin Bradley will perform and the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte will present The Emperor’s New Clothes. There will be complimentary refreshments for all to enjoy.

This program is sponsored by Polk County Public Library with a Community Matters grant from the Polk County Community Foundation and is also part of “Super Sunday,” a free event for the whole family presented by Children’s Theater Festival. It is presented as part of “Whole Lotta Shakespeare Goin’ On” in partnership with other regional public libraries and local community organizations.

Posted in Children's programs, Events, Kids | Comments closed
  • Main Library
    1289 West Mills Street
    Columbus, NC 28722
    Tel. (828) 894-8721
    Fax (828) 894-2761
    Hours:
    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
    Hours:
    Mon.-Fri. 9am – 6pm
    Sat. 9am – 1pm

    Bookmobile
    (828) 894-8721 ext. 225
    Schedule