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Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

The Foothills Music Club, Inc. will present a “Happy Birthday, Shakespeare” concert on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Isothermal Community College’s Polk Center in Columbus. April 23 is generally given as the day of Shakespeare’s birth and the music club will commemorate this day by playing a variety of music from the [...]

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The libraries will be closed on Friday, April 18th and Saturday, April 19th for the Easter holiday. We will reopen on Monday, April 21st.

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We had a great turnout for the New 5 Cents Bluegrass Band on April 3rd! A special thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this event. For our next HeartSongs program, we’re looking for musicians for a May Day circle jam. Contact Kitty at or 894-8721 ext. 222 for more information.

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Drum Circle

Here are some photos from our recent drum circles! The drum circle is on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 5:30pm. Some instruments are provided but you can bring your own as well. All ages are welcome!

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Green World of Drama and Love

Thursday, April 10th Main Library: 10:30am Saluda Community Library: 4pm Dr. Gary Ettari, associate professor of literature and language at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Green World of Drama and Love,” an oral lecture about William Shakespeare. Free copies of the book A Midsummer Night’s Dream [...]

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Friends of the Library April Silent Auction & Book Club

Bid on the following April auction books in the library lobby: Trosby Galleries Auctions (7 catalogs for one bid) Encyclopedia Of Mythology, introduction by Robert Graves Wild Flowers Of The World, paintings by Barbara Everard and text by Brian D. Morley History Of Art by H.W. Janson Illustrated Shakespeare, 3 volumes, edited by G.C. Verplanck, [...]

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  • Polk County Public Library
  • 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