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 kedwards@polklibrary.org 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 will be available while supplies last.

This FREE program is presented as part of the “Whole Lotta Shakespeare Goin’ On” project by the Polk County Public Library in partnership with other regional public libraries and local community organizations, and is made possible through a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.

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Reading with Ringling Bros.!

Kids, are you interested in reading some cool library books? Are you interested in earning a FREE circus ticket at the same time? Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and Polk County Public Library will be hosting some serious fun with Reading with Ringling Bros.!

The reading program is easy and fun for kids to participate. The best part is that kids can earn a Ringling Bros. circus ticket by simply reading! Children from ages two to 12 need to enroll with the children’s librarian (Jen Pace), who will give kids everything to start their library reading. This unique library reading program will encourage children not only to read, but also to discover, dream, and learn!

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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, published 1847 (all 3 volumes for one bid starting at $75.00)

The Friends of the Polk County Public Library Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month. On April 23rd, The Cutting Season by Attica Loche will be discussed.

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April Teen Events

Teen Book Club

The club meets on the third Thursday of every month at 4pm. For our April book, we’re reading The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. Come to the meeting on April 17th to discuss and you’ll also get a free copy of May’s book (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie). We always have snacks and prizes. Call or come by the library to sign up and bring your friends!

Teen Craft Night

Stick around after book club on Thursday, April 17th (or come even if you aren’t in the book club) for tie-dye fun and ice cream sundaes at 5pm! The first 10 teens to register for this program will receive a drawstring backpack to tie-dye. All are welcome to bring items from home to dye as well! RSVP to Jen at 828-817-8721 ext. 227 or jpace@polklibrary.org.

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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