(currently being developed… more to come)


Using the story That Book Woman by Heather Henson, take a walk through a story of a boy learning the joy of reading.

Fort Loudon: August 21 @ 6 pm

Coyle Free Library:   September 6 @ 9 am – 4 pm

Grove Family Library (@ Norlo Park):  September 4 @ 1:30-2:30 pm; September 7 @ 9:30-10:30 am

Saint Thomas Library:  August 29 @ 10:30 am

Blue Ridge Summit Library

August 16, 6:00 pm

The Dining Car Food Club is going to Grandfather Mountain for a festival of Appalachian culture and cuisine after a tour on the steam locomotive 8419 in Boone NC for the train’s 30th birthday celebration.  Please call or stop by the library to sign up the Appalachian dish you are bringing to share.

August 20, 6:00 pm

We will be showing the movie Thunder Road, a 1958 classic, at 6:00 p.m. on Aug. 20th.   The film stars Robert Mitchum.  “A veteran comes home from the Korean War to the mountains and takes over the family moonshining business. He has to battle big-city gangsters who are trying to take over the business and the police who are trying to put him in prison.”

August 23, 6:00 pm

We will be meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Aug. 23rd for the Train of Thought book club at the library.  New members are welcome.  This month’s topic is Appalachia.

August 27, 6:00 pm

Movie Monday on Aug. 27th will feature October Sky, rated PG, and will be shown at 6:00 p.m.  “The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner’s son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father’s wishes.”

August 30, 6:00 pm

Have you read Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance?  Then you need to hear historian Elizabeth Catte’s rebuttal on Aug. 30th at 6:00 p.m..  Join us for a program of alternate viewpoints of Appalachian history and culture, emphasizing the strength and resilience of a region often portrayed as backward. Besides Catte (What You Are Getting Wrong about Appalachia), Steven Stoll (Ramp Hollow) and Wendy Welch (Fall or Fly) join the panel to debunk Appalachian stereotypes. Originally broadcast on C-Span’s Book TV.

September 12, 4:30 pm

Join us on Sep. 12th at 4:30 p.m. to learn about Appalachian wildlife for our “Make Your Own Mountain Bandit (raccoon)”  program.   We will be reading the story “A Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn, refilling our raccoons, and learning about wildlife.

This program is for children aged 5-12 and there will be a cost of $5.00/child.  You must register by Aug. 15th if you want to refill a raccoon of your own.

Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library

August 14, 6:30-7:45 pm

Besore Book Club is discussing Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Refreshments will be served.

August 22, 12:00-1:30 pm

Please join the Besore Library Cookbook Club, when we celebrate Appalachian Cooking.

Come to the library to share delicious food with friendly people! Prepare a recipe from one of the selected cookbooks and bring it to enjoy with the group. Feel free to make more than one dish, if you desire. We will have many copies of available cookbooks at the circulation desk at Besore. If you would like to purchase one for a donation after we meet on 8/22, please ask at the cookbook club gathering.

All are welcome — beverages, plates, and cutlery are supplied.
Sign up by phone (717.597.7920), in person at Besore Library (305 E Baltimore St, Greencastle), or through the event on the Besore Library Facebook Page.

Grove Family Library

August 23, 6:00-8:00 pm

Make Your Own Beeswax Candle

Beeswax candles have been used for thousands of years.  The Egyptians are the first people we know of who used beeswax for lighting. For hundreds of years, beeswax was expensive.  Only the wealthy or the  church could’ve afforded them.

Beeswax candles produce very little to no drip. They also help clean the air of bacteria,  and burn longer than paraffin. Unlike paraffin,  beeswax candles don’t  create black soot on ceilings. They’re  also a renewable resource

Must pre-register at the library

August 30, 6:00-8:00 pm

Movie Night – October Sky

September 5, 2:00-3:30 pm

Appalachia Tea – Must pre-register at the library

Coyle Free Library

August 24, 7:00-9:00 pm

Friday Night Storytelling

@ Inn at Ragged Edge

Storytelling by Bil Lepp, music and refreshments.  $25/person

August 25, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Storytelling Workshop

@ Coyle’s Community Room

Storytelling workshop with Adam Booth. $10/person

August 25, 3:00-8:00 pm

Live Storytelling

@ Coyle’s Auditorium

Storytelling by Bil Lepp & Adam Booth. $15/person

August 26, 1:00-3:00 pm

Storytelling Open Mic

@ GearHouse Brewing Co. on Grant St.

August 28, 6:30-8:00 pm

TED Talk – J.D. Vance’s “America’s forgotten working class”

@ Coyle’s Auditorium

August 29. 6:00-8:00 pm

Movie Night – Coal Miner’s Daughter

@ Coyle’s Auditorium


Fort Loudon Library is selling raffle tickets for a beautiful handmade quilt.  Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.  Raffle will be drawn on December 12, 2018