Super Deluxe Library Patron

By Faye What is the most important part of a library? If you said the patrons you would be absolutely right! Without them, we, the staff would not be needed. I really enjoy working with our patrons and have decided to randomly interview some of them to get their story on our libraries. My second … Continue reading Super Deluxe Library Patron

Super Deluxe Library Patron

By Faye What is the most important part of a library? If you said the patrons you would be absolutely right! Without them, we, the staff would not be needed. I really enjoy working with our patrons and have decided to randomly interview some of them to get their story on our libraries. Today I … Continue reading Super Deluxe Library Patron

Macaroni and Cheese

This is a guest post submitted by Sara, who works at the Marianna Black  Library in Bryson City   Macaroni and cheese can be very inexpensive to make and is considered by some to be the ultimate “comfort food”. The basic ingredients include: macaroni, cheese, milk, and butter. Mac and cheese, macaroni cheese, and macaroni pie … Continue reading Macaroni and Cheese

Earth Friendly

By Faye Do you like handmade crafts? Even though you know they are worth every cent of the price tag is it still more than you want to pay? Why not try your hand at creating beautiful crafts from recyclables. Instead of taking cans, bottles, paper and even clothing to the landfill create artwork! The … Continue reading Earth Friendly

Our State

By Faye Books I read from cover to cover, page by page. Sometimes I will stay up all night to finish a truly good one. But magazines are generally different. I will flip thru and maybe read an article or two and then recycle them to friends or the bookstore. But there is one that … Continue reading Our State

The Andy Griffith Show

By Faye Do you remember “The Andy Griffith Show?”  Did you know that Andy grew up nearby in the town of Mount Airy?  My family and I visited this area recently and were so amazed!  As you walk around town you can visit many of the show settings: Floyd’s Barber Shop, the old jail, Andy’s homeplace, the soda fountain, … Continue reading The Andy Griffith Show

“How to”

By Faye My Daddy once said, “You know you are getting older when the younger generation comes to you with questions.” Youngers, as he would call them, were always coming to him with questions or for advice. He was, of course, referring to “how to” questions. It could be anything from “how to” plant potatoes … Continue reading “How to”

Silver Jewelry

By Faye Silver jewelry The history of silver jewelry goes back thousands of years. Silver is valued for its high luster and flexibility, perfect for making jewelry. Silver jewelry is very popular today due to its attractive pricing. I know two ladies that are making and selling to subsidize their income and they do very … Continue reading Silver Jewelry

Valentine’s Day

By Faye Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. It is the traditional day on which lovers express their feelings for each other by sending cards, presenting flowers, or offering  confectionary. The holiday is named after two Early Christian martyrs named  Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love probably because it is the date on which … Continue reading Valentine’s Day

Bryson City

By Faye A plane just crashed in the mountainous area of Alarka in Swain County. All eighty eight people on board are presumed dead. Numerous body parts are discovered around the perimeter of the plane. No, this is not a news flash but the topic of Kathy Reichs’ book Fatal Voyage. If you are familiar … Continue reading Bryson City