Twenty-five years ago, the Library in Cashiers opened its doors on a new era. Prior to that, Cashiers had a small lending library based out of the Community Center. The Johannsen Memorial Library started as a Village Lending Library with books donated mainly by the Johannsen family. Upon her death, the collection was given to … Continue reading Albert Carlton – Cashiers Community Library Turns 25!
No really. It totally was. Fifty years ago, in the wee hours of June 28, 1969, The Stonewall Uprising happened. It marked a turning point in the modern gay rights movement. And it is why the LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride in June. There were earlier displays of resistance, but Stonewall was a galvanizing event. The … Continue reading The First Pride Was A Riot
Memorial Day has come and gone, and though it's a time of somber reflection, it's also become the official unofficial start of the summer season. BBQ's, sales, and the end of the school year. And you know what the end of the school year means... SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM! Yes, I know it says Summer Reading. … Continue reading Summer Is Coming
Thank you to the the Autistic Self Advocacy Network for their tagline. As you may have guessed, April is Autism Awareness Month. First some basics. Autism is a spectrum condition, which means there's a wide range of ways the condition can affect an individual's life and relationships. I guarantee that you, yes you reading this … Continue reading Nothing About Us Without Us
In case you live under a rock and have no idea, February is African American History Month. It became an official celebration in 1976, but started as an awareness week in 1926. The purpose of the celebration is to honor African American history and achievement. Pretty straight forward, right? Well many of these types of … Continue reading When All God’s Children Get Together
There are so very many holidays and celebrations in December. In our neck of the woods some of them are very well know, Christmas and Hanukkah immediately come to mind. While some are becoming more widely recognized, like Kwanzaa and Yule. Let's do a little armchair adventuring and look at some holiday traditions from across … Continue reading A Month of Multicultural Celebrations
UPDATE! Senator Richard Burr has now signed on. Thank you, Senator Burr! It's that time of year where we go crazy for green. Green clothes, green shakes, green beer. Heck some people even dye their rivers green. So here is my request to see some green. Now this isn't some silly St Patrick's Day clickbait post. … Continue reading Show Us Your Green
"I believe that the public library is the heart of my community. It enriches my life and inspires my future. For these reasons, I support the funding of public libraries with my tax dollars." You'll be seeing those words a lot when you visit your local library, because Spring has sprung, though you'd never know it by … Continue reading Show me the money! Or lack thereof…