Hiking the Smokemont - Bradley Forks Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from https://www.flickr.com/photos/ugardener/10817704663/ 2020 has most of us on-edge. So much loss, uncertainty, and stress with the COVID-19 pandemic has exhausted most people and pushed us to our limits. Those of us in Appalachia have seen hard times before. I recently learned … Continue reading Appalachian Self-Care
November is National Picture Book Month! What a great excuse to talk about picture books. I freely confess, I'm a picture book fanatic. When we get shipments of new books at the library, the picture books are usually the ones I'm most excited about. Picture books offer so much, in both words and pictures. They … Continue reading National Picture Book Month
Get your early vote on. https://media.giphy.com/media/eHcRIfohPZQ4pQymyk/giphy.gif Early voting in North Carolina begins today, October 15th, and will run until October 31st. The process of early voting is a relatively recent development - while its roots took form back in 1977, it wasn't until 1999 that everyone could cast an early vote. Early voting has only … Continue reading Early Voting Starts Today, October 15!
Hello everyone! Julia from Jackson County Public Library here, to talk to you all about Banned Books Week, happening September 27th through October 3rd! Before we get into the nitty gritty of celebrating this week of censor-free festivities, lets first cover our bases. What exactly is a banned book? Why do we have this week … Continue reading Banned Books Week!
Hello Dendrophiles! I am excited to introduce you to the awe-inspiring world of ancient forests. Known also as old-growth or forest primeval, ancient forests are intact woodlands which have been left relatively uninterrupted by human activity. Although these precious spaces are quickly dwindling, we can still find tracts of ancient wood in almost every corner … Continue reading The Forest Primeval
Hi, Kristina here at MCPL where we're making the best of this beautiful Water|Ways exhibit from the Smithsonian. We had originally planned for LOTS of programs, field trips, movies and more in conjunction with the display... no need to go into all the readjusting we've done! But we are hosting a few events, including a … Continue reading A Break from “all this” with Bartram…
Feeling frazzled? You’re not alone! The pandemic has left no area of our lives untouched or unchanged. To cope with the added stress, a wealth of mental health resources have come available, most at low to no cost. In fact, your Fontana Regional library card unlocks many cool resources! Every mental health resource you find … Continue reading Mental Health E-Resources
Hello Fontana Regional Library patrons, Julia from JCPL here! Happy April! As some of you might know, April is National Poetry Month, a month long celebration of the prose that feeds your soul. Poetry is one of my absolute favorite genres to read, though for a long time I was scared of the genre on … Continue reading Celebrating Stanzas- National Poetry Month
We are certainly living in a unique time. COVID-19 is changing the world in which we live. At this point I am sure that you have all heard about the steps we all need to take to protect yourself and the community: social distancing, wash your hands, limit travel, and so forth. For a more … Continue reading Resources in the Face of COVID-19
Happy Women’s History month, patrons and readers! As we spend our time in March pondering powerful women (and hopefully every subsequent month to follow) I thought why not provide you all with books describing the lives of influential women- in their own words. So please enjoy this compiled list of memoirs, available throughout the Fontana … Continue reading Powerful Lady Stories