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Computer Classes @ The Library

Computer Classes @ The Library

Published: July 27, 2015 Category: Rutherford County Library

The Rutherford County Library System is excited to announce Computer Classes @ The Library.  This series will run from July 2, 2015 through August 27, 2015. Each session will last 60 – 90 minutes. Classes will be held on different dates at Rutherford County Library (Callahan Koon Road, Spindale), Mountains Branch Library (Bill’s Creed Road, Lake Lure), and Haynes Branch Library (N. Main Street, Henrietta). Sign – up sheets are available at each individual library for the classes that will be held there. Registration can also be done by calling the library of choice.

Examples of Computer Classes @ The Library  are:

-          Library ebooks and audiobooks (bring tablet or smartphone)

-          Basic computer skills (including Gmail and Facebook)

-          Storing and editing digital photos (bring photos on flashdrive)

-          Job search skills

Please visit our Facebook page at or our Library website at for full schedule and available classes.

All Computer Classes @ The Library will be taught by Kenneth Odom. Kenneth holds an Associate’s Degree in Microcomputers from Isothermal Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from The University of Phoenix. Kenneth worked at the Isothermal Community college Library for 9 years before coming to the Rutherford County7 Library Systems in 2008.


Please contact Kenneth Odom at or for more information regarding Computer Classes @ The Library.


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Summertime Celebration Series

Summertime Celebration Series

Published: July 27, 2015 Category: Mountains Branch Library

MOUNTAINS BRANCH LIBRARY - Lake Lure, NC - July and August and September Events

Contact Joy Maxwell @ 828-287-6392 for more information


You are NOT going to want to miss the new series coming to Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure, NC!! This series is made possible by grants from Lake Lure Community Education Foundation and Mountains Branch Friends of the Library and we can't thank them enough!!


Phil and Gay Johnson - Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 5:00 p.m.

Phil and Gaye have lived the Country Music tradition.They represent the very best of the new tradition in "Acoustic Americana" country music. They offer a unique blend of traditional and contemporary Folk, Bluegrass, and Country music along with generous portions of Western Swing, Cowboy, Blues, and Old-Time Traditions. Phil and Gays are prolific songwriters and storytellers.

Phil Gay Johnson


J. Creek Cloggers, Mountain Dance Team - Saturday, July 25, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m.

The J. Creek Cloggers are a high-energy dance team incorporating Buck Dance, Flat-Foot, and Clogging throughout their routines. Audience participation dances are a BIG highlight and include broom dances!!! The dancers love to include the audience in their routines and teach the history behind square dance. Bring your dancin' shoes!!

J Creek Cloggers


Brightstar Children's Theater - Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m.

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Captain  Friendship! Our super hero themed show is designed to offer young audiences the opportunity to stand up to a bullying bandit while empowering themselves in the process. This show seeks to hold young people accountable to stop bullying when they see it taking place and ensure peace is kept among their classmates. The best part is when Captain Friendship bestows her super hero powers unto the young audience members who, by stopping the bully, realize that they were the true super heroes all along!

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Brightstar Children's Theater American Tales & Tunes - Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 5:00 p.m.

Folk songs and folktales from across America come to life in this musical-filled adventure. We've  delved deep into American literature from the Jack Tales of the Appalachian region to the fishing docks of New England - and have created a vibrant and energetic show that seamlessly blends these fantastic regional stories with classic American folk songs - from Shenandoah to Shady Grove. Be prepared to be ENTHRALLED!!

American Tales Tunes


"Lucky the Plott Hound: North Carolina's Official State Dog" - Friday, August 14, 2015 @ 5:00 p.m.

A reading and presentation by North Carolina author, Libby Bagby. Ms. Bagby is the author of Lucky’s Plott, A Plott Hound Tale, Tracking Plott Hound History, North Carolina's State Dog: A Reader's Companion, and One Lucky Dog, with coauthor Jan Carmichael. The Plott Hound is the only breed of dog known to have originated in North Carolina, and it was named in honor of Jonathon Plott, a German immigrant. Ms. Bagby will spend time talking about the history of the Plott Hound and dazzling you with her stories.

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GRAND FINALE: Author Event and Demonstration with children's book author, Kelly Light, author of "Louise Loves Art." - Tuesday, September 15 @ 4:00 p.m.

The Summer Celebration Series goes out with a bang with New York-based Children's Author and Illustrator, Kelley Light. Kelly will demonstrate how she created her delightful book, Louise Loves Art, and talk about what its like to be a real-life artist and storyteller. Kelly is a dynamic speaker, sure to delight kids and adults alike. Please be on hand to welcome Kelly with "Small Town Friendly" enthusiasm!!

Kelley Light


**Thank you Lake Lure Community Education Foundation and Mountains Branch Friends of the Library for this WONDERFUL opportunity to celebrate the life-long adventure of learning!!**

Big Book Sale

Big Book Sale

Published: July 20, 2015 Category: Mountains Branch Library

Big book sale


Friends of the Mountains Branch Library BIG BOOK SALE!

150 Bill's Creek Road

Lake Lure, NC 28746

Friday, July 24, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 25, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Who doesn't LOVE a good SALE???? Come on out to Mountains Branch Library and get a heck of a deal on books!! Hundreds (maybe even thousands) to choose from!!! The ladies and gentlemen of Friends of the Mountains Branch Library will be MORE than happy to help you find what you want. Please call 828-287-6392 for more information.


Library Book Sale

"Mr. Peabody and Sherman" - The Movie

"Mr. Peabody and Sherman" - The Movie

Published: July 17, 2015 Category: Library News

The Rutherford County Library Society will present Thursday Theater featuring the movie, Mr. Peabody and Sherman on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. This great family - friendly movie will be shown at Rutherford County Library (next to the Health Department) in Spindale.

Please call 828-287-6115 to reserve your seat (seats are limited). Children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied by someone aged 16 or older.

Popcorn and drinks will be sold for $.50 each. Proceeds will benefit the Library Society which provides support for the Rutherford County Library as well as the Haynes Branch Library/

Can't wait to have this opportunity to see Mr. Peabody and Sherman!!!


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Movie @ Mountains Branch Library

Movie @ Mountains Branch Library

Published: June 23, 2015 Category: Mountains Branch Library


CALLING ALL HARLEQUIN ROMANCE READERS! Come watch the movie that tells of 5 normal people who fall into the Harlequin "trap." The movie will be shown at the Mountains Branch Library on Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Ages 16 and up only. Refreshments will be served. Discussion to follow film showing. Contact Joy Sharp Maxwell @ 828-287-6417 for further information.

Come watch "Guilty Pleasures" by Julie Moggan at the Mountains Branch Library on Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room.



2010 Bungalow Town Productions

Every four seconds a Harlequin Mills & Boon romance novel is sold somewhere in the world. In India, the books give Shumita hope that her straying husband will return. In Japan, housewife Hiroko yearns to make fantasy reality with her handsome ballroom dancing teacher. And in Warrington, mum-of-three Shirley rifles through the books for ideas on how to keep her marriage spicy. But it’s not only the female readers who dream of a perfect romance. New York model Stephen has been on over 200 Mills & Boon covers, but can’t find his true love. While romance novelist Gill Sanderson is in fact a pensioner called Roger, writing from a caravan in the North of England. Guilty Pleasures explores our universal struggle to reconcile inner fantasy with the truths of real-life relationships.

Five heroes, four continents, one dream of true love. Because real life begins where Mills & Boon ends…



This event is in a collaboration with POV, PBS' award winning nonfiction film series.



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