McDowell County Public Library

Adult & Senior Programs

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Adult and Senior Readers (18 and up)

 Kids and Teens can’t have all the fun- Adults and Seniors deserve a chance to win prizes for reading!  

 This summer we are raffling off two Kindle Fire tablets, one for the Old Fort Library and one for the Marion Library.  To enter your name in the drawing, register at either library and pick up your reading log.

 How the Reading Challenge Works for Adults:

 Earn 1 raffle ticket for every-

  •  5 books you read.
  •  program you attend.
  •  completed weekly challenge.

 Drawings for the Adult Prizes will be held on Tuesday, August 7th.

 Want more chances to win? Pick up a new Reading Log and keep coming to programs at your library!

 Have any questions? Visit us at or give us a call at 828-652-3858 for more information about these programs.

Summer Programs

Genealogy Digs Workshop

Thursday, June 7 and July 5 at the Marion Branch Library, 5:30 p.m.

How can the North Carolina History Room help you? Learn where to begin, when to look on microfilm vs. online, how to search for ancestors in the various wars. To get hands-on experience, attendees are encouraged to bring any written information on their families: names, dates, places lived, family members, any prior knowledge (written or oral) from other family members, etc.  Registration will be required and limited to a maximum of 6 people.


Stitch It!

Wednesday, June 13, July 11 and August 8 at the Old Fort Branch library, 10:30 am

Whether you knit, crotchet, stitch, or embroider, bring your needles and yarn to the library for Stitch-It! The library’s own Donna Huffman will be available to teach new knitters the basics. Patterns, needles, and yarn will be provided for all. Whether just beginning or experienced, enjoy the company and community of others who also love the craft.


Local Archaeology Digs!

Thursday, June 14 at the Marion Branch Library, 5:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Dr. David G. Moore  – Professor Warren Wilson College, Dept. of Sociology and Anthrophlogy

Dr. Moore has headed or been a part of several archaeological digs in McDowell County and surrounding areas.  He will be presenting a program on these sites and the history that was discovered.


Faces of Appalachia, the photography of Tim Barnwell

Thursday, July 19 at the Marion Branch Library, 5:30 p.m.

Mr. Barnwell will present a PowerPoint presentation and share stories about meeting the people he photographed and interviewed for his three Appalachian-themed books, The Face of Appalachia, On Earth’s Furrowed Brow, and Hands in Harmony and discuss what was involved in completing each of the book projects. The talk is free and open to the public and is followed by book signing.


We can’t wait to see you this summer!


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    90 W Court St
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    Old Fort, NC 28762