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Cookbook Club, Old Fort Library, Sept. 23rd

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Join us on Saturday, September 23rd at 1pm

Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South by Vivian Howard is as much a storybook as it is a cookbook, imparting the true tale of Southern food. For our first Cookbook Club, everyone will choose a recipe from Deep Run Roots to prepare at home and then gather in the library to share. Cookbooks will be available for check out at the Old Fort Branch Library. Register for the program and be sure to let us know what you’ll be bringing!

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Marion Branch Library- Lower Level closed

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Due to facility issues, the Children’s Department, NC History Room, and Meeting Room areas of the Marion Branch Library are currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Staff is available to retrieve any materials needed from these areas. The Old Fort Branch Library, located at 65 E. Mitchell St. in Old Fort, NC is also available for those seeking space and materials for children, genealogy research, or community activities.

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August 9th: Importance of Honeybees- Marion

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Learn about honey bees with Bill Hendley, owner of Hendley Honey. His presentation will include- where to start if you want to start your own beehive and how bees are an important part of our local agriculture.

Marion Branch
Wednesday, August 9
2:00pm – 3:30pm

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August 10th: Kids Yoga with RaeLeigh Burneisen

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Kids Yoga with Rachel Adams - Old Fort

Yoga instructor RaeLeigh Burneisen will teach us the principles of yoga and a basic routine to get them on a path to a better body and mind. Registration required. For children ages 7 to 11.

Thursday, August 10

Old Fort Branch
11:00am – 12:00pm

Marion Branch
2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Teens End Of Summer Reading Party

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Teen End Of Summer Party

Celebrate the end of the Teen Summer Reading Program with food, crafts, fun, and more food!

Old Fort Branch
Thursday, August 3
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Marion Branch
Tuesday, August 8
4:00pm – 5:00pm

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“The Balloon Lady” Donna Pruett

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What kinds of amazing things can you build with balloons? Donna Pruett, a.k.a. the Balloon Lady, will show you! Her balloon sculptures are just a part of Pruett’s many talents. Her show also features music!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Old Fort Branch
11:00am – 12:00pm

Marion Branch
2:00pm – 3:00pm

"The Balloon Lady" Donna Pruett - Old Fort

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Old Fort Cooking Demo- Summertime Frittata

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Hosted by the McDowell Cooperative Extension.

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Come learn how to make a summer time frittata using fresh produce, herbs and other spices.  This will be a food demonstration where you get to see how it is done and taste the recipe after.

Old Fort Branch
Thursday, July 27, 2017

5:30pm – 7:00pm

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Professor Whizzpop Magic Show!

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"Building Blocks & Books" with Professor WhizzPop - Old Fort

Local favorite Professor WhizzPop presents “Building Blocks and Books” Magic Show. Hilarious jokes, magic tricks, and balloon hats to be enjoyed by the whole family. Registration required.

Old Fort Branch
Wednesday, July 26
11:00am – 12:00pm

Marion Branch
Wednesday, July 26
2:00pm – 3:00pm

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  • Hours

    Marion Library

    Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Tue, Thu: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

    Old Fort Library

    Monday: Closed
    Tues, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 12:30-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

  • Get in touch

    Marion Library

    Phone 828-652-3858
    Fax 828-652-2098

    Old Fort Library

    Phone 828-668-7111
    Fax 828-668-4013


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    Marion Library

    90 W Court St
    Marion, NC 28752
    Directions

    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762
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