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March’s Adult Programs

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Check out March’s upcoming adult programs!!



Cooking Class w/ EFNEP

Monday, March 4th | 11AM-12PM | The Marion library

Join us at the library for a hands-on cooking class presented by Janet Bryan from EFNEP, where you’ll learn essential culinary skills, healthy eating habits, and create delicious dishes with expert guidance. Explore the joy of cooking while connecting with your community.

If you have any questions please contact Janet Bryan at 828-652-8104 or https://www.ncefnep.org/



The “Library Books” Club

Friday, March 8th | 1-2 PM | The Marion library

Join our library’s book club for engaging discussions and share in the joy of reading with fellow book enthusiasts.

This month we are discussing In Five Years by Rebecca Serle.



Free Tax Clinic

Tuesday, March 12th |1-5 PM | The Marion library

Free Tax Assistance Available at Marion Library provided by MATCH. Need help with your taxes? You’re in luck – MATCH is offering free assistance at the Marion Library.

Walk-in’s welcome or call 828-659-5289 to schedule. Additional appointments available at the MATCH office Monday-Friday.

What to Bring:

For married filing joint, both spouses must be present
Photo Identification
Social Security Cards or ITIN documentsTax Concept With Percentage Paid Icon And Income Idea Flat Vector Outline Illustration Stock Illustration - Download Image Now - iStock
Birthdays for all household members
All forms W-2 and 1099
Forms 1095-A, B, or C (ACA Statements)
Information for other income
Information for all deductions including charitable contributions
Total paid to day care provider and their tax ID Number
For Direct Deposit of Refund, Bank account and routing numbers



History Club

Friday, March 15th | 2-3 PM | @The Marion library

Explore life in McDowell County during WWll.

Step back in time and experience life in McDowell County during one of history’s most trying periods.



VAYA:Managing Anxiety

Monday, March 18th |2-3 PM | The Marion library

Join us as we explore techniques for managing anxiety and channeling nervous energy into positive outcomes.

Learn practical strategies to cultivate inner peace and resilience in the face of life’s challenges.

(Continuing education credits provided.)



Saving for College w/State Employees Credit Union

Tuesday, March 19th | 4-5 PM | The Marion library

This presentation by SECU provides information on college savings accounts and how to save for college expenses.

Open to all, please call the Marion Library to reserve your spot today!

Best Banks and Credit Unions in North Carolina of January 2024



Art Journaling w/ Teens, Young Adults, and Families

Thursday, March 21st | 4-5 PM | The Marion library

Join us for a journey of self-expression through art and journaling.

Explore your thoughts, dreams, and emotions visually in a supportive and inspiring environment.

No artistic experience required- just an open mind and a willingness to let your imagination soar!



Historical Fiction Book Club

Friday, March 22nd | 1-2 PM | The Marion library

Dive into the past with the Historical Fiction Book club!

Where the past comes to life through fiction within the walls of our library.

This month we are discussing The Tobacco Wives by Adele Myers.



Creative Crafts

Tuesday, March 26th | 3:30-5 PM (Drop in) | The Marion library

Join us for this month’s adult craft and make a scrap fabric wreath.

Just in time for spring!



OLD FORT’S ADULT PROGRAMS



Amateur Writer’s Club

Tuesday, March 12th | 4-5 PM | The Old Fort Library

The AWC is a group of aspiring writers creating a community for sharing ideas and learning new techniques for writing.

Clipart of a colorful pencil with a light bulb on the end of it.



Free Tax Clinic

Wednesday, March 13th | 1-5 PM | The Old Fort Library

Free Tax Assistance Available at Old Fort Library provided by MATCH. Need help with your taxes? You’re in luck – MATCH is offering free assistance at the Old Fort Library.

Walk-in’s welcome or call 828-659-5289 to schedule. Additional appointments available at the MATCH office Monday-Friday.

What to Bring:

For married filing joint, both spouses must be present
Photo Identification
Social Security Cards or ITIN documentsTax Concept With Percentage Paid Icon And Income Idea Flat Vector Outline Illustration Stock Illustration - Download Image Now - iStock
Birthdays for all household members
All forms W-2 and 1099
Forms 1095-A, B, or C (ACA Statements)
Information for other income
Information for all deductions including charitable contributions
Total paid to day care provider and their tax ID Number
For Direct Deposit of Refund, Bank account and routing numbers

Welcome to MATCH McDowell



Yoga for all

Thursday, March 28th | 5-6 PM | The Old Fort library

Discover serenity at the library and embrace tranquility with our gentle flow yoga class.

Join us for a rejuvenating session that harmonizes body and mind.

Release stress, find your balance, and breathe in the calm- your path to inner peace starts here!



Outreach



YMCA Maker Mondays

The First Monday of Each Month | 11 AM-12 PM | The YMCA

Join the McDowell Bookmobile staff in the YMCA lobby for our Sock Bunny Craft!

Get ready for spring with this adorable craft!

Everyone will get to create their own sock bunny, no sewing required!

All ages welcome; all materials provided.



YMCA Community Book Club

The Third Monday of Each Month | 11 AM-12 PM | The YMCA

Nurture your mind, body, and soul with the YMCA Community Book Club!

Each month, we handpick a thought-provoking book that dives into topics such as mindfulness, self-care, nutrition, fitness, and personal growth.

This month we are discussing The Perfectionist’s Guide to Losing Control: A Path to Peace and Power by Katherine Morgan Schafler.

All are welcome!



DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE SEED LIBRARY!

 

Welcome to our Seed Library, a community initiative run by our local  McDowell Master Gardeners and volunteers. Our Seed Library offers a diverse selection of gardening seeds free of charge for anyone in the community to take and use in their gardens. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting out, we welcome you to explore our collection and discover new varieties to grow.

How it Works:

1. Browse our collection of seeds, conveniently organized by type.

2. Select the seeds you’d like to grow and take them home with you, free of charge.

3. Plant your seeds, nurture your plants, and watch them thrive in your garden.

4. Harvest and enjoy your homegrown produce, and consider saving seeds from your healthiest plants for future seasons.

5. If you’re able, consider donating seeds from your own garden to help replenish our library and keep it thriving for others in the community.

Our Seed Library is a celebration of biodiversity and a testament to the power of community collaboration in nurturing our shared environment. We hope you’ll join us in this wonderful gardening adventure and help us grow together!

As an additional resource, we offer seed cleaning screens available for borrowing. These screens make it easy to clean and prepare seeds harvested from your garden for future planting. Simply ask the front desk staff to borrow a seed cleaning screen, follow the instructions provided, and ensure your seeds are ready for storage and sharing with fellow gardeners.

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