Event Date: 06/01/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Author John Francis Trump signing his new book, STILL & BARREL: CRAFT SPIRITS IN THE OLD NORTH STATE. The event will also be a panel discussion about the state of craft distilling here in North Carolina, and the hardships and benefits of starting a craft distillery. Representatives from distilleries in the book will be present for the panel, along with some samples of their spirits. Although legal spirits in the Tar Heel state only go back about ten years, making liquor in North Carolina is not new. Wilkes County, which was once dubbed the “Moonshine Capital of the World,” was the leading producer of illegal liquor for decades. In 1965, Tom Wolfe’s article in Esquire—“The Last American Hero is Junior Johnson. Yes!”— made the area nationally famous. In Still & Barrel, Trump traces the history of manufacturing moonshine whiskey, gin, vodka, and rum in the state all the way to today’s boom from the artisan movement. The book also serves as a guide so you can visit the almost 50 distilleries that are now in business. The state’s distillers are not just making moonshine. Their wares include rum—from sorghum and molasses—aged red-wheat organic whiskey and vodka infused with the mysterious Tobago pepper. The information about the distillers and their products is surrounded by history and compelling stories about people and their passion.

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55 Haywood St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/01/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Author John Francis Trump signing his new book, STILL & BARREL: CRAFT SPIRITS IN THE OLD NORTH STATE. The event will also be a panel discussion about the state of craft distilling here in North Carolina, and the hardships and benefits of starting a craft distillery. Representatives from distilleries in the book will be present for the panel, along with some samples of their spirits. Although legal spirits in the Tar Heel state only go back about ten years, making liquor in North Carolina is not new. Wilkes County, which was once dubbed the “Moonshine Capital of the World,” was the leading producer of illegal liquor for decades. In 1965, Tom Wolfe’s article in Esquire—“The Last American Hero is Junior Johnson. Yes!”— made the area nationally famous. In Still & Barrel, Trump traces the history of manufacturing moonshine whiskey, gin, vodka, and rum in the state all the way to today’s boom from the artisan movement. The book also serves as a guide so you can visit the almost 50 distilleries that are now in business. The state’s distillers are not just making moonshine. Their wares include rum—from sorghum and molasses—aged red-wheat organic whiskey and vodka infused with the mysterious Tobago pepper. The information about the distillers and their products is surrounded by history and compelling stories about people and their passion.

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55 Haywood St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/02/2017   Event Time: 4:00 PM

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Have you ever wanted a poem crafted just for you? This is your opportunity to sit one-on-one with one of our local poets and have them craft a thoughtful poem just for you (or a loved one!). This is a free weekly event.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/03/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Celebrate the new Wonder Woman movie with a Buy 2, Get the 3rd Free offer on all DC™ graphic novels and receive a free DC Superhero Girls or DC Universe Rebirth Wonder Woman Day special edition comic, while supplies last.

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33 Town Square Blvd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 06/03/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Celebrate the new Wonder Woman movie with a Buy 2, Get the 3rd Free offer on all DC™ graphic novels and receive a free DC Superhero Girls or DC Universe Rebirth Wonder Woman Day special edition comic, while supplies last.

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83 South Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 06/03/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Join us as we welcome area author Rose Senehi for a signing of her new book Carolina Belle. This book tells a story of love and loss with the history of the apple industry in Henderson County, NC, woven throughout. Kick off your summer reading list with this highly enjoyable local read!

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83 South Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 06/03/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Join us as we celebrate the release of Wonder Woman! We have comic giveaways (while supplies last) and Wonder Woman activities! Dress like your favorite DC Universe character, and come join the fun!

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83 South Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 06/05/2017   Event Time: 4:30 PM

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Join us as we gear up for summer with Charles C. Bell Elementary. Enjoy special student performances and other activities as supporters raise support for the school. Be sure to ask any bookseller how you can show your support.

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83 South Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 06/06/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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Join us as we celebrate the start of summer with Johnston Elementary School! Enjoy special student performances and activities presented by the school! Be sure to ask any bookseller how you can show your support.

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83 South Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 06/10/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Saturday readings by distinguished North Carolina authors sponsored by the Friends of Thomas Wolfe. You will certainly want to add these works to your summer reading list. Julia Franks, presents “Over the Plain Houses.” An amazing and spellbinding Southern story set in depression-era North Carolina.

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52 Market St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/15/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Presented by: West Asheville Library Hobey Ford and his Golden Rod Puppets explore the wonders of migration through the story of a Mexican girl named Beatriz and her migration to the United States juxtaposed with the stories of other animals that migrate; Monarch Butterflies, polar bears, the Godwit bird and the Sperm Whale. To take the audience along the journey of these amazing creatures, realistic puppets perform behind a thin circular theatrical scrim onto which is projected Hobey’s original artwork. The puppets appear to be performing within the video projections. Hobey performs in full view in his role as storyteller and puppeteer creating a seamless and gorgeous production with a touching story of hope and change. The show will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Hobey and his puppets. Learn more about Hobey Ford here: http://loydartists.com/roster/f/c/32/ Audience: Kids, Recommended for ages 5 & up Cost / Registration: Free! Please pick up your free ticket at the library beginning June 1. Location: West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC, 28806

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942 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 06/21/2017   Event Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Presented by: Botanical Gardens of Asheville Join BGA staffer Heather Rayburn as she hosts a special book club in celebration of Pollinator Month. Participants should read Andrew Moore’s “Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit,” before the event. The Gardens will have paperback copies of the book available for purchase in our Visitor Center at the end of April (but you don’t have to purchase a copy from us to attend). Refreshments will be served as we discuss the book. We’ll wrap up by going outside to visit the Gardens’ own little Pawpaw patch. Why this book? Everyone knows about the sexy bee pollinators, but the plant world also benefits from the pollination of other insects, bats, birds, rodents and even lizards. The Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is a native understory tree pollinated by carrion flies and other insects attracted to the maroon color of its blossoms, which give off the odor of rotting meat. The tree is also the only food source for the Zebra Swallowtail butterfly caterpillar. Heather is the creator of www.MonarchLover.org, a website dedicated to promoting the planting of native milkweed to help the endangered Monarch butterfly. She also has a lovely and productive Pawpaw patch in her own urban garden. Audience: Adults Cost / Registration: Adults, $12 Members, $17 Non-members (does not include book), Pre-registration and pre-payment required (828-252-5190) Location: Visitor Center at Botanical Gardens, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd, Asheville, NC

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151 W.T. Weaver Blvd , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 06/23/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Presented by: West Asheville Library & North Carolina Arboretum Learn how you can be an ecoEXPLORER, earn badges & cool prizes, and become a scientist in the field. Find out what makes an insect an insect and how to identify the major groups. Then check out the ecoEXPLORE hotspot to make and submit some observations. Each participant will receive a free insect magnifying box! Audience: Kids, Ages 7 – 13 Cost / Registration: FREE! Pick up your free ticket at the library beginning 6/9/17 Location: 942 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC, 28806

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942 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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