Event Date: 09/15/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Pre-K to grade 12 educators, enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more every Saturday and Sunday from July 20th to September 15th, in store and online plus 10% off Café consumables (Café stores only). While supplies last.

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Barnes Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 09/15/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Pre-K to grade 12 educators, enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more every Saturday and Sunday from July 20th to September 15th, in store and online plus 10% off Café consumables (Café stores only). While supplies last.

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33 Town Square Boulevard , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 09/16/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Life can be challenging and overwhelming. After finding his wife in bed with another man, Mike meets the mysterious Father Coady, who promptly shoots him in the head (accidentally). When Mike wakes up in the hospital, he's introduced to Jesus's little-known brother, James, who is a poor stand-in for the Divine. Meanwhile, Amber a work-obsessed businesswoman also encounters the mysterious Father Coady and begins to fall in love with him, to the chagrin of her ever-urbane boyfriend, Paul. Fate seems to pull these four people together through their hilarious struggles to find meaning in a chaotic world.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/19/2019   Event Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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The Asheville Art Museum programs for preschool- and school-age students are back at a library near you! Storytime & Art is for preschool-age students accompanied by an adult. Come join in the fun with stories and songs, then make a hands-on art project just for the little ones!

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260 Overlook Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 09/19/2019   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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You are invited to attend a special evening featuring Artist Alan Shuptrine and Author Jennifer Pharr Davis on Thursday, September 19th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park. The nationally acclaimed artist and author will discuss their recent collaborative book release: I Come From A Place 5:00pm - Meet and Greet Reception with Alan Shuptrine and Jennifer Pharr Davis 5:30pm - Presentation by Alan Shuptrine and Jennifer Pharr Davis 6:30pm - Book Signing by Alan Shuptrine and Jennifer Pharr Davis Valet parking and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Books will be available for purchase. Event registration is required and by invitation only. Tickets are free however, seating is limited. Please RSVP by Thursday, September 5th, to secure your spot.

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43 Town Square Boulevard , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 09/19/2019   Event Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Join us and welcome Dale Neal and his new novel “Appalachian Book of the Dead” The novel is a metaphysical thriller, a meditation on recovery and reincarnation, marriage and betrayal, death and rebirth, an exploration of how our fears give flesh to our hungry ghosts.

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52 North Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/19/2019   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps and author of five books, will give a free public talk at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, In Lipinsky Auditorium. No tickets are required. Isay’s most recent book based on StoryCorps interviews, Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, was summer reading for first-year UNC Asheville students, and the book’s themes were discussed in small faculty-led groups at the start of fall semester. Isay, a radio producer, began what grew into StoryCorps in 2003 with a story recording booth in New York City. StoryCorps, with a mission “to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world,” now has story booths in different cities, and mobile story booths that travel the country. In the StoryCorps process, two people who know each other engage in an interview, guided by a facilitator. A weekly edited StoryCorps segment is broadcast every Friday morning as part of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. Many more StoryCorps interviews are recorded than are used on the radio – the complete interviews are archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. “We’re hoping that through the stories in the book, our incoming students will see many examples of people following their dreams, their passions – finding a way to do what they love,” said UNC Asheville Dean of Students Jackie McHargue. “There is so much financial pressure on young people – we want to give them encouragement to prepare to make their work more than simply making a living.” “When students find the subject or the questions that fascinate them, they study more deeply and work that much harder because it feels less like work. It is the same in the workplace,” said UNC Asheville Assistant Professor of German Regine Criser, who together with McHargue led the committee that made the summer reading selection. “Not everyone ends up making a living doing what they love, but Isay’s book provides examples of people who are doing that, from all walks of life.” Isay’s series of books based on StoryCorps interviews began in 2007 with Listening is an Act of Love. Isay and StoryCorps have received two Peabody Awards, a TED Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship, commonly called the “Genius Grant.” UNC Asheville summer reading selections in recent years have been The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore; Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet; and How to Fly a Horse, by Kevin Ashton.

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1 University Heights , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 09/21/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Take a walk into Thomas Wolfe’s “Altamont.” After Look Homeward, Angel was published in October 1929 many Asheville citizens were outraged to find themselves portrayed, often negatively, in the book. Discover some of the real people behind the fiction! Join us for the Look Homeward Riverside Cemetery walking tour. The tours include information about the real person and quotes from Wolfe’s work describing the fictional person. Meet your guide at the gate to the cemetery. Tickets $5.00/person (plus tax) in advance at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial.

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52 North Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/21/2019   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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It's Batman Day! Join us to celebrate 80 years of Gotham City's greatest defender with a photo standee, memory game, and activities. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a $4 Flatbread with any Café purchase (Café stores only).

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33 Town Square Boulevard , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 09/23/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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A haunting story of guilt and blame in the wake of a drowning, the first novel by the author of Spectacle Susan Steinberg's first novel, Machine, is a dazzling and innovative leap forward for a writer whose most recent book, Spectacle, gained her a rapturous following. Machine revolves around a group of teenagers--both locals and wealthy out-of-towners--during a single summer at the shore. Steinberg captures the pressures and demands of this world in a voice that effortlessly slides from collective to singular, as one girl recounts a night on which another girl drowned. Hoping to assuage her guilt and evade a similar fate, she pieces together the details of this tragedy, as well as the breakdown of her own family, and learns that no one, not even she, is blameless.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/25/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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In The Singing Pool, Wendy moves to a new neighborhood and faces religious intolerance and isolation. In her dreams she finds her inner voice, restoring her sense of purpose and belonging. Written by Madelyn Lantz and Illustrated by Joe Longobardi, The Singing Pool is a coming of age story about overcoming prejudice, self-doubt and finding inner peace and strength. The Singing Pool is a sophisticated picture book focusing on childhood bullying. The Singing Pool is aimed at children of about 8 years and older. Adults are encouraged to attend.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/25/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Bobby West is on the edge. As chief financial officer for a Miami holding company and a CIA front, he has overleveraged his business in the go-go 1980s financial culture. He turns to a deal-with-the-devil money laundering operation with a local gangster, Alexander French-a deal which quickly goes south when $3 million goes missing. Now Mr. French, a group of Cuban exiles, and an Israeli smuggler named Adriana Chekhov are all after Bobby West to pay up. With echoes of Iran-Contra and the Orwellian surveillance state, The Edge of America is a stunning thriller about greed, power, and the limits of the American dream.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/26/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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David is a brilliant young man living alone in an old seaside motel in San Francisco in 1979. He has just destroyed the life that he and his live-in girlfriend Kate spent two years building together. He has no idea why he did the terrible thing he did. All he knows is that he's appalled he did it, and desperately wants Kate back. Fat chance. Kate, who loves David, is many things. Stupid isn't one of them. Everywhere She's Not is about crazy-making, mind-boggling, gut-wrenching love. It's about how ultimately rewarding it can be to keep hoping, even when you know there's no hope at all. N. John Shore, Jr writes his popular advice column, "Ask John" for the Citizen-Times. He has published fifteen short stories in little literary magazines across the country. Everywhere She's Not is his first (non-serialized) novel.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/28/2019   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Calling all Rick Riordan fans! Celebrate your favorite book series with activities featuring a scavenger hunt, a secret code postcard, and more! Plus, get a giveaway poster (while supplies last), and a coupon from our Café for a $4 Flatbread with any Café purchase (Café stores only).

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Barnes Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 09/28/2019   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Calling all Rick Riordan fans! Celebrate your favorite book series with activities featuring a scavenger hunt, a secret code postcard, and more! Plus, get a giveaway poster (while supplies last), and a coupon from our Café for a $4 Flatbread with any Café purchase (Café stores only).

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33 Town Square Boulevard , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 09/29/2019   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Jaki Shelton Green has published three previous collections of poetry: Dead on Arrival, Conjure Blues, and singing a tree into dance. In 2003 she received the North Carolina Award for Literature. She lives in Mebane, NC. She can be found on the web at www.sistawrite.com. She will be joined by Poet Mary Ellen Lough. Check Malaprop's website for additional details to be announced.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/08/2019   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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Meeting each second Tuesday at 12pm, this monthly discussion presented by the Asheville Art Museum, is a place to exchange ideas about readings that relate to artworks and the art world, and to learn from and about each other. Books are available at Malaprop’s for a 10% discount. This book analyzes trends in contemporary writing on Appalachia, and presents a brief history of Appalachia with an eye toward unpacking Appalachian stereotypes, offering a much-needed insider’s perspective on the region. Presented in conjunction with the Asheville Art Museum's exhibition, Appalachia Now!

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/10/2019   Event Time: 6:15 PM

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Power of the Picture Book: Bridging Literacy, Equity, and Centering Our Children Did you know that babies notice race as early as 3 months? Join Colorful Pages Coalition founders Bianca Gragg and Jeannie Curtis as we explore interactive read aloud strategies and early race awareness through a racial equity lens. This training is ideal for any educator, parent, or person with young children (birth through five) in their lives!  Jeannie Curtis is a co-founder of Colorful Pages Coalition. In an ongoing effort to become anti-racist, she began seeking racial equity education for herself and working to ensure that her work as a facilitator of professional development for teachers always has a focus of racial equity in the classroom.  One of Jeannie’s personal goals is to engage the white community in self-reflection about racial identify and to encourage community involvement and giving in racial equity work. Jeannie believes deeply that all children have unique strengths and gifts, and she works with teachers to allow students to take the lead in reaching their incredible potential.  Bianca Gragg is a revolutionary mother and  local Latina therapist who is deeply invested in supporting the healing of others in community as well as her own healing—-recognizing their interconnection. Bianca believes that positively centering and amplifying our youth sets the foundation to heal ourselves and our communities. She is invested in the work of racial equity and anti racism at the personal, interpersonal, and institutional level. *Training will be held at Claxton Elementary School at 241 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801* Free child care is available, but registration is required, as we will cap child care capacity at 25 for safety reasons.  Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:15 – 8:15pm FREE! 2 CHCs are available upon request. *Directors* – You can attend ANY training for free if one or more of your staff attends the same training. Contact us at [email protected] or 828.407.2058 for more information! FAQs Is my registration transferable? Things happen! If for some reason you are unable to attend this training after you have registered, you may send someone in your place! Just be sure to let us know ([email protected]). What is the refund policy? Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds for trainings, unless Buncombe Partnership for Children cancels the event. Instead, we do offer ‘credits’ that can be applied to future trainings you wish to attend. To receive credits for future training you must cancel at least 24 hours in advance. You are responsible for contacting us should you wish you transfer your credit to another training. Can I pay with cash or check? If your organization must pay by check, please contact [email protected] All checks are due 72 hours in advance unless otherwise agreed upon. Unfortunately, we cannot accept cash. If you do not have a credit card or feel uncomfortable using a credit card online, consider asking a friend to register you and giving them cash. I’m going to be running late. Can I still attend? Unfortunately, DCDEE rules do not allow for credit to be given to participants that miss more than 15 minutes of a training. The participant is welcome to still attend, but CHCs or CEUs cannot be given.

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241 Merrimon Ave. , Asheville, NC
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