Bag LunchOur monthly Bag Lunch Arts Series spotlights authors, artists, performers, and speakers sharing their talent and knowledge.  Held on the third Tuesday of most months at 12 noon in the Rogow Family Community Room.  Patrons are encouraged to bring along a bag lunch to enjoy before the program. Cookies and coffee or cider are courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Programs last approximately one hour.

Tuesday, December 4 – Bag Lunch EXTRA — Blue Ridge Ringers in Concert — The Blue Ridge Ringers, an advanced auditioned community handbell ensemble, is based in Hendersonville with members from Henderson and several surrounding counties and South Carolina. They were founded in 1995 by Connie Engle and play five octaves of Malmark handbells and choir chimes. They have a combined total of hundreds of years of performing in and directing handbell choirs in churches, community handbell choirs and schools. They perform in concerts in December and May of each year often with other musicians accompanying them on different instruments. Their director, Robert Currier, has been directing handbell choirs for several decades and also has arranged and published handbell music.

Tuesday, December 18 — Musicke Antiqua Holiday concert, “Many Moods of Christmas” —  Anticipation?  Excitement?  Hope?  Contemplation? Share some of the moods of Christmas with early music group Musicke Antiqua.Musicke Antiqua’s 2018 Christmas program will explore these holiday moods – and others –through music from the 15th through the 20th century. They perform in Renaissance costumes on replicas of early instruments, including recorders, percussion instruments, crumhorns, and violas da gamba. Musicke Antiqua offers historically informed live performances and educational programs designed to inspire appreciation of early music and support its study.   Musicke Antiqua began as a recorder trio in Brevard, NC, in 2001, and now includes 13 members from western North Carolina.  Performers include professional musicians, & retired educators of music, computer science, language, journalism, sociology, botany, and mathematics; others come from the fields of psychology, cartography, and photography.  For more information about Musicke Antiqua, contact us at musickeantiqua.org or shafner@comporium.net.

Tuesday, January 15 — Recycling is an ART! Presented by Joelle Emma from Asheville Greenworks.

Tuesday, February 19 — TBA

Tuesday, March 19 — Irish Tunes performed by Blissing, a trio based in Hendersonville.

Tuesday, April 16 — The Photography of Mountain Blue.  Presented by Janet and Lee Saucier.

Tuesday, May 21 — TBA

Tuesday, June 18 – TBA