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, January 21 – Women Led the Way – Social Reform: A Local Perspective. Local History Librarian Marcy Thompson will spotlight local women in the early 20th century who led the way in important social reforms including the role of social women’s clubs, book clubs, and the local Business & Professional Women’s Club. This program kicks off a year-long look at women you need to know more about as part of our celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 giving women the right to vote.   

Tuesday, February 18 – Hall of Mirrors:  Virginia Hall – America’s Greatest Spy of WWII. Presented by author and former CIA officer Craig Gralley.

Tuesday, March 17 – Tide Runners: Exploring the Life of Shrimpers and Fishermen.  Presented by author and photographer Tim Barnwell.

Tuesday, April 21 – National Library Week program and Bag Lunch combined.  Grandma Gatewood: A Character Portrayal by Anne Van Curen.

Tuesday, May 19 – Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina.  Presented by Randall Jones.

Tuesday, June 16 – The History of the Pisgah Inn.  Presented by author Marci Spencer.

Tuesday, July 21 – Around the World in 80 Days – The Women: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland. Presented by Paula Withrow.

Tuesday, August 18 – 19th Amendment Celebration – Program to be announced.