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Library closing Friday and Saturday for roof work

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The main branch of the Henderson County Public Library will be closed Friday and Saturday because of roof construction work.   Read Story »

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Library security discussion spotlights growing homelessness

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Patrons could find their handbags and backpacks searched as they enter the public library. They may already have noticed a greater police presence inside and out. And they may see more security upgrades as the county struggles to respond to what neighbors and library staffers describe as an increase in homeless people inside and suspicious activity outside.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Library honored for innovation

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Henderson County Public Library received the 2018 Local Government Federal Credit Union Excellence in Innovation Award at the Henderson County Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Monday.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

LOCAL BRIEFS: Historic photos, library friends, Artscape kids contest

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Ruscin’s new book 
highlights county history   Terry Ruscin will present a slide show on his new book of early Henderson County images at the Historic Courthouse at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Grant will fund scanning of historic photos

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LOCAL BRIEFS: Food for fines, Laurel Park plan, Chimney Rock

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Tags: Chimney Rock State Park | Henderson County public library | Lee King | Macon Bank | Entegra Bank | William Lee King

Henderson County News

Library is not 'repository of all of Western civilization'

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Endorsing the ability of the professional staff to evaluate the public library’s books and choose which ones to discard, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday directed library director Trina Rushing to proceed with a pruning process that drew heavy emotional fire during two meetings over the past week.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Commissioners block library's effort to discard books

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A project to trim the number of books at the main library is based on an evaluation of each book’s condition, use and relevance and is not intended to clear shelves of classic works of literature and poetry as two speakers proclaimed Tuesday night at a meeting of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, the county’s library director said Wednesday.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Grady Hawkins reads to children

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Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins read a children's book, Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree, during the 'I Love my Library Day' at the Henderson County Public Library last week.   Read Story »

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Readers theater play celebrates library centennial

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A Readers Theater play will portray the founding and history of the Henderson County Public Library as part of the library centennial celebration next month.   Read Story »

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Long-serving library director to retire

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Bill Snyder, who has been Henderson County library director for 25 years, is retiring next month. In addition to his time here, he has worked with other public libraries his entire career.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Acoustical guitarist to perform in Kaplan Auditorium

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Rohn Jewell, American acoustical guitarist, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, in Kaplan Auditorium of the Henderson County Public Library. This is a free event.   Read Story »

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Library celebrating 100th birthday all year long

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In celebration of 100 years of serving the community, the Henderson County Public Library has organized a series of events throughout the year leading up to its official birthday celebration in September.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville Life

N.C. poet laureate to speak at library

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North Carolina's Poet Laureate, Joseph Bathanti, will speak at the Henderson County Public Library on Saturday, June 1, at 3 p.m. Dr. Bathanti is an award winning poet, novelist, and teacher.   Read Story »

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