Lanier Library fall schedule

Published 3:21 pm Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Lanier Library has a full schedule of events coming up this fall. All of these events are free to both members and non-members of the library and everyone is welcome.

On Saturday, September 4, the library will be celebrating both the Town of Tryons 125th birthday and the Lanier Librarys 120th birthday with music and poetry. Starting at 2 p.m., there will be a concert of Appalachian and old time instrumental and vocal music by Bob and Amy Buckingham interspersed with poems by local poets Anna Pack Conner and Jim Farrell. This will be held at the Greene Space, across Melrose Avenue from the library (or in the library if its raining).

Following this performance (at approximately 3:15 p.m.) there will be a recital of flute music in the library by Lea Kibler.&bsp; In keeping with the spirit of the celebrations Kibler will perform music by Sidney Lanier, the renowned 19th century poet and composer who lived in Tryon, and for whom the library is named.

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Throughout the afternoon library staff and volunteers, appropriately costumed in 19th-century garb, will be giving tours of the library and showing visitors some of the art and historic objects in the librarys collection. Light refreshments will also be served.

On Tuesday, September 21 at 12 p.m., author Marilyn McMinn McCredie will present her book One Womans Appalachia at the Brown Bag Lunch event.

On Thursday, September 23, through Saturday, September 25, the library will be holding its Fall Book Sale. (Thursday is a members only preview day.)

Tuesday, October 19 at 12 p.m., the Brown Bag Lunch event will be a discussion of her book Simply Southern by author Cappy Hall Rearick.

On Sunday, October 24 at 2 p.m., there will be performance by Gary Carden and Milton Higgins of Major Lewis Redmond, The Prince of Dark Corner.

Sunday, November 21 at 2 p.m., actress Barbara Bates Smith will start off the holiday season with a performance of her one-woman play, Christmas Letters.

The Lanier Library, the oldest institution in Polk County, is at the corner of Chestnut Street and Melrose Avenue. It is open year round on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors are always welcome.