New Lanier Library series quenches thirst for knowledge: Goodheart to share travels

Published 10:00 pm Monday, October 5, 2015

A new series of regularly scheduled talks at Lanier Library seeks to bring more of what the library is famous for – great programs for all – to an evening time slot with the hopes that those who cannot always make the daytime Brown Bag Lunch events can attend these readings, travelogues and presentations.

The Thirsty for Learning Thursday series has already begun with recent talks by John Lane, reading from his new novel, Fate Moreland’s Widow, and Rick Dunn, sharing his knowledge of the Tryon Toy Makers and Woodcarvers.

On Oct. 8, Harry Goodheart, owner of Tryon Fine Books and a library board member, will share his experiences traveling in New Zealand, and, on Nov. 12, armchair travelers will once again be entertained by Venable Vermont who will discuss travels in Mongolia.

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Program chair for the board, Gloria Underwood said, “We are blessed in the Foothills region to have a wealth of interesting, well-traveled, well-educated individuals who are willing – eager, actually – to share their accomplishments and adventures, their publications and pursuits with our Lanier Library community.” This series, she says, will provide an additional forum to monthly Brown Bag Lunches for speakers and guests.

The Thirsty for Learning Thursday events will be held the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the library. Events are free and welcome to all. For more information, visit or call 859-9535. To stay abreast of all the library’s happenings, become a follower on Facebook.

– Submitted by Gina Malone