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Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Come and shop 30,000+ donated books for all ages, plus DVDs, CDs and more at the annual Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Transylvania County Library. All proceeds help pay for the great free community programs offered at the library. Want to shop early? Become a Friend of the Library for $15 and visit our member pre-sale October 8 from 4-6 pm. Saturday Oct. 9  10 am to 5 pm Sunday, Oct. 10  CLOSED Monday – Wednesday  Oct 11-13  10 am – 5 pm Thursday Oct 14   10 am – 5 pm  Half price SALE Friday Oct 15  10 am – 5 pm  $5/box SALE... Read More
Wilderness Skills

Wilderness Skills

Ever wonder what to do if you’re lost in the wild? Join one of our experienced instructors for a fun and adventurous jaunt through the wilderness where you’ll learn to build a debris shelter, collect and treat water, build a fire, and discuss the essentials to make sure you’re prepared any time you are headed out on a hike in the woods. Cost: $20 per person Availability: Pre-registration is required. Duration: 2 hours Ages: Ages 5+ (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Led by: Moriah Other Info: Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for hiking, and bring sunscreen and bug spray. Register at... Read More
Blacksmithing Basics for Kids

Blacksmithing Basics for Kids

Our Blacksmithing & Brews experience has been so popular, we didn’t want to leave anyone out of the fun! Our seasoned educator Mo has been teaching hands-on living history at Earthshine for over sixteen years. Under his expert guidance, kids will all have the chance to stoke the coal fire, hammer glowing metal straight from forge, and learn all kinds of the stories behind the craft. Everyone will get to make their own hand-forged souvenir to take home. We’ll emphasize safety procedures throughout the entire program. Each participant will have their own set of safety equipment, including gloves and safety glasses. Cost: $35 per person Availability: Pre-registration is required. Duration: 2 hours Ages: Ages 6 and over; children must accompanied by an adult. Led by:... Read More
Family Sip & Paint

Family Sip & Paint

Enjoy an afternoon of refreshments and art at the lodge! A glass of wine or a beer is included for parents and those under 21 can enjoy sweet tea, hot chocolate, juice, or sparkling water while working on a nature-themed painting under the instruction of our art teacher, M. Class led by: M Rathsack The registration fee is $35.00 and includes: All materials: 11×14 canvas, paint, brushes, water cups, paper towels One glass of wine, beer, or non-alcoholic beverages (additional may be purchased). All ages welcomed; children must be accompanied by an... Read More
Nature Hike & Art

Nature Hike & Art

Earthshine Lodge is located on 76 acres of mountaintop property with some of the best views in Transylvania County. Take a guided hike on Earthshine’s trails and learn all sorts of wild and wacky nature facts. When we’re done with hiking, we’ll head to a “secret spot” to create fun art projects out of natural objects, like fairy and gnome houses and rhododendron crowns! Availability: Pre-registration is required. Duration: about 1 hour and 30 mins Ages: Ages 4 and up Led by: Moriah & M Other Info: Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for hiking and keep an eye on the weather for the day of you... Read More