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PISGAH NIGHTS – MORE SPACE, SPIES AND SECRETS

PISGAH NIGHTS – MORE SPACE, SPIES AND SECRETS

On the Evening of October 2, 2020 from 6-8pm The Learning Center at PARI will host a follow-up to the talk and the history tour of our unique site that has been home to NASA, Department of Defense, N.C. Forest Service and presently Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute and The Learning Center at PARI. A visual slideshow and history tour will accompany the presentation. The evening will be an expansion on the previous Space, Spies and Secrets. Brad McCall who has a deep family history with the site will lead the evening with his deep insights into the campus and its history. Other staff and volunteers will also be included with their personal stories along with their past and present relationships with the site. Miss the first Space, Spies and Secrets? No problem! The talk will have an overview of the first event to get you up to speed. Lite snacks will be... Read More
Art in the Park, Brevard, NC, Route 276 at Brevard Elementary School

Art in the Park, Brevard, NC, Route 276 at Brevard Elementary School

ART IN THE PARK Art in the Park is sponsored by the Connestee Art League of Brevard. This is the 2nd annual Autumn]festival. The festival will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 and is on Route 276, on the property of Brevard Elementary School. The address is 399 Greenville Hwy, Brevard, NC 28712. Art in the Park benefits arts programs for children and programs for adults in the Brevard Community. It is one of the League’s annual fundraisers. The outstanding lineup includes two-dimensional artists such as painters, illustrators and photographers, etc. We also have three-dimensional artists such as potters, woodworkers, jewelry makers, stained glass artists and many, many more. Many of the artists are also featured in local stores and galleries. Food will be available on site as well. The public is invited to come and enjoy the day, shop for original artistic creations, taste some wonderful food and join in the fun. Bring the kids, bring the grandparents, and have a day of fun. Enjoy art and nature, because so much of the art is about our beautiful surroundings here in Transylvania County. After you enjoy the fair, you can also visit local landmarks such as Pretty Place and Caesar’s Head State Park. Take a hike in DuPont State Forest or Pisgah Forest and take in some of the most magnificent views in the area. We look forward to seeing all of you there! In case of rain, the event will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020. This event is contingent upon whatever Covid19 restrictions are in place at the time. ABOUT THE CONNESTEE ART LEAGUE... Read More

CAMP – A ROVERS JOURNEY

JULY 19 – JULY 30 A ROVERS JOURNEY (learning made fun for all students) (Robotics, sensors, AI) We have long sought to make life easier by building devices to do work for us. Some are simple and do just one task, others are complex and make human-like decisions based on information sensed from the world around them. Come join us as we examine basic automatons and complex rovers that explore other planets and extreme environments on Earth. After gaining an understanding of the hardware, software, and concepts that govern robotics, campers will build their own robot to take a unique journey and collect information from their environment and determine their path. Creativity and skill will reveal which designs succeed at their tasks and rise to the top, and which spin aimlessly in circles. • Learn basic components of robots and how to pull them together to make a complete design • Discuss the ethical implications of building robots • Explore the strategies that separate basic commands from artificial intelligence • Experiment with different sensors to see what they can reveal about the world around us • Pit your robot against others to see which design works best • Practice the basics of coding for micro-controllers, the brains of robots • Recreational and fun activities, including exploring the gifts of the Blue Ridge mountains. May include day trips such as hiking and picnicking, visits to waterfalls and swimming, tubing (with professional outfitters), interacting with other local camp activities, places and... Read More
Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week originated in 1919 with the belief that children’s books and literacy are life-changers. The Transylvania County Library will have drop-in activities all week long in the youth area of the Library. Stop by and tell us about your favorite children’s books and join us for all the fun! Available Every Day (Monday May 4-Saturday May 9): *Pete the Cat Flannel Board – Recreate your favorite stories or make up new ones. *“Books We Love” Interactive Book Display – Select your favorite children’s book from our shelves and put it on display for others to check out. *Book Character Scavenger Hunt – Search out different book characters hidden in the youth area of the Library (two levels available). Book Character Dress-up Day & Where’s Spot? Craft (Tuesday May 5) *Come see your librarians dressed up as book characters. You can dress-up as your favorite character, too! *It’s Spot’s 40th anniversary! 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of Eric Hill’s book, Where’s Spot? Drop-in on May 5 to create a Spot party hat to... Read More
Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week originated in 1919 with the belief that children’s books and literacy are life-changers. The Transylvania County Library will have drop-in activities all week long in the youth area of the Library. Stop by and tell us about your favorite children’s books and join us for all the fun! Available Every Day (Monday May 4-Saturday May 9): *Pete the Cat Flannel Board – Recreate your favorite stories or make up new ones. *“Books We Love” Interactive Book Display – Select your favorite children’s book from our shelves and put it on display for others to check out. *Book Character Scavenger Hunt – Search out different book characters hidden in the youth area of the Library (two levels available). Book Character Dress-up Day & Where’s Spot? Craft (Tuesday May 5) *Come see your librarians dressed up as book characters. You can dress-up as your favorite character, too! *It’s Spot’s 40th anniversary! 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of Eric Hill’s book, Where’s Spot? Drop-in on May 5 to create a Spot party hat to... Read More