Black Experience Book Club
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
The Black Experience Book Club is a hybrid in-person and online book club sponsored by the YMI Cultural Center and Buncombe County Public Libraries. This month, we’ll be discussing Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
To attend in person, call the YMI from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday at (828) 257-4540, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In-person meetings are limited to eight attendees. YMI Impact Center, 39 S. Market St. in Asheville.
To attend online, please register for this free event at buncombecounty.org/library and click on the event on the library calendar to sign up.
Creative Writing Group
Friday, February 12, 2021 at 3 p.m.
Come join us for creative writing online! We’ll meet on Zoom and do several rounds of writing and reading our writing to each other. Our focus is creating a supportive and fun environment through writing exercises and discussions. Register for this free event at buncombecounty.org/library and click on the event on the library calendar to sign up. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Virtual Mixed Level Pilates Mat Class
Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11 a.m.
Join Alexis from Cisco Pilates Asheville for free online Pilates mat classes! The class is beginner friendly. Pilates is for everybody. No matter your age, gender, or physical ability, give it a try in the comfort of your own home. To sign up, visit https://ciscopilates.as.me/free-pilates-mat-class.
These classes are offered to the public free of charge thanks to the support of the Pack Friends of the Library.
The Life & Work of Miss Hallie Quinn Brown
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7 p.m.
The Black Mountain Library hosts Daleah Goodwin, PhD as the Black History Month speaker. Dr. Goodwin is a professor of History at Warren Wilson College.
Dr. Goodwin will discuss her forthcoming book, Sisterly Affections: The Work of Miss Hallie Quinn Brown, which examines the activities of the turn of the twentieth-century elocutionist, suffragist, educator, temperance crusader, activist, and a founding member of the Black Women’s Club movement. Hallie Quinn Brown was Dean of Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina and Principal of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, serving under Booker T. Washington.
This online historical presentation will reveal the ways in which Brown used the spoken and written word to bring Black women into educational, historical, and political conversations on their own terms. Use the link on the library calendar to join a meaningful discussion about a remarkable early-20th-century woman.
To attend, go to buncombecounty.org/library. Click the event title on the library calendar to find details on the Zoom meeting.