Well Played Board Game Café offers variety of events for new year. Plus, an Asheville author plans to publish four novels in February, the Moog Foundation offers signed books and Ani Volkan will discuss printmaking processes at the Asheville Art Museum.
For decades, officials have been looking for ways to revitalize historic Pack Square in the heart of downtown Asheville. With yet another reimagining under way, we take a look back at key some of the key changes that have transformed the city center since the 1960s.
Members of friends groups discuss their organizations’ roles in assisting local historic sites and special collections.
The nonprofit North Carolina Glass Center plans a second location in Black Mountain. Plus, a local author writes a climate change novel, the Black Mountain Public Library welcomes writers and illustrators and the Asheville Holiday Parade returns.
The Buncombe County Special Collections blog opens up to community submissions. Plus, local multimedia artist puts on augmented reality show, author chronicles history of the Toe River Valley, and photographers express experiences of queerness through visual autobiographies.
In a unanimous vote, the county Board of Commissioners directed staff to maintain the county’s current library branches — including those in Black Mountain, Oakley/South Asheville and Swannanoa — and explore other ways to improve the system.
The legislative change allows the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority to use $5 million from its Tourism Product Development Fund — which previously had to be allocated to nonprofit entities or local government and spent on capital projects — for grants of up to $50,000 in support of tourism businesses other than lodging.
The 50/50 On The Water Film Tour and Manhattan Short Film Festival play Asheville this week.
Local writer L.D. Donahue hosts a full-cast reading of his new Asheville-set screenplay at Pack Memorial Library on Aug. 29.
On Jan. 2, 1919 the Pack Memorial Public Library opened on Pack Square.
Multiple local breweries have created literature-inspired beers to honor the institution’s 100 years of of being a free public library.
Local filmmaker Jill Boniske launches a Kickstarter campaign for her new documentary, Pack Library kicks off its “Janeane Garofathon” and more.
The UNCA chapter of the International Socialist Organization hosts a screening of “Sorry to Bother You,” December’s Asheville Filmmaker Mixer is rescheduled and more.
The history lessons and talks of 2018.
The Thursday, Dec. 15 performance, featuring Roy Harris and Kathy Gordon, will center on holiday-themed tales.
Pack Library and The Orange Peel screen holiday favorites, Pisgah Film Project brings “Free Solo” to Brevard and more.
Sierra Nevada hosts the Backcountry Film Festival, Pack Library commemorates the WWI Centennial with a documentary about Paris’ American Hospital and more.
The Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to Pack Library, the Astronomy Club of Asheville hosts the director of a new Saturn documentary and more.
Crossnore School & Children’s Home hosts a screening of a documentary on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Asheville School of Film shares its latest student films and more.
Asheville AIA and the Fine Arts Theatre screen a documentary on a high school design program in Bertie County and more.
Asheville Brewing launches a video contest, Hi-Wire’s Summer of Will film series concludes and more.