Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library recently released its schedule of programming for its 2020 season, which begins on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Feb. 26 — Photography, with Jay Wild

March 25 — Poetry, with Scot Pope

April 22 — Ultra Running, with Annette Bednosky

May 27 — Annual Business Meeting

June 24 — The State of Bees, with Shelley Felder

July 22 — Clint Johnson’s Latest Book, with Clint Johnson

Aug. 26 — Our State Magazine, with Amy Jo Wood Pasquini

Sept. 16 — On The Same Page Literary Festival, TBA

Oct. 28 — State of the Library meeting

FOL meets every fourth Wednesday of the month from February through October, except in September when the meeting coincides with the On The Same Page Literary Festival. All Friends’ functions are free and open to the public, and light refreshments are served at the meetings. Meetings are held at 11 a.m. in the Community Room in the basement of the Ashe County Public Library in West Jefferson.

New members are welcome, and the membership, only $10 per year, includes a 10 percent discount off the books and other items donated for sale in the Friends Corner in the library. Friends’ fundraising is used to supplement library programming, events, and other offerings at the library.

FOL encourages everyone to attend the upcoming meetings and bring a friend. Learn more about FOL in Ashe County at

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