NASA is bringing images from its James Webb Telescope to the Jackson County Public Library at 10 a.m. Saturday.
See and celebrate the images from the James Webb Space Telescope projected onto the big screen. The telescope’s revolutionary technology will study every phase of cosmic history – from within our solar system to the most distant observable galaxies in the early universe. In addition to large projections of the images, they will have activities to learn about infrared telescopes and the way stars and galaxies are formed.
Poet: Light at the Seam
North Carolina poet Joseph Bathanti will present his latest book of poetry at the Jackson County Public Library at 3 p.m. Saturday.
“Light at the Seam” is a new collection, an exploration of mountaintop removal in Southern Appalachian coal country. The volume illuminates and champions often invisible people residing, in a precarious moment in time, on the glorious, yet besieged, Appalachian earth. Rooted in social and restorative justice, “Light at the Seam” contemplates the earth as fundamentally sacramental, a crucible of awe and mystery, able to regenerate itself and its people even as it succumbs to them.
Joseph Bathanti, former poet laureate of North Carolina (2012–14) and recipient of the North Carolina Award in Literature, is the author of 17 books. He is the McFarlane Family Distinguished Professor of Interdisciplinary Education at Appalachian State University.
At 1 p.m. Tuesday the Library hosts Jenna Kranz from Uncomplicated Kitchen, who will teach patrons to make pasta sauce. Patrons will learn how to turn affordable produce into snazzy sauce. Pasta sauce can also boost other meals besides just pasta. This program is in the Atrium, and sign-up is required as space is limited.
At 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug.11, the Library is hosting a free mental health seminar facilitated by VAYA Health. This program is in the Conference Room, and registration is required.
Whether you are the caregiver of someone with bipolar disorder or an individual living with the inability to maintain a consistent mood, feeling “stable” is often an infrequent reality.
This class examines features and symptoms of the different types of the disorder. It also addresses causes, risk factors and, most importantly, treatment. Specific focus is placed on the impact for the geriatric population.
At 6 p.m. Tuesday the Jackson County Public Library is hosting a weed management seminar. Minda Daughtry, Horticulture Agent from the N.C. Cooperative Extension, will introduce types of weeds and their life cycles, how to identify weeds and how to manage weeds through integrated pest management and pre-emergent herbicide programs.
For more information or to register, call the Jackson County Public Library at 586-2016. Unless otherwise noted, the programs are in the Community Room and free of charge. These events are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.