Fontana Regional Library is stepping out of the stacks to bring “Libraries on Tap: Brewing Scavenger Hunt” to Jackson, Macon and Swain counties. “Libraries on Tap” is a collaboration between Fontana Regional Library and local breweries.

This year the Library has shifted focus to game-style events at the breweries. All of the events and prizes will take place in August. Some of the events are trivia, yoga, tastings, and food and beer pairings. Participants will receive a Libraries on Tap (LOT) brochure with an explanation of the program, calendar and description of each event. This will also include a punch card that contains each partner brewery. This punch card will be used to track the locations that participants have visited to go towards LOT prizes.

To see a list of all the events, pick up a brochure from the Jackson County Public Library. For more information about Libraries on Tap, call the Library at 586-2016 or visit


Asheville herbalist Heather Perry is returning to the Jackson County Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Perry’s class is titled “Harvesting, Drying and Extracting Herbs.”

In this class participants will learn:

• When and how to harvest medicinal plants.

• How to prep and process the plant for extracting.

• Different types of extracting methods.

• Different plants and their uses.

• How to create medicine for home use.

Perry specializes in stress-management and holistic healing through the release of muscular tension, Reiki energy work, plant medicine and customized at-home regimens to restore balance to the skin and create a stronger mind-body connection. She believes personal growth and healing is a journey and her purpose is to help people feel supported on this journey, smoothing over some of the rough patches along the way.

This class is free of charge. For more information, call the Library at 586-2016. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.