The Jackson County Public Library hosts three community events over the coming week.

To register or for more information, call the Jackson County Public Library at 586-2016. These events are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.


At 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, Jenna Kranz from Uncomplicated Kitchen will teach patrons how to make their own spice blends. Spice blends add a number of different flavors and many flavor profiles can be created.

Each attendee will leave with their own unique spice blend. This program is in the Atrium and is free of charge, however sign-up is required as space is limited.

Uncomplicated Kitchen is a nonprofit organization working to improve food security through educational outreach. Their mission is to teach community members how to plan meals, shop for ingredients, and cook healthy, simple and affordable recipes and show the community that healthy food is affordable and simple.


The Jackson County Public Library is hosting Balsam Mountain Trust at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the Community Room.

This installation of Wild Wednesdays will be focusing on mammals. This program is part of the Summer Learning Program. Anyone interested in the Summer Learning Program can register by coming to the Youth Services Desk on the first floor of the Library, or go to the link, or download the Read Squared app.

The Balsam Mountain Trust is a nonprofit formed by the Balsam Mountain Preserve Company in 2000.

Trust staff recognized the need for quality, accessible conservation-based programming and design curricula that addressed state science standards while inspiring students to be stewards of the incredible natural resources of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains.


At 1 p.m. Thursday, June 16, the Library hosts a free mental health seminar facilitated by VAYA Health. This program is in the Community Room and is free of charge but registration is required.

Hoarding is not just about the physical retention of things but more importantly, the emotional components that won’t allow release. This presentation examines causes, symptoms and adaptive treatment and care methods for those dealing with hoarding behavior. A focus is placed on the aged population.

Participants are welcome to attend all or part of the series. Registration is required. If you’re not able to attend this event, or you’d like to see what else they have to offer, visit to sign up for free webinars offered by Vaya Health.