The Library hosts professional organizer Shannon Smith at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to help everyone with their home organizing. This program is in the Community Room and is free of charge.

Professional organizer Smith will present simple steps to help folks edit, curate and contain belongings, as well as library resources that will help organize the home. Smith moved to Jackson County in early 2020 during the COVID shut-down.

Having a background in education, business, library studies and museum curation, she began carving a small side-business doing something that brought together skills from her diverse background and her passion for personal improvement: professional organizing. Smith soon observed the outcomes of creating an organized space for clients wasn’t just a more organized and functional space, but also created personal outcomes in the lives of people that were unexpected.

The Library is hosting a free mental health seminar facilitated by VAYA Health at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 28. This program is in the Community Room and is free of charge, but registration is required.

Can mindfulness, meditation, spirituality and yoga help manage mental illness? Many of the “outside of the box” interventions can be incorporated into the lives of people managing a mental illness and/or their caregivers to help create balance, stability and a reduction in stress and its maladaptive impacts. This is the second in a series of four presentations that look at alternative treatments and practice modalities and their impact on mental health.

This course is designed for both care providers and people receiving care. Participants are welcome to attend all or part of the series. Call the Library at 586-2016 to register. Visit to sign up for free webinars offered by Vaya Health.

The Library is hosting a Family Night from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 28. Patrons are encouraged to come anytime during the two hours. This program is in the Community Room and is free of charge.

This Family Night is part of the N.C. Science Festival and will feature a variety of different building materials and other makertools supplies such as robots, Magna-Tiles and LEGOS.

There will be challenges to complete as well as space for self-guided discovery. Prizes will be awarded for such diverse activities as robot-directing, skyscraper building with Magna-Tiles and creative architecture with Keva Planks.

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

The Jackson County Public Library is a member of Fontana Regional Library (