A new online introduction course in Genealogy and Family History Research is being offered through the North Carolina State Library beginning March 23 and running through June 1.
RootsMOOC is a friendly introduction to family history research in the United States using commonly available sources. The expert researchers at the State Library of North Carolina will help you learn about the most useful sources, tools, and techniques for getting your research off the ground and properly organized. By the time you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a good start on your own genealogy research and you will know how and where to keep digging.
The course is free. Enroll by visiting the RootsMOOC website.
If you want to continue discovering where your family tree leads, please join us at the library for our monthly Mountains Branch Genealogy Club meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. Contact Bill Miller at 625-9995 for more information.
This project was made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The Friends of the Library held their second annual Chili Cook Off on Saturday, March 14 at the Temple of Jesus Fellowship Hall. The cool, rainy weather was the perfect backdrop for the eleven spicy chili contestants inside. The cooks passed out samples of their stew to approximately 65 tasters for a vote. In the end, Tom Neff earned the Silver Spatula Award for Best Chili for the second year running.
The Friends also raised funds with a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds go to support the Mountains Branch Library.
Local author, Rose Senehi will be the featured speaker at April's Books & Bites, hosted by the Friends of the Mountains Branch Library. Books & Bites takes place Thursday, April 16 at 11:30 in the Garden Room of the Lake Lure Inn. Cost for the event is $25, which includes lunch.
Rose set her last four novels in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains and Hickory Nut Gorge. Her most recent book, Dancing on Rocks, was winner of the 2014 INDIE-READER DISCOVERY AWARD for Popular Fiction, and the 2014 Clark Cox Historical Fiction Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians.
Please call the Library at 287-6392 to reserve your space.