Friday, April 7, 2017

Joyce Hostetter Inspires Many at Alexander County Library Programs

On March 5, 2017, the public was invited to hear NC author, Joyce Moyer Hostetter, speak on her newest novel, AIM. The book is a prequel in the Bakers Mountain Stories series which includes the beloved book, BLUE.

Library teen volunteers, Maia Southers and Courtney Gant, helped with setup, service, and cleanup. Also assisting was Hunter Jamison (not pictured).  I thank them so much for their help!

The reception was held at Reformation Lutheran Church in Taylorsville. Alexander Friends of the Library sponsored the event.

Alexander Friends of the Library President, Glenn Mays, welcomed the audience which came to hear Joyce Hostetter.

Alexander Friends of the Library also purchased one copy of AIM for each school in the county. Mrs. Hostetter signed them as well as others she had available for purchase. Thank you, Friends, for all you did for the library and the schools with this event!

I had my hair dyed blue. How I do love these books! And this author!

On Friday evening, March 10, Alexander County Library held its Art After Hours with the new exhibit, "Ask Me What I Remember: Images of Perseverance". Local photographers were encouraged to recreate scenes from BLUE or scenes reminiscent of their pasts.  A poetry wall gave reception attendees the opportunity to share memories in print.

Joyce Hostetter (left) chats with Alexander County resident and polio survivor, Fleeta Mayes, at Art After Hours.

Library Board Trustee chair, Miranda Burgin, welcomed the audience for the event celebrating local photographers and Joyce Hostetter's work that has inspired so many.

At the April 21, 2017 Poetry after Hours event, Teen Poetry Happens will share their poem pieced together from imagery collected on the poetry wall.  Area poets will also be encouraged to attend and share their works about the current exhibit or other works in an open mic. The reception and poetry readings will go from 6 - 7:30 pm at Alexander County Library.

Hope to see you soon at Alexander County Library!


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