Appalachian Regional Library will be closed on Friday, December 9 for staff training.


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Crooked Path of Grief


During this pandemic, we have all experienced loss in one way or another. The Library is partnering with local artist Andi Gelsthorpe to provide an interactive art installation on the lawn in November titled "The Crooked Path of Grief". This installation is meant to create a temporary safe and sacred space for reflection and recognition of those losses. The Grief flags are inspired by the Buddhist tradition of prayer flags which are hung with the intention that the wind will blow goodness and healing throughout the land. 

Kick Off

Monday, November 1 at 6 pm on the lawn (weather permitting)

The Kick Off will feature an original reading from writer and poet Amber Moodie- Dyer

This project is funded by an artist support grant through the NC Arts Council in collaboration with the Watauga Arts Council and the Watauga County Public Library


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