Brightstar Children’s Theater – Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Captain Friendship! Our super hero themed show is designed to offer young audiences the opportunity to stand up to a bullying bandit while empowering themselves in the process. This show seeks to hold young people accountable to stop bullying when they see it taking place and ensure peace is kept among their classmates. The best part is when Captain Friendship bestows her super hero powers unto the young audience members who, by stopping the bully, realize that they were the true super heroes all along!

Brightstar Children’s Theater American Tales & Tunes – Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 5:00 p.m.

Folk songs and folktales from across America come to life in this musical-filled adventure. We’ve  delved deep into American literature from the Jack Tales of the Appalachian region to the fishing docks of New England – and have created a vibrant and energetic show that seamlessly blends these fantastic regional stories with classic American folk songs – from Shenandoah to Shady Grove. Be prepared to be ENTHRALLED!!

“Lucky the Plott Hound: North Carolina’s Official State Dog” – Friday, August 14, 2015 @ 5:00 p.m.

A reading and presentation by North Carolina author, Libby Bagby. Ms. Bagby is the author ofLucky’s Plott, A Plott Hound Tale, Tracking Plott Hound History, North Carolina’s State Dog: A Reader’s Companion, and One Lucky Dog, with coauthor Jan Carmichael. The Plott Hound is the only breed of dog known to have originated in North Carolina, and it was named in honor of Jonathon Plott, a German immigrant. Ms. Bagby will spend time talking about the history of the Plott Hound and dazzling you with her stories.

GRAND FINALE: Author Event and Demonstration with children’s book author, Kelley Light, author of “Louise Loves Art.” – Date to Be Announced

**Thank you Lake Lure Community Education Foundation and Mountains Branch Friends of the Library for this WONDERFUL opportunity to celebrate the life-long adventure of learning!!**