Author Archives: Heidi Buchanan

September 26 Event–Kephart: A Librarian’s Effort to Create a National Park

In 1904, Horace Kephart, father of six, author, and a librarian employed by Cornell, Yale, and the St. Louis Mercantile Library, headed to western North Carolina “looking for a big primitive forest where I could build up strength anew and indulge my lifelong fondness for hunting, fishing and exploring new… Read more »

GLBT Book Month

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GLBT Book Month Logo

Hunter Library joins in the celebration of GLBT Book Month this June by featuring Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) fiction and nonfiction. Browse recent titles below, many of which have received the American Library Association’s Stonewall Awards. Click on a book cover for details and location information. The library’s… Read more »

What is the Green Book?

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Cover of the 1960 Green Book, from the NY Public Library

The film Green Book won 3 Golden Globe awards this week. The movie title refers to an essential guide for African-American travelers, who often encountered segregation and discrimination throughout their journeys. The guide was created by a postal worker named Victor H. Green (the covers of the books were also… Read more »


6 to 7 p.m. Explore civil war artifacts in Hunter Library’s Special Collections Reading Room. This white glove event is open to Friends of Hunter Library and members of the Western North Carolina Civil War Round Table. 7 to 8 p.m. Learn about one of North Carolina’s most storied Civil War brigades from… Read more »

Award Winners and Noteworthy Books, 2016

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Hunter Library has many of the books featured in the New York Times’ “100 Notable Books” list, Publishers Weekly’s “Best Books 2016,” and this year’s winners of the National Book Award and Man Booker Prize.  Browse them below:   This page contains enriched content visible when JavaScript is enabled or… Read more »