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Friends of Hot Springs Library

A Community Organization Supporting the Hot Springs, NC Library

Who We Are ~ Friends of Hot Springs Library

Friends of Hot Springs Library, or FHSL, is an all volunteer organization devoted to supporting the Hot Springs Library through fundraising, advocacy, author and educational events, building maintenance and community participation.  Some of us volunteer our time for library programs, events and maintenance. Some attend monthly meetings to plan upcoming and ongoing events and programs. Many of our Hot Springs Friends of the Library contribute their support through yearly membership dues and donations.  We work together and do what we can to help keep our library a vibrant and lively part of the Hot Springs community.  We encourage you to join us in our efforts.

FHSL meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 5:00pm at the Hot Springs Library.  All are welcome to attend.

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Hot Springs Centennial Commemoration of the Great War and Hot Springs 1917

Centennial Commemoration of the Great War in Hot Springs 1917
Remembering the German Internment
September 15, 16, & 17, 2017
Friday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Hot Springs Library – Slide show of the Great War and Hot Springs
7:00-9:00 PM – Hot Springs Welcome Center
•Documentary Film: German Enemy Aliens in the Land of the Sky
By Dr. Kevin Kennedy
Panel Response: Dr. Lucia Carter, Mars Hill University
Terry Roberts, Author
Heather Perry, UNC Charlotte

Saturday
12:30, 2:00, and 4:00 PM – Hot Springs Spa Grounds
•Smoky Mountain Brass Band Performance of WW1 Classics
10:30 AM – Welcome Center
•WW1 The Great War and Hot Springs: Lecture by Heather Perry, Professor of History at UNC Charlotte; Panel Response, Q & A
5:00 PM – Odd Fellows Cemetery
•Memorial Wreath Presentation by German Consul Klaus Becker and Robert Burns at POW Gravesites

Throughout the Day
•Continuous Showings of Great War Documentaries at the Welcome Center
•Photo Exhibit of the Internment Camp and Military Memorabilia
•German Food Vendors at the Spa Grounds
•Self-Guided Walking Tours of Homes and Locations Related to the German Internment
7:30-9:00 PM – Welcome Center
•Panel Discussion: Lasting Effects of the Great War
Heather Perry, Robert Burns and Dr. Lucia Carter

Sunday
10:00 AM – Dorland Presbyterian Church
• Service of Remembrance of Hot Springs Veterans of WW1. Display of WW1 memorabilia and photos. Potluck luncheon at Church Fellowship Hall

Online Donation ~ Grow Our Hot Springs Library Campaign


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We have opened the doors on our NEW HOT SPRINGS LIBRARY!!!  We are so excited to be able to share this beautiful new library and look forward to a great future of programming, events, and the wonderful spirit and friendship that libraries bring to a community.
We continue to ask for your monetary support to help us retire our five year mortgage and make this great location ours alone.  All operating expenses will be covered in the regular budget, so we can focus our efforts on debt retirement.  Every donation goes directly and fully to that goal.
With your support, we will reach our goal. No amount is too small (or too large!).  Every dollar helps get us closer.  You can mail a check or donate online using PayPal or a major credit card.
Prefer to mail a check?  Great!  Make your check out to: 
  • Friends of Hot Springs Library   
  • Mail to: P.O.Box 175  
  • Hot Springs, NC 28743.  

Friends of Hot Springs Library is a chapter of Madison County Friends of the Library, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Your entire donation is tax deductible. We so much appreciate your generosity and your caring about our Library.

We will be celebrating our grand opening in March 2017. Stay tuned for details as well as future fundraising events to support our efforts. Please share this website address with your friends and family.  Thank you for supporting the Friends of Hot Springs Library! 

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