Explorations: A Forum for Adults

An ongoing lecture and discussion series for adults, featuring a variety of informative and entertaining presenters who are experts in their field. 

Programs are held on Sunday afternoons and are free and open to the public. The series is sponsored by Friends of Southern Pines Public Library. 

"One Community: Many Voices": As the Library prepares to launch an oral history project, the Adult Summer Reading theme will encourage citizens to get involved. To kick off the summer, North Carolina Storyteller Priscilla Best will perform on Sunday, June 7, from 3-4 pm. Ms. Best delights audiences with an interactive program including contemporary stories, folktales, and stories and chants of African culture.
On Sunday, May 3, Master Gardener JoAnn Erickson presented Container Gardening. Participants learned how to create unique container flower gardens and demonstration containers were given away as door prizes. 
Lecturer and writer Ray Linville presented African Heritage in Southern Foods on Sunday, April, 12 from 3-4pm. Learn how African heritage and foodways have enriched food choices and culture of the American South.
Dr. Elliot Engel is the featured performer for the Library's Palustris Festival of the Arts event on Sunday, March 29 from 3:00-4:00 pm. Dr. Engel is an author and scholar who has presented literary lectures around the world. Using anecdote, analysis, and large doses of humor, Dr. Engel will present "O' Henry: His Surprise Endings...and Beginnings." This event is free, but tickets are limited and required. There are no tickets remaining for this event.
Folksinger, storyteller and autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller presented Singing Through History on Sunday February 22, from 3:00-4:00 pm. This multi-cultural folk music program featured group singing, interactivity, and educational storytelling. 
Learn to Spin with Holly Wunsch on Sunday, Jan. 11 from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Spinner and knitter Holly Wunsch will reach the basics of spinning on a drop spindle. Supplies are free and provided by Friends of Southern Pines Library.