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.

On Sunday, Nov. 9 from 2:30-4:00pm at the Penick Village Grand Ballroom, the library will show the documentary film, "The Marshall Plan: Against the Odds." Co-Executive film producers, Eric and Linda Christenson will present the film and lead discussion. Refreshments provided by Friends of Southern Pines Public Library.
FirstHealth dietitian Ashley Carpenter will present "Gluten-Free, Is it for Me?" on Sunday, Oct. 12 from 3-4pm. Learn what gluten is and how it may affect your health, and find a wide selection of gluten free cookbooks available for checkout. Sample gluten-free snacks, courtesy of Friends of Southern Pines Library.
In collaboration with the Community read of "The Right Stuff," the library hosted a special Explorations program on Sun., Sept. 21 at 3:30pm. Marc Fusco, a Solar System Ambassador with NASA, spoke about the book and NASA in general. Mr. Fusco holds an MS degree in Space Studies and focuses his interest on space history, commerce and policy.
Learn to laugh your stress away! Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Rhonda Lee presented a Laughter Yoga Class on Sunday, Aug. 3 from 3-4 pm. If you can laugh, you can do laughter yoga. No special equipment of clothing needed and no difficult postures. All levels of fitness welcome!
Worms are a gardener's best friends!  Master Gardener Betsy Spencer presented a "hands-on" experience with worms on Sunday, July 13th to teach about vermicomposting.
Local author and journalist Sara Lindau presented "East and West Southern Pines" on Sunday, May 4, from 3-4 pm. Lindau, who co-wrote the book East and West Southern Pines with the late Pamela M. Blue, will discuss the history of our community through discussion and a PowerPoint presentation.  

What kind of flowers should you grow to attract delightful little hummingbirds? On Sunday, April 6 from 3-4 pm, local bird expert Susan Campbell presented "Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Back Yard." Learn about local hummingbird species, what they like to eat and how to create an inviting habitat.
Blues singer and storyteller Logie Meachum performed "The Greatest Stories Ever Told" at the library on Sunday, March 9, from 3-4pm. This event is free and open to all ages.