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.

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 required. Please check back as the event date nears for ticket availability. 
  
Folksinger, storyteller and autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller presents Singing Through History on Sunday February 22, from 3:00-4:00 pm. This multi-cultural folk music program features group singing, interactivity, and educational storytelling. Free! Families are welcome.
 
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.

 On Sunday, Nov. 9 from 2:30-4:00pm at the Penick Village Grand Ballroom, the library screened the documentary film, "The Marshall Plan: Against the Odds." Co-Executive film producers, Eric and Linda Christenson presented the film and led discussion. Refreshments provided by Friends of Southern Pines Public Library.
 
FirstHealth dietitian Ashley Carpenter presented "Gluten-Free, Is it for Me?" on Sunday, Oct. 12 from 3-4pm. Participants learned what gluten is and how it may affect health, and find a wide selection of gluten free cookbooks available for checkout. Samples of gluten-free snacks were provided 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!