Friday, July 28, 2006

Horace Kephart Collection Featured by NC ECHO

Congratulations to our own George Frizzell, Head of Special Collections, whose article on Hunter Library’s Horace Kephart website, was featured in the July 2006 NC ECHO (Exploring Cultural Heritage Online) newsletter. The Kephart website was created in 2004 to commemorate the centennial of this author’s arrival in Western North Carolina. Horace Kephart was a professional librarian-turned-author whose book, Our Southern Highlanders (1913), remains widely read today. Kephart’s portrait of early 20th century life ensures him an enduring legacy in North Carolina letters and history.

In his article, Frizzell refers to Hunter Library’s Kephart site as a “virtual album,” that “presents the essence of Kephart’s vision, and is a tribute to the people and places he photographed.” A collective effort between Hunter Library and Western’s Mountain Heritage Center, the Kephart project was made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant.

To learn more about Kephart and Western North Carolina heritage, please visit the site at

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Construction at Hunter Library

You can’t miss the orange tape, fencing, and lots of trucks. We’re getting a new roof and having the walkway redone this summer. Please pardon the obstacles and watch your step. We are indeed open!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Heard any great books lately?

Hunter Library wants to share access to more than 1,000 unabridged versions of the latest best-sellers, book club favorites, award-winning authors, and Pimsleur language study courses. More titles are added monthly.

These downloadable audiobooks are FREE! Download them to your computer to listen to at home, or transfer them to your MP3 player to enjoy on the go.

NetLibrary eAudiobooks can be downloaded or played on any desktop, laptop or portable device supporting Windows Media Player version 9 and above. Library users can also transfer favorite titles to a wide range of portable devices, including portable music players, portable media centers, Pocket PCs and even select smartphone devices.

Brush up on the classics, learn a new language, or enjoy some light summer fare.

More about Audiobooks from Hunter Library