Lunch & Learn Programs @ Main Library

Join your neighbors at the library in Statesville for “Lunch & Learn” programs. The programs feature authors and speakers from our community discussing a wide range of topics, including health, literature and the arts. Programs are Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The public is invited to bring a brown bag lunch and eat while enjoying an entertaining and informative program. The Iredell Friends of the Library will provide drinks and desserts for these free programs.

Wednesday, February 25 @ Noon

What's New on NC LIVE

NC Live

NC LIVE is a library at your fingertips. It offers free access to ebooks, audiobooks, videos, online magazines, newspapers, journals and more! Mardi Durham, Reference Librarian at the library in Statesville, will take you on a guided tour of some of the most exciting tools available from NC LIVE, and will point out what's new at the website.

Wednesday, March 4 @ Noon

What Are You Reading Book Club


If you love to read, talk about books and discover new titles and authors, this is the book club for you! Come ready to share information about a book you want to recommend to others. No registration required.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 @ Noon

Skype with Author Jamie Ford

Jamie Ford

Join us for a live video conference with Jamie Ford. His best-selling debut novel, Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, received numerous awards after its publication. The most notable awards came in 2010, when the book was the winner in the “Adult Fiction” category at the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature,and was a runner-up for the 2009 Langum Prize for historical fiction. His second novel, Songs of Willow Frost, made it to the second round of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards in the category of historical fiction.

Wednesday, March 18 @ Noon

Doris Betts Spring Writers Festival-Special Double Feature

Ben Pressley, Mitchell Community College English Instructor, will discuss Terri Kirby Erickson, an award-winning poet from Lewisville, NC. Her four collections of poetry include Thread Count, Telling Tales of Dusk, In the Palms of Angels and A Lake of Light and Clouds. Then, Kelly Wisdom, Mitchell Community College English Instructor will discuss American poet, novelist and professor Joseph Bathanti. Bathanti’s latest novel is The Life of the World to Come.

Wednesday, March 25 @ Noon

Doris Betts Spring Writers Festival-Special Double Feature

Kimberly Singh, Mitchell Community College English Instructor, will discuss Beth Gilstrap, an author born and raised in North Carolina. Her debut story collection, I AM BARBARELLA, will be released later this year. Then, Annette Moore, Mitchell Community College English Instructor, will discuss Zelda Lockhart, a contemporary American writer, speaker, teacher and director of LaVenson Press Studios. Lockhart has three novels: Fifth Born, Cold Running Creek and Fifth Born II: The Hundredth Turtle. She lives in North Carolina where she lectures and facilitates a variety of writing workshops.