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.

Learn about a local unique business model on Sunday, August 6th at 3:00 pm. The Sage Harvest Gourmet Jerky store was started as the dream of one military family who, after four adoptions of their own, wanted to support other adopted families. Find out how this family works to give back to others, and sample Gourmet Jerky, courtesy of Friends of Southern Pines Library.
Discover the secrets of raising honeybees, why their populations are declining, and how to be bee-friendly on Sunday, July 9th, from 3-4 pm. Kathy Byron, local beekeeper and Executive Director of Good Food Sandhills, will present this program. 
Sue Stovall runs Paradox Farm Creamery in West End, NC. She shared the secrets of raising goats and cheese-making on Sunday, June 4, from 3-4pm. Participants sampled goat cheese, courtesy of Friends of Southern Pines Library.
The North Carolina Art Therapy Association discussed Art Therapy on Sunday, May 7, at 3:00 pm. Art therapy is a technique that uses the creative process of making art to facilitate healing and life enhancement. See the Peace Flag created by participants in the library Multi-Purpose Room.
The library presented Protect Yourself Identity Theft and Scams on Sunday, April 2nd at 3:00 pm. This event was presented by John Bason of the Office of the State Attorney of North Carolina. Identity theft and scams are becoming more elaborate and creative. Learn the tactics thieves use to steal your hard-earned money, including the most recent schemes online, at home, and by phone.