July 2017

Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking with Robert Netherland

Posted by Scott Goldstein on Monday, July 17, 2017 - 12:41pm
Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking by Robert Netherland

Robert Netherland will share his interpretation of southern cooking in the Appalachian mountains on Wednesday, July 26 at 3:30 p.m. in the Broyhill Family Room (421) in Belk Library and Information Commons during a library sponsored author talk.

Robert Netherland grew up on his family’s farm in Surgoinsville, Tennessee on a bend in the Holston River. Netherland’s book, which is part family memoir, part cookbook, takes the reader through great southern cooking from the farm to the table. Netherland shares his memories of life on a farm which included harvesting, killing hogs, canning, family dinners, and community celebrations. His family recipes and his engaging story-telling encourage his readers to head to the farmers market to recreate and remember a time gone by.

In an online commentary of the book, the reviewer writes, “In sharing his experiences, Netherland reminds us of a time when prepackaged and plastic-wrapped food didn’t line our counters and fill our cabinets, but in its place were baskets of seasonal fruit, canned vegetables, fresh baked breads, and hot-from-the-oven cobblers. Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking is more than just a nostalgic memoir of farming and food, it’s also filled with healthy, simple, everyday eats for the modern cook.”

Special refreshments made from recipes in the book will be served. Come join us to sample some of his mother’s deviled eggs, old fashioned molasses cookies, and warm memories of the delicious southern food he grew up on. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Free parking in the library deck. For more information please call Lynn Patterson at 828-262-2087.

Solar Eclipse Event: Shadows of Diverse Discourse, July 12, 2017

Posted by on Monday, July 10, 2017 - 1:39pm

Shadows of Diverse Disciplines: Reflections on Solar Eclipses

July 12, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114

As anticipation builds with the solar eclipse approaching this August, the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University will hold a panel discussion to examine the many interpretations of these events in history, from scientific to religious, and discuss the significance of an eclipse through the variety of disciplines that comprise the college. 
Shadows of Diverse Disciplines: Reflections on Solar Eclipses,” an interdisciplinary panel discussion, will take place on Wednesday, July 12, at 1 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114. 

The panel will include Dr. Craig Caldwell, Department of History at Appalachian, Dr. Laura Ammon, Department of Philosophy and Religion, and Dr. Courtney McGahee, Department of Physics and Astronomy. It will be moderated by Dr. Clark Maddux, director of Watauga Residential College.

The goal of this panel, leading up to the actual solar event, will be to discuss how the different disciplines view and interpret eclipses through distinctions and commonalities. This event is free and open to the campus and community. For more about upcoming solar eclipse events on and off campus, visit http://cas.appstate.edu/eclipse.

Subject search results of solar eclipses in the Library Catalog