Map of NC

Map of NC

October 31, 2012


Happy Halloween!

Need some spooky stories to share tonight? Here are some North Carolina ghost tales that you may enjoy.
  • Mountain Ghost Stories by Janet Barnett and Randy Russell
  • Ghost Tales from the North Carolina Piedmont by Barry McGee and Linda Duck Tanenbaum
  • Ghosts and Legends of the Carolina Coasts by Terrance Zepke
 halloween desktop themes

Did you know?

The night that we associate with candy, costumes, and tricks actually began as the Celtic festival, Samhain (pronounced Sah-ween), to honor the dead, aid them in their journey to the afterlife, and keep their spirits away from the living. It was believed that the ghosts of the dead were able to mingle with the living on this day more than any other time of the year. Creepy!!

Check out the article from The American Folklife Center to learn more about the history of Halloween.

Library of Congress

October 23, 2012

Ready to Launch!

Well the big day is almost here! Tomorrow, October 24 @ 3:30, we are officially launching the North Carolina Literary Map! Below are detailed instructions for accessing the webinar. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend. If you are unable to attend and have questions, tweet us @NCLiteraryMap or post on our Facebook page.

We hope to "see" you there!

Here is the link to access the session. Please sign in a few minutes early to ensure everything is working properly. 

Technical requirements:
  • We will be using the library's virtual room in Blackboard Collaborate. It requires that you be able to download Java onto your computer, but you do not need any special software. Check your system requirements and find more details, guides and sample recording can be found here:  
  • You do not need a microphone as a chat system is available in the software but if you want to talk, use a headset-mic combo, to avoid feedback sound issues. 

When you enter the virtual room, you will be prompted for a session name. This is your personal name. You do not need a password to enter the session. 

Once in the  the room, please set up your audio (info will be on the opening slide) 

If you are having trouble entering the virtual room at the time of the event, please contact Beth at

Questions? please ask us!

October 12, 2012

Fabulous Friday...from Asheville!

Hello all:

Today the North Carolina Literary Map is at Fabulous Friday at the Pack Memorial Library in scenic downtown Asheville.  This mini-conference, geared toward public librarians, features a lot of great sessions, including a keynote address from State Librarian, Cal Shepard. Kathelene and Jennifer are talking up the Map and giving out goodies such as totes and pens! Next week we will be at the Fabulous Fridays conference in fabulous Winston-Salem! 

October 4, 2012

3, 2, 1....Launch!

Hi everyone....

The web launch of the NC Literary Map is quickly approaching! Mark your calendar for October 24th @ 3:30. Be sure to sign-up for the webinar at

Also,check out our new re-designed site !

Happy reading!!