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Bakersville Clinic Offers Help with Affordable Care Act
Affordable Care Act Info at Your Local Public Library
The staff of the four AMY libraries and bookmobile are among many public libraries in North Carolina that can now help their communities as they explore health care exchanges and learn the details of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
“We are ready to help our residents understand some of the provisions of the act and access resources to apply for the benefits,” said Regional Library Director Dan Barron. “Our staff have completed workshop training provided by the State Library of North Carolina, webinars related to the ACA and have developed policies to guide us as we try to help any and all. We are not taking a stand for or against the Act, but are just trying to help those who need or want to apply.”
AMY libraries will: provide access to information regarding the ACA and how to apply, provide access to the internet and the use of our computers, access to inexpensive copy services (10¢ for b&w, 30¢ for color) and inexpensive fax services ($1 per page), and help users to get online and access internet resources. But librarians cannot fill in the forms for users or interpret the law or procedures beyond what is listed on the AMY website. “If we can’t help you, we will be able to direct you to other agencies and individuals who can,” said Barron. Check out the AMY Website at or go by your local public library. Any other questions can be addressed to the Director at 828-682-4476 or email@example.com.
Renowned Glass Artist Harvey Littleton Dies
Harvey K. Littleton, June 14, 1922 - December 13, 2013
, founder of the studio glass movement, died in Spruce Pine on December 13th at 91 years of age.
A visionary artist, teacher and spokesman for the arts, Littleton brought glassblowing from the factory into the studio, setting in motion the dramatic development of glass as a medium in contemporary art. His book Glassblowing: A Search for Form, published in 1971, is considered the manifesto of the movement.
Littleton devoted four decades of his professional life to pushing the boundaries of the medium, creating powerful sculptures exploiting the physical properties of molten glass and developing the technique for printing from glass plates. He built an international reputation in ceramics, demonstrated glassblowing at the First World Congress of Crafts in New York City and has work at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Littleton exhibited widely and was known around the world as an eloquent spokesperson for glass and for the arts. Littleton moved his home and studio to North Carolina in 1977. He is survived by his wife of 62 years and 4 children. All of Littleton’s children have careers associated with glass.