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Arts & Entertainment ‘Headhunters and Toothbrushes’ topic of Thursdays program

A chance meeting with a group of tribal natives in Borneo, called the Penan, led to the formation of MedicForce.Thursdays at the Library for July 18 will feature “Headhunters and Toothbrushes” with Jono Bryant.

Bryant is the director and founder of MedicForce, a medical charity that specializes in expeditions to remote jungle communities throughout the world. He is a paramedic and also runs a wilderness medicine school out of the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Bryant was born in the UK and before landing in Bryson City, he spent 12 years as an expedition leader and jungle specialist, leading trips for scientists, college groups and appearing in TV shows. This talk is about his experience working on a TV show in the remote jungles of Borneo and how MedicForce was formed after a chance meeting with a group of tribal natives called the Penan.

Jono Bryant director and founder of MedicForce, has led expeditions in remote jungles of the world. Thursdays at the Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Macon County Library, is an eclectic mix of programs by authors, musicians, and educators on topics designed for enjoyment and learning. These programs are free, open to all, and held in the meeting room on Thursdays at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

The Macon County Public Library in Franklin is a member of Fontana Regional Library. (

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