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Angela Llewellyn - Mount Airy Public Library



The following titles have been received at the library, and are available for checkout:

When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Krentz, fiction

The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg, fiction

Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell, fiction

Seashell Season by Holly Chamberlain, fiction

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, biography

The True Tails of Baker and Taylor by Jan Louch, non-fiction

Honor Before Glory by Scott McGaugh, non-fiction

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Please continue to browse our new Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library used bookshop, Between the Covers, on Main Street. The shop is run by volunteers, and we depend on book donations for our stock. Your purchases benefit the library, so shop with a good cause in mind! The stores now has gift certificates for sale, and old record albums and 45s have been added to the stock. The phone number is 336-648-8176, if you have questions.

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The Magic Tree House Book Club for kids has begun meeting at the Mount Airy Public Library on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. with reading books and doing activities from the beloved series by Mary Pope Osborne. Please note, this is a change from the former Monday meeting time.

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Preschool story times are held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds, and on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for 4-and 5-year-olds.

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Baby Storytime, for babies from birth to 24 months, will meet on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m.

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Wednesday at 4 p.m. we are here to help you get started using ancestry.com to track your genealogy. Stop by the front desk to ask for help in beginning your search.

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A Basic Spanish Class for adults will now be offered at the library on Monday afternoons at 5 p.m., led by instructor Maria Luisa Saldarriaga.

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Pajama Story time for kids takes place each Thursday night at 7 p.m. The kids are welcome to wear their pajamas, and bring their cuddle toys. We’ll hear a couple of stories, and do an activity that goes with the story.

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The library has an Adult Coloring Class on Thursday nights, at 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. The library supplies coloring sheets, colored pencils, and markers, but are are welcome to bring their own supplies as well. The library plays relaxing music, and those participating enjoy hot drinks for those who’d like coffee or tea.

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Tai Chi is offered each Friday morning at 10 a.m. This class is for everyone, but especially for those with limited mobility, due to conditions such as arthritis.

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The Community Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, at 1 p.m. except in December, when the meeting was held on Dec. 7. The club will resume normal meeting times in January. New members are always welcome.

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Teens, aged 12-19 years old, are invited to a new club at the library, called Choices, where we’ll discuss books, movies, music, art, whatever interests them. We will meet on the first Thursday of each month, at 4 p.m. The book for January will be A Dog’s Purpose by Cameron Bruce, and copies are available at the front desk.

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There will be a Teen Snowflake Craft Class on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m., for ages 12-19.

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The Dewey Decimal Players will present their Christmas Show on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 19 and 20, at 6:30 p.m. both nights. The show is free.

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Kids are invited to the library on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 4 p.m., for Milk, Cookies, and Stories with Santa! Bring your cameras for this fun event.

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The library will be closed from Dece. 23 through Dec. 27, and will open with regular hours on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Merry Christmas to you!

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The library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, in observance of the New Year holiday. Happy New Year!

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Our Young Actors Workshops will take place on every Tuesday in January, at 4 p.m., for kids aged 7-19 years old. We will be rehearsing the play, “Frozen Hearts,” to be performed on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m.

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Questions? Call the library at 336-789-5108. Find us on Facebook at Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library.

Go to our website to view our events and catalog online at nwrl.org.

Library hours:

Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m. till 5 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.

Angela Llewellyn

Mount Airy Public Library

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