The following titles have been received at the library, and are available for checkout:
If Not For You by Debbie Macomber, fiction
If I’m Found by Terri Blackstock, fiction
Man Overboard by J. A. Jance, fiction
Forever a Hero by Linda Lael Miller, fiction
Vicious Circle by C. J. Box, fiction
Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles, fiction
The Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library count on your support to help fund programs at the library. Make sure to browse our new Friends of the Mt. 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. They now have Gift Certificates for sale, and record albums and 45s have just been added. The phone number is 336-648-8176, if you have questions.
National Library Week is held during April 10-14, and the library has several special events that week on the calendar, in addition to our weekly offerings.
-We will kick off the celebration with a Fundraiser for the Friends of the Library on Sunday, April 9, at 3 p.m. You are invited to make a donation of $20 in order to attend this murder mystery, titled Death Takes the Wheel, presented by The NoneSuch Playmakers. Make sure to purchase your ticket to make your reservation for limited seating. Dessert will be served during the performance. We appreciate your support.
-You’re invited to create your own book diorama to enter into our Peeps Show Contest, and the winner will receive a prize. Bring your entry, made with the Easter candy peeps as the characters, to the library on Monday, April 10. Patrons will vote on their favorite all week, and the winner will be announced on Saturday, April 15.
-On Tuesday, April 11, teens and adults are invited to a Poetry Writing Workshop to celebrate National Poetry Month, at 6 p.m.
-Thursday, April 13, at 4 p.m., we will head outside for Go Fly A Kite day, and kids and their families are invited to attend.
-Friday, April 14, is our day for kids to celebrate Easter with us at 4 p.m. We will be creating dyed eggs, using food coloring and shaving cream, so dress in clothes you would not mind getting stained.
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.
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.
Baby Storytime, for babies from birth to 24 months, will meet on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
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.
An intermediate Spanish Class for adults offered at the library on Monday afternoons at 5 p.m., will be suspended for a few weeks, as the instructor will be unavailable. We will announce when classes will resume.
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.
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.
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.
The Community Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, at 1 p.m. New members are always welcome.
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.
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.
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.