Booksmarts


Angela Llewellyn - Mount Airy Public Library



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

Camino Island by John Grisham, fiction

Love Story by Karen Kingsbury, fiction

Indecent Exposure by Stuart Woods, fiction

A Dog’s Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron, fiction

Dragon Teeth by Michael Chrichton, fiction

Driving Miss Norma by Tim Bauerschmidt, non-fiction

The Most Beautiful by Mayte Garcia, biography

Between Them by Richard Ford, biography

Chapel Car Bride Judith Miller, large print fiction

Irresistible by Mary Balogh, large print fiction

Cakewalk by Rita Mae Brown, large print fiction

Always Close to Home by Jerry S. Eicher, large print fiction

Preacher’s Bloodbath by William Johnstone, large print fiction

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane, large print fiction

Death in Cantera by John D. Nesbitt, large print fiction

Angel of Forest Hill by Cindy Woodsmall, large print fiction

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The Friends of the Library is in need of more volunteers to help with the store, Between the Covers. The store is located at 140 N. Main Street, next door to the Earle Theater. If you, or someone you can recommend, has time to give, contact at 336-648-8176, or stop by to fill out a volunteer form. The shop is run by volunteers, and we depend on book, records, and DVD donations for our stock. Any purchases benefit the library.

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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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The Book Munchers book club for kids meets at the library on Wednesdays, at 4 p.m. The liberary will lead the kids in reading books,and doing activities, from various elementary/juvenile titles..

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The intermediate Spanish class for adults is held at the library each Monday at 5 p.m. except for when we are closed for a holiday. However, there will be no classes on on June 26, July 3 and July 10. The class will resume on Monday, July 17.

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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. 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.

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There is an online book club for elementary aged students, that can be accessed with one of our library cards and a pin number, at the website www.nckids.overdrive.com . Use of this online library feature is free with your library card, and they have thousands of other titles to download and read. Check it out!

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Our Summer Reading Programs will begin in June, with lots of activities to join through July. Our theme is “Build a Better World,” and is centered around architecture, building, and construction. This summer we’ll have Makerspace Mondays, on Monday afternoons at 1 p.m., beginning June 19, and continuing through July 24. Call to sign up, only one class per child, until we see how attendance goes, with a limit of 20 kids each week.

Thursday afternoons, from June 22 through July 27, at 1 p.m., will be our learning events. On June 22, we’ll kick off our summer with registration, signing up for library cards, getting fun-filled book bags, playing with Legos, racing with our new Hot Wheels tracks, building with the new Lincoln Logs, snapping together our new Tinker Toys, and stacking our new Keva Planks! Additional events will be published weekly.

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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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