Recent additions to the book collection at The Mount Airy Public Library, include:
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon, fiction
The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille, fiction
To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon, fiction
Haunted by James Patterson, fiction
Point of Contact by Tom Clancy, large print fiction
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter, large print fiction
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick, large print fiction
House of Spies by Daniel Silva, large print fiction
The Fallen by Ace Atkins, large print fiction
The Fix by David Baldacci, large print fiction
Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich, large print fiction
The Nearness of You by Dorothy Garwood, large print fiction
Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber, large print fiction
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power by Al Gore, non-fiction
The Hello Girls by Elizabeth Cobbs, non-fiction
What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton, biography
Between the Covers Used Book Shop, run by the Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library, will close on Nov. 1. A Going Out of Business Sale will begin on Monday, Sept. 25, and run through the shop’s closing. All used books will be offered at 50 percent off the current shop price. Between the Covers is located at 140 N. Main Street next to the Earle Theater. Shop hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
We are taking donations now for our next book sale. The Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library will hold their Fall Used Book Sale at the Library from Wednesday, Nov. 15, through Monday, Nov. 20. The sale begins with the First Choice Sale on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m.. On Thursday, Nov. 16, the sale hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 17, the sale hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, is the half-price sale which will run 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale ends on Monday, Nov. 20, with Bag Sale Day, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the charge is $2 for a bag of books.
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.
The Book Munchers book club for kids meets at the library on Wednesdays, at 4 p.m. The library will lead the kids in reading books,and doing activities, from various elementary/juvenile titles..
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.
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.
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!
Teens and Young Adults are invited to a Night Circus Masquerade Prom at the library after hours on Friday, Oct. 13, for an early Halloween celebration! Read the book, The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern, for inspiration. To attend this Steampunk event, the guests must dress in black/white prom attire, with touches of red as an accent, that is reminiscent of Victorian, Gothic, and Futuristic styles combined. The Circus of Dreams awaits, with doors opening at dusk, from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m., and snacks will be available. Wear your mask, and join the fun! Call the library with questions, and ask for Angela.
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.