Booksmarts

Angela Llewellyn - Mount Airy Public Library

The following books have recently been received at the Mount Airy Public Library, and are available for checkout:

Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell, fiction

Darker by E.L. James, fiction

The Vietnam War by Ken Burns, non-fiction

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The Board of Trustees for the Mount Airy Public Library has initiated a “More Books, Please!” campaign, to supplement our book budget. As the end of the year approaches, if you would like to contribute to this campaign, you may apply tax credits for your contribution. Make your donations payable to The Mount Airy Public Library. Your support is appreciated!

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The Northwestern Regional Library Photography Contest will be held again this year, with a deadline of Friday, March 2, for all entries to be received. Stop by the front desk to pick up your entry forms.

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Join the fun of Harry Potter Book Night at the library, on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m., for all ages. Dress in costume, enjoy snacks that fit the occasion, join a book talk, create your own Magic Wand, be a part of a trivia contest, and help to pass the love of these books on to a new generation.

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Hola! The library is starting a pre-school storytime for those who speak Spanish. Join us on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. for one hour of stories, songs and crafts, all in Spanish. Bienvenidos a los cuentos en enspanol. Los Martes @ 9:30 a.m. Una hora de cuentos en espanol para ninos en edad preescolar. Tendremos historias, canciones y manualidades en espanol.

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Reading With Robin! Robin is a dog, a Dutch Shepherd, who has been trained by Therapy Dogs International to work with children who need help in practicing their reading. Robin will be here on Wednesday of each week, and there is no need to sign up, just arrive at 3 p.m. for this great service, brought to you by here handlers, Karen and Theo.

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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 library will lead the kids in reading books,and doing activities, from various elementary/juvenile titles..

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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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We are offering a once-a-month Beginner’s Yoga Class with Heather Elliott, on the second Saturday of each month, at 10:30 a.m.. Join us for this free class.

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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 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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Tuesday night Game Night will continue on Tuesdays through March 27. Be here at 6:30 p.m. to play, bring a game from home if you’d like for others to share it with you. Someone from Paradise Games will be here to teach us how to play some new and popular games. Join the fun — come out and play!

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Saturday, Feb. 3, is Take Your Child to the Library Day! There’ll be fun activities for the kids, throughout the time the library is open, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m., including a play for the whole family to see at 11 a.m., called “A Perfect Snowman,” to be performed by the Young Actors Drama Workshop students.

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Single, no plans, stood up, or just aggravated at the Valentine holiday? Join us at the library for a fun non-Valentine event on Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. — a playful Pillow Fight! Bring your own pillow, and dress in a valentine themed costume, to take out your frustration in a funny way. Refreshments available after the event.

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The Mount Airy Public Library and the J.J. Jones High School Alumni partner to bring you the one-man performance by Darryl Van Leer of “Mandela: Let Freedom Reign”, about the life of Nelson Mandela, at the L. H. Jones Family Resource Center Auditorium, 215 Jones School Road, on Sunday, Feb. 25 , at 3 p.m.

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There will have a Creative Writing Workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m., for teens and adults.

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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