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Angela Llewellyn - Mount Airy Public Library



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

Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King, fiction

Jane Two by Sean Patrick Flanery, fiction

Dodgers by Bill Beverly, fiction

Maestra by L.S. Hilton, fiction

Death of a Nurse by M.C. Beaton, large print fiction

Wedding Cake Murder by Joann Fluke, large print fiction

The Rain Sparrow by Linda Goodnight, large print fiction

The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse, large print fiction

Family Jewels by Stuart Woods, large print fiction

Treachery at Lancaster Gate by Anne Perry, large print fiction

No Safe Secret by Fern Michaels, large print fiction

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben, large print fiction

What We Find by Robin Carr, large print fiction

Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel, large print fiction

And Then All Hell Broke Loose by Richard Engel, large print non-fiction

The End of Heart Disease by Joel Furhman, non-fiction

No Dream is Too High by Buzz Aldrin, biography

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Have you shopped at the Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library used bookshop, called Between the Covers, yet? It will be the fundraiser for the library’s programs. The store is open for business now, though the grand opening will take place on May 13. The store is located at 140 North Main Street, between the movie theater and Specialty Gifts. Contact the store at 336-648-8176 to volunteer to help with the shop.

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The NoneSuch Playmakers will be partnering with the Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library by performing their one-act comedies, “Random Acts of Laughter,” on Sunday afternoon, May 1, at 3 p.m., in the library’s multipurpose room. Admission will be free, but we are asking for donations for the Friends, which will in turn support our activities at the Mount Airy Public Library. Seating will be limited.

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The Magic Tree House Book Club for kids has begun meeting at the Mount Airy Public Library on Mondays, at 4 p.m. with reading books and doing activities from the beloved series by Mary Pope Osborne.

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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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New Baby Storytime, for babies from birth to 24 months, will meet on Wednesday 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 Wednesday afternoons from 5 p.m. till 6 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 Mount Airy Public Library Community Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, at 1 p.m. New members are always welcome.

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The Surry County Storytelling Guild meets on the first Tuesday night of each month, at 7 p.m., to practice their art of storytelling, and they invite you to come listen, or join in.

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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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Be making plans now, and gathering supplies, for the library’s Trashion Show on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. Participants are invited to design and create their own piece of wearable art, fashioned from everyday objects and recyclable items. Use your creativity to make your design, and have it ready to walk the red carpet. If you don’t create an entry, please come to watch the show. If you have an entry, please arrive at 10:30 a.m. for registration.

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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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