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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:

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb, fiction

Troublemaker by Linda Howard, fiction

A Low Country Wedding by Mary Alice Monroe, fiction

The Viscount Needs a Wife by Jo Beverly, fiction

First Fix Your Alibi by Bill James, fiction

Best of My Love by Susan Mallery, fiction

Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen, fiction

Chasing the North Star by Robert Morgan, fiction

Treasured by Sherryl Woods, fiction

Apostle by Tom Bissell, non-fiction

The Devil’s Chessboard by David Talbot, non-fiction

Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt, non-fiction

My Southern Journey by Rick Bragg, non-fiction

Longevity Book by Cameron Diaz, non-fiction

North Carolina Craft Beers and Breweries by Erik Lars Myers, non-fiction

Dream Home by Jonathan and Drew Scott, non-fiction

Eastern Birds by David Allen Sibley, non-fiction

Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindley, large print fiction

Written on My Heart by Morgan Callan Rogers, large print fiction

As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark, large print fiction

The Mistletoe Inn by Richard Paul Evans, large print fiction

Flawless by Heather Graham, large print fiction

The Widow by Fiona Barton, large print fiction

Lightning Lingers by Barbara Freethy, large print fiction

Dear Mr. You by Mary Louse Parker, large print biography

On My Own by Diane Rehm, large print biography

Paul McCartney by Philip Norman, biography

Her Again by Michael Schulman, biography

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanith, 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 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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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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