Booksmarts


Angela Llewellyn - Mount Airy Public Library



Please continue to browse our new Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library used bookshop, Between the Covers, on Main Street. The shop is run by volunteers, and we depend on book donations for our stock. Your purchases benefit the library, so shop with a good cause in mind! The phone number is 336-648-8176, if you have questions.

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The library is signing up kids for its Summer Reading Program. The Tuesday Afternoon Movies begin on the June 21, and the Reading Pep Rally on the June 23 kicks off our Thursday afternoon events. Get books into your kid’s hands, keep them reading this summer!

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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 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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