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Angela Llewellyn - Mount Airy Public Library



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

The Late Show by Michael Connelly, fiction

Look Behind You by Iris Johansen, fiction

Distant View of Everything by Alexander McCall Smith, fiction

The Vanishing American Adult by Ben Sasse, non-fiction

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The Friends of the Library is in need of more volunteers to help with the store, Between the Covers. The store is located at 140 N. Main Street, next door to the Earle Theater. If you, or someone you can recommend, has time to give, contact at 336-648-8176, or stop by to fill out a volunteer form. The shop is run by volunteers, and we depend on book, records, and DVD donations for our stock. Any purchases benefit the library.

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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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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. However, there will be no classes on and July 10. The class will resume on Monday, July 17.

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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 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 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.

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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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Our Summer Reading Programs will begin in June, with lots of activities to join through July. Our theme is “Build a Better World,” and is centered around architecture, building, and construction. This summer we’ll have Makerspace Mondays, on Monday afternoons at 1 p.m., through July 24. Call to sign up, only one class per child, until we see how attendance goes, with a limit of 20 kids each week.

Thursday afternoons, through July 27, at 1 p.m., will be our learning events. We’ll be playing with Legos, racing with our new Hot Wheels tracks, building with the new Lincoln Logs, snapping together our new Tinker Toys, and stacking our new Keva Planks! Additional events will be published weekly.

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The annual Young Actors Drama Camp, for kids 7-19 years old, will take place Monday-Friday, July 31- August 4, at 1 p.m. No need to register, kids just show up to play theater games, do skits, wear costumes, and play pretend each day. We encourage kids to use their imagination, let go of fear, and just have fun!

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A meeting of the Dewey Decimal Players will be held on Monday, July 31, at 4 p.m., to discuss the fall show. Lots of artistic talent will be needed for the Halloween themed show, in a multimedia presentation, and plans need to be made for a timeline of events. To be a Dewey you have to be 12-19 years old, no experience necessary. New members always welcomed.

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Teens and young adults — do yeed to learn “How to Adult”? Join us the week of August 7-11, at 1 p.m. each day, for workshops that will give you a greater understanding of being on your own for the first time. During this week we will learn about financials- how to start a checking account, how to make a budget you can live with, how to file your taxes, how to build credit, etc.; we’ll learn basic car maintenance- how to check/change your tires, how to check/fill oil, how to add other fluids, how to check your spark plugs/battery, etc.; we’ll practice skills to get a job- write a resume, fill out an application, be interviewed with confidence, etc., plus much more.

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Local author Barbara Bamberger Smith will be here on Thursday, August 17, at 7 p.m., to discuss her book “Generous Fruits: A Survey of American Homesteading.”

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Bestselling author Beverly Lewis will be visiting at the library on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m., to discuss her new book “The Proving! Books,” will be available to purchase for signing.

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Join us for a Princess Party on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. when you are invited to wear a costume, and watch the new Beauty and the Beast movie.

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Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m., for a Pirate Party, since it’s Talk Like a Pirate day! Dress in costume, and we’ll all watch the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Dead Men Tell No Tales!

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The library will be celebrating World Peace Day with a Kindness Rocks event, where we can do inspiring artwork on rocks, which we can take to other locations to spread a positive message. Join us on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m.

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Young adults are invited to the library on Saturday, Sept.23, at 10 a.m., for a Photo Scavenger Hunt! Bring your phones/cameras that take digital photos with you for this hunt, where everyone has items to find on their checklist, and they have to walk from the library to find them, document them, and be back at the library by Noon! Prizes will be awarded!

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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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