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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:

At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier, fiction

The Midwife’s Dilemma by Delia Parr, fiction

Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline, fiction

Obsession by Nora Roberts, fiction

Titans by Leila Meacham, fiction

Ron Rash Poems, non-fiction

Rightful Heritage by Douglas Brinkley, non-fiction

The Legends Club by Joen Feinsteain, large print non-fiction

Amish Sweethearts by Leslie Gould, large print fiction

Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury, large print fiction

Private Paris by James Patterson, large print fiction

Darkness by Karen Robards, large print fiction

Few of the Girls by Maeve Binchy, large print fiction

Obsession by Nora Roberts, large print fiction

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The Friends of the Mount Airy Public Library group has opened a used bookshop, called Between the Covers, on Main Street, and it will be the fundraiser for the library’s programs. We hope you will support the store, which in turn will support us. The store will begin opening for business in March, and the grand opening will take place in April. The store will be located at 140 Main Street, between the movie theatre and Specialty Gifts. Contact Pat Gwyn, [email protected], or call 336-789-5108, 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 Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m., and 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, August 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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