Closing Time

It has been a real joy working on this blog but all good things must come to an end. Most people interested in programming have given us their email addresses and seem to prefer that mode of communication so the blog has lost its reason for being. In addition, there is increased flexibility with posting to our official website (

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Crystal D. Holland, MSLS
Adult Services Librarian
Kernersville Branch Library

If you want different results then you have to take different actions on a consistent basis. (Billy Cox)


West Central Area FONCPL Workshop- Author Visits

Take away points from Crystal Holland’s presentation:
* Dream in secret and plan in the open
* Whenever possible, ask the author directly
* Use the 6 degrees of separation
* Enrich the experience
* Promote
* Evaluate/Assess
* Never give up!

March Programming

There are lots of fun and informative programs remaining this month. Sign up to attend or just come on over! As always, these programs are FREE and open to the public.

Computer/Downloading Classes

Internet with Email Basics. Wed., March 14th OR Wed., March 28th @ 2:30pm in the Paddison Room. Call 703-3079 to register for either class.

Downloading eBooks and Audiobooks. Tues., March 20th @ 10:30am in the Paddison Room. Call 703-3079 to register for this class.


Scrapbooking Club. Tues., March 13th @ 6:30pm in Room 4.

After 5 Readers. Wicked by Gregory Maguire is the selection for this month. Come join us for a lively discussion of this powerful book. Mon., March 26th @ 6pm in the Paddison Room.


Caregiver Support Series. Tuesdays, March 13th, 20th, and 27th @ 11am in Room 7. These helpful sessions covering important issues in caregiving (stress, long distance caregiving and choosing an in-home agency) will be led by Sharon Hodge of Home Instead Senior Care. Please register by calling 703-2930.

Patty Jo Sawvel, author of Under the Influence, will lead a seminar entitled Understanding Today’s Youth. Mon., March 19th @ 7pm in Room 7. Call 869-9102 to register.

Money Smart Week 2012

Money Smart Week is a nationwide event and the Forsyth County Public Library is providing dozens of FREE programs across the county on financial literacy and safety. The Friday program will be of special interest for the many small business owners that are members of the Chamber. Saturday’s 3D is the culminating event for the month.

Monday, April 23rd: Reduce Your Debt Load (Room 7; 6:30-7:30pm)

Learn to budget money wisely, use credit to the MAX, and tips to help support a workable spending plan within the needs and wants of your family. Presenter: Deborah Womack from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

Thursday, April 26th: Saving for and Financing College (Room 4; 4-5:30pm)

Learn about the different types of student loans available, the many kinds of college savings vehicles and which one might be right for you. Also learn about college funding options. Presenter: Principal Financial Group.

Friday, April 27th: Big Challenges for Small Businesses (Room 4; 1-2:30pm)

Learn about business succession planning, recruiting, retaining key employees, converting profits to wealth, raising capital, recruiting talent, all without losing control. Presenter: Principal Financial Group.

Saturday, April 28th: Document Disposal Day (Kernersville Chamber of Commerce parking lot; 10am-2pm)

Bring up to 5 legal boxes of your sensitive documents (paper only) to the shredding truck for safe shredding and disposal. Sponsored by: Shred 4 Safety.

After 5 Readers Go Wicked for March 2012 Selection

Wicked : The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years, #1)Wicked : The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

At our groups’s first meeting last night, we decided to go green for March and read Wicked by Maguire. I’m a bit nervous as this is WAY outside of my genre comfort zone. We want to have fun with it though and so I’m hoping that after our members finish the book they will flock to the musical! 🙂

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