December 2011 Newsletter

Here are the FREE programs coming to Kernersville in the month of December. As a bonus, these newsletters (and more) are also available on our branch library blog (http://kvillelibrary.com). We look forward to wrapping up 2011 with you @ your library!
  
Adult Programs
For more information about any of the adult programs, please contact Crystal Holland at 336-703-2932 or hollancd@forsyth.cc.
 
Thursday, December 1 @ 12 noon in Room 7 (lower level)- The Friends of the Kernersville Library Noon Book Club will welcome author Nancy Thomas. She will be discussing her book Moravian Christmas Traditions.Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome but please RSVP so that I can prepare enough food and drinks. Thanks! Just call 703-2930 or register online at http://forsyth.libcal.com/
  
Saturday, December 3 @ 10:30am in Room 4 (lower level)- Journaling with Photos. Join with other writers as celebrated author Jennifer L. Stevenson delivers another fantastic workshop here in Kernersville. Please bring your photos and your imagination! Light refreshments will be served. RSVP is requested to ensure we have enough materials for everybody. Just call 703-2930 or register online at http://forsyth.libcal.com/
  
Tuesday, December 6th @ 6:30pm in Room 7 (lower level)- Scrapbooking Fun with Nancy Glore. This is the kick-start for our monthly scrapbooking club. Please come out and join us to learn new techniques or just have fun working on a new album. Please bring any photos you’d like to use along with adhesive (glue, tape, etc.) and an acid free pen. Some supplies along with 12×12 paper will be provided. RSVP is requested to ensure we have enough materials for everybody. Just call 703-2930 or register online at http://forsyth.libcal.com/

Youth Services Programming
For more information about any of the children’s or teen programs, please contact Stefanie Kellum at 336-703-2930 <tel:336-703-2930> or kellumsm@forsythlibrary.org
  
Friday, December 2 @ 4:00pm in Room 1 – Family Flick Friday. Join us for a recently-released family-friendly Christmas movie. We’ll have popcorn and drinks too! Reply to this email or call 703-2930 to find out what movie we’re showing. 

Tuesday, December 6 @ 4:30pm in Room 7 – Christmas Origami for Teens. Make three Christmas-themed origami projects that you can give away or use to decorate your tree! For ages 12-18.

Weekly Storytimes
Preschool and toddler storytimes will take a break this week and during the month of December. We do not meet the last two weeks in November or in December for the holidays and so that I can have time to plan programs for the spring. Storytimes will resume on January 4 and 5.   
 
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Volunteers Needed
Please consider volunteering to help out with general library activities or adult programming. 1-2 hours per week would be greatly appreciated. You can indicate interest by going to http://tiny.cc/kvlibrary and clicking on Volunteering. Thanks in advance!

Downloading Workshops by Appointment
If you need help using this fantastic service, please call Crystal Holland (336-703-2932) to set up one-on-one training. I can get you set up up and reading or listening in 30-45 minutes! 
   
  
See you soon!

Don’t Blink!

No, this is not a book review for a James Patterson novel! I just wanted to announce that all previous newsletters have now been posted. This has been an interesting trip down memory lane. I look forward to bring you all more frequent updates in the future. The next newsletter will be sent out this coming Tuesday, the 29th of November. Looking forward to ending the year with a fresh crop of fun programs. Share the link (http://kvillelibrary.com) and the love this holiday season!

September 2011 Newsletter

Hello! Thank you for indicating your interest in getting advanced notice of Kernersville programs for all ages. Here are the FREE programs coming to Kernersville in the month of September.
 
 
Advanced Planning!!!
There is a scrapbooking club being organized now (to start in January 2012). If you are interested in shaping this club, please let Crystal Holland know! There will be an Introduction to Scrapbooking class in December. Keep your eyes open for more information to come.
 
On the Same Page 2011- Community Reads Program Celebrates 10 Years!
This year’s On the Same Page program (Sept. 10 – Oct. 16) will feature Cameron Kent’s The Road to Devotion. It is set in the 1860s in Winston, North Carolina. The book is a simple, family-friendly read with an engaging plot and fantastic pieces of history intertwined. The themes of compassion, friendship, and hope are brilliantly developed in this historical fiction novel.
 
Kernersville area events will include a book discussion at Shakespeare and Company on Sept. 17 from 2-4 pm, a writing workshop lead by Jennifer Stevenson on Oct. 1 from 10:30 am-12 noon, and a library book discussion on Oct. 6 from 12-1 pm with the Noon Book Club.
 
Adult Programs
For more information about any of the adult programs, please contact Crystal Holland at 336-703-2932 or hollancd@forsyth.cc.
 
Thursday, September 1 @ 12 noon in the Paddison Room- Noon Book Club welcomes author Molly Rawls as she discusses her recent book Old Salem and Salem College. This is a wonderful collection of photographs & postcards which chronicle the earliest years of these historic locations.
 
Monday, September 12 @ 6:00 pm in Room 7- Raising Healthy Kids in the New Millennium.
RSVP is requested. Call 336-703-2932 or email hollancd@forsyth.cc to let me know you are coming!
 
Tuesday, September 20 @ 6:30 pm in the Paddison Room- Voter Registration and Candidates Forum. Ages 17 and over.
 
 
Youth Services Programming
For more information about any of the children’s or teen programs, please contact Stefanie Kellum at 336-703-2930 or kellumsm@forsythlibrary.org.

 
Friday, September 2 @ 4:00 pm in Room 1 Family Flick Friday returns! Call 336-703-2930 for more information.
 
Friday, September 16 @ 4:30 pm in Room 1- On the Same Page: Friendship Quilt Craft. Join us as we celebrate this year’s community read On the Same Page selection, Cameron Kent’s The Road to Devotion. You can design your own quilt square on the theme of friendship, and then we’ll put them all together and display the quilt in the library! For ages 18 and under. Registration is required. To register, call 703-2930.
 
Saturday, September 17 @10:30 am in Room 7- Baby Signs Storytime. Join us for an introductory Baby Signs storytime with certified Baby Signs instructor Amanda Creider and learn how to use sign language to communicate with your baby or toddler. For ages 6 months to 3 years. Registration is required and is limited to 15 babies! To register, call 703-2930.
 
Wednesday, September 21 @ 4:30 pm in Room 1- Teen Zumba. Try out this dance-based workout that’s sweeping the nation! No experience necessary! Make sure to wear your fitness clothes and sneakers and bring a bottle of water! For ages 12-18. 
 
Weekly Storytimes are Back!
Wednesdays @ 10:15am in Room 4- Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6). 
Thursdays @ 10:30am in Room 4- Toddler Storytime (ages 2 and under). 
 
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General Library News
 
All Forsyth County Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.
 
The next time you stop into the Kernersville branch, check out what’s new on our TV display.
 
Major Observances in September (partial list)
Patriots’ Day- Sunday, September 11
Constitution Day- Saturday, September 17
International Talk Like a Pirate Day- Monday, September 19
  
Social Media and Your Public Library
Check out our Facebook pages for events and on going discussions:
http://www.facebook.com/FCPublicLibrary (for everyone!)
http://www.facebook.com/fcplkids (for kids)
http://www.facebook.com/4fcpl4teens (for teens)
or follow us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/#!/FCPublicLibrary
 
Continue to stay in the loop by looking at the Kernersville Library website for information about new programs, services, and links to interesting news items. Check it out at: http://www.forsyth.cc/library/Kernersville/Default.aspx.

Summer Reading Wrap-Up & Upcoming Events 2011

This was originally sent as an email on August 5, 2011. It has been edited here to reduce unnecessary repetition.

Summer Reading Program Wrap Up
We had over 1300 reading logs returned from our Kernersville patrons during the Summer Reading Program. There were 1 child, 1 teen and 30 adult prize winners as well as a grand prize winner for the Forsyth County Public Library system right here in Kernersville. Thank you all for participating!

Advanced Planning!!!
There is a scrapbooking club being organized now (to start in January 2012). If you are interested in shaping this club, please let me know! There will be an Introduction to Scrapbooking class in December. Keep your eyes open for more information to come.
 
On the Same Page 2011- Community Reads Program
This year’s On the Same Page program will feature Cameron Kent’s The Road to Devotion. It is set in the 1860s in Winston, North Carolina. The book is a simple, family-friendly read with an engaging plot and fantastic pieces of history intertwined. The themes of compassion, friendship, and hope are brilliantly developed in this historical fiction novel.
 
Kernersville area events will include a book discussion at Shakespeare and Company on Sept. 24, a writing workshop lead by Jennifer Stevenson on Oct. 1, and a library book discussion on Oct. 6.

July/August 2011 Newsletter

Hello! Thank you for indicating your interest in getting advanced notice of Kernersville programs for all ages. Here are the FREE programs coming to Kernersville in the month of July/August.
 
Summer Reading Program
We are wrapping up summer reading across the Forsyth County Library system. The final prize distribution dates are July 25-31. Kernersville Branch prize drawings (gift cards, tote bags, lunch bags) will be held the first week in August. Winners will be notified by August 5th. Good luck to all readers!!!
 
Adult Programs
For more information about any of the adult programs, please contact Crystal Holland at 336-703-2932 or hollancd@forsyth.cc.
 
Thursday, August 11 @ 11am in the Paddison Room- Take to the Skies: International Travel. This is the final seminar in the summer travel series. All participants get prizes for coming, along with very useful information! Door prize give aways have been very popular. Come join us!
 
Monday, August 15 @ 6pm in Room 7- Golf Ergonomics has been resheduled and promises to be a great time! If you are a golfer or would like to get started and stay safe, come out. A golf pro will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate proper technique. RSVP is required. Call 336-703-2932 or email hollancd@forsyth.cc to let me know you are coming!
 
Friday, August 19 @ 2pm in Room 4- Join in a discussion of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love. We will look at how the different versions of her book (print, audio, movie) have moved audiences around the world. Popcorn, drinks, and a raffle drawing for a hardback copy of the book await!!!
 
Youth Services Programming
For more information about any of the children’s or teen programs, please contact Stefanie Kellum at 336-703-2930 or kellumsm@forsythlibrary.org.
 
Friday, July 22 @ 3pm in Room 1- Local author Nick Barry of Kernersville will discuss his Ethan Sparks Adventures series for ‘tweens and teens, as well as his writing process. He’ll also be signing autographs. If you’re a fan of the Percy Jackson series, you’ll love the Ethan Sparks series. For ages 18 and under.
 
Friday, July 29 @ 3 pm in Room 1- Magician Fish the Magish presents “Magic around the World,” which features storytelling, comedy, and dynamic magic tricks! For ages 18 and under.
 
Weekly Storytimes in July
Wednesdays @ 10:15am in Room 4 – Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6). 
Thursdays @ 10:30am in Room 4 – Toddler Storytime (ages 2 and under). 
 
NOTE: There will not be any storytime or other programs in the month of August for children or teens!
 
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General Library News
The Kernersville Library website is a great place to look for new programs, updated information, and links to interesting news items. Check it out at http://www.forsyth.cc/library/Kernersville/Default.aspx.
 
Thursday, August 4 @ 12 noon in the Central Library Auditorium- Renowned author and playwright, Ifa Bayeza, is coming to Central Library for a reading of her book Some Sing, Some Cry, followed by a book signing. Some Sing, Some Cry, co-written with her sister, Ntozake Shange, is the book from which the 2011 National Black Theatre Festival celebrity dramatic reading of Charleston Olio is based.
 
Social Media and Your Public Library
Check out our Facebook pages for events and on going discussions:
http://www.facebook.com/FCPublicLibrary (for everyone!)
http://www.facebook.com/fcplkids (for kids)
http://www.facebook.com/4fcpl4teens (for teens)
or follow us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/#!/FCPublicLibrary

June 2011 Newsletter

Hello! Thank you for indicating your interest in getting advanced notice of Kernersville programs for all ages. Here are the programs coming to Kernersville in the month of June.
 
Adult Programs
Thursday, June 9- Out on the Town: Day Trips and Local Fun (11am-12noon; Library’s Paddison Room)
Join fellow travel lovers in a lively discussion led by Linda Anderson of AAA Carolinas about day trips, local treasures and prime NC vacation spots. This is the first of 3 summer travel series events. No registration is necessary!
 
Thursday, June 9- Downloading Media (6-7:30pm; Library Computer Area)
Learn how to download books (print and audio versions) for free from the library’s collection. Participants need to have an email address and valid library card. You are also asked to bring a laptop and any downloadable device (excluding Kindles) to do a download in class. Register online at www.forsythcomputertraining.org or by calling 336 703-3079.
 
Youth Services Programming
Summer is here, and storytime is back on! Check out what’s going on this week and in the next few weeks at the Kernersville Library, and remember to pick up your reading logs to join our Summer Reading Club starting June 11!
 
Wednesday, June 1- Preschool Storytime (10:15am; Room 4)
Ages 3-6. We’re reading books about vacations!
 
Thursday, June 2- Toddler Storytime (10:30am; Room 4)
Ages 2 and under. We’re reading books about vacations!
 
Friday, June 10- “One World…Many Stories” Storytelling and Music Program (2pm; Room 1)
Storyteller and musician Sharon Clarke will share stories and play instruments from all over the world, such as the didgeridoo from Australia, the shofar from Israel, and drums from Kenya. For ages 18 and under.
 
Wednesday, June 15- Family Flick: Ratatouille (4pm;  Room 1)
Join us for a movie and free snacks and drinks!
 
Friday, June 17- Origami for Teens (4:30pm; Room 7)
Mako Aoki of the Japan Outreach Program at Wake Forest University will teach you how to make origami accessories. For ages 12-18.
 
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General Library News
 
Social Media and Your Public Library
Check out our Facebook pages for events and on going discussions:
http://www.facebook.com/FCPublicLibrary (for everyone!)
http://www.facebook.com/fcplkids (for kids)
http://www.facebook.com/4fcpl4teens (for teens)
or follow us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/#!/FCPublicLibrary
 
Purple Heart Display (thru June 6th) 
Members of the Winston-Salem local chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (Jim Schaller & Dave Taylor )and the Ladies Auxiliary of the MOPH (Judy Taylor & Carol Schaller) have put up a fantastic display at the Kernersville branch.
The variety of items includes: stamps, photos, and an actual purple heart medal to give a snapshot of pride in this high military honor. A Purple Heart is awarded for bravery in battle which resulted in the honoree’s death or injury in service to their unit and country.
This is be an excellent educational tool for the community as we honor those who have given everything in service to this nation.
Reading Recommendations With NextReads
For those of you interested in getting reading recommendations (both print and audiobooks), sign up for a NextReads newsletter. All three librarians at Kernersville serve as editors for newsletters: William Durham, Branch Manager- Business & Personal Finance; Stefani Kellum, Youth Services Librarian- Tween Reads; Crystal Holland, Adult Services Librarian- Self Help. You can sign up at the Library or click here to do so online.

May 2011 Newsletter

Hello! Thank you for indicating your interest in getting advanced notice of Kernersville programs for all ages. Here are the programs coming to Kernersville in the month of May.
 
 
Cinco de Mayo Events!
ADULTS>>>Thursday, May 5- The Friends of the Library Noon Book Club (12-1pm; Paddison Room)
We will wrap up the 2010-2011 season with an overview of recommended reads for the summer. This is always an exciting session led by Kay Cavello. If you haven’t come out before, feel free to drop in and meet the group and check out some new to you titles! 
 
KIDS>>>Thursday, May 5- One World, Many Stories: Mexico (4pm; Room 1- basement) For ages 11 and under. Join us as we celebrate Children’s Book Week by learning more about the culture and customs of Mexico! We’ll watch a film and create Spanish/English picture dictionaries. Registration is required. To register, call 703-2930 or email kellumsm@forsythlibrary.org.
 
Adult Programs
Monday, May 2- Four Season Vegetable Gardening (7-8:30pm; Room 4- basement)
It is easier than you think to grow vegetables in all four seasons in the Piedmont. Find out tips to extend the season for the fall as well as spring vegetables. Please call Kathy Hepler at 336-703-2852 to register!
 
Monday, May 16- Stress Management (6-7pm; Room 7- basement)
This event is part of the Spring Wellness Series, which is co-sponsored by The Foundation for Wellness Professionals. There will be light refreshments served. However, seats are limited, so please call 336-996-7007 to register.
 
Youth Services Programming Note
There will be no story times during the month of May as we gear up for Summer Reading events. The kickoff will be at the central Library on June 11th. More details will be announced in a separate Summer Reader 2011 edition of this newsletter.
 
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On Going Library Events 
 
Reading Recommendations With NextReads
For those of you interested in getting reading recommendations (both print and audiobooks), sign up for a NextReads newsletter. All three librarians at Kernersville serve as editors for newsletters: William Durham, Branch Manager- Business & Personal Finance; Stefani Kellum, Youth Services Librarian- Tween Reads; Crystal Holland, Adult Services Librarian- Self Help. You can sign up at the Library or click here to do so online.
 
Did you know?
All programs are posted online at http://www.forsyth.cc/library/Kernersville/default.aspx. Check here often for updates and information about county wide library services & programs.