November 2011 Newsletter

First a Big THANK YOU!!!!

In the month of October, there were 11 programs with 213 people  for adult services; 12 programs with 425 people for youth services. We were busy and very happily so. If you missed a program and would like to get more information or handouts (if available), please let Crystal or Stefanie know.

Adult Programs

For more information about any of the adult programs, please contact Crystal Holland at 336-703-2932 <tel:336-703-2932> or

Thursday, November 3 @ 12 noon in the Paddison Room- The Friends of the Kernersville Library Noon Book Club will welcome authors Pete Edris and Raymond Reid. They will be discussing and selling their WWII memoir entitled Dying for Another Day. All are welcome!

Monday, November 7 @ 6:30 pm in the Paddison Room- WWII Documentary Films. If They Could See Us Now & How I Survived World War II. Chris Hudson, an Emmy nominated director and producer with Time Warner Cable will be showing his 2 documentaries in the Paddison Room this month. We’ve timed this visit to honor all who serve both stateside and abroad in the armed forces. A longer article on this event is available online here <>! There will be a Q&A following the films. You do not want to miss this experience. RSVP is requested to ensure we have enough room for everybody.

Monday, November 14 @ 6:00 pm in Room 7 (in basement)- Stay Fit While You Sit. This event is part of the Wellness Series, which is sponsored by The Foundation for Wellness Professionals. RSVP is required.

Wednesday, November 16 @ 1:00 pm in the Paddison Room- Genealogy Basics. Reba Jones, a volunteer in the North Carolina Room, is a family history researcher with 30 years of experience. She will be teaching a beginner class here in Kernersville.This class is non-computer based but some electronic resources will be touched upon. The beginner genealogy class is suitable for people who are in the earliest stages of their family history research. Reba will focus primarily on vital (birth, marriage and death records) and census records. 

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 and clicking on Volunteering. Thanks in advance!

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 on Tuesday, December 6th @ 6:30pm. Keep your eyes open for more information to come.

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

Friday, Nov. 4th at 4:00pm in Room 1 – Family Flick Friday. Join us for a free recently-released family-friendly movie with popcorn and drinks! Reply to this email to find out what movie we’re showing.

Friday, Nov. 11th from 3-5pm in Room 1 – Pirates vs. Ninjas Party for Boys. It’s an age-old debate, but you must choose. Will you be a pirate or a ninja?! Come dressed as your choice, and we’ll have pirate and ninja activities, crafts, and snacks. Plus, catch a magic show from pirate magician Captain Jim at 4pm! For boys ages 11 and under.

Tuesday, Nov. 15th at 4:30pm in Room 7 – Gaming for Teens. Challenge your friends to play Just Dance 3 and Mario Kart on our brand new Wii! For ages 12-18. 

Weekly Storytimes

Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6): Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 10:15am in Room 4 (in basement). We’re reading books about monkeys! Additional dates are: Nov. 9th & 16th.

Toddler Storytime (ages 2 and under): Thursday, Nov. 3 at 10:30am in Room 4 (in basement). We’re reading books about monkeys! Additional dates are: Nov. 10th & 17th.  


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!

Major Observances in November (partial list)

  •  National Novel Writing Month- Check out this cool website to track your writing progress!
  • Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th- Please don’t forget to vote!!!
  • Veterans’ Day is Friday, November 11th
  • Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 24th- the Library will be closed on the 24th and the 25th in observance of Thanksgiving

Social Media and Your Public Library

Check out our Facebook pages for events and on going discussions: (for everyone!) (for kids) (for teens)

or follow us on Twitter!!/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:

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