14 Programs. 140 Attendees

WOW! That’s a lot of people!!! Thanks to everyone who came out and connected at the Kernersville Library this month. I was blown away by the support and the great ideas that came out of talking with folks before and after the various programs.

Check out our February programs and spread the word.


Blogging Workshop Follow-Up

Thanks again to Stacy Jones of Mudfoot Marketing & Creative for coming out to Kville on Saturday the 28th! The workshop on blogging was attended by 17 folks all with unique needs and interests regarding blogging. There was great discussion during and after the program. I saw more than a few folks exchanging contact information!

Here’s a link to the YouTube archive of Stacy’s presentation. Enjoy! http://youtu.be/_Gxuw8x_hOU


Classical Conversations of Kernersville

Occasionally, families ask me about local homeschooling groups, and this week a customer informed me that Classical Conversations of Kernersville is having their 2012 Open House on Friday, February 10th from 8:45am to 12:30pm at the Faith Assembly Church of God in Kernersville (241 Hopkins Rd., Kernersville). The open house and information sessions are free. For more information, check out www.classicalconversations.com or contact Cari Marsh (682-5781, carimarsh@triad.rr.com) or Jane Cadman (310-5133, janemariecadman@gmail.com). This is not a library sponsored program.

~ by Stefani Kellum, Youth Services Librarian

Special Kid & Teen Events for February

  • Friday, February 3 at 4pm in Room 1 – Family Flick Friday. Join us for a recently-released, family-friendly movie with free popcorn and drinks! Reply to this email to find out what we’re showing.
  • Tuesday, February 7 at 4:30pm in Room 7 – Teen Karaoke. Grab a mic and a friend and belt it out! We’ll have snacks too! For ages 12 to 18.
  • Tuesday, February 21 at 4:30pm in Room 1 – Mardi Gras Party. Make a Mardi Gras mask, try some King Cake, and go home with Mardi Gras beads! For ages 11 and under. Registration is required. To register, call 703-2930.

African-American Read-In 2012 Kernersville Sponsors

I want to thank the following organizations & individuals for providing  time, planning help, money, and readers for the two Read-In events that are taking place next month. Too often sponsors are thanked after the fact but I’m too grateful for their generosity to wait. 🙂

Organizations: Friends of the Kernersville Library and the Theta Mu Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Inc.

Individuals: Paula Johnson, Stacy Jones, Benjamin Harris, Ed Southern and Sonja Carey.

This will be a very special event. Please mark your calendars today!

February 2012 Programs

Thursday, February 2 @ 12noon in the Paddison Room- The Friends of the Kernersville Library Noon Book Club welcomes author Shirley Deane as she discusses her memoir An unreasonable woman : in search of meaning around the globe. No registration is necessary. She is the author of two previous books, Black South Africans, a Who’s Who, which she published under Dee Shirley Deane, and Wisdom, bliss, & common sense: secrets of self-transformation, which she published under her Indian name, Darshani Deane. Please join us to meet this amazing woman and hear fascinating tales from her travels around the world.

Saturday, February 25 @ 10:30am in Room 1 (lower level)- How to Get Rich Slowly with Dr. Hungerford.

NEW!!! African-American Read-In Events: Saturday, February 11 @ 10:30am and Thursday, February 16 @ 4pm in the Paddison Room. Kernersville Branch Library along with sponsorship from the NC Writer’s Network will present to read-ins celebrating African-American writers. We will have readings from contemporary and classic authors on both dates. I am looking for folks willing to do 10-15 minute readings during the event dates. Please register to either read or attend by calling 703-2930. This will be a family friendly event for ages 12 and older.

NEW!!! After 5 Readers first meeting will take place on Monday, February 27 from 6-7:30pm in the Paddison Room. We will discuss Pay it forward by Catherine Ryanour Hyde as well as our reading plan and meeting schedule for the rest of 2012. This is a readers book club for those who want to really discuss interesting, topical books. We will look at a variety of different books and anyone interested in a particular discussion is free to join us. We will meet the last Monday of each month. If you are interesting in joining this group, please email Crystal D. Holland at hollancd@forsyth.cc.

Changes for 2012

The past year was tremendous in terms of interest in programming here at the Kernersville Branch. There was also a boom in the ways in which people heard about the various events. The e-newsletter, online sign-up form, TV screen slide show, online event registration calendar, and blog were all launched in 2011. Perhaps that was why I was so tired?! 🙂

2012 is bringing changes for all library branches in Forsyth County that will make some of the above notification methods unnecessary. I will now be able to post news articles and program information directly to our branch web site (http://www.forsyth.cc/Library/Kernersville). There is a new systemwide email newsletter that will begin in the next couple of months. This will be sent from the Central Library and highlight events throughout the library system. The software will allow many more people to be reached than my current setup.

The items that will be discontinued at this time are: the adult programming monthly e-newsletter and the online event registration calendar. The weekly children & teens events newsletter will be continued at this time. Register for events by calling the branch 703-2930 or sending an email to kvegaspl@gmail.com.