Wilkes County Public Library

September 2019

Discover, connect, transform.
"The Library is my favorite place to go in Wilkes County. There's so much to do." - from a Library patron. Reminder: September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.
Let's Talk About It Series:
Making Sense of the Civil War

This series of discussions is led by well-known Civil War historian and popular Appalachian State professor Judkin Browning. It examines the meaning of the Civil War. Books to read for the discussions are available for checkout at the Library's upper level: Edward L. Ayers's anthology America's War: Talking about the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries; and James McPherson's bestselling Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam .

Funded by the N.C. Humanities Council.

Saturdays @ 10:00 am

September 7 & 21, Oct. 12 & 26

Vaya Health Trainings
Free behavioral health and mental illness classes for anyone.
Two programs on Friday, September 6 to choose from:
Suicide Indicators, Response & Prevention @ 2 pm
Crisis Prevention, Keeping Your Cool Under Pressure @ 3 pm
Registration is encouraged. To register, contact Mandy Matney mandy.matney@vayahealth.com
Coming in October : Depression: From Surviving to Thriving
& Antidepressants: Not Just for Depression
The Student Access program allows all Wilkes County public school children to check out books at our Library with their student ID (lunch number). And check out ebooks from
Use the Libby App.
Update Your Computer Skills with Dave Greenwood
Wednesday, September 4 & 11 @ 2 pm
Call 336-838-2818 Option 2 to reserve a spot.
Give Me a Piece of Your Mind:
Debating hot topics for ages 12-18

 Snacks provided.

Monday, September 9 & 16, 5 pm

Cancer Prevention Luncheon

Reduce your risk of cancer with useful advice from Wake Forest Baptist Health's Community Health Educator, Aeriel Diaz.

Sponsor: Wake Forest Baptist Health

Lunch will be catered by Subway.

Friday, September 20, 12 pm

Lunch is free for the first 30 registrants. Registration is required. Please call 336-838-2818 Option 2 to register.
Be Medicare Aware :
Learn from Rick Cook of SHIIP.
Saturday, September 21, 9:30 am @ the Library
Call 336-838-2818 Option 2 to reserve a spot.
Celebrating Gospel Music
Heritage Month

with Dean Carlton & Friends

Upper Level of the Library

Saturday, September 21 @ 2 pm
Your Voice for Everyone

Saturday, September 28 @ 1 pm

For info, call the Library at 336-838-2818, Option 2, or email host Francisco Delacruz Hernandez at openmicw@gmail.com
For our exciting Story Walks, the Library is partnering with Smoot Park and W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir (on the walking trail at the Fish Dam Creek Park). The current story at Smoot Park is Peter Brown's Children Make Terrible Pets , and at Fish Dam Creek Park is Leo & Diane Dillon's If Kids Ran the World .
Humane Society of Wilkes @ the Library
Tuesdays @ 6-7 pm
Bring proof of income and cash or check.

Friends of the Library
Book Sale

September 12 @ 5-7 pm

Friday & Saturday
September 13-14 @ 9 am-5 pm

611 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro
near the Stone Center
Save the Dates :
The Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest is coming up. Drop off your decorated pumpkin October 7-12. Make sure the pumpkin is not carved or punctured in decorating it. You can vote for the best pumpkin October 14-26, with the winner to be announced on October 28.

Wilkes County Public Library  
Aimee Berry James
County Librarian



Traphill Branch Library  
Linda Pranger
Branch Manager 

Monday, Sept. 2
Labor Day

Saturday, Oct. 5
Brushy Mountain Apple Festival

Monday-Friday, Oct. 7-11
The upper level of the Library will be closed for flooring installation. Reduced services will be available on the lower level.

Mon.-Thurs. 9 am-7 pm
Fri.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays 
10 am-1 pm & 1:30-6 pm 
    2nd & 4th Saturdays, 10 am-3 pm