Wilkes County Public Library

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November 2019

November is Picture Book Month!
I Love You book by Jilliam Harker & Kristina Stephenson; background drawing of flying books by Catia Chien
Closings reminder: The Library will be closed Monday, November 11 for Veterans' Day & Thursday-Saturday, November 28-30 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Civil War Doctors & Nurses during America’s deadliest war
Hear about their lives and experiences from local physician Dr. Larry Kilby and author Samantha Seiple. He will compare the medical services for the Army of Tennessee with services at Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. She will sell & sign copies of her new book, Louisa on the Front Lines , about Louisa May Alcott's Civil War experience as a nurse.

Refreshments will be provided.

  Saturday, November 2
@ 1:30 pm
Vaya Health Trainings
Free behavioral health and mental illness classes for anyone.
Two programs on Friday, November 1 to choose from:
Living with Dementia @ 2 pm
Dementia Medications @ 3 pm
Join us for this valuable training. Registration is encouraged. To register, contact Mandy Matney mandy.matney@vayahealth.com
Coming in December : Calming Anxiety; Coping with Anxiety: Medications & More
Board Game Shenanigans
It's International Game Week! Come celebrate by showing off your board game skills. Families welcome.

Monday, November 4, 4 pm
Saturday, November 9, 9 am
Meet Author Dr. Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith is a naturopathic physician specializing in homeopathic medicine. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing.

I loved Jennifer Smith’s memoir, My Chicken Thinks I'm a Quack . It is not only the story of one woman’s journey from and return to her native state of North Carolina, it is a wise and useful book about healing--the spirit as well as the body.” -- Krista Heron ND, DHANP

Saturday, November 9
@ 10:00 am
Friends of the Wilkes County Library
Annual Dinner

Reserve your spot at the Library's Upper Level desk. Price of $25 includes the entire event, plus wine reception & dinner.

The speaker will be Amy Wood Pasquini, an author of many articles in Our State magazine, and the Executive Producer of Content for Our State , a 15-time, Emmy Award-winning, television show produced by UNC-TV. 

Thursday, November 14 @ 5 pm
at the Lakey Ballroom, Walker Center, WCC
Back by popular demand:

Genealogy 101
with Bonnie Miley

Upper level of the Library

Thursday, November 7 & 21
1-3 pm

Registration is required.
Please call 336-838-2818 option 2 to reserve a spot.
Write your Christmas letter on your laptop! Land your dream job with a knockout resume! Get help with computer skills from Dave Greenwood.
Call 336-838-2818 option 2 to reserve a spot.

Wednesdays, November 6 & 13
2 pm
Be Medicare Aware :
Learn from Rick Cook of SHIIP.
Saturday, November 16, 9:30 am @ the Library
Call 336-838-2818 option 2 to reserve a spot.
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.
Meet Author Gene Nichol
Today, more than 1.5 million North Carolinians live in poverty. More than one in five are children. Behind these sobering statistics are the faces of our fellow citizens. This book tells their stories. Gene Nichol has traveled the length of North Carolina, conducting hundreds of interviews with poor people and those working to alleviate the worst of their circumstances. Only with a full commitment as a society, he argues, will we succeed in truly ending poverty, which he calls our greatest challenge.

Friday, November 22, 2:30 pm
Your Voice for Everyone

Saturday, November 23
@ 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 November story is Bear Says Thanks , by author Karma Wilson and illustrator Jane Chapman .
 @ the Library
Tuesdays @ 6-7 pm
Bring proof of income and cash or check.

Friends of the Library
Book Sale

November 14 @ 5-7 pm

Friday & Saturday
November 15-16 @ 9 am-5 pm

611 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro
near the Stone Center

Wilkes County Public Library  
Aimee Berry James
County Librarian



Traphill Branch Library  
Linda Pranger
Branch Manager  

November 11 for Veterans' Day
November 28-30 for the Thanksgiving holiday

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