Wilkes County Public Library

October 2019

Discover, connect, transform.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
Closings reminder: The Library will be closed October 5 for the Apple Festival.
The Library's upper level will be closed October 7-11 for new flooring installation.
2019 Good Neighbor Project
Stories of Recovery:
Finding Hope & Help

October 1-November 15, 2019

Join us for a regional read as we enjoy
and discuss Bottled , Dana Bowman's
first-hand account of finding hope and
help on her journey through
motherhood towards sobriety. The
Library Book Club will be discussing the
book at their October 15th meeting.
Copies are available at the library for
anyone who would like to read, share,
and return them. Programs will be hosted throughout October and November related to the Good Neighbor Project's 2019 theme highlighting hope and help for recovery from substance misuse and other
addictions. Funded by the National Library of Medicine and LSTA.
Dana Bowman will speak at Thompson Hall on the Wilkes Community College campus at 5:30 pm on Monday, October 28th.

This is how she describes herself:

"Hi! I’m Dana. Mother. Author of two books. Teacher. Speaker. Writer. Runner. Loves Jesus. Wretched at Pinterest. Sober. One day at a time."
"Hello, My Name Is..." Exhibit,
Sept. 28 through Oct. 26
Artist Douglas Lail has created images of people and their recovery stories. He is promoting the fact that recovery is possible from all of life's challenges.

Join us for a reception and talk by Douglas Lail on the Library's upper level

Saturday, October 26, 2 pm
Two Relaxing Programs
Talking about Managing Stress
CareNet staff discuss ways to deal with stress and avoid addictive behaviors.
Monday, October 14, 5:30 pm

Mindfulness & Meditatation
Learn how mindfulness & meditation can lessen stress & help avoid addictive behaviors.
Monday, October 21, 5:30 pm
Our Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest !

Get creative and have fun in decorating your pumpkin! Make sure the pumpkin is not carved or punctured in decorating it. Drop off your decorated pumpkin at the Rose Herring Children's Library October 7-12. You can vote for the best pumpkin October 14-26. The winner will be announced on October 28.
Improve Balance & Prevent Falls
Billie Royall, of Physical Therapy Associates of Wilkes, will present information and exercises about preventing falls and improving your balance.

Thursday, October 3, 3 pm
Vaya Health Trainings
Free behavioral health and mental illness classes for anyone.
Two programs on Friday, October 4 to choose from:
Depression: From Surviving to Thriving @ 2 pm
Antidepressants: Not Just for Depression @ 3 pm
Registration is encouraged. To register, contact Mandy Matney mandy.matney@vayahealth.com
Coming in November : Living with Dementia and Dementia Medications
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. The remaining book to read for the discussions is 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 Anniversary

Funded by the N.C. Humanities Council.

Saturdays @ 10:00 am

October 12 & 26

Needle Felting for Beginners
for anyone age 16 and up

Cost: $15
Includes all supplies and tools to make your own gnome

Registration is required. Call 336-838-2818
Option 2 to register. Choose one of two workshop times:

Thursday, October 17 @ 10 am-12:30 pm
Saturday, October 26 @ 1-3:30 pm
Back by popular demand:

Genealogy 101
with Bonnie Miley

Upper level of the Library

Thursday, October 17 & 31, 1-3 pm

Registration required.
Please call 336-838-2818 option 2 to reserve a spot.
Fitness Kits & DVDs
now available for checkout
@ the Library!

Funded by The Health Foundation
Be Medicare Aware :
Learn from Rick Cook of SHIIP.
Saturday, October 19, 9:30 am @ the Library
Call 336-838-2818 Option 2 to reserve a spot.
Pink4Lunch: Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon
Sponsors: Ava Dowell and Susan G. Komen Charlotte
Caterer: Dean's Southern Bistro

Saturday, October 19, 12 pm

Lunch is free for the first 30 registrants. Registration is required. Please call 336-838-2818 Option 2 to register.
Teens Rule Presents: Escape the Dollhouse
(Escape Room)
Families welcome.

Saturday, October 19, 1-4 pm

Call 336-838-2818 or come by to RSVP by Oct. 18.

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.
Your Voice for Everyone

Saturday, October 26 @ 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 October story is Mo Willems's Leonardo the Terrible Monster.
Humane Society of Wilkes @ the Library
Tuesdays @ 6-7 pm
Bring proof of income and cash or check.

Friends of the Library
Book Sale

October 10 @ 5-7 pm

Friday & Saturday
October 11-12 @ 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  

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