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Evening Storytime
Can't make storytime during the day? We also offer early evening storytimes for your convenience. Contact your local branch for dates and times.

How to Invest in Mutual Funds
Mutual Fund Investing for Retirees and Near Retirees. October   18th @ 7 pm Clemmons Branch. October 22nd @ 10:30 am Kernersville Branch.

Clemmons Branch Book Club
The Clemmons Branch Library's Book Lovers' Club meets every first Monday of the month (unless the date falls on 
a holiday). Clemmons Branch. Call 336 703-2920 for more information.

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October 2016

Grant Wood: A Life
Author Tripp Evans takes an in-depth examination of the iconic American artist Grant Wood and the factors that influenced much of his work in his book: Grant Wood: A Life

What was Wood's essential formulation of American identity through his art? Evans delves into this question and others in his look at the artist behind  American Gothic and many more of Wood's most important pieces.

Tripp Evans received his Master's and Doctorate in Art History from Yale University. He is the Mary L. Heuser Chair in Arts at Wheaton College where he has taught American Art and Architecture since 1997. He has also served as visiting professor at Yale, Brown and Wellesley.  Grant Wood: A Life is the recipient of the 2010 National Award for Arts Writing.

A reception will follow the program with refreshments provided by Willow's Bistro. For more information call 336 758-5150.
Saturday, October 15th at 2 pm. Reynolda House Museum of American Art. 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem.

Make plans to visit the Grant Wood and the American Farm art exhibit. Reynolda House Museum of Art now through December 31st, 2016.

Central Library open house.

Central Library Open House
On September 20th the public had an opportunity to see the progress of construction of the new Central Library. The open house was presented by Frank L. Blum construction company, the primary contractor for the project, as a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. If you were unable to make it to the open house, here is a short video summary of the event.

Prepare for College at the Library
If you have a student who will soon be looking at colleges, or if the soon-to-be college student is yourself, you'll want to mark your calendar for our preparing for college program series.

Topics cover everything from SAT/ACT test strategies to finding grant and scholarship money that many students and their parents do not know exist. Join us as we walk you through the smart way to prepare for college.

Program series runs through March 27th, 2017. Click here for a complete calendar of programs.

Upcoming College Preparation Programs

Financial Pitfalls Facing College Students 
Learn about financial and money-management issues that every college student should understand. Ideal for high school and college students and their parents.  October 17th, at 6:30 pm. Southside Branch.

Getting the Most From College Visits
College visits are a great way to decide if a school is a good fit for a prospective student. Undertaking a 
thorough exploration takes time. Learn what steps to take besides going on a formal tour to maximize your visit.  November 14th, at 6:30 pm. Rural Hall Branch.

Beekeeping 101
Want to learn the secrets of beekeeping? Then drop by our Walkertown Branch and enjoy an informative discussion by Triad beekeeper Corneille Cecil as she shares the importance of honeybees, the benefits of becoming a beekeeper, and how to get started with your own hive. There will be a display of traditional tools used by beekeepers and demonstration of their uses. Various honey samples will be available for tasting. Call 336 703-2990 for more information. 

Walkertown Branch 
October 14th at 11 am 

Fall Book Sale
Friends of the Clemmons Branch Library 
(3554 Clemmons Rd. Clemmons)
October 13th--3 pm to 6 pm (Friends Preview Sale. New Members can join at the door.)
October 14th--10 am to 6 pm
October 15th--10 am to 4 pm (Prices reduced 50% at 1 pm. From 3 pm to 4 pm all the materials you can carry for just $10.)

Friends of Central Library Fall Book Sale
(590 N. Marshall Street, Winston-Salem)
Books, magazines, CD's, records, DVD's and more. Inventory includes a large selection of academic books, classics, history and art. There are also foreign language books and children's and teen selections. Shelves re-stocked at the end of each day. For more information call 336 761-0736 or email the Friends.

November 18th--12 pm to 7 pm
November 19th--9 am to 5 pm
November 20th--12 pm to 5 pm.  (All remaining items 50% off or $5 per bag excluding special items and electronic media.)

On-going book sales at several locations. Call your local Branch for more information

Understanding Small Business Taxes
If you're a small business owner, you don't have to be told about the complexity of the business tax code. The Library is ready to help make sense of business tax codes and help you develop a tax strategy that works best for your business.

Learn about the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal entities. Discover how everyday business decisions have tax implications that directly affect your bottom line. This program is for both new and experienced business owners.

Your Small Business Taxes
October 12th at 6 pm
Southside Branch
Books We Like

This month Daniel Feist of our Reynolda Manor Branch shares some of his favorite titles with us. As always, you can find more great titles on our Readers' Page.

Off the Grid by C.J. Box. Off The Grid is the 16th full-length novel in the best-selling Joe Pickett series.  Author C.J. Box says of the central character Joe Pickett: "(He's) the antithesis of many modern literary protagonists."  Pickett is a happily married father of three who loves his wife and kids, goes to work every day, and tries to "do the right thing." Joe is a Wyoming game warden who has had more than his share of workplace excitement over the years.  A lot of that excitement has come compliments of Joe's sometime sidekick Nate Romanowsk, an ex-special-forces operative.  He still loves his country, but his experiences with his previous employer have left him with a trust deficit and a willingness to cross certain lines in defense of the land, people, and freedoms he values most.Read more.

Great Falls by Steve Watkins. Shane's older brother, Jeremy, has recently returned from three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.  He is, however, no longer the same big brother Shane looked up to before he left. Jeremy has recently moved away from his wife and two children.  He now lives in the basement of the house he grew up in, along with his mother and his stepfather, who is called 'The Colonel' by everyone although he is not a colonel.  Jeremy drinks much of the time. His gun is his constant companion. He avoids spending time with his wife and children because small things like children crying can cause him to fly into fits of rage. Jeremy is a poster child for the adage that 'hurt people hurt people.' Shane struggles to come to grips with the new Jeremy.  He has begun to pick up Jeremy's responsibilities, helping Jeremy's wife Annie with the kids and the yard work.  He defends his older brother's behavior, telling others that Jeremy is fine, or that he 'needs time to adjust,' even if it's obvious he doesn't believe his own justifications of his brother's misdeeds. Read more.

Breaking Wild by Diane Les Becquets. Anyone who has spent significant time in the outdoors knows that a careless step or a lack of vigilance can turn a day of adventure into a life-threatening or deadly situation.When a troubled woman, Amy Raye Latour, disappears in Colorado's snow-covered backcountry while on a hunting trip,  Pru Hathaway, a ranger with the Bureau of Land Management, is tasked with finding her.  But with the winter snows already covering up any tracks, hope of finding the missing woman morphs into hope of finding her remains.  And as days turn to weeks, Pru finds she has more questions than answers.  Did Amy Latour disappear into the wilderness never intending to return?  Could foul play have been involved in her disappearance?  Did she fall victim to a bear or cougar attack?  Pru's gut tells her that, contrary to all logic and experience, Amy Latour is still alive out there somewhere. Read more.

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