Wilkes County Public Library

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 August 2019 News

·         10 am – House Sorting Ceremony
·         11 am – Harry Potter Reading
·         1-5 pm – Escape Room*
·         1:30 pm – Quidditch*
·         3 pm – Potions+, Care of Magical Creatures
·         4 pm – Wand Making, Herbology+
·         5:30 pm – Costume Contest & Games
+ Pre-register *Same-day registration
Imagination Café (free lunch for kids 1 to 18) continues Monday through Friday until August 23rd. Beginning August 5th, meals will be prepared at local restaurants, including The Boro Bistro & Bakery, Brushy Mountain Smokehouse and Creamery, Dooley's, and Hadley's, with vegetables grown by the Master Gardeners. Free market bucks are handed out every day.
Back by Popular Demand:

@ the Library

Trash or Treasure? Appraiser Don Schweikert will let you know. Buy tickets at the Library. A $15 ticket includes appraisal of one easily carried item.

A Friends of Wilkes County Library program.

Saturday, August 17, 10 am
Vaya Health T rainings
Free behavioral health and mental illness classes for anyone.
Two programs on Friday, August 2 to choose from:
Impact of Chronic Illnesses @ 2 pm
Alternative Treatments @ 3 pm
Registration is encouraged. To register, contact Mandy Matney mandy.matney@vayahealth.com
Coming in September : Suicide Prevention & Keeping Cool in Crisis

 Give Me a Piece of Your Mind!

Teens, ages 12 to 18, debate hot topics. Express yourself, learn, and have fun.

August 5, 12, & 19 @ 5 pm

Snacks provided.
The Student Access program allows all Wilkes County public school children to check out books at our Library with their student ID (lunch number). Go digital as well: join in the fun by checking out ebooks from NC Kids Digital Library .
Use the Libby App.
Two Civil War Programs
@ the Library
The Civil War has affected our country profoundly. Yet accurate information about the war and its legacy is hard to find, since there are so many myths. Learn more at these fine events:

Civil War Roundtable

Join us as we remember pivotal & divisive war events in Wilkes County & North Carolina, with panelists Fred Burt, Randall Garrison, Michael Thompson, and Roger Wingler.

Saturday, August 10, 1-4 pm

Sponsored by the Library and the Wilkes Genealogical Society

Let's Talk About It Series:
Making Sense of the Civil War

A 5-part series, led by well-known Civil War historian Judkin Browning, examines the meaning of the Civil War. Books to read for the discussions are available for checkout at the Library's upper level: Geraldine Brooks's Pulitzer Prize winning novel March; 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 .

Teachers earn 1 continuing education certification credit for attending all 5 sessions.

Funded by the N.C. Humanities Council.

Saturdays @ 10:00 am

Aug. 24, Sept. 7 & 21, Oct. 12 & 26

Update Your Computer Skills with Dave Greenwood
Wednesday, August 7 & 14 @ 2 pm
Call 336-838-2818 Option 2 to reserve a spot.
Be Medicare Aware :
Learn from Rick Cook of SHIIP.
Saturday, August 17, 9:30 am @ the Library
Call 336-838-2818 Option 2 to reserve a spot.
How Slavery Shaped
Wilkes County

400 Years Ago over 20 Captive Africans were brought to Jamestown, Virginia. American slavery evolved over time. Learn more from Effley Howell ....
Effley Howell of Thankful Heritage Museum will speak on the history of slavery in America and how it relates to Wilkes County. He will also discuss Black families in the county as they progressed in churches, schools, businesses, and sports.

Tuesday, August 20, 5:30 pm
Health Luncheon: Understanding Addiction & Recovery through Medication Assisted Treatment

Speakers: Melane Barber & Daniel Rhodes of the Wilkes Comprehensive Treatment Centers

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Lunch catered by Dooley's

Friday, August 30, 12 pm

Lunch is free for the first 30 registrants. Registration is required.
Please call 336-838-2818 Option 2 to register.
OPEN MIC Fun for Everyone

Saturday, August 31 @ 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 with W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir (on the walking trail at the Fish Dam Creek Park). The current story is How Will We Get to the Beach? by Brigitte Luciani. Beginning August 5, the story at Smoot Park will be Leo & Diane Dillon's If Kids Ran the World . This story will be displayed at W. Kerr Scott Dam beginning August 28.
Humane Society of Wilkes @ the Library
Tuesdays @ 6-7 pm
Bring proof of income and cash or check.
There are no Saturday hours in August.

Friends of the Library
Book Sale

August 8 @ 5-7 pm

Friday & Saturday
August 9-10 @ 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 

Locations & Hours

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