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Lewisville Branch Library events for October

All programs are free and open to the public. Call 336-703-2940 for more information.

Red Cross Week at the Lewisville Library – Oct. 25-29 

Children’s programs

Music & Movement (In-Person Outdoors) 

Wednesdays from 10-10:30 a.m.

Shallowford Square Park, 6555 Shallowford Road, Lewisville

Join in for songs and activities designed to support learning in a fun and engaging way. Recommended for children ages 2-5 years and their caregivers, but all ages are welcome. Masks are required for those 5 and older. Space is limited to 10 families per program. Email Mia Jordan (jordanmc@forsyth.cc) to sign up.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest 

Oct. 1-21

Email a photo of your decorated or carved pumpkin to jordanmc@forsth.cc by Oct. 21. Photos will be posted on Lewisville Branch Library’s website and you may vote for your favorite creation via an online form from Oct. 22-28. The winning photo will be announced on Oct. 29. The winner will get a gift card. Friends of the Lewisville Branch Library provided the prize. All ages are welcome to participate.

Red Cross: The Pillowcase Project (Virtual) 

Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
For grades 3-5.

Red Cross volunteers will teach participants and their families how to be prepared and take action in the case of a home fire.

To register, email Mia Jordan at jordanmc@forsyth.cc or register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkd-irpj0qE9TuTNtkMkB6PSbOqRvtSUwF 

Red Cross: Prepare with Pedro (Virtual) 

Thursday, Oct. 28, from 4:30-5 p.m.
For grades K-2.
Red Cross volunteers will teach participants and their families how to be prepared and take action in the case of a home fire.

To register, email Mia Jordan at jordanmc@forsyth.cc or register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMofuuspz8vGdSpGugV4DHivEwkVOfzEEeW

Spooky Photo Booth 

Oct. 11-30

Drop by the Lewisville Branch Library to take a photo at the Spooky Photo Booth. Props are provided. Costumes are welcome!

Crafts-to-Go: Day of the Dead 

Oct. 25-Nov. 2

Pick up a Day of the Dead craft kit from the Lewisville Branch Library. Available while supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lewisville Library.

Pumpkin Search & Find 

Oct. 29-Nov. 5

Lewisville Branch Library

Search the Children’s Area for the hidden images. Find them all and get a prize. All ages. Friends of the Lewisville Branch Library provided the prizes.

Trick-or-Treat at Your Library 

Lewisville Branch Library

Saturday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Visit the Lewisville Branch Library and get a treat to take home (while supplies last). Mini-comics and candy will be handed out. Mini-comics available for children, teens and adults. Available while supplies last. Costumes welcomed, but not required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lewisville Library.

Teen programs

Paying for College — FAFSA/Scholarships (Virtual) 

Monday, Oct. 11, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The process of applying for financial aid and scholarships can be more confusing and stressful than it needs to be. This seminar shares step-by-step advice for families, from how to estimate your eligibility to what forms to fill out to when to file them. Common questions will be answered, such as, “Can applying for financial aid hurt a student’s chances of admission?” and “Should you apply for aid even if you think you won’t qualify?” Also addressed are the role of scholarships, how to find them, and how to evaluate a student’s potential eligibility.

Presented by Jenny Peacock from CollegeWise. All programs are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Or, register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceyoqD8vEtMS94vhfw4khGW4NZ0az1_e

Adult programs

Yoga for Beginners (In-person & Virtual) 

Friday, Oct. 1 and 15, 9 a.m.

Join in at the Lewisville Branch auditorium or from home for two free yoga sessions to help uplift your mind and body during this stressful time. The class is facilitated by a local yoga instructor, Tracy O’Neill of YogaCentrix. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lewisville Library. Call 336-703-2940 for more information.

Tuesdays at Two Book Club (Virtual) 

Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m.

The Tuesday at Two book club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. 

October title: “The Bonesetter’s Daughter,” by Amy Tan

Call 336-703-2940 for more information.

Hook & Loop Group (In person & Virtual) 

Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

The Hook & Loop Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m.

The group will meet at the Lewisville Branch Library auditorium.

Come and join yarn crafters who like to knit, crochet, embroider and such. Bring your own project to work on or use some simple supplies and patterns that will be on hand. All skill levels are welcome. The group shares each other’s company and maybe a tip or two about a project. No formal instruction. Call 336-703-2940 for more information or email Sue at deguzmse@forsyth.cc.

Color & Coffee (In person) 

Friday, Oct. 8 and 22, 10 a.m.

Color & Coffee meets the second and fourth Friday of each month at 10 a.m.

The event is at Lewisville Branch Library.

A morning to relax, color, be with others, and enjoy a cup of coffee on the house. 

Call 336-703-2940 for more information.

Witchy Washi Tape Crafters (In-person & Virtual) 

Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m.

Join in to learn how to make fun crafts with washi tape. Some supplies will be provided. Supplies limited. Contact the library at 336-703-2940 to register and reserve your packet of supplies.

Red Cross — “The Red Cross Ready” (In person & Virtual) 

Monday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m.

Are you “Red Cross Ready” should an emergency or natural disaster strike? Join in along with the American Red Cross to learn about simple steps that can be taken to prepare yourself, your family, your pets and your home in these types of situations. This program will include how to create a disaster preparedness kit, how to make a household disaster plan, and why it is important to be prepared. The topic of home fires will also be a component of this program.

Registration required for in-person attendance, registration optional for virtual attendance. To register or for more information, contact Sue at deguzmse@forsyth.cc or call 336-703-2940. 

Red Cross — Disaster Preparedness for Seniors and Senior Caregivers (In person & Virtual) 

Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m.

What is your plan in an emergency or natural disaster? Who will you go to should you need help? Do you have a list readily available of medications and medical providers? The Red Cross will show you how to create a Preparedness Plan that addresses these questions and other important considerations that are particular to seniors and senior caregivers in the event of an emergency or a natural disaster. Learn how you can become “Red Cross Ready.” Registration required for in-person attendance, registration optional for virtual attendance. To register or for more information, contact Sue at deguzmse@forsyth.cc or call 336-703-2940. 

Friends of the Lewisville Library Book Club (In-person & Virtual) 

Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Lewisville Library invite adults to participate in interesting discussions of timely titles. 

September title: “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn 

Call 336-703-2940 for more information.

Spooktacular Blood Drive 

Friday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Ghastly. Ghostly. Ghoulish. Giving? Ghouls, goblins, and other monsters with human blood are invited to donate blood to the American Red Cross at the Lewisville Branch Library. Your donation could help save the life of a ghost or goblin in your community. Free COVID-19 antibody testing is available. Strenuous safety measures are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Call 336-703-2940 for more information or to register.