Upcoming events at the Lewisville Library

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 6, 2022

Early voting site — Lewisville Branch
• Oct. 20-Nov. 5
• Lewisville Branch auditorium

For more information, go to forsyth.cc/library/Lewisville or Forsyth County Board of Elections at co.forsyth.nc.us/elections/

On the Same Page Community Read

“The Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
• Thursday, Sept. 22 through Saturday, Nov. 19
On the Same Page is Forsyth County Public Library’s annual community read. Each year, a selected title will be read by customers and staff all over the county. The library will host programs and discussions around the title for all ages across the 10 library locations and throughout Forsyth County with the help of partners and friends in the community.

All ages programs

Family Films on Friday
• Friday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m.
• Lewisville Branch Auditorium
Join in for the monthly family film. Call the library at 336-703-2940 for the movie title. Snacks are welcome.

Child programs

Family Storytime
• Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
• Storytime Room
Join in for stories, fingerplays, songs and activities designed for small children. Recommended for children ages 18 months-5 years old and their caregivers, but all ages are welcome. Family Storytime will meet on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

Crafts-to-Go: Halloween Magnets
• Oct. 24-28 (while supplies last)
Take home and create an adorable Halloween magnet of your home. Available while supplies last. For all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lewisville Branch.

Family Films on Friday
• Friday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m.
• Lewisville Branch Auditorium
Join in for the monthly family film. Call the library at 336-703-2940 for the movie title. Snacks are welcome.

Spooky Photo Booth
• Oct. 3 – 31
Drop by the Lewisville Branch Library to take a photo at the Spooky Photo Booth. Props are provided. Costumes are welcome.

Lego Fall Carnival Contest
• Oct.17-29: Entries due
• Nov. 1- 26: Voting
• Nov. 30: Winner announced

It’s harvest season! Build a replica of your favorite fall festival, carnival or Halloween event, and drop it off at the Lewisville Branch between Oct. 17-29. The creations will be on display in the children’s area during the month of November to allow customers to view them and vote for their favorite model. All ages can participate. There will be a first, second and third-place winner. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 30, and will receive a small prize. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lewisville Library.

Teen programs

Lewisville-Clemmons Teen Advisory Board Meeting
• Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 5 p.m.
• Clemmons Branch Library
The Lewisville-Clemmons Branch Teen Advisory Board is made up of teen volunteers from the Lewisville and Clemmons area. The board meets once a month, alternating between the Lewisville and Clemmons branches and the board meets on the second Tuesday (during the school year) each month to discuss ways to improve both branches. The Teen Advisory Board helps to plan programs, create displays and suggests resources that the library should purchase. Call 336-703-2940 or 336-703-2920 for more information on volunteering at either library branch.

Adult programs

Yoga for Beginners (in-person and virtual)
• Thursday, Oct. 20, at noon
• Lewisville Branch Auditorium

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

Belly Dancing for Beginners
• Friday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m.
• Lewisville Branch Auditorium

Get your shimmy on! Learn the basic moves of this beautiful dance form as this class brings people of all ages together to promote health, happiness and community. Suitable for all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. Wear comfy clothes and shoes. This is a free monthly class. Contact the library at 336-703-2940 for more information. Recommended for ages 18 and up but all ages are welcome.

Banana Split Demonstration
• Friday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m.
• Lewisville Branch Storytime Room

Come learn how to make a banana split. Forsyth County’s Chef Floyd Davis will demonstrate and also tell about the history of the dessert, the beginnings of which shares the time period of the Forsyth County Public Library’s 2022 On the Same Page community read, “The Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.

Aging Well: A Matter of Balance (Eight-week Series) — information session
• Monday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m.
• Lewisville Branch Auditorium

Would you like to learn ways to improve your balance? Join in for an information session that describes the upcoming program series “Aging Well: A Matter of Balance Eight-week Series” at the Lewisville Branch. The eight-week course will be on Mondays starting Oct. 24 and ending Dec. 12. All sessions will be from 1-3 p.m. Instructors from the Area Agency on Aging, a division of the Piedmont Triad Regional Council, will talk about ways to improve balance, specific exercises for all levels of ability, environmental hazards and more. Participants will exercise during class.

Class size for the series will be limited to 12. Advance registration is required for the series and registration will be on a first come, first served basis. Registration is not required for the information session on Monday, Oct. 10. For more information, email Sue at deguzmse@forsyth.cc or call the Lewisville Branch at 336-703-2940.

On the Same Page: Women of Influence: Belle da Costa Greene (‘The Personal Librarian’) and Katharine Smith Reynolds
• Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m.
• Lewisville Branch Auditorium

Join in to take part in Forsyth County Public Library’s On the Same Page community read event for a presentation about “The Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.

Bari Helms, director of archives and library at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, will be the guest speaker to discuss the major themes found in “The Personal Librarian,” making comparisons between the main character, Belle da Costa Greene (J.P. Morgan’s personal librarian), and Katharine Smith Reynolds, creator of Reynolda House and Estate and the wife of tobacco tycoon R. J. Reynolds. Themes to be discussed will include the role of women in the Gilded Age, social rules and expectations, women in business, reform work and the movement for women’s suffrage. As well, the themes of racism and segregation will be explored with comparisons made to the life of Greene and the experiences of the Black women who worked at Reynolda. Registration is encouraged. To register or for more information, email Sue at deguzmse@forsyth.cc or call the Lewisville Branch at 336-703-2940.

Color & Coffee
• Friday, Oct. 14 and 28, at 10 a.m.
• Lewisville Branch
A morning to relax, color, be with others and enjoy a cup of coffee on the house. Coloring sheets will be available.
Call the branch at 336-703-2940 for more information.

Witchy Washi Tape Craft
• Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m.
• Lewisville Branch

Join in to learn how to make fun crafts with washi tape. Supplies will be provided. Space and supplies limited to first 12 registrants so be sure to call to reserve your spot. To register, call the branch at 336-703-2940.

Friends Book Club (in-person and virtual)
• Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m.
• Lewisville Branch

The Friends of the Lewisville Library invite all adults to participate in interesting discussions of timely titles. You do not need to be a member of the Friends to participate. This month’s title: “The Whole Town is Talking” by Fannie Flagg. Call 336-703-2940 for more information.

All programs are free and open to the public.