Lewisville Library events for November

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 27, 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/

Forsyth County Public Library Closings:

• Friday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day

• Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving

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, the library has selected a title to be read by customers and staff all over the county. The library hosts 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, Nov.18 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

Dino Seek & Find
• Nov. 1-12
• Children’s Room

RAWR! Celebrate dinosaurs this November with Dinovember Seek and Find! Stop by the children’s room between Nov. 1-12 to see if you can find all the hidden dinosaurs in the library then stop by the front desk for a Jurassic prize. It’s going to be dino-mite!

Family Storytime
• Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

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.

ecoEXPLORE: Mammals
• Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 3:30 p.m.
• Lewisville Branch Auditorium

Join in at the Lewisville Branch as the Greensboro Science Center’s ecoEXPLORE rep, Kelsey Hughes, share with children and families the importance of studying and caring for local mammals (fox, opossums, raccoons, etc.) They will also explain why these animals are so important to our local ecosystem. This program is recommended for grades K-8. For more information, please contact the Lewisville Branch at 336-730-2940. The ecoEXPLORE is an initiative of the North Carolina Arboretum and is an incentive-based citizen science program for children in grades K-8.

Eastern Woodland Native American Shell Gorgets
• Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 3:30 p.m.
• Lewisville Branch Auditorium

Children will learn the importance of shell gorgets to the Eastern Woodland Native Americans. Shell gorgets are a type of art form of polished carved shell pendants worn around the neck. They are believed to have been insignia of status or rank (either civic, military or religious) or amulets of protective medicine. Craft included. Recommended for grades K-8. Native Americans from the North Carolina area are considered Eastern Woodland. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lewisville Library.

Teen programs

Lewisville-Clemmons Teen Advisory Board Meeting
• Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 5 p.m.
• Lewisville 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 we meet 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 336-703-2930 for more information on volunteering at either library branch.

Adult programs

Tuesday at Two Book Club (in-person and virtual)

• Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m.
• Lewisville Branch Multipurpose Room

The Tuesday at Two book club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m.
This month’s title: “The Summer Before the War” by Helen Simonson. Call 336-703-2940 for more information.

Hook & Loop Group (in-person and virtual)
• Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m.
• Lewisville Branch Storytime Room

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

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.

Yoga for Beginners (in-person and virtual)
• Thursday, Nov. 3 and 17, at noon
• Mary Alice Warren Community Center (Nov. 3)
• Lewisville Branch Auditorium (Nov. 17)

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.

Belly Dancing for Beginners
• Friday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m.
• Lewisville Branch Storytime Room

Get your shimmy on! Learn the basic moves of this beautiful dance form as people of all ages come 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.

Curating Collections and Collectibles
• Monday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m.
• Lewisville Branch Auditorium

Join in at the Lewisville Branch to learn the importance of curating, documenting and preserving personal collections or collectibles to pass down to family members or to donate them to museums. Stormy Harrell of the Lam Museum of Anthropology will share how to create a provenance (or the story behind a collection), how to clean and store items, and the legalities involved in donating a collection to a museum. This program is part of the Forsyth County Public Library’s On the Same Page community read choice: “The Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. Registration not required but recommended. Email Raegen at luntzra@forsyth.cc to register.

How to Create Family Oral Histories
• Nov. 9 at 11 a.m.
• Lewisville Branch Auditorium

Documenting your genealogy in print is important but we often forget about the oral histories that we pass on from generation to generation. Using today’s widely available recording technology, this program will show you how to record your family history through interview techniques and storing audio files. This program is part of the Forsyth County Public Library’s On the Same Page community read choice: “The Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. Registration is recommended. To register or for more information, email Sue at deguzmse@forsyth.cc or call the Lewisville Branch at 336-703-2940.

Give Thanks, Give Blood
• Thursday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
• Lewisville Branch Auditorium

Give Hope, Give Life, Give Blood. Help someone in your community this holiday by donating blood. The American Red Cross will be on-site with their bloodmobile in the Lewisville Branch Library’s parking lot. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. Free COVID-19 antibody testing is available. Please call 336-703-2940 for more information.

Lewisville Historical Society Presents …
• Monday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m.
• Mary Alice Warren Community Center
7632 Warren Park Dr., Lewisville

In partnership with the Lewisville Branch, the Lewisville Historical Society will present bimonthly to the community on topics ranging from local history to information about historical sites to antiquities. Participants do not need to be members of the society to attend. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 336-703-2940 or the Lewisville Historical Society at 336-766-5842. Go to the Lewisville Historical Society’s website at http://lewisvillehistory.org/.

Witchy Washi and What Not Crafts
• Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m.
• Lewisville Branch Storytime Room

Join in to learn how to make fun crafts with washi tape and other supplies. 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. November craft: Cards.

Color & Coffee
• Friday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m.
• Lewisville Branch Multipurpose Room

A morning to relax, color, be with others and enjoy a cup of coffee on the house. Coloring sheets related to water and water life will be available in honor of Forsyth Creek Week. Call the branch at 336-703-2940 for more information.

Acrylic Pouring Art Class
• Friday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m.
• Lewisville Branch Auditorium

Paint at the Lewisville Branch using the technique of acrylic pouring. Local artist and instructor Amy Guerrini returns to demonstrate this unique technique and help participants create their own work of art. Paint supplies will be provided. Registration is required as class size and supplies are limited to 12 participants. To register, email Sue at deguzmse@forsyth.cc or call the library at 336-407-2940.

Friends Book Club (in-person and virtual)
• Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
• Lewisville Branch Multipurpose Room

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 Wailing Wind” by Tony Hillerman. Call 336-703-2940 for more information.