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Jan 092022
 

 

 

 

Tom Brown from Heritage Apples in Clemmons, NC, will present this virtual program regarding his efforts to save heritage apples for future generations to enjoy.

  • Thursday, January 27, at 7:00 pm

Register here to receive the Zoom invitation immediately. Attendees of this program will be entered into a raffle for a one-time free admission pass to Longwood Gardens!

For additional information regarding Mr. Brown’s project, please go to applesearch.org.

“Heritage Apples are the apples of our Grandparents and Great-grandparents. Their uses were varied–for drying, frying, fresh eating, Halloween treats, baking, brandy, cider (hard and sweet), vinegar, livestock feed, and much more. The diversity of their shapes, sizes, colors, textures, tastes and times of ripening was amazing. For every early farm family an extensive orchard was essential. As more and more land was settled, a well-developed orchard was a sure sign that civilization had reached the American frontier.

These old-timey apples are part of our agricultural heritage, but they are rapidly being lost forever. The trees are being cut down and the older people who remember the apple names are passing away. The window to still find and save these wonderful apples is rapidly closing.”

Jan 062022
 

 

 

 

Children ages 0–6 can join Mr. Dan for this virtual interactive program held on Zoom that provides music enrichment and fun with rhythm and movement.

 

  • Tuesday, January 11, at 10:30 am; register here.

 

  • Tuesday, January 25, at 10:30 am; register here.

 

Upon registering, you will receive the Zoom invitation immediately.

 

Dec 172021
 

 

 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 6:30PM, in person or over Zoom!

Local author, Dr. Colleen Lelli, visits the library to discuss her recent book, Trauma-Sensitive Schools: the Importance of Instilling Grit, Determinations, and Resilience.  Dr. Lelli, a professor at Cabrini University, has 25 years of experience in education, and focuses her research on supporting educators and other professionals who work with children with trauma. In her book, she discusses strategies educators can use to better support this vulnerable population.  This program is perfect for educators, people who work with children, and people involved with training future teachers.   

If you would like to attend virtually, please register for the Zoom link at  https://bit.ly/Trauma-1-25-22.  

Dec 152021
 

 

 

 

Ms. Pam will lead children ages 3–5 in practicing early learning skills while reading books and playing games! Special focus will be placed on the alphabet and counting. This program meets at the library; masks are required.

  • Wednesday, January 5, at 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 12, at 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 19, at 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 26, at 2:00 pm

Advance registration for this program is REQUIRED; spaces are limited. Please register on our SignUpGenius page. You must register for each week you plan to attend.

Nov 022020
 

There’s more than one way to help. Social distancing is still in effect, but you can still find ways to volunteer for your community and earn hours for groups like the National Honors Society, Girl Scouts and more!

Here is the list of volunteer opportunities offered online at the Main Library and its branches for ages 12 -17:

Spread the joy:

Send letters to those that need to read a cheerful message!

– Mail letters to elders around the world! Read about Love for Our Elder’s Letters of Love project. We can send the cards/letters for you; just put it in the drop box at the Front Desk here at the Main Library or contact your library branch. If you decide to send it yourself, please send us a picture of your card/letter to Ebony Harmon, MC-NPL’s Teen Program Coordinator at eharmon@mclinc.org. Please read the instructions before you start writing. If the instructions aren’t followed correctly, then we can’t send the letters and/or your time won’t be counted. Only four letters per month, please. (Worth 1 hour volunteering)

– Mail cards to hospitalized children all over the USA! You can learn more about Cards for Hospitalized Kids. We’ll send the cards for you with the same procedure as the letters for elders or you can or you can email a picture to eharmon@mclinc.org. Please read the instructions before you start your card. If the instructions aren’t followed correctly, then we can’t send the card and/or your time won’t be counted. Only four cards per month, please. (Worth 1 hour)

You Review:

Let your thoughts be heard!

– Write a book review in 280 characters or more. These reviews count for one review per book; make as many as you would like. Write a review! (Worth 1 hour)

– Write a film/show review in 280 characters or more. These reviews count for one review per film/show; make as many as you would like. Write a review! (Worth 1 hour)

– Make a 10 song (or more) playlist for a book. These only count for three playlists per book; write for as many books as you would like. Email your list(s) or a playlist link(s) to your preferred music service and if you want your list on our social media (or not) to eharmon@mclinc.org. Need ideas for making a playlist? Read this article on how to create one. (Worth 1 hour)

Activities:

Do fun projects and more!

– Participate in a library project or event. (Worth the event’s time length)

*NEW* Host your own library program or event. Must be planned two months ahead for advertising on library social media and be related to library services (ex.: book discussion, a literature podcast, reading to others, etc.) (Worth the event’s time length)

*NEW* Host your own independent program or event. Must be recorded as proof and be related to library services (ex.: book discussion, a literature podcast, reading to others, etc.) (Worth the event’s time length)

– Record yourself reading the first 3 pages of a book out loud. Use vocaroo to record yourself. Email the link of your recording, along with the title & author of the book and if you want your recording on our social media, to eharmon@mclinc.org to have your hour(s) counted. Make as many as you would like. (Worth 1 hour volunteering)

Schoolwork:

Get extra-extra credit!

– Send us your book reports. Email your report to eharmon@mclinc.org to have your time counted. (Worth 1 hour)

 


Once you complete any of the tasks above, you just have to send an email to Ebony Harmon, MC-NPL’s Teen Program Coordinator at eharmon@mclinc.org confirming that you’ve completed your task(s) in order to have your time counted. She will then send you a form to fill out.

Thank you for volunteering your time!