Appalachian Regional Library - Wilkes County Blog
Wilkes Library Hosts Money Talks in Support of Financial WellnessWednesday, 08 March 2023 00:43
by, Suzanne Moore
What is financial wellness? Financial wellness is your ability to live a healthy financial life. It is the power to take control of your financial health now and into the future.
Financial wellness allows you to feel secure over day-to-day and month-to-month finances. You have the means to absorb a financial shock and freedom to make choices that let you enjoy life. You are able meet your long-term financial goals.
You can enhance your financial wellness by improving various aspects of your personal finances.
North Wilkesboro Woman’s Club Recognizes the Year of the TrailWednesday, 01 March 2023 10:22
By, Suzanne Moore, Wilkes County Librarian
The North Wilkesboro Woman’s Club recently donated a guidebook; Great Day Hikes on North Carolina’s Mountain to Sea Trail, to Wilkes County Public Library and the Branch at Traphill. The local chapter of the North Carolina General Federation of Woman’s Clubs has adopted the state president’s special project of highlighting the Mountains-to-Sea-Trail. One particular way that the North Wilkesboro Chapter is doing this is by sharing a beautiful book that is the “Official Guide from Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea-Trail.”
Remembering History with William L. Shirer’s Berlin DiaryWednesday, 01 March 2023 03:23
By, Suzanne Moore, Wilkes County Librarian
I have spent the month of February absorbed in learning about Nazi Germany. It sounds like a grim topic, but again it is especially important after reflecting on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which takes place each year on January 27. This date is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and reminds us horrible atrocities and killings of over six million Jews.
Celebrate Black History Month with Wilkes County Public LibraryMonday, 30 January 2023 12:34
by, Suzanne Moore, Wilkes County Librarian
Recognizing America’s Black history and even that of African-Americans is so important when we look at how far our country has come with efforts to create racial equality. We need to know about struggles endured though time, what has gone on in the past, to appreciate the blessings we have today.
Heritage Cooking Classes Offered at Wilkes County Public LibraryMonday, 23 January 2023 10:55
by Suzanne Moore, County Librarian
Wilkes County Public Library recently received an LSTA (Library Science and Technology Act) Grant to offer Heritage Cooking Classes in 2023. The total award was $17,000, allowing the library to purchase a demonstration cart for ‘edible’ education (Kitchen a la Cart), supplies, curriculum for teaching, and a community fridge.
Celebrating J.R.R. Tolkien and His Fantasy Novel, The HobbitMonday, 09 January 2023 18:41
by Suzanne Moore, Wilkes County Librarian
What exactly is a hobbit? I heard this question recently and was amazed. I thought everyone knew about hobbits. I always imagined a hobbit was as famous as any cartoon character. When I was a small child, I remember seeing the cartoon version of The Hobbit at the theater. That of course was many years ago, and since then there have been major motion pictures released on the sagas of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, based on books by beloved high-fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Reading Trap is ‘Keeping it Reel’Wednesday, 28 December 2022 07:30
The Reading Trap, meets every second Thursday (6:00 p.m.) in the Branch Library, 6938 Traphill Rd. Traphill, NC. With so many books to choose from, it is always exciting to see the list of books randomly selected for discussion. This book club narrows the list by reading a book each month in honor of a particular author’s birthday. January begins with a celebration for J.R.R. Tolkien and his book The Hobbit. Save the date and join The Reading Trap on January 12 for lively conversation and a taste of Bilbo Baggins’ Seed Cake.
For those who would rather ‘read’ the movie, The Reading Trap is ‘keeping it reel’ with free monthly features at Two Rivers Cinema in North Wilkesboro. Visit the theater every first Saturday at 1:00 p.m. to see films based on, or related to, the book club’s monthly read. Stop by to see The Hobbit on the big screen this Saturday, January 7 and have a ‘reel’ good time!
New Wellness Programming in 2023Wednesday, 28 December 2022 07:27
We all need eight dimensions of wellness for a balanced life. Each month the library will be holding programs with an emphasis on a dimension from the wellness wheel. These will be presented in collaboration with community partners and bring encouragement, motivation, and accountability for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Be sure to check out the monthly displays for books related to our featured wellness topic. There will also be activities for families and children of all ages.