Braswell Library Offerings for Jan. 2018

Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount NC holds programs for all ages. Source: Braswell Facebook page.
Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount NC holds programs for all ages. Source: Braswell Facebook page.

Programs for all ages are planned at Braswell Memorial Library, located at 727 N Grace Street, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina for January.

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Adult Programs

Adult programming at Braswell Memorial Library is overseen by LaKesha W. Joyner, MLS. With any questions regarding the offerings below, contact Kesha Joyner at 252.442.1951 x.253.

Movies and Munchies

January 4, 2018 @ 11am & 5:30pm (two showings)

Come and watch “Rebel Without a Cause” starring James Dean in the library’s Computer Lab.

Author Visit

January 13, 2018 @ 2-3pm

Come and listen to author Angela Vick as she presents her book, Compassion in God’s Love, in the Computer Lab.

Good Reads Book Club

January 22, 2018 @ 10:30am-12pm

The Book Club will kick off the new year discussing No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts in the Wiley Room. Not a member of the Book Club? To find out how to join, contact Kesha Joyner.

Teen Programs

Braswell’s Teen Programs are overseen by Scott Houston, MLS, Teen and Information Services Librarian. For more information, contact Information Services at 252.442.1951 x.240.

Minecraft Design Club

January 11, 2018 @ 5:30-7:30pm

Teens are invited to “build, design and explore” in this monthly club.

Teen Advisory Board

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 5:30-7:30pm

Join the “TAB” and have your say at this “pizza and progress” meeting. TAB teens have an opportunity to create and promote for the library. Choose what movies, programs, and events you would like to see offered. To join TAB, contact Information Services.

Children’s Programs

Mother Goose Story Time

January 8, 22 & 29, 2018 @ 10:30am

Designed for ages birth to 3 years, this story time is held on most Mondays in the Youth Services area.

Pre-School Story Time

January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2018 @ 11am-noon

For slightly older children ages 3-5 years old, this story time is offered Tuesday mornings in the Youth Services area.

Winter Reading Challenge Kick-off

Saturday, January 13, 2018 @1-2pm

Join the Winter Reading Bingo Challenge. Stop by the Youth Services story room. Enjoy a story, participate in a craft, and pick up Reading Bingo Cards. For details, call Melissa at 252.442.1951 x.235.

Children’s Author Visit

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 4:30-5:30pm

Come and meet Alexis Stay Poppin, a 15-year-old artist and budding children’s book author in the Warner Meeting Room. With questions, contact Linda Bunch at 252.442.1951 x.244.

Call for Volunteers

Braswell provides job search resources. They are looking for volunteers to come and help patrons with resumes, job applications, and interviewing skills. Whether you can help once a week or daily, contact the library at  252.442.1951 x.253 for more information.

Source: Braswell Memorial Library, Rocky Mount NC
Source: Braswell Memorial Library, Rocky Mount NC


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