Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Love-ly Concert

On Valentine's Day, Perry Library patrons were treated to a wonderful concert by Henderson native Raynah Adams.  Mr. Adams performed selections from Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, and Billy Eckstine. The audience was filled with music lovers of all ages, and even some families shared their Valentine's Day together at the library.  

Monday, January 31, 2011

Knit one, purl what?

The first meeting of the Perry Library teen knitters was held recently.  All the attendees were new knitters, so we had lots of fun learning from Ms Patti - Ms Barbara even joined in.  We decided to meet every other Tuesday at 5pm, so the next meeting will be Tuesday, February 8.  If you want to learn, be sure to sign-up by Friday, Feb 4 so we'll have materials for you.  Those who attended last week, make sure to bring your needles and yarn with you! 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Afternoon with an Author

Library patrons and community members flocked to Perry Library on Saturday to hear author Deborah Brown speak about her latest book, The Joy of Mourning Glories.  She wrote the book as part of the healing process after her son, Spc. Lunsford Bernard “Deuce” Brown II, was killed in Iraq in 2003.  The book available at the library, as well as her first book, Dead-End Road.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy new year to everyone from the Perry Library!  The library bid farewell to 2010 with a Kid's New Year's Eve party.  There were stories, some dancing, crafts, and, of course, a big countdown!

This month there are several youth and adult programs to choose from:

Youth Services

Our regular schedule of programs returned on January 3 and will continue through April:
  • Monday - 6:30pm - Bedtime Stories: stories, songs, and a craft for all ages (especially 3-6 year olds)
  • Tuesday - 6:30pm - Teens & Tweens: Good times for 8-15 year olds
  • Wednesday - 
    • 11:00am - Baby & Me: lapsit for children ages 6 months to 2 years and their caregivers
    • 4:00pm - Anime/Manga Club: come share your love of all things animated (ages 13-17, under 13 with permission from parent/guardian)
  • Thursday - 11:00am - Mother Goose Time: stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5 years old
    Teen Knitting: Ages 12-17 are invited to join us for knitting in the Young Adult room on January 25 from 5:00-6:00pm.  All skill levels are welcome. Materials will be available for those who want to learn.  Be sure to sign-up at the YS desk so we will be sure to have needles and yarn for you.

    Adult Services

    Afternoon with an Author: January 22, 2:00pm
    Author and community leader Deborah J. Brown will be discussing her book The Joy of Mourning Glories.  The public is invited and admission is free.

    "Let's Talk About It"
    Altered Landscapes: North Carolina's Changing World

    Join us at the library on Tuesday evenings this winter for a new series of “Let’s Talk About It”.  Pick up registration forms at the library or call (252) 438-3316 for more information.  All programs begin at 7 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Room.  Mark your calendars!

    January 25, 2011         Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen, Speaker: Lucinda MacKethan
    February 8, 2011         If You Want Me To Stay by Michael Parker, Speaker: Willie Nelms
    February 22, 2011       Blood Done Signed My Name by Tim Tyson, Speaker: David Carr
    March 8, 2011            Plant Life by Pamela Duncan, Speaker: Jim Clark
    March 22, 2011          Salt by Isabel Zuber, Speaker: Dottie Burkhart

    This program is partially funded with a grant from the N.C. Humanities Council, in collaboration with the N.C. Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of North Carolina and the Friends of the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library.

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010

    Fun in the Sun!

    On August 7 we bid a fond farewell to the Summer Reading Program with a day at the beach.  All kids, even if they weren't able to be a part of the reading program, were invited to have some refreshments and win prizes at our games.  We played beach bingo, did some fishing, and, of course, danced! 

    Once we finished up our summer reading program, we did a final count of how many participated this summer.  We had a grand total of 339 children and 84 teens!  Way to go!  Obviously lots of reading was done this summer.

    Tuesday, August 3, 2010

    Midsummer at the Library

    July has been a busy month for the Perry Library.  July 10 was our Luau Party, part of the summer reading program.  There were grass skirts for all, some wild hula-hooping, and lots of fun.  The party also marked Ms. Jeriann's last day at Perry.  We will miss you!

    Later in July we welcomed Ms Patti, and some of the Mother Goose kids helped us pick the bounty from our patio garden (mostly cherry tomatoes).  We heard they were delicious!  After the tomatoes were picked, some chose to stay around and blow bubbles for a while.  It was a beautiful day to be outside!

    Tuesday, July 6, 2010

    New Anime Blog

     Are you mad about manga?  Are you crazy about anime?  Check out Anime/Manga Club on Wednesdays at 4pm.  AND.......join us at our new anime blog, brought to you by the staff and teens of Perry Library.