(scroll to the bottom to see a listing of our on-going programs)
The King Public Library recently received a $4,000 grant from the Dorothy Louise Kyler Foundation, a private grant-making foundation located in Holland, Ohio. The Foundation awards grants to select libraries to help fund children’s collection development. This is wonderful news for the library, and all its young readers!!
FREE Tax Preparation by VITA!
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is a free, IRS-sponsored program to help low and middle-income workers have their federal and state personal income taxes prepared and filed electronically at no cost.
Gross household income must be less than $54,000
Volunteers will be available, by appointment only, on Thursday evenings from February 2nd -April 13th. The King Public Library has partnered with and services are provided by Forsyth Free Tax, Experiment in Self-Reliance, and the United Way of Forsyth County.
11th Annual NWRL Photography Contest
Our 2017 theme is Transformation. This contest is open to all library members of Alleghany, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin Counties. Contest includes juvenile, teen, and adult catagories. Entries will be accepted through Friday, March 17th, 2017.
Entry forms are available at the circulation desk.
FREE Legal Aid Clinic
Thursday, February 16th 2:30 pm
Please call 1-866-219-5262 or visit www.legalaidnc.eventbrite.com to register
Breakfast and a Movie
Thursday, February 23rd 10:30 am
Join us for Inferno - Rated PG-13. The movie is FREE! This is an Adult Program for ages 18 and older. A light Breakfast, Coffee, & Water will also be provided by LGFCU. You are welcome to bring in your own snacks, drinks, and comfy lawn chair.
Starting Tuesday, February 21st
Join 200 Hour Yoga Certified Instructor Diane Blakemore for 5 weekly, hour long classes beginning Tuesday, February 21st. Wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat or large towel. Class is for all skill levels. Cost is a donation. Adults 18 and older.
Get Creative with Technology for Teens
Thursday, March 9th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Celebrate Teen Tech Week in our Gentry Technology Center! Registration Required and this program is limited to 10 teens!
We'll explore word cloud generators and create digital light art that can be used as screensavers. This program is for teens in 6th - 12th grades only. (parents and siblings are welcome to wait in the library) Snacks will not be served at this program because we will be in the computer lab.
To Register, call 336-983-3868 or sign up at the circulation desk.
Ryan's Case for Smiles
Friday, March 17 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
King Public Library is partnering with Ryan's Case for Smiles for a Pillowcase Event. The goal for the day is to make 600 pillowcases for the children at Brenner Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House! Please bring a friend, sewing machine or serger, and basic sewing supplies. Thread will be provided. Lunch will also be provided.
Thank you for helping us bring smiles to the children!
The King Public Library Endowment
Every Tuesday at 10:30 am (except during August) we have Preschool Storytime for children ages 3-5. We have stories and songs for the little ones. Most days they will also make a craft or do an activity to take home. Hope to see you there!
King Public Library Book Club
The King Public Library's book club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7 pm.
February's title is The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.
*(Since January's meeting was cancelled due to travel conditions, January's title All Over But the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg will also be discussed at February's meeting on the 14th)*
King Public Library Common Threads Quilters Group
*February Meeting Changed to February 22 at 10:00 am*
This creative group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am in our Shelton Room. This is a day and time change! Learn to quilt in February! On February 22nd the members of our Quilters Group will teach how to make a quilt block. Anyone interested should bring two coordinating fabrics in quarter yard sections. Everything else will be provided to learn how to make a nine patch block.
One-on-One e-reader training
Have an e-reader, but not quite sure how to use it? Want to check out the library's e-books or audio books from our Overdrive app?
Make an appointment with us and we will show you how.
Health Care Marketplace Assistance
Legal Aid of North Carolina provides a Health Care Navigator to assist our community with signing up for the Health Care Marketplace here at the King Public Library
Call 1-855-733-3711 to make an appointment.
Need a job? A JobLink located in the library can help!
A JobLink site is provided at the library in the Gentry Technology Center through Forsyth Tech, the Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board, and the Piedmont Triad Regional Council. The JobLink operates three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. An instructor will assist you with preparing a resume, job searches, career planning, improving your interview skills, scholarships, and work keys.Personnel with the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) are available on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 9:00 am -5:00 pm.