With a new decade comes a chance for a new you. As you accomplish your achievements in the new year, it is important to remember to take care of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally. For the next couple of months, our resource spotlight will feature all kinds of resources to help promote your own self-care and awareness. From magazines to eBooks, databases and programs at the library, there are many opportunities for you to explore how you can best promote your health and well-being.
Every four years, we get an extra day on the calendar. We hope you will “leap” over to the Walkertown Branch Library and enjoy a free afternoon concert. Pianist Myron D. Brown, the Associate Professor of Music at the Winston-Salem State University, will perform music by Chopin, Liszt, and Kapustin. Saturday, February 29, 2 p.m. at the Walkertown Branch Library.
Mixed Doubles is a playful series that brings together two experts from disparate disciplines in the Triad for an exchange of ideas, demonstrations and more. It's the perfect cure for the winter doldrums.Mixed Doubles continues Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the Central Library auditorium from 6-7 p.m. with a discussion on Medieval Women Mystics and Sculpture for Art and Musical Performance.
During this series of lectures and performances, master flautist, jazz historian, and educator, Galen Abdur-Razzaq will discuss the History of Jazz Music, Afro-Cuban Music, and Music during the Civil Rights Movement, and play select pieces on his flute. All ages are welcome.
The Greater Vision Dance Company performs traditional African dances as well as a boot dance. Company founder and artistic director, Wayne Jones, will discuss the origins of African-American traditional step dance. Open to all ages.
The 30th annual National African-American Read-In Chain to promote literacy and the reading of African American Literature will be on Sunday, February 9, at 2:30 at the Central Library. This event, facilitated by Dr. Elwanda D. Ingram, is sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English and the National Council of Teachers of English, in conjunction with the Forsyth County Public Library.