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Quilts and the Underground Railroad

Published by Mia Jordan / January 22, 2022

Learn how enslaved people sent and received underground railroad messages through quilts at the Lewisville Branch on Tuesday, Feb. 22 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Participants will make a replica quilt patch out of fabric and glue. Recommended for ages 5-11 years old. Presented by the Delta Arts Center. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lewisville Library. Registration required.

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Traditional Medicine in the African Atlantic Diaspora

Published by Susan deGuzman / January 21, 2022

Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. as we learn about the many African healing practices that were transplanted to the Americas over the past 500 years. Dr. Andrew Gurstelle, director of the Lam Museum of Anthropology of Wake Forest University and specialist in the history and archaeology of West Africa, will discuss how people in the past maintained health and wellness, and how their descendants transformed these ideas in the Americas. This program is in celebration of Black History Month.


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Free Tax Assistance

Published by Jody Lohman / January 21, 2022

While the library will not be offering onsite tax assistance this year, AARP and Forsyth Free Tax will still be providing tax assistance by appointment only. View the Tax Newsletter for some options for getting free tax help or obtaining IRS federal and North Carolina tax forms and publications.

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Yoga for Beginners Virtual-only on Friday, Jan. 21

Published by Raegen Luntz / January 20, 2022

Join us from home on Jan. 7 and 21 at 9 a.m. for a FREE session of yoga to help uplift your mind and strengthen your body. Our class is facilitated by local yoga instructor, Tracy O'Neill of YogaCentrix. For more information, please call the Lewisville Branch at 336-703-2940. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lewisville Library.


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Celebrating Sylvia Sprinkle Hamlin 1945-2022

Published by Todd Bowser / January 13, 2022

This week we continue to celebrate the life of our former director Sylvia Sprinkle Hamlin. See a video produced by the City of Winston-Salem and an official resolution from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association commemorating her incredible life and achievements for literacy and the arts in our community.

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The Winter/Spring Edition of Intersections is Here

Published by Mary Giunca / January 13, 2022

Learn how the redlining exhibit at Central Library is bringing the community together for discussion around racism and inequality in Winston-Salem neighborhoods. Hear how four local women find hope and healing in trying times. And learn what local author and journalist Phoebe Zerwick found when she re-examined the life of Darryl Hunt in "Beyond Innocence: The Life Sentence of Darryl Hunt." Plus, programs on everything from local authors to the underground railroad.

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