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June 2016

Summer Reading Kicks Off June 17th
Summer Reading 2016 kicks off at 6:30 pm on Friday, June 17th at Artivity on the Green Park, located at 630 N. Liberty Street in downtown Winston-Salem. 

There will be arts and crafts for the kids and music and skits performed by our talented group of children's librarians. Our featured entertainment is Amanda Durnell of Down to Earth Aerials who will give a performance with silks in the style of Cirque du Soleil while suspended in air.

Summer Reading runs from June 20th through July 29th and is for everyone: kids (birth-11), teens (12-17) and adults (18 and up). Each branch library will hold a drawing at the end of Summer Reading for a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

Also at the conclusion of Summer Reading there will be a grand prize drawing for a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card for each age group. To be included in the drawing, all paper and online reading logs must be completed and turned in to the Library by Friday, July 29th.

Sign up at the kick off or at any location of the Forsyth County Public Library.

Ready, Set, Read
Ready, Set, Read!

Start Your Summer Off With These Classic Movies About Baseball
Throughout the history of Hollywood, baseball has provided the backdrop for some of the most entertaining films ever made. With this in mind, the Reynolda Manor Branch Library salutes the national pastime with three highly acclaimed baseball themed movies that will be screened later in June.

The Natural   
June 14th at 6 pm   
A talented baseball player becomes sidelined for a number of years. After returning to the game, his life eventually gets back on track. Based on the book by Bernard Malamud. Starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall and Kim Basinger. 1984, Rated PG. "A film filled with magic, wonder and awe." - LA Times. "Recommended." - Video Librarian. Read more.

Field of Dreams
June 21st at 6:45 pm
A farmer follows an inner voice and creates a baseball diamond in his corn field. His unusual venture heals several wounded souls. Based on the book by W. P. Kinsella. Starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, and Amy Madigan. 1989, Rated PG.
"An emotional home-run." - Denver Post.
"Magical and moving." - Newsweek.
Oscar nomination for Best Picture.

June 28th at 6:15 pm
The manager of the Oakland A's takes a unique approach to team building, which goes against the grain of the traditional Baseball establishment but in the process creates a winning team. Based on the book by Michael Lewis. Starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. 2011, Rated PG-13. "Smart, intense and moving" - Roger Ebert. "A thinking person's baseball movie." - Orlando Sentinel."One of the freshest and smartest sports movies in years." - Newsday. Read more.

The Internet Library As It Should Be
NC LIVE is the Internet Library as it should be. Comprehensive databases on everything from books to science and technology. Education, health services, business, and genealogy, are just some of the areas where NC LIVE provides a wealth of current and archived information .

Looking for a bill from the NC General Assembly? NC LIVE has everything related to the functioning of government. How about crime statistics? The Department of Public Safety lists detailed crime statistics going back to 1993.

Films on demand offers over 25,000 titles and over 260,000 segments within titles covering almost every conceivable topic, 
including popular PBS productions such as NOVA, Frontline and the Ken Burns series of documentary films. There's also popular shows from National Geographic including the hit series, Brain Games.

There are also excellent resources for finding employment including NC State jobs, jobs in the UNC System, advertised job fairs, teacher vacancies and links to NC Works.

NC LIVE truly is a complete electronic library at your fingertips, with thousands of resources on topics from A to Z. Take a few minutes and wander around their website. It will be one of the most exciting and informative journeys you'll ever take on the Internet. 

Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center Receives Historical Marker
Formal historic marker dedication ceremony held at 
the Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center. 

The City of Winston-Salem recently dedicated a historic marker at the Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center commemorating 60 years of service to the community and recognizing the historic significance and importance the Library has played in the lives of the African American community in Winston-Salem. 

In 2004 The East Winston Branch Library was renamed the Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center. The name change honored Dr. H.D. Malloy Sr., Dr. Rembert Malloy and Dr. J.C. Jordan, who together in 1953 donated land for what became the East Winston Branch Library in 1954.

In 1998 the branch was designated as a Heritage Center, and in 2004 the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners officially changed the name to the Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center in recognition of the gift of Drs. Malloy and Jordan.
Photos from the historical marker ceremony. (All photos courtesy of Jeffrey Toomer, City of Winston-Salem.)

Books We Like
Molly Grogan Rawls

This month Books We Like takes an in-depth look at Winston-Salem's Historic Salem Cemetery authored by our own Molly Grogan Rawls, Photograph Collection Librarian in our NC Room. As always, you can find more great reading ideas by visiting our Readers Page.

From the first few pages of Winston-Salem's Historic Salem Cemetery any preconceived ideas the reader may harbor about a book about a cemetery are quickly--ahem--buried deep in the cold, cold ground. Yes, it's a book about the city's best known cemetery, but the author deftly positions the story within the context of sharing a bit of history about several prominent and ordinary individuals who are interred there.

Salem Cemetery itself is laid out on about as unlikely section of ground as you could imagine. The dips and rises of the ground would seem to make burials there less than ideal. "To me it is an unlikely place to have a cemetery because of the rolling landscape. It's very rolling very hilly. And also because of the variety of graves there. There are vaults built into the hillside, vaults scattered along the hillside," Rawls states. One interesting side note, as anyone who has visited the cemetery or driven by knows, it sits in close proximity to God's Acre and Home Moravian Church. Many Moravians have eschewed burial in God's Acre for interment in Salem Cemetery. Why? In God's Acre family plots are not allowed but are in Salem Cemetery.

Anyone unfamiliar with the people who laid the foundation for Winston-Salem's early success and long term growth will find the book hard to put down as the author unfolds summaries of the lives and contributions of many people whose names you will instantly recognize and others whose names may be unfamiliar but whose work and legacies you will know. For those who are more familiar with the city's history, the book is guaranteed to expand your base of knowledge, and more than likely add a few things you probably didn't know. Read more.

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