EVENTS

Hello

There's much to see here. So take your time, look around and learn all there is to know about us. Library activities and events are in full swing. Movie Monday will resume at a later date.

Coastal Carolina Camera Club

EVENTS HELD AT OUR LIBRARY

Meet the Author

We regularly have published authors discuss their new books, providing insights into their unique backgrounds and writing processes.

Movie Night

The library screens movies on a weekly basis. During the Academy Awards Season Oscar nominated films are shown at the Library. All movies are free. Attendees are asked to donate non-perishable food items which are donated to Brunswick Family Assistance.

Live Music

We are pleased to have musicians perform at the library from time to time.

Our local artists create the most beautiful art!

The library offers works of art for sale, created by members of the Waterway Art Association. A portion of the proceeds of each sale benefits the Friends of the Library.

Children's program

We are pleased to offer children's programing for our youngest patrons


AARP Foundation Tax-Aide by appointment only

Available Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays February 1 – April 14, 2023. Appointments must be made in person at the library. You will be given the tax packet to take home & fill out. Please bring the tax packet with you to your appointment.

*For Tax Year 2022, AARP will not prepare self-employed taxpayer returns (Schedule C). If you are self-employed, please seek other options.

EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY

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CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Genealogy Assistance

Cribbage Group

Chess Group

Collaborate with others as you research your ancestry.

Genealogy Assistance Meets on Tuesday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Stumped? Stymied? Befuddled? Volunteer Vera Anderson will help put your genealogy research back on track. Drop-In Genealogy Help at the Southwest Brunswick Branch Library. Registration is not necessary, just drop-in. Program is free, open to the public, & meets in the computer lab. The library also offers:

Ancestry.com & it can be accessed in the computer lab during library hours.

Heritage Quest, which can be accessed either in the library or at home through NC Live. For more information, please contact the library at 910-575-0173.

Play informal friendly games.

Cribbage Meets on Thursday, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Cribbage evolved from an earlier English game called “Noddy,” and the man credited with inventing it is Sir John Suckling, a wealthy English poet. Cribbage affords players both the anticipation of the luck of the deal as well as ample opportunity to exercise their skills in discarding and play. One of the novel features of Cribbage is that a Cribbage board is used for scoring rather than the usual pencil and paper. The rectangular wooden board is equipped with holes that accommodate pegs. The board speeds up scoring, and in this fast-moving game, pegging greatly reduces the chances for errors in computing scores. Beginners & players of all skill levels welcome. For more information, please call Ken at 843-756-1795


Do you enjoy a challenging game of chess? Join us.

Chess Club Meets on Tuesday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

If you want a new challenge, join the Southwest Brunswick Branch Library chess club. All ages and skill levels are welcome. No registration required.

A little about chess:

Basic Rules:

o Chess is a two-player game, where one player is assigned white pieces and the other black. Each player has 16 pieces to start the game: one king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights, and eight pawns

Aim of the game:

o The object of the game is to capture the other player’s king. This capture is never actually completed, but once a king is under attack and unable to avoid capture, it is said to be checkmated and the game is over.

Follow this link to learn the basics of how to play the game - https://www.flyordie.com/games/help/chess/en/games_rules_chess.html

Stitchin' Time

Community Puzzle

TOPS

Love to knit, crotchet, needlework?

Stitchin' Meets on Monday, 9:00am - 12:00 pm

Join the Stitchin’ Time group to share talents and learn new techniques. This is a great opportunity to make friends, learn something new or get help with a difficult pattern!

Our members do cross-stitch, embroidery and needlepoint. They sew, quilt, knit and crotchet. We enjoy sharing our creations and our experience. We have a lending library on all subjects concerning stitching crafts. We’re responsible for making the decorations for the Library Christmas Tree, with the money donated to the library.

Join us for a relaxing few hours.

Join the lobby community puzzle.

Sit a spell in the lobby and find a piece or two that will fit in our always available community puzzle

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly chapter .

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Meets on Wednesday at 9:30 am

TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, has a chapter at our library. The group meets each Wednesday at 10:00 am. For more information, please call Karol Asbjornson at 910-575-2452.

“You're welcome to attend your first meeting at any chapter location free of charge—bring a friend if you like. There's no obligation.

Here’s what you can expect:

Meetings usually last an hour or so.

Each member has a private weigh-in before the meeting. (That's the first time you'll see listed.)

Meeting starts with members sharing challenges, successes, or goals (if they want).

There’s a brief program. TOPS gives each chapter engaging, professionally prepared programs covering a variety of health and wellness topics.

Awards go to weekly or monthly best losers, contest winners, and members who’ve reached goal!

When needed, there’s a quick business meeting before the closing.

Meeting closes with a thought for the week or other inspirational activity.” https://www.tops.org/tops/TOPS/Default.aspx

Adult Coloring

Book Club

NC Writers Network

Relax with other adults while coloring beautiful pictures.

Adult Coloring Meets on Tuesday, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Join us at the library for adult coloring. Relax, reduce stress and have fun! All materials are provided by the Southwest Brunswick Friends of the Library.

“Coloring pages are no longer just for children. Indeed, coloring books are selling well in the adult market. Here, one might ask why grown-up men and women are so keen to color mandalas, zentangles, animals, famous paintings, sugar sculls, patterns, doodles and other intricate coloring images. The answer is simple. It is all about anti-stress effects of coloring that allow us to find a lot of tranquility, to reduce anxiety and to bring more mindfulness. So, take a crayon, relax and find your zen in the chaos of adult life.” http://www.supercoloring.com/collections/coloring-pages-for-adult


Book Club led by library staff.

Book Club

Join the Southwest Branch Brunswick Book Club. In December we select the books for the upcoming year and enjoy a potluck luncheon. In our monthly meetings, our goal is to read a variety of books, both fiction & non-fiction, that will stimulate the mind & some lively discussion. For more information, please call 910-575-0173 or e-mail Christi at christi.iffergan@brunswickcountync.gov


We help each other with techniques and encouragement in writing.

NC Writers Network

Do you like to write? Are you hoping to be published? Join members of the North Carolina Writers Network’s (NCWN) new South Brunswick group each month at Southwest Brunswick Branch Library. At the monthly meetings, the group will explore topics all writers need to know if they are considering publication.

You do not need to have any writing experience to attend.

No reservations are needed and all are welcome! For more information, please contact NCWN Regional Representative Joan Leotta at joanleotta@atmc.net.

Poetry Club

Chair Yoga

Join us as we discuss our favorite poems.

Poetry Workshop

Would you like to connect with other poets?

Do you want constructive feedback on your poetry? Join us and together we will explore poetry, generating new poems and sharing as a group. In our workshop, we will offer praise for what works, along with ideas for what could work better.

Learn how to stretch and relax with Chair Yoga.

Chair Yoga Meets Thursday. 9:00am - 10:30am

Come join us each Tuesday for Chair Yoga. This class is suitable for those individuals with injuries or other limitations. This is an extra gentle practice done mostly seated in a chair for ease of movement and balance. Classes are $8.00 each.

“Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand, lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions, or want a quick break from office work. Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures remain the same. While seated on chairs, students can do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends and mild backbends. In addition to a good stretch, chair yoga participants can also enjoy other health benefits of yoga, including improved muscle tone, better breathing habits, stress reduction, better sleep and an improved sense of well-being.” https://www.verywellfit.com/chair-yoga-poses-3567189

Bird Island Classics Book Club

Why Knot Stich?

Do you enjoy reading the classics?

Please join us.

The Bird Island Classics Book Club for women

The Book Club Meets the last Tuesday of each Month at 10:00am The Bird Island Classics Book Club for Women offers structured discussion of selected classic books on a monthly basis. Brooke Triplett leads this dedicated group and invites women to join if reading the classics is of interest to them. Contact Brooke at mermaid3333@gmail.com if you have any questions. (We will meet via Zoom until further notice.)

Do you like needlepoint?

Please join us.

Why Knot Stitch Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 12:00pm - 3:00pm

We are a group of needle pointers who love to learn and explore new frontiers in needlepoint. If you love needlepoint, please join us.

SOME FUN VIDEOS PROVIDED BY THE FRIENDS

Click on the video to see a clip from a show by the Fun Fatale Trio, regular performers at the Library.

Cheerleader

Cheerleader: A special live demonstration for the POMS movie.