Celebrate Black History Month in February with these history and genealogy programs. 

Free Book Reading Event at the United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church on February 11, 2018 @ 4:00 PM.  A copy of Little School in the Woods is available for reference in the North Carolina Room. 



Join us for a free program on African American Genealogy at the Walkertown Branch Library on Tuesday, February 20th @ 6:00 PM. 



Celebrate Women’s History Month in March with true tales of North Carolinian women. 

Free program presented by the New Winston Museum on Wednesday, March 14th @ 6:30 PM in the Central Library Auditorium. 




lightsThe holiday season is upon us.  Below is a list of the library holiday closings for your convenience. The North Carolina Collection room follows the branch hours for the Central Library.

All Forsyth County Public Library branches will be closed on these days:

Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving
Friday, November 24 Thanksgiving
Friday, December 8 Staff Development Day
Friday, December 22 Christmas
Saturday, December 23 Christmas
Sunday, December 24 Christmas
Monday, December 25 Christmas
Tuesday, December 26 Christmas

In addition, library branches will close at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22.

We would like to wish everyone very happy holidays, however you spend them, and hope to see you at the library!






A great partnership has begun with Wings Over Winston, an aerial photography company, and the North Carolina Collection staff at the Forsyth County Public Library. We are providing historical context for selected images taken by Wings Over Winston for their Instagram account. Check it out when you have time. Follow them on Instagram or Facebook to see great views of Winston-Salem and learn about local history.


Are you curious about genealogy and DNA testing? Come to Reynolda Manor Branch Library on Thursday, December 7 @ 3:00 pm to learn about what genealogy DNA testing is, what information it collects, and who is doing the testing. Free program. Registration requested. Please call the branch at 336-703-2960 to register.


The North Carolina Room’s temporary location at the Forsyth County Government Center will be closing to the public on Friday, July 14 at 5:00 pm in preparation for our collection move to the new Central Library.

We will reopen when the new Library opens later this summer. We hope to see you in our bright new space!GovCtrClosingJuly14

Summer is coming and it’s a good time to rev up your genealogy research. The warm weather brings families together for graduations, vacations, weddings, and day trips. Talking about past vacations, trips, and events can offer up lots of helpful information and insights for your research.

Our free genealogy programs are designed to help you get the information you want. Genealogy 101 is our beginner program that gets you stared with the basics of genealogy research and an introduction to online research. Genealogy 202 takes your research up a level with database search techniques and expanded records research information.

So enjoy the summer months with family and friends at the backyard barbecue, on the beach, at the lake, or anywhere in between and when nostalgia gets people talking be ready to listen!

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Come and learn a little bit about local history at this free event.

Enter your address here Reynolda Manor Branch Library for directions.

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