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Hispanic Heritage Month

In the fall, we celebrate the heritage of our Hispanic communities - their contributions, histories, and cultures. In 1968, President Johnson declared a week in September to be Hispanic Heritage Week and under President Reagan in 1988, it became Hispanic Heritage Month. The heritage month goes from September 15 to October 15 and contains several… Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month

Events, Government Resources, Uncategorized

Constitution Day 2021

Tomorrow, September 17th, please stop by the North Carolina Collection and help us celebrate Constitution Day by picking up a free copy of the United States Constitution. Why September 17th you ask? On that day in 1787 in Philadelphia, 38 members of the Constitutional Congress put pen to paper and signed the Constitution. Actually, there… Continue reading Constitution Day 2021

Genealogy

Ancestry.com Library Edition Now Available Through Dec. 31

More Ancestry at home keeps coming! The Ancestry Library Edition database will continue to be available for at home use now through December 31, 2021. You can use this database at home by going to this link and choosing the Ancestry Library Edition link under Library Resources. You will be asked to enter your library… Continue reading Ancestry.com Library Edition Now Available Through Dec. 31

Collection Spotlight, Exhibits, Featured, Forsyth County, New Acquisitions, Our Treasures, Uncategorized, Winston-Salem

Sketchbook Legacy 2021

We're back with a whole new group of talented young artists. Sketchbook Legacy - a project in collaboration with Art for Art's Sake - started last year at Meadowlark Middle School. The spring project asked Mrs. Miller's 8th graders to create a sketchbook or altered book. "Stay Positive & Covid Negative" - Kayla Harris Some… Continue reading Sketchbook Legacy 2021

Archives, Exhibits, Local History

Hanes Hosiery Basketball Exhibit

Visit the Central Library in June to view our expanded exhibit on the Hanes Hosiery Basketball Team. We have items on display from two Hanes Hosiery basketball and softball players; Maxine "Jimmie" Vaughn Williams and Hazel Starrette Phillips. Included in the exhibit are newspaper articles, photographs, awards, and scrapbooks of the players. The North Carolina… Continue reading Hanes Hosiery Basketball Exhibit