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11/25/2020

🦃 Enjoy your turkey, and remember that NHCPL is open 24/7 online at nhclibrary.org
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11/24/2020

🔥 or ⛱ ?

11/24/2020

Family time and science are whisked together into a project you can eat: two quick and inexpensive salad dressings that visually introduce the scientific concept of mixtures for all ages.

The Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet SeriesThe 2020-2021 submission period for the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poe...
11/24/2020
Gilbert-Chappell Poet Series Application & Regions | North Carolina Poetry Society

The Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series

The 2020-2021 submission period for the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series is now open. This mentoring program links established poets in three regions of North Carolina with emerging poets, enabling them to develop and perfect their lyric craft. Students in middle school, high school, and college, and adults not in school may apply to work with a Distinguished Poet during the winter months. Our Distinguished Poets this year are: Anna Lena Phillips Bell in the eastern region, Dasan Ahanu in the central region, and Jessica Jacobs in the western region. In spring 2021, the resulting poems will be presented at group and individual readings at venues across the state. An anthology of these poems entitled Witness: Appalachia to Hatteras will be published by Saint Andrews University Press in late 2021. To read the brochure or apply for the program, click on the links below. The deadline for the eastern region has been extended; apply by November 30, 2020.

Read about the series here: https://www.ncpoetrysociety.org/gcdps/

The application is here—it can be mailed or emailed:
https://www.ncpoetrysociety.org/gcdps/gcdps_application/

Any middle school, high school, college or university student or any adult poet not currently enrolled in an academic program may apply for the GCDP Series mentorship.

11/24/2020
2020 Picture Books

Not sure what to read with your kids next? Tune in as Ms. Jamie talks about some of her favorite picture books from 2020!

11/23/2020
Learning Express Library

Need some help with math (4th -12th grades) or SAT test prep? Parents, teachers, and students- watch this video to learn how to access Learning Express Library for FREE math help, test prep, and more.

Community partners - we need you ! What is your vision for our state's public libraries? Join your community partners in...
11/23/2020

Community partners - we need you ! What is your vision for our state's public libraries? Join your community partners in shaping our libraries' future.
Thursday, December 3 @ 2:30 pm via Zoom
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NCLibraries_Partners

11/23/2020
Kids Craft Kits - Turkeys!

Make a turkey with Mr. Scooter! Pick up your craft kit at Pine Valley Library while supplies last.

In trying times, it is especially important to take a moment, take inventory, and celebrate this week's word "thankful."...
11/23/2020

In trying times, it is especially important to take a moment, take inventory, and celebrate this week's word "thankful." Last week's selected photos pay homage to things which are "simple."
Submit your photos here: http://ow.ly/gw4u50BQ6Rn

Library Friends and Board members - we need you! What is your vision for our state's public libraries? Join other board ...
11/22/2020

Library Friends and Board members - we need you!
What is your vision for our state's public libraries? Join other board members and friends of the library from across North Carolina in shaping our libraries' future!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NCLibrary_BOT-FOL

11/20/2020
2020 Picture Books

Not sure what to read with your kids next? Tune in as Ms. Jamie talks about some of her favorite picture books from 2020!

11/20/2020
Learning Express Library

Need some help with math (4th -12th grades) or SAT test prep? Parents, teachers, and students- watch this video to learn how to access Learning Express Library for FREE math help, test prep, and more.

11/19/2020
Throwback Thursday 11-19-2020: Hang On Sloopy!Elizabeth Swann, pirates, treasure?  Surely this has to be a tale from the...
11/19/2020

Throwback Thursday 11-19-2020: Hang On Sloopy!

Elizabeth Swann, pirates, treasure? Surely this has to be a tale from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise! The images seen here show the interior of the Sloop Point Plantation house near Hampstead in Pender County, a location that was once in New Hanover County. Built in the colonial time period around 1726, the house is thought to be the second oldest dwelling in the state of North Carolina; only the Lane House in Edenton is older. The name of the site comes from a shipyard that once existed on the premises from which sailing vessels used to arrive from the Caribbean and even as far away as England. The architecture of the house is even Caribbean in nature. A sloop is a type of single-masted sailing ship with a sail in front and a sail in rear of the mast. Originally home to John Baptista Ashe, a prominent New Hanover County colonial official, and his wife Elizabeth Swann, the home had an accompanying 1,000 acres of land given through a land grant. A local legend states that pirates buried treasure at the site, though no evidence of any such treasure has ever been found. John Baptista Ashe's son, also named John, was a prominent patriot leader during the American Revolution and North Carolina's first major general. Sloop Point Plantation is privately owned.

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Me too, book, me too.
11/17/2020

Me too, book, me too.

Get yourself into an easy, peasy, breezy mood and capture some images for this week's word "simple." Check out the one o...
11/16/2020

Get yourself into an easy, peasy, breezy mood and capture some images for this week's word "simple." Check out the one of a kind submissions for "unique."
Submit your photos here: http://ow.ly/gw4u50BQ6Rn

Celebrate World Kindness Day with us! Request a gratitude jar, teen self-care kit, or letter from a librarian to surpris...
11/13/2020

Celebrate World Kindness Day with us!
Request a gratitude jar, teen self-care kit, or letter from a librarian to surprise your child! ✉️
Check out our #nhclibrary website for details. https://libguides.nhcgov.com/library #worldkindnessday #librarylife #gratitudeattitude #newhanovercounty

Throwback Thursday 11-12-2020: Tories and LoyalistsOne of the new digital collections at the New Hanover County Public L...
11/12/2020

Throwback Thursday 11-12-2020: Tories and Loyalists

One of the new digital collections at the New Hanover County Public Library is the Clarendon Courier Digital Collection. The Clarendon Courier was the publication of the Old New Hanover Genealogical Society (ONHGS) and featured the programs, organizational news, and the genealogical research efforts of many individuals as well as the historical records that they used, transcribed, and made available for further research. Published from 1989 to 2019, the journal is now in the process of being digitized as part of a collaborative project with East Carolina University.

This particular story from September 1994 contains the text of a 1781 petition from gentlemen of the city of Wilmington to Royal Governor Josiah Martin. In July 1775, Martin, the last royal governor of the colony, was forced to flee for his life and sought refuge aboard the British sloop-of-war HMS Cruzier at the mouth of the Cape Fear, from which he directed the actions of loyalists in the region. The men listed in the petition profess their loyalty to to the British government, however it should be noted that this petition was made to Martin after the city had been under British occupation for four months. A detachment of 300 British soldiers under Major James Henry Craig occupied Wilmington from January to November 1781. The petition was made at the same time that the army of Lieutenant-General Charles Cornwallis was in the Port City. Cornwallis arrived in Wilmington a month after his Pyrrhic victory at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, and remained in the region for a month resting and refitting his army. Cornwallis marched north into Virginia from the Port City, ultimately surrendering to Washington at Yorktown. During the course of the American Revolutionary War, it is estimated that approximately 20% of the white population of colonists stayed loyal to Britain. The name Tory and Loyalist were used interchangeably to denote those who remained loyal to the British crown.

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11/11/2020
Origami with Yasu Ishida

November 11 is also Origami Day! Yasu Ishida will show you how to turn ordinary paper into origami paper.

How much time do you have?
11/10/2020

How much time do you have?

Register at IRS.gov for Economic Impact Payment if you haven't received your payment already. Help spread the word!
11/10/2020

Register at IRS.gov for Economic Impact Payment if you haven't received your payment already. Help spread the word!

The only requirement is your library card. New sessions begin tomorrow. Enroll now!#nhclibrary #galecourses #onlinelearn...
11/10/2020

The only requirement is your library card. New sessions begin tomorrow. Enroll now!

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Need a crafty gift for the holidays? Or maybe you’re just leaving too many water rings on the side table. We’ve got the ...
11/09/2020

Need a crafty gift for the holidays? Or maybe you’re just leaving too many water rings on the side table. We’ve got the solution (and it’s worth 20 points).

Sign up for one of our Scrabble Coaster Kits here: https://nhclibrary.libwizard.com/f/scrabble_coasters

All things are unique in their own way, so this week's word "unique" should be an easy one. Last week had people thinkin...
11/09/2020

All things are unique in their own way, so this week's word "unique" should be an easy one. Last week had people thinking BIG. Check out the selected submissions for "massive."
Submit your photos here: http://ow.ly/gw4u50BQ6Rn

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Wilmington, NC
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This is the official page of New Hanover County Library, located in Wilmington, North Carolina. New Hanover County is committed to progressive public policy, superior service, courteous contact, judicious exercise of authority, and sound fiscal management to meet the needs and concerns of our citizens today and tomorrow. Representatives of New Hanover County communicate via this web site. Consequently, any communication via this site may be subject to monitoring and disclosure to third parties. If you're looking for the official sources of information about New Hanover County Library, please visit http://www.nhclibrary.org. We are providing this links to New Hanover County Library's presence on other third party sites for your reference. New Hanover County does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

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Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00

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Thank you for the craft bags!
Here's a new book for you...https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-63586-111-2 And I'd love to see local authors' books, like Marisol Sanchez' book The Name Game, on the voter list for junior readers. Thanks much for the great job AND for the Cape Fear Voices newspaper in the lobby. All the stories and articles are written by local authors!
Thanks for hosting an Early Voting location!!!
Recently I received a "newletter" email that stated the upcoming week was "bisexual awarness week." Why is the library involved in that?
Summer reading list here we come! Thanks for offering such fun incentives for our kiddos to love books from the very beginning 🥰 📚
just found a guide to books that take place in NC!
Reading envelope- Gracie Willis
My husband just said that it's probably time to stock up for the virus. So he's going to run to Sam's Club. I'm going to hit the library. 😆📚📚📚😎
Thank you Ms. Teresa for helping Ruthie’s class mascot, Jose, learn how to check out books!
Does anyone else have trouble with axis 360 not working or crashing their Kindle Fire? I can barely get through a few pages, once the book finally opens, before it shuts down. I would love to know if there’s a work around.
The library's staff "disliked books" list display on at the Main Library right now is great!