Programs & Events

August 2022

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  • Read to Daisy the dog!
  • Planning Commission Meeting
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  • Beekeeping History
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  • Storytime for Preschoolers
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  • Water on Earth from Space with Gaj Birur
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  • Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate
  • GFL Community Forum
  • Postponed: Aging Gardeners Presentation
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  • Storytime for Preschoolers
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  • Children's Mystery Author Reading
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  • Greensboro History walk with GHS
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  • Van Gogh's Spiritual Vision Author Talk
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  • Van Gogh Painting Party
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  • Library Trustees Meeting
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Current Exhibit: Betty (BJ) Gray

Gertrude Willey – 1976 – Willey’s Store
Esther Kesselman – 1970 – librarian
Rob Mermin – originated a circus
Bev Young – 2021 – community member supreme
Herb Gomes – 1972 – woodsman and backyard butcher
Anne Harbison – 2018 – chocolate chip cookie making activist
David Kelly – 2010 – high school debate coach, activist
Rosey Oates – 1970 – raised sheep

Last winter I decided to try something I have difficulty with–portraits.

Working with loud music to distract me and using watercolor quickly, I wanted to capture interesting people of Greensboro.

I studied at Allegheny College and New York University. Inspiration comes from the subjects I paint. Over the door boards, which are paintings on wood, are what I do most.

BJ Gray

Programs & Events

Programming for Children

Greensboro Free Library Storytime – Ages 6-12

Storytime for kids ages 6-12 out under the tent Tuesdays at 10am. This summer the focus will be on all things water. All are welcome to this free event.
Tuesday at 10 AM
Greensboro Free Library Storytime – Ages 0-6

Storytime for kids ages 0-6 out under the tent Thursdays at 10am. This summer the focus will be on all things water. All are welcome to this free event.
Thursday at 10 AM
Water Observed on Earth as Seen from Space with Gaj Birur

Learn how water on earth would look like if you were and astronaut! Would it still look like water? See how different the oceans would look.

To view the program Gaj Birur, of the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, gave at the library click on the following link https://greensborofreelibrary.org/greensboro-gfl-talk-2022-august-9-v5/. Students will learn how NASA is studying our water supply on earth and how climate change is affecting it. It also discusses where else in outer space we may find water and where NASA is searching for it.

Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi4qY7Z5ZKo to learn about how NASA and CNES (French Space Agency) are collaborating to make the first global survey of Earth’s surface fresh water and study fine-scale ocean currents with a new mission called SWOT, or Surface Water and Ocean Topography. It will collect data on the height of Earth’s salt and fresh water – including oceans, lakes, and rivers – enabling researchers to track the location of water over time, which will help measure the effects of climate change. SWOT is expected to launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in central California in November 2022. To learn more about the mission, visit: https://swot.jpl.nasa.gov/

Another excellent video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEaCU5G11zk by Cedric David of JPL. This 35 minute program explains in more detail why the SWOT mission exists and why these resources are so important to us.
On-line at YouTube
Historical Walk of Greensboro

Join the Greensboro Historical Society for a history walk, scavenger hunt and museum tour.
Meet at the library to take the tour!
Tuesday, August 16th
10:00 AM
Van Gogh Painting Party

After hearing author Carol Berry talk about Van Gogh’s love of nature on August 17th see if you can paint like Van Gogh. All ages. To be followed by refreshments.
Saturday, August 20th
1-3 PM

Programming for Adults

“Vincent Van Gogh and his Love of Nature” by Carol Berry

An art educator, Berry will present a talk on her book – “Vincent Van Gogh and his Love of Nature” . She fills in background on the much misunderstood spiritual context of his work, and reinterprets his art. Berry also brings in her own experience in ministry, sharing how van Gogh, in his own way, led her to the richness and beauty of the compassionate life.
Wed, August 17th
4-5:30 PM
Van Gogh Painting Party

After hearing author Carol Berry talk about Van Gogh’s love of nature on August 17th see if you can paint like Van Gogh. All ages. To be followed by refreshments.
Saturday, August 20th
1-3 PM
GFL Book Club – “The Music of Bees” by Eileen Garvin

Pick up your book at the beginning of the month. Discussion will be both at the library and via Zoom. Call the library for more information – (802-533-2531
GFL or Zoom
Thurs, August 25th
7:00 PM

Upstairs Book Sale

The Book Sale is open (upstairs in the library) whenever the library is open.