Special to Iredell Free News

The events featured below are just some of the events for the next month at the Iredell County Public Library. Registration is required for all programs that take place inside the library, and can be done from the library’s website or by contacting any ICPL branch. A full schedule of events across all branches can be found at https://iredell.lib.nc.us/.

Adult Programs

Iredell Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
Statesville Library
September 13 at 2 p.m.
Details: All are welcome at this year’s Friends of the Library annual meeting featuring Ashley Oliphant and Beth Yarbrough, co-authors of “Jean Laffite Revealed: Unraveling One of America’s Longest-Running Mysteries.”

Regional Poetry Night Featuring Joyce Compton Brown & Alana Dagenhart
Statesville Library
September 15 at 5:30 p.m.
Details: Join us for a night of poetry reading featuring two published authors from the Iredell County area.

What’s So Important About North Carolina History?
Statesville Library
September 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Details: Historian and author Michael Hardy returns to the library to talk about the highlights of his latest book which features lesser known places and people from North Carolina. Come learn about the hidden history of the Tarheel state.

Adult Coloring
Troutman Library
September 28 at 2 p.m.
Details: Come in and color! Stop by and de-stress at the library. Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided.


Children’s Programs

Preschool Storytime
Statesville Library: Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Harmony Library: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Troutman Library: Fridays at 11 a.m.
Details: This storytime focuses on early literacy practices for children ages 36 to 60 months and kindergarten readiness skills. We will share stories, songs and activities that allow young children to practice school readiness and early reading skills.

Toddler Storytime
Statesville Library: Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Troutman Library: Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
Details: This storytime focuses on early literacy practices appropriate for children ages 18 to 36 months and their adult caregivers. We will share stories, songs, and activities that help young children build pre-reading skills and encourage caregivers to support early learning.


Teen Programs

Teen Breakout Box
Statesville Library: September 14 at 3:30 p.m.
Harmony Library: September 22 at 4:30 p.m.
Troutman Library: September 15 at 4 p.m.
Details: Do you think you can find the clues and solve the puzzles? Can you break into the box before the time runs out or will the box remain undefeated?

Nerd Alliance
Statesville Library
September 7 & 21 at 3:30 p.m.
Details: Come nerd out with us! This month we will be making calming jars on the 7th, and on the 21st we will choose a new anime to watch.

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