***The library will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day.  We will also be closed on November 28 & 29 for Thanksgiving***

News & Announcements:

November 3-8 is International Games Week!
International Games Week is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.  The Gibsonville Public Library is celebrating International Games Week with a week full of gaming events in our Community Room. While you’re always welcome to come hang out and play games here, or check them out to take home, this week is a good time to get to know what the library has available for you, make some new friends, and have fun!

Monday, Nov. 4 — Kick off the week with a Scrabble Tournament – add your highest scoring word or game to our leader board.  11am – 7pm
Tuesday, Nov. 5 —  Board Game Bonanza – pick a game, any game! Bring a friend or meet a new one. 12pm – 7pm
Wednesday, Nov. 6 —  Community Puzzle Project – help complete a puzzle before the end of the day! 12pm – 7pm
Thursday, Nov. 7 — Throwback Thursday! Wii and XBOX games on the big screen 11am – 3pm and 5pm – 7pm
Friday, Nov. 8 —  Pictionary Party! Come show off your skills anytime from 10am – 5pm

Saturday Movie Matinee | Saturday, November 9 at 12:30 PM
The library offers FREE Saturday Movie Matinees each month, and this month’s film is The Art of Racing in the Rain.  This is the story of Enzo, who was born to be a race car driver. There’s just one problem: He’s a golden retriever. He can still watch, though. Through Enzo’s eyes, we learn about the life of his owner, race car driver Denny Swift. It is based on the book by Garth Stein.  Want to read the book first?  Find it at the library!
Matinees will be held regularly on the second Saturday of each month going forward! We plan to alternate between newly released child/family-friendly movies and recent movies based on popular books. See what’s showing next at giblib.org/movies

School-age Activities

Afterschool S.T.E.A.M. Activities | Thursdays at 4:00 PM
Join us for a fun STEAM (that’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) activity each Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM during the school year. These activities are intended for elementary and middle school students. We’re getting ready for Thanksgiving this month with vegetable canoes, turkey traps, and pumpkin seed art.

Homeschool Activities | Every third Friday at 10:00 AM
Homeschool families are invited to join us every third Friday at 10:00 AM for STEAM activities and the chance to meet other area homeschoolers. Activities will mirror afterschool themes each month. Next activity is Friday, November 15 at 10:00 am.

Ani-Makers – for Middle and High School students | Every third Saturday, 1:00 PM
Calling all anime fans, creative types, makers and friends! We want to start a group just for you. Each month, we’ll get together to watch a fun animated thing and create a fun thing, too. This is your group – so we want you to help shape our activities to reflect your own interests. Have a great craft idea? Share it! Have a new favorite show? Share that too! Bring your friends and make some new friends. Next Meeting Saturday, November 16 at 1:00 PM



Saturday Family Storytimes – Saturdays at 10:00 AM
We are now offering a family-style story time each Saturday morning at 10:00 AM.
Join us for fun stories, songs and activities and bring the whole family!

Toddler Story time
| Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
Kids 3 and under and their caregivers are invited to come enjoy stories, fingerplays, and songs.
Pre-K Story time | Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
These story times, geared for 4-5 year olds, feature stories, crafts and activities.

*** Special guest storyteller will visit us on Tuesday, November 26th at 11:00 AM ***