• By Mia Jordan
  • Posted Friday, March 15, 2019

Celebrate Forsyth Creek Week with the Forsyth County Public Library

Celebrate Forsyth Creek Week!

Forsyth County Creek Week is March 23 - March 31. During this week, there are fun and informative activities for all ages happening throughout Forsyth County in honor of our waterways. Come out to your local library and learn more about these amazing and vital natural resources.

All Forsyth County Public Library programs are free and open to the public.

For more information about Forsyth Creek Week and for more amazing Forsyth Creek Week events, click here.

Programs for Children and Teens

Carver Branch Library
4915 Lansing Dr., Winston-Salem, N.C. 336-703-2910
Thursday, March 28, 3:30 p.m., Build Your Own Rain Gauge.
Water conservation is a big aspect of maintaining healthy waterways. Learn how to build your own rain gauge to see just how much water you receive, so you'll know how much to save. Gauges will be made from recycled plastic soda bottles, and will be marked for measurement. All ages welcome.

Central Library
660 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 336-703-2665
Monday, March 25, 3:30 p.m., Water Ways: Understand how a water wheel works to generate energy.
Building water wheels in the Central Library's Makerspace. Recommended for ages 8-14.

Central Library
660 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 336-703-2665
Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m., Solar Cars Workshop (Ages 7-11).
No registration required. Learn about the challenges that current emissions pose to air quality and health, how these pollutants enter our water supply, and then make the ultimate emissions-free car by building and testing a miniature solar-powered vehicle. This program will be presented by the Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance & Protection.

Central Library
660 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 336-703-2665
Thursday, March 28 at 11 a.m., Water, Water Everywhere Storytime (Ages 2-6)
A storytime where children will learn the importance of clean water with a craft to follow. Lenny the Lifeguard will be visiting! No registration required.

Central Library
660 West Fifth St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 336-703-2665
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11 a.m., Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Storytime (Children all ages welcome).
Children will learn about recycling and decorate their own reusable bags to make the connection to littering, creek clean-up, and sustainability. Program presented by the Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection. No registration required.

Lewisville Branch Library
6490 Shallowford Rd., Lewisville, N.C. 336-703-2940
Monday, March 25 from 4-5 p.m., Build Your Own Water Purification System.
Build your own portable example of a water purification system with the Super Science 4-H Club. All supplies provided. For ages 5 and up. Free and open to the public.

Lewisville Branch Library
6490 Shallowford Rd., Lewisville, N.C. 336-703-2940
Tuesday, March 26, 10:15 a.m., Creek Week Storytime.
Celebrate Forsyth Creek Week with stories, fingerplays, songs and activities about frogs!

Lewisville Branch Library
6490 Shallowford Rd., Lewisville, N.C. 336-703-2940
Thursday, March 28 at 3:30 p.m., Interactive Enviroscape.
Ever wondered where all the water goes when it rains? Come learn about our local watershed using a using a 3D model. The Enviroscape is a hands-on activity model that allows youngsters to spray "rain" over a model and see what happens when the rainwater picks up contaminants from fields, buildings and parking lots as if flows into our streams. This program is by the Town of Lewisville's Public Works Department. Recommended for elementary school-aged children.

Kernersville Branch Library
248 Harmon Lane, Kernersville, NC 336-703-2930
Wednesday, March 27, 10 a.m., Creek Week Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6)
Thursday, March 28, 10 a.m., Creek Week Toddler Time (ages 2 & under)

Reynolda Manor Branch Library
2839 Fairlawn Dr., Winston-Salem, N.C. 336-703-2960
Saturday, March 30 from 2:30 p.m., Stormy Saturday: Come rain or shine to learn about rain, drains and how we can sustain our local waterways!
Hanna Miller from City of WS Storm Water Erosion Dept. will be presenting an enviroscape and storm drain model about how rain water and run off effects our city and environment. She will also be bringing the mudpuppies model for our younger friends (1st grade and under). The program is designed for elementary school age and younger children and will include a brief story time!

Rural Hall Branch Library
7125 Broad St., Rural Hall, N.C. 336-703-2970
Thursday, March 28 from 11 a.m., Preschool Storytime.
Children (3-5 years old) and their caregivers are welcome to join us for a frog themed stories, songs, and rhymes.

Rural Hall Branch Library
7125 Broad St., Rural Hall, N.C. 336-703-2970
Wednesday, March 27 from 4 p.m., S.T.E.M. Session.
During this month's S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Session, children (K-5th grade) will conduct experiments to learn more about the water cycle. Each child will re-create the water cycle by examining each stage at a miniature level. During the experiment, children will observe and report on the differences between precipitation, condensation, and evaporation by using cups, food coloring, and water colors.

Southside Branch Library
3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 336-703-2980
Tuesday, March 26 at 11 a.m., Move & Groove Creek Week Toddler Time.
Enjoy songs, rhymes, and stories about frogs and turtles. Ages 0 - 3 yrs.

Southside Branch Library
3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 336-703-2980
Wednesday, March 27 at 11 a.m., Creek Week Preschool Storytime: Turtles.
Enjoy stories, rhymes, a turtle game and a simple turtle craft. Ages 3 - 5 yrs.

Southside Branch Library
3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 336-703-2980
Friday, March 29 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Learn with Turtles STEM Playtime for grades 2 - 5.
Choose among three play-and-learn centers on this teacher workday. (1) See what you can build with Reptangles, Turtles That Snap. (2) Turn Ozobots into Turtlebots, and then create and solve challenges to move them along imaginary branches of Forsyth County creeks. Or (3) take turns exploring Southside’s iPad-driven Lego BOOST Creative Toolkit.

Walkertown Branch Library
2969 Main St., Walkertown, N.C. 336-703-2990
Tuesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m., In the Pond Storytime.
Join us as we read about what lives and plays in ponds and water!

Programs for Adults

Central Library
660 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 336-703-2665
Sunday, March 24, 1:30 p.m., “Sketch & Chat” Nature Walk
Bring your sketch pad and drawing materials and join local artists Nan Larosee and Mona Wu from ArtWorks Art Gallery for a leisurely stroll from the Central Library to Spring Park (between Broad Street and West End Blvd.) for a "sketch and chat" session. A stream-restoration project at the park completed last fall stabilized the stream channel and prevents erosion that was threatening to undermine West End Boulevard.
Meet at Central Library, 660 W. Fifth St., and wear comfortable shoes for walking the three blocks to Spring Park.

Footnotes Coffee & Cocktails
634 W 4th St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 336-602-1087
Thursday, March 28, 3 p.m., Book Discussion of “Yadkin Passage"
We’ll discuss Yadkin Passage with a special guest: author Floyd Rogers, and our new Yadkin Riverkeeper.
While at Footnotes enjoy the photo exhibit of Christine Ruckers photos of the Yadkin River with UNCSA dance students.
Copies are available for check-out at the Forsyth County Public Library. Book discussion led by Candace Brennan of the Forsyth County Public Library.

Lewisville Branch Library
6490 Shallowford Rd., Lewisville, N.C. 336-703-2940
Thursday, March 28, 4 p.m., The Clean Water Act and Your Local Waterways
How does the Clean Water Act affect our lives in Lewisville? Which local waterways are subject to regulations? And, what do I need to know about my own impact on local streams, creeks and rivers? Director of Graduate Studies in Sustainability at Wake Forest University, Stan Meiburg, and Wake Forest professor Becky Dickson, will walk us through what the Clean Water Act covers, its purpose, and how it is important on a local level. Learn how the Clean Water Act really affects you and your family, and how you can contribute to cleaner water in your own backyard.

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