At Your Library
Visiting authors, youth programs and the ever-popular book sale highlight a month's worth of activities at the Watauga County Public Library.
Storytime is held Monday through Saturday at 11 a.m., and Baby Lap Time Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
One-on-One Computer Classes Offered
Call the library to schedule an appointment with the reference department.
On Saturday, May 7, author Lee Smith will visit the library at 1 p.m. to read from her latest book, ''Mrs. Darcy Meets the Blue-Eyed Stranger,'' with a book-signing to follow.
Put an End to Cyber-bullying
Join the library on Tuesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. for a panel discussion on text-messaging safety and cyber-bullying.
Signing at Western Watauga Branch
Kate Clay Bodeen, a Cove Creek High School graduate, will read from her new book ''Pat Crisp, Like a Moth to the Flame" on Wednesday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m.
Join business communication specialist and adjunct instructor Evelyn Asher for a presentation on benchmarking success to increase market responses and effectiveness of systems. The seminar will be held Tuesday, May 18, at 4:30 p.m.
Book Brewers Book Club at Café Portofino
The Book Club will discuss the title, "The Long Ships" by Frans G Bengtsson (translated from the Swedish by Michael Meyer) on Thursday, May 19, at 6 p.m.
Annual Mall Book Sale
A fan favorite, the library's annual mall book sale will benefit the Friends of the Library. Visit Boone Mall Thursday, May 19, from 4 to 9 p.m. (Friends members only); Friday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saving Money with Coupons
Learn how to clip, keep, exchange and save money on Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m.
The Watauga Public Library is located at 140 Queen St. in downtown Boone. For more information, call (828) 264-8784.