• By Mia Jordan
  • Posted Monday, March 2, 2020

Celebrate Forsyth Creek Week with the Forsyth County Public Library

Celebrate Forsyth Creek Week

Forsyth Creek Week is March 21 - 29, 2020. During this week, there are fun and informative activities for all ages happening throughout Forsyth County in honor of our waterways. Visit your local library and learn more about these amazing and vital natural resources.

Forsyth Creek Week is a county-wide initiative organized by the Winston-Salem Stormwater/Erosion Control Division, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Forsyth County Center, Winston-Salem DOT, Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks, Winston-Salem Human Relations, Forsyth County Public Libraries, Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection, the Town of Kernersville, the Village of Clemmons, The Town of Lewisville, Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful, Forsyth Audubon, the Gateway Nature Preserve, Kaleideum, Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Piedmont Environmental Alliance, Piedmont Land Conservancy, Reynolda Gardens, the N.C. Sierra Club Foothills Group, and Yadkin Riverkeeper.

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

LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR KIDS:

Carver Branch Library
4915 Lansing Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 336-703-2910
Thursday, March 26, 3:30 p.m.
Finding Birds in our Neighborhood
Birds are all around us, and their songs fill our days. We will take a nature walk around our library to see how many of all of the different types of birds and calls we can identify. For children and their caregivers.

Central Library
660 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem, NC 336-703-2665
Thursday, March 26, 11 a.m.
Water is Life Storytime
Enjoy a visit from Lenny the Lifeguard for a special storytime. For children and their caregivers.

Clemmons Branch Library
3554 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons, NC 336-703-2920
Tuesday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.
Creek Week Storytime with Lenny the Lifeguard
Join us for a special storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, songs and activities with a water theme in honor of Forsyth Creek Week. Lenny the Lifeguard will be visiting. For children and their caregivers.

Clemmons Branch Library
3554 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons, NC 336-703-2920
Tuesday, March 24, 4 p.m.
Bee and Butterfly Waterers
Join us to build a bee and butterfly waterer out of recycled and household materials. Place the completed bee waterer on a flat surface to provide access to clean water for our pollinator friends. All supplies provided. For families.

Clemmons Branch Library
3554 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons, NC 336-703-2920
Thursday, March 26, 10:30 a.m.
Toons for Tots
Join us for a special storytime by the Clemmons Stormwater Division about protecting our waterways in honor of Creek Week. For children and their caregivers.

Lewisville Branch Library
6490 Shallowford Rd., Lewisville, NC 336-703-2940
Monday, March 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Stream Watch by Stormwater Smart
What lives in a stream? Find out in this drop-in program by Stormwater Smart. For more information, call 336-703-2940. For all ages.

Lewisville Branch Library
6490 Shallowford Rd., Lewisville, NC 336-703-2940
Tuesday, March 24, 10:15 a.m.,
Creek Week Preschool Storytime
Celebrate Forsyth Creek Week with stories, rhymes, songs, and activities. For children and their caregivers.

Lewisville Branch Library
6490 Shallowford Rd., Lewisville, NC 336-703-2940
Wednesday, March 25, 10:15 a.m.,
Creek Week Toddler Storytime
Join us for a visit with Lenny the Lifeguard and let’s Celebrate Forsyth Creek Week with stories, rhymes, songs, and activities. For children and their caregivers.

Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center
1110 East Seventh St., Winston-Salem, NC 336-703-2950
Thursday, March 26, 10 a.m.
Mudpuppy Pond Story
Learn about mudpuppies in this storytime with Lenny the Lifeguard. Mudpuppies live on the bottoms of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams, and never leave the water. They hide in vegetation and under rocks and logs, emerging at night to feed on whatever prey they can catch, including crayfish, worms, and snails. For more information call Wright Adams at 336-703-2951. For children and their caregivers.

Paddison Memorial Branch Library
248 Harmon Ln., Kernersville, NC 336-703-2930
Wednesday, March 25, 10 a.m.
Splish! Splash! Preschool Storytime
Join us for stories, songs, and a craft about water. For children ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers.

Paddison Memorial Branch Library
248 Harmon Ln., Kernersville, NC 336-703-2930
Thursday, March 26, 10 a.m.
Splish! Splash! Toddler Storytime
Join us for stories and songs about water. For children birth to 2 and their caregivers.

Rural Hall Branch Library
7125 Broad St., Rural Hall, NC, 336-703-2970
Tuesday, March 24 at 4 p.m.
S.T.E.A.M. Session: Solar-Powered Vehicles
To celebrate Creek Week, children will learn about the challenges that current emissions pose to air quality and health, what you can do about it right now, and then make the ultimate emissions-free car by building and testing a miniature solar-powered vehicle. This program will be presented by a guest speaker from the Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection. Please call Rural Hall Branch Library at 336-703-2970 to register. For children ages 5-12 and their caregivers.

Rural Hall Branch Library
7125 Broad St., Rural Hall, NC, 336-703-2970
Thursday, March 26, 11 a.m.
Splish! Splash! Storytime
Children and their caregivers are welcome to sing, dance, and listen to stories about water during this special storytime celebrating Creek Week. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Southside Branch Library
3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem, NC 336-703-2980
Tuesday, March 24, 11 a.m.
Splish! Splash! Storytime
Join us for stories about rain, rivers, and ponds. For children ages birth to 4 and their caregivers.

Southside Branch Library
3185 Buchanan St, Winston-Salem, NC 336-703-2980
Wednesday, March 25 at 11 a.m.
S.T.E.A.M. Session: Solar-Powered Vehicles
To celebrate Creek Week, children will learn about the challenges that current emissions pose to air quality and health, what you can do about it right now, and then make the ultimate emissions-free car by building and testing a miniature solar-powered vehicle. This program will be presented by a guest speaker from the Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection. For children ages 3-8 and their caregivers.

Southside Branch Library
3185 Buchanan St, Winston-Salem, NC 336-703-2980
Thursday, March 26, 11 a.m.
Bees Need Water, Too.
Come for a fun-filled hour learning about bees and other pollinators through stories, activities, and crafts! Children will construct a water source for local bees, create pollinator antenna, and listen to stories about the critical role pollinators play in our ecosystems. Hosted by the Winston-Salem Bee City USA aliate. (Ages 3-6)

Walkertown Branch Library
2969 Main St., Walkertown, N.C. 336-703-2990
Tuesday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.
Creek Week Storytime for Kids
A fun-filled 30-minute program with stories, songs, and dancing in the library's children's area. A new theme each week. This week, we'll be talking about Ponds for Creek Week. For children and their caregivers.

LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR TEENS AND ADULTS:

Carver School Road Branch Library
4915 Lansing Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 336-703-2910
Thursday, March 26, 11 a. m.
Nature Sketch and Coloring
Enjoy an hour of sketching or coloring nature while listening to the sounds of the great outdoors. Books and information will be available on local and state parks and trails. For teens and adults.

Central Library
Hanes Park Pavilion, Winston Salem, NC 336-703-3020
Sunday, March 22, 2 p.m.
Nature Sketch and Chat at Hanes Park.
Please join us for an afternoon sketching with ArtWorks artist Nan Larosee. We will meet at the newly landscaped pavilion area of Hanes Park located at the corner of Glade St. and Hawthorne Rd. For more information, please call Nan Larosee at 336-703-3053 or Candace Brennan at 336-703-3022. For all ages.

Central Library
660 W 5th St., Winston Salem, NC 27101
March 1-31
Historic Forsyth County Waterways Exhibit
Visit the North Carolina Room on the 2nd floor of the new Forsyth County Central Library to enjoy an exhibit of historic photographs and artifacts depicting the rich heritage of rivers and waterways in our area. For all ages.

Clemmons Branch Library
3554 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons, NC 336-703-2920
Wednesday, March 25, 2 p.m.
Trivia and Terrariums
Join us for trivia hosted by the Clemmons Stormwater Division and then build a terrarium in a jar. All supplies provided. For families, teens and adults.

Lewisville Branch Library
6490 Shallowford Rd., Lewisville, NC 336-703-2940
Monday, March 16, 11 a.m.
Homesteaders Series: Tiny Terrariums
Get ready to celebrate Creek Week by creating your own little ecosystem in a tiny terrarium. Space is limited. Please call 336-703-2940 to register. For teens and adults.

Lewisville Branch Library
6490 Shallowford Rd., Lewisville, NC 336-703-2940
Thursday, March 26, 4 p.m.
Science & Health Series: The Yadkin Riverkeeper
The Lewisville Branch welcomes Brian Fannon the Yadkin Riverkeeper. Learn about one of our most significant local waterways and natural habitats and what you can do to keep the river clean and beautiful to enjoy for generations to come. For all ages.

Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center
1110 East Seventh St., Winston-Salem, NC 336-703-2950
Monday, March 23, at 6 p.m.
Broken China Mosaic Pots
Why not turn your plain, old terra cotta pots into beautiful, eye-catching art pieces to add color and whimsy to your garden? We will learn how to embellish a pot with bright, shiny shards of china, ceramic and colored glass. All materials and use of tools are included. Ages 13+ recommended. For more information contact Brittney Barbour at 336-703-2952. For teens and adults.

Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center
1110 East Seventh St., Winston-Salem, NC 336-703-2950
Tuesday, March 24, 3 p.m.
D.I.Y. Seed Bombs
Spring is nearly here- get ready by making wildflower seed bombs. Take this project home and throw the “bomb” into your yard or garden and wait for the seeds to grow! For more information contact Brittney Barbour at 336-703-2952. For teens and adults.

Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center
1110 East Seventh St., Winston-Salem, NC 336-703-2950
Wednesday, March 25, 4:30 p.m.
Create Your Own Water Filtration System
Water is one of the most important substances on earth. Learn how to filter dirty water using materials in nature such as sand and rocks to see how this necessary process cleans our water. All materials will be provided. For more information contact Zeinab Savage at 336-703-2954. For teens and adults.

Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center
1110 East Seventh St., Winston-Salem, NC 336-703-2950
Friday, March 27, 4:30 p.m.
Create a Mini Terrarium Ecosystem
The ecosystem is one of the most important systems in the world, without it we wouldn’t be able to survive on our planet. It gives us oxygen to breathe, water to drink, and helps regulate the temperature around us. All materials and tools are included. For more information contact Rodney Cline at 336-703-2955. For teens and adults

Moji Coffee Shop
690 Trade St. NW, Winston Salem, NC 27102
Thursday, March 26, 3 p.m.
Creek Week Book Discussion: No One is Too Small to Make a Difference
Join us for a discussion of Greta Thunberg’s first book in English, a collection of her speeches at climate rallies across the globe to audiences at the UN, the World Economic Forum, the British Parliament and the US Congress. Please call Candace Brennan at 336-703-3020 for more information. For all ages.

Reynolda Manor Library
2839 Fairlawn Dr. NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Wednesday, March 25, 4 p.m.
Creek Week: Local Waterways
In celebration of Creek Week, please join us to learn about our local watersheds, stormwater runoff and what you can do to help keep our local waterways clean with the City of Winston-Salem Stormwater Division. For teens and adults.

Rural Hall Branch Library
7125 Broad St., Rural Hall, NC, 336-703-2970
Saturday, March 28, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a showing of the movie, "Sacred Planet", and experience some of the earth's stunningly beautiful landscapes. The film also explores how different people live in harmony with the planet, its resources and with the animals that also call it home. For all ages.

Walkertown Branch Library
2969 Main St., Walkertown, NC 336-703-2990
Wednesday, March 25, 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
STEAM Wednesdays for Tweens and Teens
Walkertown Branch Library is excited to offer STEAM Wednesdays for Tweens and Teens. Join us in March for a Creek Week-themed program. All materials will be provided. Please register at the library circulation desk or by calling 336-703-2990. For tweens and teens ages 10-17.

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