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Originally published: 2013-02-11 09:50:06
Last modified: 2013-02-11 09:50:06

County libraries offering variety of activities in February

The Watauga County Public Library has several events and activities planned for the month of February. For more information about library events, call (828) 264-9784 or visit

For adults: "Knitting and More" takes place at the back of the library from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 13, 20 and 27. Bring your own materials.

An All-Day Cookie Exchange takes place Thursday, Feb. 14. Bring a dozen cookies and a recipe to share. The Book Bunch Club meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, to discuss "Language of Flower" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

Make your appointment in the Reference Department for a one-on-one computer class or for tax preparation assistance, offered from 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays and noon to 9 a.m. Saturdays.

At the Western Watauga Branch, bring your e-reader from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on "Kindle Wednesdays." Learn how to download e-books through Overdrive, the library's e-book service. The Books-a-Plenty Book Club meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, to discuss Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal. Vegetable. Miracle: A Year of Food Life."

For youth: Family Story Time takes place at 11 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays at the main branch. Baby Lap Time is held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Chess Club is open to youth ages 9 to 18, with the next meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 18.

On Monday, Feb. 11, at 3:30 p.m., celebrate the Chinese New Year with crafts, food and more. Beginning that day and throughout the week, the valentine open craft table is available. Youth are also invited to the All-Day Cookie Exchange on Thursday, Feb. 14. 

The Working Title Youth Writing Club meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. "Art in the Afternoon" takes place Tuesday, Feb. 19, with a magnet craft activity from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The Teen Book Club will discuss "Every Day" by David Levithan at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27.