Library’s Church History Project

Greensboro Public Library is seeking additional copies of the written histories of churches and other faith communities.

The library sent letters to these organizations last spring, asking for written histories in any length from one-paragraph summaries to full-length books.

As of November 2009, the library has received twenty-one books and forty-two shorter histories, suitable for our file cabinets, in response to these letters. In all, the library now has books about seventy-five Guilford County churches and faith communities and file folders with information on 220 of these organizations.

If you belong to a faith community whose written history is not in the library, contact Helen Snow, North Carolina Librarian.

If your faith community has never written its history, this is a good time to get started!

The church histories are on the second floor of the Central Library, 219 N. Church Street. Ask at the reference desk on that floor for assistance in finding the ones that you want.

Things to Do for Halloween in Greensboro

Well, it’s ghosts and goblins time here in Greensboro, and lots of folks will be looking for something special to do — especially for the kids.

Here are some local Halloween activities I found during a quick web search:  

Greensboro Public Library has some programs on Halloween too, including tales from master story teller Terry Bane.  Join us if you can.

There must be plenty I have missed.  If you know of any other Halloween events which should be added to the list, please comment.

Greensboro City Council Primary

The Greensboro City Council primary is Tuesday, October 6.  Polls will open at 6:30 a. m. and close at 7:30 p. m.  If you want to see a sample ballot based on where you live and vote, you can go to the Guilford County Board of Elections website and click on Voter Information Lookup and Sample Ballot.  Next, click on My Election Information and put in your first name, last name, birth date, and county.  Then, click on Submit.  Please be sure to vote on Tuesday, because every vote counts!

Early Voting for the Greensboro City Council Primary

You can now vote early for the Greensboro City Council Primary of October 6, 2009.  The early voting location in Greensboro is the Guilford County Board of Elections Absentee Office, which is Room 100 of the old Guilford County Courthouse at 301 West Market Street.  The early voting location in High Point is Room 103 of the Guilford County Board of Elections office at 505 East Green Drive.  The early voting days and times are: 1) Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18, from 8-5; 2) Monday-Friday, September 21-25, 8-5; 3) Monday-Friday, September 28-October 2, 8-5; and 4)( GREENSBORO LOCATION ONLY) Saturday, October 3, 10-1.

If you vote early during any of the periods above, you can register to vote and vote at the same time.  To do this, you will need to fill out a voter registration form and show identification with your current name and Guilford County address from one of the accepted forms of identification shown at the link Registering to Vote During Early Voting found on the Guilford County Board of Elections website.

If you’re not going to be able to vote on Election Day but can make it to one of these locations during these times, please consider voting early.  Remember that every vote counts!

Job Hunters Hangout

With every passing month I see more and more people taking advantage of our library’s resources to job hunt, gain new computer skills and pick up vital job tips during our monthly programs for job seekers.  Digtriad.com even picked up on the renewed use of the library by posting an article on their blog.  Keep an eye out on our Calendar of Events to see what we have coming up!