If you live in western Wake County, you might be in on a little secret: the free movies presented most Saturday mornings at 10:15 a.m. by Holly Springs Library. After a brief hiatus, the series is back with a movie scheduled for this Saturday.
The movies, all rated G or PG, are shown in the auditorium of the Holly Springs Cultural Center, which is in the same building as the library. You'll see popular kids films just out on DVD and classics as well.
Because of the agreement that allows the library to show the films for free, the actual movies can't be advertised. But you can always call ahead to find out what's showing. Anywhere between 50 and 150 people show up for the screenings.
The library also offers lots of other popular programs for kids and families.
The spring storytime session starts Monday and runs through May 19. As a side note ... storytime sessions are beginning at other Wake County libraries. Click here for more details. Check out our Triangle Libraries resource page for links to other systems in the Triangle.
Holly Springs Library will have some other special events in the next month or so, including stories and crafts for kids who are expecting a little sibling and a visit from the Tooth Fairy. Check the library's calendar of events for more, including book clubs for older children and a yummy-sounding southern food and culture program for adults that features some southern desserts.
Elena Owens, the library's branch manager, was kind enough to spend some time with me the other week to talk about her programs. Learn more in this video.