In an effort to help residents make real life connections, the Elkin Public Library will present the Listen and Connect program Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library. For March, the topic will be “Listen and Lead,” where participants will listen to an excerpt from NPR’s “All Things Considered” or view a Ted Talks video and then discuss it.
At past events, local residents have been able to meet neighbors to whom they have waved but never spoken exemplifying the efforts made by librarian Kasey Nowalk. “I think the importance of attending a Listen and Connect event is to learn and grow,” explained Nowalk. “We aren’t debating issues, but listening to ideas and sharing our experiences with one another for the purpose of growing together.”
Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by calling the library at 336-835-5586. Participants also are encouraged to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.