There are all sorts of things you can check out from the Greensboro Public Library besides books – audiobooks, music CDs and many other items – but you might be surprised that now one library has ukuleles you can check out with your library card.

You can do so at the Hemphill Branch of the Greensboro Public Library at 2301 W. Vandalia Road in southwest Greensboro on Vandalia Road near the intersection of South Holden Road.

That’s because a ukulele class for beginners will be held monthly, with the first class scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at the Hemphill Branch.

The collection of ukuleles available was donated by the Triad Ukulele Club, and, even if you don’t know how to play one yet, Terry Brandsma of the Ukulele Club will be teaching the class on how to play the interesting instrument.

Those who attend the classes can either bring their own ukulele or, if they are a ukulele-less individual, they can checkout one from the library.

The class is for adults as well as for children and teens ages 11 and above.

Registration to attend is required.

You can contact Ronald Headen at 336-412-6199 or email to register if you’re interested.

Brandsma, the teacher, started playing the ukulele in the 3rd grade when his father, who served with the US Coast Guard, was stationed in Hawaii.

In 2018, he helped organize the Triad Ukulele Club.

The Ukulele Club is always looking for new players from “all walks of life, all ages, and all experience levels.”

 The mission of the organization is to spread the love of the ukulele and the music that emanates from it.