Category: Library

December 04, 2019

What's Your Library Dream?

Tell us how the library could be better equipped, more responsive, or just plain fun at one of our public forums. We need your thoughts!...

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December 04, 2019

Downton Abbey Film and Tea

Enjoy the richly detailed movie based on public TV's fan-favorite series and get a delightful introduction to a proper British tea....

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December 04, 2019

STEAM: The Polar Express

If you love the book, make sure to bring the kids to this special program that explores model trains while relying on a children's classic for inspiration....

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December 04, 2019

Make an Origami Package

Learn a new craft this season as we take beautiful decorative papers and transform them into eye-catching gift boxes with a few strategic folds....

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December 04, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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December 04, 2019

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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November 26, 2019

Health Insurance Marketplace

Could you use some help sorting through online health insurance plans? Make an appointment with a trained rep to meet the December deadline....

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November 26, 2019

Santa's Winter Wonderland

Bring the kids to learn and play at this multi-location Christmas setting that checks all the right boxes for holiday fun and merriment....

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November 26, 2019

Christmas Cookie Decorating

Come together with other holiday fans to test out your best decorating ideas and gain inspiration from other creative people....

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November 26, 2019

Christmas Photo Shoot & Cards

We've got a festive backdrop set up for taking DIY family photos and will follow up by helping people transform them into holiday greetings....

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November 26, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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November 26, 2019

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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November 21, 2019

The Census is Coming!

Catawba County is counting on you. Find out how you can be sure your family is included, and learn how you can apply for a temporary census job....

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November 21, 2019

STEAM: Balloon Magic

Sure, they're fun to play with, but did you know that kids can use balloons to discover how science works? Come see how!...

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November 21, 2019

Give Zumba a Try!

Exercise is far from boring with this dance-based fitness regimen that boosts your heart rate while burning calories....

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November 21, 2019

Family Movie: Free Birds

Enjoy the animated adventure as a group of turkeys tries to change history and give the Thanksgiving meal a new focus that doesn't rely on them!...

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November 21, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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November 21, 2019

Thanksgiving Closings

Make sure you have all the library materials you need while our branches are closed for the holiday. Don't be caught without a good book!...

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November 13, 2019

Make Your Own Vinyl Sticker

Try this 21st-century version of the monogram to add personality to a gift or belonging. Use text or graphics in a design that you create!...

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November 13, 2019

Educated About..Essential Oils

Not only are they aromatic, but oils infused with herbs, spices, and the like are also helpful for improving mood and well-being. We'll show you how!...

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November 13, 2019

Produce Storage & Preservation

Need a way to keep your garden produce ready to eat year-round? Come find out the best methods to retain flavor, texture, and appearance!...

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November 13, 2019

STEAM Through November

Help your kids discover the fascinating relationships between concepts and real life as they participate in fun, hands-on STEAM activities....

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November 13, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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November 13, 2019

Technology Classes [Nov16-23]

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November 06, 2019

Educated About...Ruby Ridge

Learn more about the 1992 incident that changed public perceptions and helped give rise to a new movement and theories that impact our culture today....

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November 06, 2019

Educated About...Making Soap

Discover the intersection of self-sufficiency and personal care with this hands-on workshop that recreates how goods were made in an earlier time....

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November 06, 2019

Make a Gratitude Journal

It's always a good time to be attentive to what's right in the world. Find out how to actively choose optimism – and keep it in mind and in writing!...

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November 06, 2019

Celebrate Dino-vember!

Giant reptiles are the theme for a variety of children's programs this month, so bring your little ones for all the lessons, play, stories, and excitement!...

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November 06, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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November 06, 2019

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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October 30, 2019

Grants: Asking for Funding

Learn how to write a compelling statement of need as an essential first step to the success of any grant proposal....

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October 30, 2019

Perennial Plant Swap

Bring your excess bulbs, seeds, and starts to share with others, and walk away with your own new supply of garden specimens....

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October 30, 2019

Day of the Dead Celebration

This special program helps teens appreciate other holiday traditions and learn how, in Latino culture, family and friends always remain close in spirit....

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October 30, 2019

Gratitude in the Garden

Show thanks for the land by helping the library put its community garden to rest for the winter and prepping it for the spring!...

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October 30, 2019

This Week at Your Library

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October 30, 2019

Technology Classes

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October 23, 2019

Market Research with NC LIVE

We're introducing small business owners to a host of free resources that can help strengthen their market share and position them for greater growth....

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October 23, 2019

A Library Halloween, pt. 2

In the second part of our showcase of Halloween events and activities, we're offering wholesome fall fun for residents of all ages!...

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October 23, 2019

Get Smart About Your Credit

We're sharing expert advice on how to wisely approach earning good credit and how to correct a score that may be in need of improvement....

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October 23, 2019

Off-Grid Entertainment

We're exploring the background of Educated, our latest community read, by making our own DIY TV antenna....

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October 23, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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October 23, 2019

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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October 16, 2019

Safe Kids Car Seat Safety

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about keeping children safe in the car, and get first-hand assistance in securing the equipment and the kids....

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October 16, 2019

A Library Halloween, pt. 1

We go all out to deliver wholesome fall fun at the library. Get a sampling of what we've got going on in the first of a two-part showcase of events and activities!...

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October 16, 2019

Recovery Spooktacular

Come out for a family-friendly Halloween extravaganza designed for people who would appreciate and benefit from a safe, sober space to celebrate....

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October 16, 2019

Medicare Open Enrollment

It's the time of year when you can make alterations to your Medicare choices. In-person counselors are available to help explain the terms and provide guidance....

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October 16, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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October 16, 2019

Technology Classes

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October 10, 2019

Tommy Tomlinson Author's Visit

Hear the Charlotte Observer columnist talk about the process of writing his insightful new book, which details his struggles with weight loss and the revelations it provoked....

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October 10, 2019

Up and Down in Nursery Town

Performed by a troupe of exceptional actors, this bright, fun show shares a worthwhile lesson and illustrates that talent is common to all people....

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October 10, 2019

Celebrate SpookyCon

The library's Halloween party for teens riffs on all things spooky. Wear a spectacular costume and come for lots of cool events, including a worm pie-eating contest!...

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October 10, 2019

Discover MedlinePlus

Finally, an online source for medical information that you can be sure of! We'll show you how to tap into all of its helpful resources....

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October 10, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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October 10, 2019

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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October 02, 2019

Educated...About Resilience

Learn about the science behind childhood traumas and discover how people can rise above them to find peace and personal satisfaction....

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October 02, 2019

Halloween Costume Swap & Shop

Dressing up for the holiday doesn't have to be expensive. With community participation and the library's help, everyone can celebrate in style!...

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October 02, 2019

Learn Home Brewing Basics

Have you thought about making your own beer? Find out how to get started from an experienced brewer who knows the ins and outs of the process....

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October 02, 2019

Think Pink Breast Cancer Lunch

If you're a man or woman at risk of breast cancer, you're invited to hear more about the latest news for treating and beating the disease. Join us!...

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October 02, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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October 02, 2019

Technology Classes

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September 26, 2019

Mango Language Learning

Interested in picking up a new language for business, a vacation, or study abroad? We've got the free tools to help with more than 70 languages!...

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September 26, 2019

Library Hosts Ident-a-Kid

It's a good idea to have your child's identifying information documented for a variety of needs. Join us to get it done and put your mind at ease!...

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September 26, 2019

The Library to Go in October

The library's mobile vehicle is out and about throughout the county. See where we'll show up in October, and come join us!...

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September 26, 2019

Open Enrollment for Medicare

Need to make revisions to your plan? Local representatives can help guide you through the changes you'd like to make....

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September 26, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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September 26, 2019

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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September 19, 2019

Stream Happily Ever After

How do you watch TV? If you're interested in learning the difference between traditional TV and streaming services, we'll hammer out the details!...

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September 19, 2019

STEAM: Little Bits Circuitry

Let your kids explore technology by building their own basic electronics and discovering how machinery works!...

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September 19, 2019

Make Your Own Tiny Folk Art

Try your hand at this traditional technique that finds beauty in simplicity and relies more on instinct than education....

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September 19, 2019

Classical Piano Recital

Talented local pianist Joyce O'Neal brings to life some of the music world's best-loved and most familiar works, featuring a who's-who of composers....

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September 19, 2019

This Week at Your Library

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September 19, 2019

Technology Classes

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September 11, 2019

1964 Ridgeview Untouchables

The library's Black History Discussion Group learns more about this amazing football team and its indomitable spirit. Join us!...

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September 11, 2019

Advanced Gardener: Mushrooms

Discover everything you didn't know about raising mushrooms yourself and scouting out safe, delicious specimens in the countryside....

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September 11, 2019

Entrepreneur Networking Night

Connect with other locals to find out how to build your business, tap into resources, and gain knowledge about the joys and challenges of ownership....

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September 11, 2019

9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland

Our discussion of Jim DeFede's book will share the little-known story of what happened to international travelers bound for the US on 9/11/01....

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September 11, 2019

This Week at Your Library

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September 11, 2019

Technology Classes

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September 05, 2019

Learn Word in Three Classes

Over three days, we'll introduce participants to word processing and provide useful tips on everything from basic functions to more advanced skills....

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September 05, 2019

Grandparents Day Celebration

Grandparents and grandchildren share an incredibly special bond. Help make it even stronger with this meaningful experience at the library....

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September 05, 2019

Join Our Mixed Media Studio

Why restrict yourself to one medium when you can create your own style of amazing art with a variety of items and techniques?...

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September 05, 2019

Discover the Fun of Macramé

Don't let stiff, dusty relics of the '70s color your opinion of this craft. Find out why macramé is this season's must-have home accessory!...

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September 05, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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September 05, 2019

Technology Classes

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August 28, 2019

Storytime Ballet: Swan Lake

How do you tell a story without words? In these performances, children will discover that speech isn't required for communication....

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August 28, 2019

Educated...About Herbs

We're exploring the topics and themes of the county's community-wide read, including herbs and their uses in medicine, for cooking, and for general well-being....

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August 28, 2019

STEAM Stations: Art

Art can depend as much on science as on inspiration and creativity. We'll show the little ones how art's materials and process can affect the finished work....

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August 28, 2019

Celebration of Nations 2019

Enjoy an outdoor festival featuring cultural performances, attractions, and food truck eats that's fun and educational for the whole family!...

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August 28, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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August 28, 2019

Technology Classes

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August 21, 2019

Behind the Art-o-Mat

Have you wondered how artists are chosen for the vending machine? Come see how a local woman is making her mark with tiny art....

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August 21, 2019

Back to Work: Resumés

It's an age-old question: how to make yourself shine on paper so that employers not only remember you but hire you. We'll show you how!...

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August 21, 2019

Movie: The Public

See how this recent release offers a picture of 21st-century libraries and their role in the community. It's not just about books and storytime anymore....

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August 21, 2019

Free Health Check

Take advantage of the opportunity to find out your current numbers and get helpful advice on maintaining your health and well-being!...

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August 21, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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August 21, 2019

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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August 14, 2019

Advanced Gardener: Flowers

Do you wish your yard or garden had more oomph? We'll show you how to increase the color and appeal with eye-catching plantings....

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August 14, 2019

International Craft Night

Add some Latin flair to your next celebration by learning to make beautifully detailed banners that boost the festive factor!...

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August 14, 2019

Meet Maddyson Wilson

Find out what the teen writer has learned from composing novels as a high school student – and what her next book is all about!...

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August 14, 2019

Cancer-Revealing DNA

See how medicine is leaping forward to provide individualized reports on your health and your tendencies for certain diseases....

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August 14, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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August 14, 2019

Technology Classes

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August 08, 2019

Adult STEAM: Printed Jewelry

The uses for our 3-D printer keep growing. Come learn how to create distinctive, wearable art that you design yourself!...

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August 08, 2019

Thrive in Community Art Show

We're showcasing the artistic talent in our own county by displaying the creative works of local senior citizens. Make sure you catch the one-day exhibit!...

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August 08, 2019

Craft Beautiful Paper Flowers

Join us for the first session in our new series of guest artisan projects. We'll turn something old into something spectacular for your home!...

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August 08, 2019

Elvis Presley Tribute Concert

Are you a fan of the King? Bring your family and friends to this terrific concert that recreates the best performances of classic Elvis songs!...

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August 08, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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August 08, 2019

Technology Classes

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July 30, 2019

AED and Hands-Only CPR Class

If live-saving measures are called for, would you be prepared to help? Come learn how to use technology and your own hands for a medical emergency....

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July 30, 2019

New Tai Chi Classes

If you haven't had a chance to reap the benefits of tai chi, we're making it easier to find a session that will fit your schedule!...

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July 30, 2019

Learn More on GCFLearnFree.org

We'll show you how to use the lessons on this site to further your career, balance your work life, and get training for today's marketplace....

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July 30, 2019

Join the 4-H Bright Ideas Club

Give your kids the chance to bring science lessons to life with this DIY approach to learning. They'll be excited by what they can make happen!...

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July 30, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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July 30, 2019

Technology Classes

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July 24, 2019

A Harry Potter Party

It's almost time for the boy wizard's birthday. Come share the celebration – and a love of all things Potter – with us!...

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July 24, 2019

One Summer: America, 1927

Discover a time in America when natural disaster was upending lives, technology was changing them, and politicking was prominent. It was 1927....

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July 24, 2019

Books Across the Universe

Teens will create awesome photos of themselves that they can customize to showcase their own identities and interests....

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July 24, 2019

Learn About Fostering

Have you ever considered caring for a child in need? If you've wondered whether you have it in you to foster or adopt, come see how you can make a difference!...

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July 24, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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July 24, 2019

Technology Classes

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July 18, 2019

Star Lab Exploration

For millennia, people have contemplated the universe by gazing up at the night sky. This temporary classroom adds a modern twist to the age-old approach....

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July 18, 2019

Free Child Identification

Eager to add another layer of protection for your kids? Make sure their physical traits and photos are available on a picture ID....

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July 18, 2019

Bookmark Art Exhibit Opens

We'll soon be printing a series of bookmarks featuring art by county residents. In the meantime, come see the original works on display at the Newton library!...

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July 18, 2019

Advanced Gardener: Fire Ants

Does your heart sink when you see those red mounds appear in your yard? Come see how to get the upper hand on controlling them....

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July 18, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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July 18, 2019

Technology Classes

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July 11, 2019

Manufacturing Solutions Center

If you're uncertain what this local facility offers, prepare to be amazed as you get a tour of its resources, research, and relevance!...

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July 11, 2019

Meet Libby at Narrow Coffee

Don't worry about having to network – Libby is a handy app that brings lots of library resources to your tablet or smartphone. We'll introduce you!...

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July 11, 2019

Star Party & Space Science

The name says it all: We'll have lots of fun as we discover what makes the universe move and function on a grand scale!...

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July 11, 2019

Get a Good Night's Sleep

If your sleep isn't what you'd like it to be, come find out how to achieve more restful, sustained sleep from a local counselor who has tips you can put to good use....

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July 11, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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July 11, 2019

Technology Classes

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July 03, 2019

Jack & the Spaceship Beanstalk

Bring the kids out for this lively, colorful performance of the familiar fairy tale, complete with Luna the goat and lots of moon adventures!...

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July 03, 2019

Storytime with Sharon Clarke

Mix music and narrative, put them in the hands of a talented storyteller, and kids are quickly mesmerized. See the young ones include themselves in all the action!...

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July 03, 2019

Making Art for the Art-o-Mat

You've seen the vending machine at the Newton library. Now, learn how the art displayed in it is produced – and make some of your own!...

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July 03, 2019

Let's See What Mars is Like

We'll be taking a look at the Red Planet three different ways in the coming week, so join us to learn more and give your own ideas room to grow....

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July 03, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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July 03, 2019

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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June 27, 2019

Pre-K Gravity Painting

Bring the little ones for some hands-on science as they experiment with their environment and create one-of-a-kind, personalized art....

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June 27, 2019

Help Collect School Supplies

The United Way is spearheading an effort to get kids what they need to succeed. If you can donate, it will make a real difference for local children!...

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June 27, 2019

Murder Mystery Party: Aliens

This character-driven competition is a blast, giving you a chance to unveil the bad guys as you preserve your own life to avoid losing the game!...

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June 27, 2019

Mission Mars Slime

We're pairing 21st-century science with Elmer's glue and baking soda to get a solid sense of what makes the Red Planet special....

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June 27, 2019

See 'The Reluctant Astronaut'

This throwback comedy takes a look at the space program in simpler times and offers a fun, historical glimpse of the pre-moon mission era....

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June 20, 2019

Chasing the Moon: Sneak Peek

We'll get a glimpse of PBS's new film about the moon mission before it hits the airwaves and enjoy treats that would make an astronaut smile!...

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June 20, 2019

Library, Corner Table Partner

Library resources and healthy meals pair up at community events this summer. See how you can participate!...

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June 20, 2019

Learn to Design Video Games

Give your kids the chance to discover the building blocks of computer coding as they create games they can play and share!...

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June 20, 2019

Advanced Gardener: Diseases

Learn how to protect your garden from unanticipated problems and also how to recover from setbacks when they arise....

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June 13, 2019

Teen Upcycling Project

Teens are often ahead of the curve in fashion and cultural awareness. We'll show them how to mix sustainability and style in this fun crafting session!...

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June 13, 2019

Capture the Night Sky

Astrophotography – taking photos of the night sky – is an art and a science. Learn how to ensure that your photos are as impressive as all those stars!...

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June 13, 2019

Create Your Own Space-o-rarium

Kids, take a clear glass container, envision an extraterrestrial world, and make it come to life with your own far-reaching imagination!...

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June 13, 2019

Let's Make Meatless Meatballs!

Many physicians recommend a diet with more vegetables. See how we transform this popular dish into something good for you and really delicious!...

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June 05, 2019

Don't Get Bugged Out

They're definitely pesky, but certain insects can also be more than just a nuisance. We'll share details to help you have a safer, more carefree summer!...

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June 05, 2019

Quick, Healthy Meals & Snacks

When the days are warm, we want to eat light and not spend all day in the kitchen. Come find out how to streamline summer cooking!...

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June 05, 2019

STEAM: Fizzy Rockets

With some simple household supplies, we'll get a good launch and explore the concepts of propulsion, chemical reactions, and aerospace engineering!...

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June 05, 2019

Father's Day Crafts for Kids

Help Dad feel the love next weekend with a heartfelt token of affection, made special by little hands. We've got the supplies and the ideas!...

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May 30, 2019

Teaching Safety at Storytime

At this special event, we'll help kids feel empowered about their right to be safe. It's information every child should have at hand!...

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May 30, 2019

Darkness to Light Workshop

Discover what you don't know about the struggles of some children, and learn how you can help prevent future trauma....

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May 30, 2019

Have You Signed Up Yet?

Programs are starting soon, and the reading challenges are proving tempting. Make sure you're official so that you can be eligible for prizes and perks!...

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May 30, 2019

Let Your Resumé Work Harder

A resumé speaks for you, but is yours doing all that it can? Let us show you how to create a stronger first impression....

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May 24, 2019

Composting: A Family Project

Cut back on your garbage while generating something useful for your garden – it's a terrific project the whole family can help with!...

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May 24, 2019

Take a Virtual Field Trip

See the world without experiencing jet lag or paying a single cent. We've got the tools to bring it all to life!...

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May 24, 2019

Bookmark Art Contest Begins

Do you love making art? Create a piece for the library's competition, and you could see your work on display throughout the county!...

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May 24, 2019

A Day in the District 2019

Each year, the library opens its doors for a special showcase of resources and services, inviting state and local leaders to see how we're building strong communities....

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May 20, 2019

Photo Contest Winners Named

The Library hosted a photography competition for residents to showcase what they love about Catawba County. See what the winners chose as their favorite things!...

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May 16, 2019

Discover a TRIO of Arts

The meaning of a work of art changes depending on who views it. Come see how words, visuals, and sound enrich each other in the hands of authors, artists, and musicians....

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May 16, 2019

Advanced Gardener: Weeds

If you're struggling to keep unwanted plants from invading your garden and flower beds, get expert tips on how to eradicate them from your landscape....

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May 16, 2019

STEAM Workshop: Balloons

We associate balloons with special occasions, but they're a great tool for learning about science, physics, and engineering. Come see what we mean!...

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May 16, 2019

'Alice in Wonderland' Ballet

Our final performances of this interactive ballet take place Saturday. Make sure the kids experience the beauty and spectacle of the literary classic!...

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May 08, 2019

Chat & Snack with a Cop

Bring the children to meet local police officers in a relaxed setting and talk about what law enforcement does for the community....

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May 08, 2019

Money-Smart Kids

Give your children a leg up by teaching them how to use money smartly. We'll offer good, basic information to get them started!...

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May 08, 2019

Decluttering 102

It's an ongoing dilemma: How to store and organize what you need without letting the excess overwhelm you. Come see how to get things under control!...

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May 08, 2019

Learn to Print Wirelessly

Send your electronic documents to the library's printers from anywhere and pick them up within minutes. We'll show you how!...

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May 02, 2019

Discover Container Gardening

Looking to highlight an outdoor feature of your home? We'll show you how combining plants in a beautiful pot can literally elevate the curb appeal!...

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May 02, 2019

Shape STEAM Skills at All Ages

The Library offers workshops for students K-12 to explore the world by testing theories, trying out ideas, and arriving at solutions by trial and error....

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May 02, 2019

Build a Better Birdhouse

Sure, you could make one on your own, but wouldn't it be awesome to get tips from a few of the retail world's construction experts?...

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May 02, 2019

See Aquaman's Origin Story

If you're a DC Comics fan, you won't want to miss this deep dive(!) into the family history and mythology of Atlantis's destined king....

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April 25, 2019

It's Children's Book Week!

Join us as we pay tribute to children's literature and enjoy special stories and activities....

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April 25, 2019

How to Feel Better with Food

We know that food impacts our health in general, but we don't always consider how it might make thinking fuzzy or affect our outlook. Come, learn the details you need to know!...

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April 25, 2019

Learn About 3-D Printing

We'll talk about the technology behind this cool resource, and we'll look at how we can utilize it for real-life solutions....

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April 25, 2019

Making Models of Landmarks

A library staff member memorializes the past with her miniature versions of local buildings and bridges....

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April 16, 2019

Learn About Reverse Mortgages

Making the most of your money during retirement takes careful planning. We'll help you understand whether a reverse mortgage is right for you!...

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April 16, 2019

Create a LinkedIn Profile

We'll help you create and put together all the elements required to establish a strong presence on the popular business networking site....

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April 16, 2019

Tips for Outdoor Photography

A professional photographer will lead this session, offering tricks and shortcuts to make your photography as crisp and beautiful as it can be....

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April 16, 2019

Celebrating Earth Day 2019

Children and students are invited to learn how to better care for the planet through crafts and programs that highlight how interconnected nature is....

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April 09, 2019

Catawba County Photo Contest

Submit your photos illustrating why Catawba County is a terrific place to live, work, and play. You could win a prize with your artistry!...

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April 09, 2019

An Intro to Organic Gardening

Are you looking for ways to grow fruits and vegetables that don't rely on synthetic chemicals? We'll show you what you need to know to make the switch!...

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April 09, 2019

Learn About the Amistad Revolt

Do you wish you knew more about history? Join us for a monthly discussion group that will explore the African-American experience through the people and events of the past....

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April 09, 2019

Adult STEAM: Fibonacci Doodles

Learn about the mathematics behind some common patterns that appear in nature, and then take inspiration from them to create your own drawings....

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April 04, 2019

It's Time for a Star Party!

Each year, North Carolina looks to the cosmos for fun and education. Bring the whole family out for the library's evening celebration!...

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April 04, 2019

Combating Toxic Stress

Find out how a documentary about long-term childhood stress is offering techniques to help raise healthier children and heal communities....

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April 04, 2019

Join In on Citizen Science Day

Upload your observations of local weather and nature via an online app and add important information to global scientific research....

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April 04, 2019

Start Your Garden From Seed

Discover one of the best ways to get a head-start on your garden, and get your hands dirty as we show you how!...

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March 27, 2019

Come See 'Alice in Wonderland'

Bring the kids to see this engaging ballet based on Lewis Carroll's famous book and let them learn how performers tell stories without the use of words....

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March 27, 2019

Let's Swap Houseplants!

Do you wish your houseplants weren't so sickly? Learn how to get the water and light right for various plants, and bring a few clippings to trade with others....

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March 27, 2019

What's New in Local History?

The library's genealogy department is a powerhouse of information, and we're adding to it constantly. See how we're making the past more accessible!...

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March 27, 2019

NC LIVE: Are You Missing Out?

Online resources may seem confusing at first glance, but we'll help you understand all of the terrific information available at your fingertips. Wait until you see!...

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March 20, 2019

Meet the Author of 'Dreamland'

Find out how journalist Sam Quinones gathered research, put together a narrative, and shared the stories of everyday Americans – all to bring awareness to the opioid crisis....

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March 20, 2019

The Science of Distilling

Adults get a STEAM workshop of their own in this see-for-yourself introduction that teaches participants how grain is transformed into liquor....

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March 20, 2019

Hands-on Gardening: Pruning

If you learn best by doing, join us for valuable lessons on how to shape plants for health and productivity – and then put your knowledge to work!...

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March 20, 2019

STEAM: Chain Reactions

Taking our inspiration from illustrator Rube Goldberg, we'll make motion-driven contraptions that are intentionally complicated – and incredibly cool!...

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March 13, 2019

Eller Shares Book About Newton

Historian Richard Eller introduces his new book, which documents Newton's history in stories, memories, and photos....

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March 13, 2019

Soil, Composting & Fertilizers

This month's Advanced Gardener seminar shares how you can keep plants healthy and productive with a good base of nutrient-dense soil....

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March 13, 2019

Things to Do in Catawba County

Are you aware of the county's terrific opportunities for local residents? Come learn about the resources we have for fun and education!...

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March 13, 2019

Be Part of a Digital Book Club

Does your schedule make it hard for you to find time for a book club? We're taking away those obstacles as we move the discussion online....

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March 06, 2019

Decluttering 101

Do you dream of a home as pristine as those found in magazines? Join us to learn how to take the first steps toward achieving your own clean, open spaces....

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March 06, 2019

Learn the Art of Origami

We'll introduce kids to some classic folds and give them a chance to transform simple sheets of paper into beautiful animal shapes....

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March 06, 2019

STEAM Stations: Dinosteam

If your kids can't get enough of prehistory's 'terrible lizards,' help them get their fix with our exploration into all things dinosaur!...

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March 06, 2019

Rainbows and Shamrocks

Taking our cues from St. Patrick's Day, we're offering several programs that focus on symbols associated with the Wearing of the Green!...

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March 06, 2019

4-H Sumo-Bot Tournament

What happens when you combine an ancient Asian sport with 21st-century technology? A no-holds-barred challenge where students get to show off their engineering chops!...

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February 27, 2019

Enjoy a Limitless Theatre Show

Driving home a message about acceptance and differences, this short, entertaining play is ideal for young audiences to enjoy and learn from....

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February 27, 2019

Library to Go Open House Days

Get the latest update on how the mobile library is impacting local communities and expanding the reach of what a library can do!...

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February 27, 2019

Create a Vinyl Sticker

Mixing design, technology, and personal expression, this fun session delivers a solid dose of learning wrapped up in hands-on creativity....

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February 27, 2019

The Evolution of Music

If you think you know how 21st-century music emerged from previous eras, you'll be surprised by what you learn during this informative series....

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February 20, 2019

Art Exhibit Opening

Come out to applaud student artists as they present their works in a public forum, showing off their creativity and their techniques....

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February 20, 2019

3-D Planters and Succulents

We'll mix technology and gardening as we print out hollow containers and then fill them with hardy greenery to accent your home or office....

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February 20, 2019

Dr. Seuss Day

To honor Theodor Seuss Geisel – born March 2, 1904 – we'll give ourselves over to funny rhymes, nonsense words, and a menagerie of quirky, amusing creatures....

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February 20, 2019

Nutrition & Proper Digestion

The foods we eat have a distinct effect on how our bodies function and how we feel. Join us to explore what happens internally based on what we consume....

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February 20, 2019

All About Potatoes

Bring the children to learn more about this common food that's as versatile as it is delicious! The bilingual program also promises a warm, savory snack!...

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February 13, 2019

'Dreamland' Book Talk

Join us to share your thoughts about this compelling book that documents the rise of the opioid epidemic in America – and lays out the human impact as well....

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February 13, 2019

Valentine's Day Slime

We're testing a new approach to the love holiday by creating our own batch of ooey-gooey fun – with an educational purpose, of course!...

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February 13, 2019

Meet Writers and Songwriters

Trying to find people who will help nurture your talents – and vice versa? Catch up with these local arts groups as they gather on a monthly basis....

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February 13, 2019

Donate to the Book Sale

Looking for an easy way to help the Library increase its services and resources? Drop off your unwanted books and music, and watch the opportunities grow!...

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February 05, 2019

Learn to Be a Positive Parent

Looking for some great tips on raising children to be well-adjusted and productive? This three-part series is full of practical information that both parents and kids need....

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February 05, 2019

The Sleeping Beauty Ballet

Bring the family to see this entertaining presentation that makes dance accessible to everyone and gets children involved in the show!...

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February 05, 2019

Be Good to Your Heart

Taking care of others can often be easier than taking care of yourself. This February, we're offering health checks and food prep to benefit your well-being....

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February 05, 2019

Aromatherapy Love Potions

Trying to draw love into your life? These potions may or may not do the trick, but they'll certainly add an irresistible scent anywhere you spritz them!...

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January 30, 2019

Black History Month Movies

To showcase the contributions and experiences of African-Americans throughout US history, the Library is screening four powerful movies you'll want to see!...

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January 30, 2019

Children's Battle of the Books

Help your child become a confident reader by participating in this fun competition that mixes individual book time with point-scoring teamwork....

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January 30, 2019

Learn About Backyard Chickens

Are you intrigued by the idea of having your own chickens? Join us to get practical advice from local experts as you weigh the pros and cons!...

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January 30, 2019

Sherrills Ford Variety Show

You don't want to miss this series of terrific musical performances featuring the men and women of southeastern Catawba County!...

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January 23, 2019

Fundamentals of Nutrition

Trying to eat better or lose weight? This workshop offers a strong knowledge base to help you understand how changes to your diet can improve health....

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January 23, 2019

DIY Market Research

If you're trying to find economical ways to build your small business, our upcoming session will introduce you to helpful tools to inform your decision-making....

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January 23, 2019

Yoga for Healthy Chakras

Discover how the practice of yoga can help you achieve balance between mind and body and support your wellness goals in the coming year....

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January 23, 2019

Duct Tape Crafts

Crafters can take the most ordinary of materials and transform them into useful, beautiful items. Come see what we do with this common big-box product!...

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January 17, 2019

STEAM: Quill & Ink

We're showcasing a centuries-old method of writing as we make our own quill pens and enjoy the beauty of calligraphy and letters....

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January 17, 2019

Murder Mystery Party

Enjoy an entertaining, interactive whodunit game with good guys, bad guys, and werewolves. See if you can discover who's who among the secrets and lies!...

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January 17, 2019

Library Movie: Smallfoot

This animated movie tells the story of a Yeti who is convinced that the elusive creatures known as 'humans' really do exist!...

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January 17, 2019

Rain Clouds in a Jar

Does your child wonder about the weather? Bring him or her to this do-it-yourself session that makes the science behind rain clouds easy to grasp....

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January 09, 2019

Food for Fines Returns

If you have library fees to pay, consider donating canned or dry goods instead during our yearly forgiveness program....

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January 09, 2019

Advanced Gardener 2019 Begins

If you're a beginner or advanced gardener and would like to learn more about managing the home landscape, join us for this new series of seminars....

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January 09, 2019

Author Talk: Gov. Jim Martin

If you've grappled with the ways that science and religion inform each other or may be at odds, you'll want to hear former governor Jim Martin share his thoughts....

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January 09, 2019

Adult STEAM: Acid Dyes

Do you craft with natural fibers? Learn about the wide range of colors you can generate using an inexpensive grocery store product!...

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January 03, 2019

Get Educated About Opioids

Catawba County is heavily impacted by opioid abuse. Learn what you can do to be more aware of its effects and to help prevent the crisis from worsening....

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January 03, 2019

What's an Un-Book Club?

We're introducing a new way to be part of a book club – for folks who love the idea of a book club but aren't interested in committing to one long-term!...

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January 03, 2019

Try Out Winter-Themed Crafts

Discover a variety of fun ways that ensure the kids keep learning despite the cold weather, and then come together for a cute family craft!...

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January 03, 2019

Get Job Help from Pinnacle

If your job search is lagging, make sure to check out this opportunity from a Greenville, SC-based workforce development agency....

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December 20, 2018

Go Stress-Free With Tai Chi

Exercise can take many forms, and while tai chi may not be one of the more familiar ones, it's got loads of health benefits to ease anxiety and build stamina. Come see!...

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December 20, 2018

It's Easy to Engage Your Child

Getting children involved in reading and play is one of the best things parents can do to start their kids on a path to learning and success. See how we can help!...

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December 20, 2018

Boost Your English Skills

If you'd like to improve your command of English as a non-native speaker, you'll want to take advantage of these helpful, no-pressure ESL classes – which are also free!...

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December 20, 2018

Let Us Help With Your Devices

If the joy of receiving technology wanes because you're not sure how to get your gift working the way you'd like, come to the library for assistance!...

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December 20, 2018

Here's When We'll Be Closed

While you're enjoying time with your loved ones, the Library staff will be too! Here's a holiday schedule for folks to see when we'll be available!...

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December 13, 2018

Meet Santa at a Special Event

Bring the family for a fun holiday event with plenty of activities, some warm refreshments, and – best of all – one-on-one time with the Jolly Old Elf!...

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December 13, 2018

Make Something Cool to Give

The Library loves to introduce people to interesting crafts, whether they involve STEAM concepts or promote quality of life. See what we're doing for the holidays!...

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December 13, 2018

Track Your Spending with Excel

Learn how to take advantage of the widely used spreadsheet program to figure out how to keep your spending in check over the holiday season....

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December 13, 2018

Get Free Media Through NCDL

Interested in learning more about how to enjoy free ebooks and videos? We'll introduce you to the resources available through the NC Digital Library!...

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December 04, 2018

See Santa at Sherrills Ford!

Not only can you meet and greet the jolly old elf himself, but there will be an extravaganza of displays and activities related to Christmas throughout North America....

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