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This Week at Your Library [Mar31-Apr07]

This Week at Your Library [Mar31-Apr07]

March 27, 2018

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Better Than Yesterday: Round 2

Register in April for May challenge
By popular demand, we’re offering a second-chance challenge for individuals (no teams or groups this time). Stop by the library to pick up an entry form and log sheet, or use the forms on our web site to record the servings of fruits and vegetables you eat each day in May. *Generally, a cup of raw fruit or vegetables (or ½ cup of dried fruit) equals a serving.

PAWS to Read
Tuesdays from 4-6 pm
Children are invited to read to trained therapy dogs Nicole, Lexie, or Fudge. Call to make an appointment.

Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Med Instead of Meds
Wednesdays at 10 am
Join us for the last 4 classes of this 6-week look at the Mediterranean way of eating, and learn how easy changes can promote better health and reduce your risk for chronic disease. Be ready to taste recipes and explore new ways of cooking. Attend three or more sessions to win a prize. Please call 828.465.8665 to register.

English as a Second Language
Mondays, April 2, 16 and 23 at 5:30 pm
Presented in Spanish; all are welcome.

Classes are open to the public. The first two sessions will provide instruction, and the final class will offer a time to practice conversation skills. Reservations are not required.

Essential Oils 101
Monday, April 2 at 6 pm
Essential oil experts Juanita Setzer and Pat Benfield will share the basics and benefits of a variety of essential oils. Get hands-on experience by making and taking home your choice of a ready-for-summer spray.

Free Tax Assistance
Tuesdays, April 3 and 10; by appointment only
AARP offers free help with tax preparation for federal and state tax returns. Please call 828.358.4634 to make an appointment.

STEAM: Rainbow Science
Tuesday, April 3 at 4 pm
School-age children will learn about water density and create a rainbow in a test tube!

NC Works Career Center
Wednesday, April 4 from 10 am-2 pm
A career specialist from NC Works will be available to provide 1-on-1 assistance with job searches, applications, and resumés.

Reclaim Your Resolution!
Friday, April 6 at 10 am
Studies show that by the end of March, only half of us are still working toward our New Years’ resolution goals. Be resolute! Come, learn tips about how to jumpstart your efforts and succeed in the face of obstacles!

Crochet Classes
Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 11 am
Learn the basics of crocheting! Advance learners can attend this class also. Presented in Spanish; all are welcome.

MiracleFilm Screening
Saturday, April 7 at 4 pm
Filmmaker and historian Richard Eller will be on hand to introduce his latest film about the 1940s polio epidemic in Hickory, followed by discussion and light refreshments.

 

CLAREMONT
3-D Printing Demonstration

Thursday, April 5 at 4 pm
Join us to find out what 3-D printing is, how it works, and where you can find resources to discover, create, and share printable files.

 

CONOVER
Baby Bounce
Wednesdays at 10 am
This sweet, 20-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for our youngest learners. Playtime follows.

Ready to Learn Storytime
Fridays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

3-D Printing Demonstration
Wednesday, April 4 at 1 pm
Join us to find out what 3-D printing is, how it works, and where you can find resources to discover, create, and share printable files.

 

MAIDEN
Ready to Learn Storytime
Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

 

SHERRILLS FORD-TERRELL
Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Baby Bounce
Fridays at 10 am
This sweet, simple, 30-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for your youngest learners.

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, April 3 at 6:30 pm
The Mystery Mavens book club welcomes new members and is open to the public. Join us for a lively discussion of The October List by Jeffery Deaver. May's selection is Orient by Christopher Bollen.

PAWSitive Reading
Thursday, April 5 from 3:30-5:15 pm
Have a “PAWS”itive reading experience! Come read to a certified therapy dog. Grades K and up. Registration is required. Call or stop by to sign up for a 15-20 minute session.

Saturday Ready to Learn Storytime
Saturday, April 7 at 10 am
Join us for a special Saturday storytime with songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare preschoolers to learn.

 

SOUTHWEST
Ready to Learn Storytime
Thursdays at 11 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Catawba Crafters
Mondays, April 2, 9, 16 at 6 pm
Learn from experienced crafters or add your own set of skills to this lively group as we crochet and knit projects to donate to local charities! All skill levels are welcome. Bring your own materials and projects or use ours.

One-on-One Technology Help
Tuesday, April 3 from 4-5 pm and Friday, April 13 from 10-11 am
Bring in your phone, tablet, or laptop to get help with technology questions. Register for a 20-minute session by calling 828.466.6818.

Baby Bounce
Thursday, April 5 and 12 at 2 pm
This sweet, simple, 20-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for our youngest learners (birth-24 months). Playtime follows.

The Berlin Airlift: Saving a City
Saturday, April 7 at 11 am
When the Soviet Union blockaded West Berlin in 1948, the US, England, and France created a massive airlift to sustain the city of 2.4 million for more than a year. Historian Edwin “Eddie” Ide will share details of what’s been called the most significant non-combat military operation of the 20th century.

 

ST. STEPHENS
Super Fun Zumba

Mondays at 6 pm
Join us for Super Fun Zumba, a dance and movement activity that’s too much fun to call exercise. Appropriate for every skill and ability level. Open to ages 14 and up (parental signature required for those under 18).

Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Tuesday evenings at 6 pm

Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Blue Talk and Tears Bottle Craft
Thursday, April 5 at 4 pm
Design and create your own tears bottle like the characters Ann Fay and Imogene from the book Blue by Joyce Moyer Hostetter. All ages welcome. Registration recommended.

Adult Coloring Club: Nature Theme
Saturday, April 7 at 2 pm
Come relax by coloring your stress away. We'll provide the coloring sheets, music, markers, and crayons.