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This Week at Your Library [May05-12]

This Week at Your Library [May05-12]

May 01, 2018

Main in Newton
828.465.8665

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

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.

Birthday Cards for Foster Care Kids
Throughout May
All month, we'll be making birthday cards to distribute to children in foster care. Stop by our card-making station in the Youth Services area to create one of your own!

STEAM: Homemade Pet Treats
Tuesday, May 8 at 4 pm
Children will learn to make homemade pet treats, which will be donated to the Catawba County Animal Shelter in observance of “Be Kind to Animals Week.”

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Better Than Yesterday: Round 2
Throughout May
By popular demand we’re offering a second-chance challenge for individuals to help improve their nutrition. Stop by the library to pick up a log sheet or use the forms on our web site. Then record the number of cups of fruits and vegetables you eat each day in May. Prizes awarded each week from pool of completed forms.

English as a Second Language
Monday, May 7 at 5:30 pm
Presented in Spanish; all are welcome.

Classes are open to the public. The sessions will provide instruction and a time to practice conversation skills. Registration is not required.

Excel Basics
Tuesday, May 8 at 11 am
Learn the basics of Excel, a spreadsheet program that lets you store, organize, and manipulate data. This class will show you how to insert text and use basic functions like AutoSum and AutoFill to help you get started.

DIY: ‘Pamper Her’ Make & Takes
Wednesday, May 9 at 10 am and 4 pm
Pamper someone special with a Mason jar make-and-take! Choose either a sugar or salt scrub or a customized tea blend, complete with a personalized label. Please register by calling 828.465.8664.

Excel: Formulas and Functions
Wednesday, May 9 at 11 am
Formulas and functions make Excel work for you. Learn to create basic formulas or use already created functions to add numbers together, calculate a mortgage payment, or search for variables. Basic Excel skills required.

Meet Adventurer Doug Ammons
Thursday, May 10 at 6 pm
Meet author, videographer, scientist, and world-class kayaker Doug Ammons as he shares a multimedia presentation about his adventures and his latest book, A Darkness Lit by Heroes, the story of the worst hard rock mining disaster in American history.

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, May 12 at 10 am
Join us to share and discuss all kinds of books. This month's read is Ghost of the Innocent Man by Benjamin Rachlin. June's selection will be Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande.

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Claremont
828.466.6817

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Technology Tutoring
Thursday, May 10 from noon-6 pm
Call the library to book a help session with a librarian if you're learning a new skill or need help with a technology problem. Bring your own device or learn on one of ours.

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Conover
828.466.5108

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILY
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.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
Saturday, May 5 at noon
Create a craft in honor of Cinco de Mayo and learn more about this celebration! Craft materials will be provided; just bring your creativity and imagination!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Afternoon Games for Seniors
Thursdays from 2-4 pm
Bring a friend along or join with other older adults to enjoy an afternoon of board games and fun. Open to everyone 50+.

Drop-In Tech Help
Wednesday, May 9 from 2-4 pm
Do you have questions about your computer, smartphone, or E-reader? Stop by during this drop-in event to get help, solve a technology problem, or learn a new skill.

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Maiden
828.428.2712

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

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
The Berlin Airlift: Saving a City
Saturday, May 5 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.

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Sherrills Ford-Terrell
828.466.6827

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILY
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.

Saturday Ready to Learn Storytime
Saturday, May 5 at 10 am
Join us for a special Saturday storytime with songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare preschoolers to learn.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Super Fun Zumba
Monday, May 7 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).

Meet Adventurer Doug Ammons
Friday, May 11 at 1 pm
Meet author, videographer, scientist, and world-class kayaker Doug Ammons as he shares a multimedia presentation about his adventures and his latest book, A Darkness Lit by Heroes, the story of the worst hard rock mining disaster in American history.

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Southwest
828.466.6818

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILY
Ready to Learn Storytime
Thursdays at 11 am (starting May 10)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Baby Bounce
Thursdays at 2 pm (starting May 10)
This sweet, simple, 20-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for our youngest learners (birth-24 months). Playtime follows.

Cinco de Mayo Stories and More
Saturday, May 5 from 11 am-noon
We'll be gathering to learn about the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo and will enjoy a fun craft activity for the whole family.

PAWS to Read with Mini
Tuesday, May 8 from 4-6 pm
Elementary-aged children are invited to read to Mini, a certified therapy dog. Sign up in person or by phone at 828.466.6818 for a 15-minute session. Registration is required. Grades K and up.

Mother’s Day Hand Spa
Tuesday, May 8 from 6-7 pm
Moms are invited to relax and indulge at our special-occasion spa. After our treatments, you'll not only have pretty hands and nails but some take-home DIY spa products as well.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Catawba Crafters
Monday, May 7 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.

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St. Stephens
828.466.6821

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILY
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.

Crafternoons at the Library: Doodle Art Bookmarks
Thursday, May 10 at 4 pm
Come create your own doodle art bookmark, either for yourself or maybe as a Mother’s Day gift. Ribbon and beads will be provided to help dress up the project.

Decorating Mother’s Day Vases for Teens
Friday, May 11 at 4:30 pm
Celebrate Mom by decorating a glass vase for her special day. We'll use Mod Podge, glitter, and ribbon for added bling. We'll also have card stock available so each teen can make a card for Mom, too. All materials will be provided; please register at 828.466.6821.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Adult Coloring Club: Mother’s Day
Saturday, May 5 at 2 pm
Come relax by coloring your stress away. We'll provide the coloring sheets, music, markers, and crayons.

St. Joseph's Irish Dancers
Monday, May 7 at 6 pm
Enjoy a free showcase of traditional Irish folk dance, performed by local dancers and led by Meg Barrett. The group will present both individual and group styles of Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes, and ceili dances.