Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Apr07-14]

This Week at Your Library [Apr07-14]

April 03, 2018

MAIN (NEWTON)
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.

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.

Knit 2gther
Mondays, April 9 and 23 at 6 pm
Learn the age-old art of knitting! We'll learn to cast-on, knit, purl, and bind off. Create your first swatch and gain the knowledge to begin a new hobby. Knitters of all levels welcome.

Positive Parenting Workshops
Mondays, April 9, 16, 23 from 6-7:30 pm
Presented in Spanish

The Catawba County Parent Support Team is leading three free workshops for the parents of preschool-aged children. Attend one or all of them: The Power of Positive Parenting, Raising Confident Competent Children, and Raising Resilient Children. Please register by calling 828.695.6565.

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.

Excel Basics
Tuesday, April 10 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.

Blue Talk and Tears Bottle Craft
Tuesday, April 10 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.

Excel: Formulas and Functions
Wednesday, April 11 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.

Hmong Panel Discussion
Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 pm
Join us as members of the Hmong community share their personal experiences and answer questions about culture, heritage, immigration, etc. Light refreshments served.

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, April 14 at 10 am
Join us to share and discuss all kinds of books. This month's read is Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult. May's selection will be Ghost of the Innocent Man by Benjamin Rachlin.

The Berlin Airlift: Saving a City
Saturday, April 14 at 3 pm
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.

“Ask a Master Gardener” @ the Library
Now it's easy to get professional gardening recommendations anytime. Just submit your questions to an “Ask a Master Gardener” question box at the library.

 

CLAREMONT
“Ask a Master Gardener” @ the Library

Now it's easy to get professional gardening recommendations anytime. Just submit your questions to an “Ask a Master Gardener” question box at the library.

 

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.

Open Mic: Music and Poetry
Saturday, April 14 at noon
Bring your talent and your friends! This event is open to the public; performers must be signed up by 10 am that day. Open to teens and adults.

 

MAIDEN
Ready to Learn Storytime

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

Introduction to Automate and Price It! Databases
Wednesday, April 11 at 5 pm
This workshop introduces you to two easy-to-use databases available through the library’s website. Automate provides information to help repair and maintain most cars and trucks. Price It! offers sales-based guidelines about the value of collectibles and antiques.

 

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.

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.

Card Making for Seniors
Monday, April 9 at 2 pm
At this Neighbors Network-sponsored event, instructor Nancy McKay teaches participants to make beautiful greeting cards that friends and family will enjoy receiving. The class is open to everyone 50+, but space is limited. Call Dianna at 828.464.1111 to register.

Student STEAM: 4-H Bright Ideas Club
Tuesday, April 10 at 6 pm
Join us as we explore electromagnetic forces, learn about circuits, decode secret messages in Morse code, design bridges, and more. Each meeting, we will complete hands-on projects based on the 4-H program guides. Registration recommended. Open to ages 7-16.

Blue Talk and Tears Bottle Craft
Wednesday, April 11 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 age

“Ask a Master Gardener” @ the Library
Now it's easy to get professional gardening recommendations anytime. Just submit your questions to an “Ask a Master Gardener” question box at the library.

 

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.

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.

Gmail Basics
Tuesday, April 10 from 10:30–11:30 am
This workshop introduces new users to Google's free version of email. Participants will learn how to create a Gmail account, compose an email, attach a file, etc. Space is limited to 7. Please register at 828.466.6818.

PAWS to Read with Mini
Tuesday, April 10 and 24 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.

Family Game Time
Wednesday, April 11 from 4-5 pm
Bring the whole family for a fun time playing board games. We'll have our favorite games available, or you can bring your own. Enjoy popcorn and drinks, too.

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.

STEAM: Construction Zone
Friday, April 13 from 3:30-4:30 pm
Elementary-aged children are invited to enjoy a fun time exploring our new engineering and building sets, sponsored by the Local Government Federal Credit Union.

Saturday Ready to Learn Storytime
Saturday, April 14 at 11 am
Come to a special Saturday storytime featuring songs, play, crafts, and stories. This is also a great time to get signed up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program!

“Ask a Master Gardener” @ the Library
Now it's easy to get professional gardening recommendations anytime. Just submit your questions to an “Ask a Master Gardener” question box at the library.

 

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.

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.

Crafternoons at the Library: Rock Painting
Thursday, April 12 at 4 pm
Join us for a family-friendly rock painting event. We'll supply the rocks and painting supplies; you supply the creativity. Please register by calling 828.466.6821.

Technology: Gale Legal Forms
Friday, April 13 at 4 pm
Join us for a visual tour of Gale Legal Forms and learn how to access and use this popular online tool that allows you to tackle some basic legal work on your own.