Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Apr21-28]

This Week at Your Library [Apr21-28]

April 17, 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.

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.

Understanding Reverse Mortgages
Monday, April 23 at 6 pm
Is a reverse mortgage right for you? Sarah Stamey, specialist with the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Agency on Aging, will shed light on what can be a confusing topic.

Piece of Cake Book Club
Tuesday, April 24 at 3 pm
Enjoy reading interesting fiction? Have a sweet tooth? PoCBC meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at Marie & Twannette’s Bakery in downtown Newton. April’s selection is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. May’s selection is News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

Tinkercad 101: Create a Ball Bearing
Tuesday, April 24 at 4 pm
Learn how to create a ball bearing that can be printed on the 3-D printer using Tinkercad, a free online computer-aided design (CAD) software. Participants will use simple geometric shapes to create a workable ball bearing. Basic computer skills required. Please call 828.465.8664 to register.

Meet Libby by OverDrive
Wednesday, April 25 at 11 am
Libby is a free app for tablets and phones that gives you easy access to 1000s of eBooks and audiobooks. This workshop will show you how to download the app, sign in to it, and download a title or two. Bring your own device so that we can have you set up and ready by the time you leave this session.

Debt Collection: Know Your Rights
Thursday, April 26 at 10 am
Did you know that debt collectors must abide by certain guidelines when contacting you about a debt? Did you know that you may be able to dispute a debt? Sit in on this session with Legal Aid of North Carolina attorney Susan Janney to learn how to protect yourself from aggressive or careless bill collectors.

Piggy Bank Craft
Friday, April 27 at 3 pm
Choose a Mason jar piggy bank or a savings goal jar to help make saving a healthy habit.

“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
Resumé Writing Workshop

Thursday, April 26 at 2 pm
Join us to learn how to create a professional resumé using Google’s free word processing application. It's easy to access and update from any internet connection. All you need is a Gmail account. If you don’t have one, we can help you create one before or after class.

“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.

Hmong Keeb Kwm
Saturday, April 21 from 10 am-2 pm
Help the library celebrate, collect, and preserve Hmong culture. Hmong community members are invited to share items, papers, or oral histories for future generations.

 

MAIDEN
Ready to Learn Storytime

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

Advanced Gardener: Flowers, Shrubs & Pollinator Gardens
Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 pm
Dr. George Place offers advice on how to have different colored blooms throughout the year and how to attract a diversity of pollinators to your landscape.

The Berlin Airlift: Saving a City
Saturday, April 28 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.

 

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.

Technology Help
Friday, April 20 at 11 am and Saturday, April 21 at 3 pm (identical sessions)
Interested in learning a new technology, at your own pace and from the comfort of home? At this session, you'll learn to use the library’s free, online tutorials for Microsoft Office, Twitter, Instagram, and more. Bring your own device or use one of ours.

STEAM Explorers: Magic Sand
Wednesday, April 25 at 4 pm
Kids ages 7-13 are invited to the STEAM Explorers program, where we will learn about science concepts and conduct related experiments. This month, we'll explore the science behind Magic Sand. Registration recommended.

“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.

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.

“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.

STEAM: The Buzz on Bees
Thursday, April 26 at 4 pm
Come learn about the amazing honeybee: what it does, how it lives, and what we can do to keep it healthy. View a beekeeping suit