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This Week at Your Library [Apr27-May4]

This Week at Your Library [Apr27-May4]

Published: April 25, 2019

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome. 

PAWS to Read
Tuesdays from 4-6 pm
Children are invited to read to one of our trained therapy dogs, including Fudge. Call to make an appointment. 

Children’s Book Week Celebration
Monday, April 29 at 4:30 pm
Come for a family story time; have a snack and make a bookmark to take home. While you’re here, cast your vote for your favorite book among the finalists for the 2019 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards.

Alice in Wonderland Ballet
Saturday, May 4 at 1 pm
Join the Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts for a special presentation of Alice in Wonderland. Learn elements of storytelling through dance and movement during this interactive performance, followed by an activity based on the story. Open to all ages and families.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Zumba 
Mondays at 6 pm 

Kick off your week with this dance/movement activity that’s too much fun to call exercise. Appropriate for every skill and ability level, open to ages 14+ (parental signature required for those under 18).

English as a Second Language Classes
Mondays at 6:30 and Thursdays at 5:30 pm
ESL classes are terrific resources for people whose native language is not English. Through instruction and conversation, participants will gain confidence and skills in speaking, reading, and comprehension. For details, call the library at 828.465.8665.

Tai Chi
Thursdays at 4 pm
This graceful martial art has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety while increasing flexibility and balance. Think of it as meditation in motion; tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movement. Suitable for all fitness levels, open to ages 14 and up (parental signature required for those under 18).

3-D Basics
Tuesday, April 30 at 4 pm
Learn the foundations of 3-D printing: what it is, how it works, and where you can find resources to get, create, and share 3-D printable files.

WorkLife Wednesday: Resumé Tune-Up
Wednesday, May 1 from 10 am-2 pm
Whether you need to create a resumé from scratch or update the one you already have, book your 30-minute, individual session by calling 828.465.8665. 


CONOVER
828.466.5108

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Tiny to Two
Wednesdays at 10 am
A sweet, 20-minute storytime featuring rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing. Playtime follows. Ideal for newborns to age 2, but all are welcome.

Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Fridays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

Yoga for All Ages
Saturday, April 27 at 11 am 
Great for beginners, families, and advanced students! Please bring your own mat or towel. Come early to check out our yoga books/DVDs.

3-D Basics
Wednesday, May 1 at 4:30 pm 
Learn the foundations of 3-D printing: what it is, how it works, and where you can find resources to get, create, and share 3-D printable files.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Murder Mystery Party: Zombies
Saturday, April 27 at noon
Enjoy a meal and a fun, mafia-style whodunit game at the library. There will be bad guys. There will be good guys. Some will be zombies. Try to discover who’s who before it’s too late! Please register by calling 828.466.5108. Open to teens and adults.


MAIDEN
828.428.2712

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.


SHERRILLS FORD-TERRELL
828.466.6827

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool

Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

Ready to Learn Storytime: Tiny to Two
Fridays at 10 am
A sweet, 20-minute storytime featuring rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing. Playtime follows. Ideal for newborns to age 2, but all are welcome.

STEAM Explorers: Code Your Name in Jewelry
Wednesday, May 1 at 4 pm
Kids 7-13 are invited to this program, where we’ll learn about science concepts and carry out hands-on experiments. This month, we'll be learning about binary coding in order to code our name in jewelry. Please register to ensure that spaces and materials are available.

Alice in Wonderland Ballet
Saturday, May 4 at 11 am
Join the Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts for a special presentation of Alice in Wonderland. Learn elements of storytelling through dance and movement during this interactive performance, followed by an activity based on the story. Open to all ages and families.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Tuesday, April 30 at 6 pm
Fats – friend or foe? Join us this month as we continue our six-part nutritional health series. Find out which types of animal and vegetable fats provide concentrated sources of energy in our diets, and explore the idea of including diverse, good-quality fats for optimum health.


SOUTHWEST
828.466.6818

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Wednesdays at 10 am and Thursdays at 11 am 
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

Saturday Matinee: Aquaman
Saturday, May 4 at 11:30 am
This action-packed adventure reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry (aka Aquaman) and takes him on the journey of a lifetime, forcing him to face who he really is and discover if he is truly worthy of being a king. PG-13.


ST. STEPHENS
828.466.6821

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am; Tuesday evenings at 6 pm
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

Family Storytime
Tuesday, April 30 at 6 pm
This special storytime celebrates the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week (April 29-May 5). Families are invited to enjoy stories, make a craft, and vote for their favorite book. Light refreshments will be served.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, April 27 and May 4 at 9 am
ESL classes are terrific resources for people whose native language is not English. Through instruction and conversation, participants will gain confidence and skills in speaking, reading, and comprehension. For details, call the library at 828.466.6821 or Centro Latino at 828.330.0477. Note:May is the final month of ESL classes until after summer.

Food and Mood
Monday, April 29 at 6 pm
Andrea Sherrill from the Cooperative Extension will discuss the connection between the foods we eat and how we feel. Knowing what we should eat and shouldn’t eat can be confusing, but we'll help bring clarity to the topic. Evidence suggests that our diet affects our physical health; now see how it influences our mood. Please register by calling 828.466.6821.