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This Week at Your Library [Aug04-11]

This Week at Your Library [Aug04-11]

July 31, 2018

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
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.

Summer Learning Wrap-up Party
Monday, August 6 at 5:30 pm
Everyone who participated in Summer Learning is invited to celebrate with ice cream, fun, and games. We'll also have food trucks and live music. Submit your reading records to get your trophy!

Hunger Games Survival Game
Tuesday, August 7 at 4 pm   
To honor author Suzanne Collins' birthday on August 10, kids can participate in a (completely safe) Hunger Games survival game.

Teen Theater: Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Thursday, August 9 at 3 pm
Katniss and her friend Peeta sense unrest on their tour of Panem's Capitol prior to the 75th Hunger Games while President Snow plots their downfall before the Quarter Quell, which occurs every 25 years. PG-13.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Zumba
Mondays at 6 pm
Kick off the week with this dance and movement activity that’s too much fun to call exercise. Appropriate for every skill and ability level and open to ages 14 and up (parental signature required for those under 18).

Excel Basics
Monday, August 6 at 11 am
Learn the basics of Excel, a spreadsheet program that lets you store, organize, and manipulate data. This class will teach basic functions like AutoSum and AutoFill.

Senior Game Day
Wednesday, August 8 at 10 am
Join us to play board games, card games, and party games – a great chance to socialize and have some fun. Light refreshments served.

Excel: Formulas and Functions
Wednesday, August 8 at 11 am
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.

Gallery-Ready Workshop
Thursday, August 9 at 6 pm
Learn the in’s and out’s of preparing your artwork for submission to galleries, exhibits, or competitions. Materials will be supplied for most types of art. To register, call 828.465.8665.

eBay for Beginners
Friday, August 10 at 11 am
Want to make a little cash selling your unwanted items? This workshop will show you how to set up an account, upload pictures, and list your items on the widely used auction platform. We’ll go over listing fees, seller’s fees, shipping, and even how ratings work for buyers and sellers.

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, August 11 at 10 am
This month's read is The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash. September's selection will be November Road by Lou Berney.

DIY Bug Repellent Mason Jar Luminaries
Saturday, August 11 at 4 pm
This make-and-take activity will beautify your outdoor living space while keeping pesky bugs away. Supplies are limited, so please register by calling 828.465.8665.

“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
828.466.6817

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Celebrate Claremont’s 125th Anniversary
Saturday, August 4 from 12 noon on
Stop by the library from noon-2 pm for a fun activity, and enjoy a storytelling event in the park at 8 pm. Other free events will take place from 1-11 pm as part of the town's celebration.

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles
Thursday, August 9 at 3 pm
It’s like Antiques Road Show online! This easy-to-use resource is a great help in pricing collectibles and antiques and is considered to be one of the most comprehensive pricing tools in the world, delivering 23 million realized prices on treasures.

“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
828.466.5108

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
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.

Afternoon Games for All Ages
Thursday August 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 3-5 pm
Children, teens, and adults are invited to join us for an afternoon of games, including chess, Bingo, Clue, and lots more!

Saturday Storytime
Saturday, August 11 at 11 am
Join us for a special storytime with songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
DIY Paper Flowers
Tuesday, August 7 at 6 pm
Recycle a worn or damaged book into something beautiful! Join us to create lovely paper flowers out of old book pages.


MAIDEN
828.428.2712

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

STEAM: Growing Charcoal Crystals
Saturday, August 11 at 11 am
Charcoal is for more than just grilling – it can also be used to create beautiful crystals! In this earth science activity, children will use basic household chemicals to create crystals on charcoal. Please preregister the week of the program by calling 828.428.2712.


SHERRILLS FORD-TERRELL
828.466.6827

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
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.

Kindness Rocks!
Thursday, August 9 at 2 pm
Join in the worldwide phenomenon of painting cute images or inspiring messages on small rocks to bring cheer to those who find them. All ages and families welcome!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Summer Book Discussion: Hmong Heritage
Monday, August 6 at 6:30 pm
To deepen your understanding of our local community, participate in a discussion of two illuminating titles: The Song Poet: A Memoir of my Father by Kao Kalia Yang and Bamboo Among the Oaks, an anthology compiled by Mai Neng Moua. Everyone is invited to attend; contact the library for book availability.

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, August 7 at 6:30 pm
The Mystery Mavens welcome new members, and the club is open to the public. Join us for a lively discussion of The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter. September’s selection is I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara.

“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
828.466.6818

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

Baby Bounce
Thursdays 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.

STEAM: All Things Watermelon
Tuesday, August 7 at 6 pm
Celebrate National Watermelon Day at the library! (It's officially observed on August 3.)
We'll play games, make crafts, and conduct a variety of watermelon experiments. Ideal for elementary-aged children.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
One-on-One Technology Tutoring
Wednesdays, 9 am-6 pm
Bring in your phone, tablet, or laptop to get help with technology questions. Register for a 20-minute session by calling 828.466.6818.

“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
828.466.6821

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
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.

Music & Sound Coding
Monday, August 6 at 6 pm
We'll finish our last class of the series, and enjoy a pizza party! If you've attended the previous coding classes, please join us for this final program and fun with friends!

NationalBookLover’sDay Celebration & Craft: Blind Date with a Book
Wednesday, August 8 at 4 pm
Teens, would you consider a 'blind date' with a book or re-read an old favorite? To celebrate National Book Lover's Day, you're invited to choose an unidentified book to read from our selection and to create a take-home mini-canvas with a quote from your favorite book.

STEAM: Jellyfish in a Bottle
Thursday, August 9 at 3 pm
Ready for an exciting program that's part science, part craft, and 100% fun? Learn about the actual, ocean-dwelling jellyfish as you create a swimming jellyfish out of recycled materials.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Chair Dancing
Fridays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 9:30 am
Exercise to the beat on your seat or on your feet! We'll get in shape and increase our energy levels, all at a doable pace. A great low-impact exercise class for adults.

Bilingual Zumba
(English/Spanish)
Tuesdays, August 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 6 pm
A dance and movement activity that’s too much fun to call exercise. Ideal for all skill and ability levels and open to ages 14+ (parental signature required for those under 18).