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This Week at Your Library [Dec08-Dec15]

This Week at Your Library [Dec08-Dec15]

December 04, 2018

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
PAWS to Read
Tuesdays from 4-6 pm (no session on Dec. 25)
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 (no sessions on Dec. 26)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Family Movie: The Polar Express
Tuesday, December 11 at 4 pm
Bring the whole family for this classic animated story based on the popular children's book! Refreshments will be served. Rated G.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Tai Chi
Thursdays in December 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). 

Zumba 
Mondays in December at 6 pm (no sessions on Dec. 24 or 31)
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).

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, December 8 at 10 am
This month's read is The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. January's selection will be Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance.

Meet Libby
Monday, December 10 at 11 am
Libby is a free, user-friendly way to find 1000s of eBooks and audiobooks through the NC Digital Library. Learn to download the app, sign in, and download a title or two. Bring your own tablet or phone so we can help set it up and have you ready to go by the time you leave.

New-to-Medicare Seminar
Tuesday, December 11 at 2 pm
Are you, a friend, or a loved one turning 65? Everyone becoming eligible for Medicare needs to get accurate information about coverage options they must make as they approach age 65. Attention to these issues will help avoid serious and costly problems later. Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors, trained by the NC Department of Insurance, will lead the information session and answer questions. A Social Security rep may also be present. Please call the Council on Aging at 828.328.2269 to reserve a seat.

Make the Med Flip: Holiday Entertaining
Wednesday, December 12 at 10 am
Based on the Mediterranean Way program, this workshop will focus on sharing recipes and tasting different hors d’oeuvres made with Med-friendly ingredients. Registration is strongly suggested; call 828.465.8665.

Essential Oils: Holiday Room Spray Make & Take
Wednesday, December 12 at 4 pm
Nothing conveys a feeling as quickly or strongly as scent, and this class lets you create a holiday fragrance that feels like home. Choose cinnamon, peppermint, pine, or orange… it’s a small touch that makes a big difference for your holiday spirit. Class size is limited; please call 828.465.8665 to register.

Create a Vinyl Sticker
Thursday, December 13 at 5:30 pm
Design your own vinyl sticker using the library's Silhouette Curio digital cutter. Choose from a variety of fonts, and import your own image using the Silhouette Studio. Vinyl stickers can be up to 6” by 6”.  Please call 828.465.8665 to register.

The Art of Food: Christmas Edition
Thursday, December 13 at 6 pm
We’ll explore a lot of fun ways to turn food into holiday-themed works of art. Expect to taste a Christmas tree platter, a sandwich wreath, holiday mice, and Santa kabobs.

“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

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
The Nutcracker Ballet
Saturday, December 8 at 12 noon
Join the Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts for a special presentation of The Nutcracker. Learn about elements of storytelling through dance and movement during this interactive performance. We'll follow up with an activity based on the story. For all ages and families.

STEAM Station: Candy Cane Coding
Thursday, December 13 at 4:30 pm
Learn coding basics by crafting your name into a festive candy cane using binary coding principles, pipe cleaners, and beads. For ages 5 and up. No experience necessary. 

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
“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 5 pm (no session Dec. 26)
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 4 pm (no session on Dec. 28)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

The Nutcracker Ballet
Saturday, December 8 at 10 am
Join the Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts for a special presentation of The Nutcracker. Learn about elements of storytelling through dance and movement during this interactive performance. We'll follow up with an activity based on the story. For all ages and families.

Recycled Book Christmas Trees 
Tuesday, December 11 at 6 pm
Repurpose an old book into a festive tree for the season.

Fillable Ornaments 
Wednesday, December 12 at 4 pm
Make your own ornament! We provide clear, fillable ornaments to embellish, decorate, and make your own! We'll have supplies on hand, but feel free to bring your own decorations, ribbons, and/or photos if you like (no larger than 1.5” on any side). While supplies last. Registration is required; please call 828.466.5108.


MAIDEN
828.428.2712

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Thursdays at 10 am (no session on Dec. 27)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.


SHERRILLS FORD-TERRELL
828.466.6827

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am (no sessions on Dec. 26 and 27)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Baby Bounce
Fridays at 10 am (no session on Dec. 28)
This sweet, simple, 30-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for your youngest learners.

Student STEAM: 4-H Bright Ideas Club
Tuesday, December 11 at 6 pm
Join us as we explore the forces and concepts of science and engineering. Each meeting, we'll complete hands-on projects based on the 4-H program guides. Please register to attend. Designed for ages 7-16.

Santa Visit: Christmas in North America
Saturday, December 15 from 5-6:30 pm
Explore different traditions from a variety of countries while enjoying crafts, cookies, hot chocolate, special treats, and a visit with Santa Claus! Bring the whole family, and feel free to take your own pictures during this drop-in event sponsored by the Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Our Health: A Community Listening Session
Monday, December 10 from 6-7:30 pm
LiveWell Catawba wants to hear what impacts your health and wellness and what health looks like where you live, work, play, and worship. Join us to share your thoughts, ideas, and experiences. The info from all sessions will be compiled and included in the county’s 2019 community health assessment. Light refreshments served.

What’s the Hoopla About?
Wednesday, December 12 from 3-4 pm (drop in) with an identical session on Thursday, December 20 from 4-5 pm (drop in)
Learn about Hoopla, a free app that lets you download music, movies, eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, and more. Use your library card to search for content to download or stream immediately. Bring your device for instant access.

“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, 20-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for our youngest learners (birth-24 months). Playtime follows. 

Make-and-Decorate Holiday Ornaments
December 3-22, anytime
Patrons of all ages are invited to make various ornament crafts each week and help us decorate our Holiday Tree. Everyone is welcome to make and take an ornament as well as create one for the tree.

Paws to Read with Mini
Tuesday, December 11 from 4-6 pm 
Elementary-aged children are invited to read to Mini, a certified therapy dog. Please sign up for a 15-minute session. Grades K and up.

STEAM: Christmas Trees
Wednesday, December 12 at 2 pm
Families are invited to bring their children to participate in fun, hands-on Christmas tree activities. These festive challenges will encourage their engineering and science skills.   

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Christmas Tree Ornaments
Monday, December 10 at 6 pm
Adults will enjoy creating two beautiful Christmas ornaments just in time for gift giving or decorating.  

Mountain View Book Buzz
Tuesday, December 11 at 6 pm
Join us this month for a discussion of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. January's read is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.  

“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 (no sessions on Dec. 25 or 26)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Crafternoons: 3-D Foam Gingerbread Man
Thursday, December 13 at 4 pm
Run, run as fast as you can... to make our foam gingerbread man! Please register to ensure that supplies are available.  

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, December 8, 15, 22, and 29 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.

Do You Hoopla?
Wednesday, December 12 at 10 am 
Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows patrons to borrow music, movies, kids books, audiobooks, e-books, and graphic novels to enjoy on their computer, tablet, or phone. And it's all free with a library card. Plus, there's no waiting for downloads!

Adult Coloring Club: Holiday Fun 
Saturday, December 15 at 2 pm
Come relax by coloring your stress away. We'll provide the holiday-themed coloring sheets, markers, and crayons to help you get started.