Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Dec15-Dec22]

This Week at Your Library [Dec15-Dec22]

Published: December 13, 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.

Santa Visit & Holiday Celebration
Monday, December 17 at 5:30 pm
Presented in English and en español

Join us to celebrate the holidays with bilingual storytime, crafts, and hot cocoa. Children of all ages will enjoy a delightful visit from Santa, so don't forget to bring your camera! Everyone is welcome!

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).

3-D Basics
Thursday, December 20 at 1 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.

Tinkercad 101: Build a Snowflake
Friday, December 21 at 11 am
Learn to produce 3-D files using Tinkercad, a free, online version of computer-aided design (CAD) software. Participants will create a simple snowflake using geometric shapes and letters that can be printed using the 3-D printer. Please call 828.465.8665 to register.

“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
Our Health: A Community Listening Session
Thursday, December 20 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.

“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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Catawba Valley Writers Club
Tuesday, December 18 at 6 pm 
Join us for our monthly meeting, as fellow writers discuss, evaluate, and share their works. If you enjoy writing fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction, or just take delight in putting words on paper, this group is for you. Expect friendly fellowship and lively literary conversation!

Our Health: A Community Listening Session
Tuesday, December 18 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.


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.

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.

Pre-K STEAM: Tinker Time 
Monday, December 17 at 4 pm 
Children 3-6 are invited for guided play and learning in our Construction Zone. Kids can show off their building skills, play pretend with construction toys, enhance fine motor skills, and much more! Registration recommended.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
What’s the Hoopla About?
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.

STEAM: Gingerbread Houses
Tuesday, December 18 at 5:30 pm
School-aged children will enjoy putting their engineering skills to work by creating gingerbread houses. Registration is required; class size is limited to 15. 

STEAM: Construction Zone
Friday, December 21 at 3:30 pm
Elementary-aged children are encouraged to enjoy a fun time exploring our new engineering and building sets, sponsored by the Local Government Federal Credit Union.   

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Catawba Songwriters
Tuesday, December 18 at 6 pm
Adults and teens are invited to share their musical talents while learning from one another. Bring a finished song or one that’s in progress to share with the group. 

Easy Excel Budgeting
Wednesday, December 19 at 11 am
Do you have a holiday spending plan? This timely class will introduce you to the basics of creating a budget using Microsoft Excel.

“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.

Movies at the Library: A Christmas Story
Friday, December 21 at 4 pm
Join us for this classic holiday movie about Ralphie Parker and his wish for a Red Ryder air rifle. Relax with popcorn and a drink while you enjoy all the iconic moments! Rated PG.  

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, December 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.

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. 

Discover the NC Digital Library 
Wednesday, December 19 at 10 am 
We'll show you how to access the NC Digital Library through the convenient Overdrive app. Drop in with your device and learn how to download popular fiction, e-books, audiobooks, videos, and more for free using your Catawba County Library card. You can explore NC Digital anytime, anywhere!