Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Feb02-Feb09]

This Week at Your Library [Feb02-Feb09]

Published: January 30, 2019

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
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. 

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. 

Step Team 
Saturday, February 2 at 12 noon
Challenger Early College High School’s Step Team will perform and talk with the audience about their process and the history of step dancing.

Chocolate: The Food of the Gods
Saturday, February 2 at 1 pm
Presented in Spanish and English
Learn how the 'Food of the Gods' spiritual beverage of ancient Mexico became today's chocolate, found worldwide in all kinds of shapes and flavors. We'll learn the history and sample different kinds of chocolate.

Chinese New Year
Tuesday, February 5 at 4 pm
Children will learn about the Chinese New Year, be taught how to write a few Chinese characters, and sample a traditional treat.

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).

Excel Basics
Monday, February 4 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.

DIY Valentine Pom Pom Bouquet
Tuesday, February 5 at 2 pm
For your special someone or for yourself, come learn how to create a cheerful ‘floral’ arrangement at minimum expense. All supplies are provided. Please call 828.465.8665 to register; class size is limited to ten.

WorkLife Wednesday: Resumé Tune-Up
Wednesday, February 6 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.

Excel: Formulas and Functions
Wednesday, February 6 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. 

Black History Month: Movies That Matter
Wednesdays in February at 4 pm
Honor our history and heritage each week in February with a memorable movie that commemorates Black History Month. During the fourth weekly movie, Associate Professor of History Dr. Veronica McComb of Lenoir-Rhyne University will join us for a discussion and conversation about the movies and the issues they address.
•    Feb 6 – The Legend: The Bessie Coleman Story (108 min)

Excel: Macros
Thursday, February 7 at 11 am
Understanding how macros work can lead you to automating actions so you can get your job done quickly.  This class will show you how to record and run a macro and how to create a Quick Access button. Basic Excel skills required.

Dreamland Resources in Catawba County
Saturday, February 9 at 10 am
This session with Candice Moore of The Cognitive Connection will explain a number of local resources available to help address opiate use disorder, including any requirements they may have, how to qualify for treatment, and many recovery resources.

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, February 9 at 10 am
This month's read is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. March's selection is The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.


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

Homework Helpers
Thursdays from 4:30-5 pm
Set up a weekly appointment for 1-on-1 reading time or homework help by calling 828.466.5108.

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, February 2 at 11 am
Great for beginners, families, and advanced students! Please bring your own mat or towel. Come early to check out our selection of yoga books and DVDs.

Happy Hearts Valentine’s Party
Saturday, February 2 at 12 noon
Hickory-Western Piedmont Macaroni Kid with Stretch-n-Grow of the Foothills is hosting a party for ages 3-8 (siblings welcome)! Kids will learn how to keep their hearts happy through creative movement, music, and an active storytime. Enjoy a valentine craft, snacks, and gift card giveaway! Sign up at hickory.macaronikid.com or call 828.466.5108.

Introduction to Elementary Battle of the Books
Tuesday, February 5 at 6 pm
Join other students to learn the competition format and try your skills in a mock battle. You don’t need to be on a team or have read all of the listed books to participate. All students 4th-6th grades, including home-schooled students, are invited to participate.

STEAM Station: Legopalooza
Saturday, February 9 at 11 am
STEAM Station is a time to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math in fun, hands-on-activities. Each month, we'll have highlighted themes and projects. This month, we'll be exploring Legos. Join us to create, experiment, and tinker! Recommended for ages 5 and up, but all are welcome.


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. 

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Backyard Chickens 101
Tuesday, February 5 at 6:30 pm
Are you thinking of starting a backyard flock? Do you have questions or concerns regarding the chickens that you currently have? Lauren Greene, Area Specialized Agent for Western NC Poultry, and Glenn Detweiler, Livestock Agent for Catawba County, will be covering topics such as biosecurity, establishing a backyard flock, safe handling of eggs, and local laws and ordinances. Bring your questions!

Lock Your Meds
Wednesday, February 6 at 5 pm
Be part of the solution to the opiate crisis by finding out how and why to keep certain legitimate prescriptions safely locked away and by learning what to do with leftover pills to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. Several lockboxes and cabinet locks will be given away. An Operation Medication Dropbox will also be available for disposal of old or leftover medicines – no questions asked.


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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Lock Your Meds
Monday, February 4 at 6 pm
Be part of the solution to the opiate crisis by finding out how and why to keep certain legitimate prescriptions safely locked away and by learning what to do with leftover pills to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. Several lockboxes and cabinet locks will be given away. An Operation Medication Dropbox will also be available for disposal of old or leftover medicines – no questions asked.

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, February 5 at 6:30 pm 
The Mystery Mavens Book Club welcomes new members and is open to the public. Join us for a lively discussion of Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny. Our March book discussion will focus on The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.

Musical Variety Show
Thursday, February 7 at 7 pm (snow date is Thursday, February 21 at 7 pm)
The public is invited to participate in and attend this family-friendly event. Enjoy the talents of solo and group instrumental and choral adult amateurs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library. Light refreshments will be served. 


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.

Sleeping Beauty
Saturday, February 2 at 10 am
Join the Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts for a special presentation of Sleeping Beauty. Learn elements of storytelling through dance and movement during this interactive performance. Perfect for all ages and families. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

STEAM: Chain Reactions & Contraptions
Tuesday, February 5 at 5:30 pm
School-aged children will enjoy learning about inventors, including Rube Goldberg, and they'll create their own chain reaction contraptions!  


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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Pinnacle Staffing Job Fair   
Friday February 1 from 2-4 pm
Need a job? Come meet Pinnacle reps who will share details about certain jobs that require no experience and offer free training for new employees. Fill out an application to be considered for a full-time permanent job on all shifts. For details, call 828.466.6821. 

English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, February 2 and 9 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.

Pinterest
Wednesday, February 6 at 10 am 
Are you interested in crafts, hairstyles, fashion, or recipes? You can find these and many other subjects of interest online on Pinterest. Learn how to set up an account, and then you can start creating your very own vision boards! 

Adult Coloring Club: Valentine's Day  
Saturday, February 9 at 2 pm
Come relax by coloring your stress away. We'll provide the themed coloring sheets, markers, and crayons to help you get started.