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This Week at Your Library [Feb09-Feb16]

This Week at Your Library [Feb09-Feb16]

February 05, 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. 

STEAM: Candy Hearts
Tuesday, February 12 at 4 pm
Children will use candy hearts in a variety of engineering challenges.

The Sleeping Beauty 
Saturday, February 16 at 12 noon
Join the Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts for a special presentation of The 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.

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).

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.

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 13 – The Tuskegee Airmen (60 min)

Python: Class 1
Wednesday, February 13 at 11 am
Python, a general purpose computer programming language, is easy to learn, open source, and works across multiple platforms.  Class 1 will cover variables, expressions, and data types. Intermediate computer skills required.

UnBook Club for Non-Joiners
Wednesday, February 13 at 4 pm
Finally, a book club for people who don’t want to read what everyone else is reading, don’t want to make a commitment each month, and who definitely want food and drink options. Come to this meeting to tell others about the books you’ve been reading and possibly get reading suggestions from others. UnBook Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at Blue Moon Tavern in downtown Newton. 

Windows 10 Tips and Tricks
Thursday, February 14 at 11 am
New to Windows 10? This workshop will offer tips to help you get comfortable using the interface. Learn to customize the Start Menu, access the Quick Access Menu, and get Cortana to give you directions, set reminders, and much more. 


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.

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.

The Sleeping Beauty 
Saturday, February 16 at 11 am
Join the Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts for a special presentation of The Sleeping Beauty. Learn elements of storytelling through dance and movement during this interactive performance, followed by an activity based on the story. Perfect for all ages and families. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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.

The Sleeping Beauty
Saturday, February 16 at 1:30 pm
Join the Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts for a special presentation of The 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 Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
The Power of Positive Parenting
Monday, February 11 at 6 pm
There's no single right way to be a parent, but parents can make their jobs easier by developing positive, loving relationships with their children through encouragement, attention, and good communication. This seminar provides practical tips for managing common parenting challenges. Taught by the Catawba County Parent Support Team. 

Our Health: A Community Listening Session
Tuesday, February 12 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. 


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.

Paws to Read with Mini
Tuesdays, February 12 and 26 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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Catawba Valley Health Check-Up
Monday, February 11 from 4-6 pm
Patrons are welcome to take advantage of a free health check-up provided by Catawba Valley Medical Center. This free check-up brings awareness to being healthy and reminds everyone of National Heart Month.

Heart Healthy 
Monday, February 11 at 6 pm
Celebrate National Heart Month and join us as we start the new year with healthy food suggestions. We'll be making simple salads and dressings that are healthy for your heart and very budget friendly. Participants will enjoy samples and take-home recipes. 

Mountain View Book Buzz
Tuesday, February 12 at 6 pm
Join us this month for a discussion of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. March's read is Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.


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.

Crafternoons: Aromatherapy – Love Potions 
Thursday, February 14 at 4 pm
Combine your favorites from our selection of scents! These love potions can be personalized for your valentine or yourself. Adult assistance is required for kids 8 and under. Please register in advance; supplies are limited. 

The Sleeping Beauty
Saturday, February 16 at 11 am 
Join the Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts for a special presentation of The 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. 

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Pinnacle Staffing Job Fair   
Friday, February 15 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 9 and 16 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: 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. 

Health First: Health Check
Thursday, February 14 from 3-5 pm 
Helpful nurses from Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Health First office will check your vitals, and you can ask questions to keep yourself running like a well-oiled machine.