Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Feb16-Feb23]

This Week at Your Library [Feb16-Feb23]

Published: February 13, 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. 

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).

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 20 – Race (135 min)

3-D Basics
Monday, February 18 at 11 am
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.

Python: Class 2
Wednesday, February 20 at 11 am
Python, a general purpose computer programming language, is easy to learn, open source, and works across multiple platforms.  Class 2 will cover format operators, input, and conditions. Intermediate computer skills required.

Microsoft Word Basics
Thursday, February 21 at 11 am
This workshop is intended to help new users get comfortable with the word processing software. Participants will learn to create, edit, save, and print documents.

Dreamland Book Talk
Saturday, February 23 at 2 pm
Share your thoughts about the book and about the solutions needed in Catawba County. Coffee and refreshments will be served.


CLAREMONT
828.466.6817

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
The Sleeping Beauty 
Saturday, February 23 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.


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.

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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Altered Books
Tuesday, February 19 at 6 pm 
Create your own altered book by using your arts-and-crafts skills to change old books into something new through collage, paint, and more. All materials supplied. Feel free to bring any decorations, photos, etc. that you may want to use in your project.

Catawba Valley Writers Club
Tuesday, February 19 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 conversation!


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. 

The Sleeping Beauty
Saturday, February 23 at 12:30 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 Library.


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.

Student STEAM: 4-H Bright Ideas Club
Monday, February 18 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.

STEAM Explorers: Valentine’s Day Slime
Wednesday, February 20 at 4 pm
Kids ages 7-13 are invited to our STEAM Explorers program where we’ll learn about science concepts and conduct related experiments. This month, we'll make slime. Registration required.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Raising Confident, Competent Children
Monday, February 18 at 6 pm
Children are more likely to be confident, to succeed at school, and to get along well with others when they develop certain life skills. This seminar will give parents ideas on how to help children become self-confident and capable people. Taught by the Catawba County Parent Support Team.


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.

Saturday Morning Movie: Alpha
Saturday, February 23 at 11 am
In the prehistoric past, a young man labors to get back home after being separated from his tribe during a hunt. He finds an equally lost wolf buddy and starts a friendship that will change civilization. PG-13. 

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Catawba Songwriters
Tuesday, February 19 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. 

Computer Class: Update Your Resumé
Wednesday, February 20 at 4 pm
Do you want to create your first resumé? Do you need help sprucing up your current one? Then this class is for you! You will learn how to create a simple resumé or update the one you currently have. Registration is requested.


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.

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.

Movies at the Library: The House with a Clock in its Walls 
Friday, February 22 at 4 pm
Bring the family to relax, watch a movie, and enjoy popcorn and drink. Rated PG-13. 

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, February 16 and 23 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.

Family Builders Information Meeting
Saturday, February 23 from 9-10:30 am
Catawba County Social Services will present information about the Foster Adoption program, including the process to become a licensed resource family and an overview of the requirements. You can learn about the program without any obligation.