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This Week at Your Library [Feb17-24]

This Week at Your Library [Feb17-24]

February 15, 2018

MAIN (NEWTON)
Celebrate! African-American Poetry

Throughout February
To commemorate Black History Month, we’ll be celebrating a different poem each day. Stop by and pick up a bookmark of your favorite.

PAWS to Read
Tuesdays from 4-6 pm
Children are invited to read to trained therapy dogs Nicole or Fudge. Call for appointment.

Ready to Learn Storytimes
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Learn Spanish with The Great Courses
Thursdays at 3 pm
Take advantage of our Hoopla resource with The Great Courses' Learning Spanish series, featuring a world-class language instructor.

Crochet Classes
Saturday, February 17 & 24 at 11 am
Learn the basics of crocheting! Beginners and advanced learners can attend this class. Presented in Spanish; all are welcome.

Hmong Keeb Kwm
(Cultural Heritage Collection Day)
Saturday, February 17 from 10 am-2 pm

Help the library celebrate, collect, and preserve the Hmong culture. Hmong community members are invited to share items, papers, or oral histories for future generations. Join us for traditional Hmong dance and light refreshments.

English as a Second Language
Monday, February 19 at 5:30 pm
These ESL classes are free and open to the public. The first two sessions will provide instruction, and the final class will offer a time to practice conversation skills. Reservations are not required.

Meet Libby by OverDrive
Tuesday, February 20 at 11 am
Libby is a free, user-friendly way to find 1000s of eBooks and audiobooks on the NC Digital Library. Learn how 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.

STEAM: SMILES Everywhere! Dental Health Awareness
Tuesday, February 20 at 4 pm
School-aged children will learn basic dental health and make homemade toothpaste!

CVCC Community Read: Just Mercy
Tuesday, February 20 at 6 pm
We’ll view the TED Talk A Prosecutor’s Vision for a Better Justice System, followed by a lively discussion led by Wake Forest University’s Needham Yancey Gulley Professor of Criminal Law, Professor Ron Wright.

Advanced Gardener – Manage Your Lawn
Tuesday, February 20 at 6:30 pm
Dr. George Place offers great tips on fertilizing, mowing, seeding, and pest management.

Senior Fun Day
Wednesday, February 21 at 10 am
Play board games, card games, party games, and maybe win a door prize, along with socializing and having fun. Light refreshments.

3-D Basics
Wednesday, February 21 at 4 pm
Learn the foundations of 3-D printing. Join us to find out what it is, how it works, and where you can find resources to discover, create, and share 3-D printable files.

TinkerCad 101: Create Files for the 3D Printer
Thursday, February 22 at 4 pm
Learn how to create 3-D files using TinkerCad, a free online Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Participants will create a simple object using geometric shapes and letters that can be printed with the 3-D printer.

CVCC Community Read: Just Mercy
Thursday, February 22 at 6 pm
See the screening of In Pursuit of Justice:
The Greg Taylor Story
, the true story of a NC man who spent 17 years in prison following
his wrongful conviction in a 1991 murder.

“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
After Innocence
Saturday, February 24 at 10 am
A powerful documentary that traces the lives of wrongfully convicted men finally freed from prison by DNA evidence. Follow them as they struggle to transition back into society.

Technology Tutoring
Are you struggling to get your high-tech device working the way it's supposed to? Call for an appointment, bring your computer, smartphone, or tablet along with you, and we'll help you make it work.

“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
Homework Helpers
Tuesdays from 4:30-7 pm
Thursdays from 4-6 pm

Does your student need help with school work? Call 828.466.5108 to set up an appointment for one-on-one reading time or homework help.

Baby Bounce
Wednesdays at 10 am
This sweet, simple, 20-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for our youngest learners. Playtime follows.

Ready to Learn Storytime
Fridays at 10 am
Join us for songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

After Innocence
Tuesday, February 20 at 6 pm
A powerful documentary that traces the lives of wrongfully convicted men finally freed from prison by DNA evidence. Follow them as they struggle to transition back into society.

Downloading Digital Books
Wednesday, February 21 at 11 am
Bring your tablet, phone, or laptop and learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks for free from several of our library’s applications.

NC Works to the Rescue!
Thursdays, February 22 at 4 pm
Trying to land your dream job? NC Works can help you write a resumé and cover letter, guide you in searching online, and support you in applying for a great job. Let the experts save you time and energy!

 

MAIDEN
Ready to Learn Preschool Storytime
Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Prosecutorial Misconduct: The System with Joe Berlinger
Tuesday, February 20 from 6-7 pm
This episode addresses the 6th amendment and explores how issues in law enforcement and prosecution can impact justice outcomes.

 

SHERRILLS FORD-TERRELL
Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Join us for songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Baby Bounce
Fridays at 10 am
This sweet, simple, 30-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for your youngest learners.

Pre-K STEAM: Tinker Time
Monday, February 19 at 4 pm
Children ages 3-6 are invited to our pre-K STEAM program featuring 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.

Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library Business Meeting
Tuesday, February 20 at 6:30 pm
All members are invited to attend this planning and business meeting. Interested folks are also invited to join this volunteer group dedicated to enhancing library services.

Introduction To Twitter
Friday, February 23 at 11 am and
Tuesday, February 27 at 6 pm

Watch a demonstration to navigate the basic features of this popular social network. Then, learn about terminology and create an account of your own.

“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
Catawba Crafters
Mondays at 6 pm
Learn from experienced crafters or add your own set of skills to this lively group as we crochet and knit projects to donate to local charities! All skill levels are welcome. Bring your own materials and projects or use ours.

Ready to Learn Preschool Storytime
Thursdays at 11 am
Join us for songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Saturday Ready to Learn Storytime
Saturdays at 11 am
Come to a special Saturday storytime featuring songs, play, crafts, and stories. This is also a great time to get signed up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

Musicians and Songwriters
Tuesday, February 20 at 6 pm
Share your talents while you learn from others. Bring a finished song or one that’s in progress to share with the group. Teens with musical talents are also invited to join the group.

Cover Letter Help
Wednesday, February 21 from 11 am-noon
Do you have questions about your cover letter? Do you need help creating one? Come for a 20-minute, one-on-one session and get answers. Please register in person or call 828.466.6818.  

Student STEAM: Follow Their Lead >
Make Your Own Invention

Thursday, February 22 from 4:30-5:30 pm
In this program, we will learn about African- American inventors and their inventions. Then, we'll make marble runs and tracks using materials provided. Bring a friend and work together for a prize. Ages 7-16. Call 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.

 

 

ST. STEPHENS
Ready to Learn Preschool Storytimes

Tuesday evenings at 6 pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am

Super Fun Zumba
Monday, February 19 at 6 pm
Treat yourself to a burst of Super Fun Zumba, a dance and movement activity that’s too much fun to call exercise! Appropriate for every skill/ ability level. Open to ages 14 and up (parental signature required for those under 18).

Eyewitness Identification: The System with Joe Berlinger
Saturday, February 24th at 2pm
This episode explores how the justice system is grappling with emerging insights into eyewitness science and questioning its reliability in convictions.