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This Week at Your Library [Feb23-Mar02]

This Week at Your Library [Feb23-Mar02]

Published: February 20, 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: Hot Chocolate
Tuesday, February 26 at 4pm
Children will develop and test a hypothesis for two experiments involving hot chocolate.

All About Potatoes
Saturday, March 2 at 1 pm
Presented in Spanish and English

We're creating our own easy winter comfort as we learn about potatoes and then make them into a soup that we'll cook and share together.

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

Piece of Cake Book Club
Tuesday, February 26 at 3 pm
PoCBC meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Whisk & Barrel in downtown Newton. February’s pick is A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. March’s selection is Vox by Christina Dalcher.

Arts @ the Library: Exhibit Opening
Tuesday, February 26 at 5:30 pm
This month, we’re celebrating the future of art in Newton with budding artists from South Newton Elementary School. Stop by for the unveiling of an exhibit that students have been working on for the past many weeks.

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 27 – More Than a Month (60 min)

Adult STEAM: Succulents and 3-D Printing
Thursday, February 28 at 5 pm
Join us as we talk about the 3-D printing process and watch a planting container be printed. Anelle Ammons from the Catawba County Extension Services will help us plant succulents in pots created on the 3-D printer. Please call 828.465.8665 to register.


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.

Yoga for All Ages
Saturday, March 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.

Dr. Seuss Day
Saturday, March 2 at 12 noon
Join us for a fun celebration of all things Dr. Seuss, including a story, crafts, and silliness.


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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Advanced Gardener: Lawn Management Bootcamp 
Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 pm
Dr. Adam Smith, Catawba County Cooperative Extension turf and weed management specialist, will share tips and information about fertilizing, mowing, seeding, and pest management in your lawn.


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
Raising Resilient Children
Monday, February 25 at 6 pm
One of parenthood's most important tasks is helping children learn to deal with their emotions. This seminar provides ideas for teaching kids how to bounce back after day-to-day disappointments or struggles. Taught by the Catawba County Parent Support Team.

Health First: Health Check
Tuesday, February 26 from 4-6 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.

Fundamentals of Nutrition
Tuesday, February 26 at 6 pm
Each month of this series, we'll feature a new subject related to the basics of nutrition. This month, we'll explore how proper digestion is the basis for all healthy functions in the body, what can go wrong, and why stomach acid is not the enemy.  

Do It Yourself Investing
Friday, March 1 at 10:30 am
Interested in learning about annuities and index funds? Still paying quarterly fees or commissions? Learn investing basics and get the answers to questions you didn’t know to ask. Taught by a veteran financial advisor, this session will focus on annuities and making informed choices. The class is for informational purposes only; no sales or personal financial strategies will be offered. 


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.

Paws to Read with Mini
Tuesday, February 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.

STEAM: Peanut Butter and George
Wednesday, February 27 at 2 pm
In celebration of Black History Month, participants will learn about the life of George Washington Carver and his incredible discoveries. STEAM activities will include peanuts and sweet potatoes! Ideal for homeschool families, but all are invited!


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
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, February 23 and March 2 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.