Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Feb24-Mar03]

This Week at Your Library [Feb24-Mar03]

February 20, 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.

Hmong Keeb Kwm
(Cultural Heritage Collection Day)
Saturday, February 24 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.

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

Piece of Cake Book Club
Tuesday, February 27 at 3 pm
Enjoy reading interesting fiction? Have a sweet tooth? PoCBC meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 3 pm at Marie & Twannette’s Bakery in downtown Newton. February’s selection is The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. March's selection is We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

STEAM: Hearty Bird Treats
Tuesday, February 27 at 4 pm
Children of all ages can learn about wild birds. Everyone will have the chance to make and take home a hearty treat for the birds.

Retro Game Night
Tuesday, February 27 at 6 pm
Players, gamers, and lovers of vintage fun are welcome to join in as we play board games the retro way – face to face around a table! Bring your own favorites or enjoy some of ours.

“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
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.

 

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

Advanced Gardener: Manage Your Lawn
Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30 pm
Dr. George Place offers great tips on fertilizing, mowing, seeding, and pest management.

 

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.

Guardian ad Litem Panel Discussion
Monday, February 26 from 6:30-7:30 pm
Learn about the child victim advocacy program with guests Sydney Smith, district administrator; Karen Harrington, director of Catawba County DSS; and Judge Gregory Hayes.

“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.

Excel Basics
Tuesday, February 27 at 10:30 am
Learn the basics of Excel, a spreadsheet program that lets you store, organize, and manipulate data. Space is limited to 7, so please register in person or at 828.466.6818.

Why Eyewitnesses Get It Wrong
Tuesday, February 27 from 6-7 pm
A viewing of a TED Talk from a forensic psychologist who studies memory related to crime, followed by a discussion. Light refreshments provided.

“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 26 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).