Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Jan05-Jan12]

This Week at Your Library [Jan05-Jan12]

January 03, 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
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

STEAM: Bubble Wands
Tuesday, January 8 at 4 pm
Children will make their own bubble wands and learn what happens to bubbles when wands of different shapes and materials are used.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Zumba 
Mondays at 6 pm (no session on Jan. 21)

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).

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).   

Excel Basics
Monday, January 7 at 11 am
Learn the basics of Excel, a spreadsheet program that lets you store, organize, and manipulate data. This class will teach basic functions like AutoSum and AutoFill.

Our Health: A Community Listening Session
Tuesday, January 8 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. Light refreshments served.

Excel: Advanced Formatting
Wednesday, January 9 at 11 am
Learn how to format cells, freeze rows, and set up your worksheet for printing.  

UnBook Club for Non-Joiners
Wednesday, January 9 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. 

Lock Your Meds
Thursday, January 10 at 5:30 pm (in English)
A community-wide approach is needed to solve the opiate crisis, and this program is key. Be part of the solution by finding out how and why to keep certain legitimate prescriptions safely locked away and by learning what to do with leftover pills to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. Several lockboxes and cabinet locks will be given away. An Operation Medication Dropbox will also be available for disposal of old or leftover medicines – no questions asked.

Excel: Formulas and Functions
Thursday, January 10 at 11 am
Learn to create basic formulas or use already created functions to add numbers together, calculate a mortgage payment, or search for variables. Basic Excel skills required.

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, January 12 at 10 am
This month's read is Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. February's selection will be Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.

“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
828.466.6817

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
“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
828.466.5108

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Baby Bounce
Wednesdays at 10 am (note the new time!)
This sweet, 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 (note the new time!)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

STEAM Station: The Winter Indoors
Saturday, January 12 at 11 am
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math at the library in fun, hands-on activities. Each month we'll offer highlighted themes and projects. This month, we'll be exploring the winter indoors, where we'll create snowball shooters, marshmallow igloos, DIY snowflakes, and more. Join us to create, experiment, and tinker!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Downloading Digital Books
Friday, January 11 at 4 pm 
Bring your tablet, phone, or laptop and learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks for free from several library applications.


MAIDEN
828.428.2712

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Recognize the Signs of Drug Addiction  
Wednesday, January 9 at 5 pm
Catawba County was recently ranked 5th in the nation for the severity of opiate use. Even so, the signs of addiction are not familiar to many of us. This session with The Cognitive Connection will teach us to recognize the signs in people around us and help us understand the first steps we can take. Part of the Dreamland community read.


SHERRILLS FORD-TERRELL
828.466.6827

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
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.

Student Art Show
January through February 4
Selected students from Sherrills Ford and Catawba Elementary Schools will have their art work on display this month. Some students have created drawings inspired by the work of Mona Brookes. Others created crayon wax-resist paintings in the style of Vincent van Gogh. In addition, there are positive/negative space designs and drawings of items recalled from memory. Bring family and friends to view these wonderful works of art created under the instruction of Ian Powers.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Recognize the Signs of Drug Addiction 
Monday, January 7 at 6 pm
Catawba County was recently ranked 5th in the nation for the severity of opiate use. Even so, the signs of addiction are not familiar to many of us. This session with The Cognitive Connection will teach us to recognize the signs in people around us and help us understand the first steps we can take. Part of the Dreamland community read.

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, January 8 at 6:30 pm 
The Mystery Mavens Book Club welcomes new members and is open to the public. Join us for a lively discussion of The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand. Our February book discussion will focus on Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny.

Meet Libby 
Thursday, January 10 from 3-4 pm (drop in) with an identical session on Tuesday, January 15 from 4-5 (drop in)
Learn about Libby (and Overdrive), a free app that lets you download 1000s of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Use your library card to search for content to download. Bring your own device for instant access. 

Do It Yourself Investing 
Friday, January 11 at 10:30 am 
Learn investing basics and get the answers to questions you didn’t know to ask. This class will focus on annuities – their benefits and their drawbacks. The class is for informational purposes only; no sales or personal financial strategies will be offered. 

“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
828.466.6818

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays at 10 am and Thursdays at 11 am 
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Paws to Read with Mini
Tuesdays, January 8 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
Mountain View Book Buzz
Tuesday, January 8 at 6 pm
Join us this month for a discussion of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. (A make-up session due to December's snow cancellation.) February's read is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

“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
828.466.6821

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am; Tuesday evenings at 6 pm
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Crafternoons: Pine Cone Owls
Thursday, January 10 at 4 pm
Join us as we learn how to create individually unique owl ornaments using pine cones and other materials. This session is guaranteed to be a “hoot”!! All ages are welcome. 

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, January 5 and 12 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.

Wireless Printing: Bring Your Device 
Wednesday, January 9 at 10 am
Drop in with your device, and we'll assist you with printing to the library printer. You'll learn how to print documents from any device at home or work and pick them up within minutes at your local library branch. 

Pinnacle Staffing: Job Assistance   
Friday, January 11 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. Angela Billings, a Pinnacle rep, will be available to discuss local job openings. Fill out an application to be considered for a full-time permanent job on all shifts. For more information, call 828.466.6821.