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This Week at Your Library [Jan12-Jan19]

This Week at Your Library [Jan12-Jan19]

Published: January 09, 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.

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). 

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.

Lock Your Meds
Thursday, January 17 at 5:30 pm (en español)
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.

Meet Libby
Monday, January 14 at 11 am
Libby is a free, user-friendly way to find 1000s of eBooks and audiobooks through the NC Digital Library. Learn 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.

Eating “-Free” Throughout the Year
Tuesday, January 15 at 4 pm
Wellness dietician Renee Greene will make life easier for anyone with dietary restrictions and those who cook for them. Whether you need guidance for gluten-free, dairy-free, or limited-sugar meals, Renee will share tips and tricks to help get you through celebrations and special occasions year-round. Please call 828.465.8665 to register; space is limited. One lucky attendee will win a grocery store gift card!

Advanced Gardener: Pruning, Planting, and Management for Trees and Shrubs
Tuesday, January 15 at 6 pm (new start time!)
Join Dr. George Place, Catawba County Cooperative Extension Director, to learn about pruning, planting, and managing trees and shrubs. From hydrangeas to blueberries, appropriate management is something that everyone can do to improve the health of their landscape and fruit-producing plants.

Coding Basics: Level 1
Wednesday, January 16 at 11 am
This class explores the basic concepts of coding. Participants will learn how computers use code, how to identify basic coding terms, and what types of coding languages are used and for what purposes. 

Set a SMART Resolution
Wednesday, January 16 at 3 pm
Learn how to set a SMART resolution for 2019, one that has built-in features that lead to greater success. Please call 828.465.8665 to register; space is limited. One lucky attendee will win a grocery store gift card!

Adult STEAM: Acid Dyes
Thursday, January 17 at 5:30 pm
Did you know that brightly-colored Kool-Aid can be used as an acid dye on wool yarn? Join us to discover the wide range of colors that can be created using this inexpensive product, and learn about the chemical process that occurs with acid dyes. You’ll be surprised by the results! Yarn will be provided. Please call 828.465.8665 to register; space is limited to 10.

“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

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Crafternoon: Snowflake Quilling
Thursday, January 17, 4:30 pm
Quilling is the art of rolling narrow strips of paper into coils and arranging them. Come experiment with this technique to create a snowflake. 

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!

Yoga for All Ages
Saturday, January 19 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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Catawba Valley Writers Club
Tuesday, January 15 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 literary conversation!


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.


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.

Pre-K STEAM: Tinker Time 
Monday, January 14 at 4 pm 
Children 3-6 are invited for 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.

Student STEAM: 4-H Bright Ideas Club
Tuesday, January 15 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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Meet Libby
Tuesday, January 15 from 4-5 pm (drop in)
Learn about Libby (and Overdrive), a free app that lets you download thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Use your library card to search for content to download. Bring your own device for instant access.


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.

STEAM: Symmetrical Snowflakes
Tuesday, January 15 at 5:30 pm
School-aged children will enjoy learning about symmetry in nature with a focus on snowflakes. Children will then use their newly learned information to create their own symmetrical snowflake.

STEAM: Construction Zone
Friday, January 18 at 3:30 pm
Elementary-aged children are encouraged to enjoy a fun time exploring our new engineering and building sets, sponsored by the Local Government Federal Credit Union. This month, we'll build towers and bridges.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Our Health: A Community Listening Session
Monday, January 14 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.

Catawba Songwriters
Tuesday, January 15 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: Organizing Your Google Mail
Wednesday, January 16 at 11 am
Do you have hundreds or maybe thousands of emails in your inbox and don’t know what to do with them? In this class, you'll learn a number of tricks to organize your Gmail.

“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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, January 12 and 19 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.

Recognize the Signs                      
Monday, January 14 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.

Adult Coloring Club: Snow/Winter 
Saturday, January 19 at 2 pm 
Come relax by coloring your stress away. We'll provide the themed coloring sheets, markers, and crayons to help you get started.