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This Week at Your Library [Jan19-Jan26]

This Week at Your Library [Jan19-Jan26]

Published: January 17, 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: Quill & Ink 
Tuesday, January 22 at 3 pm
Teens will make their own quill pen, experiment with calligraphy and hand lettering, and learn how they can participate in InCoWriMo – a letter writing challenge.

Movie Matinee & Craft: Smallfoot
Wednesday, January 23 at 2 pm
Bring the whole family for this animated film about a friendly Yeti who is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist. Make a craft to take home. Refreshments will be served. Rated PG.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
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).

Piece of Cake Book Club
Tuesday, January 22 at 3 pm
Want to read ten great books per year? PoCBC meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Whisk & Barrel in downtown Newton. January’s selection is Cruise Confidential: A Hit Below the Water Line by Brian Bruns. February’s pick is A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

Coding Basics: Level 2
Wednesday, January 23 at 11 am
This class continues to explore basic coding concepts. 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. They'll also get familiar with basic structures that would be used in any coding language by using Python as a template.

3-D Basics
Thursday, January 24 at 4 pm
Learn the foundations of 3-D printing: what it is, how it works, and where you can find resources to get, create, and share 3-D printable files.

Yoga for Healthy Chakras
Saturday, January 26 at 10 am
Instructors from Breathe Yoga and Wellness in Morganton will share insights about how the practice of yoga supports balance, wellness, and healthy chakras. Chakras are energy centers of the body that affect us in physical, mental, and emotional ways, very much the bridge between body and mind.

“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
Books Between Friends Book Club
Tuesday, January 22 at 6 pm
Join us to discuss The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. This illuminating novel of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Lale Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.

“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.

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.

Crafternoon
Wednesday January 23 at 2 pm
School's out, crafts are on! Come by the library for a fun, make-and-take paper craft.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Murder Mystery Party: Werewolves
Saturday, January 26 at 11 am
Come enjoy a meal and a fun, mafia-style whodunit game at the library. There will be bad guys. There will be good guys. Some will be werewolves. Try to discover who’s who – before it’s too late! Please register; space is limited. Open to teens and adults.


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
Advanced Gardener: Pruning, Planting, and Management for Trees and Shrubs
Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30 pm
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.


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.

STEAM Explorers: Bridges
Wednesday, January 23 at 4 pm
Kids ages 7-13 are invited to our STEAM Explorers program where we’ll learn about science concepts and conduct experiments. Join us this month as we construct bridges, testing for strength and durability. Registration required.


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 22 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: SNOW Much Fun
Wednesday, January 23 at 2 pm
Homeschool families are invited to join us for fun and challenging snow science and art activities. These COOL challenges will encourage science skills and creativity. Perfect for homeschool families; all are welcome.

Family Movie: Smallfoot
Saturday, January 26 at 11 am
This animated movie tells the story of a Yeti who is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist. 


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.

Out-of-School STEAM Challenge: Colorful Rain Clouds in a Jar
Wednesday, January 23 at 3 pm 
On a cloudy day, you can see weather. Have you ever wondered why regular clouds are white and why storm clouds are gray? Join us as we learn about the water cycle and participate in an amazing hands-on science experiment! Appropriate for elementary school-age children. 

Movies at the Library: Smallfoot 
Friday, January 25 at 4 pm 
This animated film tells the story of a friendly Yeti who is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist. Enjoy popcorn and a drink too. Rated PG.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, January 26 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.

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.

Cypress Resumé
Wednesday, January 23 at 4 pm
Looking to update your resumé or create a new one? Join us as we guide you through a three-step process to create a professional resumé. This simple, effective software is available through the NC Live Website.