Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Jan26-Feb02]

This Week at Your Library [Jan26-Feb02]

Published: January 23, 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

Step Team 
Saturday, February 2 at 12 noon
Challenger Early College High School’s Step Team will perform and talk with the audience about their process and the history of step dancing.

Chocolate: The Food of the Gods
Saturday, February 2 at 1 pm
Presented in Spanish and English
Learn how the 'Food of the Gods' spiritual beverage of ancient Mexico became today's chocolate, found worldwide in all kinds of shapes and flavors. We'll learn the history and sample different kinds of chocolate.

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).

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).

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.   

Tinkercad 101
Tuesday, January 29 at 4 pm
Learn to create 3-D files using Tinkercad, a free online computer-aided design (CAD) software. Participants will produce a simple object using geometric shapes and letters that can be printed using the 3-D printer.

The Biochemistry of Addiction   
Wednesday, January 30 at 12 noon
This event addresses changes to the body brought on by opiates and why these changes make addiction such a pervasive problem. The program takes place in CVCC's East Wing Auditorium.

Market Research with NC Live
Thursday, January 31 at 12 noon
Are you interested in finding free resources to help you learn more about your small business, market your business, or even find information about your competitors?  Join us to discover what’s available through NC Live, an online resource that offers access to high-quality digital content.

Groundhog Day Redux
Friday, February 1, all day
Get ready for Groundhog Day by catching part (or all) of the classic Bill Murray film on Groundhog Day Eve outside the computer lab.


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
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn

Yoga for All Ages
Saturday, February 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.

Happy Hearts Valentine’s Party
Saturday, February 2 at 12 noon
Hickory-Western Piedmont Macaroni Kid with Stretch-n-Grow of the Foothills is hosting a party for ages 3-8 (siblings welcome)! Kids will learn how to keep their hearts happy through creative movement, music, and an active storytime. Enjoy a valentine craft, snacks, and gift card giveaway! Sign up at hickory.macaronikid.com or call 828.466.5108.

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
Our Health: A Community Listening Session
Tuesday, January 29 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.


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 learner

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
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Tuesday, January 29 at 6 pm
In hopes of making 2019 your healthiest year yet, we'll begin a six-session journey into the basics of nutrition. Each month, we'll feature a new subject related to the foundations of nutrition, beginning with the benefits of a nutrient-dense diet. We'll also explore what nutrients are, why our bodies need them, the evolution of the modern diet, and guidelines for proper nutrition.

“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.

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.

Sleeping Beauty
Saturday, February 1 at 10 am
Join the Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts for a special presentation of 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
“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.

Teens: Duct Tape Crafts
Thursday, January 31 at 4 pm
Get creative! Participants will have the option of making duct tape key chains or braided bracelets. All materials are provided, but please register; supplies are limited. Great for teens or tweens.

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

Our Health: A Community Listening Session
Monday, January 28 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.

Pinnacle Staffing Job Fair   
Friday, February 1 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. Fill out an application to be considered for a full-time permanent job on all shifts. For details, call 828.466.6821. 

English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, February 2, 9, 16, and 23 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.