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This Week at Your Library [Jul07-14]

This Week at Your Library [Jul07-14]

July 03, 2018

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

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

PAWS to Read
Tuesdays from 4-6 pm
Children are invited to read to trained therapy dogs Nicole, Lexie, or Fudge. Call to make an appointment.

STEAM: Music & Sound Coding
Mondays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 10 am
Our 8-week course of computer coding using Google CS First continues. For 6th graders+.

Monday Matinee: A Wrinkle in Time
Monday, July 9 at 1 pm
Based on the children’s novel, this family film follows a young girl as mystics lead her through space and time to find her father. Rated PG.

Healthy Salads and Homemade Dressings
Monday, July 9 at 5 pm
Presented in Spanish; all are welcome.

Learn to make delicious, healthy salads and dressings. We'll share recipes and try samples.

Stretch 'n Grow Storytime
Wednesday, July 11 at 10 am and Wednesday, July 18 at 10 am
An energetic good time for preschool children. This session is a fitness fun program!

Rock Balancing for Teens
Thursday, July 12 at 4 pm
Teens will learn about the discipline and cultural significance of rock balancing and then put that knowledge to the test.
Ages 13-18.

ADULTS/CAREER/TECH
Bilingual Yoga for Everyone (English/Spanish)
Thursdays at 6:30 pm (no class on July 5)

Take advantage of this free class for all skill levels. Open to ages 14 and up (parental signature required for those under 18).

Excel Basics
Monday, July 9 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.

Keys to a Healthy Budget
Tuesday, July 10 at 5:30 pm
Join us to find out the essential guidelines to creating and maintaining a healthy budget.

Make the Med Flip: Salad Dressings
Wednesday, July 11 at 10 am
This month’s focus is on salad dressings that fit the Mediterranean Diet. Participants will make dressings and receive a printed copy of their recipe. Registration strongly suggested.

Excel: Formulas and Functions
Wednesday, July 11 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.

Excel: Sort and Filter
Thursday, July 12 at 11 am
Go beyond the basics of sorting data, and learn about all of the filtering options that let you quickly access the information you need.

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, July 14 at 10 am
This month's read is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. August's selection will be The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash.

Tom Hanks Day
Saturday, July 14 from noon-5 pm
The popular actor celebrates his 62nd birthday on July 9, so we'll watch Forrest Gump (PG-13) and illustrate a quote from the movie and view Sully (PG-13) and make an
origami airplane.

“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
STEAM: Music & Sound Coding
Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at noon
Our 8-week course of computer coding using Google CS First continues as we explore digital composition. For rising 6th graders and up.

Teen Vocal Visualizer
Wednesday, July 11 at 1 pm
Engineer a vocal visualizer to actually see sound! Then create a dazzling laser light show using vibrations. Ages 13-18

Green Bean Players
Thursday, July 12 at 5:30 pm at Claremont Elementary School (3384 E Main
Enjoy The Commedia Cinderella, a hilarious stage version of the fairytale classic.

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
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.

STEAM: Music & Sound Coding
Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 2 pm
Our 8-week course of computer coding using Google CS First continues. For 6th graders+.

Student STEAM: Rock Your Plants
Tuesday, July 10 at 2 pm
Discover the science behind plants and then use your creativity to design a recycled planter for your home. Recommended for ages 6+.

Rock Someone’s World: Making Kids' Cards
Thursday, July 12 from 4-6 pm
Drop in and make a birthday card for a child in the foster care system. Supplies and examples will be provided. All ages welcome.

ADULTS/CAREER/TECH
Price It! Antiques & Collectibles
Wednesday, July 11 at 4 pm
Learn to use this easy-to-operate online tool to price your own collectibles and antiques.

Adult STEAM:ManufacturingSolutionsCenter
Friday, July 13 at 4 pm
This non-profit provides testing, product development, training, engineering, and more. Join us as we tour the facility to see what it offers. Please call 828.466.5108 to sign up.

Rock Someone’s World: Making Kids' Cards
Saturday, July 14 from 11 am-1 pm
Drop in and make a birthday card for a child in the foster care system. Supplies and examples will be provided. All ages welcome.

 

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.

STEAM: Music & Sound Coding
Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 12:30 pm
Our 8-week course of computer coding using Google CS First continues. For 6th graders+.

Green Bean Players
Thursday, July 12 at 1 pm
Enjoy The Commedia Cinderella, a hilarious stage version of the fairytale classic.

Growing Crystal Candle Holders
Friday, July 13 at 2 pm
Teens 12+ will use a little science and a little magic to grow crystal candle holders. Space is limited; preregister by calling 828.428.2712.

 

SHERRILLS FORD-TERRELL
828.466.6827

CHILDREN/TEENS/FAMILIES
Baby Bounce
Fridays at 10 am
This sweet, simple, 30-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for your youngest learners.

Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am (no session on July 5)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

STEAM: Music & Sound Coding
Mondays, July 2, 9, 16, and 23 at 1 pm
Our 8-week course of computer coding using Google CS First continues. For 6th graders+.

Saturday Ready to Learn Storytime
Saturday, July 7 at 10 am
Join us for a special storytime with songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare preschoolers to learn.

Green Bean Players
Tuesday, July 10 at 1 pm
Enjoy The Commedia Cinderella, a hilarious stage version of the fairytale classic.

Rock Balancing for Teens
Wednesday, July 11 at 2 pm
Teens will learn about the discipline and cultural significance of rock balancing and then put that knowledge to the test. Ages 13-18.

Not Your Mama’s Coloring: Rock Out on AR
Friday, July 13 at 2 pm
Explore augmented reality and watch your creation come to life in 3-D! Leave with a temporary tattoo that you can turn into a hologram! Ages 3 and up.

ADULTS/CAREER/TECH
Online Job Searching
Mondays, July 9 at 5 pm and July 30 at 1 pm
We'll use DigitalLearn.org to get an overview of how to look for a job online. Topics will include classified sites, job search sites, company sites, and staying safe from scams.

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 pm
Join us for a lively discussion of The Dry by Jane Harper. August’s selection is The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter.

Ask A Master Gardener: LIVE!
Tuesday, July 10 from 2-6 pm
Catawba County Extension Master Gardeners will be here in person and can help with all of your gardening questions.

“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
Thursdays at 11 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Baby Bounce
Thursdays at 2 pm
This sweet, simple, 20-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for our youngest learners (birth-24 months). Playtime follows.

STEAM: Music & Sound Coding
Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 10 am
Our 8-week course of computer coding using Google CS First continues. For 6th graders+.

The Art of Rocks
Monday, July 9 at 6:30 pm
Learn about the significance of stone stacking in various cultures before trying it on your own. Afterwards, we'll have fun painting rocks.

PAWS to Read with Mini
Tuesdays, July 10 and 31 from 4 pm-6 pm
Elementary-aged children are invited to read to Mini, a certified therapy dog. Please sign up for a 20-minute session. Grades K and up.

ADULTS/CAREER/TECH
Bilingual Zumba (English/Spanish)
Tuesdays, July 3 and 10 at 6 pm

A dance and movement activity that’s too much fun to call exercise. Ideal for all skill and ability levels and open to ages 14+ (parental signature required for those under 18).

Excel Basics
Tuesday, July 10 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.

“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.

STEAM: Music & Sound Coding
Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, 30, and Aug 6 at 6 pm
Our 8-week course of computer coding using Google CS First continues. For 6th graders+.

Green Bean Players
Tuesday, July 10 at 4 pm   
Enjoy The Commedia Cinderella, a hilarious stage version of the fairytale classic.

Styles & Stars
Thursday, July 12 at 3 pm
We’ll discover connections among ourselves by playing games and creating a yarn ‘network.’ Then, we’ll learn hip hop dance moves!

Hickory Music Factory
Saturday, July 14 at 1 pm
Make some noise! Children are invited to participate in this exciting drum circle!

ADULTS/CAREER/TECH
Chair Dancing
Fridays, July 6, 13, and 20 at 9:30 am
Exercise to the beat on your seat or on your feet! We'll get in shape and increase our energy levels, all at a doable pace.

Rock Painting
Monday, July 9 at 6 pm 
We’ll decorate rocks and place them for others to find! All materials will be supplied.