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This Week at Your Library [Jul14-21]

This Week at Your Library [Jul14-21]

July 10, 2018

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
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+.

Tranquility Pots
Thursday, July 19 at 4 pm   
Children will create a tranquility pot to serve as a reminder or keeper of the good deeds they will do for someone else.

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

Monday Matinee: Coco
Monday, July 16 at 1 pm
In this animated movie, young musician Miguel enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather and to lift a curse. Rated PG.

Nature Sounds & Bingo
Monday, July 16 at 5:30 pm (in Spanish) and Thursday, July 26 at 4 pm (in English)
Children will listen to nature sounds and artistically express what they hear by drawing or painting. We'll also play Bingo!

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).

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.

Price It! Antiques and Collectibles
Monday, July 16 at 11 am
Learn to use this easy-to-operate online tool to price your own collectibles and antiques.

Zumba
Mondays, July 16, 23, and 30 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).

Music & Mindfulness with Adult Coloring 
Tuesday, July 17 at 4 pm
We’ll work on intricate coloring pages with a musical theme while enjoying relaxing music.

Advanced Gardener: Two-Minute Talks
Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 pm
Dr. George Place offers brief talks on fire ants, brown patch, soil testing, and 20 other topics.

Senior Game Day
Wednesday, July 18 at 10 am
Join us to play board games, card games, and party games. It's a great chance to socialize and have some fun. Light refreshments served.

Cypress Resumé
Wednesday, July 18 at 11 am
This class will guide you through three simple processes to start creating a professional and high-quality resumé using online tools. 

Health First Center: Free Health Check
Wednesday, July 18 from 11 am-1 pm
Helpful nurses from Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Health First office will check your vitals and field basic questions.

Rock Your Music with Hoopla
Thursday, July 19 at 11 am
Learn to use Hoopla, a free app that lets you download music, ebooks, audiobooks, and movies anytime, anywhere.

Summer Book Discussion: Hmong Heritage
Thursday, July 19 at 6 pm
Participate in a discussion of two illuminating titles: The Song Poet: A Memoir of my Father by Kao Kalia Yang and Bamboo Among the Oaks by Mai Neng Moua.

Adult STEAM: Lucile Miller Observatory
Friday, July 20 at 8 pm – meet at North C Ave, Maiden, NC 28650
The Catawba Valley Astronomy Club hosts free star gazes every month, so join us at the observatory to see what the summer sky has to offer. Please call 828.465.8665 to sign up.

“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.

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+.

Teen Disney Tunes
Tuesday, July 17 at 6 pm
Disney fans can compete to name the most Disney movie songs and then design a Disney mug. Ages 13 + up. Registration required.

Teen Vocal Visualizer
Thursday, July 19 at 2 pm
Engineer a vocal visualizer to actually see sound! Then create a dazzling laser light show using vibrations. Ages 13-18.

Yoga for All Ages
Friday, July 20 from 5-6:30 pm
Great for beginners, families, and advanced students! Please bring your own mat or towel.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
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.

Healthy Habits: Nutritious and Delicious
Saturday, July 21 at noon
Learn to create good-for-you fast food alternatives, and get great tips for making your favorite dishes healthier.

 

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+.

Hickory Music Factory
Thursday, July 19 at 11 am
Make some noise! Children are invited to participate in this exciting drum circle!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Cypress Resumé
Friday, July 20 at 2 pm
Attendees will be able to set up an account and start building their resumés online during class. Bring a laptop or tablet if you have one. 

Family Builders: Adoption Workshop
Saturday, July 21 at 10 am
Megan Burns of Catawba County Social Services will talk about fostering and adoption, plus opportunities to donate or volunteer.

 

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+.

Signum Summer Camp: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
July 16-27; 1st meeting and material pick up on Friday, July 13 at noon
As we read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, we'll watch sessions online before meeting other Potterheads at the library for discussions and projects. Register with a parent's permission. For middle grades and up.

Hickory Music Factory
Thursday, July 19 at 1 pm
Make some noise! Children are invited to participate in this exciting drum circle!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Rock Someone’s World: Making Kids’ Cards
Friday, July 20 from noon-4 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.

 “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+.

Hickory Music Factory
Tuesday, July 17 at 1 pm
Make some noise! Children are invited to participate in this exciting drum circle!

STEAM: Construction Zone
Friday, July 20 at 3:30 pm
Elementary-aged children are invited to enjoy a fun time exploring our new building sets. 

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Word Basics
Tuesday, July 17 at 11 am
Get comfortable with the word processing software. Participants will learn to create, edit, save, and print documents. Please register by calling 828. 466.6818.

Musicians and Songwriters
Tuesday, July 17 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. 

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles
Wednesday, July 18 at 3 pm
Learn to use this easy-to-operate online tool to price your own collectibles and antiques.

 “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+.

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

DIY Rock Photo Holder
Monday, July 16 at 6 pm
Create your own organic photo display. Please register.

Music Styles
Thursday, July 19 at 3 pm
We’ll talk about music styles from different countries and create aboriginal bilma clapsticks as a craft.

Movie: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Friday, July 20 at 3:30 pm
A suspenseful exploration of the area between reality and virtual reality. Rated PG-13.

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.