Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Jul21-28]

This Week at Your Library [Jul21-28]

July 18, 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+.

STEAM: Got Milk?
Monday, July 23 at 5:30 pm
We'll learn where milk comes from and talk about pasteurized vs. non-pasteurized milks. We'll also make homemade ice cream!

Hickory Music Factory
Wednesday, July 25 at 10 am
Make some noise! Children are invited to participate in this exciting drum circle!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Bilingual Yoga for Everyone (English/Spanish)
Thursdays at 6:30 pm

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

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).

Piece of Cake Book Club
Tuesday, July 24 at 3 pm        
July’s selection is Night Circus by Erin Morganstern. August’s selection is The Perfect Girl by Gilly McMillan.

Tinkercad: Create a Penny Whistle
Tuesday, July 24 at 4 pm
Using free online software, we'll create a workable penny whistle. Basic computer skills required. Please call 828.465.8665 to register.

Meet Hometown Author Tammy Wilson
Tuesday, July 24 at 6 pm
Join us for an entertaining talk centered around a new collection of essays entitled Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives.

Guess the Gadgets
Wednesday, July 25 at 3 pm
Get a sneak peek at the implements used to perform work tasks that will be featured in a new Smithsonian exhibit at the History Museum of Catawba County. The person with the most correct answers will win a prize!

Kindness Rocks
Wednesday, July 25 at 3 pm
Join in the worldwide phenomenon of painting cute images or inspiring messages on small rocks to bring cheer to those who find them.

3-D Basics
Wednesday, July 25 at 4 pm
Learn the foundations of 3-D printing: what it is, how it works, and where you can get resources to find, create, and share 3-D files.

“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.

Hickory Music Factory
Wednesday, July 25 at 2 pm
Make some noise! Children are invited to participate in this exciting drum circle!

End of Summer Learning Party
Wednesday, July 26 from 4-6 pm
Turn in your completed summer reading log to be entered into a drawing for prizes! Then, collect an ice cream treat, enjoy an augmented reality activity, and leave with a temporary tattoo that you can turn into a hologram!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Books Between Friends Book Club
Tuesday, July 24 at 6 pm
Join us for a lively discussion of Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. September's selection is Educated by Tara Westover.

“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+.

Hickory Music Factory
Wednesday, July 25 at noon
Make some noise! Children are invited to participate in this exciting drum circle!

Green Bean Players
Thursday, July 26 at 4 pm
Enjoy The Commedia Cinderella, a hilarious stage version of the fairytale classic.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
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.

Health First Center: Free Health Check
Friday, July 27 from 1-4 pm
Helpful nurses from Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Health First office will check your vitals and field basic questions.

 

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+.

End of Summer Learning Party & Sundae Bar
Thursday, July 26 from 2-4 pm
Turn in your completed reading log to be eligible for a grand prize, and enjoy an ice cream sundae bar!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
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.

Advanced Gardener: Two-Minute Talks
Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 pm
Dr. George Place offers brief talks on fire ants, brown patch, soil testing, and 20 other topics.

 

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
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+.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Book Discussion: The Hamilton Affair
Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 pm
Enjoy a lively discussion of The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs and listen to songs from the Hamilton soundtrack.

“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+.

Georgia O’Keeffe Flowers
Monday, July 23 at 6:30 pm
We'll make paper flowers in the style of O'Keeffe's work. All materials are provided, but bring a glue gun if you have one. Please register by calling 828.466.6818.

Green Bean Players
Tuesday, July 24 at 4 pm
Enjoy The Commedia Cinderella, a hilarious stage version of the fairytale classic.

Movin’ to the Beat
Thursday, July 26 at 3:30 pm
Learn about the science of sound and check out interesting drums. We'll make our own drums and rhythms. A fun and LOUD program!

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.

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+.

String Painting
Thursday, July 26 at 3 pm
We’ll read a story and create a painting made from string to take home

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Meet Hometown Author Tammy Wilson
Tuesday, July 23 at 6 pm
Join us for an entertaining talk centered around a new collection of essays entitled Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives.