Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Jun01-Jun08]

This Week at Your Library [Jun01-Jun08]

Published: May 30, 2019

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome. 

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.  

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).

English as a Second Language Classes
Thursdays at 5:30 pm
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 828.465.8665.

Tai Chi
Thursdays at 4 pm (no class June 20 or 27)
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).

WorkLife Wednesday: Resumé Tune-Up
Wednesday, June 5 from 10 am-2 pm
Whether you need to create a resumé from scratch or update the one you already have, book your 30-minute, individual session by calling 828.465.8665. 

Excel Basics
Wednesday, June 5 at 5 pm
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.

Excel: Formulas and Functions
Thursday, June 6 at 5 pm
Learn to create basic formulas or use already created functions to add numbers, calculate a mortgage payment, or search for variables.  Basic Excel skills required.

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, June 8 at 10 am
This month's read is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Everyone is invited to participate.


CONOVER
828.466.5108

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Tiny to Two
Wednesdays at 10 am
A sweet, 20-minute storytime featuring rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing. Playtime follows. Ideal for newborns to age 2, but all are welcome.

Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Fridays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.


MAIDEN
828.428.2712

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

Yello Dyno Safety Storytime
Thursday, June 6 at 10 am
This musically driven program teaches children about their right to be safe. Youngsters will learn how to identify deceptive behavior, rely on instincts and feelings, and build self-confidence when faced with tricky people.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Darkness to Light 
Tuesday, June 4 at 6 pm
Join us for an empowering and important training seminar to help adults prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.


SHERRILLS FORD-TERRELL
828.466.6827

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool

Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

Ready to Learn Storytime: Tiny to Two
Fridays at 10 am
A sweet, 20-minute storytime featuring rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing. Playtime follows. Ideal for newborns to age 2, but all are welcome.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Technology Help at Your Own Pace
Monday, June 3 at 2 pm with an identical session on Thursday, June 6 at 5 pm
Intimidated by computers? New to email or the web? Want to stay safe online or understand how your operating system works? Learn this and more using GCFLearnFree.org. Together, we'll navigate the website and get comfortable with the free, self-paced learning tool.

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 pm 
The Mystery Mavens welcome new members, and the club is open to the public. Join us for a lively discussion of A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. July's discussion will focus on Blue Heaven by C.J. Box.


SOUTHWEST
828.466.6818

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Wednesdays at 10 am and Thursdays at 11 am 
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.


ST. STEPHENS
828.466.6821

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am; Tuesday evenings at 6 pm
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Adult Coloring Club: Universe of Stories 
Saturday, June 8 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. 


SYSTEMWIDE

Bookmark Art Contest: Submit Your Artwork Throughout June!
Create artwork for a “Libraries Build Community” bookmark. If your artwork is chosen, it will be professionally produced and distributed throughout Catawba County. Stop by the reference desk for guidelines, a template, and/or art supplies you can use in the library. For guidelines, check the library's website: http://catawbacountync.gov/county-services/library/arts-at-the-library/.