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This Week at Your Library [Jun08-Jun15]

This Week at Your Library [Jun08-Jun15]

Published: June 05, 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.  

Movie Matinee: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Wednesday, June 12 at 2 pm
Presented in English with Spanish subtitles
Five years have passed since Hiccup and Toothless united the dragons and Vikings of Berk. Now, they spend their time charting the island's unmapped territories. During one of their adventures, the pair discover a secret cave that house of hundreds of wild dragons – and a mysterious dragon rider.

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
Monday, June 10 at 6:30 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).

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.

Friends of the Catawba County Library Meeting
Monday, June 10 at 11 am
Help the library fulfill its mission by planning and participating in efforts to raise funds and increase access. Meets each second Monday.

Bugged Out
Tuesday, June 11 at 11 am
Summertime often finds us in the great outdoors, so it's important to know how to avoid the dangers of tick and insect bites. Emily Killian from the Department of Public Health will cover everything you need to know about disease-carrying bugs and ticks, from prevention to bite treatment to recognizing possible harm.

Quick & Healthy Meals & Snacks
Tuesday, June 11 at 3 pm
Low card? Low fat? Keto? Paleo? There are as many diets as there are days in the year! That's why we've invited Renee Greene, wellness dietician at Catawba Valley Health Systems, to help us with quick, healthy menu planning and recipes, so we can spend more of the summer having fun and less on meal prep.

Meet Libby
Tuesday, June 11 at 5 pm
Libby is a free, user-friendly way to find 1000s of eBooks and audiobooks on the NC Digital Library. Learn how to download the app, sign in, and download a title or two. Bring your own tablet or phone so we can help set it up and have you ready to go by the time you leave.

Using Google Photos
Wednesday, June 12 at 11 am
Learn how to back up photos from your mobile devices, edit, share, and create animations and collages. A Google account is required.

UnBook Club for Non-Joiners
Wednesday, June 12 at 4 pm
Finally, a book club for people who don't want to read what everyone else is reading, don't want to make a commitment each month, and who definitely want food and drink options. Come to this meeting to tell others about the books you've been reading and possibly get reading suggestions from others. Meets at the Blue Moon Tavern in downtown Newton.

Saturday on the Square: Father's Day Crafts
Saturday June 15 from 10 am-2 pm
Look for the Library to Go mobile branch parked on Courthouse Square in downtown Newton, and join us to create cool gifts for Dad!


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.

Yoga for All Ages
Saurday, June 15 at 11 am
Great for beginners, families, and advanced students! Please bring your own mat or towel. Come early to check out our yoga books and DVDs.


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.


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.

Student STEAM: 4-H Bright Ideas Club
Tuesday, June 11 at 6 pm
Join us as we explore the forces and concepts of science and engineering by learning about circuits, solving Morse code messages, building catapults, and more! At each meeting, we'll complete hands-on projects based on the 4-H program guides. Designed for ages 7-16. Registration required: 828.466.6827.

STEAM: Fizzy Rockets
Thursday, June 13 at 2 pm
Join us for explosive (but safe!) fun as we explore the science behind film canister rockets. Experiments will be conducted outside, so dress for the weather. Age 7-12. Registration required: 828.466.6827.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Core Skills at Your Own Pace
Monday, June 10 at 5 pm with an identical session on Wednesday, June 12 at 1 pm
Whether you want to learn new worlds, practice reading skills, or expand your knowledge of fractions, decimals, percentages, and algebra, GCFLearnFree.org's interactive lessons can help. Everyday life skills, personal finance, and other topics are also available using the free, self-pace recourse.


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.

Paw to Read with Mini
Tuesday, June 11 from 4-6 pm
Elementary-aged children are invited to read to Mini, a certified therapy dog. Please sign up for 15-minute session. Grade K and up.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Mountain View Book Buzz
Tuesday, June 11 at 6 pm
Join us this month for discussion of Clock Dance by Anne Tyler.


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/.