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This Week at Your Library! [Jun23-30]

This Week at Your Library! [Jun23-30]

June 19, 2018

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
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, June 11, 18, and 25 at 10 am
This series will continue in July.

Sign up now for an 8-week course of computer coding with Google CS First.

Stretch ‘n Grow Storytime
Wednesdays, June 13 and 27 at 10 am
An energetic good time for preschool children. This session is a fitness fun program!

Green Bean Players
Thursday, June 28 at 4 pm
Get ready for this live version of Cinderella!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Super Fun Zumba
Mondays at 6 pm
Kick off your week with a burst of Super Fun Zumba, a dance and movement activity that’s too much fun to call exercise. Appropriate for every skill and ability level and open to ages 14 and up (parental signature required for those under 18).

Bilingual Yoga for Everyone
Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Yoga is proven to increase flexibility, enhance muscle tone, and improve balance. Take advantage of this free class for all skill levels. Open to ages 14 and up (parental signature required for those under 18).

Crochet Classes
Fridays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 4 pm
Presented in Spanish; all are welcome.

Learn the basics of crocheting! Advanced learners are welcome to attend this class also.

Journaling for Gratitude
Tuesday, June 26 at 3 pm
Learn about the benefits and opportunities available with gratitude journaling and receive a free journal to get started.

Piece of Cake Book Club
No meeting in June
PoCBC is on vacation this month. July’s selection is Night Circus by Erin Morganstern.

Who Are You, Really?
Wednesday, June 27 at 4 pm
To understand yourself better or just to have fun, we’ve got over 100 different personality quizzes to choose from for this insightful class on personality types.

“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, June 12, 19, 26 at noon
This series will continue in July.

Sign up now for an 8-week course of computer coding with Google CS First.

Schiele Museum
Thursday, June 21 at 1 pm
Come see a variety of live animals!

Rock Painting and Stacking for Teens
Friday, June 22 at 1 pm
Paint your own kindness rock and then work with others to balance as many rocks as you can. Afterwards, take your rock home or leave it somewhere for others to find as a small act of kindness. Ages 13-18.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Songwriters Workshop
Saturday, June 30 at noon
Join local singer, songwriter, and musician AJ Herrick as he discusses the various paths you can take to create your own masterpiece. Bring your ideas, instruments, and in-progress writing. Ideal for adults and young adults.

“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, June 12, 19, and 26 at 2 pm
This series will continue in July.

Sign up now for an 8-week course of computer coding with Google CS First.

STEAM: Percussion
Saturday, June 16 at noon
Kids will make their own percussion instrument and participate in music-related activities. Registration recommended; ages 6+.

Painting Rocks
Thursday, June 28 at 4:30 pm
Paint a kindness rock with an uplifting quote or picture. Afterwards, take it home or leave it somewhere for others to find as a small act of kindness. Recommended for ages 6+.

Rock Painting and Stacking for Teens
Saturday, June 30 at noon
Paint your own kindness rock and then work with others to balance as many rocks as you can. Afterwards, take your rock home or leave it somewhere for others to find as a small act of kindness. Ages 13-18.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Advanced Social Security Planning
Tuesday, June 26 at 11:30 am at Neighbors Network (706 1st Ave South, Conover)
A number of changes to Social Security were announced for 2018. Learn about the rules, strategies, and adjustments that could make a real difference for you. Presented by the Foundation for Financial Education. Call 828.464.1111 to reserve a seat.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Rocky Finances
Tuesday, June 26 at 2 pm at Neighbors
Network (706 1st Ave South, Conover)

No matter your age, you'll want to learn about the perils of improper debt management, lack of estate planning, and buying advice over the internet, as well as exit and tax planning strategies. Presented by the Foundation for Financial Education. Call 828.464.1111 to reserve a seat.

Songwriters Workshop
Friday, June 29 at 5 pm
Join local singer, songwriter, and musician AJ Herrick as he discusses the various paths you can take to create your own masterpiece. Bring your ideas, instruments, and in-progress writing. Ideal for adults and young adults.

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, June 2, 9, 23, and 30 at 12:30 pm
This series will continue in July.

Sign up now for an 8-week course of computer coding with Google CS First.

Bristle Bots Rock!
Thursday, June 28 at 2 pm
Build your own “brush bot” using simple materials and race it down the track to see whose is fastest. A small prize will be awarded to the winner! Please preregister the week of the program.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Movie: Singing with Angry Bird
Saturday, June 23 at 11 am
In this PBS documentary, a choir director in India struggles to keep children singing instead of working to earn money for their families. To help his cause, he has children and parent perform in a joint concert, showing the power of music to bring families together.

Advanced Gardener: Garden and Landscape Diseases and Disorders
Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 pm
Dr. George Place offers helpful tips on recognizing and addressing a variety of garden and yard diseases and disorders.

 

SHERRILLS FORD-TERRELL
828.466.6827

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am (no session on Wednesday, June 20)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

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

STEAM: Music & Sound Coding
Mondays, June 11, 18, and 25 at 1 pm
This series will continue in July.

Sign up now for an 8-week course of computer coding with Google CS First.

Makey Makey Madness
Wednesday, June 20 at 2 pm (ages 13-18)
Wednesday, June 27 at 2 pm (ages 7-12)

We'll transform everyday objects into music keyboards while learning how a Makey Makey works. We'll also explore conductivity and create musical instruments.

Pre-K STEAM: Science of Sound
Tuesday, June 26 at 2 pm
We'll learn about sound: how to make it, how to change it, and how it travels. Ages 3-6.

Teen Gardening Rocks!
Friday, June 29 at 2 pm
Bring a friend and create a living terrarium.
We'll have a variety of plants, moss, stones, and decorations to choose from. All materials are provided. Ages 13-18. Please register.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Avoiding the Pitfalls of Rocky Finances
Wednesday, June 27 at 11 am
No matter your age, you'll want to learn about the perils of improper debt management, lack of estate planning, and buying advice over the internet, as well as exit and tax planning strategies. Presented by the Foundation for Financial Education.

“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, June 2, 9, 23, and 30 at 10 am
This series will continue in July.

Sign up now for an 8-week course of computer coding with Google CS First.

Musical Games
Tuesday, June 26 at 3:30 pm
Children will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of musical games.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Community Read – Hmong Heritage
Tuesday, June 26 at 6 pm
To deepen the understanding of our broader community, join us in a discussion about two illuminating titles: The Song Poet: A Memoir of my Father by Kao Kalia Yang and BambooAmong the Oaks by Mai Neng Moua. Advanced reading is encouraged but not required.

“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.

Teen Disney Tunes
Monday, June 25 at 6 pm
Test your Disney music knowledge against others and decorate a mug to keep. Please register.

STEAM: Science in Music
Thursday, June 28 at 3 pm
We'll create a 'chicken in a cup' and talk about sound waves and vibrations.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Advanced Social Security Planning
Wednesday, June 27 at 4 pm
A number of changes to Social Security were announced for 2018. Learn about the rules, strategies, and adjustments that could make a real difference for you. Presented by the Foundation for Financial Education. Call 828.464.1111 to reserve a seat.