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This Week at Your Library [Mar02-Mar09]

This Week at Your Library [Mar02-Mar09]

Published: February 27, 2019

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
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. 

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. 

All About Potatoes
Saturday, March 2 at 1 pm
Presented in Spanish and English

We're creating our own easy winter comfort as we learn about potatoes and then make them into a soup that we'll cook and share together.

The Circus of Limitless Possibilities
Wednesday, March 6 at 4:30 pm
The Green Room Community Theatre's Limitless Theatre for Exceptional Actors is back! Meet Ricky and Rocky Ringmaster, two brothers ready to start The Circus of Limitless Possibilities. As the "kids who don't understand" keep turning people away from their groups, Ricky and Rocky see a perfect opportunity for their show.

Create a Vinyl Sticker
Thursday, March 7 at 4 pm
Teens, design your own vinyl sticker using our Silhouette Curio digital cutter. Choose from a variety of fonts, and import your own image using Silhouette Studio. Vinyl stickers will be up to 6x6 inches. Registration required.

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
Mondays at 6:30 and 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
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).

Excel Basics
Tuesday, March 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.

WorkLife Wednesday: Resumé Tune-Up
Wednesday, March 6 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: Graphs and Pivot Tables
Wednesday, March 6 at 5 pm
Learn to create visual data using graphs and pivot tables. Basic Excel skills are necessary. 

Excel: Conditional Formatting
Thursday, March 7 at 11 am
Learn to use text and cell appearance to improve your ability to find and organize data

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, March 9 at 10 am
This month's read is The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. April's selection is Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.


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
Saturday, March 2 at 11 am
Great for beginners, families, and advanced students! Please bring your own mat or towel. Come early to check out our selection of yoga books and DVDs.

Dr. Seuss Day
Saturday, March 2 at 12 noon
Join us for a fun celebration of all things Dr. Seuss, including a story, crafts, and silliness.

STEAM Stations: Dinosteam
Saturday, March 9 at 11 am
STEAM Stations is a time to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math in fun, hands-on-activities. This month, we'll be exploring dinosaurs: excavating dinosaur fossils, hatching dinosaur eggs, and more. Join us to create, experiment, and tinker! Recommended for kids age 3 and up, but all are welcome.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Resumé Tune-Up
Wednesday, March 6 from 12-1 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 828.466.5108.


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.

STEAM Explorers: Ziplines
Wednesday, March 6 at 4 pm
Kids 7-13 are invited to our STEAM Explorers program, where we’ll learn about science concepts and conduct related experiments. This month, we'll construct ziplines and test their ability to carry objects. Registration required.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Evolution of Music
Monday, March 4 at 4 pm
All the music we hear today comes from past music. Learn a new way of listening while delving into who stole what from whom! This six-week class covers the evolution of music in its most common forms: film scores, symphonic works, and pop, folk, and art songs. No musical expertise required; all ages welcome.

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, March 5 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 The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. April's discussion will focus on The Alienist by Caleb Carr.


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.

Saturday Morning Movie: The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Saturday, March 9 at 11 am
A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world. Rated PG with intense scenes.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Digital Resources
Tuesday, March 5 at 6 pm
Do you know how to download a digital audiobook? Did you know you can stream free movies? All you need is a library card! In this introductory class, patrons will learn about Hoopla, the NC Digital Library, Overdrive, and Libby. Bring your own device, and we'll help you install the apps you need to enjoy these free resources! Registration requested.

Computer Class: Career Assessments
Friday, March 8 at 11 am
If you still don’t know what you want to be when you grow up, then this class is for you! Patrons will be introduced to NC LIVE and to Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center. Each participant will complete a career assessment and gain some insight into the best career field to explore. Registration requested.


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.

Dr. Seuss: Birthday Celebration & Party 
Friday, March 8 at 4 pm 
Is there any birthday (besides your own!) more fun to celebrate than Dr. Seuss's? Adults and kids alike love the celebrated author and his funny, colorful books. Enjoy Dr. Seuss stories, a craft, and cupcakes as we say Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, March 2 and 9 at 9 am
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 828.466.6821 or Centro Latino at 828.330.0477.

Gale Legal Forms 
Wednesday, March 6 at 10 am
Do you need help finding a legal form? Gale has estate planning forms, wills, child custody agreements, and divorce papers, as well as many other useful forms. Join us for a tutorial on accessing and printing forms from the link on our website.

Adult Coloring Club: All Things Green  
Saturday, March 9 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.