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This Week at Your Library [Mar09-Mar16]

This Week at Your Library [Mar09-Mar16]

Published: March 06, 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. 

Origami
Thursday, March 14 at 4 pm
Practice the art of paper folding as we follow simple steps to create interesting shapes. 

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).

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.

Friends of the Catawba County Library Meeting
Monday, March 11 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.

Decluttering 101
Tuesday, March 12 at 6 pm
Do you look around your home and wish for the clutter to be gone? Join us for an information-packed session with local author Tami Fox to learn easy and fun strategies to change your routines to fit your life and create a more peaceful, organized home.

UnBook Club for Non-Joiners
Wednesday, March 13 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. UnBook Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at Blue Moon Tavern in downtown Newton. 

4-H Sumo-Bot Tournament 
Saturday, March 16 at 9 am
Come out to watch students and teams compete with their Lego EV3 robots! They'll make use of their specially designed and engineered robots to push their opponent sumo-bots out of the circular arena. (The event is like a sumo wrestling tournament, but with robots instead of people!) Elementary and middle/high school divisions are available. The competition is open to the public. 


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.

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.


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. 

The Circus of Limitless Possibilities
Wednesday, March 13 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.


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
Evolution of Music
Monday, March 11 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.


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.

Monday Evening Matinee: The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Monday, March 11 at 5:30 pm
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.

Paws to Read with Mini
Tuesday, March 12  from 4-6 pm
Elementary-aged children are invited to read to Mini, a certified therapy dog. Please sign up for a 15-minute session. Grades K and up.

STEAM: Rainbows and Shamrocks
Friday, March 15 at 4 pm
Children will enjoy creating shamrocks using corks, and they'll like making melted beaded rainbow sun catchers. Plus, we'll learn about the science of rainbows and the magic of colors. Ideal for ages 7 and up, but younger participants are welcome with the help of a grown-up.  

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Mountain View Book Buzz
Tuesday, March 12 at 6 pm
Join us this month for a discussion of Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. April's read will be Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.


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.

Crafternoons: St. Patrick’s Day Mosaic Paper Shamrocks  
Thursday, March 14 at 4 pm
It's time for that much-loved Irish holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, and we would love to have you join us to create paper mosaic shamrocks. Lots of fun to share with your library friends!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, March 9 and 16 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.

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.