Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Mar10-17]

This Week at Your Library [Mar10-17]

March 02, 2018

MAIN (NEWTON)
Better Than Yesterday Challenge
Throughout March
Are you up to the challenge of eating healthier foods? Sign up by March 10 to record the number of fruits and veggies you eat, and find out how you can win fabulous prizes.

Free Tax Assistance
Tuesdays, by appointment only
AARP offers free help with tax preparation for federal and state tax returns. Please call 828.358.4634 to make an appointment.

PAWS to Read
Tuesdays from 4-6 pm
Children are invited to read to trained therapy dogs Nicole or Fudge. Call for appointment.

Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Learn Spanish
Thursdays at 3 pm
Learn from a world-class instructor through The Great Courses series available on Hoopla.

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, March 10 at 10 am
Join us to share and discuss all kinds of books. This month's read is The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood. April's selection will be Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult.

Mindfulness with Doodles
Saturday, March 10 at 3 pm
Cultivate mindfulness to reduce stress and improve focus. Come enjoy a relaxing environment while you doodle your cares away. Use our supplies or bring your own.

Family Movie: Coco
Saturday, March 10 at 3:30 pm

Presented in Spanish with English subtitles, Coco is a sweet movie about a music-loving boy who makes an unforgettable journey to the Land of the Dead.

Excel: Graphs and Pivot Tables
Tuesday, March 13 at 11 am
Learn how to create visual data using graphs and pivot tables in Excel.  Basic Excel skills necessary.

STEAM: Celebrate Pi Day!
Tuesday, March 13 at 4 pm
School-age children will learn about the number Pi and celebrate Pi Day by creating edible Pi dishes!

Retro Game Night
Tuesday, March 13 at 6 pm
Players, gamers, and lovers of vintage fun are invited to play board games the retro way – face to face around a table! Bring along your favorites or enjoy some of ours. Light refreshments served.

Senior Fun Day
Wednesday, March 14 at 10 am
Play board games, card games, party games and maybe win a door prize while you socialize and have fun. Light refreshments served.

Pinterest
Wednesday, March 14 at 11 am
Pinterest is an online tool that lets you discover and collect digital media. Find new recipes, DIY projects, seasonal entertaining ideas and much more. This class will show you how to sign up for a free account and upload, save, and sort your personalized content.

Microsoft Word Basics
Thursday, March 15 at 11 am
This workshop is intended to help new users of Word get comfortable with the word processing software. Participants will learn how to create, edit, save, and print documents.

Healthy Eating on a Budget
Thursday, March 15 at 4 pm
Eating right doesn’t have to break the bank! Join Renee Greene, Wellness Dietician from CVMC Health First Center, to learn helpful tips and tricks to eat healthy and save money.

Companion Read: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Thursday, March 15 at 6 pm
Join us to discuss the polio epidemic in Hickory and the impact of the development of a polio vaccine as explored in this gripping book.

Crochet Classes
Saturdays, March 17 & 24 at 11 am
Wednesdays, March 21 at 6 pm

Learn the basics, or join us as an advanced learner. Presented in Spanish; all are welcome.

English as a Second Language
Mondays, March 19 at 5:30 pm
These helpful classes are free and open to the public. The first two sessions will provide instruction, and the final class will offer a time to practice conversation skills. Registration is 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.

 

CLAREMONT
Technology Tutoring
Are you struggling to get your high-tech device working the way it's supposed to? Call for an appointment, bring your computer, smartphone, or tablet along with you, and we'll help you make it work.

Low Cost Vegetable Garden Tips
Thursday, March 15 at 12:30 pm
Learn tips and tricks for low-cost startup vegetable gardens. Bring your lunch and your gardening questions. Led by Anelle Ammons from NC Cooperative Extension.

“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
Baby Bounce
Wednesdays at 10 am
This sweet, simple, 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
Join us for songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

BlueBingo Book Talk and Tears Bottle Craft
Tuesday, March 13 at 4 pm
Enjoy a dynamic discussion of Blue as you participate in a fun game of Bingo based on the novel, and design and create your own tears bottle like the characters Ann Fay and Imogene. Appropriate for all ages.

MiracleFilm Screening
Tuesday, March 13 at 6 pm
Experience the Miracle of Hickory during a screening of Miracle, a local documentary highlighting Catawba County’s remarkable response to the Polio Outbreak of 1944. The film highlights patient and volunteer stories and the treatment of polio at the time. Featuring talk backs with filmmaker Richard Eller and polio survivors at selected locations.

 

MAIDEN
Ready to Learn Preschool Storytime
Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Knitting and Crocheting
Tuesday, March 13 from 6-8 pm
The Maiden Needlecrafters are hosting an open house to display their works and help people get started in knitting and crocheting. This is a great way to meet people and maybe find a new crafting passion!    

STEAM: Make Your Own Birdfeeder
Saturday, March 17 at 11 am
Children will learn about different types of birds and the foods that attract them. Each child will also get to design their own pinecone birdfeeder.


 

SHERRILLS FORD-TERRELL
Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Join us for 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.

Saturday Storytime: Meet Riley the Lion
Saturday, March 10 at 10 am
Join us for a special Saturday Storytime presented by the Sherrills Ford Lions Club, who help serve our visually impaired neighbors. This storytime celebrates Helen Keller and Louis Braille and features an interactive activity. Special guests are "Riley the Lion" and his human companion, veteran Dawson Hart.

Miracle Film Screening
Monday, March 12 at 6 pm
Experience the Miracle of Hickory during a screening of Miracle, a local documentary highlighting Catawba County’s remarkable response to the Polio Outbreak of 1944. The film highlights patient and volunteer stories and the treatment of polio at the time. Featuring talk backs with filmmaker Richard Eller and polio survivors at selected locations.

Student STEAM: 4H Bright Ideas Club
Tuesday, March 13 at 6 pm
Join us as we explore electromagnetic forces, learn about circuits, decode secret messages in Morse code, build catapults, and more. Each meeting, we will complete hands-on projects based on the 4-H program guides. Registration recommended. Open to ages 7-16.

“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
Catawba Crafters
Mondays at 6 pm
Learn from experienced crafters or add your own set of skills to this lively group as we crochet and knit projects to donate to local charities! All skill levels are welcome. Bring your own materials and projects or use ours.

Ready to Learn Preschool Storytime
Thursdays at 11 am
Join us for songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Saturday Ready to Learn Storytime
Saturdays at 11 am
Come to a special Saturday storytime featuring songs, play, crafts, and stories. This is also a great time to get signed up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

PAWS to Read with Mini
Tuesday, March 13 from 4-6 pm
Elementary-aged children are invited to read to Mini, a certified therapy dog. Sign up in person or by phone at 828.466.6818 for a 15-minute session. Registration is required. Grades K and up.

The WAY COOL Butterfly STEAM Program
Thursday, March 13 at 4:30-5:30 pm
Join us for a fun-filled time of science and art…all about butterflies. Find out why the butterfly is WAY COOL through books and science activities, along with a WAY COOL art activity.  Open to ages 7-16.

One-on-One Technology Help
Wednesday, March 14 at 11 am-noon
Bring in your phone, tablet, or laptop to get help with technology questions. Please register for a 20-minute session in person or by calling 828.466.6818.

“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
Ready to Learn Preschool Storytime
Tuesday evenings at 6 pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Join us for songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Hmong Keeb Kwm
Saturday, March 10 from 10 am-2 pm
Help the library celebrate, collect, and preserve Hmong culture. Hmong community members are invited to share items, papers, or oral histories for future generations.

Super Fun Zumba
Monday, March 12 at 6 pm
Join us for Super Fun Zumba, a dance and movement activity that’s too much fun to call exercise. Appropriate for every skill and ability level. Open to ages 14 and up (parental signature required for those under 18).

Movies at the Library:Cars 3
Friday, March 16 at 4 pm
Watch Lightning McQueen prove he's still the best race car in the world! Enjoy popcorn, a drink, and lots of fun! Rated G.

Adult Coloring Club: Spring is On the Way
Saturday, March 17 at 2 pm
Relax by coloring your stress away! We'll provide the coloring sheets, music, markers, and crayons.