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This Week at Your Library [Mar16-Mar23]

This Week at Your Library [Mar16-Mar23]

Published: March 13, 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. 

STEAM: Rainbow Slime
Tuesday, March 19 at 4 pm
Celebrate the return of spring as we make rainbow-colored slime together.

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).

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.

Meet Libby
Monday, March 18 at 11 am
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.

Tinkercad 101
Tuesday, March 19 at 4 pm
Learn to create 3-D files using Tinkercad, a free online computer-aided design (CAD) software.  Participants will produce a simple object using geometric shapes and letters that can be printed using the 3-D printer. 

Advanced Gardener: Soil, Composting, and Fertilizers
Tuesday, March 19 at 6 pm
Dr. George Place, Cooperative Extension director, offers tips about soil, composting, and plant nutrients. Turn your kitchen scraps into valuable fertilizer, learn about soil testing, and build a foundation for landscape/garden success.

3-D Basics
Wednesday, March 20 at 4 pm
Learn the foundations of 3-D printing: what it is, how it works, and where you can find resources to get, create, and share 3-D printable files.

Meet the Author of Newton: Then and Now
Thursday, March 21 at 7 pm
Professor and author Richard Eller will share his process and perspective on creating this new book featuring historic and contemporary photos of the brilliant and bright town of Newton.


CLAREMONT
828.466.6817

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Art + STEAM
Thursday, March 21 at 4 pm
By using STEAM elements (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), we can discover fun ways to make art. Join us to create bubble prints, milk magic, and more. Recommended for ages 4 and up.


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.

The Circus of Limitless Possibilities
Wednesday, March 20 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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Catawba Valley Writers Club
Tuesday, March 19 at 6 pm 
Join us for our monthly meeting, as fellow writers discuss, evaluate, and share their works. If you enjoy writing fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction, or just take delight in putting words on paper, this group is for you. Expect friendly fellowship and lively conversation!


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
Monday, March 18 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. Please register to attend. Designed for ages 7-16.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Evolution of Music
Monday, March 18 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.

Things to Do for Children and Adults in Catawba County
Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 pm
Looking for something for you or your children to do? This open house will showcase local organizations that provide cultural, educational, and other activities.  Special emphasis will be placed on programs for children – both ongoing and summer programs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library.


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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Catawba Songwriters 
Tuesday, March 19 at 6 pm
Adults and teens are invited to share their musical talents while learning from one another. Bring a finished song or one that’s in progress to share with the group. 


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.

Movies at the Library: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Friday, March 22 at 4 pm
Bring the family to watch Disney’s fantasy adventure film about a young girl's quest to find a magical key in parallel worlds. Enjoy popcorn and a drink. Rated PG.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, March 16 and 23 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.

Drop-In Tech Help
Wednesday, March 20 at 10 am 
Have you purchased a tablet, smartphone, or eReader but aren't sure how to get started? Come in for a 1-on-1 session and learn to download apps, tweak your settings, or just get more familiar with the technology. We'll help you make the most of your new device!