Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Mar17-24]

This Week at Your Library [Mar17-24]

March 13, 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 Storytimes
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Learn Spanish with The Great Courses
Thursdays at 3 pm
Take advantage of our Hoopla resource with The Great Courses' Learning Spanish series, featuring a world-class language instructor..

Crochet Classes
Saturday, 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.

Pink 4 Lunch
Monday, March 19 at noon
Enjoy a free lunch while learning about breast health from representatives of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Please register by calling 828.465.8664.

English as a Second Language
Monday, 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

Knit 2gthr: Making a Scarf
Mondays, March 19 at 6 pm
Learn the basics of knitting as you cast on, knit, purl, and bind off to make your own scarf.

Keynote Speaker: Anthony Ray Hinton
Tuesday, March 20 at 11 am (Tarleton Center, CVCC campus)
6 pm (1924 Courthouse, Newton)
Hear from author/attorney Bryan Stevenson's client, who was exonerated after spending 30 years on Alabama’s death row. A reception will follow the 6 pm address at the County History Museum in downtown Newton.

Blue Bingo Book Talk
Tuesday March 20 at 4 pm

Tinkercad Tuesday: Getting Started
Tuesday, March 20 at 4 pm
Learn how to create 3-D files using Tinkercad, a free online Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Participants will create a simple object using geometric shapes and letters that can be printed using the 3-D printer.

Advanced Gardener: Soil, Composting & Plant Nutrients
Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 pm
Dr. George Place offers advice on turning your kitchen scraps into valuable fertilizer, soil testing, and building a foundation for landscape and garden success.

Med Instead of Meds
Wednesdays, March 21-April 25 at 10 am
Join us for a 6-week look at the Mediterranean way of eating, and learn how easy changes can promote better health and reduce your risk for chronic disease. Be ready to taste recipes and explore new ways of cooking. Attend three or more sessions to win a prize. Please call 828.465.8664 to register.

3-D Basics
Wednesday, March 21 at 4 pm
Learn the foundations of 3-D printing. Join us to find out what 3-D printing is, how it works, and where you can find resources to discover, create, and share 3-D printable files.

Book Talk with Blue Author Joyce Hostetter
Thursday, March 22 at 6 pm

Behind the Scenes of Our State Magazine
Friday, March 23 at 2 pm
Come meet Amy Jo Wood-Pasquini – Our State magazine’s Travel & Events Director and Executive Producer of Content for the Emmy-award winning Our State TV show – as she shares stories about the publication's tributes to our home state.

Adult STEAM: The Science of Distilling with Seventeen Twelve Spirits
Saturday, March 24 at noon
Meet us at Seventeen Twelve Spirits in Conover to hear founder Zack Cranford explain the science behind his handcrafted bourbon and moonshine before we get a special tour of the distillery. Please register at 828.465.8664. Ages 21 and up.

“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
“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.

 

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

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.

Blue Talk and Tears Bottle Craft
Wednesday, March 21 at 4 pm

 

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.

STEAM Explorers: Oil Spill
Wednesday, March 21 at 4 pm
Kids ages 7-13 are invited to this program to learn what happens during a marine oil spill and to explore the different types of cleanup and recovery. Registration recommended.

“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 (except March 31)
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.

Musicians and Songwriters
Tuesday, March 20 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.

Introduction to Hoopla and Libby
Wednesday, March 21 from 11 am-noon
Libby and Hoopla are free and user-friendly ways to find thousands of eBooks and eAudio books. We will teach you how to download the app, sign in, and download a book or two. Bring your own tablet or phone to set up your gateway to the world of eReading. Please call 828.466.6818 to register.

Blue Talk and Tears Bottle Craft
Thursday, March 22 at 4 pm

“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 Storytimes

Tuesday evenings at 6 pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am

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.

Blue Bingo Book Talk
Monday, March 19 at 6pm

Stories and Tinkergarten
Wednesday, March 21 at 10 am
Preschool story time with a special session of Tinkergarten. Ashley Gaylord, Tinkergarten leader, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario that helps children build problem-solving and collaborative skills while playing.

Crafternoons at the Library: Yarn Easter Eggs
Thursday, March 22 at 4 pm
Enjoy making cute handcrafted Easter egg decorations from yarn! A fun activity for kids and adults alike. No crocheting or knitting skills needed.

DIY Sugar Scrub: Teen Program
Friday, March 23 at 4 pm
Keep your skin silky smooth by making your own sugar scrub! All materials are provided. Please register by calling 828.466.6821.