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This Week at Your Library [Mar23-Mar30]

This Week at Your Library [Mar23-Mar30]

Published: March 20, 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. 

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).

Piece of Cake Book Club
Tuesday, March 26 at 3 pm
PoCBC meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Whisk & Barrel in downtown Newton. March’s pick is Vox by Christina Dalcher. April’s selection is Bad Move by Linwood Barclay.

Microsoft Word Basics
Tuesday, March 26 at 5 pm
This workshop is intended to help new users get comfortable with the word processing software. Participants will learn to create, edit, save, and print documents.

Keynote Address: Author Sam Quinones
Tuesday, March 26 at 11 am at CVCC’s Tarlton Complex (2550 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory)
Journalist Sam Quinones will discuss the multitude of factors that have contributed to our nation’s heroin and opioid epidemic. He'll also speak to the complexity of the issue, including how isolation and a deteriorating sense of community have amplified the problem, bringing it to epidemic proportions.

Community Conversation with the Author
Tuesday, March 26 at 6 pm at the Newton-Conover Auditorium (West 6th Street, Newton)
Sam Quinones will speak further about our nation’s heroin and opioid epidemic. According to the NC Department of Justice, “Every day, four North Carolinians die from a medication or drug overdose.” The discussion will touch on how communities can effectively address and combat this problem, recognizing that awareness, understanding, and empathy are the first steps.

New-to-Medicare Seminar
Wednesday, March 27 at 3 pm
Are you, a friend, or a loved one turning 65? Everyone becoming eligible for Medicare needs to get accurate information about coverage options they must make as they approach age 65. Attention to these issues will help avoid serious and costly problems later. Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors, trained by the NC Department of Insurance will lead the information session and answer questions. A Social Security rep may also be present. Please call the Council on Aging at 828.328.2269 to reserve a seat.

Microsoft Word: Intermediate 
Wednesday, March 27 at 5 pm
Learn about some of the features in Word 2016 that can make longer documents easier to read and navigate.

Microsoft Word: Advanced
Thursday, March 28 at 5 pm
This workshop will show you how to use mail merge, add and manipulate images, make comments, and track changes. Basic Word skills are necessary.

Adult STEAM: The Science of Distilling
Saturday, March 30 at noon
Join us as we tour the Warehouse Distillery, handcrafters of bourbon and whiskey, and learn about the science of distillation. This program will take place at the distillery (2628 Northwest Blvd, Newton). Please contact Shelley Orr at 828.465.9494 for information or to sign up. 


CLAREMONT
828.466.6817

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Books Between Friends Book Club and Claremont Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, March 26 at 6 pm
The book club meets in alternating months, and March’s discussion will be about the award-winning novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The Friends of the Library group will also have a quick business meeting for anyone who would like to attend.


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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Healthy Living Series: Staying Fit
Wednesday, March 27 at 5 pm
Join us for a fun class on staying fit! We'll explore exercise options, setting appropriate goals, and finding ways to fit exercise into your life.


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.

Virtual Reality Field Trip
Thursday, March 28 from 4-5 pm
If you’ve ever wondered what virtual reality is or what VR goggles can do, this introduction to Google Expeditions is perfect for you. Sit back and relax as we look at the world in 3-D on a guided, virtual reality field trip during this drop-in event. Ideal for all ages.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
 Advanced Gardener: Soil, Composting, and Fertilizers 
Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 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. 


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.

CD Weaving
Wednesday, March 27 at 4 pm
Join us as we learn to weave on recycled CDs using yarn. Intended for ages 7-16. To ensure that everyone has supplies available, please register in advance.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Evolution of Music
Monday, March 25 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.

Fundamentals of Nutrition
Tuesday, March 26 at 6 pm
Each month of this series, we'll feature a new subject related to the basics of nutrition. This month, we'll explore the topic of blood sugar regulation. Learn which organs and hormones are involved in blood sugar regulation, how sugar becomes dysregulated, and how to eat, relax, and move your way back into balance.

Virtual Reality Field Trip
Friday, March 29 at 12 noon with an identical session on Saturday, March 30 at 1 pm
If you’ve ever wondered what virtual reality is or what VR goggles can do, this introduction to Google Expeditions is perfect for you. Sit back and relax as we look at the world in 3-D on a guided, virtual reality field trip.

Hands-on Gardening Series
Saturday, March 30 from 9:15 am-12 noon
Join us for short presentations on early spring pruning and soil science (learn why it’s an important first step when planning a garden or maintaining an existing one). Then, head outside for a hands-on workshop on pruning. We'll also find out about perennials, groundcover care, and taking a soil sample. (Pick up your free kit so you can test your own!) Dress for the outdoors, and bring your questions since two master gardeners will be available. Light refreshments provided.


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.

Paws to Read with Mini
Tuesday, March 26 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: Rube Goldberg & the Six Simple Machines
Wednesday, March 27 at 2 pm
Students are invited to an afternoon of discovery. We'll learn about Rube Goldberg and his amazing contraptions based on chain reactions. Then, students will experience hands-on activities involving the six simple machines Goldberg used in his inventions. Ideal for homeschool families, but all are invited!


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.

Duct Tape Crafts
Friday, March 29 at 4 pm 
Teens and tweens, get creative making crafts out of duct tape! Participants will have the option of making a duct tape key chain or a braided bracelet. To ensure that everyone has materials, please register in advance. 

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, March 23 and 30 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.