Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Mar24-31]

This Week at Your Library [Mar24-31]

March 20, 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..

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.

Crochet Classes
Saturday, March 24 at 11 am
Wednesdays, March 28 at 6 pm
Learn the basics, or join us as an advanced learner. Presented in Spanish; all are welcome.

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.

English as a Second Language
Monday, March 26 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

Piece of Cake Book Club
Tuesday, March 27 at 3 pm
Enjoy fiction? Have a sweet tooth? PoCBC meets on each 4th Tuesday at 3 pm at Marie & Twannette’s Bakery in downtown Newton. March’s selection is We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. April’s selection is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.

STEAM: Hodge Podge Art
Tuesday March 27 at 4 pm
To celebrate National Craft Month and Youth Art Month, children will enjoy creating art from various craft and art materials.

Companion Read: The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain
Thursday, March 29 at 6 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.

 

CLAREMONT
Books Between Friends Book Club
Tuesday, March 27 at 6 pm
Meets in odd-numbered months
Join us to talk about Bryan Stevenson’s popular book, Just Mercy, the Library’s latest community read. May's selection will be Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan.

“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.

Introduction to Pinterest
Thursday, March 29 at 11 am and 5 pm
Discover recipes, home ideas, style inspiration, and many other ideas! Learn how to set up a Pinterest account and start “pinning” and sharing your virtual bulletin board.

 

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

Advanced Gardener: Soil, Composting & Plant Nutrients
Tuesday, March 27 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.

 

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.

Technology Tutoring: Bring Your Own Device
Tuesday, March 27 from 1-3 pm
Need help with eBooks, apps, or programs? Call the library to book a 30-minute session to learn a new skill or have your technology questions answered. Bring your own device or use one of ours!

“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.

Publisher Basics
Tuesday, March 27 from 10:30-11:30 am
Participants will learn how to create, edit, save, and print flyers using the Publisher program. Space is limited to 7. Please register by calling 828.466.6818.

PAWS to Read with Mini
Tuesday, March 27 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.

Blue Bingo Book Talk
Tuesday, March 27 from 5-6:30 pm

One-on-One Technology Help
Wednesday, March 28, 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 Storytimes

Tuesday evenings at 6 pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am

Old-Time Folk Music with Michael & Donna Fox
Monday, March 26 at 6 pm
All ages are invited to an evening of wonderful folk music as Michael and Donna Fox entertain on the dulcijo and other instruments