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This Week at Your Library [May11-May18]

This Week at Your Library [May11-May18]

Published: May 08, 2019

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
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. 

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. 

Chat & Snack with a Cop
Tuesday, May 14 from 4:30-5:30 pm
Families are invited to drop by to chat and enjoy snacks with local law enforcement officers and learn about these dedicated men and women who help in the community.

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).

Microsoft Word Basics
Monday, May 6 at 11 am
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.

UnBook Club for Non-Joiners
Wednesday, May 8 at 4 pm
Finally, a book club for people who don’t want to read what everyone else is reading, don’t want to make a commitment each month, and who definitely want food and drink options. Come to this meeting to tell others about the books you’ve been reading and possibly get reading suggestions from others. Meets at Blue Moon Tavern in downtown Newton.

My Catawba County Photo Contest Reception
Thursday, May 9 at 6 pm
Join us this evening to celebrate our hometown and our hometown photographers at our photo exhibit reception. Vote for your favorite to win the People’s Choice Award and enjoy light refreshments as we reflect on and admire the many beautiful and wonderful aspects of our Catawba County. Jurors’ Award and Director’s Award presented at 6:30 pm; People’s Choice Award presented at 7 pm. Exhibit on display throughout May.

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, May 11 at 10 am
This month's read is Becoming by Michelle Obama. Everyone is invited to participate.

Friends of the Catawba County Library Meeting
Monday, May 13 at 11 am
Help the library fulfill its mission by planning and participating in efforts to raise funds and increase access. Meets each second Monday.

Decluttering 102
Tuesday, May 14 at 6 pm
Do you look around your home and wish for the clutter to be gone? Join us for ‘Part 2’ of this information-packed session with local author Tami Fox. Find out how to develop helpful habits conveniently suited for each month of the year so that you can create a more peaceful, organized home.

Online Travel Planning
Wednesday, May 15 at 11 am
This workshop will explore a variety of online sites to help you find ways to save on transportation and lodging, discover restaurants and activities, and even map your next adventure!

Black History Discussion Group
Wednesday, May 15 at 4 pm
To learn more about black history throughout the year, we’re gathering once a month to discuss various topics. This month, we’ll be talking about the life of Henry McNeal Turner.  Bring your curiosity and your understanding. All are welcome; light refreshments will be served.

Market Research with NC LIVE
Thursday, May 16 at 12 noon
NC LIVE is a free resource whose tools and databases can help start-ups and small businesses conduct industry research, find out about competitors, and identify potential customers. This seminar introduces participants to NC LIVE and demonstrates how tools like ReferenceUSA, Simply Analytics, and ProQuest Entrepreneurship can help them research their businesses.

A Day in the District
Friday, May 17 from 11 am-12 noon
The library's annual showcase of resources and services demonstrates to local and state legislators how the library is making living better for residents of Catawba County. Expect to see lots of visitors on the main floor!


CLAREMONT
828.466.6817

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Alice in Wonderland Ballet
Saturday, May 18 at 12:30 pm
Join the Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts for a special presentation of Alice in Wonderland. Learn elements of storytelling through dance and movement during this interactive performance, followed by an activity based on the story. Open to all ages and families.


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.

Yoga for All Ages
Saturday, May 18 at 11 am
Great for beginners, families, and advanced students! Please bring your own mat or towel. Come early to check out our selection of yoga books and DVDs.


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.

STEAM: Balloons
Saturday, May 18 at 10 am
Balloons are for more than birthday parties! Join us as we explore what makes balloons stretchy, conduct science experiments with balloons, and create a balloon tower building. Designed for children 7-13.


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, May 13 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.


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, May 14 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.

Life of a Butterfly
Monday, May 13 at 4:30 pm
Children will enjoy learning about the life cycle of a butterfly, making butterfly crafts, and participating in other hands-on activities. Perfect for ages 7 and up, but younger patrons can participate with the help of an adult.  

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Mountain View Book Buzz
Tuesday, May 14 at 6 pm
Join us this month for a discussion of Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. June's selection will be Clock Dance by Anne Tyler.

Wireless Printing
Wednesday, May 15 at 3 pm
Did you know you can print from home, work, or the road? Bring your own device or use one of our computers, and we'll teach you how to send documents from your device to our printers, no matter where you. Within minutes, you can pick up the prints at your local library branch. Registration requested.


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.

STEAM: Money-Smart Kids 
Thursday, May 16 at 4 pm
Being financially responsible is a lifelong skill that children can begin to understand early in life. Participants will learn how to count money and be involved in hands-on activities that reinforce the lesson.

Alice in Wonderland Ballet
Saturday, May 18 at 11 am
Join the Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts for a special presentation of Alice in Wonderland. Learn elements of storytelling through dance and movement during this interactive performance, followed by an activity based on the story. Open to all ages and families.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, May 11 and 18 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. Note:May is the final month of ESL classes at St. Stephens until after summer.

Adult Coloring Club: May Flowers 
Saturday, May 11 at 2 pm 
Come relax by coloring your stress away. We'll provide the themed coloring sheets, markers, and crayons to help you get started. 

Preventing and Managing Diabetes 
Monday, May 13 at 6 pm 
Do you want to prevent diabetes? Do you need to manage diabetes? No matter which circumstance is appropriate for you, you'll learn how following an overall healthy diet and lifestyle can help prevent and manage chronic diseases like diabetes. Renee Green, RD, LDN, a wellness dietitian from Catawba Valley Health System, will offer valuable information to guide you into health and wellness. 

Learn About Gale Legal Forms 
Wednesday, May 15 at 10 am 
This free library resource has all the necessary forms that do-it-yourselfers need to take charge of their legal affairs with confidence. Learn how to access and print a variety of legal forms using this valuable online tool.