Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [May18-May25]

This Week at Your Library [May18-May25]

Published: May 16, 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. 

Mother's Day Celebration
Saturday, May 25 at 1:30 pm
Let's celebrate mothers a second time this month by recalling past memories and creating a seed ball gift for the future. Presented in English and in Spanish.

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).

3-D Basics
Tuesday, May 21 at 5 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.

Advanced Gardener: Weeds You Should Know and How to Kill Them
Tuesday, May 21 at 6 pm
Join Dr. Adam Smith, Cooperative Extension turf and weed management specialist, for a presentation about how to better manage weeds in your lawn, landscape, and garden. You can win the war against weeds with the appropriate knowledge and strategy!


CLAREMONT
828.466.6817

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Books Between Friends Book Club
Wednday, May 22 at 6pm (note the change of day from our usual Tuesday–just for May)
The book club meets in alternating months, and May's discussion will be about Tilda's Promise by Jean P. Moore. The author will join us for the discussion, and everyone is welcome! 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.

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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Catawba Valley Writers Club
Tuesday, May 21 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 a delight inputting 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.

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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
TRIO Event: Musicians, Artists & Authors
Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 pm
"TRIO is the chord struck between words, vision, and sound." This event brings together the author of a book and the songwriter and visual artist who created works based on the author's book. the group will explain their inspiration for their individual creations and showcase their own takes on the book. The featured book will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served. 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, May 21 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.

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.

National Be-a-Millionaire Day
Monday, May 20 at 5:30 pm
Teens will learn about saving and spending money, budgeting, and banking. We'll cap the evening with rounds of money-related board games, such as Monopoly, Life, Pay Day, etc. Snacks will be available during the games.

Family Movie at the Library: Mary Poppins Returns
Friday, May 24 at 4 pm
The sequel to the classic 1961 Mary Poppins movie, Mary Poppins Returns follows the original movie's footsteps with catchy songs and strong messages about the value of imagination, gratitude, empathy, kindness, and believing in yourself. Popcorn and a beverage will be served to each movie-goer. PG.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, May 18 and 25 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.