Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [May19-26]

This Week at Your Library [May19-26]

May 15, 2018

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

PAWS to Read
Tuesdays from 4-6 pm
Children are invited to read to trained therapy dogs Nicole, Lexie, or Fudge. Call to make an appointment.

Birthday Cards for Foster Care Kids
Throughout May
All month, we'll be making birthday cards to distribute to children in foster care. Stop by our card-making station in the Youth Services area to create one of your own!

Celebrate Sherlock Holmes Day
Tuesday, May 22 at 4 pm
In honor of the literary detective, children will test their sleuthing skills with memory games.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Better Than Yesterday: Round 2
Throughout May
By popular demand we’re offering a second-chance challenge for individuals to help improve their nutrition. Stop by the library to pick up a log sheet or use the forms on our web site. Then record the number of cups of fruits and vegetables you eat each day in May. Prizes awarded each week from pool of completed forms.

English as a Second Language
Mondays, May 21 at 5:30 pm
Presented in Spanish; all are welcome.

Classes are open to the public. The sessions will provide instruction and a time to practice conversation skills. Registration is not required.

Crochet Classes
Saturdays, May 19 at 11 am
Presented in Spanish; all are welcome.

Learn the basics of crocheting! Advance learners are welcome to attend this class also.

Mindfulness with Doodles
Saturday, May 19 at 4 pm
Cultivate mindfulness to reduce stress and improve focus. Come enjoy a relaxing environment while you doodle your cares away. Use our supplies or bring your own.

Windows 10 Tips and Tricks
Tuesday, May 22 at 11 am
This workshop will help you get comfortable using the new Windows 10 interface. Learn to customize the new Start Menu, access the Quick Access Menu, and get Cortana to give you directions, set reminders, and much more. 

Piece of Cake Book Club
Tuesday, May 22 at 3 pm
Enjoy reading interesting fiction? Have a sweet tooth? PoCBC meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month and welcomes new members. May’s selection is News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Note: PoCBC will be on vacation in June but will return in July.

Online Travel Planning
Wednesday, May 23 at 11 am
This workshop will explore a variety of online sites that can help you save on transportation and lodging, find restaurants and activities, and even map your next adventure!

Stress Management for Today
Thursday, May 24 at 10 am
Studies show that when stresses pile up, they can contribute to serious health issues. This class will teach strategies for self-care to combat the harmful effects of chronic stress.

Would a Career in Finance Suit Me?
Thursday, May 24 at 5:30 pm
Banking is a massive and ever-expanding industry. Find out if a job in finance could be the career path for you by speaking to a personal banker and learning to use Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center to explore this and other industries and careers.

Home Buyers Workshop
Thursday, May 24 at 5:30 pm
Presented in Spanish; all are welcome.

This workshop led by Martha Carillo from Wells Fargo will help you understand how the home buying and financing process works. Learn about credit basics, financing options, and the loan application process. You'll learn about what to expect and will be better equipped to make informed decisions.

 

Claremont
828.466.6817

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Technology Tutoring
Thursdays, May 10 and 24 from noon-6 pm
Call the library to book a help session with a librarian if you're learning a new skill or need help with a technology problem. Bring your own device or learn on one of ours.

Books Between Friends Book Club
Tuesday, May 22 at 6 pm
Meets in odd-numbered months

Join us for a lively discussion of Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan and a brief Friends of the Library business meeting. July’s title will be Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

Birthday Cards for Foster Care Kids
May 25 – May 31
People of all ages are invited to drop in and make a birthday card for a child in the foster care system. The card that you create will be matched to a specific child and mailed when their birthday approaches. Supplies provided.

 

Conover
828.466.5108

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Baby Bounce
Wednesdays at 10 am
This sweet, 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
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Afternoon Games for Seniors
Thursdays from 2-4 pm
Bring a friend along or join with other older adults to enjoy an afternoon of board games and fun. Open to everyone 50+.

Healthy Habits: Smoothies
Saturday, May 19 at noon
Smoothies are a fun, easy, and tasty way to add vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants to your diet. We'll share tips, recipes, and samples to get you started. Open to adults and teens. Registration recommended.

 

Maiden
828.428.2712

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Advanced Gardener: Vegetable Gardening for a Resilient Community
Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 pm
Dr. George Place will offer tips on maximizing what you produce in a vegetable garden. Learn how to improve your home output and ensure a steady food supply throughout the year.

 

Sherrills Ford-Terrell
828.466.6827

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
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.

Student STEAM: 4-H Bright Ideas Club
Tuesday, May 22 at 6 pm
Join us as we explore electromagnetic forces, learn about circuits, decode secret messages in Morse code, design bridges, and more. Each meeting, we will complete hands-on projects based on the 4-H program guides. Registration recommended. Open to ages 7-16.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Super Fun Zumba
Monday, May 21 at 6 pm
Join us for Super Fun Zumba, a dance and movement activity that’s too much fun to call exercise! Appropriate for every skill and ability level. Open to ages 14 and up (parental signature required for those under 18).

Ask A Master Gardener: LIVE!
Tuesday, May 22 from 4:30-7:30 pm
Are you planning to grow some great summer vegetables this year or hoping to create a flower garden?  Catawba County Extension Master Gardeners will be here in person and can help with all of your gardening questions.

 

Southwest
828.466.6818

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Thursdays at 11 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Baby Bounce
Thursdays at 2 pm
This sweet, simple, 20-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for our youngest learners (birth-24 months). Playtime follows.

Family Movie: Coco
Saturday, May 19 at 11 am
In this animated movie, aspiring musician Miguel – faced with his family's ancestral ban on music – enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Enjoy popcorn and a drink. Rated PG.

PAWS to Read with Mini
Tuesdays, May 22 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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Catawba Crafters
Monday, May 21 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.

Musicians and Songwriters
Tuesday, May 22 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
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Tuesday evenings at 6 pm
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.