Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [May25-Jun01]

This Week at Your Library [May25-Jun01]

Published: May 24, 2019

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am (no class May 27)
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.

STEAM: Rain Clouds
Tuesday, May 28 at 4 pm
Learn about what's involved in the water cycle and create your own rain cloud craft.

Compost Day Celebration
Wednesday, May 29 at 6 pm
Join us in the library's community garden as the NC Cooperative Extension and Keep Catawba County Beautiful show us how to start composting. The event will feature a live demonstration and a special kids corner. The first 25 people to register will receive a new backyard compost bin. One bin per registration. Please call 828.465.8665 to sign up. 

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
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, May 28 at 3 pm
PoCBC meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Whisk & Barrel in downtown Newton. This month's selection is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. June’s pick is All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin.

Adult STEAM: Virtual Field Trip
Thursday, May 30 at 6 pm
Join us as we take a field trip to exciting places using virtual reality. We’ll explore the Great Barrier Reef, drift into outer space, and perhaps discover a monument or two. We’ll bring the tech – all you have to do is sit back and relax!


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.


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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Advanced Gardener: Weeds You Should Know and How to Kill Them
Tuesday, May 28 at 6:30 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!


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
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Tuesday, May 28 at 6 pm
Minerals make up about 4% of our bodies, and since our bodies do not make them, we must obtain them through the foods we eat. Minerals assist in building bone, but they also lend a helping hand in balancing hormones and many other key body processes. Join us to learn more!

New-to-Medicare Seminar
Friday, May 31 at 10 am
Are you, a friend, or a loved one turning 65? Everyone becoming eligible for Medicare needs to get accurate information about coverage choices 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 this 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. 


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 28 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.


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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturday, May 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.