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This Week at Your Library [May4-May11]

This Week at Your Library [May4-May11]

Published: May 02, 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. 

Alice in Wonderland Ballet
Saturday, May 4 at 1 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.

Card Making
Tuesday, May 7 at 4 pm
Kids are encouraged to make a greeting card using materials provided by the library, either for Mother's Day or a special occasion of their choosing.  

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.

Microsoft Word Intermediate 
Thursday, May 9 at 11 am
Learn about some of the features in Word 2016 that can make longer documents easier to read and navigate.

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


CLAREMONT
828.466.6817

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Container Gardening
Thursday, May 9 at 2 pm
Are you interested in adding colorful containers around your home or workplace? We'll discuss how to build beautiful containers, what supplies would be useful, and how to keep plants within them growing all summer. Led by Anelle Ammons of the Cooperative Extension.


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.


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.

Alice in Wonderland Ballet
Saturday, May 4 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.

Pre-K STEAM: Tinker Time
Monday, May 6 at 4 pm
Children 3-6 are invited for guided play and learning in our Construction Zone. Kids can show off their building skills, play pretend with construction toys, enhance fine motor skills, and much more! Registration recommended.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Ask A Master Gardener: LIVE!
Tuesday, May 7 from 4:30-7:30 pm 
Are you hoping to grow summer vegetables or create a lovely flower garden this year? Catawba County Extension Master Gardeners can help you decide how to plan your summer garden! These experts can help with all of your gardening questions. If you can’t make it to the session, please put your question in the Master Gardener box and the team will get back to you!

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30 pm 
The Mystery Mavens welcome new members, and the club is open to the public. Join us for a lively discussion of The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson. June's discussion will focus on A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash.


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.

Saturday Matinee: Aquaman
Saturday, May 4 at 11:30 am
This action-packed adventure reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry (aka Aquaman) and takes him on the journey of a lifetime, forcing him to face who he really is and discover if he is truly worthy of being a king. PG-13.

Monday Movie: Aquaman
Monday, May 6 at 3 pm
This action-packed adventure reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry (aka Aquaman) and takes him on the journey of a lifetime, forcing him to face who he really is and discover if he is truly worthy of being a king. PG-13.


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.

Crafternoons: Birdhouse Building Program
Thursday, May 9 at 4 pm
Home Depot reps will offer a special program to encourage a love for nature and ornithology. At the hands-on workshop, children will learn how to build a birdhouse with adult assistance. Once the birdhouse is built, participants can decorate theirs with paint. 

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, May 4 and 11 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 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.