Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Nov03-Nov10]

This Week at Your Library [Nov03-Nov10]

October 31, 2018

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
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. 

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

STEAM: Up, Up and Away!
Tuesday, November 6 at 4 pm
Celebrate Aviation History Month by learning about the Wright Brothers and assembling an airplane glider to take home!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Tai Chi
Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, and 29 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; this class promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movement. Suitable for all fitness levels, open to ages 14 and up (parental signature required for those under 18). November 1st class meets outside, weather permitting. No class on the 22nd.

Air Fryer Basics
Saturday, November 3 at 1 pm (en español) and at 3 pm (in English)
Learn the basics of cooking with an air fryer and discover the most successful uses of this popular appliance. Class size is limited, so please register by calling 828.465.8665.

Excel Basics
Monday, November 5 at 11 am
Learn the basics of Excel, a spreadsheet program that lets you store, organize, and manipulate data. This class will teach basic functions like AutoSum and AutoFill.

Zumba 
Mondays, November 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 6 pm
Kick off the 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). Note: November 5th class will be held outside, weather permitting. Rain location to be announced.

WorkLife Wednesday: Resumé Tune-Up
Wednesday, November 7 from 10 am-2 pm
Whether you need to create a resumé from scratch or update the one you already have, book your 30-minute, individual session by calling 828.465.8665. 

Excel: Formulas and Functions
Wednesday, November 7 at 11 am
Learn to create basic formulas or use already created functions to add numbers together, calculate a mortgage payment, or search for variables. Basic Excel skills required.

Cooking with Essential Oils
Wednesday, November 7 at 5:30 pm
These aromatic oils are not just for the diffuser or sugar scrub! Learn how to use edible essential oils to brighten the flavors of different types of foods.

Excel: Sort and Filter
Thursday, November 8 at 11 am
Go beyond the basics of sorting data and learn about filtering options that will enable you to quickly access the information you need.  

Greeting Card Art: Make & Take
Thursday, November 8 at 6 pm
From concept to completion, we’ll plan and create lovely holiday greeting cards that you can mail to loved ones or keep and frame as decoration. Materials provided; registration required. 828.465.8665.

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, November 10 at 10 am
This month's read is Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy. December's selection will be The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin.

“Ask a Master Gardener” @ the Library
Now it's easy to get professional gardening recommendations anytime. Just submit your questions to an “Ask a Master Gardener” question box at the library.


CLAREMONT
828.466.6817

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Gardening for Four-Season Interest
Thursday, November 8 at 2 pm
Anelle Ammons from the Cooperative Extension will offer tips to design gardens and landscapes that have interest in all four seasons. Discover great plants that will add visual impact to your yard and learn about beginner gardening techniques. Bring lots of questions!

“Ask a Master Gardener” @ the Library
Now it's easy to get professional gardening recommendations anytime. Just submit your questions to an “Ask a Master Gardener” question box at the library.


CONOVER
828.466.5108

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Baby Bounce
Wednesdays at 5 pm
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 4 pm
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Saturday Ready to Learn Storytime
Saturday, November 3 at 11 am
Join us for a special Saturday storytime with songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories! Ideal for ages 1-6, but all are welcome.

STEAM Station: Magnetic Play
Saturday, November 10 at 11 am
STEAM Station encourages exploration through science, technology, engineering, art, and math in fun, hands-on activities. This month, we'll focus on magnets by creating magnetic sculptures, painting with magnets, and more!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
What’s the Hoopla About?
Tuesday, November 6 at 6 pm 
Drop in to learn about Hoopla, a free app that lets you download music, ebooks, audiobooks, and movies. Use your library card to search for content to download or stream immediately. Bring your own device for instant access.


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.


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. 

Saturday Ready to Learn Storytime
Saturday, November 10 at 10 am
Join us for a special weekend storytime with songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare preschoolers to learn.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, November 6 at 6:30 pm  
The Mystery Mavens book club welcomes new members and is open to the public. Join us this month for a lively discussion of House Rules by Jodi Picoult. Our December selection is Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier.

“Ask a Master Gardener” @ the Library
Now it's easy to get professional gardening recommendations anytime. Just submit your questions to an “Ask a Master Gardener” question box at the library.


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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Making Hmong-style Egg Rolls
Monday, November 5 at 6 pm
Hmong egg rolls are so crispy and delicious, it's hard to eat just one! Learn how to make your own and customize them to your taste. We'll also learn how to set the table for a traditional Hmong meal. Space is limited; please register by calling 828.466.6818.

“Ask a Master Gardener” @ the Library
Now it's easy to get professional gardening recommendations anytime. Just submit your questions to an “Ask a Master Gardener” question box at the library.


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.

Give Thanks Project
Friday, November 9 at 4 pm
Teens are invited to create a thank-you card or letter to let someone know how thankful you are for them. All materials provided.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
The Power of Positive Parenting 
(part 1 of a 3-part series presented en español) Monday, November 5 from 5:45-7:30 pm

Note: In partnership with Centro Latino, we are offering free child care during this three-part series. Children should be dropped off at 5:30 pm at Centro Latino and picked up there immediately after the class ends.

There's no single right way to be a parent, but parents can make the job easier by developing positive, loving relationships with their children through encouragement, attention, and good communication. This seminar offers practical tips for managing common parenting challenges with positive approaches. To register, please call the Children’s Resource Center’s Spanish line at 828.695.6515 or the library at 828.466.6821. 

Get Career Help with GCFLearnFree.org
Wednesday, November 7 at 4 pm
Looking for career advancement? Starting a new job? Use lessons found on the GCFLearnFree.org website to plan your career, apply for jobs, balance work life, and get the training needed to succeed in today’s marketplace. Join us in an instructive tour of this valuable resource.

Adult Coloring Club: Thanksgiving
Saturday, November 10 at 2 pm
Come relax by coloring your stress away. We'll provide the holiday-themed coloring sheets, markers, and crayons to help you get started.