Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Nov10-Nov17]

This Week at Your Library [Nov10-Nov17]

November 08, 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 (no session on Nov. 22)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. 

Zephyr Woodwinds Musical Group
Thursday, November 15 at 10 am
Musical guests will join our storytime group to perform “Cha Cha Chimps.” The whole family is invited to enjoy the music, dancing, and fun!

All About Apples
Saturday, November 17 at 1 pm
Presented in English and en español

We'll learn about different varieties of this popular fall fruit and talk about all the ways we can enjoy apples. We'll also sample a dessert and share recipes.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Tai Chi
Thursdays, November 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.

Zumba 
Mondays, November 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). 

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.

3-D Basics
Monday, November 12 at 1 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.

Make the Med Flip: Side Dishes
Wednesday, November 14 at 10 am
Based on the Mediterranean Way program, this workshop will focus on sharing recipes and tasting Med-friendly side dishes. Registration is strongly suggested: call 828.465.8665.

Technology for Presentations
Wednesday, November 14 at 11 am
Learn to create a basic slide deck using Powerpoint, Microsoft’s presentation software.  This class will also explore other apps that can help you invigorate your presentation style.


Dreamland Community Read Series

In cooperation with CVCC’s community-wide read of Sam Quinones’ critically acclaimed Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, the Library is presenting community-focused programs to inform members and help them make use of available resources.

Opioid Panel Discussion 
Wednesday, November 14 at 12 noon
This event presents a variety of perspectives on the drug epidemic and suggests possible responses to its impact. The discussion takes place in CVCC's East Wing Auditorium.

Recognize the Signs
Wednesday, November 14 at 1:45 pm
Tuesday, November 27 at 5:30 pm (en español)

Catawba County was recently ranked 5th in the nation for severity of opiate use. Even so, the signs of addiction are not familiar to many of us. This session with Candice Moore of The Cognitive Connection will teach us to recognize the signs in people around us and help us understand the first steps we can take. Held in the Main Library in Newton.


Introduction to Feng Shui
Wednesday, November 14 at 6 pm
Internationally renowned feng shui master Margaret Selby will share her understanding of the principles of Black Hat feng shui, the ancient Chinese art of harmonizing the function and energy of a person, home, or place of business. 

History of the Henry River Mill Village
Thursday, November 15 at 6 pm
Meet authors Tim Peeler and Clayton Joe Young, historian-in-residence Richard Eller, publisher Robert Canipe, and Mill Village owner Calvin Reyes for a book discussion of the new title We See What We Want to See: The Henry River Mill Village. The presentation includes book photos, a poetry reading, and a Q&A session. The book and art prints will be for sale with proceeds going to the Henry River Mill Village Preservation Non-Profit.

The Nutcracker Ballet
Saturday, November 17 at 11:30 am
Join the Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts for a special presentation of The Nutcracker. Learn about elements of storytelling through dance and movement during this interactive performance. We'll follow up with an activity based on the story.

“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
“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 (no session on Nov. 21)
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 (no session on Nov. 23)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

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!

Yoga for All Ages
Friday, November 16 at 5 pm
This satisfying class is 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, November 13 at 6 pm 
Join us for our monthly meeting, as fellow writers discuss, evaluate, and share their works. If you enjoy writing, this group is for you. Expect fellowship and lively conversation! 

DIY Paper Wreaths
Tuesday, November 13 at 6 pm 
Recycle a damaged book to be something beautiful! Join us to create decorative wreaths fashioned from old book pages. 

ResilienceViewing
Friday, November 16 at 2 pm
This hour-long documentary connects adverse childhood experiences to the health of our children and community with potentially life-long consequences. Attendees will participate in a survey and discussion of what our culture is facing and how best to treat families dealing with “toxic stress.” In partnership with NCWorks, Catawba County Partnership for Children, and Catawba County Schools. Meets on the 2nd floor of Conover Station below the Conover Branch Library.


MAIDEN
828.428.2712

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Thursdays at 10 am (no session on Nov. 22)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

The Nutcracker Ballet
Saturday, November 17 at 10 am
Join the Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts for a special presentation of The Nutcracker. Learn about elements of storytelling through dance and movement during this interactive performance. We'll follow up with an activity based on the story.


SHERRILLS FORD-TERRELL
828.466.6827

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am (no session on Nov. 22)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Baby Bounce
Fridays at 10 am (no session on Nov. 23)
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.

Student STEAM: 4-H Bright Ideas Club
Tuesday, November 13 at 6 pm
Join us as we explore the forces and concepts of science and engineering. Each meeting, we'll complete hands-on projects based on the 4-H program guides. Please register to attend. Designed for ages 7-16.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Lessons Learned from Hurricane Florence: An Insider’s View of Natural Disasters
Monday, November 12 at 6:30 pm
Crisis and emergency management expert Courtney Stuckey Jones will present a customized analysis of potential disaster scenarios specific to where we live and will lead a discussion of ways we can prepare for them in advance, including do’s and don’ts.

Create Legal Documents Using Gale Legal Forms 
Friday, November 16 at 11 am and Saturday, November 17 at 3 pm (identical sessions)
Whether you're creating a will, selling a house, or doing something more simple like changing your name, this database provides the legal forms you need. Learn how to navigate the valuable resource to find what you want.

“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 (no session on Nov. 22)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Baby Bounce
Thursdays at 2 pm (no session on Nov. 22)
This sweet, simple, 20-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for our youngest learners (birth-24 months). Playtime follows.

STEAM: Got Milk?
Monday, November 12 at 5:30 pm
Join us as we learn where milk comes from and talk about pasteurized vs. non-pasteurized milks. We'll also sample various types of animal and plant milks and make homemade butter!

Paws to Read with Mini
Tuesdays, November 13 and 27 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.

STEAM: Construction Zone
Friday, November 16 at 3:30 pm
Elementary-aged children are encouraged to enjoy a fun time exploring our new engineering and building sets, sponsored by the Local Government Federal Credit Union.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Mountain View Book Buzz
Tuesday, November 13 at 6 pm 
Join us this month for a discussion of Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson. December's read is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

Adult Crafting: Napkin Rings
Saturday, November 17 at 11 am
Join us as we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday by making fall napkin rings. Please sign up 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 (no session Nov. 22)
Tuesday evenings at 6 pm
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Crafternoons: Paper Wreaths for Fall
Thursday, November 15 at 4 pm
Stay ecofriendly as you decorate your home for the season by upcycling paper grocery bags into festive decorations. Come and see how this common household item can become an awesome autumn wreath. All ages welcome.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
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.  

Raising Confident and Competent Children (part 2 in a 3-part series presented en español) 
Monday, November 12 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.

Children are more likely to be confident, to succeed at school, and to get along well with others when they develop certain life skills. This seminar will give parents tips on how to help children become self-confident and capable people. To register, please call the Children’s Resource Center’s Spanish line at 828.695.6515 or the library at 828.466.6821.