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This Week at Your Library [Oct06-Oct13]

This Week at Your Library [Oct06-Oct13]

Published: October 02, 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.

Winter Squash
Tuesday, October 9 at 5:30 pm
We'll talk about varieties of winter squash and the ways to enjoy them: as inexpensive additions to a casserole or soup, served on their own in a meal, or even as dessert. We'll also share recipes and tastings. Program presented in English and Spanish.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Zumba 
Mondays in October 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 and open to ages 14+ (parental signature required for those under 18). Note: October 15, 22, and 29 classes will be held outside, weather permitting. Rain location to be announced.

Folk Art Block Puzzle
Saturday, October 6 at 2 pm
Try your hand at making a block puzzle in folk art style using bright colors and stenciled shapes. Supplies are provided. Ages 12 and up. Please call 828.465.8665 to reserve a space.

Excel Basics
Monday, October 8 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.

Air Fryer Basics
Tuesday, October 9 at 4 pm
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: Formulas and Functions
Wednesday, October 10 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.

Excel: Graphs and Pivot Tables
Thursday, October 11 at 11 am
Learn how to give your presentations extra oomph by generating visual data using graphs and pivot tables in Excel. Basic Excel skills are necessary.

Time to Get Spooky
Thursday, October 11 at 6 pm
Create a tombstone yard decoration while we watch the Halloween cult classic, Hocus Pocus. Supplies provided; registration is required to make a tombstone (call 828.465.8665), but come as you are to see the movie. Ages 10+.

Performance Reading
Friday, October 12 at 10 am
CVCC's Play Production class will present a reader’s theater-style performance of selected passages from CVCC’s community-wide read of Sam Quinones’ critically acclaimed Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. Students will bring to life certain stories that Quinones highlights, offering oral interpretations of a text not originally intended for the stage. 

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, October 13 at 10 am
This month's read is The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang. November's selection will be Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy.

“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
Crafternoon: Book Pumpkins
Thursday, October 11 from 3-5 pm
Celebrate fall by creating your own pumpkin from paperback books. All materials will be provided. Adults and teens are welcome.

“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 (*note time change!)
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(*note time change!)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Hickory Ballet & Performing Arts: Storytelling Through Dance
Saturday, October 6 at 11 am
This performance group will demonstrate how to communicate a story without using words. Dancers will tell the tale of a popular ballet, show their skills, and teach participants some new steps.

Limitless Theatre: Old MacDonald
Wednesday, October 10 at 4:30 pm  
Join us as the Green Room Theatre's Limitless Theatre for Exceptional Actors (comprised of teens and adults with special needs) presents its unique version of Old MacDonald Had a Farm. The short, action-packed program is a great opportunity to introduce young children to live theater and is entertaining for all ages.

Teen Book Share: Scary Stories/Zombie Felties
Friday, October 12 at 4:30 pm 
Join us to share a favorite scary novel of your choice and then make zombie felties, those cute embroidered likenesses of objects, animals, and other creatures!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Healthy Living for Busy Moms
Tuesdays, October 9, 23, and 30 at 6 pm  
Is a busy schedule keeping you from optimal health? That ends now! In the second half of this 8-week series, we'll address health and wellness topics like nutrition, meal planning, exercise, and stress management. Participants can ask questions, receive peer support, and discover ways to overcome their health barriers from a certified health coach. Call 828.466.5108 to sign up.


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
Raising Confident, Competent Children
Tuesday, October 9 from 6-7:30 pm
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.

Using NoveList Plus
Wednesday, October 10 at 4:30 pm
Looking for a new author? Hoping to find a title similar to a favorite read? Join us as we explore NoveList Plus, the library's database that helps readers uncover more of what they like. Learn how to easily navigate this user-
friendly site and have questions answered by a trained librarian. 

Gardening with Native Plants
Saturday, October 13 at 11 am
Anelle Ammons from the Catawba County Cooperative Extension will help you get started gardening with native plants. She'll also talk about why you’d want to grow native plants and share the names of great specimens for your landscape.


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. (Note: On September 28, free play time will be available without a staff-guided program.)

Canvas Creations
Monday, October 8 at 4 pm
Sign up to paint a spooktacular Halloween-themed canvas. Worried about your artistic abilities? Don’t be! Examples and traceable artwork will be offered, and supplies and snacks will be provided – just bring your imagination. Open to 6th graders and up. Registration required.
 
Student STEAM: 4-H Bright Ideas Club
Tuesday, October 9 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.

Saturday Ready to Learn Storytime
Saturday, October 13 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
Ask A Master Gardener: LIVE!
Tuesday, October 9 from 4:30-7:30 pm  
Catawba County Extension Master Gardeners will be here in person and can help with all of your gardening questions. Bring samples of plants gone wrong if you'd like!

“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.

Paws to Read with Mini
Tuesdays, October 9 and 23 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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
One-on-One Technology Tutoring
Wednesdays, 11 am-3 pm
Bring in your phone, tablet, or laptop – or use one of the library's desktop computers – to get help with technology questions. Register for a 20-minute session by calling 828.466.6818.

Computer Class: Photos & Phones (& Tablets)
Tuesday, October 9 at 6 pm
Do you enjoy taking photos with your phone or tablet? Do you know what to do after you have the pictures on your device? This class will teach you how to print, share, or save your photos with a few simple techniques.

Book Club 
Tuesday, October 9 at 6 pm
Our new book club is open to the public. Join us this month for a discussion of The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs. Our November selection will be Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson.

“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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
What Kinds of Careers Are Out There?
Wednesday, October 10 at 10 am
We'll introduce you to the online version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook to explore careers and filter searches by income, entry level, and education. The tool is an excellent place to start when you're trying to find practical information about careers, and it's helpful for students making decisions about the future. We'll show you how to access and navigate the handbook.  

Adult Coloring Club: Halloween 
Saturday, October 13 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.