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This Week at Your Library [Oct20-Oct27]

This Week at Your Library [Oct20-Oct27]

Published: October 16, 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: Campfire Stories and S’mores!
Tuesday, October 23 at 4 pm
Children and teens are invited to share entertaining campfire stories as we explore the science behind making the best s’mores! 

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 22 and 29 classes will be held outside, weather permitting. Rain location to be announced.

Making Hmong-style Eggrolls
Saturday, October 20 at 1 pm
Learn to make your own crispy, delicious eggrolls and customize them to your taste with different vegetables. Space is limited; please register by calling 828.465.8665. Program presented in Spanish.

eBay for Beginners 
Monday, October 22 at 11 am
Interested in making a little cash selling your unwanted items? This workshop will show you how to set up an account, upload photos, and list your items on the widely used auction platform. We’ll go over listing fees, seller’s fees, shipping, and how ratings work.

Piece of Cake Book Club
Tuesday, October 23 at 3 pm
Want to read 10 great books per year? PoCBC meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. October’s selection is The Territory by Tricia Fields. November’s selection is Austenland by Shannon Hale.

WorkLife Wednesday: Search Smart
Wednesday, October 24 at 10 am
If it’s been a while since you searched for a job, or if you keep hitting dead ends with your standard searches, come learn some extra-savvy job search strategies. Class size is limited, so please register by calling 828.465.8665.

3-D Basics
Wednesday, October 24 at 4 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.

The Art of Food: Halloween Edition
Thursday, October 25 at 6 pm
We’ll explore a lot of fun ways to turn food into Halloween-themed works of art. Expect to taste Witch’s Broomsticks, ‘Pumpkin’ Deviled Eggs, and more!

“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 (*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.

Halloween Party
Friday, October 26 from 3:30-5:30 pm
Trick-or-treat at the library with crafts, games, pumpkin painting, and an ooey-gooey feeling station. Costumes are encouraged! Ask us about our Halloween costume drive!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Healthy Living for Busy Moms
Tuesdays, October 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.
 
Murder Mystery Dinner
Saturday, October 27 at 11 am
Enjoy a meal and a good mystery! Follow the clues and discover the murderer – before it’s too late! Adults and teens are welcome! Registration is required since space is limited.


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.

Limitless Theatre: Old MacDonald
Wednesday, October 24 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.

STEAM: Punkin’ Chunkin’
Saturday, October 27 at 11 am
It’s back! Elementary-age children are invited to build a small catapult and “chunk” a candy pumpkin to see who can propel it the farthest and the most accurately. The competitive program prompts kids to use their engineering and critical thinking skills. It can be a little tough, but it’s a lot of fun! Make sure to register by calling 828.428.2712 or visiting the circulation desk.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Advanced Gardener: Edible Landscaping with Fruit
Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 pm
Dr. George Place offers tips on incorporating berries, nuts, tree fruit, and vine fruit into your landscape design for a beautiful food production system.


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.) 

Pre-K STEAM: Tinker Time 
Monday, October 22 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” @ 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
Tuesday, October 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.

STEAM: Slugs, Snails, and Slime
Thursday, October 24 at 2 pm 
Homeschool families are invited to join us at this afternoon session as we learn about the importance of slime, slugs, and snails! Hands- on crafts and projects will all be slime related!

Fire Safety
Saturday, October 27 at 10 am
Families with children of all ages are invited to observe fire safety month as the Hickory Fire Department leads an informative discussion. Afterwards, a fire truck in the parking lot will be available for exploration. A great photo op for everyone!

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. 

“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.

Fire Safety: Firefighters in Protective Gear 
Thursday, October 25 at 4 pm
October is Fire Prevention Month, and the St. Stephens Fire Department will present a program for children of all ages. Firefighters will dress in protective gear to teach kids how the uniform works and what it looks like. The goal is to showcase firefighters as friendly public servants. Children will also learn when to call 911 and how to exit a home in a fire. Plus, the fire truck will be here! 

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Friday, October 26 at 4 pm
In this newly released film, Drac’s family of monsters enjoys a vacation cruise. Enjoy popcorn and a drink with the movie. Rated PG.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Foster a Child, Change a Life
Monday, October 22 from 6-7 pm
Catawba County Social Services will present an educational program about the child welfare system in Catawba County. They'll explain the critical need for foster parents and share how you can get involved.