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This Week at Your Library [Oct27-Nov03]

This Week at Your Library [Oct27-Nov03]

October 25, 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.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Tuesday, October 30 at 4 pm
In this newly released film, Drac’s family of monsters enjoys a vacation cruise. Rated PG. 

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 29 class will be held outside, weather permitting. Rain location to be announced.

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.

“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.

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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Healthy Living for Busy Moms
Tuesday, October 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.

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.

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Pillow Craft
Thursday, November 1 at 4 pm
Tweens are invited to make and decorate a sugar skull pillow in celebration of Dia de los Muertos while learning what the day represents in Mexico. Remember, it’s not scary and it’s not Halloween! This year, Dia de los Muertos runs from October 31 to November 2.


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. 

PAWSitive Reading
Thursday, November 1 from 3:30-5:15 pm
Have a “PAWS”itive reading experience! Come read to a certified therapy dog. Grades K and up. Registration is required. Call or stop by to sign up for a 15-20 minute session.

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.

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!

STEAM: Halloween 
Monday, October 29 at 5:30 pm
Children of all ages are invited to an engaging, spooktacular night of learning and fun. We'll enjoy lots of hands-on experiments and activities, including a special Halloween safety presentation!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
One-on-One Technology Tutoring
Fridays, 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.

Trick-or-Treat at the Library
Wednesday, October 31 from 3-6 pm
Children of all ages are encouraged to dress up in costume and drop by the library to show off their creativity and get some candy in return!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Learn a Language Online 
Wednesday, October 31 at 10 am
Thinking of learning a new language? Mango is a versatile software program with over 70 options to choose from. It also offers 17 ESL courses and includes a user-friendly mobile app. If you're ready to expand your horizons and prepare to travel, make sure to see what Mango offers.