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This Week at Your Library [Sep29-Oct06]

This Week at Your Library [Sep29-Oct06]

Published: September 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.

STEAM: Batty for Bats
Tuesday, October 2 at 4 pm
Children are invited to learn fun facts about these flying mammals and create batty crafts!

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.

WorkLife Wednesday: Resumé Tune-Up
Wednesday, October 3 from 10 am-2 pm
Whether you need to write a resume from scratch or you need to update the one you already have, book your 30-minute, individual session by calling 828.465.8665. 

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.

“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
Homework Helpers
Tuesdays from 5-7 pm, Thursdays from 4-6 pm
Could your child use a boost in schoolwork? Call 828.466.5108 to set up an appointment for 1-on-1 reading time or Homework Help.

Baby Bounce
Wednesdays at 10 am >>> changes to Wednesdays at 5 pm for October
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 10 am >>> changes to Fridays at 4 pm for October
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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Healthy Living for Busy Moms
Tuesdays, October 2, 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
The Power of Positive Parenting
Tuesday, October 2 from 6-7:30 pm
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 provides practical tips for managing common parenting challenges with positive approaches.


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.)

PAWSitive Reading
Thursday, October 4 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
Crafting Your Cover Letter 
Monday, October 1 at 6 pm and Monday, October 15 at noon (identical sessions)
You’ve identified the job you want and have spruced up your resumé. That's all you have to do, right? Not so fast! Every resumé should have a great cover letter to go with it. Discover what makes a cover letter effective, and view examples of do's and don’ts.

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, October 2 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 Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith. Our November selection is House Rules by Jodi Picoult.

“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.

STEAM: Hummingbirds
Tuesday, October 2 at 5:30 pm
Join us to explore the life of a hummingbird and make a flying hummingbird craft, mix up hummingbird water, and draw a hummingbird.

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.

Random Acts of Kindness Jars 
Friday, October 5 at 4 pm
Teens, take a moment to create a "random act of kindness" jar in celebration of National Do Something Nice Day. All materials are provided. Please register in advance.