Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [May 12-19]

This Week at Your Library [May 12-19]

May 08, 2018

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

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.

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.

Birthday Cards for Foster Care Kids
Throughout May
All month, we'll be making birthday cards to distribute to children in foster care. Stop by our card-making station in the Youth Services area to create one of your own!

Summer Learning Registration: Libraries Rock!
Begins Monday, May 14 at 9 am
All children are invited to sign up for summer learning, which keeps reading skills fresh and comes with lots of fun activities at the library!

Movie Day: Ferdinand
Tuesday, May 15 at 4 pm
This sweet family movie follows a young bull as he figures out how to put his love of friendship ahead of a tradition of fighting. Rated PG.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Better Than Yesterday: Round 2
Throughout May
By popular demand we’re offering a second-chance challenge for individuals to help improve their nutrition. Stop by the library to pick up a log sheet or use the forms on our web site. Then record the number of cups of fruits and vegetables you eat each day in May. Prizes awarded each week from pool of completed forms.

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, May 12 at 10 am
Join us to share and discuss all kinds of books. This month's read is Ghost of the Innocent Man by Benjamin Rachlin. June's selection will be Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande.

Mother's Day Celebration
Monday, May 14th at 5:30 pm
Presented in Spanish; all are welcome. We'll honor Hispanic mothers with traditional dances, songs, and crafts.

Excel: Graphs and Pivot Tables
Tuesday, May 15 at 11 am
Learn to create visual data using graphs and pivot tables. Basic Excel skills are necessary.

Advanced Gardener: Vegetable Gardening for a Resilient Community
Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm
Dr. George Place will offer tips on maximizing what you produce in a vegetable garden. Learn how to improve your home output and ensure a steady food supply throughout the year.

Senior Game Day
Wednesday, May 16 at 10 am
Join us to play board games, card games, party games and maybe win a door prize. It's a great chance to socialize and have some fun. Light refreshments served.

Microsoft Word Basics
Wednesday, May 16 at 11 am
This workshop is intended to help new users of Word get comfortable with the word processing software. Participants will learn how to create, edit, save, and print documents.

Journaling Techniques
Thursday, May 17 at 6 pm
People journal for creativity, organization, and personal growth. Come learn about different techniques as we celebrate National Notebook Day and unleash our ‘inner office supply nerd.’ We'll employ a variety of fine writing instruments and journals.

Crochet Classes
Saturdays, May 19 at 11 am
Presented in Spanish; all are welcome. Learn the basics of crocheting! Advance learners are welcome to attend this class also.

Mindfulness with Doodles
Saturday, May 19 at 4 pm
Cultivate mindfulness to reduce stress and improve focus. Come enjoy a relaxing environment while you doodle your cares away. Use our supplies or bring your own.

 

CONOVER
828.466.5108

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Baby Bounce
Wednesdays at 10 am
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
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Afternoon Games for Seniors
Thursdays from 2-4 pm
Bring a friend along or join with other older adults to enjoy an afternoon of board games and fun. Open to everyone 50+.

Catawba Valley Writers Club
Tuesday, May 15 at 6 pm
Join us for our monthly meeting, as fellow writers discuss, evaluate, and share their works. If you enjoy writing fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction, or just take delight in putting words on paper, this group is for you. Expect friendly fellowship and lively literary conversation!

Hmong May Day
Friday, May 18 from 6:30-7:30 pm
At this special after-hours event, we'll honor the Hmong May Day by showcasing a variety of traditional Hmong performing arts.

Healthy Habits: Smoothies
Saturday, May 19 at noon
Smoothies are a fun, easy, and tasty way to add vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants to your diet. We'll share tips, recipes, and samples to get you started. Open to adults and teens. Registration recommended.


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.


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.

Pre-K STEAM: Tinker Time
Monday, May 14 at 4 pm
Children ages 3-6 are invited to our pre-K STEAM program featuring 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.

STEAM Explorers: Invisible Ink
Wednesday, May 16 at 4 pm
Kids ages 7-13 are invited to the STEAM Explorers program, where we'll learn about science concepts and conduct related experiments. This month, we’ll explore the science behind invisible ink and decode secret messages. Registration recommended.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Super Fun Zumba
Monday, May 14 at 6 pm
Join us for Super Fun Zumba, a dance and movement activity that’s too much fun to call exercise! Appropriate for every skill and ability level. Open to ages 14 and up (parental signature required for those under 18).

History of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Area
Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm
We're hosting a panel discussion about local history that will be moderated by Sherrills Ford resident and folk artist Robert Eades. Audience participation is welcome, so bring your questions. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library.

Create Your Own Business Cards
Friday, May 18 at 11 am
Learn the basics of Microsoft Publisher as you create your own business cards.

 

SOUTHWEST
828.466.6818

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Thursdays at 11 am (starting May 10)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Baby Bounce
Thursdays at 2 pm (starting May 10)
This sweet, simple, 20-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for our youngest learners (birth-24 months). Playtime follows.

STEAM: Construction Zone
Friday, May 18 from 3:30-4:30 pm
Elementary-aged children are invited to enjoy a fun time exploring our new engineering and building sets, sponsored by the Local Government Federal Credit Union.  

Family Movie: Coco
Saturday, May 19 at 11 am
In this animated movie, aspiring musician Miguel – faced with his family's ancestral ban on music – enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Enjoy popcorn and a drink. Rated PG.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
One-on-One Technology Help
Tuesday, May 1 from 4-5 pm and Friday, May 18 from 10-11 am
Bring in your phone, tablet, or laptop to get help with technology questions. Register for a 20-minute session by calling 828.466.6818.

Catawba Crafters
Monday, May 14 at 6 pm
Learn from experienced crafters or add your own set of skills to this lively group as we crochet and knit projects to donate to local charities! All skill levels are welcome. Bring your own materials and projects or use ours.

 


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.

Summer Learning Dance and Registration Kick-off Party: Libraries Rock!
Monday, May 14 at 6 pm
Kick off a whole summer of learning and fun! Join the dance party, register to participate, and pick up your Summer Learning bag, which contains your reading record and other goodies. All ages are welcome.

Movies at the Library: The Justice League
Friday, May 18 at 3:30 pm
Some of DC Comics' greatest heroes come together to defend humanity from a villainous threat. Enjoy the movie, popcorn and a drink. Rated PG-13.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Technology: NC Digital Library
Wednesday, May 16 at 10 am
Bring your own device and learn to download e-Books, audiobooks, and other resources. They're available anywhere, anytime with your library card.

Hands-Only CPR
Thursday, May 17 at 4 pm
The American Red Cross will teach us how to maintain the safety of both rescuer and victim in an injury-related emergency. This course is not a certification but offers instruction on performing hands-only CPR (no rescue breaths) safely and effectively.