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This Week At Your Library [Sep1-8]

This Week At Your Library [Sep1-8]

Published: August 28, 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: Snails, Slugs and Slime!
Tuesday, September 4 at 4 pm
Children will learn about the differences between snails and slugs and how important their slime is. Kids will then make their own slime to play with!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Crowd Funding for Your Small Business
Tuesday, September 4 from 5:30-7:30 pm
More opportunities for non-traditional funding for business startup and expansion exist than ever before. Crowd-funding campaigns, in particular, are an important tool for businesses to raise funds. Participants in this seminar will explore the differences and similarities between this new resource and traditional funding. They'll also review crowd-funding websites and prepare a brief presentation suitable for launching a crowd-funding campaign. Presented by The Small Business Center. To register, call 828.327.7000, x4117.

Senior Game Day
Wednesday, September 5 at 10 am
Join us to play board games, card games, and party games – a great chance to socialize and have some fun. Light refreshments served.

WorkLife Wednesday: Resumé Tune-up
Wednesday, September 5 from 10 am-2 pm
Whether you need to write a resumé from scratch or update the one you already have, book your 30-minute, individual session by calling 828.465.8665.

Excel Basics
Wednesday, September 5 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.

Excel: Formulas and Functions
Thursday, September 6 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.

The Art of Food
Thursday, September 6 at 6 pm
Explore easy ways to turn food into works of art. Be prepared to do some tasting too, from a cheese plate created in folk art style to a slice of candy 'sushi.' We'll also learn to make cucumber boats and a cheese ball sculpture.

Excel: Sort and Filter
Friday, September 7 at 11 am
Go beyond the basics of sorting your data and learn about all of the filtering options that will enable you to quickly access the information you need. 

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, September 8 at 10 am
This month's read is November Road by Lou Berney. October's selection will be The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang.

“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
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.

Saturday Storytime
Saturday, September 8 at 11 am
Join us for a special storytime with songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Healthy Living for Busy Moms
Tuesdays, September 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 6 pm
Is a busy schedule keeping you from optimal health? That ends now! In 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.

Homeschooling 101
Thursday, September 6 at 2 pm
Bring your questions and voice your concerns in this session that lets you learn everything you need to know about homeschooling, from local homeschooling moms.


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.

Saturday Ready to Learn Storytime
Saturday, September 1 at 10 am
Join us for a special weekend storytime with songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare preschoolers to learn.

PAWSitive Reading
Thursday, September 6 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
Mystery Mavens Book Club

Tuesday, September 4 at 6:30 pm
The Mystery Mavens book club welcomes new members, and the club is open to the public. Join us this month for a lively discussion of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. Our October selection will be Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith.

“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.

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.

Classical Music and Coloring
Tuesday, September 4 at 6 pm and Thursday, September 20 at 4 pm
Bring your own coloring tools or use ours, and enjoy soothing music in honor of Classical Music Month.

 “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.

Grandparent’s Day Social & Family Tree
Saturday, September 1 at 2 pm
All ages are welcome to join us in a celebration showing grandma and grandpa how special they are. Children will interview their grandparents to document family history and will also make a family tree and enjoy light refreshments.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Adult Coloring: Fall Pictures
Saturday, September 8 at 2 pm
Come relax by coloring your stress away. We'll provide the coloring sheets, music, markers, and crayons. We'll also have card stock on hand if anyone wants to make a Grandparents Day card!