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This Week At Your Library [Sep8-15]

This Week At Your Library [Sep8-15]

Published: September 04, 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.

Family Movie: Early Man
Tuesday, September 11 at 4 pm
A prehistoric tribe clashes with invaders, leading to an epic soccer match in this new animated feature. Rated PG.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
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.

English as a Second Language
Mondays, September 10, 17 and 24 at 5:30 pm
Classes are open to the public. The first two sessions will provide instruction, and the final class will offer a time to practice conversation skills. Reservations are not required, and everyone is welcome.

Zumba 
Mondays, September 10, 17 and 24 at 6 pm
Kick off the week with this dance and movement activity that’s too much fun to call exercise. Appropriate for every skill and ability level and open to ages 14 and up (parental signature required for those under 18).

Make the Med Flip: Taco Bar
Wednesday, September 12 at 10 am
Based on the Mediterranean Way program, this month's workshop invites folks to assemble tasty tacos using Med-friendly ingredients. Registration is strongly suggested; call 828.465.8665.

Introduction to Feng Shui
Thursday, September 13 at 6 pm
Internationally renowned feng shui master Margaret Selby will share her understanding of the principles of Black Hat feng shui, the ancient Chinese art of harmonizing the function and energy of a person, home, or place of business. 

“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.

Teen Book Share: Graphic Novels
Friday, September 14 at 4:30 pm
Join us to share a graphic novel of your choice with the group. Afterwards, we'll make graphic novel buttons!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Healthy Living for Busy Moms
Tuesdays, September 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. 

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: What You Need to Know
Wednesday, September 12 at 11 am
Learn to recognize the signs of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia from Karen Phoenix, family consultant for Project Care. She'll share helpful information on how to navigate these diagnoses.


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
Resumé Clinic
Wednesday, September 12 from 4-5 pm
Learn about the free, easy-to-use Cypress Resumé maker offered through NC LIVE. Attendees will be able to set up an account and start building their resumés while at the program. Some laptops will be available, but you're welcome to bring your own laptop or tablet.


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, September 10 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
Introduction to Novelist Plus
Friday, September 14 at 11 am and Monday, September 17 at 6:30 pm (identical sessions)
Looking for a new author? Hoping to find a title similar to a favorite read? Join us as we explore Novelist Plus, the library's database that helps readers uncover more of what they like. Participants will learn to find full series lists for popular authors and to locate read-a-like recommendations for a favorite author or book.

“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
Tuesdays, September 11 and 25 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.

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.

Book Club – NEW!
Tuesday, September 11 at 6 pm
Join us for our first meeting as we establish a new book club. We'll make decisions about what to name the club and talk about how we'll organize the group.  

“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.

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!

Chair Dancing: Low Impact Exercise
Fridays, September 14, 21, and 28 at 9:30 am
Exercise to the beat on your seat or on your feet! We'll get in shape and increase our energy levels, all at a doable pace. A great low-impact exercise class for adults.