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This Week at Your Library [Apr13-Apr20]

This Week at Your Library [Apr13-Apr20]

Published: April 09, 2019

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome. 

PAWS to Read
Tuesdays from 4-6 pm
Children are invited to read to one of our trained therapy dogs, including Fudge. Call to make an appointment. 

Movie: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Saturday, April 13 at 1 pm. Presented in Spanish with English subtitles.
In this animated film, New York teen Miles Morales struggles with school, friends, and developing his powers as the new Spider-Man. When he encounters alternate-world characters from the Spider-Man universe, Miles must work with them as he becomes the new protector of his city.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Zumba 
Mondays at 6 pm 

Kick off your week with this dance/movement activity that’s too much fun to call exercise. Appropriate for every skill and ability level, open to ages 14+ (parental signature required for those under 18).

English as a Second Language Classes
Mondays at 6:30 and Thursdays at 5:30 pm
ESL classes are terrific resources for people whose native language is not English. Through instruction and conversation, participants will gain confidence and skills in speaking, reading, and comprehension. For details, call the library at 828.465.8665.

Tai Chi
Thursdays 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; tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movement. Suitable for all fitness levels, open to ages 14 and up (parental signature required for those under 18).

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, April 13 at 10 am
This month's read is Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. May's selection is Becoming by Michelle Obama.

Women's Empowerment Workshop
Saturday, April 13 from 1-2:30 pm presented in Spanish.
Lourdes Mantilla, a certified John Maxwell life coach, will provide tools to support women's personal growth and empowerment. Daycare for children 4+ will be available, and light refreshments will be served. Please reserve a space by registering at 828.465.8664. 

Citizen Science Day
Saturday, April 13, all day
Find out how you can participate in citizen science by recording weird weather that’s affecting you in the moment. Bring your app-enabled device and we’ll help you get started so that you can contribute to the scientific record and do your part for science. 

Advanced Gardener: Organic Gardening
Tuesday, April 16 at 6 pm
Join Dr. George Place, Cooperative Extension director, for a presentation about organic gardening and the various ways to manage pests, kill weeds, prevent diseases, and deliver needed plant nutrition to your garden.

Decluttering 101
Wednesday, April 17 at 10 am
Do you look around your home and wish for the clutter to be gone? Join us for an information-packed session with local author Tami Fox to learn easy and fun strategies to change your routines to fit your life and create a more peaceful, organized home.

Spring Clean: Craft Supply Swap
Wednesday, April 17 from 11 am-2 pm
Tidy up your craft corner by bringing in your unwanted craft supplies (unused, in good condition) and browse to see what others have dropped off. Meet other crafters and share ideas for crafts or for tidying up.

Black History Discussion Group
Wednesday, April 17 at 4 pm
To learn more about black history throughout the year, we’re gathering once a month to discuss various topics. This month, we’ll be talking about the Amistad Rebellion. Bring your curiosity and your understanding. All are welcome; light refreshments will be served.

Cypress Resumé
Wednesday, April 17 at 5 pm
Cypress Resumé is a free, easy-to-use resumé builder. This class will guide you through a three-step process to get you started on creating a professional, high-quality resumé.

Connect, Explore, and Grow with your Library Card
Thursday, April 18 at 11 am
This workshop will provide helpful information on using the library’s catalog to search for materials, renewing items you have out, and putting items on hold. We’ll also talk about paying fines online and requesting new materials for the library. 

Adult STEAM: Fibonacci Doodling
Thursday, April 18 at 6 pm
If you were ever told not to doodle in class, then this workshop is for you! Learn about the mathematics of spirals and patterns found in nature, and then put those ideas to paper with some creative drawings. Supplies will be provided. Please register by calling 828.465.8665.


CONOVER
828.466.5108

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Tiny to Two
Wednesdays at 10 am
A sweet, 20-minute storytime featuring rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing. Playtime follows. Ideal for newborns to age 2, but all are welcome

Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Fridays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.


MAIDEN
828.428.2712

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.


SHERRILLS FORD-TERRELL
828.466.6827

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool

Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

Ready to Learn Storytime: Tiny to Two
Fridays at 10 am
A sweet, 20-minute storytime featuring rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing. Playtime follows. Ideal for newborns to age 2, but all are welcome.

Pre-K STEAM: Tinker Time
Monday, April 15 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
Hands-on Gardening Series: Starting Your Garden from Seed
Saturday, April 13 from 9 am-12 noon
Starting plants from seed is rewarding and economical! We'll learn which plants are easily started from seed at home and which specimens are best to buy as seedlings. There will be lots of time for questions, and participants can start some plants of their own to take home. Presented by Master Gardener volunteers of Catawba County.


SOUTHWEST
828.466.6818

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Wednesdays at 10 am and Thursdays at 11 am 
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Catawba Songwriters
Tuesday, April 16 at 6 pm
Adults and teens are invited to share their musical talents while learning from one another. Bring a finished song or one that’s in progress to share with the group. 


ST. STEPHENS
828.466.6821

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am; Tuesday evenings at 6 pm
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

Crafternoons: Celebrate Earth Day 
Thursday, April 18 at 4 pm
From our collection of clean recyclables, children will be asked to use their creativity and make a special treasure. When we recycle materials, we use less energy and fewer natural resources than when we make things from scratch, which reduces the amount of air and water pollution we create. Join us as we set aside a time to appreciate and become aware of the environment

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, April 13 at 9 am
ESL classes are terrific resources for people whose native language is not English. Through instruction and conversation, participants will gain confidence and skills in speaking, reading, and comprehension. For details, call the library at 828.466.6821 or Centro Latino at 828.330.0477.

Adult Coloring Club: Spring and Easter Themes 
Saturday, April 13 at 2 pm
Come relax by coloring your stress away. We'll provide the themed coloring sheets, markers, and crayons to help you get started.