Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Apr14-21]

This Week at Your Library [Apr14-21]

April 10, 2018

MAIN (NEWTON)
Better Than Yesterday: Round 2
Register in April for May challenge
By popular demand, we’re offering a second-chance challenge for individuals (no teams or groups this time). Stop by the library to pick up an entry form and log sheet, or use the forms on our web site to record the servings of fruits and vegetables you eat each day in May. *Generally, a cup of raw fruit or vegetables (or ½ cup of dried fruit) equals a serving.

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.

Med Instead of Meds
Wednesdays at 10 am
Join us for the last 4 classes of this 6-week look at the Mediterranean way of eating, and learn how easy changes can promote better health and reduce your risk for chronic disease. Be ready to taste recipes and explore new ways of cooking. Attend three or more sessions to win a prize. Please call 828.465.8665 to register.

English as a Second Language
Mondays, April 2, 16 and 23 at 5:30 pm
Presented in Spanish; all are welcome.

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.

Crochet Classes
Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 11 am
Learn the basics of crocheting! Advance learners can attend this class also. Presented in Spanish; all are welcome.

Teen Tuesday Movie: Justice League
Tuesday, April 17 at 4 pm
Some of DC Comics' greatest heroes come together to defend humanity against a villainous threat. Rated PG-13.

Positive Parenting Workshops
Mondays, April 9, 16, 23 from 6-7:30 pm
Presented in Spanish

The Catawba County Parent Support Team is leading three free workshops for the parents of preschool-aged children. Attend one or all of them: The Power of Positive Parenting, Raising Confident Competent Children, and Raising Resilient Children. Please register by calling 828.695.6565.

Blue Talk and Tears Bottle Craft
Tuesday, April 10 at 4 pm
Design and create your own tears bottle like the characters Ann Fay and Imogene from the book Blue by Joyce Moyer Hostetter. All ages welcome. Registration recommended.

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, April 14 at 10 am
Join us to share and discuss all kinds of books. This month's read is Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult. May's selection will be Ghost of the Innocent Man by Benjamin Rachlin.

The Berlin Airlift: Saving a City
Saturday, April 14 at 3 pm
When the Soviet Union blockaded West Berlin in 1948, the US, England, and France created a massive airlift to sustain the city of 2.4 million for more than a year. Historian Edwin “Eddie” Ide will share details of what’s been called the most significant non-combat military operation of the 20th century.

Excel: Sort and Filter
Tuesday, April 17 at 11 am
Go beyond the basics of sorting data, and learn about all of the filtering options that let you quickly access the information you need.

Advanced Gardener: Flowers, Shrubs & Pollinator Gardens
Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 pm
Dr. George Place offers advice on how to have different colored blooms throughout the year and how to attract a diversity of pollinators to your landscape.

Microsoft Word Advanced
Wednesday, April 18 at 11 am
This workshop will show you how to use mail merge, add and manipulate images, and make comments and track changes. Basic Word skills are necessary.

Create Your Own Business Cards
Thursday, April 19 at 11 am
Learn the basics of Microsoft Publisher as you create your own business cards.

“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
“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
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.

Open Mic: Music and Poetry
Saturday, April 14 at noon
Bring your talent and your friends! This event is open to the public; performers must be signed up by 10 am that day. Open to teens and adults.

Catawba Valley Writers Club
Tuesday, April 17 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!

Star Party
Friday, April 20 from 6-8 pm
Join us for an after-hours, statewide star party in honor of National Astronomy Day! We'll have fun, educational activities for the whole family, plus refreshments. Learn to identify constellations and planets as the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club shares telescopes and shows us how to navigate the night sky.

Hmong Keeb Kwm
Saturday, April 21 from 10 am-2 pm
Help the library celebrate, collect, and preserve Hmong culture. Hmong community members are invited to share items, papers, or oral histories for future generations.

 

MAIDEN
Ready to Learn Storytime

Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

STEAM: Grass Head Fred
Wednesday, April 18 at 4 pm
Children of all ages are invited to this fun, easy project to learn about the plant life cycle. Kids will create their own “Fred” with growing grass hair. They'll be able to watch as Fred “drinks” the water from the cup to make his hair grow.

 

SHERRILLS FORD-TERRELL
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.

Technology Help
Friday, April 20 at 11 am and Saturday, April 21 at 3 pm (identical sessions)
Interested in learning a new technology, at your own pace and from the comfort of home? At this session, you'll learn to use the library’s free, online tutorials for Microsoft Office, Twitter, Instagram, and more. Bring your own device or use one of ours.

“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
Ready to Learn Storytime

Thursdays at 11 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Catawba Crafters
Mondays, April 2, 9, 16 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.

Saturday Ready to Learn Storytime
Saturday, April 14 at 11 am
Come to a special Saturday storytime featuring songs, play, crafts, and stories. This is also a great time to get signed up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program!

Jokes and Magic Tricks
Tuesday, April 17 from 4-5 pm
If you like making people laugh and astounding them with your sleight of hand, come to the library for a fun afternoon of learning and performing. Grades 2 and up.

Musicians and Songwriters
Tuesday, April 17 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.

“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
Super Fun Zumba

Mondays 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).

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.

Movies at the Library: Thor Ragnarok
Friday, April 20 at 3:30 pm
Experience Marvel's reinvented tale of the Norse god as he finds his way home from an alien world in time to stop impending disaster. Enjoy popcorn and a drink. Rated PG-13.