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This Week at Your Library [Apr20-Apr27]

This Week at Your Library [Apr20-Apr27]

Published: April 16, 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
Thursday, April 25 at 2 pm. Presented in English with Spanish 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.

Movie Matinee: How to Train Your Dragon
Tuesday, April 23 at 2 pm
Join us as we watch Hiccup and Toothless go from enemies to friends in the first How to Train Your Dragon movie. 

Board Game Day
Wednesday, April 24 from 11 am-5 pm 
Drop-in and play a game from our collection, or bring your own favorites to enjoy.

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).

Google Drive
Monday, April 22 at 11 am
Learn to store, create, and share information using Google Drive, Google’s web-based storage and synching service. An email address is required to participate.

Reverse Mortgages: What You Need to Know
Tuesday, April 23 at 10 am
We’ve all seen the ads, but how do you know if a reverse mortgage is right for you? Sarah Stamey, specialist with the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Agency on Aging, will shed light on what can be a confusing topic.

Piece of Cake Book Club
Tuesday, April 23 at 3 pm
PoCBC meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Whisk & Barrel in downtown Newton. April’s selection is Bad Move by Linwood Barclay. May’s pick is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

WorkLife Wednesday: Are You LinkedIn?
Wednesday, April 24 from 3 pm-6 pm
Whether you want to re-enter the workforce after time away, are seeking a career change, or are graduating into the world of work, LinkedIn is the primary social media networking site for career-minded people. Get help with any or all of the following: create a LinkedIn profile, create or update your LinkedIn resumé, or pose for a business-appropriate portrait to upload (professional dress suggested). Capacity is limited, so please register by calling 828.465.8665. 

Tips & Tricks for Outdoor Photography
Thursday, April 25 at 4 pm
Learn to compose a shot, consider the time of day, work with available light, find compelling subjects, and avoid common pitfalls. CVCC photographic technology director Clayton Joe Young will cover the essentials; then we’ll head outside to practice. Bring your camera or smartphone with camera. Register by calling 828.465.8665.


CLAREMONT
828.466.6817

Crafternoon: DIY Mini Weaving
Thursday, April 25 at 4 pm
Create your own mini weaving project in this all-ages, family-friendly DIY crafting program. Recommended for ages 5 and up, but all are welcome!


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.

Yoga for All Ages
Saturday, April 27 at 11 am 
Great for beginners, families, and advanced students! Please bring your own mat or towel. Come early to check out our yoga books/DVDs.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Murder Mystery Party: Zombies
Saturday, April 27 at noon
Enjoy a meal and a fun, mafia-style whodunit game at the library. There will be bad guys. There will be good guys. Some will be zombies. Try to discover who’s who before it’s too late! Please register by calling 828.466.5108. Open to teens and adults.


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.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Advanced Gardener: Organic Gardening 
Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 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.


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.

Student STEAM: 4-H Bright Ideas Club
Monday, April 22 at 6 pm
Join us as we explore the forces and concepts of science and engineering by learning about circuits, solving Morse code messages, building catapults, and more! At each meeting, we'll complete hands-on projects based on the 4-H program guides. Please register to attend. Designed for ages 7-16.


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.

Paws to Read with Mini
Tuesday, April 23 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.

Earth Day Celebration
Monday, April 22 at 5:30 pm
Children can celebrate our home planet with a variety of crafts: creating their own painting of the Earth, putting together bird feeders, and making planters with recycled bottles! Perfect for ages 7 and up, but younger patrons can participate with the help of an adult.  

STEAM: Earth Day and an Open Mic
Wednesday, April 24 at 2 pm
Join us for an afternoon of discovery! We'll learn about Earth Day and talk about how we can help our planet. Participants can also take part in hands-on activities and write and share a poem dedicated to Planet Earth. Ideal for homeschool families, but all are invited!


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.

Family Movie at the Library: Aquaman
Friday, April 26 at 4 pm 
In this live-action film about the DC comics superhero, Aquaman, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, undertakes a quest to prevent war between the worlds of ocean and land. PG-13.  

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, April 27 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.

Wireless Printing: Bring Your Device
Wednesday, April 24 at 10 am
Drop in with your device, and we’ll show you how to print to the library printer from home or work. You'll learn how to send documents from your device no matter where you are and then pick up the prints within minutes at your local library branch.