Catawba County News
This Week at Your Library [Jan 9-15]
Published: January 06, 2021
Souper New Year!
It’s often said that January brings soup weather. Truly, is there anything so restorative to body and soul than a nice, hot bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day? Reserve one of our soup jar kits while supplies last – then join us on Zoom to talk about variations to the recipe and how to put the jars together so you can have an easy dinner handy, right on your shelf. Register to receive a kit and/or the Zoom invitation for our discussion and demo at https://tinyurl.com/ccls-souper-reg. Limit of one soup jar kit per household. Please allow 4 business days for the kit to arrive at the branch of your choice.
Virtual STRONG Fitness with Honey & Jossiah
Saturday, January 9 at 9 am
Get in shape with this class's high-intensity interval training, which relies on body weight, muscle conditioning, and cardio and plyometric moves. Every squat, lunge, and burpee is driven by original music to help you burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs, and glutes! Access the session with this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/723012922?pwd=Umh5bTdaSkdWekxXMVV4N1ZBQVRsQT09. Then enter this meeting ID: 723 012 922 and follow it with this passcode: STRONG. [Please note that this word is case-sensitive. Enter it exactly as shown.] You can also visit www.facebook.com/ZumbaWithHmongSibs/. Meets every Saturday.
Taller de imagen estratégica II
Lunes 11 de enero a las 6 pm
Conoce la formula para crear una imagen yestilo propio, cómo crear seguridad al hablar y cuál es tu marca personal. Presentado en español por la Asesora de Imagen Pública, Verónica Arrocho. Para más información de como obtener el enlace para participar contacte a Soraya at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lugar: Zoom.
Virtual Zumba with Honey & Jossiah
Monday, January 11 at 6 pm
This fun dance workout is appropriate for every skill and ability level and open to anyone 14+ (parental signature required for teens under 18). Access the session with this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87120563944?pwd=S09kaEVkd0dydm1VYW14WnVUZG9sUT09. Then enter the meeting ID: 871 2056 3944 and follow it with the passcode: Dance. [Please note that this word is case-sensitive. Enter it exactly as shown.] You can also visit www.facebook.com/ZumbaWithHmongSibs/. Meets every Monday.
St. Stephens Digital Book Club
Monday, January 11 at 6:30 pm
The St. Stephens branch's next digital book club meeting centers around 'books set during wintertime,' so select something appealing that fits the theme and come prepared to chat with others about their chosen reads! The group meets at www.facebook.com/groups/St.StephensBookClub/.
Among Us Take & Make Keychain Kit
Tuesday, January 12 at 6 pm
Calling all Among Us gamers! Join us as we celebrate the fandom and make our own outer space-themed Among Us keychains. This program is for youth ages 12-18 while supplies last. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/CatCoAmongUs. You’ll receive the registration confirmation and Zoom link in your email.
Live Preschool Storytime via Zoom
Thursday, January 14 at 10 am
Gather the kids and join us for a live, interactive preschool storytime! This family-friendly virtual event will include singing, reading, finger plays, and lots of your favorite activities! This week, we'll be learning about feelings and emotions. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/CatawbaThursdayStorytime. You’ll receive the registration confirmation and Zoom link in your email.
Virtual Zumba with Honey & Jossiah
Thursday, January 14 at 5:30 pm
This fun dance workout is appropriate for every skill and ability level and open to anyone 14+ (parental signature required for teens under 18). Access the session with this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87120563944?pwd=S09kaEVkd0dydm1VYW14WnVUZG9sUT09. Then enter the meeting ID: 871 2056 3944 and follow it with the passcode: Dance. [Please note that this word is case-sensitive. Enter it exactly as shown.] You can also visit www.facebook.com/ZumbaWithHmongSibs/. Meets every Thursday.
Let’s Get Organized
January 15 at 4 pm
Make headway on your resolution to be more organized and share your tips and tricks with others. Library staff will share some ways you can re-purpose items you may already own to bring calmness and order to various parts of your home, including your kitchen, home office, bathroom cabinet, and closet. Register at https://tinyurl.com/ccls-organize-reg.
Upcoming! Hearts & Minds OLBC
Thursday, February 18 at 5:30 pm
This OnLine BookClub has a focus on health and wellness. We’ll meet on Zoom to discuss Stephanie Butland’s The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae. Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and settle in with the rest of us to talk about this novel and its themes of life, loss, love, and living. Send an email to email@example.com to receive the Zoom invitation.
In-Person, Outdoor Tai Chi
Tuesday, January 12 at 3 pm
Join Dr. George Place, director of the Cooperative Extension, for tai chi at Riverbend Park (6700 N NC Hwy 16, Conover, NC 28613), where you'll learn to improve your well-being and balance. Class will be followed by an easy, hour-long hike for those who are interested. Being active outside during the winter months is good for your physical and mental health! To participate, please call 828.465.8247.
Virtual Tai Chi
Wednesday, January 13 at 12 noon
Join our lunchtime tai chi class, led by Cooperative Extension director Dr. George Place. This short virtual session is designed to help people relax in their offices or home environments during a quick 30 minutes. It also helps promote balance and alleviate the effects of arthritis. Check www.facebook.com/catawbacountylibrarysystem for the Zoom code the day of the class.
Take the Cooperative Extension Survey
Through January 22
Please share your opinion! The Catawba County Cooperative Extension Service is conducting a short survey to understand how they can help meet the needs of our community. Whether or not you're familiar with the Cooperative Extension Service, they would like to hear from you. The survey should only take about five minutes of your time. Thanks in advance for your help! To complete the survey, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CatawbaCountyCES.
SUFFRAGE Exhibit: Hickory Museum of Art
Through January 24, 2021
Stop by the Coe Gallery to view a new exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Six regional artists will display artwork that responds to themes associated with the women’s suffrage movement, and a special series of panels created by Catawba Valley Community College graphic design students will trace the movement's milestones. Also featured is an installation called The Feminist To Do List by fiber artist Susan Lenz. Its 42 vintage quilt blocks have been stitched with civic-minded call-to-action phrases. The SUFFRAGE exhibit was created in conjunction with the Historical Association of Catawba County, the Catawba County Library System, the League of Women Voters of Catawba Valley, and the United Arts Council of Catawba County.