Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Jun22-Jun29]

This Week at Your Library [Jun22-Jun29]

Published: June 20, 2019

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Mondays, Wednesdays, and 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.  

Kids Book Club
Tuesday, June 25 at 11 am
Read a book that fits the theme for the month, and then come to the book club meeting for activities and discussion. In June, we're reading books featuring creatures of the night. Ideal for rising 3rd graders and up.

Animals Inside and Out
Tuesday, June 25 at 11 am
The Catawba Science Center invites kids to meet live animals and examine animal pelts, teeth, bones, and scat. Learn about the life cycles of butterflies and other animals that go through metamorphosis.

Astronaut Training
Friday, June 28 at 10 am
Stretch-n-Grow Fitness brings certified fitness instructors to lead children in vigorous activities that incorporate endurance, strength, flexibility, motor skill development - and fun!

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
Monday, June 24 at 6:30 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.

Piece of Cake Book Club
Tuesday, June 25 at 3 pm
PoCBC Meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Whisk & Barrel in downtown Newton. The month's selection is All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin. The book club will be on vacation in July.

Cypress Resumé
Tuesday, June 25 at 5 pm
Cypress Resumé is a free, easy-to-use resumé builder. This class will guide you through three simple processes to help you get started creating a professional, high-quality resumé.

Moon Shot
Thursday, June 27 at 6 pm
Embark on the journey that defined the generation! We're hosting a sneak preview of the upcoming PBS American Experience three-part series Chasing the Moon. Share the memories of the 1969 moon landing at our astronaut-themed ice cream social: try a sip of Tang or enjoy some Dippin' Dots.


CLAREMONT
828.466.6817

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Star Party & Space Science with Ms. Jan
Thursday, June 27 at 4 pm
Learn about astronomy through fun lessons and experiments that teach kids about what they see in the night sky.

DIY Galaxy Bags
Friday June 28 at 4 pm
Teens, enjoy the creative, crafty process of making your own galaxy book bag! For ages 13-18. Registration required: 828.466.6817.


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.

Space-o-rarium
Saturday, June 22 at 11 am
You've been given a mission! Report to the library to create a space-inspired, non-living terrarium and white/draw about your voyage and your encounters with aliens, new habitats, and other interstellar discoveries. All supplies will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own clear glass or plastic jar (any size works – spaghetti sauce jars, jam jars, old fish tanks, etc.) and/or any other decorations from home that you'd like to use.

Star Party & Space Science with Ms. Jan
Tuesday, June 25 at 4 pm
Learn about astronomy through fun lessons and experiments that teach kids about what they see in the night sky.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Murder Mystery Party: Aliens
Saturday, June 29 at 11 am
Come enjoy a meal and this fun, supernatural, mafia-style whodunit game involving extraterrestrials! try to discover who's who-before it's too late! Open to teens and adults. Registration required: 828.466.5108.


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.

Teen Galaxy T-Shirts
Wednesday, June 26 at 4 pm
Create a t-shirt that's out of this world! Using fabric paints and our imagination, we'll make unique galaxy t-shirts to celebrate the Summer Learning theme: a universe of stories. Ages 13-18. Registration required: 828.428.2712.

Animals Inside and Out
Thursday, June 27 at 2 pm
The Catawba Science Center invites kids to meet live animals and examine animal pelt, teeth, bones, and scat. Learn about the life cycles of buterflies and other animals that go through metamorphosis.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Advanced Gardener: Garden Diseases and Disorders
Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 pm
Join Dr. George Place, Cooperative Extension director, to learn about garden and landscape diseases and disorders. Discover how to tell the difference between viral infection, nutrient deficiency, or sun scald damage. We'll also talk about practices you can use to avoid pest problems and minimize the need for pesticides.


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.

Animals Inside and Out
Tuesday, June 25 at 4 pm
The Catawba Science Center invites kids to meet live animals and examine animal pelts, teeth, bones, and scat. Learn about the life cycles of butterflies and other animals that go through metamorphosis.

Coding Club: Video Game Design
Wednesday, June 27 at 2 pm
Using Google's CS First and MIT's Scratch technologies, we'll learn basic video game coding concepts. For week 2, we'll create a racing game to share with friends and play at home. Recommended for rising 6th graders and up.

STEAM: Pendulum Painting
Thursday, June 27 at 2 pm
Explore the art and science behind pendulums. Join us as we construct a pendulum and create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece using gravity and paint. Ages 7-12.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Hands-on Gardening Series
Saturday, June 22 at 9:30 am
This month, we'll talk about how to keep up with your yard and garden during the summer. Bring your questions about late spring pruning, summer planting, and yard and garden maintenance. After the presentation, we'll have plenty of time for a Q&A session. Presented by Master Gardener volunteers of Catawba County.

Fundamentals of Nutrition
Tuesday, June 25 at 6 pm
Water is the most important nutrient in the body, making up 60% of a human's total body mass. Find out the signs of chronic dehydration and why water quality matters. As an added bonus, we'll cover how to read food labels and where and how to source the best quality food for optimal health.


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.

Monday Night Movie: Fly Me to the Moon
Monday, June 24 at 6 pm
Three fly friends, inspired by one of their grandpa's adventures with Amelia Earhart, sneak aboard Apollo 11 in this animated adventure about making it to the moon and back! Rated G.

Astronaut Training
Tuesday, Jun 2 at 4 pm
Stretch-n-Grow Fitness brings certified fitness instructors to lead children in vigorous activities that incorporate endurance, strength, flexibility, motor skill development – and fun!


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.

Resource Warehouse: Arty Party
Monday, June 24 at 3 pm
Teens will make a project from repurposed materials with guidance from Resource Warehouse staff.

Shoot for the Moon!
Tuesday, June 25 at 1 pm
We'll read Many Moons by Remi Courgeon, make balloon rockets, and learn about velocity, force, and gravity.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Meatless Meatballs: Expand Your Universe
Monday, June 17 at 6 pm
Andrea Sherrill, family and consumer science agent with the Cooperative Extension, will show how eating plant-based meals can help lower cholesterol and improve heart health. Join us to learn how to make very special meatless meal!


SYSTEMWIDE

Bookmark Art Contest: Submit Your Artwork Throughout June!
Create artwork for a “Libraries Build Community” bookmark. If your artwork is chosen, it will be professionally produced and distributed throughout Catawba County. Stop by the reference desk for guidelines, a template, and/or art supplies you can use in the library. For guidelines, check the library's website: http://catawbacountync.gov/county-services/library/arts-at-the-library/.