Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Oct13-Oct20]

This Week at Your Library [Oct13-Oct20]

October 08, 2018

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
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.

Dictionary Day!
Tuesday, October 16 at 4 pm
Families are encouraged to celebrate National Dictionary Day with us. We’ll play word games that the whole family can enjoy!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Zumba 
Mondays in October at 6 pm
Kick off the week with this dance/movement activity that’s too much fun to call exercise. Appropriate for every skill and ability level and open to ages 14+ (parental signature required for those under 18). Note: October 15, 22, and 29 classes will be held outside, weather permitting. Rain location to be announced.

Addiction and the Brain (part of the Dreamland community read series)
Tuesday, October 16 at 10 am
While the workings of the human brain are the subject of much medical research, the pathways of addiction are becoming better understood. This short film will illustrate areas of the brain impacted by substance use. It will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Josh Clay of The Cognitive Connection.

Fighting Recreational Opioid Use (part of the Dreamland community read series)
Wednesday, October 17 at noon in the East Wing Auditorium on CVCC's campus
This seminar is presented by the Hunter Dalton #HD Life Foundation, which commemorates a young man from Cornelius, NC, who passed away from drug use. The Foundation provides education and resources to help prevent the use of potentially lethal recreational drugs.

Southern Pens Book Club
Saturday, October 13 at 10 am
This month's read is The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang. November's selection will be Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy.

Advanced Gardener: Edible Landscaping with Fruit
Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm
Dr. George Place offers tips on incorporating berries, nuts, tree fruit, and vine fruit into your landscape design for a beautiful food production system.

Make the Med Flip: The Souper Bowl
Wednesday, October 17 at 10 am
Based on the Mediterranean Way program, this workshop will center around sharing recipes and tasting different soups using Med-friendly ingredients. Call 828.465.8665 to register.

Microsoft Word: Resumés
Wednesday, October 17 at 11 am
Learn how to build a professional looking resumé using basic formatting tools in Microsoft Word, a word processing application.

Limitless Theatre: Old MacDonald
Wednesday, October 17 at 4:30 pm  
The Green Room Theatre's Limitless Theatre for Exceptional Actors (comprised of teens and adults with special needs) presents its unique version of Old MacDonald Had a Farm. The short, action-packed program is a great opportunity to introduce young children to live theater and is entertaining for all ages.

Screenprinting with the Digital Cutter
Tuesday, October 18 at 6 pm
Get hands-on experience with screenprinting using our TechConnect space’s new Silhouette digital cutter. We’ll be using a vinyl decal cut by the Silhouette digital cutter to print a design using a silkscreen technique and paint.

Making Hmong-style Eggrolls
Saturday, October 20 at 1 pm
Learn to make your own crispy, delicious eggrolls and customize them to your taste with different vegetables. Space is limited; please register by calling 828.465.8665. Program presented in Spanish.

“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
828.466.6817

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Technology Tutoring: Bring Your Own Device 
Thursday, October 18 from 3-4:30 pm
Need help with eBooks, apps, or programs? Call the library to book a 30-minute session. Come with device, charger, and password.

“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
828.466.5108

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Baby Bounce
Wednesdays at 5 pm (*note time change!)
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 4 pm(*note time change!)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Yoga for All Ages
Friday, October 19 at 5 pm
This satisfying class is great for beginners, families, and advanced students! Please bring your own mat or towel. Come early to check out our selection of yoga books and DVDs.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Catawba Valley Writers Club
Tuesday, October 16 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! 

Author Talk: Lou Berney
Tuesday, October 16 at 6 pm
Join the library in welcoming Edgar Award-winning author Lou Berney, who will discuss his latest novel, November Road, a gripping crime novel set in 1960s America. Berney will take audience questions and sign books. November Road goes on sale October 9.


MAIDEN
828.428.2712

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Gardening with Native Plants
Saturday, October 13 at 11 am
Anelle Ammons from the Catawba County Cooperative Extension will help you get started gardening with native plants. She'll also talk about why you’d want to grow native plants and share the names of great specimens for your landscape.

Raising Resilient Children
Tuesday, October 16 from 6-7:30 pm
One of parenthood's most important tasks is helping children learn to deal with their emotions. This seminar provides tips for teaching children how to bounce back after day-to-day disappointments or struggles.


SHERRILLS FORD-TERRELL
828.466.6827

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
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. (Note: On September 28, free play time will be available without a staff-guided program.)

Saturday Ready to Learn Storytime
Saturday, October 13 at 10 am
Join us for a special weekend storytime with songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare preschoolers to learn.

STEAM Explorers: Candy Catapults 
Wednesday, October 17 at 4 pm
Kids 7-13 are invited to learn about science concepts and get hands-on experience. This month, we'll engineer catapults and compete against friends to see who can launch their candy the farthest. Registration required. 

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Crafting Your Cover Letter 
Monday, October 15 at noon
You’ve identified the job you want and have spruced up your resumé. That's all you have to do, right? Not so fast! Every resumé should have a great cover letter to go with it. Discover what makes a cover letter effective, and view examples of do's and don’ts.

“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
828.466.6818

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Thursdays at 11 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Baby Bounce
Thursdays at 2 pm
This sweet, simple, 20-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for our youngest learners (birth-24 months). Playtime follows.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
One-on-One Technology Tutoring
Wednesdays, 11 am-3 pm
Bring in your phone, tablet, or laptop – or use one of the library's desktop computers – to get help with technology questions. Register for a 20-minute session by calling 828.466.6818.

Catawba Songwriters 
Tuesday, October 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. 

“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
828.466.6821

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
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.

Crafternoons: Face Painting for Halloween 
Thursday, October 18 at 4 pm 
With Halloween just around the corner, learn how to “make-up” your own mask. Examples will be on display for inspiration. Parental assistance is requested for younger children. All materials will be provided.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Adult Coloring Club: Halloween 
Saturday, October 13 at 2 pm
Come relax by coloring your stress away. We'll provide the holiday-themed coloring sheets, markers, and crayons to help you get started.