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This Week @ Your Library April 22-29

This Week @ Your Library April 22-29

Published: April 22, 2022


We've got storytimes!

Ready to Learn Storytime: Tiny to Two
Monday at 10 am
Main Library in Newton

This sweet, simple, 20-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for our youngest learners. Playtime follows.

Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool 
Main Library in Newton
Wednesday at 10 am
Friday at 10 am

Southwest Branch Library
Wednesday at 11 am
Thursday at 10 am

Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
Wednesday at 10 am
Thursday at 10 am

St. Stephens Branch Library
Tuesday at 6 pm
Thursday at 10:30 am

Maiden Branch Library
Thursday at 10 am

Preschool story time with reading readiness. Join us for songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Programs for children!

Earth Day
Friday, April 22 at 3 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Children and families are invited to celebrate Earth Day with an afternoon of STEAM fun! To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6818.

Pollination Station: Live Butterflies
Friday, April 22 at 4 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Visit our live caterpillars as they become butterflies at the library! Learn about the life cycle of butterflies, the importance of pollinators for the environment, and how we can protect and support them. Activities for children learning how pollination works will be available coupled with a small take home goodie to start your very own butterfly garden at home. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

Growing in Gratitude
Saturday, April 23 at 10 am
Conover Branch Library

Want to show your teacher how much you care? Create a special flower pot to celebrate the upcoming Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6). This program is ideal for kids 5-10, but all are welcome. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-5108. 

Japanese Culture Club
Monday April 25 at 6:30 PM
St. Stephens Branch Library

This month we’ll discover the cherry blossom viewing festival in Japan and you’ll have the chance to make your own miniature cherry tree!  To register, please visit or call 828-466-6821.

Tales in the Garden: All About Insects
Thursday, April 28 at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

Join us in the Newton garden as we explore insects! We will share bilingual stories, build a bug hotel, sample honey, and learn about bees with the Catawba Valley BeeKeepers. Please bring your own blanket or camp chair.

Thumbelina with the Green Room Theatre
Saturday, April 30
Conover Branch Library at 11 am
Main Library in Newton at 3 pm

Join us for a free and fun production of Thumbelina. 

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Main Library in Newton
Tuesday, April 26 at 5 pm
Learn to Make Egg Rolls
To register, please call 828-465-8665.

Programs for adults!

Capturing Creative Images of Water
Sunday, April 24 at 8 am
Riverbend Park 

We’ll take advantage of the early morning light to learn about photographing water and water landscapes to produce visually interesting images. We are pleased to have published photographer and CVCC instructor Joe Young on hand to share his knowledge with us. Get the most out of this workshop with your traditional camera but a cell phone camera can be used. It’s also suggested to bring a tripod if you have one available. If you wish, you can submit your best image to Catawba County Parks’ Monthly Photo Contest – the theme for April is ‘Spring.’

Mountain View Book Buzz – Book Club
Monday, April 25 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Join us as we discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. All are welcome for lively conversation and lots of fun!

Zumba LIVE with Honey & Jossiah
Mondays, April 25 at 6 pm 
Main Library at Newton

Kick off your week with a burst of Zumba, a dance and movement class that’s too much fun to call exercise. It’s appropriate for every skill and ability level and open to anyone 14+ (parental signature required for teens under 18). 

The Walking Dead Virtual Trivia Night
Tuesday, April 26 at 6 pm
Online via Zoom and Kahoot

Are you ready to fight the dead with your knowledge of the dead? Join us for a virtual Walking Dead Trivia Night LIVE via Zoom and Kahoot.  We're inviting up to 25 teens/adults or households to join us. Prizes will be given to the winners, and WD cosplay is encouraged! (For the best experience we recommend connecting two devices, a laptop and phone/tablet. To prepare you can install the Kahoot app but it's not required to participate.) To register, and receive the Zoom link, please visit

Sort and Filter in Excel
Wednesday, April 27 at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

Use the sort and filter features in Excel to organize your data so you can find the information you are looking for easily. This program is the last in a four-part series. To register, please visit the library or call 828-465-9494.

ESL Class
Wednesday, April 27 at 6 pm
Online via Zoom

Practice speaking English with us on Wednesday evenings! This is a one-hour online Zoom conversation to help students gain more confidence in speaking English. Please call 828.465.8664 to register or for more information.

Clase de inglés
Miércoles, 27 de abril de 6 pm
En línea por Zoom

¡Practique inglés con nosotros los miércoles por la tarde! Esta es una conversación de una hora, por Zoom, para estudiantes que deseen ganar más confianza al hablar inglés. Para obtener más información o para registrarse, llame al: 828-465-8664.

Gentle Flow Yoga 
Thursdays, April 28 at 11 am 
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

A certified yoga instructor will lead us through a beginner-friendly, gentle flow yoga class. You are encouraged to bring a yoga mat or towel as well as a small blanket. Class on 28th will be outside weather pending. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

Credit/Money Management 
Thursday, April 28 at 2 pm
Online via WebEx

Learn the basics of making a budget, reading your credit report, and what affects your credit rating. This workshop is being offered by NCWorks Catawba and will be led by a HOPE Financial Wellbeing Coach. To register, please visit

Piece of Cake Book Club
Thursday, April 28 at 5 pm
Narrow Coffee & Nosh in Downtown Newton

Selecting a diverse range of works and authors, join us to chat about April’s pick, The Maidens by Alex Michaelides. May’s selection will be The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley. Readers are welcome to suggest titles for upcoming meetings at