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This Week @ Your Library August 12-19

This Week @ Your Library August 12-19

Published: August 11, 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
Thursday at 10 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!

Pre-K Play!
Saturday, August 13 at 11 am
Conover Branch Library

Join us for fun, fitness-focused play with music, games, and an obstacle course! Kids will have a blast as they explore, exercise, and develop motor skills. This program is designed for preschoolers, but older children are welcome.
The Hunt for Planet B and Celebration of Space
Friday, August 19 from 11 am – 3 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join us at 11 am for coloring sheets, word searches, and origami activities and at 2 pm for t-shirt art. We will show the NASA documentary The Hunt for Planet B at 11 am. To register, please call 828-466-6821.

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

August 16: Make a marbled galaxy jar inspired by images from the James Webb Telescope.

Programs for adults!

Zumba LIVE with Honey & Jossiah
Mondays 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).

Gentle Flow Yoga
Fridays, August 12 & 19 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. To register, visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

El club de lectura Un corazón lector
Domingo, 14 de agosto a las 5 pm
La ubicación de las reuniones cambia

El club the lectura Un corazón lector se reunirá el domingo, 14 de agosto a las 5 pm para discutir y conversar acerca del libro El Comensal de Gabriela Ybarra.La ubicación de las reuniones cambia. Por favor, llame al 828.465.5664 para más información.

Canasta Crew
Monday, August 15 at 10:30 am
Main Library at Newton

Friendly people wanted for this opportunity to socialize and play a classic card game! No experience necessary, newbies welcome - experienced players encouraged to participateas well. We will be playing Hoyle rules requiring four players for a game and will host as many games as we have foursomes. Bring a partner if you have one or come solo and we’ll match you up. To register, please call 828-465- 8665! Light refreshments provided.

Mountain View Book Buzz
Monday, August 15 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Join us as we discuss The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. All are welcome for lively conversations and lots of fun!

Adult STEAM: Yarn Dyeing
Tuesday, August 16 at 2 pm
Southwest Branch Library

To Dye For: The Science of Natural Dyes – If you are interested in dyeing naturally, join us as we show you the wide range of colors that can be created using locally found and store bought, natural materials. You’ll be surprised at the results! Yarn will be provided. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6818.

Social Media for Job Search
Tuesday, August 16 at 2 pm
Online via WebEx

Learn tips on how to conduct effective job searches on popular social media platforms: facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn! To register, please visit

Health Insurance & Legal Aid Navigator
Tuesday, August 16 from 2 - 7 pm
Main Library at Newton

Stop in to visit with federally qualified health insurance navigators who provide information about Legal Aid of North Carolina FREE legal services and unbiased help finding quality affordable health insurance. The navigators offer experienced counsel when applying for health insurance through the official government website. They can explain options and assist consumers with estimating their income for the year ahead to see if they qualify for tax credits and/or cost sharing reductions.

Catawba Songwriters
Tuesday, August 16 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Share your talents while you learn from others. Bring a finished written song or one that’s in progress to share with the group. Teens and tweens with musical talents are invited to join.

The Hunt for Planet B Film Viewing
Tuesday, August 16 at 6 pm
Main Library in Newton
Friday, August 19 at 11 am
St. Stephens Branch Library

Have the images from the James Webb Space Telescope increased your curiosity about space exploration? Join us to view The Hunt for Planet B, a documentary that follows the creation of the telescope and the search for life beyond our solar system. During the showing at the Main Library in Newton, we will make marbled galaxy vases - to register, please call 828-465-8665. After the showing at the St. Stephens Branch, we will make space-themed t-shirt art - to register, please call 828-466-6821.

Career Center
Wednesday, August 17 from1 - 4 pm
Main Library at Newton

A career specialist will be available to provide one-on-one assistance with resumes, interview practice and other soft skills, online applications, and job search strategies. Reserve a 30-minute appointment by calling 828-465-8665 or drop in as you are able.

Visit with the Library to Go - out in the community!

Herman Sipe Lunch & Learn 
Wednesdays from 11 am - 12:30 pm
115 Herman Sipe Rd, Conover, 28613

Enjoy a hot meal provided by The Corner Table Soup Kitchen, check out some books, and participate in free hands-on activities. 

Clean Wave Laundry Suds & Stories
Sunday, August 14 from 2 pm - 5 pm
2720 2nd Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601

Check out books, use our wi-fi hotspot, or get some one-on-one help with your device. Our family storytime which incorporates stories, songs, and sensory play starts at 3pm.

Check out and Storytime: Catawba
Thursdays, Aug 18 from 10 am - 2 pm
200 S. Main St, Catawba, NC 28609

Visit our mobile library to check out our rotating selection of books, learn about our
electronic resources, or receive technology help. Our family storytime filled with stories, songs, crafts, and sensory play starts at 10:45am!