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This Week @ Your Library December 16-23

This Week @ Your Library December 16-23

Published: December 16, 2022


We've got storytimes!

Ready to Learn Storytime: Tiny to Two
Mondays 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 
Preschool story time with reading readiness. Join us for songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Wednesdays at 10 am
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
St. Stephens Branch Library
Main Library in Newton

Wednesdays at 11 am
Southwest Branch Library

Ready to Learn Storytime: Bilingual 
Miercoles a la 10am
Wednesdays at 10am 
St. Stephens Branch Library

Únase a nosotros para hora del cuento bilingüe, canciones, movimiento, aprendizaje y más para niños hasta 5 años. 
Join us for an exciting bilingual storytime 
featuring stories, songs, movement, learning and more for children up to 5 years of age.

Programs for children!

Elf Appreciation Afternoon
Saturday, December 17 from 2 - 5 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

"Have your ELF a happy holiday!" Join us for a viewing of the movie Elf, hot cocoa, and ELF trivia! Fun for the whole family. To register, please call 828-466-6821.

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

December 20: Holiday Trivia

Dungeons and Dragons Club
Saturday, December 17 at 1 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Discover your inner warrior and join us in this epic adventure.

Programs for adults!

Zumba LIVE with Honey & Jossiah
Mondays at 6 pm
Main Library in 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).

Community Recipe Book
Tuesday, November 1 - December 20
Conover Branch Library

With the holidays approaching, so is some yummy food! We are putting together a Conover Community Recipe Book and are asking for 1-2 of your favorite recipes that we can copy and insert into our book. During this time, the book will be out for viewing and we encourage everyone to find a new recipe to try!

Winter Wonderland Painting
Friday, December 16 at 10 am
Conover Branch Library

Create your own unique winter scene using pointillism techniques! We’ll use acrylic paint and ceramic tiles to make small, original pieces of art.

Gentle Flow Yoga
Friday, December 16 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, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

Houseplant Swap
Friday, December 16 at 4 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

If you love houseplants as much as we do, join us for our houseplant swap. You’re invited to bring in healthy plants, rooted in dirt or loose cuttings, and be ready to trade. We will also learn how to propagate houseplants and the different methods to ensure its success.

Macramé Snowflakes
Saturday, December 17 at 2 pm
Main Library in Newton

Need a little winter décor to brighten your space? Learn to make an easy, hangable macramé snowflake. All supplies provided. To register, please call 828-465-8665.

Club de lectura: Un corazón lector
Domingo, 18 de diciembre a las 5 pm
Se reunirá para discutir y conversar acerca de la primera parte del libro El maestro por Mario Escobar. La ubicación de las reuniones cambia. Por favor, llame al 828.465.5664 para más información.

Sound Bath Meditation
Monday, December 19 at 9:30 am
Main Library at Newton

Experience the incredibly soothing effects of a Sound Bath meditation using crystal singing bowls attuned to each of the 7 main chakras. This is the perfect class for anyone interested in starting a meditation practice. Bring a mat or towel.

Mountain View Book Buzz
Monday, December 19 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Join us as we discuss The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel. All are welcome for lively conversations and lots of fun!

Veterans Services Workshop
Tuesday, December 20 at 10 am
Online via WebEx

This workshop is designed to inform Veteran job seekers in North Carolina of the various resources available to them through their local NCWorks Career Centers. To register, please visit

Catawba Songwriters
Tuesday, December 20 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.

Trivia Night
Tuesday, December 20 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Join us for an evening of Holiday trivia! Valerie Carpenter will host this program guaranteed to test your knowledge. Trivia night will be full of facts, fun and festive prizes. To register, please call 828-466-6818 or visit the library.

Winter Solstice Celebration
Wednesday, Dec 21 from 4:30 - 6 pm
Maiden Branch Library

The winter solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year. Celebrate with us to let go, set our intentions for the new year, and create a winter solstice lantern to keep us company during the long winter nights. To register, please visit