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This Week @ Your Library February 16-23

This Week @ Your Library February 16-23

Published: February 14, 2024


We've got storytimes!

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

Thursdays at 10 am 
Maiden Branch Library
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
Southwest Branch Library
St. Stephens Branch Library

Fridays at 10 am
Main Library in Newton

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: Bilingual
Miercoles a la 10 am
Wednesdays at 10 am
St. Stephens Branch Library

Únase a nosotros para hora del cuento bilingüe, canciones, movimiento, aprendizaje y más para preescolares.
Join us for bilingual storytime featuring stories, songs, movement, learning and more for preschoolers.

Programs for children!

Pre-K Play!
Saturday, February 17 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 ideal for children from 2-5 years old. 

Fairy & Gnome Golf: The Mini-est Mini Golf
Monday, February 19 at 4 pm
Main Library in Newton

Use materials provided to design and build a mini miniature golf hole complete with obstacles. Add your masterpiece to the course and play a round.

Do Re Me and You Dance Party 
Friday, February 23 at 10 am
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join us for 30 minutes of music and movement! For children 5 and under. 

Programs for teens!

Needle Felting
Tuesday, February 20 at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

Create a cat or dog using needle felting. Snacks and drinks provided. For more information or to register, please visit the library or call 828-465-8665.

Programs for adults! 

Zumba Mondays!
Mondays at 6 pm 
First United Methodist in Newton, Fellowship Hall  
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). 

Purl and Chain: Knit and Crochet Club
Tuesdays at 6 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Make new friends and enjoy the company of others while you knit and crochet. Bring your own materials. 

Stretch for Health & Meditate for Mindfulness
Fridays at 3 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Combining stretching with meditation may benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. You can do these exercises while sitting in a chair or bring a mat/towel for floor routines.  While this class is geared to 50+, adults of all ages are invited to join. 

Yoga at the Park
Friday, February 16 at 11 am
Mountain Creek Park

A certified yoga instructor will lead us through a beginner-friendly, gentle flow yoga class inside at the MCP information center. You are encouraged to bring a yoga mat or towel as well as a small blanket. 

Hickory Con
Saturday, February 17 at 10 am
Hickory Metro Convention Center

If you’re headed to the comic con in Hickory, be sure to stop by the library’s table and say hello. We’ll be celebrating the intersection of pop culture and literacy all day long!

Resume Class
Saturday, February 17 at 2 pm
Main Library in Newton

Learn about Resume Builder, a new program available to the public through the library. Create a resume and print up to 3 copies to take home. For more info, please call 828-465-9494.

Habitat for Humanity AIM Meeting
Monday, February 19 at 9 am
Main Library in Newton

It's open application time for Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley’s homeownership program. Prospective homeowners are invited to learn about the program and its requirements. Library computers will be available for anyone who would like to fill out the online form during or after the meeting. Interested applicants should bring their ID and proof of income.

Shelf-Care Book Club
Monday, February 19 at 6 pm
Online via Zoom
In person at St. Stephens Branch Library

Treat yourself to the best kind of self-care: a good book! We’ll be discussing Just My Type by Falon Ballard. Readers participating on Zoom can register at the library to receive the meeting link. 

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

Join us as we discuss Tom Lake by Ann Patchett. All are welcome to join us for discussions and conversations based on this novel. 

Health Insurance Navigator Assistance
Wednesday, February 21 from 10 am - 4 pm
Main Library in Newton

Signing up for health insurance can be a daunting task, but the federally qualified health insurance navigators from Legal Aid of North Carolina can provide unbiased and experienced help in selecting the Medicaid or plan that is best for you. Bring proof of income and the social security numbers of any dependents. Call 1-855-733-3711 for an appointment or drop in.

Career Center
Wednesday, February 21 from 1 - 4 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

A Goodwill career specialist will be available to provide one-on-one assistance with your job-related needs. Want to get your resume on Indeed or LinkedIn? This is your perfect opportunity! Reserve a 30-minute appointment by calling your preferred library or drop in as you are able.

National Recreational Sports & Fitness Day
Thursday, February 22 from 2 - 5 pm
Conover Branch Library

Did you know that the library has Zumba, Bocce Ball, Croquet, Pickleball, and Cornhole kits for check out? Drop by to play cornhole and check out a recreation set!