Catawba County News

This Week @ Your Library February 24-March 3

This Week @ Your Library February 24-March 3

Published: February 23, 2023

*Due to scheduled repairs, the Main Library in Newton will be offering library services on the lower level starting Saturday, February 18. During this time, the upper level of the library will be closed for the safety of staff and patrons. The lower level will remain open for everyday library services.
The scheduled repairs will hopefully be completed by the end of the month. For a more detailed schedule (and services provided) for the Main Library during repairs, please visit:
All branch locations will follow their normal operating schedule.

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

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

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.

Ready to Learn: Evening Storytime
Monday, February 27 at 6 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join us for an evening storytime for children and families. We will share songs, stories, and
engage in early literacy activities proven to make a difference.

Programs for children!

The Sword in the Stone with the Green Room Theatre Traveling Youth
Saturday, February 25 at 11 am 
Conover Branch Library

Join us for a FREE all-youth performance of the classic fable Sword in the Stone from our friends at the Green Room.

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

February 28: Perler Beads

Programs for adults! 

Community Navigator
Thursdays & Fridays from 9 am - 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

Stop in to visit with a Community Navigator for a one-on-one session to get connected with services, resources, and local assistance available in Catawba County. For more information, please call 828-465-9553. 

Gentle Flow Yoga 
Fridays 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.

Stretch for Health - Meditate for Mindfulness
Fridays at 4 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Research has shown that stretching can help improve flexibility, and range of motion of your joints. Combining it with meditation benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health. Bring a mat or a large towel. Exercise waivers required. 

“Navigating Jim Crow: The Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina” Museum Exhibit
January 9 – February 28
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

On loan from the NC African American Heritage Commission, this exhibit highlights a complex statewide network of business owners and Green Book sites that allowed African American communities to thrive, and that created “oasis spaces” for a variety of African American travelers. Eight vibrant panels feature images and the words of business owners, travelers, and historic and present-day images of North Carolina Green Book sites. This exhibit is free and open to the public during library operating hours.

Yoga Nidra
Monday, February 27 at 8 am
Elevate Healing Arts
3314 16th Ave SE, Conover

A form of guided meditation, this class is designed to guide you into a deeply relaxed state of being, essentially letting the body rest while the mind remains awake. Open to anyone 14+ (parental signature required for teens under 18). Bring a mat or towel. To register, please visit the library or call 828-465-8665.

Market Research with NC LIVE
Tuesday, February 28 at 12 noon
Online via Zoom 

NC LIVE is a free resource available through the North Carolina Library system, with access to tools and databases that can help start-ups and existing small businesses conduct research on their industry, competitors and identify potential customers. This seminar introduces participants to NC LIVE and demonstrates how they can use various databases to research their business. To register, please visit

Getting Started with Gmail
Tuesday, February 28 at 2 pm 
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

New to email? Join us to create an email account using Google’s free email service, Gmail. Learn how to send emails, attach files, manage your contacts, and organize your inbox. 

Catawba County Genealogical Society
Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm
Main Library in Newton, Rhodes Room

For the February meeting of the Catawba County Genealogical Society, we will be discussing various genealogical and local history topics. All are welcome to attend.

The Station Book Club
Wednesday, March 1 at 10 am
Conover Branch Library

All are welcome to join as we discuss An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green. Come for coffee and great  conversation, ending with book  recommendations!

Chair Yoga 
Wednesdays, March 1 at 11:30 am
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

A certified yoga instructor will lead us through a class friendly for all body types and levels. This class is perfect for anyone looking to gain the benefits of doing yoga with the added security of using a chair. 

Career Center
Wednesdays, March 1 from 1 - 4 pm 
Main Library at Newton

A Goodwill career specialist will be available to provide one-on-one assistance with your job-related needs. Reserve a 30-minute appointment by calling 828-465-8665 or drop in as you 

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

Fairy & Gnome Festival
Saturday, February 25 from 10 am - 4 pm
Mountain Creek Park

Meet us at the park for a day of fairy fun with our friends at Catawba County Parks! Enjoy games, an obstacle course, storytimes, crafts, a bike parade, and snacks!