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This Week @ Your Library February 4th through 11th

This Week @ Your Library February 4th through 11th

Published: February 04, 2022


We've got storytimes!

Live Preschool Storytime via Zoom
Thursdays, February 10 at 10 am
Join us for a live, interactive preschool storytime with singing, reading and lots of fun. To register, please visit or the library. 

Programs for children!

Chinese New Year STEAM
Friday, February 4 at 4:30 pm
St. Stephens Library

Join us as we make an awesome paper lantern and origami tiger to celebrate the Chinese New Year. To register, please visit or call 828-466-6821.

Take Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday, February 5 
Main Library in Newton
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
St. Stephens Branch Library
9 am- 6 pm
Claremont Branch Library
Conover Branch Library
Maiden Branch Library
Southwest Branch Library
9 am - 2 pm

This Saturday is the 11th Annual TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY! Drop in at any of our branches on Saturday to celebrate with us. We'll have activities and crafts AND the class that has the most students come to the library will win a complete set of Elephant & Piggie books for their classroom! 

STEAM: Circuit Valentine’s Day Cards
Thursday, February 10 at 4:30 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Join us as we learn about circuits and electricity while creating fun Valentine’s Day cards that will be sure to brighten someone’s day. Best suited for grades 3 and up. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

Valentine’s Crafting
Friday, February 11 at 4:30 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us as we learn how to make a special valentine’s card and a cool heart suncatcher. To register, please visit or call 828-466-6821.

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesday, February 8 at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

Anime and Manga Night: A delayed Lunar New Year celebration with discussion of Fruits Basket and Chinese Zodiac.

Programs for adults!

Blind Date with a Book
February 1-28
Southwest Branch Library
Main Library in Newton

Need to find your new favorite book?  Let the literary matchmakers at the Southwest Branch set you up on a blind date in this interactive display throughout the month of February.  Who knows—you might just find The One!
ESL Class
Wednesday, January 9 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 9 de enero 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 
February 10 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.

Eat This, Not That with Renee Green
Monday, February 7 at 11 am
Main Library at Newton

Inspired by the book series and the blog, we’ll be taking a look at restaurant entrees and grocery store choices. With so many options available, it’s not easy to stay informed, but this class will open your eyes to getting great flavor without excess fat and calories. 

Market Research with NC LIVE
Tuesday, February 8 at 12 pm 
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

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, February 8 at 6:30 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

The Mystery Mavens book club welcomes new members and is open to the public, even if you haven’t read the book. Join us for a lively discussion on The Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen. Our March book discussion will focus on The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab. 

Super Cute Valentine’s Gifts
Friday, February 11 at 1 pm
Main Library in Newton

Join us to create adorable Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) gifts for the special someone’s in your life. Personalized chocolates and re-purposed flower vases with homemade paper flowers will make gifts suitable for teens or adults. Crafts are family-friendly. All materials provided. To register, please visit the library or call 828-465-8665.