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This Week @ Your Library June 2-9

This Week @ Your Library June 2-9

Published: June 02, 2023

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!

Lees-McRae College May Wildlife Rehab Center
Meet animal ambassadors! Learn about wildlife in this region and how we’re all connected.
Thursday, June 8
Main Library in Newton at 11 am
Maiden Branch Library at 2 pm

Summer Resource Fair & Kids Rock Concert
Friday, June 2 from 4 - 6 pm
Conover City Park
Join us for our Summer Learning kickoff celebration featuring BIG BANG BOOM in concert and a Summer Activity Resource Fair! Big fun for all ages!

Summer Kickoff Party
Saturday, June 3 from 11 am - 3 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
Kickoff our Summer Learning at the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch. Enjoy yard games, food trucks, inflatable obstacle course, and visit with Catawba County Parks, 4-H, and Ident-a-Kid!

Wrestlemania Family Storytime
Saturday, June 3 at 2 pm
Main Library in Newton
IN THIS CORNER, join special guest readers ROF pro wrestlers Kamikaze Conrad, Gunner Rose, and Champion Spotlight Scotty Brooks. Meet the guys behind the mask, listen to stories, and make your own luchador outfit!

Bike Rodeo
Wednesday, June 7 at 10 am (Spanish/English)
Thursday, June 8 at 10 am
St. Stephens Branch Library
Bring your bike/tricycle & helmet for this special obstacle course to learn about being safe as you ride, and enjoy an interactive storytime.

Flowering Fun
Wednesday, June 7 at 4 pm
Southwest Branch Library
Create seed bombs, explore the magic of bubble art and enjoy floral puzzles and activities!

Friendship Film Fridays
Fridays, June 9 at 3 pm 
Southwest Branch Library
Enjoy a weekly movie showing the importance of good friendships. Bring a friend! 
June 9:  Lilo & Stitch
June 16:  Because of Winn Dixie
June 23:  How to Train Your Dragon
June 30: Charlotte’s Web

Perler Bead Club
Friday, June 9 at 3 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
Make designs using small beads that are fused together with heat. Materials provided.

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton
June 6: Career Conversation with Melissa Falcone from True Cut Ranch

Beginning Embroidery for Teens
Tuesday, June 6 at 3:30 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
Learn the art of hand embroidery in this beginner friendly program. To register, please call 828-466-6827.

Life Size Clue
Tuesday, June 6 at 5 pm
Southwest Branch Library
The die is giant, the game board takes up a whole room, and you are your very own game piece! Become the game!

Programs for adults! 

Zumba Mondays!
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). 

Stretch for Health-Meditate for Mindfulness
Fridays at 4 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. 

Gentle Flow Yoga
Friday, June 2 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.

Hands Only CPR & AED
Friday, June 2 from 2 - 5 pm
Main Library at Newton
Brush up your first aid skills for the summer – learn about hands-only CPR and the basics of automated external defibrillators (AED). Practice the technique if you wish, so you’ll be ready in an emergency.

Garden Volunteer Days
Saturday, June 3 from 9 - 11 am 
Main Library in Newton 
The community garden is in need of weeding, mulching, and planting. All ages are welcome. To register, please call 828-466-6828.

Fabulous Fabric Flowers
Tuesday, June 6 at 6 pm
Conover Branch Library
Create gorgeous flowers that will last forever! Supplies provided, To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-5108.

Family History Detective: 1950 US Census
Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library
Where were you in 1950? Learn about the history of the US Census and the unique features of the 1950 census.

The Summer Station Book Club
Wednesday, June 7 at 10 am
Conover Branch Library
Discuss The Gown by Jennifer Robson. Come for coffee and conversation, ending with book recommendations! New members welcome!

Career Center
A Goodwill career specialist will be available to provide one-on-one assistance with your job-related needs.  Drop by, or to reserve an appointment, please call 828-466-6821 for 
St. Stephens or 828-465-8665 for Newton.  
Wednesday, June 7 from 1 - 4 pm 
St. Stephens Branch Library

Gelli Printmaking
Wednesday, June 7 at 6 pm 
Main Library in Newton 
In honor of the Charles White exhibit at the HMA, we will show you how to create layers of texture and color using the mono printing technique. All supplies are included. To register, please call 828-465-8665.

The Summer Knitting Club
Thursday, June 8 at 3 pm
Conover Branch Library
Bring your just-starting or in-progress projects as we come together to socialize and learn! A volunteer will be available to teach knitting skills for beginners. 

Needle Felting
Thursday, June 8 at 4 pm 
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library 
Explore the textile art of needle felting as we create a felted narwhal. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827. 

ACAP-Aging: The Next Stage of Life
Thursday, June 8 at 5:30 pm
Main Library at Newton
All caregivers for an aging parent are invited to this month’s meeting, helping with understanding aging as a psychological and developmental process, along with strategies for enhancing our relationships and experiences with our aging parents. 

Friendship Hike & Trail Mix
Friday, June 9 at 8 am
Riverbend Park
Join us for a Friendship Hike – bring a camera to snap some pics. We'll finish at the shelter next to the lower parking lot by the river, where we'll each create our own Friendship Trail Mix.

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

Biscuit Day
Wednesday, June 7 from 8 - 11 am 
Downtown Newton
Join us for storytime and crafts celebrating community during Mennel Miilling's famous Biscuit Day!