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This Week @ Your Library March 1-8

This Week @ Your Library March 1-8

Published: February 28, 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!

Read Across America Day
Saturday, March 2 at 11 am
Conover City Park

In celebration of Read Across America Day, meet us at Conover City Park (beside the library) for a read aloud!

Monday, March 4 from 4 - 6 pm
Main Library in Newton

Make spring-themed crafts at this drop in program.

Homeschool Hangout
Thursday, March 7 at 11 am
Conover Branch Library

Are you a homeschooling family or group? Meet other homeschoolers while enjoying games and coloring pages! 

Programs for teens!

Nintendo Switch Night
Thursday, March 7 at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

Test your Mario Kart and Smash Bros skills.

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. 

Bullet Journal Club
Monday, March 4 at 6 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Ready to dive into the wonderful world of creative planning? Join us for laid-back hangouts where we swap doodle ideas, chat about organizing tips, and share our favorite spreads. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, come join us and let’s make planning feel like a breeze together! Some supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own. 

Resume Workshop
Tuesday, March 5 at 1 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Learn expert tips to craft a standout resume that gets noticed by employers with the help of Katie Wohlman, Director of Career and Professional Development at Lenoir-Rhyne. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6821. 

Career Center
Wednesday, March 6 from 1 pm - 4 pm 
Main Library in Newton

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 828-465-8665 or drop in as you are able.

Needle Felting
Thursday, March 7 at 4:30 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Explore the textile art of needle felting as we create a wool landscape painting. Finger protectors will be available for participants to use. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

Gentle Flow Yoga
Fridays, March 8 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.

Sound Bath Meditation
Friday, March 8 at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

If you’re ready to find a measure of stillness and peace within, we are pleased to offer a Sound Bath Meditation with Pradnya Gopalan, E-RYT, Yoga Therapy Practitioner and Sound Healer. No prior experience is necessary – bring a towel or mat to lie down on. Try to arrive 5 to 10 minutes before the session starts to allow everyone to settle in. To register, please visit the library or call 828-465-8665.