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This Week @ Your Library March 31-April 7

This Week @ Your Library March 31-April 7

Published: March 31, 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

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: 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.

Storytime & Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 1 at 11 am
Conover Branch Library

Enjoy a short, but fun-filled Spring storytime! We’ll have an egg hunt immediately following. This program is ideal for kids 2-5 years old.

Programs for children!

Dream Readers Program
Los sabados solo con cita previa
Saturdays by appointment 
St. Stephens Branch Library

Dream Readers es una programa gratis de lectura y aprendizaje para niños de 5 a 10 años. Para información adicional, por favor envíe un correo electrónico: 
Dream Readers is a buddy reading program for children ages 5 to 10. For more information, please email:

PAWS To Read

Saturday, April 1 
Main Library in Newton

Saturdays, April 1 
St. Stephens Branch Library 

Watch your child’s confidence grow by reading for 15 minutes with a certified therapy dog. To schedule an appointment, please call 828-466-6821 for St. Stephens, 828-466-6827 for Sherrills Ford-Terrell, or 828-465-8665 for Newton.

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

April 4:  Celebrate National Poetry Month – create your own poem

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting
Monday, April 3 at 4 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library 

Help plan future teen programs. Tell us what you want to learn, make and do at your library.  

Teen Gaming Night 
Monday, April 3 at 5 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for an afternoon of games on the Nintendo switch and with the option of a Virtual Reality headset for those ages 13 and above who have a signed waiver form. 

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). 

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. 

Intro to SkillMill
Tuesday, April 4 at 6 pm
Online via Zoom

Are you ready to learn more about SkillMill, an online resource for job seekers interested in skill-based trades? Join us via Zoom and learn how to set up your account and explore the available training options. To register, please visit

The Station Book Club
Wednesday, April 5 at 10 am
Conover Branch Library

All are welcome to join as we discuss The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. Come for coffee and great conversation, ending with book recommendations! 

Chair Yoga 
Wednesday, April 5 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
Wednesday, April 5 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. 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.

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

Claremont Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 1 from 12 - 3 pm
Claremont City Park
3430 E Main St, Claremont, NC 28610

Join us at Claremont City Park for food, inflatables, Easter Bunny pictures, and a petting zoo! Be sure to stop by the Library to Go for crafts, storytime, and books!