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This Week @ Your Library September 2-9

This Week @ Your Library September 2-9

Published: September 02, 2022


We've got storytimes!

Ready to Learn Storytime: Tiny to Two
Monday 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: Preschool 
Main Library in Newton
Wednesday at 10 am
Friday at 10 am

Southwest Branch Library
Wednesday at 11 am
Thursday at 10 am

Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
Wednesday at 10 am
Thursday at 10 am

St. Stephens Branch Library
Thursday at 10 am

Maiden Branch Library
Thursday at 10 am

Preschool story time with reading readiness. Join us for songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Programs for children!

Saturday Storytime
Saturday, September 3 at 10 am
Conover Branch Library

Enjoy a special storytime, where we’ll have stories, songs, and sensory play! This program is designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome.

Autumn Crafts
Thursday, September 8 from 4 - 6 pm
Main Library in Newton

Get ready for fall with some autumn themed crafts at this drop in program.

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

September 6:  Origami

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting
Saturday, September 3 at 3:30 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

St. Stephens Teen Advisory Board will meet to plan teen programs for October, November, and December.

Programs for adults!

Community Garden Volunteer
Saturday, September 3 from 9 - 11 am
Main Library in Newton

If you enjoy being outside and working in the soil, we’d be happy to have you join us. To register, please call 828-466-6828.

Zumba LIVE with Honey & Jossiah
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).

The Station Book Club
Wednesday, September 7 at 10 am
Conover Branch Library

All are welcome to join as we discuss Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty. Don’t worry if you haven’t read it yet—we will also do a book-share at the end with other recommended reads!

Chair Yoga 
Wednesday, September 7 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 for accessible ways to stretch, relax, and gain the benefits of doing yoga with the added security of using a chair. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

Career Center
Wednesdays, September 7 from 1 - 4 pm 
Main Library at Newton

A career specialist from Goodwill Industries will be available to provide one-on-one assistance with resumes, interview practice and other soft skills, online applications, and job search strategies. Reserve a 30-minute appointment by calling 828-465-8665 or drop in as you are able.

Interviewing Tips Workshop
Thursday, September 8 at 10 am
Online via WebEx

Learn tips on how to ACE a job interview! To register, please visit

Cut the Cord on Cable
Thursday, September 8 at 2 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Learn tips and tricks to reduce your cable bill or switch to streaming services for your entertainment purposes. Everyone is invited to bring their cable bill! While all are welcome, this program is in collaboration with the Council on Aging and registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 828-328-2269.

Adult Caregivers of Aging Parents
Thursday, September 8 at 5:30 pm
Main Library at Newton 

Are you the caregiver of an aging parent or loved one? If so, you are invited to join other caregivers at this ACAP-Hickory/ Foothills Meeting. ACAP (Adult Children of Aging Parents) promotes education, support and community as we care for our aging loved ones and ourselves. This month we’re learning about Medicare and SHIIP: The ‘Must Knows’ presented by Vickie Blevins, SHIIP trainer. No need to RSVP -just show up and bring a friend!

Gentle Flow Yoga 
Fridays, September 9 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.

Just Walk!
Fridays at 4 pm 
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join us for a fun indoor walk. Enjoy music, moves and smiles—this is more fun than anyone should have on a fitness walk! To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6821. Fitness waiver required. 

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

Public Health Farmers Market
Thursday, September 8 from 10 am - 1 pm
3070 11th Ave. Dr. SE, Hickory, NC 28602

The Library to Go will be bringing the party to the farmers market with music, games, and books for all ages.