Catawba County News

This Week At Your Library [Aug18-Aug25]

This Week At Your Library [Aug18-Aug25]

August 14, 2018

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
PAWS to Read
Tuesdays from 4-6 pm
Children are invited to read to trained therapy dogs Nicole, Lexie, or Fudge. Call to make an appointment.

Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Got Corn? (presented in English/Spanish)
Monday, August 20 at 5:30 pm
Beyond its appeal as a vegetable, kids will learn about the many uses of corn. Then, we'll make and enjoy homemade corn muffins!

Teen Theater: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Thursday, August 23 at 3 pm
Katniss and her allies seek revenge on President Snow in the finale of the Hunger Games saga. As they embark on a dangerous journey to Snow’s mansion, Katniss must also deal with her brainwashed ex-boyfriend and tensions with her current beau. PG-13.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Zumba
Mondays at 6 pm
Kick off the week with this dance and movement activity that’s too much fun to call exercise. Appropriate for every skill and ability level and open to ages 14 and up (parental signature required for those under 18).

Tinkercad 101: Create a Keychain
Tuesday, August 21 at 4 pm
Learn to create 3-D files using free online Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.  Participants will create a simple object using geometric shapes and letters that can be generated using the 3-D printer.

Advanced Gardener: Victory Over Weeds
Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 pm
Dr. George Place offers useful information about identifying, avoiding, controlling, and killing weeds. You'll also learn how to spot and eat edible weeds!

WorkLife Wednesday: Search Smart
Wednesday, August 22 at 11 am
If it’s been a while since you searched for a job, or if you keep hitting dead ends with your standard searches, learn some extra-savvy job search strategies. Class size is limited; please register by calling 828.465.8665.

3-D Basics
Wednesday, August 22 at 4 pm
Learn the foundations of 3-D printing: what it is, how it works, and where you can find resources to get, create, and share 3-D printable files.

Postcard Art Make-and-Take
Thursday, August 23 at 6 pm
From concept to completion, we'll plan and create a postcard that you can mail to a friend or frame and keep. Materials supplied. Please register by calling 828.465.8665.

“Ask a Master Gardener” @ the Library
Now it's easy to get professional gardening recommendations anytime. Just submit your questions to an “Ask a Master Gardener” question box at the library.

 

CLAREMONT
828.466.6817

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
STEAM: Bring the Google Logo to Life
Saturday, August 18 at 11 am
Google often creates special illustrations called Google Doodles to celebrate holidays and important people, events, and places. Find out how to create your own Google Doodle, and learn about computer science concepts and careers that make use of them. Tinker, experiment, and keep trying until you’re proud of your logo! Recommended for children 4th grade and up, as well as adults.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH.
Gardening with Native Plants
Thursday, August 23 at 2 pm
Anelle Ammons from the Catawba County Cooperative Extension will offer tips on how to get started gardening with native plants and explain why you’d want to grow them. She'll also share great specimens to consider for your landscape.

Upcoming: Books Between Friends Book Club
Tuesday, September 25 at 6 pm
Meets in odd-numbered months

Take the time this month to prepare for next month's discussion. September's title will be Educated by Tara Westover.

“Ask a Master Gardener” @ the Library
Now it's easy to get professional gardening recommendations anytime. Just submit your questions to an “Ask a Master Gardener” question box at the library.

 

CONOVER
828.466.5108

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Baby Bounce
Wednesdays at 10 am
This sweet, 20-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for our youngest learners. Playtime follows.

Ready to Learn Storytime
Fridays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Gardening with Native Plants
Tuesday, August 21 at 4 pm
Anelle Ammons from the Catawba County Cooperative Extension will offer tips on how to get started gardening with native plants and explain why you’d want to grow them. She'll also share great specimens to consider for your landscape.

Catawba Valley Writers Club
Tuesday, August 21 at 6 pm
Join us for our monthly meeting, as fellow writers discuss, evaluate, and share their works. If you enjoy writing fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction, or just take delight in putting words on paper, this group is for you. Expect friendly fellowship and lively literary conversation!

Entrepreneur Networking Event
Wednesday, August 22 from 4-6 pm
This event is open to all small business owners, solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, and business enthusiasts. Network with other professionals, share business information, and receive information on local resources.

 

MAIDEN
828.428.2712

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

 

SHERRILLS FORD-TERRELL
828.466.6827

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Baby Bounce
Fridays at 10 am
This sweet, simple, 30-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for your youngest learners.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Create a Resumé Using Word
Monday, August 20 at 12 noon and Monday, August 27 at 6 pm (identical sessions)
Learn to create and edit resumés in Microsoft Word during this self-paced seminar made available on www.DigitalLearn.org. Topics will include defining a resumé, determining what to include on it, and using a template, plus resumé tips. Perfect for people just beginning to put together a resumé.

“Ask a Master Gardener” @ the Library
Now it's easy to get professional gardening recommendations anytime. Just submit your questions to an “Ask a Master Gardener” question box at the library.

 

SOUTHWEST
828.466.6818

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Thursdays at 11 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Baby Bounce
Thursdays at 2 pm
This sweet, simple, 20-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for our youngest learners (birth-24 months). Playtime follows.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
One-on-One Technology Tutoring
Wednesdays, 9 am-6 pm
Bring in your phone, tablet, or laptop to get help with technology questions. Register for a 20-minute session by calling 828.466.6818.

NC LIVE
Tuesday, August 21 at 11 am
What is NC LIVE? What can it do for you?  Come and learn all about this free electronic resource that offers state residents ebooks, audiobooks, videos, magazines, newspapers, journals, language-learning tools, and other online materials. Please register by calling 828.466.6818.

Musicians and Songwriters
Tuesday, August 21 at 6 pm
Adults and teens are invited to share their musical talents while learning from one another. Bring a finished song or one that’s in progress to share with the group.

“Ask a Master Gardener” @ the Library
Now it's easy to get professional gardening recommendations anytime. Just submit your questions to an “Ask a Master Gardener” question box at the library.

 

ST. STEPHENS
828.466.6821

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Tuesday evenings at 6 pm
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Yellow Dyno Safety Party
Monday, August 20 at 5 pm
Connie Engart from the Children’s Advocacy & Protection Center will present a special safety program that features a bright yellow dinosaur puppet (along with music and videos) to teach 4-7 year olds how to identify deceptive behavior in other people, react to their own instincts, and build self-confidence. A special permission slip explaining what children will learn is available at the library and is required for participation.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Chair Dancing
Fridays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 9:30 am
Exercise to the beat on your seat or on your feet! We'll get in shape and increase our energy levels, all at a doable pace. A great low-impact exercise class for adults.

Bilingual Zumba (English/Spanish)
Tuesdays, August 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 6 pm
A dance and movement activity that’s too much fun to call exercise. Ideal for all skill and ability levels and open to ages 14+ (parental signature required for those under 18).