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This Week At Your Library [Sep15-22]

This Week At Your Library [Sep15-22]

September 11, 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.

Family Movie: Early Man
Tuesday, September 11 at 4 pm

STEAM: Leaf Rubbings and Identification
Tuesday, September 18 at 4 pm
Children and teens will learn how to identify local leaves and create leaf rubbings to showcase the differences.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH

English as a Second Language
Mondays, September 17 and 24 at 5:30 pm
Classes are open to the public. The first two sessions will provide instruction, and the final class will offer a time to practice conversation skills. Reservations are not required, and everyone is welcome.

Zumba 
Mondays, September 17 and 24 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
Tuesday, September 18 at 4 pm
Learn to create 3-D files using Tinkercad, a free online Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.  Participants will create a simple object using geometric shapes and letters that can be printed using the 3-D printer.

Advanced Gardener: Home Food Production & Preservation – The Four Season Strategy
Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 pm
Dr. George Place offers helpful tips about homesteading and making sure you have a food supply from your landscape all year long through various preservation methods.

Finding Customers for Your Business 
Wednesday, September 19, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Market research is not only for startups but for any small business. Developing a focused, effective marketing plan requires up-to-date market analysis. We'll share with you a variety of tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers. Good data lets you test the feasibility of a new business, find the competition, and identify potential customers interested in your product or service. Presented by The Small Business Center. To register, call 828.327.7000, x4117.

3-D Basics
Thursday, September 20 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.

Low-Cost Marketing for Your Business 
Friday, September 21, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Marketing a small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. To stretch your marketing dollars, it’s critical to focus on your target markets and identify the smartest strategies. We'll help you discover how to effectively use the many marketing tools available. You'll gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment, and focus on low-cost marketing techniques to promote your business. Presented by The Small Business Center. To register, call 828.327.7000, x4117.

“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
Rock Out with Hoopla

Thursday, September 20 from 3-5 pm
Drop in to learn about Hoopla, a free app that lets you download music, ebooks, audiobooks, and movies. Connect your library card and start searching for content to download or stream immediately. Bring your own device for instant access.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Books Between Friends Book Club
Tuesday, September 18 at 6 pm
Join us this month for a lively discussion of Educated by Tara Westover. In November, we'll have a BYOB (bring your own book) session, where attendees are invited to speak briefly about a book they've enjoyed this past year.

“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
Homework Helpers
Tuesdays from 5-7 pm, Thursdays from 4-6 pm
Could your child use a boost in schoolwork? Call 828.466.5108 to set up an appointment for 1-on-1 reading time or Homework Help.

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.

Yoga for All Ages
Friday, September 21 at 5 pm
Great for beginners, families, and advanced students! Please bring your own mat or towel. Come early to check out our selection of yoga books and DVDs. 

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Healthy Living for Busy Moms
Tuesdays, September 18 and 25 at 6 pm 
Is a busy schedule keeping you from optimal health? That ends now! In this 8-week series, we'll address health and wellness topics like nutrition, meal planning, exercise, and stress management. Participants can ask questions, receive peer support, and discover ways to overcome their health barriers from a certified health coach. Call 828.466.5108 to sign up. 

Catawba Valley Writers Club
Tuesday, September 18 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! 

Adult Book Share: Art Books
Saturday, September 22 at 11 am
Do you like art? Join us to share your favorite art book. We'll discuss what we like or love, and then we'll discover new artists and art styles together! We'll wrap up with a craft – art buttons.


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.

STEAM: Apples & Your 5 Senses
Wednesday, September 19 at 4 pm
Children are invited to learn about different varieties of apples in this fun workshop. They'll use their 5 senses to distinguish among them, and then they'll test their knowledge in a blind taste test.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
The Opioid Crisis in Catawba County
Saturday, September 22 at 11 am
Lt. Chad Killian of the Catawba County Sherriff’s Office Narcotics Division will host a discussion about the growing epidemic in our community, county, and across the nation. He'll talk about what law enforcement is doing to combat the problem and what the community can do to help. Information on resources available to the public will be discussed as well. 


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.

Student STEAM: 4-H Bright Ideas Club
Tuesday, September 18 at 6 pm
Join us as we explore the forces and concepts of science and engineering. Each meeting, we'll complete hands-on projects based on the 4-H program guides. Please register to attend. Designed for ages 7-16.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Introduction to Novelist Plus
Monday, September 17 at 6:30 pm 
Looking for a new author? Hoping to find a title similar to a favorite read? Join us as we explore Novelist Plus, the library's database that helps readers uncover more of what they like. Participants will learn to find full series lists for popular authors and to locate read-a-like recommendations for a favorite author or book.

Making Hmong-style Eggrolls
Saturday, September 22 at 11 am
Learn to make your own crispy, delicious eggrolls and customize them to your taste using a variety of vegetables. Please register at the library or by calling 828.466.6827.

“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.

STEAM: Construction Zone: Marble Runs
Friday, September 21 at 3:30 pm
Elementary-aged children are encouraged to have a fun time exploring our engineering and building sets, sponsored by the Local Government Federal Credit Union. Participants will be challenged to create their own functional marble runs.  

STEAM: Construction Zone: Bridges & Towers
Saturday, September 22 at 11 am
Toddlers and children are invited for a fun time of building and constructing with our engineering and building sets, sponsored by the Local Government Federal Credit Union. Participants will be challenged to build sturdy, weight-bearing bridges and towers.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
One-on-One Technology Tutoring
Wednesdays, 11 am-3 pm
Bring in your phone, tablet, or laptop – or use one of the library's desktop computers – to get help with technology questions. Register for a 20-minute session by calling 828.466.6818.

Using Google for More than Email
Monday, September 17 at 6 pm
Using a video tutorial, participants will get an overview of Google Drive, whose platform of tools lets you create, organize, and store information. Included are explanations for sorting and viewing files and folders, searching your data, and learning about built-in apps that allow you to create new things: Google docs, slides, sheets, forms, drawings, and maps. Please have a Google email account set up beforehand to participate fully in this session. A library staff member can help you create one in advance.

Musicians and Songwriters
Tuesday, September 18 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. 

Classical Music and Coloring
Thursday, September 20 at 4 pm
Bring your own coloring tools or use ours, and enjoy soothing music in honor of Classical Music Month.  

“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.

ViperCard Programming
Monday, September 17 at 6 pm 
Participants will get an introduction to ViperCard online software and learn how to create games, cartooning, animation, and interactive art. This introductory-level class uses simple computer programming skills and fits ViperCard's goal of making programming more accessible. Children 8+.
                                                                                       
Movies at the Library: Coco
Friday, September 21st at 4 pm
In this animated movie, aspiring musician Miguel – faced with his family's ancestral ban on music – enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Enjoy popcorn and a drink. Rated PG.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Chair Dancing: Low Impact Exercise
Fridays, September 21 and 28 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. 

Cypress Resumé
Wednesday, September 19 at 10 am
Looking to update your resumé or create one for the first time? This class teaches you the necessary skills using a program available through NCLIVE. The seminar guides you through a three-step process and requires little to no writing. The end result? A high-quality resumé that will stand out to employers.