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Latest County News

July 18, 2018

Come to the FOL Book Sale!

Each summer, the Catawba County Friends of the Library host a fantastic book sale to raise money for library programs and activities. See what's available this year!...

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July 18, 2018

Library Expands Access to Arts

As part of its new initiative to increase arts activities and awareness, the library is depending on key partnerships to further these goals....

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July 18, 2018

Meet a Hometown Author

Tamra ("Tammy") Wilson is a Newton resident, a short story writer, and an essayist who has created an anthology volume about teen idols and pop culture....

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July 12, 2018

Sixth Rabies Case of 2018

Catawba County has confirmed the sixth case of rabies in the county this year....

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July 10, 2018

Introducing Arts @ the Library

The Library is excited to launch a new initiative to bring an enhanced array of art and arts experiences into our local libraries....

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July 10, 2018

Drum It: Hickory Music Factory

The Hickory Music Factory will set up drum circles at all seven library branches to introduce kids to the art of making music with percussion!...

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"Catawba county's craft goes beyond making quality goods to making quality lives - from making things to making a difference"

"The quality of life is incredible here. What other rural community of 150,000 has their own art museum and a symphony"

"I decided as I was growing up that I could either leave or stay here and make a difference. There's something to be said for working to make the place you call home a better place for all"