Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Jun15-Jun22]

This Week at Your Library [Jun15-Jun22]

Published: June 13, 2019

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome. 

PAWS to Read
Tuesdays from 4-6 pm
Children are invited to read to one of our trained therapy dogs, including Fudge. Call to make an appointment.  

Resource Warehouse: Upcycling Project
Monday, June 17 at 2 pm
Teens will make a project from repurposed materials with guidance from Resource Warehouse staff.

Homemade Soaps
Monday, June 17 from 5:30-7 pm
Program presented in Spanish
Kids will learn how to make and form their own glycerin soaps. The program is designed for children 10+ and for adults. Registration required: 828.465.8665.

Jack and the Spaceship Beanstalk
Thursday, June 20 at 4 pm
The Green Bean Players update the familiar fairy tale with a shiny space rocket and an unforgettable journey. Expect to find dancing robots, shooting stars, giant aliens, and treasure beyond your wildest dreams.

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

English as a Second Language Classes
Monday, June 17 at 6:30 pm
ESL classes are terrific resources for people whose native language is not English. Through instruction and conversation, participants will gain confidence and skills in speaking, reading, and comprehension. For details, call the library at 828.465.8665.

Saturday on the Square: Father's Day Crafts
Saturday, June 15 from 10 am-2 pm
Look for the Library to Go mobile branch parked on Courthouse Square in downtown Newton, and join us to create cool gifts for Dad!

3-D Basics
Tuesday, June 18 at 5 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.

Advanced Gardener: Garden Diseases and Disorders
Tuesday, June 18 at 6 pm
Join Dr. George Place, Cooperative Extension director, to learn about garden and landscape diseases and disorders. Discover how to tell the difference between viral infection, nutrient deficiency, or sun scald damage. We'll also talk about practices you can use to avoid pest problems and minimize the need for pesticides.

Capture the Night Sky: Astrophotography
Wednesday, June 19 at 1 pm
Taking dramatic photos of a starry night sky required knowledge and planning. Professional photographer Chris Garner will share practical strategies so that our night sky images twinkle instead of looking like an empty void. Registration required: 828.465.8665.

Black History Discussion Group
Wednesday, June 19 at 4 pm
To learn more about black history throughout the year, we're gathering monthly to discuss various topics. This month, we'll be talking about Linda Brown and the landmark Supreme Court decision of Brown vs. Board of Education. Bring your curiosity and your understanding. All are welcome; light refreshments will be served.

Adult STEAM: Constellation Embroidery
Thursday, June 20 at 6 pm
Learn basic embroidery stitches as you craft a one-of-a-kind night sky piece of art. We'll take a look at seasonal constellations to use as a pattern. Supplies provided. registration required: 828.465.8665.


CLAREMONT
828.466.6817

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Astronaut Training
Thursday, June 20 at 4 pm
Stretch-n-Grow brings certified fitness instructors to lead children in vigorous activities that incorporate endurance, strength, flexibility, motor skill development – and fun!


CONOVER
828.466.5108

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Tiny to Two
Wednesdays at 10 am
A sweet, 20-minute storytime featuring rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing. Playtime follows. Ideal for newborns to age 2, but all are welcome.

Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Fridays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

Yoga for All Ages
Saurday, June 15 at 11 am
Great for beginners, families, and advanced students! Please bring your own mat or towel. Come early to check out our yoga books and DVDs.

Astronaut Training
Saturday, June 18 at 4 pm
Stretch-n-Grow Fitness brings certified fitness instructors to lead children in vigorous activities that incorporate endurance, strength, flexibility, motor skill development – and fun!

Wearable LEDs for Teens
Friday, June 21 at 3:30 pm
Experiment with conductive thread and LEDs to transform a patch into light-up, wearable circuitry. For ages 13-18. Registration required: 828.466.5108.

Space-o-rarium
Saturday, June 22 at 11 am
Kids, you've been given a mission! Report to the library to create a space-inspired, non-living terrarium and white/draw about your voyage and your encounters with aliens, new habitats, and other interstellar discoveries. All supplies will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own clear glass or plastic jar (any size works – spaghetti sauce jars, jam jars, old fish tanks, etc.) and/or any other decorations from home that you'd like to use.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Catawba Valley Writers Club
Tuesday, June 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 conversation!


MAIDEN
828.428.2712

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

Astronaut Training
Wednesday, June 19 at 2 pm
Stretch-n-Grow Fitness brings certified fitness instructors to lead children in vigorous activities that incorporate endurance, strength, flexibility, motor skill development – and fun!

Ident-a-Kid
Thursday, June 20 from 11 am - 1 pm
The Community Relations Division of the Catawba County Sheriff's Office is offering a free identification service for parents and guardians. In the event of an emergency, child ID cards provide parents and law enforcement with crucial information. Available for children of all ages.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Virtual Reality Tour of the Moon and Planets
Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 pm
Sit back and relax as we embark on a virtual reality tour of the moon and planets while enjoying Tang and other astronaut treats. Participants are also invited to share their memories of the 1969 moon landing as we explore outer space.


SHERRILLS FORD-TERRELL
828.466.6827

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool

Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

Ready to Learn Storytime: Tiny to Two
Fridays at 10 am
A sweet, 20-minute storytime featuring rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing. Playtime follows. Ideal for newborns to age 2, but all are welcome.

Astronaut Training
Monday, June 17 at 4 pm
Stretch-n-Grow Fitness brings certified fitness instructors to lead children in vigorous activities that incorporate endurance, strength, motor skill development – and fun!

Teen Galaxy T-Shirts
Tuesday, June 18 at 2 pm
Create a t-shirt that's out of this world! Using fabric paints and our imagination, we'll make unique galaxy t-shirts to celebrate the Summer Learning theme: a universe of stories. Ages 13-18. Registration required: 828.466.6827.

Coding Club: Video Game Design
Wednesday, June 19 at 12:30 pm
Using Google's CS First and MIT's Scratch technologies, we'll learn basic video game coding concepts. Each week, a new skill will be introduced and a new type of video game created, such as racing, platform, launching, and more. Create cool games to share with your friends and play at home! Recommended for rising 6th graders and up.

Galaxy T-Shirts
Thursday, June 20 at 2 pm
Create a t-shirt that's out of this world! Using fabric paints and our imagination, we'll making unique galaxy t-shirts to celebrate the Summer Learning theme: a universe of stories. age 7-12. Registration required: 828.466.6827.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson
Monday, June 17 at 6:30 pm
1927. The summer of Babe Ruth, Al Capone, Herbert Hoover, and Calvin Coolidge. The summer of Mississippi, tabloids, and talking pictures. The summer of Charles Lindbergh's solo transatlantic flight. Join us as we discuss how the figures and events of this exciting summer transformed America.

Hands-on Gardening Series
Saturday, June 22 at 9:30 am
This month, we'll talk about how to keep up with your yad and garden during the summer. Bring your questions about late spring pruning, summer planting, and yard and garden maintenance. After the presentation, we'll have plenty of time for a Q&A session. Presented by Master Gardener volunteers of Catawba County.


SOUTHWEST
828.466.6818

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Wednesdays at 10 am and Thursdays at 11 am 
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

Rocket Blast & Monday Night Movie: RocketMan
Monday, June 17 at 4 pm
Kids will create their own rocket and ue the forces of science (wind and balloons) to blast the rocket across the room. The one that launches farthest wins the prize! Afterwards, we'll show the animated Disney movie RocketMan about a computer geek chosen to go on the first manned mission to Mars, although his crewmates aren't happy. Rated PG.

Animals Inside and Out
Tuesday, June 18 at 4 pm
The Catawba Science Center invites kids to meet live animals and examine animal pelts, teeth, bones, and scat. Learn about the life cycles of butterflies and other animals that go through metamorphosis.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Catawba Songwriters
Tuesday, June 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 the group.


ST. STEPHENS
828.466.6821

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am; Tuesday evenings at 6 pm
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

Take Me to Your Reader
Tuesday, June 18 at 1 pm
We'll read Aliens in Underpants Save the World by Claire Freedman and then use our imagination to create an alien art project!

Animals Inside and Out
Thursday, June 20 at 4 pm
The Catawba Science Center invites kids to meet live animals and examine animal pelts, teeth, bones, and scat. Learn about the life cycles of butterflies and other animals that go through metamorphosis.

Movie at the Library: E.T.
Friday, June 21 at 4 pm
The whole family will enjoy this classic ale about a boy who summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. Popcorn and a beverage will be served. Rated PG.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Meatless Meatballs: Expand Your Universe
Monday, June 17 at 6 pm
Andrea Sherrill, family and consumer science agent with the Cooperative Extension, will show how eating plant-based meals can help lower cholesterol and improve heart health. Join us to learn how to make very special meatless meal!


SYSTEMWIDE

Bookmark Art Contest: Submit Your Artwork Throughout June!
Create artwork for a “Libraries Build Community” bookmark. If your artwork is chosen, it will be professionally produced and distributed throughout Catawba County. Stop by the reference desk for guidelines, a template, and/or art supplies you can use in the library. For guidelines, check the library's website: http://catawbacountync.gov/county-services/library/arts-at-the-library/.

Digital Book Club
Thursday, June 20 at noon
Join our digital book club meeting, customized for folks who read with the Overdrive and/or Hoopla apps. Share your thoughts on the Catawba County Library Digital Book Club Goodreads group [https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/883104-digital-book-club]. Digital Book Club ‘meets’ quarterly. Our second-quarter selection is Vergil Wander by Leif Enger. We’ll have a closing discussion online on June 20 at noon and announce our next quarterly selection at that time as well.