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This Week at Your Library [Nov16-Nov23]

This Week at Your Library [Nov16-Nov23]

Published: November 13, 2019

MAIN IN NEWTON
828.465.8665

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Tiny to Two: Ready to Learn Storytime
Mondays 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.

Preschool: Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 am (no storytime Nov. 27 and 28)
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 at 6:15 pm
Children are invited to read to one of our trained therapy dogs. Call for an appointment.

Dino Crafternoon
Thursday, November 21 from 4-5:30 pm
Make a variety of dinosaur-themed crafts at this drop-in event.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Tai Chi
Thursdays at 6 pm (no class Nov. 21 or 28)
This graceful martial art has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety while increasing flexibility and balance. Suitable for all fitness levels, open to ages 14 and up (parental signature required for teens under 18).

English as a Second Language Classes
Mondays, November 18 and 25 at 5:30 pm (beginner) and 6:30 pm (conversation/intermediate)
Through instruction and conversation, class participants will gain confidence and skills in speaking, reading, and comprehension. Registration required.

Zumba
Mondays, November 18 and 25 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 and open to ages 14+ (parental signature required for teens under 18). Note: Class will meet at the St. Stephens branch on November 4.

EDUCATED Community Read Series
In cooperation with CVCC's community-wide read of Tara Westover's acclaimed memoir, Educated, the Library is presenting community-focused programs to inform members and help them make use of available resources.

     A Historical Perspective: Ruby Ridge and Extremism
    Wednesday, November 20 at 12 noon at CVCC's East Wing Auditorium
    Take a closer look at the ways in which the 1992 Ruby Ridge incident contributed to today’s era of pervasive conspiracy theories.

Make a Fall Garland
Tuesday, November 19 at 9 am
Get in touch with your thankful and creative sides as we make festive garlands to add fall color and spirit to your home. Supplies provided. Registration required.

Black History Discussion Group
Tuesday, November 19 at 4 pm
We’re gathering regularly to discuss various topics of interest about black history. This month, we’ll be talking about the Freedmen’s Bureau (1865-1877). Bring your curiosity and your understanding – all are welcome. Light refreshments served.

Create a Vinyl Sticker
Tuesday, November 19 at 5 pm
Design your own vinyl sticker using our Silhouette Curio digital cutter. Choose from a variety of fonts, and import your own image using the Silhouette Studio. Stickers can be up to 6” by 6”. Registration required

Advanced Gardener: Produce Storage and Preservation
Tuesday, November 19 at 6 pm
Join Dr. George Place, Cooperative Extension director, to learn how to dehydrate, freeze, can, pickle, and ferment some of your favorite items. You can improve food security, eat more produce, and save money through preservation.

Piece of Cake Book Club
Wednesday, November 20 at 10 am
PoCBC meets each third Wednesday at Whisk & Barrel in downtown Newton. November’s selection is The Good House by Ann Leary. December’s pick is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

3-D Basics
Wednesday, November 20 at 4 pm
Learn the foundations of 3-D printing: what it is, how it works, and where you can find resources to discover, create, and share 3-D printable files.

Meditation Group
Friday, November 22 at 11 am
Meditation is the intentional practice of cultivating mindfulness. It’s shown to reduce stress, lessen anxiety, lengthen attention span, increase imagination and creativity, reduce chronic pain, and increase patience. This is a chance to experience meditation and learn tips and tricks to help you cultivate mindfulness wherever you go.

Silent Book Club
Friday, November 22 at 12 noon
SBC is a space for introverts to socialize, choose your level of social interaction, meet new friends, and read in companionable silence. Bring your lunch and make some headway in your to-be-read pile!

UnBook Club for Non-Joiners
On hiatus for November
If you’d like to talk about the books you’ve been reading, feel free to stop by a Newton service desk and tell our staff members all about them!


CLAREMONT
828.466.6817

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker
Saturday, November 16 at 1 pm
Join the Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts for an interactive experience that shows how stories – including this one about a young girl and a nutcracker brought to life – are told through dance. An activity tied to the ballet will follow. Open to all ages and families.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Books Between Friends Book Club
Tuesday, November 19 at 6 pm
Following up on the author’s recent visit to Hickory, join us for a discussion of There There by Tommy Orange. The award-winning book tells the stories of Native Americans living in Oakland, CA, and their struggles with identity and authenticity. Goodreads calls it “fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking – Orange’s first novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen, and it introduces a brilliant new author at the start of a major career.” All are invited.


CONOVER
828.466.5108

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Tiny to Two: Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays at 10 am (no storytime Nov. 27)
A sweet, 20-minute storytime featuring rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing. Playtime follows. Ideal for newborns to age 2, but all are welcome.

Preschool: Ready to Learn Storytime
Fridays at 10 am (no storytime Nov. 29)
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
Saturday, November 16 at 11 am
Great for beginners, families, and advanced students! Please bring your own mat or towel.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Catawba Valley Writers Club
Tuesday, November 19 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!


MAIDEN
828.428.2712

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Preschool: Ready to Learn Storytime
Thursdays at 10 am (no storytime Nov. 28)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker
Saturday, November 16 at 10 am
Join the Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts for an interactive experience that shows how stories – including this one about a young girl and a nutcracker brought to life – are told through dance. An activity tied to the ballet will follow. Open to all ages and families.

STEAM: Balloon Magic
Saturday, November 23 at 11 am
Balloons are for more than birthday parties! Join us as we explore what makes balloons stretchy, conduct science experiments with them, and create a balloon tower building. Designed for children 6-12, but all are welcome!

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Educated About...Essential Oils: Fall into Wellness
Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 pm
Join us as we share ways to enjoy the season and boost health and wellness using oils! Learn to make a wellness roller and discover how to keep your home clean without harsh chemicals. Registration required.

Cancelled Advanced Gardener: Produce Storage and Propagation
This session – originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 26 at 6:30 pm – will not be held due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please attend the session at the Newton Library on Tuesday, November 19 at 6 pm.


SHERRILLS FORD-TERRELL
828.466.6827

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Preschool: Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 am (no storytime Nov. 27 and 28)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

Tiny to Two: Ready to Learn Storytime
Fridays at 10 am (no storytime Nov. 29)
A sweet, 20-minute storytime featuring rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing. Playtime follows. Ideal for newborns to age 2, but all are welcome.

Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker
Saturday, November 16 at 11:30 am
Join the Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts for an interactive experience that shows how stories – including this one about a young girl and a nutcracker brought to life – are told through dance. An activity tied to the ballet will follow. Open to all ages and families.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Tai Chi for Healthy Living
Fridays, November 22 at 11 am
Combining the Tai Chi for Health and A Matter of Balance principles, this research-based class aims to increase activity levels, enhance fitness, and prevent falls in adults of all ages. It is taught by a certified instructor. Participants are asked to complete a survey and sign a waiver. Come early to your first class to complete the paperwork. For more information and to register, call Neighbors Network at 828.464.1111.

Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library Meeting
Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 pm
Help the library fulfill its mission by planning and participating in efforts to raise funds and increase access to high-quality programming and materials. New members are invited to join at any time.


SOUTHWEST
828.466.6818

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Preschool: Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays at 10 am and Thursdays at 11 am (no storytime Nov. 27 and 28)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

STEAM: Edible Thanksgiving Science
Monday, November 18 at 5:30 pm
School-age children will have the opportunity to turn cream into butter (perfect for Thanksgiving bread!) and will conduct other holiday-themed science experiments. Designed for ages 7 and up; younger children will need to be assisted by an adult.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH
Catawba Songwriters
Tuesday, November 19 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.

Workforce Development: Basic Interviewing
Tuesday, November 19 at 6 pm
Join us to learn basic interviewing tips and practice your interviewing skills one-on-one!


ST. STEPHENS
828.466.6821

CHILDREN / TEENS / FAMILIES
Preschool: Ready to Learn Storytime
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am; Tuesday evenings at 6 pm (no storytime Nov. 27 and 28)
Songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn. Ideal for children 3-5, but all are welcome.

STEAM: Library Arcade
Monday, November 18 at 6 pm
Like to play video games? Curious about what makes gadgets tick? In this cool program, students will work with a team to learn the science behind electronic devices while assembling a simple arcade game that can actually be played! Best suited for ages 10 and up. Registration required.

Crafternoons: Create a Bracelet
Thursday, November 21 at 4 pm
Create a beautiful beaded bracelet to give to a friend or keep for yourself. Registration required.

Family Movie at the Library: Toy Story 4
Friday, November 22 at 4 pm
Join us for a fun afternoon as Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang take a trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. Popcorn and a beverage will be served. Rated G.

ADULTS / CAREER / TECH

English as a Second Language Classes
Saturdays, November 16, 23, and 30 at 9 am
Through instruction and conversation, participants will gain confidence and skills in speaking, reading and comprehension. For details, call the library at 828.466.6821 or Centro Latino at 828.330.0477.

Adult Coloring Club: Thanksgiving
Saturday, November 16 at 2 pm
Color your stress away! We'll provide the coloring sheets, markers, and crayons.


LIBRARY TO GO

Light Up the Town
Saturday, November 16 from 4-7 pm in downtown Newton
Getting in line to take pics with Santa? We’ll see you there! We’ll also have games, a movie, and more activities for families as we join downtown businesses to light up Newton!


SYSTEMWIDE

Open Enrollment for Medicare
Call for an appointment.
Medicare plans can change each year. During open enrollment, you have the opportunity to change your coverage. Take advantage of a one-on-one consultation with a rep from the Council on Aging to review your needs and select the best Medicare plan for you. Make a reservation for Newton or Sherrills Ford: call 828.328.2269.

Upcoming! Digital Book Club
Thursday, December 19 at noon
Our digital book club, customized for folks who read with the Overdrive and/or Hoopla apps, 'meets' at Club Goodreads [https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/883104-digital-book-club]. Our fourth quarter selection is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. We’ll have a closing discussion online on December 19 at noon and announce our next quarterly selection at that time as well.


THANKSGIVING CLOSURES

All library branches will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 27 and remain closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. We hope you enjoy the holiday with your families and friends!