Category: Library

October 29, 2020

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library and in the community!...

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October 23, 2020

Friends of Libraries Week

We're celebrating our own three Friends of the Library groups while raising awareness of the work they do to support the library's mission!...

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October 16, 2020

Credit Management Class

Learn about the various ways you can manage your finances, stick to a budget, and maximize your credit to get the most impact from lenders....

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October 15, 2020

Library Exhibits Local Artists

As a way to showcase the talents of local art-makers, the library is displaying an array of glass, felted, pottery, and mosaic art throughout October....

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October 09, 2020

Program Showcases Suffrage

A curator from the NC Museum of History shares the compelling story of the people and events that helped define North Carolina's women's suffrage movement....

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October 07, 2020

County Receives NACo Awards

Catawba County has been recognized with four 2020 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government...

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October 02, 2020

New Library Director Named

Catawba County has named Siobhan Loendorf to serve as Library Director for the Catawba County Library System, effective October 3, 2020....

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October 01, 2020

Trick-or-Treating for Reading

The library's October reading challenge offers an alternative to traditional Halloween festivities – and comes with prizes for meeting reading goals!...

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September 17, 2020

Library Lends Recreation Kits

Take a break from technology with these family-friendly lawn games that can be as easygoing or competitive as you want!...

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September 04, 2020

White Named to Order

Based on 30+ years of service to the state of NC, recently retired library director Suzanne White was named to the Order of the Long Leaf Pine....

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September 03, 2020

Join Our ARTT – Selfie Project

Kids are encouraged to create a self-portrait any way they envision as we celebrate identity and Jacqueline Woodson's novel, Harbor Me. An art exhibit will follow....

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August 28, 2020

White Retires as Director

Library director Suzanne White shares her beliefs about why libraries are important and her vision for communities built around the values and benefits that libraries espouse....

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August 19, 2020

Add Info to Broadband Survey

Catawba County is asking for your help in identifying locations that have inadequate Internet access and speeds. By taking the survey, you'll help provide valuable data!...

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August 14, 2020

TRIO Show Explores Creativity

Discover the fascinating process that takes place when you give an artist the freedom to create – and see how different people express themselves based on the same idea!...

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August 13, 2020

FOL Offer Ongoing Book Sales

Help support the Friends of the Library in building up the library's mission to educate and inform. Buy books from a branch, and become a FOL supporter!...

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August 07, 2020

Library Offers Navigators

Beginning in September, the Catawba County Library will offer community navigators trained in social work and local resources to increase patrons' opportunities to succeed....

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August 06, 2020

Hotel Illuminated for Suffrage

To mark the 100th anniversary of women achieving the right to vote in America, the Hampton Inn Hickory will showcase suffrage colors....

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July 30, 2020

Summer Learning 2020 Wraps Up

It's the final week of our annual adventure! Make sure you've logged your reading to be eligible for the grand prize drawings!...

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July 24, 2020

Discover Playaways

There's an easy, convenient way to enjoy audiobooks that doesn't require a Web-enabled device or a mind for technology – anyone can listen immediately!...

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July 23, 2020

Librarian Pick: David Baldacci

Discover the mystery novel that's claimed its spot as a recent favorite of Regina Reitzel, our collections and acquisitions senior librarian!...

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July 16, 2020

Yasu Ishida: Origami Magic

This all-ages show takes its inspiration from Japanese theater and storytelling, sleight-of-hand tricks, and the incredibly creative art of paper-folding!...

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July 16, 2020

Home Use of Ancestry.com

Want to know more about where you came from? This fascinating library resource is available from home through the month of August....

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July 16, 2020

Join the Backyard Campout

There are plenty of ways to enjoy a campout, and they don't even have to be outside. We'll help you prepare for the Newton Parks Department's upcoming campout!...

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July 16, 2020

SFT Friends of the Library

Help support the Catawba County Library by becoming a Friend of the Library or renewing your current membership!...

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July 10, 2020

Community Garden Engages

Discover all the benefits of the library's community garden: hands-on classroom, testing ground, playground, lunch space, and more!...

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July 09, 2020

Women's Suffrage Presentation

Professor Veronica McComb will share historical points about women's suffrage – including the poor treatment of African-American suffragists....

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July 02, 2020

‘BLM: Community Read' Titles

The library's OverDrive digital resource is offering select titles – without waitlists or holds – that focus on authors from marginalized or underrepresented groups....

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July 02, 2020

Mad Science Online Performance

The library presents interactive STEAM experiments that mix concepts of air pressure with an engaging fairy tale narrative....

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June 25, 2020

Library Closes for July 4

Find out when the whole system will be closed for the holiday and when the various branches will reopen afterwards....

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June 19, 2020

Juneteenth 2020

2020 marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth. Watch a digital celebration featuring cultural performances, notable speakers, and historical content....

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June 18, 2020

Empower Yourself Financially

Get control of your finances and boost your budgeting skills with money management and credit workshops from Operation HOPE, Inc....

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June 15, 2020

Library Reopens Two Branches

Residents can once again enjoy direct access to library resources and materials at Conover and Claremont, beginning June 16 and June 23....

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June 15, 2020

Storyteller Donna Washington

Summer Learning 2020's theme is 'Imagine Your Story,' and this elastic-faced storyteller drives home the message with an animated online performance....

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June 08, 2020

Summer Learning Goes Online

Join the library for an all-ages, summer-long adventure of reading, crafting, DIY learning, and prizes! Are you up to the challenge?...

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May 29, 2020

Library Reopens Maiden Branch

The Catawba County Library is continuing to extend access to its library branches, beginning this coming week with the reopening of the Maiden Branch Library on June 2....

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May 12, 2020

Weiss Speaks About Suffrage

Baltimore author Elaine Weiss will share her experience writing 'The Woman's Hour,' a book about the 70+-year journey to achieve women's rights, in a Zoom discussion....

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May 08, 2020

Library Reopens to Public

The Catawba County Library will reopen to the public at 9 am on Saturday, May 9, incorporating modifications to support social distancing and other safety measures....

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April 28, 2020

Wellness at the Library

Count on the library to offer a wealth of resources to help you feel grounded, rested, and secure in your own body. We're only a screen tap or a phone call away!...

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April 20, 2020

Support Library Giving Day

In conjunction with National Library Week, this special day invites people to make a donation that helps our community have continued access to library services and resources....

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April 16, 2020

Find the Library at Your Place

Celebrate National Library Week with us and discover the versatility of the library through our robust slate of services and resources....

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March 20, 2020

Library Offers Curbside Pickup

Patrons can coordinate with the Newton Library and the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch to reserve items and pick them up conveniently just outside the library doors....

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March 17, 2020

County Libraries Closed

Effective at close of business Tuesday, March 17, all Catawba County Library locations will be closed until further notice....

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March 17, 2020

Programs, Meetings Suspended

In light of the rapidly changing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, effective Tuesday March 17, all library programs and meeting room use will be suspended until further notice...

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March 11, 2020

The Suffrage Centennial Begins

Join us for craft-making and other programs as we kick off a 6-month celebration that will mark 100 years of women securing the right to vote....

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March 11, 2020

Catawba Lands Conservancy

See how this forward-thinking organization is working to preserve our region's natural beauty and making it available for recreation and public use....

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March 11, 2020

Making Elephant Toothpaste

We're rolling up our sleeves to learn about science in this fun kids' experiment. We doubt any elephants will show up, but we're getting ready anyway!...

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March 11, 2020

World Poetry Day 2020

Does your teen have a special love for language? Have him or her join us as we share our favorite poems and learn how poetry can bring the world together....

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March 11, 2020

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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March 11, 2020

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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March 05, 2020

Educated: The Wrap-Up

A slate of programs concludes our community read of 'Educated.' Join us to discover new perspectives on the value, obstacles, and benefits of improving yourself....

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March 05, 2020

STEAM: Code with Dash

In this hands-on workshop, older kids are invited to dive into the technical language that allows computers to function....

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March 05, 2020

Discover the Art of Embroidery

Curious about the technique of creating beautiful fiber art by drawing floss through fabric? We'll show you how you can do it yourself!...

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March 05, 2020

Celebrating Pi(e)

What happens when you mix math and pastry? Come join us as we find the fun in two seemingly unrelated topics!...

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March 05, 2020

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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March 05, 2020

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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February 27, 2020

Learn About the 2020 Census

The nationwide count begins in March. Find out what you're required to do and the protections you can expect from the government....

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February 27, 2020

A Storytime for Everyone

From birth to pre-K, the library engages children with weekly extravaganzas that feature language, play, music, and interaction. See what we can offer your child!...

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February 27, 2020

Dr. Seuss STEAM Party

Imagine all the fun things we'll do at a party inspired by this legendary author. You can bet it won't be run-of-the-mill!...

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February 27, 2020

Beginning Drawing

Bring your kids to learn helpful art-class tips that will improve their ability to capture and stylize people, animals, objects, and landscapes....

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February 27, 2020

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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February 27, 2020

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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February 19, 2020

Take a PAWS to Read

Think a few minutes of unpressured reading can't change a child's outlook? A therapy dog can make all the difference....

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February 19, 2020

For the Birds

Help children see the benefit of birds as we make crafts that give them a better environment and support their well-being....

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February 19, 2020

A Storytime Ballet: Cinderella

Stories don't always have to be read to have power. We'll show kids how movement can also push a story forward!...

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February 19, 2020

Family Movie: Abominable

This DreamWorks film offers multicultural flair while it illustrates the importance of making good decisions and helping others succeed....

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February 19, 2020

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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February 19, 2020

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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February 12, 2020

Honoring Black History 2020

Take advantage of the opportunity to learn, discuss, and celebrate at three programs designed to showcase African-American contributions to the USA....

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February 12, 2020

Alzheimer's & Dementia

Do you know the difference between these two words? Come find out, and learn more about diagnosis and developments in the field....

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February 12, 2020

Tai Chi for Memory, new course

Beneficial in its own right, tai chi can also support better memory. Join us for this focused series to see how to do it!...

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February 12, 2020

What to Expect From the Census

Do you know what the law requires of residents in regard to the census? Do you know what's not part of the count? We'll share all the details!...

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February 12, 2020

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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February 12, 2020

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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February 05, 2020

Join Us for a Suffragist Tea

We're honoring women's right to vote with a look back at the people who advocated for the cause – and plans for Catawba County's celebration!...

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February 05, 2020

Educated..Performance Readings

Come see how the dramatic episodes in this year's community read take on a new life when they're performed on stage....

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February 05, 2020

Soup for the Soul

Discover the different ways that you can make soup without unnecessary time or expense. We'll share tips for quick and delicious recipes!...

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February 05, 2020

Learn About Backyard Birding

Whether you want to identify local birds, make sure they're fed, or count them for science's sake, we'll help you learn more!...

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February 05, 2020

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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February 05, 2020

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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January 29, 2020

A Necklace with a Message

Ensure that someone you love carries your sweet sentiment with them always....

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January 29, 2020

Activities for Valentine's Day

Want a chance to create something special for someone you love? We've got lots of fun, easy options!...

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January 29, 2020

See the Harriet Tubman Movie

Come see Tubman's life shown on the big screen, and learn about the dangers and rewards of the Underground Railroad....

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January 29, 2020

Make Sweets for Your Sweet

We'll teach you how to add a note of originality to the tasty treats you use to show your love!...

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January 29, 2020

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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January 29, 2020

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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January 22, 2020

Educated About...Herbs

We're exploring how the properties of plants have been used to treat minor and major ailments through the ages – including in our latest community read....

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January 22, 2020

Variety Show Tickets on Sale

Nashville musicians and authors have created a fun show that benefits the library and even includes dinner – all for $15!...

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January 22, 2020

Author Visit: Rob Christensen

Meet the Raleigh journalist who's written a captivating book about a North Carolina political family, exposing the accomplishments and the shortcomings....

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January 22, 2020

Storytime Ballet: Cinderella

Bring the kids to see how the timeless story of a young girl who rises above her humble circumstances takes on new life through dance....

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January 22, 2020

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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January 22, 2020

Join Our TAB Kick-off Party

Find out how to add your voice to what we're planning for teens, and let us know what you want your library to be!...

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January 16, 2020

Learn More About the Census

The 24th US Census ramps up its efforts in April. Find out what you need to know that makes this population count different from previous ones....

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January 16, 2020

Tuskegee Airmen: Virtual Tour

We'll let technology guide us through a historical journey into the World War II era of military aviation – and the brave men who lived it...

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January 16, 2020

Yello Dyno Safety Storytime

This child-friendly program teaches kids to guard their personal safety in ways that don't cause them undue stress or alarm....

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January 16, 2020

Join Us to Cook the Books

It's nothing nefarious, just a smart, delicious way to use library resources to expand your mealtime options!...

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January 16, 2020

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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January 16, 2020

MLK, Jr. Holiday Closing

Just a reminder that the library will be closed to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his work in furthering civil rights....

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January 09, 2020

Educated...About Fake News

Learn how misinformation becomes widespread and what contributes to it, along with how a historic incident helped give rise to public mistrust....

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January 09, 2020

Keep Your Resolutions

Sometimes, willpower alone isn't enough. Come learn from an expert how you can follow through on your plans for a healthier year....

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January 09, 2020

Yes, You Can Crochet

With helpful tips from our guest artisan, you'll learn the techniques and stitches to confidently work on your own project!...

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January 09, 2020

Enjoy Kid-Friendly Programs

From crafting to science, history to mindfulness, we're covering a lot of topics to keep the little ones thinking and creating!...

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January 09, 2020

This Week at Your Library

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January 09, 2020

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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January 02, 2020

The Dogs and the Bees

We're talking about insects from a safe distance, but we're getting up-close-and-personal with man's best friend. Want a cuddle?...

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January 02, 2020

Technology: Getting Started

We're heading into 2020 with a few computer basics, from hardware to software to personal security. Get off to a smart start with us!...

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January 02, 2020

A Gentle Approach to Fitness

Looking for a way to ease into exercise or follow a regimen that's not so hard on the body? We're starting two great options!...

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January 02, 2020

Tuskegee and Paper Planes

We'll introduce kids to pioneers of military flight and civil rights and give them a chance to test their own flying skills....

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January 02, 2020

This Week at Your Library

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January 02, 2020

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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December 26, 2019

Morning Dance Party

Who says fitness has to be about free weights and ellipticals? Come see how we get moving in Youth Services!...

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December 26, 2019

Yoga Align

Good form is critical in reaping the benefits from yoga. We'll show you how to achieve what you're seeking!...

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December 26, 2019

STEAM: Construction Zone

Kids love to build, and we've got a perfect set-up to help them test their creativity and hands-on dexterity....

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December 26, 2019

Zumba

If your holiday festivities have been marked by overindulgence already, join us to feel more in control of your own health!...

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December 26, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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December 26, 2019

Books Between Friends

Love to read? Come tell us what book made the biggest impression on you in 2019!...

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December 18, 2019

Anime & Manga Christmas

Come see how these distinctive styles of Japanese illustration translate to Christmas stories and characters....

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December 18, 2019

It's a Wonderful Life

Our final Merry Monday Movie is a cinema favorite that's been entertaining audiences for generations....

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December 18, 2019

Adult Coloring: New Year's

Add color to plain black-and-white pages as you relax into the process and let your anxiety go!...

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December 18, 2019

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Make time to enjoy our Friday Film, whose lessons and characters are appropriate year-round....

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December 18, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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December 18, 2019

Library Christmas Closures

Find out the best days to return materials and check out a new supply of books and DVDs....

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December 10, 2019

Black History: The New Deal

Find out more about the federal programs introduced in the early 20th century that helped give rise to America's civil rights efforts....

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December 10, 2019

Gift Wrap Like a Pro

Discover our expert tips that will allow you to turn out a picture-perfect gift for Christmas or any other special occasion!...

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December 10, 2019

Make an Ornament for the Tree

With a little guidance, you can make a sweet addition to your Christmas decorations with a customized ornament you 3-D print or create by hand!...

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December 10, 2019

Parties for Kids & Teens

Bring children of all ages to one of the library's Christmas parties, where we'll celebrate the season by laughing, playing, crafting, and having fun!...

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December 10, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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December 10, 2019

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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December 04, 2019

What's Your Library Dream?

Tell us how the library could be better equipped, more responsive, or just plain fun at one of our public forums. We need your thoughts!...

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December 04, 2019

Downton Abbey Film and Tea

Enjoy the richly detailed movie based on public TV's fan-favorite series and get a delightful introduction to a proper British tea....

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December 04, 2019

STEAM: The Polar Express

If you love the book, make sure to bring the kids to this special program that explores model trains while relying on a children's classic for inspiration....

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December 04, 2019

Make an Origami Package

Learn a new craft this season as we take beautiful decorative papers and transform them into eye-catching gift boxes with a few strategic folds....

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December 04, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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December 04, 2019

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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November 26, 2019

Health Insurance Marketplace

Could you use some help sorting through online health insurance plans? Make an appointment with a trained rep to meet the December deadline....

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November 26, 2019

Santa's Winter Wonderland

Bring the kids to learn and play at this multi-location Christmas setting that checks all the right boxes for holiday fun and merriment....

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November 26, 2019

Christmas Cookie Decorating

Come together with other holiday fans to test out your best decorating ideas and gain inspiration from other creative people....

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November 26, 2019

Christmas Photo Shoot & Cards

We've got a festive backdrop set up for taking DIY family photos and will follow up by helping people transform them into holiday greetings....

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November 26, 2019

This Week at Your Library

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November 26, 2019

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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November 21, 2019

The Census is Coming!

Catawba County is counting on you. Find out how you can be sure your family is included, and learn how you can apply for a temporary census job....

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November 21, 2019

STEAM: Balloon Magic

Sure, they're fun to play with, but did you know that kids can use balloons to discover how science works? Come see how!...

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November 21, 2019

Give Zumba a Try!

Exercise is far from boring with this dance-based fitness regimen that boosts your heart rate while burning calories....

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November 21, 2019

Family Movie: Free Birds

Enjoy the animated adventure as a group of turkeys tries to change history and give the Thanksgiving meal a new focus that doesn't rely on them!...

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November 21, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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November 21, 2019

Thanksgiving Closings

Make sure you have all the library materials you need while our branches are closed for the holiday. Don't be caught without a good book!...

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November 13, 2019

Make Your Own Vinyl Sticker

Try this 21st-century version of the monogram to add personality to a gift or belonging. Use text or graphics in a design that you create!...

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November 13, 2019

Educated About..Essential Oils

Not only are they aromatic, but oils infused with herbs, spices, and the like are also helpful for improving mood and well-being. We'll show you how!...

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November 13, 2019

Produce Storage & Preservation

Need a way to keep your garden produce ready to eat year-round? Come find out the best methods to retain flavor, texture, and appearance!...

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November 13, 2019

STEAM Through November

Help your kids discover the fascinating relationships between concepts and real life as they participate in fun, hands-on STEAM activities....

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November 13, 2019

This Week at Your Library

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November 13, 2019

Technology Classes [Nov16-23]

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November 06, 2019

Educated About...Ruby Ridge

Learn more about the 1992 incident that changed public perceptions and helped give rise to a new movement and theories that impact our culture today....

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November 06, 2019

Educated About...Making Soap

Discover the intersection of self-sufficiency and personal care with this hands-on workshop that recreates how goods were made in an earlier time....

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November 06, 2019

Make a Gratitude Journal

It's always a good time to be attentive to what's right in the world. Find out how to actively choose optimism – and keep it in mind and in writing!...

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November 06, 2019

Celebrate Dino-vember!

Giant reptiles are the theme for a variety of children's programs this month, so bring your little ones for all the lessons, play, stories, and excitement!...

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November 06, 2019

This Week at Your Library

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November 06, 2019

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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October 30, 2019

Grants: Asking for Funding

Learn how to write a compelling statement of need as an essential first step to the success of any grant proposal....

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October 30, 2019

Perennial Plant Swap

Bring your excess bulbs, seeds, and starts to share with others, and walk away with your own new supply of garden specimens....

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October 30, 2019

Day of the Dead Celebration

This special program helps teens appreciate other holiday traditions and learn how, in Latino culture, family and friends always remain close in spirit....

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October 30, 2019

Gratitude in the Garden

Show thanks for the land by helping the library put its community garden to rest for the winter and prepping it for the spring!...

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October 30, 2019

This Week at Your Library

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October 30, 2019

Technology Classes

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October 23, 2019

Market Research with NC LIVE

We're introducing small business owners to a host of free resources that can help strengthen their market share and position them for greater growth....

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October 23, 2019

A Library Halloween, pt. 2

In the second part of our showcase of Halloween events and activities, we're offering wholesome fall fun for residents of all ages!...

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October 23, 2019

Get Smart About Your Credit

We're sharing expert advice on how to wisely approach earning good credit and how to correct a score that may be in need of improvement....

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October 23, 2019

Off-Grid Entertainment

We're exploring the background of Educated, our latest community read, by making our own DIY TV antenna....

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October 23, 2019

This Week at Your Library

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October 23, 2019

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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October 16, 2019

Safe Kids Car Seat Safety

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about keeping children safe in the car, and get first-hand assistance in securing the equipment and the kids....

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October 16, 2019

A Library Halloween, pt. 1

We go all out to deliver wholesome fall fun at the library. Get a sampling of what we've got going on in the first of a two-part showcase of events and activities!...

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October 16, 2019

Recovery Spooktacular

Come out for a family-friendly Halloween extravaganza designed for people who would appreciate and benefit from a safe, sober space to celebrate....

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October 16, 2019

Medicare Open Enrollment

It's the time of year when you can make alterations to your Medicare choices. In-person counselors are available to help explain the terms and provide guidance....

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October 16, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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October 16, 2019

Technology Classes

Check out this week's technology classes to discover ways to build and improve your own skills....

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October 10, 2019

Tommy Tomlinson Author's Visit

Hear the Charlotte Observer columnist talk about the process of writing his insightful new book, which details his struggles with weight loss and the revelations it provoked....

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October 10, 2019

Up and Down in Nursery Town

Performed by a troupe of exceptional actors, this bright, fun show shares a worthwhile lesson and illustrates that talent is common to all people....

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October 10, 2019

Celebrate SpookyCon

The library's Halloween party for teens riffs on all things spooky. Wear a spectacular costume and come for lots of cool events, including a worm pie-eating contest!...

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October 10, 2019

Discover MedlinePlus

Finally, an online source for medical information that you can be sure of! We'll show you how to tap into all of its helpful resources....

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October 10, 2019

This Week at Your Library

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October 10, 2019

Technology Classes

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October 02, 2019

Educated...About Resilience

Learn about the science behind childhood traumas and discover how people can rise above them to find peace and personal satisfaction....

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October 02, 2019

Halloween Costume Swap & Shop

Dressing up for the holiday doesn't have to be expensive. With community participation and the library's help, everyone can celebrate in style!...

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October 02, 2019

Learn Home Brewing Basics

Have you thought about making your own beer? Find out how to get started from an experienced brewer who knows the ins and outs of the process....

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October 02, 2019

Think Pink Breast Cancer Lunch

If you're a man or woman at risk of breast cancer, you're invited to hear more about the latest news for treating and beating the disease. Join us!...

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October 02, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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October 02, 2019

Technology Classes

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September 26, 2019

Mango Language Learning

Interested in picking up a new language for business, a vacation, or study abroad? We've got the free tools to help with more than 70 languages!...

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September 26, 2019

Library Hosts Ident-a-Kid

It's a good idea to have your child's identifying information documented for a variety of needs. Join us to get it done and put your mind at ease!...

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September 26, 2019

The Library to Go in October

The library's mobile vehicle is out and about throughout the county. See where we'll show up in October, and come join us!...

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September 26, 2019

Open Enrollment for Medicare

Need to make revisions to your plan? Local representatives can help guide you through the changes you'd like to make....

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September 26, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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September 26, 2019

Technology Classes

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September 19, 2019

Stream Happily Ever After

How do you watch TV? If you're interested in learning the difference between traditional TV and streaming services, we'll hammer out the details!...

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September 19, 2019

STEAM: Little Bits Circuitry

Let your kids explore technology by building their own basic electronics and discovering how machinery works!...

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September 19, 2019

Make Your Own Tiny Folk Art

Try your hand at this traditional technique that finds beauty in simplicity and relies more on instinct than education....

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September 19, 2019

Classical Piano Recital

Talented local pianist Joyce O'Neal brings to life some of the music world's best-loved and most familiar works, featuring a who's-who of composers....

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September 19, 2019

This Week at Your Library

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September 19, 2019

Technology Classes

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September 11, 2019

1964 Ridgeview Untouchables

The library's Black History Discussion Group learns more about this amazing football team and its indomitable spirit. Join us!...

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September 11, 2019

Advanced Gardener: Mushrooms

Discover everything you didn't know about raising mushrooms yourself and scouting out safe, delicious specimens in the countryside....

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September 11, 2019

Entrepreneur Networking Night

Connect with other locals to find out how to build your business, tap into resources, and gain knowledge about the joys and challenges of ownership....

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September 11, 2019

9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland

Our discussion of Jim DeFede's book will share the little-known story of what happened to international travelers bound for the US on 9/11/01....

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September 11, 2019

This Week at Your Library

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September 11, 2019

Technology Classes

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September 05, 2019

Learn Word in Three Classes

Over three days, we'll introduce participants to word processing and provide useful tips on everything from basic functions to more advanced skills....

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September 05, 2019

Grandparents Day Celebration

Grandparents and grandchildren share an incredibly special bond. Help make it even stronger with this meaningful experience at the library....

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September 05, 2019

Join Our Mixed Media Studio

Why restrict yourself to one medium when you can create your own style of amazing art with a variety of items and techniques?...

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September 05, 2019

Discover the Fun of Macramé

Don't let stiff, dusty relics of the '70s color your opinion of this craft. Find out why macramé is this season's must-have home accessory!...

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September 05, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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September 05, 2019

Technology Classes

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August 28, 2019

Storytime Ballet: Swan Lake

How do you tell a story without words? In these performances, children will discover that speech isn't required for communication....

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August 28, 2019

Educated...About Herbs

We're exploring the topics and themes of the county's community-wide read, including herbs and their uses in medicine, for cooking, and for general well-being....

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August 28, 2019

STEAM Stations: Art

Art can depend as much on science as on inspiration and creativity. We'll show the little ones how art's materials and process can affect the finished work....

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August 28, 2019

Celebration of Nations 2019

Enjoy an outdoor festival featuring cultural performances, attractions, and food truck eats that's fun and educational for the whole family!...

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August 28, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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August 28, 2019

Technology Classes

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August 21, 2019

Behind the Art-o-Mat

Have you wondered how artists are chosen for the vending machine? Come see how a local woman is making her mark with tiny art....

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August 21, 2019

Back to Work: Resumés

It's an age-old question: how to make yourself shine on paper so that employers not only remember you but hire you. We'll show you how!...

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August 21, 2019

Movie: The Public

See how this recent release offers a picture of 21st-century libraries and their role in the community. It's not just about books and storytime anymore....

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August 21, 2019

Free Health Check

Take advantage of the opportunity to find out your current numbers and get helpful advice on maintaining your health and well-being!...

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August 21, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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August 21, 2019

Technology Classes

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August 14, 2019

Advanced Gardener: Flowers

Do you wish your yard or garden had more oomph? We'll show you how to increase the color and appeal with eye-catching plantings....

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August 14, 2019

International Craft Night

Add some Latin flair to your next celebration by learning to make beautifully detailed banners that boost the festive factor!...

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August 14, 2019

Meet Maddyson Wilson

Find out what the teen writer has learned from composing novels as a high school student – and what her next book is all about!...

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August 14, 2019

Cancer-Revealing DNA

See how medicine is leaping forward to provide individualized reports on your health and your tendencies for certain diseases....

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August 14, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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August 14, 2019

Technology Classes

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August 08, 2019

Adult STEAM: Printed Jewelry

The uses for our 3-D printer keep growing. Come learn how to create distinctive, wearable art that you design yourself!...

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August 08, 2019

Thrive in Community Art Show

We're showcasing the artistic talent in our own county by displaying the creative works of local senior citizens. Make sure you catch the one-day exhibit!...

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August 08, 2019

Craft Beautiful Paper Flowers

Join us for the first session in our new series of guest artisan projects. We'll turn something old into something spectacular for your home!...

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August 08, 2019

Elvis Presley Tribute Concert

Are you a fan of the King? Bring your family and friends to this terrific concert that recreates the best performances of classic Elvis songs!...

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August 08, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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August 08, 2019

Technology Classes

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July 30, 2019

AED and Hands-Only CPR Class

If live-saving measures are called for, would you be prepared to help? Come learn how to use technology and your own hands for a medical emergency....

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July 30, 2019

New Tai Chi Classes

If you haven't had a chance to reap the benefits of tai chi, we're making it easier to find a session that will fit your schedule!...

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July 30, 2019

Learn More on GCFLearnFree.org

We'll show you how to use the lessons on this site to further your career, balance your work life, and get training for today's marketplace....

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July 30, 2019

Join the 4-H Bright Ideas Club

Give your kids the chance to bring science lessons to life with this DIY approach to learning. They'll be excited by what they can make happen!...

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July 30, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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July 30, 2019

Technology Classes

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July 24, 2019

A Harry Potter Party

It's almost time for the boy wizard's birthday. Come share the celebration – and a love of all things Potter – with us!...

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July 24, 2019

One Summer: America, 1927

Discover a time in America when natural disaster was upending lives, technology was changing them, and politicking was prominent. It was 1927....

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July 24, 2019

Books Across the Universe

Teens will create awesome photos of themselves that they can customize to showcase their own identities and interests....

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July 24, 2019

Learn About Fostering

Have you ever considered caring for a child in need? If you've wondered whether you have it in you to foster or adopt, come see how you can make a difference!...

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July 24, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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July 24, 2019

Technology Classes

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July 18, 2019

Star Lab Exploration

For millennia, people have contemplated the universe by gazing up at the night sky. This temporary classroom adds a modern twist to the age-old approach....

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July 18, 2019

Free Child Identification

Eager to add another layer of protection for your kids? Make sure their physical traits and photos are available on a picture ID....

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July 18, 2019

Bookmark Art Exhibit Opens

We'll soon be printing a series of bookmarks featuring art by county residents. In the meantime, come see the original works on display at the Newton library!...

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July 18, 2019

Advanced Gardener: Fire Ants

Does your heart sink when you see those red mounds appear in your yard? Come see how to get the upper hand on controlling them....

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July 18, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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July 18, 2019

Technology Classes

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July 11, 2019

Manufacturing Solutions Center

If you're uncertain what this local facility offers, prepare to be amazed as you get a tour of its resources, research, and relevance!...

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July 11, 2019

Meet Libby at Narrow Coffee

Don't worry about having to network – Libby is a handy app that brings lots of library resources to your tablet or smartphone. We'll introduce you!...

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July 11, 2019

Star Party & Space Science

The name says it all: We'll have lots of fun as we discover what makes the universe move and function on a grand scale!...

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July 11, 2019

Get a Good Night's Sleep

If your sleep isn't what you'd like it to be, come find out how to achieve more restful, sustained sleep from a local counselor who has tips you can put to good use....

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July 11, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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July 11, 2019

Technology Classes

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July 03, 2019

Jack & the Spaceship Beanstalk

Bring the kids out for this lively, colorful performance of the familiar fairy tale, complete with Luna the goat and lots of moon adventures!...

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July 03, 2019

Storytime with Sharon Clarke

Mix music and narrative, put them in the hands of a talented storyteller, and kids are quickly mesmerized. See the young ones include themselves in all the action!...

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July 03, 2019

Making Art for the Art-o-Mat

You've seen the vending machine at the Newton library. Now, learn how the art displayed in it is produced – and make some of your own!...

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July 03, 2019

Let's See What Mars is Like

We'll be taking a look at the Red Planet three different ways in the coming week, so join us to learn more and give your own ideas room to grow....

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July 03, 2019

This Week at Your Library

So much to do, so little time. Check out what's happening this week at your library!...

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July 03, 2019

Technology Classes

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June 27, 2019

Pre-K Gravity Painting

Bring the little ones for some hands-on science as they experiment with their environment and create one-of-a-kind, personalized art....

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June 27, 2019

Murder Mystery Party: Aliens

This character-driven competition is a blast, giving you a chance to unveil the bad guys as you preserve your own life to avoid losing the game!...

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December 04, 2018

See Santa at Sherrills Ford!

Not only can you meet and greet the jolly old elf himself, but there will be an extravaganza of displays and activities related to Christmas throughout North America....

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