The library has a wealth of activities and resources for adults and families because we want to help you become a lifelong learner.

Get tech help your way. Try a class in topics like Basic Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Word, Introduction to PowerPoint, Introduction to the Internet and Searching, Resume Writing, Social Media, and more. See the monthly class schedule at Computers and Technology, get one-on-one help, and check out our TechConnect space at the Main Library in Newton with the latest tech tools like a 3-D printer, Silhouette digital cutter, and iMacs with powerful graphics, drafting, and creation software.

Click here to learn more about technology access and classes at the library.

Our expert staff will assist you one-on-one to advance your career path. We can help you work on your cover letter, resume, or portfolio; or find training for a new job, as well as search and apply for jobs. On a monthly basis, we also present WorkLife Wednesdays, which are designated times when we offer business-related assistance for people who would like an added focus on how they can market themselves better to employers.

We feature regular speakers and events with engaging presentations, whether it be a peek at an author’s latest novel, a survivor’s poignant views on the Holocaust, a fresh look at Shakespeare, a showing of a new family film, finances, health, small business, or our garden series to keep your garden growing – and so much more!

Check out these monthly programs on the county's events calendar or in our newsletters.

The Catawba County Library supports several reading clubs. If you are interested in participating in a book club, please feel free to attend any of the following:

  • Piece of Cake Book Club – If you like to read fiction and enjoy a sweet treat, you’ll love this club. They meet at 5pm on the last Thursday of the month.
  • Mystery Mavens – If you love a suspenseful mystery you should check out this book club. Meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch at 6:30 pm.
  • Books Between Friends – Discusses popular fiction every other month on the fourth Tuesday at 6 pm at the Claremont Branch.
  • Hispanic Book Club – Reads novels in Spanish and shares with friends. Meets monthly at Centro Latino.
  • Mountain View Book Buzz – This club reads and talks about popular fiction. Meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 6 pm at the Southwest Branch in Mountain View.
  • St. Stephens Theme-Based Book Club –Gather with fellow book lovers at the St. Stephens Branch and discuss books based around a common theme. Although this groups meets monthly on the second Monday at 6:30 pm, patrons can still utilize the Facebook group for updates, book lists, and ongoing discussion by following this link:

The library provides free notary service to our community. A notary is available at the Newton, Southwest and Claremont locations. Click here to see locations.

  • Notary services are free of charge.
  • Patrons will need to have their driver’s license or passport as a proof of identity.
  • All parties signing the document must be present.
  • Appointment times are suggested. Please call the branch most convenient to you.

Our reference team is here to empower you in your knowledge quest, with expert guidance to provide you access to a broad, in-depth range of authoritative information, resources and collections.

We provide information and research assistance for all types of inquiries. If we can’t find the information you need, we can refer you to appropriate professional organizations or federal/state/municipal agencies. We provide professional and impartial reference service, without giving specific medical, legal, copyright, financial, or tax advice and without referring to individual practitioners such as physicians, attorneys, mental health professionals, or others.