Catawba County News

December 14, 2018

Christmas Tree Recycling

Wondering what you'll do with your Christmas tree and other natural decorations after the holiday season is over?...

View full story
December 13, 2018

Meet Santa at a Special Event

Bring the family for a fun holiday event with plenty of activities, some warm refreshments, and – best of all – one-on-one time with the Jolly Old Elf!...

View full story
December 13, 2018

Make Something Cool to Give

The Library loves to introduce people to interesting crafts, whether they involve STEAM concepts or promote quality of life. See what we're doing for the holidays!...

View full story
December 13, 2018

Track Your Spending with Excel

Learn how to take advantage of the widely used spreadsheet program to figure out how to keep your spending in check over the holiday season....

View full story
December 13, 2018

Get Free Media Through NCDL

Interested in learning more about how to enjoy free ebooks and videos? We'll introduce you to the resources available through the NC Digital Library!...

View full story
December 13, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
December 13, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
December 11, 2018

County Ends State of Emergency

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners...

View full story
December 10, 2018

County Offices Reopen Tuesday

Most Catawba County offices and facilities will operate on a two-hour delay Tuesday, December 11, due to wintry conditions. Read more for detailed information...

View full story
December 09, 2018

Catawba County Parks Closed

All three Catawba County parks (Bakers Mountain Park, Riverbend Park, and St. Stephens Park) have been closed due to inclement winter weather....

View full story
December 08, 2018

State of Emergency Declared

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners has declared a State of Emergency in Catawba County in preparation for Winter Storm Diego....

View full story
December 07, 2018

Reduce the chance of SIDS

These tips will help parents and caregivers reduce the chances of their infant dying suddenly (SIDS)....

View full story
December 04, 2018

Community Listening Sessions

How do you feel about health care in our area and in your own life? Help the county compile an informative study by sharing your thoughts at one of these upcoming sessions....

View full story
December 04, 2018

Are You New to Medicare?

If it's time for you to make decisions about Medicare, you'll want to attend our special seminar with experts who can guide your choices....

View full story
December 04, 2018

Let's Get Ready for Christmas!

If you're trying to figure out how to entertain, craft, occupy the kids, and insert some personal enjoyment into the lead-up to Christmas, join us at the Library!...

View full story
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....

View full story
December 04, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
December 04, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
November 28, 2018

Visit the Newest LIT Trail

A new series of storybook stations has been installed at a popular county site. Have your children followed along and taken part in all the activities?...

View full story
November 28, 2018

Learn About Chakras

If you're intrigued by alternative approaches to wellness, join us to discover this ancient Indian philosophy that highlights the body's energy centers....

View full story
November 28, 2018

A Multicultural Holiday

See how Christmas and other seasonal holidays are celebrated around the world as we explore the traditions of other faiths and places....

View full story
November 28, 2018

Smart $: College & Investing

Need some guidance on how to deal with financial aid or make the right investing choices? Let our experts provide options to ease your mind!...

View full story
November 28, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
November 28, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
November 27, 2018

Property Revaluation Notices

The Catawba County Tax Office will mail property owners new valuation notices in early December....

View full story
November 27, 2018

Energy Assistance Funds

The federally funded Low-Income Energy Assistance Program provides eligible households with a one-time payment to their heating vendor to offset the high cost of heating...

View full story
November 27, 2018

Thirteenth Rabies Case in 2018

Catawba County Animal Services has confirmed the thirteenth case of rabies in the county this year....

View full story
November 27, 2018

Seniors Morning Out Activities

Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in December, including craft classes and holiday parties....

View full story
November 19, 2018

Library to Go Ribbon Cutting

You're invited to come see the next generation of library service – a mobile library that brings fun and learning throughout Catawba County!...

View full story
November 19, 2018

Make a Spiral Book & Scrapbook

Take advantage of the Library's fun opportunities to craft a handmade spiral book for your writing or a two-page scrapbook layout to preserve family memories!...

View full story
November 19, 2018

Fashion an Egg-Drop Parachute

Bring the kids to tackle this 4-H project, which asks them to use their engineering skills and creativity to deliver a dropped egg to a soft landing!...

View full story
November 19, 2018

Create Your Own 3-D Items

Learn to produce easy computer files using free online software that you can transform into cool objects printed on the library's 3-D printer....

View full story
November 19, 2018

Changes for Backpack Program

Catawba County Social Services has awarded stewardship of the Backpack Program of Catawba County to The Corner Table, a Newton-based nonprofit organization......

View full story
November 19, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
November 19, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving County Closures

Please note the following 2018 Thanksgiving closure details for Catawba County offices and facilities......

View full story
November 14, 2018

Landscape Design Basics

At this advanced gardener seminar, we'll talk about helpful ways you can bring beauty to your yard through design principles and smart planning....

View full story
November 14, 2018

Fall Produce for Kids

Do your kids know how food is grown and all the ways that different fruits and vegetables can be used? We'll go in-depth with a couple of favorites – and sample them!...

View full story
November 14, 2018

Google Photo Sharing

If you love taking photos but are not so comfortable sharing them digitally, we'll introduce you to free online tools that will help you out!...

View full story
November 14, 2018

Weave a Paper Placemat

Let the kids help with Thanksgiving prep by creating handmade placemats that you can use and show off year-round!...

View full story
November 14, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
November 14, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
November 13, 2018

Warming Shelters Winter 2018

Warming Shelters Winter 2018...

View full story
November 08, 2018

Fighting Opioid Abuse

Get practical information about how to recognize opioid abuse, and learn how it's impacting our communities in very real – and long-term – ways....

View full story
November 08, 2018

See the Nutcracker Ballet

More than a performance, this special library program talks about how stories are told through dance and offers an interactive component, too....

View full story
November 08, 2018

Learn About Feng Shui

Discover the age-old principles behind the intriguing Chinese art that seeks to harmonize the energy of a person, home, or place of business....

View full story
November 08, 2018

Henry River Mill Village News

Join us for a presentation featuring a new book about the local landmark, and meet local leaders intent on preserving its history....

View full story
November 08, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
November 08, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
November 02, 2018

Health Plans Open Enrollment

Get health insurance for 2019! Marketplace health insurance open enrollment runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2018....

View full story
October 31, 2018

Gardening for All Seasons

Discover tips for designing gardens and landscapes that have interest in all four seasons, including plants that will add lots of visual impact!...

View full story
October 31, 2018

Boost Your Career Online

Looking for career advancement? Trying to bolster your work skills knowledge base? GCF Learn Free can help you get the training you need for today's marketplace....

View full story
October 31, 2018

Cooking with Essential Oils

Aromatic oils aren't just for sugar scrubs and diffusers. Learn how a drop or two can add pizzazz to your favorite dishes, too!...

View full story
October 31, 2018

What's the Hoopla About?

Join us to learn about this handy app that will open up a world of free music, movies, books, and more to you and your family – anytime and anywhere!...

View full story
October 31, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
October 31, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
October 25, 2018

Do Halloween at the Library

Where better to connect, explore, and grow – and trick-or-treat – than at the library? Check out these three opportunities for seasonal fun!...

View full story
October 25, 2018

Have You Tried Tai Chi?

The library is beginning a new series to help people understand and appreciate this popular Chinese martial art and exercise program. See how it can benefit you!...

View full story
October 25, 2018

Learn a Language Online

If you've thought about learning a new language, we've got the perfect resource to do it on your own time, wherever you happen to be, and for free!...

View full story
October 25, 2018

Celebrate Day of the Dead

Tweens, learn about this fascinating Mexican holiday and the ways that its traditions and art connect the living with family members who have already passed on....

View full story
October 25, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
October 25, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
October 25, 2018

Seniors Morning Out Activities

Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in November, including cooking classes and musical performances....

View full story
October 22, 2018

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips...

View full story
October 22, 2018

Twelfth Rabies Case of 2018

Catawba County Animal Services has confirmed the twelfth case of rabies in the county this year....

View full story
October 18, 2018

2018 Employee of the Year

Catawba County Deputy Sheriff Dennis Pinkney has been named Catawba County’s 2018 Employee of the Year....

View full story
October 16, 2018

Halloween: Food and Fun

With the season comes plenty of opportunity to celebrate. Let the Library show you how to prepare and participate!...

View full story
October 16, 2018

Fire Safety for Children

Help your child learn about the dangers of fire in the home from local firefighters, and take advantage of a photo opp on the big red fire truck!...

View full story
October 16, 2018

STEAM: Punkin' Chunkin'

It's back! Children relish the chance to put science concepts to the test as they compete to achieve optimal distance and smart engineering!...

View full story
October 16, 2018

Murder Mystery Dinner

Enjoy a meal and a good mystery! Follow the clues and discover the murderer – before it's too late!...

View full story
October 16, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
October 16, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
October 15, 2018

Hazardous Waste Collection

Catawba County’s fall residential household hazardous waste collection event will take place Saturday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....

View full story
October 10, 2018

Avoiding Scams After Hurricane

Avoiding Scams Following Hurricanes...

View full story
October 09, 2018

Eleventh Rabies Case of 2018

Catawba County Animal Services has confirmed the eleventh case of rabies in the county this year....

View full story
October 08, 2018

Author Talk: Lou Berney

Acclaimed novelist Lou Berney gives local folks an inside scoop on his latest novel, including who inspired the memorable main characters....

View full story
October 08, 2018

Learn to Screen Print

If you've wondered how manufacturers get graphic designs on tee shirts and other garments, come try your hand at this popular printing technique....

View full story
October 08, 2018

Med Flip: Souper Bowl

In our ongoing quest to create healthier versions of our favorite foods, we're tackling a cool-weather, comfort food standard....

View full story
October 08, 2018

Halloween Face Painting

You don't have to use a store-bought mask for Halloween festivities. Learn how to create a look that will stand out in a crowd!...

View full story
October 08, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
October 08, 2018

Tenth Rabies Case of 2018

Catawba County Animal Services has confirmed the tenth case of rabies in the county this year....

View full story
October 08, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
October 02, 2018

Exploring Dreamland

Journalist Sam Quinones' novel about the rise of the opioid epidemic is guiding community discussions of the crisis in our own backyard....

View full story
October 02, 2018

Kids' Theater: Old MacDonald

The Limitless Theatre for Exceptional Actors presents its unique stage version of the memorable children's song, complete with lots of action and antics....

View full story
October 02, 2018

Flu shots offered

Flu shots offered at event, by appointment...

View full story
October 02, 2018

Finding a Career That Fits

Among the library's excellent online resources is a handbook that helps people dig into the details of specific careers and determine what sounds promising or not....

View full story
October 02, 2018

Discover More Books You Love

The Library offers a terrific database that connects readers to the types of books and authors they already like. Let us show you how to make it work for you!...

View full story
October 02, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
October 02, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
September 28, 2018

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Flag Retirement Ceremony...

View full story
September 26, 2018

September 2018 Monthly Update

September 2018 Public Health Monthly Update...

View full story
September 25, 2018

Build Strong Parenting Skills

Parenting isn't always an intuitive role. We'll help you discover ways to be a smarter parent and raise healthier, better adapted kids in this three-part series....

View full story
September 25, 2018

Present Your Best Self

Finding a great job means that you've got to showcase yourself well in a resumé and a cover letter. Let us show you how the Library can help your efforts!...

View full story
September 25, 2018

STEAM: Hummingbirds & Bats

These two winged animals are crossing paths as the seasons change. Come see how the STEAM approach makes each one more intriguing....

View full story
September 25, 2018

Storytelling Through Dance

Meet a local performing arts group that shows how movement allows us to share stories without words, and learn how the arts compel us to rethink what we accept as standard....

View full story
September 25, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
September 25, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
September 20, 2018

Seniors Morning Out Activities

Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in October, including a Health Fair and Halloween Parties....

View full story
September 19, 2018

National Social Worker Day

This September 20, Catawba County Social Services is commemorating National Child Welfare Social Worker Recognition Day....

View full story
September 18, 2018

When Claremont Was Mayberry

Join local historian and author Dr. Gary Freeze as he shares a light-hearted, informative look at the people and events of Claremont's last 125 years....

View full story
September 18, 2018

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage!

We'll learn about the many contributions that Latino-Americans have made in the United States as we observe this month of culture and diversity (Sep 15-Oct 15)....

View full story
September 18, 2018

Learn the Three R's of Music

Join us to discover the concepts that make music indispensable and unforgettable. We'll enjoy a loud, lively program about how music surrounds and influences us everywhere....

View full story
September 18, 2018

Make Your Own Vision Board

Teens are invited to put together a vision board to stay focused on their future goals and have something tangible to keep them motivated to achieve....

View full story
September 18, 2018

Get Local Weather Warnings

The impact of Hurricane Florence throughout North and South Carolina is a sobering reminder of how serious weather events can be....

View full story
September 18, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
September 18, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
September 17, 2018

Hurricane Relief Fraud

Hurricane Relief Fraud Tips...

View full story
September 17, 2018

County Parks Reopen Today

Catawba County Parks (Bakers Mountain, Riverbend and St. Stephens) will reopen at 10:00 a.m. today....

View full story
September 17, 2018

County Libraries Reopen Today

The Catawba County Library System is returning to regular operating hours Monday, September 17. All branches will open at their normally scheduled times, as follows:...

View full story
September 15, 2018

Chairman: "Stay Informed"

County Board Chairman Randy Isenhower speaks to residents about Hurricane Florence arriving in our area and encouraging everyone to stay informed so they can stay safe....

View full story
September 15, 2018

County Parks & Libraries Close

Catawba County Parks and Libraries are closing at 5pm, Saturday, Sept. 15, in response to Hurricane Florence’s arrival. They will remain closed until further notice....

View full story
September 14, 2018

State of Emergency Declared

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners has declared a State of Emergency in Catawba County due to the severe weather event affecting Catawba County....

View full story
September 13, 2018

Hurricane Prep Guidance

County Emergency Services is continuing to monitor Hurricane Florence and has brought in additional equipment and staff to work around the clock for the duration of the storm....

View full story
September 12, 2018

Severe Weather Preparations

As Hurricane Florence approaches, Catawba County Emergency Management is monitoring the storm closely around the clock. Here is some helpful info to be prepared....

View full story
September 12, 2018

Car Show Rescheduled

Car Show Rescheduled...

View full story
September 11, 2018

Ninth Rabies Case of 2018

Catawba County Animal Services has confirmed the ninth case of rabies in the county this year....

View full story
September 11, 2018

State of the Opioid Crisis

Join us for a discussion about the growing epidemic in Catawba County and across the nation. We'll talk about what law enforcement is doing and what the community can do....

View full story
September 11, 2018

Small Business Seminars

The library is partnering with CVCC's Small Business Center to teach local businesses how they can be more successful at attracting customers and marketing themselves....

View full story
September 11, 2018

Upcoming STEAM for Kids

Children need to learn across disciplines and formats to succeed, and that's why our multi-dimensional classes encompass science, technology, engineering, arts, and math!...

View full story
September 11, 2018

Home Food Preservation

Dr. George Place offers helpful tips about homesteading and making sure you have a food supply all year long through various preservation methods....

View full story
September 11, 2018

This Week At Your Library!

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

View full story
September 11, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
September 11, 2018

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness...

View full story
September 06, 2018

College Safety Tips

Safety Tips for College...

View full story
September 05, 2018

Weather Warning Alert System

Emergency Management is highlighting National Preparedness Month with a new feature of the Community Alert System providing residents with automated severe weather alerts....

View full story
September 04, 2018

4 Ways to Increase Well-Being

We all know that there are changes we can make to be happier, more satisfied, and more long-lived. See how the Library is helping make that possible this week!...

View full story
September 04, 2018

Get Answers About Dementia

Whether you're caring for someone with dementia or worry that you might be, you'll want to attend this informative seminar that shares tips and valuable local resources....

View full story
September 04, 2018

Practice Your English Skills

Looking to improve your facility with English? The Library is hosting a three-session series to help people learn and practice!...

View full story
September 04, 2018

Teen Share: Graphic Novels

Got a teen who loves novels that balance art and story? Encourage him or her to come to the Library to meet other kids with like-minded interests!...

View full story
September 04, 2018

This Week At Your Library!

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

View full story
September 04, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
August 30, 2018

August 2018 Monthly Update

News and updates from Catawba County Public Health for the month of August 2018...

View full story
August 28, 2018

Crowd Funding Small Business

Crowd funding campaigns are an important tool that businesses can use to raise money. We'll explore their benefits and weigh their potential for your own small business....

View full story
August 28, 2018

The Art of Food

Join us as we explore easy ways to turn food into works of art, and be prepared to do some tasting, too!...

View full story
August 28, 2018

Healthy Living for Busy Moms

In this 8-week series, we'll address health and wellness topics that can uplift mothers struggling to balance family, work, and personal care....

View full story
August 28, 2018

Grandparents Day Social

People of all ages are welcome to join us for a fun, informative program showing Grandma and Grandpa how special they are!...

View full story
August 28, 2018

This Week At Your Library!

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

View full story
August 28, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
August 21, 2018

Learn About Hmong Paj Ntaub

The traditional textile art of the Hmong people features hand embroidery, mesmerizing designs, and age-old symbolism. Come learn about the stories behind the spectacle!...

View full story
August 21, 2018

Take Advantage of the NCDL

Interested in learning more about how to enjoy free ebooks and audiobooks? We're offering one-on-one sessions to introduce you to the benefits of the NC Digital Library!...

View full story
August 21, 2018

Let's Make Hmong Egg Rolls!

These delicious morsels don't have to be a take-out treat! Learn to assemble them in your own home and fit them to your own tastes!...

View full story
August 21, 2018

Try Out a Book Club!

The library hosts a variety of engaging book discussion groups, bringing people together to talk about great stories and build friendships. Have you thought about joining?...

View full story
August 21, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
August 20, 2018

Seniors Morning Out Activities

Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in September including cooking classes and musical performances....

View full story
August 15, 2018

Entrepreneurs Networking Event

Small business owners, solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, and business enthusiasts are invited to network, share business tips, and get information on local resources....

View full story
August 15, 2018

What is NC LIVE?

Learn all about this free electronic resource that offers NC residents ebooks, audiobooks, videos, magazines, newspapers, language-learning tools, and other online materials....

View full story
August 15, 2018

Yello Dyno Safety Party

This special presentation teaches 4-7 year olds how to identify deceptive behavior, react to their own instincts, and build self-confidence....

View full story
August 15, 2018

Weeds, No; Natives, Yes

Two different gardening courses teach you, first, how to identify and control weeds and, second, how to incorporate native plants into your landscape....

View full story
August 14, 2018

Corning Invests More in County

The City of Hickory, Catawba County, and the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced they have signed the first tenant for Trivium Corporate Center....

View full story
August 13, 2018

Back to School Safety Tips

Back to School Safety Tips...

View full story
August 10, 2018

Barnes Reappointed by NACo

National Association of Counties reappointed Commissioner Kitty Barnes to a second term as chair of NACo’s Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy Steering Committee....

View full story
August 09, 2018

Eighth Rabies Case of 2018

On August 7, Catawba County Animal Services responded to a call from a Claremont resident whose dog came into contact with a raccoon....

View full story
August 09, 2018

Smithsonian Exhibit in Newton

The Catawba County History Museum was chosen by the NC Humanities Council to host “The Way We Worked” as part of the Museum on Main Street project....

View full story
August 08, 2018

Two County Employees Awarded

The Greater Hickory Jaycees held their annual Distinguished Service Award ceremony with two County employees recognized for the work they do on the job and in the community....

View full story
August 07, 2018

The Science of Pickling

We'll learn about the scientific concepts behind successful pickling using vegetables from our own community garden....

View full story
August 07, 2018

College Planning, A-Z

This workshop is for any high school student or parent who wants to learn how to create and follow a road map to make college happen....

View full story
August 07, 2018

Got Honey?

Kids will learn about bees and pollinators while they tour the library garden and then taste different varieties of local honey....

View full story
August 07, 2018

Create a Google Doodle

Google often creates special illustrations to celebrate holidays and important people, events, and places. Learn how to make your own!...

View full story
August 06, 2018

Foster/Adoption Info Meeting

Family Builders invites anyone interested in fostering or adopting a child to attend an information meeting at 5:00-6:30 PM Sat August 25th at Mtn. View Baptist in Maiden....

View full story
August 03, 2018

Emergency Services Grant

Catawba County Emergency Services has received a $2,000 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers....

View full story
July 31, 2018

Are You Gallery-Ready?

Learn the in's and out's of preparing your artwork for submission to galleries, exhibits, or competitions....

View full story
July 31, 2018

It's National Book Lovers Day

Americans are celebrating the goodness of books this week, and the library is hosting a celebration and a craft to mark the special occasion....

View full story
July 31, 2018

Let's Grow Charcoal Crystals

Charcoal is for more than just grilling – it can also be used as a base for creating beautiful crystal formations....

View full story
July 31, 2018

STEAM: All Things Watermelon

In honor of National Watermelon Day, we'll play games, make crafts, and conduct a variety of watermelon experiments....

View full story
July 31, 2018

Sheriffs Office Citizens Acad

Sheriffs Office Announces Fall Citizens Academy...

View full story
July 31, 2018

This Week at Your Library!

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

View full story
July 31, 2018

NCDOL Safety Awards Banquet

On June 28th Fifteen County Departments were recognized with awards at the 48th Annual Safety Awards Banquet held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Hickory....

View full story
July 31, 2018

Gardening Q&A: George Place

The following Q & A represents a small sampling of the great questions that have come into our office recently....

View full story
July 26, 2018

Purple Heart Appreciation

Purple Heart Appreciation...

View full story
July 26, 2018

Seniors Morning Out Activities

Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in August including musical performances and trips to local Farmers Markets....

View full story
July 25, 2018

Create an Art & Music Journal

Learn to add more color to your life, translate ideas into images, and document what you've done in a personal, artistic way....

View full story
July 25, 2018

Kick It With Hip-Hop Fitness

If your teen loves music and movement, bring them out for this exercise class that unites popular music, fun choreography, and a reason to sweat!...

View full story
July 25, 2018

Pre-K STEAM: Dino Dig

Learn about dinosaurs, excavate fossils, and become a junior paleontologist as we dig for dinos!...

View full story
July 25, 2018

STEAM: Got Plants?

We'll learn about the importance of plants, along with their major parts and functions. We'll also identify their edible portions and enjoy some healthy snacking!...

View full story
July 25, 2018

Seventh Rabies Case of 2018

On July 20, Catawba County Animal Services responded to a call from a Sherrills Ford resident whose cat had an altercation with a skunk exhibiting abnormal behavior....

View full story
July 25, 2018

July Monthly Update

News and updates from Catawba County Public Health for the month of July 2018...

View full story
July 24, 2018

This Week at Your Library!

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

View full story
July 20, 2018

Providing parents support

Care Coordination for Children (CC4C) provides support for parents with children ages birth to 5....

View full story
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!...

View full story
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....

View full story
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....

View full story
July 18, 2018

Summer Learning Wrap-up Party

Each library branch is hosting a party to celebrate the completion of Summer Learning activities and goals. Join us for the festivities!...

View full story
July 18, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
July 18, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
July 18, 2018

Time for school shots

It's time to think about children's shots for kindergarten and 7th-grade....

View full story
July 12, 2018

Sixth Rabies Case of 2018

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

View full story
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....

View full story
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!...

View full story
July 10, 2018

Foster/Adoption Info Meeting

Information Meeting for anyone interested in fostering or adopting a child on Sat. July 21st from 10:00-11:30 AM at the Maiden Branch Library....

View full story
July 10, 2018

Gardening: Two-Minute Talks

Dr. George Place offers brief talks on a variety of patience-testing problems that plague gardeners and affect the home landscape....

View full story
July 10, 2018

Adult STEAM at the Observatory

Join us at Lucile Miller Observatory, where we'll turn our sights to the night sky and enjoy the spectacle of planets, meteors, constellations, and more!...

View full story
July 10, 2018

This Week at Your Library!

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

View full story
July 10, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
July 10, 2018

Tobacco use high in students

Western North Carolina high school tobacco use continues to climb, with youth use rising by to 31.7% based on the 2017 N.C. Youth Tobacco Survey....

View full story
July 09, 2018

Fifth Rabies Case of 2018

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

View full story
July 03, 2018

Explore Augmented Reality

We'll learn about what augmented reality is, and we'll use it to watch coloring sheets and temporary tattoos come to life!...

View full story
July 03, 2018

Celebrate Tom Hanks Day!

The popular actor celebrates his birthday on July 9, so we'll watch his films and create crafts that dovetail with the titles and themes!...

View full story
July 03, 2018

Grow Crystal Candleholders

Teens 12+ will use a little science and a little magic to grow crystal candleholders that seem hard to make but aren't....

View full story
July 03, 2018

Style, Stars, and Hip-Hop

We'll look at what it means to have style and be a star, especially in the context of the hip-hop world. Then, we'll dance!...

View full story
July 03, 2018

This Week at Your Library!

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

View full story
July 03, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
June 29, 2018

Tips For A Fun Fourth

Tips For A Fun Fourth...

View full story
June 28, 2018

Seniors Morning Out Activities

Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in July including visits to the local Farmers Markets and cooking classes....

View full story
June 26, 2018

See The Commedia Cinderella!

The touring group of The Green Room Community Theatre will perform their hilarious version of the fairytale classic....

View full story
June 26, 2018

Search for Jobs Online

We'll use www.DigitalLearn.org to look for jobs through classified sites, job search sites, and company sites....

View full story
June 26, 2018

Get Fit This Summer!

The library wants to make sure that you're active and healthy, so we offer everything from bilingual Zumba to chair dancing to yoga for all ages. Come check us out!...

View full story
June 26, 2018

Join Us for Teen Movie Events

The library is offering special screenings of two popular movies from a generation apart: Fall in love with Wonder, and then discover the intriguing story of The Dark Crystal....

View full story
June 26, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
June 26, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
June 21, 2018

Managing Your Finances & More

Learn more about debt management, estate planning, tax planning strategies, and advanced social security planning....

View full story
June 21, 2018

Community Read: Hmong Heritage

To deepen the understanding of our community, join us in a discussion about two illuminating titles that address the Hmong experience in America....

View full story
June 21, 2018

Journaling for Gratitude

Learn about the benefits and opportunities available with gratitude journaling, and receive a free journal to get started....

View full story
June 21, 2018

Discover Who You Are!

To understand yourself better or just to have fun, take any of over 100 personality quizzes to discover what your answers say about who you are!...

View full story
June 19, 2018

This Week at Your Library!

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

View full story
June 19, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
June 13, 2018

Dumpster Art Project Unveiled

Keep Catawba County Beautiful, Republic Services and Red Leaf Artist Collective unveiled a new collaborative Dumpster Art Project....

View full story
June 12, 2018

Animals from the Schiele

Experience a variety of live animals in person! We'll learn about each of them – along with the sounds they make and why they make them....

View full story
June 12, 2018

Spreading Kindness with Rocks

Participate in the worldwide phenomenon of painting cute images or inspirational messages on small rocks to be placed where they might bring cheer to those who find them....

View full story
June 12, 2018

Garden and Landscape Diseases

Dr. George Place offers helpful tips on recognizing and addressing a variety of garden and yard diseases and disorders....

View full story
June 12, 2018

Makey Makey Madness

See how almost any everyday object can be transformed into a music keyboard. We'll also explore conductivity and create musical instruments....

View full story
June 12, 2018

This Week at Your Library!

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

View full story
June 12, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
June 12, 2018

Public Art at Justice Center

The Newton Public Art Commission recently added two new pieces of public art. The pieces are on display at the Newton-Conover Auditorium and the Catawba County Justice Center....

View full story
June 11, 2018

Fourth Rabies Case of 2018

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

View full story
June 07, 2018

Public Health Farmers Market

The weekly Public Health Farmers Market kicked off its sixth season on June 7....

View full story
June 06, 2018

June 2018 Monthly Update

The June 2018 Monthly Update includes information on Public Health happenings....

View full story
June 05, 2018

Jon Sundell Rocks the Library

Get ready for stories, songs, balloons, and books! Jon incorporates lots of music and multicultural tales throughout this engaging program....

View full story
June 05, 2018

Get a Free Health Check!

Take advantage of helpful nurses visiting from Catawba Valley Medical Center to see how your vital signs look and to ask questions about your health....

View full story
June 05, 2018

Use the Library From Your Sofa

One of the library's coolest perks is access to resources from wherever you are, no matter the time of day. Let us show you how to do what you want on your timeline!...

View full story
June 05, 2018

Get Moving to Feel Better

For optimal health, you've got to put your body in motion! The library has several classes scheduled to help you do just that. Let's reap the benefits of wellness!...

View full story
June 05, 2018

This Week at Your Library!

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

View full story
June 05, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
June 04, 2018

Election Filing Open in June

Filing opens for candidates for the Catawba County School Board, Soil & Water Conservation District, and Superior & District Court Judges in the Nov. 2018 general election....

View full story
May 30, 2018

Farmers Market opens June 7

The Public Health Farmers Market opens June 7 for its sixth season....

View full story
May 29, 2018

Manufacturing Solutions Center

Are you familiar with the Manufacturing Solutions Center? If you'd like to learn more about this local resource, join us for a tour of the facility....

View full story
May 29, 2018

Summer Music for Adults

Kick off Adult Summer Learning with local musician Joyce O'Neal, as she compares and contrasts iconic works of music!...

View full story
May 29, 2018

A Summer Learning Storytime

Join us for a special "Libraries Rock" storytime with songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare preschoolers to learn....

View full story
May 29, 2018

Help Transport Cancer Patients

Volunteer drivers are needed for the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program, which provides patients in need with free rides to treatment. Learn how you can help!...

View full story
May 29, 2018

This Week at Your Library!

So much to do, so little time. Check out what you can get into this week at your library!...

View full story
May 29, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
May 23, 2018

Library Receives CVCC Award

The Catawba County Library System was thrilled to receive a Community Partnership Award from Catawba Valley Community College for its recent collaboration on a community read....

View full story
May 23, 2018

Raising Foster Care Awareness

How much do you know about foster care and the kids in the system? Take advantage of National Foster Care Month to learn more about the support you can provide....

View full story
May 23, 2018

Useful Money Skills for Kids

A bank representative will join us to teach children how to develop money skills, and we'll make a craft to give the lesson added impact....

View full story
May 23, 2018

See How 3-D Printing Works!

Find out what 3-D printing is all about, and discover how you can access, create, and share printable files for your own projects!...

View full story
May 23, 2018

Seniors Morning Out Activities

Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in June including Father’s Day celebrations and musical performances....

View full story
May 22, 2018

This Week at Your Library!

So much to do, so little time. Check out what you can get into this week at your library!...

View full story
May 22, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
May 22, 2018

No Interruption Rescue Service

Catawba Co. finalized agreements to provide medical first response and light rescue in rural districts currently served by Newton-Conover Rescue and Hickory Rescue Squad....

View full story
May 18, 2018

New Tax Administrator Hired

Catawba County has hired Bradley D. Fowler, RES, AAS, to serve as Catawba County Tax Administrator beginning May 29....

View full story
May 16, 2018

Law Enforcement Memorial Week

Law Enforcement Memorial Week Ceremony...

View full story
May 16, 2018

County's S&P Rating Elevated

S&P Global, the world’s leading provider of credit ratings, has raised its long-term general obligation debt rating on Catawba County from “AA-” to “AA.”...

View full story
May 15, 2018

Home Buyers Workshop

This seminar led by Martha Carillo from Wells Fargo will help you understand how the home buying and financing process works....

View full story
May 15, 2018

Ask a Master Gardener: LIVE!

Catawba County Extension Master Gardeners will be available in person to field all of your gardening questions and dilemmas....

View full story
May 15, 2018

Homework Helper, Life Changer

Jayson Sanchez volunteered at the library as a school requirement. Then he discovered the impact that being a homework helper can make!...

View full story
May 15, 2018

Considering a Finance Career?

Find out if a job in finance could be the career path for you by speaking to a personal banker and learning to use Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center to explore....

View full story
May 15, 2018

This Week at Your Library!

So much to do, so little time! What will you get into this week at your library?...

View full story
May 15, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
May 15, 2018

Monthly Update May 2018

Monthly Update for May 2018 from Catawba County Public Health...

View full story
May 15, 2018

County Programs Win 3 NACo's

Three Catawba County programs have been recognized with 2018 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards. The awards honor innovative, effective county......

View full story
May 14, 2018

Ground Breaking Ceremony

A special ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for Trivium Corporate Center in Hickory on Wednesday, May 16, at 3:00 p.m....

View full story
May 14, 2018

Third Rabies Case of 2018

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

View full story
May 14, 2018

Summer Storms Are Coming

Preparing for Summer Storms...

View full story
May 14, 2018

Recommended FY 2018-19 Budget

Catawba County Manager Mick Berry presented his recommended Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget to the Catawba County Commissioners following the 5-04-18 Board Subcommittee meetings....

View full story
May 11, 2018

Second Rabies Case of 2018

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

View full story
May 08, 2018

A Showcase of Hmong Culture

At this special after-hours event, we'll honor the Hmong May Day by showcasing a variety of traditional Hmong performing arts....

View full story
May 08, 2018

The History of Sherrills Ford

The library is hosting a panel discussion about local history that will be moderated by folk artist Robert Eades. Audience participation is welcome, so bring your questions!...

View full story
May 08, 2018

Join Us for Summer Learning!

Children, teens, and adults are invited to sign up for summer learning, which keeps reading skills fresh and comes with lots of fun activities at the library!...

View full story
May 08, 2018

Make a Better Vegetable Garden

Dr. George Place will offer tips on maximizing what you produce in a vegetable garden. Learn to improve your home output and ensure a steady food supply throughout the year....

View full story
May 08, 2018

This Week at Your Library!

So much to do. So little time. What fun stuff will you and your family get into this week?...

View full story
May 08, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
May 07, 2018

25 Years of Service Honored

Catawba County honored employees with 25 or more years of service at the annual Quarter Century Club lunch at Catawba Country Club May 4....

View full story
May 01, 2018

An Adventurer with a Story

Meet author, videographer, scientist, and world-class kayaker Doug Ammons as he shares a multimedia presentation about his adventures and his latest book....

View full story
May 01, 2018

Traditions of Cinco de Mayo

Learn the history behind this festival of Mexican culture and heritage that's more popular in the US than in Mexico!...

View full story
May 01, 2018

Let's Make Mom Feel Special!

Mother's Day is observed on Sunday, May 13 this year, and the library has lots of activities to help celebrate Mom by creating gifts for her special day!...

View full story
May 01, 2018

Lords and Ladies of the Dance

Enjoy a showcase of traditional Irish folk dance! The group will present both individual and group styles of Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes, and ceili dances....

View full story
May 01, 2018

This Week at Your Library!

So much to do. So little time. What fun stuff will you and your family get into this week?...

View full story
May 01, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
April 30, 2018

MyPlate replaces food pyramid

The old food pyramid has been replaced with the MyPlate, which is a new visual representation that shows the proportions of healthy foods people should eat....

View full story
April 30, 2018

Healthy kids learn better

Healthy learners are better learners, thanks to school nurses...

View full story
April 27, 2018

April 2018 Monthly Update

A monthly look at the innovative things Catawba County Public Health has been working on recently....

View full story
April 26, 2018

Teen attends Nat'l 4H Congress

Lauran Surratt, a 16-year old Hickory student, became involved with 4-H when she was only 8 years old after attending a 4-H program offered at a Hickory Recreation center....

View full story
April 24, 2018

Create Your Own Moss Terrarium

Combine beauty and practicality at our adult STEAM lesson, where we'll make a beautiful, living accessory for your home – minimal care required!...

View full story
April 24, 2018

Book Clubs for Book Lovers

If you've ever finished a novel and wanted desperately to talk about it with someone, the library is here for you! Take a look at the groups that meet to talk about books!...

View full story
April 24, 2018

Making Cards for Foster Kids

Throughout May, we'll be making birthday cards to distribute to children in foster care. Stop by the library to create one of your own!...

View full story
April 24, 2018

Be Better Than Yesterday

By popular demand, we're offering a second-chance challenge to improve your nutrition. Simply record your servings of fruits and vegetables in May to be eligible for prizes!...

View full story
April 24, 2018

This Week at Your Library!

So much to do. So little time. What fun stuff will you and your family get into this week?...

View full story
April 24, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
April 23, 2018

Seniors Morning Out Activities

Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in May including Mother’s Day celebrations and cookouts....

View full story
April 23, 2018

eWIC adds convenience

eWIC adds convenience for recipients, retailers...

View full story
April 18, 2018

Sheriff's Office Take Back

The Catawba County Sheriffs Office announces upcoming pill collection events for National Take Back Day....

View full story
April 17, 2018

It's Money Smart Week

MoneySmart Week invites you to refresh your money-related knowledge and learn what you need to do to put your financial house in order....

View full story
April 17, 2018

Do More with Online Technology

The advent of digital platforms has made access to educational tools more convenient than ever....

View full story
April 17, 2018

STEAM is Hot!

In learning environments, STEAM is an acronym that encourages instructors to capitalize on concepts from science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics....

View full story
April 17, 2018

Library Unveils Public Art

The Main Library in Newton recently received a large-scale sculpture to distinguish its main entrance on West C Street....

View full story
April 17, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
April 17, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
April 16, 2018

County Launches Podcast Series

As part of its community marketing initiative, Catawba County has launched a new podcast series entitled “Making. Living. Better." featured on The MESH network....

View full story
April 10, 2018

Creating Pollinator Gardens

Learn about all the ways you can make your own plot of land more beautiful and more environmentally productive....

View full story
April 10, 2018

We're Having a Star Party!

From star groupings to planetary pathways, we’re revealing the beauty of outer space during this special evening adventure!...

View full story
April 10, 2018

Put Your Art Into Action

Make the most of these performance opportunities to bring your art to an audience of peers and fans....

View full story
April 10, 2018

Career-Builder Classes

Discover tips, tricks, and techniques to make you more productive at work and more competitive in your field....

View full story
April 10, 2018

This Week at Your Library!

So much to do, so little time. Check out all the programs happening this week at your library!...

View full story
April 10, 2018

Technology Classes

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

View full story
April 09, 2018

State of the County's Health

Catawba County Public Health released its annual State of the County Health Report....

View full story
April 09, 2018

Local Litter Sweep Events

It’s time again to help Keep Catawba County Beautiful as part of Litter Sweep, a statewide initiative organized twice a year by the NC Department of Transportation....

View full story
April 09, 2018

Dori Maltba #IAMPUBLICHEALTH

Dori Maltba pursued a communicable disease nursing position at Catawba County Public Health thanks to a tiny germ and the outbreak it caused....

View full story
April 03, 2018

National Library Week

Each April, the Catawba County Library celebrates National Library Week, joining a nationwide effort to educate people on the ways that libraries transform their communities....

View full story
April 03, 2018

Hmong Panel Discussion

Join us as members of the Hmong community share their personal experiences and answer questions about culture, heritage, immigration, etc. Light refreshments served....

View full story
April 03, 2018

Intro to Automate and Price It

This workshop introduces you to two easy-to-use databases available through the library’s website....

View full story
April 03, 2018

DIY Legal Forms

Join us for a visual tour of Gale Legal Forms and learn how to access and use this popular online tool that allows you to tackle some basic legal work on your own....

View full story
April 03, 2018

Angie Propst #IAMPUBLICHEALTH

Angie Propst could have spent her entire career working in a mill, but Propst's persistence landed her a full-time job in medical records at Catawba County Public Health....

View full story
April 03, 2018

This Week at Your Library!

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

View full story
April 03, 2018

Technology Classes!

Check out what technology classes are being offered at a library branch near you!...

View full story
April 02, 2018

Public Health Annual Report

Catawba County Public Health released its 2016-17 Annual Report....

View full story
March 29, 2018

First Rabies of 2018 Confirmed

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

View full story
March 27, 2018

Help Yourself Feel Better

This week, the library offers a variety of opportunities to care for yourself and set a course for well-being....

View full story
March 27, 2018

A Smarter Job Search

The library partners with NC Works to help folks refine their job searches and expand the ways they can present their best qualities to employers....

View full story
March 27, 2018

Catch Our Last 'Miracle'

If you’d like to get a fascinating history lesson about events in our own backyard, this is your final chance during the library’s community read....

View full story
March 27, 2018

The Berlin Airlift

The Allied forces' mission to help West Berlin was one of the earliest Cold War confrontations and helped prevent the Soviets from advancing communism into western Europe....

View full story
March 27, 2018

This Week at Your Library

So much to do. So little time. See what's happening at your library this week!...

View full story
March 27, 2018

Technology Classes

Check out what technology classes are being offered this week at your library!...

View full story
March 27, 2018

Comment on Water System Study

A public review and comment period for Catawba County's Water System Development Fee Study is open from March 27-May 11....

View full story
March 26, 2018

Senior's Morning Out in April

Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in April including a senior health and wellness fair and musical performances....

View full story
March 26, 2018

Primary Elections Open May 8

Primary elections will be held in Catawba County on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 with one-stop early voting opening April 19....

View full story
March 21, 2018

Chris Johnson Receives Award

Chris Johnson was presented with the 2018 Children’s Protection Award during the annual Children’s Breakfast hosted by the Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center....

View full story
March 20, 2018

Old-Time Folk Music!

The St. Stephens library welcomes Michael and Donna Fox for an evening of toe-tapping folk music!...

View full story
March 20, 2018

'Stolen Marriage' Read

Hickory’s 1940s polio epidemic is the backdrop for this engaging novel (with just a touch of mystery) that was penned by North Carolina author Diane Chamberlain....

View full story
March 20, 2018

Dig In to Soil and Composting!

March’s Advanced Gardener class takes on the foundation for all good gardening: the soil!...

View full story
March 20, 2018

Introduction to Pinterest

If you’re new to the world of “pinning,” make sure to join us for a crash course about this popular online tool....

View full story
March 20, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
March 20, 2018

Technology Classes

See what technology classes your library is hosting this week!...

View full story
March 20, 2018

29 Straight Awards for Budget

The Catawba County Budget Office has won the 2017 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for the 29th consecutive year....

View full story
March 20, 2018

Family Builders Info

Family Builders of Catawba Valley invites anyone interested in fostering or adopting a child to attend the resource family information meeting at 6:00PM Tues, April 10th....

View full story
March 14, 2018

BOC Meetings Moving in April

Beginning April 2, 2018, the Catawba County Board of Commissioners meetings will move to the Catawba County Justice Center....

View full story
March 13, 2018

Eat Your Way to Better Health

No time is too early to boost your well-being, either mentally or physically. This week, the library is offering two useful ways to help you take steps toward better health....

View full story
March 13, 2018

Just Mercy's Success Story

At this special keynote address, you’ll have the opportunity to hear directly from author/attorney Bryan Stevenson’s client....

View full story
March 13, 2018

Meet Blue Author

Celebrated local author Joyce Moyer Hostetter will join us to talk about the story and characters of Blue first-hand....

View full story
March 13, 2018

Behind the Scenes at Our State

Come meet Amy Jo Wood-Pasquini – as she shares stories about the publication’s tributes to our home state....

View full story
March 13, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
March 13, 2018

Technology Classes

Check out what technology classes are being offered this week at your library!...

View full story
March 06, 2018

The Story of Blue

Blue is an extraordinary story – both heart-warming and historical – set in Hickory in 1944 during World War II....

View full story
March 05, 2018

Help Us Collect Hmong Culture

Help the library celebrate, collect, and preserve Hmong culture....

View full story
March 04, 2018

Hands-on Learning with STEAM

Sometimes it feels like you have to be a rocket scientist to help your kids with homework. Our STEAM Programs provide the perfect lab for you and your kids to do just that....

View full story
March 03, 2018

Going Green with your Diet

Need some inspiration to jump start your healthy eating habits in 2018?  Your library offers programs that give tips and tricks on how to begin your healthy lifestyle changes....

View full story
March 02, 2018

This Week at Your Library

So much to do. So little time. Check out what's happening this week at the library branch nearest you:...

View full story
March 01, 2018

Technology Classes

Check out these technology programs happening at a library branch nearest you:...

View full story
February 28, 2018

Sheriff & School Preparedness

The Catawba County School system and the Catawba County Sheriff's Office are deeply saddened by the recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida....

View full story
February 28, 2018

From Sheriff Reid's Desk

Do you know your neighbor? There are approximately 270 registered sex offenders living in Catawba County? Here are some tips about Registered Sex Offenders you may not know......

View full story
February 27, 2018

Seniors Morning Out Activities

Seniors Morning Out activities for March to include cooking classes and nutrition education...

View full story
February 27, 2018

Join Meals on Wheels in March!

Join Meals on Wheels in March to celebrate March for Meals. March for Meals is a celebration of Meals on Wheels vital service to allow vulnerable seniors to remain at home....

View full story
February 27, 2018

Celebrating Children's Books

Great stories and illustrations are critical when it comes to attracting children to reading. We're highlighting two well-known author/illustrators this month....

View full story
February 26, 2018

Tornado Safety

Catawba County officials encourage residents to participate in the annual Statewide Tornado Drill March 7 to practice their emergency plan......

View full story
February 26, 2018

Bettering Yourself in 2018!

Need assistance in different areas to aid in some new years resolutions? Look no further! Check out these upcoming sessions that will help you improve yourself in 2018!...

View full story
February 25, 2018

Just Mercy Community Read

In conjunction with CVCC’s community-wide read of Bryan Stevenson’s profound book, Just Mercy, we’re continuing with our series of films and community conversations....

View full story
February 24, 2018

Miracle Film Screening

Experience the Miracle of Hickory during a screening of Miracle, a local documentary highlighting Catawba County’s remarkable response to the Polio Outbreak of 1944....

View full story
February 23, 2018

This Week at Your Library!

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

View full story
February 22, 2018

Technology Classes!

Check out what technology classes are being offered at the library branch nearest you!...

View full story
February 20, 2018

Hmong Keeb Kwm

The Catawba County Library has been awarded a National Endowment of the Humanities grant to honor the local Hmong community!...

View full story
February 20, 2018

"Just Mercy" Conversations

In conjunction with CVCC’s community-wide read of Bryan Stevenson’s profound book, Just Mercy, which looks at the concept of mercy within the criminal justice system....

View full story
February 20, 2018

Intro To Twitter

Watch a demonstration to navigate the basic features of this popular social network....

View full story
February 20, 2018

Excel Basics

Learn the basics of Excel, a spreadsheet program that lets you store, organize, and manipulate data....

View full story
February 20, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

View full story
February 20, 2018

Technology Classes

Check out what technology classes are being offered at the library branch nearest you!...

View full story
February 15, 2018

"Just Mercy" Conversations

See what "Just Mercy" sessions are happening this week....

View full story
February 15, 2018

3-D Printing

Learn the foundations of 3-D printing....

View full story
February 15, 2018

Advanced Gardener Series

In this installment, Dr. George Place offers great tips on how to manage your lawn....

View full story
February 15, 2018

STEAM Programs [Feb17-24]

What if you could engage your kids with learning in a whole different way? Our STEAM Programs provide the perfect lab for you and your kids to do just that....

View full story
February 15, 2018

This Week @ Your Library!

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

View full story
February 13, 2018

This Week's Technology Classes

Check out what technology classes are being offered at the library branch nearest you!...

View full story
February 09, 2018

Second Claremont Spec Building

Construction of a second speculative building in Claremont International Business Park was recently completed and is available for lease or purchase....

View full story
February 09, 2018

This Week at Your Library

This Week at Your Library provides an easy-to-read overview of all of the great Library events available to folks in the next seven days....

View full story
February 09, 2018

Powerful Online Learning

Learn essential computer skills on your schedule, no matter where you are, with this online resource....

View full story
February 09, 2018

Valentine's Day Fun

Want a cool way to celebrate this love-ly holiday? We've got tons of fun programs happening at the Library!...

View full story
February 06, 2018

2018 Candidate Filing Begins

Filing for the 2018 Election begins Noon, February 12th and ends Noon, February 28th for the following offices:...

View full story
February 05, 2018

Boost Your Technology Skills

Boost your technology skills at the library – 3D printing, Windows 10, creating quality cover letters and resumes, one-on-one technology assistance, and more....

View full story
February 05, 2018

Community Read

The Catawba County Library, in collaboration with CVCC, invites you to join us for a community read and discussion series of Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy...

View full story
February 01, 2018

Celebrating Hmong Culture

The Library is honoring our local Hmong community by collecting, curating, and sharing Hmong cultural heritage....

View full story
February 01, 2018

STEAM Learning @ the Library

STEAM is a way to teach how all things relate to each other, in school and in life, and the Library has plenty of STEAM for everyone......

View full story
January 18, 2018

Money Matters

Here at your library, we offer a variety of informational programs that can help you with your finances. Check out the money minded sessions coming up this week!...

View full story
January 18, 2018

Senior Mornings Out

Participants will enjoy a variety of activities in February including Valentine’s Day Parties, Heart Health Classes, and celebrations of Black History Month...

View full story
January 18, 2018

The Power of Positive Parenting

Catawba County Parent Support Team will present a 90-minute workshop geared toward parenting young children....

View full story
December 22, 2017

Public Health Accreditation

Catawba County Parent Support Team will present a 90-minute workshop geared toward parenting young children....

View full story
November 16, 2017

Justice Center Opening

Starting Monday, November 20, the main entrance to the new Catawba County Justice Center in Newton will be open for public access...

View full story
November 16, 2017

Church Security

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is offering training sessions for church representatives in Catawba County interested in learning about church security....

View full story