Catawba County News

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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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August 14, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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August 14, 2018

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, 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....

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August 13, 2018

Back to School Safety Tips

Back to School Safety Tips...

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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August 07, 2018

The Science of Pickling

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

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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....

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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....

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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!...

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August 07, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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July 31, 2018

Sheriffs Office Citizens Acad

Sheriffs Office Announces Fall Citizens Academy...

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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....

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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!...

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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....

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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....

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July 26, 2018

Purple Heart Appreciation

Purple Heart Appreciation...

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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....

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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....

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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!...

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July 25, 2018

Pre-K STEAM: Dino Dig

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

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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!...

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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....

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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!...

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July 21, 2018

Foster/Adoption Info Meeting

Family Builders invites anyone interested in fostering or adopting a child to attend the resource family information meeting at 6:00-7:30 PM Tuesday, August 14th....

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July 20, 2018

Providing parents support

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

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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!...

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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....

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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....

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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!...

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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!...

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July 18, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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July 18, 2018

Time for school shots

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

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July 12, 2018

Sixth Rabies Case of 2018

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

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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....

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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!...

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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....

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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....

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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!...

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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!...

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July 10, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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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....

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July 09, 2018

Fifth Rabies Case of 2018

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

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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!...

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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!...

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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....

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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!...

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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!...

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July 03, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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June 29, 2018

Tips For A Fun Fourth

Tips For A Fun Fourth...

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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!...

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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....

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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!...

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June 26, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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June 21, 2018

Managing Your Finances & More

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

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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....

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June 21, 2018

Journaling for Gratitude

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

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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!...

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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!...

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June 19, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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!...

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June 12, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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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....

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June 11, 2018

Fourth Rabies Case of 2018

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

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June 07, 2018

Public Health Farmers Market

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

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June 06, 2018

June 2018 Monthly Update

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

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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....

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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....

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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!...

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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!...

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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!...

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June 05, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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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....

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May 30, 2018

Farmers Market opens June 7

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

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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....

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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!...

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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....

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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!...

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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!...

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May 29, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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!...

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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....

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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!...

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May 22, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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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....

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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....

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May 16, 2018

Law Enforcement Memorial Week

Law Enforcement Memorial Week Ceremony...

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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.”...

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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....

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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....

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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!...

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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....

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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?...

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May 15, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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May 15, 2018

Monthly Update May 2018

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

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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......

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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....

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May 14, 2018

Third Rabies Case of 2018

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

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May 14, 2018

Summer Storms Are Coming

Preparing for Summer Storms...

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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....

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May 11, 2018

Second Rabies Case of 2018

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

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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!...

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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!...

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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....

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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....

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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?...

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May 08, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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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....

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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....

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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!...

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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!...

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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....

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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?...

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May 01, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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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....

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April 30, 2018

Healthy kids learn better

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

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April 27, 2018

April 2018 Monthly Update

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

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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....

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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!...

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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!...

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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!...

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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!...

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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?...

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April 24, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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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....

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April 23, 2018

eWIC adds convenience

eWIC adds convenience for recipients, retailers...

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April 18, 2018

Sheriff's Office Take Back

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

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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....

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April 17, 2018

Do More with Online Technology

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

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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....

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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....

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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!...

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April 17, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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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....

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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....

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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!...

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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....

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April 10, 2018

Career-Builder Classes

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

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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!...

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April 10, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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April 09, 2018

State of the County's Health

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

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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!...

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April 03, 2018

Technology Classes!

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

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April 02, 2018

Public Health Annual Report

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

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March 29, 2018

First Rabies of 2018 Confirmed

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

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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March 27, 2018

This Week at Your Library

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

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March 27, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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March 20, 2018

Old-Time Folk Music!

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

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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....

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March 20, 2018

Dig In to Soil and Composting!

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

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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....

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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!...

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March 20, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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!...

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March 13, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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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....

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March 05, 2018

Help Us Collect Hmong Culture

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

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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....

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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....

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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:...

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March 01, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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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....

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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......

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February 27, 2018

Seniors Morning Out Activities

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

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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....

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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....

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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......

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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!...

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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....

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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....

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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!...

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February 22, 2018

Technology Classes!

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

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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!...

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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....

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February 20, 2018

Intro To Twitter

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

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February 20, 2018

Excel Basics

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

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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!...

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February 20, 2018

Technology Classes

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

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February 15, 2018

"Just Mercy" Conversations

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

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February 15, 2018

3-D Printing

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

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February 15, 2018

Advanced Gardener Series

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

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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....

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February 15, 2018

This Week @ Your Library!

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

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February 13, 2018

This Week's Technology Classes

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

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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....

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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....

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February 09, 2018

Powerful Online Learning

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

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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!...

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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:...

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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....

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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...

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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......

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February 01, 2018

Celebrating Hmong Culture

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

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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!...

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January 18, 2018

The Power of Positive Parenting

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

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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...

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December 22, 2017

Public Health Accreditation

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

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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...

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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....

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