Catawba County News
This Week at Your Library [Jan 23-29]
Published: January 20, 2021
Virtual STRONG Fitness with Honey & Jossiah
Saturday, January 23 at 9 am
Get in shape with this class's high-intensity interval training, which relies on body weight, muscle conditioning, and cardio and plyometric moves. Every squat, lunge, and burpee is driven by original music to help you burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs, and glutes! Access the session with this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/723012922?pwd=Umh5bTdaSkdWekxXMVV4N1ZBQVRsQT09. Then enter this meeting ID: 723 012 922 and follow it with this passcode: STRONG. [Please note that this word is case-sensitive. Enter it exactly as shown.] You can also visit www.facebook.com/ZumbaWithHmongSibs/. Meets every Saturday.
Souper New Year! Zoom Demo
Monday, January 25 at 12 noon
Join us online to talk about the soup recipe shared in this month’s take-home kit (available through January 20). We’ll explore variations in the shared recipes and demo how to put the jar together so that you can have an easy meal measured and ready, perfect for a chilly weeknight dinner. Register for the Zoom link at https://tinyurl.com/ccls-souper-reg. If you didn't reserve a kit in advance and would like to participate, register now to receive our soup recipes brochure.
Hoopla Music & Movies
Monday, January 25 at 6 pm
Did you know you can borrow music and movies from Hoopla? Join us to learn how to access Hoopla's digital resources with your library card and discover all the great items you can borrow. We’ll cover how to create an account, how to borrow items, how to access items, and how to get help. Register at https://tinyurl.com/cclsmeethoopla. You'll receive a Zoom link to attend the virtual program on the morning of January 25.
Virtual Zumba with Honey & Jossiah
Monday, January 25 at 6 pm
This fun dance workout is appropriate for every skill and ability level and open to anyone 14+ (parental signature required for teens under 18). Access the session with this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87120563944?pwd=S09kaEVkd0dydm1VYW14WnVUZG9sUT09. Then enter the meeting ID: 871 2056 3944 and follow it with the passcode: Dance. [Please note that this word is case-sensitive. Enter it exactly as shown.] You can also visit www.facebook.com/ZumbaWithHmongSibs/. Meets every Monday.
Tech Talk Tuesday
Tuesday, January 26 at 2 pm
Join us to discuss technology questions submitted by you! If you’d like a librarian to answer a tech question or you’re interested in learning more about technology, we'll be hosting a monthly series. To register and submit your questions, visit https://tinyurl.com/cclstechtalk by the Tuesday prior to our Tech Talk. We'll send a Zoom link out the day before the program.
Fresh Start Money & Credit Workshop
Tuesday, January 26 at 5:30 pm
Operation Hope financial wellness coach Rita Purvis will join us to help you learn how to interpret your credit report, establish or improve your credit score, and correct errors that may negatively affect your credit score. Broad money management principles will also be covered to help you get 2021 started on a sound footing. Register at https://tinyurl.com/ccls-moneyworkshop.
ESL Class – Intermediate
Tuesday, January 26 at 6 pm
Practice speaking English with us on Tuesday evenings! We'll spend the first 20 minutes or so on grammar and then start our conversations. If you'd like to register for class or get more information about the weekly series that runs through May 2021, please call the Newton branch at 828.465.8664.
Live Preschool Storytime via Zoom
Thursday, January 28 at 10 am
Gather the kids and join us for a live, interactive preschool storytime! This family-friendly virtual event will include singing, reading, finger plays, and lots of your favorite activities! Our theme this week is "All About Me." Please register at https://tinyurl.com/CatawbaThursdayStorytime. You’ll receive the registration confirmation and Zoom link in your email.
Piece of Cake Book Club
Thursday, January 28 at 4 pm
PoCBC is back from hiatus! Meeting on Zoom on the last Thursday of the month, we’ll talk about The Kindness Diaries by Leon Logothetis in January. You can also get a head start on reading February’s pick: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. Register at https://tinyurl.com/ccls-pieceofcake to receive the Zoom link.
Virtual Zumba with Honey & Jossiah
Thursday, January 28 at 5:30 pm
This fun dance workout is appropriate for every skill and ability level and open to anyone 14+ (parental signature required for teens under 18). Access the session with this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87120563944?pwd=S09kaEVkd0dydm1VYW14WnVUZG9sUT09. Then enter the meeting ID: 871 2056 3944 and follow it with the passcode: Dance. [Please note that this word is case-sensitive. Enter it exactly as shown.] You can also visit www.facebook.com/ZumbaWithHmongSibs/. Meets every Thursday.
Upcoming! Hearts & Minds OLBC
Thursday, February 18 at 5:30 pm
This OnLine BookClub has a focus on health and wellness. We’ll meet on Zoom to discuss Stephanie Butland’s The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae. Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and settle in with the rest of us to talk about this novel and its themes of life, loss, love, and living. Send an email to email@example.com to receive the Zoom invitation.
SUFFRAGE Exhibit: Hickory Museum of Art
Through January 24, 2021 – final weekend!
Stop by the Coe Gallery to view a new exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Six regional artists will display artwork that responds to themes associated with the women’s suffrage movement, and a special series of panels created by Catawba Valley Community College graphic design students will trace the movement's milestones. Also featured is an installation called The Feminist To Do List by fiber artist Susan Lenz. Its 42 vintage quilt blocks have been stitched with civic-minded call-to-action phrases. The SUFFRAGE exhibit was created in conjunction with the Historical Association of Catawba County, the Catawba County Library System, the League of Women Voters of Catawba Valley, and the United Arts Council of Catawba County.
Virtual Tai Chi
Wednesday, January 27 at 12 noon
Join our lunchtime tai chi class, led by Cooperative Extension director Dr. George Place. This short virtual session is designed to help people relax in their offices or home environments during a quick 30 minutes. It also helps promote balance and alleviate the effects of arthritis. Check www.facebook.com/catawbacountylibrarysystem for the Zoom code the day of the class.
REGISTER KIDS NOW!
Our Spring Into Reading challenge runs seven weeks, beginning on Groundhog Day (February 2) and ending on the first day of spring (March 20).
The challenge has two parts:
- Kids are asked to read a total of 120 minutes each of the 7 weeks.
- They're encouraged to attend 5 of the 7 virtual STEAM programs we're offering as well.
If they complete the reading challenges and the STEAM program requirements, they'll be entered into a drawing to win a cool, 3-D-printed monster!
To register for the virtual STEAM programs, visit https://tinyurl.com/SpringIntoReading. To log reading time each week and to document STEAM programs a child has attended, register the child at https://catawbacountync.beanstack.org/reader365. Reading time can be entered under the 'logging badges' tab, and STEAM programs can be entered under the 'activity badges' tab.
Materials for the STEAM challenges will be available separately as kits for the February programs and for the March programs. Kits will be sent to your branch of choice within 3-4 business days following registration. Supplies are limited, but many of the materials included in both kits are basic household items that you may already have on hand.
The STEAM challenges are as follows:
- Week 1: Shadow Puppets
- Week 2: Borax Crystal Snowflakes
- Week 3: Ski Challenge
- Week 4: Save Han Solo
- Week 5: Bug Out Robots
- Week 6: Origami Rainbow Flowers
- Week 7: Pi Day
For more details, call 828.465.8665 or visit www.catawbacountync.gov/library.Download: PDF file