Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Nov 14-20]

This Week at Your Library [Nov 14-20]

Published: November 12, 2020


Lemon Sugar Scrub Jar Kit DIY
November 1-30
Lower humidity may dry out our skin, but there’s always a way to restore it to a nice, healthy glow! This month, we’ve got you covered for skin care with a DIY kit using natural ingredients found in most households. To participate, send an email to, including your name and the library location where you’d like to pick up your kit.

LIVE Zumba with Honey & Jossiah
Mondays at 6 pm
Kick off your week with this dance and movement class that’s too much fun to call exercise! It's appropriate for every skill and ability level and open to anyone 14+ (parental signature required for teens under 18). Classes are held outdoors in the lower parking lot of the Newton Library, weather permitting. 

Virtual Zumba with Honey & Jossiah 
Thursdays at 5:30 pm
Keep your momentum going with this online Zumba dance party! It's appropriate for every skill and ability level and has the added convenience of being done from your own home! Use this Zoom link ( or locate it at

Virtual STRONG Fitness with Honey & Jossiah 
Saturdays at 9 am
This high-intensity interval training class gets you in shape using your body weight, muscle conditioning, and cardio and plyometric training moves. Every squat, lunge, and burpee is driven by original music. You'll burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs, and glutes! Use this Zoom link ( or locate it at

Virtual ESL Classes
Monday, November 16 from 5:30-6:30 pm (beginners) and 6:30-7:30 pm (intermediate)
ESL classes are terrific resources for people whose native language is not English. Through online instruction and conversation, participants will gain confidence and skills in speaking, reading, and comprehension. To check availability and learn more, call 828.465.8665. 

Virtual Disney Trivia Night
Tuesday, November 17 at 6 pm
Be our guest! For this trivia night, the theme is all things Disney! We're inviting teams to join us and ask that you register before November 15 by sending an email to with the subject line Disney Trivia. We'll send a Zoom link out the day before the program. (For the best experience we recommend connecting two devices, a laptop and phone/tablet. To prepare you can install the Kahoot app, but it's not required to participate.) 

First Chapter Tuesdays
Tuesday, November 17 at 6:30 pm
Teens, meet your next favorite book at our virtual book club! We’ll be reading the first chapter of One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. This Young Adult mystery is smart, twisted, and unpredictable; it's like “Pretty Little Liars meets the Breakfast Club.” A must-read thriller that will leave you wondering what happens when five people go to detention, but one of them never makes it out alive. Register at

Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library Meeting 
Tuesday, November 17 at 6:30 pm
Help the library fulfill its mission by planning and participating in efforts to raise funds and increase access to high-quality programming and materials. New members are invited to join at any time. Please email for the Zoom link.

Live Preschool Storytime via Zoom
Thursday, November 19 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! Please register at You’ll receive the registration confirmation and Zoom link in your email. 

Hearts & Minds OLBC
Thursday, November 19 at 5:30 pm
This OnLine BookClub has a focus on health and wellness. We’ll meet on Zoom to discuss Mary Pipher’s Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age. Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and settle in with the rest of us to talk about Pipher’s ideas about how to make the most of women’s resilience and wisdom. Send an email to to receive the Zoom invitation.

Origami Leaf Mobile via Zoom
Friday, November 20 at 4 pm
Join us as we learn to make an origami leaf mobile to celebrate the season's falling leaves. Pick up your materials at the branch of your choice and join us on Zoom for step-by-step directions. Register at  


Downtown Newton's Literacy Walk
November 1-December 31
This self-directed, progressive book walk invites you to engage with the kids as you make your way around Courthouse Square. Start your journey at Two Pink Magnolias (211 N College Ave) and travel through town reading a special Christmas book! Take a moment to enjoy the local businesses as you explore each page of the story. A different book will be highlighted each month. For details, go to

Downtown Newton's Christmas Crawl
November 6-14
This is the final weekend of the nine-day, open-house event that gives people the opportunity to see what well-known businesses are offering during the holiday season. Shops, restaurants, salons, bars, and more will be showing off their merchandise, and there may be complimentary gifts! Stop by the library and let us know you're doing the Christmas Crawl to claim your own swag.

SUFFRAGE Exhibit: Hickory Museum of Art
October 31-January 24, 2021
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.

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