Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Nov 28-Dec 4]

This Week at Your Library [Nov 28-Dec 4]

Published: November 25, 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
This online class is 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

Lemon Sugar Scrub – Zoom Session
Monday, November 30 at 12 noon
If you picked up a Lemon Sugar Scrub DIY Kit or just want to see a demo to make your own, join us for this Zoom session as we demonstrate how to put a kit together and talk about other easy scrub options – great for yourself or as a homemade gift. To register, send your name to with the subject line, 'Sugar Scrub Zoom.' 

Virtual ESL Classes
Monday, November 30 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. 

First Chapter Tuesdays
Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30 pm
At this book club for teens, we'll read the first chapter of a young adult book and have a discussion to introduce new authors, different genres, and books in general. Takes place every first and third Tuesday. For December 1, the book is A Soldier and a Liar by Caitlin Lochner. In a world on the brink of war, four superpowered teens must learn to work together for peace. Register at or email

Live Preschool Storytime via Zoom
Thursday, December 3 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.  


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

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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