Catawba County News

This Week at Your Library [Nov 7-14]

This Week at Your Library [Nov 7-14]

Published: November 06, 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
St. Stephens Digital Book Club
Monday, November 9 at 6:30 pm
The theme for this month is family, so select a book you like that deals with families and come prepared to talk about your chosen read! Participate in the discussion by joining the Facebook group at  

Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, November 10 at 12 noon
The 7-member library advisory Board gathers for its quarterly meeting at the Main Library in Newton. 

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
Tuesday, November 10 at 2 pm
Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter via Zoom. To register, visit
Meet Niche Academy
Wednesday, November 11 at 6 pm
Interested in learning the basics of social media platforms or Google and Microsoft Office products? Join us for a walk-through of the library’s new video tutorials provided by Niche Academy. Register before November 9 by sending an email to with the subject line "Niche Academy." We'll share a Zoom link the day before the program. 

Virtual Music Storytime with the North Carolina Symphony
Thursday, November 12 at 10 am
The NC Symphony presents its virtual Music Discovery program, funded by PNC Grow Up Great. Geared for preschool and elementary-age children and their families, the program will feature a NC Symphony musician reading a book about music, talking about their instrument and how other instruments make their sounds, and leading kids in a sing-along – plus more surprises! Participants are invited to participate using toy instruments at home, such as maracas, bells, or tambourines. Space is limited. Register at

Meditation for Those Who Fidget
Thursday, November 12 at 1 pm
Mindfulness has been proven to bestow a variety of health benefits on its practitioners, but ‘sitting with the breath’ doesn’t come naturally to everyone. If you’ve wanted to cultivate mindfulness but had little success at sitting still and doing nothing for even two minutes, join this brief Zoom session to learn how even a fidgety person can find their own way to mindfulness. Send an email to to receive the Zoom invitation. 

DIY: Friendship Bracelets via Zoom
Thursday, November 12 at 4 pm 
November 13 is World Kindness Day. Celebrate by learning how to make a friendship bracelet for yourself and a friend. Kits are available for pick-up at any branch. For youth 11-18 while supplies last. Register at The Zoom link will be sent Wednesday, November 11.


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 nine-day, open-house event 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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