Catawba County News

This Week @ Your Library November 5th through 12th

This Week @ Your Library November 5th through 12th

Published: November 05, 2021

We've got Storytimes!

Dinovember Storytime
Saturday, November 6 at 3 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library
Join us at St. Stephens Library for a special outdoor dino-themed storytime to celebrate Dinovember! We’ll have all the fun storytime activities including awesome books, fun songs, and a cool craft. To register, visit the library or, or call 828-466-6821.

Bilingual Live Preschool Storytime via zoom
Wednesday, November 10 at 10 am
Gather the kids and join us for a live, interactive preschool storytime presented in English and Spanish! This family-friendly virtual event includes singing, reading and lots of fun. To register, visit the library or

Live Preschool Storytime via zoom
Thursday, November 11 at 10 am
Gather the kids and join us for a live, interactive preschool storytime! This family-friendly virtual event includes singing, reading and lots of fun. To register, visit the library or

Learn Online from Home!

TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting 
Saturday, November 6 at 5 pm 
Want to make a positive impact in the lives of your fellow teens while earning volunteer hours? Join us for a virtual information session where you can learn about serving on the St. Stephens Library Teen Advisory Board. For students in grades 7-12. To register, visit the library or

Salary Negotiation Q&A 
Monday, November 8 at 6 pm
Join Tammy Buff, Human Resource Development Instructor for CVCC, in a virtual Q&A session that will help answer all of your questions about salary negotiation know-how. Whether you’re starting a new job or are a veteran employee looking for a raise, this program can help you prepare to tackle those tough talks. To register, visit

Tuesday, November 9 at 10 am
Do you or someone you know qualify? Learn what you need to know from NCWorks Catawba about having charges removed from criminal records. To register, go to and complete the form. A zoom link will be sent to you.

ESL Class
Wednesday, November 10 at 6 pm  
Practice speaking English with us on Wednesday evenings! This is a one-hour online Zoom conversation for students that would like to gain more confidence in speaking English. Please call 828.465.8664 to register or for more information.

The Self Care Project
Thursday, November 11 at 5:30 pm 
This month learn what research has shown about the effects of gratitude on our lives. We’ll explore different methods of acting on gratitude and implement a personalized plan increase wellness. To register, Want to track your progress? Sign up for the Self Care Project Wellness Challenge at

Friday, November 12 at 4:30 pm 
Learn how to make your very own dinosaur origami for Dinovember with this special virtual program! All ages are welcome, but children ages 7 and below may need adult assistance. To register (and receive a kit), visit the library or, or call 828-466-6821.

Come visit us at the Library!

Postcards for Seniors - Kindness Project
October 1 – 30
Main Library in Newton

We’re celebrating World Postcard Day all month! Stop by the Youth Services desk to design a postcard to brighten a senior adult’s day. You design the postcard and leave it with us; we’ll take care of the rest.

Open Enrollment for Medicare
Main Library at Newton 
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Libraries

Medicare plans can change each year. During open enrollment, you have the opportunity to change your coverage. Take advantage of a one-on-one consultation with a rep from the Council on Aging to review your needs and select the best Medicare plan for you. To make a reservation for Newton or Sherrills Ford-Terrell, call the Council on Aging at 828-328-2269.

Homework Helpers
Mondays, Thursday, and Saturdays
Main Library in Newton

Our 30-minute homework help sessions are available by appointment. Please call 828-465-8665 for more information or to schedule a session for your student.

Technology Tutoring
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in October from Noon – 1 pm
Conover Branch Library
Need help setting up an email? Want to learn how to use eBooks? Drop in to the Conover Branch for a 20-minute one-on-one session to get your technology questions answered! Bring your device and any relevant usernames and passwords.

Zumba LIVE with Honey & Jossiah
Monday, November 8 at 6 pm
Outside the Catawba County Museum of History
30 N College Ave, Newton

Kick off your week with a burst of Zumba, a dance and movement activity 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). 

Cell Phone Workshop
Friday, November 5 at 11 am
Main Library in Newton

Cell phones can be confusing but Tech Connect is here to help! Bring your device and questions for this hour-long workshop to become more efficient with your phone. Android and iPhone users are welcome! Participants will meet in the Tech Connect space of the Main Library in Newton. 

The Art of Tying Knots
Saturday, November 6 at 11 am
Conover Branch Library

Come explore the textile art of macramé, as we learn how to create a chic market bag. To register, visit the library or call 828-466-5108. Materials for this program were generously donated by Ravenox. 

St. Stephens Theme-Based Book Club
Monday, November 8 at 6:30 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join us for this monthly in-person event where you can gather with fellow book lovers and discuss books based around a common theme. This month the theme is books with food on the cover. Revisit a favorite or find something new and come share your reading experience with us. Although this is an in-person event, patrons can still utilize the Facebook group for updates, book lists, and ongoing discussion by following this link:

Downloading Digital Books
Tuesday, November 9 at 1 pm
Conover Branch Library

Bring your phone, tablet, or laptop and learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks for free from several of our library’s applications.

Teen Game Night
Tuesday, November 9 at 6 pm
Main Library at Newton

Come hang out and play games as we celebrate International Games Week! We’ll have some games set out for you to play or you can bring your own handheld device for cooperative play. 

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, November 9 at 6:30 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

The Mystery Mavens book club welcomes new members and is open to the public, even if you haven’t read the book. Join us for a lively discussion on Bitter Blood by Jerry Bledsoe. Our December book discussion will focus on Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. The book club will meet in-person at the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library with no registration required. New members are always welcome. 

Chair Yoga can be two events
Wednesday, November 10 at 10 am
St. Stephens Branch Library 

Come get active with a fun exercise program at St. Stephens! Certified yoga instructor, Kacy Steiger, will lead us through a class friendly for all body types and skill levels. It is recommended that participants bring their own towel or small blanket to the event. To register, visit the library or call 828-466-6821.

Gentle Flow Yoga 
Thursday, November 11 at 11 am
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Join us as certified yoga instructor, Kacy Steiger, leads us through a beginner-friendly, gentle flow yoga class. You are encouraged to bring a yoga mat or towel as well as a small blanket. To register, visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

Dinovember: Hatching Dinosaur Eggs 
Thursday, November 11 at 4 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Celebrate Dinovember by hatching dinosaur eggs in this exciting STEAM program for elementary students. Come learn about the different species of dinosaur and leave with a dino of your very own! To register, visit the library or call 828-466-6818.