Catawba County News

This Week @ Your Library November 19th through 26th

This Week @ Your Library November 19th through 26th

Published: November 19, 2021


We've got Storytimes!

Bilingual Live Preschool Storytime via zoom
Wednesdays, November 24 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  


Learn Online from Home!

Dinovember: Fossil Excavation
Monday, November 22 at 4:30 pm
Take a look at a Paleontologist's field kit and discover how fossils are excavated. We’ll even do small-scale excavating together. Excavation kits available while supplies last. To register, visit the library or, or call 828-465-8665.


Come visit us at the Library!

Letters of Thanks
November 1-30
Southwest Branch Library
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, all patrons are encouraged to visit the library any time during the month of November to write letters to those they are grateful for—whether friends, family, or community members. We will provide the stationery, envelopes, and stamps, so simply stop by the circulation desk to request your stamp (if you choose to mail).

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.

Zumba LIVE with Honey & Jossiah
Mondays, November 22 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). 

Technology Tutoring: BYOD
Wednesday, November 24 from Noon  –  2 pm
Conover Branch Library

Bring your own device (phone, tablet, or laptop) and get your technology questions answered! Please bring any relevant usernames and passwords.

An Outlander Celebration with Diana Gabaldon
Monday, November 22 at 6:30 pm
Main Library at Newton

Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander saga is finally back with the ninth book in the series, Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone, and we can’t let a milestone like this pass without a huge celebration!
Join us while we participate in a special virtual event celebrating all things Outlander and launching the new novel. At her one and only book event, Diana will discuss Go Tell the Bees, the Starz TV show, and so much more, in conversation with Maureen Lee Lenker from Entertainment Weekly. The author will also answer readers’ burning questions. 

The Self Care Project
Tuesday, November 23 at 1 pm 
Main Library in Newton

This month we’ll 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 to increase wellness. To register, visit the library or Want to track your progress? Sign up for the Self Care Project Wellness Challenge at


Stop by and visit with the Library to Go – out in the community!

Conover Holiday Market
Saturday, November 20 from 10 am - 2 pm  
Conover Post Office

The Library to Go is joining the seasonal market at Conover and we can’t wait to talk with you about programs and books and resources. Come by and check out the wonderful vendors who will be there and get some books, too!

Library Outpost: Suds & Stories in Long View
Sunday, November 21 from 2 - 5 pm
Clean Wave Laundry, 2720 2nd Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601

We're looking forward to seeing you in Long View at Clean Wave Laundry! Stop by and check out books, enjoy activities, and get help with your tech and job app or resume questions.