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This Week @ Your Library April 26-May 3

This Week @ Your Library April 26-May 3

Published: April 24, 2024


We've got storytimes!

Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool 
Preschool story time with reading 
readiness. Join us for songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Wednesdays at 10 am
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
St. Stephens Branch Library
Main Library in Newton

Wednesdays at 11 am
Southwest Branch Library

Thursdays at 10 am 
Maiden Branch Library
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
Southwest Branch Library
St. Stephens Branch Library

Fridays at 10 am
Main Library in Newton

Ready to Learn Storytime: Tiny to Two
Mondays at 10 am
Main Library in Newton

This sweet, simple, 20-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play, and singing for our youngest learners. Playtime follows.

Programs for children!

Do Re Me and You Dance Party 
Friday, April 26 at 10 am
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join us for 30 minutes of music and movement! For children 5 and under. 

Saturday, April 27 at 11 am
Conover Branch Library

Anytime you rhyme, you’re bound to have a good time! Contribute a leaf to our Poet-Tree with your own original poem or haiku and decorate it while learning about rhymes, rhyming schemes and syllables.  

Spilled Ink Poetry Hangout
Tuesday, April 30 at 1 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Tap into your creativity this National Poetry Month for an afternoon featuring blackout poetry, writing prompts, an open mic, and more! To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6818. 

Code Quest*
Tuesday, April 30 at 5:30 pm
Main Library in Newton

Learn coding basics through fun games while boosting problem-solving skills. For 3rd – 5th grades. Taught by Aastha Patel, Challenger Early College High School student. To register, please call 828-465-8665.
*Each session will build upon the last so register for all three sessions to maximize your learning experience. Sessions will be held on April 30, May 7, and May 14.

Star Wars Stations
Thursday, May 2 at 4:30 pm
Main Library in Newton

Get a head start on Star Wars Day celebrations with activities inspired by a galaxy far, far away.

Programs for teens!

Teen Poetry Art Night
Tuesday, April 30 at 6 pm
Conover Branch Library

Love art and poetry? Create a piece of art that draws inspiration from a poem of your choice! To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-5108. 

Programs for adults! 

Zumba Mondays!
Mondays at 6 pm 
First UMC Newton Fellowship Hall (April 29)
Kick off your week with a burst of Zumba, a 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). 

Purl and Chain: Knit and Crochet Club
Tuesdays at 6 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Make new friends and enjoy the company of others while you knit and crochet. Bring your own materials. 

Mindful Movement
Fridays at 3 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Combining stretching with meditation may benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. You can do these exercises while sitting in a chair or bring a mat/towel for floor routines.  While this class is geared to 50+, adults of all ages are invited to join. 

Garden Volunteer Days
Saturday, April 27 from 9 - 11 am 
Main Library in Newton 

We're seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist with tasks such as weeding, mulching, and planting at the Main Library’s community garden. All ages and experience levels are welcome. If you love being outdoors and getting your hands in the soil, we'd be delighted to have you on board. 

Pinecone Wall Art
Tuesday, April 30 at 5 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Create a rustic wall hanging by deconstructing and hand painting pinecones to mimic a beautiful floral piece. 

Chair Yoga
Wednesday, May 1 at 11:30 am
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

A certified yoga instructor will lead 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.

Career Center
Wednesday, May 1 from 1 - 4 pm 
Main Library in Newton

A Goodwill career specialist will be available to provide one-on-one assistance with your job-related needs. Want to get your resume on Indeed or LinkedIn? This is your perfect opportunity! Reserve a 30-minute appointment by calling your preferred library or drop in as you are able.


Last chance to let us know what you want your library to be? Survey closes April 30th.