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This Week @ Your Library April 29 - May 6

This Week @ Your Library April 29 - May 6

Published: April 29, 2022


We've got storytimes!

Ready to Learn Storytime: Tiny to Two
Monday 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.

Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool 
Main Library in Newton
Wednesday at 10 am
Friday at 10 am

Southwest Branch Library
Wednesday at 11 am
Thursday at 10 am

Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
Wednesday at 10 am
Thursday at 10 am

St. Stephens Branch Library
Tuesday at 6 pm
Thursday at 10:30 am

Maiden Branch Library
Thursday at 10 am

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

Library to Go at the Town of Catawba
Thursday, May 5 at 10:45 am
200 S Main St, Catawba

Visit the Library to Go to check out books, get help with technology questions from 10 am to 2 pm, and enjoy a family storytime at 10:45!

Programs for children!

Thumbelina with the Green Room Theatre
Saturday, April 30
Conover Branch Library at 11 am
Main Library in Newton at 3 pm

Join us for a free and fun production of Thumbelina, sharing the story of a teeny, tiny girl and her adventures in nature. 

May the 4th Lightsabers
Wednesday, May 4 at 4 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Learn about simple circuits as we make a lightsaber that really glows! This program is best for ages 7 and up. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6818.

DIY Mother’s Day Cards
Wednesday-Friday, May 4-6 between 9 am and 6 pm
Maiden Branch Library

Drop-in any time on these days to make homemade Mother’s Day cards! We provide the space, interesting and fun supplies, and mess cleanup. You provide creativity and love!  

Crafternoons – Mother’s Day
Friday, May 6 at 4:30 pm 
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join us as we make handprint lilies in decorative jars to celebrate Mother’s Day. To register, please visit or call 828-466-6821.

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Main Library in Newton
Tuesday, May 3 at 5 pm

Craft: Keychains - make one for yourself and maybe one to share (Psst…Mother’s Day is May 8)

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop for Teens
Tuesday, May 3 at 6 pm
Conover Branch Library

Teens—trying to find a summer job? Just graduated and trying to enter the workforce? Join us as we learn about Cypress Resume and create resumes and cover letters for your next application!

Programs for adults!

Zumba LIVE with Honey & Jossiah
Mondays at 6 pm 
Main Library in Newton

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). 

Author Talk: Going Plaid in a Solid Gray World
Tuesday, May 3 at 6 pm
Main Library in Newton

Join local author Tammy Wilson to hear her take on her new collection of essays, Going Plaid in a Solid Gray World. Peppered with humor, Wilson will share her take on life as a Midwestern transplant to the south, the unexpected impacts of covid, and everything in between. A portion of the proceeds of the book will go to support The Corner Table in Newton.

Career Center
Thursdays, May 4 from 1 - 4 pm 
Main Library at Newton

A career specialist will be available to provide one-on-one assistance with resumes, interview practice and other soft skills, online applications, and job search strategies. Reserve a 30-minute appointment by calling 828-465-8665 or drop in as you are able.

May the 4th: Star Wars Virtual Trivia Night
Wednesday, May 4 at 6 pm
Online via Zoom and Kahoot

Calling all Jedi and Sith! Join us for a virtual Star Wars Trivia Night LIVE via Zoom and Kahoot. The trivia questions will be based on all nine films in the Skywalker Saga.  We're inviting up to 25 participants or households to join us. Please visit to register. We'll send a Zoom link out the day before the program. Prizes will be given to the winners. Jedi Mind Tricks on the presenters is strictly prohibited!  May the 4th Be with you (for the best experience we recommend connecting two devices, a laptop and phone/tablet -to prepare you can install the Kahoot app but it's not required to participate). 

Clase de inglés
Miércoles, 4 de mayo a las 6 pm
En línea por Zoom

¡Practique inglés con nosotros los miércoles por la tarde! Esta es una conversación de una hora, por Zoom, para estudiantes que deseen ganar más confianza al hablar inglés. Para obtener más información o para registrarse, llame al: 828-465-8664.

ESL Class
Wednesday, May 4 at 6 pm
Online via Zoom

Practice speaking English with us on Wednesday evenings! This is a one-hour online Zoom conversation to help students gain more confidence in speaking English. Please call 828.465.8664 to register or for more information.

Resumes & Job Applications
Thursday, May 5 at 10 am
Online via WebEx 

Learn tips to create a resume and complete an application that will get you the interview in this virtual workshop from our friends at NCWorks Catawba. To register, please visit

Visit with the Library to Go - out in the community!

National Night Out – Long View
Tuesday, May 3 from 5 - 7 pm
Long View Recreation Center

We’re looking forward to sharing resources and activities with families at the Long View National Night Out. Visit with us and Police, Fire, EMS, and Military members. 

Library to Go at the Town of Catawba
Thursday, May 5 from 10 am – 2 pm
200 S Main St, Catawba

Visit the Library to Go to check out books, get help with technology questions, and enjoy a family storytime at 10:45!