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This Week @ Your Library April 5-12

This Week @ Your Library April 5-12

Published: April 04, 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.

Ready to Learn Storytime: Bilingual
Miercoles a la 10 am
Wednesdays at 10 am
St. Stephens Branch Library

Únase a nosotros para hora del cuento bilingüe, canciones, movimiento, aprendizaje y más para preescolares.
Join us for bilingual storytime featuring stories, songs, movement, learning and more for preschoolers.

Programs for teens!

Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, April 9 at 5 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library 

Help plan future teen programs and library resources while building leadership skills!

Teen Night
Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library 

It's Board Game Night at the library! Grab your friends and enjoy a variety of fun board games. Snacks provided.

Clowning Around - Teens
Tuesday April 9 at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

Can you yo-yo? Spin a plate? Juggle? Have you tried out a kendama? Hang out with us for an evening of goofy fun. 

Programs for adults! 

Zumba Mondays!
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). 

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. 

Catawba County FOL Meeting
Monday, April 8 at 11 am
Main Library in Newton

The Friends support and advocate for library services throughout the county. Join us to help plan and share library information.  

Monday, April 8 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Join us for an evening of trivia! Valerie Carpenter will be our trivia event host. Light refreshments will be served. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6818.

Intro into Sourdough
Tuesday, April 9 at 6 pm
Conover Branch Library

Join us as Melissa from True Cut Ranch shares the basics of how to make, maintain and store a sourdough starter. Bring a jar to take some home! To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-5108.

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, April 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 Long Bright River by Liz Moore.

Chair Yoga
Wednesdays, April 10 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.

Introduction to Hoopla and Libby
Thursday, April 11 at 1 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Libby and Hoopla are free and user-friendly ways to find thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks. We will teach you how to download the app, sign in, and download a book or two. Bring your own tablet or phone to set up your gateway to the world of eReading.

Adult Caregivers of Aging Parents (ACAP): VA Programs & Benefits
Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 pm
Main Library in Newton

To provide education, support and community, this month we’ll learn about VA programs of all sorts, some of which vary in eligibility requirements and service coverage. Understanding the various VA benefits will help you be a more informed advocate for your aging parents’ health, care and services.

Vinyl Cutter Basics
Thursday, April 11 at 6 pm
Main Library in Newton

Meet the Cameo 4 Pro vinyl cutter! During this program, participants will learn about downloading and using the Silhouette Studio, setting up their new machine, and loading different sizes of vinyl. For more information or to register, please call 828-465-9494.

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

National Library Week Celebration
Thursday, April 11 from 12 noon - 2 pm
Appalachian State Hickory Campus 
800 17th St. NW Hickory, NC 28601

Explore the Library to Go as we celebrate National Library Week!