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This Week @ Your Library April 8-15

This Week @ Your Library April 8-15

Published: April 08, 2022


We've got storytimes!

Knuffle Bunny Storytime and Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 9 at 3 pm
St. Stephens Park

Join us at St. Stephens Park to celebrate the work of Mo Willems with an awesome storytime centered around his popular Knuffle Bunny character, followed by an egg hunt in the park! To register, please visit or call 828-466-6821.

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.
Main Library in Newton
Wednesdays, April 13 at 10 am

Southwest Branch Library
Wednesdays, April 13 at 11 am
Thursdays, April 14 at 10 am

Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
Wednesdays, April 13 at 10 am
Thursdays, April 14 at 10 am

Maiden Branch Library
Thursdays, April 14 at 10 am

Programs for children!

Crafternoons – Unicorn Day
Friday, April 8 at 4:30 pm
St. Stephens Library

Celebrate this magical day by making your very own unicorn or dragon felt wall hanging! To register, please visit or call 828-466-6821.

Paws to Read
Tuesdays, April 12 at 6 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

To help youngsters build confidence in their reading skills the library partners with local certified therapy dogs (and their owners) for regular reading sessions. To schedule a 15-minute session, please call 828-466-6821.

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Main Library in Newton
Tuesday, April 12 at 5 pm

Drawing Night - Manga

Programs for adults!

Zumba LIVE with Honey & Jossiah
Mondays, April 11 at 6 pm 
Main Library at 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). 

Common Interview Questions
Monday, April 11 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

“Tell me a little about yourself.” “What’s your greatest weakness?” “Why are you leaving your current position?” Learn tactics to answer these common interview questions and more at this hands-on workshop! To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6818.

St. Stephens Theme-Based Book Club
Monday, April 11 at 6:30 pm
St. Stephens 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 from the NYT bestsellers list, so reread a favorite or find something new and come share your reading experience with us. Patrons can utilize the Facebook group for updates, book lists, and discussion by following this link:

Senior STEAM Tuesday - Simple Circuits and Flowering Fun 
Tuesday, April 12 at 2 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Join us as we learn about simple circuits and create a floral card that lights up. For more flowering fun we will explore facts about the Calla lily and learn how to harvest and propagate these elegant flowers. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6818.

Job Applications 
Tuesday, April 12 at 2 pm
Online via WebEx

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

Center & Venture
Tuesday, April 12 at 3:30 pm 
Bakers Mountain Park

Certified trainer and tai chi instructor George Place will lead us in finding inner peace and outer adventure as we gather at parks around the county for 30 minutes of tai chi followed by an hour’s hike. You’ll find everything you need to improve your sense of wellbeing: stretching, activity, calm, and nature in the company of friends. Suitable for all fitness levels. Waiver required on site or at

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, April 12 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 When Ghosts Come Home by Wiley Cash. 

Resume Writing 
Wednesday, April 13 at 10 am
Southwest Branch Library

Job seekers and resume writers are invited to join us as we help prepare new resumes or spruce up your old one. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6818.

Embracing Self Love with author, Megan Logan
Wednesday, April 13 at 6 pm
Online via Zoom

Megan Logan, author of Self Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are, will join us for a virtual talk about her book and the wisdom she has gleaned during her 22 years of counseling women and girls as a licensed clinical social worker in Florida. Several copies of her book will be given as door prizes to attendees. To register, please visit  

ESL Class
Wednesday, April 13 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.

Clase de inglés
Miércoles 13 de abril de 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.

Gentle Flow Yoga 
Thursdays, April 14 at 11 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. Class on 28th will be outside weather pending. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

Weaving Workshop
Thursday, April 14 at 4 pm 
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Explore the textile art of weaving as we learn how to create a project on a circular loom. Best suited for teens and adults. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

Ensaladas y aderezos caseros
Jueves 14 de abril 5:30 pm
Biblioteca de Newton

Si está tratando de comer más saludable, venga a este programa para aprender acerca de diferentes formas de preparar ensaladas y aprenda a cómo hacer aderezos saludables en casa. Program presentado en español e inglés.

Spring Salads and Homemade Salad Dressings 
Thursday, April 14 at 5:30 pm
Main Library in Newton

Are you trying to eat healthier? Join us to learn about different ways to prepare salads and learn how to make healthier salad dressings at home. Program presented in English and Spanish.

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

Southwest Car Show
Saturday, April 9 from 9 am – 2 pm
1580 32nd St SW, Hickory

We’re taking part in festivities to benefit Southwest Primary and hope you’ll join us to see a great car show and learn more about library resources.