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This Week @ Your Library August 11-18

This Week @ Your Library August 11-18

Published: August 10, 2023

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 children!

Pre-K Stations
Friday, August 11 at 10 am
Conover Branch Library

Experience an engaging learning environment with your little ones! Guide your child through our sensory, craft, and STEAM stations. This month, we’ll have a special visit from Catawba County’s Soil & Water Conservation! This program is ideal for children from 2-5 years old.

PAWS to Read 
Saturday, August 12
Maiden Branch Library

Encourage your young reader through reading with certified therapy dog, Haku. To schedule a 15-minute appointment, please call 828-428-2712. 

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

August 15: Game Night with Nintendo Switch

Programs for adults! 

Zumba Mondays!
Mondays 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). 

Purls and Chains: Knitting 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.

Gentle Flow Yoga 
Fridays 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. 

Stretch for Health-Meditate for Mindfulness
Fridays at 4 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. 

Adult Book Club (hybrid)
Monday, August 14 at 6:30 pm
Online via Facebook

August’s theme is to read a book set in North Carolina. To join the Facebook group, make theme suggestions, and read past threads visit 

Needle Felting
Tuesday, August 15 at 5 pm
Maiden Branch Library

Explore the textile art of needle felting and make your own needle felted Totoro while we watch the movie My Neighbor Totoro. To register, please visit the library or call 828-428-2712.

Catawba Songwriters
Tuesday, August 15 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Share your talents while you learn from others. Bring a finished written song or one that’s in progress to share with the group. Teens and tweens with musical talents are invited to join.

Make a Budget with Excel
Tuesday, August 15 at 6 pm
Main Library in Newton

If you’re thinking about saving up for the holidays and need to make a budget, this class is for you! We will use Excel and learn how to use functions to do the work for us. For more information, please call 828-465-9494.

Career Center
Wednesday, August 16 from 1 - 4 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

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.

Interviewing Tips
Thursday, August 17 at 10 am
Online via WebEx

Learn tips on how to ACE a job interview! To register, please visit

Popsicles and Pupsicles
Friday, August 18 at 3 pm 
Main Library in Newton 

Beat the August heat with some refreshing recipes for popsicles for you and pupsicles for your favorite furry friends! Taste some samples and learn about the best ingredients to use for your pup. To register, please visit the library or call 828-465-8665. 

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

Clean Wave Laundry Suds & Stories
Sunday, August 13 from 2 - 5 pm
2720 2nd Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601

Check out books, use our wi-fi hotspot, or get some one-on-one help with your device. Our family storytime which incorporates stories, songs, and sensory play starts at 3pm.

Herman Sipe Lunch & Library 
Wednesday, August 16 from 11 am - 12:30 pm
115 Herman Sipe Rd, Conover, 28612

Enjoy a meal provided by The Corner Table Community Kitchen, check out some books, and participate in free hands-on activities. Children’s activities start at 11 am. Lunch is served at 11:30 am. 

Public Health Farmers Market
Thursday, August 17 from 10 am - 1 pm
3070 11th Ave. Dr. SE, Hickory, NC 28602

The Library To Go will be bringing the party to the farmers market with music, games, and books for all ages.