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This Week @ Your Library August 26 - September 2

This Week @ Your Library August 26 - September 2

Published: August 26, 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
Thursday at 10 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.

Programs for children!

Roller Coaster Challenge
Friday, August 26 at 11 am
Main Library in Newton

Design, construct, and test a roller coaster using provided materials. Ideal for rising 3rd graders and up.

Saturday Storytime
Saturday, September 3 at 10 am
Conover Branch Library

Enjoy a special storytime, where we’ll have stories, songs, and sensory play! This program is designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome.

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

August 30: Cupcake Wars

Programs for adults!

Zumba LIVE with Honey & Jossiah
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).

Macramé Knots
Saturday, August 27 at 3 pm
Main Library in Newton

In part three of our macramé series, participants will “tie” it all together by learning how to design their own patterns and make beautiful pieces of macramé art! To register, please call 828-465-8665.

Macramé Wall Pockets
Tuesday, August 30 at 5:30 pm
Conover Branch Library

Come explore the textile art of macramé, as we learn how to create a stylish wall pocket! To
register, please visit the library or call 828-466-5108.

Oceans of Possibilities – Trivia Night
Tuesday, August 30 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Join us for an evening of ocean trivia! Valerie Carpenter (Alexander County FOL President) will host this program guaranteed to test your knowledge. Trivia night will be full of facts, fun and festive prizes.

Salad on a Stick | Dressing in a Jar
Wednesday, August 31 at 1 pm
Main Library at Newton

Find out about and practice this fun way to prepare a salad that takes it from side dish to main squeeze. We’ll also make mason jar salad dressings to add just the right zing for enjoying local produce at the peak of the summer season. To register, please call 828-465-8665.

Just Walk!
Friday, September 2 at 4 pm 
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join us for a fun indoor walk. Enjoy music, moves and smiles—this is more fun than anyone should have on a fitness walk! To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6821. 
Fitness waiver required. 

Community Garden Volunteer
Saturdays, September 3 from 9 - 11 am
Main Library in Newton

If you enjoy being outside and working in the soil, we’d be happy to have you join us. To register, please call 828-466-6828.

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

Check out and Storytime: Catawba
Thursday, September 1 & 15 from 10 am - 2 pm
200 S. Main St, Catawba, NC 28609

Visit our mobile library to check out our rotating selection of books, learn about our electronic resources, or receive technology help. Our family storytime filled with stories, songs, crafts, and sensory play starts at 10:45 am!