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This Week @ Your Library August 4-11

This Week @ Your Library August 4-11

Published: August 01, 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!

Summer Learning Finale Party
Friday, August 4 from 3 - 5 pm
Conover Branch Library

Celebrate the end of Summer Learning with a glow in the dark party! There will be music, activities, and snacks—don’t forget to bring your reading log!

Summer Learning Finale Party
Friday, August 4 at 3 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Join us for chilly chemistry you can eat as we learn to make homemade ice cream in a bag to celebrate the end of Summer Learning.

Summer Learning Wrap Up Party
Saturday, August 5 at 10 am 
Main Library in Newton – Garden

Play games and have a snow cone as we celebrate all the reading we have done this summer. Be prepared to get wet when our friends from Newton Fire Department stop by with their truck.

End of Summer Learning Bash
Saturday, August 5 at 11 am
St. Stephens Branch Library

Celebrate the end of our summer learning program with sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and popsicles.

PAWS to Read 
Saturday, August 5
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Encourage your young reader through reading with certified therapy dog, Haku. To schedule a 15-minute appointment, please call 828-466-6827. 

Movie Matinee: Super Mario Bros. Movie
Thursday, August 10 at 2 pm
Main Library in Newton

Enjoy some popcorn and watch as Mario travels through the Mushroom Kingdom with Peach and Toad to find Luigi and save the world from Bowser.  Rated PG.

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.

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

August 8: Turkey Tacos

Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, August 8 at 5 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library 

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: Help plan future teen programs. Tell us what you want to learn, make and do at your library. Bring a friend and have some snacks.

Teen Night
Tuesday, August 8 at 5:30 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library 

Duct Tape Crafts: Learn how to make wallets using Duct Tape. Materials Provided.

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. 

Garden Volunteer Days
Saturday, August 5 from 9 - 11 am 
Main Library in Newton 

The community garden is in need of weeding, mulching, and planting. All ages are welcome. To register, please call 828-466-6828.

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, August 8 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 Mad Honey by Jody Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan.

Resumes & Job Applications
Wednesday, August 9 at 10 am
Online via WebEx

Learn tips to create a resume and complete an application that will get you the interview! To register, please visit

Chair Yoga 
Wednesday, August 9 at 11:30 am
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

A certified yoga instructor will lead us through a class friendly for all body types and levels. This class is perfect for anyone looking for accessible ways to stretch, relax, and gain the benefits of doing yoga with the added security of using a chair. 

Kinetic Meditation
Wednesday, August 9 at 1 pm
Main Library at Newton

Increase your peace - learn how to harness repetitive motion to cultivate mindfulness and reap the many benefits that await. A variety of art and craft tools and supplies will be available for the session.

Needle Felting
Thursday, August 10 at 4 pm 
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library 

Explore the textile art of needle felting as we create a felted donut. Finger protectors will be available for participants to use. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827. 

ACAP-Help in Your Own Backyard
Thursday, August 10 at 5:30 pm
Main Library at Newton

All caregivers for an aging parent are invited to join others at this Adult Caregivers of Aging Parents-Hickory/Foothills Meeting. This month’s meeting will help caregivers create a list of contacts for services and resources in the community. Know where to go and whom to contact in the community with respect to an array of services and resources for caregivers and people who are aging. Don’t wait for a crisis – make your list of contacts now.

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

Herman Sipe Lunch & Library 
Wednesday, August 9 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.