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This Week @ Your Library February 23-March 1

This Week @ Your Library February 23-March 1

Published: February 22, 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 children!

Do Re Me and You Dance Party 
Friday, February 23 at 10 am
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join us for 30 minutes of music and movement! For children 5 and under. 

PAWS to Read
Saturday, February 24 by appointment
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

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

Candy Science
Tuesday, February 27 at 6 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join us at the library to do some candy themed STEAM experiments and activities! For kids in grades K-5. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6821.

Author Visit: Kwame Mbalia
Thursday, February 29 from 4 - 6 pm
Central Recreation Center
301 South Ervin Avenue, Newton

Hear from New York Times bestselling author Kwame Mbalia about his Tristan Strong series, Black Boy Joy, and his life as an author. While he writes for middle grades, this event is for all ages! 
A simple dinner will be served. 

Programs for teens!

Teen Poké-gami
Tuesday, February 27 at 5:30 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Celebrate International Pokémon Day by creating origami bookmarks of your favorite Pokémon! To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6818. 

Programs for adults! 

Zumba Mondays!
Mondays at 6 pm 
First United Methodist in Newton, Fellowship Hall  
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. 

Stretch for Health & Meditate for Mindfulness
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. 

Yoga at the Park
Friday, February 23 at 11 am
Mountain Creek Park

A certified yoga instructor will lead us through a beginner-friendly, gentle flow yoga class inside at the MCP information center. You are encouraged to bring a yoga mat or towel as well as a small blanket. 

Catawba County Genealogical Society
Tuesday, February 27 at 7 pm
Main Library in Newton, Rhodes Room

Join the Catawba County Genealogical Society for their monthly meeting, followed by an introduction to new local history and genealogy materials available for research in Catawba County. All are welcome to attend.