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This Week @ Your Library January 21st Through 27th

This Week @ Your Library January 21st Through 27th

Published: January 21, 2022


We've got storytimes!

Quilt Storytime with the HMA
Friday, January 21 at 11 am
Hickory Museum of Art – SALT Block, Hickory

Inspired by The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter, we’ll be having a special storytime with our friends at the Hickory Museum of Art.

Bilingual Storytime 
Wednesday, January 26 at 11 am
St. Stephens Branch Library

A fun live event for the little ones presented in both English and Spanish! To register, please visit or call 828-466-6821.

Live Preschool Storytime via Zoom
Thursdays January 27 at 10 am
Join us for a live, interactive preschool storytime with singing, reading and lots of fun. To register, please visit or the library. 

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesday, January 25 at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

Get your game on! We’ll have games for you to try or you can bring your own handheld device for cooperative play.

Teen Advisory Council 
Tuesday, January 25 at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

Do you want your voice heard when it comes to programs and materials for teens? Apply to join the Teen Advisory Council. Meetings will be held at 5 pm on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Applications are available at the Youth Services desk.  For more information, visit the Newton library or call 828 465 8668.

Teen Life-Sized Clue
Tuesday, January 25 at 6pm
Conover Branch Library

Join us as we play a life-sized version of the Clue board game! Winners of each round will be entered into a prize drawing. Bring your friends and detective hats!

Programs for adults!

One-On-One Tech Help 
January 1-31
Main Library in Newton

Did you know if you need help or have questions about technology, you can set up a one-on-one appointment with our Tech Connect Librarian? For more information or to set up an appointment, please call 828-465-9494.

Community Virtual Quilt Project
January 1-31
St. Stephens Branch Library

Let’s build a virtual quilt together! This project is inspired by the Hickory Museum of Art:  Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter exhibit. You are invited to create your own quilt square that represents who you are. Let your imagination run wild and design a quilt square with whatever materials you like best- just make sure your creation is in the shape of a square. Then snap a picture to send to best part is you can keep whatever you create – we just need the photo! Quilt squares can be created at home, or at the St. Stephens Branch Library quilt creation table open all month long. 

Flashback Friday Trivia
Friday, January 21 at 10:30 am
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join us for a trivia trip down memory lane as we tackle trivia questions related to history, popular culture, and famous personalities from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Compete for prizes and enjoy coffee and doughnuts in this fun competition for adults who love trivia. 

Zumba LIVE with Honey & Jossiah
Mondays, January 24 at 6 pm 
Main Library in Newton, Community Room

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). Please check Facebook for possible location adjustments or call 828-465-8665.

Mountain View Book Buzz – Book Club
Monday, January 24 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

We are excited to start our book club again!! Anyone is welcome to join in! This month’s book selection is The Giver of the Stars by JoJo Moyes. 

Basics of Going Virtual
Tuesday, January 25 at 1 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Many fun and interesting programs are offered via Zoom but using it isn’t always easy. Join us for a tutorial on signing up for, logging into, and joining meetings on Zoom. We will look at the various settings available to you as a presenter and attendee and how you can set up your own meetings. While all are welcome to this program, it is in collaboration with the Council on Aging and registration is required through them. To register, please call 828-328-2269.

Books Between Friends Book Club
Tuesday, January 25 at 6 pm
Claremont Branch Library

Join us as we discuss The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare. The book is an inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so she can break the chains of poverty and a culture that has very limited expectations for women. We welcome new members.

STEAM: Paint Pouring Art
Tuesday, January 25 at 6 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Join us to create eye-catching abstract art by experimenting with acrylic paint pouring methods. Learn about color theory, simple techniques for mixing paints for easy flow while also discovering different tools and useful items to create effects like cells and other one of a kind designs. Best suited for teens and adults. All materials provided. Wear clothes that could potentially get paint on them. To register, visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

No Sew Quilted Snow Person
Tuesday, January 25 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Join us as we make a no sew quilted snow person. This program is inspired by the Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter exhibit featured at the HMA. Susana Allen Hunter used scraps of fabric in her creations, and we will too. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6818.

Yoga for Everyone
Wednesdays, January 26 at 11 am
Main Library in Newton

A certified yoga instructor will lead us through a beginner-friendly yoga class. Please bring a yoga mat or towel, as well as a small blanket. To register, visit the library or call 828-465-8665.

Conditional Formatting in Excel
Wednesday, January 26 at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

Expand your knowledge in the first class of this four-part Excel series. In Conditional Formatting, participants will learn how to use text and cell appearance to improve their ability to find and organize data. Basic Excel knowledge is suggested. For more information or to sign up for this class, please call 828-465-9494. 

Clase de inglés
Miércoles 26 de enero de 6 - 7 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.

ESL Class
Wednesday, January 26 from 6 - 7 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. For more information or to register, please call 828.465.8664.

Job Applications
Thursday, January 27 at 10am
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

Piece of Cake Book Club
Thursday, January 27 at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

Selecting a diverse range of works and authors, we’re gathering to chat about January’s pick The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. February’s selection is The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. Readers are welcome to suggest titles for 2022 at