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This Week @ Your Library January 6-13

This Week @ Your Library January 6-13

Published: January 06, 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!

Dream Readers
Los sabados solo con cita previa
Biblioteca de St. Stephens

Dream Readers es una programa gratis de lectura y aprendizaje para niños de 5 a 10 años. Para información adicional, por favor envíe un correo electrónico:

Dream Readers
Saturdays by appointment
St. Stephens Branch Library

Dream Readers is a reading and learning program for children ages 5 to 10. For more information, please email:  

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

{Teen Tuesdays will be on a short break, returning January 24.}

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting
Monday, January 9 at 4 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library 

Help plan future teen programs.Tell us what you want to learn, make, and do at your library. January’s meeting will include an introduction to our VR headsets and Nintendo Switches in preparation for a February Nintendo Tournament. Bring a friend! 

Perler Bead Club
Friday, January 13 at 4 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Love crafts but aren’t super crafty? Join the Perler Beads Club! At this easy craft, you'll make designs (keychains, coasters, artwork) using small beads that are fused together with heat. 

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). 

Community Navigator
Thursdays & Fridays from 9 am - 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

Stop in to visit with a Community Navigator for a one-on-one session to get connected with services, resources, and local assistance available in Catawba County. For more information, please call 828-465-9553. 

Techs-pert Help
Fridays at 11 am
Southwest Branch Library

Did you get an e-reader, tablet, or some other new piece of technology as a gift for the holidays? Are you struggling to learn the ropes of your new device? Our library tech experts (techs-perts!) are here to help! Drop in on any Friday during January between 11 am and 12 pm for one-on-one tech help!

Just Walk!
Fridays 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. 

“Navigating Jim Crow: The Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina” Museum Exhibit
January 9 – February 28
Main Library in Newton

On loan from the NC African American Heritage Commission, this exhibit highlights a complex statewide network of business owners and Green Book sites that allowed African American communities to thrive, and that created “oasis spaces” for a variety of African American travelers. Eight vibrant panels feature images and the words of business owners, travelers, and historic and present-day images of North Carolina Green Book sites. This exhibit is free and open to the public during library operating hours.

Gentle Flow Yoga
Friday, January 6 & 13 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. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

Club de lectura: Un corazón lector
Domingo, 8 de enero a las 5 pm
Se reunirá para discutir y conversar acerca del libro El maestro por Mario Escobar. La ubicación de las reuniones cambia; por favor, llame al 828.465.8664 para más información.

Yoga Vinyasa
Monday, January 9 at 9:30 am
Main Library at Newton

This class features smooth transitions between poses, linked to breath. This class is for all levels of practitioners, from beginner to advanced, open to anyone 14+ (parental signature required for teens under 18). Bring a mat or towel.

Adult Book Club (virtual)
Monday, January 9 at 6:30 pm
Online via Facebook

January’s theme is to read a book that elicits strong emotions. Follow along here (including reading suggestions for the month’s theme):

Health Insurance & Legal Aid Navigator
Tuesday, January 10 from 2 - 7 pm
Main Library at Newton

Visit with federally qualified health insurance navigators who provide information about Legal Aid of North Carolina and affordable health insurance.

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, January 10 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 When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain.

Resumes & Job Applications Workshop
Wednesday, January 11 at 10 am
Online via WebEx

Learn tips for creating a resume and completing a job application. To register, please visit

Creative Outlet: Knitters’ Circle
Wednesday, January 11 at 6 pm
Main Library in Newton

Bring your current knitting project, or learn to knit at the library. All experience levels are welcome. Supplies provided.

Job Seeking Boot Camp
Southwest Branch Library
Thursday, January 12 at 3 pm

Online job searching & applications
Learn the skills you need to navigate online applications and job search sites.

ACAP-Legal & Financial Documents That Everyone Needs
Thursday, January 12 at 5:30 pm
Main Library in Newton

All caregivers for an aging parent are invited to join other caregivers at this Adult Caregivers of Aging Parents-Hickory/Foothills Meeting. This month we’re learning about advance care planning so that we can be more aware of the advantages, terminology, and necessary documents.

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

Clean Wave Laundry Suds & Stories
Sunday, January 8 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 3 pm.

Thursday, January 12 from 12:30 - 2 pm
200 S. Main St, Catawba, NC 28609

Join us for bingo and maybe win a prize! All ages welcome.