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This Week @ Your Library July 28-August 4

This Week @ Your Library July 28-August 4

Published: July 27, 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!

Friendship Film Fridays
Fridays in July at 3 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Enjoy a weekly movie showing the importance of good friendships. Bring a friend!
July 28 - Shrek 

Dana Hill Magic: Hello Friends!
Be part of a fun-filled magic show with award winning magician Dana Hill who will talk about kindness and have the audience work together to create magical illusions.
Tuesday, August 1 
Main Library in Newton at 10 am
Maiden Branch Library at 2 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library at 5 pm
Wednesday, August 2
Conover Branch Library at 10 am
St. Stephens Branch Library at 1 pm
Southwest Branch Library at 4 pm

Summer Learning Celebration
Thursday, August 3 from 3 - 5 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Celebrate all that you’ve learned this summer with ice cream, games, music, and fun! Drop in whenever you please and stay as long as you like. Congratulations on an awesome summer!

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.

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

August 1: Makey-Makey

Make a Wreck-It Journal
Wednesday, August 2 at 4 pm
Maiden Branch Library 

A wreck-it journal is unlike a traditional journal or sketchbook. You can write or draw in it if you want, but you can also scribble nonsense, throw it down the stairs, or leave it in the rain for a few hours. Destroy it however you want! Use it to let off steam or mess around. 
Join us to customize a journal and get inspired by sample writing and decorating prompts. 
All supplies provided. To register, please visit the library or call 828-428-2712.

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). 

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. 

Murder Mystery Party: The Roaring ‘20s
Tuesday, August 1 at 6 pm
Conover Branch Library

You. Solving a murder. In the 1920s. What could be more fun? Come together to solve this Gatsby-esque mystery! Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Light refreshments will be served. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-5108.

Healthy Lunch Box Options
Tuesday, August 1 at 6:30 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

With school right around the corner, are you looking for inspiration and options when it comes to packing lunches? Join Melissa Falcone from True Cut Ranch as she shares healthy lunch box ideas for adults and kids.

Career Center
Wednesday, August 2 from 3 - 6 pm 
Main Library at Newton

A Goodwill career specialist will be available to provide one-on-one assistance with your job-related needs. Want to get your resume on Indeed or LinkedIn? This is your perfect opportunity! Reserve a 30-minute appointment by calling 828-465-8665 or drop in as you are able.

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

Newton National Night Out
Tuesday, August 1 from 4:30 - 7:30 pm 
1775 Southwest Blvd. Newton, NC 28658

Meet us at Southside Park for this event with police, fire, EMS, and military from around Newton for a night out!

Herman Sipe Lunch & Library 
Wednesdays, August 2 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. 

Public Health Farmers Market
Thursdays, August 3 from 10 am - 1 pm
3070 11th Ave. Dr. SE, Hickory, NC 28602

The Library To Go will be bringing the party to the farmers market with music, games, and books for all ages.