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This Week @ Your Library June 10-17

This Week @ Your Library June 10-17

Published: June 10, 2022


We've got storytimes!

Ready to Learn Storytime: Tiny to Two
Monday 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: Preschool 
Main Library in Newton
Wednesday at 10 am
Friday at 10 am

Southwest Branch Library
Wednesday at 11 am
Thursday at 10 am

Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
Wednesday at 10 am
Thursday at 10 am

St. Stephens Branch Library
Thursday at 10:30 am
Saturday at 11 am

Maiden Branch Library
Thursday at 10 am

Preschool story time with reading readiness. Join us for songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Programs for children!

Featured Film Friday 
Fridays at 11 am
Southwest Branch

June 10: Deep
June 17: Luca
Enjoy a movie with family and friends.           

Pond Ecosystem
Tuesday, June 14 at 10 am
Riverbend Park

Catawba County Park Rangers will lead the group out to the pond where they will provide instruction on how to create an ecosystem in a jar. Please bring a quart sized jar (or larger) with a lid. This program will include a 2.5-mile hike.

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher: Jellies
Tuesday, June 14 at 2 pm
Online via Zoom
In-person Watch Parties at all Branches

Discover the simple yet fascinating world of jellyfish and meet jellies up close in this live virtual program. To register, please visit

STEAM: Flood Barrier Challenge
Wednesday, June 15 at 2 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Engineer a flood barrier to protect your house from flooding. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

Octopus Locomotion & Slime
Wednesday, June 15 at 4 pm
Southwest Branch

Learn about the amazing octopus in this STEAM program! 

STEAM Stations
Thursday, June 16 from 3 – 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

Explore buoyancy and learn about pollution during interactive water-play experiments. 

Shark Tooth Hunting with Dr. Ashley Oliphant 
Friday, June 17 at 11 am
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
Friday, June 17 at 2 pm
Conover Branch Library

Learn about fossils from sharks, whales, and dinosaurs with Dr. Ashley Oliphant. Cool dig activity included!

Crafternoons – Glowing Jellyfish Decoration
Friday, June 17 at 4:30 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Learn about jellyfish and what makes them glow. Make your own light up jellyfish craft. 
To register, please or call 828-466-6821. 

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Main Library in Newton
Tuesday, June 14 at 5 pm

Meet at the library and wear comfortable shoes for a walking tour of Downtown Newton.  

Teen Self Defense
Southwest Branch Library
Monday, June 13 at 5 pm

Get safety tips and hands-on instruction from a deputy with Catawba County Sherriff’s Office at this 2-hour program. Waiver required.

Programs for adults!

Zumba LIVE with Honey & Jossiah
Mondays at 6 pm 
Main Library in 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 
Friday, June 10 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. Class on May 27 will be outside, weather permitting. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

El club lectura Un corazón lector
domingo, 12 de junio a las 5 pm
El club lectura Un corazón lector se reunirá el domingo, 12 de junio a las 5 pm para leer la primera parte del libro "Violeta" de Isabel Allende.
La ubicación de las reuniones cambia. Por favor, llame al  828.465.5664 para más información.

Film Viewing and Discussion 
Monday, June 13 at 5:30 pm
Main Library in Newton

Join us for a special Juneteenth viewing and discussion of the documentary True Justice, following 30 years of Equal Justice Initiative’s work on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. In collaboration with the Community Remembrance Project, this program is open to the public. For more information, please call 828-465-9494.

St. Stephens Theme-Based Book Club
Monday, June 13 at 6:30 PM
St. Stephens Branch Library

This month the theme is biographies and memoirs, so revisit a favorite or find something new and come share your reading experience with us. Although this is an in-person event, patrons can still utilize the Facebook group for updates, book lists, and ongoing discussion by following this link:

Adult Senior STEAM - Ocean Floor Paint Pour
Tuesday, June 14 at 2 pm
Southwest Branch

Science and art come together in this paint pouring class that uses scientific principles to create a unique ocean floor painting!

Adult STEAM Field Trip: The Science of Brewing at CBV
Tuesday, June 14 at 5 pm
Community Brewing Ventures in Newton

Learn about the science of beer-making with the local brewmasters at CBV research and development center. Find out what makes craft beverages distinct from those mass produced. This free program is limited to ages 21 & up. Beverages will be available to purchase.

DIY Green Cleaners 
Tuesday, June 14 at 6 pm 
Maiden Branch Library

Let's learn together how to make simple and effective cleaning and household products from everyday items that do less harm to our planet! Ingredients and supplies will be provided! To register, please visit

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, June 14 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 The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn. 

Chair Yoga 
Wednesday, June 15 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, with the added security of using a chair. 
To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

Career Center
Wednesday, June 15 from 1 - 4 pm 
Main Library at Newton

A career specialist will be available to provide one-on-one assistance with resumes, interview practice and other soft skills, online applications, and job search strategies. To reserve a 30-minute appointment, please call 828-465-8665.

Juneteenth Poster Making Workshop
Wednesday, June 15 at 6 pm
Main Library in Newton

Make a sign or design a button to commemorate Juneteenth 2022! Learn more about the history of Juneteenth during the workshop. While supplies will be provided, participants are encouraged to bring their own poster. For more information, please call 828-465-9494.

Interviewing Tips Workshop 
Thursday, June 16 at 10 am 
Online via WebEx 

Learn tips on how to ACE a job interview! To register, please visit

Sushi Making Party
Thursday, June 16 at 10 am
Main Library at Newton

Whether you include any of the possible ingredients that start out swimming in the oceans or not, this hands-on workshop is sure to be a lot of fun. You’ll learn about making sticky rice, choosing nori or other wrappers, and typical gu ingredients and condiments. All supplies are provided. To register, please call 828-465-8665.

Cut the Cord on Cable
Thursday, June 16 at 11:30 am
St. Stephens Branch Library

Learn tips and tricks to reduce your cable bill or switch to streaming services for your entertainment purposes. This program is offered in collaboration with the Council on Aging. To register, please call 828-328-2269.

STEAM: Ocean Wave Alcohol Ink Coasters
Thursday, June 16 at 4 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Create eye-catching coastal-inspired coasters using alcohol ink as we continue our exploration of different artistic mediums. Clothes that can get paint on them are recommended. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

Black History Discussion Group
Thursday, June 16 at 6 pm
Main Library in Newton

In celebration of Juneteenth, the group will partner with the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Catawba Valley Community College to recognize the accomplishments and work of the 2022 CVCC Multicultural Series Community Leader Award recipients. 

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

Majestic Park Juneteenth Family Celebration
Saturday, June 11 from 1 - 4 pm
624 2nd St. Dr. SW, Conover, NC 28613

This outdoor gathering will include lots of family fun. Visit the Library to Go to check out books and enjoy free activities.

Library Locker: Suds & Stories 
Sunday, June 12  from 2 - 5 pm
Clean Wave Laundry

We're looking forward to seeing you in Long View at Clean Wave Laundry! Stop by and check out books, enjoy activities, and get help with your tech and job app or resume questions.

Library to Go at the Town of Catawba
Thursday, June 16 from 10 am - 2 pm
200 S Main St, Catawba

Visit the Library to Go to check out books, get help with technology questions, and enjoy a family storytime at 10:45!