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This Week @ Your Library June 23-30

This Week @ Your Library June 23-30

Published: June 23, 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 at 3 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Enjoy a weekly movie showing the importance of good friendships. Bring a friend!
June 23: How to Train Your Dragon
June 30: Charlotte’s Web

Kids Art Gallery Reception
Saturday, June 24 at 12 noon
Conover Branch Library

Celebrate our local elementary artists and their artwork! View their art pieces and meet the artists!

Carolina Raptor Center 
The Raptor Center seeks to connect to students through formal education programs that inspire them to delve deeper into how birds inspire! 
Tuesday, June 27 at 1 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
Wednesday, June 28 at 11 am
Conover Branch Library

Catawba County Parks: All Together Now
Tuesday, June 27 
Southwest Branch Library at 2 pm
Maiden Branch Library at 4 pm

Our friends with CatCo Parks will share about pollinators and how things are connected in nature. Make a bee house to take home. 

STEAM: Ice cream in a Bag
Thursday, June 29 at 2 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Join us for chilly chemistry you can eat as we learn to make ice cream in a bag. 

All Things Summer Fun & Safety
Thursday, June 29 at 4 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join Melanie Sigmon with Catawba County Emergency Services to learn about summer fun and safety. Program is ideal for grades K-5 but all are invited.

Tales in the Garden: TRUCKS!
Thursday, June 29 at 6 pm
Main Library in Newton

Join us for bilingual stories and exploring trucks that build and maintain our community. Get up close with a trash truck, bucket truck, skid steer, and more! Decorate your own matchbox car to take home. 

Art with the HMA: All Together Now
Friday, June 30 at 3 pm
Conover Branch Library 

In honor of the Charles White Exhibit at HMA, we will have a fun printmaking activity. To register, please call 828-466-5108.

Programs for teens!

Animal Shelter Supply Drive & DIY Pet Beds
Friday, June 23 at 3 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Let’s work all together now to help the Catawba County Animal Shelter by donating supplies and creating DIY pet beds for shelter animals in need.

Dungeons and Dragons Club
Saturday, June 24 at 1 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Discover your inner warrior (or bard or cleric or druid or rogue or wizard) and join us in this epic adventure!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

June 27: Game Night featuring Nintendo Switch

Programs for adults! 

Zumba Mondays!
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). 

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. 

Gentle Flow Yoga 
Fridays, June 23, & 30 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. 

All Together Now Family Tree
Tues & Wed, June 27 & 28 at 10:30 am
Main Library at Newton, Rhodes Room

This two-day workshop is chock full of tips for pursuing the story of your family. On Day 1, we’ll learn about following the clues in the 1940 Census. On Day 2, we’ll start using Library resources to fill in the puzzle pieces for your great-(great)-grandparents. To register, please visit the library or call 828-465-8665.

Expungement Workshop
Tuesday, June 27 at 2 pm
Online via WebEx

Learn what you need to know about having charges removed from criminal records. To register, please visit

Beginning Embroidery: Reuse and Refashion
Tuesday, June 27 at 5 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Learn the art of hand embroidery in this beginner friendly program. Bring a fabric item of your choice to refashion it to personalize your wardrobe. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

All Together Now: TV Friends Trivia Night
Tuesday, June 27 at 6 pm 
Southwest Branch Library

Join us for trivia night with questions relating to famous TV friendships. What’s at stake? Bragging rights, of course, but also lots of fun prizes! To register, as an individual or as a team, please call 828-466-6818. 

Knitting Together
Tuesdays, June 27 at 6 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Make new friends while learning to knit a washcloth using an easy to follow pattern. Yarn and needles provided, or bring your own.

Symmetrical Art
Thursday, June 29 at 4 pm
Main Library in Newton

Symmetry is the foundation for many beautiful works of art. Create your own art with patterns while learning about symmetry. All supplies provided. To register, please call 828-465-9494. 

Piece of Cake Book Club 
Thursday, June 29 at 5 pm 
Narrow Coffee & Nosh in Downtown Newton 

Selecting a diverse range of works and authors, join us to chat about June’s pick, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. New members welcome!

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

Conover Farmers Market
Saturday, June 24 from 9 am - 12 noon
109 1st St E, Conover, NC 28613

Stop by to check out materials, participate in library activities, and receive technology help.

Herman Sipe Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, June 28 from 11 am - 12:30 pm
115 Herman Sipe Rd, Conover, NC 28612

Enjoy a meal provided by The Corner Table Community Kitchen, check out some books, listen to a story, and participate in free hands-on activities.