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This Week @ Your Library March 22-29

This Week @ Your Library March 22-29

Published: March 21, 2024


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!

Easter Egg Hunt & Craft
Saturday, March 23 at 11 am
Conover Branch Library

Join us to find Easter eggs! This hunt is geared for ages 2-5 and will be followed by a Spring-themed craft.

Programs for teens!

Flower Art
Tuesday, March 26 at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

Use real flowers to make art projects.

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). 

Purl and Chain: Knit and Crochet Club
Tuesdays at 6 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Make new friends and enjoy the company of others while you knit and crochet. Bring your own materials. 

Stretch for Health & Meditate for Mindfulness
Fridays at 3 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. 

Garden Volunteer Day
Saturday, March 23 from 9 - 11 am 
Main Library in Newton 

We're seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist with tasks such as weeding, mulching, and planting at the Main Library’s community garden. All ages and experience levels are welcome. If you love being outdoors and getting your hands in the soil, we'd be delighted to have you on board. 

Family Builders of Catawba Valley
Foster/Adoption Information Meeting

Saturday, March 23 at 10 am
Maiden Branch Library

With over 180 children experiencing foster care in Catawba County, there is an urgent need for foster and adoptive families. Attend this informational meeting to learn more about foster care and adoption in Catawba County.

Byte-Sized Tech: Libby and Hoopla
Tuesday, March 26 at 5:30 pm 
St. Stephens Branch Library

Learn how you can dive into the world of ebooks and audiobooks with ease! Libby and Hoopla are your go-to apps for a library at your fingertips. Get ready to access and enjoy a world of reading and listening, all from the comfort of your device! Bring your smartphone or tablet. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6821. 

Books Between Friends Book Club
Tuesday, March 26 at 6 pm
Claremont Branch Library

Join us as we discuss Ron Rash’s new novel The Caretaker. The New York Times calls Rash, a teacher at Western Carolina University, “one of the great American authors at work today.” Newcomers are welcome.

Richard Eller presents Prohibition in Catawba County and Western North Carolina
Tuesday, March 26 at 7 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Richard Eller, Historian in Residence for the Catawba County Museum of History, will speak about his latest book in progress on prohibition focusing on Catawba County and Western North Carolina.

Catawba County Genealogical Society
Tuesday, March 26 at 7 pm
Main Library in Newton

Join the Catawba County Genealogical Society for their monthly meeting, followed by an introduction to new local history and genealogy materials available for research in Catawba County. All are welcome to attend.

The Great Outdoors 
Wednesdays at 6 pm
Main Library in Newton

Find out everything you need to know to stay safe when you venture into the Great Outdoors! Whether you venture out with friends or family, in small groups or large, Eileen Conway, experienced hiker, certified in Wilderness First Aid, and certified single pitch instructor with the American Mountain Guides Association, will share all of her best advice for returning safe after enjoying hours, days or weeks on happy trails.
Wednesday, March 27
Intro to Rock Climbing

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to scale a rock face, wait no longer! Learn about the basics of indoor and outdoor climbing, the gear you’ll need, rock climbing lingo, and where to climb locally.