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This Week @ Your Library May 20-27

This Week @ Your Library May 20-27

Published: May 20, 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
Tuesday at 6 pm
Thursday at 10:30 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 teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Main Library in Newton
Tuesday, May 24 at 5 pm

Candy Sushi

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, May 20 and 27 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.

Garden Volunteer
Saturday, May 21 from 9 – 11 am 
Main Library in Newton 

The community gardens at the St. Stephens Branch Library and the Main Library in Newton are ready to be prepped and planted for the upcoming summer season! If you enjoy being outside and working in the soil, we’d be happy to have you join us. To sign up, please call 828-466-6828.  

Totally Awesome ‘80s Prom Murder Mystery
Saturday, May 21 at 11 am
Conover Branch Library

Join us for this totally awesome ‘80s-themed murder mystery to see if you can solve the crime! 80’s prom attire is encouraged but not required. To register, please call 828-466-5108.

Mountain View Book Buzz – Book Club
Monday, May 23 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Join us as we discuss The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave. All are welcome for lively conversation and lots of fun!

Book Between Friends Book Club
Tuesday, May 24 at 6 pm
Claremont Branch Library

Join us as we discuss the bestselling novel, The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles.  This is the latest work from the author of A Gentleman in Moscow.

Needle Felting
Tuesday, May 24 at 6 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Learn the textile art of needle felting as we create a decorative beehive and bees. Finger protectors will be available for participants to use. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

STEAM: Make a Circuit Flower
Tuesday, March 24 at 6 pm
Maiden Branch Library

Explore chromatography, diffusion, engineering, and circuit building with this beautiful STEAM activity. Create a colorful paper flower with coffee filters and markers, and then design a circuit to make your flower light up! Program open to ages 7 to 13. Please register at

Job Searching 101
Tuesday, May 24 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Job seekers are invited to join us as we help with online job searching and application techniques. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6818.

NCWorks Scholarships
Wednesday, May 25 at 10 am
Online via WebEx 

Learn about scholarships to advance your skills in this virtual workshop from our friends at NCWorks. To register, please visit

Internet Basics
Wednesday, May 25 at 11 am
Main Library in Newton
Online via Zoom

Learn how to navigate the internet and use search engines to find the information you’re looking for. This is a hybrid program available to attend in-person or via Zoom. To register, please visit

Chair Yoga 
Wednesday, May 25 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. This class is perfect for anyone looking for accessible ways to stretch, relax, and gain the benefits of doing yoga with the added security of using a chair. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

Piece of Cake Book Club
Thursday, May 26 at 5 pm
Narrow Coffee & Nosh in Downtown Newton

Selecting a diverse range of works and authors, join us to chat about May’s selection, The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley. June’s pick is The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley. Readers are welcome to suggest titles for upcoming meetings at 

Granos enteros saludables  
Jueves, 26 de mayo a las 6:30 pm
Biblioteca de Newton

No es difícil agregar diferentes granos integrales en nuestras comidas saludables. En este programa, exploraremos nuevos sabores de granos integrales y encontraremos uno que le guste más. Acompáñenos y aprenda de otros granos como arroz integral, mijo, bulgur, avena, quínoa y cebada. Presentado en español e inglés.

Healthy Whole Grains 
Thursday, May 26 at 6:30 pm
Main Library in Newton

Adding better whole grain choices to a healthy dinner table is not difficult. Let's explore some new whole grain tastes together and find one that you like. Join us and discover brown rice, millet, bulgur, oats, quinoa, and barley. Presented in English and Spanish.