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This Week @ Your Library November 11-18

This Week @ Your Library November 11-18

Published: November 11, 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 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.

Ready to Learn Storytime: Bilingual 
Miercoles a las 10 am
Wednesdays at 10am
St. Stephens Branch Library

Únase a nosotros para hora del cuento bilingüe, canciones, movimiento, aprendizaje y más para niños hasta 5 años. 
Join us for an exciting bilingual storytime featuring stories, songs, movement, learning and more for children up to 5 years of age.

Programs for children!

Read to Me: Stories for Seniors
Mondays at 4 pm
Main Library Newton

Grab your favorite children’s book and connect through Zoom with seniors residing in Conover Nursing to read aloud.  

Movie Screening
Friday, November 11 at 3 pm
Main Library in Newton

Dinovember celebrations continue with a viewing of Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave.
Popcorn provided.

PAWS To Read 
Saturday, November 12 beginning at 11 am
St. Stephens Branch Library

Schedule a 20-minute appointment to read with a certified therapy dog in a relaxing setting. To schedule an appointment, please call 828-466-6821.

El club de español para niños: Día nacional de la pupusa
Sábado, 12 de noviembre a las 2 pm
Biblioteca de newton
Programa presentado en español

Este club será para niños que ya hablan español o están en un programa de doble inmersión; disfrutaremos de juegos culturales, haremos manualidades y aprenderemos sobre la cultura de los países hispanohablantes. Programa para niños de 3° a 5° grado. Para obtener más información o registrarse, llame al: 828-465-8664.

Special Storytimes: Car Seat Safety
November 14 & 18 at 10 am 
Main Library in Newton

Join Melanie Sigmon from Catawba County EMS to learn about car seat safety at this special storytime. Car seat safety checks available. 

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

November 15:  Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Teen Origami
Friday, November 11 at 4 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

November 11 is National Origami Day and we will celebrate with origami paper, books, and video tutorials, while we watch Kubo and the Two Strings as we practice this ancient art of folding paper. 

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).

Community Navigator
Thursdays & Fridays from 9 am - 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

Stop in to visit with a Community Navigator for a one-on-one session to get connected with services, resources, and local assistance available in Catawba County. For more information, please call 828-465-9553.

Just Walk!
Fridays at 4 pm 
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join us for a fun indoor walk. Enjoy music, moves and smiles—this is more fun than anyone should have on a fitness walk! To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6821. Fitness waiver required. 

Medicare Open Enrollment
Through December 7 by appointment
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
Main Library in Newton

Medicare plans change each year. Do an annual review to make sure the coverage you have is the best one for you! To register for an appointment with a SHIIP-trained counselor, please call 828-328-2269.

Community Recipe Book
Tuesday, November 1 - December 20
Conover Branch Library

With the holidays approaching, so is some yummy food! We are putting together a Conover Community Recipe Book and are asking for 1-2 of your favorite recipes that we can copy and insert into our book. During this time, the book will be out for viewing and we encourage everyone to find a new recipe to try!

Natural Self Care
Saturday, November 12 at 9:30 am
Main Library in Newton

Learn about different essential oils and their applications for different purposes. Create one of five roll-on blends to make & take home with you. To register, please call 828-465-8665. 

Granos enteros saludables  
Sabado, 12 de noviembre a las 11 am 
Biblioteca de St. Stephens
Presentado en español

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, avena y quínoa. 

Emergency Preparedness for Adults
Monday, November 14 at 1 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Learn how to sign up for Catawba County specific emergency alerts, what to have in an emergency kit, and what to do in an emergency from Frank Ballentine with Catawba County Emergency Services. Not everything we learned in school is still relevant, and everyone will learn something at this free event. 

Common Interview Questions
Monday, November 14 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Thinking of picking up a job before the holidays, or just want to get a leg-up on other applicants? Learn how to prepare for commonly asked interview questions so you can ace your next interview!

Adult Book Club (virtual)
Monday, November 14 at 6:30 pm
Online via Facebook

November’s theme is to read a mystery and share your experience with us. December’s theme is to read a Young Adult book. Follow along here (including reading suggestions for the month’s theme):

Health Insurance & Legal Aid Navigator 
Monday, November 14 from 2 - 7 pm
Southwest Branch Library
Tuesday, November 15 from 2 - 7 pm
Main Library at Newton

Stop in to visit with federally qualified health insurance navigators who provide information about Legal Aid of North Carolina FREE legal services and unbiased help finding quality affordable health insurance. The navigators offer experienced counsel when applying for medical and mental health insurance through the official government website. They can explain options and assist consumers with estimating their income for the year ahead to see if they qualify for tax credits and/or cost sharing reductions.

Books Between Friends Book Club
Tuesday, November 15 at 6 pm
Claremont Branch Library

Join us in November when we’ll be discussing Shelby Van Pelt’s Remarkably Bright Creatures, a novel that one reviewer calls “a charming, witty and compulsively readable exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope.” 

Catawba Songwriters
Tuesday, November 15 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Share your talents while you learn from others. Bring a finished written song or one that’s in progress to share with the group. Teens and tweens with musical talents are invited to join.

Digital Books Drop-in
Wednesday, November 16 from 10 am - 12 pm
Conover Branch Library

Having trouble figuring out Libby or Hoopla? Does your device have issues when you’re reading e-books or listening to e-audiobooks? Get 1-on-1 help during this drop in program.

Chair Yoga 
Wednesday, November 16 at 11:30 am
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

A certified yoga instructor will lead us through a class perfect for anyone wanting accessible ways to stretch, relax, and gain the benefits of doing yoga with the added security of using a chair. 

Career Center
Wednesdays, November 16 from 1 - 4 pm 
Main Library at Newton

A Goodwill 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. Reserve a 30-minute appointment by calling 828-465-8665 or drop in as you are able.

Interviewing Tips Workshop
Thursday, November 17 at 10 am
Online via WebEx

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

Needle Felting
Thursday, November 17 at 4 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

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

Piece of Cake Book Club
Thursday, November 17 at 5 pm
Narrow Coffee & Nosh in Downtown Newton

Selecting a diverse range of works and authors, join us to chat about November’s selection, Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner. Readers are welcome to suggest titles for upcoming meetings at 

Gentle Flow Yoga 
Friday, November 18 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. To register, visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

Friday, November 18 at 3 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Explore the art and science of soapmaking. Enjoy blending fragrance and additives with melt-and-pour soap base for a take home treat, just in time for holiday gift giving. This program is sponsored by the Local Government Federal Credit Union. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

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

Town of Catawba Veteran’s Festival 
Saturday, November 12 from 10 am - 4 pm 
100 S. Main St, Catawba, NC 28609

Join us at the Town of Catawba’s 18th Annual Veterans Festival and Parade! Parade starts at 2 pm.