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This Week @ Your Library November 17-24

This Week @ Your Library November 17-24

Published: November 17, 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

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!

Do Re Me and You Dance Party 
Friday, November 17 at 11 am
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join us for 30 minutes of music and movement! For children 5 and under. 

PAWS To Read
Saturday, November 18 at 10 am
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Schedule a 15-minute appointment to read with a certified therapy dog. To schedule an appointment, please call 828-466-6827.

Pre-K Play!
Saturday, November 18 at 11 am
Conover Branch Library
Tuesday, November 21 at 1 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch

Join us for fun, fitness-focused play with music, games, and an obstacle course! Kids will have a blast as they explore, exercise, and develop motor skills. This program is ideal for children from 2-5 years old. 

Programs for adults! 

Suitcase Drive
November 1 - 30
All Library Locations

Did you know…many kids in foster care use trash bags to carry their belongings from home to home because they do not have suitcases. During the month of November, drop off new or gently used suitcases, duffel bags, or toiletry bags at any library location to support local youth. All donations will be delivered to Family Builders of Catawba Valley.

Self-Serve Clothing Rack
November 1 - 30
Main Library in Newton

If you or someone you know needs a little extra warmth, come by the Main Library in Newton to grab a free coat and/or hat. The self-serve rack is located near the computer lab (right side of the building coming in from the front doors).

Medicaid Expansion Enrollment
By appointment
Main Library in Newton

Medicaid Expansion is beginning in December. With a possible 45-day application process time, Social Services is encouraging those who qualify to apply before December to avoid longer wait times. The Library has a trained Community Navigator who is available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays to assist with applications. To schedule your appointment, please call 828-465-8665.

Medicare Open Enrollment
By Appointment
Main Library at Newton
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Medicare plans change each year. Do an annual review to make sure the coverage you have is the best one for you! SHIIP-trained counselors will be available for free consultations by appointment. To schedule your appointment, please call 828-328-2269.

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). 

Purls and Chains: Knitting 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 favorite projects. 

Gentle Flow Yoga 
Friday, November 17 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. 

Foster/Adoption Information Meeting 
Monday, November 20 at 12 noon
Main Library in Newton
Tuesday, November 21 at 3:30 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Family Builders of Catawba Valley invites anyone interested in fostering or adopting a child to attend this resource family information session.  Specific information about becoming a resource family will be available at the meeting. Guests will also learn about required training for resource families and hear stories about the rewards of helping Catawba County’s children in foster care.

Pottery Class: Functional Hand Built Mug
Monday, November 20 at 5 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library 

Local Potter Karen Wight will be leading a two-part pottery class where she will teach the basics of hand building your very own functional ceramic mug. We will learn various methods of construction, decoration, vocabulary, as well as glazing. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827. 

Mountain View Book Buzz
Monday, November 20 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Join us as we discuss Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano. All are welcome to join us for an evening of discussion and extended conversations. 

Bone Broth 101
Monday, November 20 at 6:30 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Melissa Falcone from True Cut Ranch returns! Savor the warmth and goodness of homemade bone broth with our adult-friendly class. Join us and learn the secrets to crafting this nourishing elixir. Your taste buds and health will thank you! To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6821.

Catawba Songwriters
Tuesday, November 21 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.

Flirty Fiction Book Club 
Tuesday, November 21 at 6:30 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Calling all rom-com lovers! Join us as we discuss our flirty fiction book for November, Kiss the Girl by Zoraida Cordova. Bring your comments, questions, and insights to share with the group. Light refreshments provided. Books may contain adult themes.

*All library locations will be closed Wednesday, November 22 at 5 pm through Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.