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This Week @ Your Library November 18-25

This Week @ Your Library November 18-25

Published: November 18, 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

Southwest Branch Library
Wednesday at 11 am

Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
Wednesday 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.  

Pre-K Play!
Saturday, November 19 at 11 am
Conover Branch Library

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 designed for
preschoolers, but older children are welcome. 

Dino Discoveries with NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Saturday, November 19 at 11 am
St. Stephens Branch Library
Saturday, November 19 at 2 pm
Main Library in Newton

Dinosaurs and fossils galore! Dino-fans, join us for an exciting hour of fossils and dinosaur facts with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science! Space is limited. To register, please call 828-466-6821 for St. Stephens, and 828-465-8665 for Newton. 

Dino STEAM Stations
Monday, November 21 at 4 - 6 pm
Main Library in Newton

Put your observation and engineering skills to the test as you rotate through stations during this drop in program.

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

November 22:  Game Night

Dungeons and Dragons Club
Saturday, November 19 at 1 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Are you curious about Dungeons and Dragons but never had an opportunity to try? Discover your inner warrior and join us in this epic adventure. 

Board Games & Puzzles 
Tuesday, November 22 at 2 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join us for an afternoon of puzzles and board games before the Thanksgiving holidays.

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!

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.

DIY Hmong Moj Pob (cloth ball) 
Saturday, November 19 from 10 am - 12 pm
Maiden Branch Library

It’s almost Hmong New Year! Make a moj pob (cloth ball) for pov pob (ball tossing) just in time to celebrate! To register, please call 828-428-2712 or visit

Autumn Wreath Paper Craft
Saturday, November 19 at 11 am
Main Library in Newton

Join us to make a simple wreath to add a little DIY fun to your fall décor. This activity is geared toward adults but is family-friendly. For more information, please call 828-465-9494.

Club de lectura: Un corazón lector
Domingo, 20 de noviembre a las 5 pm 
Se reunirá para discutir y conversar acerca de la segunda parte del libro De ninguna parte de Julia Navarro. La ubicación de las reuniones cambia. Por favor, llame al 828.465.5664 para más información.

Mountain View Book Buzz
Monday, November 21 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Join us as we discuss A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum. All are welcome for lively 
conversations and lots of fun! 

Catawba County Genealogical Society
Tuesday, November 22 at 6:30 pm
Main Library in Newton, Rhodes Room

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. 

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

Clean Wave Laundry Suds & Stories
Sunday, November 20 from 2 - 5 pm
2720 2nd Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601

Check out books, use our wi-fi hotspot, or get some one-on-one help with your device. Our family storytime starts at 3 pm.