Catawba County News

This Week @ Your Library November 26th through December 3rd

This Week @ Your Library November 26th through December 3rd

Published: November 26, 2021


We've got Storytimes!

Bilingual Live Preschool Storytime via zoom
Wednesday, December 1 at 10 am
Gather the kids and join us for a live, interactive preschool storytime presented in English and Spanish! This family-friendly virtual event includes singing, reading and lots of fun. To register, visit the library or

Live Preschool via zoom
Thursday, December 2 at 10 am
Join us for a live, interactive preschool storytime with singing, reading, and lots of fun. To register, visit or the library. 

Learn Online from Home!

Job Applications
Tuesday, November 30 at 10 am
Learn tips from NCWorks Catawba on how to complete a job application to get you the interview. To register, go to and complete the form. A zoom link will be sent to you before the workshop.

Come visit us at the Library!

Letters of Thanks
November 1-30
Southwest Branch Library
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, all patrons are encouraged to visit the library any time during the month of November to write letters to those they are grateful for—whether friends, family, or community members. We will provide the stationery, envelopes, and stamps, so simply stop by the circulation desk to request your stamp (if you choose to mail).

Zumba LIVE with Honey & Jossiah
Mondays, November 29 at 6 pm
Outside the Catawba County Museum of History
30 N College Ave, Newton

Kick off your week with a burst of Zumba, a dance and movement activity 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). 

Technology Tutoring: BYOD
Every Wednesday and Thursday from Noon  –  2 pm
Conover Branch Library

Bring your own device (phone, tablet, or laptop) and get your technology questions answered! Please bring any relevant usernames and passwords.

Merry Movie Mondays
Monday, November 29 at 3:30 pm & 5:30 pm 
Southwest Branch Library

Stop by the Southwest Branch on Mondays to enjoy a family-friendly holiday film. We’ll kick off the series on November 29 with Home Alone at 3:30 pm & Home Alone 2 at 5:30 pm and continue in December with Elf, The Grinch, and Polar Express. Even the biggest Grinches won’t be able to resist the holiday spirit! 

Japanese Culture Club
Monday, November 29 at 6:30 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Introducing a family-friendly event where each month we’ll explore the amazing world of Japanese culture through origami, calligraphy, games, and more! Join us as we learn about Japanese gardens and make our own miniature rock garden. All ages welcome, but children younger than 8 may need adult assistance with some activities. To register, visit the library or

Center & Venture: Tai Chi & Hike
Tuesday, November 30 at 3:30 pm
Baker’s Mountain Park

Certified personal trainer and tai chi instructor Dr. George Place will lead us in finding inner peace and outer adventure as we gather at parks around the county for a 30 minutes of tai chi movements, followed by an hour’s hike. You’ll find everything you need to improve your sense of well-being: stretching, activity, calm and nature in the company of friends. Waiver required on site or at

Stop by and visit with the Library to Go – out in the community!

Light the Night Christmas Parade
Saturday, November 27 starting at 5:30 pm 
Downtown Maiden

Maiden is hosting a night time Christmas parade! Come see all the wonderful floats, including the Library to Go! 

A Small Town Tree Lighting
Sunday, November 28 at 6pm
Downtown Catawba

Catawba will be hosting a tree lighting! There’ll be choirs, free carriage rides, photos with Santa, and more fun. Come join us for activities and visit the businesses in downtown Catawba as well!