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This Week @ Your Library October 14-21

This Week @ Your Library October 14-21

Published: October 14, 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 
Wednesdays at 10am 
Miercoles a la 10am
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join us for an exciting bilingual storytime featuring stories, songs, movement, learning and more for children up to 5 years of age.
Únase a nosotros para escuchar historias, canciones, movimiento, aprendizaje y más los miércoles por la mañana a las 10 a.m. Nos encantaría ver a sus pequeños en etapa pre-escolar para una hora de cuentos verdaderamente emocionante.

Programs for children!

Tales in the Garden: Spooktacular
Thursday, October 20 at 5:30 pm
Main Library in Newton

Join us in the garden as we share bilingual stories and have fun learning about customs associated with Halloween and Day of the Dead. Families are welcome to wear costumes.

Movie Screening
Friday, October 21 at 3 pm
Main Library in Newton

Join us for a viewing of Hocus Pocus! Amuck! Amuck! Amuck! Popcorn provided.

Friday, October 21 at 4 pm
Conover Branch Library

At this Hallow-STEAM program, we’ll have table-top punkin’ chunkin’, a pumpkin observation station, and a station to paint your pumpkin. All supplies will be provided. This program is intended for elementary aged children. 

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

October 18: Game Night 

Spirited Away No-Face Plush Making
Friday, October 14 at 3:30 pm
Maiden Branch Library

No-Face is one of the most memorable characters in Studio Ghibli history. Join us in learning basic stitches to create a No-Face plush while watching Spirited Away. To register, please visit:

Anime Hoop Embroidery 
Friday, October 21 at 12 noon
Maiden Branch Library

Learn basic stitches to create your own piece of anime hoop art! Materials and supplies will be provided. To register, please visit:

Special FX Wound Makeup
Friday, October 21 at 2 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Take your Halloween costume to the next level as we learn how to make convincingly gross wounds with makeup! For ages 13-18.

Programs for adults!

Zumba LIVE with Honey & Jossiah
Mondays at 6 pm
Main Library at 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. 

Gentle Flow Yoga 
Fridays, October 14 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, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

Medicare Open Enrollment
Starting October 15 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! SHIIP-trained counselors will be available at the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library and the Main Library in Newton. To register for an appointment, please call 828-328-2269.

Ensaladas y Aderezos Caseros
Sábado, 15 de octubre a la 1:30pm
Biblioteca de St. Stephens
Programa presentado en español

Aprenda a hacer ensaladas y aderezos caseros. Para registrarse, por favor visite o llame al 828-466-6821. 

Club de lectura: Un corazón lector
Domingo, 16 de octubre a las 5 pm
Se reunirá para discutir y conversar acerca de la primera parte del libro De ninguna parte de Julia Navarro. La ubicación de las reuniones cambia. Por favor, llame al 828.465.8664 para más información.

Mountain View Book Buzz
Monday, October 17 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Join us as we discuss Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. All are welcome for lively 
conversations and lots of fun! 

Health Insurance & Legal Aid Navigator 
Tuesday, October 18 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.

Home Security Preparedness 
Tuesday, October 18 at 4 pm
Main Library in Newton

Ever wondered how to choose the best security system for your home? This workshop with Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Community & Support Officer, Lt. Eric Page will help you assess your needs and make informed decisions about security camera types, placement and lighting options.

Follow the Yellowed Brick Road!
Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30 pm
Main Library in Newton, Rhodes Room

This program on maps will show examples of the many different types of maps that can be used in genealogical and local history research. Information on online collections and repositories will be presented as well.

Catawba Songwriters
Tuesday, October 18 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.

Career Center
Wednesdays, October 19, 1 - 4 pm 
Main Library at Newton

A 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, October 20 at 10 am
Online via WebEx

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

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

Clean Wave Laundry Suds & Stories
Sunday, October 16 from 2 pm - 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 which incorporates stories, songs, and sensory play starts at 3pm.