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This Week @ Your Library October 21-28

This Week @ Your Library October 21-28

Published: October 21, 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.

Ready to Learn Storytime: Fire Safety
Thursday, October 27 at 10 am
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join us for a special storytime with guests Melanie Sigmon from Catawba County Emergency Medical Services and St. Stephens Fire Department to celebrate Fire Prevention Week. 

Programs for children!

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. 

Conover’s Fa-boo-lous Halloween Week
Tuesday, October 25 to Saturday, October 29
Conover Branch Library

Drop in to the Conover Branch Library as we hand out candy to youth wearing costumes. While you’re here, take part in our Halloween scavenger hunt!

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

October 25: Bob Ross Birthday Celebration 

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.

Teen Halloween Hi-Tech DIY: Sticker Making 
Friday, October 28 at 4 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Learn how to make Halloween stickers with the Silhouette Curio for your water bottle, locker door, or mirror. To register, please visit

Programs for adults!

Zumba LIVE with Honey & Jossiah
Mondays at 6 pm
October 17, 24 & 31 at First United Methodist Church in Newton, enter from Ashe Avenue

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. 

Macramé Coasters
Saturday, October 22 at 11 am
Main Library in Newton

Want to give your dining table a little bohemian flair? Join us to learn how to make a simple macramé coaster. One coaster will be made to take home during this program. To register, please call 828-465-9494.

Soft Skills in the Workplace
Tuesday, October 25 at 2 pm
Online via WebEx

In person, Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
Learn tips on how to develop soft skills to be an effective worker. This program is being offered virtually through WebEx and hosted in-person at the library. To register for online attendance, please visit

Creative Outlet: Hand Lettering
Tuesday, October 25 at 3 pm
Main Library at Newton

Hand lettering is a visual art form that focuses on drawing and illustrating letterforms by hand. For this hands-on workshop, we’ll follow up on last month’s workshop with a new lesson and then put what we’ve learned into practice. Supplies provided but feel free to bring your own pens if you have favorites. To register, please call 828-465-8665.

Murder Mystery: The Haunted Library
Tuesday, October 25 at 6 pm
Conover Branch Library

Spooky? Yes. Dressing up? Of course. Join us to discover clues throughout the building and see if you can solve the mystery! Refreshments will be provided. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-5108.  

Trivia Night
Tuesday, October 25 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Join us for an evening of Spooktacular trivia! Valerie Carpenter (Alexander County FOL President) will host this program guaranteed to test your knowledge. Trivia night will be full of facts, fun and festive prizes. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6818.

Piece of Cake Book Club
Thursday, October 27 at 5 pm
Narrow Coffee & Nosh in Downtown Newton

Selecting a diverse range of works and authors, join us to chat about October’s selection, The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark. Get ahead by checking out November’s pick, Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner. Readers are welcome to suggest titles for upcoming meetings at 

Walking Dead Trivia
Thursday, October 27 at 6 pm
Main Library in Newton

Are you ready to fight the dead with your knowledge of zombies?  Then join us for a Walking Dead Trivia Night at the Main Library in Newton.  While devices will be available, you are welcome to bring your cell phone or technology device to play the game via Kahoot. Dressing as your favorite character or a zombie is encouraged but not required. Any zombies who try to eat the brains of the presenters will be eliminated! Ages 15 and up. To register, please call 828-465-8665.