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This Week @ Your Library October 7-14

This Week @ Your Library October 7-14

Published: October 07, 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!

STEAM: Haunted Gingerbread Houses
Friday, October 7 at 4 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Feeling spooky? Bring your family to construct a haunted gingerbread house! To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

PAWS To Read 
Saturday, October 8 beginning at 10 am
St. Stephens Branch Library

Schedule a 20-minute appointment to read with a certified therapy dog in a relaxing setting. To schedule an appointment, please call 828-466-6821.

El club de español para niños
Saturday, 8 de octubre a las 2 pm
Biblioteca de newton
Programa presentado en español

Este club será para niños que ya hablan español o están en un programa de doble inmersión; disfrutaremos de juegos culturales, haremos manualidades y aprenderemos sobre la cultura de los países hispanohablantes. Programa para niños de 3° a 5° grado. Para obtener más información o registrarse, llame al: 828-465-8664.

Animal Superstitions
Saturday, October 8 at 5:30 pm
St. Stephens Park

Join Catawba County Park Rangers and library staff at the St. Stephens Park to hear stories of animal superstitions and learn animal facts. Followed by a nighttime walk through the park to look for owls! 

Collection Spotlight Storytime 
Monday, October 10 at 4:30 pm
Main Library in Newton

This special storytime is ideal for school-aged children. Staff will read selected books by Indigenous Authors in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Witch’s Brew STEAM
Tuesday, October 11 at 5:30 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Double, double, toil and trouble! Combine ingredients to create a bubbling witch’s brew in this hands on STEAM program that combines scientific experimentation with Halloween fun!

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

October 11: Rhodes Room Tour 

Spooky Special Effects Makeup Workshop
Saturday, October 8 at 11 am
Conover Branch Library

Join us for an intro workshop into special effects makeup, perfect for this spooky season!

Dungeons and Dragons Club
Saturday, October 8 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.

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:

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 7 & 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.

Adult Book Club (virtual)
Monday, October 10 at 6:30 pm
Online via Facebook

October’s theme is to read a Science Fiction book and share your experience with us. Follow along here: 

Flu Shot Clinic for ages 60+
Monday, October 10 by appointment only
St. Stephens Branch Library
Tuesday, October 11 by appointment only
Main Library in Newton

This Flu Shot Clinic is sponsored by the Council on Aging. Appointments required, please call 828-328-2269 to schedule a time for your flu and/or pneumonia vaccine. 

Adult STEAM: Basic Mosaic Art
Tuesday, October 11 at 2 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Are you interested in learning how to create mosaic tile art? Registrants will participate in a hands-on mosaic tiling program for beginners. Space is limited. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6818.

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

The Mystery Mavens book club welcomes new members and is open to the public, even if you haven’t read the book. Join us for a lively discussion on One for the Money by Janet Evanovich.

Spooky Stories for Adults and Mature Teens
Tuesday, October 11 at 7 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

A curse and a secret, an all-consuming fear, a recurring nightmare, a stranger on a dark road invited in, an old graveyard with a fresh grave, an unnatural rise of flood waters…come and listen to tales told in the spooky spirit of Halloween by storyteller, Kyra Freeman! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library. To register, please visit

Needle Felting
Thursday, October 13 at 4 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Explore the textile art of needle felting as we create a friendly bat. Finger protectors will be available for participants to use. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6827.

Adult Caregivers of Aging Parents
Thursday, October 13 at 5:30 pm
Main Library in Newton

If you are a caregiver for an aging parent, you are invited to join other caregivers at this ACAP-Hickory/Foothills Meeting. To promote education, support and community, this month we’re learning about Shielding Loved Ones from Scams and Fraud with MPO Josh Null of the Hickory Police Department. We’ll cover how not to fall prey to telemarketing scams, fake prescription drugs, government imposters, insurance and investment schemes and grandparent scams.

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

Claremont Daze
Saturday, October 8 from 10 am - 4 pm
3288 E. Main S. Claremont, NC 28610

We hope to see you all at the Library to Go as we celebrate our favorite Claremont festival! We will have activities for kids and books for all ages.