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This Week @ Your Library September 15-22

This Week @ Your Library September 15-22

Published: September 14, 2023

We've got storytimes!

Ready to Learn Storytime: Preschool 
Preschool story time with reading readiness. Join us for songs, sensory play, crafts, and stories designed to prepare your preschooler to learn.

Wednesdays at 10 am
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
St. Stephens Branch Library
Main Library in Newton

Wednesdays at 11 am
Southwest Branch Library

Thursdays at 10 am 
Maiden Branch Library
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
Southwest Branch Library
St. Stephens Branch Library

Fridays at 10 am
Main Library in Newton

Ready to Learn Storytime: Tiny to Two
Mondays 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: Bilingual
Miercoles a la 10 am
Wednesdays at 10 am
St. Stephens Branch Library

Únase a nosotros para hora del cuento bilingüe, canciones, movimiento, aprendizaje y más para preescolares.
Join us for bilingual storytime featuring stories, songs, movement, learning and more for preschoolers.

Programs for children!

*Got Costumes: Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle
Please drop off new or gently used costumes at the Newton branch. We will be collecting throughout the month to distribute during our October Tales in the Garden.

Bike Rodeo
Friday, September 15 at 10 am
Maiden Branch Library

Bring your bicycle or tricycle & helmet for this special obstacle course to learn about being safe as you ride. 

Paws to Read
Saturday, September 16 
Main Library in Newton

Encourage your young reader through reading with a certified therapy dog. To schedule a 15-minute appointment, please call 828-465-8665.

Pre-K Play!
Saturday, September 16 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 ideal for children from 2-5 years old. 

Perler Bead Club
Friday, September 22 at 4 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Make designs using small beads that are fused together with heat. Materials provided.

Bluey Party
Friday, September 22 at 4 pm
Main Library in Newton

Friday fun inspired by everyone’s favorite pup, Bluey! Play games! Make crafts! Munch on snacks! Strike a pose at the photo booth!

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

September 19: Scrapbook Making

A Teen Program (Taylor’s Version)
Tuesday, September 19 at 6 pm
Conover Branch Library

No tickets required for this teen program! Wear your eras tour outfit while singing karaoke, making bracelets, trivia, and more!

Programs for adults! 

Zumba Mondays!
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). 

Purls and Chains: Knitting and Crochet Club
Tuesdays at 6 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Make new friends and enjoy the company of others while you knit and crochet. Bring your own materials.

Gentle Flow Yoga 
Fridays 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. 

Stretch for Health-Meditate for Mindfulness
Fridays at 4 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Combining stretching with meditation may benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. You can do these exercises while sitting in a chair or bring a mat/towel for floor routines. While this class is geared to 50+, adults of all ages are invited to join. 

Mountain View Book Buzz
Monday, September 18 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Join us as we discuss Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. All are welcome for lively conversations and lots of fun! 

National Voter Registration Day
Tuesday, September 19, all day
All Library Locations

Do you need to check your voter registration status? Need to update it? Do you know what types of photo ID will be accepted for in-person voting or for mail-in ballots? Stop by your local library today to get help with any or all of the above.

Catawba Songwriters
Tuesday, September 19 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.

Vinyl Cutting Class
Tuesday, September 19 at 6 pm
Main Library in Newton

Join us to learn how to use the Silhouette Cameo 4 Pro software and machine. For more information, please call 828-465-9494.

Chair Yoga 
Wednesday, September 20 at 11:30 am
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

A certified yoga instructor will lead us through a class friendly for all body types and levels. This class is perfect for anyone looking for accessible ways to stretch, relax, and gain the benefits of doing yoga with the added security of using a chair. 

Career Center
Wednesday, September 20 from 1 - 4 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

A Goodwill career specialist will be available to provide one-on-one assistance with your job-related needs. Want to get your resume on Indeed or LinkedIn? This is your perfect opportunity! Reserve a 30-minute appointment by calling your preferred library or drop in as you are able.

Interviewing Tips
Thursday, September 21 at 10 am
Online via WebEx

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

Car Seat Check
Tuesday, September 21 at 10 am
St. Stephens Branch Library

Is your child riding safely? Join us for a drive through car seat check with certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians. Please bring your car seat or booster, your manual, and your child. 

Prayer Beads Workshop
Thursday, September 21 at 1 pm
Maiden Branch Library
Thursday, September 21 at 6 pm
Main Library in Newton

On this International Day of Peace, learn how various types of prayer bead strands are used in different faith traditions. Then if you wish, make a prayer bead strand for yourself or someone else. All materials provided, though you are welcome to bring beads, tassels, or pendants of your own. To register, please call 828-428-2712 for Maiden or 828-465-8665 for Newton. 

Piece of Cake Book Club 
Thursday, September 21 at 5 pm 
Narrow Coffee & Nosh in Newton 

Selecting a diverse range of works and authors, join us to chat about September’s selection, Between Two Strangers by Kate White.

Little Free Libraries 101
Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 pm
Main Library Newton

Are you interested in finding out more about Little Free Libraries? Do you have questions about starting, building, and maintaining them? If you’d like to build community, inspire readers, or expand book access then this program is for you. Jan Glenn of Scotty’s Book Barn will share her experiences and answer questions that you may have.

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

Clean Wave Laundry Suds & Stories
Sunday, September 17 from 2 - 5 pm
2720 2nd Ave NW, Hickory, NC 

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 3 pm.