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This Week @ Your Library September 16-23

This Week @ Your Library September 16-23

Published: September 16, 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.

Programs for children!

Talk Like a Pirate Day
Monday, September 19 at 4 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Yar! Ahoy, me hearties! Let’s celebrate the day with pirate talk and pirate themed activities for ages 6 to 11. Dress like a pirate and prepare to make yer own espada ropera sword from newspaper and duct tape. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6821.

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

September 20: Taste different varieties of apples and make an apple treat or two

Dungeons and Dragons Club
Saturday, September 17 at 1 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Are you curious about Dungeons and Dragons but never had an opportunity to play? Discover your inner warrior and join us in this epic adventure.

Manga Collage Bookmarks
Tuesday, September 20 at 3:30 pm
Maiden Branch Library

Can’t find a bookmark that speaks to your love for manga? Create your own manga bookmark collage! Materials and supplies included. Grades 9-12.

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).

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, September 16 & 23 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.

Mountain View Book Buzz
Monday, September 19 at 6 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Join us as we discuss Code Name Hélène by: Ariel Lawhon. All are welcome for lively conversations and lots of fun! 

Health Insurance & Legal Aid Navigator 
Tuesday, September 20 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.

Catawba Songwriters
Tuesday, September 20 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.

Expungement Workshop
Wednesday, September 21 at 10 am
Online via WebEx 

Do you or someone you know qualify for expungement? Learn what you need to know about having charges removed from criminal records in this virtual workshop from NCWorks Catawba. To register, please visit

Needle Felting
Thursday, September 22 at 4 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

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

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

Hispanic Heritage Festival 
Sunday, September 18 from 4 - 7 pm
246 Union Square NW, Hickory, NC 28601

Join us at this fun free event for all ages celebrating Hispanic heritage! There will be music, dancing, food, games, face painting, and more! Visit the Library to Go for books and children’s activities!