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This Week @ Your Library September 9-16

This Week @ Your Library September 9-16

Published: September 09, 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!

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

Schedule a 20-minute appointment to read with a certified therapy dog in a relaxing setting. Practice reading aloud to a patient pup who will love the sound of your voice and the story you choose. To schedule an appointment, please call 828-466-6821.

Tuesday, September 13 at 5:30 pm
Southwest Branch Library

Combine your science and art skills to create some mine-blowing crafts. This program is best suited for school aged students ages 7 and up.

Play, Design & Code Retro Arcade Games
Wednesday, September 14 at 4:30 pm
Main Library in Newton

Celebrate National Coding Week with us! Play fun arcade games, design your own sprites, and learn the basics of coding your own game with MakeCode Arcade. Recommended for grades 2+. To register, please visit the library or call 828-465-8665.

Programs for teens!

Teen Tuesdays
Tuesdays at 5 pm
Main Library in Newton

September 13: Downtown Newton Walk

DIY Paper Seed Sheet
Saturday, September 10 at 11 am
Maiden Branch Library

Learn the basics of making recycled paper for writing and drawing, or a seed sheet! Perfect for gift giving or fall planting! Grades 6 - 12.

Tournament of the Pixels
Saturday, September 10 from 12 - 5 pm
St. Stephens Branch Library

Join the St. Stephens Teen Advisory Board to hang out for an afternoon of board games, card games, computer games, or your own handheld video games (Nintendo Switch, DS, Gameboy)! Compete in a Wii Mario Kart tournament starting at 2 pm. Snacks will be provided. Grades 7-12. To register, please visit the library or call 828-466-6821.

Perler Bead Club
Thursday, September 15 at 4 pm
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library

Love crafts but aren’t super crafty? Join the Perler Beads Club! At this easy craft, you'll make designs (keychains, coasters, artwork) using small beads that are fused together with heat. Templates and materials provided.

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 9 & 16 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.

Encore: Downton’s New Era: Tea & Trivia
Saturday, September 10 at 11 am
Main Library at Newton 

Join us for a very short trivia game followed by a screening of a new favorite, Downton Abbey: a New Era. Enjoy an “Elevenses” tea during the game and if you wish, popcorn during the film. Take home some recipes appropriate for High Tea, Afternoon Tea or Cream Tea. Trivia team names welcome but not necessary. To register, please visit the library or call 828-465-8665. 

Club the lectura: Un corazón lector
Domingo, 11 de septiembre a las 5 pm 
Se reunirá para discutir y conversar acerca de la segunda parte del libro El Comensal de Gabriela Ybarra. La ubicación de las reuniones cambia. Por favor, llame al 828.465.5664 para más información.

Adult Book Club (virtual)
Monday, September 12 at 6:30 pm
Online via Facebook

September’s theme is to read a book set before you were born and share your reading experience with us. Follow along here for updates, book lists, and meetings:

Adult STEAM: Digital Resources: Libby & Hoopla
Tuesday, September 13 at 2 pm
Southwest Branch Library

What is an E-book? What is an E-Audiobook? This digital learning class will feature our free and convenient digital apps, Libby & HOOPLA.  Participants will learn how to set up accounts using their library card, pin number and email address, unlocking a whole world of e-books, 
e-audiobooks, and more.  Be sure and bring your smart phone, laptop or tablet for one-on-one help!

Perennial Plant Exchange 
Tuesday, September 13 at 6 pm
Conover Branch Library

Join the library for a brief presentation on how to choose and care for perennials. Bring your perennial seeds, starts, and bulbs for trade. Don’t worry if you don’t have any plants to trade, all are welcome!

Reunión informativa de programas 4-H
Martes, 13 de septiembre 6 - 7 pm
Biblioteca de Newton

Programa presentado en español
Venga a aprender acerda de los diferentes Club 4-H, un programa con la Oficina de Extensión Cooperativa para niños de 5-18 años que ofrece clubes y actividades de diferentes temas a muy bajo costo. 

Mystery Mavens Book Club
Tuesday, September 13 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 A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson.

Resumes & Job Applications Workshop
Wednesday, September 14 at 10 am
Online via WebEx

Learn tips for creating a resume and completing a job application. To register, please visit

Market Research with NC LIVE
Thursday, September 15 at 12 pm
Online via Zoom 

NC LIVE is a free resource available through the North Carolina Library system, with access to tools and databases that can help start-ups and existing small businesses conduct research on their industry, competitors and identify potential customers. This seminar introduces participants to NC LIVE and demonstrates how they can use various databases to research their business. To register, please visit

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

Check out and Storytime: Catawba
Thursday, September 1 & 15 from 10 am - 2 pm
200 S. Main St, Catawba, NC 28609

Visit our mobile library to check out our rotating selection of books, learn about our electronic resources, or receive technology help. Our family storytime filled with stories, songs, crafts, and sensory play starts at 10:45 am!

Clean Wave Laundry Suds & Stories
Sunday, September 11 from 2 - 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 filled with stories, songs, and sensory play starts at 3 pm.