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May 2015@ the Library

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Your monthly newsletter of all that’s happening at the library this month. Events, computer class schedules, summer reading, storytimes & much more.

This Month @ the Library

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Volunteers to offer free tax service at library Seniors, if you need free help to prepare your tax return, AARP volunteers will again be available at the Main Library in Newton through Tuesday, April 14. Appointment hours are 9 a.m. to noon each Tuesday. Residents must first make an appointment by calling 828-676-6723 from 9 […]

February Computer Classes

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Kick off 2015 with a free computer class Adults can enhance their computer skills free at the Catawba County Library System next month. Each session is 60 minutes long and pre-registration is required. The topics include: Drop-In Computer/eReader Session —See how to maximize use of your eReader and computer. Librarians are here to help you […]

Sherrills Ford-Terrell in Love with New Library

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Library use skyrockets at Sherrills Ford-Terrell Sherrills Ford-Terrell residents are in love with their new library branch. During the three months the branch has been open, library use has skyrocketed in that corner of the county. “We are so pleased that our branch is becoming such a community center,” said Jennifer Patterson, branch manager. Investment […]

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Events on May 1, 2015
  • Open Art for Teens

    Starts: 3:00 pm

    Ends: 5:30 pm, May 1, 2015

    Location: Conover Library

    Description: Teens age 13-17 are invited to drop in to explore crafts and use the library's

  • Lei Day Celebration

    Starts: 4:00 pm

    Ends: 5:00 pm, May 1, 2015

    Location: Sherrils Ford-Terrell Ford

    Description: Hawaii’s celebration of May Day as Lei Day began in 1927. Join us to make

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Events on May 4, 2015
  • “May the 4th Be With You” Trivia Night

    Starts: 4:00 pm

    Ends: 5:00 pm, May 4, 2015

    Location: Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch

    Description: Say “May the 4th Be With You” out loud and you’ll hear the pun that

  • The Catawba Crafters

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Ends: 7:30 pm, May 4, 2015

    Location: Southwest Branch

    Description: The group has a focus on crafting for those in need, but personal crafting is

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Events on May 5, 2015
  • Baby Bounce

    Starts: 2:00 pm

    Ends: 2:30 pm, May 5, 2015

    Location: Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch

    Description: Sweet simple 30-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play and singing for our youngest

  • STEAM: Cinco de Mayo Style

    Starts: 5:00 pm

    Ends: 6:00 pm, May 5, 2015

    Location: Newton Library, 115 West C Street, Newton, NC 28658, United States

    Description: Parents, bring your school aged children to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food and fun

  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, May 5, 2015

    Location: St Stephens Branch Library, 3225 Springs Road Northeast, Hickory, NC 28601, United States

    Description: Preschool story time with reading readiness components for ages 0-5.
    Join us for songs, sensory

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Events on May 6, 2015
  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 11:00 am, May 6, 2015

    Location: Newton, St. Stephens, Sherrills Ford, Southwest

    Description: Preschool story time with reading readiness components for ages 0-5.
    Join us for songs, sensory

  • “How to Use the Library Webpage”

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm, May 6, 2015

    Location: St Stephens Branch Library, 3225 Springs Road Northeast, Hickory, NC 28601, United States

    Description: This technology workshop will teach participants how to access and manage their library accounts as

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Events on May 7, 2015
  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 9:30 am

    Ends: 10:30 am, May 7, 2015

    Location: Maiden

    Description: Preschool story time.

  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 11:00 am, May 7, 2015

    Location: St. Stephens, Newton, Sherrills Ford

    Description: Preschool story time with reading readiness components for ages 0-5. Led by library staff. Free

  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 7, 2015

    Location: Southwest Branch

    Description: Preschool story time with reading readiness components for ages 0-5. Led by library staff. Free

  • Introduction to Computer Applications

    Starts: 2:00 pm

    Ends: 3:00 pm, May 7, 2015

    Location: Claremont Library, 3288 East Main Street, Claremont, NC 28610, United States

    Description: Targeted age/population: 18 and up
    This program is designed to familiarize participants with computers and

  • Pawsitive Reading

    Starts: 3:30 pm

    Ends: 4:30 pm, May 7, 2015

    Location: Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch

    Description: Target Age: Kindergarten and up
    Have a pawsitive reading experience! Come read to certified therapy

  • Robo•tition

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Ends: 7:30 pm, May 7, 2015

    Location: Newton Library, 115 West C Street, Newton, NC 28658, United States

    Description: Catawba County Robotics teams are wrapping up their training with a friendly competition. All ages

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Events on May 8, 2015
  • VE Day

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, May 9, 2015

    Description: In remembrance of VE Day (Victory in Europe), the day that marks Nazi Germany’s unconditional

  • The Catawba Crafters

    Starts: 12:00 pm

    Ends: 1:00 pm, May 8, 2015

    Location: Southwest Branch

    Description: The group has a focus on crafting for those in need, but personal crafting is

  • Open Art for Teens

    Starts: 3:00 pm

    Ends: 5:30 pm, May 8, 2015

    Location: Conover Library

    Description: Teens age 13-17 are invited to drop in to explore crafts and use the library's

  • Children’s Choice Book Award Story Time and Crafts

    Starts: 4:30 pm

    Ends: 5:30 pm, May 8, 2015

    Location: St Stephens Branch Library, 3225 Springs Road Northeast, Hickory, NC 28601, United States

    Description: Targeted age/population: Elementary ages
    A selection of books from the Children’s Choice Book Award List

  • The Catawba Crafters

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Ends: 7:30 pm, May 8, 2015

    Location: Southwest Branch

    Description: The group has a focus on crafting for those in need, but personal crafting is

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Events on May 9, 2015
  • Science Saturday’s

    Starts: 1:00 pm

    Ends: 2:00 pm, May 9, 2015

    Location: Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library

    Description: Join us on a Saturday every month for beautifully filmed documentaries about our planet and

  • The World of Carl Sandberg

    Starts: 2:00 pm

    Ends: 3:00 pm, May 9, 2015

    Location: Newton Library, 115 West C Street, Newton, NC 28658, United States

    Description: The Green Room Community Theatre is performing “The World of Carl Sandburg,” written and arranged

  • Mother’s Day Celebration

    Starts: 3:30 pm

    Ends: 4:30 pm, May 9, 2015

    Location: St Stephens Branch Library, 3225 Springs Road Northeast, Hickory, NC 28601, United States

    Description: Families are invited to a special “thank you for bringing me to the library” program

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Events on May 11, 2015
  • The Catawba Crafters

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Ends: 7:30 pm, May 11, 2015

    Location: Southwest Branch

    Description: The group has a focus on crafting for those in need, but personal crafting is

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Events on May 12, 2015
  • Conover Little Learning Party

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 12, 2015

    Location: Conover Branch Library, 403 Conover Station SE, Conover, NC 28613, United States

    Description: Experience the joy of learning with your little ones while we sing, dance, read and

  • Baby Bounce

    Starts: 2:00 pm

    Ends: 2:30 pm, May 12, 2015

    Location: Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch

    Description: Sweet simple 30-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play and singing for our youngest

  • You, Me and a Cup of Tea

    Starts: 4:30 pm

    Ends: 5:30 pm, May 12, 2015

    Location: Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch

    Description: Target Age: Grades K-5
    We are celebrating our moms by hosting a tea party in

  • The “A” in STEAM stands for Liberal Arts!

    Starts: 5:00 pm

    Ends: 6:00 pm, May 12, 2015

    Location: Newton Library, 115 West C Street, Newton, NC 28658, United States

    Description: Learning with Limericks is a program that focuses on the liberal arts component in STEAM.

  • Summer Reading Kick-off

    Starts: 5:00 pm

    Ends: 6:00 pm, May 12, 2015

    Location: Newton Library, 115 West C Street, Newton, NC 28658, United States

    Description: Keep kids learning this summer with our Summer Reading program. Registration begins for this year’s

  • One-on-One Computer Tutor

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, May 12, 2015

    Location: Sherrills Ford -Terrell Library

    Description: Have a computer or Ereader question? Drop in and we will help. No appointment necessary.

  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, May 12, 2015

    Location: St Stephens Branch Library, 3225 Springs Road Northeast, Hickory, NC 28601, United States

    Description: Preschool story time with reading readiness components for ages 0-5.
    Join us for songs, sensory

  • Introduction to Microsoft Word

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, May 12, 2015

    Location: Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library

    Description: This class covers Microsoft Word 2007. The composition and editing of documents; basic page formatting;

  • Family Yoga

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Ends: 7:30 pm, May 12, 2015

    Location: Conover Library Branch

    Description: Family Yoga is a fun, joyful and peaceful way to move together mindfully. Families of

  • Historical Fiction Author Visit with Scott Syfert

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Ends: 7:30 pm, May 12, 2015

    Location: Newton Library, 115 West C Street, Newton, NC 28658, United States

    Description: The Newton Branch will host Scott Syfert as he signs The First American Declaration of

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Events on May 13, 2015
  • Introduction to Windows 8.1

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 11:00 am, May 13, 2015

    Location: Newton Library, 115 West C Street, Newton, NC 28658, United States

    Description: Windows 8 is the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system for PCs and tablets. You

  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 11:00 am, May 13, 2015

    Location: Newton, St. Stephens, Sherrills Ford, Southwest

    Description: Preschool story time with reading readiness components for ages 0-5.
    Join us for songs, sensory

  • Baby Bounce

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 10:30 am, May 13, 2015

    Location: Conover Library

    Description: This sweet and simple 20-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play and singing for

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Events on May 14, 2015
  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 9:30 am

    Ends: 10:30 am, May 14, 2015

    Location: Maiden

    Description: Preschool story time.

  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 11:00 am, May 14, 2015

    Location: St. Stephens, Newton, Sherrills Ford

    Description: Preschool story time with reading readiness components for ages 0-5. Led by library staff. Free

  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 14, 2015

    Location: Southwest Branch

    Description: Preschool story time with reading readiness components for ages 0-5. Led by library staff. Free

  • Book Club Interest Meeting

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Ends: 7:30 pm, May 14, 2015

    Location: Newton Library, 115 West C Street, Newton, NC 28658, United States

    Description: Join the club! This is the first interest meeting for a book club that will

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Events on May 15, 2015
  • The Catawba Crafters

    Starts: 12:00 pm

    Ends: 1:00 pm, May 15, 2015

    Location: Southwest Branch

    Description: The group has a focus on crafting for those in need, but personal crafting is

  • Open Art for Teens

    Starts: 3:00 pm

    Ends: 5:30 pm, May 15, 2015

    Location: Conover Library

    Description: Teens age 13-17 are invited to drop in to explore crafts and use the library's

  • Family Yoga

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Ends: 7:30 pm, May 15, 2015

    Location: Claremont Library, 3288 East Main Street, Claremont, NC 28610, United States

    Description: Family Yoga is a fun, joyful and peaceful way to move together mindfully. Families of

  • The Catawba Crafters

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Ends: 7:30 pm, May 15, 2015

    Location: Southwest Branch

    Description: The group has a focus on crafting for those in need, but personal crafting is

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Events on May 18, 2015
  • Bike Safety Workshop

    Starts: 4:00 pm

    Ends: 5:00 pm, May 18, 2015

    Location: Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library

    Description: This class is for individuals over the age of four (4) that can ride a

  • Hands on Banking Program Series: Identity Theft

    Starts: 5:30 pm

    Ends: 6:30 pm, May 18, 2015

    Location: Newton Library, 115 West C Street, Newton, NC 28658, United States

    Description: Want to take charge of your own finances and reach your goals? Whether you want

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Events on May 19, 2015
  • Conover Little Learning Party

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 19, 2015

    Location: Conover Branch Library, 403 Conover Station SE, Conover, NC 28613, United States

    Description: Experience the joy of learning with your little ones while we sing, dance, read and

  • Baby Bounce

    Starts: 2:00 pm

    Ends: 2:30 pm, May 19, 2015

    Location: Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch

    Description: Sweet simple 30-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play and singing for our youngest

  • Movie Day: STEAM-related motion picture

    Starts: 5:00 pm

    Ends: 6:00 pm, May 19, 2015

    Location: Newton Library, 115 West C Street, Newton, NC 28658, United States

    Description: Showing of “Strange Magic” (rated PG)

  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, May 19, 2015

    Location: St Stephens Branch Library, 3225 Springs Road Northeast, Hickory, NC 28601, United States

    Description: Preschool story time with reading readiness components for ages 0-5.
    Join us for songs, sensory

  • Trivia Night

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, May 19, 2015

    Location: Conover Library Branch

    Description: Challenge yourself and show off your knowledge by teaming up for pub-style trivia.

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Events on May 20, 2015
  • “Internet Searching” 101

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 11:00 am, May 20, 2015

    Location: St Stephens Branch Library, 3225 Springs Road Northeast, Hickory, NC 28601, United States

    Description: Successfully finding what you’re looking for on the Web, quickly and easily, doesn’t need to

  • Baby Bounce

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 10:30 am, May 20, 2015

    Location: Conover Library

    Description: This sweet and simple 20-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play and singing for

  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 11:00 am, May 20, 2015

    Location: Newton, St. Stephens, Sherrills Ford, Southwest

    Description: Preschool story time with reading readiness components for ages 0-5.
    Join us for songs, sensory

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Events on May 21, 2015
  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 9:30 am

    Ends: 10:30 am, May 21, 2015

    Location: Maiden

    Description: Preschool story time.

  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 11:00 am, May 21, 2015

    Location: St. Stephens, Newton, Sherrills Ford

    Description: Preschool story time with reading readiness components for ages 0-5. Led by library staff. Free

  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 21, 2015

    Location: Southwest Branch

    Description: Preschool story time with reading readiness components for ages 0-5. Led by library staff. Free

  • Learn, Act, Grow Series

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Ends: 7:30 pm, May 21, 2015

    Location: Newton Library, 115 West C Street, Newton, NC 28658, United States

    Description: Join Dr. George Place, Catawba Cooperative Extension Director, for this presentation about the importance of

  • Murder Mystery Dinner: Passion and Pasta

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Ends: 7:30 pm, May 21, 2015

    Location: Claremont Library, 3288 East Main Street, Claremont, NC 28610, United States

    Description: Target age/population: 18 and up
    Mystery buffs and amateurs alike are invited to take part

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Events on May 22, 2015
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Workshop

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 11:00 am, May 22, 2015

    Location: Southeast Branch

    Description: Learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint and create your first digital presentation with this class

  • The Catawba Crafters

    Starts: 12:00 pm

    Ends: 1:00 pm, May 22, 2015

    Location: Southwest Branch

    Description: The group has a focus on crafting for those in need, but personal crafting is

  • Open Art for Teens

    Starts: 3:00 pm

    Ends: 5:30 pm, May 22, 2015

    Location: Conover Library

    Description: Teens age 13-17 are invited to drop in to explore crafts and use the library's

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Events on May 26, 2015
  • Conover Little Learning Party

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 26, 2015

    Location: Conover Branch Library, 403 Conover Station SE, Conover, NC 28613, United States

    Description: Experience the joy of learning with your little ones while we sing, dance, read and

  • Baby Bounce

    Starts: 2:00 pm

    Ends: 2:30 pm, May 26, 2015

    Location: Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch

    Description: Sweet simple 30-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play and singing for our youngest

  • Computer and Tablet Drop-In Sessions

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, May 26, 2015

    Location: Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch

    Description: Computer and Tablet Drop-In Sessions
    Have a computer question or an E-reader question? Drop-in and

  • One-on-One Computer Tutor

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, May 26, 2015

    Location: Sherrills Ford -Terrell Library

    Description: Have a computer or Ereader question? Drop in and we will help. No appointment necessary.

  • Introduction to Smartphones

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, May 26, 2015

    Location: Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch

    Description: This course is designed to take the mystique out of smartphones so that even a

  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, May 26, 2015

    Location: St Stephens Branch Library, 3225 Springs Road Northeast, Hickory, NC 28601, United States

    Description: Preschool story time with reading readiness components for ages 0-5.
    Join us for songs, sensory

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Events on May 27, 2015
  • Resume Writing Workshop

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 11:00 am, May 27, 2015

    Description: Need help with your resume? A representative from NC Workforce Development will be on hand

  • Baby Bounce

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 10:30 am, May 27, 2015

    Location: Conover Library

    Description: This sweet and simple 20-minute story time features rhymes, bounces, sensory play and singing for

  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 11:00 am, May 27, 2015

    Location: Newton, St. Stephens, Sherrills Ford, Southwest

    Description: Preschool story time with reading readiness components for ages 0-5.
    Join us for songs, sensory

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Events on May 28, 2015
  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 9:30 am

    Ends: 10:30 am, May 28, 2015

    Location: Maiden

    Description: Preschool story time.

  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 11:00 am, May 28, 2015

    Location: St. Stephens, Newton, Sherrills Ford

    Description: Preschool story time with reading readiness components for ages 0-5. Led by library staff. Free

  • Ready to Learn Story Time

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 28, 2015

    Location: Southwest Branch

    Description: Preschool story time with reading readiness components for ages 0-5. Led by library staff. Free

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Events on May 29, 2015
  • The Catawba Crafters

    Starts: 12:00 pm

    Ends: 1:00 pm, May 29, 2015

    Location: Southwest Branch

    Description: The group has a focus on crafting for those in need, but personal crafting is

  • Open Art for Teens

    Starts: 3:00 pm

    Ends: 5:30 pm, May 29, 2015

    Location: Conover Library

    Description: Teens age 13-17 are invited to drop in to explore crafts and use the library's

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