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Visit Ronald McDonald at the library

“It’s Book Time with Ronald McDonald” programs are as follows:
- Tuesday, July 21, Main Library, Newton, 2 pm
- Wednesday, July 22, Southwest Branch, 10 am
- Wednesday, July 22, Conover Branch, 2 pm
- Thursday, July 23, Maiden Branch, 10 am
- Thursday, July 23, Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch, 4 pm
- Friday, July 24, St. Stephens Branch, 10 am
- Friday, July 24, Claremont Branch, 2 pm

"Ligthwire: The Show"

Carolina Broadway Theatre Company, parent company for Clater-Kaye Productions, presents its second professional summer theatre production of the season. Hot on the heels of their breakout performances on America's Got Talent and winning TruTV's Fake Off, New Orleans based dance company Lightwire Theater brings audiences their most epic adventure yet. The cost is $35 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. For more information contact ontact Carolina Broadway Theatre Company at 828-330-0182.

Vegetable Workshop

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is offering a Fall Vegetables Gardening Workshop on Tuesday, July 21st at 6:00 p.m.  Join Dr. George Place, Catawba Cooperative Extension Director, to learn how to extend your gardening season.  Now is the time to prepare for a fall planting of some of your garden favorites like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, collards, beets, and more.  During this workshop gardeners will learn what they can plant for their fall garden, pest management strategies, and season extending frost protection techniques.  The Fall Vegetable Gardening Workshop is free but registration is required.  To register, please call 304-0500 ext. 7235.  Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block.

July 28
Library Workshop
Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is offering a workshop about NC 2-1-1 on Tuesday, July 28th at 6:00 p.m.  The representative from Catawba County United Way leading the NC 2-1-1 workshop is Cheryl Abee, Volunteer Center/Information & Referral Director. 
 Dialing 2-1-1 provides free, confidential, 24/7 information and referral. A live operator is able to pull information about local agencies and services from a data base that contains the most up-to-date details about where to go for help. A companion website containing the same information may be found at www.nc211.org
 
The NC 2-1-1 workshop at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register, please call 828-304-0500 ext. 7235. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block.

Aug. 4
National Night Out
On Tuesday August 4, 2015, the Conover Police Department will host their 18th annual National Night Out event at Concordia Lutheran Church located in Conover. The program is designed to draw community support for law enforcement throughout the nation. For the past 16 years the Conover Police Department has won national awards for participating in “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”
The featured entertainment for this year’s event will be Woodlawn Baptist Church (Contemporary Music) and Brothers Redeemed, both groups from Conover, North Carolina.

July 27
Library workshop
Patrick Beaver Memorial Library will offer an E-Materials workshop on Monday, July 27th from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Instructor Ron Dees will demonstrate how patrons may access the e-books and audiobooks available through the NC Digital Library, music, movies, and more through Hoopla, and the online reference materials available through NCLive. 
All of these resources are available at no cost to Hickory Public Library card holders.  The sites are accessible with most of the computers, tablets, and smartphones used today.
The E-Materials workshop at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register, please call 828-304-0500 ext. 7235. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block.

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