Watauga Library announces January events
by Anna Oakes
The Watauga County Public Library is a great destination for those days that harsh weather or cold temperatures scare you indoors. Check out these events scheduled in January.
Most programs take place in the library's meeting room. For more information about library events, call (828) 264-9784 or visit http://www.wataugacountylibrary.com.
Drop in to learn about the library's e-book service, Overdrive, on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. Bring your e-reader if you have one. Join local author Roy Weaver Saturday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. for a local history presentation featuring "Moonshining, Murders and Other Stories of the Blue Ridge and Surrounding Areas."
On Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m., the Book Brewers Book Club will meet to discuss "The Shoemaker's Wife" by Adriana Trigiani. Contact the Reference Department for more information. Marion Edwards leads "Dress for Success" on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m.
The Book Bunch Book Club meets Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 1:30 p.m. to discuss "The Snowy Child" by Eowyn Ivey.
Make your appointment now for a one-on-one computer class with Michelle in the Reference Department and learn new skills for the coming year. In addition, tax preparation assistance for low-income residents will take place Feb. 1 to April 13 on Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Reference Department will begin taking appointments in mid-January.
Small Business Institute Classes
Two classes are planned by Caldwell Community College's Small Business Institute.
Learn about the local hospitality and tourism industry and how you can break into this market on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 12 p.m. And on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 12 p.m., learn how to create an app for your small business.
RSVP at (828) 263-5370 for either program.
Family Story Time is every day at 11 a.m. Baby Lap Time is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
The Teen Writing Club meets on Friday, Jan. 19, at 5:30 p.m. The Teen Book Club will discuss Derek Landy's "Skullduggery Pleasant" on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 4:30 p.m.
Children will make snow globes on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 3:30 p.m. as part of "Art in the Afternoon." Make a musical instrument out of recycled materials with Cathy Pinson on Saturday, Jan. 19, at noon.
The "I Have a Dream" open craft table will be available the week of Jan. 22.