Iredell Public Library: Calendar of Events for July

Posted at 5:16 PM on Jul 1, 2019

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The Iredell County Public Library has dozens of events planned for July at the Statesville, Harmony and Troutman branches. Here's a list of events:

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► Space Trek: Magic, Music, & Stories! 

Statesville: July 25th, 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Harmony: July 24th, 10:30 a.m.
Troutman: July 24th, 2:00 p.m.

Join Steve Somers at all three branches for our grand finale. Magic, adventure, and the wonders of the universe await!

► Teen Lock In at the Statesville Library. July 26th, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Let's finish this summer with a bang! Teens from all branches are invited to join us for our annual Library Lock-In, where teens and preteens are invited to stay after hours in the Statesville library. There will be a pizza party, games, Star Wars themed Life Size CLUE, Humans vs. Zombies, a breakout box, and dessert for all attendees. Participation requires signed permission slip and liability waiver.

► Adult Pinterest: Paint Night

Statesville: July 10th, at 12:00 p.m. & July 18th, at 6:30 p.m.
Harmony: July 27th, at 10:00 a.m.
Troutman: July 6th at 2:00 p.m. & July 18th, at 5:30 p.m.

Join us in creating a beautiful painting masterpiece on canvas. We're all creating the same image, but every piece is unique! Registration is required and begins the first of every month. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.


Statesville Library
For more information, call (704) 878-3090.

► Ice Cream in a Bag. July 2nd, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Shake your way to a delicious homemade summer treat. Bring the whole family in and make ice cream in a bag! Also at Harmony on July 2nd, July 3rd & July 5th, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

► Patriotic T-Shirt Art. July 3rd, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate July 4th with your little ones by creating your own USA themed shirt. Bring your own white/light t-shirt to decorate.

► Alien Pizza Face English Muffins. July 6th, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Make a tasty snack that's out of this world!

► Maker Monday: Tween Pinterest Galaxy Bath Bombs. July 8th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Have a BLAST in your next bath! Learn the science of bath bombs. Contact Viviana at vsierra@iredell.lib.nc.us for more information.

► Between the Pages Elementary Book Club. July 11th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for our first meeting! A Battle of the Books List Book Club for elementary students.

► Spark Joy: A KonMari Workshop. July 11th, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Learn about the KonMari method of tidying up through lecture and breakout sessions with licensed KonMari consultant Shannon Huneycutt. Contact Michele at mcoleman@iredell.lib.nc.us for more information or to register.

► 3D Paper Crafts With Kim Woods: Rocket to Mars! July 12th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn about the rockets and Mars while making a 3D paper craft. Ages 11+.

► Intro to Finding Grants & FDO. July 13th, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Learn about finding grants, who funds them, and how to identify and approach potential funders. Contact Mardi at mdurham@iredell.lib.nc.us for more information or to register.

► Rock Climbing at the Statesville Fitness Center (Registration Required). July 16th, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Join us at the Statesville Fitness Center (1875 Simonton Road) as we prepare to tackle the mountains of Mars! *Participation requires signed permission slip and liability waiver.*

► Lunch & Learn: String Art for Adults. July 17th, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Join us as we learn how to make amazing galaxy pictures using a trick with string and paint. Contact Jenny at 704-878-2400 for more information or to register.

► Morning MOOvers: Chick-Fil-A Cow Visit. July 18th, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Moooove over, library friends! A special visitor is on her way.

► Adulting 101: Healthy Living & Dieting. July 25th, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Join us as we discuss healthy living and how to create a diet suitable for you and your body. Contact Jazmyne at jbaylor@iredell.lib.nc.us for more information.

► Couponing 101. July 29th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Join us for Couponing 101, an in depth look at everything you can do to save money! This class will be led by Jenny Martin, author of SouthernSavers.com. Attendees will learn how to cut their grocery and household purchases by at least 50% (if not more!). Email Michele at mcoleman@iredell.lib.nc.us to register.


Harmony Library
For more information, call (704) 546-7086.

► Calculating the Cosmos. July 1st, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Learn about the universe with the Allison Woods Center.

► Ice Cream in a Bag. July 2nd, July 3rd & July 5th, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Shake your way to a delicious homemade summer treat. Bring the whole family in and make ice cream in a bag! Also at Statesville on July 2nd, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

► Far Out Escape With Key to Escape. July 8th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Get ready for a Galaxy Quest Scavenger Hunt and breakout boxes with Key to Escape. Call that Harmony library to register! Also occurring at the Troutman Library on July 9th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

► A World of Water. July 10th, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Learn how to protect our waterways with tips from a Lake Norman park ranger.

► Preschool Storytime: Chick-Fil-A Cow Visit. July 17th, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Moooove over, library friends! A special visitor is on her way.

► Oreo Phases of the Moon. July 18th, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Learn about the moon with everyone's favorite cookie.

► Nerd Alliance: Galaxy T-Shirt Art. July 25th, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Get ready for an out of this world t-shirt craft. Bring your own dark t-shirt to decorate.


Troutman Library
For more information, call (704) 528-2682.

Adult Pinterest Craft Club: Paint Night. July 6th, at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 18th, at 5:30 p.m. Join us in creating a beautiful painting masterpiece on canvas. We're all creating the same image, but every piece is unique! Registration is required and begins the first of every month. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

► Far Out Escape With Key to Escape. July 9th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Galaxy Quest Scavenger Hunt, breakout boxes, and an escape room experience. Join us for a sampling of what Key to Escape has to offer! Also at the Harmony Library July 8th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Themes & Treats Book Club: Space. July 10th, at 5:30pm. As part of this year's Summer Reading theme, read a book about space, astrology, astronauts, or even science fiction. Enjoy discussion, coffee, and snacks provided by Troutman Friends of the Library.

Jedi Training Camp. July 11th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Join us, young padawans, and be trained in the ways of the ancient and legendary Jedi Knights. Battle through our training stations and see if you have what it takes to use the Force to defeat the evil throughout the galaxy.

Life Size Board Game. July 17th, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Team up! Compete against other teams to be the first to discover the answers to the library trivia questions provided and play your game piece (a fellow teammate) around the board to win!

Troutman Police K-9 Demonstration. July 18th, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Meet the newest K-9 duo, Officer Darin Bumgarner and K-9 Jackpot from the Troutman Police Department. Jackpot will show off his skills in fighting crime and give you an opportunity to meet him and his handler and ask questions.

Family Game Night: Life Size Star Wars CLUE. July 23rd, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. We are entering a galaxy far, far away to solve the murder of Jar Jar Binks! Bring the whole family for this interactive and fast-paced spin on the classic board game!

Market Munchkins at the Troutman Farmer’s Market, July 30th, 4:00- 5:00 p.m. Join us at the Troutman ESC Park to celebrate local honey farmers and their bees. Learn how important bees are to our world, read a story, and create a fun craft.

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