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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! at the Ridgeview Branch Library

Help us throw Dr. Seuss the most Seuss-tastical birthday party ever! Students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth grade are invited to join us at the Ridgeview Library on Friday, March 2, beginning at 3:30 pm to enjoy snacks, play games, and complete a craft inspired by Dr. Seuss’s books.

Hickory Fire Captain Retires

Fire Captain Marc Tipton has retired from the Hickory Fire Department.  Tipton began his employment with the City of Hickory on May 16, 2000, when he was hired to work as a firefighter. Through the years he served as firefighter, senior firefighter, Fire Apparatus Operator, and Captain, to which he was promoted in August 2013. 

Friends of Hickory Public Library Announce National Library Week Bookmark Contest

he Friends of Hickory Public Library is once again sponsoring its annual bookmark contest for children.  The contest is part of the library’s National Library Week celebration. Area children are invited to participate through their school, youth organization, home, or Patrick Beaver Memorial and Ridgeview Branch Libraries. All children in grades K-8 are eligible to submit one entry each. A winner will be chosen from each grade, and their bookmarks will be printed and used as the library’s official bookmark for distribution during the coming year. Prizes will be awarded to each winner. A selection of bookmark entries will be on display at both libraries during National Library Week, April 8-14. This year’s bookmark theme is “Libraries Lead.”

History Jeopardy at the Ridgeview Branch Library

Are you a history buff or love game show competitions? The Ridgeview Branch Library is hosting a Jeopardy-style quiz game on Saturday, February 17, beginning at 2 pm. Students in grades 5-12 will compete on small teams to see who has the best history knowledge. This month will feature questions on Black History in honor of Black History Month. Light refreshments will be provided.

TAB Movie Day at the Ridgeview Branch Library

Grab your pillows and blankets and join the Ridgeview Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) for a special movie screening on Saturday, February 24, beginning at 1 pm. The movie this month will be Lady and the Tramp and is open to individuals ages 10-14. Light refreshments will be provided.

Job Tips with Nicole: Online Job Searching at the Ridgeview Branch Library

Are you trying to re-enter the work force or move forward in your career? Nicole Morse, Branch Manager of the Ridgeview Branch Library, is hosting a course on Thursday, March 1, beginning at 5:30 pm to offer tips and tricks on online job hunting. Most employers today post their open positions online. Do you know the best ways to find them? This program will help you learn how to navigate the strongest online job searching tools available and how to recognize which postings are authentic and which are misleading. Space is limited, so please call to register by Monday, February 26th.

A Hobbit Celebration

Hickory Public Library is hosting an afternoon of fun in the Shire! Families are invited for games, activities and a special appearance by cast members from Hickory Community Theatre’s upcoming production of The Hobbit. The celebrations will be at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Saturday, Feb. 24th at 2:00 pm and at the Ridgeview Branch Library on Saturday, Mar. 3rd at 2:00 pm.

Splash Pad named in memory of Charles D. Dixon

Hickory City Council unanimously approved a naming request from the Hickory Kiwanis Club and the Western Catawba County Kiwanis Club for the “Charles D. Dixon Memorial Splash Pad” at Kiwanis Park.

Hickory Police to Host Community Homelessness Forum

Hickory Police Department will host a community forum on homelessness, the effects, and possible community strategies that can be implemented to address some of the issues by establishing a collaborative community effort. 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in the Aging at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Learn about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in the Aging population on February 26, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library. Terry Spencer, MSW, LCSW, LMBT and Geriatric and Adult Mental Health Specialty Team Manager at VayaHealth, will talk about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in older adults and give tips to work with people with these disorders.


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