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Presentation on Living in a Tiny House at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Join Mark Rostan and Drew Estes of Campfire Homes at the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Saturday, March 11th at 2:00 pm for a presentation on tiny houses and what it takes to live in a 200 to 500 square foot home. Included in the presentation are considerations for downsizing, moving a tiny house and zoning restrictions. A 200 square foot model home will be available for tours.

Make Your Own Jewelry at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Registration has begun for a jewelry making class for adults at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Saturday, March 4th.  The same class will be offered first at 9:00 a.m. and then again at 1:00 p.m.  Please sign up for only one of the classes offered on that day.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Cast to Visit Hickory Public Libraries

Magical creatures from a beloved children’s book will be visiting both locations of Hickory Public Library in early March. On Saturday, March 4, at 2:00 pm, cast members from Hickory Community Theatre’s production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will pay a visit to Ridgeview Library. Come meet Aslan the Lion and the White Witch and learn more about the play set in the magical world of Narnia. There will be a craft and opportunities to take pictures with the cast.

Use ReferenceUSA to Start, Manage and Grow Your Business Webinar at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Bring a bagged lunch and join us at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library to view a webinar on how to use ReferenceUSA to start, manage and grow your business on March 9th at 11:00 am in the 2nd floor Conference Room.  ReferenceUSA is one of the premier sources of business information.  This webinar will demonstrate how to use this powerful resource to research your market, identify your competitors and target potential customers.

Brown-Penn Recreation Center and Ridgeview Library to Celebrate Dr. Seuss

Genealogy Workshop to Focus on Court Records

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is offering a Genealogy Workshop on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  Join Peggy Mainess, Hickory Public Library’s Genealogy Specialist, in a presentation about using court records in genealogy research.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Classic books by Dr. Seuss such as The Lorax or The Cat in the Hat have been loved by millions of children and adults all over the world. His works set a new standard in children’s literature—expanding the reader’s imagination through brilliant illustrations, clever rhymes and challenging vocabulary while exploring social issues.

Deputy Chief Martin Retires

After 33 years of service, Deputy Chief Derik Martin has retired from the Hickory Fire Department.  Martin began his employment with the City of Hickory on April 16, 1984 when he was hired to work as a firefighter. Through the years he served as firefighter, Captain, Battalion Chief, and was promoted to Deputy Chief in March 2013.   

Friends of Hickory Public Library Announces National Library Week Bookmark Contest

The 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.

New Firefighters Hired

The following persons have been hired as firefighters for the Hickory Fire Department.


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