Here are some activities around our community for August 4th through August 10th.


  • Family Movie Fridays • Gaston County Public Library – Bessemer City Branch • 3 to 5pm • Join us on the first Friday of the month for a family friendly movie and refreshments. Movie to be announced.
  • Movie Night – Minions • Gaston County Public Library – Dallas Branch • 3:15 to 5:30pm • Join us for a viewing of your favorite yellow creatures, Minions!  Door will open at 3:15 so you can decorate your own viewing glasses. The movie starts at 3:30.
  • First Friday Movie - Sing • Gaston County Public Library – Cherryville Branch • 4 to 6pm • Join us for the animated movie "Sing". Refreshments provided. Movie is rated PG.


  • EV3 Mindstorm Robotics • West Lincoln Branch Library • 12 to 2pm • Lego inspired Robotics! Ages 10 and up. Registration required.
  • Build a Better World Film Series - Good Night and Good Luck • Gaston County Public Library – Main Branch • 6 to 8pm • Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy. Starring David Strathairn, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Patricia Clarkson, and Robert Downey Jr. Rated PG-13.


  • WeDo 2.0 Lego Adventures • West Lincoln Branch Library • 12 to 2pm • WeDo 2.0 Adventures by Lego for ages 8 and up. Please register at the circulation desk or call 704-276-9946
  • Terrific Tuesdays: The Sun and the Moon • Gaston County Public Library – Dallas Branch • 3:30 to 4:15pm • Join us as we play a few rounds of Space Bingo, play with shadows, and decorate cupcakes to celebrate the upcoming Solar Eclipse! For school-aged children.
  • Family Movie Night • Gaston County Public Library – Stanley Branch • 5 to 7pm • Enjoy a science movie! Free popcorn and drinks!
  • Legos and MeeperBots • Charles R. Jonas Library • 6 to 7pm • Use MeeperBots to make your Lego creation moveable.
  • Family Painting Fun! • Gaston County Public Library – Cherryville Branch • 6:30 to 7:30pm • Join us for a fun evening of painting - without a brush! We'll be using various items to create our masterpieces. For families of all ages.


  • Lego Free Build • West Lincoln Branch Library • 10am to 2pm • All ages are welcome to our drop in Lego Free Build


  • Lego Storystarter • West Lincoln Branch Library • 12 to 2pm • Create a story of your own using Lego creations and an I-pad. Take home your story to share.