126 Years of Service to the Public. Celebrate Newton Public Library! Free access for all to information, entertainment, and other services.
Free Technology Classes:
- Programming for Arduino: 12:30 p.m. Second and Fourth Saturdays (no class on May 25). Angel Diaz conducts sessions on Arduino, the open-source electronic prototyping platform for anyone interested in creating interactive electronic objects.
- Advanced Digital Photography: 6 p.m. May 23. Randy Merrell, Technology Trainer at Salina Public Library, presents this free video conference, no registration required.
- eReader Workshop: 4 p.m. June 6. Nathan, NPL’s IT Supervisor, will lead this hands-on class to learn to use your eReader. Bring your eReader, NPL and Kansas Library cards.
- Online Research: 2 p.m. June 8. Nathan, NPL’s IT Supervisor, reviews some of the resources available to “Search Your World,” including subscription resources available to Library patrons.
- Call to arrange one-on-one sessions for Microsoft Office programs, Facebook, Pinterest, help with eReaders, and more.
Smart Phone Help: 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Newton’s Z Wireless staff will be at the Library to help answer your questions and learn to use your smart phone more effectively. Bring your phone to these free help sessions, no registration required.
Game Zone for Teens: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.Mondays; and 6 – 8 p.m. Thursdays. Teens are invited to play the Wii, board games, Yu-Gi-Oh, or work on homework. Bring your NPL card to use the laptops.
Knit Knight: 7 p.m. on Mondays. All levels of experience are welcome to gather to knit, crochet, do needlework, at the Library to share patterns, ideas, expertise and friendship.
Sign Up For Summer Reading in May! Kids: Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Program Brochure. Teens: Beneath the Surface Young Adult Summer Reading. Adults: Groundbreaking Reads Adult Summer Reading Program.
Third Thursday Fiction Book Discussion: 7 p.m. May 16. Read and discuss The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Check with the Library for copies of the book.
Books Into Film Discussion at Pages, 605 N Main: 8:30 p.m. May 20. Read and discuss Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Then plan to see the movie at the Library on May 25, 3 p.m.
Genealogy 101: 7 p.m. May 21. Dr. Gil Michel talks about the basics of searching for ancestors. All are welcome to attend.
Books into Film Movie Viewing: 3 p.m. May 25. Following the book discussion at Pages (held May 20) see the movie based on the character Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. BYOP (Bring Your Own Popcorn)! This event is free and open to the public.
Air To Air, Photographer Paul Bowen: 7 p.m. May 28, at Kansas Learning Center for Health, 505 N Main in Halstead. Marvel at the stunning aerial photography of Paul Bowen, famous for his images which capture the spinning currents of air produced as aircraft move through clouds. This program sponsored by Fourth Tuesday Photography at KLCH is free and open to the public.
Crafts & Gaming for Teens: 3:30 p.m. June 3. Create your own special mask. Games and laptops will be available, too. Bring NPL cards to use laptops.
Learn, Share, Discuss Linux: 6:45 p.m. June 4. The Newton Linux User’s Group (NLUG) will meet to share information and applications regarding this open source alternative to Microsoft Operating Systems and discuss developments in the technology field around the world. Meetings are free and open to all.
Watercolor Workshop for 8-12 year-olds: 10:30 a.m. June 5. Enroll for watercolor fun, taught by artist Susan Bartel. Free, but registration is required and space is limited.
Flying Debris Juggling: 1:30 p.m. June 5. Bring the family for some amazing free entertainment!
Mystery Lover’s Book Discussion: 5 p.m. June 5. Read and discuss Desert Heat by J.A. Jance. Contact the Library for copies of the book.
Teen Screen Saturday: 3 p.m. June 8. Bring your friends to watch a movie and enjoy snacks! Clue to the movie: it’s the first movie based on a very popular book series by C.S. Lewis.
Crafts & Gaming for Teens: 3:30 p.m. June 10. Sand bottle art is the craft. Games and laptops will be available, too. Bring NPL cards to use laptops.
Teen BookTalks: June 11. Read and discuss your required summer reading for high school. At 2 p.m., discuss How to Read Literature Like a Professor. At 3 p.m., discuss The Kite Runner.
Magic Workshop for 8-12 year-olds: 10:30 a.m. June 12. Enroll to learn some magic tricks with Magician Keith Leff. Free, but registration is required and space is limited.
Magician Keith Leff: 1:30 p.m. June 12. Bring the family to be amazed by the illusions of Keith Leff.
Greenwood Stables Equine Rescue: 7 p.m. June 12. Horses visit the Library! Meet the horses and learn about equine rescue. This program is free and open to all.
Teen BookTalks: June 13. Read and discuss your required summer reading for high school. At 2 p.m., discuss Animal Farm. At 3 p.m., discuss Of Mice and Men.
Teen Screen Saturday: 3 p.m. June 15. Bring your friends to watch a movie and enjoy snacks! Clue to the movie: it’s a movie about surfing and one of the biggest waves on earth.
Crafts & Gaming for Teens: 3:30 p.m. June 17. Candy sushi (no raw fish!) is the craft. Games and laptops will be available, too. Bring NPL cards to use laptops.
Teen BookTalks: June 18. Read and discuss your required summer reading for high school. At 2 p.m., discuss The Help. At 3 p.m., discuss The Things They Carried.
Nutty Science Workshop for 8-12 year-olds: 10:30 a.m. June 19. Join the Nutty Professor to learn about science. Free, but registration is required and space is limited.
Nutty Professor: June 19. Go “nutty” with the Nutty Professor’s science tricks. Bring the family for free fun!
“Bait & Switch: A Sci-Fi Sherlock Holmes”: 7 p.m. June 19. Newton author Ashley Marie Bergner will be here to talk about writing her first published book. A book signing will follow this free program.
Teen BookTalks: June 20. Read and discuss your required summer reading for high school. At 2 p.m., discuss Black Like Me. At 3 p.m., discuss If You Come Softly.
Third Thursday Fiction Book Discussion: 7 p.m. June 20. Read and discuss Sackett’s Land by Louis L’Amour. Check with the Library for copies of the book.
Display Case: Fossil and rock discoveries, from the collections of Mitchell Murphy, a 4-H participant, are on display.
Art Display: Enjoy the nature photography of Mark Kreider.
Friends Cart Sales: Pick up a good read and support the Library. Used books and other materials are for sale Mondays at about 1 p.m.
Good Reads in Your Inbox: Interested in the latest mysteries, or what’s new in self-help and fitness books, or maybe science fiction, or….? Sign up to receive e-mail notifications from BookLetters of new books that would interest you. Read the reviews, find out what’s next in a series, the latest audiobooks and what’s HOT. Check for lists of genres and online registration.
See photos from the 2010 Flower & Garden Tour.
See a short video of the 2012 Flower & Garden Tour.
New Items at the Library:
Zinio Magazines Online: Enjoy over 145 of your favorite magazines, cover-to-cover. Use your NPL card to access this link from newtonplks.org: click on “Online Resources”, then “Search Databases,” then scroll and click when you find “Zinio”.
National Geographic Online 1888 to Present: Includes a topic search “People, Animals, and the World”. Use your NPL card to access this inspirational magazine from newtonplks.org: click on “Online Resources”, then “Search Databases,” then scroll and click when you find this link.
Angelou, Maya. Mom and Me and Mom. The legendary poet and author shares the story of her relationship with her mother. New Nonfiction
Berg, Elizabeth. Tapestry of Fortunes. Four women venture into their pasts in order to shape their futures, fates, and fortunes. New and CD Fiction
Grandin, Temple. The Autistic Brain. The author weaves her own experiences into the realm of autism science. New and CD Nonfiction
Lepore, Jill. The Mansion of Happiness. A history of life and death, as individuals have made sense of it through time. New Nonfiction
Messud, Claire. The Woman Upstairs. Nora Eldridge, a woman who has given up on her dreams, becomes drawn into the glamorous and cosmopolitan world of the Shahid family. New and CD Fiction
Paltrow, Gwyneth. It’s All Good. Delicious, easy recipes that will make you look good and feel great. New Nonfiction
Promised Land. A salesman (Matt Damon) for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources. DVD
Sandford, John. Silken Prey. Murder, scandal, political espionage and an extremely dangerous woman are part of this Lucas Davenport thriller. New and CD Fiction