2020 Adult Summer Library Program

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To register or for more information, email library@newtonplks.org!

Reading Goals

• Read, or listen, and record your minutes to be entered in prize drawings! The summer reading challenge runs June 1 to July 31.

• Complete the weekly goal (120 minutes) to earn a prize drawing entry. Participate in special weekly challenges to earn additional entries.

• Prizes include gift cards from local-area businesses.

• Record your reading/listening on Reader Zone (click here for instructions), or email progress updates to library@newtonplks.org.

Online Book Discussions

These discussions will be held via Zoom videoconference. Books are available for borrowing on Hoopla and/or the Sunflower eLibrary. Email library@newtonplks.org for more information.

June 3: Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

June 10: TALK Book Discussion on The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill. Discussion leader: Dr. Kevin Rabas, past Poet Laureate of Kansas.

July 1: The Zig Zag Girl, by Elly Griffiths.

Interactive Online Programs

Visit Newton Public Library’s Facebook page to find online programs and activities throughout Summer Library, June 1 to July 31. A Facebook account is not required to view videos and content.

NPL’s Facebook page is also the best place to check for updates as more events and activities are announced!

June 6, 1 p.m.: “Dusk Photography” with Dave McKane.

June 11, 6:30 p.m.: “Top 20 Culinary Sites & Apps,” with Nathan Carr and guest Lindsey Young.

June 16, 7 p.m.: “Moment by Moment: Family History Writing Workshop,” presented by Dr. Kim Stanley. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas.

June 17, 2 p.m.: “Enthusiastic Sandwich Talk,” with Sharon Entz of Crust & Crumb Co.

June 23, 7 p.m.: Fourth Tuesday Photography meeting. Sean Tomlinson presents “Photographing Quivira and Cheyenne Bottoms Through the Seasons.”

July 8, 7 p.m.: Local history program with the Harvey County Historical Museum.

July 9, 6:30 p.m.: “Top 20 Job-Hunting Sites & Apps,” with NPL IT supervisor Nathan Carr.

July 14, 7 p.m.: “Creating Your Personal Archive,” with NPL staff member Sam Jack.

July 21, 7 p.m.: Fourth Tuesday Photography program, “Horses of the Flint Hills,” with Dave Leiker.

July 28, 7 p.m.: “Kansas Legends and Folktales,” presented by Jim Hoy. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas.

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