Cover of "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest"

Tournament of Mystery: Round 1 Winners

Newton Public Library’s Instagram and Facebook followers have voted, and the results are in: These 16 mystery novels have survived Round 1 of the 2021 Tournament of Mystery! Want to vote on which books will move on to the final eight? Follow Newton Public Library on Facebook and/or Instagram, then look for the Library’s posts…
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Mystery Lovers book club members are seen in a grid of Zoom windows.

‘Mystery Lovers’ mark 10th anniversary

On Wednesday, April 7, Newton Public Library’s Mystery Lovers book discussion group will meet up, virtually, to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Like all library-sponsored book discussions, Mystery Lovers is free and open to the public. Each month, the library orders multiple copies of the selected book via interlibrary loan. (Patrons are welcome to borrow a…
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“John Brown: Image vs. Reality” – Watch the Recording

By Sam Jack, Newton Public Library was pleased to welcome Grady Atwater, site administrator of the John Brown Museum State Historic Site, for an online program on Tuesday, March 16. That program, “John Brown: Public Image vs. Historical Reality,” is now available for streaming on the Library’s YouTube channel. Want to learn more about…
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Barbara Bunting holds up two board games she just checked out from the library.

Borrow board games at Newton Public Library!

At Newton Public Library, you can check out books, DVDs, STEM activity kits, WiFi hotspots… and now, board games. Thanks to a grant from the South Central Kansas Library System, the library has added a collection of 40 circulating board games for preschoolers through adults. Collection development librarian Stefanie Knopp is planning to add more…
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‘Images from the Mind of a Bi-Racial Black Woman’ – Watch the Online Program with Ann Dean

By Sam Jack, Thanks to everyone who joined us yesterday evening for Ann Dean’s Fourth Tuesday Photography presentation, “Images from the Mind of a Bi-Racial Black Woman.” If you missed the live broadcast, the recording is now available on the Newton Public Library YouTube channel. I’d also like to share a few links that…
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Grid of photos of Ben Lerner, Kevin Young, Kevin Willmott and Sarah Smarsh.

Announcing NPL’s 2021 Reading Challenge

Newton Public Library invites local readers to explore the breadth and depth of its collection via the 2021 Reading Challenge! Library staff have chosen reading prompts for each month, starting with the January prompt, “Read a YA (Young Adult) Novel.” NPL will release videos and blog posts each month, featuring some relevant staff picks and…
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Cover of The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal