Remembering the Tulsa Race Massacre, May 31, 1921

By Sam Jack, Monday, May 31, 2021, will mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Mobs of White residents attacked and razed the Greenwood District of Tulsa, also known as “Black Wall Street,” killing and injuring hundreds of Black residents, and destroying a thriving community overnight. This happened just a three hour…
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Browsing is back at Newton Public Library!

No more yellow caution tape: As of Monday, May 3, Newton Public Library patrons are welcome to stroll the shelves; browse the books, DVDs, and other items; and bring their selections to the desk for checkout. In other words, the library just took a big step toward the pre-pandemic version of “normal.” “Throughout the pandemic,…
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Kansas Poet Laureate Huascar Medina reads outside the Carnegie Center for the Arts in Dodge City International Festival in September 2019

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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