Library’s fall book sale is Sept. 30-Oct. 2!

It’s our biggest sale in more than two years: Newton Public Library’s Fall Book Sale will include thousands of used books, audiobooks and DVDs, donated by community members or withdrawn to make room for new library materials! The event runs Thursday, Sept. 30 through Saturday, Oct. 2: Thursday: 9 AM – 7 PMFriday: 9 AM…
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Families: Get help with Medicaid enrollment at the library

Starting Friday, Sept. 17, and continuing on the first and third Fridays of each month, GraceMed community outreach representative Mayra Mauricio-Rosales will be at Newton Public Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to provide Medicaid/KanCare enrollment assistance to families with children. “We will help and support families with the application process, from the start…
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9/11 Museum exhibition marks 20th anniversary of attacks

Now through mid-October, Newton Public Library is hosting an educational exhibition created by the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Told across 14 posters, “September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World” includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the museum’s permanent collection. It reflects the museum’s core pillars of commemoration, education, and inspiration…
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An ENLITE volunteer delivers books to an elderly library patron seated in a wheelchair inside her apartment.

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