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, sjack@newtonplks.org 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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