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* Summer Toddler StoryTimeSummer Toddler StoryTime

Time: 9:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, rhymes and more for children ages 6 months - 2 1/2 years old. Registration is required.

* Summer Preschool StoryTimeSummer Preschool StoryTime

Time: 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, puppet shows and more for children ages 2 1/2-5 years old. Registration is required.

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* Teen Screen SaturdayTeen Screen Saturday

Time: 3:00 pm

Beat the heat! Watch "The Big Green" (PG). DIY snack: mini fruit pizzas. Laptops and board games also available. Bring NPL card to use laptops.

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* Library ClosedLibrary Closed

The Library is closed for the Independence Day holiday.

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* Tech Help Open HoursTech Help Open Hours

Time: 3:00 pm

Nathan, IT Supervisor, is available to help with any technology questions. No need to make an appointment, and his expertise is free! 3-5 p.m. (Nathan's available at other times, too, but it's best to call ahead to check whether his schedule is open.)

* Newton Linux Users GroupNewton Linux Users Group

Time: 6:45 pm

NLUG (Newton Linux Users Group) meets to share information and applications regarding this open source alternative to Microsoft Operating Systems and discuss developments in the technology field around the world. Meetings are free and open to all.

* Smart Phone WorkshopSmart Phone Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm

Zwireless staff members will help patrons with questions. Bring your smart phone!

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* Bug Workshop with Bug LadyBug Workshop with Bug Lady

Time: 10:30 am

Wednesday Workshop for 8-12 year-olds features all kinds of creepy crawlies with the Bug Lady. This program is free for those that enroll.

* Bug Lady Family FunBug Lady Family Fun

Time: 1:30 pm

Family Fun Time! Bring the whole family for FREE fun with the creepy crawlies of the Bug Lady!

* Master Builders LegosMaster Builders Legos

Time: 3:30 pm

Bring your friends fro building time with lots of Legos! 3:30-5 for ages 8-18.

* Mystery Lovers Book ClubMystery Lovers Book Club

Time: 5:00 pm

Read and discuss "Reflex" by Dick Francis. Contact the Library for copies of the book.

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* Teen BookTalksTeen BookTalks

Time: 3:00 pm

Teens in Honors or AP English discuss required summer reading. "Animal Farm" and "Of Mice and Men."

* Teen Youth Leaders in KansasTeen Youth Leaders in Kansas

Time: 7:00 pm

Lead, advocate, make a difference! The goal of YLinK is to improve life for ages 12-18 with mental health issues living in our community. Bring an adult ally.

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* Teen Otaku ClubTeen Otaku Club

Time: 4:00 pm

Geek out with fellow anime lovers! Watch "Naruto." 4-5:30 pm

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* Computer Programming HelpComputer Programming Help

Time: 4:30 pm

Angel is here to guide your learning or to answer your coding questions.

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* Teen GameZone & CraftsTeen GameZone & Crafts

Time: 4:00 pm

DIY a journal for yourself. Bring your NPL card to use the laptops. Play games with friends. 4-5:30 p.m.

* Summer Preschool StoryTimeSummer Preschool StoryTime

Time: 7:00 pm

Stories, crafts, songs, puppet shows and more for children ages 2 1/2-5 years old. Registration is required.

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* Running ReadersRunning Readers

Time: 10:30 am

Stories, puppet shows, crafts, exploration for children ages 5-8 years old. Registration required.

* Tech Help Open HoursTech Help Open Hours

Time: 3:00 pm

Nathan, IT Supervisor, is available to help with any technology questions. No need to make an appointment, and his expertise is free! 3-5 p.m. (Nathan's available at other times, too, but it's best to call ahead to check whether his schedule is open.)

* Papercrafts & Adult ColoringPapercrafts & Adult Coloring

Time: 6:30 pm

Craft with books and papers headed for the recycle bin, or try your hand at coloring. It's good therapy! Supplies provided, or bring your own.

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* Greenwood Stables FunGreenwood Stables Fun

Time: 1:30 pm

Family Fun Time! Bring the whole family for FREE fun with Greenwood Stables and Equine Rescue!

* Master Builders LegosMaster Builders Legos

Time: 3:30 pm

Bring your friends fro building time with lots of Legos! 3:30-5 for ages 8-18.

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* Spokes Learning FestivalSpokes Learning Festival

Time: 9:00 am

Registered participants ages 10-18 participate in STEM workshops offered by Harvard and MIT students biking across America, sharing their passion for STEM education. Workshops are from 9-12 and 1-4 on July 14 and 9-12 on July 15. The courses offered are * Aerospace engineering: Outer space is pretty far away. So how do we get there? In this workshop, students will build and launch water rockets. In doing so, they will learn about basic physics principles and ideal gas behaviors to predict the performance of their rockets before the launch. * Neuroscience: Our brains work behind the scenes to shape the way we experience the world. In this workshop, students will explore the cellular basis for how our brains work, measure the electrical activity in their own muscles, learn about perception and the part our brains play in "the dress" phenomenon, and more. Students will leave with an understanding and appreciation for the wacky way our minds operate. * Math: Math helps us understand the world as we know it. Students will explore real-life probability and see how it comes into play with sports and Deal or No Deal. Additionally, students will learn mental math techniques and basic graph theory. * Computer science (coding games in Scratch): In the world today, programming has become almost as vital a skill as reading and writing. Students will be introduced to the world of coding with Scratch, a visual programming language. In this hands-on workshop, students will use Scratch to build their own interactive games and animations.

* Summer Preschool StoryTimeSummer Preschool StoryTime

Time: 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, puppet shows and more for children ages 2 1/2-5 years old. Registration is required.

* Teen BookTalksTeen BookTalks

Time: 3:00 pm

Teens in Honors or AP English discuss required summer reading. "Into the Wild."

* Teen GamingTeen Gaming

Time: 6:00 pm

Good tech and game time. Bring your NPL card to use the laptops. 6-8 p.m.

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* Spokes Learning FestivalSpokes Learning Festival

Time: 9:00 am

Registered participants ages 10-18 participate in STEM workshops offered by Harvard and MIT students biking across America, sharing their passion for STEM education. Workshops are from 9-12 and 1-4 on July 14 and 9-12 on July 15. The courses offered are * Aerospace engineering: Outer space is pretty far away. So how do we get there? In this workshop, students will build and launch water rockets. In doing so, they will learn about basic physics principles and ideal gas behaviors to predict the performance of their rockets before the launch. * Neuroscience: Our brains work behind the scenes to shape the way we experience the world. In this workshop, students will explore the cellular basis for how our brains work, measure the electrical activity in their own muscles, learn about perception and the part our brains play in "the dress" phenomenon, and more. Students will leave with an understanding and appreciation for the wacky way our minds operate. * Math: Math helps us understand the world as we know it. Students will explore real-life probability and see how it comes into play with sports and Deal or No Deal. Additionally, students will learn mental math techniques and basic graph theory. * Computer science (coding games in Scratch): In the world today, programming has become almost as vital a skill as reading and writing. Students will be introduced to the world of coding with Scratch, a visual programming language. In this hands-on workshop, students will use Scratch to build their own interactive games and animations.

* Summer Toddler StoryTimeSummer Toddler StoryTime

Time: 9:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, rhymes and more for children ages 6 months - 2 1/2 years old. Registration is required.

* Summer Preschool StoryTimeSummer Preschool StoryTime

Time: 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, puppet shows and more for children ages 2 1/2-5 years old. Registration is required.

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* Teen Screen SaturdayTeen Screen Saturday

Time: 3:00 pm

Beat the heat! Watch "Ant-Man" (PG-13). DIY snack: mini dipped waffles. Laptops and board games also available. Bring NPL card to use laptops.

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* Teen GameZone & CraftsTeen GameZone & Crafts

Time: 4:00 pm

Create a salt painting! Bring your NPL card to use the laptops. Play games with friends. 4-5:30 p.m.

* Julane Hiebert Author TalkJulane Hiebert Author Talk

Time: 7:00 pm

Author Julane Hiebert talks about the process of writing and her new book "Wren." A book signing follows the talk.

* Summer Preschool StoryTimeSummer Preschool StoryTime

Time: 7:00 pm

Stories, crafts, songs, puppet shows and more for children ages 2 1/2-5 years old. Registration is required.

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* Running ReadersRunning Readers

Time: 10:30 am

Stories, puppet shows, crafts, exploration for children ages 5-8 years old. Registration required.

* Tech Help Open HoursTech Help Open Hours

Time: 3:00 pm

Nathan, IT Supervisor, is available to help with any technology questions. No need to make an appointment, and his expertise is free! 3-5 p.m. (Nathan's available at other times, too, but it's best to call ahead to check whether his schedule is open.)

* KC Monarchs & NewtonKC Monarchs & Newton

Time: 7:00 pm

Baseball historian Phil S. Dixon talks about "The Kansas City Monarchs in Your Hometown." This team of the Negro National League sent many players to the major leagues.

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* Petting Zoo WorkshopPetting Zoo Workshop

Time: 10:30 am

Wednesday Workshop for 8-12 year-olds features goats, bunnies, sheep, ponies and more with Susan Mueller. This program is free for those that enroll.

* Barnyard Puppet FunBarnyard Puppet Fun

Time: 1:30 pm

Family Fun Time! Bring the whole family for FREE fun with the Barnyard Puppets!

* Master Builders LegosMaster Builders Legos

Time: 3:30 pm

Bring your friends fro building time with lots of Legos! 3:30-5 for ages 8-18.

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* Summer Preschool StoryTimeSummer Preschool StoryTime

Time: 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, puppet shows and more for children ages 2 1/2-5 years old. Registration is required.

* Teen BookTalksTeen BookTalks

Time: 3:00 pm

Teens in Honors or AP English discuss required summer reading. "The Help."

* Teen BookTalksTeen BookTalks

Time: 4:00 pm

Teens in Honors or AP English discuss required summer reading. "The Things They Carried."

* Teen Youth Leaders in KansasTeen Youth Leaders in Kansas

Time: 7:00 pm

Lead, advocate, make a difference! The goal of YLinK is to improve life for ages 12-18 with mental health issues living in our community. Bring an adult ally.

* Third Thursday Book DiscussionThird Thursday Book Discussion

Time: 7:00 pm

Read and discuss "The Crossover" by Kwame Alexander. Contact the Library for copies of the book.

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* Summer Toddler StoryTimeSummer Toddler StoryTime

Time: 9:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, rhymes and more for children ages 6 months - 2 1/2 years old. Registration is required.

* Summer Preschool StoryTimeSummer Preschool StoryTime

Time: 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, puppet shows and more for children ages 2 1/2-5 years old. Registration is required.

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* Teen Screen SaturdayTeen Screen Saturday

Time: 3:00 pm

Beat the heat! Watch "Cool Runnings" (PG). DIY snack: Jamaican banana fritters. Laptops and board games also available. Bring NPL card to use laptops.

* Computer Programming HelpComputer Programming Help

Time: 4:30 pm

Angel is here to guide your learning or to answer your coding questions.

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* YMCA TalkYMCA Talk

Time: 1:00 pm

Josh Gunderson and others from YMCA will be here to talk about what will be available at the new facility.

* Teen GameZone & CraftsTeen GameZone & Crafts

Time: 4:00 pm

Summer craft leftovers! Miss a craft? Stop in for some last-chance DIY! Bring your NPL card to use the laptops. Play games with friends. 4-5:30 p.m.

* Summer Preschool StoryTimeSummer Preschool StoryTime

Time: 7:00 pm

Stories, crafts, songs, puppet shows and more for children ages 2 1/2-5 years old. Registration is required.

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* Running ReadersRunning Readers

Time: 10:30 am

Stories, puppet shows, crafts, exploration for children ages 5-8 years old. Registration required.

* Tech Help Open HoursTech Help Open Hours

Time: 3:00 pm

Nathan, IT Supervisor, is available to help with any technology questions. No need to make an appointment, and his expertise is free! 3-5 p.m. (Nathan's available at other times, too, but it's best to call ahead to check whether his schedule is open.)

* My Journey in PhotographyMy Journey in Photography

Time: 7:00 pm

Successful commercial photographer Ray Martinez talks about how he got to where he is now in his journey as a photographer. All are welcome to attend.

* Smart Phone WorkshopSmart Phone Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm

Zwireless staff will help with questions. Bring your smart phone!

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* McCrae Marionette PuppetsMcCrae Marionette Puppets

Time: 1:30 pm

Enjoy the masterful puppetry of the Clement McCrae Puppet Theatre. Family Fun Time is FREE!

* Master Builders LegosMaster Builders Legos

Time: 3:30 pm

Bring your friends fro building time with lots of Legos! 3:30-5 for ages 8-18.

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* Summer Preschool StoryTimeSummer Preschool StoryTime

Time: 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, puppet shows and more for children ages 2 1/2-5 years old. Registration is required.

* Teen BookTalksTeen BookTalks

Time: 3:00 pm

Teens in Honors or AP English discuss required summer reading. "Pride and Prejudice" and "The Kite Runner."

* Teen Gaming with Mr. DudeTeen Gaming with Mr. Dude

Time: 6:00 pm

Good tech and game time with Mr. Dude. Bring your NPL card to use the laptops. 6-8 p.m.

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* Summer Toddler StoryTimeSummer Toddler StoryTime

Time: 9:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, rhymes and more for children ages 6 months - 2 1/2 years old. Registration is required.

* Summer Preschool StoryTimeSummer Preschool StoryTime

Time: 10:30 am

Stories, crafts, songs, puppet shows and more for children ages 2 1/2-5 years old. Registration is required.

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* HopeFestHopeFest

Time: 10:00 am

Look for Newton Public Library’s booth at the Newton Recreation Center! Free fun and give-aways for the kids from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

* SRP Pool PartySRP Pool Party

Time: 6:00 pm

Summer Reading participants who've completed their goals receive an invitation to the pool party! 6-8 pm

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For a list of other ongoing events at the library, check out the Library Happenings page.