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* Teen Mug Cakes Bake-OffTeen Mug Cakes Bake-Off

Time: 3:00 pm

A sweet take on cake is the program for "Saturdays: Beat the Heat."

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* Brown Bag MovieBrown Bag Movie

Time: 12:30 pm

Bring your lunch and watch "The Cowboys" (PG).

* Teen GameZone & CraftsTeen GameZone & Crafts

Time: 4:00 pm

Participate in an archaeological dig. Play Xbox 360 Kinect™, Wii™, board games, card games, and online games. Bring your NPL card to use the laptops.

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* Library ClosedLibrary Closed

The Library is Closed for the Independence Day holiday.

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* Master BuildersMaster Builders

Time: 3:30 pm

Bring your friends for building time. Ages 8-18. 3:30-4:30 pm. Today: Squishy Circuits!

* Mystery Lover's Book ClubMystery Lover's Book Club

Time: 5:00 pm

Read and disucss "Bad Monkey" by Carl Hiaasen. Contact the Library for copies of the book.

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* Beat the Heat the IT WayBeat the Heat the IT Way

Time: 6:30 pm

Nathan, IT Supervisor, presents “Beat the Heat: Google Thermostats, USB Fans, and More!” Free to attend, no registration required.

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* Teen ScreenTeen Screen

Time: 3:30 pm

Get inspired with the true-to-life story "Hidden Figures" (PG). Snacks, too!

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* Teen GameZone & CraftsTeen GameZone & Crafts

Time: 4:00 pm

Create with Perler Beads. Play Xbox 360 Kinect™, Wii™, board games, card games, and online games. Bring your NPL card to use the laptops.

* 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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* Garden ClubGarden Club

Time: 10:30 am

Ages 5-8 years old may register to participate in the care of the library garden as well as doing other gardening activities.

* Papercrafts & ColoringPapercrafts & Coloring

Time: 6:30 pm

Recycle damaged books into something decorative or useful. Or color your stress away. Bring your own materials, or use the Library's supplies.

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* Flying Debris JugglingFlying Debris Juggling

Time: 1:30 pm

Family Time Fun brings you the juggling fun of Flying Debris! Bring the family for free entertainment!

* Master BuildersMaster Builders

Time: 3:30 pm

Bring your friends for building time. Ages 8-18. 3:30-4:30 pm. Today: Arduino!

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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.

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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.

* Better Builder: Log CabinBetter Builder: Log Cabin

Time: 2:00 pm

8-12 year-olds may register to piece together a log cabin.

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* Teen BattledecksTeen Battledecks

Time: 3:00 pm

Karaoke, PowerPoint-style is the program for "Saturdays: Beat the Heat."

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* Spokes Engineering LearningSpokes Engineering Learning

Time: 9:00 am

Engineering students from Harvard and MIT are biking across the country, offering workshops! Ages 10-18 may register to take courses such as "Make a Real Plate Speaker," "How Computers Work: Building Circuits," "Games and More Games: Math and Strategy," and "Sports Science." 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1-4 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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* Spokes Engineering LearningSpokes Engineering Learning

Time: 9:00 am

Engineering students from Harvard and MIT are biking across the country, offering workshops! Ages 10-18 may register to take courses such as "Make a Real Plate Speaker," "How Computers Work: Building Circuits," "Games and More Games: Math and Strategy," and "Sports Science." 9 a.m. - 12 noon

* Garden ClubGarden Club

Time: 10:30 am

Ages 5-8 years old may register to participate in the care of the library garden as well as doing other gardening activities.

* Cowboys in Harvey CountyCowboys in Harvey County

Time: 7:00 pm

Darren McMannis gives a presentation on cowboys in the early days of our county, part of the book he is writing on "Murder and Mayhem in Harvey County."

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* The Bug LadyThe Bug Lady

Time: 1:30 pm

Family Time Fun brings you everyone's creepy favorite: The Bug Lady! Bring the family for free entertainment!

* Master BuildersMaster Builders

Time: 3:30 pm

Bring your friends for building time. Ages 8-18. 3:30-4:30 pm. Today: Snap Circuits!

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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.

* Cap'n Literary CrunchCap'n Literary Crunch

Time: 6:00 pm

Teens, especially those who are in Honors or AP English, will enjoy playing trivia games inspired by summer reading assignments. And there are prizes for winners! Today: "Animal Farm" and "Of Mice and Men."

* Third Thursday Book ClubThird Thursday Book Club

Time: 7:00 pm

Read and discuss "Boy in the Striped Pajamas" by John Boyne. 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.

* Better Builder Butterfly HouseBetter Builder Butterfly House

Time: 2:00 pm

8-12 year-olds may register to make a beautiful butterfly house.

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* Makers at Wichita Maker FaireMakers at Wichita Maker Faire

Time: 10:00 am

Look for the Harvey County Maker Club booth, as you enjoy learning from the many “makers” who share what they can do, at Exploration Place, 300 N. McLane Blvd. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

* Teen TakeoverTeen Takeover

Time: 3:00 pm

Planning fall programs is the theme for "Saturdays: Beat the Heat."

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* Makers at Wichita Maker FaireMakers at Wichita Maker Faire

Time: 12:00 pm

Look for the Harvey County Maker Club booth, as you enjoy learning from the many “makers” who share what they can do, at Exploration Place, 300 N. McLane Blvd., noon - 5 p.m.

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* Teen GameZone & CraftsTeen GameZone & Crafts

Time: 4:00 pm

Try your hand at paper marbling. Play Xbox 360 Kinect™, Wii™, board games, card games, and online games. Bring your NPL card to use the laptops.

* 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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* Garden ClubGarden Club

Time: 10:30 am

Ages 5-8 years old may register to participate in the care of the library garden as well as doing other gardening activities.

* New Women of the TrailNew Women of the Trail

Time: 7:00 pm

Photographer Dave Leiker shares his work, photographing the women of Kansas who work the land.

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* Happy Face EntertainmentHappy Face Entertainment

Time: 1:30 pm

Family Time Fun brings you Happy Face Entertainment Group! Bring the family for free entertainment!

* Master BuildersMaster Builders

Time: 3:30 pm

Bring your friends for building time. Ages 8-18. 3:30-4:30 pm. Today: littleBits!

* Teen Waves of DangerTeen Waves of Danger

Time: 6:00 pm

It's a murder mystery. Kids Grades 6-12 play the part of detective, accomplice, or murderer. Dennis of Happy Faces Entertainment leads the WHO DUNNIT!

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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.

* Cap'n Literary CrunchCap'n Literary Crunch

Time: 6:00 pm

Teens, especially those who are in Honors or AP English, will enjoy playing trivia games inspired by summer reading assignments. And there are prizes for winners! Today: "Into the Wild," "The Help," and "The Things They Carried."

* Harvey County Maker ClubHarvey County Maker Club

Time: 7:00 pm

Join an open group of people who like to create in whatever form or medium. Share ideas, ask questions, receive answers, celebrate mistakes and successes. Free to makers of all variety or skill level.

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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.

* Better Builder: 3D SubmarineBetter Builder: 3D Submarine

Time: 2:00 pm

8-12 year-olds may register to make a 3D submarine.

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* HopeFest at NRCHopeFest at NRC

Time: 9:00 am

Find the Library's table with activities at HopeFest, Harvey County's Resource Festival, at Newton Rec Center, 415 N. Poplar. Health screenings, book exchanges, bouncy hourses, door prizes, and more! 9 am - noon

* Teen Breakout EDUTeen Breakout EDU

Time: 3:00 pm

Helping Harry catch the Golden Snitch is the program for "Saturdays: Beat the Heat."

* SRP Pool Party for FinishersSRP Pool Party for Finishers

Time: 6:00 pm

Join fellow readers at Newton Municipal Pool to celebrate your summer of reading!

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* Learning Festival with SpokesLearning Festival with Spokes

Time: 9:30 am

This is the first year for Stanford students to bike across America starting from the west coast. They will stop in Newton to offer free science and engineering camps for students ages 10-18. The two classes offered are Logic and Cockroaches and How to Design a Brain. Contact the Library for more details and to register as space is limited. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 – 4:15 p.m.

         

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