Adult Programs

Adult Programs and Events

The Newton Public Library offers a wide variety of free programs, classes, and events for adults. Download the monthly event calendar here, or pick up a copy the next time you visit the library. Event information is also located on the Library Calendar and our Facebook page. To register for an adult event, please call (641) 792.4108.

Monthly Mystery Bags

Wondering what to read next? Check out our monthly mystery bags for adults! Mystery bags have a new theme every month and contain a surprise selection of 4-5 library books and an adult craft. Return the books to the library when you're done with them - keep the other goodies!

The October 2022 theme is "Thrills & Chills". The October bag will include a selection of thrillers, mysteries, and spooky books, just in time for Halloween.

The craft is a painted coffin candy box.

Registration for the October mystery bag opens September 26th. Call the library at 641-792-4108 or direct message us on Facebook to reserve your mystery bag. Ages 18+


If you have questions regarding adult programming, please contact: 

Rebecca Klein
Public Services Librarian
(641) 792.4108

Upcoming Events

Date Event Age Registration
September 1 - 30 Introvert Book Club - "The Bookshop on the Corner" Adults  
September 21, 1:00 p.m. Readers Rendezvous Book Club - "Persuasion" Adults  
September 26, 5:30 p.m. DIY @ the Library: Decoupage Pumpkins 18+ Opens September 19
October 1 - 31 Introvert Book Club - "Practical Magic" Adults  
October 3 - 15 October Mystery Bag - "Thrills & Chills!" 18+ Opens September 26
October 3, 12:00 p.m. Gory Stories Book Club - "Bitter Harvest" Adults  
October 6, 6:00 p.m. Acrylic Paint-Along Class 18+ opens September 26
October 10, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Borrow a Librarian: Drop-In Photo Digitizing Adults  
October 10, 5:30 p.m. DIY @ the Library: Decorative Autumn Birdhouse 18+ Opens October 3
October 12, 10:00 a.m. Sit 'n Stitch Adults  
Pick Up October 17 - 22 Take & Make Craft Kit: Painted Ghost Rocks All Ages Opens October 10
October 24, 5:30 p.m. Morbid Curiosities: an Evening with Edgar Allan Poe All Ages