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 July 2022 theme is "You've Got a Friend in Me". The mystery bags will include a selection of fiction and nonfiction books about incredible friendships. The craft is a set of Mod Podge coasters.

Registration for the July mystery bags opens June 27th, at 9:00 a.m. 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
June 1 - 30 Introvert Book Club - "The Keeper of Lost Things" Adults  
June 27, 5:30 p.m. CSI Iowa: True Crime Tales Adults  
June 29, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Just for Job-Seekers Appointments Adults Call 641-792-4108
July 1 - 16 July Mystery Bag - "You've Got a Friend in Me" Adults Opens June 27
July 1- 30 Introvert Book Club - "The Night Tiger" Adults  
July 5, 12:00 p.m. Gory Stories Book Club Adults  
July 7, 5:30 p.m. DIY @ the Library: Mini Galaxy Planters 18+ Opens June 27
July 11, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Borrow a Librarian: Drop-In Photo Digitizing Adults  
July 12, 5:30 p.m. Off the Map: Stories of Iowa's Abandoned and Disappearing Towns All Ages  
July 20, 10:00 a.m. Sit 'n Stitch Adults  
July 20, 1:00 p.m. Readers Rendezvous Book Club Adults  
July 21, 5:30 p.m. Feng Shui for Home & Happiness Adults  
July 25, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Modern Pop Art Workshop with Michael Albert Adults Opens July 18