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October 21, 2019
October 21, 2019
100 N. 3rd Ave W
October 22, 2019
October 23, 2019
100 N. 3rd Ave W
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October 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
Decorate a pumpkin or gourd as your favorite book character! Pumpkins may be painted, dressed, or accessorized, but not carved, and will be accepted for either Family/Classroom (Children receive help from adults) or Independent Child (Child makes pumpkin without adult assistance) categories. The public will vote for winners in all categories from October 23rd to October 30th. Winners will be announced October 31st. Winners will receive a Halloween treat basket.
October 21, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library
Join our Youth Services Librarian, Phyllis Peter, on Monday mornings for a special storytime designed for the youngest members of the family! Baby storytime provides a gentle and fun introduction to literacy through songs, stories, and finger plays. For newborns to 18 months with a parent or caregiver (siblings are welcome). Storytime begins at 10:30 am, then stay for play and social time after the program!
October 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
Teens are invited to decorate a pumpkin with glow in the dark paint! All materials provided, program will be held in the library meeting room. Call the library at 641-792-4108 to register. This program is for teens in grades 7 through 12.
October 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
October 22, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library
Storytime for ages 18 to 36 months, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome! Join us for stories, music, and a simple craft. No registration necessary.
October 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
Join trained Family History Specialists for a free family history course at the Newton Public Library! This course will provide an introduction to the basics of creating a personal family history. Topics will include gathering family documents, using online databases, and research tips. This introductory course will consist of four unique classes and participants should plan on attending all four classes.
Class dates are:
10/08/19, 10/17/19, 10/22/19 & 11/5/19.
One-on-one tutoring with a consultant will also be available during the course. Attendees should bring a charged laptop, if they have one. This program is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Please contact Public Services Librarian, Becca Klein at 641-792-4108 to register.
October 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
Join our adult library book club for a discussion of a different book every month. The club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. The upcoming book will be selected by the group at the monthly meeting. Request your copy of the current month's book at the library information desk, or by calling 641-792-4108. New members always welcome!
October - "The Glass Castle" by Jeanette Walls
November - "Blood, Bones, and Butter" by Gabrielle Hamilton
December - "Little Heathens: hard times and high spirits on an Iowa farm during the Great Depression" by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
October 24, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library
Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregiver. Siblings welcome! Storytime includes stories, music, and a simple craft. No registration required.
October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
Join local lawyers, Bruce Nuzum, Hilary Montalvo, and Michael Arleth for an informative presentation on writing personal wills. Don't forget to bring your questions! This program is sponsored by the Iowa State Bar Association and the State Library of Iowa, and is free to attend. This event is open to the public, no registration required.
October 28, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library
October 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
Victorians had a different attitude about death than we do in the 21st Century. People died at home surrounded by loved ones, families picnicked in cemeteries on Sundays, took photos with the deceased, and made jewelry from their hair. They also worried about being buried alive or someone stealing their bodies.
Historian, Kathy Wilson explores the Victorians' fascination with death and the culture they developed to memorialize the dead. This program is free to attend and open to the public.
October 29, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library
October 31, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library
October 31, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
Newton Beggar's Night is October 31st! Bring the kids to the library on Beggar's Night to trick-or-treat in our life sized Candy Land. Children will receive candy and a free book, while supplies last.