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  1. August Monthly Mystery Bag

    August 1, 2022, 9:00 AM - August 20, 2022, 1:00 PM
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    Newton Public Library

    Wondering what to read next? Check out our FREE monthly mystery bags for adults! Mystery bags have a different theme every month and contain a surprise selection of 4-5 books and an adult craft. Return the books when you're done with them - keep the craft! The August theme is "May We Recommend..." and includes a selection of the library staff's favorite titles and recommended reads. The craft is a colorful spice jar terrarium. Registration opens July 25th. Ages 18+ Please direct message the library on Facebook or call 641-792-4108 to register.

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  2. Sit N Stitch

    August 10, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Newton Public Library

    Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or bring your own beverage, while working on your current stitching project. Stitchers of all experience levels are welcome! This is an open forum for crafters to share their projects, ask other stitchers for assistance or troubleshooting, and enjoy crafting company.

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  3. Just for Job-Seekers: Resume and Tech Support at the Newton Public Library

    August 10, 2022, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Newton Public Library

    Work on your resume, edit your cover letter, or complete an online application during our job-seeker support hours. Our Public Services Librarian will provide dedicated support for job-seekers on most Wednesday afternoons. Please contact Public Services Librarian, Becca Klein at 641-792-4108 to schedule your appointment.

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  4. How Iowa Met Baseball: the Myths, the History, the Players

    August 16, 2022, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Newton Public Library

    Over the past century, the setting for the spring passion of many Iowans has been the ballpark. Join professor and historian, John Liepa, for an exploration of the myths of baseball’s origins, the early history and evolution of the game, baseball’s journey to Iowa and the role of the Civil War in spreading its popularity. Audiences will learn about some of Iowa’s baseball pioneers and view an extensive collection of baseball memorabilia featuring Iowa players. This program is open to the public and free to attend. All ages welcome!

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  5. Readers Rendezvous Book Club

    August 17, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Newton Public Library

    Get a jump start on your 2022 reading goal with our new adult book club! This book club will read popular titles in a variety of genres, and is sure to have something for every reader. Copies of the monthly title can be picked up at the library information desk. New members are always welcome. The August selection is, "The Beekeeper of Aleppo" by Christy Lefteri.

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  6. Just for Job-Seekers: Resume and Tech Support at the Newton Public Library

    August 17, 2022, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Newton Public Library

    Work on your resume, edit your cover letter, or complete an online application during our job-seeker support hours. Our Public Services Librarian will provide dedicated support for job-seekers on most Wednesday afternoons. Please contact Public Services Librarian, Becca Klein at 641-792-4108 to schedule your appointment.

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  7. Teen Board Game Club

    August 18, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Newton Public Library

    Join us for teen board game club at the library! Learn to play games like Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, and Forbidden Island. New games will be introduced at each meeting. New and expert players welcome. No registration required.

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  8. Baby Storytime

    August 22, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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    Newton Public Library

    Storytime for newborns to 18 months with their caregiver. The storytime will run about 15 minutes and include an open playtime at the end.

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  9. Planning for the Future: End of Life Care and Advance Directives

    August 22, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    Newton Public Library

    Join Everystep Hospice to learn how to create advance directive documents, living wills, and designate a power of attorney, while planning for important future healthcare and end-of-life decisions. This program is free to attend and is open to the public. No registration required.

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  10. Toddler Storytime

    August 23, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Newton Public Library

    In-person storytime for children ages 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. Storytime will last for 20 minutes with a simple craft following. Siblings are welcome to attend. Questions? Please contact Phyllis Peter at 641-792-4108.

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  11. Preschool Storytime

    August 25, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Newton Public Library

    Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for Preschool Storytime on Thursday mornings. Storytime includes books, music, and a simple craft. Siblings are welcome to attend. No registration required. There will be no storytime on November 11th or 25th, due to Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving.

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  12. Baby Storytime

    August 29, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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    Newton Public Library

    Storytime for newborns to 18 months with their caregiver. The storytime will run about 15 minutes and include an open playtime at the end.

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  13. Toddler Storytime

    August 30, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Newton Public Library

    In-person storytime for children ages 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. Storytime will last for 20 minutes with a simple craft following. Siblings are welcome to attend. Questions? Please contact Phyllis Peter at 641-792-4108.

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  14. Just for Job-Seekers: Resume and Tech Support at the Newton Public Library

    August 31, 2022, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Newton Public Library

    Work on your resume, edit your cover letter, or complete an online application during our job-seeker support hours. Our Public Services Librarian will provide dedicated support for job-seekers on most Wednesday afternoons. Please contact Public Services Librarian, Becca Klein at 641-792-4108 to schedule your appointment.

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