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November 16, 2019
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November 14, 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.
November 18, 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!
November 18, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
Join us for our new Teen Board Game Club! Learn how to play games like Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo, Dixit, Zooloretto and Forbidden Island!
Library staff member Bill Bennett is an avid game player and will be introducing new games each meeting. New players and expert players are welcome! No registration necessary, snack will be served, please contact Youth Services Librarian Phyllis Peter at 792-4108 if you have any food allergies we need to be aware of.
November 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library
The Classics & Conversation Book Club is a library sponsored discussion group that reads a different selection of classic novels every winter. The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am, October - March. Meetings are held in the library meeting room, and new members are always welcome! If you would like to request the current month's book, please contact the Library Information Desk at 641-792-4108.
October - "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
November - "Little Men" by Louisa May Alcott
December - "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte
January - "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte
February - "A Tale of Two Cities" (first half) by Charles Dickens
March - "A Tale of Two Cities" (second half) by Charles Dickens
November 19, 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.
November 20, 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!
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
November 21, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library
Join us for a Parent Cafe co-hosted by the Jasper County Health Department & the Newton Public Library! Parents are invited to stay in the conference room and hear information about resources for parents in Jasper County, while children attend library storytime. Each family will receive a copy of the book, "A Disney Christmas Card". No registration required.
November 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
Surviving a Prisoner of War Camp, describing the sounds and smells of Vietnam, feeling the bitter cold of a Korean winter. Journalist and National Guard member, Sara Maniscalco Robinson collected these stories and will share these amazing first hand accounts. You will hear about the day Pearl Harbor was bombed and the morning the Twin Towers were attacked, what it was like to be a woman in the military in WWII and what it feels like to be in and IED explosion driving across Iraq.
Sara is the founder of The Iowa Veteran's Perspective, a non-profit dedicated to interviewing Iowa veterans and documenting their stories for future generations. This event is free to attend and open to the public.
Sponsored by Humanities Iowa.
November 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
The Iowa Veterans' Perspective Foundation will be interviewing local veterans at the Newton Public Library on November 22nd. Veterans of any age and rank are invited to sign up for a time slot to be interviewed and included in this important project. Interviewees will be given a DVD recording of their interview to keep. Please contact Public Services Librarian, Becca Klein at 641-792-4108 if you or someone you know would like to be interviewed.
November 25, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library
November 26, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library
November 27, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
The Newton Public Library will close early at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 27th, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The library will remain closed on November 28th and 29th. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, November 30th.
November 28, 2019, 8:00 AM - November 29, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
The Newton Public Library will be closed November 28th and 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, November 30th.