Nov. 24 through 29

Newton Public Library: Located at 720 N. Oak in Newton. Phone: 283-2890. Web site: www.newtonplks.org


Nov. 24 through 29

Newton Public Library: Located at 720 N. Oak in Newton. Phone: 283-2890. Web site: www.newtonplks.org and e-mail: library@newtonplks.org. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library will be closed Thursday.

Closed: The library will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving.

Free computer classes: Hands-on classes require registration as space is limited. Classes are free and open to all:

• Computer Basics Class, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 16. This class is for people who have very little or no experience using computers. Components of a computer, how to use a mouse and basic computer tasks will be covered.

• Keyboarding Class, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2, is for people with little experience using the computer keyboard.

• Internet for Beginners Class, 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 18. Participants will gain experience using the Internet and searching effectively for information. Participants should have a basic knowledge of the keyboard and using a mouse.

• Beginning Word 2007, 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16 or 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 17. The most commonly used features of Microsoft Word 2007 will be explored. Participants should have a basic knowledge of the keyboard and using a mouse.

Ductigami extravaganza: Teens, liven up Thanksgiving weekend with duct tape projects. Make something useful (like a wallet) or something just for fun. Free good times from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 29.

Learn, share, discuss Linux: The Newton Linux User’s Group (NLUG) will meet Wednesday, December 10, at 6:45 p.m. to share information and applications regarding this open source alternative to Microsoft Operating Systems. Meetings are free and open to all.

Gaming Mondays is for teens: Join your friends from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. each Monday. Try out the new Wii Video Game System or play some board games. Bring your library cards to use the Claassen Mobile Lab laptops. Free fun for all teens.

Display case: The display features the work of Friends of Newton Public Library.

New materials to be thankful for:

• Anderson, Christopher. “Somewhere in Heaven: The Remarkable Love Story of Dana and Christopher Reeve.” A love story for the ages. New Nonfiction

• Coble, Colleen. “Anathema.” Hannah must journey back to her Amish roots to discover if a child she thought she’d lost is still alive. New Fiction

• Fisher, Robin Gaby. “After the Fire: A True Story of Friendship and Survival.” A story of two college roommates to make you laugh and cry. New Nonfiction

• Maguire, Gregory. “A Lion Among Men.” Volume three in the Wicked Years, a reimagining of L. Frank Baum’s Oz. New and CD Fiction

• Mull, Brandon. “Fablehaven.” To save their mystical world, Kendra and Seth must find the courage to do what they fear most. New Juvenile Fiction

• Myron, Vicki. “Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World.” This graduate of Emporia State University tells the story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa. New Nonfiction

• Paolini, Christopher. “Brisingr.” The much-anticipated third book in the Inheritance cycle, the fantasy series about dragons, ancient races, elves and dwarves. New Young Adult Fiction

• Shenk, David. “The Immortal Game: A History of Chess or, How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Science, and the Human Brain.” New Nonfiction

• Sparks, Nicholas. “The Lucky One.” U.S. Marine Logan Thibault’s brushes with death lead him to the love of his life. New Fiction

• Vowell, Sarah. “The Wordy Shipmates.” An exploration of the Puritans by an author who manages to be patriot and rebel. New Nonfiction