Through May 30Newton Public Library: Located at 720 N. Oak St. Phone: 283-2890. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and closed Sunday.
Through May 30Newton Public Library: Located at 720 N. Oak St. Phone: 283-2890. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and closed Sunday.Free Computer Classes: Hands-on, one-session classes require registration as space is limited. Classes are free and open to all:• Computer Basics, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 9.• Internet for Beginners, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 11.• Beginning Word 2007, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 18.• PowerPoint 2007, 7 to 8 p.m. June 24.• Beginning Excel 2007, 7 to 8 p.m. today, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday or 7 to 8 p.m. June 17.• Keyboarding/Practice Sessions, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today or 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 25.Sign up for Summer Reading: There are still openings in the “Get Creative” activity sessions for 9- to 12-year-olds. Summer reading for kids and teens begins June 1. Read for fun and prizes.Windows Vista Videoconference: The videoconference will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Join Trent Rose, technology trainer at Salina Public Library, to learn the features of Vista and ways to make it function more like XP. This program is free and open to all without registration.Great gardening Web sites: Join Susan Bartel from 7 to 8 p.m. June 9 for an overview of some gardening web sites useful for Kansas gardeners. This program is free and open to all.Flower and Garden Tour: The 16th annual Second Century Endowment Foundation 2009 Flower and Garden Tour will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13 and 1 to 5 p.m. June 14,. Five Newton/North Newton gardens with various presentations at each garden site will be on the tour. Wednesday Family Time: This summer promises free fun and giggles for the whole family. June 3: Discover the art of science with the Mad Scientists. June 10: Enjoy magician and ventriloquist Mike Niehaus. June 17: Be dazzled by the magic of Chris Starr. All programs at 1:30 p.m.Teen Thursday “Express Yourself”: Bring a friend, play a game, make a craft or just hang out from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Have library cards handy to use the laptops. Crafts scheduled include June 4: Decorate a book bag, June 11: Make some cool hemp jewelry, and June 18: Ductigami fun with duct tape.Movies and More Saturdays: Teens are welcome to beat the heat with free movies, crafts and gaming from 3 to 5 p.m. each Saturday from June 6 through July 25. Movies scheduled include June 6: “The Mummy – Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” June 13: “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” and June 20: “The Pacifier.”Learn, share, discuss Linux: The Newton Linux User’s Group will meet at 645 p.m. June 10 to share information and applications regarding this open source alternative to Microsoft Operating Systems. Meetings are free and open to all.Genealogy work night: Join others in the search for ancestor records from 7 to 8 p.m. June 16. Bring your questions or searches, and make use of the Library’s resources and people knowledgeable in the field, as well as laptops for conducting online research. Fourth Tuesday Photography: From 7 to 8 p.m. June 23, bring your camera, cord, manual and questions to learn about digital photography. Jeff Heidel will present an overview of photo composition, followed by time to practice, discussion and problem-solve. Laptops available or bring your own.Embroider With Marilyn: Join Marilyn Swanson at 1 p.m. on Saturdays to learn to embroider or just to sit and stitch with others. Bring your own supplies and meet at the table near the Large Print area. Display case: Small engine repair is the focus of the display by 4-H.Art display: Enjoy the quilted fabric art by Wilma Schmidt. This display is courtesy of the Newton Fine Art Association and the artist. New materials:• Allan, Tony. “The Mythic Bestiary.” An illustrated guide to the world’s most fantastical creatures. New Nonfiction• Barker, Bob. “Priceless Memories.” Read the story of this daytime television legend and host of The Price Is Right. New Nonfiction• Barr, Nevada. “Borderline.” Park ranger Anna and her new husband find danger and intrigue in a vacation rafting trip down the Rio Grande. CD and New Fiction• Bradbury, Ray. “We’ll Always Have Paris.” One of the country’s most popular writers presents a new collection of stories. New Fiction• Cullen, Dave. “Columbine.” A close-up portrait of the school shooters and the tragedies of the Columbine massacre. New Nonfiction• Ehrman, Bart D. “Jesus, Interrupted.” Revealing the hidden contradictions in the Bible and why we don’t know about them. New Nonfiction• Feist, Raymond. “Rise a Dread Legion.” Book one of the Demonwar Saga finds Midkemia facing terror again. New Fiction• “Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts.” An A-to-Z guide with detailed instructions and endless inspiration. New Nonfiction• Ogawa, Yoko. “The Housekeeper and the Professor.” The math professor has a head injury which allows him to retain only 80 minutes of short-term memory. New Fiction• Simmons, Dan. “Drood.” Based on biographical events, “Drood” is the name and nightmare that obsesses Charles Dickens for the last five years of his life. New Fiction