Dec. 28

through Jan. 2

Newton Public Library: Located at 720 N. Oak St. Phone: 283-2890. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Dec. 28

through Jan. 2

Newton Public Library: Located at 720 N. Oak St. Phone: 283-2890. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Closed: The library will close at 1 p.m. on Thursday and remain closed Friday and Saturday for the New Year’s holidays.

Holiday Hoopla for Teens: From 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, enjoy popcorn, cocoa and the movie “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” with friends.

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. Jan. 12.

• Managing Digital Photos With Picasa, 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 12.

• Internet for Beginners, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 19.

• Beginning Word 2007, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 28.

• Keys to New Job Opportunities 1: Job Search or Career, 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 20.

• Keys to New Job Opportunities 2: Resumes/Applications, 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27.

• Keys to New Job Opportunities 3: Opening the Doors, 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3.

Enroll now for winter/spring StoryTime: Participation is free with registration. Sessions begin Jan. 4. Preschool StoryTime is at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Fixing a Slooooow Computer: A free videoconference will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 7. Designed with the average computer user in mind, Trent Rose of the Salina Public Library shares ways to make computers start faster and eliminate common threats. No registration is necessary.

Learn, share, discuss Linux: The Newton Linux User’s Group will meet at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 13 to share information and applications regarding this open source alternative to Microsoft Operating Systems. Meetings are free and open to all.

Genealogy at Harvey County Historical Museum: The Third Tuesday Genealogy meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Harvey County Historical Museum, 203 N. Main St., for an overview of the collections and information available at the museum.

Digital Photography Help: The Fourth Tuesday Photography group will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Bring digital cameras, cords, manuals, questions and favorite holiday photos to share.

Selling on eBay: Trent Rose of the Salina Public Library will present a free videoconference from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 29, concentrating on listing and selling an item on eBay. Techniques that work, descriptions that sell, the do’s and do nots of handling online transactions and some eBay alternatives, such as eCrater, will be discussed. No registration is required.

Teen gaming and more: This is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Bring library cards for laptop use, play card games, the Wii, access online tutoring with HomeworkKansas, or just hang out.

Interested in knitting? All levels of experience are welcome to gather at 7 p.m. on Mondays to share patterns, ideas and expertise. Lois Nattier, master knitter, will lend her expertise.

Prepare for your future: NPL has a trial of “Testing Education and Reference Center.” Study for the GED, college entrance exams and more, including career tools and resume builder. Let the library know what you think.

New genealogy database: Ancestry Library Edition is available to patrons using computers in the library. Search many records simultaneously to find your ancestors.

Friends cart sales: Used books are for sale at about 1 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday and at about 10 a.m. the first Saturday of each month for a couple of hours. Proceeds benefit the library.

Display case: “The Night Before Christmas” courtesy of the Harvey County Historical Museum.

Art display: Enjoy oil paintings with a southwest flare by Sharon Connaway. This display is courtesy of the Newton Fine Arts Association and the artist.

Enjoy these new items now on the shelves:

• Berry, Steve. “The Paris Vendetta.” From Denmark, to England, then Paris, Malone plays a breathless game of duplicity and death. New Fiction

• Conner, M.J. “Prairie Hearts.” Three women of the 1890s dream of romantic adventure in Cedar Bend, Kansas. New Nonfiction

• Howard, Linda. “Ice.” A battle for survival against an unrelenting winter — and a killer. New Fiction

• McCall Smith, Alexander. “La’s Orchestra Saves the World.” La organizes an orchestra that provides a diversion during World War II. New Fiction

• Mortenson, Greg. “Stones into Schools.” The story begun in Three Cups of Tea continues as the author builds schools for girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan. New Nonfiction

• “Mozart Requiem.” The Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra perform. CD Nonfiction

• “1,001 Things to Spot in the Sea.” Puzzle-solving fun. New Juvenile Easy Fiction

• Whaley, Heather. “Eat Your Feelings: Recipes for Self-Loathing.” “Hamburger Casserole for When Nobody Loves You and Never Will” and more. New Nonfiction

• Williams, Roy. “Hard Work: A Life On and Off the Court.” The legendary former KU basketball coach tells his story. New Nonfiction