Jan. 25 through 30Newton Public Library: Located at 720 N. Oak St. Phone: 283-2890. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and closed Sunday.
Jan. 25 through 30Newton Public Library: Located at 720 N. Oak St. Phone: 283-2890. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Thursday, 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:• Beginning Word 2007, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday or 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 18.• Keys to New Job Opportunities 2: Resumes/Applications, 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.• Beginning Excel 2007, 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2.• Keys to New Job Opportunities 3: Opening the Doors, 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3.• Intermediate Excel Formulas, 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9.• Computer Basics, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16. • Internet for Beginners, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.Digital photography help: The Fourth Tuesday Photography group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Bring digital cameras, cords, manuals, questions and favorite holiday photos to share.TALK Book Discussion: “Growing Up” is the topic of a four-part discussion series. Michaeline Chance-Reay of Kansas State University will lead the first discussion of Sue Monk Kidd’s “Secret Life of Bees” at 7 p.m. Thursday. Books for the series are made available by the Kansas Humanities Council and may be reserved at the library.Selling on eBay: Trent Rose of the Salina Public Library will present a free videoconference from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday. Learn how to sell on eBay, eCrater and other auction sites. No registration required.Learn, share, discuss Linux: The Newton Linux User’s Group will meet at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 10 to share information and applications regarding this open source alternative to Microsoft Operating Systems. Meetings are free and open to all.“Yucky Love Stuff” Puppet Show: Bring the whole family to yuck it up with the Barnyard Puppets on Feb. 10. The first free show will be at 10 a.m., and a repeat performance will be at 4 p.m.Making Free Phone Calls Online: A free videoconference will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 11 with Trent Rose, Salina Public Library technology trainer. No registration required.Friends Romance Booksale: Valentine’s special for book lovers. February 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Used romance novels for sale for a reasonable donation. Proceeds benefit the Library.Third Tuesday Genealogy WorkNight: At 7 p.m. Feb. 16, gather with others to search for your ancestors, using the library’s resources. Laptops are available or bring your own. Genealogical tips and suggestions will be shared.Teen Gaming and More: 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.Needlework arts: Join Marilyn Swanson to learn or enjoy needlework skills at 1 p.m. on Saturdays in the Large Print area. Bring your own projects.Prepare For Your Future: Study for the GED, college entrance exams, career prep and more with the “Testing Education and Reference Center,” a new database at www.newtonplks.org. 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 at about 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month for a couple of hours. Proceeds benefit the library.Display case: Samples of the work of the knitting group, which meets weekly at the library, will be displayed.Art display: Winter themes are depicted in the oil paintings of Gloria Webber. This display is courtesy of the artist and the Newton Fine Art Association.Enjoy these new items now on the shelves:• Robbins, David L. “Broken Jewel.” Remy and Tal enact a daring plan to save their fellow World War II prisoners and the woman Tal loves. New Fiction• Wellen, Alex. “Lovesick.” Andy’s plan to secure the blessing of Paige’s father for their marriage becomes complicated by a crime ring of senior citizens. New Fiction• Stennett, Rob. “The End is Now.” The end is no longer near, the end is now in the town of Goodland, Kan. New Fiction• Benjamin, Rich. “Searching for Whitopia.” An improbable journey by the author into some of the whitest locales in our nation. New Nonfiction• Valent, Jennifer Erin. Fireflies in December. A farm family struggles against a tide of racial bigotry when they take in an orphaned girl. CD Fiction• Harris, Patricia Sowell. “None of Us is as Good as All of Us.” How McDonald’s prospers by embracing inclusion and diversity. New Nonfiction• Ehrenreich, Barbara. “Bright-Sided.” How the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined America. New Nonfiction• Siljander, Mark D. “A Deadly Misunderstanding.” A Congressman’s quest to bridge the Muslim-Christian divide. New Nonfiction• “Gigante.” A shy guard, monitoring security cameras, becomes obsessed with a cleaning woman. Fiction DVD