Oct. 25 through 31Newton Public Library: Located at 720 N. Oak St. Phone: 283-2890. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and closed Sunday.
Oct. 25 through 31Newton Public Library: Located at 720 N. Oak St. Phone: 283-2890. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 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. • Internet for Beginners, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.• Beginning Excel 2007, 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3.• Computer Basics, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9.• Beginning Word 2007, 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9.• Intermediate Word 2007, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10.• Internet for Beginners, Tuesday, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 16.• Intermediate Excel 2007, Wednesday, November 17, 7-8 p.m.Fourth Tuesday Photography: At 6 p.m. Tuesday, John Ellert presents “Working with Light,” demonstrating from his own work how different kinds of light can be used to enhance one’s photos. Bring photos of sunsets or fall to display. Digital photography help is available. Bring cameras, cords, manuals and questions. Open to all levels of experience. Enjoy photos posted to the Fourth Tuesday sites on Flickr and Facebook and selected prints in the Bessmer Room at the library.Fall puppet show: At 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, leaves, pumpkins, ghosts and more will haunt these puppet shows with Amy Bayes and Jon Duerksen behind the curtains. Free fun for the whole family.A Prairie Peter Pan: At 7 p.m. on Thursday, local author Beverley Olson Buller discusses her biography, “A Prairie Peter Pan: The Story of Mary White,” the daughter of William Allen White whose untimely death left its mark on her father and her community. A book signing follows the presentation.Teen gaming: From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays beginning this week, bring library cards for laptop use, play games, the Wii, access online tutoring with HomeworkKansas or just hang out. Prairie Rhythms: At 7 p.m. Nov. 1, local author Lana Wirt Myers discusses her book, “Prairie Rhythms: The Life and Poetry of May Williams Ward,” a highly regarded Kansas poet and artist. A book signing follows the presentation.Learn, share, discuss Linux: The Newton Linux User’s Group will meet at 6:45 p.m. Nov. 2 to share information and applications regarding this open source alternative to Microsoft Operating Systems. Meetings are free and open to all.Transferring Records to CD Video Conference: At 10:30 a.m. Nov. 5, Trent Rose of the Salina Public Library will cover how to convert your vinyl records to CD and delete scratches, as well as how to transfer cassette tapes to CD, and VHS to DVD. This program is open to all. No registration is required.National Gaming Day: From 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 13, play board games, participate in the Wii Fit Tournament and bring library cards to use laptops.Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Family StoryTime: At 7 p.m. Nov. 15, hear the story “Up, Down, and Around” by Katherine Ayres. Enjoy activities and snacks. Free and open to all families of preschoolers. The statewide reading program celebrates the importance of families reading together during Kansas Reads to Preschoolers week, Nov. 15 through 19.Third Tuesday Genealogy WorkNight: From 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16, network with others, learn new strategies and use the library’s resources to search for ancestors. Meetings are free and open to all.TALK Book Discussion: “Literature with Kansas Connections” is the subject of a four-part discussion series sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council. The fourth discussion is at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 on “One Soldier’s Story” by Bob Dole, led by Phillip D. Thomas of Wichita State University. Call the library with questions or to reserve copies of the book.Fall Book Sale: From 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Friends of Newton Public Library will host a used book sale with paperbacks for sale for 50 cents and hardbacks for $1. The proceeds benefit the library. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., books will be for sale by donation per book or $5 per bag.Teens! From 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 27, this has nothing to do with turkey. Watch a movie (it has to do with a girl who falls down a rabbit hole), play a blindfolded form of Pictionary about the movie and eat spaghetti tacos (yes, spaghetti tacos).Interested in knitting? All levels of experience are welcome to gather at 7 p.m. Mondays to share patterns, ideas, and expertise. Embroidery arts: Join others to learn new stitches and enjoy each other’s company. Marilyn Swanson leads this activity. Bring your own projects at 1 p.m. each Saturday to the table near the Large Print area.Friends of NPL Cart Sales: Support the Library by purchasing used books at the following times:• From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month.• From 4 to 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month.• From 1 to 3 p.m. every Monday but the second Monday of the month.Display case: “Family — An American Journey: 1634-2010” traces the journeys of the Putnam, Cannon, Long and Unruh families to their eventual destination in the Newton area. Art display: Enjoy the rural scenes depicted in the artwork of Cindy Sigmund. This display is courtesy of the artist and the Newton Fine Art Association.Enjoy these new items now on the shelves:• Childs, Laura. “Fiber and Brimstone.” Real corpses start turning up for the Day of the Dead celebration in New Orleans. New Fiction• Davis, Jim. “Garfield: Potbelly of Gold.” The 50th book of Garfield fun. New Nonfiction• Mayor, Archer. “Red Herring.” Violent deaths that appear unrelated are linked by old-fashioned police work and cutting edge forensic technology. New Fiction• McCall Smith, Alexander. “The Charming Quirks of Others.” Isabel is asked to discreetly look into the pasts of three candidates for headmaster. CD, MP3, and New Fiction• Peterson, David. “Mouse Guard: Fall 1152.” Three of the Mouse Guard’s finest are on a mission to find a missing mouse in this wonderfully illustrated book. New Nonfiction• Reich, Robert B. “After-Shock.” The concentration of money at the top may greatly impact the next economy and America’s future. New Nonfiction• Rubenstein, Richard E. “Reasons to Kill: Why Americans Choose War.” The selling of war and underlying factors which make sales pitches effective. New Nonfiction• Salvatore, R.A. “Gauntlgrym.” The first in the epic Dungeons and Dragons® “Neverwinter” trilogy. New Fiction• “The Secret in Their Eyes.” Writing about an old unsolved crime puts Benjamin at the center of a judicial nightmare. DVD• Thomas, Marlo. “Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny.” Thomas writes about comedy and comedians. New Nonfiction