Today through Sunday


Newton Public Library: Located at 720 N. Oak St.


Today through Sunday

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

• Beginning Word 07, 7 to 8 p.m. March 8.

• Computer Basics, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 15.

• Internet for Beginners, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 22.

• Beginning Excel 07, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 29.

Good reads in your inbox: Interested in the latest mysteries, or what’s new in self-help and fitness books, or maybe science fiction? Sign up to receive e-mail notifications from BookLetters of new books that would interest you. Read the reviews, find out what’s next in a series, the latest audiobooks and what’s hot. Check the library’s Web site for lists of genres and online registration.

VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance volunteers will assist low-to-moderate income taxpayers with basic tax returns through April 18 in the Bessmer Meeting Room during the following hours: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Food ’n’ a Flick: From 3 to 5 p.m. today, teens can celebrate President’s Day with munchies and a movie. Clue to the movie: Ding Dongs are requested as a snack by the president while riding in Air Force One. Bring a friend for free fun.

Fourth Tuesday Photography: From 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jim Griggs talks about “The ‘Art’ of Seeing Photographically” — getting it to look on the print the way it looks in real life. Open to all levels of experience. Bring cameras, cords, manuals, and questions about digital photography. Enjoy photos posted to the Fourth Tuesday sites on Flickr and Facebook.

Learn, share, discuss Linux: The Newton Linux User’s Group will meet at 6:45 p.m. March 1 to share information and applications regarding this open source alternative to Microsoft Operating Systems. Meetings are free and open to all.

TALK book discussion: “Native American Mysteries” is the subject of a four-part discussion series sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council. The third discussion is at 7 p.m. March 9 on “The Shaman Sings” by James D. Doss, led by Gene T. Chavez of Kansas City. Call the library at 283-2890 to reserve copies of the books.

City Commission Candidate Forum: From 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. March 10.

Thursday, March 10, 6:45-8:30 p.m.

Third Tuesday Genealogy: March 15, 7 p.m. Join others to network, learn new strategies and search for ancestors using the Library’s resources. All are welcome to attend.

Newton USD 373 Candidate Forum, Tuesday, March 29, 6:45-8:30 p.m.

Teen Gaming: Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 6 - 8 p.m. Bring library cards for laptop use, play games, the Wii™, access online tutoring with HomeworkKansas, or just hang out.

Knit Knight: All levels of experience are welcome to gather on Mondays at 7 p.m. to share patterns, ideas, and expertise.

Art Display: Enjoy the colorful sunflowers of Peggy Wambold, included to honor Kansas Day. This display is courtesy of the artist and the Newton Fine Art Association.

Display Case: The Harvey County Community Partnership display raises awareness of drug and alcohol issues as part of the Drug Free Youth Coalition.

Enjoy these new items now on the shelves:

Benn, James R. Rag and Bone. A Billy Boyle World War II mystery. New Fiction

Digital Cameras and Photography for Dummies. Step-by-step instructions to getting great photos and sharing them. DVD

Gruen, Sara. Ape House. An explosion “liberates” a group of bonobo apes from their lab, only to become the subjects of reality TV. New and Playaway Fiction

Lusane, Clarence. The Black History of the White House. The White House has always been a prism though which to view the struggles and progress of black Americans. New Nonfiction

McComb, Gordon. Robot Builder’s Bonanza. The third edition with 30 new projects. New Nonfiction

Sandlin, Lee. Wicked River. The Mississippi when it last ran wild. New Nonfiction

Sobol, Joshua. Cut Throat Dog. International intrigue, murderous politics, and a mid-life crisis set in the endless crisis that is the Middle East. New Fiction

Wallace, Carey. The Blind Contessa’s New Machine. Based in fact, when Carolina loses her sight, Turri invents the first typewriter, igniting a passionate affair. New Fiction

Wannan, Joanne. Kisstory. A sweet and sexy look at the history of kissing. New Nonfiction

Weisgarber, Ann. The Personal History of Rachel Dupree. A story of African American homesteaders in the forebodingly beautiful South Dakota Badlands. New Fiction