Newton Public Library: Located at 720 N. Oak St. Phone: 283-2890. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and closed on 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. Aug. 16.
• Internet for Beginners, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 18.
• Beginning Word 07, 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 30.
Summer reading program: There’s two weeks left to complete summer reading. “One World, Many Stories/ Un Mundo, Muchas Historias” is the theme for children, and “You Are Here/ Tu Estas Aqui” is the theme for teens. Brochures are available online or at the Library.
Teen Gaming: From 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, bring library cards for laptop use, play games, the Wii or just hang out.
Teen Movies and More Saturdays: From 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, bring friends, enjoy a movie and snacks. Clue to the movie: the son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed (Rated PG-13).
Knit Knight: All levels of experience are welcome to gather at 7 p.m. Mondays to share patterns, ideas and expertise.
Teen “Around the World” Thursday: At 6 p.m. today, create a frame for your favorite photo from chopsticks. Gaming available, too. Bring NPL cards to use the laptops.
Desktop Publishing Made Easy: From 10 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Trent Rose leads a discussion of three free tools for creating greeting cards, brochures, banners, postcards, as well as e-mail newsletters for businesses and organizations. No previous desktop publishing experience required. This class is free and does not require registration.
Fourth Tuesday Photography: At 7 p.m. Tuesday, John Ellert presents “Catch the Eye: A Photographer’s Guide to Visual Design.” Bring cameras, cords, manuals and questions. Enjoy photographs at the Fourth Tuesday Photography Flickr and Facebook sites.
Barnyard Puppets: At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, join NPL’s own Barnyard Puppet Theatre and their “Globe Trotting Tales.” Free fun for the whole family!
Searching the Web and Printing from a Webpage Video Conference: At 4 p.m. July 28, Randy Merrell, technology trainer from Salina Public Library, gives a guide to searching the Internet, and how to get better print results from what you find, geared for intermediate to advanced users. This is a free and open event, no registration required.
Teen “Around the World” Thursday: July 28, 6 p.m. What will you put in your time capsule? Gaming available, too. Bring NPL cards to use the laptops.
Learn, share, discuss Linux: The Newton Linux User’s Group will meet at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 2 to share information and applications regarding this open source alternative to Microsoft Operating Systems. Meetings are free and open to all.
Mystery Lover’s Book Discussion: At 5 p.m. Aug. 3, read and discuss Dick Francis’ novel, “Dead Cert.”
Art display: Enjoy the paintings of Laurie Tietjen. This display is courtesy of the artist and the Newton Fine Arts Association.
Display case: Kauffman Museum displays some of their favorite artifacts from their vast collections.
Enjoy these new items now on the shelves:
• Block, Lawrence. “A Drop of the Hard Stuff.” Scudder looks into the case of a recovering AA friend’s death, forcing him to face his own demons. New, CD, MP3 Fiction
• Deen, Jamie and Bobby. “The Deen Bros. Get Fired Up.” Grilling, tailgating, picnicking, and more. New Nonfiction
• Eagleman, David. “Incognito.” The secret lives of the brain. New Nonfiction
• Graham, Heather. “Phantom Evil.” Alive or dead, everyone is looking for something in the paranormal mystery. New and CD Fiction

• Jess-Cooke. “The Guardian Angel’s Journal.” Ruth is sent back to earth as the guardian angel to herself. New Fiction
• Lutz, Bob. “Car Guys vs. Bean Counters.” The former vice chairman of General Motors discusses the battle for the soul of American business. New Nonfiction
• “Mariachi from Mexico.” Mexican mariachi band with Lopez Varanga conducting. CD Music
A Screaming Man. Adam is forced to do some things he regrets as his country of Chad experiences civil war. DVD
Singular, Stephen. The Wichita Divide. The murder of Dr. George Tiller and the battle over abortion. New Nonfiction
Wilson, Daniel H. Robopocalypse. In the near future, technology unites and turns against us. New Fiction