July 25 through 30

Newton Public Library: 720 N. Oak St. Phone: 283-2890. Web site: www.newtonplks.org. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and closed Sunday.


July 25 through 30
Newton Public Library: 720 N. Oak St. Phone: 283-2890. Web site: www.newtonplks.org. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday 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.
• Computer Basics, Tuesday, 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.
Time to Turn in Summer Reading Logs! “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. Reading logs should be turned in by July 30. Finishers receive invitations to the pool party on July 31.
Teen Gaming: 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.
Knit Knight: All levels of experience are welcome to gather at 7 p.m. Mondays to share patterns, ideas and expertise.
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. Thursday, 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: At 6 p.m. Thursday, 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.”
Microsoft Excel Video Conference: At 4 p.m. Aug. 11, join Randy Merrell, technology trainer at Salina Public Library, to learn about this popular business spreadsheet software, and a few advanced tricks. This program is free and open to the public, no registration required.
Third Tuesday Genealogy: At 7 p.m. Aug. 16, meet with others to network, share information and search for ancestors using the library’s resources.
Harvey County Community Fair: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20, look for the library’s display.
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 extensive collections.
Enjoy these new items now on the shelves:
• Coughlin, Jack. “An Act of Treason.” Marine sniper Kyle Swanson finds himself in the sights of a man he once idolized. New Fiction
• Hambly, Barbara. “The Shirt on His Back.” Benjamin January seeks the pieces of a deadly jigsaw-puzzle at the Rendezvous of the Mountain Men. New Fiction
• Hamill, Pete. “Tabloid City.” A thriller and portrait of a city, an extraordinary drama of one fateful day in New York City. New Fiction
• Hayde, Frank R. “The Mafia and the Machine.” The story of the Kansas City mob. New Nonfiction
• Holt, Tom. “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Sausages.” A comedy of transdimensional tomfoolery. New Fiction
• “Laredo.” Season 1 of the TV series. DVD
• Ross, Heather. “Weekend Sewing.” More than 40 projects and ideas for inspired stitching. New Nonfiction
• Showell, Billy. “A-Z of Flower Portraits.” An illustrated guide to painting 40 beautiful flowers in watercolor. New Nonfiction
• “Spider-Man 2.1.” Two-disc extended cut. DVD
• Timmermeister, Kurt. “Growing a Farmer.” The author’s story of learning to live off the land. New Nonfiction