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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Newton Public Library events

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  • Free Computer Classes: Computer Basics, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Hands-on, one-time session requires registration as space is limited. Call to arrange one-on-one sessions for Microsoft Office programs, Facebook, Pinterest, help with eReaders, and more. Classes are free.Smart Phone Help: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Newton’s Z Wireless staff will be at the Library to help answer your questions and learn to use your smart phone more effectively. Bring your phone to these free help sessions, no registration required.Knit Knight: 7 p.m. on Mondays. All levels of experience are welcome to gather at the Library to share patterns, ideas and expertise.Teen Gaming: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays; 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Bring library cards for laptop use, play games, the Wii, or just hang out.Sign up for Winter/Spring StoryTimes: Begins Dec. 10. Preschool StoryTimes (2 1/2 to 5 years of age): Mondays at 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Toddler StoryTime (6 months to 2 1/2 years of age): Fridays at 9:30 a.m.Cozy Christmas Time: 7 p.m. Dec. 18. Bring the family to enjoy puppet shows, stories and hot chocolate! This program is free, no registration required.Tech Time with Nathan: 4 p.m. Dec. 20. Learn about topics related to the Internet: browsers, flash, java, website vs. web pages, scroll, bookmark, print, download files, Facebook/blogs/Pinterest, antivirus/malware, cookies, secure sites, library’s computer policies, search engine boolian key words, evaluating safety and credibility. This program is free, no registration required.Third Thursday Fiction Book Discussion: 7 p.m. Dec. 20. Read and discuss “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” by Debbie Macomber. Check with the Library for copies of the book.Library Closed: Dec. 24 and 25; Dec. 31 at 1 p.m.; and Jan 1 for the Holidays.Teens Learn to Draw: 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 26. Want to learn to draw, or just improve your skills? Illustrator Jesse Graber will be on hand to help.Teen Movie: 3 p.m. Dec. 29. Bring friends, enjoy snacks and a movie. Free for teens.Teen Book Club: 3 p.m. Jan. 5. Come to listen or talk about what you’re reading.Learn, Share, Discuss Linux: 6:45 p.m. Jan. 8. The Newton Linux User’s Group (NLUG) will meet to share information and applications regarding this open source alternative to Microsoft Operating Systems and discuss developments in the technology field around the world. Meetings are free and open to all.Mystery Lover’s Book Discussion: 5 p.m. Jan. 9. Read and discuss “The Pawn” by Steven James. Contact the Library for copies of the book.Murder and Mayhem in Harvey County, Part III: 7 p.m. Jan. 15. Who killed who and why in Harvey County? Darren McMannis presents this look back at our history, focusing on the time period after 1930.

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