Newton Public Library 720 N. Oak St., Newton www.newtonplks.org Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Library closed July 4 for Independence Day.
Sign up for summer reading! Kids: Dig Into Reading. StoryTimes and some workshops have limited enrollment. Teens: Beneath the Surface. Adults: Groundbreaking Reads.
Free technology classes: · Programming for Arduino: 12:30 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays. Angel Diaz conducts sessions on Arduino, the open-source electronic prototyping platform for anyone interested in creating interactive electronic objects. · Podcast, videocast, screencast: 2 p.m. July 13. Nathan, NPL’s IT supervisor, reviews ways to “Broadcast Yourself!” · Fundamental HTML: 6 p.m. July 25. Learn about programming for websites. Randy Merrell, technology trainer at Salina Public Library, presents this free video conference, no registration required. · Call to arrange one-on-one sessions for Microsoft Office programs, Facebook, Pinterest, help with eReaders, and more.
Game Zone for Teens: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays; and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Teens are invited to play the Wii, board games, Xbox 360 Kinect, Yu-Gi-Oh, etc. Bring your NPL card to use the laptops.
Knit Knight: 7 p.m. on Mondays. All levels of experience in any kind of needlework are welcome to gather at the library to share patterns, ideas, expertise and friendship.
Teen Screen Saturday: 3 p.m. June 29. Bring your friends to watch a movie and enjoy snacks. Clue to the movie: a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a lost world at the center of the earth.
Crafts & Gaming for Teens: 3:30 p.m. July 1. Create cartouche pendants — watch the plastic shrink! Games and laptops will be available, too. Bring NPL cards to use laptops.
Learn, Share, Discuss Linux: 6:45 p.m. July 2. The Newton Linux User’s Group (NLUG) will meet to share information and applications regarding this open source alternative to Microsoft Operating Systems. This month the discussion includes the recently released Ubuntu 13 — from the desktop to the cloud. Meetings are free and open to all.
Mystery Lover’s Book Discussion: 5 p.m. July 3. Read and discuss "Deadly Sister" by Eliot Schrefer. Contact the library for copies of the book.
Teen Screen Saturday: 3 p.m. July 6. Bring your friends to watch a movie and enjoy snacks. Clue to the movie: a treasure hunter chases a mythical treasure.
Crafts & Gaming for Teens: 3:30 p.m. July 8. A crowd favorite: Ductigami! Games and laptops will be available, too. Bring NPL cards to use laptops.
Teen BookTalks: July 9. Read and discuss your required summer reading for high school. At 2 p.m., discuss "Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency." At 3 p.m., discuss "Jane Eyre."
Exploration Place: 1:30 p.m. July 10. Bring the family for free discoveries!
Blackbear Bosin Talk: 7 p.m. July 10. Join author David Simmons as he talks about his award-winning book, “Blackbear Bosin: Keeper of the Indian Spirit.”
Teen BookTalks: July 11. Read and discuss your required summer reading for high school. At 2 p.m., discuss "Jane Eyre." At 3 p.m., discuss "The Kite Runner."
Teen Screen Saturday: 3 p.m. July 13. Bring your friends to watch a sequel to last week’s movie. Enjoy snacks, too!
Crafts & Gaming for Teens: 3:30 p.m. July 15. Make worry and story stones! Games and laptops will be available, too. Bring NPL cards to use laptops.
Books-Into-Film Discussion at Pages, 605 N. Main: 8:30 p.m. July 15. Read and discuss “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum. Then watch the latest movie based on the book at the library at 3 p.m. on July 20.
Images of America: 7 p.m. July 16. Authors Dena Bisnette and Joe Gilliam share photographs and stories of historic Newton. Book signing to follow.
Barnyard Puppet Theatre: 1:30 p.m. July 17. What are those Barnyard Puppets up to this time? Bring the family to find out! It’s free.
Third Thursday Fiction Book Discussion: 7 p.m. July 18. Read and discuss "Pope Joan" by Donna Woolfolk Cross. Check with the library for copies of the book.
Teen Screen Saturday: 3 p.m. July 20. Bring your friends and beat the heat! Clue to the movie: the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the children.
Books-Into-Film Movie: 3 p.m. July 20. Watch the latest movie based on L. Frank Baum’s "The Wizard of Oz." All are welcome to view this movie, rated PG.
Crafts & Gaming for Teens: 3:30 p.m. July 22. Play Book Bingo! Games and laptops will be available, too. Bring NPL cards to use laptops.
Fourth Tuesday Photography: 7 p.m. July 23. Tom Parker presents “The Way We Worked in Blue Rapids Project.” Parker spent one year documenting the lives of workers in Blue Rapids as part of a project sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit, “The Way We Worked.” Follow Fourth Tuesday Photography on Facebook.
Jo Ho the Storyteller: 1:30 p.m. July 24. Captivating stories for the whole family will be presented at this free program.
Teen BookTalks: July 25. Read and discuss your required summer reading for high school. At 2 p.m., discuss "Into the Wild."
Teen Screen Saturday: 3 p.m. July 27. Bring your friends and beat the heat! Teen’s choice! Let Janelle know your pick.
Display Case: Enjoy a display from the collections of Kauffman Museum.
Art Display: Photographer Jeff Heidel displays images taken on a recent photo safari to Tanzania.
New items now available: · "Beautiful Creatures." Dark secrets come to life, based on the YA novel. DVD · Buchanan, Jessica. "Impossible Odds." The kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and her dramatic rescue by SEAL Team Six. New Nonfiction · Gass, William H. "Middle C." Moving from World War II Europe to postwar Ohio, a family copes with the father’s abandonment, adapting several selves along the way. New Fiction · Goldstein, Jonathan. "I’ll Seize the Day Tomorrow." Wonderfully funny stories tell the tale of a man approaching 40. New Nonfiction · Light, Alan. "The Holy or the Broken." The story of Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley and the unlikely ascent of “Hallelujah,” one of the most-performed rock songs in history. New Nonfiction · McCann, Colum. "TransAtlantic." This novel spans 150 years, linking the lives and personal moments of celebrated and unknown people in America and Ireland. New and CD Fiction · Ozeki, Ruth. "A Tale for the Time Being." A lunchbox containing curious items from a girl across the sea plunges Ruth into a mystery of the girl’s fate. New Fiction · "The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination." Original short fiction for the modern evil genius. New Fiction · Walker, Lester. "Designing a House: The Illustrated Guide to Planning Your Own Home." The author of "Tiny Houses" provides step-by-step guidelines. New Nonfiction