Newton Public Library

720 N Oak Street

Newton, KS 67114

(316) 283-2890

fax: (316) 283-2916


Hours: Mon-Thu 9am-9pm

Fri-Sat 9am-6pm


Free Technology Events:

• Tech Help Open Hours: Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m. Nathan, IT Supervisor, is available to help with any technology questions. No need to make an appointment and his expertise is free! 3-5 p.m.

• Learn, Share, Discuss Linux, Etc.: 6:45 p.m. First Tuesdays of the Month. The Newton Linux User’s Group (NLUG) meets to share information and applications regarding this open source alternative to Microsoft Operating Systems and discuss developments in the technology field.

• Monthly Tech Time: 6:30 p.m. November 15. Nathan, IT Supervisor, will present “Black Friday/Cyber Monday: What’s it all about?” Find out the definition, security, all about VPN’s, WPA2, DNS filters, passwords and more! Free to attend, no registration required.

• Call to arrange one-on-one sessions for Microsoft Office programs, Facebook, Pinterest, computer questions, help with eReaders, and more.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. Contact the Library to register.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is a much-appreciated service provided by volunteers. Consider receiving training to help with this valuable service to low-income taxpayers. Interested? Contact Dan at NPL. First training is November 7.

Hora de Cuentos - Pre-escolar en Español / Spanish StoryTime: 10:30 a.m. on Mondays. Children ages 2 ½ - 5 years old are invited to enjoy StoryTime activities, presented in Spanish.

Teen Breakfast Book Club: 10 a.m. October 20. Munch some breakfast while discussing “The Prince of Mist” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Copies of the book are available at the Library – ask at the front desk.

Teen Mini-Pumpkin Decorating: 3 p.m. October 20. Decorate a mini-pumpkin with bits from Sharon’s stash. Pumpkins will be on display in the adult services area, with voting for the crowd favorite on Facebook.

Teen GameZone & Crafts: 4-5:30 p.m. October 22. Decorate a mini-pumpkin, if you missed Saturday’s event, or create a black cat foam mosaic sign just in time for Halloween! Play Xbox 360 Kinect™, Wii™, board games, card games, and online games. Bring your NPL card to use the laptops.

Unnatural – Objects, Angles & Oddities: 7 p.m. October 23. Photographer Debbie Wiens shares her perspective on capturing unique images.

Fall Puppet Show: 10 a.m. October 24. Leaves and pumpkins and spookiness and more at the Barnyard Puppets Show! All ages welcome.

Library Closed: October 25. NPL Staff and Board will have an in-service day at the Kansas Library Association/Mountain Plains Library Association Conference meetings in Wichita.

Teen GameZone & Crafts: 4-5:30 p.m. October 29. Make your own Halloween treat bag! Play Xbox 360 Kinect™, Wii™, board games, card games, and online games. Bring your NPL card to use the laptops.

Face Painting: 4-6 p.m. October 31. Get your Halloween face on at the Library! Free face painting!

Teen Screen Saturday: 3 p.m. November 3. Huddle with your friends to watch Blind Side (PG-13). Snacks, too!

Teen GameZone & Crafts: 4-5:30 p.m. November 5. Create leaf silhouettes! Play Xbox 360 Kinect™, Wii™, board games, card games, and online games. Bring your NPL card to use the laptops.

First Monday Movie: Dan in Real Life: 6:30 p.m. November 5. Grab some popcorn and enjoy this comedy/drama about a widower who finds out the woman he has fallen in love with is his brother’s girlfriend.

Mystery Lover’s Book Discussion: 5 p.m. November 7. Read and discuss “Unsub” by Meg Gardiner. Contact the Library for copies of the book.

Taste of Christmas: November 8 - November 10. Pick up a Taste of Christmas puzzles board at participating businesses, including Newton Public Library. When you have completed the puzzle, return it to one of the participating businesses for a chance to win a prize.

Railer Roundtable. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. November 10. The Roundtable is at NPL! Bring questions and share your thoughts and opinions about Newton USD 373 schools with Superintendent Dr. Deb Hamm and the school district.

Teen GameZone & Crafts: 4-5:30 p.m. November 12. Here is your chance to make rubber band puzzles! Play Xbox 360 Kinect™, Wii™, board games, card games, and online games. Bring your NPL card to use the laptops.

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers: 7 p.m. November 12. Families of preschoolers are invited to celebrate “Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure” by Derek Anderson. Stories, puppet shows, crafts, and snacks will be part of the evening of free activities.

NPL goes to Norm’s: 4 p.m. October 10. Staff from the Library will bring Snap Circuits to Norm’s Coffee Bar, 613 N Main St, Newton. Come create an electronics project!

Big Read Wichita: 7 p.m. November 14. Panelists from the arts community will talk about “Survival Is Insufficient: The Importance of Art to Society,” at Mark Arts, 1307 N. Rock Rd., Wichita. Panelists, who create art on a daily basis and live in that same world of survival, will discuss “How important is it to fund art?”

Big Read Wichita: Station Eleven. 6:30-7:30 p.m. November 15. This is it! Newton Public Library invites you, along with all the Wichita Area Big Read partners, to an evening with “Station Eleven” author Emily St. John Mandel. Part conversation, part live interview, she will discuss the book, writing, and the importance of art and culture after the human population is destroyed by an apocalyptic plague. This key event is at the Davis Administration Building Alumni Hall, Friends University, 2100 W. McCormick, Wichita.

Third Thursday Book Discussion: 7 p.m. November 15. Read and discuss “Grief Cottage” by Gail Godwin. Contact the Library for copies of the book.

Display Case: Marla Pauls displays miniatures.

Art Display: Photographer Jeff Heidel shares his nature photography.

New Items Now Available:

Atkinson, Kate. Transcription. Juliet, who is now works at the BCC, is confronted by figures from her past when in 1940 she began working as a reluctant recruit in an obscure department of M15. New Fiction

Binchy, Maeve. Sister Caravaggio: A Novel. Seven well-known Irish writers write a different chapter about the theft of a Caravaggio from Doon Abbey, with a list of suspects - and rising body count. New Fiction

Harris, Charlaine. An Easy Death. An alternate history thriller centered on Lizbeth Rose, a gunslinging mercenary. New CD Fiction

Haygood, Will. Tigerland. The inspiring story of two teams from a poor, segregated Columbus, Ohio, school win two state championships in the midst of 1968/1969 racial turbulence, and brought blacks and whites together. New Nonfiction

Khorram, Adib. Darius the Great Is Not Okay. A nerdy half-Persian teen has difficulty finding his place in the world in American or his first trip to Iran. New YA Fiction

Ocean’s 8. The all-female crew plans the greatest heist of a necklace at the Met Gala. New DVD

The Seagull. A movie adapted from Anton Chekhov’s classic play about a love triangle. New DVD

The Sinner. Season One which asks “why” a young mother commits an act of violence. New DVD

Smarsh, Sarah. Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth. Smarsh writes about her turbulent 1980s and 1990s childhood in Kingman County and Wichita, examining the class divide in our county. New Nonfiction

VanDeMark, Brian. Road to Disaster: A new History of America’s Descent into Vietnam. This history has been describe as a first-rate analysis of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. New Nonfiction