Newton Public Library

720 N Oak Street

Newton, KS 67114

(316) 283-2890

fax: (316) 283-2916

www.newtonplks.org

library@newtonplks.org

 

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 Technology, Etc.: 6:45 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. The Harvey County Tech Enthusiasts meet to share information and applications regarding developments in the technology field. Open to everyone!

Monthly Tech Time: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Nathan, IT Supervisor, will present “Top 20 Book Lovers Sites and Devices for 2020,” part of his “Top 20 for 2020” series of monthly tech talks. 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.

Teen GameZone & Activities: 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Build with Legos and Duplo bricks. Play Xbox One, Xbox 360 Kinect, Wii, board games, card games and online games. Bring your NPL card to use laptops.

Black and White Photography in the Digital Age: 7 p.m. Jan. 28. Photographer Dale Strattman will talk about the importance of craft when creating black and white images in the chemical darkroom. He will also talk about how photographic images can become visual interpretations of reality. A Fourth Tuesday Photography event.

TALK Book Discussion: 7 p.m. Jan. 29. Dr. Kim Stanley leads a discussion of “The Haunting of Hill House,” by Shirley Jackson. This is the first in a three-part “Ghost Stories” series sponsored by Humanities Kansas. Contact the Library for a copy of the book.

Breakfast Book Club for Teens and Tweens: 10 a.m. Feb. 1. Munch some breakfast goodies while discussing “Summerlost,” by Ally Condie. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

Teen Screen Saturday: 3 p.m. Feb. 1. Round up your friends for a free movie screening. Spider-Man goes on a European vacation that ends up being far from relaxing (Rated PG-13).

Teen GameZone & Crafts: 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Decorate a Valentine’s Day bucket. Play Xbox One, Xbox 360 Kinect, Wii, board games, card games and online games. Bring your NPL card to use laptops.

Harvey County Tech Enthusiasts: 6:45 p.m. Feb. 4. Come learn, share, and discuss the latest developments in the technology field.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): Feb. 5 through April 15. Trained volunteers offer free tax help to lower-income taxpayers. For details, including days and hours, visit www.newtonplks.org/services/volunteer-income-tax-assistance, or pick up an info sheet at the Library.

Mystery Lovers Book Discussion: 5 p.m. Feb. 5. Read and discuss “The Widows of Malabar Hill,” by Sujata Massey. Contact the Library for a copy of the book.

Teen GameZone & Crafts: 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Create a woven heart basket. Play Xbox One, Xbox 360 Kinect, Wii, board games, card games and online games. Bring your NPL card to use laptops.

NPL Goes to Norm’s: 4 p.m. Feb. 12. Join NPL staff at Norm’s Coffee Bar, 613 N. Main, and decorate a Valentine’s Day bucket.

Top 20 Sites for Book Lovers: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Nathan, IT Supervisor, will present “Top 20 Book Lovers Sites and Devices for 2020,” part of his “Top 20 for 2020” series of monthly tech talks. Free to attend, no registration required.

Valentine’s Day Book Sale: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 14. Visit NPL and go home with some new (used) books you can keep. Free-will donations will be accepted.

Teen Saturday Anti-Valentine’s Anti-Party: 3 p.m. Feb. 15. Teens are invited to come to the Library for some Valentine’s Day fun, with a twist.

Teen GameZone & Crafts: 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Create a tissue-paper cherry tree. Play Xbox One, Xbox 360 Kinect, Wii, board games, card games and online games. Bring your NPL card to use laptops.

Beginning Your Family Research: 7 p.m. Feb. 18. Are you curious about your roots? Mary Hursey of the Wichita Genealogical Society will explain the how, who, when and where of researching your family history. Part of the Third Tuesday Genealogy / Local History Series.

Third Thursday Book Club: 7 p.m. Feb. 20. Read and discuss “Lincoln in the Bardo,” by George Saunders. Contact the Library to borrow a copy of the book.

Teen GameZone & Activity: 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Explore the science of electronics with Snap Circuits. Play Xbox One, Xbox 360 Kinect, Wii, board games, card games and online games. Bring your NPL card to use laptops.

Composite Photography: 7 p.m. Feb. 25. Jeffrey McPheeters will share his expertise in composite photography, highlighting digital editing methods as well as techniques you can execute with your camera alone. A Fourth Tuesday Photography event.

 

Display Case: Pam Schmidt displays her collection of raccoon figurines and dolls.

Art Display: Dale Stelz exhibits abstract paintings that look different depending on where you stand.

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.

Legos at the Library: Kids of all ages are invited to visit Youth Services to build and play with NPL’s collection of Lego toys, from 3 to 5 p.m. every Friday.

 

New Items Now Available:

Casey, Donis. The Wrong Girl. Blanche Tucker longs to escape her drop-dead dull life in tiny Boynton, Okla. Then dashing Graham Peyton roars into town, posing as a film producer. New Fiction

Comensal, Jorge. The Mutations. Ramón Martinez is a militant atheist, successful lawyer, and conventional family man. But all of that changes when cancer of the tongue deprives him of the source of his power and livelihood: speech. New Fiction

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrlich. The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment. From the complex workings of our genes to what we eat and how we govern ourselves, we are changing our world, and our world is changing us. We are creating our future, but what kind of future will it be? New Nonfiction

Irving, Nicholas. Way of the Reaper. As a sniper in Iraq and Afghanistan, Nick Irving engaged in deadly firefights. This book chronicles some of his most significant kills, none of which have been told before. New Nonfiction

Levin, Kim and Christine Montaquila. Cattitude: The Feline Guide to Being Fabulous. Every cat knows divas are made, not born. And now, they’re sharing their secrets to living large. Read and learn as some savvy felines dish up the know-how on love, life, shoes and friendship. New Nonfiction

Richards, Alan. Birds of Prey: Hunters of the Sky. Over 160 photographs portray an impressive variety of species, depicted in an unusual range of behavior, from hunting to caring for their young. New Nonfiction

Ulitskaya, Ludmila. Jacob’s Ladder. The author jumps over and around four generations of family, alternating between the diaries and letters of Jacob Ossetsky in Kiev in the early 1900s and the experiences of his granddaughter, Nora, in the theatrical world of Moscow in the 1970s and beyond. New Fiction

Williams, Niall. This Is Happiness. Change is coming to Faha, a small Irish parish unaltered in a thousand years. As the people of Faha anticipate the endlessly procrastinated advent of electricity, 17-year-old Noel Crowe navigates his coming-of-age and his fallings in and out of love. New Fiction