Lists of library activities for October 23


Newton Public Library

720 Oak Street North

Newton, KS 67114

(316) 283-2890

fax: (316) 283-2916

[email protected]

Library hours:

Mon-Tue, Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Wed, Fri-Sat: 9 am-6pm

Technology Help: Nathan, NPL’s IT Supervisor, is available to answer questions and resolve technology issues. Visit during technical support hours, Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., or contact the library for assistance or to make an appointment at another time.

Fall Leaf Fun: 10 a.m. on October 23. Children and families are invited to experience fall through fall-themed stories and rhymes, a scavenger hunt around the park, and crafts on fall leaves.

TALK Book Discussion: 7 p.m. October 25. Read and discuss “The Light Between the Oceans,” by ML Stedman, with guest host Dennis Etzel, Jr. Copies of the book are available for loan.

Fourth Tuesday Photography Show & Tell: 7 p.m. October 26. Join us for a year-end social event via Zoom video chat. Participants are invited to bring up to three photos to share and discuss informally. Photos can be emailed to [email protected], or use Zoom’s “Screen Share” feature to share them from your computer.

Library closes: Thursday October 28. The Newton Public Library will be closed on October 28 so staff can attend the Kansas Library Association’s annual convention in Wichita.

Harvey County Tech Enthusiasts: 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm November 2nd. Meet other tech enthusiasts to share tips, tricks, and information on the latest developments in tech-related fields.

Mystery Lovers Book Club: 5 p.m. November 3. Read and discuss “Home Before Dark” by Riley Sager. Copies of the book can be borrowed.

KanCare / Medicaid Help: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. November 5. Mayra Mauricio Rosales of GraceMed and Esther Epp of the Kansas Division of Health Care Finance will be at the library to answer questions about Medicaid / KanCare and help with enrollment, first and third Friday of each month.

Teen Breakfast Book Club: 10 a.m. on November 6. Teens and tweens, join a discussion on Sharon Draper’s “Blended,” with breakfast treats. Copies of the book can be borrowed.

Monthly technical discussion: 6.30 p.m. November 11. IT Supervisor Nathan Carr reflects on some of his technical talking points from years past. This month: “Free software and money saving sites”. Sign up through Zoom, or watch live on the Newton Public Library’s Facebook page.

Cahokia Mounds and Ripples: 7:00 p.m. November 16. Reuben IronHorse Kent, member of the Iowa tribe

from Kansas and Nebraska, will give an online talk on Cahokia Mounds, an ancient site near present-day St. Louis, and its connection to its tribe. Join via Zoom or watch on Facebook Live.

Third Thursday Book Club: 7 p.m. November 18. Read and discuss “A River Runs Through It” by Norman Maclean. Copies of the book can be borrowed.

Kansas author’s talk with Gretchen Eick: November 19 at 7 p.m. Gretchen Eick will lecture and answer questions about her new non-fiction book, “They Met at Wounded Knee: The Eastmans Story”. Sign up via Zoom or watch live on the Newton Public Library’s Facebook page.

Crafts afternoon for teens: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on November 20. Young people between the ages of 10 and 18 are invited to join Sharon Cepeda for an afternoon of Christmas crafts, with the supplies provided. Masks are recommended inside the library but mandatory for participants in this program.

Kansas author and Roxie Yonkey chat: 7:00 p.m. Nov. 23. Kansas author Roxie Yonkey will lecture and answer questions about her new book, “100 Things to Do in Kansas Before You Die.” »Join via Zoom or watch on Facebook Live.

1000 books before kindergarten. Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, a national challenge that encourages parents and guardians to regularly read aloud to their children. Contact the library to register.

New in large print:

Adams, Ellery. Murder in the cookbook corner. Six chefs are preparing to participate in an outdoor culinary event at Storyton Hall, for prizes that will boost their careers. But is there anyone who can’t stand the heat?

Brandon, Will. The Wolf Hunt: A Tale of the Texas Badlands. In the desolate Croton Breaks of West Texas, a spectral creature with a six-inch paw print has spooked cattle in recent times. When British-born cattle baron Basil Wolverton is found dead outside the gate of his own ranch, cowherds and nesters whisper an ancient curse.

Davis, TL alternate. Frank Whittaker is just an unemployed runway worker trying to recover from a night of partying when he witnesses a bank robbery and is assistant to a gang to hunt down outlaws.

Doan, Amy. Lady Sun. For Jackie Pierce, everything changed in the summer of 1979, when she spent three months of endless freedom in her bohemian uncle’s vast property on the California coast.

Falvey, Patricia. The sisters of the Titanic. Covering rural Ireland to New York to Texas, this novel explores the relationship between two sisters whose lives take very different directions after surviving the sinking of the Titanic.

Johnstone, William W. Les Morgan. There is nothing particularly unusual about a legendary shooter being summoned to lawless territory and riddled with bullets in Arizona. But when Frank Morgan arrives in Tucson, he finds himself ambushed and kidnapped by a ruthless bandit.


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