Game time hasn't always meant beeps and flashes and the latest technology.
The Newcastle Public Library is demonstrating that by going "old school" at its Games Day, with games available to play from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4.
There will be board games galore set up throughout the morning and afternoon for participants of all ages.
It's a come and go event and registration in advance is not required. The library plans to host a similar event the first Monday of the month through the rest of 2016.
The Newcastle Public Library goes artistic and bilingual with its program ¡Viva GLART, Grow a Learner through Art! at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4.
Activities are for ages 5 and under and their caregivers and provide a bilingual setting for learning through art play.
The ¡Viva GLART! series is part of the Pioneer Library System's Growing Like a Read initiative and were made possible from a contribution from an anonymous donor to PLS in 2015.
Registration is not required in advance.
The Newcastle Public Library moves into fall with five November sessions of its weekly Preschool Story Time, scheduled at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, at the library.
Each event is geared to ages 2 to 5, but younger or older children are welcome also. The story times feature not just books but songs and other activities, and a chance to learn more about the services offered for young readers at the library.
Registration is not required in advance to attend.
The Friends of the Newcastle Library will host a Book Sale Nov. 1-3 inside the Newcastle Public Library.
Sale hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. All sales will be to buy a bag of books. For $5, customers may fill a provided bag with as many books as they can fit.
All ages are welcome to attend, and proceeds from the sale go to help the Friends in their support of library events throughout the year.
The Newcastle Public Library is taking children on an exploration of literature through their taste buds in its program Book 'N' Cook, at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.
The program will feature a book or books and a recipe to complement what's being read, and participants get the chance to make the dish and then eat it at the library. This month's theme is apple pies, and the selected book is How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman.
Ages 11 and under are invited to attend. So enough ingredients are on hand, space is limited, so registration is required in advance.