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Paint an acrylic masterpiece at workshop

Canvas with paint  The Newcastle Public Library brings art to life in its Acrylic Painting workshop, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12.

The class is offered free of charge and is for ages 18 and up. Participants will get to learn the basics using acrylic paint and get to take home their masterpiece at the end of the class!

Painting supplies and canvases will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own smock to protect their clothes and their own brushes to use if they desire.  

Registration is currently FULL right now but if you would like to join the waiting list, please click here.


Build and code the Kano computer at teen program

Newcastle area teens can learn the steps to building and coding their own computer at the Kano Computer series, a three-week program beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, and continuing at the same time the next two Saturdays, Sept. 19 and 26, at the Newcastle Public Library.

Participants age 12 to 17 will learn about Kano computer kits, and begin the steps to building games, making music or creating a drawing program, all with a computer kit they can build themselves.

The program is made possible thanks to a grant of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supplies for the programs are limited, so registration is required to attend.

The program is currently FULL, but you can join the waiting list for this popular program!

Downloading Audiobooks and eBooks with Overdrive

Apple TechThe Newcastle Public Library is showing off the library’s resources for downloadable materials at the program “Downloading Audiobooks and eBooks with Overdrive,” which takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the library.

The workshop is an opportunity for learning how to use the library’s downloadable content through the service OverDrive. Participants are encouraged to bring their mobile device so they get a hands-on chance to learn how to download materials with their own device.

Devices that can be used to download books from the library include eReaders, smartphones, computers or iPads. Participants should bring their library card, email address, and email password to the program.

Stories and more fill the air during September

The Newcastle Public Library has expanded its story time offerings this fall, with activities for children and even the whole family on the schedule.

Pre-K Story Time, for ages birth through Pre-K and their caregivers, is scheduled at 10 a.m. each Tuesday in September, on Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. The story times feature stories, songs and other activities for young minds.

Twice during the month, the library presents a Family Story Time, at 10 a.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 5 and 19. This will feature activities for all ages to enjoy together.

Registration is not required for any of the programs.