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Be artistic through the "Balance of Earthsea"

boy teen holding notan artThe Newcastle Public Library invites adults and teens over 12 years old to its fantasy art workshop,  “A Balance of Earthsea,” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 6.  Participants will learn the history and technique of the Notan art style.

"The massing of tones of different values which could achieve a perfect synthesis through opposition, transition, subordination, repetition and symmetry"- Composition: understanding line, notan and color by Arthur Wsley Dow

The workshop is centered on the featured novel for this year’s edition of The Big Read, “A Wizard of Earthsea,” the 1968 fantasy classic written by Ursula K. Le Guin. Registration is not required, but space is limited so arrive early to get a seat.

Get healthy eating ideas for kids

ingredients on cutting boardIt’s never too early to start eating right, and the Newcastle Public Library is giving families some resources and ideas with its program “Exercise and Nutrition for Preschoolers,” at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1.

Melissa Church from the Chickasaw Nation will demonstrate several easy, healthy snacks that kids can enjoy and help prepare themselves. Children also will learn some basic kitchen safety.

Children and caregivers are invited to attend, and registration is not required.