Popular Acrylic Painting series continues

Painting byweinstockSaturday is perfect for a morning of painting with your friends at the Newcastle Public Library.

The library's Acrylic Painting for Adults series next meets at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.

Holly Saunders of the library will teach participants in various aspects of painting, from color mixing to shading, and the program will be chances to create a work of art from a provided example. Painters can take their work home at the end of the program.

All supplies will be provided, although participants may bring their own brushes and a smock to keep their clothes paint-free if they choose.

Registration is required in advance.

It's board games galore at our Games Day

BoardGames ClosetIt's gaming without a phone or any technology at all, as the Newcastle Public Library presents its Games Day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.

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.

Teen Movie Matinee brings in '80s classic

TheaterCurtainsThe Newcastle Public Library brings the big screen inside at its Teen Movie Matinee, an afterschool event set for 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.

Ages 12 to 17 are invited to attend. You can get the title from staff at the library, but it's a 1980s classic where a group of pre-teens trying to save their house wind up on a wild adventure while following an old pirate map. And unlike the movie theaters, there is no charge for admission.

Registration is not required in advance.

Wednesday mornings are just right for a few stories

KidsInTunnelYoung minds are growing and learning a story at a time, at the Newcastle Public Library's weekly Preschool Story Time, scheduled at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 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.

Therapy bands provide a new way to exercise

Summerfield byUnsplashThe Newcastle Public Library will debut its Therapy Band Exercise series, beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, and continuing on Tuesdays and Thursdays at that time for six weeks, through Thursday, Nov. 10.

The classes are geared to seniors, though anyone age 18 and up may attend. Participants will learn and do no-impact chair exercises using resistance bands to increase strength and muscle tone.

Classes are limited to 18 participants, so registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to come to all 12 classes to get the most benefit they can out of it.