The Newcastle Public Library brings a series of activities for children with many weekly options available.
The library’s Pre-K Story Time, for ages 2 to 5, is scheduled for 10 a.m. on each Wednesday of the month, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25.
The library also will present a series of programs on Friday afternoons during the school year. Each event is for school-age children, begins at 2 p.m. and this month’s schedule features:
Oct. 6 – Art for School-Age Children, based this month off the book Magritte’s Marvelous Hat by D.B. Johnson. Participants will then create a surrealist artwork in the style of Dutch artist Rene Magritte.
Oct. 13 – STEAM It Friday, with a program featuring Magna-Tiles.
Oct. 27 – Scary Stories Around the Campfire, with Children’s Librarian Ann Miller telling several scary stories in advance of Halloween.
It’s a lesson on the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and the group will be making their own sugar skull paper masks in the tradition of the holiday.
Ages 10 to 18 may attend, and all supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so registration is required in advance.