Make and create with the Maker Mobile

Maker MobileFor the past year, the Pioneer Library System has introduced communities throughout its three-county area to new technology and ideas through its Maker Mobile.

This summer the Maker Mobile will hit the road for its Maker Mobile Tween/Teen and Adult Team Project, set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at the Newcastle Public Library.

Teams featuring one adult and one tween or teen (ages 8 to 17) will work in pairs to create a charging station that can be used for multiple devices. The hands-on project will include elements of computer design, machine cutting, and construction, and each team will get to take their completed project home at the end of the event.

Read more about the Maker Mobile here.

First Time Homebuyers invited to workshop

Home for saleMaking plans to buy your first home? Or just wanting more information to decide if wading into the waters of home ownership is the right move?

The Newcastle Public Library has answers to those with questions on the process in its First Time Homebuyers Workshop, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the library.

Patti Lamle, Vice President of Mortgage Lending with Guaranteed Rate Mortgage, will present the workshop, providing information on topics like credit, loan programs, the loan process, ideas for budgeting and tips on selecting a Realtor.

The workshop is for ages 18 and up, and registration is required in advance. 

Weekly story times focus on preschoolers

Mom and kidsThe Newcastle Public Library invites families with young readers to participate in the library’s weekly Pre-K Story Time, scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesdays in August.

Activities are geared to ages 2 to 5 and include not just stories but also songs, crafts and a chance for parents and caregivers to learn a little more about the library’s Growing Like a Read program.             

Registration is not required in advance to attend.