Teen, tween book groups wrap up year of discussions

Defending JacobThe Newcastle Public Library hosts its Brown Bag Book Discussion group for adults, as well as school year-ending meetings of the Teen and Tween Book Clubs at the library, on Thursday, May 12.

The Brown Bag Book Discussion group, for readers 18 and up, meets at noon for discussion of Defending Jacob by William Landay. Participants are invited to bring their own lunch, and add to it with some refreshments provided by the Friends of the Newcastle Library. Copies of the book are available in advance of the discussion at the library’s Information Desk.

The Tween and Teen groups have met throughout the school year and will have their final get-together of the year at 4 p.m. The celebration features snacks, games, activities and a look back at books discussed during the groups’ meetings throughout the school year.

Registration is not required to be part of either discussion.

Youngsters are learning and growing with our story times

glarThe Newcastle Public Library’s Preschool Story Time takes place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in May, on May 4, 11, 18 and 25, with activities designed for ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers. The programs include stories, songs and other activities.

And the library also presents two additional story times during the month. Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner through Art, a bilingual art-themed event for ages 0 to 5, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19, and Family Story Time, with activities for all ages, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21.

Registration is not required to take part in any of the programs, which include an introduction to the library’s Growing Like a Read initiative for families with young children.