Adult book group set for monthly discussion

CoverThe Newcastle Public Library's Brown Bag Book Discussion Group will present its next lunchtime get-together at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.

This month, the group will be discussing the novel The Husband's Secret, written by Liane Moriarty. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library's Information Desk.

The discussions are for ages 18 and up, and participants are encouraged to bring their lunch. A few refreshments also will be provided courtesy the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

Our Story Times bring more than just books

Reading bykaenieA story can take a child to another world, another time and another place while growing her mind. The Newcastle Public Library has its youngest readers in mind in several editions of Story Time throughout the month.

Preschool Story Time takes place at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays during September, on Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Activities are designed for ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers, and the programs include stories, songs and other activities.

The library also hosts a special monthly bilingual story time event, "Viva GLART! Grow a Learner Through Art" at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9. The program puts early literacy skills into practice through basic art play.

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.

Newcastle Library to be closed for city projects

Temporary Closed SIgnThe Newcastle Public Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday, August 27th and 28th, so that the library parking lot can be resurfaced. 

The library plans to reopen for its normal hours, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Monday, August 29th.

The library will then be closed Thursday, Sept. 1st through Saturday, Sept. 3rd for new carpet to be installed, in addition to being closed for Labor Day on Sunday, Sept. 4th and Monday, Sept. 5th.  

During the closings, library customers may visit any of the other 10 hometown libraries in the system, with the closest being in Blanchard. All hometown libraries will be closed for Labor Day Sept. 4th and Sept. 5th.

Stop by to see us when the library reopens for its normal hours, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Tuesday, September 6th. We want to show off our new projects! 

Wednesday mornings bring story times

4203913106 2b7259e30a mRemember how fun listening to a great story was when you were a kid?

The Newcastle Public Library is making those sort of memories at its Preschool Story Time, which takes place at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays during August, with events on Aug. 3, 10, 24 and 31.

Activities are designed for ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers, and the programs include stories, songs and other activities.

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.

Share a story with a furry friend

ReadingDogDogs and reading go hand in hand at the Newcastle Public Library and its longtime Share a Story program. In August, young readers will have multiple chances to read with visiting therapy dogs.

Maggie will be at the library from 10 a.m. to noon while Bubba will visit from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

The goal of the program is for reluctant readers to be able to sit with the dog and read to them in a non-threatening atmosphere.

Registration for a 15-minute increment to read should be made in advance through library staff or by calling the library at 387-5076.