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.

Share a Story with a furry friend

Man's best friend can be a child's best friend as well, with the Newcastle Public Library and its "Share a Story" program.

ReadingDogThe library welcomes four different therapy dogs who listen to young readers, including extended hours while school is out on Fridays.

The schedule for October features:

Share a Story with Maggie10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25;

Share a Story with Maxine9 to 11 a.m. Fridays, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28;

Share a Story with BubbaNoon to 2 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28;

Share a Story with Sophie2 to 4 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Parents or caregivers can sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read by visiting the library or calling 485-2275.