The Newcastle Public Library is giving tweens and teens an introduction to Basic Ham Radio in a seven-session series beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, and running at that time on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Thursday, Sept. 28.
Participants will learn about radio communication and wireless technology, and at the conclusion of the series will be prepared to take their ham radio licensing test. Ages 10 to 15 may participate in the series.
Representatives from Newcastle Emergency Management will lead the series, and the Friends of the Newcastle Library will provide refreshments during each session.
Space is limited, so registration is required in advance to attend.
The Newcastle Public Library is giving local teens Skills for Life in an upcoming series at the library.
Events are for ages 13 and up, and will begin at 1 p.m. each week and cover a variety of skills. The schedule features:
Oct. 3 – Positive Communication, a lesson in different styles and levels of effective communication with others, as well as identifying good listening and speaking skills;
Oct. 10 – Career Paths, a look at the five career paths and discussion on how to start planning for a career goal;
Oct. 17 – Job Process, an introduction to resume writing, the job application process and techniques for handling interviews.
Registration is required separately for each program.
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.