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Take the next step in robotics with teen workshop

robotThe Newcastle Public Library takes robotics to another level with the upcoming event Robots: The Next Step. Teens ages 12 to 17 are invited to participate in the program at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the library.

The program presenter is TechJOYnT, an Oklahoma City-based academy with the goal of presenting technology-based workshops for children of all ages.

In this event, participants will learn a technology program that produces the interactions of a humanoid robot that can dance, converse, play games, and more. Students will learn how to program the robot and teach it various moves. The event is limited to the first 25 participants, so registration is required.

Come and go for Fall Break crafts

fallSpend part of Fall Break with the Newcastle Public Library at a morning of Come and Go Crafts, at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16.

Ages 4 and up will find something to do in a variety of crafts celebrating the fall season.

Registration is not required in advance.

Journey into cyber space with teen gathering

globeThe Newcastle Public Library invites local teens for a journey into Cyber Space as it continues its monthly series from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the library.

Those who attend have a chance to participate in favorites like video games, board games, craft projects and enjoy free food. There also will be a space for those needing to keep up on schoolwork to do so on a library computer and have access to homework and research help.

Registration is not required.

Paint an acrylic masterpiece at library workshop

paintThe joy of painting is a monthly celebration at the Newcastle Public Library, which continues its Acrylic Painting workshop series at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

The class is offered free of charge and is for ages 18 and up. They’ll learn some basics of painting on acrylic and get to take home their masterpiece at the end of the class. This month, the group will be painting a beautiful bluebird! Don't miss out on this artistic workshop!

There will be painting supplies and canvases provided, but participants are encouraged their own smock to protect their clothes and their own brushes if they desire. Space is limited so registration is required to attend.

Book groups set for monthly discussions

clubThe Newcastle Public Library’s Teen and Tween Book Clubs, as well as its adult Brown Bag Book Discussion group, each get together for their respective monthly meetings Thursday, Oct. 8, at the library.

The Brown Bag Book Discussion for adults meets at 12:30 p.m., with the discussion focusing on the novel “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty. There will be refreshments and participants also can bring their lunch.

Both the teen and tween groups meet after school at 4 p.m. The Tween Book Club is for ages 8 to 12, and the title this month is “Road Trip” by Gary and Jim Paulsen. Copies of the book are available in advance of the discussion at the front desk of the library, and the meeting will feature discussion, snacks and a themed craft.

The Teen Book Club, for ages 13 to 17, is reading the zombie-filled book “Rot & Ruin” by Jonathan Maberry. The monthly discussion includes snacks and a chance to learn more about everything offered at the library for teens.

Refreshments for each group are provided by the Friends of the Newcastle Library.