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.

Have a day that's all about Legos

Lego2The Newcastle Public Library turns into a center for building and creativity with a day of Lego Construction on Friday, Sept. 30.

The library's collection of Legos will be available for construction projects throughout the day, from opening time at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

All ages are invited to participate and also see the books and resources the library has on Legos or a vast array of other topics.

Registration is not required in advance to be part of the building.

Yarn group spreads passion for crocheting

Yarn-by-sophieja23Get an introduction to crocheting, or move forward in your skill level with the Newcastle Public Library and its Carry Yarn Club, meeting next at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 13, 20 and 27.

It's a chance to learn some basics about crocheting while participants can share ideas and expertise. Sharon Ferguson will provide assistance during the class.

All ages are invited to participate, and registration in advance is not required.