Friday series continues in May

PencilsThe Newcastle Public Library welcomes school-age children to spend part of their Friday for various afternoon activities, each starting at 2 p.m. 

In May, activities will be:

May 4Art for School-Age Kids: Create a masterpiece in the style of artist Josef Albers after hearing the story “An I for Color: The Story of Josef Albers” by Natasha Wing.

May 11STEAM It Friday: Explore science and technology in an experiment with wind turbines.

May 18Book-N-Cook: After reading “Should I Share My Ice Cream” by Mo Willems, participants will make ice cream using the “roll a can” method. Supplies are provided thanks to the Newcastle Friends of the Library.

May 25Crafts for School-Age Children: Create crafts with duct tape using supplies provided by the Newcastle Friends of the Library.

Registration is required separately for each of the programs.

Groups are talking books

Boys on the BoatThe Newcastle Public Library invites avid readers to be part of its two monthly adult book discussion groups.

Each person in the group will read the same title and then discuss it in their monthly meeting. The dates and selected books are:

Brown Bag Book Discussion, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown;

Page Turners Book Club, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard;

Registration is required in advance to attend the groups, and copies of the selected books are available at the front desk of the library.

Get tips for preventing identity theft at workshop

Lock and keysThe Newcastle Public Library presents the informational program “Identity Theft,” at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the library.

It’s a lesson in being proactive in protecting your identity and will give tips and tools to avoid identity theft, as well as resources to manage the consequences if there is a case of ID theft.

Sebastian Kreienbrink, Financial Associate with Thrivent Financial, will lead the workshop, which is for ages 18 and up.

Space is limited, so registration is required in advance.

Start a rocking Summer of Reading May 30

SRP logoSummer is almost here, and that means the annual Summer Reading Program bringing a jolt of activity to the community through the activities at the Newcastle Public Library.

This year’s theme, “Libraries Rock!” is giving a chance to explore literal rocks with the Museum of Osteology or PLS Maker Mobile staff to “rocking” with music and art programs led by a variety of local performers.

The library kicks off this year’s Summer Reading Program from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 30, with a variety of activities including line dance lessons, SRP signup and much more for all ages.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.