Tweens, teens can get Ham Radio training

Ham radio antennaThe 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.

Teens are learning Skills for Life in series

Teen groupThe 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. 3Positive Communication, a lesson in different styles and levels of effective communication with others, as well as identifying good listening and speaking skills;

Oct. 10Career Paths, a look at the five career paths and discussion on how to start planning for a career goal;

Oct. 17Job Process, an introduction to resume writing, the job application process and techniques for handling interviews.

Registration is required separately for each program.

Find stories and more for children in October

Pumpkin Soup coverThe 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. 6Art 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. 13STEAM It Friday, with a program featuring Magna-Tiles.

Oct. 20Book-N-Cook, with a recipe based off the book Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper.

Oct. 27Scary Stories Around the Campfire, with Children’s Librarian Ann Miller telling several scary stories in advance of Halloween.