Book-N-Cook in monthly activity

Cock a Doodle Doo coverCome to the Newcastle Public Library for its monthly Book-N-Cook activity, scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20.

This month’s program centers on the book Cock-a-Doodle-Do by Janet Stevens. After the group reads the book together, participants will make their own individual strawberry shortcakes. Ages 11 and up may attend.

All supplies are provided thanks to the support of the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

Registration is required in advance.

Celebrate Harry Potter at our anniversary event

Deathly Hallows coverThe Newcastle Public Library dives into the pages of J.K. Rowling’s classic series as it invites the community to its Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Celebration, set for 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 21.

There will be something for all ages in an afternoon that is all things Potter. Among the activities include games, crafts, party snacks and favors, and attendees are encouraged to dress in costume of their favorite character or Hogwarts House.

Looking for a Harry Potter book to take home to continue the fun? We've got a bunch of them available for checkout.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

Make and create with the Maker Mobile

Maker MobileFor the past year, the Pioneer Library System has introduced communities throughout its three-county area to new technology and ideas through its Maker Mobile.

This summer the Maker Mobile will hit the road for its Maker Mobile Tween/Teen and Adult Team Project, set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at the Newcastle Public Library.

Teams featuring one adult and one tween or teen (ages 8 to 17) will work in pairs to create a charging station that can be used for multiple devices. The hands-on project will include elements of computer design, machine cutting, and construction, and each team will get to take their completed project home at the end of the event.

Read more about the Maker Mobile here.