We are making a switch to a new calendar & room booking system!
As we make this switch we will be turning off online room requests for a short period of time. This will allow our staff the change to insure all our data migrates successfully. If you need to place a room request, and your room is unavailable, please call your hometown library and ask to place your request over the phone. We greatly appreciate your patience as we make this transition.
The Newcastle Public Library's popular Acrylic Painting for Adults series resumes for a new year of creativity with its next monthly edition, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8.
Library staff member Holly Saunders will teach participants in various aspects of painting, from color mixing to shading, and the program will be chances to create a work of art from a provided example. Painters can take their work home at the end of the program.
All supplies will be provided, although participants may bring their own brushes and a smock to keep their clothes paint-free if they choose. Ages 18 and up are invited to participate.
The program is based on Karma Wilson's award-winning book Bear Wants More and explores the many items a bear and other animals eat as springtime hits.
Children up to age 11 are invited to attend, and registration is not required in advance.
The event is made possible by a grant from the Oklahoma Zoological Society, the Oklahoma City Zoo's non-profit support group.
The Newcastle Public Library seeks to unleash your inner artist at its Teen Creativity Lab, next meeting at 4 p.m. Friday, April 7.
Projects will cover several different types of mediums and artistic techniques. All materials will be provided by library staff.
Ages 10 to 18 are invited to participate and beginners are welcome.
Registration is not required in advance to attend.
The Newcastle Public Library is "Exploring Volcanoes" in an afterschool event for children, beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 4.
It will be a journey into the phenomenon of volcanoes, with information about how and why they happen. After the program, take a look at these books the Pioneer Library System has for children and teens on the topic and learn even more!
Ages 8 to 13 are invited to participate in the program. Registration is not required in advance.
The Newcastle Public Library welcomes young readers to the library for weekly time to read with therapy dog friends at the library on numerous dates during April.
Read a Story to Maggie takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25. And the library also will have dogs at the library for Share a Story With a Therapy Dog from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28.
Young readers may bring their own books or pick from the many that are part of the library's collection.
The goal of the program is to provide young readers a place to practice their reading in a non-threatening, non-judgmental environment.
Parents or caregivers are asked to set up a time slot in advance for their children to read.