Brown Bag book group set for June discussion

The Newcastle Public Library’s Brown Bag Book Discussion Group dives into summer with its next lunchtime meeting, at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9.

This month, the group will be discussing the novel Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library’s Information Desk.

The discussions are for ages 18 and up, and participants are encouraged to bring their lunch. A few refreshments also will be provided courtesy the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

Newcastle Friends to present Book Sale, Craft Show

booksThe Friends of the Newcastle Library have announced their annual Friends of the Library Book Sale and Craft Show, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the library.

The event is the group’s biggest fundraiser for its efforts to support the programs and services of the Newcastle Public Library throughout the year. In addition to seeing the books and crafts available, participants can get information on becoming a member of the Friends group.

All ages are welcome, and registration is not required.

Get a history of art at six-week workshop

summer art workshopThe Newcastle Public Library is bringing the world of art into the lives of local children in its six-week Summer Art Workshop series, set for 11 a.m. on Thursday mornings, beginning June 2 and running through July 7.

The workshops are for ages 8 to 13, and will feature a history lesson on some of the art world’s most influential and then a chance to create a piece of art based on the style of the artists.

All supplies will be provided by the library. Space is limited, so registration will be required for each of the classes.

Preschool Story Time sessions slated throughout June

story timeThe Newcastle Public Library’s Preschool Story Time takes place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June. Activities are designed for ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers, and the programs include stories, songs and other activities.

And, for those who cannot make a story time during the week, the library also will host a Family Story Time at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18.

Registration is not required to take part in any of the programs, which include an introduction to the library’s Growing Like a Read initiative for families with young children.