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Book Clubs for adults, teens, and tweens at the library

The return of school means the return of the Newcastle Public Library’s Teen and Tween Book Clubs, which each meet for afterschool events at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the library.

The Tween Book Club is for ages 8 to 12, and the first book the group is reading this year is Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures: The Mount Rushmore Calamity by Sara Pennypacker. Copies of the book are available in advance of the discussion at the front desk of the library, and the meeting will feature discussion, snacks and a themed craft.

The Teen Book Club, for ages 13 to 17, is reading the book We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. The monthly discussion includes snacks and a chance to learn more about everything offered at the library for teens.

The library’s adult book discussion group, the Brown Bag Book Discussion, meets at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, with this month’s focus on Mary Coin by Marisa Silver. There will be refreshments and participants also can bring their lunch.

Refreshments for each group are provided by the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

Paint an acrylic masterpiece at workshop

Canvas with paint  The Newcastle Public Library brings art to life in its Acrylic Painting workshop, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12.

The class is offered free of charge and is for ages 18 and up. Participants will get to learn the basics using acrylic paint and get to take home their masterpiece at the end of the class!

Painting supplies and canvases will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own smock to protect their clothes and their own brushes to use if they desire.  

Registration is currently FULL right now but if you would like to join the waiting list, please click here.


Build and code the Kano computer at teen program

Newcastle area teens can learn the steps to building and coding their own computer at the Kano Computer series, a three-week program beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, and continuing at the same time the next two Saturdays, Sept. 19 and 26, at the Newcastle Public Library.

Participants age 12 to 17 will learn about Kano computer kits, and begin the steps to building games, making music or creating a drawing program, all with a computer kit they can build themselves.

The program is made possible thanks to a grant of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supplies for the programs are limited, so registration is required to attend.

The program is currently FULL, but you can join the waiting list for this popular program!