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Pick a book for a “blind date,” have a chance to win a prize

Don't judge a book by its cover. 

During the month of February, the Newcastle Public Library would like to “fix you up” with a blind date – as in, a blind date book, as readers have a chance to choose their next book based solely on its “dating profile.”

Library staff has selected a variety of books and wrapped them up in “secretive” brown paper. Readers won’t know the “identity” of their blind date book until they check it out and unwrap it.

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Share a story with one of our five therapy dogs

The Newcastle Public Library’s therapy dog program has never been more popular, and the library now has five certified dogs coming to the library at four different times a week.

Their goal is to be good listeners while young readers are able to read them stories in a non-threatening, non-judgmental environment. Parents or caregivers can reserve a time slot for their children age 4 to 13 to read to a dog at the front desk of the library or by calling 387-5076.

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Newcastle debuts new Technology Tuesday series in January

The Newcastle Public Library introduces a new weekly offering at the library called Technology Tuesday.

Tuesdays at the Library are now the place to bring questions about eReaders or other devices for downloading from the library’s online collection of books, magazines or music.

The programs are planned at 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the library.

The sessions are for ages 18 and up, and attendees will need to bring their own device. Don't forget to bring any passwords and associated email addresses with the device as well.

 Registration is not required in advance to take part.