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Come and go for Fall Break crafts

fallSpend part of Fall Break with the Newcastle Public Library at a morning of Come and Go Crafts, at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16.

Ages 4 and up will find something to do in a variety of crafts celebrating the fall season.

Registration is not required in advance.

Journey into cyber space with teen gathering

globeThe Newcastle Public Library invites local teens for a journey into Cyber Space as it continues its monthly series from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the library.

Those who attend have a chance to participate in favorites like video games, board games, craft projects and enjoy free food. There also will be a space for those needing to keep up on schoolwork to do so on a library computer and have access to homework and research help.

Registration is not required.

Paint an acrylic masterpiece at library workshop

paintThe joy of painting is a monthly celebration at the Newcastle Public Library, which continues its Acrylic Painting workshop series at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

The class is offered free of charge and is for ages 18 and up. They’ll learn some basics of painting on acrylic and get to take home their masterpiece at the end of the class. This month, the group will be painting a beautiful bluebird! Don't miss out on this artistic workshop!

There will be painting supplies and canvases provided, but participants are encouraged their own smock to protect their clothes and their own brushes if they desire. Space is limited so registration is required to attend.

Book groups set for monthly discussions

clubThe Newcastle Public Library’s Teen and Tween Book Clubs, as well as its adult Brown Bag Book Discussion group, each get together for their respective monthly meetings Thursday, Oct. 8, at the library.

The Brown Bag Book Discussion for adults meets at 12:30 p.m., with the discussion focusing on the novel “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty. There will be refreshments and participants also can bring their lunch.

Both the teen and tween groups meet after school at 4 p.m. The Tween Book Club is for ages 8 to 12, and the title this month is “Road Trip” by Gary and Jim Paulsen. 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 zombie-filled book “Rot & Ruin” by Jonathan Maberry. The monthly discussion includes snacks and a chance to learn more about everything offered at the library for teens.

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

Fall means stories and more for families

familyThe Newcastle Public Library has expanded its story time offerings this fall, with activities for children and even the whole family on the schedule!

Story Time, with activities geared to the library’s youngest visitors and their caregivers, is scheduled at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in October, on Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. The story times feature not just stories but also songs and other activities for young minds.

Twice during the month, the library presents a Family Story Time, at 10 a.m. on Saturdays, Oct. 3 and 17. This will feature activities for all ages to enjoy together!

Registration is not required for any of the programs.