Build and Grow with project at the library

Do you or your child enjoy hands-on experiences and building things? We're offering a great bonding opportunity this summer! The Newcastle Public Library is bringing creativity into the library at its “Build and Grow” workshop, partnering with Lowe's of Mustang, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 9.

Lowe's will provide the supplies, including a work apron, goggles, badge, and certificate at no charge to participants in the program. The program is for ages 5 to 11 with the help of a parent or guardian, and supplies will be limited, so registration in advance to attend. Registration can be completed using the online form.

OKC Zoo shows off “Zooper-Heroes”

The Newcastle Public Library welcomes friends from the Oklahoma City Zoo for the Summer Reading Program event “Zooper-Heroes,” at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8. All ages are welcome to attend, and registration is not required in advance.

The program features stories, role playing, and interactive demonstrations that explore the animals that have inspired many superheroes. Representatives from the zoo will show off and describe several animal friends in this program, part of the zoo’s outreach series.

The event is made possible thanks to a grant from the Oklahoma City Zoological Trust.


Celebrate American heroes

book jacket for Heroes of the American Revolution by Mary Hertz ScarbroughThe week of Independence Day is a chance to look at heroes who helped found our country. The Newcastle Public Library will look at heroes from the American Revolution at its American Hero Story and Craft Time, at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 2.

Some of the featured books for the program include:

All these books and more are available in the library’s collection.

The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

Sew superhero tote at workshop

teal sewing machineThe OSU Extension Service is bringing the art of sewing to the Newcastle Public Library for a two-day workshop for teens, “Sewing 101 for Heroes”, at 2 p.m. Monday, June 29 and Tuesday June 30 (registration is for both days).

Guys and girls are welcome to learn to sew a tote bag with superhero fabric to keep for yourself or give as a gift.

No previous sewing experience is required, and instruction will be almost 1-to-1 with the help of home community education volunteers.

After the workshop, get more inspiration for projects with one of the sewing books or DVDs available at the library or sewing books downloadable from home.

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Share a story with a new furry friend

dog with bookThe Newcastle Public Library’s therapy dogs are available for young readers to make a new friend while practicing their reading.

Maggie, Riley, Sadie, and Bubba won't judge if you read slowly or make a mistake. They just love listening to a good story. You may bring a book from home or pick one from the library shelves.

Timeslots for children ages 4 to 13 to read to a dog can be reserved at the library or by calling 387-5076.

The schedule has changed slightly for the rest of June and July. Dogs will be ready to listen these dates and times: