Make keepsakes last forever with scrapbooking workshop

Craft suppliesKeep family memories organized in a great way with the Newcastle Public Library and “Build Lasting Memories Through Scrapbooking,” a free workshop at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 6.

Participants will create a page for keeping treasured memorabilia and photos on. Attendees should bring any photos they want to use for the project, and all other tools and supplies will be provided by the library.

The event is for ages 18 and up, and registration is required in advance.

Gardening goes small into a bottle

TerrariumThe Newcastle Public Library is giving children a “small” start in gardening with its upcoming program Tiny Gardens for Little People at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 6. The event is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program schedule.

Children will create their own low-maintenance garden inside of a bottle. All supplies for this program have been provided thanks to the support of the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

Ages 11 and under may participate. Space is limited, so registration in advance is required to attend.

Wednesday is time for Pre-K stories

Boy playingThe Newcastle Public Library welcomes its youngest readers for a morning of stories and more with its weekly Pre-K Story Time, scheduled for 10 a.m. on each Wednesday in July, on July 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Activities are geared to ages 2 to 5 and include not just stories but also songs, crafts and a chance for parents and caregivers to learn a little more about the library’s Growing Like a Read program.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

“Color Me Calm” with teen coloring events

Colored pencilsThe Newcastle Public Library is giving teens an afternoon of relaxation at its “Color Me Calm” programs, offered at 2 p.m. on both Friday, June 30, and again at the same time on Friday, July 14.

Ages 12 to 17 may attend, where they can color with supplies and coloring sheets provided by the library while listening to relaxing music.

Refreshments for participants and all supplies for the programs are provided thanks to the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

No advance registration is required.

It’s Taco Thursday at monthly Book-N-Cook

Dragons Love TacosBring a taste for reading and eating to the Newcastle Public Library for its monthly Book-N-Cook event, at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29.

This month’s program is based on the book Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin. After reading through the book together, participants will get to construct their own tacos to their personal preference.

Supplies are provided by the library. Registration is required in advance to attend, and the program is for ages 11 and under.

Learn a few "Life Hacks" with help of Science Museum Oklahoma

SRP bannerThe entertainment and education Science Museum Oklahoma brings to its events during the Summer Reading Program in hometown libraries isn’t just limited to children or teens.

There also is a chance for adults ages 18 and up to take in an activity just for them. The Newcastle Public Library presents the SMO program “Life Hacks,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at the library.

This hands-on session will show how using a little science can help people engineer easy, low-cost shortcuts to help negotiate the day’s pesky obstacles and improve their everyday lives. Space for the program is limited to 30, so registration in advance is required.

Learn more about the Science Museum and its summer activities here.