Find adventure and activity through the library’s offerings

Newcastle programLooking for great reads and ways to enjoy the winter months? The Newcastle Public Library has you covered with the Pioneer Library System’s collection of more than 675,000 books, magazines, DVDs and downloadable items.

Materials can be transferred between PLS libraries within a matter of days and be in readers’ hands for a nice evening in from the cold with a captivating read.

The library also will begin the New Year with an array of program options for various ages and featuring many topics.

Among the upcoming offerings in early January are:

Wednesday mornings are all about our young readers with a pair of activities. Pre K Story Time, at 10 a.m., focuses on ages 2 to 5 with stories, crafts and more. And at 11 a.m., Baby Story Time gives children up to 15 months and their caregivers an introduction to the library through interactive songs, rhymes and rhythm activities.

On Thursday, Jan. 10, the library presents its three book discussion groups. Times, topics and titles to start 2019 are:

Brown Bag Book Discussion, for adults, 12:30 p.m. – This month’s discussion will be on They May Not Mean to, But They Do by Cathleen Schine. Bring a lunch and enjoy additional refreshments provided by the Friends of the Newcastle Public Library.

Teen Book Club, for ages 13 to 17, 4 p.m. – This month’s book is Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia.

Tween Book Club, for ages 8 to 12, 4 p.m. – The group will look at the classic Robin Hood by David Calcutt.