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Storm chasers, movies, concerts all at Newton library

The Newton Public Library will be closed on July 4 for the Fourth of July. We will continue normal hours on Friday, July 5, opening at 10 a.m.

Database Spotlight:

Have you ever wondered where your family originated from? Or wondered if you have a family member way back with a story of valor? is fro you! This database is offered in the library only but is completely free to you! If you are looking to start your family history research or to continue it will help you! All you need is your name, and can start the search from there. You can start your family research at one of the 4 computers located in front of the Information Desk, no library card needed. Find your family today!

Concert with Dino O’Dell

Come enjoy an awesome concert for the ages 2-10 on Monday, July 8th! Dino O'Dell is from Kansas City and travels nationally performing kids' concerts. Don't miss this great event. No preregistration necessary. To hear a sample of Dino's fun music, go to or check out one of his music CD's from the Children's Department at the library!

Chasing 4 Life — Storm Chasers

All ages event! Join us at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, in the library meeting room to learn about Heart of a Hero-Storm Chasers and Emergency Responders! No registration is necessary, and the event is open to all ages. The program is called Heart of a Hero. What happens when we dig deep inside ourselves to find that thing that makes us help others.  Learn all about how responders do their job, like K9, search and rescue, fire, police, etc. Witness a drone in action!

Coffee & Movie: Across the Universe

Stop by the library meeting room at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, for a showing of Across the Universe. Synopsis: A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock 'n roll, moving from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village, from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam. If you are a fan of The Beatles’ music, this is a must-see!

Visiting Author-Bob Dunbar

Author Bob Dunbar will be visiting the library at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, to discuss his newest book. Bob Dunbar is a free-lance writer whose work has appeared in a number of historical publications. Born and educated in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he spent several years living and working in the American West. He currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa, where he is at work on his next novel. Bob Dunbar will be speaking about what it is like to be an author and about his newest release: To Fame's Proud Cliff.

One-on-One Tech Time-Now helping with Laptops!

The Library is still offering one-on-one tech time from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. If you want to learn more about your E-reader device or your laptop, sign up for a half-hour appointment at the Information Desk at (641) 792-4108. We can help you to check out e-Books, change your settings, or answer any questions you may have about your tech.

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