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Book signing, computer classes, card games at Newton library

Book Signing with Children’s Author

Newton author Ruth Spierenburg will read from her children’s book “Little Lad” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the library meeting room.

Copies of her book will be available to purchase and to be autographed by the author. There also will be a craft for the children and refreshments for all. This event is open to all ages.

Computer Classes

The library has released its schedule for upcoming computer classes. See it at Thanks to the Jasper Community Foundation grant we received, we are now able to offer classes throughout the day and in the evenings in the library meeting room with new laptops. In October, we will be offering Computers for Beginners (no experience necessary) from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8; 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10; and from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. We also will offer Set Up An Email Account from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18.

If you would like to register for a class, contact the Information Desk at (641) 792-4108.

Card Game Night

At 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, we will be having Card Game Night. We will supply the cards and snacks, but we need you to be our players. Stop by to socialize, challenge a friend or learn a new game.

Tonight’s game choice to learn: Texas Hold ‘em. (There will be no gambling with actual money or objects during Card Game Nights. However, we may bet pretzels.)

Affordable Care Act: Health Insurance Marketplace

The library has Internet access workstations available for patrons to use to start the process with the Health Insurance Marketplace. The library advises those not familiar with the Internet to bring a trusted friend or family member along to help. Library staff will be unable to assist in the enrollment process. The best place for the latest, most accurate, information on the Marketplace is the updated website, At the site, you can learn what it is, who can apply for insurance, how to get insurance, how to lower your costs and more. You can participate in an online web chat on the website or call a toll free number, 1-800-318-2596, to speak with a trained customer service representative.

Newton Yearbooks/Annuals

The library is looking for Newton yearbooks in good condition with little to no markings in them.

If you have Newton yearbooks in such a condition, please consider donating them to the library to be digitized. Questions? Call Public Services Librarian Nicole Lindstrom at (641) 792-4108.

Trouble with Your E-Reader?

The library is offering one-on-one tech time on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you want to learn more about your e-reader device, sign up for a half-hour appointment at the Information Desk (641-792-4108). We can help you to check out e-books, change your settings, download and delete apps and more!

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