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Halloween crafts, pumpkin carving at library

Iowa Workforce

Development Classes

@ the Library

IWD will be teaching its first workshop “Developing a Career Plan” at the Newton Public Library at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the library meeting room.

Learn how to define your ideal preferences and compare them to your current position, explore short term career options and goals and complete a career transition plan. The classes will be taught by a trainer from Iowa Workforce Development.

To view the complete listing of workshops, stop by our website at or the Information Desk to pick up a schedule. To register for the workshops, call the Information Desk at (641) 792-4108. All workshops are free and open to the public.

National Friends

of the Library Week

This week (Oct. 20-26) is National Friends of the Library Week. The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that supports the library’s goals by funding numerous programs, classes and materials through fundraising efforts and awareness.

Consider supporting your library by volunteering for and joining the Friends of Newton Public Library or buying a cookbook or tote bag (all proceeds go directly to supporting the library). Check out our display by the Library entrance to learn more or check out their page on our website at

Children’s Halloween

Make & Take Craft

Stop by from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, to create a Halloween-themed craft in the library meeting room. For children ages 3 to 10.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Bring your creativity to the library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, and carve a pumpkin. This program is for adults only and does require pre-registration. Call the Information Desk at (641) 792-4108 to register.

The library will supply the pumpkins. Photos of finished pumpkins will be uploaded to the library’s Facebook page, where viewers will vote for their favorite pumpkin Oct. 29-31. The pumpkin with the most “likes” will win a prize.

Porsche is Healing

Our favorite canine friend is currently healing after a slight leg injury. We will discontinue “Read with Porsche” on Wednesday afternoons until the New Year. Expect her return in January. We wish Porsche fast healing and lots of love.

Computer Classes

The library has released their schedule for upcoming computer classes. See it at Thanks to the Jasper Community Foundation Grant the Library received, NPL is now able to offer classes throughout the day and in the evenings in the library meeting room with new laptops. Sign up now to learn or refresh your computer skills (641-792-4108). All classes are free and offered to the public.

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