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Job searching workshop set for May 27

Job Searching Workshop

Iowa Works is offering a free workshop beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the Newton Public Library.

The workshop will cover the top five most effective job search strategies; effective vs. non-effective job search strategies; using your strengths/preferences to target organizations; Internet research, networking and social networking sites; top 10 jobs discussed; how to conduct online job searches and complete online applications (participants will discuss and be shown via projector); and creating a job search weekly action plan. Participants will not be using computers in this workshop.

Register by calling(641) 792-4108.

Hooked on Fishing

Jasper County Conservation will present a program at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library for kindergartners through sixth graders.

Participants will discover some of Iowa’s fascinating fish and take part in a casting challenge. The program will be in the library meeting room.

Knee-High Naturalists

Fishing fun for ages 3 to 5 will be offered Wednesday in the Carousel Horse Room at the library. The program will introduce young children to a few common Iowa fish and how to catch them.

Email Alerts

Would you like to receive an email alert that your materials are coming due in three days?

Add your email address now to your library account record to start receiving email alerts after May 1. Go to and click on “Catalog.” In the library catalog, go to “My Account” and choose “Email Change Request.” Type in your email next to “New Email Address” and your library card number (no spaces) next to “My ID” and click on “Send.” The requested change will be made by a staff person the following day.

Then, starting May 1, you will receive email alerts at the email address you gave us to let you know you have materials needing to be returned in the next three days to avoid overdue fines. Alerts will not include three-day DVDs. Also, you can remotely request a change to your address or phone number, and we’ll update your account the next day.

Studying for the ACTs 

or SATS?

Take free practice tests, download free ebooks to study, and save your progress using Learning Express Library 3.0 through the library’s website.

This resource is 100 percent free to you and immensely useful. Go to the library’s website at, scroll down and click on the Learning Express Library Logo, create an account and start improving you reading, math, writing and science skills. This site also has career prep, software tutorials, Internet tutorials and much more. 

Questions? Stop by the information desk or give us a call at (641) 792-4108.

Want to Show Your 

Newton Pride?

Purchase your own Get to Know Newton T-shirt at the library circulation desk. T-shirts are $15 each and are available in a variety of sizes.

Read Magazines 

Online from Home

Full magazines are now offered through the Ebsco database that is available through the library’s catalog. Stop in to the library and ask at the information desk for the log-in and password to read magazines from your very own home.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter @NewtonPubLib. Find out what is happening at the library besides our programs!

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