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‘Hunger Games’ party set at library

‘Hunger Games’ Party

on Monday

Come dressed as a Capital citizen or your favorite tribute from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the library meeting room. Games will be played, try your best at our “Hunger Games” trivia contest and win great prizes. For kids who have completed six through 12th grades only. No registration necessary. Snacks included. 

Showing ‘The

Monuments Men’

Join us at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the library meeting room for a showing of “The Monuments Men.” Check out the book or audiobook at the library (or place a hold).

Synopsis: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, the film is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys — seven museum directors, curators and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 — possibly hope to succeed? (Excerpt taken from

Friends of the Library
Book Cart Sale

Next week, Monday through Saturday, the Friends of the Library book sale cart will feature more than 100 collectible books about a variety of artists and photographers. The works of Monet, Picasso, Sargeant, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and even H.R.H. Prince Charles of England are only a few of the books included in this sale. Most of the books are in very good condition; some of them originally sold for as much as $100. Each day, all books on the cart will sell for a single price, and that price will decrease each day of the week.

Plan to stop in every day to get the books you want at the price you want. The sales cart is located across from the checkout desk.

Story Time Schedules Are Out

Pick up a separate storytime sheet for Toddler & Twos (18 months ­— 36 months) or Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) at the Youth Services Librarian’s desk. Schedules contain August Story Times.

Programming Schedule

for Adults is Out

Pick up the schedule for programs aimed at adults back by the information desk. It contains programs scheduled in August and September. And as always, all programs can be found in our calendar online at We are currently booking more presenters and speakers, be sure to check back for updates!

Renew Items Online

To renew items from the Newton Public Library online, visit, click the “Catalog” button, go to “My Account” and “Review My Account.” Log in to your account by typing your library card number (no spaces) next to User ID and then click “Display User Information.”

In your account, click on “Checkouts.” You can checkmark items you want to renew by clicking in the box to the left of each title. When done, click on “Renew Selected Items.” Your confirmation should appear.  

Reminder: Items that will fail to renew include DVDs, pamphlets, magazines, items that have renewed once already, items already overdue and items that have a hold waiting. Need help? Call the information desk at (641) 792-4108.

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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