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Internet Safety for parents set for Monday at the library

Published: Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 10:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 10:20 a.m. CDT

Internet Safety for Parents

6 p.m. Monday — FBI victim specialist, Karen Gale discusses the risks children face online and shares what parents and caregivers need to know to protect them. This presentation covers cyberbullying, online predators, sexting, exposure to inappropriate materials and privacy issues. Gale has worked for the FBI since 2005, providing services to victims of federal crimes. She has been deployed to several mass casualty incidents around the country, including the Sandy Hook school and Pulse Nightclub shootings. Karen has provided training and informational presentations to thousands of individuals, schools and businesses throughout Iowa.

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Sept. 1-30 — Help us celebrate Library Card Sign Up Month. Earn an entry in our Kindle Fire prize drawing when you sign up for a new Newton Public Library card. Existing cardholders earn an entry for every five books they check out, all month long. Ages 13 and older.

It’s Our Party and We’ll Forgive if We Want to

Sept. 1-30 — In celebration of the Library’s 25th Anniversary, September will be Fine Forgiveness Month. From Sept. 1-30, we’re forgiving overdue fines, so you can come enjoy the library again. Here’s what you need to do to get your fines forgiven:

1. Bring back any overdue items — fines can be forgiven for overdue materials but not lost or damaged items.

2. Come into the library and let us know you’d like your fines forgiven. That’s it. If you have questions about your account or fines, just give us a call at 641-792-4108.

eBooks by Appointment

2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday — Need a little help with that new Kindle or iPad? Make an appointment for one-on-one help with downloading free library ebooks and audiobooks to your tablet or mobile device. Call 641-792-4108 to reserve your time slot.

Newton Public Library 25th Jubilee

2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 — We’re celebrating 25 years under the blue roof. Join us on Sept. 30 for food, festivities, and music by the Deep Dish Divas. Building tours will be conducted from 1 to 2 p.m. This event will take place on the library lawn, weather permitting. Lawn chairs encouraged. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Newton Public Library. All ages welcome.

Yoga at the Library

6 p.m. Oct. 2 — Certified yoga instructor, Meghan Davis, leads an introductory class for adults. No previous experience necessary. Attendees may bring a yoga mat or towel, if they wish. This event is sponsored by the Newton YMCA. Spaces are limited and registration is required to attend. Please call the library at 641-792-4108 to reserve your spot.

Winter Clothing Drive

Oct. 2-14 — The library is collecting new cold weather clothing for kids ages 6-18. Donated clothing will be given to Newton Community Schools, to be distributed to children in need. Donations may be dropped off at the circulation desk. Items being collected include: new sweaters, hoodies, gloves, coats, hats, socks and scarves.

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