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Newton library continues yoga program on Monday

Yoga at the Library

6 p.m. Monday — 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. Call the library at 641-792-4108 to reserve your spot.

Library Holiday Closures

The Newton Public Library will be closed on the following dates in November:

Nov. 10 and 11 — Closed all day in observance of Veteran’s Day

Nov. 22 — Library closes at 5:00 pm for Thanksgiving

Nov. 23 and 24 — Closed all day for Thanksgiving

Baby Storytime

Join our Youth Services Librarian, Phyllis Peter, on Monday mornings for a special storytime designed for the youngest members of the family. Baby storytime provides a gentle and fun introduction to literacy through songs, stories, and finger plays. For newborns to 18 months with a parent or caregiver (siblings are welcome). Storytime begins at 10:30 am, then stay for play and social time after the program.

Emma Mershon:
Newton’s Prima Donna

6 p.m. Nov. 13 — Take a glimpse into the life of one of Newton’s most famous residents. In the sesquicentennial year of her birth, local historian Larry Hurto discusses the family, life, and career of Newton’s prima donna, Emma Mershon. A child prodigy, Mershon (1867-1937) attended schools in Newton and in California, before receiving training in Pittsburgh and in Europe. Her lyric soprano voice caused a sensation in Chicago, New York and in Europe’s leading concert halls. 

Lessons of the Holocaust

6 p.m. Nov. 16 — Brad Wilkening of the Iowa Commission on Holocaust Education discusses how the Nazi party rose to power and shares the valuable lessons to be learned from one of the darkest hours in human history. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Newton Public Library. All ages welcome. 

New App for Downloading eBooks

We’re introducing a new way to download library ebooks and audiobooks. This new app offers a simpler way to download and read digital materials. Android and Apple users may download the free “Libby by Overdrive” app in the iTunes or Google Play stores for quicker, easier downloading. To learn more or receive additional help with your device, call the library to make an appointment with Becca Klein, 641-792-4108.

New Legal Forms Database

Library cardholders can now browse and download hundreds of free legal forms online. Log in to the library’s website from your home computer or visit the library in person to access the Gale Legal Forms database. For more information or help accessing the database, call Public Services Librarian Becca Klein at 641-792-4108.

eBooks by Appointment

2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 29 — 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.

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