Bibliophile Book Club
1 p.m. Wednesday — Join our library book club for a discussion of “Song of Years” by Bess Streeter Aldrich. Request your copy of the book at the library information desk or by calling 641-792-4108. New members always welcome.
The Midwest’s Gangster Past
4 and 6 p.m. Thursday — Put on your zoot suit and join presenter Chad Lewis to follow in the footsteps of the Midwest’s most infamous gangsters. Filled with deadly bank robberies, explosive shootouts and daring kidnappings, this presentation showcases the locations in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota where gangster history will never die. This program will be presented at 4 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. and is free to attend. No registration required.
Tuesday Tea with Austen
10 a.m. April 30 — Join our Jane Austen book club for a discussion of “Mansfield Park.” Copies of the book may be requested at the library information desk or by calling 641-792-4108. Tea and light refreshments will be served. New members always welcome.
Paint Along Class
6 p.m. May 6 — Art instructor Katie Craney leads a step-by-step acrylic painting class for adults. Attendees are encouraged to bring an apron, all other materials provided. This event requires a free ticket to attend. You may pick up your free ticket at the library circulation desk on May 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Participants must be present to claim a ticket. Ages 18 and older.
Yoga at the Library
6 p.m. May 13 — Certified yoga instructor Meghan Davis leads an introductory class for adults. No experience necessary. Attendees may bring a yoga mat or towel, if they wish. This class is sponsored by the Newton YMCA and is free to attend. Call the library at 641-792-4108 to register.
Sean Gaskell African Kora Concert
6 p.m. May 20 — Professional musician Sean Gaskell gives a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. The concert will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora’s musical repertoire, in addition to some of Gaskell’s own personal compositions. This event is free to attend and open to the public. All ages welcome. No registration required.
Mobile Device Workshop
with U.S. Cellular
5:30 p.m. May 23 — Do you have questions about your smartphone or mobile device? Here’s your opportunity to ask an expert. Join U.S. Cellular at the library for an informal workshop on using your mobile device. This program is free to attend and open to the public. Attendees do not need to be U.S. Cellular customers to attend.