September 27, 2022

Library News

CSI Iowa: True Crime Tales

April 19, 5:30 p.m.

Jump into the universe of blood spatter, bullet fragments, and fingerprints! Join retired Des Moines Police Crime Scene Investigator, Greg Gourd to learn about the real-world challenges of forensics and discuss procedures that investigators use to collect and document evidence at a crime scene. Learn the facts and myths of forensics at this fascinating event. No registration required. This program is intended for an adult audience.

Readers Rendezvous Book Club

April 20, 1:00 p.m.

Get a jump start on your 2022 reading goals with our new adult book clubs! This book club reads popular titles in a wide variety of genres, and is sure to have something for every reader. New members always welcome. The April book selection is, “Wolfpack: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game” by Abby Wambach. Copies of the book can be picked up at the library information desk.

Blues Under the Blue Roof: John Mattingly & Washer City

April 25, 5:30 p.m.

Blues Under the Blue Roof returns this April with local musicians, John Mattingly and Washer City. This event is free to attend and will be held inside the Newton Public Library meeting room. Music lovers of all ages are welcome to attend. This music series is sponsored by the Arts Connection, the South Skunk Blues Society, and the Newton Public Library Foundation.

Just for Job-Seekers

Wednesdays, 2 – 5 p.m.

Work on your resume, edit your cover letter or complete an online application during our job-seeker support hours. Appointments are available most Wednesdays, with other days and times possible upon request. Contact public services librarian Becca Klein at 641-792-4108 to schedule your appointment.

Overbooked Book Club

April 26, 5:30 p.m.

Check out our new evening adult book club. This book club meets on the last Tuesday evening of every month unless otherwise specified. Copies of the monthly selection can be picked up at the library information desk. New members always welcome. The April book selection is, “The Exiles” by Christina Baker Klein.

May Mystery Bag

Wondering what to read next? Check out our monthly mystery bags for adults. Mystery bags have a new theme every month and contain a surprise selection of 4-5 books and an adult craft. Return the books when you’re done with them; keep the craft. The May theme is “Judge This Book by Its Cover!” and includes a selection of fiction novels with our favorite cover art. The craft is a mini spring wreath. Registration opens April 25. Call the library at 641-792-4108 to register.

Sit n Stitch

May 11, 10 a.m.

Enjoy a cup of coffee, or tea, or bring your own beverage, while working on your current stitching project. Stitchers of all experience levels are welcome. This is an open forum for crafters to share their projects, ask other stitchers for assistance or troubleshooting and enjoy crafting company.