Library News – Newton Daily News
Trick or Treat at the library!
October 28, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Trick or treat on the library lawn! Children and their families are welcome to visit our treat stations on the library lawn for candy, books and other fun treats. This event will take place rain or shine and costumes are encouraged. Trick-or-treating will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., while supplies last.
Halloween treasure hunt
October 1 to 31
Join our biggest, scariest and scariest virtual treasure hunt ever! Simply download the GooseChase app on your phone or mobile device and search for the game name Newton Public Library Halloween Hunt or enter the game code WPKE6K. Find as many items on our roster as you can while playing against other teams. One lucky team will win a Halloween prize bag. All ages are welcome to play.
Winter clothing collection
November 1 – 6
The Newton Public Library is collecting NEW cold weather clothing for children ages 6-18. Donations requested must be new and include coats, hats, sweatshirts and socks. Donated clothing will be donated to schools in Newton, for distribution to local students in need. Donations will be accepted from November 1 to 6 at the library loan counter.
Japanese & Folklore Masks
Tuesday November 2, 5:30 p.m.
Join Tanis Sotelo of the Japan America Society of Iowa as he explores Japanese folklore and iconic characters through traditional and anime masks. These masks play an important role in Japanese culture and are often found in festivals and plays. This program is open to the public and is free. No registration required. This program is designed for all ages and is suitable for families. The program will take place in the library meeting room.
Just for job seekers
Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Write your CV, edit your cover letter or complete an online application during our jobseeker support hours. Contact Public Services Librarian Becca Klein at 641-792-4108 to make an appointment. This program will not take place on Wednesday November 24.
Mystery bag November / December
Wondering what to read next? Discover our monthly mystery bags for adults. The mystery bags have a new theme each month and contain a surprise selection of four to five books and an adult craft. Return the books when you are done with them; keep the job. The theme for November / December is âThe Holiday Spiritâ. The bags will include a selection of holiday festive and wellness books. The craft is an Altoid pewter diorama ornament. Registration opens on November 1st. Call the library at 641-792-4108 to register.