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Newstead Public Library May/June Events

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                        Regular Hours

            Monday             1 pm-8 pm

            Tuesday            10 am – 5pm

            Wednesday       1 pm- 8 pm

            Thursday           Closed

            Friday               10 am – 5 pm

            Saturday           10 am – 5 pm


Library Board Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm


Summer Hours begin Tuesday, May 30


Monday           10 am – 8 pm

Tuesday          10 am - 6 pm

Wednesday     10 am – 8 pm

Thursday         Closed

Friday              10 am – 5 pm


Golf Raffle to benefit the Newstead Public Library!!

All it takes is $1 for a chance to win this awesome golf package.

    • Golf Bag with golf balls, towel and hats – donated by a Friend of the Library
    • Batavia Country Club – 2 -18 hole passes
    • The Links at Ivy Ridge – 2 rounds plus cart
    • Arrowhead Golf Club – 2 – 18 hole rounds with cart
    • Rothland Golf Course – 4 – 18 hole passes

Thank you to the very generous Golf Clubs named above, that have donated towards this great package. Take a chance for the golfer in your life!!  Drawing will be on June 16, just in time for Father’s Day!!


 Free One on One Computer Assistance

Free computer assistance available every Friday from 10 am – 12 Noon.  Sign up is required.  Topics available for assistance; Computer Basics, Resume Help, Job Application Help, Email Basics, Intro to Windows 10, Internet Basics, Intro to Facebook and Intro to twitter.

Fridays @ 10 am – 12 Noon, Reservations required


Preschool Storytime & Yoga

Children ages 3 -5.  Storytime with Kristine and Michele and Just Kidding Yoga will alternate weeks.

Mondays @ 6:30 pm – Beginning May 8

Tuesdays @ 11 am -  Beginning May 9


 Tail Waggin Tutors – Therapy Dogs visit the Library

The Newstead Public Library will have licensed therapy dogs visit the library for children to read to them.  This is a great experience for hesitant readers, children that may not be comfortable around dogs or just for the fun of reading to four-legged friend.  Parents are asked to sign children up for a 15 minute slot.

Wednesday, May 31 @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Monday, June 5 @ 3 pm – 4 pm

Wednesday, June 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Monday, June 19 @ 3 pm – 4 pm

Wednesday, June 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30pm

Friday, June 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am


Hands-On Computer Training

eBooks & eReaders

Hands-on workshop intruding downloading eBooks from the library’s website to personal electronic devices.

Friday, June 2 @ 11 am – 1:30pm


iPad/iPhone Basics

Learn about the parts of the ipad or iphone, understand how to use the touch screen, settings, and keyboard.  Discover how to download and use common Apps.

Tuesday, June 13 @ 11 am – 1 pm


Tuesday Morning Book Club

Tuesday, June 6 @ 10:30 am


Peace, Love, Yarn

Join your neighbors and friends to knit towards a community project!  All levels of experience are welcome!

Tuesday, June 13 @ 1pm


Newstead Genealogy Society

Father’s Day Program – Bring a mini bio of your Father!

Wednesday, June 14 @ 6pm 


Battle of the Books Information Meeting

Boys and girls entering grades 6 -9 in the Fall of 2017 join our Battle of the Books Team.  Battle of the books is a trivia contest based on 5 selected books.  Learn about it tonight!

Wednesday, June 14 @ 6:30 pm


Having Trouble Paying Your Student Loans?

The NYS Department of Financial Services presents a workshop with helpful brochures and takeaways on the following subjects:  Repayment of Loans, Forbearance, Deferment, Loan Consolidation, Rehabilitation, Loan Forgiveness, how to bring your loan out of default and how to stop wage garnishment.

Monday, June 26 @ 6:30 pm


Build a Better World Magic Show with Joey Hamilton

Enjoy a family show of magic, juggling and lots of FUN!!!

Wednesday, June 28@ 6:30 pm


On-Going Library Events


Looking to play Mahjong?  Would you like to learn?

All are welcome!

Monday’s from 1 - 4 pm


Toddler Jumpbunch

Build fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination with brightly colored balls and simple toys.  Parents are encouraged to participate!

Ages 15 months – 3 years

2nd and 4th Friday’s of the month at 11:30 am – 12:15 pm


***STEAMpunks*** After School Program

Kids 6th grade and up meet after school and have Fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math.  Learn coding with LEGOS, design your own city, use our science kits, and so much more!!  Please call to register.

Tuesdays @ 3 pm


Life of a Writer

Writer’s group for high school students led by author Nancy Eckerson.  Do you like to write or hope to get published someday?  Join our group to learn about the life of a writer.

2nd & 4th Wednesday’s of the month at 7 pm