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Newstead Public Library November/December 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 Closed – Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, observed on Monday, December 26

                             New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, observed, Monday, January 2


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


Hand knit Holiday Sweater Raffle!!  Five beautiful sweater hand knit by our friend of the library, Jane!  Take a chance for only $1 to win.  Raffle drawing is December 21st!


New Raffle - Hand quilted Santa wall hanging and set of placemats.  Donated by a friend of the library.  Take a chance to win for only $1.  Drawing is Wednesday, December 21st.


New One Buffalo Cards are available for children and adults.  You can trade your current card in for the new design at no charge!!


Donations for the Akron/Newstead Holiday Food Drive to benefit the Akron-Newstead Food Pantry, can be dropped off at the library. 



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*** New 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.

STEAMpunks will meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month.



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


Peace, Love and Yarn

Knit and crochet with friends and neighbors.  Work on a community project.

Saturday, December 3 @ 2:00 pm



FREE Medicare Plan Seminar with Univera Health Care

Monday, December 5 – 2:00 pm



Holiday Caroling with Nan Hoffman!

Join in the spirit of the season with an evening of old fashioned Christmas carols.

Wednesday, December 7 @ 6:30 pm


Edible Pine Cone Craft with Tina Ames and Paper Gift Box Making

Make a delicious edible pine cone craft for the holiday season!

Make a beautiful paper box to put your pinecone in!

For adults and young adults

Saturday, December 10 @ 11 am


HEAP Outreach – Sponsored by Legislator Ed Rath

Assistance will be provided to apply for HEAP

Tuesday, December 13 – 10 am – 5 pm


Genealogy Society

December - Holiday Gathering, bring an ethnic dish to share and also share where your ancestors are from!

Wednesday, December 14 @ 6 pm



Mike Randall as Charles Dickens in Charles Dickens Presents  - A Christmas Carol

Mike Randall, dressed as Charles Dickens, re-creates the holiday classic A Christmas Carol.

This is a FREE show not to be missed this holiday season!

Wednesday, December 21 @ 6:30 pm


Holiday Cookie & Punch Open House

Wednesday, December 21, all day, 1 pm – 8 pm.

Please bring an item for the Akron-Newstead Food Pantry.


Book Talk & A Movie

Join local author Bryan Krull as he shares his newest book, Your ‘80s Movie Guide to Better Living, Volume 1.  Books will be available for signing!

Also showing the 80’s classic film, Back to the Future.

Wednesday, December 28 @ 6:00pm