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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


Library Closed on Saturday, May 27 & Memorial Day – Monday, May 29


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


Department of Social Services Intern

Stop in for assistance with HEAP, SNAP, home weatherization and other services that the Department of Social Services provides.

Friday, May 5 @ 10 am – 5 pm


NEW – 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


College CPR – Pumping Life Into Your Career Path

Learn the secrets of career success before college and student loans.  Presented by the founder of College CPR, Michael Spence.  College CPR is a high-impact career-training workshop for parents and their children.

Wednesday, April 26 @ 6:30 pm


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


Tuesday Morning Book Club

Tuesday, May 2 @ 10:30 am


Friends of the Newstead Public Library – Used Book Sale

Wednesday, May 3 @ 6 – 8 pm – for members of the Friends of the Library, please join tonight to shop!

Friday, May 5 @ 10 am – 5 pm

Saturday, May 6 @ 10 am – 2 pm – Bag Sale begins at 12 noon.


Newstead Genealogy Society

Guest speaker, Town Supervisor Dave Cummings

Wednesday, May 10 @ 6pm


 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.

Saturday, May 13 @ 11 am – 12 pm

Friday, May 19 @ 11 am – 12 pm

Saturday, May 20 @ 1 pm – 2 pm

Wednesday, June 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday, June 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30pm


Alzheimer’s Association – Effective Communication Strategies

Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

Wednesday, May 17th @ 6:30 pm


Reminisce Friday – Shake Lose a Memory Game

Join us as we play a Memory game to remember the past!

Friday, May 19 @ 11 am


*NEW *Anime Club

Pizza, talk Anime and watch RWBY Vol. 1 Episodes 1-4

For ages 13 +

Monday, May 22 @ 6 pm


Girl Scouts – Ice Cream Social

Interested in becoming a Daisy Scout?  Stop by the library to learn out Daisy’s and to make an ice cream sundae!

Wednesday, May 24 @ 4 -5 pm


Pushing the Limits – Science Book Club

Join us for a FREE discussion on the book; Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler.  Receive a FREE copy of the book at the library. We will watch an interview with the author and look at global warming and science in everyday life with guest speaker, environmental biologist, Dr. Sarah Whorley from Daemen College.  This program brought to you through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Wednesday, May 24 @ 6:30 pm


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


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


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