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Newstead Public Library March/April Events

Call 542 -2327 to attend programs.

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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


*** Department of Social Services Intern returns to Newstead Public Library every other Friday beginning, February 10, February 24, March 10, March 24, April 7, April 21 and May 5.  Stop in for assistance with HEAP, SNAP, home weatherization and other services that the department of Social Services provides.


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.

Tuesday’s @ 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


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


Pre- school Storytime

Storytime for ages 3 -5.  Stories, games and crafts!

Mondays @ 6:30 pm - February 6 – March 6

 Tuesdays @ 11 am – February 7 – March 7


Undercover World of Spies

Ever wonder what it takes to become a secret agent?  Come join us to learn the secrets of the undercover world of spies.  Learn to write a secret message and make spy gear to take home.  Ages 8-12.

Wednesday, March 1 @ 6:30 pm


Reminisce Friday – Shake Lose a memory Game

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

Friday, March 3 @ 11 am


Gardening with Tina

Learn old fashioned tips on gardening, seed saving, composting and all natural techniques for a no spray garden with Tina Tompkins Ames.  You will receive her own heirloom seeds to take home.

Saturday, March 4 @ 11 am


Tuesday Morning Book Club

Tuesday, March 7 @ 10:30 am


Peace, Love, Yarn

Join neighbors and friends and knit or crochet for a community project.

Saturday, March 4 @ 2 pm


Crafternoon with the Girl Scouts

Learn about becoming a Girl Scout and make a craft!

Monday, March 6 @ 4 – 5pm



Newstead Genealogy Society

Wednesday, March 8 @ 6 pm


Signing with Children

Free sign language class for children ages 2 -6 and their parent or caregiver.  This is a free class is presented by Deaf Access Services.

Tuesdays @ 3:45 – 4:45 pm – March 7, 14, 21 and 28



Pushing the Limits – Book Discussion – The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel

Explore the final book in the epic series, Earth’s Children.  Look at science in everyday life with guest speaker Brian Engler.  Brian will talk about his archeological dig experiences, including the local “Byron Dig”.  Pick up your free copy of the book today!  This program is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Wednesday, March 15 @ 6:30 pm



Boys and Girls ages 7 and up, build and create with LEGO’s!

Saturday, March 18 @ 1:30 pm


The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer ’s Disease

An education program by the Alzheimer’s Association.  This program provides information on detection, risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Monday, March 20 @ 6:30 pm


Kidding Around Yoga for Preschoolers

Yoga concepts introduced through games, songs and stories!

For ages 3 -5.  Parent participation is optional.

Monday @ 6:30 – 7 pm – April 10 & 24

Tuesday @ 11 – 11:30 am – April 4,11,18 & 25


Kidding Around Yoga for ages 6-12

This class will introduce your child to the wonderful practice of yoga.  Children will learn yoga poses plus breathing and relaxation techniques that are useful in their daily lives.

For ages 6-12

Saturdays @ 1 – 1:30 pm – April 1 & 15

Bring a yoga mat if you have one!


Nature –Edventures – Amazing Animals

Learn to identify local animals using animal skulls, skin along with other animal signs.  Make a plaster cast of an animal track to take home.

Ages 7 and up please.

Wednesday, April 5 @ 6:30 pm


Easter Truffles with Tina

Join Tina and learn to make Easter Truffles!

Saturday, April 8 @ 11 am