The art of henna
Tuesday August 17, 6 p.m.
Learn about the art, uses, and history of henna, and receive a drawing by professional henna artist Sarah Norman from Alternative Artistry. Participants are encouraged to bring an apron or wear clothing that could be stained by the henna dye. Registration opens August 9. Call 641-792-4108 to register. This program is intended for adults 18 years of age and over.
Summer Series Book Club
Wednesday August 18, 10 a.m.
Find your next favorite novel with our summer book club series. The book club meets on the library lawn and will read the first book in a popular series each month. The August book is “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. Copies of the book can be picked up at the library information desk. Remember to bring a lounge chair or blanket to sit on. Teen and adult participants are welcome.
Assistance hours for job seekers
Wednesday August 18, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Write your CV, edit your cover letter or complete an online application during our jobseeker support hours. An appointment is necessary to reserve your time slot. Contact the Public Services Librarian, Becca Klein at 641-792-4108 to schedule your appointment time.
Borrow a WIFI Hotspot!
Did you know that the library lends WIFI hotspots? Hotspots can be used by Newton residents aged 18 and over with a valid Newton Public Library card. Hotspots are available for 7 days and can be renewed up to two times, if no one else is expecting one. To borrow a hotspot, go to the library’s lending counter with your library card and photo ID. You will also need to have a current and working email address on file in the library. Questions? Call the library at 641-792-4108.
The vote is the emblem of our equality
Thursday September 16, 6 p.m.
August 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting the right to vote to women. In this program, historian Kathy Wilson explores why women had to fight for decades for the right to vote, why black and minority women were excluded from the national suffrage movement, and why we still fight today. for women’s rights.