Newcastle Library Calendar | August 2019
Posted on 08/01/2019

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Here's what's happening at the Newcastle Library in August! Learn more at kcls.org/newcastle. Information provided by the Newcastle Library.

Children & Families

Introduction to Robotics for Kids
Saturday, August 3, 3:00PM
For ages 6-12. Local teens from First Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics team, Escape Velocity, will showcase their pre-built FLL Robot programmed with pre-defined tasks. During this 60-minute program kids will watch a Robot demonstration, then visit stations to:
- Learn more about the robot program and code
- Participate in a Build-A-Bot robot experience
- Learn about FIRST Robotics program and how to get involved.

Infant Story Time
Wednesday, August 7, 10:15 AM
Newborn to 12 months with adult, siblings are welcome to attend.
Join us for silly songs and stories in this 30 minute lapsit program for pre-walkers! Open play time takes place right after Story Time. This program is age appropriate for babies. Please attend the Story Time that is the best fit for your child's developmental needs. Space is limited.

Preschool STREAM Story Time

Wednesday, August 7, 11:30 AM
Ages 3 to 5 with adult, siblings are welcome to attend. Join us for silly songs and stories and work on kindergarten readiness skills in this 30 minute program for preschoolers! During the summer we will be applying STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and/or math) skills to the stories we read together. Please attend the Story Time that is the best fit for your child's developmental needs. Open play time takes place right after Story Time. Space is limited.

Japanese Story Time
Thursday, August 1 and 8, 10:15 AM
Family program, all ages welcome. Come to the meeting room for stories and songs in Japanese! This program is for Japanese speaking children and families, and for children learning Japanese.

Play & Learn Chinese
Tuesday, August 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10:30 AM
Newborn to age 5 with caregiver. Have fun singing songs, sharing books and stories, creating art and playing. This program is conducted primarily in Chinese but the facilitator is a bilingual English/Chinese speaker.

The Destination Space Show
Monday, August 5, 11:00 AM
Family program, all ages welcome. Presented by Elephant Umbrella. A mysterious alien box from space has appeared. Join in with music, dance and mystery to find the secret to unlock it. Sponsored by the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

Operation Distant World EV3 Rovers Science Workshop
Monday, August 12, 1:00 PM
Ages 8 and older. Presented by Museum of Flight. Use LEGO MindstormsEV3© building sets and tablets to work in teams to program robots for different tasks. Registration required. Sign in begins at 12:45pm on the day of the program at the Information Desk. Sponsored by the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

Newcastle Library Summer Reading Bookmark Contest
All ages. Get creative and enter to win the Newcastle Library Summer Reading Bookmark Contest and a gift card! The Summer Reading theme is A Universe of Stories. Pick up an entry form at the Newcastle Library and show your idea of what that means. A winner will be chosen from each of these five age categories: 3 to 5, 6 to 8, 9 to 11, 12 to 17, and 18 and older. Bookmarks may be published for promotional use by the Newcastle Library or KCLS. All entries become property of Newcastle Library and will not be returned. Turn in your entries to the Newcastle Library Information Desk by Saturday, August 17. Winners will be contacted by phone on Wednesday, August 21. Prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

Teens

Teen Sci-Fi Book and Pizza Club
Tuesday, August 6, 4:00 PM
Ages 12 to 17. Eat pizza, talk about this month's sci-fi book, answer trivia questions to win small prizes, and sculpt your own alien artifact with clay! August 6 - Unearthed Earth received a message from a long-extinct alien race, whose advanced technology could save Earth from environmental damage. Now dozens are traveling to the planet Gaia to uncover the alien knowledge. Jules is a scholar, and Amelia is a scavenger, but they try to work together in a race against others to decode the alien’s ancient messages. But that may not be all that they uncover.

Teen Movie Night: First Man
Monday, August 12, 6:00 PM
NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong rigorously trains to become the first man to walk on the moon. Rated PG-13. Sponsored by the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

Adults

Creative Writing: Crime Fiction Series
Thursdays, August 8 and 15 1:00 PM
For adults. More than any other kind of creative writing, the mystery genre follows standard rules: a crime is committed; a character seeks to solve the crime; false clues are introduced; danger is present; and, finally, resolution. Local author and trainer, Henry Bohne, leads participants through the history and mystery behind writing great crime fiction. Throughout the sessions participants will be engaged in various activities. They will be challenged to solve mysteries and will write a description of their sleuth.

Ukulele Start-Up for Beginners
Thursday, August 22, 7:00 PM
Ages 10 – Adult. Play the ukulele in this welcoming class for beginners! Award-winning songwriter and experienced teacher Wes Weddell will start with the basics of the ukulele, like how to tune and hold it. Then he’ll introduce some easy chords that fit with familiar songs (handouts provided). By the end, we will be playing together, and you will have the tools to pursue new skills on your own or with an instructor.
Limited ukuleles provided. First come, first served. Or bring your own uke, if you have one. In partnership with Newcastle Arts Council. Sponsored by the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

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