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Board, Commissions and City Events

  1. Stormwater Utility Public Information Meeting

    December 11, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Council Chambers

    Newton's Stormwater Utility will be a dedicated funding stream for stormwater-related issues. The new utility will enable Newton to proactively manage stormwater issues and fix or replace aging infrastructure. At this meeting, Public Works will provide an overview of the stormwater utility and answer questions from the public.

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  2. Regular City Council Meeting

    December 17, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Council Chambers

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  3. Park Board Meeting

    December 19, 2018, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM @ Council Chambers

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  4. Community Marketing Board Meeting

    December 20, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Council Chambers

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  5. Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    December 27, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Newton Public Library

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Community Calendar

  1. Maytag Park Holiday Display sponsored by Clemon-Maki Insurance and Friends of Newton Parks

    December 1, 2018 - January 1, 2019 @ Maytag Park

    Join the Friends of Newton Parks, City of Newton Parks Department and Clemon-Maki Insurance this holiday season at Maytag Park. The park will once again be let up for the holiday season.

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  2. Newton YMCA Silver Sneakers Holiday Potluck

    December 11, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Newton YMCA

    Join us for a fun “getting to know you” potluck! Bring some pictures of your favorite holiday memories and a dish to share! This fun social will be in the Newton YMCA Conference Room December 11 at 11 a.m. Questions? Contact Hannah Bartlett at hannah.bartlett@newtonymca.org or 641-792-406

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  3. Newton Music Boosters KFC/Taco Bell Fundraiser

    December 11, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ KFC/Taco Bell

    The Newton Music Boosters are teaming up for a fundraiser with KFC and Taco Bell! We invite you to take the night off from cooking dinner on the second Tuesday of the month, bring your family and friends an get your dinner at the Newton KFC / Taco Bell between 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 10% of sales from 5-8 pm on the second Tuesday of each month from now until the end of the school year will be donated towards Newton High School Marching Band Uniforms.

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  4. Hy-Vee Nutrition Tour: Blood Pressure

    December 12, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Hy-Vee

    Tour the store with a registered dietitian - the food and nutrition expert! Find foods that fit into a low sodium diet – and see how some can even naturally lower your blood pressure. Samples and handouts will be provided to all participants. As a special thank you, we will give you a 10 cent Fuel Saver at the end of the tour. Need to schedule a tour on a different date/time? Contact Emily @ 792-7030 or ering@hy-vee.com or Jenny @ jlthompson@hy-vee.com.

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  5. Jasper County Historical Museum Lunch and Learn

    December 12, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Jasper County Historical Museum

    U.S. President and Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant will be here to talk about his life and exploits. Yes, you read that right. Pete Grady of the Marshalltown Community Theatre will be bearded and in full dress as he characterizes this major historical figure. This is not to be missed. Partially funded by a grant from Humanities Iowa.

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  6. Wheels On Wednesdays Bike Ride!

    December 12, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM @ The Cellar Peanut Pub

    BYOT for the Wheels On Wednesdays Bike Ride! Sponsored by Mojo Cycling of Newton & The Cellar Peanut Pub Wait, WHAT? What’s BYOT? B.Y.O.T means Bring Your Own Trainer. That’s right, grab your bike and your indoor bike trainer to meet up for a free, organized, instructor led group ride on Wednesdays this winter at the Cellar Peanut Pub in Newton! Be sure to mark your calendars with the below dates & times. November & December W.O.W. (Wheels On Wednesdays) meet ups will feature bike and trainer setup tips, as well as handouts for additional resources on indoor cycling. All Wheels on Wednesdays participants will receive $1 off your first beverage post ride! **Mojo Cycling of Newton will have bicycle trainers on hand to try out for cyclists who don’t already own one. **

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  7. A Christmas Story presented by Newton Community Theatre

    December 13, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Newton Community Theatre

    Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial. For reservations, call our Box Office at 641-792-1230. The box office is staffed weekdays, starting November 20, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 6:30-8:00 pm, and one hour before each performance.

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  8. Hy-Vee Nutrition Tour: Cholesterol

    December 14, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Hy-Vee

    Tour the store with a registered dietitian - the food and nutrition expert! Learn which foods will lower your bad cholesterol, raise your good cholesterol and help you enjoy improved heart health. Samples and handouts will be provided to all participants. As a special thank you, we will give you a 10 cent Fuel Saver at the end of the tour! Need to schedule a tour on a different date/time? Contact Emily @ 792-7030 or ering@hy-vee.com or Jenny @ jlthompson@hy-vee.com.

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  9. Baqara Skate - Friday Session

    December 14, 2018, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Baqara Skate

    Baqara is pleased to provide a roller skating rink to the Newton community for fun entertainment for families! Updates to be made throughout the winter. Birthday parties, special events and themed skate nights to come! The skating rink will run October 12th 2018 to mid April 2019. Call or email us today to book your birthday celebration or private party!

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  10. A Christmas Story presented by Newton Community Theatre

    December 14, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Newton Community Theatre

    Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial. For reservations, call our Box Office at 641-792-1230. The box office is staffed weekdays, starting November 20, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 6:30-8:00 pm, and one hour before each performance.

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  11. Coffee with the Mayor

    December 15, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    Mayor Michael L. Hansen will host a Coffee with the Mayor the third Saturday of each month. The first Coffee with the Mayor is scheduled for Saturday, December 15 from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Newton Public Library located at 100 N 3rd Ave W. This is an opportunity for the Mayor to meet with residents, hear their concerns, and connect with the citizens of Newton.

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  12. Centre for Arts and Artists Pottery Wheel

    December 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Centre for Arts and & Artists

    Your pottery wheel class will be an instructed, hands-on experience and includes clay, firings, and glazing your pottery. Class limit is 8. 5 powered and 3 kick wheels. Kick wheels take some strength and age requirement is 12 and up. Every student will have their own pottery wheel. Class and cleanup takes about 1 hr. You will need to come back for glazing at a later date. This is usually the following Saturday at 9am. There is no additional cost for this.

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  13. Jasper County Animal Rescue League Volunteer Orientation

    December 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Jasper County Animal Rescue League

    Looking for a great way to give back to your community? Look no further! The Jasper County Animal Rescue League is looking for more volunteers! What will this entail you may ask? First, we ask that you attend our 1hr volunteer orientation, where you can learn about the ways you can give your time. We have a number of ways for you to stay involved with us! Some of those opportunities include: - Dog walking - Canine Enrichment - Feline socialization and enrichment - Marketing adoptable animals - Fundraising - Event planning - Basic cleaning - Shelter renovation - And more! We are dedicated to helping you find an area where you are comfortable spending your time. If you have a specific area you’re interested in learning more about, we encourage you to talk to staff about opportunities available in that area.

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  14. Free Movie and Santa Visit at Capitol II Theatre

    December 15, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Capitol II Theatre

    Join us for a free movie of The Polar Express, sponsored by Newton YMCA and the United Way of Jasper County. No tickets to be picked up. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. Doors open at 10:00 am. $3.50 pop/popcorn special will be available

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  15. Newton Elks Lodge #1270 Thanksmas Meal

    December 15, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Newton Elks Lodge #1270

    The Newton Elks will be serving a holiday meal for individuals and families in need. Limited winter coats, gloves, hats, and personal care items will also be available while supplies last.

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  16. Baqara Skate - Saturday Matinee Session

    December 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Baqara Skate

    Saturday afternoon is our matinee skate - half-price admission from 1 - 4! Baqara is pleased to provide a roller skating rink to the Newton community for fun entertainment for families! Updates to be made throughout the winter. Birthday parties, special events and themed skate nights to come! The skating rink will run October 12th 2018 to mid April 2019. Call or email us today to book your birthday celebration or private party!

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  17. Baqara Skate - Ugly Sweater Party

    December 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Baqara Skate

    Theme night! Wear your UGLY SWEATER to the skating rink on Saturday, December 15th! RECEIVE $1 OFF YOUR ADMISSION BY WEARING YOUR UGLIEST SWEATER! Prizes to be awarded to best dressed! Judging takes place at 8:00pm.

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  18. Holiday Tea at The Lemon Tree

    December 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ The Lemon Tree Tea House & Restaurant

    Come enjoy a Holiday Tea at the Lemon Tree. We will be featuring our in house, freshly prepared pastries, sandwiches, Spiced Holiday Tea, Hot Chocolate and a Spiced punch. We will also, of course, be offering our Lemon Curd, Clotted Cream and Cranberry Scones. The PERFECT time and place to get together with friends. Seating is limited, so call or email today to make your reservation. $18.00 a person. 641-792-2970 or megan@huntermansion.com.

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  19. Newton Fiddle & Musician's Club Music Jam

    December 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Senior Center

    For those who want to play & those who want to come & listen. Coffee provided and treats welcome. Will be acoustic with some exceptions.

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  20. Baqara Skate - Saturday Session

    December 15, 2018, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Baqara Skate

    Baqara is pleased to provide a roller skating rink to the Newton community for fun entertainment for families! Updates to be made throughout the winter. Birthday parties, special events and themed skate nights to come! The skating rink will run October 12th 2018 to mid April 2019. Call or email us today to book your birthday celebration or private party!

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  21. A Christmas Story presented by Newton Community Theatre

    December 15, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Newton Community Theatre

    Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial. For reservations, call our Box Office at 641-792-1230. The box office is staffed weekdays, starting November 20, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 6:30-8:00 pm, and one hour before each performance.

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  22. Hometown Pride Meeting

    December 17, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce

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  23. Hy-Vee Nutrition Tour: Diabetes

    December 17, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Hy-Vee

    Tour the store with a registered dietitian - the food and nutrition expert! Discover diabetes-friendly foods in every aisle – and learn how choosing your carbohydrates carefully can make a real difference.. Samples and handouts will be provided to all participants. As a special thank you, we will give you a 10 cent Fuel Saver at the end of the tour! Need to schedule a tour on a different date/time? Contact Emily @ 792-7030 or ering@hy-vee.com or Jenny @ jlthompson@hy-vee.com.

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  24. Free Knitting & Crochet Class at Jasper County Church of Christ

    December 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Jasper County Church of Christ

    You're Invited!!! What: Free Knitting & Crochet Class When: Monday, February 19th (and every 3rd Monday of the month!) @ 7pm Where: Jasper County church of Christ, 1813 1st St. N (Newton UAW Hall) Bring your yarn and needles or hooks, and let's have some fun! (Knitting needles size 7, 8, or 9) (Crochet hooks size j, k, l, or m)

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  25. Hy-Vee Nutrition Tour: Blood Pressure

    December 19, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Hy-Vee

    Tour the store with a registered dietitian - the food and nutrition expert! Find foods that fit into a low sodium diet – and see how some can even naturally lower your blood pressure. Samples and handouts will be provided to all participants. As a special thank you, we will give you a 10 cent Fuel Saver at the end of the tour. Need to schedule a tour on a different date/time? Contact Emily @ 792-7030 or ering@hy-vee.com or Jenny @ jlthompson@hy-vee.com.

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  26. Jasper County Gems Quarterly Meeting

    December 20, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Van Wijk Winery

    We will be meeting on December 20th at the special location of Van Wijk Winery located at 802 4th St, Sully. We encourage you to invite a friend to join you in efforts to share our cause with more ladies in our county and for a chance at winning a $100 gift certificate from Olive'et Boutique. Along with making an IMPACT in supporting the winning organizations project, we invite you in donating HUGSS (new Hats, Underwear, Gloves, Socks, Scarves) which will be presented to the Salvation Army. Each item will be worth additional entries for the gift certificate.

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  27. Hy-Vee Nutrition Tour: Cholesterol

    December 21, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Hy-Vee

    Tour the store with a registered dietitian - the food and nutrition expert! Learn which foods will lower your bad cholesterol, raise your good cholesterol and help you enjoy improved heart health. Samples and handouts will be provided to all participants. As a special thank you, we will give you a 10 cent Fuel Saver at the end of the tour! Need to schedule a tour on a different date/time? Contact Emily @ 792-7030 or ering@hy-vee.com or Jenny @ jlthompson@hy-vee.com.

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  28. Baqara Skate - Friday Session

    December 21, 2018, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Baqara Skate

    Baqara is pleased to provide a roller skating rink to the Newton community for fun entertainment for families! Updates to be made throughout the winter. Birthday parties, special events and themed skate nights to come! The skating rink will run October 12th 2018 to mid April 2019. Call or email us today to book your birthday celebration or private party!

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  29. Ames-Des Moines Contra Dance Friends - Newton Barn Dance

    December 21, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Sugar Grove Vineyards and Gathering Place

    Celebrate the season with this family-friendly dancing event. Everyone welcome. Come solo or with partner/friends. Enjoy learn-as-you-go squares, circles, reels, and contras. All dances called. Acoustic musicians welcome to join the band off-mic. Admission $5-10 donation*, babies and toddlers free, family maximum $20-30. Please pay what you can to show appreciation to our musicians and caller.

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  30. Baqara Skate - Saturday Matinee Session

    December 22, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Baqara Skate

    Saturday afternoon is our matinee skate - half-price admission from 1 - 4! Baqara is pleased to provide a roller skating rink to the Newton community for fun entertainment for families! Updates to be made throughout the winter. Birthday parties, special events and themed skate nights to come! The skating rink will run October 12th 2018 to mid April 2019. Call or email us today to book your birthday celebration or private party!

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  31. Baqara Skate - Saturday Session

    December 22, 2018, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Baqara Skate

    Baqara is pleased to provide a roller skating rink to the Newton community for fun entertainment for families! Updates to be made throughout the winter. Birthday parties, special events and themed skate nights to come! The skating rink will run October 12th 2018 to mid April 2019. Call or email us today to book your birthday celebration or private party!

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  32. Live Music - Washer City Agitators at Cellar Peanut Pub Newton

    December 22, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Cellar Peanut Pub

    Show off Newton's newest hot spot to friends and family for a little holiday cheer! The Washer City Agitators feature Newton's own John Mattingly, Jim Robinson, and Elaine Mattingly, and well as Lee Eckles. This evening's guitar-slinging is compliments of the super-charged talent of Dan Nicholson. Never a cover charge at the Peanut Pub.

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  33. Hy-Vee Nutrition Tour: Cholesterol

    December 28, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Hy-Vee

    Tour the store with a registered dietitian - the food and nutrition expert! Learn which foods will lower your bad cholesterol, raise your good cholesterol and help you enjoy improved heart health. Samples and handouts will be provided to all participants. As a special thank you, we will give you a 10 cent Fuel Saver at the end of the tour! Need to schedule a tour on a different date/time? Contact Emily @ 792-7030 or ering@hy-vee.com or Jenny @ jlthompson@hy-vee.com.

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  34. Baqara Skate - Friday Session

    December 28, 2018, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Baqara Skate

    Baqara is pleased to provide a roller skating rink to the Newton community for fun entertainment for families! Updates to be made throughout the winter. Birthday parties, special events and themed skate nights to come! The skating rink will run October 12th 2018 to mid April 2019. Call or email us today to book your birthday celebration or private party!

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  35. Baqara Skate - Saturday Matinee Session

    December 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Baqara Skate

    Saturday afternoon is our matinee skate - half-price admission from 1 - 4! Baqara is pleased to provide a roller skating rink to the Newton community for fun entertainment for families! Updates to be made throughout the winter. Birthday parties, special events and themed skate nights to come! The skating rink will run October 12th 2018 to mid April 2019. Call or email us today to book your birthday celebration or private party!

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  36. Baqara Skate - Saturday Session

    December 29, 2018, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Baqara Skate

    Baqara is pleased to provide a roller skating rink to the Newton community for fun entertainment for families! Updates to be made throughout the winter. Birthday parties, special events and themed skate nights to come! The skating rink will run October 12th 2018 to mid April 2019. Call or email us today to book your birthday celebration or private party!

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  37. Hy-Vee Nutrition Tour: Diabetes

    December 31, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Hy-Vee

    Tour the store with a registered dietitian - the food and nutrition expert! Discover diabetes-friendly foods in every aisle – and learn how choosing your carbohydrates carefully can make a real difference.. Samples and handouts will be provided to all participants. As a special thank you, we will give you a 10 cent Fuel Saver at the end of the tour! Need to schedule a tour on a different date/time? Contact Emily @ 792-7030 or ering@hy-vee.com or Jenny @ jlthompson@hy-vee.com.

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Library Calendar

  1. Toddler Storytime

    December 11, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    Storytime for ages 18 to 36 months, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome! Join us for stories, music, and a simple craft. No registration necessary.

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  2. Marlene's Christmas Wish Book Signing

    December 11, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Newton Public Library

    Join Vinny and Shannon Basinger-Kotz for a reading of their new book, Marlene's Christmas Wish. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, with $1 from the purchase of each book going to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Cocoa, cookies and a simple craft for children will also be provided.

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  3. Preschool Storytime

    December 13, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregiver, in the Carousel Horse Room. Siblings welcome! Storytime includes stories, music, and a simple craft. No registration required.

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  4. DIY @ the Library: Holiday House Boxes

    December 13, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Newton Public Library

    Decorate your own festive paper mache holiday house box! Attendees are encouraged to bring an apron, all other materials are provided. There is no fee to attend. This class requires a free ticket to attend. Tickets may be picked up at the Library circulation desk on December 13th, beginning at 5:30 pm, and will be given out on a first come, first served basis. Participants must be present to claim a ticket. Ages 18+

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  5. Library Closed

    December 14, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Newton Public Library

    The library will close from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on December 14th, for a staff event. The library will re-open to the public at 1:00 pm.

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  6. Baby Storytime

    December 17, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    Join our Youth Services Librarian, Phyllis Peter, on Monday mornings for a special storytime designed for the youngest members of the family! Baby storytime provides a gentle and fun introduction to literacy through songs, stories, and finger plays. For newborns to 18 months with a parent or caregiver (siblings are welcome). Storytime begins at 10:30 am, then stay for play and social time after the program!

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  7. Evening Storytime

    December 17, 2018, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Newton Public Library

    Volunteer Jess Moore, an education major at Drake University, will share stories with kids in the Storytime room!  Suggested for ages 3 to 9.  Storytime includes books, music and a very simple craft.  No preregistration is necessary

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  8. Toddler Storytime

    December 18, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    Storytime for ages 18 to 36 months, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome! Join us for stories, music, and a simple craft. No registration necessary.

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  9. Preschool Storytime

    December 20, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregiver, in the Carousel Horse Room. Siblings welcome! Storytime includes stories, music, and a simple craft. No registration required.

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  10. Library Closed for Christmas

    December 24, 2018, 8:00 AM - December 26, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Newton Public Library

    The library will be closed December 24-26. Regular hours will resume on December 27th.

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  11. Library Early Closing

    December 31, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Newton Public Library

    The Newton Public Library will close at 5:00 pm on Monday, December 31st. The Library will remain closed on January 1, 2019 and resume regular hours on Wednesday, January 2nd.

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