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  1. 13th Annual Off the Beaten Path Fun Run/Walk

    September 23, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve

    Mark your calendar and get your registration in for this trail race and fun run/walk event! Participants will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the preserve while running in a 6K race or a 3K run/walk. Proceeds from the trail race will serve to benefit the non-profit group, Jasper Conservation Connection.

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  2. Community Conversation on Substance Abuse

    September 28, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Newton High School

    Substance abuse does not discriminate and effects the lives of everyone in our community. This event will provide valuable information and resources for Parents and Community Members seeking to know more about the challenges faced in Jasper County and what you and your community can do to protect your kids and help those impacted by substance abuse. Please join us for this very important conversation.
    Presenters Chief Burdess – Newton Police Department— Event Overview and Coalition Formation Hayley Nemmers – Employee and Family Resources— Binge and Underage Drinking Lieutenant Groves—Jasper County Sheriff’s Office - Local Testimonials Officer Al Fear – Cedar Rapids Police - Opioid Epidemic Community Conversation with local prevention, treatment and recovery providers

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  3. Newton Chamber Ribbon Cutting for Olive 'Et Boutique

    September 29, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

    The Newton Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for Olive 'Et Boutique, located at 111 W 2nd St S, on Friday, September 29th at Noon.

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  4. Newton Public Library 25th Anniversary

    September 30, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Newton Public Library 25th Jubilee will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 2 until 4 p.m. The are celebrating 25 years under the blue roof with food, festivities, live music and building tours will be given from 1 to 2 p.m. This event will take place on the library lawn, weather permitting.

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Library Calendar

  1. Baby Storytime

    September 25, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    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). Stay for play and social time after the program!

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  2. Internet Safety for Parents

    September 25, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Newton Public Library

    FBI victim specialist, Karen Gale discusses the risks children face online and shares what parents and caregivers need to know to protect them. This presentation covers cyberbullying, online predators, sexting, exposure to inappropriate materials, and privacy issues. Gale has worked for the FBI since 2005, providing services to victims of federal crimes. She has been deployed to several mass casualty incidents around the country, including the Sandy Hook school and Pulse Nightclub shootings. Karen has provided training and informational presentations to thousands of individuals, schools, and businesses throughout Iowa.

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  3. Toddler's & Two's Storytime

    September 26, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    Storytime for ages 18 to 36 months with a parent or caregiver, siblings are welcome! Storytime lasts about 20 minutes and includes stories, music, and a simple craft. Please pick up a storytime guidelines sheet at your first storytime visit.

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  4. Ebooks by Appointment

    September 27, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Newton Public Library

    Need a little help with that new Kindle or iPad? Make an appointment for one-on-one help with downloading free library eBooks and audiobooks to your tablet or mobile device. Call 641-792-4108 to reserve your time slot.

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  5. DIY @ the Library: Painted Stones with "Jasper County Iowa Rocks!"

    September 27, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Newton Public Library

    Paint your own decorative stones with local artist group, "Jasper County Iowa Rocks!" This group is a member of the Kindness Rocks project, as featured on the television program, NBC Today. All materials are provided, adults only please. Call 641-792-4108 to register.

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  6. Preschool Storytime

    September 28, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    Storytime for preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, siblings are welcome. Storytime includes books, music, fingerplays and a simple craft. Questions, call Youth Services Librarian Phyllis Peter at 641-792-4108.

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  7. Newton Public Library 25th Jubilee

    September 30, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Newton Public Library

    We're celebrating 25 years under the blue roof! Join us on September 30th for food, festivities, and music by the Deep Dish Divas. Building tours will be conducted from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. This event will take place on the library lawn, weather permitting. Lawn chairs are encouraged. All ages welcome! This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Newton Public Library. Event artwork by Laura Lengeling

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