Adult Programs

Adult Programs and Events

The Newton Public Library offers a wide variety of free programs, classes, and events for adults. Download the monthly event calendar here, or pick up a copy the next time you visit the library. Event information is also located on the Library Calendar and our Facebook page. To register for an adult event, please call (641) 792.4108.

Monthly Mystery Bags

Wondering what to read next? Check out our monthly mystery bags for adults! Mystery bags have a new theme every month and contain a surprise selection of 4-5 library books and an adult craft. Return the books to the library when you're done with them - keep the other goodies!

The February 2023 theme is "Isn't it Romantic?", and includes a selection of novels about love and romance.

The craft is a fabric Valentine wreath.

Registration for the February mystery bag opens January 23rd. Call the library at 641-792-4108 or direct message us on Facebook to reserve your mystery bag. Ages 18+


If you have questions regarding adult programming, please contact: 

Rebecca Klein
Public Services Librarian
(641) 792.4108

Upcoming Events

Date Event Age Registration
January 3 - February 28 Adult Winter Reading Program 18+  
February 1 - 28 Introvert Book Club - "The Bookshop of Yesterdays" Adults  
February 1 - 18 February Mystery Bag - "Isn't it Romantic?" 18+ FULL
February 3 Valentine Pet Photo Booth - Call for appointment Adults WAITLIST
February 4 Valentine Pet Photo Booth - Call for appointment Adults WAITLIST
February 6, 12:00 p.m. Gory Stories Book Club - "Small Sacrifices" Adults  
February 8, 10:00 a.m. Sit 'n Stitch Adults  
February 13, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Borrow a Librarian: Drop-In Photo Digitizing Adults  
February 13, 5:00 p.m. Blues Under the Blue Roof: Matt Woods All Ages  
February 15 Tiny Art Submissions Due All Ages  
February 16, 3:00 p.m. B.Y.O.B. Book Club Adults  
February 20 - 27 Tiny Art Show All Ages  
February 27, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tiny Art Silent Auction All Ages