New Castle Public Library

New Castle Public Library

Here's what's happening at Lawrence County libraries.


The Bookmobile will be out of service until August.

For more information about the Bookmobile, call (724) 658-6659, ext. 110.

New Castle

Family Movie Night is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Visit the Library’s website,, or call (724) 658-6659 for movie information.

A Universe of Stories, a summer reading club for adults, runs through Aug. 19. Read or listen to a variety of stories and enter a drawing for special prizes ranging from gift cards to a Kindle.

A series of Grow with Google workshops on developing and writing a business plan is being offered. Sessions include: writing a business plan, 6 p.m. tomorrow; and plan presentation with Paul Bucciarelli, a consultant with the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center, 6 p.m. July 30. All programs are free and participants can come to any or all sessions. Registration is helpful but not required. Basic computer skills needed. Bring a WiFi capable laptop or tablet.

Mother Goose Storytime, a lively, movement-oriented program featuring dance, song and, of course, stories meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Wee Build, for socialization and constructive play, follows.

Pre-K Explorers is a hands-on learning experience for 3- to 6-year-olds meeting at 10 a.m. Thursdays. Participants explore a book or two and then participate in STEAM activities that enhance the books.

Astronaut Adventures, for children in grades one through five to explore the planets, stars and the Space Station through books, activities and crafts, takes place at 10 a.m. Mondays.

Science Lab for budding STEAM engineers in kindergarten through second grade to engage in activities geared toward science and technology takes place at 2 p.m. Mondays.

Galaxy Tours for those in grades six to eight to complete challenges, win trivia and get creative as if the world depends on it meets at 2 p.m. Fridays.

Nintendo Club meets at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Bring your own system and family friendly games to share or play what the library has.

The non-structured Pokeman Club for school-age and teen newbies and experts meets at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Paws to Read gives children a chance to boost reading skills with the help of a furry friend at 10 a.m. Fridays. Call (724) 658-6659, ext. 106, to register for a 15-minute slot to read to Lucy, a certified therapy dog.

Tabletop Games meets at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Erie Zoo will present “When My Belly Roars,” with participants building food chains, connecting them to make a food web and learning what animals depend upon to survive, at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Officers from the New Castle Police Department will visit and allow participants to explore a police car at 10 a.m. July 30.

As part of the summer food program, the New Castle Public Library hosts lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays for those under the age of 18. Movies will be shown at lunch time and participants can choose a book to keep.

The Book Cellar is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Items for sale include used books, CDs and DVDs. During July, books about World War II will be half price. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the New Castle Public Library. For more information about joining the Friends, call the library or visit the website.

F.D. Campbell

Tech Time is by appointment for those needing help with iPads, smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices. Call (724) 667-7939 to make an appointment.

Adult coloring is at 1 p.m. Fridays. Use the library’s supplies or bring your own.

Dungeons and Dragons for teens meets from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Mohawk Autism Warriors will have Lego Club at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow. Meetings are open to individuals with autism and up to two friends.

Story Time features Romania on Thurday. Listen to a story, enjoy snacks and make a craft appropriate to featured continent or country.

Art Therapy at 1 p.m. Saturday will feature an acrylic on canvas painting of hummingbirds. All ages are welcome. RSVP to (724) 667-7939 as a limited number of canvases are available.

Ellwood City

Building Buddies meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

Adult coloring meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays.

The knitters group meets at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Creative Writing Workshop meets at 3 p.m. July 31.

The Food For Thought book group meets at noon Thursday.

Movie night for adults at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Call the library for title.

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