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Have your fun at the library

The Storytime Halloween Parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. Kids and their parents are to meet at 10:20 a.m. at the New Castle Branch Library. The group of trick or treaters will leave the library at 10:30 a.m., scaring business owners and showing off their costumes from the Post Office to Fifth Street. All kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Any businesses not located enroute may bring candy for the kids to the library.

Every Monday from 4-5 p.m., Alexis Coelhe and Lourdes Vidaurri from Coal Ridge High School, are teaching kids from 12 years and up how to draw comics from 4-5 p.m. every Monday at the library. The girls are teaching this class for their senior class project. The class started this Monday and will continue through February.



The library is also offering a Haunted Coffee House for middle through high school kids from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. An open mic will offer an opportunity for kids to share their vocal talents. Comedians, poets, artists and musicians are encouraged to participate and join the fun. Registration is not necessary for the event. As another dimension to the event, pre-carved pumpkins may be brought to the library for a pumpkin carving contest. No pumpkins are to be carved at the library.

A scavenger hunt is being offered in conjunction with Teen Read Week, which is ongoing at the library to Saturday. Students get on the library data base and answer ten questions. Middle through high schools students who have completed the scavenger hunt may choose a book and put their name in for a mystery prize drawing.



The library is continuing the Wednesday preschool storytime at 10:30 a.m. and the toddler storytime is held at 10:30 a.m. Fridays.

New Castle librarian Shirley Peterson and her cousin-in law, Theresa Higgins, are in Washington, D.C., to visit Shirley’s daughter, Anna. Anna is temporarily working at the Smithsonian Institute collecting mosquitos for a special research project. Shirley will be back to work next week, and I will report on their trip, if they’ll let me divulge the juicy details!

The Stitches in Thyme group members are working their fingers to the bone from 6-8 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at the New Castle Branch Library. Everyone is welcome, and members of the group will help anyone to learn or expand on their expertise in knitting and crocheting.

“We do have fun and all ages are invited,” said Mickey Tucker. “Our youngest member is 9 years old and she knits better than I do.”

For those of you who are wondering when to turn your clocks back and get another precious hour’s sleep, it won’t be until Nov. 2.

Kay Vasilakis’ “New Castle News” column appears every other Thursday. To contact her with local news tips and inspirations, call 384-9118 or e-mail kay@postindependent.com.


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