New Year, New Books

On this episode of The Desk Set, we're celebrating the New Year! Read more in 2019 with tips from librarians, get a sneak peek at the most anticipated books that will be released in the new year, discover books to help you meet your new year resolutions and hear our announcement of new reading challenge categories to inspire you to read more broadly.
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Business and Fundraising Websites

You have the power to succeed in business with help from various free resources for entrepreneurs. Check out KCLS's Small Business Resources to connect you in person and online, to the people and information you need with our library resources. The following list includes websites that are helpful for businesses and fundraising that you don't need a…
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Introducing The Desk Set

The Desk Set is a bookish podcast that encourages reading broadly, through author interviews, book suggestions, and interesting conversations on literary topics. You can download episodes via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google, or listen in your browser using the streaming media player included with each episode's shownotes. We encourage you to start by downloading episodes with…
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Meet Kerbal Space Program Club

Every month, tweens and teens come to the Newcastle Library and play with rockets. They aren't real rockets, but virtual ones in the computer game Kerbal Space Program. With a highly realistic physics engine and a sandbox full of rocket and airplane parts, Kerbal Space Program is a game that is fun, educational, and builds community. All…
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Day of the Dead or Halloween?

While family films like Coco have helped increase appreciation and understanding of the cultural origins of the Day of the Dead, colorful Day of the Dead inspired skeleton makeup and dresses are once again trending as popular Halloween costumes in the consumer world. While Day of the Dead parallels All Saints Day origins of Halloween, the way that Halloween…
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