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Wednesday April 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Hercules and the Heroes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Hampstead Stage Company will present the play Hercules and the Heroes, a story based upon classic Greek mythology.  Let Epictitus, the mask-maker, and Ovid, the poet, take you on a journey of the imagination, as you explore the ancient Greek heroes!  Follow Greece’s greatest hero, Hercules, on his many adventures, as he battles mythological creatures and warriors. Through mask work, poetry, and swordplay, you will discover the early stories of Greece. Recommended for kids ages 5 and up. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM ESL-Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. Participants will learn what makes each state and region of the country special and unique. A great way to travel and visit all parts of the United States without leaving Newton.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on April 2, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dorit's ESL Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   


This session will focus on iCloud, Synching Devices, Photo Stream & iCloud email.

    Location: ITTC
   
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Therapy Dog Reading Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Our canine friend Scout will be visiting the library to listen to children read from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Tuesday, April 1.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Cancelled! Karen's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Cancelled! Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for writers who have work in progress. Info contact: Karen Day at 617-244-4830.

    Location: Room A
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM African Lit. Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. This month they will discuss the We Need New Names, a novel by NoViolet Bulawayo from Zimbabwe. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Thursday April 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

16 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on January 30, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Why is food important? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Why is food important? is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Since we all have to eat, let's learn why food is so much more than just a source of energy. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Thursday afternoon sessions. Class begins on April 24, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Museum of Science -- Rockets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Create an air rocket that launches across the room, and engineer a way for a payload to return safely to Earth. Join us for a hands-on workshop at the Newton Free Library in Druker Auditorium on Thursday, April 24 at 2:00 pm that explores the science behind rockets and space exploration. Use your imagination to plan, build, and test your own design.  Please be advised that this workshop uses latex balloons.  For kids in grades K-5 (children 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult).  Online registration is required and begins Thursday, April 3.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Museum of Science -- Rockets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz Rowland   617-796-1380   lrowland@minlib.net
   

Create an air rocket that launches across the room, and engineer a way for a payload to return safely to Earth. Join us for a hands-on workshop at the Newton Free Library in Druker Auditorium on Thursday, April 24 at 2:00 pm that explores the science behind rockets and space exploration. Use your imagination to plan, build, and test your own design.  Please be advised that this workshop uses latex balloons.  Open to grades 6-12.  Online registration is required and begins Thursday, April 3.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Open Conversation: For Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The City of Newton invites all teens to join us for an open conversation around mental health and wellness. Come tell us your thoughts and ideas about how we can best serve teens.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    In this four-session workshop participants will learn the principles of acquiring a new language, how adults learn, how cross-cultural considerations affect a person's ability to adapt to new ways of saying and doing things, and a variety of ESL teaching techniques that tutors can use with their learners.

This workshop is open to new and current tutors in the Newton Free Library's Legacy for Literacy program. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Catherine Halpin   617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Step out of a “reading rut,” and be introduced to a variety of works and new people! This club meets monthly to read a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, across genres and varying topics.

The book for discussion at April's meeting is: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

The purpose of this group is to have fun and enjoy the company of others who appreciate reading and sharing ideas. No RSVP is needed. All are welcome.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Kelly's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A beginning conversation group for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Author Talk with Andre Dubus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Andres DubusJoin award-winning author Andres Dubus III for a talk on his newest book, Dirty Love. A concise collection of subtly linked stories set in coastal New Hampshire, Dirty Love explores the bottomless needs and stubborn weaknesses of people seeking gratification in food and sex, work and love. The characters in these novellas walk out the back door of one story and into the next, and love is tangled up with need, power, boredom, fear and fantasy. The talk will be followed by a book signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday April 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Culture and Your Children is a free conversation class  about parenting for adult ESL learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

8 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, March 28, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate ESL learners.  If you would like to learn to play board games or card games like Boggle, Scrabble, Gin Rummy, Rummikub and others, this class is for you!  Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, March 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together)

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thor: The Dark World Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

thorThor returns to do battle in this big-budget comic-book adventure. Come to the library during April vacation to watch a screening of Thor: The Dark World. Rated PG-13, run time 112 min. Open to ages 13 and up.     

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday April 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Creator Faire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

creator faireThe Newton Free Library will be hosting a mini-Creator Faire to kick off our unveiling of the new MakerBot 3D printer to the community and begin a year of programming for all ages related to the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) initiative from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.  The Faire is a gathering of tech enthusiasts, traditional crafters, artists, musicians, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers and students.  It is a place for creators to show their work and interact with members of the community.  Come experience a fun, interactive afternoon at the library, and get involved in the rebirth of Do-It-Yourself.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday April 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Formed in 1996, Kaleidoscope performs a wide musical repertoire from Baroque to the most recent 21st century compositions. Join them for a concert that will include Arnold’s Suite Bourgeoise (flute, oboe, piano), Bach’s Cantata BWV 209Non sa che sia dolore ("He knows not what sorrow is") and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday April 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: MaryJane O'Malley   x1438   
   

The City's Health Department hosts a free blood pressure clinic every second and fourth Monday morning.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A low-intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Tech run Ellen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL- Speaking English on Newton's Walking Trails and Historic Spots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speaking English on Newton's Walking Trails and Historic Spots is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.

Practice English and enjoy springtime in this active class that takes you to the hidden walking paths and fascinating cultural sites of Newton. For each tour, we will meet in the classroom to learn about the significance of the place. While walking, we will have both structured language activities and conversation. This is a great way to speak English outside the classroom while discovering places such as Hemlock Gorge, Bullough's Pond, Crystal Lake, Nonantum village and the estate of Mt. Ida. 

9 Monday afternoon classes.  The class begins on Monday, April 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Seedfolks Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Students and tutors from the Legacy for Literacy program will discuss the book Seedfolks as part of our One Book, One Program project. By invitation only.

For more information contact: Susan Becam, Program Coordinator at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM ESL-American Art at the MFA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Art at the MFA is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Discuss and learn about American Art from the collection at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. 

Week one - Art of Ancient Americas - Mexico and Central America
Week two - Art of Colonial America
Week three - Art of a New Country - 1800's
Week four - Art of the 1900's
Week five - American Impressionism & The Boston School

Week six - private tour of the American Wing highlights at the MFA.
Admission is free but there is a charge for parking.  Directions will be provided.

Course open only to students who did not take this class in spring 2013.

6 Monday afternoon classes.  The class begins on Monday, March 10, 2014.

Limited to 8 students. Pre-registration is required. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

  Use your imagination to create marvelous constructions with Legos! Ages 6-10. 
  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket priot to entering the program room.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Seedfolks Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Students and tutors from the Legacy for Literacy program will discuss the book Seedfolks as part of our One Book, One Program project. By invitation only.

For more information contact: Susan Becam, Program Coordinator at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM John's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for writers who have works in progress. Info contact: John Bell at 617-733-5711.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday April 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speak English with Confidence: Improve your English Speaking and Listening Skills is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Develop effective techniques for speaking and listening in English.  Learn how to apply these skills to your work and social life. 

8 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on April 1, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Seedfolks Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Students and tutors from the Legacy for Literacy program will discuss the book Seedfolks as part of our One Book, One Program project. By invitation only.

For more information contact: Susan Becam, Program Coordinator at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL- Famous American Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Famous American Writers: Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read aloud short passages by famous 20th century writers. A great way to learn vocabulary and improve pronunciation. Have wonderful discussions about life, hope, values and challenges.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.  6 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom! The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops. 
For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-5 years of age.  Online registration is required and begins on Tuesday, March 18.
    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn about the remarkable true story described by historians as “the largest rescue action by a single individual during the Holocaust.”  Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese Consul in Bordeaux, defied the direct orders of his government and chose to grant visas out of Occupied France to an estimated 30,000 refugees including around 10,000 Jews. The movie stars Bernard Le Coq as Aristides de Sousa Mendes and was filmed on location in France. Subtitled in English, runtime 104 minutes, unrated. A Q and A with Mr. Oesterreicher, whose family members were saved by Mendes, will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preparing for U.S. Citizenship is a free class for adult ESL learners who have basic skills in reading, writing and understanding spoken English.  The class will cover basic U.S. history and government.  Students will practice answering interview questions.

9 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 22, 2014.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

To register or for more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

Monthly book discussion group for parents/children.  Online registration is required.

    Location: Story Room
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

pox partyJoin us for a lively discussion. The group will discuss The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing by M. T. Anderson. To register please call Liz, the Teen Librarian, at 617-796-1389 or email teens@newtonfreelibrary.net. Ages 12-15.

    Location: Teen Area
Wednesday April 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM ESL-Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. Participants will learn what makes each state and region of the country special and unique. A great way to travel and visit all parts of the United States without leaving Newton.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on April 2, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dorit's ESL Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Music Tells a Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the story of music, and stories that music tells.

    Location: ITTC
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM eBooks from the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

With over 30,000+ eBook titles, the library has something for
everyone to download and read. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, or Droid Tablet and learn how!

    Location: ITTC
        There are 12 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Open Conversation: Lecture Series for Parents of Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

open conversationsAs part of the Youth Stress grant awarded to the Newton Health & Human Services Department, the Newton Free Library and Newton Youth Services will be hosting a five-part series of workshops for parents around the topics of wellness, stress management, and communication.  This series is being offered in partnership with Newton Cares, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Riverside Community Care, the Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, and the Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association. Part II of the series, entitled, “Success under Stress.” The session will address how our definitions of success as a high-achieving community can contribute to the stressors in our lives. We can’t eliminate stress, but we can strive to teach our children to manage it in healthy ways. Presenters will include mental health professionals and experts in adolescent development and communications.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday May 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends Book and Author Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alison Kemp   x 1401   akemp@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

16 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on January 30, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Read plays out loud with others.  A fun way to improve your English reading and speaking skills.  Improve your pronunciation and develop your vocabulary. 

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 17, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Why is food important? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Why is food important? is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Since we all have to eat, let's learn why food is so much more than just a source of energy. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Thursday afternoon sessions. Class begins on April 24, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    In this four-session workshop participants will learn the principles of acquiring a new language, how adults learn, how cross-cultural considerations affect a person's ability to adapt to new ways of saying and doing things, and a variety of ESL teaching techniques that tutors can use with their learners.

This workshop is open to new and current tutors in the Newton Free Library's Legacy for Literacy program. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Catherine Weber Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Catherine_Weber_tree_memoriesThe public is welcome to the opening reception for Tree Memories show. Refreshments will be served.

The series is an exploration of the history of trees that have personal meaning to artist Catherine M. Weber. The memories are not just her own. Each print, a slice of the tree’s history, exposes the tree’s own memories. The images are printed on Sumi rice paper, embedded in encaustic medium. On view in the Main Hall through May 29.

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Kelly's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A beginning conversation group for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Hooked: Knitting & Crochet Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

yarnJoin us for the ongoing Knitting and Crochet Club. The club meets the first Thursday of the month. We have crochet hooks, knitting needles, yarn and the know-how to teach the basics of crocheting. You are welcome to bring your own project, share ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10 and up.

    Location: Teen Area
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Culture and Your Children is a free conversation class  about parenting for adult ESL learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

8 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, March 28, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate ESL learners.  If you would like to learn to play board games or card games like Boggle, Scrabble, Gin Rummy, Rummikub and others, this class is for you!  Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, March 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Singing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miriam Simen   617-244-6705   
   

The group is for singers of all levels who enjoy singing classical and popular music. Info contact: Miriam Simen at 617-244-6705.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception for Rebecca Wallach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

by_Rebecca_WallachThe Remaining Afloat: Works on Paper series celebrates camaraderie and resilience among an older population. Artist Rebecca Wallach's depictions of familiar characters playing within ambiguously nostalgic environments offer allegorical interpretations of the challenges and pleasures of aging as part of a community. On view in the Gallery through May 29. The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Gallery
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Igor Lovchinsky on Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Igor_Lovchinsky.Pianist Igor Lovchinsky will give a concert of works by Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Kapustin and Prokofiev. Hailed by Gramophone as a "star of the future," Mr. Lovchinsky has performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Auditorium, the Bushnell Center, the Eastman Theater and the Ohio Theater.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A low-intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   x1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together)

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL- Speaking English on Newton's Walking Trails and Historic Spots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speaking English on Newton's Walking Trails and Historic Spots is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.

Practice English and enjoy springtime in this active class that takes you to the hidden walking paths and fascinating cultural sites of Newton. For each tour, we will meet in the classroom to learn about the significance of the place. While walking, we will have both structured language activities and conversation. This is a great way to speak English outside the classroom while discovering places such as Hemlock Gorge, Bullough's Pond, Crystal Lake, Nonantum village and the estate of Mt. Ida. 

9 Monday afternoon classes.  The class begins on Monday, April 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Our canine friend Bruno will be visiting the library to listen to children read  from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Monday, April 28.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Fest 2014: Anthology Presentation and Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   jmholmblad@minlib.net
   

Celebration of the publication of the 2014 Poetry Palooza Anthology!  Hear student contributors read their poems. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ed's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for writers who have work in progress. Info contact: Ed Loechler at 617-543-8153.
    Location: Room A
Tuesday May 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speak English with Confidence: Improve your English Speaking and Listening Skills is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Develop effective techniques for speaking and listening in English.  Learn how to apply these skills to your work and social life. 

8 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on April 1, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.   Walkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   x1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL- Famous American Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Famous American Writers: Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read aloud short passages by famous 20th century writers. A great way to learn vocabulary and improve pronunciation. Have wonderful discussions about life, hope, values and challenges.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.  6 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 3D Design with Kevin (for kids) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Please join Maker-in-Residence, Kevin Osborn on Tuesday, May 6 at 2:00 pm in Druker Auditorium to learn how 3D printers work by making things yourself! A fun interactive activity for kids in grades K-5. (Adults are requested to remain with kids under the age of 8.) Learn about the Library's new Makerbot 3D printer, and walk away with your own three-dimensional creation.

Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 15.  Space is limited.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class is for beginners.  We cover very basic functions of the iPad. Starting with identifying all the buttons and learning terminology. The  objective is to make new iPad user more comfortable their device.

        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Crafternoons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

crafternoonsGet creative! We will be hanging out working on crafts and eating snacks. Grades 6-12.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preparing for U.S. Citizenship is a free class for adult ESL learners who have basic skills in reading, writing and understanding spoken English.  The class will cover basic U.S. history and government.  Students will practice answering interview questions.

9 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 22, 2014.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

To register or for more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fiction Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Pre-registration is required, space is limited.  The group is for serious writers pursuing publication. Each month two members submit a 15-25 page draft from a short story or novel to be read and critiqued by the class. Info contact: Castellano Turner, Ph.D at castellano.turner977@gmail.com.
    Location: Room A
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM From a Different Shore: the Asian-American Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

P WatanabeThe breadth of the Asian-American experience will surprise you when you come to hear Dr. Paul Y. Watanabe speak as part of Newton's celebration of Asian Pacific American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Dr. Watanabe will explore the themes of growth, longevity and diversity, and will shed light on what is sometimes described as the nation’s invisible minority. The presentation is cosponsored by NAPAN, the Newton Asian Pacific American Network, and will be followed by a reception.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Grade 7/8 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monthly book discussion group for parents/children.  Online registration is required.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
Wednesday May 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM ESL-Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. Participants will learn what makes each state and region of the country special and unique. A great way to travel and visit all parts of the United States without leaving Newton.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on April 2, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dorit's ESL Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 2B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This session is designed for learners who have learned the basics covered in iPad 1and want to learn about: Installing Apps, Deleting Apps, Making Folders, Multi-tasking Gestures and Photo and Video.

        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   617-796-1370   jgraboski@minlib.net
   

 

Join our new book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.   This year's meeting dates are September 11, October 2, November 6, December 4, January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, and June 4.   
 

Online registration is for September through June, and starts Wednesday, August 21, 2013.  Please call the Children's Department, 617-796-1370,  for more information.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM iPad Level 2A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This session is designed for learners who have learned the basics covered in iPad 1and want to learn about: Installing Apps, Deleting Apps, Making Folders, Multi-tasking Gestures and Photo and Video.

        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM It's Off to College Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

collegePlease join us for a lively discussion on “It’s Off to College.” Focus will be on how to make the transition a smoother one for your children, as well as for you! Come with questions, concerns, and insights. We will cover everything from the skills necessary for a successful college experience, to what to pack and what to expect the first semester. The discussion will be facilitated by Life Coach, Marla Stone, MA, CMC.  Marla works with teens and adults and has a special interest in working with students transitioning to college.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Contemporary Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. This month they will discuss Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. In June they will discuss Death of the Black-Haired Girl by Robert Stone. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday May 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

16 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on January 30, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An overview of spreadsheet program features including entering and editing data, formatting,  saving and printing workbooks, entering formulas and functions, inserting/deleting columns.

To register please call: 508-766-5700 *attendees will be asked to sign up with the Employment and Training Resources to receive the training.

 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Walkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Read plays out loud with others.  A fun way to improve your English reading and speaking skills.  Improve your pronunciation and develop your vocabulary. 

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 17, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Why is food important? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Why is food important? is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Since we all have to eat, let's learn why food is so much more than just a source of energy. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Thursday afternoon sessions. Class begins on April 24, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In this four-session workshop participants will learn the principles of acquiring a new language, how adults learn, how cross-cultural considerations affect a person's ability to adapt to new ways of saying and doing things, and a variety of ESL teaching techniques that tutors can use with their learners.

This workshop is open to new and current tutors in the Newton Free Library's Legacy for Literacy program. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Monthly book discussion group for parents/children.  Online registration is required.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Kelly's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A beginning conversation group for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Optimizing Your Online Identity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Jobs_Series_Greg_PageGreg Page, CEO and co-founder of Merrimack Analysis Group which helps individuals and institutions optimize their online identity and security, will give a program for job seekers. He will cover the basic aspects of online identity optimization, strategies for accentuating strengths, avoiding common mistakes, downplaying negative information and security concerns.

The series is facilitated by Career and Executive Coach Tammy Gooler Loeb and is for people who are considering a career transition, currently engaged in a job search or are interested in re-defining their career.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Culture and Your Children is a free conversation class  about parenting for adult ESL learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

8 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, March 28, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Interested in finding out more about your ancestors? Find out what’s involved in tracking down those elusive ancestors of yours.

    Location: ITTC
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Prewalkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's 1/2 hour desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate ESL learners.  If you would like to learn to play board games or card games like Boggle, Scrabble, Gin Rummy, Rummikub and others, this class is for you!  Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, March 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mother's Day Crafts Ages 6-10 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

The Newton Free  Library and the New Art Center invite you to a funa and crafty afternoon!  Let’s make Mother's day even more fun by making a very special handmade gift and a card full of love and warmth. Surprise your mom, grandma, aunt or a friend with your own personalized creations.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to the program.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday May 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Concert-David McGrory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

David McGrory
Join Belfast-born pianist David McGrory for a solo, classical performance. Mr. McGrory’s debut CD, Beethoven & Bizet: Variations, was released in 2012.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday May 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: MaryJane O'Malley   x1438   
   

The City's Health Department hosts a free blood pressure clinic every second and fourth Monday morning.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A low-intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   x1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together)

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL- Speaking English on Newton's Walking Trails and Historic Spots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speaking English on Newton's Walking Trails and Historic Spots is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.

Practice English and enjoy springtime in this active class that takes you to the hidden walking paths and fascinating cultural sites of Newton. For each tour, we will meet in the classroom to learn about the significance of the place. While walking, we will have both structured language activities and conversation. This is a great way to speak English outside the classroom while discovering places such as Hemlock Gorge, Bullough's Pond, Crystal Lake, Nonantum village and the estate of Mt. Ida. 

9 Monday afternoon classes.  The class begins on Monday, April 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Therapy Dog Reading Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Our canine friend Scout will be visiting the library to listen to children read from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Tuesday, April 28.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Job Search and Resumes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class will help job-seekers navigate the online application environment with a focus on library resources available to assist them.

        There are 14 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. This month they will discuss Kelly Link’s The Summer People from The O’Henry Prize Stories of 2013, Edited by Laura Firman, Anchor Books, and Richard Powers’ To the Measures Fall from Best American Short Stories of 2011, Geraldine Brooks, Editor, Mariner Books. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday May 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speak English with Confidence: Improve your English Speaking and Listening Skills is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Develop effective techniques for speaking and listening in English.  Learn how to apply these skills to your work and social life. 

8 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on April 1, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Developing Your Resume Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Doug Cole from  Massachusetts Employment Training and Resources (ETR) to learn how to:

  • Create and present your résumé as a marketing tool to potential employers
  • Understand that your résumé is a concise and clear representation of key qualifications
  • Tailor your résumé to the job posting KSAs (knowledge, skills and ability)
  • Assure that your résumé passes the “skim test”

Bring an up-to-date hard copy résumé for a five minute critique. Registration is required. Call the Framingham ETR Career Center at 508-766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.   Walkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   x1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL- Famous American Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Famous American Writers: Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read aloud short passages by famous 20th century writers. A great way to learn vocabulary and improve pronunciation. Have wonderful discussions about life, hope, values and challenges.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Get Library eBooks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

With over 30,000+ eBook titles, the library has something for

everyone to download and read. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, or Droid Tablet and learn how!

        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preparing for U.S. Citizenship is a free class for adult ESL learners who have basic skills in reading, writing and understanding spoken English.  The class will cover basic U.S. history and government.  Students will practice answering interview questions.

9 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 22, 2014.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

To register or for more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Trustees' Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 5/6 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

Monthly book discussion group for parents/children.  Online registration is required.

    Location: Story Room
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Open Conversation: A Lecture Series for Parents of Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

As part of the Youth Stress grant awarded to the Newton Health & Human Services Department, the Newton Free Library and Newton Youth Services will be hosting a five-part series of workshops for parents around the topics of wellness, stress management, and communication.  This series is being offered in partnership with Newton Cares, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Riverside Community Care, the Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, and the Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association. Part III of the series, entitled, “#sorrynotsorry” will explore social media, how it is effecting teens and how we can help them navigate it.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:15 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). This month they will discuss The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday May 14, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sequences: A Woman's Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The group is led by Robin Mayer Stein, poet and journalist. Spark your creativity in an inspiring, intergenerational group for women. Read, converse and write in response to poems, essays and personal stories. Meet interesting people while savoring literary treats. Info contact: Robin at 617-965-2178.
    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM ESL-Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. Participants will learn what makes each state and region of the country special and unique. A great way to travel and visit all parts of the United States without leaving Newton.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on April 2, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dorit's ESL Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   1370   jgraboski@minlib.net
   

Join our new book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance, and then join us for fun, book related activities and discussion.   Wednesdays, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11, 1/15, 2/12, 3/12, 4/9 5/14, & 6/4 at 6:30 pm.     
 
Online registration starts Tuesday, Sept 3.  Please call the Children's Department, 617-796-1370, for
more information.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Discover Digital Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Suzanne Kalil   617/796-1380   newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Come join us in the Special Collections Room for an introductory talk on Newton Free Library’s digital collection.  Learn where you can find photographs, maps, yearbooks, oral histories and more free and online.  Hear about our ongoing efforts to preserve and digitize our historical collection.  Meet the City of Newton Archivist who will describe the caring and storing of public records and what they can tell us about our past.

    Location: Special Collections
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Encaustic Painting Then and Now Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

by Catherine WeberIn conjunction with her Tree Memories exhibit which will be on view in the Main Hall for the month of May, artist Catherine M. Weber will give a lecture and live encaustic demonstration. The program is cosponsored by the Newton Art Association, with funds provided by Whole Foods, Four Corners to bring art to the community.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The purpose of the club is to share information on records and approaches for starting or extending participants' genealogical research. Novices and experienced researchers are both welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring records and problems from their own research for discussion.  Info contact: Ginny Audet at NewtonGenealogyClub@gmail.com.
    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
Thursday May 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

16 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on January 30, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
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misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Walkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Read plays out loud with others.  A fun way to improve your English reading and speaking skills.  Improve your pronunciation and develop your vocabulary. 

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 17, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Why is food important? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Why is food important? is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Since we all have to eat, let's learn why food is so much more than just a source of energy. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Thursday afternoon sessions. Class begins on April 24, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Introduction to Foundation Directory Online Professional: A Workshop for Nonprofits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Caulfield   617-796-1369   newtonfin@minlib.net
   

For representatives of nonprofit organizations: Learn to use the Foundation Directory Online Professional database to identify potential funding resources, such as grants from private foundations, corporations, and public charities. The workshop will cover basic strategies for searching the database, as well as hands-on practice. This is a joint presentation of the Funding Information Network locations in Newton and Natick. Presenters will be Reference Librarians Demetri Kyriakis from the Morse Institute Library in Natick, and Susan Caulfield and Laurie Woo from Newton. Limited to 12 participants.

    Location: ITTC
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Kelly's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A beginning conversation group for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Movie Screening, The Dewey Stone Connection Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Dewey Stone Israeli FamilyThe film details Brockton resident and businessman Dewey Stone’s incredible life story and the instrumental, secret role he played in the struggle for the creation of the state of Israel. The film was inspired by Brockton resident Walter Newman’s extensive research. As a child he was Dewey Stone’s neighbor and remembered hearing rumors of his neighbor’s involvement in ‘clandestine activities’ on behalf of the Jewish cause. The screening will be followed by a question and answer session led by director Michael Traub. More info here.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday May 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Culture and Your Children is a free conversation class  about parenting for adult ESL learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

8 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, March 28, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Prewalkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's 1/2 hour desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate ESL learners.  If you would like to learn to play board games or card games like Boggle, Scrabble, Gin Rummy, Rummikub and others, this class is for you!  Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, March 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Frozen, Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Frozen

Back by popular demand for a third screening! Frozen won an Oscar for the best animated feature film in 2013. It is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale, The Snow Queen. The film is rated PG, and runtime is 108 min.  

 

 

 

                                      

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday May 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Glory, Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

GloryThe film, Glory will be screened in conjunction with the CW Memorial re-dedication. The film celebrates the act of mass courage undertaken by the little-known all-black members of the 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry who were lead by Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick). The film won three Oscars, Best Supporting Actor (Denzel Washington), Best Cinematography (Freddie Francis) and Best Sound Recording. Runtime 118 minutes. Rated R.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday May 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Soaring Images with the Flying Flutistas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Flying FlutistasLynne Krayer-Luke and Vanessa Breault Mulvey are the Flying Flutistas, a flute duo bound together through their shared experience of learning the flying trapeze! Join them as they create relaxing, exciting and whimsical correlations to music by Amaya, Breault, Morrison and Rimsky-Korsakov.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday May 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A low-intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   x1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together)

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL- Speaking English on Newton's Walking Trails and Historic Spots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speaking English on Newton's Walking Trails and Historic Spots is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.

Practice English and enjoy springtime in this active class that takes you to the hidden walking paths and fascinating cultural sites of Newton. For each tour, we will meet in the classroom to learn about the significance of the place. While walking, we will have both structured language activities and conversation. This is a great way to speak English outside the classroom while discovering places such as Hemlock Gorge, Bullough's Pond, Crystal Lake, Nonantum village and the estate of Mt. Ida. 

9 Monday afternoon classes.  The class begins on Monday, April 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

  Use your imagination to create marvelous constructions with Legos! Ages 6-10. 
  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket prior to entering the program room.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Green Kids - Green Newton - Green World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

GD/NCome to our annual spring program produced by students of all ages as part of the Greening Our Community Series cosponsored by Green Decade/Newton (GDN). The event will be hosted by Students for a Greener World, GD/N’s student group, and will showcase students from many schools coming together to help the environment! The 2014 Environmental Leadership Awards will also be presented. Info here.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM John's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for writers who have works in progress. Info contact: John Bell at 617-733-5711.
    Location: Room A
Tuesday May 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speak English with Confidence: Improve your English Speaking and Listening Skills is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Develop effective techniques for speaking and listening in English.  Learn how to apply these skills to your work and social life. 

8 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on April 1, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.   Walkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   x1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL- Famous American Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Famous American Writers: Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read aloud short passages by famous 20th century writers. A great way to learn vocabulary and improve pronunciation. Have wonderful discussions about life, hope, values and challenges.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class is intended for patrons looking to master their iPad.  Topics will include: Facetime, Copy and Paste, Email, Safari & Others, Apple ID and iCloud, Contacts, Spotlight Search.

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Crafternoons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

crafternoonsGet creative! We will be hanging out working on crafts and eating snacks. Grades 6-12.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preparing for U.S. Citizenship is a free class for adult ESL learners who have basic skills in reading, writing and understanding spoken English.  The class will cover basic U.S. history and government.  Students will practice answering interview questions.

9 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 22, 2014.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

To register or for more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Playwrights Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The group is for those who have a commitment to writing and/or reading plays. Bring your original manuscript to read and share critiques in a supportive and honest manner. Info contact: Sandra Weintraub at sgweintraub@yahoo.com or 617-332-2990.
    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir from the Busing Era Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Larry_DiCara_Turmoil_and_Transition_CoverLarry DiCara was the youngest person ever elected to the Boston City Council. His book sweeps readers away on a journey through a generation of Boston's history, providing an intimate portrait of a city in transition from its Brahmin-Irish-Italian past in the 1950s to what is today a wonderfully diverse, booming metropolis. Book signing will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday May 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM ESL-Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. Participants will learn what makes each state and region of the country special and unique. A great way to travel and visit all parts of the United States without leaving Newton.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on April 2, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

 

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dorit's ESL Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This session will focus on iCloud, Synching Devices, Photo Stream & iCloud email.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Music Tells a Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the story of music, and stories that music tells, using library databases Universal Class and Naxos Music Library.  Create database accounts, follow the history of music, find recordings by genre, label, composer and artist, search music from and for all ages, plus find resources for teachers and students.  Create a playlist account and tell your own story in music.

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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM African Lit. Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. This month they will discuss Fear, by Peter Godwin of Zimbabwe. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

16 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on January 30, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Walkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Read plays out loud with others.  A fun way to improve your English reading and speaking skills.  Improve your pronunciation and develop your vocabulary. 

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 17, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Why is food important? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Why is food important? is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Since we all have to eat, let's learn why food is so much more than just a source of energy. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Thursday afternoon sessions. Class begins on April 24, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Black Sheep Knitting Presents: Knitting & Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Do you love to knit but get bogged down in the measurements?  Can't wait to start your next project but don't want to check your gauge?  Want to challenge yourself with a more complex pattern but have questions about the math?  Then please join us for a fun and informative session led by experts from The Black Sheep Knitting Company in Needham!  They'll cover all you need to know about knitting and math, from the basics to more complex computations.  There will be time for questions after their presentation.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Origami Workshop for Tweens & Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz Rowland   1380   lrowland@minlib.net
   

origamiCampbell Forbes, visual artist and educator, will be leading a “Monstergami” origami workshop for tweens and teens. Come try your hand at creating monsters, zombies and all manner of creatures!  Open to ages 10-18.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Kelly's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A beginning conversation group for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

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ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Prewalkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's 1/2 hour desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:45 PM The Jungle Book Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Meet the most unforgettable characters and embark on a thrilling adventure with Mowgli as he journeys deep into the jungle and learns 'The Bare Necessities' of life from happy-go-lucky Baloo the bear. Based on the classic story by Rudyard Kipling, Disney's The Jungle Book is an extraordinary adventure and a heartwarming tale that celebrates the true meaning of friendship. Runtime 78 min. Rated G.                    

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday May 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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