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Tuesday September 2, 2014 Go To Top
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.

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    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Job Search Strategies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
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.

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    Location: Story Room
 
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. 

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Blended Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

BlendedAdam Sandler and Drew Barrymore reunite with Wedding Singer director Frank Coraci for this romantic comedy about a terrible blind date that segues into a nightmare family vacation. Rated PG-13. Runtime 117 min. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the library. See flyer.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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
Wednesday September 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Human Resources Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Angelica Vasquez   X1263   avasquez@newtonma.gov
    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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM eBooks on the Road Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

eBooks on the Road
With over 30,000+ titles, the library has something for everyone. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, or Droid Tablet and learn how!
Must Bring Device ID & Password & Library Card and Pin #

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

Join our 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.   Meeting dates are September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, and January 7.   The September 3rd book is Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.
 

Online registration is for September through January, and starts Wednesday, August 20, 2014.  Please call the Children's Department, 617-796-1370,  for more information.

    Location: Gallery
   
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Hoopla Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Hoopla: Come and learn how to download movies, television episodes, audiobooks, and music albums from the library using Hoopla. Bring your iPhone, iPad or Android device to learn how.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM SAT Prep: Verbal & Essay Writing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

sat High School sophomores, juniors and seniors: SAT essay writing is a critical part of your SAT score. However, the writing is very different from the essay writing that you focus on in school. Although it's not what you're used to, it's easy to excel if you are well prepared. Please join David Berlove, Ph.D. Neurobiologist and founder of Excellence-tutoring.com, for an interactive discussion on the challenges of the SAT verbal section and writing test, with a focus on the specific skills needed for effective SAT essay writing. Come and learn from a professional SAT tutor what to write and how to write it - so that you can achieve your dream score.

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    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 The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. In October they will discuss Mary Coin by Marisa Silver. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday September 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
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 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 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Newton Reads Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Creating a Legacy from Our Everyday Lives Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

good-shepherd-community-careClaire Willis, a clinical social worker and co-founder of Facing Cancer Together in Newton, MA, will consider some of the common end of life concerns and how through the use of relaxation, reflections, accessible poetry and meditation, we can begin to pass on a legacy to our loved ones. New England Mobile Book Fair will sell copies of Ms. Willis’ book, Lasting Words: A Guide to Finding Meaning Toward the Close of Life. The program is cosponsored by Good Shepherd Community Care. Registration begins at 6:30 pm.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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
   

knittingJoin us for the ongoing Knitting and Crochet Club. We have crochet hooks, knitting needles, yarn and the know-how to teach the basics of crocheting. Or, bring your own project. Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10 and up.

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    Location: Teen Area
Friday September 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM HR Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
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 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.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
Saturday September 6, 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: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer Reading Ice Cream Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Join Mayor Warren in celebrating the accomplishments of our summer readers at a special ice cream celebration on Saturday, September 6,  from 2:00-4:00pm.

Mayor Warren will congratulate readers and recognize our top participants. All registered summer readers will receive gift certificates and vouchers to redeem at local businesses. Festivities will be held in front of the Newton Free Library at the Homer Street Entrance (or in Druker Auditorum in case of rain) and will include activities for children, teens and adults, so bring the whole family.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday September 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New England Philharmonic Chamber Players Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

NEP_Chamber_Players_By_Clinton_BlackburnThe New England Philharmonic Chamber Players is a small ensemble of musicians who represent the New England Philharmonic, an orchestra whose mission is to perform the music of living composers in concert with traditional repertoire. Join them for a concert that will include Debussy's Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 (1893), Shostakovich's Quartet No. 1 in C major, Op. 49 (1938) and Prokofiev's Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92 (1941). The members of the group are Lisa Pettipaw, first violin, Brianna Pesce, second violin, Ken Allen, viola, and Jason Coleman, cello.

 
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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday September 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   x1438   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 11:15 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 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 8&9 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Ages 8 & 9. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, August 25.

Flyer    
    Location: Story Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
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. The group is for writers who have work in progress. Info contact: Ed Loechler, 617-543-8153.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Living and Aging in Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

SeniorServicesNewLogoPerhaps you participated in the recent UMASS Boston Gerontology Institute needs assessment survey of Newton’s 50 and over population. Find out what the numbers are telling us at a panel discussion cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. The panel including Dr. Beth Dugan, Dr. Bernard Steinman and Alice Walkup will be moderated by Marian Leah Knapp. Join the conversation about how Newton can continue to be a place where people choose to live and age vibrantly.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 Ernest Hemingway's Snows of Kilimanjaro taken from online. 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
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Tuesday September 9, 2014 Go To Top
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 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad level 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

iPad level 1
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.
Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
   
 
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 iPad Tips, Tricks and Best Apps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

iPad Tips, Tricks and Best Apps

Come learn about the best apps you’re not using and discover the tricks to make your iPad come alive.
Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult ESL learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 11 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 9.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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 Job from the Bible taken from Great Books Foundation publication Fourth Series, Volume 2. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Grade 7/8 Book Discussion Group 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.

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    Location: Story Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
Wednesday September 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoLearn how to start, organize or restart your job search plan. The workshop will cover tips and strategies to conduct an effective job search in today’s challenging employment environment. Lisa Rosen of Employment & Training Resources, the program cosponsor, will facilitate. Registration is required. Call the Framingham ETR Career Center at 508-766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 September 10, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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    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
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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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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

iPad level 2
This session is 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.
Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
   
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Mini-Comics Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

dan moynihanJoin us for a workshop on creating mini-comics! Get started drawing and publishing your own comics. Learn some tricks of visual storytelling through collaborative drawing games. The workshop will be led by comic artist, Dan Moynihan. Open to ages 10-18. Registration required.

    Location: Teen Area
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join our 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 10, October 8, November 12, December 10 and  January 14. The September 10th book is Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.
 

Online registration is for September through January, and starts Wednesday, August 20, 2014.  Please call the Children's Department, 617-796-1370,  for more information.

    Location: Story Room
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Old School Sci-Fi Book and Movie Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us on Wednesday, September 10, at 6:30 pm in the 3rd floor rear arc of the Newton Free Library for the first meeting of the "Old School Sci-Fi" Book and Movie Group. The group will discuss books and short stories from the science-fiction genre and then view a movie adaptation.  The first group will be discussing the short work "Make Room! Make Room!" by Harry Harrison and then watch the 1973 movie "Soylent Green."  Registration not required.  Ages 15 and older welcome.  Visit http://www.newtonfreelibrary.net/steam or email Kim at khewitt@minlib.net for more information.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Newton Art Association Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

NAA by Patricia_WeitzmanThe Newton Art Association’s (NAA) 65th Annual Awards Show will feature original works by more than 75 Association members including paintings, photographs, prints and sculpture. The works will be on view in the first floor Gallery, Main Hall and display cases through September 29. The public is welcomed to attend the opening reception. For more information visit www.newtonartassociation.com. (Image by P. Weitzman)

    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   617-796-1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
Thursday September 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to MS Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Introduction to MS Word
An overview of basic word processing including entering, editing and formatting text, proofreading documents, setting them up for printing, saving them, etc

    Location: Computer Center
 
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 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Time A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational and Informational help only.
A request we can’t help with: “My computer is broken. Fix it.”
A request we can help with: “What could I do to make my computer faster?”

Sign Ups Begin 6 Days Before Listed Date

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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational and Informational help only.
A request we can’t help with: “My computer is broken. Fix it.”
A request we can help with: “What could I do to make my computer faster?”

Sign Ups Begin 6 Days Before Listed Date

    The registration period has not begun.
 
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  -  4:00 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational and Informational help only.
A request we can’t help with: “My computer is broken. Fix it.”
A request we can help with: “What could I do to make my computer faster?”

Sign Ups Begin 6 Days Before Listed Date

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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Time D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational and Informational help only.
A request we can’t help with: “My computer is broken. Fix it.”
A request we can help with: “What could I do to make my computer faster?”

Sign Ups Begin 6 Days Before Listed Date

    The registration period has not begun.
 
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
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Maia's & Olivia's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Got STEM? College Planning for Students Considering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

collegewiseCollege graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) are highly sought after in our economy. But how do you decide which field makes the most sense for you? In this workshop, you’ll learn everything from whether a STEM path is right for you to the cool (yes, cool!) things that scientists and engineers do. And what’s the difference between science and engineering anyway? You’ll also learn about the essential skills STEM students need to succeed in college, and how to make sure those same skills get noticed by an admissions officer. Join Sara Kratzok, Director of Collegewise of Newton and graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard University, for this great workshop!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday September 12, 2014 Go To Top
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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.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 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Amazing Spider-Man 2The web-slingin' wall-crawler hits the screens once again in this follow-up to Marc Webb's 2012 reboot of the series. Andrew Garfield returns as Peter Parker, who squares off against the villainous Electro, played by Jamie Foxx. Join us for a screening of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Rated PG-13. Runtime 142 min. See flyer.          

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday September 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   1386   1386
   

Friends of the Newton Free Library quarterly book sale held in the basement of the former Auburndale library

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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: Story Room
 
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 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Draft Day Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Draft DayIvan Reitman's Draft Day stars Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver Jr., the GM of the Cleveland Browns. With 13 hours until the beginning of the NFL draft, Sonny is informed by the team's owner (Frank Langella) that if Sonny doesn't make a splash and generate ticket sales, he's going to be fired. Rated PG-13. Runtime 110 min. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the library. See flyer.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday September 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friends Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   1386   1386
   

Friends of the Newton Free Library quarterly book sale held in the basement of the former Auburndale library

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Concert with Ayca Cetin on flute Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

y_Do%C4%9Fa_%C3%87etinAyça Çetin, flute, Ana Patricia Álvarez Ureña, piano and Katsuya Yuasa, clarinet, will perform G. F. Handel’s Sonata in B minor, HWV 367, J. Moquet’s Sonata La Flute de Pan, E. Zeki Un’s Yunus’un Mezar?nda (At the Tomb of Yunus), I. Clarke’s Orange Dawn, F. Borne’s Carmen Fantasy and F. Doppler’s Andante and Rondo* (transcription by Katsuya Yuasa).

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday September 15, 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  free 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.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 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Coffee, Tea, and English, too! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Coffee, Tea, and English, too! is an informal social gathering where adult ESL learners can interact, make friends, and speak English in a relaxed setting.

Monday mornings - September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Anlee'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 esl.newtonfreelibrary.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-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult ESL intermediate to advanced students. Curious about the world? We will listen to and then discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by inspired experts from hundreds of talks at the TED.com archives. The class will select a different topic each class, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care, and world politics. This is a great way to listen to many different excellent English speakers, challenge your discussion skills, and expose yourself to new ideas.

12 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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    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   
   

  Use your imagination to create marvelous constructions with Legos! Ages 6-10.

  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket one half hour prior to entering the program room.

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    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 8&9 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Ages 8 & 9. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, August 25.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Writing Your Life With William Novak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Program_William_NovakJoin William Novak and panel of local authors for a program titled Writing Your Life: The Rewards and Challenges of Telling Your Story. The program will focus on the process of writing a family memoir. A Q and A will follow. William Novak has collaborated on the autobiographies of Lee Iacocca and Tip O’Neill, among others, has also co-written a number of memoirs for private individuals and families. Andrew Szanton has worked with Edward Brooke, Ray Flynn and dozens of other fascinating people who have never been famous. Joel Segel has helped tell the stories of oil men, musicians, mathematicians, spiritual leaders and entrepreneurs.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday September 16, 2014 Go To Top
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 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL-What's in a picture? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What's in a Picture? is a free class for adult ESL intermediate learners.  Each week we will examine works of art produced by prominent artists.  We will discuss the contents, artistic elements, and settings of each painting.  Learners will have an opportunity to express their opinions about the artist's point of view and the historic and cultural relevance of each image.

6 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 16, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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

Why is cooking 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 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference given to new students.

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

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    Location: Room A
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Learning Language through Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learning Language Through Music is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. No previous knowledge of music is required (only a love of music!). Listen to and discuss various pieces of music from classical to modern styles. Also learn about the composers or artists. 

9 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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    Location: Room A
       
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ducky Bots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Kids ages 5 and up are invited try out their engineering skills and build a "Ducky Bot" with maker-in-residence, Kevin Osborn.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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. 

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    Location: Teen Area
 
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
   
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult ESL learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 11 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 9.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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
 
lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Poetry Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ben Berman, Kathleen Aguero and Susan Nisenbaum Becker will give readings at the opening program in the 2014-2015 Poetry Series. An open mike will follow with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available, time permitting. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday September 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM ESL-Brad's ESL Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free beginning conversation group for adult ESL learners.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Avoid waiting in line. Go to www.redcrossblood.org and make an appointment.

    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 September 10, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Introduction to LinkedIn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Introduction to LinkedIn
LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has millions of members and is growing rapidly. Novices who want to learn what LinkedIn is and how to use it personally and professionally.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM SAT Math Prep Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

sat mathHigh School sophomores, juniors and seniors: The SAT is coming, and with it, a math section designed to confound you. However, IF you're well prepared, you'll sidestep the confusion and achieve success! Take the first step toward success on the math section by joining David Berlove, a professional SAT tutor, Ph.D. Neurobiologist and founder of Excellence-tutoring.com. You'll learn tips and tricks that will help you master the math and achieve your best possible score. We'll discuss some tough problems and find ways of making them easier and more approachable.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday September 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Utopia: What is the ideal society? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Utopia: What is the Ideal Society? is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. If you could, how would you change today's societies to make them more just, more livable, more healthy?  Come and read about other "ideal" societies that dreamers set up in the U.S. and read fiction in which the idea of a perfect society is explored.  

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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    Location: Room A
   
 
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
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Computers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Introduction to Computers
Do you want to operate a computer and navigate around the internet better? Then this is the class for you! We’ll teach you the basic tools needed to master the online environment.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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. 

10 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 18, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL Tutor Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A meeting for new tutors who started participating in the program in Summer 2014.  By invitation only.

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
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 -Maia's and Olivia's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Warblers, Waders and Woodlands with Brooks Mathewson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Brooks_Mathewson_birdsJoin ecologist, photographer and natural history educator Brooks Mathewson as he presents his photography and shares the stories behind how he produced some of his favorite images, while also relating the fascinating natural history of his subjects. The program is cosponsored by Green Decade Newton and Newton Conservators.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday September 19, 2014 Go To Top
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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.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.  We will have opportunities to learn and play many of these (and other) games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Phase 10, Scattegories,Ticket to Ride. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

14 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 19, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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    Location: Room A
       
Saturday September 20, 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: Story Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM College Essay Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Students: Whether you accomplished a lot on your essay over the summer or you’re still trying to decide what to write about when school begins next fall, this workshop will be helpful.  Students work in small groups with others who are at the same writing stage, and are led by professional tutors and teachers. We'll cover some do's and don'ts of college essay writing, work on your writing, spend some time in peer review. You'll also get an opportunity for individual help and feedback.  Online Registration begins August 1.  This is a free workshop offered to students. Please bring at least 5 copies of your essay draft if you have one.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 51 spaces available.
Sunday September 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Over There: Songs That Won the War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Concert_Ben_Sears_Brad_ConnorBenjamin Sears and Bradford Conner have been called "Boston's favorite song duo" by the Boston Globe. 2014 marks the beginning of a four-year centenary of World War I.  Ben and Brad will present a musical revue of songs popular during the war years including Over There, Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning, It’s a Long Way to Tipperary and How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm?

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday September 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   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  free 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.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
   

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 esl.newtonfreelibrary.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-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult ESL intermediate to advanced students. Curious about the world? We will listen to and then discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by inspired experts from hundreds of talks at the TED.com archives. The class will select a different topic each class, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care, and world politics. This is a great way to listen to many different excellent English speakers, challenge your discussion skills, and expose yourself to new ideas.

12 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 8&9 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Ages 8 & 9. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, August 25.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Neil Swidey's Trapped Under the Sea Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Trapped_Under_the_SeaSwidey, a best-selling author and noted journalist, explores the deadly consequences of the massive engineering undertaking that was the Boston Harbor cleanup. Join him for an author talk which will be followed by a book signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday September 23, 2014 Go To Top
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 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL-What's in a picture? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What's in a Picture? is a free class for adult ESL intermediate learners.  Each week we will examine works of art produced by prominent artists.  We will discuss the contents, artistic elements, and settings of each painting.  Learners will have an opportunity to express their opinions about the artist's point of view and the historic and cultural relevance of each image.

6 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 16, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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

Why is cooking 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 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Learning Language through Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learning Language Through Music is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. No previous knowledge of music is required (only a love of music!). Listen to and discuss various pieces of music from classical to modern styles. Also learn about the composers or artists. 

9 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
       
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

iPad Level 3
This class is for patrons looking to master their iPad. Topics include: Facetime, Copy and Paste, Email, Safari & Others, Apple ID and iCloud, Contacts, Spotlight Search.
Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
        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  -  8:00 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
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult ESL learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 11 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 9.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday September 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM ESL-Brad's ESL Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free beginning conversation group for adult ESL learners.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 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 September 10, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.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  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Avoid waiting in line. Go to www.redcrossblood.org and make an appointment.

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

iPad Level 4
This session focuses on iCloud, Synching Devices, Photo Stream & iCloud email.
Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Laya'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: Laya Steinberg at Lasword@rcn.com.

    Location: Room A
Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Utopia: What is the ideal society? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Utopia: What is the Ideal Society? is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. If you could, how would you change today's societies to make them more just, more livable, more healthy?  Come and read about other "ideal" societies that dreamers set up in the U.S. and read fiction in which the idea of a perfect society is explored.  

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
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. 

9 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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. 

10 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 18, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Time A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational and Informational help only.
A request we can’t help with: “My computer is broken. Fix it.”
A request we can help with: “What could I do to make my computer faster?”

Sign Ups Begin 6 Days Before Listed Date

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational and Informational help only.
A request we can’t help with: “My computer is broken. Fix it.”
A request we can help with: “What could I do to make my computer faster?”

Sign Ups Begin 6 Days Before Listed Date

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational and Informational help only.
A request we can’t help with: “My computer is broken. Fix it.”
A request we can help with: “What could I do to make my computer faster?”

Sign Ups Begin 6 Days Before Listed Date

    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Time D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational and Informational help only.
A request we can’t help with: “My computer is broken. Fix it.”
A request we can help with: “What could I do to make my computer faster?”

Sign Ups Begin 6 Days Before Listed Date

    The registration period has not begun.
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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
   

The September book for discussion will be The Tiger : A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant

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

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 -Maia's and Olivia's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

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

    Location: Room A
Friday September 26, 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.

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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    Location: Room A
   
 
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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.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.  We will have opportunities to learn and play many of these (and other) games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Phase 10, Scattegories,Ticket to Ride. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

14 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 19, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
Saturday September 27, 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: Story Room
Sunday September 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Violin, Viola and Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A%20ValchinovDr. Angel Valchinov, violin and viola, and his wife Chen Lin, viola and piano, perform Martinu’s Duo no. 2 for Violin and Viola in three movements, Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano and Violin no. 5 'Spring', Dvorak’s Four Romantic Pieces for Violin and Piano and Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances for Violin and Piano.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday September 29, 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  free 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.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
   

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 esl.newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult ESL intermediate to advanced students. Curious about the world? We will listen to and then discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by inspired experts from hundreds of talks at the TED.com archives. The class will select a different topic each class, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care, and world politics. This is a great way to listen to many different excellent English speakers, challenge your discussion skills, and expose yourself to new ideas.

12 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
   
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Captain America: The Winter Soldier Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

captain americaAfter being frozen in ice since WWII, Captain America continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who's grasping to find his place in a modern world. Join us for a screening of the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Rated PG-13, runtime 136 min.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 8&9 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Ages 8 & 9. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, August 25.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL-What's in a picture? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What's in a Picture? is a free class for adult ESL intermediate learners.  Each week we will examine works of art produced by prominent artists.  We will discuss the contents, artistic elements, and settings of each painting.  Learners will have an opportunity to express their opinions about the artist's point of view and the historic and cultural relevance of each image.

6 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 16, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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

Why is cooking 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 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Learning Language through Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learning Language Through Music is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. No previous knowledge of music is required (only a love of music!). Listen to and discuss various pieces of music from classical to modern styles. Also learn about the composers or artists. 

9 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie Screening: Disneynature's Bears Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

This new Disney feature showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons.  Rated G.  Runtime 78 minutes.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult ESL learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 11 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 9.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Join us for the Library's Mother-Daughter Book Club. We'll be discussing I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Ages 12-15.

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Macbeth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Classic_Rep_MacbethClassic Repertory Company, New Rep’s flagship educational outreach program, brings professional productions of classic and modern works of relevant literature to schools, colleges and community centers throughout New England. Join them for a presentation of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s visceral, psychological tragedy of ambition, conspiracy and violence. Three witches’ prophecy claims Macbeth will become king of Scotland. When the reigning King Duncan visits, Macbeth must choose whether or not to take his alleged destiny into his own hands.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM ESL-Brad's ESL Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free beginning conversation group for adult ESL learners.

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

    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 September 10, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

Join our 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.   Meeting dates are September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, and January 7.   The September 3rd book is Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.
 

Online registration is for September through January, and starts Wednesday, August 20, 2014.  Please call the Children's Department, 617-796-1370,  for more information.

    Location: Gallery
   
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Laya'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: Laya Steinberg at Lasword@rcn.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM STEAM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Utopia: What is the ideal society? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Utopia: What is the Ideal Society? is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. If you could, how would you change today's societies to make them more just, more livable, more healthy?  Come and read about other "ideal" societies that dreamers set up in the U.S. and read fiction in which the idea of a perfect society is explored.  

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
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. 

9 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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. 

10 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 18, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

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 Thursday September 18.
    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Laura Segal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Maia's & Olivia'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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
 
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
   

knittingJoin us for the ongoing Knitting and Crochet Club. We have crochet hooks, knitting needles, yarn and the know-how to teach the basics of crocheting. Or, bring your own project. 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.

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.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.  We will have opportunities to learn and play many of these (and other) games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Phase 10, Scattegories,Ticket to Ride. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

14 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 19, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
 
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
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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: Story Room
Sunday October 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Ellipsis Trio Performs an all Ravel Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ellipsis trioJoin Elipsis Trio members Amanda Wang, violin, Patrick Owen, cello, and Konstantinos Papadakis, piano, for an afternoon of classical music.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 6, 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  free 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.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
   

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 esl.newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult ESL intermediate to advanced students. Curious about the world? We will listen to and then discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by inspired experts from hundreds of talks at the TED.com archives. The class will select a different topic each class, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care, and world politics. This is a great way to listen to many different excellent English speakers, challenge your discussion skills, and expose yourself to new ideas.

12 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Dick Simon Speaks About Iran Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Newton's own, Dick Simon, for an illustrated talk on his recent trip to Iran.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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. The group is for writers who have work in progress. Info contact: Ed Loechler, 617-543-8153.

    Location: Room A
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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. 

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on October 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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    Location: Room A
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Watch and listen to a story, sing a song, play an instrument.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting 1/2 hour before the program begins. 
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL-What's in a picture? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What's in a Picture? is a free class for adult ESL intermediate learners.  Each week we will examine works of art produced by prominent artists.  We will discuss the contents, artistic elements, and settings of each painting.  Learners will have an opportunity to express their opinions about the artist's point of view and the historic and cultural relevance of each image.

6 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 16, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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

Why is cooking 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 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Smart Money Choices for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   
   

A workshop for kids, presented by Margie Slater, where they will learn in a fun, interactive way, how to make good choices about spending and saving their money.  Interesting items are used to make the learning experience fun and fruitful.  Ages 7-11.  Online registration is required and begins on Tuesday, September 23.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Learning Language through Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learning Language Through Music is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. No previous knowledge of music is required (only a love of music!). Listen to and discuss various pieces of music from classical to modern styles. Also learn about the composers or artists. 

9 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
       
 
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  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A forum for tutors currently in the program to share ideas and concerns.  By invitation only.

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult ESL learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 11 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 9.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM You, the Economy, and the Federal Reserve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In a program titled You, the Economy, and the Federal Reserve, an economist from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston will discuss the role of the Fed in promoting economic stability and growth both at a national and local level.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Grade 7/8 Book Discussion Group 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 are 5 spaces available.
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Wednesday October 8, 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 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Avoid waiting in line. Go to www.redcrossblood.org and make an appointment.

    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 September 10, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join our 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 10, October 8, November 12, December 10 and  January 14. The September 10th book is Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.
 

Online registration is for September through January, and starts Wednesday, August 20, 2014.  Please call the Children's Department, 617-796-1370,  for more information.

    Location: Story Room
   
 
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 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM STEAM: Electrify Your Halloween Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to make interactive and responsive halloween displays. Think of the most amazing Haunted House ever, and it’s right on your front porch! Kevin Osborn, the Newton Free Library’s Maker-in-Residence, will show you how to use simple electronic tools like the Arduino to make things jump, move and scream! Open to all ages.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   617-796-1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
Thursday October 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Utopia: What is the ideal society? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Utopia: What is the Ideal Society? is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. If you could, how would you change today's societies to make them more just, more livable, more healthy?  Come and read about other "ideal" societies that dreamers set up in the U.S. and read fiction in which the idea of a perfect society is explored.  

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
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. 

9 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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. 

10 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 18, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
   
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

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 Thursday September 18.
    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Old School Sci-Fi Book & Movie Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim   617-796-1360   khewitt@minlib.net
   

time machineThe group will discuss books and short stories from the science-fiction genre and then view a movie adaptation. We will be discussing, Time Machine by H.G. Wells and then watching the 1960’s movie adaptation. The film runs 103 minutes and is rated G. Ages 15 and older welcome. Email Kim at khewitt@minlib.net for more information.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Maia's & Olivia'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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introductory Workshop for ESL Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Newton Free Library provides free tutoring services for adults of limited English proficiency. Volunteer tutors are needed for this rewarding work. Just an hour a week of your time can make a real difference. No experience or foreign language ability is necessary. Tutor training workshops are offered at the Library.  Come to an informative Introductory Meeting and become an ESL Volunteer Tutor!

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

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    Location: Trustees' Room
Friday October 10, 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.

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.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.  We will have opportunities to learn and play many of these (and other) games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Phase 10, Scattegories,Ticket to Ride. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

14 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 19, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
 
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
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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: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Edge of Tomorrow Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Edge of TomorrowTom Cruise stars as a futuristic soldier who is killed during a battle with alien invaders, and lives out the last day of his life over and over again in director Doug Liman's adaptation of the popular Manga All You Need is Kill. Runtime 113 min. Rated PG-13. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the library!                      

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sachiko Kato performs Bach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pianist Sachiko Kato will perform Bach's Goldberg Variations.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen     
Tuesday October 14, 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. 

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on October 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

Join the children's librarians for some fun songs and movement!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL-What's in a picture? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What's in a Picture? is a free class for adult ESL intermediate learners.  Each week we will examine works of art produced by prominent artists.  We will discuss the contents, artistic elements, and settings of each painting.  Learners will have an opportunity to express their opinions about the artist's point of view and the historic and cultural relevance of each image.

6 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 16, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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

Why is cooking 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 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Learning Language through Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learning Language Through Music is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. No previous knowledge of music is required (only a love of music!). Listen to and discuss various pieces of music from classical to modern styles. Also learn about the composers or artists. 

9 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
       
 
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 ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult ESL learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 11 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 9.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Poetry Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The poetry series meets once a month from September-November and also February-April. Each month three, prominent, published poets give readings. An open mike follows with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press. Info contact: Doug at dougholder@post.harvard.edu.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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