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Wednesday February 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
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 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Russian Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Small children are capable of so much more intellectually than people often give them credit for. The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is offering a 12-week course for children ages 4 - 5 that is designed to spark early interest in mathematics. The atmosphere is fun and playful, and a great introduction to key mathematical concepts.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 13.  When you register, you register for, and attend,  ALL 12 CLASSES: 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/27, and 5/4..  Adults are asked to please  not attend the classes with their children.  Please note that this is a repeat of the class offered in the fall.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM iPad 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This session focuses on iCloud, synching devices, Photo Stream and iCloud email. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 13th. The class will meet on Wednesdays, February 3, 10 and 24.  When you register, you register for all 3 classes at once.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has ended.
 
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: Special Collections
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bev Spencer   1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
Thursday February 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

scoreSCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in the second floor Meeting Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center). 

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Conversations About Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read and discuss short stories about traveling and exploring new places. Selections will cover travel from around the world. Use articles, tour books, travel brochures, and websites to learn about places to visit. Create a basic checklist for packing. Work in small groups to plan a virtual trip to a region in New England.

6 Thursday afternoon classes.  The class begins on January 21, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2016.

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  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Murder by the Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This months book is Dog On It by Spencer Quinn. Books are availble at the front desk.

The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform.  We don't repair.

Our sessions are for education 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 run faster?"

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week for Tech Help. Registration is required. Contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-In Valentine Crafts Ages 2-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come to the library for some fun Valentine crafts.  Ages 2-5.  No registration required.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform.  We don't repair.

Our sessions are for education 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 run faster?"

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week for Tech Help. Registration is required. Contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Adult Coloring: It's Not Just for Kids! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in anytime for an evening of coloring. Bring your own coloring book or use some of our coloring sheets and colored pencils! No registration required. 

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Screening of Hidden Gem: Historic Myrtle Baptist Church Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Join us as we celebrate African-American History Month with a screening of Myrtle Baptist Church: Pillar of the Community. The film documents the rich history of the Curve Street institution that has been the center of Newton’s black community for more than 140 years. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by director Joe Hunter, an award-winning filmmaker who has documented many of Newton’s historic places and people. The discussion will explore the church’s extraordinary history and bring us up to date on the status of Newton’s unique black community. The panelists will be:

 

  • Rev. Howard Haywood, Pastor Emeritus, Myrtle Baptist Church
  • Rev. Brandon Crowley, Senior Pastor, Myrtle Baptist Church
  • Katy Haywood, Myrtle Baptist Historical Commission
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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Minecraft for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each week. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s.  For kids in grades 3-5.  Space is limited to 10 kids.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ESL-New Ideas from Great People

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.

10 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 14, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on January 4, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
Friday February 12, 2016 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.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015. 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
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 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-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free monthly discussion 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: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate to advanced 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 to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

6 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2016.

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  -  4:00 PM SCORE Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Every entrepreneur starts a business intending to make a good living, but a surprising number of business owners are missing critical skills for understanding the financial aspects of their business.  Join us for this down-to-earth workshop that explains what you need to know about planning, profits and cash flow - a must for anyone who has felt intimidated by obscure financial terms and concepts; the basics are surprisingly common-sense. The workshop will be led by a representative from SCORE (Senior Core of Retired Executives). Registration is required. Register at newtonfreelibrary.net or call 617-565-5591.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Friday Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   liz@newtongwc.org
   

gwcWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us every Friday throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Open to grades 6-12. Register online.

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday February 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

TaxtimeThe AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to answer questions, regardless of income level, related to regular (non-business) taxes.

Patrons will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2014) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2015 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2015 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and 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 desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and 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 desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

It's Saturdays at the Movies!  This afternoon's movie: SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, rated PG, runtime 93 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Play Reading Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ArtsEmerson is offering this exciting opportunity to study the art and craft of theater, and expand and deepen your theater literacy skills as an audience member through stimulating conversations with artists and others. Space is limted, registration is required. Register here.

  • Study the scripts of Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov (session runs from 2/14 - 3/17) and/or Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary by Marissa Chibas (session runs 4/17 - 5/11)
  • No prior knowledge of the plays or acting ability is necessary. Scripts will be issued on the first day of each book club.
  • Attend a complimentary performance at ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage.  
  • After attending the plays participants will share their experience at a public sharing event.
  • Sign up to study one play over 5 sessions or both plays over 10 sessions
  • Please attend all of the sessions for which you register as the group will build on their experiences from week-to-week.
    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Swingin' the Blues with the Paul Speidel Jazz Duo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Paul_Speidel_by_Eric_Antoniou.Join jazz/blues guitarist Paul Speidel and friend, when they will bring their interpretations of the traditional styles to the stage in the guitar-bass duo format. Jazz and blues are simultaneously old and new styles of music. Every time a new generation discovers the language, styles, musical forms and rhythms of old; they add their voice to the chorus of those that preceded them.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Presidents' Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Tuesday February 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Conversation for Beginners 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 9:45 AM  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 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.  For ages 1-2.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 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 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on February 2, 2016. 

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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 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 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on February 2, 2016. 

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 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice (iPhone/iPad) A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer.

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week for Device Advice. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice (iPhone/iPad) B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer.

This week's sessions are for those who have Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, Mac). If you have an Android device (Samsung, Motorola, HTC, etc.), please sign up for a Device Advice Android session instead.

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week for Device Advice. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Device Advice (iPhone/iPad) C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer.

This week's sessions are for those who have Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, Mac). If you have an Android device (Samsung, Motorola, HTC, etc.), please sign up for a Device Advice Android session instead.

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week for Device Advice. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice (iPhone/iPad) D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer.

This week's sessions are for those who have Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, Mac). If you have an Android device (Samsung, Motorola, HTC, etc.), please sign up for a Device Advice Android session instead.

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week for Device Advice. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ESL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Understanding Idioms is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Learn to speak English like an American! Have fun learning common American expressions that sound as though they mean one thing but really mean something different.

10 Tuesday afternoon sessions will begin on January 12, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2016.

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 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 9 Tuesday evenings, beginning on January 19, 2016. 

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 ESL-Tutor Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A roundtable for tutors currently in our ESL & Literacy program.

    Location: Trustees' Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly Make Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Gather each month for an exciting hands-on activity! Some months will feature guided crafts and others may be more open ended.  Either way you'll meet new people, work with varying mediums and materials, and have something to take home! This month we’re decorating cupcakes!

No registration required.

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Crafterhours Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

calendarWe meet on the third Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month we’ll be making calendars. Grades 6-12.

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    Location: Teen Area
 
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 617-244-6236.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday February 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Grace Lin Author Visit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join author Grace Lin for her presentation "Behind the Year of the Dog!"  Grace Lin's books blend fact and fiction.  Learn what was real, what was fiction, and how the story came together.  There will be a Chinese New Year decoration draw-along and a Q&A at the end of the presentation.  Wellesley Books will be selling copies of Grace Lin's books, and Grace Lin will be available to sign books. For kids in first grade and up.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tinker Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

teen tinker clubDuring February vacation we’ll be playing around with LEGO WeDo’s on Wednesday, Scratch on Thursday, and putting it all together Friday by coding the LEGO WeDos using Scratch. Tinker Club is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. Space is limited, please register. Sign up is for all three sessions.  

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    Location: Computer Center
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Old School Sci Fi Book and Movie Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Hewitt     khewitt@minlib.net
   

The group meets to discuss works of science ­fiction and view movie adaptations. Check back for the book/movie title.Intended for adults. Info contact: khewitt@minlib.net.

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Small Plants, Big Bang! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2016/wx02_17_Program_Jen_Kettell_Small_Plants_Big_Bang.jpgSpring is an ideal time to transplant woody plants. Join Jen Kettell, a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist, for a program that will introduce you to new and old favorites that make the most of small spaces. In the excitement to create a beautiful outdoor living space, many gardeners overplant in number or size. Learn about the long-term consequences of overplanting and how to avoid it by introducing the smaller gems of the plant world into your garden. Design your next garden bed with some unique groundcovers, dwarf conifers and more!

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

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. This month they will discuss Love Is Power, or Something Like That -- a collection of short stories by Igoni Barrett of Nigeria.Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: Room A
Thursday February 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

scoreSCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in the second floor Meeting Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center). 

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Hexbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Hexbugs are little robotic creatures that react to their environment. Join us to create ‘Habitats’ for your Hexbug to do race in!  For kids ages 5+ accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited. Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 
 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. 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. 

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on Februaty 4, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on January 4, 2016.

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 Tech Time A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform.  We don't repair.

Our sessions are for education 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 run faster?"

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week for Tech Help. Registration is required. Contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Three Billy Goats Gruff/Lion and the Mouse Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Pumpernickel Puppets presents The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Lion and the Mouse!  Two classic tales make up this wonderful show. In The Three Billy Goats Gruff, the quick-witted billy goats outsmart the troll, but the troll isn’t really mean – he’s just green, has a snaggletooth, and lives under a bridge. In The Lion and the Mouse, two unlikely friends – one very big and one very small – learn to help each other to solve their problems.  Performed with colorful, friendly hand puppets. This show is recommended for ages 3 & up.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform.  We don't repair.

Our sessions are for education 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 run faster?"

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week for Tech Help. Registration is required. Contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tinker Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

teen tinker clubDuring February vacation we’ll be playing around with LEGO WeDo’s on Wednesday, Scratch on Thursday, and putting it all together Friday by coding the LEGO WeDos using Scratch. Tinker Club is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. Space is limited, please register. Sign up is for all three sessions.  

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Intensive Arduino Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This Intensive Arduino class will expand on your knowledge of Arduino. This class is intended for those who have taken our Intro to Arduino class already or have background knowledge of Arduino. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.*

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

    Location: Computer Center
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ESL-New Ideas from Great People

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.

10 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 14, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on January 4, 2016.

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  -  8:45 PM Wizard of Oz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Enjoy a classic over vacation.  Rated G.  Runtime 101 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday February 19, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 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 to advanced 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 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make It and Take It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Drop in to spend quality time with your child(ren) and with other patrons.  Make a craft, read a book, schmooze, and relax a little.  Open to all ages.

    Location: Story Room
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 3:00 PM  -  4:30 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 popular music. Info contact: Miriam Simen at 617-244-6705.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tinker Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

teen tinker clubDuring February vacation we’ll be playing around with LEGO WeDo’s on Wednesday, Scratch on Thursday, and putting it all together Friday by coding the LEGO WeDos using Scratch. Tinker Club is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. Space is limited, please register. Sign up is for all three sessions.  

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday February 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

TaxtimeThe AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to answer questions, regardless of income level, related to regular (non-business) taxes.

Patrons will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2014) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2015 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2015 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

An opportunity to chuck the to-do list and enjoy an hour of fun, learning and connection with your loved ones! Our Family Yoga Class will be structured like kids yoga class with emphasis on interactive and partner poses for kids and adults to do together.  Activities include cooperative games, age-appropriate poses, partner poses between parent and child, breathing exercises, simple mindfulness activities, and relaxation. Poses and games in this class are designed for children ages 3-12 and their caregiver(s).  No yoga experience required. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and 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 desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Everest: Movie Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

EverestIt's Saturdays at the Movies!  This afternoon's movie: Everest. In this adventure docudrama set in 1996, several groups of professional climbers successfully scale Mount Everest only to be faced with tragedy when a monster storm surprises them as they attempt to make their descent. Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, and John Hawkes co-star. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. Runtime 121 min. Rated PG-13. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Library.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Sunny will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, February 6.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
Sunday February 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Play Reading Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ArtsEmerson is offering this exciting opportunity to study the art and craft of theater, and expand and deepen your theater literacy skills as an audience member through stimulating conversations with artists and others. Space is limted, registration is required. Register here.

  • Study the scripts of Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov (session runs from 2/14 - 3/17) and/or Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary by Marissa Chibas (session runs 4/17 - 5/11)
  • No prior knowledge of the plays or acting ability is necessary. Scripts will be issued on the first day of each book club.
  • Attend a complimentary performance at ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage.  
  • After attending the plays participants will share their experience at a public sharing event.
  • Sign up to study one play over 5 sessions or both plays over 10 sessions
  • Please attend all of the sessions for which you register as the group will build on their experiences from week-to-week.
    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fusion String Ensemble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fusion String Ensemble was formed in 2007 by a group of friends interested in performing a wide selection of repertoire through the voice of a chamber orchestra. Their music ranges from classical to contemporary with traditional and sometimes unique interpretations. Since its inception they have brought their brand of music to Boston, Montreal, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. This August they will perform at Symphony Hall in Boston. The program will include:

Simple Gifts, a Traditional Shaker Hymn arr. by Robert Frost 

Symphony No. 5 – 111. 4. Adiagetto by Gustav Mahler

Élégie, Op.24 for cello and chamber orchestra, Katherine Miller, cello

Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity (from The Planets) for Chamber Orchestra, by Gustav Holst, arr. by Abe Dewing

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 22, 2016 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 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    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 - January 25, February 22, March 21, April 25, May 23, June 20, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 21, December 19.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The group will read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

18 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 25, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours! We'll have lots of games available like Settlers of Catan, King of Tokyo and more. All ages welcome. (Many games are suitable only for ages 12+.) No registration required. 

    Location: 3rd Floor
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Have fun playing chess the first and fourth Monday of every month with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9 Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   liz@newtongwc.org
   

gwcWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Every Monday throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Open to grades 6-12. Register online.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Trivia Nite @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Are you a genius at Jeopardy!?  A consumer of crossword puzzles?  Our first trivia night was a big success, come join the fun and test your mastery of useful (and useless) information! Some of your favorite library staff will challenge players with 4 rounds of questions from a variety of categories.  Stretch your brain and win great prizes!  Come alone or with friends. Teams can be up to 6 people, and we can match you with fellow devotees. Refreshments will be provided.  Teens and families welcome. 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are many 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
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Science Fiction Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. This month they will discuss The Humans by Matt Haig. In March they will discuss Malice by John Gwynne. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday February 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Conversation for Beginners 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 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

9 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on January 26, 2016.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2016.

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 9:45 AM  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Talking About Health is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news. Short weekly homework assignments.

8 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

Online registration begins on January 4, 2016. 

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-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 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on February 2, 2016. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 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 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on February 2, 2016. 

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 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM littleBits DIY Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childen's Room   617-796-1370   
   

littleBits are easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower students to understand the world around them and create inventions that transform it. Come transform with us!  For ages 9-12.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice (Android) A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer.

This week's sessions are for those who have Android devices (Samsung, Motorola, HTC, etc.). If you have an Apple device (iPad, iPhone, Mac), please sign up for a Device Advice iPhone/iPad session instead.

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week for Device Advice. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

 

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice (Android) B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer.

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week for Device Advice. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

 

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Device Advice (Android) C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer.

This week's sessions are for those who have Android devices (Samsung, Motorola, HTC, etc.). If you have an Apple device (iPad, iPhone, Mac), please sign up for a Device Advice iPhone/iPad session instead.

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week for Device Advice. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

 

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice (Android) D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer.

This week's sessions are for those who have Android devices (Samsung, Motorola, HTC, etc.). If you have an Apple device (iPad, iPhone, Mac), please sign up for a Device Advice iPhone/iPad session instead.

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week for Device Advice. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

 

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ESL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Understanding Idioms is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Learn to speak English like an American! Have fun learning common American expressions that sound as though they mean one thing but really mean something different.

10 Tuesday afternoon sessions will begin on January 12, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2016.

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 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month.All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 10/27, 11/24, 12/15, 1/26/16, 2/23/16, 3/22/16, 4/26/16, 5/24/16, and 6/21/16.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 16. When you register, you register at the same time for all 9 months.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brownies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

i am princess xJoin us for the monthly parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! This month we'll be reading I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest. For ages 11-16 and their adult. 

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    Location: Teen Area
 
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 9 Tuesday evenings, beginning on January 19, 2016. 

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  -  9:00 PM Jobs Seekers and Career Development Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   


http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2016/wx02_23_Program_Jobs_Series_Joyce_Susan_P.jpgRecruiters and employers often use LinkedIn and Google to find candidates who have the qualifications and experience they are looking for. In order to be found by prospective employers, today’s job seekers must understand how to leverage technology - specifically search engine optimization (SEO). Susan P. Joyce will lead this session that shows you how to leverage your personal SEO, the art of creating web pages so that they will appear high up in the results of a relevant search. Learn where to place your keywords so that recruiters and employers can find you, with a focus on LinkedIn. Based on her experience in corporate "high tech" and human resources at Harvard University, Ms. Joyce has been studying, writing, training, and speaking about safe and effective use of the Internet for job searching since 1997. She is the owner of NETability, Inc. This program is part of the ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development series facilitated by Executive and Career Coach Tammy Gooler Loeb.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday February 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Dance and Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Joanne Langione Dance Center presents a music and movement class for toddlers and preschoolers, ages 2-5.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Russian Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Small children are capable of so much more intellectually than people often give them credit for. The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is offering a 12-week course for children ages 4 - 5 that is designed to spark early interest in mathematics. The atmosphere is fun and playful, and a great introduction to key mathematical concepts.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 13.  When you register, you register for, and attend,  ALL 12 CLASSES: 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/27, and 5/4..  Adults are asked to please  not attend the classes with their children.  Please note that this is a repeat of the class offered in the fall.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
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
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 13th. The class will meet on Wednesdays, February 3, 10 and 24.  When you register, you register for all 3 classes at once.

    Location: Computer Center
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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 February 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

scoreSCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in the second floor Meeting Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center). 

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Conversations About Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read and discuss short stories about traveling and exploring new places. Selections will cover travel from around the world. Use articles, tour books, travel brochures, and websites to learn about places to visit. Create a basic checklist for packing. Work in small groups to plan a virtual trip to a region in New England.

6 Thursday afternoon classes.  The class begins on January 21, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2016.

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  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. 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. 

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on Februaty 4, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on January 4, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Hindi Bilingual 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

A special bilingual storytime with stories, songs and movement in English and Hindi. 
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hooked on Books Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The February's book for discussion is Finders Keepers: a tale of archaeological plunder and obsession by Craig Childs.

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.

For more information abou the club and to see previous book selections visit: http://guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/hookedonbooks

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Minecraft for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each week. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s.  For kids in grades 3-5.  Space is limited to 10 kids.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ESL-New Ideas from Great People

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.

10 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 14, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on January 4, 2016.

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 Newton History Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2016/wx02_25_Program_History_Series_Chestnut_Hill_pumping_station_circa_1868.jpgNewton History Series: A City of Villages, Shaping Chestnut Hill: How Water Supply Systems Fashioned the Future: In 1870 Boston finished the construction of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and the Reservoir Driveway. In 1876, the newly incorporated City of Newton completed construction on its own system and began pumping water from the Charles River to Waban Hill Reservoir in Chestnut Hill. The creation of the grand Reservoir Driveway surrounding the Chestnut Hill Reservoir cemented Chestnut Hill’s position as the center of activity in the area. Metropolitan Waterworks Museum historian Jean Innamorati will discuss the construction of these two systems and the impact that they had on the surrounding area that is today known as Chestnut Hill.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday February 26, 2016 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.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015. 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
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 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 to advanced 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 to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

6 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Friday Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   liz@newtongwc.org
   

gwcWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us every Friday throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Open to grades 6-12. Register online.

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday February 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

TaxtimeThe AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to answer questions, regardless of income level, related to regular (non-business) taxes.

Patrons will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2014) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2015 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2015 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and 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 desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and 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 desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

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

It's Saturdays at the Movies!  This afternoon's movie: Hotel Transylvania 2, rated PG.  Runtime 89 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Leo will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, February 13th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday February 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Traditional Chinese Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Chinese Dulcimer Guzheng Youth Band: Join us for a special concert in celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year 2016, the year of the Monkey. Students from the Boston Art School for Chinese Music will perform. The players will be Amy Huang, Courtney Zang and Francesca Mei (dulcimer), Laura Wang, Krystie Wong and Yuetian Zhang (guzheng). Ping Li founded the Boston Art School for Chinese Music in 2000. Since then she has taught both Chinese and American students. She has been a professional yangqin (Chinese dulcimer) and guzheng performer for almost 30 years. Info: pinglimusic.com.
 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 29, 2016 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 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The group will read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

18 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 25, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2015.

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 Monday Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   liz@newtongwc.org
   

gwcWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Every Monday throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Open to grades 6-12.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Starting Your Genealogy Research Online: Census and Vital Records Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of genealogy and family history research with our resident expert. Then head online to track down your ancestors using the library’s wide array of resources. Registration is required. Contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call 617-796-1380.  

    Location: Special Collections
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Greening Our Community Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2016/wx02_29_Program_merchants_of_doubt.jpgAre you confused by conflicting reports that are presented by the media on environmental issues? Join us for a screening of Merchants of Doubt. The film is based on the celebrated book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, and reveals the truth behind the secretive and charismatic pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities. They only succeed in spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats from toxic chemicals and pharmaceuticals to climate change. The film will be followed by commentary by Dan Ruben, Chairman of the Board of Green Newton and Executive Director of Boston Green Tourism. The program is part of the Greening Our Community Series and is cosponsored by Green Newton and Interfaith Power and Light.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday March 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Elections Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Conversation for Beginners 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 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

9 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on January 26, 2016.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2016.

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 9:45 AM  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Talking About Health is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news. Short weekly homework assignments.

8 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

Online registration begins on January 4, 2016. 

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-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 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on February 2, 2016. 

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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 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 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on February 2, 2016. 

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 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice iPhone/iPad A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice iPhone/iPad B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Device Advice iPhone/iPad C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice iPhone/iPad D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ESL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Understanding Idioms is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Learn to speak English like an American! Have fun learning common American expressions that sound as though they mean one thing but really mean something different.

10 Tuesday afternoon sessions will begin on January 12, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2016.

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 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 9 Tuesday evenings, beginning on January 19, 2016. 

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 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sweet Reads Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

 Kids in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1, 1/5/16, 2/2/16, 3/1/16, 4/5/16, 5/3/16, and 6/7/16.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 16. When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Russian Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Small children are capable of so much more intellectually than people often give them credit for. The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is offering a 12-week course for children ages 4 - 5 that is designed to spark early interest in mathematics. The atmosphere is fun and playful, and a great introduction to key mathematical concepts.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 13.  When you register, you register for, and attend,  ALL 12 CLASSES: 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/27, and 5/4..  Adults are asked to please  not attend the classes with their children.  Please note that this is a repeat of the class offered in the fall.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get Help with Research using Library Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Do you have a thesis to write or a project to research? Get personalized, one-on-one help using library resources to develop your topic.

Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Riley will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Wednesday, February 17.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
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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.   We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on  March 2, April 6, May 4, and June 1.  Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 20. The book for February 3 is   Bringing In the New Year by Grace Lin.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Panel Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Newton Camera Club Opening Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Newton Camera Club will hold their opening reception. Details will follow.

    Location: Gallery
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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 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

scoreSCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in the second floor Meeting Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center). 

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Conversations About Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read and discuss short stories about traveling and exploring new places. Selections will cover travel from around the world. Use articles, tour books, travel brochures, and websites to learn about places to visit. Create a basic checklist for packing. Work in small groups to plan a virtual trip to a region in New England.

6 Thursday afternoon classes.  The class begins on January 21, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2016.

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  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. 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. 

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on Februaty 4, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on January 4, 2016.

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 Tech Time A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer).

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer).

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM STEAM Ahead Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

A storytime for 3-5 year olds and their care givers to explore math, science, and the arts with children's books and related activities.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours! We'll have lots of games available like Settlers of Catan, King of Tokyo and more. All ages welcome. (Many games are suitable only for ages 12+.) No registration required.

Check out our list of board games here

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Michelle Mendez 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-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ESL-New Ideas from Great People

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.

10 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 14, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on January 4, 2016.

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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Friday March 4, 2016 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.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015. 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
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 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-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free monthly discussion 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: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate to advanced 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 to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

6 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Friday Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   liz@newtongwc.org
   

gwcWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us every Friday throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Open to grades 6-12. Register online.

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

TaxtimeThe AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to answer questions, regardless of income level, related to regular (non-business) taxes.

Patrons will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2014) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2015 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2015 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and 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 desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and 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 desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Across the Americas: A Song & Story Celebration with performers David Bates and Roger Tincknell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Celebrate the diverse cultural heritage of the Western Hemisphere in a participatory program of stories and songs for all ages. This concert is an exciting folkloric journey from Canada to Chile.  Hear how coyote got his howl, and hear and sing along to songs in many languages performed on a variety of stringed, wind, and percussion instruments.  Be prepared to sing, move and dance, especially to the closing song, Woody Guthrie’s This Land is Your Land.  There will even be a short lesson on how to play the musical spoons and an appearance by a dancing wooden dog named Bingo.  For all ages.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Play Reading Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ArtsEmerson is offering this exciting opportunity to study the art and craft of theater, and expand and deepen your theater literacy skills as an audience member through stimulating conversations with artists and others. Space is limted, registration is required. Register here.

  • Study the scripts of Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov (session runs from 2/14 - 3/17) and/or Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary by Marissa Chibas (session runs 4/17 - 5/11)
  • No prior knowledge of the plays or acting ability is necessary. Scripts will be issued on the first day of each book club.
  • Attend a complimentary performance at ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage.  
  • After attending the plays participants will share their experience at a public sharing event.
  • Sign up to study one play over 5 sessions or both plays over 10 sessions
  • Please attend all of the sessions for which you register as the group will build on their experiences from week-to-week.
    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Hyemin Kim on Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Hyemin Kim for a solo, classical piano performance. Her program will include works by Bach, Rachmaninoff, Schumann and Gould.

 

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

A  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 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The group will read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

18 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 25, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2015.

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  -  8:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Have fun playing chess the first and fourth Monday of every month with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   liz@newtongwc.org
   

gwcWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Every Monday throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Open to grades 6-12.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Bridge of Spies: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   RoMcGrath@minlib.net
   

Bridge of SpiesIn this historical drama set during the Cold War, a Brooklyn attorney (Tom Hanks) is tasked with negotiating a prisoner exchange between an American pilot who was shot down over the USSR and a Soviet spy serving a 45-year sentence for espionage against the U.S. Bridge of Spies was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Matt Charman and Joel and Ethan Coen. Runtime 135 min. PG-13. Enjoy light refreshments served courtesy of the Library.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Writer's Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Using Your Local Library to Expand Your Family History Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of genealogy and family history research with our resident expert. Then head online to track down your ancestors using the library’s wide array of resources. Registration is required.

    Location: Special Collections
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Disability Awareness Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Conversation for Beginners 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
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

9 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on January 26, 2016.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2016.

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 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoA program for job seekers will be given by a trainer from Employment & Training Resources (ETR), the MA Division of Career Services. They are also the program cosponsor. Registration is required, space is limited.  Please call the Framingham ETR Career Center at 508 766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Talking About Health is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news. Short weekly homework assignments.

8 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

Online registration begins on January 4, 2016. 

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-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 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on February 2, 2016. 

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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 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 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on February 2, 2016. 

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 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice Android A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice Android B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Device Advice Android C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice Android D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM KIBO Robots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childen's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children build their own robot with KIBO, program it to do what they want, and decorate it, giving children the chance to make their ideas physical and tangible.  For kids ages 4-6 with an adult.  Space is limited to 10 spots.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ESL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Understanding Idioms is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Learn to speak English like an American! Have fun learning common American expressions that sound as though they mean one thing but really mean something different.

10 Tuesday afternoon sessions will begin on January 12, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2016.

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   
   

Kids in grades 5-6 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month.All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12/16, 2/9/16, 3/8/16, 4/12/16, 5/10/16 and 6/14/16.  Online registration is required . When you register, you register at the same time for all 9 months.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
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 9 Tuesday evenings, beginning on January 19, 2016. 

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
 
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). Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
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 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Russian Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Small children are capable of so much more intellectually than people often give them credit for. The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is offering a 12-week course for children ages 4 - 5 that is designed to spark early interest in mathematics. The atmosphere is fun and playful, and a great introduction to key mathematical concepts.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 13.  When you register, you register for, and attend,  ALL 12 CLASSES: 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/27, and 5/4..  Adults are asked to please  not attend the classes with their children.  Please note that this is a repeat of the class offered in the fall.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Opera for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Whether you need Opera 101 or could teach a course, learn how to use the library's many music resources and take a tour of our Opera collection in the new Music Center.

Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 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.   We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on February 17, March 9, April 13, May 11, and June 1.  Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 20. The book for February 10 is   Bringing In the New Year by Grace Lin.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Investment eResources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class gives an overview of the library’s investment and business resources. Learn about Morningstar Investment Research Center and Standard & Poor's database and explore some financial websites. Browse the financial newsletters and periodicals the library offers.

Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
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: Special Collections
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Emerging Science Behind Mindfulness Practice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Nancy Waring, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Lesley College, will give a program titled The Emerging Science Behind Mindfulness Practice. The program is the last in a three part series on mindfulness. Ms. Waring encourages students to get to know their own minds. A longtime mindfulness meditator and mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher, Waring is among a growing number of educators focused on contemplative studies. Besides mentoring SDMD students in contemplative subject areas, she designed and teaches the interdisciplinary graduate course, Mindfulness and Professional Practice. Waring has a particular interest in the effects of meditation on the brain, and studies of neuroscience of meditation.
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bev Spencer   1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
Thursday March 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

scoreSCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in the second floor Meeting Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center). 

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Murder by the Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. Details will follow on the title for the current month. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. 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. 

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on Februaty 4, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on January 4, 2016.

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 Spring In My Backyard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Celebrate spring: plant seedlings, make a pinecone bird feeder, learn about earthworm composting and meet animal friends! Ages 5 & up.

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

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer).

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer).

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Puppet Pals 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join Jonathan for a puppet filled storytime!  There will be songs, stories, and lots of puppet friends. Crafts will follow.  For children ages 3-5years.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Minecraft for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each week. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s.  For kids in grades 3-5.  Space is limited to 10 kids.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ESL-New Ideas from Great People

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.

10 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 14, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on January 4, 2016.

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 The Mill Girls of Lowell and Beyond Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In honor of Women's History Month, freelance journalist Doug Stewart will give a talk titled The Mill Girls of Lowell and Beyond. Details will follow.

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

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

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015. 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
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 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 to advanced 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
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 3:00 PM  -  4:30 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 popular music. Info contact: Miriam Simen at 617-244-6705.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Friday Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   liz@newtongwc.org
   

gwcWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us every Friday throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Open to grades 6-12. Register online.

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday March 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

TaxtimeThe AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to answer questions, regardless of income level, related to regular (non-business) taxes.

Patrons will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2014) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2015 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2015 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and 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 desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and 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 desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Shaun the Sheep Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

 In this delightful family film, a sheep takes the day off to have some fun and gets more than he anticipated when a mix up with a farmer, a caravan and a steep hill leads to a big-city adventure. It becomes the whole flock's responsibility to embark on a whimsical mission and bring everyone home. Rated PG. Runtime 85 minutes.  

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Leo will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, February 27th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Boston Public Quartet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Boston Public Quartet will perform. Program details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 14, 2016 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 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL- Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The group will read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

18 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 25, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Starry Night: Pastel Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

starry night

This pastel painting workshop is designed for adults and teens, both sheer beginners to advanced participants who want to paint expressively. Maichack, a faculty member of the Springfield Museum Studio School, will explain exciting Post Impressionist concepts and then start you off by sharing a fearless approach to drawing. You will then find it effortless to work in tandem with the artist expressively drawing Starry Night with white charcoal pencils on black paper. This workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Newton Free Library. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   liz@newtongwc.org
   

gwcWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Every Monday throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Open to grades 6-12.

    Location: Computer Center
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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   
   

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/21, 10/19, 11/9, 12/14, 1/11/16, 2/8/16, 3/14/16, 4/11/16, 5/9/16, and 6/13/16.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, June 15 . When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The group is open to those interested in writing a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading and sharing of work. Group members offer each other encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. Info contact newton.memoir@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Starry Night: Pastel Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

starry nightThis pastel painting workshop is designed for adults and teens, both sheer beginners to advanced participants who want to paint expressively. Maichack, a faculty member of the Springfield Museum Studio School, will explain exciting Post Impressionist concepts and then start you off by sharing a fearless approach to drawing. You will then find it effortless to work in tandem with the artist expressively drawing Starry Night with white charcoal pencils on black paper. This workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Newton Free Library. We will be offereing two workshops for this high-demand event. We will be offereing two workshops for this high-demand event. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. This month they will discuss Janus by Anne Beattie from The New Yorker in 1986 and The Rocking Horse Winner by D. H. Lawrence found on line at www.world-english.org. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: Trustees' Room
Tuesday March 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Conversation for Beginners 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 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

9 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on January 26, 2016.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2016.

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 9:45 AM  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 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.  For ages 1-2.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.
 

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

Talking About Health is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news. Short weekly homework assignments.

8 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

Online registration begins on January 4, 2016. 

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-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 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on February 2, 2016. 

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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 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 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on February 2, 2016. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice iPhone/iPad A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer.

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice iPhone/iPad B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Device Advice iPhone/iPad C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Card Corner Ages 6+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and play your favorite trading card games: Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Magic: the Gathering!  Duel your friends as you battle your way to the top.  Bring your own deck(s) or use one of ours. For kids who already know how to play the games.  Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice iPhone/iPad D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ESL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Understanding Idioms is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Learn to speak English like an American! Have fun learning common American expressions that sound as though they mean one thing but really mean something different.

10 Tuesday afternoon sessions will begin on January 12, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2016.

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 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 9 Tuesday evenings, beginning on January 19, 2016. 

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  -  9:00 PM Jobs Seekers and Career Development Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   


The ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development Series and is for people who are considering a career transition, currently engaged in a job search or are interested in re-defining their career. The series is facilitated by Executive and Career Coach Tammy Gooler-Loeb. Details on program content to follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 617-244-6236.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday March 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Dance and Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Joanne Langione Dance Center presents a music and movement class for toddlers and preschoolers, ages 2-5.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Russian Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Small children are capable of so much more intellectually than people often give them credit for. The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is offering a 12-week course for children ages 4 - 5 that is designed to spark early interest in mathematics. The atmosphere is fun and playful, and a great introduction to key mathematical concepts.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 13.  When you register, you register for, and attend,  ALL 12 CLASSES: 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/27, and 5/4..  Adults are asked to please  not attend the classes with their children.  Please note that this is a repeat of the class offered in the fall.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Get Help with Research using Library Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Do you have a thesis to write or a project to research? Get personalized, one-on-one help using library resources to develop your topic.

Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM eBooks from the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password (or Amazon email and password for Kindles) along with their library card and pin number. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Community Safe Spaces Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

pflagGreater Boston PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of LGBTQ People) Safe Spaces workshop will unpack LGBTQ+ terminology and raise awareness about gender identity and sexual orientation. The workshop will include a presentation that explains terms and identities and discuss how the Newton community can create open and affirming spaces. The workshop will be followed by a speakers panel and Q&A, where speakers share short stories that illustrate LGBTQ+ and ally experiences and answer audience questions. 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A representative of SCORE (Service Corps for Retired Executives) will give a workshop for area small business owners. To register (required) call: 617-565-5591. Session details will follow.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Old School Sci Fi Book and Movie Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Hewitt     khewitt@minlib.net
   

The group meets to discuss works of science ­fiction and view movie adaptations. Check back for the book/movie title.Intended for adults. Info contact: khewitt@minlib.net.

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

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: Room A
Thursday March 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

scoreSCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in the second floor Meeting Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center). 

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An overview of basic word processing including entering, editing and formatting text, proofreading documents, setting them up for printing, saving them, etc. Offered by Employment & Training Resources (ETR), a MA One-Stop Career Center. To register (required) call ETR: 508-766-5700.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. 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. 

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on Februaty 4, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on January 4, 2016.

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 Stream Movies, Music, Audiobooks and more from the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come learn what you can stream from the library onto your computer, tablet or smart phone!

Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password along with their library card and pin number if they have an iPad or iPhone. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer).

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer).

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Spanish Bilingual 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

A special bilingual storytime with stories, songs and movement in English and Spanish. 
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ESL-New Ideas from Great People

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.

10 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 14, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on January 4, 2016.

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 Play Reading Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The ArtsEmerson Play Reading Book Group will offer a staged sharing of what they have learned in studying the script of Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov and attending a live performance at ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday March 18, 2016 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.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015. 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
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 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 to advanced 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 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make It and Take It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Drop in to spend quality time with your child(ren) and with other patrons.  Make a craft, read a book, schmooze, and relax a little.  Open to all ages.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Friday Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   liz@newtongwc.org
   

gwcWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us every Friday throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Open to grades 6-12. Register online.

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday March 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

TaxtimeThe AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to answer questions, regardless of income level, related to regular (non-business) taxes.

Patrons will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2014) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2015 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2015 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

An opportunity to chuck the to-do list and enjoy an hour of fun, learning and connection with your loved ones! Our Family Yoga Class will be structured like kids yoga class with emphasis on interactive and partner poses for kids and adults to do together.  Activities include cooperative games, age-appropriate poses, partner poses between parent and child, breathing exercises, simple mindfulness activities, and relaxation. Poses and games in this class are designed for children ages 3-12 and their caregiver(s).  No yoga experience required. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and 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 desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturday Scientist Open Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   617-796-1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
   

Drop in during our two-hour Open Lab to explore engineering, circuitry, coding and robotics. Discover our LSTA grant purchased equipment including HexBugs, Kibo, littleBits, Lego WeDo and Spark Fun Inventor kits. Demonstrations and hands on activities for all ages will be available.

This Code Newton program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Sunny will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, March 5.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday March 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Meaning of Symphony: Shostakovich & Mahler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Marc Mandel, the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Director of Publications, will give a BSO 101 program titled The Meaning of Symphony: Shostakovich and Mahler. BSO violinist Jennie Shames will join Marc to play examples that illustrate the talk and also to talk about the music from the performer's perspective. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 21, 2016 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 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    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 - January 25, February 22, March 21, April 25, May 23, June 20, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 21, December 19.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL- Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The group will read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

18 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 25, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Adventures In Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

"How can I help my child get ready to read?"  Join Sandy to learn early literacy concepts and skills, including the artistry of reading aloud.  Every other month we'll read and discuss a book, and have follow up activities.  For children in kindergarten with a care giver.  Registration (required) begins on Monday, September 7.  When you register, you register for all five sessions (September 21, November 16, January 25, March 21, and May 16).

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   liz@newtongwc.org
   

gwcWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Every Monday throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Open to grades 6-12.

    Location: Computer Center
 
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 7:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Sophisticated Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Storytime for older kids!  Enjoy cool, strange, weird and wacky picture books.  For kids in grades 3 and up - you're never too old for picture books!  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the progam begins.

    Location: Story Room
Tuesday March 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Conversation for Beginners 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 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

9 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on January 26, 2016.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2016.

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 9:45 AM  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Talking About Health is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news. Short weekly homework assignments.

8 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

Online registration begins on January 4, 2016. 

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-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 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on February 2, 2016. 

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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 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 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on February 2, 2016. 

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 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice Android A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM iPad 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The objective of the class is to make new iPad users more comfortable with their device.

Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice Android B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Device Advice Android C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice Android D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn how to use Overdrive, Hoopla or Mango to download eBooks, audiobooks, music or movies. Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your eReader, tablet or smartphone. No device? No problem! We will use a computer. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
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
   

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month.All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 10/27, 11/24, 12/15, 1/26/16, 2/23/16, 3/22/16, 4/26/16, 5/24/16, and 6/21/16.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 16. When you register, you register at the same time for all 9 months.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly Make Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

: Gather each month for an exciting hands-on activity! Some months will feature guided crafts and others may be more open ended. Either way you'll meet new people, work with varying mediums and materials, and have something to take home! 

This month we’re learning Pen & Ink drawings with Eli Portman! No registration required.

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Water Street Trio Performs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pianist Mi Kyung Kim and saxophonists Sarah Marchitelli and Jacob Swanson are the Water Street Trio. Join them for an evening of classical. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday March 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BUSY
    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Russian Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Small children are capable of so much more intellectually than people often give them credit for. The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is offering a 12-week course for children ages 4 - 5 that is designed to spark early interest in mathematics. The atmosphere is fun and playful, and a great introduction to key mathematical concepts.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 13.  When you register, you register for, and attend,  ALL 12 CLASSES: 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/27, and 5/4..  Adults are asked to please  not attend the classes with their children.  Please note that this is a repeat of the class offered in the fall.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM iPad 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This session is for those who have learned the basics covered in iPad 1 and want to learn about: installing/deleting apps, making folders, multi-tasking gestures and photo and video.

Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
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
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Puppet Pals 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join Jonathan for a puppet filled storytime!  There will be songs, stories, and lots of puppet friends. Crafts will follow.  For children ages 3-5years.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
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 March 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

scoreSCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in the second floor Meeting Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center). 

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. 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. 

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on Februaty 4, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on January 4, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storytime Surprise For 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

This week: me, myself and I.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Minecraft for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each week. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s.  For kids in grades 3-5.  Space is limited to 10 kids.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Skype with Jandy Nelson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

I'll Give You the SunAs part of our Newton Reads community reading program, we will skype with Jandy Nelson, author of I'll Give You the Sun.                                                        

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday March 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
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ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 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 to advanced 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 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Friday Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   liz@newtongwc.org
   

gwcWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us every Friday throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Open to grades 6-12. Register online.

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday March 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

TaxtimeThe AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to answer questions, regardless of income level, related to regular (non-business) taxes.

Patrons will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2014) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2015 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2015 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and 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 desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and 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 desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Open Season Scared Silly: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Open Season Scared SillyAfter hearing a story by the campfire, domesticated Boog is terrified by the story and decides to 'chicken out' of their annual summer camping trip until he knows the werewolf is gone. Determined to help Boog overcome his fears, Elliot and their woodland friends band together to scare the fear out of Boog and uncover the mystery of the Wailing Wampus Werewolf. Runtime 85 min. Rated PG. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Library!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 AM  -  1:00 AM Library closed-Easter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library closed-Easter

Monday March 28, 2016 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 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    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
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL- Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The group will read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

18 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 25, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ESL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Understanding Idioms is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Learn to speak English like an American! Have fun learning common American expressions that sound as though they mean one thing but really mean something different.

8 Monday afternoon sessions will begin on March 28, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours! We'll have lots of games available like Settlers of Catan, King of Tokyo and more. All ages welcome. (Many games are suitable only for ages 12+.) No registration required.

Check out our list of board games here

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Have fun playing chess the first and fourth Monday of every month with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   liz@newtongwc.org
   

gwcWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Every Monday throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Open to grades 6-12.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Greening Our Community Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Greening Our Community series, cosponsored by Green Decade/Newton. The series features speakers who address a variety of environmental topics of local and global interest. Info here.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Science Fiction Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday March 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Conversation for Beginners 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 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

9 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on January 26, 2016.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2016.

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 9:45 AM  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
ent_gclef 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Matt Heaton Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

Matt Heaton (the "Toddlerbilly Troubadour") brings an infectious energy to his sing alongs. Peppered with well known classics and a few soon-to-be classics, and performed with panache on guitar & banjo, Matt makes music for parents and kids alike.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM iPad 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class is for patrons looking to master their iPad. Topics include: Facetime, copy/paste, email, Safari and other search engines, Apple ID and iCloud, contacts and spotlight search.

Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Goosebumps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Goosebumps, rated PG, runtime 103 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ESL-Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Read and discuss short fiction by leading authors. We will use the book Discovering Fiction: A Reader of North American Short Stories, Level 1, 2nd edition by Judith Kay.  You can borrow the book from the library or buy it on Amazon.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 29, 2016. No class on April 19.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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 Black Mass: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Black MassThe true story of one of America's most violent and infamous gangsters, Whitey Bulger. Johnny Depp stars as Bulger, who was the brother of a state senator and was eventually convinced to wear a wire for the FBI to bring down the Italian mafia in Boston after they invaded his territory. Scott Cooper directs, with Mark Mallouk penning the screenplay based on Dick Lehr and Gerald O'Neill's 2001 best-seller Black Mass: The True Story of An Unholy Alliance Between The FBI and The Irish Mob. Runtime 122 minutes. Rated R. Enjoy refreshments provided by the library!                                                           

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday March 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Russian Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Small children are capable of so much more intellectually than people often give them credit for. The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is offering a 12-week course for children ages 4 - 5 that is designed to spark early interest in mathematics. The atmosphere is fun and playful, and a great introduction to key mathematical concepts.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 13.  When you register, you register for, and attend,  ALL 12 CLASSES: 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/27, and 5/4..  Adults are asked to please  not attend the classes with their children.  Please note that this is a repeat of the class offered in the fall.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM iPad 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This session focuses on iCloud, synching devices, Photo Stream and iCloud email.

Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password. Registration is required.

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

Want to work on your confidence with public speaking? Join us for a four-part series that will help build communication skills and leadership in a fun and engaging environment! When you register for this program, you are signing up for all four sessions (March 30, April 6, 13 & 20). This series will be led by Lumos Debate. This program is cosponsored by the Friends of the Newton Free Library and Newton Youth Services. 

 

 
    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM To Infinity & Beyond Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   1374   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

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It’s not every day that you can meet someone who has survived a near-death experience and recovered with an awareness of the afterlife. Join us for an evening with someone who had an extraordinary event happen to him: after almost dying from an illness, David Cohen discovered that he had the ability to connect with his loved ones and others who had passed away. Unusual as it sounds, the phenomenon has become a legitimate topic since the best-selling On Death and Dying (1969) by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Join David for a frank discussion about questions such as: “Where do you go after you pass away?” “Are our loved ones still with us?” and “Are our lives predetermined?” Bring your questions and an open mind.
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM LEGO WeDo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Awaken kids' curiosity and their interest in problem solving! Kids build LEGO models and then program them to move and react.  For kids ages 7-10.  Parents are encouraged to join in.  This program is limited to 10 participants. Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, March 8.

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

scoreSCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in the second floor Meeting Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center). 

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    Location: Study Room 2H
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced level adult English learners. Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 29, 2016. No class on April 21.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016. 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 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. 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. 

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on Februaty 4, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on January 4, 2016.

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- New Tutors Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A forum for new 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 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storytime Surprise For 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

This week:
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hooked on Books Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

March's book for discussion will be I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson.

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.

For more information about the club and to see previous book selections visit: http://guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/hookedonbooks

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

The Newton History Series features interesting programs that focus on our local history and runs annually from February through April. Details on this year's programs will follow. The series is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

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

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

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015. 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
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 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-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free monthly discussion 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: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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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 to advanced 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 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Friday Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   liz@newtongwc.org
   

gwcWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us every Friday throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Open to grades 6-12. Register online.

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

TaxtimeThe AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to answer questions, regardless of income level, related to regular (non-business) taxes.

Patrons will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2014) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2015 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2015 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and 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 desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and 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 desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM The Good Dinosaur Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

It's Saturdays at the Movies!  This afternoon's movie: The Good Dinosaur, rated PG, runtime 100 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM All Newton Music School Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Faculty from the All Newton Music School will give a concert. Details will follow.

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

A  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 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL-Movie and Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Good LieIn the film A Good Lie Sudanese refugees are resettled in Kansas City where a straight-talking American woman helps them find jobs. PG-13. Runtime 110 min.  A discussion will follow the movie. Light refreshments courtesy of the Library.

This program is for tutors and learners participating in the Newton Free Library's ESL & Literacy program.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    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
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL- Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The group will read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

18 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 25, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 2015.

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: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

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 Monday, March 21.
    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ESL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Understanding Idioms is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Learn to speak English like an American! Have fun learning common American expressions that sound as though they mean one thing but really mean something different.

8 Monday afternoon sessions will begin on March 28, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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  -  8:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Have fun playing chess the first and fourth Monday of every month with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   liz@newtongwc.org
   

gwcWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Every Monday throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Open to grades 6-12.

    Location: Computer Center
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Disability Awareness Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Rabbi Harold Kushner to Speak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Rabbi Harold Kushner will speak on his latest book, Nine Essential Things I've Learned About Life. A book signing will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Sophisticated Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Storytime for older kids!  Enjoy cool, strange, weird and wacky picture books.  For kids in grades 3 and up - you're never too old for picture books!  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the progam begins.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 9:45 AM  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Writing for Various Purposes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Writing for Various Purposes is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The class will introduce students to the writing of business letters, resumes, personal stories, and essays.  We will look at word choice, tone of voice, and format as well as content.  Differences between writing by electronic means (email, blog, for example) and traditional means will be discussed. The class will use the book Survival Writing: How to Write Letters, Resumes’, Pitches, Invoices, Emails, Articles, Reports, and Everything Else You Need to Know how to Write by Claire Scrivener. You can purchase a copy on Amazon.

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20 2016.

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  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 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 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 5, 2016.

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 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ESL-Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Read and discuss short fiction by leading authors. We will use the book Discovering Fiction: A Reader of North American Short Stories, Level 1, 2nd edition by Judith Kay.  You can borrow the book from the library or buy it on Amazon.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 29, 2016. No class on April 19.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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 ESL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2016.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 5, 2016.

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 Jobs Seekers and Career Development Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   


The ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development Series and is for people who are considering a career transition, currently engaged in a job search or are interested in re-defining their career. The series is facilitated by Executive and Career Coach Tammy Gooler-Loeb. Details on program content to follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sweet Reads Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

 Kids in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1, 1/5/16, 2/2/16, 3/1/16, 4/5/16, 5/3/16, and 6/7/16.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 16. When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Conversations About Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read and discuss short stories about traveling and exploring new places. Selections will cover travel from around the world. Use articles, tour books, travel brochures, and websites to learn about places to visit on the East Coast. Create a basic checklist for packing. Work in small groups to plan a virtual East Coast trip.

8 Wednesday morning classes.  The class begins on April 6, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 6, 2016. No class on April 20.

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 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 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Russian Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Small children are capable of so much more intellectually than people often give them credit for. The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is offering a 12-week course for children ages 4 - 5 that is designed to spark early interest in mathematics. The atmosphere is fun and playful, and a great introduction to key mathematical concepts.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 13.  When you register, you register for, and attend,  ALL 12 CLASSES: 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/27, and 5/4..  Adults are asked to please  not attend the classes with their children.  Please note that this is a repeat of the class offered in the fall.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Public Speaking Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

public speaking

Want to work on your confidence with public speaking? Join us for a four-part series that will help build communication skills and leadership in a fun and engaging environment! When you register for this program, you are signing up for all four sessions (March 30, April 6, 13 & 20). This series will be led by Lumos Debate. This program is cosponsored by the Friends of the Newton Free Library and Newton Youth Services. 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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.   We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on  March 2, April 6, May 4, and June 1.  Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 20. The book for February 3 is   Bringing In the New Year by Grace Lin.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Newton Open Studios Opening Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the opening reception for Newton Open Studios. Details will follow.

    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
Thursday April 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

scoreSCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in the second floor Meeting Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center). 

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event