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Friday December 19, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

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    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Puppet Pals 0-2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens' 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 0-2 years.  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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate ESL learners.  We will have opportunities to learn and play many of these (and other) games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Phase 10, Scattegories,Ticket to Ride. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

14 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 19, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

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

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

Want 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. For more information, go to: http://www.newtongwc.org/

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday December 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Batman Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Holy December 20th, Batman, it's Batman Day (again)!  Join us for a drop in craft, have your picture taken in a batman mask, and take home a Batman keepsake.  To the batcave ...er, childen's room!

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Blue Moon Jazz Ensemble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

BMS_Adult_EnsembleThe members of Blue Moon are Henry Schniewind, piano, Neil Motenko, clarinet, Robert Levinson, drums, Sean Taylor, tenor and baritone sax, and John Purcell, electric bass. Relax with them as they perform standards such as Ain't Misbehavin’, Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams, After You’ve Gone and Whisper Not. Enjoy a special laid back and mournful version of My Funny Valentine performed by clarinetist Neil Motenko. 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   x1438   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM STEM Workshop Ages 3&4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Audrey Samolis     audrey.samolis@gmail.com
   

STEM workshop for 3 & 4 year olds with a parent or caregiver.  A four-part series where we will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through discoveryand play.  Take home something from each session.  Online registration is required and begins Monday, November 17.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM This Is Where I Leave You Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

This Is Where I Leave YouA Jewish family that isn't used to observing their faith's traditions is forced to fulfill their father's final wish and sit Shivah together for an entire week and confront their problems. Rated R. Runtime 103 min. Bring a bagged dinner, and enjoy light refreshments provided by the library.                                            

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday December 23, 2014 Go To Top
ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:15 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.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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. Special Tuesday blood drive.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday December 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dorit's ESL Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library closes 4 PM-Christmas Eve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Library closed-Christmas Day
Thursday December 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 AM  -  1:00 AM Library closed-Christmas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Library closed-Christmas Day
Saturday December 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 2014 Time Capsule Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join the Newton Free Library and the New Art Center for a crafty afternoon for ages 6-10, and be ready to make your unique time capsule that will represent the best and most memorable moments of 2014! Using sculpy, lots of recycled materials and miniature objects, you will be making an autobiographical artwork for you to keep, and forever cherish the best moments of life. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins. 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Nate Aronow Nextet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

NextetJoin the Nate Aronow Nextet for a lively afternoon concert. This concert will feature original material written by Nate Aronow along with several standout tunes from the American Songbook by composers such as George Gershwin and Kurt Weill.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 29, 2014 Go To Top
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 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Midwinter Magic Puppet Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Gerwick Puppets presents a winter magic puppet show for ages 4 and up.  Midwinter Magic is about a boy and a girl who decide to stay up all night for the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, to witness all the magical happenings. 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Guardians of the Galaxy A group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the galaxy from a villain who seeks ultimate power in this comic book space adventure from Marvel Studios and director James Gunn (Slither, Super). Rated PG-13. Runtime 121 min. Bring a bagged dinner and enjoy light refreshments provided by the Library!

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday December 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM When the Game Stands Tall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

See how the De La Salle High School Spartans go from being a team no one's heard of to breaking all records in all American sports with a 151 game winning streak.  Rated PG.  Running time 115 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Family Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Come play a board game and enjoy pizza over the holiday break!

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dorit's ESL Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library closes 4 PM-New Year's Eve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library closes 4 PM-New Year's Eve

Thursday January 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-New Year's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed for New Year's Day.

Friday January 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

The Girls Who Code 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.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday January 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stephen Porter performs solo classical piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stephen Porter
Stephen Porter returns to give a concert of Schubert and Debussy. His appearances in the past season include solo recitals in Paris, Sarajevo, Rio de Janeiro, Harvard University and New York City. The Boston Musical Intelligencer says his playing “reached the level of sublimity” and New York Arts calls it “a transcendent experience.”

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Explore Your 5 Senses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and explore your five senses!  Each week we'll investigate one (or more) of the five senses through a variety of activities.  For kids ages 3-5 and their caregivers.  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 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Girls Who Code 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. The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for this club is now closed. 

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 8-9 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Ages 8-9. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, December 22.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ed's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pre-registration is required. The group is for writers who have work in progress. Info contact: Ed Loechler, 617-543-8153.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday January 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Paul's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free high-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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL Tutor Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM QPR Training for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

QPR is a simple educational program that teaches ordinary citizens how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person at risk the help they need. Participants will learn how to: recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, get help & refer. Open to teens.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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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 Grade 7/8 Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

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

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    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
Wednesday January 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM 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. We will read and discuss short stories about travel and exploration by travel writers Charles Kiralt, Nellie Bly, Susan Spano and others.  We will also create a basic checklist for packing and learn to use articles, tour books, and websites to learn about places to visit.  Our focus in trip planning will be on the Northeast, but our readings will cover travel from all around the world.

9 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on January 7, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to new students. Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Puppet Pals 0-2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens' 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 0-2 years.  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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Dorit's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Call Center Team Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.   Meeting dates are September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, and January 7.   The September 3rd book is Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.
 

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

    Location: Gallery
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to design Three Dimensional objects using free computer aided design software and then print them on a 3D printer. By designing simple objects and printing them, you'll get a basic understanding of the tools both for design and 3D printing.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 'Old School Sci­-Fi' Book and Movie Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim   617-796-1380   khewitt@minlib.net
   

fahrenheit 451 The group meets to discuss works of science­ fiction and view movie adaptations. This month the group will discuss Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and watch the 1953 movie adaptation. No registration required. Intended for adults.

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

Becky DavisUsing acrylic as her medium, Becky Davis creates work that combines qualities of natural and artificial worlds. Her paintings reflect an admiration of nature and humanity’s attempt to balance its role as steward of the environment with an innate desire to control it. The show will be on view from January 2-29. The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served.

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

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. This month they will discuss The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar. In February they will discuss The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday January 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to create, edit, format, view, print and review slide presentations, insert tables and work with charts in PowerPoint.  Offered by MA Dept. of Employment & Training Resources. To register call: 508-766-5700 (Attendees will be asked to sign up with MA Dept. of Employment & Training Resources)

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music Makers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Music Makers is a co-op run program that explores the joy of music, rhyme, singing, dancing, and stories in a casual class environment. The class is structured into three 15 minute intervals addressing the categories of finger play songs, marching time, and story time. While open to all ages, it is especially geared towards ages 6 months - 3 years. Come join the fun!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-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 Thursday afternoons, beginning on January 8, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Introductory Workshop for ESL Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Cheryl Clegg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

by_Cheryl_Clegg_GalleryOn view in the Gallery from January 3-29, the show is an ongoing series of portraits of the residents of Le Petite Rivière, Haiti where volunteer doctors from the Rasin Foundation provide medical care for the local population. 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-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Everyday Life in the U.S. is a free class for adult ESL beginning to low-intermediate students. The class is an introduction to everyday living in the U.S.  We will focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 8, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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Friday January 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Children's Dance & 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 children ages 2-5.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate ESL learners.  We will have opportunities to learn and play many of these (and other) games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Phase 10, Scattegories,Ticket to Ride. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students. Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Maleficent Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come watch Disney's Maleficent to learn the bad fairy's side of the story. Rated PG.  Running time 97 minutes.

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

The Girls Who Code 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.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday January 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Dolphin Tale 2 Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Dolphin Tale 2A group of sympathetic humans help a dolphin with a damaged tail in this heartwarming sequel to the surprise 2011 hit. Inspired by actual events, Dolphin Tale 2 is written and directed by Charles Martin Smith. Runtime 107 min. Rated PG. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the library.     

 

                                           

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Soprano Sara Heaton Performs Songs of Japan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Concert_Sara_Heaton.Sara Heaton, soprano, and Akiko Sasaki, piano, will perform an array of classical arrangements of folk songs from the early 20th century to the present day, with pieces by Kasuku Yamada, Kunihiko Hashimoto, Akira Miyoshi and Tatsuosuke Koshitani. The duo will also premiere the Kaguya hime song cycle they commissioned by Kento Watanabe, based on the famous Moon Princess folktale.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-American Music: A Window on American Culture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Music: A window on American Culture is a free class for adult ESL intermediate to advanced students. Listen to all kinds of American music, from jazz and Broadway show tunes to folk songs, rap and rock and roll.  Enjoy the lyrics and talk about the meaning of the words.  Find out about the life stories of famous American singers, and see how music shapes culture. No previous knowledge of music is required.

10 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 12, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Open only to students who have not previously taken this class. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Explore Your 5 Senses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and explore your five senses!  Each week we'll investigate one (or more) of the five senses through a variety of activities.  For kids ages 3-5 and their caregivers.  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 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Find Your Ancestors, Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of genealogy and family history research. Then go online to track down your ancestors using the library’s array of databases and resources.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 8-9 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Ages 8-9. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, December 22.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Aging in Places by Marian Knapp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Author_Marian_KnappWriter and community activist Marian Leah Knapp writes about what it is like to get older from the outlook of someone who is going through the process. Ms. Knapp writes from a very personal perspective encouraging us to prepare for a reflective, constructive and imaginative future as we age. Join her for a talk that will be followed by a book signing. Ms. Knapp obtained her Ph.D. from Antioch University when she was 70 and is the chairperson of Newton's Council on Aging.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. This month they will discuss Lauren Goff’s At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners from The Best American Short Stories of 2014, edited by Jennifer Egan and Richard Russo’s Horseman from The Best American Short Stories of 2007, edited by Stephen King.  Both books are published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Mariner Books). Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday January 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   1438   
   

The City's Health Department hosts a free blood pressure clinic twice monthly.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Paul's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free high-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  -  3:00 PM Computers 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Have you ever been browsing the internet and wondered how bookmark work?  Perhaps you’ve wanted to print a document from your email. If you’ve ever had these questions, or questions like them, then this is the class for you!  We’ll help you hone your skills while teaching you new ones.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Walk Among the Tombstones Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

A Walk Among Tombstones Based on Lawrence Block’s best-selling series of mystery novels, A Walk among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. Run time 114 min. Rated R. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the library.                                          

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brownies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

going overJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The group will discuss Going Over by Beth Kephart, a National Book Award finalist about two teens in love who live on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall. For ages 12-15 and their adult.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Get the Most out of your iPad: Tips, Tricks and Best Apps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come learn about the best apps you’re not using and discover the tricks to make your iPad come alive.

Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:15 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). This month they will discuss Caesar and Cleopatra by Shaw from Great Books Foundation publication, Fourth Series, Volume 2. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday January 14, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sequences: A Woman's Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The group is led by Robin Mayer Stein, poet and journalist. Spark your creativity in an inspiring, intergenerational group for women. Read, converse and write in response to poems, essays and personal stories. Meet interesting people while savoring literary treats. Info contact: Robin at 617-965-2178.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM 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. We will read and discuss short stories about travel and exploration by travel writers Charles Kiralt, Nellie Bly, Susan Spano and others.  We will also create a basic checklist for packing and learn to use articles, tour books, and websites to learn about places to visit.  Our focus in trip planning will be on the Northeast, but our readings will cover travel from all around the world.

9 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on January 7, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to new students. Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Suzuki Musical Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join the Suzuki School of Newton in a musical afternoon for children ages 0-3.  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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Dorit's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 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.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Wednesday, December 31.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.   This year's meeting dates are September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10 and  January 14. The September 10th book is Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.
 

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM eBooks From the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

With 30,000+ titles, the library has something for everyone. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone or Android Tablet and learn how! Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password along with their library card and pin number.

    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
    Contact: Ginny Audet   x 1380   gaudet@minlib.net
   

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 Moving Safely Through a Winter Wonderland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fitness_Bryan_ArguciaMaster Trainer Bryan Agurcia will show us how to prevent injuries from snow shoveling, falling and slipping. The program will look at how our bodies are mismatched for the environment we currently live in and what we can do to prevent injuries while working outside this winter. Mr. Agurcia will also explore how overall well-being contributes to susceptibility to injuries and what we can do about it. Learn about:

Ergonomically correct snow shovelling

How to walk safely in snow and on ice

Safe falling techniques

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   617-796-1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
Thursday January 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-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 Thursday afternoons, beginning on January 8, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Research 2.0 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emily Wells   617-796-1370   
   

A NEW class for kids in grades K-4 and their adults (each child needs to come with an adult.)  Please join us to learn about the many databases you can access through the library Web site, how they can help you with school projects, and what cool stuff you can discover.  Online registration is required and beings on Thursday, December 25.

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Parenting Workshop: Self-Care for Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Taking care of ourselves- the greatest gift we can give to our children! As parents, we know the feeling of being responsible for the health, development, and future of our children. When we are parenting a child with special needs, that sense of responsibility is chronic. This workshop is for ANY parent raising a child, with or without special needs. Cindy Kaplan, MA, Family Therapist and Certified Parent Coach will lead a conversation on the various forms of self-care, why it is so important, how to get past our own resistance, and broaden our concept of self care. Online registration (required)  begins on Thursday, January 1.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Everyday Life in the U.S. is a free class for adult ESL beginning to low-intermediate students. The class is an introduction to everyday living in the U.S.  We will focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 8, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
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Friday January 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Children's Dance & 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 children ages 2-5.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

The Girls Who Code 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.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday January 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Frozen Sing-Along movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Watch the movie and sing along with all your favorite songs.  Rated PG.  Running time 102 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mickey Katz on Cello Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

MickeyKatz-byBetsyBassettFor this performance Mr. Katz will play masterpieces for unaccompanied cello by J.S. Bach, Zoltan Kodaly and Israeli composer Paul Ben Haim. Mickey Katz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 2004. A native of Israel, he has distinguished himself as a solo performer, chamber musician and contemporary music specialist. (Image by Betsy Bassett)

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Library Closed-MLK Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday January 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Paul's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free high-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 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class is for patrons looking to master their iPad. Topics include FaceTime, copy and paste, email, Safari and other search engines, Apple ID and iCloud, contacts and spotlight search. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

perler beadsNew time for Crafternoons! We will be hanging out making morse code bracelets, things with perler beads and eating snacks. We’ll be meeting once a month at night on the third Tuesdays of every month. Grades 6-12.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM A Family Perspective on Defiance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Leora_Tec_DefianceWhen the film Defiance was released in 2008 many members of the public were unaware of the heroic acts of the Bielski brothers who, against all odds, saved between 1200 and 1600 Jews in the forests of Belarus during the Holocaust. The movie is based on the book Defiance by Nechama Tec. Leora Tec, Nechama’s daughter, will speak about her mother's life and work leading up to and including writing Defiance, and the making of the film.

Leora Tec is the founder and director of Bridge To Poland (BTP). She creates immersive intellectual and cultural experiences in Poland that examine the history of the Jews in Poland and how Christian Poles today are commemorating that history.

    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 617-332-2990.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday January 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM 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. We will read and discuss short stories about travel and exploration by travel writers Charles Kiralt, Nellie Bly, Susan Spano and others.  We will also create a basic checklist for packing and learn to use articles, tour books, and websites to learn about places to visit.  Our focus in trip planning will be on the Northeast, but our readings will cover travel from all around the world.

9 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on January 7, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to new students. Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 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 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 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.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Family Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

 Bring the family to play games and spend quality time together.  This is a drop in, so no advance planning necessary.

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

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. This month they will discuss The Memory of Love, a novel by Aminatta Forna of Sierra Leone, West Africa. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Thursday January 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music Makers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Music Makers is a co-op run program that explores the joy of music, rhyme, singing, dancing, and stories in a casual class environment. The class is structured into three 15 minute intervals addressing the categories of finger play songs, marching time, and story time. While open to all ages, it is especially geared towards ages 6 months - 3 years. Come join the fun!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-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 Thursday afternoons, beginning on January 8, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors. 

10 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 22, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM eBooks From the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

With 30,000+ titles, the library has something for everyone. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone or Android Tablet and learn how! Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password along with their library card and pin number.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Scratch Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us for this once a month club!  Kids in grades 3-6 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories.  Online registration is required and begins on Thursday, January 1.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Everyday Life in the U.S. is a free class for adult ESL beginning to low-intermediate students. The class is an introduction to everyday living in the U.S.  We will focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 8, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Building Up or Spending Down a Retirement Portfolio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Retirement_Finances_John_SpotoWhether you're saving for retirement or are already there, you probably have questions about the right strategies to use when constructing and spending from your portfolio. John Spoto, founder and principal of Sentry Financial Planning, LLC, will speak about building up or spending down a retirement portfolio. Bring your questions and concerns to this interactive forum. John Spoto is a financial planning columnist/contributor for several hard-copy and online publications and has been interviewed on NPR radio. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Friday January 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Explore Your 5 Senses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and explore your five senses!  Each week we'll investigate one (or more) of the five senses through a variety of activities.  For kids ages 3-5 and their caregivers.  Space is limited. Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins. 

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

Short films for young people.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate ESL learners.  We will have opportunities to learn and play many of these (and other) games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Phase 10, Scattegories,Ticket to Ride. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students. Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The Girls Who Code Club 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.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday January 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn a Language @ Your Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let us help you fulfill that New Year’s resolution to learn a new language!  The Library offers a wealth of resources from books to cds to digital downloads to interactive apps.  Come on by and we’ll teach you how!

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Intro to the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Not sure how to find books in the nonfiction area?  Need a quick overview of the online catalog?  Haven't yet found our kids' graphic novel collection?  Sign up for a 30 minute introduction to the library, and get a tour, learn how to use the catalog, how to search for fiction and  nonfiction books, and so much more.  This is a  program for families who have at least one child in second grade or above, and at least one adult needs to come with the kids.  Once you have registered you will be contacted with your specific appointment time.  Online registration (required) begins on  Saturday, January 10.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Singing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miriam Simen   617-244-6705   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Lucy Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

LucyMorgan Freeman and Scarlett Johansson star in this story about a woman who falls prey to sinister underworld forces, but who gains superhuman abilities and strikes back at her oppressors. Run time 89 min. Rated R. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the library.

 

                                                          

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Romantic Horn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Concert_All_Newton_Music_School.Join Justin Stanley and Sarah Troxler for a concert that will include romantic and modern music for French horn. Pieces will include Adagio and Allegro by Schumann and Sonata for Horn and Piano by Hindemith. The concert is cosponsored by All Newton Music School.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Monday January 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-American Music: A Window on American Culture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Music: A window on American Culture is a free class for adult ESL intermediate to advanced students. Listen to all kinds of American music, from jazz and Broadway show tunes to folk songs, rap and rock and roll.  Enjoy the lyrics and talk about the meaning of the words.  Find out about the life stories of famous American singers, and see how music shapes culture. No previous knowledge of music is required.

10 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 12, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Open only to students who have not previously taken this class. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
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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 Scout 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.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Monday, January 12.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM 3D Printing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

3d printingLearn how to design 3D objects using free computer-aided design software and then print them on the Library’s 3D printer. Open to grades 6-12. Space is limited. Registration (required) begins January 5.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Intro to the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Not sure how to find books in the nonfiction area?  Need a quick overview of the online catalog?  Haven't yet found our kids' graphic novel collection?  Sign up for a 30 minute introduction to the library, and get a tour, learn how to use the catalog, how to search for fiction and  nonfiction books, and so much more.  This is a  program for families who have at least one child in second grade or above, and at least one adult needs to come with the kids.  Once you have registered you will be contacted with your specific appointment time.  Online registration (required) begins on  Monday, January 12.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Girls Who Code 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. The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for this club is now closed. 

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 8-9 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Ages 8-9. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, December 22.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Greening Our Community Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Greening_Our_Community_blackboard.The 2015 Greening Our Community Series begins with the first in a two-part presentation on understanding the reality of climate change and what we can do to lead a climate-friendly lifestyle. The program is cosponsored by Green Decade/Newton. Dan Ruben, Executive Director of Boston Green Tourism, will show how he cut his own carbon footprint by 80% and how all of us can get similar results. Cathy Buckley, a Climate Reality Speaker, will then discuss the cause of climate change, its consequences, progress in slowing it and most important--what we must do now. 

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

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 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 Princess Bride by William Goldman. In February they will discuss Armor by John Steakley. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday January 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   1438   
   

The City's Health Department hosts a free blood pressure clinic twice monthly.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Are You a Stressed Teen? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz Rowland   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

relaxThis four-session wellness program for teens developed by the world-renowned Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital teaches teen to cope with the stresses of everyday life. Whether the stress is come from school, home, social media or other pressures, this series will teach teens to have a better sense of control and well-being. During the course teens will learn what stress is, how it affects the body, strategies for self-care, relaxation techniques and easy ways to reduce or stop stress-inducing thoughts. The next sessions will be: February 3 & 24, and March 3, 4-5:30 pm. Please visit www.newtonma.gov/youth to register. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Teens: Reducing Stress and Enhancing Resiliency Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz Rowland   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

This four-session wellness program for parents of adolescents developed by the world-renowned Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital teaches self-care skills to help cope with stresses of everyday life and aims to leave parents with a renewed sense of control and well-being. This program is free to all Newton residents or parents of teens attending school in Newton. During the four sessions the following objectives will be covered: the physiology of stress and how it affects the body, self-care strategies to reduce stress and increase your resilience, relaxation techniques, easy ways to reduce or stop stress-inducing thoughts, tips for modeling these skills for your teens and help reduce their stress and build their resilience too. . The next sessions will be: February 3 & 24, and March 3, 6-7:30 pm. Please visit www.newtonma.gov/youth to register. 

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
Wednesday January 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoWhat happens when your resume falls into the so-called “black hole” and, more importantly, what can you do to increase the likelihood that your résumé will get seen by a hiring manager? Join Wendy Gelberg of the MA Department of Employment and Training Resources (ETR) for a workshop will help solve the mystery and provide specific action steps to help you get your résumé through to a decision maker. Registration is required; please call ETR at 508-766-5700 to secure a seat.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM 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. We will read and discuss short stories about travel and exploration by travel writers Charles Kiralt, Nellie Bly, Susan Spano and others.  We will also create a basic checklist for packing and learn to use articles, tour books, and websites to learn about places to visit.  Our focus in trip planning will be on the Northeast, but our readings will cover travel from all around the world.

9 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on January 7, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to new students. Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Dorit's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Multilingual Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

A special bilingual storytime with songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages, in English and Hindi .  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins..  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM You Wrote a Book, Now What? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

U_Wrote_a_Book_Front_CoverJoin Jan Kardys and Jeanne E. Rogers for a program that will cover the current state of the publishing business and help you understand the ins and outs of getting published. They will discuss the steps you’ll need to take to prepare your manuscript for publication, while providing valuable information about the pros and cons of traditional publishing vs. self-publishing. Jan L. Kardys is the Chairman and founder of Unicorn Writer’s Conference. Jeanne E. Rogers is a self-published author and Vice President of Unicorn for Writers LLC. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday January 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-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 Thursday afternoons, beginning on January 8, 2015.

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

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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors. 

10 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 22, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Intermediate Computers 102 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Maybe you know how to use a mouse, and maybe you already have an email, but can you use Google Drive?  Have you sent things to the Cloud? Do you use bookmarks and shortcuts?  This intermediate follow-up to the popular Computers 101 goes beyond the basics to address these issues and more!  Bring us your queries, your questions, your huddled inquiries yearning to be answered!

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1980   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The January book for discussion will be Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Everyday Life in the U.S. is a free class for adult ESL beginning to low-intermediate students. The class is an introduction to everyday living in the U.S.  We will focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 8, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Investing Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library has a wealth of free resources available to help people interested in investing and companies.   Learn about basic business and investment resources including  Morningstar, Standard & Poor's along with exploring financial websites.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
Friday January 30, 2015 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.

13 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, January 30, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Explore Your 5 Senses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and explore your five senses!  Each week we'll investigate one (or more) of the five senses through a variety of activities.  For kids ages 3-5 and their caregivers.  Space is limited. Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins. 

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

Short films for young people.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate ESL learners.  We will have opportunities to learn and play many of these (and other) games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Phase 10, Scattegories,Ticket to Ride. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students. Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The Girls Who Code Club 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.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday January 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Snow Globes Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join the Newton Free Library and the New Art Center for a crafty winter wonderland for ages 6-10.  Together we will learn how to make snow globes created from the snowy land of our imagination. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM David Hagan Solo Piano Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join David Hagan for a solo piano performance. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   1438   
   

The City's Health Department hosts a free blood pressure clinic twice monthly.

    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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-American Music: A Window on American Culture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Music: A window on American Culture is a free class for adult ESL intermediate to advanced students. Listen to all kinds of American music, from jazz and Broadway show tunes to folk songs, rap and rock and roll.  Enjoy the lyrics and talk about the meaning of the words.  Find out about the life stories of famous American singers, and see how music shapes culture. No previous knowledge of music is required.

10 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 12, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Open only to students who have not previously taken this class. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Bring the family to play games and spend quality time together.  This is a drop in, so no advance planning necessary.

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

Girls Who Code 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. The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for this club is now closed. 

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 8-9 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Ages 8-9. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, December 22.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Deeper Roots by Katherine Butler Jones Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Deeper Roots: An American Odyssey takes us on a captivating quest both near and far discovering Newton's own Katherine Butler Jones’ family ancestry. Her adventures in New York, Jamaica, W.I., Africa and Europe highlight two deep-rooted beliefs—the importance of knowing one’s history and that true learning is often achieved through a connection to the larger world. Join her for a special author talk in honor of Black History Month. A book sale and signing will follow.

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

Pre-registration is required. The group is for writers who have work in progress. Info contact: Ed Loechler, 617-543-8153.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday February 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Paul's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free high-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 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Reducing Stress and Enhancing Resiliency for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

This four-session wellness program for teens developed by the world-renowned Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital teaches teen to cope with the stresses of everyday life. Whether the stress is come from school, home, social media or other pressures, this series will teach teens to have a better sense of control and well-being. During the course teens will learn what stress is, how it affects the body, strategies for self-care, relaxation techniques and easy ways to reduce or stop stress-inducing thoughts. The next sessions will be: February 24, and March 3, 4-5:30 pm. Please visit www.newtonma.gov/youth to register. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Teens: Reducing Stress and Enhancing Resiliency Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

This four-session wellness program for parents of adolescents developed by the world-renowned Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital teaches self-care skills to help cope with stresses of everyday life and aims to leave parents with a renewed sense of control and well-being. This program is free to all Newton residents or parents of teens attending school in Newton. During the four sessions the following objectives will be covered: the physiology of stress and how it affects the body, self-care strategies to reduce stress and increase your resilience, relaxation techniques, easy ways to reduce or stop stress-inducing thoughts, tips for modeling these skills for your teens and help reduce their stress and build their resilience too. . The next sessions will be: February 24, and March 3, 6-7:30 pm. Please visit www.newtonma.gov/youth to register. 

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on February 3, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

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    Location: Story Room
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Wednesday February 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM 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. We will read and discuss short stories about travel and exploration by travel writers Charles Kiralt, Nellie Bly, Susan Spano and others.  We will also create a basic checklist for packing and learn to use articles, tour books, and websites to learn about places to visit.  Our focus in trip planning will be on the Northeast, but our readings will cover travel from all around the world.

9 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on January 7, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to new students. Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Puppet Pals 0-2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens' 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 0-2 years.  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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Dorit's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 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.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Wednesday, January 21.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Challenge Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   X1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, and June 3.  Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 21. 

    Location: Story Room
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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
Thursday February 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 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 Thursday afternoons, beginning on January 8, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors. 

10 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 22, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Improving Academic Effectiveness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz Rowland   1389   LRowland@minlib.net
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Scratch Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us for this once a month club!  Kids in grades 3-6 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories.  Online registration is required and begins on Thursday, January 15.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Gaye Korbet 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-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Everyday Life in the U.S. is a free class for adult ESL beginning to low-intermediate students. The class is an introduction to everyday living in the U.S.  We will focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 8, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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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.

13 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, January 30, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate ESL learners.  We will have opportunities to learn and play many of these (and other) games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Phase 10, Scattegories,Ticket to Ride. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students. Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
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