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Friday January 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-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 English Language Learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  We shall use card games, board games, and word games to learn some vocabulary and grammar and practice conversational skills.

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 20, 2017

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make It and Take It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL-Reading and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced advanced adult English Language Learners.We will use short readings from the exciting new readers in the library's ESL collection. With each reading, you'll get grammar practice, new vocabulary and a chance to think aloud in English as we discuss the readings. We will enjoy reading short stories by famous writers and reading a variety of  articles on topics such as  career paths, travel, future technology, families, and news events worldwide.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 20, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Friday Music Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tai     liunienlung@yahoo.com
   

Join in our 90-minute session to begin your weekend joyfully with song. We sing and play songs of the season, some show tunes, popular standards and favorites that you suggest. Bring your instruments if desired; drop-ins welcome! Info contact: Tai at liunienlung@yahoo.com.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday January 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM The Secret Life of Pets Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Secret Life of PetsThis animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment asks the question: what do our pets do all day when we're not home? For the critters living in a Manhattan apartment building, the answer is: whatever they want! A terrier named Max (voice of Louis C.K.) regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner (Ellie Kemper) is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in Duke (Eric Stonestreet), a stray mutt whom Max instantly dislikes. Their feud eventually causes both of them to get lost in New York City, and as they work together to find their way home, they cross paths with a vicious bunny (Kevin Hart) who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity. Rated PG. Runtime 90 minutes. 

 

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 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 Xena will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, December 31st.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
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Sunday January 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM An Afternoon of Classical Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/01_2017/wx01_22_Concert_Young_Sin_Choi_Viola.jpgYoung Sin Choi, viola, SoYoung Gwon, violin, Yoo Sun Na, soprano and Tae Kim, piano, will perform works of George Frideric Handel, Johannes Brahms, George Enesco and Rebecca Clarke.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Coding Meetup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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Do you know the basics of coding and are now looking to extend your skill set while meeting like-minded teens in an informal environment? Keep on coding at our new series for teens in grades 6-12. Open to any teen with an understanding of the core elements of coding: variables, conditionals, loops, and functions. No registration required, just drop by! We have a limited number of laptops, so please bring a laptop if you can. 2016-2017 Meetups: December 4 & 18, January 8 & 22, February 5, 12 & 26, March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23, May 7 & 21, and June 4.

 

    Location: Room A
Monday January 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-Coffee, Tea and English Too! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Monday mornings - January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-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 English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017. No class on February 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Your New iPad and You: Part II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class will focus on some useful tips for navigating through your iPad. We will cover Siri, Spotlight Search, Control Center, iCloud and Find My iPhone. To get the most out of this class, please have iOS 10 installed on your device. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password. 

Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call 617-796-1380.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL-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 NewtonEll@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Priority given to students who have not taken a Ted Talks class before at the library.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chessmates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Have fun playing chess with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9.

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    Location: Teen Area
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly Make: Magnet Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Create a bottle cap magnet perfect for your office, refrigerator or any other magnetic surface! Choose a decal of your choice and use modge podge acrylic to create your very own personalized bottle cap magnet.

Ages 18+. No registration required. 

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM John's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday January 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Write Your Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Write Your Story is a free class for beginning adult ELL writers. Write and share short essays about your personal experiences.

5 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on January 3, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2017

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

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

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

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on January 17, 2017.

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

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 

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

 

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 

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

 

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 

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

 

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Riley will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, December 31st.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
   
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice (Android) D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 10, 2017.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 12/20, 1/24/17, 2/28/17, 3/28/17, 4/25/17, 5/23/17, and 6/20/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 23. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings on January 17, 2017.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Brexit: How Did We Get Here and What Does It Mean for the Future? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/01_2017/wx01_24_Program_Brexit.jpgOn June 23, 2016, after 43 years of membership, the UK voted to leave the EU. This is an unprecedented step and challenges both the UK and the EU to redefine both their regional and global purpose. Boston College visiting professor Peter Maloney will give a talk that covers the political tensions present throughout the UK's membership, the long and short-term causes of the referendum vote and the choices that now face all interested parties. In particular he will explore the reasons behind Britain's “awkward” relationship with Europe, the flashpoints of tension between the UK and its EU partners and the consequences of Brexit for the UK, the EU and the U.S.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday January 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Device Advice (iPhone/iPad) A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone.

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Vincent   781-910-8014   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Device Advice (iPhone/iPad) B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone.

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Device Advice (iPhone/iPad) C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone.

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Device Advice (iPhone/iPad) D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone.

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ELL-Coming to America Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Coming to America: Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Kek, the main character in Home of the Brave, comes from Africa where he lived with his mother, father and brother.  But only he and his mother have survived.  Now she’s missing and Kek has been sent to a new home. As he waits for word of his mother’s fate, Kek weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories and belief in his new country.                                                               

  • Read about Kek’s experiences and compare them to yours.
  • Short weekly homework assignments.
  • Copies of the book are available from the Newton Free Library.
  • For intermediate to advanced ELL learners.
  • Limited to 10 students.  Online registratioin (required) begins on December 28, 2016.
  • 7 Wednesday afternoon classes will begin on January 4, 2017.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM iPad and iPhone Best Apps for Entertainment Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Before you find yourself snowed in this winter - come learn how to download movies and music. Learn how to instantly borrow digital movies, music, and more, 24/7 with your library card!  We'll discuss using the Netflix app, and listening to music through Pandora, Spotify or iTunes. 

To get the most out of this class, please have iOS 10 installed on your device. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Python Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

pythonCan Python programs be fun to write? YES! In these workshops on January 18, 25 and February 1, 8 & 15 we will work individually and as a class to write a few fun applications in Python. No prior experience in coding is necessary. This is a series of five workshops. Students who attend at least 4 out of 5 sessions will receive a certificate of completion.This week we'll write a program which lets the user play a text-based adventure game. Grades 7-12. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Winter Scarf Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

scarfEver wanted to knit or crochet a scarf? The beginning of the year is a great time to try something new! Join us for a four-part series where we’ll be attempting to finish a scarf. We’ll be providing the needles or hooks and yarn. Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10 and up. Registration is for all four workshops on January 4, 11, 18 & 25.

    Location: Teen Area
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Laya's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for writers who have work in progress. Info contact: Laya Steinberg at Lasword@rcn.com.

    Location: Room A
Thursday January 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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

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

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on January 19, 2017.

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

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

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

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity.   For ages 0-4.

 

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

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

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on January 12, 2017.  No class on February 16 and 23.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Math Game Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   
Studio of Engaging Math invites children (ages 4-5) and their parents for math games workshops. During these one-hour classes, children will play math and developmental games, solve logic puzzles, and explore geometry by building models. We have scoured the whole world for the best in educational toys, and we will be happy to share the cream of the crop with you and your child. Not only will your kids have a blast, but you will be introduced to the rich world of mathematical and developmental games that can be played at home.  When you register, you register for ALL 4 classes on 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, and 1/26.  You are welcome to register even after the first class has taken place. Parents are encouraged to attend with their kids.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, December 15th.   
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    Location: Story Room
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Tech Time A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL 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 ELL teaching techniques that tutors can use with their learners.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Introduction to Android Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Apps and tips for your Android device.

Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM STEAM Ahead Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Looking for a casual book club that reads a wide variety of books? Come join the Hooked on Books club on the last Thursday of each month for good conversation and discussion. No RSVP necessary

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday evening sessions will begin on January 19, 2017.  No class on February 23.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
Friday January 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-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 English Language Learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  We shall use card games, board games, and word games to learn some vocabulary and grammar and practice conversational skills.

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 20, 2017

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL-Reading and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced advanced adult English Language Learners.We will use short readings from the exciting new readers in the library's ESL collection. With each reading, you'll get grammar practice, new vocabulary and a chance to think aloud in English as we discuss the readings. We will enjoy reading short stories by famous writers and reading a variety of  articles on topics such as  career paths, travel, future technology, families, and news events worldwide.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 20, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
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Saturday January 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rescheduled Art Reception for Cynthia Brody Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/01_2017/wx01_07_Art_Cynthia_Brody.jpgThe Surreal Art of Cynthia Brody: Familiar/Impossible Images of Women, on view January 4-30, Gallery: Cynthia Brody combines photo imagery with acrylic paints and found materials to create allegorical stories and moods. For this show she has created pieces that depict Victorian era women, often in surreal surroundings. Her works incorporate elements of beauty contrasted with the strong statements and pensive attitudes of the women depicted. In most cases the stories develop around the character, as do the clothing and position. It is all a mystery, even to the artist, until completed.The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM The Princess & the Frog Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Princess & the Frog

 Set in New Orleans at the beginning of the 20th century, The Princess and the Frog concerns an African American waitress named Tiana who has a knack for cooking, and dreams of opening her own restaurant. Rated G. Runtime 95 minutes.

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chinese Dulcimer Guzheng Youth Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Join us for a special concert in celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year 2017, the year of the Rooster. Students from the Boston Art School for Chinese Music will perform. The players will be Kate Hui, dulcimer, Angela Dai, guzheng, Tiffany Wang, dulcimer, Yuetian Zhang, guzheng and Francesca Mei, dulcimer. Ping Li founded the Boston Art School for Chinese Music in 2000. Info http://pinglimusic.com/.
 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-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 English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017. No class on February 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 'Little Ones' Story/Craft Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Listen to a story, sing some songs and make a craft.  For kids ages 2  to 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Priority given to students who have not taken a Ted Talks class before at the library.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

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

typewriterGet creative with the monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! Grades 7-12.

 

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

Storytime for older kids!  Enjoy cool, strange, weird and wacky picture books.  For kids in grades 3 and up - you're never too old for picture books! 

    Location: Story Room
Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Write Your Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Write Your Story is a free class for beginning adult ELL writers. Write and share short essays about your personal experiences.

5 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on January 3, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2017

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on January 17, 2017.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL 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 ELL teaching techniques that tutors can use with their learners.

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM LEGO WeDo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Awaken kids' curiosity and their interest in problem solving! Kids build LEGO models and then program them to move and react.  For tweens, grades 5-6.    Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, January 10th.

 

    Location: Computer Center
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 10, 2017.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
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
   

march Join us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The title for this month is March by John Lewis. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. Check out our website here

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

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings on January 17, 2017.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Living My Dream: Challenging FEAR by Cycling Across America Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/01_2017/wx01_31_Program_Dick_Simon.jpgEntrepreneur, social enterprise philanthropist, photographer and speaker Dick Simon embarked on a cross country bike trip in the summer of 2016, a summer of political polarization, media accounts of police shootings and escalating conflict in Syria. The trip was the combination of a lifelong "bucket list" dream, an immense physical test, an opportunity to overcome fears and revel in solitude, as well as a kNOw THEM challenge of Simon’s own preconceived notions of THEM, those who live differently and have differing political views. Over the course of three months he pedaled 3,957.5 miles through ten states including Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York and Massachusetts, as well as 300 miles in Canada. Join him for an illustrated talk about this incredible journey.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Wednesday February 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ELL-Coming to America Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Coming to America: Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Kek, the main character in Home of the Brave, comes from Africa where he lived with his mother, father and brother.  But only he and his mother have survived.  Now she’s missing and Kek has been sent to a new home. As he waits for word of his mother’s fate, Kek weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories and belief in his new country.                                                               

  • Read about Kek’s experiences and compare them to yours.
  • Short weekly homework assignments.
  • Copies of the book are available from the Newton Free Library.
  • For intermediate to advanced ELL learners.
  • Limited to 10 students.  Online registratioin (required) begins on December 28, 2016.
  • 7 Wednesday afternoon classes will begin on January 4, 2017.

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

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

pythonCan Python programs be fun to write? YES! In these workshops on January 18, 25 and February 1, 8 & 15 we will work individually and as a class to write a few fun applications in Python. No prior experience in coding is necessary. This is a series of five workshops. Students who attend at least 4 out of 5 sessions will receive a certificate of completion.This week we'll write a program to test mental math skills (this program, if time permits, may include database basics). Grades 7-12. 

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

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 18th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, and June 7).  The book for February 1 is A Horn For Louis by Kimmel.

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

gap yearEver wondered if taking a Gap Year is right for you? Felt  like you are going, going, going and sometimes not sure where or why? Learn about some of the benefits of taking a year off before entering college from Katherine Steivater, Founder of Gap Year Solutions. Katherine will help students explore options, discuss budget and examine some exciting possibilities! For teens and adults.

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  8:30 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: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646

    Location: Room A
Thursday February 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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

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

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on January 19, 2017.

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

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

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

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity.   For ages 0-4.

 

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

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

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on January 12, 2017.  No class on February 16 and 23.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Tech Time A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storytime Surprise For 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

This week:groundhogs!
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      slevine@minlib.net
   

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours!  Ages 16+ please. No registration required.

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday evening sessions will begin on January 19, 2017.  No class on February 23.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgContinuing every other week through June, we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. Bring your own yoga mat or cushion if you prefer. Come on a light stomach and bring a water bottle. No previous experience required. The group will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani. Appropriate for ages 14+.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday February 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-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 English Language Learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Monthly Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free monthly discussion group for adult ELL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  We shall use card games, board games, and word games to learn some vocabulary and grammar and practice conversational skills.

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 20, 2017

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL-Reading and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced advanced adult English Language Learners.We will use short readings from the exciting new readers in the library's ESL collection. With each reading, you'll get grammar practice, new vocabulary and a chance to think aloud in English as we discuss the readings. We will enjoy reading short stories by famous writers and reading a variety of  articles on topics such as  career paths, travel, future technology, families, and news events worldwide.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 20, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday February 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:20 PM The Little Mermaid Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Little MermaidDisney's The Little Mermaid was the first in a series of blockbusters that restored the venerable firm's reputation as the world's premiere animated-feature factory. The title character is a precocious teenager named Ariel, the daughter of Triton, king of the Sea. Rated G. Runtime 83 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Our canine friend Leo will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, January 28th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday February 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Concert for Flute and Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

James Winn, flute, and David Kopp, piano, will return for an afternoon concert. The program will include music by J. S. Bach, C. P. E. Bach, Franz Schubert, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Aaron Copland.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Coding Meetup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

computer

Do you know the basics of coding and are now looking to extend your skill set while meeting like-minded teens in an informal environment? Keep on coding at our new series for teens in grades 6-12. Open to any teen with an understanding of the core elements of coding: variables, conditionals, loops, and functions. No registration required, just drop by! We have a limited number of laptops, so please bring a laptop if you can. 2016-2017 Meetups: December 4 & 18, January 8 & 22, February 5, 12 & 26, March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23, May 7 & 21, and June 4.

 

    Location: Room A
Monday February 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Computers Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      NewtonReference@minlib.net
   

Are you new to computers? Maybe you've been using them but struggle with the basics. In this hands-on class, you will learn the basics of computer use in a structured environment. We will talk about what computers are, how they can be useful to you, and go over special terminology to help you get to know your technology. We will also learn how to interact with computers using the mouse and keyboard.

Registration is required

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-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 English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017. No class on February 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 'Little Ones' Story/Craft Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Listen to a story, sing some songs and make a craft.  For kids ages 2 to 4 years.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mango Languages: Choose Your Own Adventure Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      NewtonReference@minlib.net
   

Whether you're taking an international vacation or getting to know your neighbor, Mango Languages provides a great interactive way to master a new language. In this class we'll show you how to use this library web tool to follow foreign language lessons plans, watch foreign movies, test your accent with voice recognition and much more!

Registration is required. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Priority given to students who have not taken a Ted Talks class before at the library.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chessmates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Have fun playing chess with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9. 

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:40 PM The Accountant: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   RoMcGrath@minlib.net
   

The AccountantChristian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a mathematical genius who works as a financial consultant for criminal organizations eager to hide their dirty money. While being investigated by the Treasury Department, Wolff agrees to help an accounting clerk at a robotics firm (Anna Kendrick) look into fraud at her company, but the assignment will prove far more dangerous than he could have ever anticipated. J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow co-star in this thriller directed by Gavin O'Connor. Rated R. Runtime 128 min. Light refreshments provided courtesy of the Library.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Starting Your Genealogy Research Online with Census and Vital Records Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      NewtonReference@minlib.net
   

When people start going online to research their family history, the first documents they usually come across are the United States census (generated by the federal government) and birth, marriage, and death records (generated locally).  I will discuss these documents in the context of computer-driven research. Some records can be used as proof of a relationship. Others are only signposts toward more reliable information. Tips relating to online research in general will also be incorporated.

Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Disability Awareness Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Spring Fling Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Sophisticated Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Storytime for older kids!  Enjoy cool, strange, weird and wacky picture books.  For kids in grades 3 and up - you're never too old for picture books! 

    Location: Story Room
Tuesday February 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on January 17, 2017.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice (iPhone/iPad) A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ELL-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 beginning English Language Learners.  An introduction to everyday life in the U.S.  We'll focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on February 7, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2017.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice (iPhone/iPad) B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TWIG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

twigNewton TWIG (Tween Interest Group) is a group of tweens (kids in grades 5-7) interested in contributing ideas and having a voice about Newton Free Library programs, services, collection, and more! Basically, it's you telling us how best to serve you! Get in on the conversation, have fun and enjoy snacks. 

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

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

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 10, 2017.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Alan Strassman 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 ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings on January 17, 2017.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fiction Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pre-registration is required, space is limited.  The group is for serious writers pursuing publication. Each month two members submit a 15-25 page draft from a short story or novel to be read and critiqued by the class. Info contact: Castellano Turner, Ph.D at castellano.turner977@gmail.com.

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

Kids in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/6, 11/1, 12/6, 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2 and 6/6.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 28. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL10 months.

    Location: Teen Area
    The registration period has ended.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Device Advice (Android) A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sequences: A Woman's Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Device Advice (Android) B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Device Advice (Android) C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Dance and Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Joanne Langione Dance Center presents a music and movement class for toddlers and preschoolers. This progam does have  an attendance limit of 70 people.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Device Advice (Android) D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ELL-Coming to America Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Coming to America: Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Kek, the main character in Home of the Brave, comes from Africa where he lived with his mother, father and brother.  But only he and his mother have survived.  Now she’s missing and Kek has been sent to a new home. As he waits for word of his mother’s fate, Kek weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories and belief in his new country.                                                               

  • Read about Kek’s experiences and compare them to yours.
  • Short weekly homework assignments.
  • Copies of the book are available from the Newton Free Library.
  • For intermediate to advanced ELL learners.
  • Limited to 10 students.  Online registratioin (required) begins on December 28, 2016.
  • 7 Wednesday afternoon classes will begin on January 4, 2017.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Puppet Pals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join Morgan for a puppet filled storytime!  There will be songs, stories, and lots of puppet friends. A craft will follow.  For children ages 3-5 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  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Vincent   781-910-8014   
   

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

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

python

Can Python programs be fun to write? YES! In these workshops on January 18, 25 and February 1, 8 & 15 we will work individually and as a class to write a few fun applications in Python. No prior experience in coding is necessary. This is a series of five workshops. Students who attend at least 4 out of 5 sessions will receive a certificate of completion.This week we'll write a program to automatically read the article headlines from a popular news website. Grades 7-12. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 19 spaces available.
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 18th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, and June 7).  The book for February 8 is A Horn For Louis by Kimmel.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The purpose of the club is to share information on records and approaches for starting or extending participants' genealogical research. Novices and experienced researchers are both welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring records and problems from their own research for discussion.  Info contact: Ginny Audet at NewtonGenealogyClub@gmail.com.

    Location: Special Collections
Thursday February 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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

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

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on January 19, 2017.

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

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on January 12, 2017.  No class on February 16 and 23.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Tech Time A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anti-Valentine's Day Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1370   tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

anti-loveLove stinks! Un-celebrate Valentine's Day with cranky projects and snarky snacks. Kids in grades 5-7.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Adult Coloring Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      slevine@minlib.net
   

It’s not just for kids! Drop in anytime for an evening of coloring. Bring your own coloring book or use some of our coloring sheets and colored pencils! No registration required.  

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday evening sessions will begin on January 19, 2017.  No class on February 23.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
Friday February 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-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 English Language Learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  We shall use card games, board games, and word games to learn some vocabulary and grammar and practice conversational skills.

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 20, 2017

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL-Reading and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced advanced adult English Language Learners.We will use short readings from the exciting new readers in the library's ESL collection. With each reading, you'll get grammar practice, new vocabulary and a chance to think aloud in English as we discuss the readings. We will enjoy reading short stories by famous writers and reading a variety of  articles on topics such as  career paths, travel, future technology, families, and news events worldwide.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 20, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday February 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2015) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2016 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM The Light Between Oceans Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

The Light Between OceansAn Australian World War I veteran (Michael Fassbender) takes a job as a lighthouse keeper on an isolated island. He meets his future wife (Alicia Vikander) at the nearest coastal town, and the two begin their new life alone at the lighthouse. Once settled, a lifeboat washes ashore with a newborn inside, and the couple raise the infant as their own. Rachel Weisz co-stars in this adaptation of M.L. Stedman's novel, which was written and directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines). PG-13. Runtime 132 minutes. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Library.

 

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 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 Xena will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, January 28th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday February 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Celtic Music and More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2016/wx02_07_Concert_Sean_Smith.jpgColleen White (vocals, flute, tin whistle) and Sean Smith (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, bodhran) will perform vocal and instrumental music from the Irish, Scottish and English folk traditions. As a duo they incorporate modern influences into their arrangements of songs and tunes that have been handed down through many generations, enhancing this old/new dynamic by including works from contemporary folk music songwriters. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Coding Meetup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

computer

Do you know the basics of coding and are now looking to extend your skill set while meeting like-minded teens in an informal environment? Keep on coding at our new series for teens in grades 6-12. Open to any teen with an understanding of the core elements of coding: variables, conditionals, loops, and functions. No registration required, just drop by! We have a limited number of laptops, so please bring a laptop if you can. 2016-2017 Meetups: December 4 & 18, January 8 & 22, February 5, 12 & 26, March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23, May 7 & 21, and June 4.

 

    Location: Room A
Monday February 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Computers Part 2: File Management Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

The second installment of the Computer Basics series covers basic navigation. You will learn how to create and organize your files and folders on a personal computer. We will also talk about computer programs.

Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-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 English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017. No class on February 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Drop-In Valentine Crafts Ages 2-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Priority given to students who have not taken a Ted Talks class before at the library.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Crafterhours Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

slimeWe meet on the second Monday of every month (NEW meeting day!) to make crafts and eat snacks. Come make DIY slime and eat brownies! Grades 7-12.  

 

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marianne Connelly   617-796-1370   
   

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/12, 10/3, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9/17, 2/13/17, 3/13/17, 4/10/17, 5/8/17, and 6/12/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 23 . When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Civil Rights: How Far We Have Come, How Far We Have to Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Details will follow on this panel discussion that will address the issues of cultural competency, intersectionality and civil rights.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for beginner or intermediate writers interested in drafting a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading of work and receiving encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. To register contact: newton.memoir@gmail.com.

    Location: Room A
 
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   
   

Registration is required for newcomers. Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

    Location: Trustees' Room
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on January 17, 2017.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice (Android) A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ELL-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 beginning English Language Learners.  An introduction to everyday life in the U.S.  We'll focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on February 7, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2017.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice (Android) B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 

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

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Best Apps: Fitness/Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Want to make your resolution to get healthier easier? We’ll be talking all about Health and Fitness apps you can add to your smart phone or tablet. We’ll take a quick peek into MyFitnessPal, Couch to 5k, and others like it.

Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice (Android) D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Crafternoons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month: cookie decorating! Grades 5-7. 

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

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

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 10, 2017.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

Kids in grades 5-6 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month.All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/13, 10/18, 11/8, 12/13, 1/10/17, 2/14/167, 3/14/17, 4/11/17, 5/9/17 and 6/13/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 21 . When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly Make: Gal-entines Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Who needs a date for Valentine’s Day when you can come spend time with your gal pals for Galentine’s Day! We’ll be doing crafts including something to make your baths more luxurious. No registration required.

 

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

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

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

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday February 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Device Advice (iPhone/iPad) A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2016/wxSCORE_logo.jpgJoin us for a workshop facilitated by SCORE (Senior Core of Retired Executives). They are a volunteer organization that provides free mentoring and workshops to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a small business. Register (required) here or call 617-565-5591. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Device Advice (iPhone/iPad) B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Device Advice (iPhone/iPad) C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Device Advice (iPhone/iPad) D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ELL-Coming to America Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Coming to America: Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Kek, the main character in Home of the Brave, comes from Africa where he lived with his mother, father and brother.  But only he and his mother have survived.  Now she’s missing and Kek has been sent to a new home. As he waits for word of his mother’s fate, Kek weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories and belief in his new country.                                                               

  • Read about Kek’s experiences and compare them to yours.
  • Short weekly homework assignments.
  • Copies of the book are available from the Newton Free Library.
  • For intermediate to advanced ELL learners.
  • Limited to 10 students.  Online registratioin (required) begins on December 28, 2016.
  • 7 Wednesday afternoon classes will begin on January 4, 2017.

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

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

pythonCan Python programs be fun to write? YES! In these workshops on January 18, 25 and February 1, 8 & 15 we will work individually and as a class to write a few fun applications in Python. No prior experience in coding is necessary. This is a series of five workshops. Students who attend at least 4 out of 5 sessions will receive a certificate of completion.This week we'll write a program to make a poem from a random set of the words in said headlines. Grades 7-12. 

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adventures In Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

Let's take a look at books! For children in kindergarten with a care giver.  Adults and children read the book in advance, then join Sandy for book exploration and fun related activities. Children do not need to be independent readers.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, February 1st.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (February 15, March 15, April 26, May 17, and June 14).  The book for February 15 is Too Many Babas by Croll.

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    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Old School Sci Fi Book and Movie Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Hewitt     khewitt@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday February 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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

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

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on January 19, 2017.

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

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

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

An overview of basic word processing including entering, editing and formatting text, proofreading documents, setting them up for printing, saving them, etc. PREREQUISITE: Basic computer and MS Windows experience, good mouse skills (clicking, double-clicking, right-clicking and selecting text), familiarity with the keyboard, scrollbars, opening and closing documents and applications.

Offered by Employment & Training Resources (ETR), a MA One-Stop Career Center. To register (required) call ETR: 508-766- 5700.

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

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity.   For ages 0-4.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Tech Time A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storytime Surprise For 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

This week: winter BINGO!
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Science for Tweens & Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

computer scienceWhy should young students learn computer science early? Instructors from KTByte, a local startup founded by several Cornell University Computer Science grads who teach tweens and teens computer programming, will come to discuss what opportunities are available for middle and high school students as they learn computer science and how they can prepare for college education. The presentation will be followed by Q&A.  Tweens, teens and adults welcome. 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday evening sessions will begin on January 19, 2017.  No class on February 23.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Social Media for Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Are you a small business owner looking to take your marketing online? Branch out with Social Media for your business by attending an hour-long session on how different social media platforms can help you reach new customers. We will cover Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more.

Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgContinuing every other week through June, we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. Bring your own yoga mat or cushion if you prefer. Come on a light stomach and bring a water bottle. No previous experience required. The group will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani. Appropriate for ages 14+.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Friday February 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-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 English Language Learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  We shall use card games, board games, and word games to learn some vocabulary and grammar and practice conversational skills.

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 20, 2017

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL-Reading and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced advanced adult English Language Learners.We will use short readings from the exciting new readers in the library's ESL collection. With each reading, you'll get grammar practice, new vocabulary and a chance to think aloud in English as we discuss the readings. We will enjoy reading short stories by famous writers and reading a variety of  articles on topics such as  career paths, travel, future technology, families, and news events worldwide.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 20, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Drop in for family games and activities time!  This is an opportunity to spend quality time with your child(ren) and with other patrons.  Games, building materials and other activities for all ages will be available.

    Location: Story Room
Saturday February 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2015) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2016 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

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

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

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:20 PM The Jungle Book Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Jungle BookThe final animated feature produced under the supervision of Walt Disney is a lively neo-swing musical, loosely based upon the tales of Rudyard Kipling. Mowgli, a young Indian boy, grew up in a wolf pack after wondering off from his father at the age of two. One day, while escaping a vicious tiger, Mowgli comes to his native village where his mother recognizes him. Rated G. Runtime 78 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM David Won, Tenor Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tenor David Won will perform. Tim Steele wil accompany him. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Monday February 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Presidents' Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday February 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on January 17, 2017.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ELL-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 beginning English Language Learners.  An introduction to everyday life in the U.S.  We'll focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on February 7, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2017.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 3D Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

3d Learn how 3D printing works by designing your own three-dimensional creation!  Grades 5-7. Registration begins 3 weeks before on January 31.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Riley will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, January 28th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 10, 2017.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings on January 17, 2017.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly make: Cupcake Decorating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Join us in making Mythological Cupcakes. Two mythological creature cupcake designs will be taught. Learn how to make a fondant dragon for the top of your cupcake, and how to make magical unicorn cupcakes. Ages 18+

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Jobs Seekers and Career Development Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   


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

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

The group is for those who have a commitment to writing and/or reading plays. Bring your original manuscript to read and share critiques in a supportive and honest manner. Info contact: Sandra Weintraub at sgweintraub@yahoo.com or 617-244-6236.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday February 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Vincent   781-910-8014   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Best Apps: Calendar/Task management Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Don't let your resolutions slip! Stay on top of your To Dos with the help of these free apps! We will be taking a quick look at Wunderlist, Calendar5, Awesome Calendar, Planner Pro, TeuxDeux, and todoist.

Registration is required. 

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

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

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

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for writers who have work in progress. Info contact: Laya Steinberg at Lasword@rcn.com.

    Location: Room A
Thursday February 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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

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

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on January 19, 2017.

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

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Tech Time A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

Laugh ‘til you cry with Alexander King of Jesters.  He’s  dazzled audiences on Showtime, America’s Got Talent,  and Off-Broadway in NY.    This medieval fool’s wild sight gags,  amazing stunts  and playful spirit  will take you to another world.  For Ages 5+.

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hooked on Books Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Looking for a casual book club that reads a wide variety of books? Come join the Hooked on Books club on the last Thursday of each month for good conversation and discussion. No RSVP necessary. This month's read is Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 and 4 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 (required) begins on Thursday, February 2nd.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Newton History Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Newton History Series features interesting programs that focus on our local history and runs annually from February through April. Details on this year's programs will follow. The series is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Friday February 24, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  We shall use card games, board games, and word games to learn some vocabulary and grammar and practice conversational skills.

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 20, 2017

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL-Reading and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced advanced adult English Language Learners.We will use short readings from the exciting new readers in the library's ESL collection. With each reading, you'll get grammar practice, new vocabulary and a chance to think aloud in English as we discuss the readings. We will enjoy reading short stories by famous writers and reading a variety of  articles on topics such as  career paths, travel, future technology, families, and news events worldwide.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 20, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Friday Music Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tai     liunienlung@yahoo.com
   

Join in our 90-minute session to begin your weekend joyfully with song. We sing and play songs of the season, some show tunes, popular standards and favorites that you suggest. Bring your instruments if desired; drop-ins welcome! Info contact: Tai at liunienlung@yahoo.com.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday February 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2015) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2016 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM The Queen of Katwe Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

The Queen of KatweThis biopic of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) traces her journey from the Kampala slum of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her formal schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world after she develops an interest in the game at a youth-outreach program run by Robert Katende (David Oyelowo). Lupita Nyong'o co-stars as Mutesi's mother, who worries that her daughter's dreams of becoming a chess champion are a frivolous distraction from real life. Produced as a joint venture between Disney and ESPN Films, Queen of Katwe was directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), and was adapted from a nonfiction book by sportswriter Tim Crothers, who became acquainted with Mutesi's story while on assignment for ESPN. Rated PG. Runtime 124 minutes. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Library.

 

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jazz Blues Guitarist Paul Speidel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Jazz Blues Guitarist Paul Speidel will perform. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Coding Meetup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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Do you know the basics of coding and are now looking to extend your skill set while meeting like-minded teens in an informal environment? Keep on coding at our new series for teens in grades 6-12. Open to any teen with an understanding of the core elements of coding: variables, conditionals, loops, and functions. No registration required, just drop by! We have a limited number of laptops, so please bring a laptop if you can. 2016-2017 Meetups: December 4 & 18, January 8 & 22, February 5, 12 & 26, March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23, May 7 & 21, and June 4.

 

    Location: Room A
Monday February 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-Coffee, Tea and English Too! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Monday mornings - January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Computers Part 3: Internet and Browsing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

After reinforcing terminology from the previous weeks, we will learn about the Internet. Computers use the Internet in many ways but this class will focus on web browsing and how it can be helpful to you.

Registration is required. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-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 English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017. No class on February 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 'Little Ones' Story/Craft Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Listen to a story, sing some songs and make a craft.  For kids ages 2 to 4 years.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lynda.com Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics and software that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. Come find out how you can start learning today!

Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Priority given to students who have not taken a Ted Talks class before at the library.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      slevine@minlib.net
   

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours!  Ages 16+ please. No registration required.

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

Have fun playing chess with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9. 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday February 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Computers Part 4: Email Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Keep in touch with family and friends through the Internet. This class will cover the basics of email including setting up a free account and sending and receiving messages and photos. If you already have an e-mail account, please bring the login and password with you to class. You can also stay in touch with people using online social networks. We will talk briefly about what they are and what ones you can choose from.

Registration is required. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
ent_gclef 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Matt Heaton Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

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

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on January 17, 2017.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ELL-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 beginning English Language Learners.  An introduction to everyday life in the U.S.  We'll focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on February 7, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2017.

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

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

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

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 10, 2017.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 12/20, 1/24/17, 2/28/17, 3/28/17, 4/25/17, 5/23/17, and 6/20/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 23. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

    Location: Story Room
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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
   

smell of other people's housesJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! This month we'll discuss The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. Check out our website for more information about the Club.

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

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings on January 17, 2017.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Dance and Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Joanne Langione Dance Center presents a music and movement class for toddlers and preschoolers. This progam does have  an attendance limit of 70 people.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Spotting Fake News - Information Literacy Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 18th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, and June 7).  The book for February 1 is A Horn For Louis by Kimmel.

    Location: Story Room
   
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misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. Whether you are interested in being a programmer or just want to know how things work, you can take advantage of these field-tested and proven learning techniques only available on CodeCampKidz!  For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, February 8th. This is a two week class, 3/1 and 3/8.

    Location: Computer Center
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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  8:30 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: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646

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

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

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

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

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on January 19, 2017.

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

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

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

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity.   For ages 0-4.

 

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

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

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on January 12, 2017.  No class on February 16 and 23.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on December 28, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Newton Camera Club 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 ELL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday evening sessions will begin on January 19, 2017.  No class on February 23.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgContinuing every other week through June, we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. Bring your own yoga mat or cushion if you prefer. Come on a light stomach and bring a water bottle. No previous experience required. The group will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani. Appropriate for ages 14+.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-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 English Language Learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Monthly Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free monthly discussion group for adult ELL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  We shall use card games, board games, and word games to learn some vocabulary and grammar and practice conversational skills.

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 20, 2017

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL-Reading and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced advanced adult English Language Learners.We will use short readings from the exciting new readers in the library's ESL collection. With each reading, you'll get grammar practice, new vocabulary and a chance to think aloud in English as we discuss the readings. We will enjoy reading short stories by famous writers and reading a variety of  articles on topics such as  career paths, travel, future technology, families, and news events worldwide.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 20, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

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

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2015) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2016 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1360   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Snow White, rated G.  Runtime 83 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception for Lori Lander 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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Leo will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, February 25th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Singer Songwriter Molly Pinto Madigan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join award-winning singer-songwriter Molly Pinto Madigan for a concert. Details will follow.

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

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-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 English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017. No class on February 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Priority given to students who have not taken a Ted Talks class before at the library.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Hacksaw Ridge: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   RoMcGrath@minlib.net
   

Hacksaw RidgeMel Gibson directs this biopic about WWII Army medic Desmond Doss (played by Andrew Garfield). A conscientious objector who refused to take a life or even carry a weapon, Doss was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa. Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, and Sam Worthington co-star in Gibson's return to the director's seat. Rated R. Runtime 138 min. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Library.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chessmates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Have fun playing chess with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9. 

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Art and Mindfulness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2016/wx04_20_27_Program_Art_and_Mindfulness_Susan_Dahl.jpgParticipate in a workshop that will show you that making art can be a form of meditation. Attendees will use art materials to explore the connections between meditation and art, and take away not only a piece of their own artwork, but a new way to explore and deepen contemplative practice. Offered in two consecutive weeks, it is possible to attend just one or both sessions. The workshops will be facilitated by Susan Dahl who is an artist and art therapist. Register is required. The second workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 pm.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Disability Awareness Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Storytime for older kids!  Enjoy cool, strange, weird and wacky picture books.  For kids in grades 3 and up - you're never too old for picture books!

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on January 17, 2017.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ELL-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 beginning English Language Learners.  An introduction to everyday life in the U.S.  We'll focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on February 7, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2017.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Lou's Upcycles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Participants will learn about upcycling plastic bags through the process of fusing, and use fusing to make a project.  Using the heat and pressure of a household iron, a new type of textile is formed from un-recyclable plastic bags and wrappers that would usually be thrown away. This 101 class teaches the basics of plastic bag fusing and each participant will complete a final project using the fused textile. For kids in grades 3-4 Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, February 14.   Snow day date is 3/14.  You are welcome to save up plastic bags and wrappers to bring ot the progrma to use or donate.  Guidelines can be found at  http://www.lousupcycles.com/donate-recycle-upcycle/

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net
    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TWIG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Newton TWIG (Tween Interest Group) is a group of tweens (kids in grades 5-7) interested in contributing ideas and having a voice about Newton Free Library programs, services, collection, and more! Basically, it's you telling us how best to serve you! Get in on the conversation, have fun and enjoy snacks. 

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 10, 2017.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings on January 17, 2017.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fiction Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pre-registration is required, space is limited.  The group is for serious writers pursuing publication. Each month two members submit a 15-25 page draft from a short story or novel to be read and critiqued by the class. Info contact: Castellano Turner, Ph.D at castellano.turner977@gmail.com.

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

Kids in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/6, 11/1, 12/6, 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2 and 6/6.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 28. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL10 months.

    Location: Teen Area
    The registration period has ended.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sequences: A Woman's Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Vincent   781-910-8014   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Puppet Pals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join Morgan for a puppet filled storytime!  There will be songs, stories, and lots of puppet friends. A craft will follow.  For children ages 3-5 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 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 18th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, and June 7).  The book for February 8 is A Horn For Louis by Kimmel.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Collecting Glass Animals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Artists and craftspeople have celebrated the subject of wildlife through the medium of glass for more than two thousand years! Kirk Nelson, Executive Director of The New Bedford Museum of Glass, will survey their remarkable creations and take us on a colorful “crystal safari” through the factories and showrooms of famous glassmakers around the world, including Steuben, Baccarat, Lalique, Orrefors, Hoya and many others. The program is cosponsored by The Founders Chapter of the National American Glass Club. See the accompanying display on view in the Main Hall throughout March.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The purpose of the club is to share information on records and approaches for starting or extending participants' genealogical research. Novices and experienced researchers are both welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring records and problems from their own research for discussion.  Info contact: Ginny Audet at NewtonGenealogyClub@gmail.com.

    Location: Special Collections
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. Whether you are interested in being a programmer or just want to know how things work, you can take advantage of these field-tested and proven learning techniques only available on CodeCampKidz!  For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, February 8th. This is a two week class, 3/1 and 3/8.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Room A
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misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Conversations about Travel