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Thursday November 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Thanksgiving Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Friday November 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Sleeping Beauty (1959) Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Sleeping Beauty (1959) Fall under the glorious spell of Disney's Ultimate Princess Fairy Tale! Disney produced this lavish animated fairy tale, the most expensive cartoon ever made up to its release with a budget of $6 million in 1959. Rated G. Runtime 75 min. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the Library!                                                 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday November 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Join the Newton Free Library and the New Art Center for a crafty afternoon for ages 6-10. 

Join us for a delightful afternoon of art making. Let's make art together with fun supplies representing the beautiful colors of fall, New England's most beloved season. Together we will be making super cool, cute and funky owls. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins. 

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday November 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM I Speak Music: Songs of a First Generation Russian-American Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sasha_by_Gabriela_Herman2Sasha Papernik, piano/vocals, Justin Poindexter, guitar/vocals, and Kyle Saulnier, upright bass, will perform. Their program will explore the Russian-American identity through classical pieces, Russian and American folk songs, originals and standards by the most famous Russian-American songwriters and New Yorkers, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

12 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM STEM Workshop Ages 3&4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Audrey Samolis     audrey.samolis@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM An Evening With Canon Explorer of Light Photographer Parish Kohanim Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

By_Parish_Kohanim_SwirlTake a journey through Parish Kohanim’s diverse and striking body of work. The program will focus on the heart of Mr. Kohanim’s photography as art, and what inspires and motivates his creative process. Kohanim was named one of the World’s Top 100 Photographers in 2011, 2012 and 2013 by Graphis. The program is cosponsored by the Newton and Boston Camera Clubs. (Image by Parish Kohanim)

 

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

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 12+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Ages 12+. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, November 3.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday December 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

iPad level 1 Tuesday, December 2, 2:30-4:30 pm: This class is for beginners. We cover very basic functions of the iPad starting with identifying all the buttons and learning terminology. The objective is to make new iPad user more comfortable their device. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Crafternoons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

crafternoonsGet creative! We'll be hanging out working on crafts and eating snacks. For this Crafternoon we'll be making stamps, decorating wrapping paper, and making gift tags for the holiday season.

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Corpus Casual by Andrew Fish Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

by_Andrew_Fish_TheDiscoveredCountry02Andrew Fish explores human expression and the subconscious in contemporary life, and reacts to rapid changes in image creation in the digital age. The show examines the human experience through images of figures in space; sometimes active and other times at rest. Brightly colored vignettes of human existence and expression invite the viewer to create their own narrative in interpreting the works. His paintings will be shown in the Gallery from December 2-30. The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served

    Location: Gallery
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fiction Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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    Location: Story Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 9 Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 15.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Paul's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Puppet Pals 0-2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens' Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join Jonathan for a puppet filled storytime!  There will be songs, stories, and lots of puppet friends. Crafts will follow.  For children ages 0-2 years.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

iPad Level 2, Wednesday, December 3, 2:30-4:30 pm: This session is for those who have learned the basics covered in iPad 1 and want to learn about installing/deleting apps, making folders, multi-tasking gestures, and photo and video. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password..

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Scout will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Wednesday, November 19.  Space is limited.

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

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

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

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

eBooks From the Library, Wednesday, December 3, 6:30-8:30 pm: With 30,000+ titles, the library has something for everyone. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone or Android Tablet and learn how! Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password along with their library card and pin number.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Contemporary Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. This month they will discuss Father of the Rain by Lily King. In January they will discuss The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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

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

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.

Our sessions are for For Educational and Informational help only.

A request we can’t help with: “My computer is broken. Fix it.”

A request we can help with: “What could I do to make my computer faster?”

 

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

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.

Our sessions are for For Educational and Informational help only.

A request we can’t help with: “My computer is broken. Fix it.”

A request we can help with: “What could I do to make my computer faster?”

 

        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.

Our sessions are for For Educational and Informational help only.

A request we can’t help with: “My computer is broken. Fix it.”

A request we can help with: “What could I do to make my computer faster?”

 

        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Time D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.

Our sessions are for For Educational and Informational help only.

A request we can’t help with: “My computer is broken. Fix it.”

A request we can help with: “What could I do to make my computer faster?”

 

        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Research 2.0 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emily Wells   617-796-1370   
   

A NEW class for kids in grades 5-8 and/or their adults.  Please join us to learn about the many databases you can access through the library Web site, how they can help you with school projects, and what cool stuff you can discover.  Online registration is required and begins on Thursday, November 13.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 5 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Hooked: Knitting & Crochet Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Made for Each Other: Collage Diptychs and Triptychs by Ann Miller Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Art_Ann_Miller_Caerulea_HallAnn Miller is a collage artist. She works with papers that she prepares by painting, printing, drawing and otherwise marking. Relying on the wisdom of the hands in motion, she loves the tactile experience of handling papers, moving them around, gluing them down and adding layers and marks. Her show will be on view in the Main Hall from December 2-30. The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served

    Location: Gallery
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

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

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

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

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    Location: Computer Center
Saturday December 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   1386   1386
   

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friends Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   1386   1386
   

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

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Brookline A Cappella Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Brookline_A_CappellaUnder the direction of Susan Emmanouilidis, the 16-singer ensemble performs a wide array of a cappella music including Early Music, newly composed repertoire, American music of all genres and music from cultures throughout the world. This concert will include Hanukah and Christmas songs representative of cultures within and outside of the U.S. They will also perform jazz, spirituals, classical and contemporary numbers.

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

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

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

12 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM STEM Workshop Ages 3&4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Audrey Samolis     audrey.samolis@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-Holiday Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A potluck supper for tutors, learners, and their families.  By invitation only.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 12+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Ages 12+. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, November 3.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. This month they will discuss The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel, John Macrae Book/Henry Holt & Company, 2014 and Kilifi Creek by Lionel Shriver from The New Yorker, November 25, 2013. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday December 9, 2014 Go To Top
ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

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

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

iPad Level 3, December 9, 2:30-4:30 pm: This class is for patrons looking to master their iPad. Topics include Facetime, copy and paste, email, Safari and other search engines, Apple ID and iCloud, contacts and spotlight search. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 5/6 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

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

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

The group is for those who have a commitment to writing and/or reading plays. Bring your original manuscript to read and share critiques in a supportive and honest manner. Info contact: Sandra Weintraub at sgweintraub@yahoo.com or 617-332-2990.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Fall of the Soviet Union and Its Impact on Soviet Jews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Soviet_Jewery_Boston_oldest_synagogueJoin us for a panel discussion that will explore the circumstances surrounding the collapse of the Soviet Union and look at how Jews of the former Soviet Union have survived and even thrived. The panel will include:

Joshua Rubenstein of Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Ann Levin, Chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) Dnepropetrovsk Kehillah Project

Alan Shuchat, Wellesley College Professor and Genealogist

Alderman and Author David A. Kalis, moderator.

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

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). This month they will discuss East Coker and The Dry Salvages (from Four Quartets), by T.S.Eliot. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday December 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 9 Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 15.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sequences: A Woman's Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Riley will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Wednesday, November 26.  Space is limited.

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    Location: Story Room
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Human Rights Award Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Walsh   1431   
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Old School Sci-Fi Book and Movie Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim   khewitt@minlib.net   617-796-1360
   

i am legendThe group meets to discuss works of science­ fiction and view movie adaptations. This month we will discuss I Am Legend by Richard Matheson and watch the 1964 movie adaptation Last Man On Earth starring Vincent Price. No registration required. Intended for adults. 

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday December 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Introduction to Word, Thursday, December 11, 9:30-1:00 pm: Attendees will get an overview of basic word processing including entering, editing and formatting text, proofreading documents, setting them up for printing, saving them, etc. Offered by MA Dept. of Employment & Training Resources (ETR).  To register (required) call ETR: 508-766-5700. 

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

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

9 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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

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

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.

Our sessions are for For Educational and Informational help only.

A request we can’t help with: “My computer is broken. Fix it.”

A request we can help with: “What could I do to make my computer faster?”

 

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

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.

Our sessions are for For Educational and Informational help only.

A request we can’t help with: “My computer is broken. Fix it.”

A request we can help with: “What could I do to make my computer faster?”

 

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.

Our sessions are for For Educational and Informational help only.

A request we can’t help with: “My computer is broken. Fix it.”

A request we can help with: “What could I do to make my computer faster?”

 

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Create Your Own Light-Up Card Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room     617-796-1370
   

Learn some elementary electronics, and how to create fun and flexible circuits on paper. We’ll make cards or pictures that light up, buzz or otherwise amaze  with our STEAM guru Kevin Osborn!  For kids in grades 2-5; parents of 2nd and 3rd graders are asked to stay and help.  Online registration is required, and begins on Thursday, November 20.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Time D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.

Our sessions are for For Educational and Informational help only.

A request we can’t help with: “My computer is broken. Fix it.”

A request we can help with: “What could I do to make my computer faster?”

 

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Scratch Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us for this NEW once a month club!  Kids in grades 3-6 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories.  Online registration is required and begins on Thursday, November 20.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
   
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Copious Notes Rings Handbells for the Holidays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Copious NotesThis community ensemble comes together to have fun and grow musically while sharing and promoting the art of handbell ringing in and around the Boston area. Join them for their third annual library concert titled A Celebration of Peace. They will perform Carol of the Bells, The Rose Carol, El Shaddai and more.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Friday December 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Puppet Pals 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday December 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Hundred Foot Journey Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

The Hundred Foot JourneyAn Indian teen in France goes to work for his father's culinary adversary in this drama based on the bestselling novel by Richard C. Morais. Run time 122 min. Rated PG. Enjoy refreshments provided by the library!                                                           

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Pei-yeh Tsai on Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pei_Yeh_TsaiThe performance titled Dance into the Fairy Land, will include works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Medtner, Bartok and Schubert. Pei-yeh Tsai is the recipient of numerous awards including two Piano Departmental Awards given by Boston University and the Marie Miller Award from the Women’s Guild in Boston, among others.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Coffee, Tea, and English, too! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Story 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
   

beautiful music for ugly children

Join us for the parent/guardian and teen book club. The group will discuss Beautiful music for ugly children by Kristin Cronn-Mills and enjoy brownies! For ages 12-15 and their adult.

 

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Improve Your Cooking Skills With Chef Bill Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Program_Chef_Bill_headshot.The program is designed to boost your confidence in the kitchen. Chef Bill will demonstrate techniques from his three recently published books; Knife Skills, How to Make Chocolate Candies and How to Make and Use Vinegar. All are written to help you become a better cook. A book signing will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

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    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 December 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 3D Printing for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us to learn how 3D printers work by making things yourself! A fun interactive activity for kids in grades 2-5.  Learn about the library's Makerbot 3D printer, and walk away with your own three-dimensional creation. Online registration is required and starts on November 25th.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Create Your Own Light-Up Card Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

light up cardsLearn some elementary electronics, and how to create fun and flexible circuits on paper. We’ll make holiday cards or pictures that light up. For grades 6-12.  

    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: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Story Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday December 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM How to Write a Winning Résumé Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoJoin Donna LaMontagne of the MA Department of Employment and Training Resources (ETR) to learn what it takes to get your résumé noticed in the current crowded labor market. In this workshop you will learn how to create a résumé that will market your skills and accomplishments in the most positive light to help you get noticed by employers. Registration is required; please call ETR at 508-766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

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

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

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

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

Join us for a Hanukkah celebration for kids ages 0-3!  The storytime will include stories, a craft, and snacks.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting 1/2 hour before the program begins. 

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. This month they will discuss Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela from South Africa. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computers 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Introduction to Computers, Thursday, December 18, 10:00-12:00 pm: Have you ever been browsing the internet and wondered how bookmarks work?  Perhaps you’ve wanted to print a document from your email. We’ll help you hone your skills while teaching you new ones.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM From Synagogue to Stage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/Ek%20images/12_2014/wx12_18_Program_Synagogue_to_Stage_Corn%C3%A9lie_Falcon_as_Rachel_in_La_Juive_by_Hal%C3%A9vy_1835_-_A_Colin_-_NGO2p110.jpgEd Tapper will give a lecture that focuses on Jews who contributed to all aspects of the musical stage from the 17th to 20th centuries. The talk will include rare recordings by a variety of Jewish singers, often performing music by Jewish composers, plus many rarities from Mr. Tapper’s extensive music collection. Mr. Tapper holds degrees in music and art history from UMass/Boston and Columbia.

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday December 23, 2014 Go To Top
ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Matt Heaton Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

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

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Avoid waiting in line. Go to www.redcrossblood.org and make an appointment. Special Tuesday blood drive.

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

Library closes 4 PM-New Year's Eve

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ages 8-9. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Story Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
Wednesday January 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations About Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. We will read and discuss short stories about travel and exploration by travel writers Charles Kiralt, Nellie Bly, Susan Spano and others.  We will also create a basic checklist for packing and learn to use articles, tour books, and websites to learn about places to visit.  Our focus in trip planning will be on the Northeast, but our readings will cover travel from all around the world.

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

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

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

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    Location: Room A
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Puppet Pals 0-2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens' Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join Jonathan for a puppet filled storytime!  There will be songs, stories, and lots of puppet friends. Crafts will follow.  For children ages 0-2 years.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday January 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Thursday afternoons, beginning on January 8, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday January 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Children's Dance & Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Puppet Pals 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

                                           

 

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

Join soprano Sara Heaton for an afternoon concert that will explore the Japanese repertoire.

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ages 8-9. 

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Aging in Places by Marian Knapp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Marian Knapp, writer and community activist, will speak on her book, Aging in Places: Reflective Preparation for the Future. Ms. Knapp is the chairperson of Newton's Council on Aging.

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

Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. This month they will discuss Action by Paul Theroux, from The New Yorker, August 4, 2014 and One Saturday Morning by Tessa Hadley from The New Yorker, August 25, 2014. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday January 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations About Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. We will read and discuss short stories about travel and exploration by travel writers Charles Kiralt, Nellie Bly, Susan Spano and others.  We will also create a basic checklist for packing and learn to use articles, tour books, and websites to learn about places to visit.  Our focus in trip planning will be on the Northeast, but our readings will cover travel from all around the world.

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

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

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

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

Please join the Suzuki School of Newton in a musical afternoon for children ages 0-3.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Riley will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Wednesday, December 31.  Space is limited.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Winter Ergonomics to Keep you Safe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Bryan Agurcia, Innovaging program Director and Master Trainer at Greatest Age Fitness, for a workshop that will help you learn:

  • Ergonomically correct snow shovelling
  • How to walk safely in snow and on ice
  • Safe falling techniques
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   617-796-1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
Thursday January 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Thursday afternoons, beginning on January 8, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

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

    Location: Room A
Friday January 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Children's Dance & Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join BSO cellist Mickey Katz for a solo performance.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Library Closed-MLK Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday January 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

New time for Crafternoons! We will be hanging out working on crafts and eating snacks. We’ll be meeting once a month at night on the third Tuesdays of every month. Grades 6-12. 

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

Join Leora Tec, daughter of author Nechama Tec (Defiance), for a talk that will focus on her mother's riveting history as a European Jew from western Belorussia who was part of the group led by Tuvia Bielski that became the largest armed rescue operation of Jews by Jews in World War II.

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

The group is for those who have a commitment to writing and/or reading plays. Bring your original manuscript to read and share critiques in a supportive and honest manner. Info contact: Sandra Weintraub at sgweintraub@yahoo.com or 617-332-2990.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday January 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations About Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. We will read and discuss short stories about travel and exploration by travel writers Charles Kiralt, Nellie Bly, Susan Spano and others.  We will also create a basic checklist for packing and learn to use articles, tour books, and websites to learn about places to visit.  Our focus in trip planning will be on the Northeast, but our readings will cover travel from all around the world.

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Thursday afternoons, beginning on January 8, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

    Location: Story Room
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