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

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Newton Energy $avers table Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Newton Energy $avers, an initiative of the Mayor’s office, Green Newton and the Newton Clergy Association, is offering no-cost home energy assessments from Able Home Performance. An assessment provides an evaluation of your heating and cooling systems for efficiency and safety, as well as a determination of whether heat is being lost through walls and other areas that may need insulation. Old inefficient light bulbs may be swapped for free energy-saving bulbs and qualified homes may receive free, programmable thermostats, free low-flow showerheads, and a free energy-saving power strip.

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

This months book is Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasent by Roz Chast

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

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

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

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

Electing a New President is a class for intermediate to advanced level adult English Language Learners. We will discuss:

    • President of the United States: the job and its powers
    • How the election process works
    • American voters: who they are and how they make up their minds
    • Words and idioms to know
    • Keeping up with election news and information
    • What to expect on Election Night
    • Short weekly homework assignments

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

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

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Screening of American Umpire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Join us for a screening of American Umpire, a new documentary that will air on public television stations in September. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and local foreign policy experts. The 56-minute documentary is based on the book of the same name by prize-winning historian Elizabeth Cobbs, PhD., a research fellow at The Hoover Institution. Narrated by Jim Lehrer, American Umpire takes a critical look at America’s role as the world’s policeman and includes interviews with foreign policy experts including Condoleezza Rice, Madeline Albright, George Schulz and more. The film explores our origins as a neutral republic and our transition to a highly engaged superpower after World War II. Elizabeth Cobbs will moderate a panel including:

Fred Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government and Professor of History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences                         

Barry Posen, Ford International Professor of Political Science, MIT and Director of MIT's Security Studies Program                                                                                                                                         

Andrew Bacevich, Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History, Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday August 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM The Karate Kid Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: The Karate Kid.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Air Bud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Air Bud, rated PG.  Runtime 97 minutes.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday August 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Summer Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday August 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on July 12, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Newton Energy $avers table Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Newton Energy $avers, an initiative of the Mayor’s office, Green Newton and the Newton Clergy Association, is offering no-cost home energy assessments from Able Home Performance. An assessment provides an evaluation of your heating and cooling systems for efficiency and safety, as well as a determination of whether heat is being lost through walls and other areas that may need insulation. Old inefficient light bulbs may be swapped for free energy-saving bulbs and qualified homes may receive free, programmable thermostats, free low-flow showerheads, and a free energy-saving power strip.

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

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

9 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on August 2, 2016.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brownies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

carry onJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The title for this month is Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. Check back soon! For ages 11-15 and their adult. 

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on July 12, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Persistence of Memory: What Happens When All the Survivors Are Gone? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/08_2016/wx08_30_Program_Leora_Tec_Holocaust.jpgHow will we remember the Holocaust when those who lived through it are gone? Who is tasked with remembrance and what does it look like? Leora Tec is the daughter of Holocaust survivor and scholar, Nechama Tec, who wrote Defiance. The book was made into the 2007 film starring Daniel Craig. Through the lens of her experience as Nechama’s daughter, and her own experiences and connections with Polish scholars and artists who are grappling with this history, Leora will tease out the many ways of answering these questions.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on July 13, 2016.

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

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday September 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

minecraftCome play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each session. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s. The club meets the first Thursday of every month. Minecraft Club is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. Please register. 

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours! We'll have lots of games available like Settlers of Catan, King of Tokyo and more. Ages 16+ please. No registration required.

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Hooked: Crochet & Knitting Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

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    Location: Teen Area
        There are 10 spaces available.
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Saturday September 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Sunday September 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday September 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday morning classes.  The class begins on September 6, 2016.

Limited to 12 students. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice for iPhone A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.   

 

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.   

 

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.   

 

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.   

 

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM The Man Who Knew Infinity: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

The Man Who Knew InfinityColonial India, 1913. Srinavasa Ramanujan is a 25-year-old shipping clerk and self-taught genius, who failed out of college due to his near-obsessive, solitary study of mathematics. Determined to pursue his passion despite rejection and derision from his peers, Ramanujan writes a letter to G. H. Hardy, an eminent British mathematics professor at Trinity College, Cambridge. Hardy recognizes the originality and brilliance of Ramanujan's raw talent and despite the skepticism of his colleagues, undertakes bringing him to Cambridge so that his theories can be explored.  Rated PG-13. Runtime 108 min. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the library.                                                      

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

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

9 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on August 2, 2016.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

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

Kids in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  For September we are reading Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Sonnenblick. We meet once a month on 9/6, 11/1, 12/16, 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2 and 6/6.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 28. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL10 months.

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    Location: Teen Area
        There are 4 spaces available.
Wednesday September 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Intro to iPad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class is for beginners. We cover very basic functions of the iPad starting with identifying all the buttons and learning terminology. We navigate some settings then walk through Contacts, Messages, and Mail.  The objective is to make new iPad users more comfortable with their device. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.  Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on September 7, October 5, November 2, and December 7.  Online registration (required) is for September through December, and starts Wednesday, August 24.  The book for September 7 is  Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.

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    Location: Story Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. Whether you are interested in being a programmer or just want to know how things work, you can take advantage of these field-tested and proven learning techniques only available on CodeCampKidz!  For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 17th. This is a two week class, 9/7 and 9/14.

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Newton Art Association Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

By_Vartus_Varadian.jpgView original works by more than 80 Newton Art Association (NAA) members including paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture and ceramics in the Gallery, Main Hall and three first-floor display cases in the 67th Annual Awards Show. NAA will award $1200 in prizes to show participants. Juror William Pope will select the winners. He is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts in Medfield, MA. On view September 2-29. (Image by Vartus Varadian)

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

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. They will discuss Breakfast with the Buddha by Roland Merullo. In October they will discuss Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart.         Info contact: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646.

    Location: Room A
Thursday September 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Elections Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Murder by the Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Hennrikus   617-796-1360   khennrikus@minlib.net
   

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQZxHnoW2YMYeKrWxPE2jNDc4z9Y_gEmlTNRZsPRMhR2TIZKs_cIwThe Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month they are reading Acqua Alta by Donna Leon.The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM iPad: Features You've Been Missing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class will focus on some useful tips for navigating through your iPad.  We will cover Siri, Spotlight Search, Control Center, iCloud, and Find My iPhone. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.  Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Adult Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

It’s not just for kids! Drop in anytime for an evening of coloring. Come make new friends and find out what this coloring craze is all about!

Bring your own coloring book or use some of our coloring sheets and colored pencils. No registration required.

    Location: 3rd Floor
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Short films for young people

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 9, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 9, 2016.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Zootopia, rated PG.  Runtime 108 minutes.

 

 

 

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

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

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    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday September 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Friendly Family-friendly Concert and Instrument Demonstration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wx09_11%20concert%20Maestro%20Musicians%20Academy.jpg Join the members of Maestro Musicians Academy for a 40-minute performance which will be followed by demonstrations of the violin, piano, flute, trumpet and voice. The program is appropriate for children ages 5-10 and their parents/caregivers. Adults without children are also welcome. No registration required. Seating is limited, first come, first served.
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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Research Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Special Collections
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Hands On Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come prepared with questions about specific ancestors and what you hope to discover about them. We will begin with a brief explanation of at least one of the library's genealogy databases and then attendees will work on their research. Ginny Audet, our resident genealogist, will be available for questions. Please note: This class has to take place in the second floor Computer Center, NOT in the Special Collections room. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marianne Connelly   617-796-1370   
   

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/212, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9/17, 2/13/17, 3/13/17, 4/10/17, 5/8/17, and 6/12/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 23 . When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

    Location: Story Room
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Writing College Essays That Make a Difference Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

essay

This presentation will provide students with strategies for writing a college application essay that can make the difference between a “Yes” and a “Maybe.” We’ll look at case studies of successful essays, and students will have the opportunity to have their essays assessed by Dr. Schwartz. Adam Schwartz (http://writeadvantage.nettaught writing at Harvard and Wellesley for twenty-five years, and his service on the Board of Admissions at Wellesley College has provided him with an insider’s knowledge of the college application process. His stories have been published in The New Yorker and he is an award-winning novelist. 

If students would like to meet one-on-one with Mr. Schwartz, please email a draft of your essay by September 11. Send email to: aschwartz42695@gmail.com.

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

They will discuss Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity by Ben Mattlin. In October they will discuss The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. The purpose of the club is to engage in thought-provoking discussion centered on books across genres with a disability theme. Info contact: Jenni Acosta, Program Director at Understanding Our Differences, at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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. They will discuss Bharati Mukherjee’s The Management of Grief, 1988, online and E.L. Doctorow’s Assimilation from The New Yorker, November, 15, 2010. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information at Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. .

    Location: Trustees' Room
Tuesday September 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Watch and listen to a story, sing a song, play an instrument.  For ages 0-4.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.
 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday morning classes.  The class begins on September 6, 2016.

Limited to 12 students. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 13, 2016.

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

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. 

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. 

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. 

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. 

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on August 2, 2016.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 13, 2016.

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

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

Tom Daley, Michael Todd Steffen and Mark Pawlak will open the 2016-2017 Poetry Series. An open mike will follow with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available, time permitting. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press. 

Tom Daley’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of journals including The Boston Globe and Harvard Review, among others. Michael Todd Steffen’s poems and articles have appeared in Connecticut Review, Ibbetson Street, Wilderness House Literary Review, Muddy River Poetry Review and others. Mark Pawlak’s latest books are  Reconnaissance, Jefferson's New Age Salon: Mashups and Matchups and When We Were Countries: Poems and Stories by Outstanding High School Writers, the fourth in a series of anthologies of the "best" writing by teens.

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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
   

They will discuss The Metamorphosis by Kafka. Reading is from Great Books Foundation publication, Fifth Series, Volume 1. Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday September 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-You and Your Child's School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

You and Your Child's School is a class for adult English Language Learners at all levels.  Basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English is required.   Learn the English you need to communicate with your child's teacher and school.  Topics will include parent/teacher conferences , school-related vocabulary, and home learning activities. 

3 Wednesday morning sessions.  Class begins Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Dance and Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Joanne Langione Dance Center presents a music and movement class for toddlers and preschoolers.

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14.  Online registration (required) is for September through December, and starts Wednesday, August 24.  The book for September 14 is  Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. Whether you are interested in being a programmer or just want to know how things work, you can take advantage of these field-tested and proven learning techniques only available on CodeCampKidz!  For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 17th. This is a two week class, 9/7 and 9/14.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Special Collections
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Value of Old and Rare Books with Ken Gloss of Brattle Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wx09_14_Prog_Ken_Gloss_RareBooks1.jpgJoin Ken Gloss, the second generation sole proprietor of Brattle Book Shop, for a program about old and rare books. He will talk about the history of his shop which dates back to 1825. Ken will show some of his favorite finds and describe some of the joys of the "hunt," as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. Following a Q and A session, Mr. Gloss will give free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them. Or, visit the 9 West Street emporium in downtown Boston for an appraisal.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ETR Résumé Development Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoJob seekers will learn how to develop a résumé with a powerful summary that will best market skills, accomplishments and positive attributes. This workshop will be facilitated by Ms. Donna LaMontagne, a Certified Professional & Executive Résumé Writer/Career Advisor with Employment and Training Resources (ETR), a MA One Stop Career Center. Space is limited, registration is required. Call the Framingham ETR Career Center at 508-766-5700 to secure a seat.

 


 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to PC Based Power Point Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Introduction to PC Based PowerPoint, Thursday, September 15, 9:30 am-1:00 pm, second floor Computer Center:  Learn how to create, edit, format, view, print and review slide presentations, insert tables and work with charts in PowerPoint.  Offered by Employment & Training Resources (ETR), a MA One-Stop Career Center. To register (required) call ETR: 508-766-5700.  

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-New Tutors Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM littleBits DIY Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childen's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Rape Aggression for Women Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wx09_15_Program_Women's_Self_Defense.jpgWomen! Do you want to learn how to be prepared for a bad situation should you ever encounter one? The Newton Police Department has been offering a comprehensive Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) women-only course for several years. Taught by certified instructors that present the material in a fun and welcoming atmosphere, the course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, and progresses onto the basics of hands-on defense training. The four-part course includes lectures, discussions and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all abilities. Each session lasts 3 hours. Wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move around it. Space is limited. Registration (required) is for all four sessions. Register at newtonfreelibrary.net. Appropriate for women ages 16+. The workshops are cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

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

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgThe Mindfulness Meditation Group will meet tonight and on September 29. The group will continue every other week through December (Thanksgiving day is excluded). Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. Bring your own yoga mat or cushion if you prefer. No previous experience required. The group is appropriate for ages 14+ and will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday September 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Short films for young people

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 9, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

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    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 9, 2016.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday September 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

An opportunity to chuck the to-do list and enjoy an hour of fun, learning and connection with your loved ones! Our Family Yoga Class will be structured like kids yoga class with emphasis on interactive and partner poses for kids and adults to do together.  Activities include cooperative games, age-appropriate poses, partner poses between parent and child, breathing exercises, simple mindfulness activities, and relaxation. Poses and games in this class are designed for children ages 3-12 and their caregiver(s).  No yoga experience required. 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
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mayor's Summer Reading Ice Cream Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join Mayor Warren in celebrating the accomplishments of our summer readers at a special ice cream celebration courtesy of Cabot's!  Mayor Warren will congratulate readers and recognize our top participants.  At 3pm Vanessa Trien and her lively folk/roots/pop band, the Jumping Monkeys will perform.  She is known for her highly interactive shows, featuring plenty of group singing and movement.   There will also be henna for teens by Noureen Design from 2-4 pm. Festivities will be held in front of the Newton Free Library at the Homer Street Entrance (or in Druker Auditorum in case of rain) and will include activities for children, teens and adults, so bring the whole family. 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday September 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Alena Zabava: Russian songs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/08_2015/wx08_17_Concert_Alena_Zabava_Formal.jpgSiberian born, classically trained soprano Alena Zabava has performed over 450 concerts in Russia, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.S. Ms. Zabava holds a Diploma in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory of Music where she was the recipient of a Merit Scholarship. Accompanied by guitar, she will delight the audience with a series of Russian songs of the Soviet Era including songs from films of 70s and 80s, song on the poetry of Sergey Esenin, Russian romances and some folk songs.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday September 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short fiction by leading authors.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 19, 2016. No class on October 10.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Research Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Special Collections
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Girls Who Code Information Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Come learn about Newton's popular Girls Who Code Club, a national non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. This Information Session will let parents and girls know more details about the Club, including the registration process.  

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Aided Design and 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to design 3D objects using free computer aided design software and then print them on the library’s 3D printer. For ages 18+. Registration is required.

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

typewriterGet creative with the new monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! The group will meet in the Library on the third Monday of every month. Grades 6-12.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
Tuesday September 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Conversation for Advanced Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free advanced beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 20, 2016. No class on October 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday morning classes.  The class begins on September 6, 2016.

Limited to 12 students. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 13, 2016.

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

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.   

 

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.   

 

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.   

 

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.   

 

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on August 2, 2016.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

Kids in grades 5-6 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month.All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet every other on 9/20, 11/15, 1/17, 3/21, and 5/16.  Online registration is required . When you register, you register at the same time for all 5 months.

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    Location: Story Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 13, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly Make: Wine Bottle/Mason Jar Decorating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Gather each month for an exciting hands-on activity! Some months will feature guided crafts and others may be more open ended. Either way you'll meet new people, work with varying mediums and materials, and have something to take home! This month we’re decorating bottles and jars! No registration required.

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

button makingWe meet on the third Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month we’ll be making buttons with our new button maker!  Grades 6-12. 

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Planning for an Age-Friendly, Livable Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wxSeniorServicesNewLogoShade.jpgThis year’s Living and Aging in Newton series will kick off with a special event at which Mike Festa, Director of AARP Massachusetts, will present our city with a certificate that designates us as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the World Health Organization Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program.

Newton’s Executive Office, with contributions from the Department of Senior Services and the Council on Aging, submitted a formal application to WHO/AARP in February 2016 and we were accepted! The Council has come up with a name that is specifically tailored to the needs of our citizens - PLAAN (Planning for an All Age-Friendly Livable Newton). Learn about PLAAN at a panel discussion with:

Marian Knapp, Chair of the Council on Aging

A representative of BCAN (Brookline’s age-friendly movement)

Alice Bonner, MA Executive Secretary of Elder Affairs, will offer remarks

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

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

    Location: Room A
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Wednesday September 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-You and Your Child's School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

You and Your Child's School is a class for adult English Language Learners at all levels.  Basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English is required.   Learn the English you need to communicate with your child's teacher and school.  Topics will include parent/teacher conferences , school-related vocabulary, and home learning activities. 

3 Wednesday morning sessions.  Class begins Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

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

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

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

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

More Talk about Food! is a free class for adult English Language Learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Conversations about why cooking is valuable and fun for a person and for the family. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

9 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 21, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ELL-Dorit's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Vincent   781-910-8014   
   

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

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

Let's take a look at books! For children in kindergarten with a care giver.  Adults and children read the book in advance, then join Sandy for book exploration and fun related activities. Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, September 7.  When you register, you register for all  4 sessions (September 21, October 19, November 16, and December 21).  The book for September 21 is Johnny Appleseed by Jane Kurtz.

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

sphereThe group meets to discuss works of science ­fiction and view movie adaptations. This month we'll be watching and discussing Sphere by Michael Crichton. Intended for adults. Info contact: khewitt@minlib.net.

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

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. Whether you are interested in being a programmer or just want to know how things work, you can take advantage of these field-tested and proven learning techniques only available on CodeCampKidz!  For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 31st. This is a two week class, 9/21 and 9/28.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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. In September they will discuss China's Second Continent: how a million migrants are building a new empire in Africa by Howard W. French.  A nonfiction report about the increasing business interests of China on the African continent. In October they will discuss Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed by Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif, who experienced the revolutionary events firsthand. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Room A
Thursday September 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Women in American History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Women in American History is a free class for intermediate level adult English Language Learners. Learn about women in many fields and from different ethnic groups who have made a significant contribution to our society. Tell the class about women who have played similar roles in your countries. There will be readings, questions for discussion, and some writing.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Everyday Life in the U.S. is a free class for adult intermediate English Language Learners.  An introduction to everyday life in the U.S.  We'll focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

7 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016.

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

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Tech Time A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM STEAM Ahead Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

finchLearn how to use computer programming to code finch robots. Tinker Club is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. Space is limited, please register online.

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    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Rape Aggression Defense for Women Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wx09_15_Program_Women's_Self_Defense.jpgWomen! Do you want to learn how to be prepared for a bad situation should you ever encounter one? The Newton Police Department has been offering a comprehensive Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) women-only course for several years. Taught by certified instructors that present the material in a fun and welcoming atmosphere, the course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, and progresses onto the basics of hands-on defense training. The four-part course includes lectures, discussions and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all abilities. Each session lasts 3 hours. Wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move around it. Space is limited. Registration (required) is for all four sessions. Register at newtonfreelibrary.net. Appropriate for women ages 16+. The workshops are cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 15 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM LEGO WeDo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Awaken kids' curiosity and their interest in problem solving! Kids build LEGO models and then program them to move and react.  For kids ages 7-10 who are new to LEGO WeDo.  Parents need to stay with their kids. Online registration (required) begins Thursday, September 1, and there are 5 spots.

 

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

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    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Electing a New President Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Electing a New President is a class for intermediate to advanced level adult English Language Learners. We will discuss:

    • President of the United States: the job and its powers
    • How the election process works
    • American voters: who they are and how they make up their minds
    • Words and idioms to know
    • Keeping up with election news and information
    • What to expect on Election Night
    • Short weekly homework assignments

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016. No class on October 13.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 8:00 PM  -  8:45 PM LEGO WeDo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Awaken kids' curiosity and their interest in problem solving! Kids build LEGO models and then program them to move and react.  For kids ages 7-10 who have experience specifically with LEGO WeDo.  Parents need to stay with their kids. Online registration (required) begins Thursday, September 1, and there are 5 spots.

 

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

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    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday September 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Short films for young people

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 9, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 9, 2016.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Friday Music Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miriam Simen   617-244-6705   
   

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

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday September 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Hands On Arduino Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Arduino is a simple microcontroller kit which lets you build digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical world. This class will teach you the basics of the Arduino platform and programming. For ages 18 and up. Registration is required. 

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 3 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: The Angry Birds Movie, rated Pg.  Runtime 97 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday September 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gabriel Chodos Solo Piano Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Join Gabriel Chodos for a concert that will include Nocturne in B major, Op. 62, No. 1, Nocturne in E major, Op. 62, No. 2 and Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 by Chopin. He will also play Humoreske, Op. 20 by Schumann. Mr. Chodos has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. He has been soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Holland, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Aspen Chamber Symphony. A winner of the Concert Artists Guild competition in New York, Mr. Chodos also received a Fulbright Scholarship, Martha Baird Rockefeller grants and a Solo Recitalist grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

Monday mornings - July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 21, December 19.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short fiction by leading authors.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 19, 2016. No class on October 10.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM KIBO Robots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childen's Room   617-796-1370   
   

 Children build their own robot with KIBO, program it to do what they want, and decorate it, giving children the chance to make their ideas physical and tangible.  For kids ages 5-6 with an adult.  Space is limited to 10 spots.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

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

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Captain America Civil War: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Captain America Civil WarIn this superhero epic, the denizens of the Marvel Universe are forced to pick sides when Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) come to blows over ideological differences.  Rated PG-13. Runtime 146 min. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the library.                                                      

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

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours! We'll have lots of games available like Settlers of Catan, King of Tokyo and more. Ages 16+ please. No registration required.

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

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

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Tutor Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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

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

They will discuss Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe. The club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday September 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Conversation for Advanced Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free advanced beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 20, 2016. No class on October 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday morning classes.  The class begins on September 6, 2016.

Limited to 12 students. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 13, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Good Shepherd Community Care Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wx09_27_good-shepherd_community_care_cropped_clear.jpgSandra Bertman is a thanatologist who pioneered applied arts and humanities in clinical, academic and public settings. Join her for a presentation that will introduce the concept of how the arts challenge, instruct and support the endeavor to stay present with another's suffering, and to better understand suffering in our personal and professional lives. Participants will gain insight and learn about resources and techniques that are immediately adaptable to their own clinical and educational settings, and hopefully reconnect to creativity, renewal and joy in their chosen work. The program is cosponsored by Good Shepherd Community Care.

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

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

9 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on August 2, 2016.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

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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
   

losing itJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The title for this month is Losing It by Erin Fry. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. 

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 13, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-You and Your Child's School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

You and Your Child's School is a class for adult English Language Learners at all levels.  Basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English is required.   Learn the English you need to communicate with your child's teacher and school.  Topics will include parent/teacher conferences , school-related vocabulary, and home learning activities. 

3 Wednesday morning sessions.  Class begins Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 10 Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 28, 2016. No class on 11/23.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SCORE Workshop: Evaluating Your Business Idea Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2016/wxSCORE_logo.jpgEveryone who considers starting a business believes they have a great idea. Join us for a SCORE workshop that will walk you through some key questions to help you evaluate the commercial feasibility of your idea such as:

Does it have real potential to become a successful business?

Will this business be worth all the time and effort you will pour into it?

Will it eventually be able to support you (or more?)

How will you stand out from the competition?

SCORE counselor Ramesh Advani will facilitate. Cosponsored by SCORE Boston. Register (required) here or call 617-565-5591.

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

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

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

More Talk about Food! is a free class for adult English Language Learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Conversations about why cooking is valuable and fun for a person and for the family. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

9 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 21, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

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

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. Whether you are interested in being a programmer or just want to know how things work, you can take advantage of these field-tested and proven learning techniques only available on CodeCampKidz!  For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 31st. This is a two week class, 9/21 and 9/28.

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Erin Fry Author Visit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Erin Fry will give a presentation on writing, read from one of her books, and sign books. Please bring your book for Erin to sign. 

Since 2012, Erin Fry has published three books for teens and tweens: Losing It, which has been nominated for two state awards; a YA Serial called The Benefactor; and a middle grade adventure—Secrets of the Book.  Erin also teaches 6th grade language arts and history and coaches cross country each fall. Since 2007, she has also reviewed children's books for Publishers Weekly. When she’s not teaching or writing, you’ll probably find her out jogging, hiking in the local mountains, rooting for Cal Berkeley where her oldest son is a junior, or trying to get her dog to stop chewing the remote controls.

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are many spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Laya's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Women in American History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Women in American History is a free class for intermediate level adult English Language Learners. Learn about women in many fields and from different ethnic groups who have made a significant contribution to our society. Tell the class about women who have played similar roles in your countries. There will be readings, questions for discussion, and some writing.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Everyday Life in the U.S. is a free class for adult intermediate English Language Learners.  An introduction to everyday life in the U.S.  We'll focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

7 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016.

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

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Story Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Rape Aggression Defense for Women Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wx09_15_Program_Women's_Self_Defense.jpgWomen! Do you want to learn how to be prepared for a bad situation should you ever encounter one? The Newton Police Department has been offering a comprehensive Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) women-only course for several years. Taught by certified instructors that present the material in a fun and welcoming atmosphere, the course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, and progresses onto the basics of hands-on defense training. The four-part course includes lectures, discussions and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all abilities. Each session lasts 3 hours. Wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move around it. Space is limited. Registration (required) is for all four sessions. Register at newtonfreelibrary.net. Appropriate for women ages 16+. The workshops are cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 15 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hooked on Books Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

This month's book is The Good Lord Bird by James McBride.

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

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

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

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

Electing a New President is a class for intermediate to advanced level adult English Language Learners. We will discuss:

    • President of the United States: the job and its powers
    • How the election process works
    • American voters: who they are and how they make up their minds
    • Words and idioms to know
    • Keeping up with election news and information
    • What to expect on Election Night
    • Short weekly homework assignments

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016. No class on October 13.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

The Newton Free Library provides free tutoring services for adults with 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 ELL 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 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 9, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 9, 2016.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the ShadowsWhen the evil Shredder (Brian Tee) creates his own mutants, Bebop and Rocksteady, the Turtles must team up with April O'Neil (Megan Fox), news reporter Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell) to defend NYC from destruction. Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello also face an impending invasion from the deranged extraterrestrial Krang in this sequel to 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Dave Green directed this action comedy, with Michael Bay serving as a producer. Rated PG-13. Runtime 112 minutes. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the library.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Boston Artists Ensemble Performs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

By Susan WilsonCurrently making their home in Newton and Salem, MA, Boston Artists Ensemble is the recipient of grants from, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts. Jonathan Miller, cello, and Marc Ryser, piano, will perform. Cellist Jonathan Miller joined the Boston Symphony in 1971. He performs on the "ex Paganini-Piatti" Goffriller cello, built in Venice in 1700. Marc Ryser has performed as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S., Canada, Switzerland and Bulgaria.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short fiction by leading authors.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 19, 2016. No class on October 10.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Me Before You: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   RoMcGrath@minlib.net
   

Me Before YouAfter losing her job as a waitress, a young woman named Lou (Emilia Clarke) is hired to act as a caregiver for Will (Sam Claflin), a banker who was paralyzed in an accident. Although Will has grown despondent since his injury, Lou's no-nonsense ways force him to reconnect with life, and the pair eventually develop feelings for each other. Theater director Thea Sharrock makes her feature directorial debut with this romantic drama, which was adapted from the best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes. PG-13. Runtime 110 min. Light refreshments served courtesy of the library.

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

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/212, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9/17, 2/13/17, 3/13/17, 4/10/17, 5/8/17, and 6/12/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 23 . When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

    Location: Story Room
   
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Disability Awareness Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday October 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday morning classes.  The class begins on September 6, 2016.

Limited to 12 students. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 13, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Puppet Pals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM KIBO Robots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childen's Room   617-796-1370   
   

 Children program and decorate their own robots, giving the children the chance to make their ideas physical and tangible.  For kids in grades 2-4; accompanying adults encouraged.  Space is limited to 10 spots.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

 

 

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 13, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 10 Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 28, 2016. No class on 11/23.

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

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

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

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

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

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

More Talk about Food! is a free class for adult English Language Learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Conversations about why cooking is valuable and fun for a person and for the family. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

9 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 21, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

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

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on September 7, October 5, November 2, and December 7.  Online registration (required) is for September through December, and starts Wednesday, August 24.  The book for September 7 is  Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. Whether you are interested in being a programmer or just want to know how things work, you can take advantage of these field-tested and proven learning techniques only available on CodeCampKidz!  For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, September 14th. This is a two week class, 10/5 and 10/12.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 October 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Women in American History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Women in American History is a free class for intermediate level adult English Language Learners. Learn about women in many fields and from different ethnic groups who have made a significant contribution to our society. Tell the class about women who have played similar roles in your countries. There will be readings, questions for discussion, and some writing.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Everyday Life in the U.S. is a free class for adult intermediate English Language Learners.  An introduction to everyday life in the U.S.  We'll focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

7 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016.

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

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

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

minecraftCome play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each session. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s. The club meets the first Thursday of every month. Minecraft Club is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. Please register. 

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    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Rape Aggression Defense for Women Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wx09_15_Program_Women's_Self_Defense.jpgWomen! Do you want to learn how to be prepared for a bad situation should you ever encounter one? The Newton Police Department has been offering a comprehensive Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) women-only course for several years. Taught by certified instructors that present the material in a fun and welcoming atmosphere, the course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, and progresses onto the basics of hands-on defense training. The four-part course includes lectures, discussions and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all abilities. Each session lasts 3 hours. Wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move around it. Space is limited. Registration (required) is for all four sessions. Register at newtonfreelibrary.net. Appropriate for women ages 16+. The workshops are cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Electing a New President Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Electing a New President is a class for intermediate to advanced level adult English Language Learners. We will discuss:

    • President of the United States: the job and its powers
    • How the election process works
    • American voters: who they are and how they make up their minds
    • Words and idioms to know
    • Keeping up with election news and information
    • What to expect on Election Night
    • Short weekly homework assignments

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016. No class on October 13.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

yarnJoin 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 and knitting. Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10 and up. 

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    Location: Teen Area
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday October 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free monthly discussion group for adult ELL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 9, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 9, 2016.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday October 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: The Jungle Book, rated PG.  Runtime 105 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM BSO 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a BSO 101 program with Marc Mandel and a BSO musician. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen     
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday October 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Conversation for Advanced Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free advanced beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 20, 2016. No class on October 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch and listen to a story, sing a song, play an instrument.  For ages 0-4.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday morning classes.  The class begins on September 6, 2016.

Limited to 12 students. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 13, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Crafternoons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month: we're making button with our new button maker! Grades 5-7. 

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 13, 2016.

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

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

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

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

This month they will discuss Faust, Part 1, by Goethe. Reading is from Great Books Foundation publication, Fifth Series, Volume 1. Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

More Talk about Food! is a free class for adult English Language Learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Conversations about why cooking is valuable and fun for a person and for the family. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

9 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 21, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14.  Online registration (required) is for September through December, and starts Wednesday, August 31.  The book for September 14 is  Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. Whether you are interested in being a programmer or just want to know how things work, you can take advantage of these field-tested and proven learning techniques only available on CodeCampKidz!  For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, September 14th. This is a two week class, 10/5 and 10/12.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Women in American History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Women in American History is a free class for intermediate level adult English Language Learners. Learn about women in many fields and from different ethnic groups who have made a significant contribution to our society. Tell the class about women who have played similar roles in your countries. There will be readings, questions for discussion, and some writing.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Murder by the Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1360.   khennrikus@minlib.net
   

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQZxHnoW2YMYeKrWxPE2jNDc4z9Y_gEmlTNRZsPRMhR2TIZKs_cIwThe Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month they are reading A Dark Adapted Eye by Ruth Rendell.  The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

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

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

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

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

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Everyday Life in the U.S. is a free class for adult intermediate English Language Learners.  An introduction to everyday life in the U.S.  We'll focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

7 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016.

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

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Planning Department Mtg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alexandra Ananth   x1121   aananth@newtonma.gov
   

This is not a Library program, this is run by the City of Newton Planning and Development Department.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Electing a New President Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Electing a New President is a class for intermediate to advanced level adult English Language Learners. We will discuss:

    • President of the United States: the job and its powers
    • How the election process works
    • American voters: who they are and how they make up their minds
    • Words and idioms to know
    • Keeping up with election news and information
    • What to expect on Election Night
    • Short weekly homework assignments

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016. No class on October 13.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 9, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 9, 2016.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM cuSTEMized Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

What would you like to be when you grow up? A doctor? A scientist? An engineer? Come imagine, explore, and color with cuSTEMized.. Every child will receive a coloring book featuring different STEM careers - have fun coloring pages featuring different science, technology, engineering, and other cool careers. Meet and hear from real female scientists studying how do brains grows, how to cure cancer, and other scientific topics.  Please visit cuSTEMized.org for more information. Recommended for kids ages 4 to 8.  This is a drop-in program.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Xena will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, October 1st.  Space is limited.

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

Brookline A Cappella will perform. Details will follow.

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short fiction by leading authors.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 19, 2016. No class on October 10.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Riley will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, October 1st.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Typewriter Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

typewriterGet creative with the new monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! The group will meet in the Library on the third Monday of every month. Grades 7-12.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
Tuesday October 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Conversation for Advanced Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free advanced beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 20, 2016. No class on October 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday morning classes.  The class begins on September 6, 2016.

Limited to 12 students. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 13, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 5/6 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 13, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Two Sides of the Same Coin: The Lennon/McCartney Dynamic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Few songwriting teams are as well respected as the duo of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. This 60-minute multimedia presentation will compare and contrast their songwriting over the course of The
Beatles' career. Facilitator, Aaron Krerowicz, is the only full-time professional Beatles music scholar in the U.S. He won a research grant through the University of Hartford in 2011 to study the band and since has presented his findings through more than 250 Fab Four presentations throughout the U.S. and England.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 10 Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 28, 2016. No class on 11/23.

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Dance and Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Joanne Langione Dance Center presents a music and movement class for toddlers and preschoolers.

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

More Talk about Food! is a free class for adult English Language Learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Conversations about why cooking is valuable and fun for a person and for the family. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

9 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 21, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Vincent   781-910-8014   
   

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

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

Let's take a look at books! For children in kindergarten with a care giver.  Adults and children read the book in advance, then join Sandy for book exploration and fun related activities. Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, September 7.  When you register, you register for all  4 sessions (September 21, October 19, November 16, and December 21).  The book for September 21 is Johnny Appleseed by Jane Kurtz.

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

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

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

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. Whether you are interested in being a programmer or just want to know how things work, you can take advantage of these field-tested and proven learning techniques only available on CodeCampKidz!  For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, September 28th. This is a two week class, 10/19 and 10/26.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Room A
Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Women in American History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Women in American History is a free class for intermediate level adult English Language Learners. Learn about women in many fields and from different ethnic groups who have made a significant contribution to our society. Tell the class about women who have played similar roles in your countries. There will be readings, questions for discussion, and some writing.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Everyday Life in the U.S. is a free class for adult intermediate English Language Learners.  An introduction to everyday life in the U.S.  We'll focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

7 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016.

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

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Health & Human Services Mtg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Walsh   x1420   
   

This is not a library program, this is run by the Health and Human Services Department.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Electing a New President Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Electing a New President is a class for intermediate to advanced level adult English Language Learners. We will discuss:

    • President of the United States: the job and its powers
    • How the election process works
    • American voters: who they are and how they make up their minds
    • Words and idioms to know
    • Keeping up with election news and information
    • What to expect on Election Night
    • Short weekly homework assignments

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016. No class on October 13.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Living and Aging in Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Living and Aging in Newton series cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Program details will follow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 9, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 9, 2016.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM STEM Workshop: For Moms & Daughters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz Rowland     lrowland@minlib.net