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

Short films for young people

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday February 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Taxtimehttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/02_2017_taxtime.gifThe  AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2016 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring a copy of your 2015 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you have received such as your W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance, such as answering questions, will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM The Queen of Katwe Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

The Queen of KatweThis biopic of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) traces her journey from the Kampala slum of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her formal schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world after she develops an interest in the game at a youth-outreach program run by Robert Katende (David Oyelowo). Lupita Nyong'o co-stars as Mutesi's mother, who worries that her daughter's dreams of becoming a chess champion are a frivolous distraction from real life. Produced as a joint venture between Disney and ESPN Films, Queen of Katwe was directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), and was adapted from a nonfiction book by sportswriter Tim Crothers, who became acquainted with Mutesi's story while on assignment for ESPN. Rated PG. Runtime 124 minutes. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Library.

 

 

 

 

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Hackathon! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1360   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   
hackathonThis is a 3-hour hackathon about data science.  We will provide you with data from a real piece of software which helps people practice their multiplication tables.  Your job will be to study the data and then write a Python program to identify the numbers a specific person most needs to study.
 
Schedule:
1:30-1:45 p.m. Students arrive
1:45-2:00 p.m. Kickoff lecture
2:00-4:30 p.m. Free time for coding!
 
Open to all students grades 7-12.  Free of charge.  Please register if you wish to use a library computer.  If bringing a computer from home, please make sure Python 3 is installed (you can download and install Python 3.6.0 for free from www.python.org/downloads/).
 
We will provide guidance on Python syntax and debugging techniques but this event is primarily aimed at students who can work independently (this is not a lecture or class).  Students may work individually or in teams.  **No prior computer programming experience required.**
    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jazz Blues Guitarist Paul Speidel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/wx02_26_Concert_Paul_Speidel_by_Eric_Antoniou.jpgJoin jazz/blues guitarist Paul Speidel and his bass player when they bring their interpretations of the traditional styles to the stage in the duo format. Jazz and blues are simultaneously old and new styles of music. Every time a new generation discovers the language, styles, musical forms and rhythms of old, they add their voice to the chorus of those that preceded them. Seating is limited, first come, first served.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Computers Part 3: Internet and Browsing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

After reinforcing terminology from the previous weeks, we will learn about the Internet. Computers use the Internet in many ways but this class will focus on web browsing and how it can be helpful to you.

Registration is required. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lynda.com Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics and software that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. Come find out how you can start learning today!

Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Greening Our Community Series Screems Just Eat It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/wx02_27_Greening%20Community%20Film%20Just%20Eat%20It.jpgJJoin us for a screening of Just Eat It, a documentary about food waste and food rescue. The film features interviews with TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom. The movie looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment. The film will be followed by discussion with Laurie "Duck" Caldwell, Executive Director, Boston Area Gleaners, harvesting for the hungry since 2004. Cosponsored by Green Newton. Info here.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday February 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Computers Part 4: Email Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      newtonreference@minlib.net
   

Keep in touch with family and friends through the Internet. This class will cover the basics of email including setting up a free account and sending and receiving messages and photos. If you already have an e-mail account, please bring the login and password with you to class. You can also stay in touch with people using online social networks. We will talk briefly about what they are and what ones you can choose from.

Registration is required. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
ent_gclef 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Matt Heaton Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

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

smell of other people's housesJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! This month we'll discuss The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. Check out our website for more information about the Club.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings on January 17, 2017. No class on February 14.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday March 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Dance and Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

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

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    Location: Story Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring an “Intro to Coding Apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  This is a two week class (March 1 & 8). Register online three weeks before. 

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Contemporary Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. This month they will discuss After the Parade by Lori Ostlund. In April they will discuss My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.Info contact: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM iStorytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storytime Surprise For 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours!  Ages 16+ please. Located on the third floor in the Language Center desk area. No registration required.

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Newton Camera Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2017/wx03_02_Art_Newton_Camera_Club_color.jpgThe joy of photography is what brings together members of the Newton Camera Club. Their annual print exhibit showcases some of the best work produced by club members, with a variety of photographic subjects and approaches. For Club info visit their website. The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served. The show will be on view from March 2-30. Image by Cindy Cole.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday March 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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.

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    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free monthly discussion group for adult ELL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

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

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday March 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Taxtimehttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/02_2017_taxtime.gifThe  AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2016 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring a copy of your 2015 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you have received such as your W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance, such as answering questions, will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Snow White, rated G.  Runtime 83 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Mini Comic Book Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Join us for a workshop on creating mini-comics! Get started drawing and publishing your own comics. Learn some tricks of visual storytelling through collaborative drawing games. Comic artist Dan Moynihan will facilitate. Open to ages 10-18. Online registration (required) begins 3 weeks before. 

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    Location: Teen Area
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception for Lori Lander Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2017/wx03_04_Art_Lori_Lander_Morning_Market_Bangalore_I.jpgMorning Market: The Work of Women, on view March 2-30: Lori Lander tries to portray the daily rhythms of women across the world as they work in markets and rice fields and as they take part in local festivals. She is particularly drawn to the strength and grace of these women as they attend to the rhythms and rituals of daily life. Her paintings explore the movement, color and light of their lives through pattern and texture. The images in these paintings are drawn from markets in Bangalore, Chiang Mai, Dubrovnik, Ubud, Udaipur and Valparaiso.The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Our canine friend Leo will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, February 25th.  Space is limited.

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    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday March 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Singer Songwriter Molly Pinto Madigan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2017/wx03_05_Concert_Molly_P_Madigan_by_EBASS_Red_Line_Roots_Portrait.jpgWinner of the Boston Folk Festival's Songwriter Contest, Molly Pinto Madigan is a young songwriter who has earned praise for her angelic voice. Filled with smoke and roses, heartbreak, beauty and unrelenting hope, her songs combine haunting melodies with raw, poetic lyrics to create an intimate and evocative listening experience. Join her for an afternoon of captivating song.

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

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

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Hacksaw Ridge: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   RoMcGrath@minlib.net
   

Hacksaw RidgeMel Gibson directs this biopic about WWII Army medic Desmond Doss (played by Andrew Garfield). A conscientious objector who refused to take a life or even carry a weapon, Doss was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa. Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, and Sam Worthington co-star in Gibson's return to the director's seat. Rated R. Runtime 138 min. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Library.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chessmates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Art and Mindfulness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2016/wx04_20_27_Program_Art_and_Mindfulness_Susan_Dahl.jpgParticipate in a workshop that will show you that making art can be a form of meditation. Attendees will use art materials to explore the connections between meditation and art, and take away not only a piece of their own artwork, but a new way to explore and deepen contemplative practice. Offered two weeks this month, it is possible to attend just one or both sessions. The workshops will be facilitated by Susan Dahl who is an artist and art therapist. Register is required. The second workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 pm.

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Finch Robots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1360   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

finchAs part of Teen Tech Week (March 5-11), learn how to use computer programming to code finch robots. Grades 7-12. Please register. 

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Disability Awareness Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. This month they will discuss Carry On: A Story of Resilience, Redemption and An Unlikely Family by Lisa Fenn. In April they will discuss Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum.Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Sophisticated Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Lou's Upcycles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Participants will learn about upcycling plastic bags through the process of fusing, and use fusing to make a project.  Using the heat and pressure of a household iron, a new type of textile is formed from un-recyclable plastic bags and wrappers that would usually be thrown away. This 101 class teaches the basics of plastic bag fusing and each participant will complete a final project using the fused textile. For kids in grades 3-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. You are welcome to save up plastic bags and wrappers to bring to the program to use or donate.  Guidelines can be found at  http://www.lousupcycles.com/donate-recycle-upcycle/.  Snow day date is 3/14.

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net
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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Get Hooked on Crochet & Knitting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

knittingJoin us on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 3:30-5 pm. We have crochet hooks, knitting needles, yarn and the know-how to teach the basics of crocheting and knitting. Come learn how to knit and crochet or just hang out and work on a project! Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10-18. 

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    Location: Teen Area
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings on January 17, 2017. No class on February 14.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Teen Area
    The registration period has ended.
Wednesday March 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Device Advice 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Device Advice 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Puppet Pals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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.

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    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Story Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Collecting Glass Animals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2017/wx03_08_Program_Glass_Fenton_Bird_Owl.jpgArtists and craftspeople have celebrated the subject of wildlife through the medium of glass for more than two thousand years! Kirk Nelson, Executive Director of The New Bedford Museum of Glass, will survey their remarkable creations and take us on a colorful “crystal safari” through the factories and showrooms of famous glassmakers around the world, including Steuben, Baccarat, Lalique, Orrefors, Hoya and many others. The program is cosponsored by The Founders Chapter of the National American Glass Club. See the accompanying display on view in the Main Hall throughout March.

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring an “Intro to Coding Apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  This is a two week class (March 1 & 8). Register online three weeks before. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 8 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Room A
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misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ETR logoJoin us for a workshop where you will learn about the basic elements of writing an effective cover letter. We will review sample cover letters and compare them with one of yours. Please bring in one of your own cover letters to work from. The workshop will be facilitated by Stacy Fatale, a Career Advisor for 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 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. This month they will discuss Original Sin by P.D. James. In April they will discuss Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman. 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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Spring In My Backyard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Celebrate spring: plant seedlings, make a pinecone bird feeder, learn about earthworm composting and meet animal friends! Ages 5 & up. Co-sponsored by Green Newton and Newton Community Farm.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Spanish Bilingual 3-5 Year Old Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 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. Bring your own coloring book or use some of our coloring sheets and colored pencils! Located on the third floor in the Language Center desk area. No registration required.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
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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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Short films for young people

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Taxtimehttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/02_2017_taxtime.gifThe  AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2016 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring a copy of your 2015 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you have received such as your W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance, such as answering questions, will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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  -  3:35 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Middle SChool: The Worst Years of My Life, rated PG.  Runtime 92 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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, February 25th.  Space is limited.

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

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2017/wx03_12_Concert_Tyson_Tsurutani_by_Susan_Wilson.jpgJohn Tyson and Miyuki Tsurutani will return to perform. The concert will feature Renaissance and Early Baroque music for recorders and harpsichord including works by George Frideric Handel, Matthias Maute and Johann Jakob Froberger and more. John Tyson has taught at the National Center of Afro American Artists, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Tanglewood Institute, among others. Miyuki Tsurutani has performed in the U.S., Europe, Japan, Taiwan and Australia.

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    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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 'Little Ones' Story/Craft Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tracking Your Ancestors Using Local Resources, Yours and Theirs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ginny Audet, our resident genealogy librarian, will discuss how to uncover online resources that are available in places where your ancestors lived.  You will learn how to find libraries and history and genealogy societies relevant to your ancestors’ communities. You may even discover relatives you did not know existed still living there and who may be working on a parallel track in a genealogy quest of their own.  As you investigate the localities you need to search, the focus and the scope of your project may shift and expand -- prepare yourself for surprises.

    Location: Special Collections
        There are 11 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 7-12.

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

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

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

Registration is required for newcomers. Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. This month they will discuss Maile Maloy’s Madame Lazarus from Best Short Stories of 2015 and Willa Cather’s Double Birthday from Best Short Stories of the Century. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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  -  3:00 PM Online Travel Planning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Before opening another rusty travel handbook standard, you may find that the web offers alternatives to planning the vacation of your dreams. In this class we'll explore the web for tips and tricks on creating your own adventure.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Best Apps: Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Whatever kind of traveling you do there is an app for you. This class offers some suggestions for useful apps, whether you’re on the road or in foreign lands.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Crafternoons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

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

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

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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    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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings on January 17, 2017. No class on February 14.

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 Maker Space: Stamps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us in creating your own hand-carved stamps. Try carving out positive and negative spaces, abstract designs, "Thank You" stamps, and pretty much anything you can think up! Tools and materials will be provided. Ages 18+    Located on the third floor in the Language Center desk area. No registration required.

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

The poetry series meets once a month from September-November and also February-April. Each month three, prominent, published poets give readings. This month by Holly Guran, Kevin Gallagher and Danielle Jones-Pruett will read. 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. Holly Guran is a recipient of a 2012 Massachusetts Cultural Council finalist award and has been a presenter at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Kevin Gallagher is a founding editor of Compost magazine and teaches at Boston University. Danielle Jones-Pruett holds an M.F.A. in poetry from U. Mass Boston and is the assistant director of the Writers House at Merrimack College.The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press. Info contact: Doug at dougholder@post.harvard.edu.

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

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). This month they will discuss Absalom, Absalom! by Faulkner. In April they will discuss The Inferno** by Dante.  **Reading is from Great Books Foundation publication, Fifth Series, Volume 2. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday March 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM 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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

    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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SCORE Workshop: Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2016/wxSCORE_logo.jpgThe Internet can be an amazing resource for attracting customers, but how do you sort through the seemingly endless options to find the best ones to market your business? And how do you keep social media marketing from taking up every spare moment of your time? Join us for an overview of social media marketing concepts, options and strategies. The program will be facilitated by Susan LaPlante-Dube of Precision Marketing Group. Cosponsored by SCORE Boston. Register (required) here or call 617-565-5591.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Device Advice 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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

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

Google Maps includes a number of different functions and tools which combine the search function of Google with mapping technologies. In this class we’ll look at many of the exciting features of this fun and practical tool

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adventures In Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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    Location: Story Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fact Checking Your Digital News Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2017/wx03_15%20Program%20News%20digital%20phone%20blue.jpgEvery day, we’re exposed to five times more information than we saw in the 1980s.* Yet many people – students especially – have difficulty telling news from opinion, fact from fiction or spin. This evening will sharpen your digital skills to better navigate daily news and headlines. Learn trade secrets, see new web tools and improve your news know-how. Speaker David Wallace is a former business and technology writer for The New York Times, Reuters, Wired and Knowledge@Wharton. (*A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics, Levitan)

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring an “Intro to Coding Apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  This is a two week class (March 15 & 22). Register online three weeks before. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There is 1 space available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM African Lit. Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. This month they will discuss The Return, a memoir by Hisham Matar of Libya. In April they will discuss The Hairdresser of Harare, a novel by Tendai Huchu of Zimbabwe. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn how to create, edit, format, view, print and review slide presentations, insert tables and work with charts in PowerPoint.  Offered by Employment & Training Resources (ETR), a MA One-Stop Career Center. To register (required) call ETR: 508-766-5700.  

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM iStorytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Room A
 
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.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 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
        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.

    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.

    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.

    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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

This week: the color green.
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 Tinker Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

tinker clubHang out and play with our Code Newton grant robotics equipment, such as littleBits, Hexbugs, LEGO WeDo or Finch Robots. Grades 5-7. Register online.

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Scratch Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Please join us for this once a month club!  Kids in grades 3 and 4 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories.  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: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday March 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Short films for young people

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

Taxtimehttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/02_2017_taxtime.gifThe  AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2016 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring a copy of your 2015 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you have received such as your W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance, such as answering questions, will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 Doctor Strange: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

Doctor StrangeAfter a car accident leaves him with nerve damage that ends his career as a neurosurgeon, Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) travels to Kathmandu in the hope of finding an otherworldly cure for his injuries. There, a powerful mystic known as the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) accepts him as her pupil and trains him in the art of sorcery. Eventually, Strange must use his new powers to stop a rival (Mads Mikkelsen) from causing chaos by accessing the Dark Dimension. Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Benedict Wong co-star in this entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Scott Derrickson. Rated PG-13. Runtime 115 minutes. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Library.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Sounds and Stories of Celtic Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2017/wx03_19_Concert_Jeff_Snow2.jpgJeff Snow is a talented multi-instrumentalist who shares the music, and the stories behind the music, of Scotland, Ireland and England. Join him for a Celtic music concert. Jeff Snow’s music has been described as quiet and relaxing. Each concert is different and is adapted to the responses and interest of the audience. Jeff usually performs on the guitar, autoharp and bouzouki. He teaches guitar and is the author of Guitar Basics and Beyond.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
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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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours!  Ages 16+ please. Located on the third floor in the Language Center desk area. No registration required.

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Crafterhours Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1360   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

slimeWe meet on a Monday evening once a month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month we'll be making DIY slime and eating brownies.  Grades 7-12

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Art and Mindfulness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2016/wx04_20_27_Program_Art_and_Mindfulness_Susan_Dahl.jpgParticipate in a workshop that will show you that making art can be a form of meditation. Attendees will use art materials to explore the connections between meditation and art, and take away not only a piece of their own artwork, but a new way to explore and deepen contemplative practice. The workshop will be facilitated by Susan Dahl who is an artist and art therapist. Register is required.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
        There are 28 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM John's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday March 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
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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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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, February 25th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Get Hooked on Crochet & Knitting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

knittingJoin us on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 3:30-5 pm. We have crochet hooks, knitting needles, yarn and the know-how to teach the basics of crocheting and knitting. Come learn how to knit and crochet or just hang out and work on a project! Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10-18. 

    Location: Teen Area
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 5/6 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 month 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
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Jobs Seekers and Career Development Series: Top Tips for Getting a Job in Today’s Job Market Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2017/wx03_21_Program_Jobs_Series_Patricia_Hunt_Sinacole.jpgNavigating the current job market can be challenging, whether you are a professional in between jobs, re-entering the work force or trying to identify a new career path. Join Boston Globe Job Doc columnist Patricia Hunt Sinacole for an interactive evening packed with information to help your job search become more productive including: 

Networking tips, a job seeker’s elevator speech, the use/misuse of social media in a search, resume and references, job search statistics

Come prepared with your questions and helpful tips about your experience in navigating the current job market.

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

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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
Wednesday March 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Device Advice 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
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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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Device Advice 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Best Apps: GPS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Wherever you go in life, GPS makes it easier to get there. In this class we'll talk about how GPS can show you where you are and get you where you need to go, the fastest and easiest way possible. We'll cover Google Maps and Waze apps for your phone.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Old School Sci Fi Book and Movie Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Hewitt     khewitt@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring an “Intro to Coding Apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  This is a two week class (March 15 & 22). Register online three weeks before. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There is 1 space available.
Thursday March 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM iStorytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

 

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

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.

    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.

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

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

    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.

    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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Newton Open Studios Opening Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stop by for a dessert reception sponsored by Newton Open Studios (NOS). Meet dozens of artists, enjoy delicious treats and see a delightful array of the art and craft that will be exhibited at Newton Open Studio locations throughout the city on the weekend of April 1-2. Printed guides for NOS will be available. Newton Open Studios is one of the largest and longest running open studio events in the region! The library’s April art exhibitors are among the 150+ artists who will participate in Newton Open Studios. Other NOS exhibitors range from well-established artists with work in many collections, to emerging artists.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday March 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Short films for young people

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Room A
Saturday March 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Taxtimehttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/02_2017_taxtime.gifThe  AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2016 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring a copy of your 2015 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you have received such as your W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance, such as answering questions, will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Moana, rated PG.  Runtime 113 minutes.

 

 

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Weston Wind Quintet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2017/wx03_26_Concert_Westin_Wood_Quintet.jpgJoin us for an afternoon concert that will include Hans Gal’s Divertimento, Op. 22, for flute, oboe, two clarinets, two French horns, bassoon and trumpet, and Ludwig Thuille’s Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet, Op. 6. The performers will be:

Michael Tabak, flute, Catherine Weinfield, oboe, Danby Cho, clarinet, Samantha Benson, French horn, Shu Satoh, bassoon

With guest Artists: Sandy Lin, piano, Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet, David Meichle, French horn, Leah Reber, trumpet

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

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

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

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 'Little Ones' Story/Craft Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-Reading and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 27, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chessmates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

Join us for a maker event at the library! We will be painting Warhammer 40k and Warhammer Fantasy figurines. Instruction and guidance will be available. Located on the third floor in the Language Center Desk area. No registration required.

    Location: 3rd Floor
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Greening Our Community Series: Sustainable Development Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2017/wx03_27_Program_Green_Newton_Sustainable_Dvlpmnt_Guy.jpgWhen is development green? Is development ever green? These questions are the focus of public debate in Newton. Join us for a program in which Andre Leroux, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, will present the case for sustainable development, both globally and locally. Green Newton board member, Jim Purdy, will help to set the context as it relates to Newton. The program is cosponsored by Green Newton.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday March 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Judy's Advanced Beginner Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

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

Get free eBooks straight from the library to your device. Come learn about the Overdrive service and their new enhanced website.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on March 29, 2017. No class on April 12 and April 19.

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 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brownies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1360   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

bookedJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! This month we'll be discussing Booked by Kwame Alexander. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. Check out the Books & Brownies website for more information. 

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    Location: Teen Area
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Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM iStorytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 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
   

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

We'll be reading March Book 1 by John Lewis. If you would like to read book 2 and 3, feel free, but it is not required for the meeting

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-Introductory Meeting for 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 NewtonELL@minlib.net.

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Newton History Series: Window Dressing: Fashion and Architecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2017/wx03_30_Program_History_Series_GableByJayWalter&DressByDavidParnes.jpgCoco Chanel famously said that “fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” In this presentation, Jill Carey, curator of The Lasell Fashion Collection and associate professor at Lasell College, will explore architectural details from historic homes in Newton and how such elements are expressed within The Lasell Fashion Collection. See how trends in architecture and in fashion reflect one another, especially in the 19th and 20th centuries. This program is part of the Newton History Series and is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

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    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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Short films for young people

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taxtimehttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/02_2017_taxtime.gifThe  AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2016 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring a copy of your 2015 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you have received such as your W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance, such as answering questions, will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Brain Building Literacy Fair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly at CPCF   617-559-2062   
   

Join us for a literacy fair aimed at toddlers through kindergarten age kids and their parents/caregivers. Jeannie Mack will give a musical performance, and there will also be face painting, crafts, and a storytime. Each family will be given a bag with a book to take home! Sponsored by the Newton Community Partnerships for Children & Families and the Title I Program.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Joint Art Reception for Sandy Gregg and Nadine Geller Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:35 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Babe the Gallant Pig, rated G.  Runtime 92 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bassoonist Adrian Jojatu to Perform Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bassoonist Adrian Jojatu 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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes 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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes 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 Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Fiction is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. 

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 3, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready To Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom! The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops, so when you register, you register for all four (4/3, 4/10, 4/24 and 5/1).  For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-4 years of age.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, March 20.
    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-Reading and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 27, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 6:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Contagion: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teresa Wood Kett, Public Health Program Specialist   (617) 796-1420   tkett@newtonma.gov
   

ContagionJoin the Newton Medical Reserve Corps for a fun National Public Health Week event open to all! We’re showing Contagion, followed by a brief discussion about the movie and public health led by Dr. Dori Zaleznik, infectious diseases specialist and former Newton HHS Commissioner. Movie Description: Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure. Starring: Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet. Rating: PG-13. The Newton Medical Reserve Corps is a group of medical and non-medical volunteers who assist the City of Newton Health and Human Services department during emergencies and at other public health events throughout the year. Visit www.newtonma.gov/mrc for more information or call (617) 796-1420.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chessmates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  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 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Disability Awareness Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Sophisticated Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 April 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Judy's Advanced Beginner Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SCORE Workshop: Starting a Specialty Food Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2016/wxSCORE_logo.jpg This workshop will help you consider the many factors that go into a successful food business, and will also acquaint you with some of the valuable resources in Massachusetts that are available for manufacturing, packaging, and selling specialty food products. Note: this workshop is NOT geared for people considering opening a restaurant, which is even MORE complicated! Presenter, Fred DeFinis, is a SCORE mentor.

SCORE is 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.

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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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes before the program begins.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons beginning on April 4, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Teen Area
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Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes 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 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on March 29, 2017. No class on April 12 and April 19.

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 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Dance and Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Puppet Pals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM How to Find a Job Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1360   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

help around townEver thought about getting a job, but don't know where to start? Looking for something for this summer! Well, look no further! Louise Zornoza of Help Around Town will cover why it's good to have a job in high school and how finding one. We'll also be spending time at the end working on resumes. 

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Contemporary Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. Info contact: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646

    Location: Room A
Thursday April 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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

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

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2017. No class on April 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017. 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 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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


 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2017. No class on April 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storytime Surprise For 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

This week:
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.
 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Gallery Opening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the opening reception for Newton South High School's show in the second floor Teen Gallery. Student musicians from the school will perform. Whole Foods Market will provide the refreshments. All are welcome.

    Location: Teen Area
 
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 NewtonELL@minlib.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 June, we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. Bring your own yoga mat or cushion if you prefer. Come on a light stomach and bring a water bottle. No previous experience required. The group will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani. Appropriate for ages 14+.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes 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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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
Saturday April 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Taxtimehttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/02_2017_taxtime.gifThe  AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2016 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring a copy of your 2015 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you have received such as your W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance, such as answering questions, will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes 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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Dumbo Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

DumboThe shortest of Disney's major animated features Dumbo involves a baby elephant with unusually large ears. Ostracized from the rest of the circus animals, poor Dumbo is even separated from his mother, who is chained up in a separate cage after trying to defend her child. Only brash-but-lovable Timothy Mouse offers the hand of friendship to Dumbo, encouraging the pouty pachyderm to exploit his "different" qualities for fame and fortune. After trepidatiously indulging in a vat of booze, Dumbo awakens in a tall tree. Goaded by a group of jive-talking crows, Dumbo discovers that his outsized ears have given him the ability to fly. The musical score by Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace won Oscars for them both. Rated G. Runtime 64 min.

 

 

 

    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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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, April 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 All Newton Music School Concert Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A faculty member from the All Newton Music School will perform. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday April 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes 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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes 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 Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Fiction is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. 

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 3, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready To Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom! The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops, so when you register, you register for all four (4/3, 4/10, 4/24 and 5/1).  For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-4 years of age.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, March 20.
    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 'Little Ones' Story/Craft Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Listen to a story, sing some songs and make a craft.  For kids ages 2 to 4 years.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-Reading and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 27, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
Tuesday April 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Judy's Advanced Beginner Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes before the program begins.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoon sessions, beginning on April 11, 2017.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Crafternoons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 5/6 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 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 April 11, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday April 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes before the program begins.

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:00 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: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Story Room
        There are 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
 
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 April 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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

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

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2017. No class on April 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017. 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
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Murder by the Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. 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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM iStorytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2017. No class on April 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chinese Bilingual 3-5 Year Old Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360