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Saturday August 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Superman IV Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Every Hero Has a Story!  This week's superhero movie is Superman IV.  Rated PG.  Running time is 93 minutes.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday August 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Summer Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday August 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Speak Well In Any Situation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speak Well In Any Situation is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners.  Use your English in many different settings: group discussions, small talk, short presentations, role plays, dialogues and jazz chanting. With this diverse practice, you'll be able to speak with ease at work and in social settings.

7 Monday evening sessions.  Class begins on July 20, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on June 25, 2015.

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

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    Location: Trustees' Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM From the Ad World to the Blues: A Walk on the Wild Side with Terry Abrahamson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/08_2015/wx08_31_Program_Terry_Abrahamson_with_Muddy_Waters.jpgJoin playwright, photographer, filmmaker, author, satirist, adman and Grammy-winning songwriter Terry Abrahamson as he discusses his lifetime of adventures in the eye of the Pop Culture Hurricane. From writing for Oprah, Michael Jackson, Joan Jett, Muddy Waters and Roseanne Barr to turning George Thorogood’s first vinyl into the Celtics Fight Song, Abrahamson’s work has left its imprint everywhere from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to Johnnie Cochran’s funeral. Abrahamson's rare videos and riotous tales add unique perspective to the images and icons that have touched us all.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday September 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday September 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Dorit's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 4 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 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Contemporary Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. This month they will discuss Euphoria by Lily King. In October they will discuss Old Filth by Jane Gardam. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday September 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

minecraftCome play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each week. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s. The club will meet the first and third Thursdays of every month. Grades 6-12. Register online.

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 2 spaces available.
Friday September 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
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Saturday September 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Sunday September 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday September 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult 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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 3D Printing for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us to learn how 3D printing works by  using Tinkercad to design your own three-dimensional creation!  A fun, interactive activity for kids in grades 2-5. Online registration (required) starts on Tuesday, August 18th.

 

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

Stories, songs and movement. 
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
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. Ed Meek, Elizabeth Gordon McKim and Laurin Macios will open the 2015-2016 Poetry Series. 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.

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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 Of Experience by Montaigne. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

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

Kids in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  For September we are reading Marcello In the Real World by Stork. We meet once a month on 9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1, 1/5/16, 2/2/16, 3/1/16, 4/5/16, 5/3/16, and 6/7/16.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 16. When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 7 spaces available.
Wednesday September 9, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sequences: A Woman's Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Russian Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Small children are capable of so much more intellectually than people often give them credit for. The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is offering a 12-week course for children ages 4 - 5 that is designed to spark early interest in mathematics. The atmosphere is fun and playful, and a great introduction to key mathematical concepts.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 19.  When you register, you register for ALL 12 classes: 9/9, 9/16, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, and 12/16.  Adults are asked to please  not attend the classes with their children.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Dorit's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

E-books from the Library: With 30,000+ e-book titles, the library has something for everyone to download and read. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, or Droid tablet and learn how!  Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password (or Amazon email and password for Kindles) along with their library card and PIN. Registration is required. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on September 9, November 18, December 2, and January 6.  Online registration (required) is for September through January, and starts Wednesday, August 26.  The book for September 9 is Katie and the Sunflowers by James Mayhew.  [Registration for the second semester, February through June, begins on January 20.]

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

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2015/wx09_09_Art_NAA_by_Marion_Dioguardi.jpgView original works by more than 80 NAA members including paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture and ceramics in the Gallery, Main Hall and three first-floor display cases. NAA will award $1200 in prizes to show participants. Juror Mary M. Tinti, Ph.D. will select the winners. She is an art historian and curator specializing in modern, contemporary and public art, and is also the Curator of the Fitchburg Art Museum. The show will be on view from September 2-29. (Image by: by Marion Dioguardi.)

    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
Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to MS Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An overview of basic word processing including entering, editing and formatting text, proofreading documents, setting them up for printing, saving them, etc. Offered by Employment & Training Resources MA Division of Career Services (ETR) staff. Registration is required. To register please call Employment & Training Resources at 508-766-5700.  

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children with their caregivers.Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour hour before the program begins. 

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

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

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

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

Located in Study Room 2H behind the Computer Training Room.

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  

We teach and inform.  We don't repair.

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

A request we can't help with:  "My computer is broken.  Fix it."

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

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

Located in Study Room 2H behind the Computer Training Room.

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform.  We don't repair.

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

A request we can't help with:  "My computer is broken.  Fix it."

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Located in Study Room 2H behind the Computer Training Room.

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform.  We don't repair.

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

A request we can't help with:  "My computer is broken.  Fix it."

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

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Time D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Located in Study Room 2H behind the Computer Training Room.

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform.  We don't repair.

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

A request we can't help with:  "My computer is broken.  Fix it."

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

 
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 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. In October they will discuss Kasey to the Rescue by Ellen Rogers. Info contact: Jenni Acosta, Program Director at Understanding our Differences, at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Living and Aging in Newton - Lifelong Learning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2015/wx09_10_Program_Senior_Services.jpgSeniors have a plethora of lifelong learning opportunities available to them in the community of Newton. There are travel-based, skills-based and topic-based opportunities to learn from a liberal arts curriculum. Join us for a panel discussion to learn how the various forms of lifelong learning contribute to healthy aging. The program is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Panel members will be:

  • Ed Hauben, Director, Newton Community Education
  • Avi Bernstein, Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Brandeis University
  • Marvin Drake, Road Scholar Ambassador and retired engineer, scientist, professor and lecturer

Marian Leah Knapp, Ph.D., a community activist and writer who brings the experiences, assets and needs of older people into public discussion, and is also chair of the Newton Council on Aging, will moderate. 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday September 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket 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 ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Age of Adaline Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Age of AdelineAdaline (Blake Lively) has a secret: the fact that she has remained 29-years-old for nearly a century. However, when she meets a handsome philanthropist named Ellis (Michiel Huisman), she strains against the self-imposed exile she's lived in. When her secret may become public, she is forced to take greater control over her life. Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker co-star. Runtime 109 min. Rated PG-13. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Library!

 

 

                                   

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday September 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Not sure how to find books in the nonfiction area?  Need a quick overview of the online catalog?  Haven't yet found our kids' graphic novel collection?  Sign up for a 30 minute introduction to the library, and get a tour, learn how to use the catalog, how to search for fiction and  nonfiction books, and so much more.  This is a  program for families who have at least one child in second grade or above, and at least one adult needs to come with the kids.  Once you have registered, you will be contacted with your specific appointment time.  Online registration (required) begins on  Saturday, August 29.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mayor's Summer Reading Ice Cream Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join Mayor Warren in celebrating the accomplishments of our summer readers at a special ice cream celebration! Mayor Warren will congratulate readers and recognize our top participants. Festivities will be held in front of the Newton Free Library at the Homer Street Entrance (or in Druker Auditorum in case of rain) and will include activities for children, teens and adults, so bring the whole family. Roger Tincknell, Music For all Ages, will present a concert for families that includes a variety of traditional, multicultural, contemporary and original children’s songs designed to stimulate the imagination and inspire singing, clapping, moving and dancing.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday September 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Danielle Maddon on Viloin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Join Danielle Maddon, violin, Adrienne Hartzell, cello, and Leslie Amper, piano, for an afternoon concert. They will perform Vivaldi’s “Spring” from the Four Seasons, Beethoven’s Two Duos for Violin and Cello, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and Haydn’s Piano Trio no. 39 in G Major, "Gypsy".

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Monday September 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

We'll have board games available to play like Settlers of Catan and King of Tokyo (among many many more!) Or bring your own!   Dust off that copy of Cosmic Encounter and join us!  All ages welcome but many games are suitable for ages 12 to 100. No registration required.

Check out a list of all our board games.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. This month they will discuss William Trevor’s The Teddy-Bears’ Picnic from the Collected Works of William Trevor (available online) and Bernhard Schlink’s The Journey to the South from Summer Lies

The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday September 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 ESL-Let's Focus on Writing! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Basic English Writing Skills is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Do writing exercises in class and assignments at home. Discuss grammar and usage rules.

10 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult 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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

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

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 15, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Projector Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Room A
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM E.T. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

It's a classic!  Rated PG.  Runtime 115 minutes.

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

soapWe meet on the third Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month we will make felted soap. Grades 6-12.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday September 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Tail Waggin' Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join registered therapy dog team Stephanie and Marmalade for an early childhood story time!  Tail Waggin' Tales features highly interactive, developmentally appropriate content focusing on humane education, literacy, and social-emotional intelligence and wellbeing.  Children ages 3-5 and their grown-ups will meet and pet Marmalade, sing songs, and read a story together.  Get ready to clap your hands and wag your tail!  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the childrens' room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Dance and Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Russian Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Small children are capable of so much more intellectually than people often give them credit for. The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is offering a 12-week course for children ages 4 - 5 that is designed to spark early interest in mathematics. The atmosphere is fun and playful, and a great introduction to key mathematical concepts.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 19.  When you register, you register for ALL 12 classes: 9/9, 9/16, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, and 12/16.  Adults are asked to please  not attend the classes with their children.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. 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.

11 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on September 16, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on September 16, November 18, December 9, and January 13.  Online registration (required) is for September through January, and starts Wednesday, August 26.  The book for September 16 is Katie and the Sunflowers by James Mayhew.  [Registration for the second semester, February through June, begins on January 20.]

    Location: Story Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM GNU Linux Intro Teen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 GNU Linux Intro Teen

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Information Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

gwcCome learn about Newton's Girls Who Code Club, beginning again this fall. The GWC Club offers computer science education and tech industry exposure to girls in grades 6-12. 

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 117 spaces 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 Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela, a follow-up to his autobiography.

Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: Room A
Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Preliminary Elections Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children with their caregivers.Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour hour before the program begins. 

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

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 ESL-Let's Talk about Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for adult ESL 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. 

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 17, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Time A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Located in Study Room 2H behind the Computer Training Room.

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform.  We don't repair.

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

A request we can't help with:  "My computer is broken.  Fix it."

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

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ESL New Tutor 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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

Located in Study Room 2H behind the Computer Training Room.

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform.  We don't repair.

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

A request we can't help with:  "My computer is broken.  Fix it."

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Located in Study Room 2H behind the Computer Training Room.

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform.  We don't repair.

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

A request we can't help with:  "My computer is broken.  Fix it."

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

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Time D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Located in Study Room 2H behind the Computer Training Room.

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform.  We don't repair.

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

A request we can't help with:  "My computer is broken.  Fix it."

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

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

minecraftCome play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each week. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s. The club will meet the first and third Thursdays of every month. Grades 6-12. Register online.

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Scratch Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us for this once a month club!  Kids entering grades 3-6 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, August 27th.

    Location: Computer Center
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We'll have board games available to play like Settlers of Catan and King of Tokyo (among many many more!) Or bring your own!   Dust off that copy of Cosmic Encounter and join us!  All ages welcome but many games are suitable for ages 12 to 100. No registration required.

Check out a list of all our board games.

    Location: Teen Area
Friday September 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
Saturday September 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Family Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New To Newton With Children Under 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Have you recently moved  to Newton?  Do you have kids ages 3 and under?  If yes, please join us for a short story time, followed by activities for the toddlers while the parents learn about what the library has to offer kids ages 3 and under and their caregivers, including programming and collections.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:35 PM Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Paul Blart Mall Cop 2Everyone's favorite bumbling mall cop returns in this sequel from Happy Madison and director Andy Fickman. Original Paul Blart: Mall Cop screenwriters Kevin James and Nick Bakay reteam to pen the script, which finds Paul Blart (James) and his daughter Maya in Las Vegas for a security-guard expo. When a band of menacing art thieves attempt a daring heist, Blart attempts to stop them with the help of the cynical casino security staff who once ridiculed him. Meanwhile, Blart contends with a crafty rival (Nicholas Turturro). Runtime 94 min. Rated PG. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Library!

 

 

                                   

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday September 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gabriel Chodos Solo Piano Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Join Gabriel Chodos for an all-Beethoven afternoon. He will perform Andante Favori in F major, WoO 57, Sonata in A major, Op. 101 and Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 ("Appassionata"). Mr. Chodos has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. He has been soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Holland, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Aspen Chamber Symphony.  A winner of the Concert Artists Guild competition in New York, Mr. Chodos also received a Fulbright Scholarship, Martha Baird Rockefeller grants and a Solo Recitalist grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday September 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 ESL-Coffee, Tea and English, too! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Monday mornings - September 21, October 19, November 16, December 14.

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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Adventures In Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

"How can I help my child get ready to read?"  Join Sandy to learn early literacy concepts and skills, including the artistry of reading aloud.  Every other month we'll read and discuss a book, and have follow up activities.  For children in kindergarten with a care giver.  Registration (required) begins on Monday, September 7.  When you register, you register for all five sessions (September 21, November 16, January 11, March 21, and May 16).

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

makerbotJoin us to learn how 3D printing works by using Tinkercad to design your own three-dimensional creation! Grades 6-12. Space is limited. Online registration (required) begins three weeks prior to each workshop. 

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
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   
   

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 9/21, 10/19, 11/9, 12/14, 1/11/16, 2/8/16, 3/14/16, 4/11/16, 5/9/16, and 6/13/16.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, June 15 . When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM STEAM Lecture Series: Tiny Houses with Chris Page Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara     slevine@minlib.net
   

The tiny house movement is a growing phenomenon which taps into issues of sustainability, minimalism and economic freedom. While not for everyone, more and more people are considering the option of downsizing their possessions and living in a smaller space. Chris Page built a 210 square foot tiny house during the second half of 2014 and has been living in it since then. His talk will cover some general information about the movement and his process of building and living in his house. There will be ample time for questions both during and after the presentation.  No registration is required.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday September 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 ESL-Let's Focus on Writing! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Basic English Writing Skills is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Do writing exercises in class and assignments at home. Discuss grammar and usage rules.

10 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult 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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

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

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 15, 2015. 

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
Wednesday September 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Dance and Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
Thursday September 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading and Writing Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Writing Poetry is a free class for any adult learner above a very beginner. Read easy, short poems written for all ages. Learn about the form of limericks. Try your hand at haiku. It's not difficult and will be lots of fun. We will read and write in every class.

10 Thursday morning sessions will begin on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children with their caregivers.Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Talking About Health is a class for adult ESL learners who have a basic understanding of written and spoken English.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, September 24, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration begins on September 1, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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  -  1:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk about Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for adult ESL 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. 

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 17, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Time A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Located in Study Room 2H behind the Computer Training Room.

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform.  We don't repair.

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

A request we can't help with:  "My computer is broken.  Fix it."

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

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

Located in Study Room 2H behind the Computer Training Room.

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform.  We don't repair.

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

A request we can't help with:  "My computer is broken.  Fix it."

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Located in Study Room 2H behind the Computer Training Room.

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform.  We don't repair.

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

A request we can't help with:  "My computer is broken.  Fix it."

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

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Time D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Located in Study Room 2H behind the Computer Training Room.

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform.  We don't repair.

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

A request we can't help with:  "My computer is broken.  Fix it."

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

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

Dark Tide : The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919Septembers book for discussion is: Dark Tide by Stephen Puleo

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

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Israeli Classical Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Daniel Broniatowski, violin, Cherry Kim, violoncello, and Sergey Khanukaev, piano, will give a special evening concert of Israeli classical music. Special guest artist from Paris, Leslie Levi, viola, will join them. They will perform works by Boris Levenberg, Ayala Asherov-Kalus, Anastasia Sadomski, Netta Aloni and Moshe Zorman.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday September 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket 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 Introduction to Knitting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles (or if you once learned but have forgotten), our Introduction to Knitting will get you on track.  You’ll learn the basics and create a fast, fun project to show off!  Our 8-week beginner class will help you get started. Classes run from September 25 - November 13, 2015. All materials are provided. Registration is required. Contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call 617-796-1380

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
        There are 5 spaces available.
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ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Singing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miriam Simen   617-244-6705   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Our Earth Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come learn about the environment and our shared resources!  For kids in grades K-2. We will read Common Ground by Molly Bang, and engage in hands on activities and discussion.  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
Saturday September 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM College Essay Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Students: Whether you accomplished a lot on your essay over the summer or you’re still trying to decide what to write about when school begins next fall, this workshop will be helpful.  Students work in small groups with others who are at the same writing stage, and are led by professional tutors and teachers. We'll cover some do's and don'ts of college essay writing, work on your writing, spend some time in peer review. You'll also get an opportunity for individual help and feedback.  Online Registration begins August 1.  This is a free workshop offered to students.Please bring at least 5 copies of your essay draft if you have one.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 71 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend 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, September 12th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday September 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Hannah Hsu Wang solo piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Join Taiwan native Hannah Hsu Wang for a solo piano performance. She has appeared nationally and internationally in such notable venues as Carnegie Recital Hall, Toronto Arts Center and Taipei National Concert Hall, among others. The performance will include Mozart’s Rondo, Beethoven’s Op. 109, Schubert-Liszt Two Songs and Debussy’s Reflections in the Water and The Happy Island.

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday September 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend 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 Monday, September 14.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Listen Up! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    (617) 796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

listen upShare your musical passion! Use the library's new recording equipment to capture your thoughts on a favorite song or an original work. You'll learn how to edit and add music clips to your audio file, all while expressing why that tune just seems to resonate with you. Open to grades 6-12. Register online.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:50 PM Furious 7 Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Furious 7Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his tight-knit gang of street racers must battle the brother of a defeated nemesis and rescue a software genius from terrorists. The film is dedicated to series regular Paul Walker, who died halfway through production. Runtime 140 min. Rated PG-13. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Library!

 

 

                                   

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

Online registration (required) begins on Monday, September 14.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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

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

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. This month they will discuss Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. In October they will discuss The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday September 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Create a Winning Résumé Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoWendy Gelberg, a Workshop Facilitator and Career Advisor with Employment & Training Resources (ETR) a MA One-Stop Career Center, will give a program for job seekers. Learn how to create a résumé that helps you put your best foot forward, separates you from the crowd and gets noticed in the current labor market. Discover how to write a résumé that responds to employer’s needs that can help get you in the door. Specific strategies and current do’s and don’ts will also be discussed. To register (required) call ETR: 508-766-5700. 


 

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

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 ESL-Let's Focus on Writing! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Basic English Writing Skills is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Do writing exercises in class and assignments at home. Discuss grammar and usage rules.

10 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult 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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

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

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 15, 2015. 

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End of Life Care Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Dr. Angelo E. Volandes, a physician and researcher at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and author of The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care, knows that the most effective, powerful and empathetic tool a doctor can offer patients in the end stages of life is perhaps the simplest: “The Conversation.” In this lecture he will illustrate how initiating an honest discussion among doctors, patients and their families empowers patients to establish the treatment goals they want while avoiding procedures that cause more harm than good, thus closing the enormous gap between the care people want at the end of life and the care they actually receive. The program is cosponsored by Good Shepherd Community Care. The talk will be followed by a book signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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
   

sleeping freshmen never lieJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The group will discuss Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar. For ages 11-16 and their adult.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 29, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday September 30, 2015 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  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Russian Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Small children are capable of so much more intellectually than people often give them credit for. The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is offering a 12-week course for children ages 4 - 5 that is designed to spark early interest in mathematics. The atmosphere is fun and playful, and a great introduction to key mathematical concepts.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 19.  When you register, you register for ALL 12 classes: 9/9, 9/16, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, and 12/16.  Adults are asked to please  not attend the classes with their children.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. 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.

11 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on September 16, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  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 GNU Linux Intro Adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The lecture will briefly overview the operating systems and their relationship to computer hardware  and the user.  The lecture will describe the  free software philosophy, privacy and  data security concerns, and ways to  protect personal data and other sensitive information.   These  lecture will  present  an  overview of  what  GNU/Linux offers to individual users and its general  value to the  public.  The lectures hope to begin to answer the questions why are    operating  systems important  in  general  and  why  is  GNU/Linux specifically   extremely   valuable.  Registration is required. 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
        There are 23 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Volunteering with SOAR 55 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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A dynamic group of SOAR 55 volunteers will share their stories and remarkable adventures in service. Learn about a variety of local skills and experience-based assignments available through SOAR 55’s partnerships with over 90 local nonprofit and public partners. A Q and A will follow. Karen Albert, SOAR 55 Volunteer Outreach Manager, will facilitate.

SOAR 55 offers a personalized, professional and unique approach to matching each individual with a rewarding and satisfying volunteer opportunity. SOAR 55 is part of a national network of RSVP volunteer agencies under the federal umbrella of the Corporation for National and Community Service. 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday October 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading and Writing Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Writing Poetry is a free class for any adult learner above a very beginner. Read easy, short poems written for all ages. Learn about the form of limericks. Try your hand at haiku. It's not difficult and will be lots of fun. We will read and write in every class.

10 Thursday morning sessions will begin on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Talking About Health is a class for adult ESL learners who have a basic understanding of written and spoken English.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, September 24, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration begins on September 1, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk about Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for adult ESL 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. 

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 17, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

triviaAre you a genius at Jeopardy!?  A consumer of crossword puzzles?  Come test your mastery of useful (and useless) information at Newton Free Library's second-ever Trivia Night!  Some of your favorite library staff will challenge players with 4 rounds of questions from a variety of categories.  Stretch your brain and win great prizes!  Solo players and teams up to 6 are welcome.  Refreshments will be provided.  Teens and families welcome. Please register if you plan to attend (so we know how much food to get!).

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Diana Lisanto Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introductory Workshop for ESL Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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    Location: Trustees' Room
Friday October 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together)
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 Introduction to Knitting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles (or if you once learned but have forgotten), our Introduction to Knitting will get you on track.  You’ll learn the basics and create a fast, fun project to show off!  Our 8-week beginner class will help you get started. Classes run from September 25 - November 13, 2015. All materials are provided.  Registration was required. 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   liz@newtongwc.org
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
Saturday October 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Pitch Perfect 2Elizabeth Banks directs this sequel to Pitch Perfect, starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld. The collegiate a cappella group called the Barden Bellas enter an international competition and are told they can't win because they are Americans. The girls refuse to give up and vow to be the first Americans to take home the top prize. PG-13. 114 min. Enjoy light refreshments compliments of the Library.                          

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Boston Artists Ensemble Performs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

By Susan WilsonCurrently making their home in Newton and Salem, MA, Boston Artists Ensemble is the recipient of grants from, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts. Join them for an intimate concert featuring retired Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist Jonathan Miller. The program details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Introducing our new chess club for kids! Have fun playing chess the first and fourth Monday of every month with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome. Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   liz@newtongwc.org
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 10+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Online registration (required) begins on Monday, September 21.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Disability Awareness Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Immigration and Naturalization Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Dawn C. Slaven, Community Relations Officer for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will give a program for aspiring citizens that will cover permanent residence and the eligibility requirements and process for naturalization. Ms. Slaven is an expert on the naturalization process and its requirements. A supervisor and an officer who conducts interviews will accompany her to discuss the process specific to the USCIS Boston field office.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Introducing our new chess club for teens! Have fun playing chess the first and fourth Monday of the month with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome. Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 10-13. Space is limited.

    Location: Teen Area
Tuesday October 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Watch and listen to a story, sing a song, play an instrument.  For ages 1-2.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Let's Focus on Writing! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Basic English Writing Skills is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Do writing exercises in class and assignments at home. Discuss grammar and usage rules.

10 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

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

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 15, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 3D Printing for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us to learn how 3D printing works by  using Tinkercad to design your own three-dimensional creation!  A fun, interactive activity for kids in grades 2-5. Online registration (required) starts on Tuesday, September 15th.

 

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 6, 2015.

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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Helping Your Child Navigate Life After High School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Help your child navigate the challenging landscape of life after high school. This workshop for parents will be presented by Nanci Ginty Butler, LICSW, Assistant Director, School and Community Services at Riverside Community Care and Heather Byrns, LMHC, Clinical Supervisor, MSPP INTERFACE Referral Service at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP). Sponsored by Newton Youth Services.  

 

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 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 9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1, 1/5/16, 2/2/16, 3/1/16, 4/5/16, 5/3/16, and 6/7/16.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 16. When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 7 spaces available.
Wednesday October 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Russian Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Small children are capable of so much more intellectually than people often give them credit for. The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is offering a 12-week course for children ages 4 - 5 that is designed to spark early interest in mathematics. The atmosphere is fun and playful, and a great introduction to key mathematical concepts.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 19.  When you register, you register for ALL 12 classes: 9/9, 9/16, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, and 12/16.  Adults are asked to please  not attend the classes with their children.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. 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.

11 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on September 16, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Old School Sci Fi Book and Movie Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Hewitt     khewitt@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Master Thieves Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stephen Kurkjian will discuss his book Master Thieves which details the events surrounding the famous Gardner Museum art heist. A book signing will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday October 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Mental Health First Aid Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Mental Health First Aid is an in-person training that teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading and Writing Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Writing Poetry is a free class for any adult learner above a very beginner. Read easy, short poems written for all ages. Learn about the form of limericks. Try your hand at haiku. It's not difficult and will be lots of fun. We will read and write in every class.

10 Thursday morning sessions will begin on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Talking About Health is a class for adult ESL learners who have a basic understanding of written and spoken English.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, September 24, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration begins on September 1, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk about Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for adult ESL 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. 

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 17, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
Friday October 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together)
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 Introduction to Knitting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles (or if you once learned but have forgotten), our Introduction to Knitting will get you on track.  You’ll learn the basics and create a fast, fun project to show off!  Our 8-week beginner class will help you get started. Classes run from September 25 - November 13, 2015. All materials are provided. Registration was required. 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Singing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miriam Simen   617-244-6705   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend 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, September 26th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday October 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The 440 Jazzy Violinist Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tomoko Iwamoto and the 440 will perform. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen     
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday October 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
 
ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

Join the Children’s librarians for some fun songs and movement. All ages welcome.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Let's Focus on Writing! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Basic English Writing Skills is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Do writing exercises in class and assignments at home. Discuss grammar and usage rules.

10 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

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

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 15, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 6, 2015.

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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.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: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   
   

Kids in grades 5-6 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month.All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12/16, 2/9/16, 3/8/16, 4/12/16, 5/10/16 and 6/14/16.  Online registration is required . When you register, you register at the same time for all 9 months.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 29, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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 October 14, 2015 Go To Top
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), the MA Division of Career Services. 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  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 30, 2015. 

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Russian Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Small children are capable of so much more intellectually than people often give them credit for. The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is offering a 12-week course for children ages 4 - 5 that is designed to spark early interest in mathematics. The atmosphere is fun and playful, and a great introduction to key mathematical concepts.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 19.  When you register, you register for ALL 12 classes: 9/9, 9/16, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, and 12/16.  Adults are asked to please  not attend the classes with their children.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. 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.

11 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on September 16, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Puppet Palooza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join Mr. Jonathan as we create your very own puppet from recycled materials.  Ages 6-8.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Intro to Linux for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

linuxThis program for grades 6-12 will give an overview of what GNU/Linux offers to individual users and its general value to the public including:

  • A brief overview of operating systems and their relationship to computer hardware and the user
  • Free software philosophy, privacy and data security concerns
  • Ways to protect personal data and other sensitive information
    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Living and Aging in Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a program on living and aging in Newton cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday October 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Mental Health First Aid Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Mental Health First Aid is an in-person training that teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading and Writing Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Writing Poetry is a free class for any adult learner above a very beginner. Read easy, short poems written for all ages. Learn about the form of limericks. Try your hand at haiku. It's not difficult and will be lots of fun. We will read and write in every class.

10 Thursday morning sessions will begin on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Tail Waggin' Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join registered therapy dog team Stephanie and Marmalade for an early childhood story time!  Tail Waggin' Tales features highly interactive, developmentally appropriate content focusing on humane education, literacy, and social-emotional intelligence and wellbeing.  Children ages 3-5 and their grown-ups will meet and pet Marmalade, sing songs, and read a story together.  Get ready to clap your hands and wag your tail!  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the childrens' room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Talking About Health is a class for adult ESL learners who have a basic understanding of written and spoken English.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, September 24, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration begins on September 1, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk about Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for adult ESL 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. 

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 17, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Awakening the Storteller Within Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Alan O’Hare, a seanchie/storyteller from the ancient Celtic tradition, who will share some of the wealth of stories from his life travels and experiences, and also show attendees how to embrace and celebrate their personal or family tales through writing, songs or art.         

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday October 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together)
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 Introduction to Knitting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles (or if you once learned but have forgotten), our Introduction to Knitting will get you on track.  You’ll learn the basics and create a fast, fun project to show off!  Our 8-week beginner class will help you get started. Classes run from September 25 - November 13, 2015. All materials are provided. Registration was required. 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Cinderella Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Watch Cinderella as a live action movie!  Rated PG.  Runtime 112 minutes.

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Family Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Avengers Age of Ultron Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Avengers: Age of UltronThis sequel to the smash-hit comic-book epic The Avengers finds the iconic superhero team dealing with a threat of their own making: a sentient robot called Ultron (voice of James Spader), who was originally designed as part of a peacekeeping program. PG-13. 141 min. Enjoy light refreshments compliments of the Library.                                      

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Marjorie Mollenauer on Harp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Harpist Marjorie Mollenauer will delight the audience with her music. Details will follow.

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

Monday mornings - September 21, October 19, November 16, December 14.

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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend 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 Monday, October 5.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM San Andreas Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

San AndreasIn this high-octane thriller, the infamous San Andreas Fault gives way, producing a devastating earthquake across California. A highly skilled helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) races to save his ex-wife (Carla Gugino). After one daring rescue, the pilot flies north toward San Francisco in search of his estranged daughter (Alexandra Daddario), racing against time and the inevitable aftershocks that promise to devastate the coastline. PG-13. 114 min. Light refreshments served compliments of the Library!                       

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

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/21, 10/19, 11/9, 12/14, 1/11/16, 2/8/16, 3/14/16, 4/11/16, 5/9/16, and 6/13/16.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, June 15 . When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday October 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Watch and listen to a story, sing a song, play an instrument.  For ages 1-2.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Let's Focus on Writing! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Basic English Writing Skills is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Do writing exercises in class and assignments at home. Discuss grammar and usage rules.

10 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

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

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 15, 2015. 

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

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

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

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 6, 2015.

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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 29, 2015. 

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

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


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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday October 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-You and Your Child's School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

3 Wednesday morning sessions.  Class begins Wednesday, October 21, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Russian Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Small children are capable of so much more intellectually than people often give them credit for. The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is offering a 12-week course for children ages 4 - 5 that is designed to spark early interest in mathematics. The atmosphere is fun and playful, and a great introduction to key mathematical concepts.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 19.  When you register, you register for ALL 12 classes: 9/9, 9/16, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, and 12/16.  Adults are asked to please  not attend the classes with their children.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. 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.

11 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on September 16, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Intro to Linux for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

linuxThis program for grades 6-12 will give an overview of what GNU/Linux offers to individual users and its general value to the public including:

  • A brief overview of operating systems and their relationship to computer hardware and the user
  • Free software philosophy, privacy and data security concerns
  • Ways to protect personal data and other sensitive information
    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Sculptor Ann Lilly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sculptor Ann Lilly will give an illustrated lecture about her creative process. The program is cosponsored by the Newton Art Association. Details will follow.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday October 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading and Writing Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Writing Poetry is a free class for any adult learner above a very beginner. Read easy, short poems written for all ages. Learn about the form of limericks. Try your hand at haiku. It's not difficult and will be lots of fun. We will read and write in every class.

10 Thursday morning sessions will begin on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Talking About Health is a class for adult ESL learners who have a basic understanding of written and spoken English.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, September 24, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration begins on September 1, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk about Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for adult ESL 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. 

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 17, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Zen Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Time to stop, calm down and relax!  Create your own mini Zen garden.  Each garden will be as unique as the person creating it - there is no right or wrong way to build one.  For kids in grades 3-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM School Assignments: How Parents Can Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Professional writers have editors who read their words before their work is shared. Student writers should have the same opportunity before submitting their work to teachers. Jane Hirschhorn will facilitate a program designed to help parents learn how to help their children with writing assignments in a way that is productive, respects the child’s ownership of their work and avoids some common pitfalls. Ms. Hirschorn, a professional writing tutor with more than two decades of experience working with Boston-area students in both classroom and one-on-one settings, tutored writing at the Mount Ida College Writing Center where she was also a supervisor. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Tufts University.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday October 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together)
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 Introduction to Knitting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles (or if you once learned but have forgotten), our Introduction to Knitting will get you on track.  You’ll learn the basics and create a fast, fun project to show off!  Our 8-week beginner class will help you get started. Classes run from September 25 - November 13, 2015. All materials are provided. Registration was required. 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL Coordinators Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An roundtable for ESL Coordinators in the Metrowest area to share ideas.  By invitation only.

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday October 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM College Essay Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Students: Whether you accomplished a lot on your essay over the summer or you’re still trying to decide what to write about when school begins next fall, this workshop will be helpful.  Students work in small groups with others who are at the same writing stage, and are led by professional tutors and teachers. We'll cover some do's and don'ts of college essay writing, work on your writing, spend some time in peer review. You'll also get an opportunity for individual help and feedback.  Online Registration begins August 1.  This is a free workshop offered to students.Please bring at least 5 copies of your essay draft if you have one.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Food Day 2-3s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

October 24th is Food Day around the country.  The 2015 theme is "Toward a Greener Diet."  Come listen to books about food and then make paint food prints and fill in your MyPlate with the right ratio of fruits/veggies, grains and proteins.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.  Co-sponsored by Newton Community Farm.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Food Day 4-5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

October 24th is Food Day around the country.  The 2015 theme is "Toward a Greener Diet."  Come listen to books about food and then make paint food prints and fill in your MyPlate with the right ratio of fruits/veggies, grains and proteins.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.  Co-sponsored by Newton Community Farm.

    Location: Story Room
Sunday October 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Robert Cassidy on Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Robert Cassidy will give a solo piano performance. Details will follow.

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Introducing our new chess club for kids! Have fun playing chess the first and fourth Monday of every month with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome. Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Lincoln and the Jews: A History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Professor Jonathan Sarna will give an illustrated talk on his book titled Lincoln and the Jews: A History. A book signing will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Introducing our new chess club for teens! Have fun playing chess the first and fourth Monday of the month with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome. Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 10-13. Space is limited.

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

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday October 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
 
ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Matt Heaton Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Let's Focus on Writing! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Basic English Writing Skills is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Do writing exercises in class and assignments at home. Discuss grammar and usage rules.

10 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

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

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 15, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Card Corner Ages 6+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and play your favorite trading card games: Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Magic: the Gathering!  Duel your friends as you battle your way to the top.  Bring your own deck(s) or use one of ours. For kids who already know how to play the games.  Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 6, 2015.

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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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    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 10/27, 11/24, 12/15, 1/26/16, 2/23/16, 3/22/16, 4/26/16, 5/24/16, and 6/21/16.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 16. When you register, you register at the same time for all 9 months.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 29, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Classic Rep Presents Orwell's 1984 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Classic Rep, New Rep's touring company, will present a 90-minute adaptation of George Orwell's 1984.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday October 28, 2015 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  -  10:45 AM Dance and Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-You and Your Child's School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

3 Wednesday morning sessions.  Class begins Wednesday, October 21, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Russian Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Small children are capable of so much more intellectually than people often give them credit for. The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is offering a 12-week course for children ages 4 - 5 that is designed to spark early interest in mathematics. The atmosphere is fun and playful, and a great introduction to key mathematical concepts.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 19.  When you register, you register for ALL 12 classes: 9/9, 9/16, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, and 12/16.  Adults are asked to please  not attend the classes with their children.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. 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.

11 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on September 16, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newton North High School's art show will be on view through early spring 2016. Join us for a lively opening reception with food provided by Whole Foods Market. An ensemble of Newton North High School students will delight us with chamber music as part of the festivities. Thanks to Eric Blomster of Abraxis Framing Company in Newton who provided the frames cost-free and to the Newton Art Association for their help with hanging the show.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Intro to Linux for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

linuxThis program for grades 6-12 will give an overview of what GNU/Linux offers to individual users and its general value to the public including:

  • A brief overview of operating systems and their relationship to computer hardware and the user
  • Free software philosophy, privacy and data security concerns
  • Ways to protect personal data and other sensitive information
    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Laya's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday October 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading and Writing Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Writing Poetry is a free class for any adult learner above a very beginner. Read easy, short poems written for all ages. Learn about the form of limericks. Try your hand at haiku. It's not difficult and will be lots of fun. We will read and write in every class.

10 Thursday morning sessions will begin on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Talking About Health is a class for adult ESL learners who have a basic understanding of written and spoken English.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, September 24, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration begins on September 1, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk about Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for adult ESL 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. 

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 17, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM TBA Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Join us for a newly released movie. Title will be announced shortly.                                             

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

The October's book for discussion is Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi.

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

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday October 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Introuction to Knitting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles (or if you once learned but have forgotten), our Introduction to Knitting will get you on track.  You’ll learn the basics and create a fast, fun project to show off!  Our 8-week beginner class will help you get started. Classes run from September 25 - November 13, 2015. All materials are provided. Registration was required. 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Drop-In Halloween Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come to the library for some fun Halloween crafts.  Costumes encouraged! Ages 2-5.

 

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday November 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mickey Katz on Cello Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

MickeyKatz-byBetsyBassett Mickey Katz will perform. He joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 2004. A native of Israel, he has distinguished himself as a solo performer, chamber musician and contemporary music specialist. Details on the program selections will follow. (Image by Betsy Bassett)

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 ESL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Introducing our new chess club for kids! Have fun playing chess the first and fourth Monday of every month with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome. Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Great Fire by Lou Urenneck Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Lou Ureneck will speak on his book The Great Fire: One American's Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Centuries First Genocide. A book signing will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Introducing our new chess club for teens! Have fun playing chess the first and fourth Monday of the month with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome. Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 10-13. Space is limited.

    Location: Teen Area
Tuesday November 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Elections Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult 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  -  12:30 PM ESL-Let's Focus on Writing! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Basic English Writing Skills is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Do writing exercises in class and assignments at home. Discuss grammar and usage rules.

10 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 ESL-Let's Talk About Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

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

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 15, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 3D Printing for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us to learn how 3D printing works by  using Tinkercad to design your own three-dimensional creation!  A fun, interactive activity for kids in grades 2-5. Online registration (required) starts on Tuesday, October 13th.

 

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 6, 2015.

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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 29, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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 9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1, 1/5/16, 2/2/16, 3/1/16, 4/5/16, 5/3/16, and 6/7/16.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 16. When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 7 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Dance and Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-You and Your Child's School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

3 Wednesday morning sessions.  Class begins Wednesday, October 21, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Russian Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Small children are capable of so much more intellectually than people often give them credit for. The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is offering a 12-week course for children ages 4 - 5 that is designed to spark early interest in mathematics. The atmosphere is fun and playful, and a great introduction to key mathematical concepts.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 19.  When you register, you register for ALL 12 classes: 9/9, 9/16, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, and 12/16.  Adults are asked to please  not attend the classes with their children.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. 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.

11 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on September 16, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Puppet Palooza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join Mr. Jonathan as we create your very own puppet from recycled materials.  Ages 6-8.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Old School Sci Fi Book and Movie Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Hewitt     khewitt@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Behind the Scenes of the 911 Memorial Trees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Dr. Bruce Fraedrich will give a presentation on the 9/11 Memorial trees at the World Trade Center site including:

  • A “behind the scenes” discussion of the design, planting and maintenance of the Memorial trees
  • Tree care including diagnostics, pruning, soil and pest management

Dr. Fraedrich received the L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research from the International Society of Arboriculture in 2005. He holds a Ph.D. in plant pathology from Clemson University and a master's degree in forestry from Duke University. He is currently the vice president of research at the F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company. The talk is cosponsored by the Newton Tree Conservancy.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Intro to Linux for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

LINUXThis program for grades 6-12 will give an overview of what GNU/Linux offers to individual users and its general value to the public including:

  • A brief overview of operating systems and their relationship to computer hardware and the user
  • Free software philosophy, privacy and data security concerns
  • Ways to protect personal data and other sensitive information
    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Contemporary Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Reading and Writing Poetry is a free class for any adult learner above a very beginner. Read easy, short poems written for all ages. Learn about the form of limericks. Try your hand at haiku. It's not difficult and will be lots of fun. We will read and write in every class.

10 Thursday morning sessions will begin on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children with their caregivers.Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Talking About Health is a class for adult ESL learners who have a basic understanding of written and spoken English.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, September 24, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration begins on September 1, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 ESL-Let's Talk about Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for adult ESL 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. 

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 17, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 Joint Art Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for Sam Sweezey (showing in the Main Hall) and On-Kyeong Seong (showing in the Gallery). Refreshments will be served

    Location: Gallery
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Friday November 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket 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 Introduction to Knitting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles (or if you once learned but have forgotten), our Introduction to Knitting will get you on track.  You’ll learn the basics and create a fast, fun project to show off!  Our 8-week beginner class will help you get started. Classes run from September 25 - November 13, 2015. All materials are provided. Registration was required. 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Singing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miriam Simen   617-244-6705   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday November 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Celebrate Diwali at the libary.  We'll have stories and a craft.  For kids in grades K-2.  More details to follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday November 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM All Newton Music School Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Faculty from the All Newton Music School will give a concert. Details will follow.

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

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

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 ESL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   
   

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/21, 10/19, 11/9, 12/14, 1/11/16, 2/8/16, 3/14/16, 4/11/16, 5/9/16, and 6/13/16.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, June 15 . When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Living and Aging in Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a program on living and aging in Newton cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Details will follow.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday November 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult 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  -  12:30 PM ESL-Let's Focus on Writing! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Basic English Writing Skills is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Do writing exercises in class and assignments at home. Discuss grammar and usage rules.

10 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Card Corner Ages 6+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and play your favorite trading card games: Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Magic: the Gathering!  Duel your friends as you battle your way to the top.  Bring your own deck(s) or use one of ours. For kids who already know how to play the games.  Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

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

Stories, songs and movement. 
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 6, 2015.

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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.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: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   
   

Kids in grades 5-6 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month.All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12/16, 2/9/16, 3/8/16, 4/12/16, 5/10/16 and 6/14/16.  Online registration is required . When you register, you register at the same time for all 9 months.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 29, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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 November 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Veterans' Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Special Collections
Thursday November 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading and Writing Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Writing Poetry is a free class for any adult learner above a very beginner. Read easy, short poems written for all ages. Learn about the form of limericks. Try your hand at haiku. It's not difficult and will be lots of fun. We will read and write in every class.

10 Thursday morning sessions will begin on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children with their caregivers.Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Talking About Health is a class for adult ESL learners who have a basic understanding of written and spoken English.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, September 24, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration begins on September 1, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 ESL-Let's Talk about Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for adult ESL 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. 

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 17, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Please join us for this once a month club!  Kids entering grades 3-6 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, October 22nd.

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Rescue Dog Night at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for Rescue Dog Night @ the Newton Free Library. Author Peter Zheutlin will speak about his book, Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway. A representative from a local animal shelter speak and bring a dog that is up for adoption. Participants are invited to bring a picture of their dog for an instant display that will go up (no larger than 5 x 7" please). There will be time to gather after the presentation to look at the pictures and talk about your dog with other attendees. A book sale will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday November 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket 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 Introduction to Knitting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles (or if you once learned but have forgotten), our Introduction to Knitting will get you on track.  You’ll learn the basics and create a fast, fun project to show off!  Our 8-week beginner class will help you get started. Classes run from September 25 - November 13, 2015. All materials are provided. Registration was required. 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday November 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Family Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend 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, October 31st.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday November 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gerry Beaudoin Trio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Gerry Beaudoin Trio will perform. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 ESL-Coffee, Tea and English, too! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Monday mornings - September 21, October 19, November 16, December 14.

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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Adventures In Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

"How can I help my child get ready to read?"  Join Sandy to learn early literacy concepts and skills, including the artistry of reading aloud.  Every other month we'll read and discuss a book, and have follow up activities.  For children in kindergarten with a care giver.  Registration (required) begins on Monday, September 7.  When you register, you register for all five sessions (September 21, November 16, January 11, March 21, and May 16).

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:50 PM Eye on the 60s Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Eye on the 60sChris Szwedo will present his documentary, Eye on the 60s. This film is a fascinating recollection of a remarkable era in American History—the 1960’s, seen through the work of noted LIFE photographer Rowland Scherman. Learn of key moments and people from someone on the inside-- JFK, The Peace Corps, The March On Washington, Dylan, The Beatles, LBJ, RFK and Woodstock. Mr. Szwedo has been the recipient of national and regional EMMY nominations for videography and direction, and a category winner of The Motor Press Guild Dean Batchelor Award for excellence in automotive journalism and communication.

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

Online registration (required) begins on Monday, November 2.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 November 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL-Pronunciation Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.