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Thursday January 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

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

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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 Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Intermediate Computers 102 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Maybe you know how to use a mouse, and maybe you already have an email, but can you use Google Drive?  Have you sent things to the Cloud? Do you use bookmarks and shortcuts?  This intermediate follow-up to the popular Computers 101 goes beyond the basics to address these issues and more!  Bring us your queries, your questions, your huddled inquiries yearning to be answered!

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

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

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

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1980   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The January book for discussion will be Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy.

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.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Investing Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library has a wealth of free resources available to help people interested in investing and companies.   Learn about basic business and investment resources including  Morningstar, Standard & Poor's along with exploring financial websites.

    Location: Computer Center
   
Friday January 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.

13 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, January 30, 2015.

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

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

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Explore Your 5 Senses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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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.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Girls Who Code Club 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.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday January 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 Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

Join the Newton Free Library and the New Art Center for a crafty winter wonderland for ages 6-10.  Together we will learn how to make snow globes created from the snowy land of our imagination. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins. 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM David Hagan Solo Piano Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

David_Hagan_by_Susan_Wilson2Join David Hagan for a solo piano performance. The concert will feature dance music by three different composers including Deutsche Tänze by Schubert, Danzas Cubanas by Ignacio Cervantes and a Polonaise by Chopin - plus a major sonata, also by Schubert.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 2, 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
 
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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-American Music: A Window on American Culture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM 3D Printing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Rescheduled workshop for those signed up for January 26 class that was cancelled due to snow. Registration full.

    Location: Computer Center
 
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   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Girls Who Code 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. The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for this club is now closed. 

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

Ages 8-9. 

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Deeper Roots by Katherine Butler Jones Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Program_K_JonesIn honor of Black History Month, Dr. Jones will speak on her book Deeper Roots: An American Odyssey. The book takes readers on a captivating quest from the hallways of Harlem, Jones’ childhood home, where her neighbors included future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and social scientist and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois, to the halls of academia and the front lines of the civil rights movement. Butler Jones’ life is a timeless journey of curiosity, discovery and enlightenment. A book signing will follow.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday February 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Stressed Teen? Learn some helpful and healthy ways to relax Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Teens! Learn helpful and healthy ways to relax and have a better sense of control and well-being. Participate in a wellness program developed by the world-renowned Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Learn to cope with the stresses of everyday life from school, home, social media or other pressures. During the course you will find out what stress is, how it affects the body, strategies for self-care, relaxation techniques and easy ways to reduce or stop stress-inducing thoughts. Space is limited. Register (required) at www.newtonma.gov/youth.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Teens: Reducing Stress and Enhancing Resiliency Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Parents of teens, learn self-care skills to help cope with stresses of everyday life and develop a renewed sense of control and well-being. This program, free to all Newton residents or parents of teens attending school in Newton, was developed by the world-renowned Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Topics will include: the physiology of stress and how it affects the body, self-care strategies to reduce stress and increase your resilience, relaxation techniques, easy ways to reduce or stop stress-inducing thoughts, tips for modeling these skills for your teens and help reduce their stress and build their resilience too. Space is limited. Register (required) at www.newtonma.gov/youth.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 February 3, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Language Learning Tools at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let us help you learn a new language using our many resources from digital downloads to interactive apps.  

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 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.

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

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

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    Location: Story Room
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Wednesday February 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Children's Dance & Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM 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 Wednesday, January 21.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Challenge Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   X1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, and June 3.  Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 21. 

    Location: Story Room
        There is 1 space 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: JP     jpowell@minlib.net
   

hitchhikers guideThe group meets to discuss works of science fiction and view movie adaptations. This month the group will discuss Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and watch the 2005 movie adaptation. No registration required. Intended for adults. Email Kim at khewitt@minlib.net for more information.

    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 The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. In March they will discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday February 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The NEW Minecraft Club will begin this February! Come 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. For grades 6-12. Online registration is required.

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    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Improving Academic Effectiveness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz Rowland   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Engaging Minds Learning Center (a local learning and tutoring center) has been instrumental in providing tools for students in order to help them learn effectively.  The basis of this program is to teach the idea of “executive function” and the skills which it embraces.   Executive functions are the essential self-regulating skills that we all use every day. They help us plan, organize, make decisions, shift between situations or thoughts, control our emotions and impulsivity, and learn from past mistakes. This program is FREE and includes: an explanation of the term “executive function” and why these skills are important in school and in other aspects of education in today’s fast paced world, tips and strategies geared towards parents and teachers in order to help strengthen students’ skills, real life applications and take home toolkits to maintain effective learning. Free, drop-in, no registration required. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 in grades 3-6 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories.  Online registration is required and begins on Thursday, January 15.

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Gaye Korbet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

by_Gaye_Korbet_Aimee_RoseThe public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. The artist paints double portraits using photographs of friends as reference material. The body of work for this show arose from her interest in the police booking photos found on post office walls. Her diptychs contend with the notion that we are at once known and unknown to ourselves. On view in the Gallery from February 3-26. Refreshments will be served.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Teen Area
Friday February 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.

13 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, January 30, 2015.

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Puppet Pals 0-2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens' Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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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 ESL learners.  We will have opportunities to learn and play many of these (and other) games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Phase 10, Scattegories,Ticket to Ride. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

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

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

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

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

The Girls Who Code Club 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.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday February 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Take Your Child To the Library Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Celebrate Take Your Child To the Library Day!  Kids of all ages can drop by to decorate a bookmark to take home, and enter a raffle to win a book.

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Formed in 1996, Kaleidoscope performs a wide musical repertoire from Baroque to the most recent 21st century compositions. Join them for a concert that will include Bohuslav Martinu’s Promenades for Flute, Violin and Piano; Felix Mendelssohn’s Concert Piece No. 1 for clarinet, bassoon and piano; Malcolm Arnold’s Trio Op. 6, for flute, viola, bassoon and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G Minor. Seating is limited and is provided on a first come, first served basis.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 9, 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 - February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our canine friend Scout will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  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, January 26.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:50 PM The Judge Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

The Judge Robert Downey Jr. plays an urban lawyer who heads back to his rural home when his father, a judge, is implicated as a murder suspect in this comedy-drama from Warner Bros. Vera Farmiga, Robert Duvall, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Billy Bob Thornton head up the rest of the starring cast. Run time 142 min. Rated R.                                     

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Find Your Ancestors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of genealogy and family history research with our resident expert. Then head online to track down your ancestors using the library’s wide array of resources.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
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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 Lauren Goff’s At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners from The Best American Short Stories of 2014, edited by Jennifer Egan and Richard Russo’s Horseman from The Best American Short Stories of 2007, edited by Stephen King.  Both books are published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Mariner Books). Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday February 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Identifying Your Transferable Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoCome to a Skills Assessment Workshop and learn how a tool call SkillScan can help you examine, identify and prioritize your transferable skills as well as articulate what skills you have to offer an employer. Carolyn Shoemaker of Employment & Training Resources (MA Division of Career Services) will facilitate. Participants will also look at their work-related values and ways of using both skills and values in their job search. To register (required) call Employment & Training Resources at 508-766-5700.


 

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

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

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 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 their device.  Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
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   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The Girls Who Code Club 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.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

    Location: Computer Center
 
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 February 3, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Poetry Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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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 The City of God by St. Augustine. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday February 11, 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
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations About Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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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 Level 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.

    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 children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins..  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

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 Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, and June 10. Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 28.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to design three dimensional objects using free computer aided design software and then print them on our 3D printer.

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   617-796-1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
Thursday February 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An overview of features including entering and editing data, formatting,  saving and printing workbooks, entering formulas and functions, inserting/deleting columns. To register call Employment & Training Resources (ETR), the MA Division of Career Services: 508-766-5700.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With 30,000+ titles, the library has something for everyone. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone or Android Tablet and learn how! Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password along with their library card and pin number.

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

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

Our sessions are for educational and informational help only.

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

A request we can't help with:  "What could I do to make my computer faster?

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Drop-In Valentine Crafts Ages 2-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

 

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

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

Our sessions are for educational and informational help only.

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

A request we can't help with:  "What could I do to make my computer faster?

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

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

Our sessions are for educational and informational help only.

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

A request we can't help with:  "What could I do to make my computer faster?

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM All About Social Media Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

By the end of the class students will know and understand what social media is and how it relates to today's world. Topics include, Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Google+, Linkedin, Instagram and more.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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


wx02_12_Jobs_Series_Deb_Elbaum.jpgWhether you are looking for a new job or thinking about making a career move, getting clear on your choices and what you have control over is crucial. In this engaging, interactive session, Certified Coach Deb Elbaum will discuss how to clarify your next steps, goals and how to recognize the choices that are within your control throughout the process. The program is part of the ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development series facilitated by Career and Executive Coach Tammy Gooler Loeb.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday February 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.

13 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, January 30, 2015.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Girls Who Code Club 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.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday February 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tae Kim Piano Solo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2015/wx02_15_Concert_Tae_Kim.jpgThe concert titled Child's Play will include Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by J.S. Bach and Kinderszenen Op. 15 by R. Schumann. Hailed as a “highly skilled improviser” by the New York Times and “prickly and explosive” by the Montreal Gazette, Tae Kim's rare blend of rigorous execution and whimsical styling creates an interpretation of the classical repertoire all his own.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Presidents' Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Boston Ballet Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Boston Ballet School Faculty presents a Ballet story.  Children hear the story of a ballet and are introduced to the music that goes with it.  They also get to see costumes from productions and learn a dance.  Aimed at families with  kids ages 3-7, but all are welcome.

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

This class is for patrons looking to master their iPad. Topics include FaceTime, copy and paste, email, Safari and other search engines, Apple ID and iCloud, contacts and spotlight search. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Club - Open Code Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The Girls Who Code Club 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.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

    Location: Computer Center
 
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 February 3, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

NEW time for Crafternoons! We will be hanging out taste  We’ll be meeting once a month at night on the third Tuesdays of every month. Grades 6-12.

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Boston and the Civil War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Barb berenson bk coverThe talk will touch on the pre-war story with a primary focus on how the war transformed Boston. Ms. Berenson will discuss how soldiers, women and Boston's Irish and black communities participated in the war effort and in the struggle against slavery. Lastly she will look at the end of the war and the leading role Boston played in the passage of the 13th Amendment, which permanently eradicated slavery from the nation. A Q and A and book signing will follow. The program is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday February 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Children's Dance & Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This session focuses on iCloud, synching devices, photo stream and iCloud email. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Join Maker-in-residence Kevin Osborne to take apart small appliances and see how they work! By tearing apart DVD, VCR players, Tickle Me Elmos among other machines, you’ll learn more about how things work and you might find a part that will inspire your next project. We'll also be up-cycling the parts to make new things as well! Grades 6-12. Space is limited, register (required). 

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    Location: Teen Area
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Investing Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library has a wealth of free resources available to help people interested in investing and companies. Learn about business and investment resources including Morningstar, Standard & Poor's and financial websites.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Anita Diamant's The Boston Girl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Author_Anita_DiamantNew York Times bestselling author Anita Diamant will speak on her newest book, The Boston Girl. Told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early 20th century, The Boston Girl is about family ties and values, friendship and feminism. This latest work, set against the backdrop of World War I, the great flu epidemic of 1918, the ideas of Margaret Sanger and more, is unforgettable. The talk will be followed by a book signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

    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. This month they will discuss The Memory of Love, a novel by Aminatta Forna of Sierra Leone, West Africa. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Thursday February 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for educational and informational help only.

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

A request we can't help with:  "What could I do to make my computer faster?

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

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

Our sessions are for educational and informational help only.

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

A request we can't help with:  "What could I do to make my computer faster?

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

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

Our sessions are for educational and informational help only.

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

A request we can't help with:  "What could I do to make my computer faster?

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

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

Our sessions are for educational and informational help only.

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

A request we can't help with:  "What could I do to make my computer faster?

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Magician Debbie O'Carroll Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Magician Debbie O'Carroll's magic hat is on the fritz! Where in the world can she find a new one? Will she choose a wizard's hat from England, a sorcerer's turban from India, a conjurer's cap from China, a genie's fez from Turkey, a fairy godmother's crown from France, a seanachie's tam from Ireland, or a sprite's headdress from Ghana? Join Magician Debbie O'Carroll on her magical quest around the globe. Full of zany comedy and fun audience participation, THE SMALL WORLD MAGIC SHOW is ideal for all ages.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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
   

The NEW Minecraft Club will begin this February! Come 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. For grades 6-12. Online registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Kill the Messenger Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

The MessengerDirector Michael Cuestra's fact-based drama is about how the CIA's crack-cocaine controversy destroyed journalist Gary Webb. Two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner stars as the reporter whose life came to an abrupt and particularly suspicious end after revealing the CIA's involvement with the importing of cocaine into the United States in the 1980s. Paz Vega co-stars. Run time 112 min. Rated R.         

   

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday February 20, 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.

13 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, January 30, 2015.

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Judith Viorst's acclaimed children's book is brought to the big screen. The tale recounts a day in the life of a grumpy young boy who has everything go wrong, all in one day. Rated PG.  Running time 81 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday February 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Mo Willems Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stop by the Children’s room for several do-it-yourself activities featuring Mo Willem's creations, and get your picture taken with Elephant, Piggie, and the Pigeon. For ages 3 and up.

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Dumber & Dumber To Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Dumb and Dumber ToJim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles as lovable imbeciles Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in this sequel to Dumb and Dumber from original directing duo Bobby and Peter Farrelly. Run time 110 min. PG-13.    

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mirror Visions Vocal Ensemble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2015/wx02_22_Concert_Mirror_Visions_by_%20J._Henry_Fair2.jpgThe program will include travel songs by Barber, Berlioz, Blangini, Duparc, Haydn, Poulenc, Hugo Wolf and more. The poetry of Baudelaire, Joyce and Metastasio will be featured, along with the correspondence of Paul Bourget, Henry James and Edna St. Vincent Millay. The performers will be Vira Slywotzky, soprano; Scott Murphree, tenor; Jesse Blumberg, baritone and Grant Wenaus, piano.

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Monday February 23, 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
 
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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-American Music: A Window on American Culture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The Girls Who Code Club 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.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 10&11 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, February 9.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Climate Chage Comes to Concord Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

GD/n logoJoin us for the Greening Our Community series, cosponsored by Green Decade/Newton. The series is held monthly from January-June.

Richard Primack, Professor of Biology at Boston University and author of Walden Warming, will open this year’s series. For the past 14 years he has been using Thoreau’s records and other data sources to document how climate change is affecting plants and animals in autumn. He will consider how Thoreau would react to the modern problem of climate change if he were alive today, and what his advice to us would be. The talk will be followed by a book signing.

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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 7:30 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 The Princess Bride by William Goldman. In February they will discuss Armor by John Steakley. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday February 24, 2015 Go To Top
ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Matt Heaton Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

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

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Stressed Teen? Learn some helpful and healthy ways to relax Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

This four-session wellness program for teens developed by the world-renowned Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital teaches teen to cope with the stresses of everyday life. Whether the stress is come from school, home, social media or other pressures, this series will teach teens to have a better sense of control and well-being. During the course teens will learn what stress is, how it affects the body, strategies for self-care, relaxation techniques and easy ways to reduce or stop stress-inducing thoughts. The next session will be: March 3, 4-5:30 pm. Please visit www.newtonma.gov/youth to register. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Teens: Reducing Stress and Enhancing Resiliency Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

This four-session wellness program for parents of adolescents developed by the world-renowned Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital teaches self-care skills to help cope with stresses of everyday life and aims to leave parents with a renewed sense of control and well-being. This program is free to all Newton residents or parents of teens attending school in Newton. During the four sessions the following objectives will be covered: the physiology of stress and how it affects the body, self-care strategies to reduce stress and increase your resilience, relaxation techniques, easy ways to reduce or stop stress-inducing thoughts, tips for modeling these skills for your teens and help reduce their stress and build their resilience too. . The next session will be: March 3, 6-7:30 pm. Please visit www.newtonma.gov/youth to register. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 February 3, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Find and Organize with Pinterest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pinterest is a great tool for searching and organizing. Find ideas and inspiration, and then save your favorites on your 'boards.'  It’s useful and fun!

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday February 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations About Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Intermediate Computers 102 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Maybe you know how to use a mouse, and maybe you already have an email account, but can you use Google Drive? Have you sent things to the Cloud? Do you use bookmarks and shortcuts?  This intermediate follow-up to the popular Computers 101 goes beyond the basics to address these issues and more.  

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 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 2:00 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
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

my true love gave to meJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The group will discuss My True Love Gave to Me, a collection of short stories by twelve best-selling young adult authors, such as Rainbow Rowell, Holly Black, and Gayle Forman. For ages 12-15 and their adult.

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM eBooks for the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

With 30,000+ titles, the library has something for everyone. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone or Android Tablet and learn how! Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password along with their library card and pin number.Maybe you know how to use a mouse, and maybe you already have an email account, but can you use Google Drive? Have you sent things to the Cloud? Do you use bookmarks and shortcuts?  This intermediate follow-up to the popular Computers 101 goes beyond the basics to address these issues and more.  

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Laya's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday February 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music Makers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A class for kids in grades K-4 and their adults (each child must be accompanied by an adult).  Please join us to learn about the many databases you can access through the library Web site, how they can help you with school projects, and what cool stuff you can discover.  Online registration is required and begins on Thursday, February 5.

    Location: Computer Center
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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 February book for discussion will be Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.

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.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Newton Corner: Newton’s First Village Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Historic Newton logoJay Walter, Vice President of Historic Newton’s board, and Keith Jones, founder of the Friends of Farlow Park, will discuss Newton Corner’s progression from rural farmland to commuter suburb, including the history of Farlow Park and the current efforts to restore it. A Q and A will follow. The talk is part of this year’s A City of Villages History Series and is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday February 27, 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.

13 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, January 30, 2015.

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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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 ESL learners.  We will have opportunities to learn and play many of these (and other) games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Phase 10, Scattegories,Ticket to Ride. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

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

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

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

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

The Girls Who Code Club 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.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday February 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

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

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

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

Join the Newton Free Library and the New Art Center for a crafty afternoon of  "True Colors" for ages 6-10.  Be ready to create amazing and colorful uniquely patterned gloves with chalk pastels, and to experiment with scratch techniques.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM All Newton Music Concert Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a concert that will feature instructors from the All Newton Music School. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 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 Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 10&11 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, February 9.

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

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. This month they will discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. In April they will discuss Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disbility and Discovery by Rachel Adams. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Stressed teen? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz Rowland   617-796-1389   LRowland@minlib.net
   

Teens! Learn helpful and healthy ways to relax and have a better sense of control and well-being. Participate in a wellness program developed by the world-renowned Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Learn to cope with the stresses of everyday life from school, home, social media or other pressures. During the course you will find out what stress is, how it affects the body, strategies for self-care, relaxation techniques and easy ways to reduce or stop stress-inducing thoughts. The fourth and final session will be held March 3. Space is limited. Register (required) at www.newtonma.gov/youth.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Teens: Reducing Stress and Enhancing Resiliency Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Parents of teens, learn self-care skills to help cope with stresses of everyday life and develop a renewed sense of control and well-being. This program, free to all Newton residents or parents of teens attending school in Newton, was developed by the world-renowned Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Topics will include: the physiology of stress and how it affects the body, self-care strategies to reduce stress and increase your resilience, relaxation techniques, easy ways to reduce or stop stress-inducing thoughts, tips for modeling these skills for your teens and help reduce their stress and build their resilience too. The fourth and final session will be held on March 3. Space is limited. Register (required) at www.newtonma.gov/youth.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 February 3, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday March 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Children's Dance & Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM 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 Wednesday, February 18.  Space is limited.

    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 February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, and June 3.  Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 21. 

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

The Camera Club’s annual event showcases some of the best work produced by club members, with a variety of photographic subjects and approaches. The public is welcome to their opening reception. Refreshments will be served. Info at www.newtoncameraclub.org. The show will be on view from March 3-30.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday March 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

A class for kids in grades K-4 and their adults (each child must be accompanied by an adult).  Please join us to learn about the many databases you can access through the library Web site, how they can help you with school projects, and what cool stuff you can discover..  Online registration is required and beings on Thursday, February 19.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Jason Asselin 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
Friday March 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.

13 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, January 30, 2015.

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Puppet Pals 0-2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens' Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Girls Who Code Club 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.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday March 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 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
Sunday March 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jeff Snow performs Celtic music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Jeff Snow for a concert titled The Softer Side of Celtic Music that will combine the music, stories and history from Scotland, Ireland and England. Jeff is a skilled instrumentalist and a highly recognized guitar player who was featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He also plays the autoharp, bouzouki and a variety of other instruments.

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 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 - February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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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 Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our canine friend Scout will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  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,February 23.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 10&11 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, February 9.

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

Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. This month they will discuss Lauren Goff’s At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners from The Best American Short Stories of 2014, edited by Jennifer Egan and Richard Russo’s Horseman from The Best American Short Stories of 2007, edited by Stephen King.  Both books are published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Mariner Books). Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

    Location: Story Room
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