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Monday March 30, 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-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
   

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

Ages 12+. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday,March 16.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
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  -  9:00 PM Art lecture with Joel Janowitz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Artist Joel Janowitz will present his work in watercolor, monotype and oil painting and discuss their strengths relative to each other. He will talk about why he chooses to work in one medium or another and how each stimulates his approach to the others. Lastly he will discuss how this shifting and alternating between media contributes to the character of the work and informs his path as an artist. The program is cosponsored by the Newton Art Association.

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday April 1, 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  -  1:30 PM ESL-Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. Participants will learn what makes each state and region of the country special and unique. A great way to travel and visit all parts of the United States without leaving Newton.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on March 11, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

The group meets to discuss works of science ­fiction and view movie adaptations. This month the group will be discussing Twenty-thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne and watching the 1954 movie adaptation. No registration required. Intended for adults. Email Kim at khewitt@minlib.net for more information.

    Location: Trustees' 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
 
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 Cove by Ron Rash. In May they will discuss Nora Webster by Colm Toibin. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday April 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About The News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

12 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 12, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 26, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 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
   
 
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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    Location: Room A
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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. Register online. 

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Scratch Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us for this once a month club!  Kids 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, March 12.

    Location: Computer Center
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Debra Bretton Robinson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2015/wx04_02_Art_brettonrobinson_36x36_FollowtheRiver_acrylics_2012.jpgThe show will be on view in the Gallery from April 2-29. The artist makes unique and rich color choices that allow her paintings to "sing" or come alive. Ultimately Ms. Robinson’s hope is that others will develop an appreciation for her vehicle of reflection and meditation as she records, “Light in the Forest.” The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served

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

Join 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 April 3, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn to Knit! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John   617-796-1380   jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles (or if you once learned but have forgotten), our Introduction to Knitting will get you on track. You’ll learn the basics and create a fast, fun project to show off! Online registration (required) is for all eight sessions.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  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 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 April 4, 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  -  3:30 PM The Tempest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

the tempestBoston Theater Company's Teen Touring Troupe, a group of young, motivated actors in grades 7-12, will be performing our hour-long production of Shakespeare's The Tempest! The magician Prospero has the chance to avenge his stolen dukedom by shipwrecking his court on his mystical island -- come watch our actors trick, travel, and transform in this delightful story. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are many spaces available.
Sunday April 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 AM  -  1:00 AM Library closed-Easter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library closed-Easter

Monday April 6, 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

9 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Class is only for students who have not attended before.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Stressed Teen? 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.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Teens 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.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 Fest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Unfortunately, the Poetry Journal had to be cancelled due to lack of poetry submissions; the Poetry Fest will still take place.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Researching Your Ancestors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Walsh     jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Researching Your Ancestors, Monday April 6, 7:00-8:30 pm: Learn what resources are available to help you hunt for your ancestors, and where to find them both in print and online. 

    Location: Special Collections
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Disability Awareness Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. This month they will discuss Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disbility and Discovery by Rachel Adams.  Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday April 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tail Waggin' Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join registered therapy dog team Stephanie and Marmalade for an early childhood story time, happening one month only!  Tail Waggin' Tales features highly interactive, developmentally appropriate content focusing on humane education, literacy, and social-emotional intelligence and wellbeing.  Children ages 0-5 and their grown-ups will meet and pet Marmalade, sings songs, and read a story together.  Get ready to clap your hands and wag your tail!  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the childrens' room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speak English with Confidence: Improve your English Speaking and Listening Skills is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Develop effective techniques for speaking and listening in English.  Learn how to apply these skills to your work and social life. 

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on April 7, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom! The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops. This program is federally funded by the "Race to the Top" early literacy grant.

For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-5 years of age.  Online registration is required and begins on Tuesday, March 17.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Walsh     jwalsh@minlib.net
   

iPad Level 1 Tuesday, April 7, 2:30-4:30 pm: This class is the 1st of a 4-part series for beginners. We review the physical attributes of the iPad and teach iPad skills by using Settings, Spotlight Search, Control Center, Messages, Mail and Contacts.  Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
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.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Walsh     jwalsh@minlib.net
   

3D Printing for Adults, Tuesday April 7, 7:00-8:30 pm: 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 is 1 space available.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 7, 2015.

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Hank Phillippi Ryan Discusses Her Career Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2015/wx04_07_Author_Hank_Phillippi_Ryan2.jpgMs. Ryan will speak about her dual career as an Emmy Award-winning reporter and bestselling author of fast-paced murder mysteries; including her latest, Truth Be Told. She will talk about mixing the worlds of fact and fiction in her career that has gone from radio reporter to Rolling Stone Magazine to the U.S. Senate to undercover investigations at Boston's Channel 7. Hear about how she followed her dream and switched careers in mid-life. The program will be followed by a book signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:30 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 April 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 8, 2015.  No class will be held on April 22, 2015.

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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  -  1:30 PM ESL-Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. Participants will learn what makes each state and region of the country special and unique. A great way to travel and visit all parts of the United States without leaving Newton.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on March 11, 2015.

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

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
 
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
    Contact: John Walsh     jwalsh@minlib.net
   

iPad Level 2, Wednesday, April 8, 2:30-4:30 pm: This class is the 2nd of a 4-part series for beginners. We will review iPad skills by learning about apps such as Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Game Center, Newstand, Photos and FaceTime. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 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
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception Newton Open Studios Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

NOS logoStop the library by for a coffee and dessert reception. Meet dozens of artists, enjoy delicious treats and see a delightful array of the art and craft that will be exhibited at Newton Open Studio locations throughout the city on the weekend of April 11-12. Printed Guides for NOS will be available. Visit Newton Open Studios.

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM eBooks From the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Walsh     jwalsh@minlib.net
   

eBooks From the Library, Wednesday, April 8, 7:00-8:30 pm: With 30,000+ titles, the library has something for everyone to download and read. 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 12 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
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About The News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

12 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 12, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 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 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Walsh     jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Introduction to Powerpoint, Thursday, April 9, 9:30-1:00 pm: Learn how to create, edit, format, view, print and review slide presentations, insert tables and work with charts in PowerPoint. Offered by Employment & Training Resources MA Division of Career Services (ETR) staff. To register (required) call ETR: 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 26, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 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
   
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Time How Do I Do That 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?'

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time How Do I Do That 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 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?'

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time How Do I Do That 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 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?'

    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Time How Do I Do That 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 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?'

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Improving Academic Effectiveness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

engaging mindsLearn about executive functions and why they are important in school and today’s fast paced world. The workshop will include tips and strategies geared towards parents and teachers to help strengthen students’ skills, real life applications and take home toolkits to maintain effective learning. No registration required. Engaging Minds Learning Center will facilitate. Sponsored by the Newton Youth Services Department.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Facebook 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Walsh     jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Facebook 101, Thursday, April 9, 7:00-8:30 pm: Learn how to connect with family and friends online.

This class will cover Facebook basics.  

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introductory Workshop for ESL Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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    Location: Trustees' Room
Friday April 10, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn to Knit! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John   617-796-1380   jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles (or if you once learned but have forgotten), our Introduction to Knitting will get you on track. You’ll learn the basics and create a fast, fun project to show off! Online registration (required) is for all eight sessions.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 April 11, 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
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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 6:30 PM  -  10:30 PM Spring Fling! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for Spring Fling! Celebrate with authors Atul Gawande (Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End) and Barney Frank (Frank: Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage) who will read from and discuss their latest books. Enjoy fine food by Bakers’ Best and live jazz music. Mingle with friends and our celebrity hosts, National Public Radio’s Tom Ashbrook and author William Novak. Proceeds from the evening will go to the support of library programming and collection development.

The event is sure to sell out so purchase your tickets early, or consider becoming a Spring Fling sponsor ($200.00 per person or $350.00 per couple). Individual tickets are $150.00 and can be purchased at www.newtonfreelibrary.net. Or, mail your check payable to the Trustees of the Newton Free Library to: Newton Free Library, Development Office, 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA, 02459.

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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM All Newton Music Concert Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2015/wx04_12_Concert_ANMS.jpgEnjoy an afternoon of bassoon music with siblings Devon, Alexandra and James Nelson. They will perform Sonata in F Minor by Georg Philipp Telemann, Six English Folk Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams as well as bassoon duets and trios. The concert is cosponsored by All Newton Music School.

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

9 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Class is only for students who have not attended before.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
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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, March 30.  Space is limited.

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

Please join us to learn how 3D printing works by using Tinkercad to design your own three-dimensional creation!  Grades 6-12. Space is limited. Online registration (required) begins March 23.

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 7 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 Playing To Win: Raising Healthy, Competitive Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Dr. Hilary Levey Friedman presents Playing to Win: Raising Healthy, Competitive Kids! Prof. Friedman is an expert on childhood and parenting and afterschool activities. She teaches in the Department of American Studies at Brown University and she is also the Book Review Editor at Brain, Child magazine.
Her talk, Playing to Win: Raising Healthy, Competitive Kids is based on research published in her recent book Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture. This presentation focuses on how to raise children who can handle the competitive demands placed on them by their afterschool activities and the school system. It also answers the following questions: How can you help your child select the best afterschool activity for him/her? How can you expose children to healthy competition? How do you know if an activity or instructor is right for your child? Online registration (required) begins on Monday, March 30.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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

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

Ages 12+. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday,March 16.

    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. This month they will discuss T.C. Boyle’s Night of the Satellite and Laura Van Den Berg’s Antarctica both are from The Best American Short Stories edited by Jennifer Egan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. 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. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday April 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speak English with Confidence: Improve your English Speaking and Listening Skills is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Develop effective techniques for speaking and listening in English.  Learn how to apply these skills to your work and social life. 

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on April 7, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
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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 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom! The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops. This program is federally funded by the "Race to the Top" early literacy grant.

For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-5 years of age.  Online registration is required and begins on Tuesday, March 17.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Walsh     jwalsh@minlib.net
   

iPad Level 3, Tuesday, April 14, 2:30-4:30 pm: This class is the 3rd of a 4-part series for beginners. We review Maps, Safari, Videos, Music, iTunes and the App Store. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Gallery Opening for Newton South High School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2015/wx04_14_Art_Newton_South_Celine_Yung_grade_9_Happy_Go_Lucky.jpgNewton South High School’s show will be on view from spring through early fall 2015 and includes a variety of media. Whole Foods Market will provide food for the opening. The frames for the artworks will be provided cost-free by Abraxis Framing Company in Auburndale. A Newton South High School ensemble will delight us with their music as part of the festivities. The public is welcome. (Image by C. Yung)

    Location: Teen Area
 
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.

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 7, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Test Prep Resources for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Get ready for your upcoming ACT, AP, PSAT and SAT tests! In addition to our books, the library has a wealth of free online exam and test prep material. Learn about our online practice tests, eBooks and tutorials. Online registration begins March 24. 

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

It's National Poetry Month! Richard Hoffman, Alan Feldman and X.J. Kennedy will give readings. An open mike will follow with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available, time permitting.

Richard Hoffman's poetry collection, Gold Star Road, won the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the 2008 Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club. Alan Feldman's A Sail to Great Island won the Pollak Prize for Poetry from the University of Wisconsin. X.J. (Joseph) Kennedy has published six collections of verse including his  latest, Dark Horses.

The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press. Info contact: Doug at dougholder@post.harvard.edu.

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

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). This month they will discuss The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday April 15, 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 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 8, 2015.  No class will be held on April 22, 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 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM ESL-Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. Participants will learn what makes each state and region of the country special and unique. A great way to travel and visit all parts of the United States without leaving Newton.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on March 11, 2015.

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

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
 
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 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Walsh     jwalsh@minlib.net
   

iPad Level 4, Wednesday, April 15, 2:30-4:30 pm: This class is the 4th in a 4-part series for beginners. We review iCloud, iCloud Drive, Find My iPad, Photostream, Photo sharing, Apple ID and password recovery. 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 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brownies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

13 reasons whyJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! This meeting we'll be discussing Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. For ages 12-15 and their adult.

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

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. This month they will discuss All Our Names, a novel by Dinaw Mengestu of Ethiopia. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About The News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

12 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 12, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 26, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Intro to Computers 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Walsh     jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Intro to Computers 101, Thursday, April 16, 1:30-3:00 pm: Have you ever been browsing the internet and wondered how bookmarks work?  Or perhaps you wanted to print a document from your email?  If you’ve ever had these questions, or questions like them, then this is the class for you!  We’ll help you hone your skills and teach you new ones.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Time How Do I Do That 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?'

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time How Do I Do That 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 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?'

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time How Do I Do That 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 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?'

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Time How Do I Do That 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 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?'

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Pointillism Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Have you ever created an entire painting out of individual dots?  Now's your chance!  Learn about Seurat and the pointillism movement, and create your own pointillism painting.  For children in grades 2-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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. Register online. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Twitter 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Walsh     jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Twitter 101, Thursday, April 16, 7:00-8:30 pm: Twitter is everywhere. Almost every celebrity has a Twitter account and breaking news is often first found on Twitter. This class with teach you Twitter basics so you can stay up to date.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM It’s in the Bag: Office Organization Skills for Your Job Search and Beyond Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   


http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2015/wx04_16_Program_Job-Seekers_Judy_Guertin.jpgIs your home or work office in disarray? What if you could find what you needed in five seconds or less? Join professional organizer, Judith F. Guertin, owner of All Ways Organized, LLC, to learn about powerful tools to make your office a Productive Environment™ including Magic 6™, the Seven Information Management Questions™ and the Art of Wastebasketry™.  The program is part of the ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development Series facilitated by executive and career coach Tammy Gooler Loeb.

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Friday April 17, 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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn to Knit! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John   617-796-1380   jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles (or if you once learned but have forgotten), our Introduction to Knitting will get you on track. You’ll learn the basics and create a fast, fun project to show off! Online registration (required) is for all eight sessions.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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.

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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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 April 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM The Judge: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

The JudgeRobert 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. Runtime 142 minutes. Rated R. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the library!                                                           

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tail Waggin' Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join registered therapy dog team Stephanie and Marmalade for an early childhood story time, happening one month only!  Tail Waggin' Tales features highly interactive, developmentally appropriate content focusing on humane education, literacy, and social-emotional intelligence and wellbeing.  Children ages 0-5 and their grown-ups will meet and pet Marmalade, sings songs, and read a story together.  Get ready to clap your hands and wag your tail!  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the childrens' room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
Sunday April 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Amber Liao on piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2015/wx04_19_Concert_Amber_Liao.jpg Amber Liao will perform Bartok’s Out of Doors, Respighi’s Six Pieces for Piano, Fauré’s Eight Pièces Brèves, Op.84 and Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Op. 12. Each suite in this program contains at least one movement about the evening or the night. Whether it is descriptive, reflective or suggestive, the movements show the composers’ individual perception of the end of day, evoking feelings and fascination from the listeners.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Patriots' Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speak English with Confidence: Improve your English Speaking and Listening Skills is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Develop effective techniques for speaking and listening in English.  Learn how to apply these skills to your work and social life. 

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on April 7, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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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 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, March 17th.

 

    Location: Computer Center
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Russian Bilingual 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:20 PM 101 Dalmatians Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Celebrate vacation week with a classic - the 1961 version of 101 Dalmatians! Rated G.  Running time 80 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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.

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 7, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Language Learning Tools @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Walsh     jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Language Learning Tools @ the Library, Tuesday April 21, 7:00-8:00 pm: Let us help you learn a new language using our many resources from digital downloads to interactive apps.  

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
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’ll be meeting on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm to make crafts and eat snacks. This month we’ll be decorating jars and pots for plants as well as creating decorative rocks.Grades 6-12. 

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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Once Upon a Thread with Salley Mavor Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2015/wx04_21_Program_Salley_Mavor_Book_Cover.jpgJoin artist Salley Mavor for a talk on her unusual art. She will explain her unique approach to illustrating children’s books with fanciful and highly embellished fabric relief scenes. Program attendees are encouraged to browse Ms. Mavor’s works which will be on view in the Main Hall from April 2-29.

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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
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Wednesday April 22, 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 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 8, 2015.  No class will be held on April 22, 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 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM ESL-Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. Participants will learn what makes each state and region of the country special and unique. A great way to travel and visit all parts of the United States without leaving Newton.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on March 11, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Annie: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

AnnieAnnie is a happy, feisty foster kid in NYC. It's been a hard-knock life with her mean foster mom, Miss Hannigan. But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate, Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Runtime 118 min. PG. Light refreshments provided by the library.                                                  

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

yoganewton partnershipDe-stress this April vacation by taking a yoga class! Barbara Perlo, certified, registered yoga instructor, will lead a session that builds strength and flexibility, while relieving the stress of daily life. Learn to gaze inward in a comfortable environment. Mats are provided. Grades 6-12. Register online. Cosponsored by the Newton Partnership and the Newton Youth Services Department.

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Greening Our Community Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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The Greening Our Community Series continues on Earth Day with this new film that examines Rachel Carson’s life and the profound impact of her book, Silent Spring. Carson catalyzed the environmental movement which led to the creation of the U.S. EPA and passage of the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts. Ellie Goldberg, founder of Healthy-Kids.info, a consulting service that promotes health security and educational equity for students with chronic health conditions, will lead a Q & A after the film. The program is cosponsored by Green Decade/Newton.

 

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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
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About The News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

12 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 12, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 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 10:15 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 26, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Intermediate Computers 102 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Walsh     jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Intermediate Computers 102, Thursday, April 23, 1:30-3:00 pm:  Learn to use Google Drive, bookmarks and shortcuts and send things to the Cloud. This intermediate follow-up to the popular Computers 101 goes beyond the basics to address these issues and more.  

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Pinocchio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Hampstead Stage presents Pinocchio, recommended for grades K-8. Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio is the timeless tale of an Italian woodcarver, Geppetto, who carves a son out of a block of pine. Join the wooden marionette on his journey to become a real boy! Through Pinocchio’s mischievous adventures, he discovers that to truly be human is to be good-hearted and brave. This is a story of self-discovery, transformation, and redemption. With this play, we hope to teach students the importance of honesty, education, and gratitude.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM All About Google Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Walsh     jwalsh@minlib.net
   

All About Google, Thursday, April 23, 7:00-8:30 pm Google has become such an ambitious part of daily life.  Come learn the tricks and tips of Google Search, Maps, Images, Calendar and Email.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Can Parking Benefit Newton's Neighborhoods? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2015/wx04_23_Program_LWV_Parking_Forum.jpgJoin the League of Women Voters for a forum on parking benefit districts and how they might work in Newton. Panelists will include: Jessica Robertson, a planner at Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC); Sean Roche, a founding member of Mayor Setti Warren's Transportation Advisory Group and the Transportation Advisory Committee; a local merchant who will speak about the real-life parking challenges in Newton's commercial areas and whether a benefit district might make a difference. Brooke Lipsitt, former Chair of the Board of Aldermen, will moderate. A Q and A will follow.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn to Knit! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John   617-796-1380   jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles (or if you once learned but have forgotten), our Introduction to Knitting will get you on track. You’ll learn the basics and create a fast, fun project to show off! Online registration (required) is for all eight sessions.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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.

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Science Magic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Ever wonder how magic tricks really work? This Museum of Science program investigates the science behind the “magic” of several classic magic tricks, including lying down on a bed of nails!  All ages welcome.

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

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
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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 Spring Garden Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Winter doesn't last forever! Join the New Art Center and Newton Free Library in celebrating the new season by making your own garden.  Using recycled materials and lots of colored paper, we will make flowers, trees and decorate a flower pot. For ages 6-10. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Test Prep for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Walsh     jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Test Prep, Saturday, April 25, 3:00-4:30 pm: In addition to our books, the library has a wealth of free online exam and test prep materials to help you improve your skills in math, reading, writing and grammar. Learn about resources as you prepare for the ASVAB, Citizenship Exams, and Occupation Exams including Air Traffic Controller, Cosmetology, EMS, Firefighting, Law Enforcement, Plumbing, Teaching and many more.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
Sunday April 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sylvia Berry Performs Early Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2015/wx04_26_Concert_Sylvia_Berry_by_Tatiana-Daubek.jpgMs. Berry will perform on a replica of a 1795 Anton Walter Viennese fortepiano built by Chris Maene of Belgium in 1995. She will play works of Haydn, Mozart, Soler and Beethoven. Ms. Berry studied at the New England Conservatory, the Oberlin Conservatory (where she received a Masters in historical keyboard instruments including fortepiano, organ and harpsichord), and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands, where she concentrated on the fortepiano.

 

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

9 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Class is only for students who have not attended before.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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

Our canine friend Riley will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Monday, April 13.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
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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
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:40 PM Unbroken: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

UnbrokenAngelina Jolie directs this true story of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II, only to fight for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war. Joel and Ethan Coen provide the script. Runtime 137 min. PG-13. Light refreshments provided by the library.                                             

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

Ages 12+. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday,March 16.

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

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. This month they will discuss China Mountain Zhang by Maureen McHugh. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday April 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tail Waggin' Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join registered therapy dog team Stephanie and Marmalade for an early childhood story time, happening one month only!  Tail Waggin' Tales features highly interactive, developmentally appropriate content focusing on humane education, literacy, and social-emotional intelligence and wellbeing.  Children ages 0-5 and their grown-ups will meet and pet Marmalade, sings songs, and read a story together.  Get ready to clap your hands and wag your tail!  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the childrens' room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speak English with Confidence: Improve your English Speaking and Listening Skills is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Develop effective techniques for speaking and listening in English.  Learn how to apply these skills to your work and social life. 

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on April 7, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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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 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom! The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops. This program is federally funded by the "Race to the Top" early literacy grant.

For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-5 years of age.  Online registration is required and begins on Tuesday, March 17.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About Google Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All About Google.  Google has become such an ambitious part of daily life.  Come learn the tricks and tips of Google Search, Maps, Images, Calendar and Email.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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 ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 7, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday April 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoIs age an issue in your job search? Join Donna LaMontagne of Employment & Training Resource MA Department of Career Services (ETR) for a workshop that will explore some of the preconceived ideas that employers may have about mature workers. Attendees will learn how to use age as a strength rather than an obstacle and will be given specific tools to prepare for effective interviews. To register (required) call ETR: 508-766-5700.
 

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

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 8, 2015.  No class will be held on April 22, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Gravity with Cosmo Zooms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Gravity with Cosmo Zooms, by Arthur Howard.  We'll read the story and talk about gravity, and then do activities and an art project that demonstrate gravity in action. For kids ages 3-5 and their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM ESL-Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. Participants will learn what makes each state and region of the country special and unique. A great way to travel and visit all parts of the United States without leaving Newton.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on March 11, 2015.

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

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  -  3:30 PM ESL-Dorit's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Vital Conversations by Dennis Rosen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2015/wx04_29_Program_Good_Shepherd_Community_Care_Dennis_Rosen2.jpgJoin Dr. Dennis Rosen for a talk on his new book.  It is devoted to improving the quality of communication within our medical system to achieve better results, lower costs and greater satisfaction for all involved. The program is cosponsored by Good Shepherd Community Care. A book signing will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About The News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

12 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 12, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 26, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
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 April book for discussion is The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood

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.

Check out our website to see past selections and vote for June and July's book!

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

Historic Newton logoThis year’s History Series concludes with a program that will focus on the village of Waban. A memorial plaque honoring World War I soldier Albert Edgar Angier at the school named in his honor inspired history teachers Ann O'Halloran and Lauren Comando to research the school and the village. Join them in tracing this unique village’s history through the lens provided by this resident and his life. The program is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Friday May 1, 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 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.

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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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
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spectrum Singers Present an All American Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Kay Dunlap, conductor, will lead the Spectrum Singers, Spectrum Reflections, a 12-voice chamber ensemble group in an all American program which will include commentary. Details will follow.

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:45 PM Friends Book and Author Luncheon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for 31st annual Friends of the Newton Free Library Book and Author Luncheon on Monday May 4 at the Newton Marriott Hotel, 2345 Commonwealth Ave. Vicki Croke (Elephant Company) and Tess Gerritsen (Die Again ) will speak. The cash bar will open at 11:30, with luncheon and speakers from 12 noon to 2:45 pm. A book signing will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.  Tickets are $50 per person.  Or purchase a sponsorships for $75 or $100. Purchase tickets at www.newtonfreelibrary.net or send your check made payable to the Friends of the Newton Free Library to: Friends of the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St, Newton, Ma 02459. 

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

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

9 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Class is only for students who have not attended before.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Randy Swann Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A variety of Randy Swann's oil paintings will be on view in the Gallery from May 2-28. His recent work is the result of an increasing interest on the (mostly) urban landscape, the geometry of its infrastructure and the moments of solitude that can often be found as you look around the corner. The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served.

This event is part of the May 2015 Festival of the Arts.

    Location: Gallery
 
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 Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disbility and Discovery by Rachel Adams.  Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speak English with Confidence: Improve your English Speaking and Listening Skills is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Develop effective techniques for speaking and listening in English.  Learn how to apply these skills to your work and social life. 

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on April 7, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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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-Let's Talk about Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on May 5, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015. Preference given to new students.

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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom! The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops. This program is federally funded by the "Race to the Top" early literacy grant.

For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-5 years of age.  Online registration is required and begins on Tuesday, March 17.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 7, 2015.

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 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 May 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 8, 2015.  No class will be held on April 22, 2015.

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   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 The People of San Juan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foaThe show will feature photographs taken in San Juan del Sur, Newton’s Sister City in Nicaragua. For the past 28 years David Gullette has been travelling there with many others from Newton. Over time he has photographed the residents in a relaxed, informal atmosphere; capturing the variety and beauty of their faces. The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served. The show will be on view in the Main Hall from May 2-28.

This event is part of the May 2015 Festival of the Arts.

    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 May 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About The News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

12 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 12, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 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 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 caregives.Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour hour before the program begins. 

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

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

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 26, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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


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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday May 8, 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 Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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.

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Puppet Pals 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday May 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Baby Massage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Sheryl White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for 15 years, and will teach parents techniques for baby massage. We will learn the ancient art of infant massage in a quiet and calm environment. The strokes will be demonstrated on a doll while you practice with your own baby!  You will learn colic holds, massage techniques, along with other ways to calm and soothe your baby.  We want our babies to be more comfortable so let’s learn some tools to make that happen. Come learn the ways to make this first phase of your baby’s life the best it can be! Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mike Milnarik and Sanae Kanda perform Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mike Milnarik and his wife Sanae Kanda will give a concert. Details will follow.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Class is only for students who have not attended before.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
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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, April 27.  Space is limited.

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

Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speak English with Confidence: Improve your English Speaking and Listening Skills is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Develop effective techniques for speaking and listening in English.  Learn how to apply these skills to your work and social life. 

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on April 7, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk about Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on May 5, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015. Preference given to new students.

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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Card Corner Ages 6+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and play your favorite trading card games: Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Magic: the Gathering!  Duel your friends as you battle your way to the top.  Bring your own deck(s) or use one of ours.  Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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  -  5:00 PM Card Corner Ages 11+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1370   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Come and play your favorite trading card games: Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Magic: the Gathering!  Duel your friends as you battle your way to the top.  Bring your own deck(s) or use one of ours.  Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 5/6 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 7, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Deeper Roots by Katherine Butler Jones Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Program_K_JonesDr. Jones will speak about 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 7:15 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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


 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 8, 2015.  No class will be held on April 22, 2015.

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Echoes of Highland Jazz: Twenty Years of Swinging in Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

NFAlogoNancy Alimansky started Highland Jazz in 1983 in order to present high quality jazz concerts in Newton. During her twenty-year tenure she presented more than 175 events. She will discuss her experience, show slides, play audio clips and read from her eBook, Echoes of Highland Jazz. The eBook contains 150 photographs, links to 75 recordings and includes a section titled “Where Are They Now?”

This event is part of the May 2015 Festival of the Arts.

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  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 May 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About The News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

12 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 12, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 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 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 caregives.Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour hour before the program begins. 

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

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

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 26, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 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
   
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015. 

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

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

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

Over the past ten years, applying to college has become more competitive & more complicated. This workshop will show teens and parents how to find the college that best suits the student. This talk will cover important aspects of the college process, including:

* Understanding the changing college environment and how it impacts a student's college list and acceptance rate
* Strategies for the 7 key parts of the college admission process
* Determining best application practices for students with attentional or learning issues
* Understanding the athletic application process for D I and DIII recruitment
* Evaluating colleges during tours and interviews

As an educational consultant from Howland, Spence & McMillan, one of the oldest and most respected educational consulting firms in the country, Carol Kinlan, M.Ed, M.B.A. and Kim Chorosiewski, M.Ed., CSCS, CMAA, will be leading this workshop. Attendance is free!

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday May 15, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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.

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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Saturday May 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM The Music Man (1962) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Strike a Chord! with a classic that covers music and librarians.   Rated G.  Runtime 151 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday May 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Brooklyn Art Song Society Performs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Concert_Michael_BrofmanOne of New York City’s most-talked about new ensembles, the Brooklyn Art Song Society is known for their first-rate concerts and innovative programming. They are dedicated to presenting the vast repertoire of poetry set to music. Join them for a delightful afternoon concert that will include:

Michael Djupstrom Oars in Water

Herschel Garfein Two Stoppard Songs

James Kallembach A Primer of Birds

Lowell Liebermann Sentimental Songs Op. 89:

James Matheson Times Alone

Glen Roven The Vineyard Songs Op. 33

Performers will be Elisabeth Marshall, Laura Strickling, soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor, Michael Brofman, piano.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday May 18, 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 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Class is only for students who have not attended before.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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

Our canine friend Riley will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Monday, May 4.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Greening Our Community Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Greening Our Community series, cosponsored by Green Decade/Newton. The series is held monthly from January-June and features speakers who address a variety of environmental topics of local and global interest. Details will follow. Info here.

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

The club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. This month they will read A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday May 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speak English with Confidence: Improve your English Speaking and Listening Skills is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Develop effective techniques for speaking and listening in English.  Learn how to apply these skills to your work and social life. 

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on April 7, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on May 5, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015. Preference given to new students.

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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, April 28th.

 

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Spanish Bilingual 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Newton Teen Voice Website Launch Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Celebrate the launch of Newton Teen Voice's new website!

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 7, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM 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 May 20, 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 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 8, 2015.  No class will be held on April 22, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 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
 
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 May 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About The News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

12 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 12, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 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 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 caregives.Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour hour before the program begins. 

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

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

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 26, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 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 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 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, April 30.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM History and Demonstration of Kathak Dance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Author Anjali Duva (Faint Promise of Rain) will speak about the history of kathak dance through the ages in India. Dressed in traditional garb, she will also demonstrate the art of the ancient temple dance. The talk will be followed by a book signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday May 22, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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.

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Marshmallow Engineering Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

How big can you make your building out of marshmallows and toothpicks?  With what shapes can you build?  How much weight will your building hold?  Kids in grades K-2 can join us to build for themselves and discover the answers to these questions and more.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour befoe the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
Saturday May 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Join the Newton Free Library and the New Art Center for a crafty afternoon for ages 6-10. There are so many different flowers out this spring.  Come learn how to make beautiful paper flowers of your own. Make your favorite flower or create your own unique design! Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday May 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday May 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday May 26, 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-Let's Talk about Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on May 5, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015. Preference given to new students.

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 7, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday May 27, 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 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 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 8, 2015.  No class will be held on April 22, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Puppet Pals 6-8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and join Mr. Jonathan as we create your very own puppet from recycled materials.  After creating our puppets, we will work together to write a script that we will perform for your friends and family!  For children ages 6-8years.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 May 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About The News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

12 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 12, 2015.

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

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
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 caregives.Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour hour before the program begins. 

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

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

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 26, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 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
   
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 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 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:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The May book for discussion is A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.

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 Conquer the Personal Essay Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Get motivated to work on your college essay this summer! This workshop will help students preparing specifically for writing the college application essay personal statement. Join Dr. Adam Schwartz of Write Advantage tutoring, who spent twenty-five years teaching at Wellesley and Harvard, directing and training writing tutors and developing innovative tutoring programs. Schwartz also served on the Wellesley College Board of Admissions and conducted workshops to help students write their graduate personl statements. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday May 29, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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.

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
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Saturday May 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Drop-In Drum Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Strike a Chord! in the children's room.  Drop in any time between 10am and 3pm to make your own drum.  Open to chidlrne of all ages accompanied by an adult.  This event is part of the May 2015 Festival of the Arts.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foa logoThe library will overflow with music on three separate stages at our day-long Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library festival. Newton-based performers will come together to dazzle you with their talent -- from professional classical, jazz and rock musicians, to elementary, middle and high school performers and more. Come catch the beat, it’s all free!

This event is part of the May 2015 Festival of the Arts.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foa logoThe library will overflow with music on three separate stages at our day-long Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library festival. Newton-based performers will come together to dazzle you with their talent -- from professional classical, jazz and rock musicians, to elementary, middle and high school performers and more. Come catch the beat, it’s all free!


This event is part of the May 2015 Festival of the Arts.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foa logoThe library will overflow with music on three separate stages at our day-long Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library festival. Newton-based performers will come together to dazzle you with their talent -- from professional classical, jazz and rock musicians, to elementary, middle and high school performers and more. Come catch the beat, it’s all free!

This event is part of the May 2015 Festival of the Arts.

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Instrument Petting Zoo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Strike a Chord! in the children's room.  The Suzuki School of Newton will be running an instrument petting zoo in the picture book room.  This is your chance to get up close and personal with the musical instruments.  Open to children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Story Room
Sunday May 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ai-Ying Chiu on Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Ai-Yung Chiu for an afternoon of classical piano music.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

9 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Class is only for students who have not attended before.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. This month they will discuss Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disbility and Discovery by Rachel Adams.  Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

    Location: Room A
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Tuesday June 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Winnie the Pooh Picnic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Bring your favorite stuffed animal and picnic lunch and join the children’s librarians for a fun

sing-along. 

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

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on May 5, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015. Preference given to new students.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Martin Whitkin and Emily Corbato Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for these concurrernt art shows. Martn Whitkin will be showing in the Gallery and Emily Corbato will be showing in the Main Hall. Refreshments will be served.

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 8, 2015.  No class will be held on April 22, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Puppet Pals 6-8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and join Mr. Jonathan as we create your very own puppet from recycled materials.  After creating our puppets, we will work together to write a script that we will perform for your friends and family!  For children ages 6-8years.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 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  -  9:00 PM You Wrote a Book, Now What? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

U_Wrote_a_Book_Front_Cover Join Jan Kardys and Jeanne E. Rogers for a program that will cover the current state of the publishing business and help you understand the ins and outs of getting published. They will discuss the steps you’ll need to take to prepare your manuscript for publication, while providing valuable information about the pros and cons of traditional publishing vs. self-publishing. Jan L. Kardys is the Chairman and founder of Unicorn Writer’s Conference. Jeanne E. Rogers is a self-published author and Vice President of Unicorn for Writers LLC. 

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday June 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Author of Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Alan Gelb, will be joining us for a informative workshop on this topic. Alan's book is the #1 best-selling resource on Amazon regarding this particular subject. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday June 5, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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.

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
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Saturday June 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday June 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New England Opera Club Lecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Erika Reitshamer, long-time board member of the New England Opera Club, for a lecture. The program is cosponsored by New England Opera Club.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 8, 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

9 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Class is only for students who have not attended before.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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, May 25.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-June Potluck Supper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday June 9, 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-Let's Talk about Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on May 5, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015. Preference given to new students.

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Card Corner Ages 6+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and play your favorite trading card games: Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Magic: the Gathering!  Duel your friends as you battle your way to the top.  Bring your own deck(s) or use one of ours.  Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Card Corner Ages 11+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and play your favorite trading card games: Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Magic: the Gathering!  Duel your friends as you battle your way to the top.  Bring your own deck(s) or use one of ours.  Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Rescheduled from February! 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.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday June 10, 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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Dorit's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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
 
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 Annual Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   617-796-1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday June 11, 2015 Go To Top
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
    The registration period has ended.
 
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.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday June 12, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Puppet Pals 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday June 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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
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Sunday June 14, 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 June 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Class is only for students who have not attended before.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Riley will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Monday, June 1.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Greening Our Community Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Greening Our Community series, cosponsored by Green Decade/Newton. The series is held monthly from January-June and features speakers who address a variety of environmental topics of local and global interest. Details will follow. Info here.

    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 June 16, 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-Let's Talk about Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on May 5, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015. Preference given to new students.

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    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Every Hero Has a Story Summer Sign Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come to the library to register for our 2015 Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has a Story@ the Newton Free Library.”   Refreshments provided.  Preschool and up. 

 “Every Hero Has a Story" is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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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 June 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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


 

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 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 June 18, 2015 Go To Top
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, May 28.

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Newton's Conservation Land: A 10-year Vision Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Jennifer Steel of the City of Newton Conservation Commission for a panel discussion that will showcase Newton's conservation land and lay out a 10-year visioning plan. A Q and A will follow. The program is cosponsored by The Newton Conservators.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday June 19, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
Saturday June 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday June 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Matthew Marcus Jazz Quartet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join the Matthew Marcus Jazz Quartet for a relaxing afternoon concert.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 22, 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 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Look What A Wonder Radio Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   
The Look What A Wonder one hour radio play.
 

                                                         

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 Martian by Andy Weir. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Tuesday June 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event