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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
 
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 at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 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 May 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 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 1pm to make your own drum.  Open to children 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  -  4:30 PM Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foa logohttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05_2015/wxSACTake1.jpgThe Newton Free Library will overflow with music on three separate stages on Saturday, May 30 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! Visit: guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/strikeachord for details. This event is part of the May 2015 Festival of the Arts.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foa logohttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05_2015/wxSACTake1.jpgThe Newton Free Library will overflow with music on three separate stages on Saturday, May 30 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! Visit: guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/strikeachord for details. This event is part of the May 2015 Festival of the Arts.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foa logohttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05_2015/wxSACTake1.jpgThe Newton Free Library will overflow with music on three separate stages on Saturday, May 30 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! Visit: guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/strikeachord for details. This event is part of the May 2015 Festival of the Arts.

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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
   

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In a program titled Encore, pianist Ai-Ying Chiu will perform a program specially selected to include the most appealing and enjoyable piano pieces from different parts of the world such as Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Argentina, Taiwan and America. The audience will enjoy gorgeous classical, passionate Latin, mysterious Oriental and fun jazz pieces such as Tango by Issac Albeniz, Malaguena by Ernesto Lecuona, Nocturne op.48 no.1 by Frederic  Chopin, Islamei  (Oriental Fantasy ) by Mili A. Balakerew and more.

 

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM STEAM Team Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
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 Look What A Wonder Radio Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Take a step back in time to the 1930s and join us for an old fashioned radio play listening experience. Award-wining composer and writer Walter Robinson adapted his gospel folk opera, Look What a Wonder, which is based on the Denmark Vesey Slave Conspiracy of 1822, into an audio book formatted like a radio play. Look What A Wonder was selected from over 400 international submissions for an Off Broadway World Premiere in the prestigious New York Musical Theater Festival in 2007. Mr. Robinson will be available via SKYPE for discussion as part of the program.

 

                                                         

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 Life Animated by Ron Susskind.  Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday June 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 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. We’ll start in Druker, and then move outside to the Winnie the Pooh and friends statues for our picnic.

    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 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The objective of the class is to make new iPad users more comfortable with their device.  Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
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  -  8:00 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 June 2, 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 Art Reception for Martin Whitkin and Emily Corbato Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2015/wx06_02_Art_Emily_Corbato_Student_Prison.jpgJoin our June artists for a joint opening reception. Both shows will be on view from June 3-29.

The photographs in Emily Corbató’s unique show are of two distinct places in Germany: the walls of the Student Prison (Studentenkarzer) at University of Heidelberg and the Jewish Cemetery in Worms. Ms. Corbato's work will be on view in the Main Hall.

 

 

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2015/wx06_02_Martin_Whitkin_Gallery_Winter.jpgMartin Whitkin believes that the oil-on-canvas paintings in this show reflect the power and drama of the natural world executed with a free-wheeling, staccato technique. He hopes to touch the viewer’s imagination and thereby inspire a few good stories. Mr. Whitkin's work will be on view in the Gallery.

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 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
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 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This session is for those who have mastered iPad 1 and want to learn more. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 4 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 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Puppet Palooza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jonathan Nichols   617-796-1370   
   

Join Mr. Jonathan as we create your very own puppet from recycled materials.  Over the course of several Puppet Paloozas we will work together to write a script that we will perform for your friends and family!  Ages 6-8.  Registration (required) begins May 20th.  When you register you will be registering for all 3 summer Paloozas (6/3, 7/30 and 8/19).

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Old School Sci Fi Book and Movie Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Hewitt     khewitt@minlib.net
   

The group meets to discuss works of science ­fiction and view movie adaptations. This month the group will be discussing Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and watching the 2013 movie adaptation. No registration required. Intended for adults.

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM eBooks From the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
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 Have you written something you would like to see published, but don’t know where to start? Join Jan Kardys, Chairman and founder of Unicorn Writer’s Conference, for a program that will cover the current state of the publishing business and help you understand the ins and outs of getting published. She 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 has 35 years’ diversified publishing experience working for eight major publishing corporations. 

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

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. This month they will discuss In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner. Their next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 2 when they will discuss Euphoria by Lily King. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday June 4, 2015 Go To Top
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 A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

 

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

minecraftCome play Minecraft with your friends on the Library's server. We'll have different challenges each week. Don't have an account? No problem! Use one of the Library's. The Club will meet the first and third Thursdays of every month. For grades 6-12. Register online. 

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
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
   

Alan Gelb is the author of the bestselling Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps and coaches students all over the world on their personal statements. He will be conducting a workshop on how to approach this daunting assignment, answering your questions and getting you started on the most important essay you've ever written.
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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Hooked: Knitting and Crochet Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Social Media for your Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come learn what social networking sites would be best for your business, how they are different from your regular profile, and the tricks behind building an audience.  

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
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 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.

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

Our canine friend Leo will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, May 23.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
Sunday June 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM A Voice Fest: Great Operatic Divas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2015/wx06_07_NEOC_gaetano-donizetti-operas.jpgWho is your favorite prima donna in opera? Take a vocal ride down the scale from the high coloratura soprano to the low alto range with long-time New England Opera Club board member Erika Reitshamer. Enjoy an audiovisual potpourri of female opera singers in each voice category, illustrated with arias and scenes by famous singers of the past and present. The program is cosponsored by the 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 ended.
 
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
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
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 May 18.

 
    Location: Computer Center
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
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
 
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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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. This month they will discuss Halina Duraj’s Fatherland and Kirstin Valdez Quade’s Nemecia both from The O. Henry Prize Stories of 2014. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School.

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

Topics include FaceTime, Apple ID and iCloud, Contacts, Spotlight search and more. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Card Corner Ages 6+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 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. For kids who already know how to play the games.  Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are many 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 June 2, 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 iPad Tips, Tricks and Best Apps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come learn about the best apps you’re not using and discover the tricks to make your iPad come alive. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Boston and the Civil War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Barb berenson bk coverBarbara Berenson will speak about her latest publication, Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution. Her talk will touch on the pre-war story though her primary focus will be on how the war transformed Boston. She 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). This month they will discuss PNIN by Nabokov. 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
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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 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

 

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
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 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to MS Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An overview of basic word processing. Offered by Employment & Training Resources, a MA One-Stop Career Center (ETR). To register (required) call: 508-766-5700.

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Anita Diamant's The Boston Girl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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.  NewTV will be filming this program, which will air in August at 7:30am and 5:00pm on the Governmenet Channel.  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 3:30 PM  -  5:40 PM McFarland USA Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

McFarland USAInspired by the 1987 true story, this Disney sports drama follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California, as they build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner). With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Runtime 128 min. PG. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the library!      

    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
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
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.

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

The Girls Who Code Club is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Finding Your Ancestors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn what resources are available to help you hunt for your ancestors, and where to find them both in print and online. The class will be held in the Special Collections Room on the first floor of the library.

    Location: Special Collections
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Climate Change: A Fair Solution Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2015/wx06_15_Program_Greening_Our_Community_Global_Warming_graphic.jpgJoin us for the final program in this year’s Greening our Community Series cosponsored by Green Newton. Don Hnatowich will present evidence for human-caused climate change, including extreme air temperatures, persistent droughts, wild fires, extreme storms, retreating glaciers and rising oceans. Gary Rucinski will describe a transparent and free-market solution to climate change, which avoids costly and inefficient regulations, as well as complicated emission caps.

    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 ended.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 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 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Intermediate Computers 102 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This intermediate follow-up to the popular Computers 101 goes beyond the basics.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 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 June 2, 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 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 Teen Crafterhours Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

We meet on the third Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. Grades 6-12. 

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

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

    Location: Room A
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Wednesday June 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Salary Negotiation Strategies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoDoug Cole, Career Advisor and Workshop Facilitator with Employment & Training Resources, a MA One-Stop Career Center (ETR), will give a program for job seekers. Participants will learn how to prepare themselves prior to a job offer so that they can negotiate salary and other areas productively. To register (required) call ETR: 508-766-5700.


 

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

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

10 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on June 17, 2015.

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 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 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 17  Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 21. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM STEAM Lecture Series: Climate Reality Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for this presentation by Quentin Prideaux, a Climate Leader, from the Climate Reality Project. He will cover the impacts and causes of climate change, the actions we need to take, and what it all means for Massachusetts and the Northeast. He will discuss why some have been confused about the science and, although the subject is serious, Quentin keeps it positive and lighthearted where possible.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday June 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Time A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM French 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 French. 
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

minecraftCome play Minecraft with your friends on the Library's server. We'll have different challenges each week. Don't have an account? No problem! Use one of the Library's. The Club will meet the first and third Thursdays of every month. For grades 6-12. Register online. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 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, May 28.

    Location: Computer Center
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A meeting for new tutors who started participating in the program in Spring 2015.  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 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Newton’s Conservation Land: Its Past and Its Future Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2015/wx06_18_program_Conservation_Land_Webster_Park_Rd_Entrance_Path_HOR.jpgThe Newton Conservation Commission manages 20 conservation areas, totaling over 280 acres of woods, fields, wetlands and hills in the city. Many of the parcels have well-established trails. Jennifer Steel, Senior Environmental Planner for the City of Newton, will take you on a photographic tour of these areas. Learn about the history and current status of each parcel and the opportunities for citizen involvement. Maps of all the parcels will be on display. The program is cosponsored by the Newton Conservators. Copies of their booklet, Walking Trails in Newton’s Park and Conservation Lands, will be available.

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

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

9 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 19, 2015.

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

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code Graduation Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

We invite participants in the Girls Who Code Club and their family and friends to join us for a graduation party. Refreshments will be served. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Focus Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

FocusWill Smith, Rodrigo Santoro and Margot Robbie star in this crime comedy about a con artist and a femme fatale. Runtime 105 min. Rated R. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the Library!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday June 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ornithology: the Music and Life of Charlie Parker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join pianist Matt Marcus, alto saxophonist John Purcell and their rhythm section as they chronicle the revolutionary music and meteoric life of alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, from his very first recording, Fats Waller's Honeysuckle Rose, to his very last, Cole Porter's I Love Paris. Enjoy some of Parker's own compositions, such as Yardbird Suite and Confirmation, as well as jazz standards he made famous, including Just Friends, Cherokee and Lover Man. Brief biographical vignettes will accompany the compositions.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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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 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Jupiter Ascending Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Jupiter AscendingMila Kunis stars as Jupiter Jones, an everyday girl in the future whose life takes an unexpected turn when an ex-soldier (Channing Tatum) hopes she can save the universe. Runtime 125 min. Rated PG-13. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the Library!                                                 

    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. In July they will discuss The Mongoliad by Neal Stephenson. Visit the clubs Good Reads lisiting. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday June 23, 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 ended.
 
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 June 2, 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 Introduction to Pinterest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Column and Blog Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join award winning author and syndicated columnist Suzette Martinez Standring for a hands-on writing workshop. Attendees will do writing exercises and learn ways to empower their work. Participants will come away with the beginnings of three columns for blogs or future publication. The workshop is based on Ms. Martinez Standring’s award winning book, The Art of Column Writing: Insider Secrets from Art Buchwald, Dave Barry, Arianna Huffington, Pete Hamill and Other Great Columnists. Space is limited. Online registration is required. Participants should bring paper and something to write with. A book sale and signing will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 98 spaces available.
Wednesday June 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on June 17, 2015.

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

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

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

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

lightning dreamerJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The group will discuss The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle. For ages 11-15 and their adult. 

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    Location: Teen Area
 
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 June 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Time A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Animal Wild Heroes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Spiderman!  Batman!  Aquaman!  Just like many famous superheroes have animal powers, every animal has the power to be a superhero.  In Animal World Experience's newest children’s program, “Wild Heroes” children get the opportunity to meet several of our animal friends and learn about their special abilities that make them a hero in their own way.  We hope that children will leave the show understanding that they can be a hero in their own way too.  Geared to ages 5 and up (but all are welcome).

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

The June book for discussion is The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness.

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.

Visit our website for information about past selections!

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM All About Google Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Google has become such a pervasive part of daily life.  Come learn the tricks and tips of Google Search, Maps, Images, Calendar and Email.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Ice Cream Party: Teen Summer Reading Kick-off Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

ice creamStop by the Library to celebrate the beginning of summer with ice cream provided by J.P. Licks. While you’re here pick up information on the Teen Summer Reading program. Get involved as we explore the theme, “Unmask” with programs throughout the summer. Learn about keeping an online log of your reading and how you can win prizes throughout the summer just for reading! 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday June 26, 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 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 to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

9 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 19, 2015.

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Superman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Every Hero Has a Story!  This week's superhero movie is Superman.  Rated PG, running time 143 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday June 27, 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 Stained Glass Kites 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.  Learn a cool mixed media technique with color transparencies.  Spend an afternoon making unique and ethereal stained glass kites that will light up your windows with all the summer sun!  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday June 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM You Ju Lee on Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2015/wx06_28_Concert_You_Ju_Lee_by_Heinz_Border.jpgJoin pianist You Ju Lee for a delightful afternoon concert. She will perform Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 90 in E minor, Mendelssohn’s Variations Serieuses Op. 54 and Schubert's Impromptus Op. 142, No. 3 and No. 4. Ms. Lee has won numerous awards and has performed in Europe, Asia and the U.S. Her new CD, Chopin: Selected Piano Works, is available on Amazon and iTunes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ecology of Sound Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Ricardo brings an exciting and dramatic 45 minute performance to libraries that entertains and inspires children and parents to absorb the rhythms, sounds, and feelings of the Brazilian rainforest. Through his engaging and dynamic style, Ricardo entertains and educates while playing multi-cultural songs from indigenous peoples around the world. He incorporates African, South American, Native American, and Brazilian music into an interactive experience for everyone of all ages. Ricardo performances highlights the use of traditional rhythm instruments as well instruments made of recycled and natural found objects.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday June 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Big Hero 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Every Hero Has a Story!  This week's superhero movie is Big Hero 6.  Rated PG.  Running time is 93 minutes.

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on June 2, 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  -  9:00 PM Hiking the Appalachian Trail Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2015/wx06_30_Jim_Klumpp_Appalachian_Trail.jpgJim Klumpp is an outdoors enthusiast who has been hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for five decades. In the summer of 2014 he hiked the entire Appalachian Trail. Setting off from the summit of Springer Mountain in Georgia last April, 142 days and 2,185 miles later, he reached the top of Mt. Katahdin in Maine, fulfilling his life-long dream. Jim will share his experience through pictures, give advice on equipment and preparation and discuss how the hike impacted his life.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday July 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

10 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on June 17, 2015.

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

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

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

    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
Saturday July 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Independence Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Sunday July 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Summer Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday July 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Let's 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 July 6, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

 

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:15 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. 

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

Wanna learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and enable them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics & videos, etc. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and produce completed app pages step by step. The goals include building skill and self-confidence. In the end, they will have a development environment in which to work and host their pages for public display if they so choose.For kids entering grades 5-7 in September.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, June 15th. The class will meet on 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, and 7/27, and when you register, you register for all 4 classes at once.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Super-Cold Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Amazing things happen when matter changes temperature. With the help of a Museum of Science educator and an intensely cold liquid, experience the remarkable changes in size, form, and behavior that occur when a variety of objects and substances are super-cooled.  Perfect to add to your super hero arsenal! Grades K and up, and adults of all ages, welcome.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday July 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM 4-5 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children will listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story.  This week's topic is I Am a Hero.  Ages 4-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Join community hero, Newton library director Phil McNulty, for a storytime! He will tell us about his job, read a story, and answer questions. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Wanna learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and enable them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics & videos, etc. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and produce completed app pages step by step. The goals include building skill and self-confidence. In the end, they will have a development environment in which to work and host their pages for public display if they so choose.For kids entering grades 5-7 in September.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds..  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 16th. The class will meet on 7/7, 7/15, 7/21, and 7/30, and when you register, you register for all 4 classes at once.

    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 June 2, 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 Art Reception for Chloe Feldman Emison Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday July 8, 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 July 8, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on June 17, 2015.

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

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

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

    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  -  4:15 PM 2-3 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children will listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story.  This week's topic is I Am a Hero.  Ages 2-3.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Get in shape for leaping over tall buildings! Practice your super powers!  Work on skills used by community heroes! Join us for hero relay games for kids ages 5 to 8.  Meet outside near the Pooh statue, or in Druker Auditorium in case of rain.  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 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  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  -  8:15 PM 3D Printing Workshop 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 June 17.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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.

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Basic English Writing Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:15 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. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Police Officer's 4-5 Year Old Drop In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join community hero, police Lieutenant Bruce Apotheker, for a storytime! He will tell us about his job, read a story, and answer questions. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Please join us for this once a month club!  Kids 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, June 18th.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mini Comic Book Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Join us for a workshop on creating mini-comics! Get started drawing and publishing your own comics. Learn some tricks of visual storytelling through collaborative drawing games. The workshop will be led by comic artist, Dan Moynihan. Open to ages 10-18. Registration required.

    Location: Teen Area
Friday July 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Stuffed Animal Sleepover Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Drop off your stuffed animals in the Children's Room  to spend a fun filled night at the library!  Bring them in anytime during library hours on Friday, July 10.  Retrieve them on Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 am.

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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 at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

9 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 19, 2015.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday July 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Stuffed Animal Sleepover Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Pick up your animal friend.  Enjoy breakfast and a slideshow depicting what your animal friends did on their sleepover!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Superman II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Every Hero Has a Story!  This week's superhero movie is Superman II.  Rated PG.  Running time is 127 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday July 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Summer Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday July 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children with 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 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 - July 13, August 24.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 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 July 6, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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. 

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

Wanna learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and enable them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics & videos, etc. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and produce completed app pages step by step. The goals include building skill and self-confidence. In the end, they will have a development environment in which to work and host their pages for public display if they so choose.For kids entering grades 5-7 in September.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, June 15th. The class will meet on 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, and 7/27, and when you register, you register for all 4 classes at once.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Every Hero Has a Story!  This week's superhero movie is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Rated PG.  Running time is 93 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 10&11 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   
   

 Online registration is required and begins on Monday, June 29.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
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Tuesday July 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 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 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM 4-5 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children will listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story.  This week's topic is Sidekicks.  Ages 4-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Join community hero, school nurse Louise Linder, for a storytime! She will tell us about her job, read a story, and answer questions. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 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 entering grades 1-5 only begins on Tuesday, June 30.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 June 2, 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
Wednesday July 15, 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 July 8, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on June 17, 2015.

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

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

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

    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 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Underground Railroad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Jackson Homestad presents Journey on the Underground Railroad.  Discover the stories of brave men and women who dared to free themselves from slavery. Study historic images and documents to learn about the people who traveled the Underground Railroad to freedom and the people who helped them. Would you risk your life, your livelihood, or your status in the community to free yourself or to assist freedom seekers? What would spur you to action? For kids in grades 2-5. Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, July 1.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Wanna learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and enable them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics & videos, etc. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and produce completed app pages step by step. The goals include building skill and self-confidence. In the end, they will have a development environment in which to work and host their pages for public display if they so choose.For kids entering grades 5-7 in September.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds..  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 16th. The class will meet on 7/7, 7/15, 7/21, and 7/30, and when you register, you register for all 4 classes at once.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Painting Loose Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join watercolorist Eric Wiegardt for a live Painting Loose demonstration. The program is cosponsored by the Newton Art Association and the Newton Watercolor Society.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Thursday July 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM 2-3 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children will listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story.  This week's topic is Sidekicks.  Ages 2-3.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 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 ESL & 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Basic English Writing Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:15 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. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

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

Join community hero, fire fighter Lt. Robert Davis, for a storytime! He will tell us about his job, read a story, and answer questions. 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  -  9:00 PM STEAM Lecture Series: Old Wives’ Tales and Science. So many myths and so little time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara   617-796-1380   slevine@minlib.net
   

Join us for an evening with Mike Cross where  common myths are discussed and classified as TRUE or FALSE based on scientific evidence. Is it dangerous to hold your sneeze? Would cracking the knuckles cause arthritis? Carrots, do they really help with vision? Can you swim immediately after eating?

Mike Cross
Instructor of Chemistry
Before coming to Northern Essex, Mike was an instructor of chemistry and department chair at the College of Eastern Utah. He believes that education should be fun and exciting. He enjoys incorporating demonstrations and magic tricks into his teaching.
Mike holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Utah where he specialized in oxidative lesions in DNA and RNA

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday July 17, 2015 Go To Top
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 at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.  .

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

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

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

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

9 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 19, 2015.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday July 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM STEAM Expo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   lrowland@minlib.net
   

Join us for the second annual STEAM Expo at the Newton Free Library. Meet local makers, engineers, tinkerers, science clubs, artists, and more. Look for an updated list of participants, coming soon!

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

Drop by for a hands-on workshop as part of the Library's STEAM Expo!

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM STEAM Expo Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Drop by for a hands-on workshop as part of the STEAM Expo!

    Location: Computer Center
Sunday July 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Summer Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday July 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Let's 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 July 6, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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. 

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

Wanna learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and enable them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics & videos, etc. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and produce completed app pages step by step. The goals include building skill and self-confidence. In the end, they will have a development environment in which to work and host their pages for public display if they so choose.For kids entering grades 5-7 in September.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, June 15th. The class will meet on 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, and 7/27, and when you register, you register for all 4 classes at once.

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

Join community hero, animal rescue volunteer Sheelah McNamara, for a storytime! She will tell us about her job, read a story, and answer questions. 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 ESL-Speak Well In Any Situation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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   
   

 Online registration is required and begins on Monday, July 6.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday July 21, 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. For ages 1-2.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

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. 

For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-5 years of age.  Online registration is required and begins on Tuesday, July 7.

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

Join community hero, JP Licks Owner and Founder Vince Petryk, for a storytime! He will tell us about his job, read a story, and answer questions. 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 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Russian Nesting Dolls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

What do you know about matryoshka dolls, Russian nesting dolls?  Come learn about their history and traditions through stories, logic games with the dolls, and  a craft project.  Each child will get his/her own set of dolls with which to interact.  This program is for children ages 6 and up with their adults.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, July 7.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Wanna learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and enable them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics & videos, etc. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and produce completed app pages step by step. The goals include building skill and self-confidence. In the end, they will have a development environment in which to work and host their pages for public display if they so choose.For kids entering grades 5-7 in September.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds..  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 16th. The class will meet on 7/7, 7/15, 7/21, and 7/30, and when you register, you register for all 4 classes at once.

    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 June 2, 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
Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on July 8, 2015. 

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM 4-5 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children will listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story.  This week's topic is Community Heroes.  Ages 4-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

10 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on June 17, 2015.

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

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

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

    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  -  4:30 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 entering grades 1-5 only begins on Wednesday, July 8.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 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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Thursday July 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM 2-3 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children will listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story.  This week's topic is Community Heroes.  Ages 2-3.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 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 ESL & 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Basic English Writing Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:15 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. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Superhero School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Learn the skills necessary to be a superhero: create your superhero name, practice X-ray vision, and more!  At the end, you'll receive your superhero certification.For kids in grades K-2.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the chidlren's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Return to Norumbega Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Historical doumentarian Joe Hunter will show his film, Return to Norumbega. Run-time 50 minutes. Unrated. A Q and A with Mr. Hunter will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday July 24, 2015 Go To Top
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 at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.  .

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

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

9 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 19, 2015.

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Incredibles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Every Hero Has a Story!  This week's superhero movie is The Incredibles.  Rated PG.  Running time is 115 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday July 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Card Corner Ages 8+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Card Corner Ages 11+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   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. For kids who already know how to play the games. Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday July 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Summer Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday July 27, 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 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Let's 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 July 6, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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. 

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

Wanna learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and enable them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics & videos, etc. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and produce completed app pages step by step. The goals include building skill and self-confidence. In the end, they will have a development environment in which to work and host their pages for public display if they so choose.For kids entering grades 5-7 in September.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, June 15th. The class will meet on 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, and 7/27, and when you register, you register for all 4 classes at once.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Revolutionary War Hero Henry Knox Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Learn about Henry Knox, a Revolutionary War hero, through the book Henry and the Cannons by Don Brown, participate in a related craft, and discuss the topic what is a heroic act.  Ages 5-10.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, July 13.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 8&9 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   
   

 Online registration is required and begins on Monday, July 13.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Speak Well In Any Situation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
Tuesday July 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 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: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

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. 

For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-5 years of age.  Online registration is required and begins on Tuesday, July 7.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 3D Printing for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us to learn how 3D printing works by  using Tinkercad to design your own three-dimensional creation!  A fun interactive activity for kids in grades 2-5. Online registration is required and starts on Tuesday, July 7th.

 

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

Join community hero, wrestling coach John Staulo, for a storytime! He will tell us about his job, read a story, and answer questions. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on June 2, 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 Unmask the Power of Stories Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Share your story! Learn about the art of storytelling and new recording technologies. A combination of creativity and computer-based editing. Open to grades 6-12.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Predators: The CIA's Drone War on Al Qaeda Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Brian Williams, Professor of Islamic History at U. Mass Dartmouth, will give a talk on his book, Predators: The CIA's Drone War on Al Qaeda. Professor Williams will present a balanced talk covering the pros and cons of drone warfare including a discussion of his "boots on the ground" experience in the Middle East. The talk will be followed by a Q and A, and book signing.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday July 29, 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 July 8, 2015. 

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM 4-5 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children will listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story.  This week's topic is Superheroes.  Ages 4-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

10 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on June 17, 2015.

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

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

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

    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 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Heroic Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Prove your worth as a super hero!  Kids in grades 3-5 can join us for a timed scavenger hunt that will incorporate math and measurement.  It will start in the children's room, and then range throughout the building.  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  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  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 Her Campus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

her campus

Join Newton North alum and author of The Her Campus Guide to College Life Stephanie Kaplan Lewis for a book signing and talk on everything you need to know about college before move-in!  From bonding with your roommates, to adjusting to college academics, to picking your extracurriculars, navigating the party scene safely, and much more, we've got you covered.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Thursday July 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM 2-3 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children will listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story.  This week's topic is Superheroes.  Ages 2-3.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 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 ESL & 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Basic English Writing Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:15 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. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

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

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

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

Join Mr. Jonathan as we create your very own puppet from recycled materials.  Over the course of several Puppet Paloozas we will work together to write a script that we will perform for your friends and family!  Ages 6-8.  Registration (required) begins May 20th.  When you register you will be registering for all 3 summer Paloozas (6/3, 7/30 and 8/19).

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
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 July's book for discussion is The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad.

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

Wanna learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and enable them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics & videos, etc. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and produce completed app pages step by step. The goals include building skill and self-confidence. In the end, they will have a development environment in which to work and host their pages for public display if they so choose.For kids entering grades 5-7 in September.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds..  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 16th. The class will meet on 7/7, 7/15, 7/21, and 7/30, and when you register, you register for all 4 classes at once.

    Location: Computer Center
Friday July 31, 2015 Go To Top
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 at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.  .

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

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

9 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 19, 2015.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday August 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Superman III Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Every Hero Has a Story!  This week's superhero movie is Superman III.  Rated PG.  Running time is 125 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday August 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Summer Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday August 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Let's 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 July 6, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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. 

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

Wanna learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and enable them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics & videos, etc. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and produce completed app pages step by step. The goals include building skill and self-confidence. In the end, they will have a development environment in which to work and host their pages for public display if they so choose.For kids entering grades 5-7 in September.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, July 13th. The class will meet on 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, and 8/24, and when you register, you register for all 4 classes at once.

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

Join Jungle Jim as he leads young patrons through the rigors of what it takes to be a superhero, and learn more about some of our unsung superheroes.  Volunteers from the audience will be transformed (with balloons, of course) into traditional superheroes the kids know and with whom they identify. The show progresses to talk about the heroes in our daily lives: policemen, teachers, firefighters, nurses, librarians. Lastly, Jim will lead the children through the idea that they can be heroes themselves. For ages 3-10.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Test your knowledge at the Library and win!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 10&11 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   
   

 Online registration is required and begins on Monday, July 20.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Chuck Guest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Speak Well In Any Situation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
Tuesday August 4, 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. For ages 1-2.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

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. 

For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-5 years of age.  Online registration is required and begins on Tuesday, July 7.

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

Join community hero, Mayor Setti Warren, for a storytime!  He will tell us about his job, read a story, and answer questions. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 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 entering grades 1-5 only begins on Tuesday, July 21.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 June 2, 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 iRobot Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Want to learn all about robots?  Join iRobot as a representative talks about what some robots do and why they have those tasks, and shares a little career info on the people who work on robots. And meet some of their robots in person!  For kids entering grades 2-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Unmask the Power of Stories Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Share your story! Learn about the art of storytelling and new recording technologies. A combination of creativity and computer-based editing. Open to grades 6-12.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday August 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM 2-3 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children will listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story.  This week's topic is Animal Heroes.  Ages 2-3.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-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 July 8, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM 4-5 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children will listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story.  This week's topic is Animal Heroes.  Ages 4-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

10 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on June 17, 2015.

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

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

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

    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  -  3:30 PM Mandarin 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 Mandarin. 
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
Thursday August 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This workshop is open to new and current tutors in the Newton Free Library's ESL & 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Basic English Writing Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:15 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. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Astro Boy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Every Hero Has a Story!  This week's superhero movie is Astro Boy.  Rated PG.  Running time is 100 minutes.

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

Wanna learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and enable them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics & videos, etc. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and produce completed app pages step by step. The goals include building skill and self-confidence. In the end, they will have a development environment in which to work and host their pages for public display if they so choose.For kids entering grades 5-7 in September.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, July 16th. The class will meet on 8/6, 8/10, 8/17, and 8/25, and when you register, you register for all 4 classes at once.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday August 7, 2015 Go To Top
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 at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.  .

    Location: Story Room
Saturday August 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Things That Fly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Planes and helicopters and rockets, oh my!  Join us for drop in stations to create things that fly.  For kids in grades K-5.  Kids in grades K-2 must come with an adult.  We'll be at the Pooh statue, or in Druker Auditorium in case of rain.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday August 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Summer Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday August 10, 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 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 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 July 6, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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. 

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

Wanna learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and enable them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics & videos, etc. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and produce completed app pages step by step. The goals include building skill and self-confidence. In the end, they will have a development environment in which to work and host their pages for public display if they so choose.For kids entering grades 5-7 in September.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, July 13th. The class will meet on 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, and 8/24, and when you register, you register for all 4 classes at once.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Dog Training Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Join us for a dog training workshop with Masterpeace Dog Training! Michele and her dogs will be demonstrating positive dog training, agility, and nosework. This is a Teen event for ages 11-18. Online registration begins July 27.

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

Wanna learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and enable them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics & videos, etc. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and produce completed app pages step by step. The goals include building skill and self-confidence. In the end, they will have a development environment in which to work and host their pages for public display if they so choose.For kids entering grades 5-7 in September.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, July 16th. The class will meet on 8/6, 8/10, 8/17, and 8/25, and when you register, you register for all 4 classes at once.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Speak Well In Any Situation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

    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   
   

 Online registration is required and begins on Monday, July 27.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday August 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 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: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

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. 

For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-5 years of age.  Online registration is required and begins on Tuesday, July 7.

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

Join community hero, Newton teacher Fern LaRocca, for a storytime! She will tell us about her job, read a story, and answer questions. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on June 2, 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 Unmask the Power of Stories Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Share your story! Learn about the art of storytelling and new recording technologies. A combination of creativity and computer-based editing. Open to grades 6-12.

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM David Hagan Four Hands Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join David Hagan and his sister, Christine, for a four hands piano concert. Details will follow.

    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 August 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM 2-3 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children will listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story.  This week's topic is Heroes In My Family.  Ages 2-3.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-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 July 8, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM 4-5 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children will listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story.  This week's topic is Heroes In My Family.  Ages 4-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

10 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on June 17, 2015.

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

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

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

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

Let out your inner villain!  Come build a city out of recycled materials, and then destroy it.  For kids ages 5-8.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  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  -  8:15 PM 3D Printing Workshop 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 July 22.

    Location: Computer Center
Thursday August 13, 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Basic English Writing Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 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. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM National Guard Major's 4-5 Year Old Drop In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join community hero, National Guard Major Tonia Costa, for a storytime! She will tell us about her job, read a story, and answer questions. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Do You Have the Courage To Be a Hero? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Heroes shape the course of history - every legend, story, and myth features heroes who make the impossible happen. Join  the swordsmen of the Guardian's Castle in a heroic journey of your own, complete with foam swords, costumes and puzzles. Do you have the courage to take the hero's journey? For ages 6 and up.  Online registration is required and begins on Monday, July 27.  All participants will need to have a waiver signed by a guardian, and all participants MUST wear loose fitting, long pants and closed toe shoes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM STEAM Lecture Series: Drone Photography and Videography with Above Summit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara   617-796-1380   slevine@minlib.net
   

Join us for a talk by the founders of Above Summit as they discuss Aerial Cinemetography and Aerial Photography with the use of drones. They will talk about UAS technology and its myriad benefits.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday August 14, 2015 Go To Top
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 at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.  .

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

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

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

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

9 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 19, 2015.

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Sky High Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Every Hero Has a Story!  This week's superhero movie is Sky High.  Rated PG.  Running time is 100 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday August 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Card Corner Ages 8+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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. For kids who already know how to play the games.  Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday August 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Summer Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Monday August 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 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 July 6, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

 

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

Wanna learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and enable them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics & videos, etc. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and produce completed app pages step by step. The goals include building skill and self-confidence. In the end, they will have a development environment in which to work and host their pages for public display if they so choose.For kids entering grades 5-7 in September.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, July 13th. The class will meet on 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, and 8/24, and when you register, you register for all 4 classes at once.

    Location: Computer Center
    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 entering grades 1-5 only begins on Monday, August 3rd.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Wanna learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and enable them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics & videos, etc. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and produce completed app pages step by step. The goals include building skill and self-confidence. In the end, they will have a development environment in which to work and host their pages for public display if they so choose.For kids entering grades 5-7 in September.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, July 16th. The class will meet on 8/6, 8/10, 8/17, and 8/25, and when you register, you register for all 4 classes at once.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Alena Zabava: Russian songs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Russian soprano Alena Zabava will sing Russian folks songs and accompany herself on guitar. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Speak Well In Any Situation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
Tuesday August 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 3D Printing for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us to learn how 3D printing works by  using Tinkercad to design your own three-dimensional creation!  A fun interactive activity for kids in grades 2-5. Online registration is required and starts on Tuesday, July 28th.

 

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Underdog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Every Hero Has a Story!  This week's superhero movie is Underdog.  Rated PG.  Running time is 84 minutes.

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on June 2, 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
Wednesday August 19, 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 July 8, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on June 17, 2015.

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

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

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

    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  -  4:30 PM Puppet Palooza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jonathan Nichols   617-796-1370   
   

Join Mr. Jonathan as we create your very own puppet from recycled materials.  Over the course of several Puppet Paloozas we will work together to write a script that we will perform for your friends and family!  Ages 6-8.  Registration (required) begins May 20th.  When you register you will be registering for all 3 summer Paloozas (6/3, 7/30 and 8/19).

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Giant Games & Pizza Night Rain Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Go Big or Go Home:  Giant Games Night! Come to our end of summer celebration outside by the Winnie-the-Pooh statue. We’ll play giant-sized games like Jenga and Scrabble as well as board, lawn, and Minute-to-win-it games and eat pizza! Rain location, Druker Auditorium. Open to all who have participated in the library’s Summer Reading program.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday August 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Basic English Writing Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

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

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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, July 30th.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Write Great College Essays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

collegewiseA lot of great kids write average (even bad) college essays—essays about “life lessons learned from football” or “how my trip to Europe broadened my cultural horizons." Better tales are there for the writing. This workshop will show you what admissions officers really look for in great college essays, and offer suggestions for finding and sharing your best stories. We'll even share the five most over-used topics you must avoid and give you tips on how to start (and even finish) your essays this summer. Join Sara Kratzok, Director of Collegewise of Newton and graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard University, for this great workshop!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday August 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 19, 2015.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday August 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Leo will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, August 8.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday August 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Summer Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday August 24, 2015 Go To Top
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 - July 13, August 24.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 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 July 6, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

 

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

Wanna learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and enable them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics & videos, etc. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and produce completed app pages step by step. The goals include building skill and self-confidence. In the end, they will have a development environment in which to work and host their pages for public display if they so choose.For kids entering grades 5-7 in September.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, July 13th. The class will meet on 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, and 8/24, and when you register, you register for all 4 classes at once.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Speak Well In Any Situation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
Tuesday August 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Wanna learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and enable them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics & videos, etc. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and produce completed app pages step by step. The goals include building skill and self-confidence. In the end, they will have a development environment in which to work and host their pages for public display if they so choose.For kids entering grades 5-7 in September.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, July 16th. The class will meet on 8/6, 8/10, 8/17, and 8/25, and when you register, you register for all 4 classes at once.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Unmask the Power of Stories Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Part five of the five-part storytelling workshop series. Teens present their stories live for the community! Refreshments will be served. Teens and adults welcome.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday August 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on July 8, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Banjar Lecture and Demonstration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Michael Nix will give an intriguing lecture on the history of the banjo and speak about the banjar (a modern 7-stringed instrument that combines elements of the banjo and classical guitar) which he invented. He will also perform on the banjar. Details will follow.

    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
Thursday August 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Basic English Writing Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

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

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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 August's book for discussion is The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Terry Abrahamson will return to give a multi-media presentaton on his unusual career in advertising, his famous early Blues photographs and his hilarious commentary on five decades of pop culture.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday September 1, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fiction Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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 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
Saturday September 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Sunday September 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Disability Awareness Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday September 8, 2015 Go To Top
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 Tuesday, August 25th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
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lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Poetry Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday September 9, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sequences: A Woman's Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 September 9, November 18, December 2, and January 6.  Online registration (required) is for September through January, and starts Wednesday, August 26.  The book for September 9 is Katie and the Sunflowers by James Mayhew.  [Registration for the second semester, February through June, begins on January 20.]

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Newton Art Association Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Newton Art Association’s (NAA) 66th Annual Awards Show will feature original works by more than 75 Association members including paintings, photographs, prints and sculpture. The works will be on view in the first floor Gallery, Main Hall and display cases through September 29. The public is welcomed to attend the opening reception. For more information visit www.newtonartassociation.com.

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Living and Aging in Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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 11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Intro to the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday September 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Danielle Maddon on Viloin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Danielle Maddon will perform on violin. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday September 14, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday September 15, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Playwrights Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday September 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 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 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Information Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

 

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

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: Room A
Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Harvery Leonard: Weather and Climate Change Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Harvey Leonard of WCBB TV Channel 5 will speak about his career as a weather forecaster covering New England's notoriously fickle weather and his personal observations on climate change.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday September 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the 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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