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Sunday June 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Toku Kawata in Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Pianist Toku Kawata has appeared as a solo, chamber, and concert performer throughout Japan, France and the U.S. He recently graduated with the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. Join him for a concert that will include:

  • Mozart’s Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major, K.282
  • Brahms’ Klavierstücke, Op.119
  • Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit

Seating is limited and is provided on a first come, first served basis.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Summer Songfest with Jeannie Mack Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Calling all 4 – 8 year-olds!  Celebrate summertime with Jeannie Mack’s Summer Songfest program. Have fun singing, clapping, dancing, and acting out lyrics with songs, hand plays and finger plays. Topics focus on all things “summer” like waves, sea creatures, ice cream, bikes, swimming…even gunny sack races!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours! We'll have lots of games available like Settlers of Catan, King of Tokyo and more. Ages 16+ please. No registration required.  

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

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

    Location: Teen Area
 
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 Peace War by Vernor Vinge. In July they will discuss Eifelheim by Michael Flynn. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday June 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice for Android A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

:  Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Newton Energy $avers table Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Newton Energy $avers, an initiative of the Mayor’s office, Green Newton and the Newton Clergy Association, is offering no-cost home energy assessments from Able Home Performance. An assessment provides an evaluation of your heating and cooling systems for efficiency and safety, as well as a determination of whether heat is being lost through walls and other areas that may need insulation. Old inefficient light bulbs may be swapped for free energy-saving bulbs and qualified homes may receive free, programmable thermostats, free low-flow showerheads, and a free energy-saving power strip.

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice for Android B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

:  Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

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

:  Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice for Android D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

:  Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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
   

i will always write backJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The group will discuss I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Martin Ganda & Caitlin Alifirenka with Liz Welch. For ages 11-15 and their adult. 

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Words With a View Israeli Documentary Film Project Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2016/wx06_28_Program_Israeli_Poet_Haim_%20Gouri.jpgJoin Omri Lior, an Israeli documentary filmmaker, for a screening and discussion of his documentary titled I Am a Civil War. Learn about Haim Gouri’s life - a poet, soldier, journalist, film producer and winner of the Israel Prize who was born in Tel Aviv in 1923. The film summarizes Gouri’s 84 years, describing historical stepping stones of Israeli poetry, especially his own, in parallel with the process of the creation of the new Israeli State. The film is part of Lior’s Words With a View project which consists of a series of documentary films about some of the best authors and poets in Israel. The project conserves the pillars of Jewish and Israeli culture and creates an invaluable asset for future generations. A Q and A will follow the screening. (Image shows Hiam Gouri)

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Wednesday June 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ELL-Dorit's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A discussion group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is closed.

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday June 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Newton Energy $avers table Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Newton Energy $avers, an initiative of the Mayor’s office, Green Newton and the Newton Clergy Association, is offering no-cost home energy assessments from Able Home Performance. An assessment provides an evaluation of your heating and cooling systems for efficiency and safety, as well as a determination of whether heat is being lost through walls and other areas that may need insulation. Old inefficient light bulbs may be swapped for free energy-saving bulbs and qualified homes may receive free, programmable thermostats, free low-flow showerheads, and a free energy-saving power strip.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Hail, Caesar! Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Hail, Caesar! Slick Hollywood fixer Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) is pressed into action when superstar actor Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) is kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious group. Mannix races to quietly collect the ransom money without gossip columnists Thessaly and Thora Thacker (Tilda Swinton in a dual role) catching wind of the scandal. Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand, and Channing Tatum co-star in this comedy set in Hollywood's golden age. Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. PG-13. Runtime 105 min. Light refreshments served courtesy of the library.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hooked on Books Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

This months book is Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty.

Step out of a “reading rut,” and be introduced to a variety of works and new people! The club will meet monthly to read a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, across genres and varying topics.The purpose of this group is to have fun and enjoy the company of others who appreciate reading and sharing ideas. No RSVP is needed. All are welcome.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday July 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 24, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
       
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reception for Disorder by Daniel Ben Ayun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/07_2016/wx07_01_Art_Daniel_BenAyunNL.jpgDaniel Ben-Ayun’s art explores and reconstructs the magical idealism of mid-20th century advertising, popularized by the likes of LIFE Magazine. With paint and brushes he attempts to reset the thread of time visually, installing himself as the creator of an anti-capitalistic zeitgeist that resurrects the wonder and intrigue of print advertising. On view July 1-28.Refreshments will be served

    Location: Gallery
Saturday July 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Miracle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Miracle.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday July 3, 2016 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 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Independence Day observed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday July 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Newton Energy $avers table Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Newton Energy $avers, an initiative of the Mayor’s office, Green Newton and the Newton Clergy Association, is offering no-cost home energy assessments from Able Home Performance. An assessment provides an evaluation of your heating and cooling systems for efficiency and safety, as well as a determination of whether heat is being lost through walls and other areas that may need insulation. Old inefficient light bulbs may be swapped for free energy-saving bulbs and qualified homes may receive free, programmable thermostats, free low-flow showerheads, and a free energy-saving power strip.

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Whiskey Tango FoxtrotSNL alumnus Tina Fey steps into the well-worn shoes of journalist Kim Barker in Paramount Pictures' adaptation of Barker's memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which details her time as a reporter in the two countries, beginning in 2002. Rated R. Runtime 111 minutes. Enjoy light refreshments served courtesy of the library.                                                

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday July 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM KIBO Robots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childen's Room   617-796-1370   
   

 Children build their own robot with KIBO, program it to do what they want, and decorate it, giving children the chance to make their ideas physical and tangible.  For kids ages 5-6 with accompanying adults.  Space is limited to 10 spots.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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

Let's Talk about Food! is a free class for adult English Language 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 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on July 6, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A discussion group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is closed.

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

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

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

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Adult Sibling Relationships Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/07_2016/wx07_06%20Author%20Adult%20Sibling%20Relationships.jpgThe bond siblings develop in childhood may be vastly different from the relationship that evolves in adulthood. Join Dr. Geoffrey L. Greif for an illustrated lecture based on in-depth case studies of more than 260 aged 40+ siblings, and interviews with experts on mental health and family interaction. Dr. Greif will provide insight on how to traverse the emotional terrain of adult sibling relationships especially as they pertain to ambivalence which can lead to miscommunication and estrangement. Specific suggestions for realizing new, productive avenues of friendship in middle and later life will also be covered. Such skills become important for siblings who must cooperate to care for aging parents or give immediate emotional or financial support to other family members. A book signing will follow.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday July 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Newton Energy $avers table Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Newton Energy $avers, an initiative of the Mayor’s office, Green Newton and the Newton Clergy Association, is offering no-cost home energy assessments from Able Home Performance. An assessment provides an evaluation of your heating and cooling systems for efficiency and safety, as well as a determination of whether heat is being lost through walls and other areas that may need insulation. Old inefficient light bulbs may be swapped for free energy-saving bulbs and qualified homes may receive free, programmable thermostats, free low-flow showerheads, and a free energy-saving power strip.

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 16th. The class will meet on Thursdays, July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.  When you register, you register for ALL 4 classes at once.  Please note that on 7/14, class will end at 6:45pm.

    Location: Computer Center
   
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours! We'll have lots of games available like Settlers of Catan, King of Tokyo and more. Ages 16+ please. No registration required.  

 

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:40 PM The Rookie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Rookie, rated G.  Runtime 129 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Electing a New President Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Electing a New President is a class for intermediate to advanced level adult English Language Learners. We will discuss:

    • President of the United States: the job and its powers
    • How the election process works
    • American voters: who they are and how they make up their minds
    • Words and idioms to know
    • Keeping up with election news and information
    • What to expect on Election Night
    • Short weekly homework assignments

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
       
Friday July 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 24, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
       
Sunday July 10, 2016 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 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 2-3 Year Old On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! 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, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!  This week's topic is Play Ball.  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 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 3D Printing for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

3d printerCome design and print on the library's 3D Printer! 

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Preparing and Preserving Fresh Veggies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/07_2016/wx07_11_Program_Annie_Bernhard.jpgFall in love with fresh produce! Join plant-based cooking instructor Annie Bernhard to learn simple ways to prepare, store and revive fresh produce from your garden, farm share or grocery store. Attendees will sample a green smoothie and receive a packet of resources including a veggie identification guide, plant-based meal template and plant-based nutrition FAQ. Annie Bernhard is a certified Food for Life Instructor through the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She is certified in plant-based nutrition through Cornell. The program is cosponsored by the Department of Senior Services.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Sophisticated Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Storytime for older kids!  Enjoy cool, strange, weird and wacky picture books.  For kids in grades 3 and up - you're never too old for picture books!  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the progam begins.

    Location: Story Room
Tuesday July 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-American Music: A Window on American Culture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Music: A Window on American Culture is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Listen to all kinds of American music, from jazz and Broadway show tunes to folk songs, rap and rock and roll. Enjoy the lyrics and talk about the meaning of the words. Find out about the life stories of famous American singers and see how music shapes culture.

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 12, 2016.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
       
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM iStorytime 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 0-4.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.
 

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on July 12, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM ELL-Conversations for Work Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations for Work is a class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Improve your English understanding and speaking skills at work. Practice using words and expressions you need to function better at work or to get a new job.

7 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Intro to iPad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Newton Energy $avers table Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Newton Energy $avers, an initiative of the Mayor’s office, Green Newton and the Newton Clergy Association, is offering no-cost home energy assessments from Able Home Performance. An assessment provides an evaluation of your heating and cooling systems for efficiency and safety, as well as a determination of whether heat is being lost through walls and other areas that may need insulation. Old inefficient light bulbs may be swapped for free energy-saving bulbs and qualified homes may receive free, programmable thermostats, free low-flow showerheads, and a free energy-saving power strip.

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

Pinto Bella speaks about the emotional, physical, and social benefits of hula hooping, describes the different types of hula hoops and their purposes, gives a brief history of the hula hoop, and tells audiences about her own journey with the hoop. During programs for preschool or early elementary age levels, Pinto starts the program by reading Veda’s Victory, a book by Allison Avalon about a shy girl learning to hula hoop and finding her place in the world. After some brief hula hooping instructions, demonstration, and a short performance of where Hoop Dance can take a performer, the group gets to try hula hooping themselves, while Pinto Bella walks around to give one on one instruction, trouble shooting, and help with new tricks. After the group has all had opportunities to play and hoop around, we take some time for organized games that teach team work and communication with the hoop!  For ages 5 and up. 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Disorder by Scott Offen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/07_2016/wx07_12_Art_Scott_Offen.jpgThe artist strives to make beautiful pictures of the ordinary or ugly. This series depicts a small group of homeless or addicted people who were around South Station in 2014-15. The portraits were formally made with the consent and participation of the subjects, and all subjects were compensated in some way. The ugliness Offen confronts is human suffering. He invites the viewer to confront the paradox that misery can coexist with beauty in the same frame and consider the common features of human life. Refreshments will be served. On view July 2-28.

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Tutor Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A roundtable for tutors currently in our English Language Learning & Literacy program.  This roundtable will begin on the 3rd floor from 6:30 to 7:00 pm with an art reception for tutors and the general public.  ELL & Literacy program tutors will then proceed to the Trustees' Room where artist, Phoebe Ann Erb, will share activities to use during tutoring sessions based on her beautiful A to Z Collage Series. Light refreshments will be served.

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

    Location: Trustees' 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.  For ages 4 and up. 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 Pinto Bella Hoops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   
   

Experience the therapeutic integration of yoga and the hula hoop! This program is accessible for those who have never practiced yoga or hula hooping, but is also beneficial to the seasoned yoga practitioner or hula hooper. Participants will learn how to use the hula hoop to support and deepen their yoga practice, explore their range of motion and balance, and learn routines for core and upper body strength and stability. You’ll never look at a circle the same way again!

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on July 12, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Make: Cosplay: Make Making Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Get ready for Boston Comic Con by making your own Super Hero (or Villain, we don't judge) mask at the library. Ages 18+. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-Let's Talk About Food! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Food! is a free class for adult English Language 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 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on July 6, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on July 13, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Best iPad 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. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM 4-5 Year Old On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! 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, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!.  This week's topic is Play Ball.  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 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A discussion group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is closed.

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

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

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

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:35 PM Million Dollar Arm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Million Dollar Arm, rated PG.  Runtime 124 minutes.

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

finchLearn how to use computer programming to code finch robots in this three-part series on Wednesdays, July 13, 20, and 27. This series is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. 

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Special Collections
Thursday July 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Murder by the Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: khennrikus@minlib.net    617-796-1360.   khennrikus@minlib.net
   

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The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month the group will discuss Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introductory Workshop for ELL Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM What Can You Do With a Sandwich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Drop-in and join us for delicious stories, games and activities. For kids ages 3-6. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

7 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Newton Energy $avers table Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Newton Energy $avers, an initiative of the Mayor’s office, Green Newton and the Newton Clergy Association, is offering no-cost home energy assessments from Able Home Performance. An assessment provides an evaluation of your heating and cooling systems for efficiency and safety, as well as a determination of whether heat is being lost through walls and other areas that may need insulation. Old inefficient light bulbs may be swapped for free energy-saving bulbs and qualified homes may receive free, programmable thermostats, free low-flow showerheads, and a free energy-saving power strip.

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Hexbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Hexbugs are little robotic creatures that react to their environment. Join us to create ‘Habitats’ for your Hexbug to do race in!  For kids ages 5+ accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited to 10 tickets. Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 
 

 

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Hexbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Hexbugs are little robotic creatures that react to their environment. Join us to create ‘Habitats’ for your Hexbug to do race in!  For kids ages 5+ accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited to 10 tickets. Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 
 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 16th. The class will meet on Thursdays, July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.  When you register, you register for ALL 4 classes at once.  Please note that on 7/14, class will end at 6:45pm.

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

It’s not just for kids! Drop in anytime for an evening of coloring. Bring your own coloring book or use some of our coloring sheets and colored pencils! No registration required.

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM LEGO WeDo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Awaken kids' curiosity and their interest in problem solving! Kids build LEGO models and then program them to move and react.  For kids ages 7-10 who are new to LEGO WeDo.  Parents need to stay with their kids. Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 21, and there are 5 spots available.

 

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

    Location: Computer Center
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Kick Start Your College Essay Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Summer is a great time to start your college essay! Join Jane Hirschhorn of JBH Tutoring to get eleven ways to kick start your essay. We'll go over excerpts from essays written by students admitted to prestigious colleges. This program is for high schoolers, particularly rising seniors and their parents.

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Electing a New President Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Electing a New President is a class for intermediate to advanced level adult English Language Learners. We will discuss:

    • President of the United States: the job and its powers
    • How the election process works
    • American voters: who they are and how they make up their minds
    • Words and idioms to know
    • Keeping up with election news and information
    • What to expect on Election Night
    • Short weekly homework assignments

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
       
 
misc_none 8:00 PM  -  8:45 PM LEGO WeDo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Awaken kids' curiosity and their interest in problem solving! Kids build LEGO models and then program them to move and react.  For kids ages 7-10 who have had experience specifically with LEGO WeDo.  Parents need to stay with their kids. Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 21, and there are 5 spots available.

 

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

    Location: Computer Center
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Friday July 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 24, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make It and Take It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Drop in to spend quality time with your child(ren) and with other patrons.  Make a craft, read a book, schmooze, and relax a little.  Open to all ages.

    Location: Story Room
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Saturday July 16, 2016 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   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

steam expo As part of our ongoing programming for all ages related to the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) initiative from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation the Library will be holding a STEAM Expo.  The Expo is a gathering of tech enthusiasts, traditional crafters, artists, musicians, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers and students.  It is a place for creators to show their work and interact with members of the community.  Come experience a fun, interactive afternoon at the library, and get involved in the rebirth of Do-It-Yourself. Check here for an updated list of exhibitors. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday July 17, 2016 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 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 2-3 Year Old On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! 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, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!  This week's topic is Ninjas.  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 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Knucklebones Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens' Room   617-796-1370   
   

Knucklebones is thrilled to transform the Newton Public Library’s outdoor space into our very own portable playspace. Come and experience an array of high quality, unique athletic games and activities that promote gross motor development, physical activity and fun. We have everything from a ball pit, climbing structure, fitness machines, giant tubes, Rodys (& Rody Max), Gaga, Double-Sided Basketball and much more for ages 2 through 10 to enjoy!  Rain date is Thursday, July 21st, 4:30-6:30pm.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Hands On Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come prepared with questions about specific ancestors and what you hope to discover about them. We will begin with a brief explanation of at least one of the library's genealogy databases and then attendees will work on their research. Ginny Audet, our resident genealogist, will be available for questions. Please note: This class has to take place in the second floor Computer Center, NOT in the Special Collections room. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Poetry Ages 10+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   
   

On your mark, get set...WRITE! Bring your family members and write some poems about movement. For children ages 10 and older with their adults.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly Make: Superhero Remix Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Make a collage out of old comic books suitable for framing! Get in the Super Hero spirit for Boston Comic Con! Ages 18+ No registration required.

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Einstein's Gift to Us: The Stars are No Longer Silent Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/07_2016/wx07_18_Program_Rai_Weiss.jpgIn May 2015 an international collaboration of physicists detected ripples in space time known as gravitational waves from the collision of two gigantic black holes. Neither gravitational waves nor black holes, both predicted by Einstein, had been seen before. Among those physicists was Rainer Weiss, MIT Professor of Physics, Emeritus. In this program Professor Weiss will speak about the history of gravitational waves that Albert Einstein predicted in 1916. He will also discuss the development of technology and observations made in the past 100 years that have allowed us to build instruments to measure gravitational waves from astrophysical sources. Finally he will talk about the 2015 discovery of the gravitational waves measured from the merger of two black holes and the opening of the new field of gravitational wave astronomy. Among other things, Professor Weiss’ research has focused on Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).

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

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday July 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Family Sing Along Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join children's librarians for songs and movement.  Open to all ages.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-American Music: A Window on American Culture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Music: A Window on American Culture is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Listen to all kinds of American music, from jazz and Broadway show tunes to folk songs, rap and rock and roll. Enjoy the lyrics and talk about the meaning of the words. Find out about the life stories of famous American singers and see how music shapes culture.

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 12, 2016.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
       
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ELL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This workshop is open to new and current tutors in the Newton Free Library's English Language Learning & Literacy program. 

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on July 12, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM ELL-Conversations for Work Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations for Work is a class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Improve your English understanding and speaking skills at work. Practice using words and expressions you need to function better at work or to get a new job.

7 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice for iPhone A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice for iPhone B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Device Advice for iPhone C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice for iPhone D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM 4-5 Year Old On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! 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, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!.  This week's topic is Ninjas.  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 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.  For ages 4 and up. 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 ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on July 12, 2016.

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

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

perler beadsWe meet on the third Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month we’ll be making morse perler bead creations based on the summer reading theme, "Get in the Game, Read." Grades 6-12. 

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    Location: Teen Area
Wednesday July 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-Let's Talk About Food! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Food! is a free class for adult English Language 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 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on July 6, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on July 13, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Dance and Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Joanne Langione Dance Center presents a music and movement class for toddlers and preschoolers.

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

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

How many records can you set?  How many can you break? Challenge yourself to see how quickly you can recite the alphabet, jump the highest in the library, move 36 beads from one cup to another, and more.  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 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A discussion group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is closed.

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

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

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

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM The Greatest Game Ever Played Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Greatest Game Ever Played, rated PG.  Runtime 120 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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. July and August will be a "Short Reads Summer Series." This month the group will read Adjustment Team by Philip K. Dick and watch the 2011 adaptation, Adjustment Bureau. Intended for adults. Info contact: khewitt@minlib.net.

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

finchLearn how to use computer programming to code finch robots in this three-part series on Wednesdays, July 13, 20, and 27. This series is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. 

    Location: Computer Center
Thursday July 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Health Maintenance Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alison Kemp   x1401   
   

This is not a library program. This program is run by the City's Health and Human Services Department. This is a drop-in clinic and clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. The Health Maintenance Clinics are a brief opportunity to talk with a public health nurse about medications, health questions/concerns and have your blood pressure taken.

    Location: Room B
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ELL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This workshop is open to new and current tutors in the Newton Free Library's English Language Learning & Literacy program. 

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

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

Watertown Children’s Theatre’s Break A Leg Troupe presents:The Day the Crayons Quit.  Duncan's favorite pastime is coloring. One day he takes out his box of crayons only to realize that all of his crayons have quit. Join us to find out why all the crayons have gone in this live action performance of Oliver Jeffers’ The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home.  Watertown Children’s Theatre’s Break A Leg Troupe is a group of actors in grades 4-9 who will transform these beloved works of children’s literature into live performance right in the comfort of your library! Recommended for children and families of all ages. 

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

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

7 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Tinker Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Use the Code Newton robotics equipment like littleBits, Hexbugs and LEGO WeDos to invent new things! Tinker Club is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12.

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    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Riley will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Thursday, July 7.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 16th. The class will meet on Thursdays, July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.  When you register, you register for ALL 4 classes at once.  Please note that on 7/14, class will end at 6:45pm.

    Location: Computer Center
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Electing a New President Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Electing a New President is a class for intermediate to advanced level adult English Language Learners. We will discuss:

    • President of the United States: the job and its powers
    • How the election process works
    • American voters: who they are and how they make up their minds
    • Words and idioms to know
    • Keeping up with election news and information
    • What to expect on Election Night
    • Short weekly homework assignments

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
       
Friday July 22, 2016 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 22.  Retrieve them on Saturday, July 23 at 10:00 am.

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 24, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
       
Saturday July 23, 2016 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 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Hands on Arduino Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Arduino is a simple microcontroller kit which lets you build digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical world. Go beyond blinking an LED and combine sensors and other elements to create an interactive project. Some previous experience with Arduino or other coding experience required.This class will teach you the basics of the Arduino platform and programming. For ages 18 and up. Registration is required.

This Code Newton program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 3 spaces available.
Sunday July 24, 2016 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 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-Coffee, Tea and English Too! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Monday mornings - July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 21, December 19.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:50 PM MOS Presents Blizzards: Outwit the Elements Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

A blizzard is coming! Engineer a tree house to withstand high winds, and save skiers from a wild mountain avalanche. With two exciting activities, this hands-on workshop gives participants a chance to plan, build, and test their designs against the forces of nature.  Presented by the Museum of Science.  For kids entering grades 1 to 3 with accompanying adult, and kids entering grades 4-6 with an adult encouraged.   Online registration (required) begins on Monday, July 4th.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM MOS Presents Blizzards: Outwit the Elements Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

A blizzard is coming! Engineer a tree house to withstand high winds, and save skiers from a wild mountain avalanche. With two exciting activities, this hands-on workshop gives participants a chance to plan, build, and test their designs against the forces of nature.  Presented by the Museum of Science.  For kids entering grades 1 to 3 with accompanying adult, and kids entering grades 4-6 with an adult encouraged.   Online registration (required) begins on Monday, July 4th.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Outdoor Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370.   
   

Little Beats presents family yoga for kids ages 1-5 and their adults.  We'll meet outside near the Winnie-the-Pooh statue.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours! We'll have lots of games available like Settlers of Catan, King of Tokyo and more. Ages 16+ please. No registration required.  

 

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

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

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 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
   

Are you a genius at Jeopardy!?  A consumer of crossword puzzles?  Come join the fun and test your mastery of useful (and useless) information! Some of your favorite library staff will challenge players with 4 rounds of questions from a variety of categories.  Stretch your brain and win great prizes!  Come alone or with friends. Teams can be up to 6 people, and we can match you with fellow devotees. Refreshments will be provided.  Teens and families welcome. 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 3D Printing for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

3d printerCome design and print using the library's 3D printer!

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Science Fiction Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In July they will discuss Eifelheim by Michael Flynn. In August they will discuss Thirteen by Richard Morgan. The club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday July 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-American Music: A Window on American Culture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Music: A Window on American Culture is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Listen to all kinds of American music, from jazz and Broadway show tunes to folk songs, rap and rock and roll. Enjoy the lyrics and talk about the meaning of the words. Find out about the life stories of famous American singers and see how music shapes culture.

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 12, 2016.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
       
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ELL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This workshop is open to new and current tutors in the Newton Free Library's English Language Learning & Literacy program. 

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM iStorytime 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 0-4.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.
 

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on July 12, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM ELL-Conversations for Work Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations for Work is a class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Improve your English understanding and speaking skills at work. Practice using words and expressions you need to function better at work or to get a new job.

7 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice for Android A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice for Android B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice for Android D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
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.  For ages 4 and up. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

paper heartsJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The title for this month is Paper Hearts by Meg Wiviott. Check back soon! For ages 11-15 and their adult. 

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on July 12, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Make: Comic Con shrinky dinks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Remember Shrinky Dinks? We'll be tracing scenes and characters from your favorite comics and turning them into jewelry, key chains and more using Shrinky Dinks! No Registration Required. 

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Solo Piano Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/07_2016/wx07_26_Concert_Bae_Kyu_Kim_by_Jaiseok_Kang_a.k.a_Jason_River.jpgPraised by The Journal News for his “soulful expression,” pianist Baekyu Kim has been invited to perform in chamber recitals and at numerous festivals throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.  In 2002 Dr. Kim received the designated honor of “Young Artist” for solo piano from the Korean Music Journal and in 2008 he won the Honors Competition at Boston University. Join him for an evening concert that will include works by Franz Liszt, Olivier Messiaen and Robert Schumann.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday July 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-Let's Talk About Food! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Food! is a free class for adult English Language 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 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on July 6, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on July 13, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A discussion group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is closed.

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

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

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

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

finchLearn how to use computer programming to code finch robots in this three-part series on Wednesdays, July 13, 20, and 27. This series is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. 

    Location: Computer Center
 
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 July 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 2-3 Year Old On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! 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, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!  This week's topic is Games Around the World.  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 ELL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This workshop is open to new and current tutors in the Newton Free Library's English Language Learning & Literacy program. 

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

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

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

7 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM 4-5 Year Old On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! 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, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!.  This week's topic is Games Around the World.  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 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 16th. The class will meet on Thursdays, July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.  When you register, you register for ALL 4 classes at once.  Please note that on 7/14, class will end at 6:45pm.

    Location: Computer Center
   
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hooked on Books Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

This months book is Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.

Step out of a “reading rut,” and be introduced to a variety of works and new people! The club will meet monthly to read a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, across genres and varying topics. The purpose of this group is to have fun and enjoy the company of others who appreciate reading and sharing ideas. No RSVP is needed. All are welcome.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Electing a New President Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Electing a New President is a class for intermediate to advanced level adult English Language Learners. We will discuss:

    • President of the United States: the job and its powers
    • How the election process works
    • American voters: who they are and how they make up their minds
    • Words and idioms to know
    • Keeping up with election news and information
    • What to expect on Election Night
    • Short weekly homework assignments

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
       
Friday July 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 24, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

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

How many ways can you get from start to finish?  We'll try a three legged race, a cartwheel race, an egg race, and more.  For kids ages 4-7.  Meet at the Winnie the Pooh statue, or in Druker 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
Saturday July 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Cool Runnings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Cool Runnings.

 

 

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday July 31, 2016 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 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 2-3 Year Old On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! 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, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!  This week's topic is Nature.  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  -  4:45 PM 4-5 Year Old On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! 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, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!.  This week's topic is Nature.  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 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Divergent Series Allegiant Part 1: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   RoMcGrath@minlib.net
   

The Divergent Series Allegiant Part 1After discovering the truth about their walled city and breaking down its oppressive faction system, Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) lead a journey outside of Chicago to learn more about who has been manipulating their civilization. But once their group comes face-to-face with the society that turned their city into an enclosed experiment, secrets are uncovered that threaten the fate of humankind. Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Naomi Watts, and Zoë Kravitz reprise their roles in the third entry of this YA adventure series, while Jeff Daniels joins the cast. Directed by Robert Schwentke. Rated PG-13. Runtime 120 minutes. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the library.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Hands On Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come prepared with questions about specific ancestors and what you hope to discover about them. We will begin with a brief explanation of at least one of the library's genealogy databases and then attendees will work on their research. Ginny Audet, our resident genealogist, will be available for questions. Please note: This class has to take place in the second floor Computer Center, NOT in the Special Collections room. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Poetry Ages 8-9 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   
   

On your mark, get set...WRITE! Bring your family members and write some poems about sports. For children ages 8-9 with their adults.

    Location: Story Room
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Tuesday August 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-American Music: A Window on American Culture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Music: A Window on American Culture is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Listen to all kinds of American music, from jazz and Broadway show tunes to folk songs, rap and rock and roll. Enjoy the lyrics and talk about the meaning of the words. Find out about the life stories of famous American singers and see how music shapes culture.

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 12, 2016.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
       
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Sing Along Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join children's librarians for songs and movement.  Open to all ages.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on July 12, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM ELL-Conversations for Work Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations for Work is a class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Improve your English understanding and speaking skills at work. Practice using words and expressions you need to function better at work or to get a new job.

7 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice for iPhone A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM iPad Advanced Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class will focus on: searching through applications and the web, using control center, Siri, adding and removing apps and Find My iPhone. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice for iPhone B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice for iPhone D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
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.  For ages 4 and up. 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 ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on August 2, 2016.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on July 12, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-Let's Talk About Food! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Food! is a free class for adult English Language 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 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on July 6, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on July 13, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM iPad Evolved Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library has free apps including Mango, Overdrive, Hoopla, Naxos and Freading. Learn how to access them to read, watch, listen and learn! Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A discussion group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is closed.

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

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

Beethoven’s Wig breathes new life into classical music by singing witty and very funny lyrics set to masterpieces by Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and more! It stars Richard Perlmutter, who not only wrote the words to the group’s songs and is the lead singer, but also accompanies himself on piano, guitar and mandolin. The performance at the Newton Free Library will be special! Perlmutter will focus on the theme of health and fitness as it relates to music. He will share anecdotes about sporting activities, eating habits and health regimens of famous composers and performers. In addition, award-winning songwriter Perlmutter will present the world premiere on stage of an original song about food and eating well. In typical Beethoven’s Wig style it’s witty and funny. And you might learn something too!

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

finchLearn how to use computer programming to code Finch robots in this three-part series on Wednesdays, July 13, 20, and 27. This series is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. 

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    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday August 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        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 session. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s. The club meets the first Thursday of every month. Minecraft Club is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. Please register. 

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    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours! We'll have lots of games available like Settlers of Catan, King of Tokyo and more. Ages 16+ please. No registration required.  

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM KIBO Robots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childen's Room   617-796-1370   
   

 Children build their own robot with KIBO, program it to do what they want, and decorate it, giving children the chance to make their ideas physical and tangible.  For kids ages 7-9; accompanying adults encouraged.  Space is limited to 10 spots.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

 

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Michelle Brown and Toufic Mobarak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/08_2016/wx08_04_Art_Michelle_Brown_Gallery.jpghttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/08_2016/wx08_04_Art_Toufic_Mobarak_Hall.jpgPrint and screen images spark the narrative themes that make up Michelle Brown’s diptych paintings. Similar to a stream of consciousness mode of writing, these "story boards" unfold by associative leaps and juxtapositions. Photographs of old people and of children intrigue artist Toufic Mobarak because old people carry our memory and the young hold our hopes. In many aspects, we live our lives in the past or in the future, rarely in the present. Hope keeps us going and memories keep us hoping. Both shows will be on view August 2-30. (Image L by Michelle Brown, image R by Toufic Mobarak)

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Electing a New President Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Electing a New President is a class for intermediate to advanced level adult English Language Learners. We will discuss:

    • President of the United States: the job and its powers
    • How the election process works
    • American voters: who they are and how they make up their minds
    • Words and idioms to know
    • Keeping up with election news and information
    • What to expect on Election Night
    • Short weekly homework assignments

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

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

yarnJoin 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 and knitting. Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10 and up. 

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    Location: Teen Area
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Intro to Arduino A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Arduino is a simple microcontroller kit which lets you build digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical world. This class will teach you the basics of the Arduino platform and programming. Topics covered include how to wire a breadboard and LED activities. We will be providing the computers and Arduinos for you to work with for the class. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
Friday August 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 24, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

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    Location: Room A
       
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Saturday August 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Flight Club 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 entering 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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM The Mighty Ducks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: The Mighty Ducks.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday August 7, 2016 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 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 2-3 Year Old On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! 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, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!  This week's topic is Numbers and Play.  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  -  4:45 PM 4-5 Year Old On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! 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, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!.  This week's topic is Numbers and Play.  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 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 3D Printing for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

3dCome design and print on the library's 3D Printer! 

 

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Sophisticated Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Storytime for older kids!  Enjoy cool, strange, weird and wacky picture books.  For kids in grades 3 and up - you're never too old for picture books!  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the progam begins.

    Location: Story Room
Tuesday August 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-American Music: A Window on American Culture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Music: A Window on American Culture is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Listen to all kinds of American music, from jazz and Broadway show tunes to folk songs, rap and rock and roll. Enjoy the lyrics and talk about the meaning of the words. Find out about the life stories of famous American singers and see how music shapes culture.

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 12, 2016.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
       
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM iStorytime 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 0-4.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.
 

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on July 12, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM ELL-Conversations for Work Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations for Work is a class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Improve your English understanding and speaking skills at work. Practice using words and expressions you need to function better at work or to get a new job.

7 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice for Android A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice for Android B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice for Android D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on August 2, 2016.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

Join Stand-up Chameleon Jackson Gillman  for this highly visual and energetic romp, everyone will be moving and singing-along throughout the whole show. We’ll be hopping, flying, swimming, and moving as many different animals. And dancing as our own creative selves in countless ways... For ages 5 and up.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on July 12, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday August 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-Let's Talk About Food! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Food! is a free class for adult English Language 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 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on July 6, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on July 13, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

A discussion group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is closed.

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

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

finchLearn how to use computer programming to code finch robots in this three-part series on Wednesdays, July 13, 20, and 27. This series is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. 

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Stormin' Norman Zamcheck Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/08_2016/wx08_10_Concert_Stormin'_Norman_Zamcheck.jpgNewton native Norman Zamcheck, whose acclaimed music career spans over four decades, will perform. Norman’s music has been hailed by The New York Times as “exceptionally good and exceptionally original”. A first-rate pianist, his repertoire covers an eclectic mix of vaudeville blues, torch boogie, funky jazz rock and more. Program selections will include original compositions from each of Norman’s current CDs such as Kathy and Her Skates, Over My Head, When the Tower Falls and Love Everlasting, plus one or two surprises.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday August 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Murder by the Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Hennrikus   617-796-1360   khennrikus@minlib.net
   

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month the group will discuss Big Bad City by Ed McBain. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jump! Hop! Skip! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Ever played hopscotch or jump rope,or used a hula hoop? Drop-in and move with us! For kids ages 3-7  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 Adult Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

It’s not just for kids! Drop in anytime for an evening of coloring. Bring your own coloring book or use some of our coloring sheets and colored pencils! No registration required.

    Location: 3rd Floor
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM littleBits DIY Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childen's Room   617-796-1370   
   

littleBits are easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower students to understand the world around them and create inventions that transform it. Come transform with us!  For ages 9-12.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Electing a New President Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Electing a New President is a class for intermediate to advanced level adult English Language Learners. We will discuss:

    • President of the United States: the job and its powers
    • How the election process works
    • American voters: who they are and how they make up their minds
    • Words and idioms to know
    • Keeping up with election news and information
    • What to expect on Election Night
    • Short weekly homework assignments

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
       
Friday August 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 24, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
       
Saturday August 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Remember the Titans Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Rememebr the Titans.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday August 14, 2016 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 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 2-3 Year Old On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! 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, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!  This week's topic is Dance.  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 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Hexbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370