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Sunday October 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Inhyun Lee on Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2014/wx10_26_Concert_Inhyun_Lee.jpgJoin Korean-born Inhyun Lee for a solo classical piano performance. The program will include Beethoven’s Piano Sonata, Op. 7, Mozart’s Piano Variation K.455 and Schumann’s Carnaval, Op.9. Inhyun Lee is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Musical Arts at Boston University where she is also a piano performance teaching assistant. As an enthusiastic and passionate pianist, she won the American Protégé international piano competition.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   x1438   
   

The City's Health Department hosts a free blood pressure clinic every second and fourth Monday morning.

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

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

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Interviews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   X1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

12 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

  Use your imagination to create marvelous constructions with Legos! Ages 6-10. 
  Space is limited.  lease pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting 1/2 hour before the program begins. 

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

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

    Location: Story Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Newton Reads: Success Under Stress Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

beginning of everythingJoin us for a discussion about how our perceptions of stress affect our health. We’ll also discuss the topic of stress in The Beginning of Everything. Open to teens and adults. Discussion will be led by Nanci Ginty Butler, LICSW, Assistant Director, School and Community Services at Riverside Community Care and Heather Byrns, LMHC – Clinical Supervisor MSPP (Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) INTERFACE Referral Service.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday October 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on October 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Why is Cooking Important? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Why is cooking important? is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Since we all have to eat, let's learn why food is so much more than just a source of energy. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Learning Language through Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learning Language Through Music is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. No previous knowledge of music is required (only a love of music!). Listen to and discuss various pieces of music from classical to modern styles. Also learn about the composers or artists. 

9 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This session focuses on iCloud, Synching Devices, Photo Stream & iCloud email.

Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Staff Development Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM STEAM: Light Up your Costume Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

el wireCreate your own wearable art! We’ll be experimenting with EL Wire to make wearable EL Wire Art! EL Wire is a flexible, glowing wire that is powered by small battery packs. Bring your own costume to decorate. Take your Halloween costume to the next level! Open to all ages (but children under 10 need to be accompanied by an adult). Space is limited, please register. Registration begins October 7.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 11 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 9.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday October 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Staff Development Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   X1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 9 Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 15.

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

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

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

4 Wednesday morning sessions.  Class begins Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

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

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

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

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

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on September 10, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Interview Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   X1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dorit's ESL Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

eBooks from the Library, Wednesday, October 29, 2:30-4:30 pm, second floor Computer Center: With 30,000+ eBook titles, the library has something for everyone to download and read. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone or Droid tablet and learn how!

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Gallery Opening for Newton North High School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Posters and Ceramics from Newton North High School will be on view through early spring 2014. Join us for a lively opening reception with food provided by Whole Foods Market. An ensemble of Newton North High School students will delight us with chamber music as part of the festivities. Thanks to Eric Blomster of Abraxis Framing Company in Newton who provided the frames cost-free and to the Newton Art Association for their help with hanging the show.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Making things in 3D (for Adults) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John   617-796-1380   jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Learn how to design Three Dimensional objects using free computer aided design software and then print them on the Libraries new 3D printer. By designing simple objects and printing them, you'll get a basic understanding of the tools both for design and 3D printing. Open to adults, ages 18 and up. Space is limited, please register. Registration begins October 8.

    Location: Computer Center
   
Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Utopia: What is the ideal society? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Utopia: What is the Ideal Society? is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. If you could, how would you change today's societies to make them more just, more livable, more healthy?  Come and read about other "ideal" societies that dreamers set up in the U.S. and read fiction in which the idea of a perfect society is explored.  

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM HR Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   X1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

10 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Staff Development Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   X1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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. This month the group will participate in the Newton Reads discussion of The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider. Info contact: bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Maia's & Olivia's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

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

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

the beginning of everythingPlease join us for an intergenerational discussion of the Newton Reads book, The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider. Star athlete and prom king Ezra Faulkner's life is irreparably transformed by a tragic accident and the arrival of eccentric new girl Cassidy Thorpe. We believe that community connection, shared information, and discussion are the keys to promoting good mental health. Join us in this cooperative dialogue to be led by Newton teens on the Youth Commission.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

14 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 19, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Drop-In Halloween Crafts Ages 2-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come to the library for some fun Halloween crafts.  Costumes encouraged! Ages 2-5.

No registration required.

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Interview Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   X1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
Saturday November 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Staff Development Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   X1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
    Location: Room A
Sunday November 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM All Newton Music Concert Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Duo AnimeeBarbara Englesberg, violin, and Esther Ning Yau, piano, will perform Sonata in A Minor for Solo Violin by J.S. Bach, Divertimento by Igor Stravinsky and Sonata in G Major, Op. 78 by Johannes Brahms. The program is cosponsored by All Newton Music School.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Find Your Ancestors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of genealogy and family history research. Then go online to track down your ancestors.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Athletics Recruitment Process Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

college athleticsLearn about when to start looking at colleges, how to contact coaches, what to ask them, the athletic recruitment process and more at a session led by Kate Hurd and Kim Penney. Kate is a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar-Athlete team and coaches at Newton North High School. Kim Penney, a two-time winner of The Boston Globe and Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Coach of the Year award, coached varsity girls' basketball at Reading Memorial High School for fifteen years.

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

Pre-registration is required. The group is for writers who have work in progress. Info contact: Ed Loechler, 617-543-8153.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday November 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on October 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Why is Cooking Important? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Why is cooking important? is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Since we all have to eat, let's learn why food is so much more than just a source of energy. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Learning Language through Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learning Language Through Music is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. No previous knowledge of music is required (only a love of music!). Listen to and discuss various pieces of music from classical to modern styles. Also learn about the composers or artists. 

9 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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

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

This class is for beginners. We cover very basic functions of the iPad. Starting with identifying all the buttons and learning terminology. The objective is to make new iPad user more comfortable their device.

Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

crafternoonsGet creative! We will be hanging out working on crafts and eating snacks. Grades 6-12.

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Staff Development Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   X1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 11 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 9.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.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
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Grade 7/8 Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

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

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    Location: Story Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Children's Dance & Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

The group meets on 9 Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 15.

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

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

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

4 Wednesday morning sessions.  Class begins Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

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

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

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

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

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM STEAM Monthly Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dorit's ESL Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

This session is for learners who have learned the basics covered in iPad 1and want to learn about: Installing Apps, Deleting Apps, Making Folders, Multi-tasking Gestures and Photo and Video.

Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Staff Development Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   X1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.   Meeting dates are September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, and January 7.   The September 3rd book is Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.
 

Online registration is for September through January, and starts Wednesday, August 20, 2014.  Please call the Children's Department, 617-796-1370,  for more information.

    Location: Gallery
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM eBooks from the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

With over 30,000+ titles, the library has something for everyone. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, or Android Tablet and learn how!

Must Bring Device ID & Password & Library Card and Pin #

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM School writing assignments: how parents can help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

school writing assignmentsProfessional writers have editors who read their words before their work is shared. Student writers should have the same opportunity before submitting their work to teachers. Jane Hirschhorn will facilitate a program designed to help parents learn how to help their children with writing assignments in a way that is productive, respects the child’s ownership of their work and avoids some common pitfalls. Ms. Hirschorn, a professional writing tutor with more than two decades of experience working with Boston-area students in both classroom and one-on-one settings, tutored writing at the Mount Ida College Writing Center where she was also a supervisor. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Tufts University.

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

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. In November they will discuss The Burgess Boys: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout. In December they will discuss Father of the Rain by Lily King. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Utopia: What is the ideal society? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Utopia: What is the Ideal Society? is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. If you could, how would you change today's societies to make them more just, more livable, more healthy?  Come and read about other "ideal" societies that dreamers set up in the U.S. and read fiction in which the idea of a perfect society is explored.  

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Law Department Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   X1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

9 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

10 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

QPR is a simple educational program that teaches ordinary citizens how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person at risk the help they need. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, get help and refer. This event is cosponsored by Newton Cares: Coalition for Suicide Prevention & Mental Health. Open to grades 6-12. Online registration required.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 50 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Scratch Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us for this NEW once a month club!  Kids in grades 3-6 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories.  Online registration is required and begins on Thursday, October 23.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Michael Ryczek Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mike_Ryczek_peony_landscapeMike Ryczek attempts to capture unconventional beauty and to elicit an emotional response through his art. The pieces represent physical manifestations of an ongoing effort to reconcile the grim realizations of an adult with the drunken, egocentric idealism of a child. Distant Relatives will be on view in the Main Hall from November 4-26. The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this show, refreshments will be served.

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

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

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Parenting Workshop--Instrinsic Motivation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   
   
HOW TO FOSTER INTRINSIC MOTIVATION IN YOUR CHILDREN  with Danya Handelsman, pediatric physical therapist and parent coach.
 
-deepen our understanding of intrinsic motivation and how it works
-understand why we get stuck in the cycle of reward and punishment
-specific techniques to nurture intrinsic motivation and promote autonomy
-tools to empower our children and help develop a positive self-esteem
 
Online registration begins on October 16, 2014
    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are many spaces available.
Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

14 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 19, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
Saturday November 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

GodzillaVisionary new director Gareth Edwards tells this powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless. PG-13. Runtime 123 min. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the library!                                               

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday November 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kathryn Rosenbach on piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Concert_Kathryn_RosenbachJoin Kathryn Rosenback for a solo piano performance. The recital titled Exploring the Fantasie, will include works of J.S. Bach, F. Chopin and R. Schumann.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Suzuki Musical Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join the Suzuki School of Newton for a musical afternoon for children ages 0-3.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Chdilren's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Family Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM One Family's Journey Through Dementia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Dementia_Journey_AdeleandHenryView a short film and learn how one family approached the care of their loved one with dementia. Meet Adele Oppenheim, wife of Henry, who was a PhD psychologist for 62 years. Learn how she and her family were able to embrace Henry’s imaginative world, keeping him engaged and connected to life outside the facility where he lived. Adele and Jody Gastfriend, Henry’s daughter, will lead a discussion after the film. The program is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

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

Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. This month they will discuss Action by Paul Theroux, from The New Yorker, August 4, 2014 and One Saturday Morning by Tessa Hadley from The New Yorker, August 25, 2014. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday November 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Veterans' Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Wednesday November 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 9 Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 15.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

iPad Level 3

This class is for patrons looking to master their iPad. Topics include: Facetime, Copy and Paste, Email, Safari & Others, Apple ID and iCloud, Contacts, Spotlight Search.

Must Bring Apple ID & Password

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.   This year's meeting dates are September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10 and  January 14. The September 10th book is Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.
 

Online registration is for September through January, and starts Wednesday, August 20, 2014.  Please call the Children's Department, 617-796-1370,  for more information.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Download Movies TV and Music from the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Newton residents come and learn how to download movies, television episodes, audiobooks and music albums from the library using Hoopla. Bring your iPhone, iPad or Android device to learn how.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Old School Sci-Fi & Movie Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim   617-796-1360   khewitt@minlib.net
   

invasion of the body snatchersThe group meets to discuss works of science-fiction and view movie adaptations. This month we will be discussing Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney and watching the 1978 movie version starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams and Jeff Goldblum. No registration required. Intended for adults.

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Teen Depression Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Learn how to recognize depression in teens and how to help by attending the Teen Depression Workshop from Families for Depression Awareness. The training covers what teen depression is, behaviors of concern, how to talk to teens about depression, treatment options, where to get help and what to do if a teen refuses help. This event is cosponsored by Newton Cares: Coalition for Suicide Prevention & Mental Health.

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

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Utopia: What is the ideal society? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Utopia: What is the Ideal Society? is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. If you could, how would you change today's societies to make them more just, more livable, more healthy?  Come and read about other "ideal" societies that dreamers set up in the U.S. and read fiction in which the idea of a perfect society is explored.  

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An overview of features including entering and editing data, formatting,  saving and printing workbooks, entering formulas and functions, inserting/deleting columns. To register call: 508-766-5700 (Attendees will be asked to sign up with MA Dept. of Employment & Training Resources)

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

9 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

10 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Magnet Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come experiment and play with magnets!  Join us any time between 2:30pm and 3:30m to try out all the magnet stations.  Ages 3-5 and their adults.

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

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

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

Jobs_Series_Joanne_DenisonJoin Joanne Dennison for a job-seeker’s program. Learn to use your "3Go2" words in your job search and on your new job to assure what you are saying and doing hits your intended target. The Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development Series, facilitated by Career and Executive Coach Tammy Gooler Loeb, is for people who are considering a career transition, currently engaged in a job search or are interested in redefining their career.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday November 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

14 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 19, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Staff Development Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   X1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Maleficent Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come watch Disney's Maleficent to learn the bad fairy's side of the story. Rated PG.  Running time 97 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Akiko Kobayashi on Violin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Concert_KobayashiThe program will include pieces by Mozart, Beethoven and De Falla, among others. Akiko Kobayashi has appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra and Tokyo Suginami Kokaido Chamber Orchestra. Eric Siepkes will accompany on piano. His recent appearances include the Baruch Center of Performing Arts in New York, the Chicago Cultural Center and the Allegheny Riverstone Center for the Arts in Pennsylvania.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday mornings - September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

Our canine friend Scout will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Monday, November 3.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Healthy Aging: Housing and Community Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/11_2014/wx11_17_Prog_Living_Aging_Housing.jpgLearn about data generated by the recent UMASS Boston Gerontology Institute needs assessment survey of Newton’s 50 and over population. The discussion will focus on the importance of access to appropriate housing to healthy aging. Panelists include Jennifer Molinsky, Research Associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, Robert Muollo, Interim Housing Program Manager for Newton’s Planning and Development Department and Bernard A. Steinman, Ph.D., Research Fellow, UMASS Boston Gerontology Institute. Marian Leah Knapp, published author and chair of the Newton Council on Aging, will moderate. The program is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. 

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

Ages 12+. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, November 3.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday November 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on October 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Job Search Strategies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class will help job-seekers navigate the online application environment with a focus on library resources available to assist them

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Why is Cooking Important? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Why is cooking important? is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Since we all have to eat, let's learn why food is so much more than just a source of energy. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Learning Language through Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learning Language Through Music is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. No previous knowledge of music is required (only a love of music!). Listen to and discuss various pieces of music from classical to modern styles. Also learn about the composers or artists. 

9 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

iPad Level 4
This session focuses on iCloud, Synching Devices, Photo Stream & iCloud email.
Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

crafternoonsGet creative! We will be hanging out working on crafts and eating snacks. Grades 6-12.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM iPad Tips, Tricks and Best Apps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 5/6 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

The group meets on 11 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 9.

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

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

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

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

PoetryLisa Rua-Ware, Matthew Lippman and Ralph Pennel will give readings. An open mike will follow with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press. Info contact: Doug at dougholder@post.harvard.edu.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday November 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Ace the Interview Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoJoin Kim Leonard, a Workshop Facilitator and Career Advisor with the MA Department of Employment & Training Resources (ETR), for a job seeker’s program. Ms. Leonard will lead a motivational conversation about interviewing tools you can use for face-to-face and phone interviews. Registration is required. Please call ETR at 508-766-5700 to reserve a seat.


 

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

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

The group meets on 9 Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 15.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Paul's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

Learn about basic business and investment resources including  Morningstar, Standard & Poor's along with exploring financial websites.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Author Event: Kendall Kulper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

salt and stormJoin us for a special program with young adult author Kendall Kulper who will be reading a short excerpt from her new published book, Salt & Storm. Wondering what the publishing process is like, how to find an agent or how long it takes to write a book? Here’s your chance to learn about the publishing and writing process. A book signing will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

 

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

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. Join them for an African literature review and preview. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Utopia: What is the ideal society? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Utopia: What is the Ideal Society? is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. If you could, how would you change today's societies to make them more just, more livable, more healthy?  Come and read about other "ideal" societies that dreamers set up in the U.S. and read fiction in which the idea of a perfect society is explored.  

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Computers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Have you ever been browsing the internet and wondered how these bookmark things work?  Or perhaps you wanted to print a document from your email?  If you’ve ever had these questions, or questions like them, then this is the class for you!  We’ll help you hone your skills while teaching you new ones.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

9 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

10 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

The November book for discussion will be A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Research 2.0 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emily Wells   617-796-1370   
   

A NEW class for kids in grades 5-8 and/or their adults.  Please join us to learn about the many databases you can access through the library Web site, how they can help you with school projects, and what cool stuff you can discover.  Online registration is required and beings on Thursday, November 6.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The State of Breast Cancer in MA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Breast_Cancer_Awareness.jDid you know that Massachusetts has the second highest incidence rate of breast cancer in the U.S.? Anne Morris, Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts and Connecticut Affiliates of Susan G. Komen, will lead an interactive discussion. She will provide an informative overview of the disease, from the latest research to treatment and recovery options, as well as a personal perspective from a breast cancer survivor. A Q and A session will follow. The program is cosponsored by Facing Cancer Together, a Newton-based organization that provides support services to people with cancer and their families.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday November 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

14 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 19, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday November 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday November 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Danielle Maddon on Violin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Concert_Danielle_MaddonJoin Danielle Maddon, violin, and Leslie Amper, piano, for a concert that will include Beethoven’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major, Opus 24, No.5, "Spring", Debussy’s Sonata for Violin and Piano and Mendelssohn’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Making things in 3D: Design to Print Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Learn how to design 3D objects using free computer aided design software and then print them on the library’s new 3D printer. Open to grades 6-12. Space is limited. Registration (required) begins November 3. 

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Jersey Boys Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Jersey Boys Adapted from the 2006 Tony Winner for Best Musical, this bittersweet saga dramatizes the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - one of the key pop groups of the early '60s, responsible for such iconic hits as "Sherry," "Walk Like a Man" and & "Big Girls Don't Cry." Rated R. Runtime 134 min. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the library.                                            

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

Ages 12+. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, November 3.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday November 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on October 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

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

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

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

The group meets on 11 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 9.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Laya's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday November 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 9 Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 15.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Paul's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
Thursday November 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Thanksgiving Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Friday November 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Sleeping Beauty (1959) Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Sleeping Beauty (1959) Fall under the glorious spell of Disney's Ultimate Princess Fairy Tale! Disney produced this lavish animated fairy tale, the most expensive cartoon ever made up to its release with a budget of $6 million in 1959. Rated G. Runtime 75 min. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the Library!                                                 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday November 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Join the Newton Free Library and the New Art Center for a crafty afternoon for ages 6-10. 

Join us for a delightful afternoon of art making. Let's make art together with fun supplies representing the beautiful colors of fall, New England's most beloved season. Together we will be making super cool, cute and funky owls. 

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

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday November 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM I Speak Music: Songs of a First Generation Russian-American Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sasha_by_Gabriela_Herman2Sasha Papernik, piano/vocals, Justin Poindexter, guitar/vocals, and Kyle Saulnier, upright bass, will perform. Their program will explore the Russian-American identity through classical pieces, Russian and American folk songs, originals and standards by the most famous Russian-American songwriters and New Yorkers, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

12 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM STEM Workshop Ages 3&4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Audrey Samolis     audrey.samolis@gmail.com
   

STEM workshop for 3 & 4 year olds with a parent or caregiver.  A four-part series where we will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through discoveryand play.  Take home something from each session.  Online registration is required and begins Monday, November 17.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Cannon Explorers of Light Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join the Newton Camera Club and the Boston Camera Club for a lecture with Cannon Explorers of Light photographer Parish Kohanim.

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

Pre-registration is required. The group is for writers who have work in progress. Info contact: Ed Loechler, 617-543-8153.

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

Ages 12+. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, November 3.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday December 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Story Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 9 Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 15.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Paul's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Puppet Pals 0-2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens' Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.   Meeting dates are September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, and January 7.   The September 3rd book is Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.
 

Online registration is for September through January, and starts Wednesday, August 20, 2014.  Please call the Children's Department, 617-796-1370,  for more information.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Research 2.0 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emily Wells   617-796-1370   
   

A NEW class for kids in grades 5-8 and/or their adults.  Please join us to learn about the many databases you can access through the library Web site, how they can help you with school projects, and what cool stuff you can discover.  Online registration is required and beings on Thursday, November 27.

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

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

    Location: Gallery
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Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

14 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 19, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday December 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   1386   1386
   

Friends of the Newton Free Library quarterly book sale held in the basement of the former Auburndale library

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friends Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   1386   1386
   

Friends of the Newton Free Library quarterly book sale held in the basement of the former Auburndale library

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Brookline A Cappella Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Brookline A Cappella for an afternoon concert. Under the direction of Susan Emmanouilidis, the 16-singer ensemble explores the diversity of a cappella from Early Music to contemporary repertoire including madrigals,spirituals, jazz and contemporary rock.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   x1438   
   

The City's Health Department hosts a free blood pressure clinic every second and fourth Monday morning.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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