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

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

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

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together). Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
Tuesday July 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL Tutor Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Library Director's 4-5 Year Old Drop-in Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on June 2, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/07_2015/wx07_07_Art_Pedro_The_%20Buttonman_By_Chloe_Feldman_Emison.jpgChloë Feldman Emison has been asked by a number of writers to illustrate their work and derives pleasure in finding an author who can be open-minded about the visualization of his or her words. From the artist’s perspective the challenge as an illustrator is to constantly re-invent her style to suit the project at hand. She knows her efforts have been well spent when the authors say that they can recognize their characters in her drawings, or if her drawings make the people who see them want to read the relevant texts. On view in the Main Hall July 2-30.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday July 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Children's Dance & Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM 2-3 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Get in shape for leaping over tall buildings! Practice your super powers!  Work on skills used by community heroes! Join us for hero relay games for kids ages 5 to 8.  Meet outside near the Pooh statue, or in Druker Auditorium in case of rain.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  For ages 4 and up. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM 3D Printing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

3d printerPlease join us to learn how 3D printing works by using Tinkercad to design your own three-dimensional creation!  Grades 6-12. Space is limited. Online registration (required) begins June 17.

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

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/07_2015/wx07_08_Art_Noureen_Sultana_artists_photo.jpgA native of India, Noureen Sultana’s diverse background inspires her to combine different mediums to create Persian motifs, flowers and styles. Her materials include henna, acrylic and mixed media. Inspired by the Moughal Art of the Moughal Empire (1526-­1857), much of her work is representative of the distinctive forms of art and architecture that developed under a succession of Moughal emperors. Some of the pieces are directly influenced by the artist’s new experiences and are reminiscent of American folk art. On view in the Gallery July 2-30.

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to MS PowerPoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to create, edit, format, view, print and review slide presentations, insert tables and work with charts in PowerPoint. .  Offered by Employment & Training Resurces, a MA One-Stop Career Center (ETR). To register (required) call 508-766-5700.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introductory Workshop for ESL Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

 

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

 

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

 
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Scratch Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us for this once a month club!  Kids entering grades 3-6 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories.  Online registration is required and begins on Thursday, June 18th.

    Location: Computer Center
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mini Comic Book Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday mornings - July 13, August 24.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

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

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together). Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins. 

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

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

7 Monday afternoon sessions. Class begins on July 13, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

nogginJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The group will discuss Noggin by John Corey Whaley. For ages 11-15 and their adult. 

    Location: Teen Area
Tuesday July 14, 2015 Go To Top
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. All ages welcome.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Riley will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children entering grades 1-5 only begins on Tuesday, June 30.  Space is limited.

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on June 2, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Productivity: Apps to Simplify your Life Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This session is designed to walk you step-by-step through setting up and using four key mobile apps that synchronize info between desktop and mobile (on both Android and iOS). The apps are Mint, 1Password, DropBox, and Wunderlist.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Unmask the Power of Stories Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

unmaskPart I of the five-part storytelling workshop series.  Marilyn Gardner, author of Between Worlds will present personal stories to illustrate concepts in cross-cultural communication. Teens and adults welcome.

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

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). This month they will discuss The Last Train to Zona Verde by Paul Theroux. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday July 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM eReaders and eBooks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Underground Railroad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Jackson Homestead presents Journey on the Underground Railroad. This program introduces the Jackson Family of Newton and the family’s role on the Underground Railroad network helping freedom seekers escape from the South in the 1800s. Hear the stories of enslaved people, their experiences of slavery, and their amazing journeys toward freedom. Hands-on activities and projects throughout the program engage minds, hands, and hearts.For kids entering grades 2-5. Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, July 1.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  For ages 4 and up. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Painting Loose Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/07_2015/wx07_15_Program_Watercolor_Painting_by_Eric_Weigardt_Coastal_Maine.jpgEric Wiegardt believes that watercolor painting is at its best when the intrinsic suggestive quality of the watercolor is encouraged and that some degree of the look of spontaneity is needed. However, a successful spontaneous look requires a disciplined touch. Join him for a painting demonstration in which he will review a few basic design concepts that can be very helpful in getting the look you want. The program is cosponsored by the Newton Water Color Society and the Newton Art Association. More on Eric Wiegardt .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

 

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

 

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

minecraftCome play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each week. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s. The club will meet the first and third Thursdays of every month (No Club July 2 because of the holiday). Grades 6-12. Register online.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM STEAM Lecture Series: Old Wives’ Tales and Science. So many myths and so little time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara   617-796-1380   slevine@minlib.net
   

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday July 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check our website for more information on exhibitors!

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

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

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

steam expoJoin us in the Computer Center for hands-on workshops!

1:30-2:30 Drop in Minecraft

2:30-3:30 Play around with Scratch

Check our website for more information about the Expo!

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

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

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

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together). Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins. 

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

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

7 Monday afternoon sessions. Class begins on July 13, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Trustees' Room
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:40 PM '71 Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

'71 A British soldier (Jack O'Connell) seeks sanctuary after being mistakenly left behind by his unit in Belfast during the 1971 riots. Runtime 99 min. Rated R. Light refreshments served!

                                                  

    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   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
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Tuesday July 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Russian Nesting Dolls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Geocaching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to exercise both mind and body? Try geocaching ("jee-oh-cash-ing"), the fast-growing hobby that's akin to a modern-day treasure hunt. This class will show you all you need to get started in finding your first cache and even hiding your own for others to find! We'll even help you find your very first cache! Geocaching requires the use of a smart phone or other GPS enabled device.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on June 2, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

avengersWe meet on the third Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. We’ll be making crafts this summer related to the Summer Reading theme, ‘Unmask.’ In July we’ll create super hero shrinky dinks. Grades 6-12. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

Our canine friend Scout will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children entering grades 1-5 only begins on Wednesday, July 8.  Space is limited.

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

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  For ages 4 and up. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
Thursday July 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Introduction to MS Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Introduction to MS Word

An overview of basic word processing including entering, editing and formatting text, proofreading documents, setting them up for printing, saving them, etc.  Offered by MA Dept. of Employment & Training Resources. To register call: 508-766-5700 (Attendees will be asked to sign up with Employment & Training Resources, a MA One-Stop Career Center (ETR)

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM 2-3 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Hooked on Knitting Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

hat

Join us to learn the basics of knitting and to create your very own hat on Thursdays, July 23 & 30 and August 6, 13, & 20 ! We’ll have all the supplies for the project, just bring yourself! Grades 6-12. Online registration (for all five sessions) begins July 2. 

 

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

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/07_2015/wx07_23_Norumbega_postcard.jpgDuring its heyday Auburndale’s Norumbega Park (1897-1963) was one of New England’s prime recreational sites drawing thousands of visitors each weekend in season. It was also the home of the famous Totem Pole Ballroom. Return to Norumbega is a history of Norumbega Park that is based on the work of the late Bob Pollock who spent more than 15 years collecting Norumbega photographs and memorabilia. Mr. Pollock grew up near the park and worked there as a teenager. Shortly before he passed away in 2004, he recorded the narration to the documentary and provided direction as to how the park’s history should be presented. Join producer, Joe Hunter, for a screening of the film that will be followed by a Q and A. Historic Newton, the program cosponsor, was associated with the production of the film.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday July 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Card Corner Ages 11+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday July 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Summer Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday July 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   1438   
   

The City's Health Department hosts a free blood pressure clinic twice monthly.

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

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

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

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together). Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins. 

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

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

7 Monday afternoon sessions. Class begins on July 13, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Hands-on Genealogy Database Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring to class information about specific ancestors and what you hope to discover about them.  We will begin with a brief explanation of at least one of the library's genealogy databases.  Then everyone gets to work on their research while I am available for questions. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Science Fiction Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday July 28, 2015 Go To Top
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. All ages welcome.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 3D Printing for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on June 2, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Predators: The CIA's Drone War on Al Qaeda Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/07_2015/wx07_28_Program_Drones_Brian_Williams_bookcover.jpgJoin Professor Brian Glyn Williams as he explores the larger implications of the CIA's murky drone campaign in Pakistan. Dr. Williams is the author of Predators: The CIA's Drone War on Al Qaeda which is based on his fieldwork in the Taliban-controlled tribal zones of Pakistan where the drones hunt terrorists. He has carried out fieldwork for the CIA's Counter Terrorism Center and U.S. Army's Information Operations team in Afghanistan. Professor Williams teaches Islamic History at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, is author of several books and over 100 articles dealing with terrorism and warfare in the Islamic world. A book signing will follow.

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Wednesday July 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

Prove your worth as a super hero!  Kids entering grades 3-5 can join us for a timed scavenger hunt that will incorporate math and measurement.  It will start in the children's room, and then range throughout the building.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  For ages 4 and up. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

her campus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Hooked on Knitting Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

hat

Join us to learn the basics of knitting and to create your very own hat on Thursdays, July 23 & 30 and August 6, 13, & 20 ! We’ll have all the supplies for the project, just bring yourself! Grades 6-12. Online registration (for all five sessions) begins July 2. 

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

The July's book for discussion is The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has ended.
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misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Room A
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Superman III Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together). Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins. 

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

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

7 Monday afternoon sessions. Class begins on July 13, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

triviaAre you a genius at Jeopardy!?  A consumer of crossword puzzles?  Come test your mastery of useful (and useless) information at Newton Free Library's first ever Trivia Night!  Some of your favorite library staff will challenge players with 4 rounds of questions from a variety of categories.  Stretch your brain and win great prizes!  Solo players and teams up to 6 are welcome.  Refreshments will be provided.  Teens and families welcome. Please register if you plan to attend (so we know how much food to get!).

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are many 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   
   

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

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

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/08_2015/wx08_03_Art_by_Chuck_Guest2.jpgChuck Guest often sits for hours studying the ever-changing ocean and sky with its incredible beauty near his second home in Beachmont, MA. He enjoys the bold, contrasting colors and dynamics that they offer. His paintings recreate those feelings or impressions on canvas. He makes his own stretchers from wood reclaimed in Vermont where he primarily resides and stretches all of the canvasses for his work. On view in the Gallery from August 4–30.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Trustees' Room
   
Tuesday August 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Mayor's 4-5 Year Old Drop In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Riley will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children entering grades 1-5 only begins on Tuesday, July 21.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on June 2, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

 

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fiction Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Old School Sci Fi Book and Movie Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Hewitt   617-796-1360   khewitt@minlib.net
   

The group meets to discuss works of science ­fiction and view movie adaptations. This month the group will be discussing Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. The book will be discussed in August.  No registration required. Intended for adults.

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

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  For ages 4 and up. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Jean Smith Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Gallery
Thursday August 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

 
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Geocaching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to exercise both mind and body? Try geocaching ("jee-oh-cash-ing"), the fast-growing hobby that's akin to a modern-day treasure hunt. This class will show you all you need to get started in finding your first cache and even hiding your own for others to find! We'll even help you find your very first cache! Geocaching requires the use of a smart phone or other GPS enabled device.   Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

 

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

 

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

 minecraftCome play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each week. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s. The club will meet the first and third Thursdays of every month. Grades 6-12. Register online.

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Hooked on Knitting Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

hatJoin us to learn the basics of knitting and to create your very own hat on Thursdays, July 23 & 30 and August 6, 13, & 20 ! We’ll have all the supplies for the project, just bring yourself! Grades 6-12. Online registration (for all five sessions) begins July 2. 

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday August 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday August 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Summer Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday August 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   1438   
   

The City's Health Department hosts a free blood pressure clinic twice monthly.

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

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

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

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together). Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins. 

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

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

7 Monday afternoon sessions. Class begins on July 13, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
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ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

Join the Children’s librarians for some fun songs and movement. All ages welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on June 2, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Christine and David Hagan Four Hands Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Siblings Christine and David Hagan have been heard performing piano together on WGBH radio, at the Art Complex in Duxbury and at Jordan Hall. Join them for a concert that will include J. S. Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582; Johannes Brahms’ 16 Waltzes, Op. 39 and Sergei Rachmaninov’s Capriccio Bohemien, Op. 12.

 

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

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). This month they will discuss Plato at the Googleplex by Rebecca Goldstein. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday August 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 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 9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM 2-3 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM eReaders and eBooks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Villain Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  For ages 4 and up. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM 3D Printing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

3d printerPlease join us to learn how 3D printing works by using Tinkercad to design your own three-dimensional creation!  Grades 6-12. Space is limited. Online registration (required) begins July 22.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday August 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to MS 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. Offered by Employment & Training Resurces, a MA One-Stop Career Center (ETR). To register (required) call 508-766-5700.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

 

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

 

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Hooked on Knitting Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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Join us to learn the basics of knitting and to create your very own hat! We’ll have all the supplies for the project, just bring yourself! Grades 6-12. Online registration (for all five sessions) begins July 2.

 

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM STEAM Lecture Series: Civilian Drones with Dave Avery from Above Summit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara   617-796-1380   slevine@minlib.net
   

The presentation will focus on civilian drones, and what their emergence means to the average person.  Following a brief history of the technology and a rundown on the various types of drones that exist today, Dave will discuss what drones are capable of right now, and where he sees them heading in the near future.  He will talk about where the greatest impact will be (Precision agriculture? Aerial Surveying? Cinematography?) as well as some interesting and unforeseen applications.

Founded in November of 2013 by photographers Jovan Tanasijevic and Emilie Pickering, Above Summit specializes in low-altitude cinematography using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or "drones".  Engaging with clients ranging from Commercial Real Estate to Country Clubs, Above Summit has established themselves as New England's source for premier aerial cinematography and photography.  

From a background in the sales and hospitality industries, Dave Avery joined Above Summit in May of 2014 as the first full-time employee.  Responsible for all aspects of the daily operations, Dave rapidly developed an in-depth knowledge of this nascent industry, specializing in the ever-changing landscape of regulations and legality. He is constantly searching for innovative and exciting applications for drone technology.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday August 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Card Corner Ages 11+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday August 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Summer Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday August 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Monday afternoon sessions. Class begins on July 13, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Scout will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children entering grades 1-5 only begins on Monday, August 3rd.  Space is limited.

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

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

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

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/08_2015/wx08_17_Concert_Alena_Zabava_Formal.jpgSiberian- born, classically-trained soprano Al?na Zabava has performed over 450 concerts in Russia, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.S. Ms. Zabava holds a Diploma in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory of Music where she was the recipient of a Merit Scholarship. Accompanied by guitar, she will delight the audience with Russian traditional songs, romances and beautiful songs from the 60s and 70s Soviet Era by Fradkin, Okudzhava, Esenin, Puare, Axmadulina, Shaferan and Novela Matveyeva.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on June 2, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

duct tape walletWe meet on the third Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. We’ll be making crafts this summer related to the Summer Reading theme, ‘Unmask.’ In August we invite you to craft your own comic book duct tape wallet. Grades 6-12. 

    Location: Teen Area
Wednesday August 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Giant Games & Pizza Night Rain Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

minecraftCome play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each week. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s. The club will meet the first and third Thursdays of every month. Grades 6-12. Register online.

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

Please join us for this once a month club!  Kids entering grades 3-6 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories.  Online registration is required and begins on Thursday, July 30th.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Hooked on Knitting Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

hatJoin us to learn the basics of knitting and to create your very own hat! We’ll have all the supplies for the project, just bring yourself! Grades 6-12. Online registration (for all five sessions) begins July 2.

 

    Location: Teen Area
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Write Great College Essays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday August 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Summer Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday August 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Coffee, Tea and English, too! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Monday mornings - July 13, August 24.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

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

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

7 Monday afternoon sessions. Class begins on July 13, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Insurgent MovieDirected by Robert Schwentke, the 2nd film in the Divergent series find Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) on the run from Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet) while trying to discover the secret that will help the rebels build a new and better future. Runtime 119 min. PG-13. Light refreshments served.                                                   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Trustees' Room
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Hands-on Genealogy Database Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring to class information about specific ancestors and what you hope to discover about them.  We will begin with a brief explanation of at least one of the library's genealogy databases.  Then everyone gets to work on their research while I am available for questions.

 

 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Science Fiction Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. This month they will discuss Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday August 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

ms.marvelJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The group will discuss Ms. Marvel by Willow Wilson. For ages 11-15 and their adult. 

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Banjar Lecture and Demonstration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/08_2015/wx08_26_Lecture_Concert_Michael_Nix_Banjar.jpgMichael Nix will present a short history of the banjo in America in a lecture-concert featuring three types of historical banjos and the banjar, a modern seven-string classical banjo of his own design. Michael Nix has performed throughout the U.S. and Asia and recorded for the PBS series American Experience. His music has been heard on Weekend Edition and other NPR programs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The August's book for discussion is The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday August 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Superman IV Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/08_2015/wx08_31_Program_Terry_Abrahamson_with_Muddy_Waters.jpgJoin playwright, photographer, filmmaker, author, satirist, adman and Grammy-winning songwriter Terry Abrahamson as he discusses his lifetime of adventures in the eye of the Pop Culture Hurricane. From writing for Oprah, Michael Jackson, Joan Jett, Muddy Waters and Roseanne Barr to turning George Thorogood’s first vinyl into the Celtics Fight Song, Abrahamson’s work has left its imprint everywhere from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to Johnnie Cochran’s funeral. Abrahamson's rare videos and riotous tales add unique perspective to the images and icons that have touched us all.

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Old School Sci Fi Book and Movie Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Hewitt     khewitt@minlib.net
   

The group meets to discuss works of science ­fiction and view movie adaptations. Check back for the book/movie title.Intended for adults. Info contact: khewitt@minlib.net.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday September 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Sunday September 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Labor Day Weekend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday September 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Scout will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in  grades k-5 only begins on Tuesday, August 25th.  Space is limited.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
        There are 7 spaces available.
Wednesday September 9, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sequences: A Woman's Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to MS Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Living and Aging in Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Friday September 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Intro to the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Danielle Maddon will perform on violin. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday September 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   1438   
   

The City's Health Department hosts a free blood pressure clinic twice monthly.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday September 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015. 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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 15, 2015. 

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday September 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

11 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on September 16, 2015.

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM GNU Linux Intro Teen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 GNU Linux Intro Teen

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

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

 

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk about Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about 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. 

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 17, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Harvery Leonard: Weather and Climate Change Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday September 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015. 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 Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 18, 2015.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday September 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New To Newton With Children Under 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Have you recently moved  to Newton?  Do you have kids ages 3 and under?  If yes, please join us for a short story time, followed by activities for the toddlers while the parents learn about what the library has to offer kids ages 3 and under and their caregivers, including programming and collections.

    Location: Story Room
Sunday September 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gabriel Chodos Solo Piano Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Gabriel Chodos will give a solo piano performance. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Monday September 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

Monday mornings - September 21, October 19, November 16, December 14.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-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 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Adventures In Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

"How can I help my child get redy to read?"  Join Sandy to learn early literacy concepts and skills, including the artistry of reading aloud.  Every other month we'll read and discuss a book, and have follow up activitites.  For children in kindergarten with a care giver.  Registration (required) begins on Monday, September 7.  When you register, you register for all five sessions (September 21, November 16, January 11, March 21, and May 16).

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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   
   

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/21, 10/19, 11/9, 12/14, 1/11/16, 2/8/16, 3/14/16, 4/11/16, 5/9/16, and 6/13/16.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, June 15 . When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
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 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM STEAM Lecture Series: Tiny Houses with Chris Page Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara     slevine@minlib.net
   

The tiny house movement is a growing phenomenon which taps into issues of sustainability, minimalism and economic freedom. While not for everyone, more and more people are considering the option of downsizing their possessions and living in a smaller space. Chris Page built a 210 square foot tiny house during the second half of 2014 and has been living in it since then. His talk will cover some general information about the movement and his process of building and living in his house. There will be ample time for questions both during and after the presentation.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday September 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015. 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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 15, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday September 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 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  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Laya's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
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Thursday September 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading and Writing Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Writing Poetry is a free class of any adult learner above a very beginner. Read easy, short poems written for all ages. Learn about the form of limericks. Try your hand at haiku. It's not difficult and will be lots of fun. We will read and write in every class.

10 Thursday morning sessions will begin on September 24, 2015.

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, September 24, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on September 1, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk about Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about 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. 

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 17, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015.

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

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

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 24, 2015.

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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
   

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  -  9:00 PM Israeli Classical Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a concert of Israeli classical music presented by artists from Maestro Musicians. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday September 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015. 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 Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Knitting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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.

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

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

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 18, 2015.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Singing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miriam Simen   617-244-6705   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Saturday September 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Students: Whether you accomplished a lot on your essay over the summer or you’re still trying to decide what to write about when school begins next fall, this workshop will be helpful.  Students work in small groups with others who are at the same writing stage, and are led by professional tutors and teachers. We'll cover some do's and don'ts of college essay writing, work on your writing, spend some time in peer review. You'll also get an opportunity for individual help and feedback.  Online Registration begins August 1.  This is a free workshop offered to students.Please bring at least 5 copies of your essay draft if you have one.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday September 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Hannah Hsu Wang solo piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Hannah Hsu Wang for a solo, classical piano performance. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday September 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   1438   
   

The City's Health Department hosts a free blood pressure clinic twice monthly.

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

Our canine friend Riley will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Monday, September 14.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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

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

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

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

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


 

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

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015. 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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 15, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End of Life Care Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Angelo Volandes, MD, MPH, will speak on his book The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End of Life Care.  He is a physician and researcher at Harvard University and Mass General Hospital. The program is copsonsored by Good Shepherd Community Care. The talk will be followed by a book signing.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 29, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday September 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 30, 2015. 

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

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

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

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

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

11 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on September 16, 2015.

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM GNU Linux Intro Adult Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 GNU Linux Intro Adult

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Volunteering with SOAR 55 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn about volunteering with SOAR55. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday October 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading and Writing Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Writing Poetry is a free class of any adult learner above a very beginner. Read easy, short poems written for all ages. Learn about the form of limericks. Try your hand at haiku. It's not difficult and will be lots of fun. We will read and write in every class.

10 Thursday morning sessions will begin on September 24, 2015.

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, September 24, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on September 1, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk about Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about 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. 

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 17, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015.

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 Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 24, 2015.

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Diana Lisanto Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introductory Workshop for ESL Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
Friday October 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015. 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  -  11:00 AM Knitting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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.

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on September 1, 2015.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 1, 2015.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday October 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Boston Artists Ensemble Performs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

By Susan WilsonCurrently making their home in Newton and Salem, MA, Boston Artists Ensemble is the recipient of grants from, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts. Join them for an intimate concert featuring retired Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist Jonathan Miller. The program details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl.newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Disability Awareness Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. October's book is "Kasey to the Rescue" by Ellen Rogers. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Immigration and Naturalization Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Dawn C. Slaven, Community Relations Officer for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will give a program for aspiring citizens that will cover permanent residence and the eligibility requirements and process for naturalization. Ms. Slaven is an expert on the naturalization process and its requirements. A supervisor and an officer who conducts interviews will accompany her to discuss the process specific to the USCIS Boston field office.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday October 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Cooking! is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Conversations about why cooking is valuable and fun for a person and for the family. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015. 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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult ESL learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 15, 2015. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preparing for U.S. Citizenship is a free class for adult ESL learners who have basic skills in reading, writing and understanding spoken English.  The class will cover basic U.S. history and government.  Students will practice answering interview questions.

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 6, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Helping Your Child Navigate Life After High School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Helping your child navigate the challenging landscape of life after high school. Presented by Nanci Ginty Butler, LICSW, Assistant Director, School and Community Services at Riverside Community Care and Heather Byrns, LMHC, Clinical Supervisor, MSPP INTERFACE Referral Service at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP). 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fiction Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pre-registration is required, space is limited.  The group is for serious writers pursuing publication. Each month two members submit a 15-25 page draft from a short story or novel to be read and critiqued by the class. Info contact: Castellano Turner, Ph.D at castellano.turner977@gmail.com.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Sweet Reads Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

Kids in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1, 1/5/16, 2/2/16, 3/1/16, 4/5/16, 5/3/16, and 6/7/16.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 16. When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 7 spaces available.
Wednesday October 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult ESL learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 30, 2015. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Avoid waiting in line. Go to www.redcrossblood.org and make an appointment.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read and discuss short stories about traveling and exploring new places. Selections will cover travel from around the world. Use articles, tour books, travel brochures, and websites to learn about places to visit. Create a basic cheklist for packing. Work in small groups to plan a virtual trip to a region in New England.

11 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on September 16, 2015.

Limited to 12 students. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Dorit's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Old School Sci Fi Book and Movie Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Hewitt     khewitt@minlib.net
   

The group meets to discuss works of science ­fiction and view movie adaptations. Check back for the book/movie title.Intended for adults. Info contact: khewitt@minlib.net.

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Master Thieves Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stephen Kurkjian will discuss his book Master Thieves which details the events surrounding the famous Gardner Museum art heist. 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 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 October 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Mental Health First Aid Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Mental Health First Aid is an in-person training that teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading and Writing Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Writing Poetry is a free class of any adult learner above a very beginner. Read easy, short poems written for all ages. Learn about the form of limericks. Try your hand at haiku. It's not difficult and will be lots of fun. We will read and write in every class.

10 Thursday morning sessions will begin on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Talking About Health is a class for adult ESL learners who have a basic understanding of written and spoken English.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, September 24, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on September 1, 2015. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk about Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about 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. 

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 17, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Read and discuss short fiction by leading authors. 

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In this four-session workshop participants will learn the principles of acquiring a new language, how adults learn, how cross-cultural considerations affect a person's ability to adapt to new ways of saying and doing things, and a variety of ESL teaching techniques that tutors can use with their learners.

This workshop is open to new and current tutors in the Newton Free Library's Legacy for Literacy program. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Trustees' Room
Friday October 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Culture and Your Children is a free conversation class  about parenting for adult ESL learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015. 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  -  11:00 AM Knitting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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.

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Class is only for students who have not attended before.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on September 1, 2015.

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-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 1, 2015.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday October 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The 440 Jazzy Violinist Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tomoko Iwamoto and the 440 will perform. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen     
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday October 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk about Cooking! is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Conversations about why cooking is valuable and fun for a person and for the family. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 15, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015. 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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult ESL learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 15, 2015. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preparing for U.S. Citizenship is a free class for adult ESL learners who have basic skills in reading, writing and understanding spoken English.  The class will cover basic U.S. history and government.  Students will practice answering interview questions.

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 6, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 5/6 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   
   

Kids in grades 5-6 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month.All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12/16, 2/9/16, 3/8/16, 4/12/16, 5/10/16 and 6/14/16.  Online registration is required . When you register, you register at the same time for all 9 months.

    Location: Story Room
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult ESL learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 29, 2015. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Poetry Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The poetry series meets once a month from September-November and also February-April. Each month three, prominent, published poets give readings. An open mike follows with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press. Info contact: Doug at dougholder@post.harvard.edu.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:15 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
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Wednesday October 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult ESL learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 30, 2015. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read and discuss short stories about traveling and exploring new places. Selections will cover travel from around the world. Use articles, tour books, travel brochures, and websites to learn about places to visit. Create a basic cheklist for packing. Work in small groups to plan a virtual trip to a region in New England.

11 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on September 16, 2015.

Limited to 12 students. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Dorit's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The purpose of the club is to share information on records and approaches for starting or extending participants' genealogical research. Novices and experienced researchers are both welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring records and problems from their own research for discussion.  Info contact: Ginny Audet at NewtonGenealogyClub@gmail.com.

    Location: Special Collections
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM GNU Linux for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

GNU Linux for Teens

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Living and Aging in Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a program on living and aging in Newton cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday October 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Mental Health First Aid Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Mental Health First Aid is an in-person training that teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading and Writing Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading and Writing Poetry is a free class of any adult learner above a very beginner. Read easy, short poems written for all ages. Learn about the form of limericks. Try your hand at haiku. It's not difficult and will be lots of fun. We will read and write in every class.

10 Thursday morning sessions will begin on September 24, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2015.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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