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Sunday May 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Play Reading Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ArtsEmerson is offering this exciting opportunity to study the art and craft of theater, and expand and deepen your theater literacy skills as an audience member through stimulating conversations with artists and others. Space is limted, registration is required. Register here.

  • Study the script of Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary by Marissa Chibas (session runs 4/17 - 5/11)
  • No prior knowledge of the play or acting ability is necessary. Scripts will be issued on the first day of the book club.
  • Attend a complimentary performance at ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage.  
  • After attending the play participants will share their experience at a public sharing event.
  • Sign up to study this play over 5 sessions
  • Please attend all of the sessions for which you register as the group will build on their experiences from week-to-week.
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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM George Attisano on Classical Guitar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foaMr. Attisano’s repertoire spans several centuries and a variety of styles. He has performed solo and in chamber ensembles in the New York and Boston metro areas. The performance will incude:

The Entertainer by Scott Joplin

Diatribes with an Amazon Queen by Jeff Wyman

Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro, BWV 998 by J.S. Bach

Danza de la Pastora by Ernesto Halffter

Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel by Albert Harris

Sunburst by Andrew York

This program is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday May 2, 2016 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  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Large and small group discussions of  Home of the Brave for tutors and adult ESL learners in our ESL & Literacy program who have participated in the One Book, One Program project.

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

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

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

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

Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The group will read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

18 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 25, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 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 1:30 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 Monday, March 21.
    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Intro to iPad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ESL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Understanding Idioms is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Learn to speak English like an American! Have fun learning common American expressions that sound as though they mean one thing but really mean something different.

8 Monday afternoon sessions will begin on March 28, 2016.

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

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  -  8:45 PM The Big Short: Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   
   

The Big ShortThis adaptation of Michael Lewis' book The Big Short explores the 2008 financial crisis through the lens of four unorthodox moneymen. Christian Bale plays Michael Burry, a former hedge-fund manager who was one of the first to forecast the collapse of the credit bubble due to excessive subprime lending. Steve Carell is Mark Baum (based on the real-life Steve Eisman).. Directed by Adam McKay. Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, and Marisa Tomei co-star. Rated R. Runtime 130 min. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the library. Rated R. Runtime 130 min. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the library.

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

This month they will discuss We are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg. In June they will discuss The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida. 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. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday May 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

9 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on April 12, 2016. No class on April 19.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Writing for Various Purposes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Writing for Various Purposes is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The class will introduce students to the writing of business letters, resumes, personal stories, and essays.  We will look at word choice, tone of voice, and format as well as content.  Differences between writing by electronic means (email, blog, for example) and traditional means will be discussed. The class will use the book Survival Writing: How to Write Letters, Resumes’, Pitches, Invoices, Emails, Articles, Reports, and Everything Else You Need to Know how to Write by Claire Scrivener. You can purchase a copy on Amazon.

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2016.

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

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  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM 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 April 5, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice (iPhone) A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Mike the Bubble Man Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Mike the Bubble Man brings magic and science to the stage with this interactive 45-minute indoor show about BUBBLES! Through music, choreography, and comedy, bubbles—in all different shapes and sizes—come alive, sparking imagination and wonder. Exploring science through bubbles creates an entertaining learning environment that introduces shapes, color, and chemistry. A love for bubbles is never outgrown—especially when there's a chance to see the world from inside of one! For ages 3-12.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Best iPad Apps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice (iPhone) B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ESL-Short Story Discussion Group 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. We will use the book Discovering Fiction: A Reader of North American Short Stories, Level 1, 2nd edition by Judith Kay.  You can borrow the book from the library or buy it on Amazon.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 29, 2016. No class on April 19.

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

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 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.

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2016.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Zhanna Cantor and Barbara Marder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foaBarbara Marder's (Wall Jewelry) medium, vitreous enamel, is finely ground glass that has historically been used for jewelry and small objects. She uses it in a non-traditional way, both sifting and painting it onto her steel or copper “canvas”. 

Zhanna Cantor (Emerging Adults: Portraiture) is guided by the idea that truth lies in a moment isolated, when observation can reveal more than words. This collection of portraits, inspired by the artist’s own children, examines the power of observation to more fully understand the terrain of adolescence and the years that follow. Refreshments will be served.

This program is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 5, 2016.

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  -  8:30 PM Impact Entrepreneurship: Making a Difference in Your Community Through Technological Innovation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   
   

Ever dreamed of becoming the next Zuckerberg? Have an idea to change the world? Come join us at the Newton Free Library to learn how to create real-world technological solutions that help your community. High school entrepreneur and Girls Who Code alum Anaya Tipnis will discuss the process of building a startup and the benefits of learning to code. All ages welcome!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are many 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
 
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
    The registration period has ended.
Wednesday May 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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 on the East Coast. Create a basic checklist for packing. Work in small groups to plan a virtual East Coast trip.

8 Wednesday morning classes.  The class begins on April 6, 2016.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 6, 2016. No class on April 20.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Russian Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Small children are capable of so much more intellectually than people often give them credit for. The award-winning Russian School of Mathematics is offering a 12-week course for children ages 4 - 5 that is designed to spark early interest in mathematics. The atmosphere is fun and playful, and a great introduction to key mathematical concepts.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 13.  When you register, you register for, and attend,  ALL 12 CLASSES: 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/27, and 5/4..  Adults are asked to please  not attend the classes with their children.  Please note that this is a repeat of the class offered in the fall.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM iPad Advanced Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM CodeCampKidz Level 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

You'll be amazed by what your Web creations look like when you see them on an iPhone, iPad, or laptop, not just on a wider screen! CodeCampKidz Level 2, Mobile First Development and Responsive Layouts with Bootstrap JS, will introduce you to Bootstrap JS and responsive page layouts that change appearance based on the size of the viewing device being used. In this course you will take a "mobile first" approach and build a series of re-usable Bootstrap Tools that you can use over and over again on your own responsive design projects. Topics covered include: the Bootstrap Grid system; fixed & fluid layout;, responsive layouts and media querry;, panel;, other UI effects; and others. Full details are available at http://codecampkidz.com/liveclass/level2. Free hosting provided. For kids in grades 7 and 8.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, April 13th.  When you register, you register for all 4 classes, and you have to bring your own earbuds/headsets.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
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  March 2, April 6, May 4, and June 1.  Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 20. The book for February 3 is   Bringing In the New Year by Grace Lin.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Contemporary Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

They will discuss Plainsong by Kent Haruf. In June they will discuss The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced level adult English learners. Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 29, 2016. No class on April 21.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Superheroes! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Newton Library, The Newton Innovation Center and a local small business, SuperHealos, are co-hosting a superhero event for children ages 5-7. Kids will hear excerpts from an exciting superhero adventure story as well as have the chance to create their own superhero identities! Children will receive a superhero cape that they can color and take home. In this storybook reading, the SuperHealos sidekick Scooter has been birdnapped by a monkey that's loose in the hospital. Join Dash and Lily as they use their magic capes to bring hospital equipment to life and rescue everyone from the monkey madness. 

SuperHealos is a Newton based company dedicated to making children facing medical treatment feel like superheroes. Our stories and products introduce children to what they may see during a medical journey in a fun and exciting way. With a focus on imagination and play we help children turn life’s most difficult challenges into adventures. Learn more about SuperHealos at SuperHealos.com and follow the company on social media @SuperHealos.

The Newton Innovation Center is a resource open to the community, especially with programming aimed towards giving young people access to the innovation economy and support for local entrepreneurs of all backgrounds to make an impact locally and globally.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM STEAM Ahead Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

A storytime for 3-5 year olds and their care givers to explore math, science, and the arts with children's books and related activities.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

minecraftCome play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each session. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s. The club meets the first Thursday of every month. Minecraft Club is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. Please register. 

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours! We'll have lots of games available like Settlers of Catan, King of Tokyo and more. All ages welcome. (Many games are suitable only for ages 12+.) No registration required.

Check out our list of board games here

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

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Electing a New President Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

The monthly crochet and knitting club is back! We’ll be meeting the first Thursday of every month. We have crochet hooks, knitting needles, yarn and the know-how to teach the basics of crocheting. Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10 and up. 

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    Location: Teen Area
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Holocaust and Civil Rights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In honor of Yom Hashoah, Boston-based Civil Rights Attorney Frederick Thomas Golder will tell the incredible true story of Holocaust survivor Benjamin Sharnofsky. After surviving the concentration camps during WWII, Mr. Sharnofsky emigrated to the U.S. and became a respected school teacher. Ultimately he was unceremoniously fired for being, “too Jewish.” Learn about Mr. Sharnofsky’s physical and spiritual endurance as well as his legal battle against discrimination and for his first amendment right to freedom of religious expression.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday May 6, 2016 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
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Short films for young people

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

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 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.  Enjoy opportunities to learn and play a combination of board and card games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Cribbage, Hearts, and more. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 15, 2016.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday May 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Hands On Arduino Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Arduino is a simple microcontroller kit which lets you build digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical world. Go beyond blinking an LED and combine sensors and other elements to create an interactive project. Some previous experience with Arduino or other coding experience required.

For ages 18 and up. Registration is required.

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

 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and 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 10:30 AM  -  12:45 PM Star Wars - The Force Awakens: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Star Wars - The Force AwakensIn this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), scrappy desert dweller Rey (Daisy Ridley), and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). They soon embark on an epic adventure that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past, as well as new villains such as Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order, a fascist regime that has emerged from the ashes of the old Empire. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, and Anthony Daniels return to reprise their roles as, respectively, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and C-3PO. Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Gwendoline Christie co-star. PG- 13. Runtime 136 min. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the library.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and 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 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM CodeGirl Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   x1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
   

codegirlLearn more about the library's Code Newton grant program and the world of coding and app development during this special documentary screening.

By 2017 the app market will be valued at $77 Billion. Over 80% of app developers are male. The Technovation Challenge aims to change that by empowering girls worldwide to develop apps for an international competition. From rural Moldova to urban Brazil to suburban Massachusetts, CodeGirl follows teams who dream of holding their own in the world’s fastest-growing industry. The winning team gets $10K to complete and release their app, but every girl discovers something valuable along the way. Unrated. Runtime 107 minutes.

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

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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 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, April 23rd.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
Sunday May 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Nate Aronow's Nextet Performs Jazz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

fosThe Nate Aronow Nextet has been delighting audiences with its brand of thoughtful contemporary jazz at clubs, festivals and private events in New England for several years. For this concert they will perform several of their most popular original compositions in swing, Latin and fusion styles, as well as tunes composed by some of the jazz greats over the last few decades such as Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis. The band members are:

Nate Aronow, piano and compositions

Ken Accardi, trumpet

Chris Pitts, tenor saxophone

Dave Mercure, electric bass

Brendan Byrnes, drums 

This program is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday May 9, 2016 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  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The group will read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

18 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 25, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 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 1:30 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 Monday, March 21.
    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ESL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Understanding Idioms is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Learn to speak English like an American! Have fun learning common American expressions that sound as though they mean one thing but really mean something different.

8 Monday afternoon sessions will begin on March 28, 2016.

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-Spring Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 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
    The registration period has ended.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. This month they will discuss Grace Paley’s Friends from her collection titled Later the Same Day, Penguin Books, New York, 1986, and Lucia Berlin’s A Manual for a Cleaning Lady from a collection of her selected stories published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2015. 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: Trustees' Room
Tuesday May 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

9 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on April 12, 2016. No class on April 19.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Writing for Various Purposes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Writing for Various Purposes is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The class will introduce students to the writing of business letters, resumes, personal stories, and essays.  We will look at word choice, tone of voice, and format as well as content.  Differences between writing by electronic means (email, blog, for example) and traditional means will be discussed. The class will use the book Survival Writing: How to Write Letters, Resumes’, Pitches, Invoices, Emails, Articles, Reports, and Everything Else You Need to Know how to Write by Claire Scrivener. You can purchase a copy on Amazon.

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2016.

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ETR Résumé Development Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoJoin us for an Employment & Training Resources (ETR) workshop where you will learn how to develop a résumé that will best market your skills, accomplishments and positive attributes including writing a powerful summary. The workshop will be facilitated by Donna LaMontagne. She is a Certified Professional & Executive Resume Writer/Career Advisor with Metro South/West Employment & Training Resources out of both the Newton satellite and Framingham offices. Space is limited, registration is required. Call ETR at 508-766-5700 to secure a seat.

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM 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 April 5, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice (Android) A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Do you want to operate a computer and navigate around the internet better? Then this is the class for you! We’ll teach you the basic tools needed to master the online environment. Registration is required. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice (Android) B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ESL-Short Story Discussion Group 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. We will use the book Discovering Fiction: A Reader of North American Short Stories, Level 1, 2nd edition by Judith Kay.  You can borrow the book from the library or buy it on Amazon.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 29, 2016. No class on April 19.

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

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 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.

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2016.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to 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
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 5, 2016.

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  -  9:00 PM What Makes Them Write: Authors on Their Influences and Inspiration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foa Join us for a lively literary with:

Christopher Lydon, moderator (host of WBURs Open Source)

Andre Dubus III (Garden of Last Days)

Emily Franklin (Last Night at the Circle Cinema)

Seth Mnookin (The Panic Virus)

Engage in a stimulating conversation with the celebrity authors about their writing process, favorite author and current work. This special event is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts. A book sale will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair. Seating is limited and is provided on a first come, first served basis.

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    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
   

This month they will discuss Oedipus the King by Sophocles. The reading is from Great Books Foundation publication, Fifth Series, Volume 1. Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday May 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 6, 2016. No class on April 20.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM CodeCampKidz Level 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

You'll be amazed by what your Web creations look like when you see them on an iPhone, iPad, or laptop, not just on a wider screen! CodeCampKidz Level 2, Mobile First Development and Responsive Layouts with Bootstrap JS, will introduce you to Bootstrap JS and responsive page layouts that change appearance based on the size of the viewing device being used. In this course you will take a "mobile first" approach and build a series of re-usable Bootstrap Tools that you can use over and over again on your own responsive design projects. Topics covered include: the Bootstrap Grid system; fixed & fluid layout;, responsive layouts and media querry;, panel;, other UI effects; and others. Full details are available at http://codecampkidz.com/liveclass/level2. Free hosting provided. For kids in grades 7 and 8.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, April 13th.  When you register, you register for all 4 classes, and you have to bring your own earbuds/headsets.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
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 February 17, March 9, April 13, May 11, and June 1.  Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 20. The book for February 10 is   Bringing In the New Year by Grace Lin.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
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 Play Reading Book Club Staged Sharing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05_2016/wx05_11_Program_ArtsEmerson_DaughterOfACubanRevolutionary%20_by_MirandaWright.jpgOver the past five weeks the Play Reading Book Group has gathered to read, study, attend and discuss Marissa Chibas’ Daughter of A Cuban Revolutionary. Now they will enthusiastically share their experience with the public through a presentation followed by a Q and A. The group is cosponsored by ArtsEmerson, the professional presenting and producing organization of the Office of the Arts at Emerson College in Boston. Refreshments will be served.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bev Spencer   1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
Thursday May 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced level adult English learners. Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 29, 2016. No class on April 21.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Murder by the Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. Details will follow on the title for the current month. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storytime Surprise For 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

This week: birds.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Adult Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Come play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each week. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s.  For kids in grades 3-5.  Space is limited to 10 kids.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

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

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

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

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  -  8:30 PM Teen Author Event: Francisco X. Stork Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

francisco storkJoin us for a very special author event with Francisco X. Stork, award-winning author of the young adult book, Marcelo in the Real World. Stork will share his experience as a young adult author and read from his latest, starred review book, The Memory of Light. The talk will be followed by a book signing. Books will be sold by New England Mobile Book Fair. For teens and adults. 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 48 spaces available.
Friday May 13, 2016 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
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Enjoy opportunities to learn and play a combination of board and card games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Cribbage, Hearts, and more. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 15, 2016.

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

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  -  5:00 PM Norm of the North: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Norm of the NorthIn this animated family comedy, an oddball polar bear named Norm (voice of Rob Schneider) is outraged after learning that humans are planning to build condos in his Arctic home. He and three lemming pals go to NYC to confront the real-estate developer. Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Bill Nighy, and Loretta Devine also lend their voices. Directed by Trevor Wall. PG. Runtime 86 min. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the library.                             

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday May 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Secrets of College Admissions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

collegewiseThis seminar will help families separate college admissions fact from fiction and enjoy the college process a little more. We’ll discuss grades, test scores, activities, and everything else colleges evaluate. Attendees will get straight answers about what college admissions committees really look for and how they ultimately decide who gets in. And we think kids and parents will be pleasantly surprised to learn that kids don’t have to be trilingual, opera-singing rocket scientists to get into college today.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 99 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and 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 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and 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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Twelfth Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

boston theater companyO mistress mine, where are you roaming? Join Boston Theater Company's Teen Touring Troupe in Illyria, the setting of Shakespeare's comedyTwelfth Night, where a shipwreck, a clever disguise, multiple mistaken identities, a clever trick, a challenge to a duel, and many mixed messages create one hilarious tale! Actors in grades 6-11 perform an hour-long version of this Shakespeare classic full of confusion, transformation, and wit. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 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 Sunny 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, April 30.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
Sunday May 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Newton Family Singers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05_2016/wxNewton%20Festival%20of%20the%20Arts%20-%2010in%20-%20lighter.jpgThe Newton Family Singers is an intergenerational chorus of 65 singers that celebrates family, community and American folk music. Their Artistic Director, Chris Eastburn, is an award-winning composer and musician. Join them as they present a selection of songs from their show Long May You Run: Songs by Neil Young and Friends. Children are welcome and all are encouraged to join in and sing! This program is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts.

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

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

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The group will read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

18 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 25, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 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 Adventures In Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

"How can I help my child get ready 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 activities.  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 25, March 21, and May 16).

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ESL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Understanding Idioms is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Learn to speak English like an American! Have fun learning common American expressions that sound as though they mean one thing but really mean something different.

8 Monday afternoon sessions will begin on March 28, 2016.

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

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 Tracking Ancestors Using Local Resources -- Yours and Theirs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Familiarizing yourself with local resources available near where your ancestor lived, and how to contact them, can prove invaluable to your research. Knowing what is available in your own local library and what other resources may be available in your vicinity can also be of critical importance. This class is about how to find useful local libraries, historical and genealogical societies and people with similar interests to help you.  Covered also is how to ask a good question and an introduction to some of the resources in our own Special Collections. Registration is required. 

    Location: Special Collections
        There are 8 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 Why Harp? The Seductive Power of the World’s Oldest Instrument Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foa Ancient to modern, every culture has had some version of a harp. Judith Kogan will explore this phenomenon with the help of the Newton Youth Harp Ensembles whose members range from age nine to eighteen. A winner of competitions on both classical and Celtic harp, Judith Kogan is creator and host of Boston's Distinguished Harpist Series. She has been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered and Fresh Air. Ms. Kogan is the author of Nothing But the Best: The Struggle for Perfection at the Juilliard School. This program is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
Tuesday May 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

9 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on April 12, 2016. No class on April 19.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Writing for Various Purposes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Writing for Various Purposes is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The class will introduce students to the writing of business letters, resumes, personal stories, and essays.  We will look at word choice, tone of voice, and format as well as content.  Differences between writing by electronic means (email, blog, for example) and traditional means will be discussed. The class will use the book Survival Writing: How to Write Letters, Resumes’, Pitches, Invoices, Emails, Articles, Reports, and Everything Else You Need to Know how to Write by Claire Scrivener. You can purchase a copy on Amazon.

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2016.

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

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 9:45 AM  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
ent_gclef 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Matt Heaton Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

Matt Heaton (the "Toddlerbilly Troubadour") brings an infectious energy to his sing alongs. Peppered with well known classics and a few soon-to-be classics, and performed with panache on guitar & banjo, Matt makes music for parents and kids alike.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk! 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 April 5, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice (iPhone) A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ESL-Short Story Discussion Group 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. We will use the book Discovering Fiction: A Reader of North American Short Stories, Level 1, 2nd edition by Judith Kay.  You can borrow the book from the library or buy it on Amazon.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 29, 2016. No class on April 19.

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

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 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.

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2016.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 5, 2016.

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  -  8:30 PM Monthly Make -- Fun with Orgami Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Gather each month for an exciting hands-on activity! Some months will feature guided crafts and others may be more open ended. Either way you'll meet new people, work with varying mediums and materials, and have something to take home! This month we’ll be working with origami. No registration required.

    Location: 3rd Floor
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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
   

dream catcherWe meet on the third Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks.This month we'll be making dream catchers and eating brownies. Grades 6-12.

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


http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05_2016/wx05_17_Program_Jobs_Series_Bonnie_Petrovich.jpgThis presentation will demystify “personal branding” and help you continue, or begin, your journey of clarifying your own brand. We will explore the components of a personal brand, and how to incorporate it in choosing your career direction and creating your promotional materials. This fun, engaging session will be led by Bonnie Petrovich, M.Ed., CPC. She is a certified career transition consultant and executive coach with extensive professional experience in training and development, HR and recruiting. This program is part of the ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development series facilitated by Executive and Career Coach Tammy Gooler Loeb.

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

The group is for those who have a commitment to writing and/or reading plays. Bring your original manuscript to read and share critiques in a supportive and honest manner. Info contact: Sandra Weintraub at sgweintraub@yahoo.com or 617-244-6236.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday May 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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 on the East Coast. Create a basic checklist for packing. Work in small groups to plan a virtual East Coast trip.

8 Wednesday morning classes.  The class begins on April 6, 2016.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 6, 2016. No class on April 20.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Keeping Your Computer Safe -- Windows Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We will cover how to spot an online scam, avoid identity theft online, and keep your browsing safe. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM CodeCampKidz Level 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

You'll be amazed by what your Web creations look like when you see them on an iPhone, iPad, or laptop, not just on a wider screen! CodeCampKidz Level 2, Mobile First Development and Responsive Layouts with Bootstrap JS, will introduce you to Bootstrap JS and responsive page layouts that change appearance based on the size of the viewing device being used. In this course you will take a "mobile first" approach and build a series of re-usable Bootstrap Tools that you can use over and over again on your own responsive design projects. Topics covered include: the Bootstrap Grid system; fixed & fluid layout;, responsive layouts and media querry;, panel;, other UI effects; and others. Full details are available at http://codecampkidz.com/liveclass/level2. Free hosting provided. For kids in grades 7 and 8.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, April 13th.  When you register, you register for all 4 classes, and you have to bring your own earbuds/headsets.

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

The group meets to discuss works of science ­fiction and view movie adaptations.This month we will be discussing The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by R.L.Stevenson and watching the 1932 movie adaptation. Intended for adults. Info contact: khewitt@minlib.net.

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Impact of Stress on Learning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

stressAnxiety levels in learning environments are at an all-time high. How can parents and educators identify signs of stress, and what can we do to lessen its effects on our students and children? Noel Foy, founder of AMMPE Brain-Based Learning (www.ammpe.com), will discuss specific, effective strategies to help wire your child's brain in ways that decrease stress and increase resiliency. This program is sponsored by Newton Youth Services.  For parents.

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

Awaken kids' curiosity and their interest in problem solving! Kids build LEGO models and then program them to move and react.  For kids ages 7-10.  Parents need to stay with their kids. Online registration (required) begins Thursday, April 28, nd there are 8 spaces.

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

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

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. This month they will discuss Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria by Noo Saro-Wiwa.Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: Room A
Thursday May 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced level adult English learners. Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 29, 2016. No class on April 21.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016. 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 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An overview of features including entering and editing data, formatting,  saving and printing workbooks, entering formulas and functions, inserting/deleting columns. Offered by Employment & Training Resources (ETR), a MA One-Stop Career Center. To register (required) call ETR: 508-766-5700.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM 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 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tinker Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

gearsLearn how to code LEGO WeDos using Scratch! Tinker Club is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. Space is limited, please register online. 

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Computer Aided Design and 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to design 3D objects using free computer aided design software and then print them on the library’s 3D printer. For ages 18+. Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

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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Friday May 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Enjoy opportunities to learn and play a combination of board and card games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Cribbage, Hearts, and more. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 15, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Singing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miriam Simen   617-244-6705   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Girls Who Code Graduation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Throughout the past academic year, our Girls Who Code club has introduced girls fro grades 6-12 to computer science every Monday and Friday in order to realize the true meaning of #CSforAll. The girls in our Club have completed intensive and creative coding projects on their own. They’re putting Girls Who Code on their resumes, and plan to use the experience to pursue opportunities in the 21st-century tech economy. Parents and girls in the Club, please join us for a Graduation Celebration. We'll be seeing the girls' final projects and eating pizza. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday May 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

An opportunity to chuck the to-do list and enjoy an hour of fun, learning and connection with your loved ones! Our Family Yoga Class will be structured like kids yoga class with emphasis on interactive and partner poses for kids and adults to do together.  Activities include cooperative games, age-appropriate poses, partner poses between parent and child, breathing exercises, simple mindfulness activities, and relaxation. Poses and games in this class are designed for children ages 3-12 and their caregiver(s).  No yoga experience required. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and 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
Sunday May 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Concert for Cello, Flute and Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foaNancy Hair, cello, Tamara Goldstein, piano, and Rachel Roberts, flute, will perform Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano by Henry Eccles, Jet Whistle for Flute and Cello by Hector Villa-Lobos and Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata. Cellist Nancy Hair is known both as a versatile performer and devoted teacher in the Boston area, across the U.S. and in Europe and Asia. Pianist Tamara Goldstein enjoys a diverse career as a chamber musician and educator and has traveled with recital partners for performance and teaching engagements on five continents. Flutist Rachel Roberts is the Founder and Director of New England Conservatory’s Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department. This event is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday May 23, 2016 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  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 - January 25, February 22, March 21, April 25, May 23, June 20, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 21, December 19.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

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

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

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

Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The group will read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

18 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 25, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 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  -  4:00 PM Assistive Technology Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Did you know your iPhone and iPad come with built-in assistive technology?  Come learn about the accessibility features that can make your life easier! Newton Free Library welcomes participants with disabilities.  For questions about accessibility or to request accomodations,  please contact Kim at khewitt@minlib.net or 617/796-1360 as early as possible.  Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
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 in grades K-5 only begins on Tuesday, May 10.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ESL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Understanding Idioms is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners. Learn to speak English like an American! Have fun learning common American expressions that sound as though they mean one thing but really mean something different.

8 Monday afternoon sessions will begin on March 28, 2016.

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

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 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours! We'll have lots of games available like Settlers of Catan, King of Tokyo and more. All ages welcome. (Many games are suitable only for ages 12+.) No registration required.

Check out our list of board games here

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

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

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Are You Keen on Being Green? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foaJoin us for the annual spring program produced and hosted by Students for a Greener World (SGW), Green Newton’s student group. During this lively presentation, students of all ages from Newton schools will come together to demonstrate how they’ve helped the environment. Additionally, the 2016 Annual Environmental Leadership Awards will be announced. Visit their display in the three Main Hall cases throughout the month. This program is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts.

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

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. This month they will discuss The Gone Away World by Nick Harkaway. In June they will discuss The Peace War by Vernor Vinge. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday May 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

9 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on April 12, 2016. No class on April 19.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has ended.
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Writing for Various Purposes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Writing for Various Purposes is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The class will introduce students to the writing of business letters, resumes, personal stories, and essays.  We will look at word choice, tone of voice, and format as well as content.  Differences between writing by electronic means (email, blog, for example) and traditional means will be discussed. The class will use the book Survival Writing: How to Write Letters, Resumes’, Pitches, Invoices, Emails, Articles, Reports, and Everything Else You Need to Know how to Write by Claire Scrivener. You can purchase a copy on Amazon.

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2016.

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

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  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Watch and listen to a story, sing a song, play an instrument.  For ages 0-4.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM 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 April 5, 2016.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice (Android) A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice (Android) B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

Do you have a thesis to write or a project to research? Get personalized, one-on-one help using library resources to develop your topic. Registration is required.

    Location: Special Collections
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice (Android) D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ESL-Short Story Discussion Group 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. We will use the book Discovering Fiction: A Reader of North American Short Stories, Level 1, 2nd edition by Judith Kay.  You can borrow the book from the library or buy it on Amazon.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 29, 2016. No class on April 19.

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

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 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.

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2016.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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 10/27, 11/24, 12/15, 1/26/16, 2/23/16, 3/22/16, 4/26/16, 5/24/16, and 6/21/16.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 16. When you register, you register at the same time for all 9 months.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Demystifying College Admissions for Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

college admissionsAre you thinking about college for you teen and feeling anxiety?  Terry Greene Clark, local author of the book, Demystifying College Admissions A Parent-To-Parent Guide to the Reality Of The College Process, will speak to this subject! The presentation will not only discuss the college application, the redesigned SAT, college athletics, financial aid and more but also, provide insight in the reality of the college process from her own experience of having sent three of her four children off to college in the last five years.  Questions are welcome and encouraged. 

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 5, 2016.

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 May 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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 on the East Coast. Create a basic checklist for packing. Work in small groups to plan a virtual East Coast trip.

8 Wednesday morning classes.  The class begins on April 6, 2016.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 6, 2016. No class on April 20.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM CodeCampKidz Level 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

You'll be amazed by what your Web creations look like when you see them on an iPhone, iPad, or laptop, not just on a wider screen! CodeCampKidz Level 2, Mobile First Development and Responsive Layouts with Bootstrap JS, will introduce you to Bootstrap JS and responsive page layouts that change appearance based on the size of the viewing device being used. In this course you will take a "mobile first" approach and build a series of re-usable Bootstrap Tools that you can use over and over again on your own responsive design projects. Topics covered include: the Bootstrap Grid system; fixed & fluid layout;, responsive layouts and media querry;, panel;, other UI effects; and others. Full details are available at http://codecampkidz.com/liveclass/level2. Free hosting provided. For kids in grades 7 and 8.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, April 13th.  When you register, you register for all 4 classes, and you have to bring your own earbuds/headsets.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Laya's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday May 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced level adult English learners. Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 29, 2016. No class on April 21.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016. 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 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Health Maintenance Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alison Kemp   x1401   
   

This is a drop-in clinic and clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. The Health Maintenance Clinics are a brief opportunity to talk with a public health nurse about medications, health questions/concerns and have your blood pressure taken.

    Location: Room B
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storytime Surprise For 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

This week: flowers.
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 Hooked on Books Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

This months book is All the Light We Cannot Seeby Anthony Doer

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

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

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

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

Come play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each week. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s.  For kids in grades 3-5.  Space is limited to 10 kids.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

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

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

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

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  -  9:00 PM Labors of Love: New Comedies and Dramas by the Newton Playwrights Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foaPlease join members of the Newton Playwrights group as they present staged readings of original off-the-wall comedies and dramas based on real historical events. The program will include:

Mumbet: aka Elizabeth Freeman by Geralyn Horton

Dog Park Afternoon by Nancy Temple

The Nazi Prophet by Jonathan Brickman

The Remington by Margie Semilof

English Class by Sandra Weintraub

Info email Sandra Weintraub: sgweintraub@yahoo.com. This program is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday May 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 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.  Enjoy opportunities to learn and play a combination of board and card games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Cribbage, Hearts, and more. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 15, 2016.

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

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  -  4:45 PM KIBO Robots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childen's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday May 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and 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 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and 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 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Concussion: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

ConcussionFilmmaker Peter Landesman (Parkland) wrote and directed this sports-themed drama based on Jeanne Marie Laskas' GQ article "Game Brain," about the potentially horrific cost of playing football. Pittsburgh-based neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers a degenerative brain disease now known as CTE in the autopsies of several deceased pro-football players, but after presenting his research, he finds himself under fire from the NFL. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Luke Wilson, Alec Baldwin, Bitsie Tulloch, and Albert Brooks co-star. PG-13. Runtime 123 min. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the library. Saturday, May 28, 2 pm.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday May 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday May 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday May 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

9 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on April 12, 2016. No class on April 19.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  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.

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2016.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Native Plants and Invasive Species Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05_2016/wx05_31_Program_Conservators_Glossy_Buckthorn.jpgHorticulturist Bruce Wenning will give a talk on some of the more common exotic invasive woody plants that are found in Newton and the surrounding communities. Learn about the traits of these pest-like plants and why they really are detrimental to our native ecosystems. Control options will also be discussed. Mr. Wenning has over 20 years’ experience working with volunteer groups and private clients in the control of exotic invasive plant projects. He is the horticulturist at The Country Club in Brookline. The program is cosponsored by Newton Conservators and Green Newton. (Image: Glossy Buckthorn)

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday June 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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 on the East Coast. Create a basic checklist for packing. Work in small groups to plan a virtual East Coast trip.

8 Wednesday morning classes.  The class begins on April 6, 2016.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 6, 2016. No class on April 20.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM CodeCampKidz Level 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

You'll be amazed by what your Web creations look like when you see them on an iPhone, iPad, or laptop, not just on a wider screen! CodeCampKidz Level 2, Mobile First Development and Responsive Layouts with Bootstrap JS, will introduce you to Bootstrap JS and responsive page layouts that change appearance based on the size of the viewing device being used. In this course you will take a "mobile first" approach and build a series of re-usable Bootstrap Tools that you can use over and over again on your own responsive design projects. Topics covered include: the Bootstrap Grid system; fixed & fluid layout;, responsive layouts and media querry;, panel;, other UI effects; and others. Full details are available at http://codecampkidz.com/liveclass/level2. Free hosting provided. For kids in grades 7 and 8.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, May 11th.  When you register, you register for all 4 classes, and you have to bring your own earbuds/headsets.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
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  March 2, April 6, May 4, and June 1.  Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 20. The book for February 3 is   Bringing In the New Year by Grace Lin.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has ended.
 
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 February 17, March 9, April 13, May 11, and June 1.  Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 20. The book for February 10 is   Bringing In the New Year by Grace Lin.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has ended.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conquering the College Essay Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

COLLEGE ESSAYAlan Gelb is the author of the bestselling, Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps and coaches students all over the world on their personal statements. He will be conducting a workshop on how to approach this daunting assignment, answering your questions and getting you started.

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced level adult English learners. Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 29, 2016. No class on April 21.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Time For STEM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Mobilia   617-559-2062   Beverly_Mobilia@newton.k12.ma.us
   

Join us for a 4 part hands-on workshop series for parents/ caregivers and toddlers, ages 15-30 months.  Topics will include 5 senses; building; bubbles; and sorting.  Please note that adults will need to actively participate during each session.  Sponsored by Newton Community Partnerships for Children & Families through a grant from the Department of Early Education and Care. Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, May 12.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM STEAM Ahead Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

A storytime for 3-5 year olds and their care givers to explore math, science, and the arts with children's books and related activities.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

minecraftCome play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each session. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s. The club meets the first Thursday of every month. Minecraft Club is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. 

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours! We'll have lots of games available like Settlers of Catan, King of Tokyo and more. All ages welcome. (Many games are suitable only for ages 12+.) No registration required.

Check out our list of board games here

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

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

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

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

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

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

knittingJoin us for the ongoing Knitting and Crochet Club. We have crochet hooks, knitting needles, yarn and the know-how to teach the basics of crocheting. Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10 and up. Register online. 

    Location: Teen Area
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Just Peace Players Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Just Peace Players will present short vignettes of stories they collected from women who lived through WWII. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday June 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Short films for young people

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

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Enjoy opportunities to learn and play a combination of board and card games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Cribbage, Hearts, and more. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 15, 2016.

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

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
Saturday June 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and 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 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM littleBits DIY Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childen's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and 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
Sunday June 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM What makes a great tenor? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Erika Reitzhamer of the New England Opera Club will give a talk titled, "What makes a great tenor?" Her program will include audio and visual elements. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 6, 2016 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  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The group will read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

18 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 25, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 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 The Finest Hours Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   RoMcGrath@minlib.net
   

The Finest HoursThis docudrama depicts the incredible true story of a daring Coast Guard rescue operation off of Cape Cod during a ferocious storm in the winter of 1952. When an oil tanker splits in half, trapping its crew aboard the sinking vessel, four brave Guardsmen set out to save them. Craig Gillespie directed this adventure drama, which stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana. PG-13. Runtime 117 min. Light refreshments provided courtesy of the library.

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

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
Tuesday June 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

9 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on April 12, 2016. No class on April 19.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
ent_gclef 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Matt Heaton Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

Matt Heaton (the "Toddlerbilly Troubadour") brings an infectious energy to his sing alongs. Peppered with well known classics and a few soon-to-be classics, and performed with panache on guitar & banjo, Matt makes music for parents and kids alike.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 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.

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2016.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception Boston Chinese Photo Club/Newton Group 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. Details will follow.

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 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
    The registration period has ended.
Wednesday June 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM CodeCampKidz Level 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

You'll be amazed by what your Web creations look like when you see them on an iPhone, iPad, or laptop, not just on a wider screen! CodeCampKidz Level 2, Mobile First Development and Responsive Layouts with Bootstrap JS, will introduce you to Bootstrap JS and responsive page layouts that change appearance based on the size of the viewing device being used. In this course you will take a "mobile first" approach and build a series of re-usable Bootstrap Tools that you can use over and over again on your own responsive design projects. Topics covered include: the Bootstrap Grid system; fixed & fluid layout;, responsive layouts and media querry;, panel;, other UI effects; and others. Full details are available at http://codecampkidz.com/liveclass/level2. Free hosting provided. For kids in grades 7 and 8.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, May 11th.  When you register, you register for all 4 classes, and you have to bring your own earbuds/headsets.

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Annual Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bev Spencer   1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday June 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced level adult English learners. Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 29, 2016. No class on April 21.

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

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    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Murder by the Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. Details will follow on the title for the current month. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Time For STEM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Mobilia   617-559-2062   Beverly_Mobilia@newton.k12.ma.us
   

Join us for a 4 part hands-on workshop series for parents/ caregivers and toddlers, ages 15-30 months.  Topics will include 5 senses; building; bubbles; and sorting.  Please note that adults will need to actively participate during each session.  Sponsored by Newton Community Partnerships for Children & Families through a grant from the Department of Early Education and Care. Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, May 12.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storytime Surprise For 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

This week:Things That Go.
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 Minecraft for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each week. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s.  For kids in grades 3-5.  Space is limited to 10 kids.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Mark Sirdevan 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
Friday June 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate to advanced 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  -  4:15 PM Hexbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

 
 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Hexbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

 
 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday June 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and 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 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and 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 2:00 PM  -  3:25 PM Open Season Scared Silly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Open Season Scared Silly, rated PG.  Runtime 85 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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 Leo will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, May 28th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday June 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bradford Conner and Benjamin Sears in Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bradford Conner and Benjamin Sears will perform. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 13, 2016 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  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The group will read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

18 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 25, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 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 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
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Greening Our Community Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Greening Our Community series, cosponsored by Green Decade/Newton. The series features speakers who address a variety of environmental topics of local and global interest. Info here.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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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: Trustees' Room
Tuesday June 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

9 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on April 12, 2016. No class on April 19.

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

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
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Watch and listen to a story, sing a song, play an instrument.  For ages 0-4.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 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 in grades K-5 only begins on Tuesday, May 31.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM College Funding Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

COLLEGE FUNDINGThis New York Life seminar helps parents and grand-parents prepare for the high cost of a college education. Those who attend will leave with a greater appreciation for the difference a college education can make in a child’s future, as well as a host of information about grants, scholarships, students loans, 529 plans, and even some lesser-known ways to save for this life changing event. This program is meant for parents of younger children. 

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

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
    The registration period has ended.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:15 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday June 15, 2016 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 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM CodeCampKidz Level 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

You'll be amazed by what your Web creations look like when you see them on an iPhone, iPad, or laptop, not just on a wider screen! CodeCampKidz Level 2, Mobile First Development and Responsive Layouts with Bootstrap JS, will introduce you to Bootstrap JS and responsive page layouts that change appearance based on the size of the viewing device being used. In this course you will take a "mobile first" approach and build a series of re-usable Bootstrap Tools that you can use over and over again on your own responsive design projects. Topics covered include: the Bootstrap Grid system; fixed & fluid layout;, responsive layouts and media querry;, panel;, other UI effects; and others. Full details are available at http://codecampkidz.com/liveclass/level2. Free hosting provided. For kids in grades 7 and 8.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, May 11th.  When you register, you register for all 4 classes, and you have to bring your own earbuds/headsets.

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

The group meets to discuss works of science ­fiction and view movie adaptations. This month the group will read Children of Men by PD James and watch the 2006 movie adaptation featuring Clive Owen. Newcomers welcome. Intended for adults. Info contact: khewitt@minlib.net.

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

Learn about alternatives to cable TV like Netflix or Hulu. See demonstrations of the various ways to stream alternatives to TV and decide if you want to “cut the cord”. No registration required.

    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 June 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Time For STEM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Mobilia   617-559-2062   Beverly_Mobilia@newton.k12.ma.us
   

Join us for a 4 part hands-on workshop series for parents/ caregivers and toddlers, ages 15-30 months.  Topics will include 5 senses; building; bubbles; and sorting.  Please note that adults will need to actively participate during each session.  Sponsored by Newton Community Partnerships for Children & Families through a grant from the Department of Early Education and Care. Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, May 12.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

tinkerUse littleBits and hexbugs to invent new things! Bits snap together with magnets to make circuits in seconds. Tinker Club is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. 

    Location: Teen Area
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Anomalisa Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

AnomalisaA lonely motivational speaker goes on a business trip to Cincinnati, where he meets an extraordinary stranger who might be able to change his negative view of life. This stop-motion-animation feature was penned by lauded screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, who also co-directs alongside Duke Johnson. David Thewlis, Tom Noonan, and Jennifer Jason Leigh provide their voices. Rated R. Runtime 90 min. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the library.                                                   

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday June 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
Saturday June 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

An opportunity to chuck the to-do list and enjoy an hour of fun, learning and connection with your loved ones! Our Family Yoga Class will be structured like kids yoga class with emphasis on interactive and partner poses for kids and adults to do together.  Activities include cooperative games, age-appropriate poses, partner poses between parent and child, breathing exercises, simple mindfulness activities, and relaxation. Poses and games in this class are designed for children ages 3-12 and their caregiver(s).  No yoga experience required. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and 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
Sunday June 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Formed in 1996, Kaleidoscope performs a wide musical repertoire from Baroque to the most recent 21st century compositions. Join them for a delightful afternoon concert. Program details will follow. Seating is limited and is provided on a first come, first served basis.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
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 - January 25, February 22, March 21, April 25, May 23, June 20, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 21, December 19.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM KIBO Robots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childen's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

 

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

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

Stop by the Library to celebrate the beginning of summer with ice cream and Minute to Win It Games. While you’re here pick up information on the Teen Summer Reading program. Get involved as we explore the theme, “Get in the Game: Read” with programs throughout the summer. Learn about keeping an online log of your reading and how you can win prizes throughout the summer just for reading! 

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

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

    Location: Room A
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Tuesday June 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Winnie the Pooh Picnic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Bring your favorite stuffed animal and picnic lunch and join the children’s librarians for a fun sing-along. We’ll start in Druker, and then move outside to the Winnie the Pooh and friends statues for our picnic.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM What the Heck is Palliative Care Anyway Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for an event that will focus on how palliative care – while not universally defined, can be offered in many various ways through many types of programs. The program is cosponsored by Good Shepherd Community Care.

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

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 10/27, 11/24, 12/15, 1/26/16, 2/23/16, 3/22/16, 4/26/16, 5/24/16, and 6/21/16.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 16. When you register, you register at the same time for all 9 months.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
Wednesday June 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Dance and Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM CodeCampKidz Level 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

You'll be amazed by what your Web creations look like when you see them on an iPhone, iPad, or laptop, not just on a wider screen! CodeCampKidz Level 2, Mobile First Development and Responsive Layouts with Bootstrap JS, will introduce you to Bootstrap JS and responsive page layouts that change appearance based on the size of the viewing device being used. In this course you will take a "mobile first" approach and build a series of re-usable Bootstrap Tools that you can use over and over again on your own responsive design projects. Topics covered include: the Bootstrap Grid system; fixed & fluid layout;, responsive layouts and media querry;, panel;, other UI effects; and others. Full details are available at http://codecampkidz.com/liveclass/level2. Free hosting provided. For kids in grades 7 and 8.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, May 11th.  When you register, you register for all 4 classes, and you have to bring your own earbuds/headsets.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Laya's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday June 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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

This is a drop-in clinic and clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. The Health Maintenance Clinics are a brief opportunity to talk with a public health nurse about medications, health questions/concerns and have your blood pressure taken.

    Location: Room B
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Time For STEM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Mobilia   617-559-2062   Beverly_Mobilia@newton.k12.ma.us
   

Join us for a 4 part hands-on workshop series for parents/ caregivers and toddlers, ages 15-30 months.  Topics will include 5 senses; building; bubbles; and sorting.  Please note that adults will need to actively participate during each session.  Sponsored by Newton Community Partnerships for Children & Families through a grant from the Department of Early Education and Care. Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, May 12.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storytime Surprise For 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

This week: Bugs.
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  -  7:45 PM Jungle Jim's Reading Olympics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

"On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" The Reading Olympics!  balloon magic show contains Jim's signature brand of balloon artistry, magic, comedy, storytelling and improvisation with over 15 volunteers taking part. Archery, basketball, fencing and even Scottish caber toss are just some of the events that our "athletes" will compete in. Most importantly, Jim will incorporate just how important reading and staying active work together. For ages 5+.

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

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

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
Friday June 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
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
Saturday June 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and 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 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and 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 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Angels In the Outfield Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Angels In the Outfield. Rated PG. Runtime 102 min.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 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 Sunny 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, June 4.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday June 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Toku Kawata in Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Toku Kawata in concert will give a solo piano performance. Details will follow.

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours! We'll have lots of games available like Settlers of Catan, King of Tokyo and more. All ages welcome. (Many games are suitable only for ages 12+.) No registration required.

Check out our list of board games here

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

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

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

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday June 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Words With a View Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Israeli documentary filmmaker Omri Lior makes films about poets and writers which he screens at programs in Israel and around the world. Join him for a "Words with a View" event at which he will screen and disuss one of his films. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday June 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Between the Lines- A Personal Perspective of an Israeli Journalist Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Israeli journalist and columnist, Tal Bashan, who writes for the daily, Maariv, will give a program titled Between the Lines- A Personal Perspective of an Israeli Journalist. Tal will discuss the main dilemmas of Israel today, through her personal encounters with Israeli and foreign leaders and decision makers. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium