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Saturday December 10, 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.

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    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 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Paint Bar Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Drop in to decorate a Christmas ornament or menorah.  Open to all ages.

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    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 Tuesday, November 22nd.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Saturdays at the Movies 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: Pete's Dragon, rated PG.  Runtime 102 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Stephen Porter on Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2016/wx12_11_Concert_Stephen_Porter%20by%20Kathy%20Chapman%202015.jpgPianist Stephen Porter will return to the library to give a recital of solo works by Bach and Chopin, followed by the magnificent Debussy and Poulenc sonatas for cello and piano with special guest cellist Kate Kayaian. These moving works were written in France during the periods of the two World Wars. Mr. Porter has appeared as a soloist in London, Paris, Sarajevo, Istanbul and Rio de Janeiro, and Ms. Kayaian has performed regularly with such acclaimed ensembles as Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Sound Icon, New England String Ensemble and Odyssey Opera.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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 ELL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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.

Info contact:  NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call 617-796-1380

    Location: Special Collections
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ELL-Holiday Party! 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
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Open Genealogy Class for Questions and Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come prepared with questions about specific ancestors and what you hope to discover about them. We will begin with a brief explanation of at least one of the library's genealogy databases and then attendees will work on their research. Ginny Audet, our resident genealogist, will be available for questions.

Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call 617-796-1380.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marianne Connelly   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 9/12, 10/3, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9/17, 2/13/17, 3/13/17, 4/10/17, 5/8/17, and 6/12/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 23 . 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
   

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for beginner or intermediate writers interested in drafting a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading of work and receiving encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. To register 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   
   

Registration is required for newcomers. 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. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information. This month they will discuss Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World (found online) and T. Coraghessan Boyle’s The Fugitive from The New Yorker July 4, 2016.

    Location: Trustees' Room
Tuesday December 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  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.
 

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone.

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone.

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone.

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone.

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

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

light up cardsWe meet on the second Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month we’ll be making light up holiday cards using LEDs. Grades 5-7. 

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    Location: Teen Area
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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 9/13, 10/18, 11/8, 12/13, 1/10/17, 2/14/167, 3/14/17, 4/11/17, 5/9/17 and 6/13/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 21 . 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 7:15 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month they will discuss A Simple Heart, by Flaubert. Reading is from Great Books Foundation publication, Fifth Series, Volume 2. Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). In January they will discuss Of Personal Identity by Hume. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday December 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Conversation for Advanced Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free advanced beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 20, 2016. No class on October 4.

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

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

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

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

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

The group meets on 10 Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 28, 2016. No class on 10/12 and 11/23.

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

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    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: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Dance and Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Joanne Langione Dance Center presents a music and movement class for toddlers and preschoolers.  This progam does have  an attendance limit of 70 people.

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 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 race in!  For kids in grades K-1 accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited. Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

 

 
 

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, and January 11.  Online registration (required) is for September through December, and starts Wednesday, August 24.  The book for September 14 is  Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Python in the 21st Century Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

python

Are you trying to help your child decide which computer language to learn?  Do you know a young person who is interested in engineering topics?  Are you studying programming outside of school? As the library plans future computer science course offerings, we will be adding Python-focused courses to our activity schedule.  The Python programming language is used widely by professional software engineers yet is also very friendly to beginners.  Join us for a presentation on what Python is used for in the real world, led by Robyn Allen. Robyn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from MIT and is an energy innovator and entrepreneur based in Boston, MA. Open to all ages. 

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
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Thursday December 15, 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 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 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

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

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

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time D 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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: light.
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 3D Printing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1389   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

3d printingCome design and print on the library's 3D printer! For grades 7-12. Please register. 

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
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 tweens, grades 5-6.    Online registration (required) begins Thursday, November 24th.

 

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    Location: Computer Center
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-New Tutor 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 NewtonELL@minlib.net.

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Klezmer and More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2016/wx12_15_Concert_Bill_Wise.jpgJoin us for a lively concert of Jewish folk and klezmer music with clarinetist Bill Wise and pianist/accordionist Joanne Baker. Bill Wise is a composer of klezmer and other genres. He has a CD titled Y2klez. Joanne Baker is a middle school English teacher at JCS, Boston's Jewish Community Day School, as well as the director of their student klezmer band, The Grateful Klez. They will perform memorable tunes such as Hine Ma Tov, Mi Y'malel, Oy Hanuka, some of Bill’s compositions including Delanie's Waltz and Odessa Mama, and Shalom Aleichem Waltz by David Shneyer, among others.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Friday December 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-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 English Language 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 23, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 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 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 ELL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

Drop in for family games and activities time!  This is an opportunity to spend quality time with your child(ren) and with other patrons.  Games, building materials and other activities for all ages will be available.

    Location: Story Room
Saturday December 17, 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  -  4:40 PM Harry Potter Marathon! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library, and we're running a Harry Potter marathon!  This week's movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcer's Stone, rated PG.  Runtime 152 minutes.

 

 

 

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

Our canine friend Xena 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, November 22nd.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
   
Sunday December 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Anna Arazi on Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2016/wx12_18_Concert_Anna_Arazi_by_Alexandra_Wimley.jpgIsraeli classical pianist Anna Arazi will perform Robert Schumann’s Kreisleriana Op. 16, Verdina Shlonsky’s Five Sketches and Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 4 Op. 29 in C-Minor. An active performer, speaker and educator, Ms. Arazi has won notable competitions including the 2015 Dallas International Piano Competition and 2014 American Protégé International Piano competition, among others. She has performed with the Sinfonietta Beer-Sheba and Boston University Symphony orchestras, and recently had her Carnegie Hall debut. Ms. Arazi received her doctoral degree from Boston University in 2015, supported by the honorable Richmond scholarship.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Coding Meetup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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Do you know the basics of coding and are now looking to extend your skill set while meeting like-minded teens in an informal environment? Keep on coding at our new series for teens in grades 6-12. Open to any teen with an understanding of the core elements of coding: variables, conditionals, loops, and functions. No registration required, just drop by! We have a limited number of laptops, so please bring a laptop if you can. 2016-2017 Meetups: December 4 & 18, January 8 & 22, February 5, 12 & 26, March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23, May 7 & 21, and June 4.

 

    Location: Room A
Monday December 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

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    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 ELL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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!  Ages 16+ please. No registration required.

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

typewriterGet creative with the new monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! The group will meet in the Library on the third Monday of every month. Grades 7-12.

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:15 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! 

    Location: Story Room
Tuesday December 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  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.

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice for iPhone/iPad 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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice for iPhone/iPad 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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Device Advice for iPhone/iPad 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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM KIBO Robots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childen's Room   617-796-1370   
   

 Children program and decorate their own robots, giving the children the chance to make their ideas physical and tangible.  For kids in grades 2-4; 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. 

 

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice for iPhone/iPad 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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Teen Crafterhours Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1389   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

stampsWe meet on the third Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. Come make rubber stamps and wrapping paper. For grades 7-12. 

 

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    Location: Teen Area
 
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 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 12/20, 1/24/17, 2/28/17, 3/28/17, 4/25/17, 5/23/17, and 6/20/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 23. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

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

Learn the basics of making wire-wrapped earrings! Two basic techniques will be shown. Participants will leave with new earrings and a totally addicting new hobby.

Ages 18+ No Registration Required.

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
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 December 21, 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 ELL-Conversation for Advanced Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free advanced beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 20, 2016. No class on October 4.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ELL-Dorit's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Vincent   781-910-8014   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adventures In Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

Let's take a look at books! For children in kindergarten with a care giver.  Adults and children read the book in advance, then join Sandy for book exploration and fun related activities. Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, September 7.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21, and January 18).  The book for September 21 is Johnny Appleseed by Jane Kurtz.

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

The group meets to discuss works of science ­fiction and view movie adaptations. This month we will be reading All You Need is Kill by Sakurazaka and watching the movie adaptation, Edge of Tomorrow (2014).  Intended for adults. Info contact: khewitt@minlib.net.

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brownies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1389   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

what lightJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The title for this month is What Light by Jay Asher. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. For more information about Books & Brownies, visit our website

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    Location: Teen Area
 
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. They will discuss Blackass, a first novel by the Nigerian writer A. Igoni Barrett. In January they will discuss God's Bits of Wood, a novel by Ousmane Sembene of Senegal. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: Room A
Thursday December 22, 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 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 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

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

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

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time D 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 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.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgContinuing every other week through December (with the excpetion of Thanksgiving day), we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. Bring your own yoga mat or cushion if you prefer. No previous experience required. The group will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani. Appropriate for ages 14+.

 

 

 

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday December 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-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 English Language 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 23, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 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 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 ELL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Harry Potter Marathon! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   rmcgrath@minlib.net
   

It's Saturday movies at the library on Friday, and we're running a Harry Potter marathon!  This week's movie: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, rated PG.  Runtime 161 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday December 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:25 PM Harry Potter Marathon! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1670   rmcgrath@minlib.net
   

It's Saturday movies at the library, and we're running a Harry Potter marathon!  This week's movie: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, rated PG.  Runtime 142 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library closes 4 PM-Christmas Eve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library closed-Christmas Day

Sunday December 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 AM  -  1:00 AM Library closed-Christmas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library closed-Christmas Day

Monday December 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 AM  -  1:00 AM Library closed-Christmas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library closed-Christmas Day

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Tuesday December 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:40 PM Harry Potter Marathon! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1670   rmcgrath@minlib.net
   

It's Saturday movies at the library on Tuesday, and we're running a Harry Potter marathon!  This week's movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, rated PG-13.  Runtime 157 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Dream Jars Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Transform jam jars, chocolate boxes, and tea tins into your own three dimensional memory collage. Then collect your illustrations, ticket stubs, and dream recordings in your personal time capsule for the New Year.  For tweens, grades 5th-7th.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, December 6th. 

Join us in this Green Art Workshop where we'll get creative with a conscience. Participants will tap into their creativity as they Reduce-Reuse-Recycle.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Wednesday December 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Sciencetellers Present Race Against Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Sciencetellers present an adventure about two kids who find themselves racing against the clock! Before time runs outs, throw on your labcoat and buckle in — you are about to experience the science of power and energy through several explosive, hands-on experiments that will have you laughing, learning and having fun! We will make things float, bounce, soar and transform right before your eyes, all while exploring the concepts of surface tension, air pressure, chemical reactions, the law of inertia, scientific variables and more!  

For kids in grades K-5.

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are many 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 December 29, 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 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM 3D Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Learn how 3D printing works by designing your own three-dimensional creation!  For tweens in grades 5-7. Online registration (required) starts on Thursday, December 8th.

 

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Harry Potter Marathon! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1670   rmcgrath@minlib.net
   

It's Saturday movies at the library on Thursday, and we're running a Harry Potter marathon!  This week's movie: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, rated PG-13.  Runtime 138 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Techcycled Jewelry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1389   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

techcycledTransform old computer parts into jewelry! We'll be giving new life to computers parts over winter break. Stop by to make something unique. For grades 7 and up. Please register.

 

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mix & Match Marionettes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1389   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Forage for found images from calendars, greeting cards, and magazines to find the elements for your assemblage. Play with “cut-up” and collage techniques to create your own one-of-a-kind hybrid dancers. For grades 7-12.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, December 6th.  Join us in this Green Art Workshop where we'll get creative with a conscience. Participants will tap into their creativity as they Reduce-Reuse-Recycle.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 16 spaces available.
Friday December 30, 2016 Go To Top
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
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Harry Potter Marathon! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1670   rmcgrath@minlib.net
   

It's Saturday movies at the library on Friday, and we're running a Harry Potter marathon!  This week's movie: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, rated PG-13.  Runtime 153 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Harry Potter Marathon! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1670   rmcgrath@minlib.net
   

It's Saturday movies at the library, and we're running a Harry Potter marathon!  This week's movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part I, rated PG-13.  Runtime 146 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library closes 4 PM-New Years' Eve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Sunday January 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-New Year's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed for New Year's Day.

Monday January 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-New Year's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed for New Year's Day.

Tuesday January 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  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 ELL-Write Your Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Write Your Story is a free class for beginning adult ELL writers. Write and share short essays about your personal experiences.

5 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on January 3, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2017

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

    Location: Room A
    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 TWIG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

twigNewton TWIG (Tween Interest Group) is a group of tweens (kids in grades 5-7) interested in contributing ideas and having a voice about Newton Free Library programs, services, collection, and more! Basically, it's you telling us how best to serve you! Get in on the conversation, have fun and enjoy snacks. 

    Location: Teen Area
 
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
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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 9/6, 11/1, 12/6, 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2 and 6/6.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 28. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL10 months.

    Location: Teen Area
    The registration period has ended.
Wednesday January 4, 2017 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  -  11:45 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. This progam does have  an attendance limit of 70 people.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Coming to America Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Coming to America: Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Kek, the main character in Home of the Brave, comes from Africa where he lived with his mother, father and brother.  But only he and his mother have survived.  Now she’s missing and Kek has been sent to a new home. As he waits for word of his mother’s fate, Kek weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories and belief in his new country.                                                               

  • Read about Kek’s experiences and compare them to yours.
  • Short weekly homework assignments.
  • Copies of the book are available from the Newton Free Library.
  • For intermediate to advanced ELL learners.
  • Limited to 10 students.  Online registratioin (required) begins on December 28, 2016.
  • 7 Wednesday afternoon classes will begin on January 4, 2017.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Puppet Pals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Vincent   781-910-8014   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Winter Scarf Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

scarfEver wanted to knit or crochet a scarf? The beginning of the year is a great time to try something new! Join us for a four-part series where we’ll be attempting to finish a scarf. We’ll be providing the needles or hooks and yarn. Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10 and up. Registration is for all four workshops on January 4, 11, 18 & 25.

    Location: Teen Area
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ArtsEmerson Play Reading Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ArtsEmerson the World on Stage is offering the opportunity to study the art and craft of theatre to expand and deepen your theatre literacy skills. Details will follow.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7, and January 4.  Online registration (required) is for September through December, and starts Wednesday, August 24.  The book for September 7 is  Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.

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    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  8:30 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: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646

    Location: Room A
Thursday January 5, 2017 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
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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 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Math Game Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   
Studio of Engaging Math invites children (ages 4-5) and their parents for math games workshops. During these one-hour classes, children will play math and developmental games, solve logic puzzles, and explore geometry by building models. We have scoured the whole world for the best in educational toys, and we will be happy to share the cream of the crop with you and your child. Not only will your kids have a blast, but you will be introduced to the rich world of mathematical and developmental games that can be played at home.  When you register, you register for ALL 4 classes on 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, and 1/26.  Parents are encouraged to attend with their kids.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, December 15th. 
    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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: winter!
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Leann Shamash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgContinuing every other week through June, we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. Bring your own yoga mat or cushion if you prefer. Come on a light stomach and bring a water bottle. No previous experience required. The group will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani. Appropriate for ages 14+.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday January 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-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 English Language 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 23, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 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 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 ELL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Monthly Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free monthly discussion group for adult ELL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday January 7, 2017 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
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Reception for Cynthia Brody Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show of Cynthia Brody's work. Details will follow. Refreshments will be served

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Harry Potter Marathon! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

It's Saturday movies at the library, and we're running a Harry Potter marathon!  This week's movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part II, rated PG-13.  Runtime 130 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, December 31st.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday January 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Matthew Marcus Performs Jazz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Matthew Marcus Jazz Band will perform. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Coding Meetup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

computer

Do you know the basics of coding and are now looking to extend your skill set while meeting like-minded teens in an informal environment? Keep on coding at our new series for teens in grades 6-12. Open to any teen with an understanding of the core elements of coding: variables, conditionals, loops, and functions. No registration required, just drop by! We have a limited number of laptops, so please bring a laptop if you can. 2016-2017 Meetups: December 4 & 18, January 8 & 22, February 5, 12 & 26, March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23, May 7 & 21, and June 4.

 

    Location: Room A
Monday January 9, 2017 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 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 ELL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 'Little Ones' Story/Craft Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Listen to a story, sing some songs and make a craft.  For kids ages 2 to 4 years.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:10 PM Sully: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

SullyTom Hanks stars in this portrait of airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, which depicts his successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in January 2009. In the aftermath of this heroic feat, the traumatized pilot must endure second-guessing by investigators, the weight of sudden fame, and his own doubts about his actions that fateful day. Anna Gunn, Laura Linney, and Aaron Eckhart co-star. Directed by Clint Eastwood. PG-13. Runtime 96 minutes. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the library.                                               

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Crafterhours Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz      teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

paper beadsWe meet on the second Monday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks (this is a change from the third Tuesday). This month we'll be making paper beads. 

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marianne Connelly   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 9/12, 10/3, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9/17, 2/13/17, 3/13/17, 4/10/17, 5/8/17, and 6/12/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 23 . When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bare-Bones Genealogy for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The emphasis of this first class of the new year will be on setting up your family history and how to start your research. Ginny Audet will begin by explaining family group sheets and then expand from there. This will not be a computer-based class. You will be introduced to the idea of organization, citing living people as sources, and where to look for more information that you (or someone in your family) may already have. Computer genealogy will be slowly introduced into the mix in February (Mother Nature permitting).  

    Location: Special Collections
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
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
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for beginner or intermediate writers interested in drafting a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading of work and receiving encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. To register 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   
   

Registration is required for newcomers. 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. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

    Location: Trustees' Room
Tuesday January 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  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 ELL-Write Your Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Write Your Story is a free class for beginning adult ELL writers. Write and share short essays about your personal experiences.

5 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on January 3, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2017

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Tween Crafternoons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month: snow globes! Grades 5-7. 

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 10, 2017.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
    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 9/13, 10/18, 11/8, 12/13, 1/10/17, 2/14/167, 3/14/17, 4/11/17, 5/9/17 and 6/13/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 21 . 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 7:15 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
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Wednesday January 11, 2017 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: Trustees' 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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Coming to America Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Coming to America: Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Kek, the main character in Home of the Brave, comes from Africa where he lived with his mother, father and brother.  But only he and his mother have survived.  Now she’s missing and Kek has been sent to a new home. As he waits for word of his mother’s fate, Kek weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories and belief in his new country.                                                               

  • Read about Kek’s experiences and compare them to yours.
  • Short weekly homework assignments.
  • Copies of the book are available from the Newton Free Library.
  • For intermediate to advanced ELL learners.
  • Limited to 10 students.  Online registratioin (required) begins on December 28, 2016.
  • 7 Wednesday afternoon classes will begin on January 4, 2017.

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

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

scarfEver wanted to knit or crochet a scarf? The beginning of the year is a great time to try something new! Join us for a four-part series where we’ll be attempting to finish a scarf. We’ll be providing the needles or hooks and yarn. Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10 and up. Registration is for all four workshops on January 4, 11, 18 & 25.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ArtsEmerson Play Reading Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ArtsEmerson the World on Stage is offering the opportunity to study the art and craft of theatre to expand and deepen your theatre literacy skills. Details will follow.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, and January 11.  Online registration (required) is for September through December, and starts Wednesday, August 24.  The book for September 14 is  Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.

    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 GMOs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mike Cross of Northern Essex Community College Speakers Bureau will give a talk on GMOs. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Room A
Thursday January 12, 2017 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  -  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
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 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. 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 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ELL-Let's Talk about Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on January 12, 2017.  No class on February 16 and 23.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Math Game Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   
Studio of Engaging Math invites children (ages 4-5) and their parents for math games workshops. During these one-hour classes, children will play math and developmental games, solve logic puzzles, and explore geometry by building models. We have scoured the whole world for the best in educational toys, and we will be happy to share the cream of the crop with you and your child. Not only will your kids have a blast, but you will be introduced to the rich world of mathematical and developmental games that can be played at home.  When you register, you register for ALL 4 classes on 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, and 1/26.  Parents are encouraged to attend with their kids.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, December 15th. 
    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ELL-Introductory Meeting for Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Matter and Slime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Kids will get messy and have fun making Oobleck (cornstarch and water mixture) and learn more about the behavior of liquids and solids, in particular viscosity. This workshop will be led by Science Club for Girls. For kindergartners. 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
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Spanish Bilingual 3-5 Year Old 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  -  5:00 PM Art Robots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1389   tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Students become electrical engineering artists through the challenge of constructing an art-creating robot from simple circuits. Girls will learn and discuss elements of electrical engineering and different forms of art. Girls will design and build a “robot” that will autonomously create art using littleBits. This workshop is led by the Science Club for Girls. For girls in grades 5-7. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 tweens, grades 5-6.    Online registration (required) begins Thursday, December 22nd.

 

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-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 English Language 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 23, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 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 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 ELL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Build Bridges! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   
Build Bridges! - A Mini-Workshops that promotes bonding and STEM enthusiasm

FOR: Moms* and girls (grades 3-5).
PRESENTED BY:  Moms as Mentors®
All Moms as Mentors® programs offer interactive team-building and bonding activities for girls and moms.  Each Build Bridges!mini-workshop features an enjoyable, hands-on STEM activity.  Come have fun with your daughter and leave with take-home tools to help nurture your daughter’s interest in STEM!  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, December 1st.

*Accompanying adult doesn't have to be a mom.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 7 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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Build Bridges! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   
Build Bridges! - A Mini-Workshops that promotes bonding and STEM enthusiasm

FOR: Moms* and girls (grades 6-8).
PRESENTED BY:  Moms as Mentors®
All Moms as Mentors® programs offer interactive team-building and bonding activities for girls and moms.  Each Build Bridges!mini-workshop features an enjoyable, hands-on STEM activity.  Come have fun with your daughter and leave with take-home tools to help nurture your daughter’s interest in STEM!  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, December 1st.

*Accompanying adult doesn't have to be a mom.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storks: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

StorksEager to have a younger sibling, a lonely kid (voiced by Anton Starkman) beseeches the storks to deliver a baby to his workaholic parents -- despite the fact that the birds have long since gotten out of the baby business, and now courier packages for an Internet merchant. But the discovery of an infant in the warehouse inventory forces the delivery service's recently promoted stork owner (Andy Samberg) to deliver one last bundle of joy. Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Danny Trejo also lend their voices to this animated comedy. Rated PG. Runtime 89 minutes. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the library.                                                  

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Vocals and Piano with Sasha Papernik Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sasha_by_Gabriela_Herman2Join Sasha Papernik, piano/vocals, for a special performance. Details will follow.

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Library Closed-MLK Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday January 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  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 ELL-Write Your Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Write Your Story is a free class for beginning adult ELL writers. Write and share short essays about your personal experiences.

5 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on January 3, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2017

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2016/wxSCORE_logo.jpgJoin us for a workshop facilitated by SCORE (Senior Core of Retired Executives). They are a volunteer organization that provides free mentoring and workshops to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a small business. Register (required) here or call 617-565-5591. Details will follow.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on January 17, 2017.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 3D Printing for Tweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us to learn how 3D printing works by  designing your own three-dimensional creation!  For tweens in grades 5-7. Online registration (required) starts on Tuesday, December 27th.

 

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 10, 2017.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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 every other month on 9/20, 11/15, 1/17, 3/21, and 5/16.  Online registration is required . When you register, you register at the same time for all 5 months.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings on January 17, 2017.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM 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 January 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Coming to America Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Coming to America: Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Kek, the main character in Home of the Brave, comes from Africa where he lived with his mother, father and brother.  But only he and his mother have survived.  Now she’s missing and Kek has been sent to a new home. As he waits for word of his mother’s fate, Kek weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories and belief in his new country.                                                               

  • Read about Kek’s experiences and compare them to yours.
  • Short weekly homework assignments.
  • Copies of the book are available from the Newton Free Library.
  • For intermediate to advanced ELL learners.
  • Limited to 10 students.  Online registratioin (required) begins on December 28, 2016.
  • 7 Wednesday afternoon classes will begin on January 4, 2017.

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

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

pythonCan Python programs be fun to write? YES! In these workshops on January 18, 25 and February 1, 8 & 15 we will work individually and as a class to write a few fun applications in Python. No prior experience in coding is necessary. This is a series of five workshops. Students who attend at least 4 out of 5 sessions will receive a certificate of completion.This week we'll write a program to generate a random password. Grades 7-12. 

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Winter Scarf Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

scarfEver wanted to knit or crochet a scarf? The beginning of the year is a great time to try something new! Join us for a four-part series where we’ll be attempting to finish a scarf. We’ll be providing the needles or hooks and yarn. Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10 and up. Registration is for all four workshops on January 4, 11, 18 & 25.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adventures In Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

Let's take a look at books! For children in kindergarten with a care giver.  Adults and children read the book in advance, then join Sandy for book exploration and fun related activities. Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, September 7.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21, and January 18).  The book for September 21 is Johnny Appleseed by Jane Kurtz.

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

The group meets to discuss works of science ­fiction and view movie adaptations. Check back for the book/movie title.Intended for adults. Info contact: khewitt@minlib.net.

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Wolves of the Forest Floor in Cabot Woods Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ecologist, photographer and educator Brooks Mathewson will give a talk on his work with local schools setting up long-term studies of terrestrial salamanders. The program is cosponsored by the Newton Conservators. Details will follow.

    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 January 19, 2017 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 ELL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on January 19, 2017.

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

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 10:30 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 songs and play instruments, join in for an activity.   For ages 0-4.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ELL-Let's Talk about Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on January 12, 2017.  No class on February 16 and 23.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Math Game Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   
Studio of Engaging Math invites children (ages 4-5) and their parents for math games workshops. During these one-hour classes, children will play math and developmental games, solve logic puzzles, and explore geometry by building models. We have scoured the whole world for the best in educational toys, and we will be happy to share the cream of the crop with you and your child. Not only will your kids have a blast, but you will be introduced to the rich world of mathematical and developmental games that can be played at home.  When you register, you register for ALL 4 classes on 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, and 1/26.  Parents are encouraged to attend with their kids.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, December 15th. 
    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 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: We are family!
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 Tinker Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

tinker clubHang out and play with our Code Newton grant robotics equipment, such as littleBits, Hexbugs, LEGO WeDo or Finch Robots. Grades 5-7.

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

Please join us for this once a month club!  Kids in grades 3 and 4 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, December 29th.

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

Understanding Idioms is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language 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 Thursday evening sessions will begin on January 19, 2017.  No class on February 23.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgContinuing every other week through June, we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. Bring your own yoga mat or cushion if you prefer. Come on a light stomach and bring a water bottle. No previous experience required. The group will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani. Appropriate for ages 14+.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday January 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-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 English Language 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 23, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 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 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 ELL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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.

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 20, 2017

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

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

Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced advanced adult English Language Learners.We will use short readings from the exciting new readers in the library's ESL collection. With each reading, you'll get grammar practice, new vocabulary and a chance to think aloud in English as we discuss the readings. We will enjoy reading short stories by famous writers and reading a variety of  articles on topics such as  career paths, travel, future technology, families, and news events worldwide.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 20, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Friday Music Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tai     liunienlung@yahoo.com
   

Join in our 90-minute session to begin your weekend joyfully with song. We sing and play songs of the season, some show tunes, popular standards and favorites that you suggest. Bring your instruments if desired; drop-ins welcome! Info contact: Tai at liunienlung@yahoo.com.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Drop in for family games and activities time!  This is an opportunity to spend quality time with your child(ren) and with other patrons.  Games, building materials and other activities for all ages will be available.

    Location: Story Room
Saturday January 21, 2017 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
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies 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: Secret Life of Pets, rated PG.  Runtime 90 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:45 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 Xena 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, December 31st.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday January 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Violist Young Sin Choi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Violist Young Sin Choi will perform. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Coding Meetup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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Do you know the basics of coding and are now looking to extend your skill set while meeting like-minded teens in an informal environment? Keep on coding at our new series for teens in grades 6-12. Open to any teen with an understanding of the core elements of coding: variables, conditionals, loops, and functions. No registration required, just drop by! We have a limited number of laptops, so please bring a laptop if you can. 2016-2017 Meetups: December 4 & 18, January 8 & 22, February 5, 12 & 26, March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23, May 7 & 21, and June 4.

 

    Location: Room A
Monday January 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

Monday mornings - January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017. No class on February 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL-Tutor Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Priority given to students who have not taken a Ted Talks class before at the library.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

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

Have fun playing chess with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9.  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: Teen Area
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM John's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday January 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  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 ELL-Write Your Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Write Your Story is a free class for beginning adult ELL writers. Write and share short essays about your personal experiences.

5 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on January 3, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2017

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

    Location: Room A
 
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 ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on January 17, 2017.

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 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 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 Saturday, December 31st.  Space is limited.

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

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

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 10, 2017.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 12/20, 1/24/17, 2/28/17, 3/28/17, 4/25/17, 5/23/17, and 6/20/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 23. 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  -  8:30 PM ELL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings on January 17, 2017.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Brexit and the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Professor Peter Moloney of Boston College will give a talk on Brexit and its relevance to the U.S. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday January 25, 2017 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  -  3:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Vincent   781-910-8014   
   

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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Coming to America Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Coming to America: Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Kek, the main character in Home of the Brave, comes from Africa where he lived with his mother, father and brother.  But only he and his mother have survived.  Now she’s missing and Kek has been sent to a new home. As he waits for word of his mother’s fate, Kek weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories and belief in his new country.                                                               

  • Read about Kek’s experiences and compare them to yours.
  • Short weekly homework assignments.
  • Copies of the book are available from the Newton Free Library.
  • For intermediate to advanced ELL learners.
  • Limited to 10 students.  Online registratioin (required) begins on December 28, 2016.
  • 7 Wednesday afternoon classes will begin on January 4, 2017.

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

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

pythonCan Python programs be fun to write? YES! In these workshops on January 18, 25 and February 1, 8 & 15 we will work individually and as a class to write a few fun applications in Python. No prior experience in coding is necessary. This is a series of five workshops. Students who attend at least 4 out of 5 sessions will receive a certificate of completion.This week we'll write a program which lets the user play a text-based adventure game. Grades 7-12. 

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Winter Scarf Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

scarfEver wanted to knit or crochet a scarf? The beginning of the year is a great time to try something new! Join us for a four-part series where we’ll be attempting to finish a scarf. We’ll be providing the needles or hooks and yarn. Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10 and up. Registration is for all four workshops on January 4, 11, 18 & 25.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ArtsEmerson Play Reading Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ArtsEmerson the World on Stage is offering the opportunity to study the art and craft of theatre to expand and deepen your theatre literacy skills. Details will follow.

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

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

    Location: Room A
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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 ELL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on January 19, 2017.

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

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:30 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 songs and play instruments, join in for an activity.   For ages 0-4.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ELL-Let's Talk about Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on January 12, 2017.  No class on February 16 and 23.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Math Game Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   
Studio of Engaging Math invites children (ages 4-5) and their parents for math games workshops. During these one-hour classes, children will play math and developmental games, solve logic puzzles, and explore geometry by building models. We have scoured the whole world for the best in educational toys, and we will be happy to share the cream of the crop with you and your child. Not only will your kids have a blast, but you will be introduced to the rich world of mathematical and developmental games that can be played at home.  When you register, you register for ALL 4 classes on 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, and 1/26.  Parents are encouraged to attend with their kids.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, December 15th. 
    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 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: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hooked on Books Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Looking for a casual book club that reads a wide variety of books? Come join the Hooked on Books club on the last Thursday of each month for good conversation and discussion. No RSVP necessary

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

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

Understanding Idioms is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language 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 Thursday evening sessions will begin on January 19, 2017.  No class on February 23.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
Friday January 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-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 English Language 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 23, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 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 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
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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.

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 20, 2017

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

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

Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced advanced adult English Language Learners.We will use short readings from the exciting new readers in the library's ESL collection. With each reading, you'll get grammar practice, new vocabulary and a chance to think aloud in English as we discuss the readings. We will enjoy reading short stories by famous writers and reading a variety of  articles on topics such as  career paths, travel, future technology, families, and news events worldwide.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 20, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday January 28, 2017 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  -  3:35 PM Saturdays at the Movies 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: Princess and the Frog, rated G.  Runtime 95 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Traditional Chinese Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Chinese Dulcimer Guzheng Youth Band: Join us for a special concert in celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year 2017, the year of the Chicken. Students from the Boston Art School for Chinese Music will perform. Ping Li founded the Boston Art School for Chinese Music in 2000. Since then she has taught both Chinese and American students. She has been a professional yangqin (Chinese dulcimer) and guzheng performer for almost 30 years. Info: pinglimusic.com.
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017. No class on February 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 'Little Ones' Story/Craft Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Listen to a story, sing some songs and make a craft.  For kids ages 2  to 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 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Priority given to students who have not taken a Ted Talks class before at the library.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

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

typewriterGet creative with the monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! Grades 7-12.

 

    Location: Teen Area
 
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! 

    Location: Story Room
Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  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 ELL-Write Your Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Write Your Story is a free class for beginning adult ELL writers. Write and share short essays about your personal experiences.

5 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on January 3, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on January 17, 2017.

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  -  4:00 PM ELL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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 tweens, grades 5-6.    Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, January 10th.

 

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

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

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 10, 2017.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

march Join us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The title for this month is March by John Lewis. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. Check out our website here

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings on January 17, 2017.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM kNOw Them With Dick Simon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In over a decade of travels throughout the world, photographer, speaker and changemaker Dick Simon has spent time with people on all sides of conflicts. He has found that individual stories are the key to dispelling stereotypes, fighting misconceptions and dispelling preconceived notions. Join him for a compelling talk accompanied by his stunning photographs during which he will discuss his recent cross-country "kNOw Them" bike trip. He echos the words of Mark Twain in saying that “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday February 1, 2017 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 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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Coming to America Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Coming to America: Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Kek, the main character in Home of the Brave, comes from Africa where he lived with his mother, father and brother.  But only he and his mother have survived.  Now she’s missing and Kek has been sent to a new home. As he waits for word of his mother’s fate, Kek weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories and belief in his new country.                                                               

  • Read about Kek’s experiences and compare them to yours.
  • Short weekly homework assignments.
  • Copies of the book are available from the Newton Free Library.
  • For intermediate to advanced ELL learners.
  • Limited to 10 students.  Online registratioin (required) begins on December 28, 2016.
  • 7 Wednesday afternoon classes will begin on January 4, 2017.

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

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

pythonCan Python programs be fun to write? YES! In these workshops on January 18, 25 and February 1, 8 & 15 we will work individually and as a class to write a few fun applications in Python. No prior experience in coding is necessary. This is a series of five workshops. Students who attend at least 4 out of 5 sessions will receive a certificate of completion.This week we'll write a program to test mental math skills (this program, if time permits, may include database basics). Grades 7-12. 

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ArtsEmerson Play Reading Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ArtsEmerson the World on Stage is offering the opportunity to study the art and craft of theatre to expand and deepen your theatre literacy skills. Details will follow.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 18th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, and June 7).  The book for February 1 is A Horn For Louis by Kimmel.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  8:30 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: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646

    Location: Room A
Thursday February 2, 2017 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 ELL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on January 19, 2017.

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

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:30 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 songs and play instruments, join in for an activity.   For ages 0-4.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM ELL-Let's Talk about Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on January 12, 2017.  No class on February 16 and 23.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on December 28, 2016.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Understanding Idioms is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language 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 Thursday evening sessions will begin on January 19, 2017.  No class on February 23.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgContinuing every other week through June, we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. Bring your own yoga mat or cushion if you prefer. Come on a light stomach and bring a water bottle. No previous experience required. The group will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani. Appropriate for ages 14+.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday February 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-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 English Language 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 23, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 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 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 ELL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Monthly Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free monthly discussion group for adult ELL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 1:00 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.

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 20, 2017

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

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

Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced advanced adult English Language Learners.We will use short readings from the exciting new readers in the library's ESL collection. With each reading, you'll get grammar practice, new vocabulary and a chance to think aloud in English as we discuss the readings. We will enjoy reading short stories by famous writers and reading a variety of  articles on topics such as  career paths, travel, future technology, families, and news events worldwide.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 20, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday February 4, 2017 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  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

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

 

 

 

    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, January 28th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
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Sunday February 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bassoonist Adrian Jojatu to perform Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bassoonist Adrian Jojatu to perform. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Coding Meetup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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Do you know the basics of coding and are now looking to extend your skill set while meeting like-minded teens in an informal environment? Keep on coding at our new series for teens in grades 6-12. Open to any teen with an understanding of the core elements of coding: variables, conditionals, loops, and functions. No registration required, just drop by! We have a limited number of laptops, so please bring a laptop if you can. 2016-2017 Meetups: December 4 & 18, January 8 & 22, February 5, 12 & 26, March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23, May 7 & 21, and June 4.

 

    Location: Room A
Monday February 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017. No class on February 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 'Little Ones' Story/Craft Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Listen to a story, sing some songs and make a craft.  For kids ages 2 to 4 years.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 23, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Priority given to students who have not taken a Ted Talks class before at the library.

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