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Thursday September 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 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Women in American History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Women in American History is a free class for intermediate level adult English Language Learners. Learn about women in many fields and from different ethnic groups who have made a significant contribution to our society. Tell the class about women who have played similar roles in your countries. There will be readings, questions for discussion, and some writing.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 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: 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 11:30 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 September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 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  -  2:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new 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: Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
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: apples.
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: Story Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Rape Aggression Defense for Women Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wx09_15_Program_Women's_Self_Defense.jpgWomen! Do you want to learn how to be prepared for a bad situation should you ever encounter one? The Newton Police Department has been offering a comprehensive Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) women-only course for several years. Taught by certified instructors that present the material in a fun and welcoming atmosphere, the course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, and progresses onto the basics of hands-on defense training. The four-part course includes lectures, discussions and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all abilities. Each session lasts 3 hours. Wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move around it. Space is limited. Registration (required) is for all four sessions. Register at newtonfreelibrary.net. Appropriate for women ages 16+. The workshops are cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

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

This month's book is The Good Lord Bird by James McBride.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016. No class on October 13.

Limited to 12 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: Room A
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Introductory Meeting for New 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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    Location: Trustees' Room
 
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+.

 

 

 

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 9, 2016.

Limited to 10 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: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 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.

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 9, 2016.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration 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: Room A
Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the ShadowsWhen the evil Shredder (Brian Tee) creates his own mutants, Bebop and Rocksteady, the Turtles must team up with April O'Neil (Megan Fox), news reporter Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell) to defend NYC from destruction. Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello also face an impending invasion from the deranged extraterrestrial Krang in this sequel to 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Dave Green directed this action comedy, with Michael Bay serving as a producer. Rated PG-13. Runtime 112 minutes. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the library.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Boston Artists Ensemble Performs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

by_John_SoaresCurrently making their home in Newton and Salem, MA, Boston Artists Ensemble is the recipient of grants from, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts. Jonathan Miller, cello, and Lucia Lin, violin, will perform J.S. Bach’s Suite no.5  for Cello in C minor and Sonata for Violin in C major. They will also play Ravel’s Duo for Violin and Cello.

Jonathan Miller is a 43-year veteran cellist from the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He performs on the "ex Paganini-Piatti" Goffriller cello, built in Venice in 1700. Lucia is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as the Muir String Quartet. She is a violin professor at Boston University. (Image by J. Soares)

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Monday October 3, 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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 19, 2016. No class on October 10.

Limited to 10 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: 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: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
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.

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Me Before You: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   RoMcGrath@minlib.net
   

Me Before YouAfter losing her job as a waitress, a young woman named Lou (Emilia Clarke) is hired to act as a caregiver for Will (Sam Claflin), a banker who was paralyzed in an accident. Although Will has grown despondent since his injury, Lou's no-nonsense ways force him to reconnect with life, and the pair eventually develop feelings for each other. Theater director Thea Sharrock makes her feature directorial debut with this romantic drama, which was adapted from the best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes. PG-13. Runtime 110 min. Light refreshments served courtesy of the library.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 3D Printing and Virtual Pumpkin Carving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come and carve (virtually) a pumpkin.  Get fancy with 3D design and learn how! Ages 16+. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 6 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. This month they will discuss The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. In November they will discuss Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life by Sandra Beasley. 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
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Tuesday October 4, 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 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-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.

8 Tuesday morning classes.  The class begins on September 6, 2016.

Limited to 12 students. Preference will be given to new 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: Room A
 
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 September 13, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 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! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. 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 2:00 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.

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    Location: Story Room
 
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! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. 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! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. 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! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. 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  -  8:30 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! Some of your favorite library staff will challenge players with 4 rounds of questions from a variety of categories.  Stretch your brain and win great prizes!  Come alone or with friends. Teams can be up to 6 people, and we can match you with fellow devotees. Refreshments will be provided.  Teens and families welcome. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are many spaces available.
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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, beginning on September 13, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-Let's Talk! 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 11/23.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ELL-More Talk about Food! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 21, 2016.

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

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

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. Whether you are interested in being a programmer or just want to know how things work, you can take advantage of these field-tested and proven learning techniques only available on CodeCampKidz!  For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, September 14th. This is a two week class, 10/5 and 10/12.

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

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. This month they will discuss Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart. In November they will discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Women in American History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Women in American History is a free class for intermediate level adult English Language Learners. Learn about women in many fields and from different ethnic groups who have made a significant contribution to our society. Tell the class about women who have played similar roles in your countries. There will be readings, questions for discussion, and some writing.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 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: 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 11:30 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 September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 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  -  2:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new 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: Room A
 
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
   
 
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
   
 
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
   
 
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
   
 
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: animal bingo.
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: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

minecraftCome play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each session. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s. The club meets the first Thursday of every month. Grades 5-8. Please register. 

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: 3rd Floor
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misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Rape Aggression Defense for Women Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wx09_15_Program_Women's_Self_Defense.jpgWomen! Do you want to learn how to be prepared for a bad situation should you ever encounter one? The Newton Police Department has been offering a comprehensive Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) women-only course for several years. Taught by certified instructors that present the material in a fun and welcoming atmosphere, the course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, and progresses onto the basics of hands-on defense training. The four-part course includes lectures, discussions and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all abilities. Each session lasts 3 hours. Wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move around it. Space is limited. Registration (required) is for all four sessions. Register at newtonfreelibrary.net. Appropriate for women ages 16+. The workshops are cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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

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

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

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016. No class on October 13.

Limited to 12 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: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Hooked Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

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    Location: Teen Area
        There are 9 spaces available.
Friday October 7, 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.

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    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

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    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.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 9, 2016.

Limited to 10 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: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 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.

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 9, 2016.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration 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: Room A
Saturday October 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:45 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: The Jungle Book, rated PG.  Runtime 105 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Surveying the BSO Season Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2016/wx10_09_Concert_bsologo.jpgBSO lecturer/annotator Marc Mandel and BSO piccolo player Cynthia Meyers will offer a unique perspective on the BSO’s 2016-17 Symphony Hall season in this BSO 101 session. They will focus on the piccolo’s presence in significant works of the orchestral repertoire reflecting a wide variety of musical styles and approaches. Composers to be discussed will include Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Mahler. Geared to general audiences, the presentation will include both live and recorded musical examples, and is self-contained, so no prior musical training is required.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellen     
Tuesday October 11, 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 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  -  12:00 PM 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM 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.

8 Tuesday morning classes.  The class begins on September 6, 2016.

Limited to 12 students. Preference will be given to new 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: Room A
 
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 September 13, 2016.

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

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

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

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

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month: we're making button with our new button maker! Grades 5-7. 

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 13, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Poetry Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The poetry series meets once a month from September-November and also February-April. The Poetry Series continues this month with readings by Sarathchandra Reddy, Kevin Carey and Doug Holder. An open mike will follow with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available, time permitting. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press. Info contact: Doug at dougholder@post.harvard.edu.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 Faust, Part 1, by Goethe. Reading is from Great Books Foundation publication, Fifth Series, Volume 1. Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM HR Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Brown   x1260   kbrown@newtonma.gov
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

9 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 21, 2016.

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

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

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. Whether you are interested in being a programmer or just want to know how things work, you can take advantage of these field-tested and proven learning techniques only available on CodeCampKidz!  For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, September 14th. This is a two week class, 10/5 and 10/12.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
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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 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM HR Training - HOLD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Brown   x1260   kbrown@newtonma.gov
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Women in American History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Women in American History is a free class for intermediate level adult English Language Learners. Learn about women in many fields and from different ethnic groups who have made a significant contribution to our society. Tell the class about women who have played similar roles in your countries. There will be readings, questions for discussion, and some writing.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 22, 2016.

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

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

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

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQZxHnoW2YMYeKrWxPE2jNDc4z9Y_gEmlTNRZsPRMhR2TIZKs_cIwThe Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month they are reading A Dark Adapted Eye by Ruth Rendell.  The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

    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 September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 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  -  2:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new 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: Room A
 
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
   
 
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
   
 
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
        There is 1 space available.
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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
   
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM French-English 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 French. 
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: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Adult Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2016/wx10-13-Art_Garduno_Gerardo_%20image_1.jpgGarduño creates drawings in black and white or colored paints using pencil and watercolor on paper. The pieces in this show are a series of drawings that reflect an optical game in relation to the incidence of light on objects, gravity and matter. Garduño explores compositions using various traditional Mexican iconographies. Color and line structures become very important in this work. They allow the artist to mix ordinary objects with intricate geometric patterns in surreal scenes in a symbolic language that exists in the moment. The show will be on view October 4-30.

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Drop In Games Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Bring the family to play games at the library.  We have games for a variety of ages, but they tend toward school age.

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

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

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

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016. No class on October 13.

Limited to 12 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: 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 December (with the exception 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. 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+.

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday October 14, 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
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 9, 2016.

Limited to 10 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: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 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.

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 9, 2016.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration 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: Room A
Saturday October 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

What would you like to be when you grow up? A doctor? A scientist? An engineer? Come imagine, explore, and color with cuSTEMized.. Every child will receive a coloring book featuring different STEM careers - have fun coloring pages featuring different science, technology, engineering, and other cool careers. Meet and hear from real female scientists studying how do brains grows, how to cure cancer, and other scientific topics.  Please visit cuSTEMized.org for more information. Recommended for kids ages 4 to 8.  This is a drop-in program.

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    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 Saturday, October 1st.  Space is limited.

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    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday October 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Brookline A Cappella Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2016/wx10_16_Concert_Brookline_A_Cappella.jpgFounded in 2011, Brookline A Cappella performs for community celebrations and fundraising events, as well as at various Boston area venues. Under the direction of Susan Emmanouilidis, the 16-singer ensemble performs a wide array of a cappella music. Join them for a concert that will include familiar and unfamiliar a cappella selections from classical to contemporary.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 17, 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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 19, 2016. No class on October 10.

Limited to 10 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: Room A
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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: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly Make: Light Up Your Halloween! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
Bring in your costume and Make it glow using EL Wire. EL Wire is elector-illuminenscent wire reminiscent of the neon signs of old. We provide the EL Wire, you bring your costume or other article of clothing you want to light up! 

Ages 16+

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.

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

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Susan P. Joyce, a leader in the emerging fields of effective online job search and personal privacy protection, will lead a session that will help you understand how to leverage your personal Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to be found by employers. Learn where to place your keywords so that recruiters can find you, with a focus on LinkedIn. This program is part of the ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development series facilitated by Executive and Career Coach Tammy Gooler Loeb.

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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
 
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. This month they will discuss two stories from the internet: A & P by John Updike (1961) and Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates (1966).

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 October 18, 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 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 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-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.

8 Tuesday morning classes.  The class begins on September 6, 2016.

Limited to 12 students. Preference will be given to new 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: Room A
 
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 September 13, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 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! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. 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 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! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. 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/iPadC Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. 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 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! Each week focuses on a particular family of devices, whether iOS or Android. Bring your tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required. 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 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, 2/14/17, 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.
 
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, beginning on September 13, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Two Sides of the Same Coin: The Lennon/McCartney Dynamic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2016/wxKeepCalmListenBeatles.jpgFew songwriting teams are as well respected as the duo of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. This 60-minute multimedia presentation will compare and contrast their songwriting over the course of The Beatles' career. Facilitator, Aaron Krerowicz, is the only full-time professional Beatles music scholar in the U.S. He won a research grant through the University of Hartford in 2011 to study the band and since has presented his findings through more than 250 Fab Four presentations throughout the U.S. and England.

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    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  -  11:30 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 11/23.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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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.

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

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

9 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 21, 2016.

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. Whether you are interested in being a programmer or just want to know how things work, you can take advantage of these field-tested and proven learning techniques only available on CodeCampKidz!  For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, September 28th. This is a two week class, 10/19 and 10/26.

    Location: Computer Center
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Zombie Cupcakes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

zombie cupcakesDecorate cupcakes for Halloween! We’ll be trying to make the grossest, scariest cupcakes. Join the fun! Grades 7-12. Please register.

    Location: Teen Area
        There are 50 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. This month they will discuss Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed by Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif, who experienced the revolutionary events firsthand. In November they will discuss Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum, a memoir by Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede of Kenya, with a foreword by Nicholas Kristof.Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Cafe
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Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Women in American History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Women in American History is a free class for intermediate level adult English Language Learners. Learn about women in many fields and from different ethnic groups who have made a significant contribution to our society. Tell the class about women who have played similar roles in your countries. There will be readings, questions for discussion, and some writing.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 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: Room A
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

 

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 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.jpgOne of the best ways to prepare for starting your own business is to understand how similar businesses operate. In this 2-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to find owners and managers who will be happy to talk with you. You’ll learn what to ask them and what online sources you can use. We’ll wrap up by reviewing how you can use what you learn when you start your own business. SCORE Mentor Mike Sandman will facilitate. Cosponsored by SCORE Boston. Register (required) here or call 617-565-5591.

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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 11:30 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 September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 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  -  2:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new 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: Room A
 
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
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Health & Human Services Mtg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Walsh   x1420   
   

This is not a library program, this is run by the Health and Human Services Department.

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

This week: moose.
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: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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

Want to try and cut back on your monthly cable bill? Missing all the great TV shows and movies that are online only? Want to put Netflix on your TV? This class is for you! Come find out what you need to become a cord cutter!  Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Electing a New President Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016. No class on October 13.

Limited to 12 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: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Livable All Age-Friendly Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2016/wxSeniorServicesNewLogoShade.jpgThis year’s Living and Aging in Newton series is focusing on Newton’s recent designation as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the World Health Organization (WHO) Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program. The Council on Aging has come up with a name that is specifically tailored to the needs of our citizens—PLAAN (Planning for an All Age-Friendly Livable Newton). The WHO and AARP have set ten domains for livability for Network members. At this event, we will share our ideas about age-friendliness in five of these domains including:

Housing

Outdoor Spaces & Buildings

Respect & Social Inclusion

Social Participation

Educational Opportunity

Join us for an interactive session that will include focus groups and listening session breakout groups that focus on each domain. Your contribution to the discussion will help us work towards creating a Livable All Age-Friendly Newton! The program will be moderated by Marian Knapp, Chair of the Council on Aging. The series is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday October 21, 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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 9, 2016.

Limited to 10 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: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make It and Take It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 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.

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 9, 2016.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on September 1, 2016.

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

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    Location: Room A
Saturday October 22, 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  -  3:30 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:  Ratchet and Clank, rated PG.  Runtime 94 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, October 1st.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday October 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Four Hands Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2016/wx10_23_Concert_Ai_Ying_Chiu.jpgPianists Ai-Ying Chiu and Laura Villafranca regularly perform throughout the world. This season they have selected a very exciting program featuring some of the most famous classical masterpieces such as The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky, the William Tell Overture by Rossini, Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin and more.  Almost all of these pieces were originally conceived for orchestra, but in this concert they will be transformed into versions for just one piano!

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 24, 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 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-Coffee, Tea and English Too! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 19, 2016. No class on October 10.

Limited to 10 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: Room A
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM HR Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Have fun playing chess with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9.  Space 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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Organizing Your Family History Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Whether you are just starting out or you have already begun accumulating family information, the key to your family history is organization. Organization saves you time, helps you discover new leads and can keep you from climbing up the wrong tree. This class is about your choices for recording and saving you research– both hard copy and online. The goal is to enable you to: find your records easily, track where you are in your research and pick up exactly where you left off after a stretch of time. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

 

    Location: Special Collections
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Celebrate National Food Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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National Food Day, celebrated annually on October 24, involves some of the country’s most prominent food activists who are united by a vision of food that can be healthy, affordable and produced with care for the environment, farm animals and the people who grow, harvest and serve it. Join us for a screening of the award winning short film, Food for Thought, Food for Life. The 20-minute film by Susan Rockefeller explains the downsides of current agribusiness practices and also introduces us to farmers, chefs, researchers, educators and advocates who are providing solutions.

Alison Scorer, Newton Community Farm's Farm Educator, will facilitate a Q and A after the screening. Suitable for adults, teens and tweens. Come and join the conversation.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday October 25, 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 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.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM 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.

8 Tuesday morning classes.  The class begins on September 6, 2016.

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

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    Location: Room A
 
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 September 13, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM HR Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice for Android A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

aliveJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! We will be discussing Alive by Scott Sigler. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. 

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 13, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Past, Present and Future Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday October 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-Let's Talk! 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 11/23.

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

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

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

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

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

9 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 21, 2016.

Limited to 10 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: Room A
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Drop-In Halloween Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

 

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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  -  5:00 PM Teen Gallery Opening for Newton North High School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2016/wx10_26_Art_NNHS%20by_M_Haider.jpgJoin us for the opening of Newton North High School’s annual fall show which will be on view through early spring 2017. Whole Foods Market will provide food for the reception. Frames provided by Abraxis Framing Company in Auburndale. An ensemble of Newton North High School students will delight us with chamber music as part of the festivities. The public is welcome to attend this special event.

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

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. Whether you are interested in being a programmer or just want to know how things work, you can take advantage of these field-tested and proven learning techniques only available on CodeCampKidz!  For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, September 28th. This is a two week class, 10/19 and 10/26.

    Location: Computer Center
        There is 1 space 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 October 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Women in American History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Women in American History is a free class for intermediate level adult English Language Learners. Learn about women in many fields and from different ethnic groups who have made a significant contribution to our society. Tell the class about women who have played similar roles in your countries. There will be readings, questions for discussion, and some writing.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 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: Room A
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wx09_15_ETRLogo%20Fram-Nor%20(2)%20%20.jpgDid you know that when you apply for a job online the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) screens all résumés to determine whether hiring managers will read them? Increase your odds of avoiding the black hole by learning how to optimize your résumé for ATS. PREREQUISITE: Must attend a Résumé Development workshop at ETR, or have your résumé reviewed by ETR staff. Bring three hard copies of the same job posting you are interested in and one copy of your résumé to the class. Facilitated by Ms. Donna LaMontagne, a Certified Professional & Executive Résumé Writer/Career Advisor with Employment and Training Resources (ETR), a MA One Stop Career Center. Space is limited, registration is required. Call the Framingham ETR Career Center at 508-766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
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 September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new 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: Room A
 
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
        There is 1 space available.
 
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
        There is 1 space available.
 
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
        There is 1 space available.
 
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
        There is 1 space available.
 
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 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 3D Printing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 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 esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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

This month's book is Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016. No class on October 13.

Limited to 12 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: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM LWV Transportation Forum: Reducing Traffic in Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Are you frustrated by traffic on Newton's roads? Join the League of Women Voters/Newton for a forum to explore the causes of and solutions to congestion. The panelists will be:

Steve Miller, Executive Director of the New England Healthy Weight Initiative (Harvard School of Public Health), board member of LivableStreets Alliance, and author of the popular blog The Public Way: Transportation, Health and Livable Communities

Eric Bourassa, Director of the Transportation Division at the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC)

Nicole Freedman, Newton's newly hired Transportation Director

The forum will be moderated by Brooke Lipsitt, LWV/N and former Newton alderman. Co-sponsors include the League of Women Voters/Newton, Green Newton, Livable Newton, Newton Village Alliance, Newton 350.org, Newton Safe Routes to School, Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce, Newton Council on Aging and Newton Department of Health & Human Services.

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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+.

 

 

 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Friday October 28, 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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 9, 2016.

Limited to 10 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.

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

Understanding Idioms is a free class for adult intermediate 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.

5 Friday afternoon sessions will begin on September 9, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to new 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: Room A
       
 
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.

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop In Games Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Bring the family to play games at the library.  We have games for a variety of ages, but they tend toward school age.

    Location: Story Room
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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 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Alice Through the Looking Glass: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

Alice Through the Looking GlassAlice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to Wonderland and discovers that the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) is suffering from severe depression. Eager to help her friend, she steals a time-travel device called the Chronosphere and journeys into the past in order to save the Hatter's family. Elsewhere, the deposed Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) also tries to go back in time and heal old wounds. Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Michael Sheen co-star. James Bobin (The Muppets) directed this time around, taking over from Tim Burton (who helmed 2010's Alice in Wonderland). Rated PG. Runtime 113 minutes.

 

 

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Todd Brunel and Eric Hofbauer in Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2016/wx10_30_Concert_Todd_Brunel.jpgThe House of Creative Music Expression presents clarinetist Todd Brunel and guitarist Eric Hofbauer. The two critically acclaimed friends will collaborate on a genre-breaking program that will defy boundaries and gravity. Mix Beethoven, Luciano Berio, Igor Stravinski, Oilver Messaien, J.S. Bach, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Count Basie, Andrew Hill and many others in ways you could never imagine. Throw them all into a melting pot and you will get a truly American version of music, full of irreverence and good old-fashioned fun. Expect musical virtuosity of the highest caliber mixed with rich anecdotal humor and history.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 19, 2016. No class on October 10.

Limited to 10 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: Room A
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready To Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom! The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops, so when you register, you register for all four (10/31, 11/7, 11/21, and 11/28). . For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-4 years of age.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, October 17.
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    Location: Story Room
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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
Tuesday November 1, 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 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 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 September 13, 2016.

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

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice for iPhone B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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
   

Newton 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
 
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, beginning on September 13, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Legendary Locals of Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Gail Spector will discuss Legendary Locals of Newton. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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, 12/16, 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 ALL 10 months. Check back for update on the title. 

    Location: Teen Area
        There are 2 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM 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.

    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 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 11/23.

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 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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  -  12:00 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.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ELL-More Talk about Food! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 21, 2016.

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Welcome to iOS xx Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Every year Apple releases a major software update for iPhones and iPads.  This September iOS 10 was released. Come learn about the features and advances it offers. Just curious about what's changed but not sure you want to update? You can follow along and ask questions to help you make the decision.  Bringing your iPhone or iPad is recommended.  Questions? Contact: khewitt@minlib.net. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   sleifeld@minlib.net
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on 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
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM College Admissions 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Get ready for college with this College Admissions 101 lecture. Active Minds Tutoring and Futuro Enlightened, an education support and college consulting firm, partner to let teens and families know what they've learned about college admissions, the new SAT and tips for students needing academic support. For teens and parents. 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM NaNoWrimo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in to work on your novel, short story, poem, or whatever during National Novel writing month.  Meet others participating in NaNowrimo or just concentrate in a quiet, dedicated space. No registration required. 

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

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

    Location: Room A
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Thursday November 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Women in American History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Women in American History is a free class for intermediate level adult English Language Learners. Learn about women in many fields and from different ethnic groups who have made a significant contribution to our society. Tell the class about women who have played similar roles in your countries. There will be readings, questions for discussion, and some writing.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 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: 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 11:30 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 September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 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  -  2:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016.

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

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    Location: Room A
 
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.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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: scarecrows.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

minecraftCome play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each session. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s. The club meets the first Thursday of every month. Minecraft Club is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 5-8. Please register. 

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

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

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

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. Whether you are interested in being a programmer or just want to know how things work, you can take advantage of these field-tested and proven learning techniques only available on CodeCampKidz!  For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, October 13th. This is a two week class, 11/3 and 11/10.

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

Erin Fry will give a presentation on writing, read from one of her books, and sign books. Please bring your book for Erin to sign. 

Since 2012, Erin Fry has published three books for teens and tweens: Losing It, which has been nominated for two state awards; a YA Serial called The Benefactor; and a middle grade adventure—Secrets of the Book.  Erin also teaches 6th grade language arts and history and coaches cross country each fall. Since 2007, she has also reviewed children's books for Publishers Weekly. When she’s not teaching or writing, you’ll probably find her out jogging, hiking in the local mountains, rooting for Cal Berkeley where her oldest son is a junior, or trying to get her dog to stop chewing the remote controls.

 

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

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

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

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016. No class on October 13.

Limited to 12 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: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Hooked Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

    Location: Teen Area
Friday November 4, 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 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 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM ELL-Understanding Idioms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Understanding Idioms is a free class for adult intermediate 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.

5 Friday afternoon sessions will begin on September 9, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to new 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: Room A
Saturday November 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Food Allergy Stories with the No Biggie Bunch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Meet The No Biggie Bunch, stars of a delightful children’s book series to help kids cope creatively with food allergies. Heather Mehra, one of the authors, will read and answer questions!  Mehra is a Newton resident and parent of children with food allergies.  Autographed copies of the books will be awarded as door prizes, and will also be available for sale.  For children up to age 8 with their adults.

 Heather Mehra is a writer and publisher, and co-creator of The No Biggie Bunch, a group of diverse and adventurous young characters who have food allergies but are not defined by them. They are smart, prepared and safe while maintaining a great attitude and having fun. Other books in the No Biggie Bunch series are: Dairy-Free and Dino-Licious Dig and Sports-Tastic Birthday Party.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 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: Beauty and the Beast, rated G.  Runtime 85 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday November 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gerry Beaudoin Trio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/11_2015/wx11_15_Concert_Gerry_Beaudoin.jpgJoin three-time Grammy nominee Gerry Beaudoin and his trio for an afternoon concert. The band members are: Gerry Beaudoin, guitar, Gerard Beaudoin, vibes and and Bob Nieske on acoustic bass. Details will follow

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 7, 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 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Part 1: Introduction to Computers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

Are you new to computers? Maybe you've been using them but struggle with the basics. In this hands-on class, you will learn the basics of computer use in a structured environment. We will talk about what computers are, how they can be useful to you, and go over special terminology to help you get to know your technology. We will also learn how to interact with computers using the mouse and keyboard. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ELL-Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 19, 2016. No class on October 10.

Limited to 10 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: Room A
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready To Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom! The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops, so when you register, you register for all four (10/31, 11/7, 11/21, and 11/28). . For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-4 years of age.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, October 17.
    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Research Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Creative Writing Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

This class is designed to be creative, fun, and helpful. The goal is to discover what you are interested in writing about and then to practice the skills needed to create your own form of writing.  You are encouraged to try out new things, be willing to struggle so you can get better, and write from the heart. This is a four-part series, led by Bobby Uttaro, author of To the Survivors. Registration is for all four workshops, 4-6 pm on: 11/7, 11/9, 11/14 and 11/16. Grades 5-8.

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

Have fun playing chess with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9.  Space 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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Café Society: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   
   

Cafe SocietyA New Yorker named Bobby (Jesse Eisenberg) moves to Hollywood in the 1930s to work for his uncle Phil (Steve Carell), a powerful and well-connected agent. Bobby soon falls for Phil's secretary Vonnie (Kristen Stewart), unaware that she's secretly having an affair with his uncle. In time, a disillusioned Bobby returns home to run a nightclub for his gangster brother (Corey Stoll). Written and directed by Woody Allen, Cafe Society made its world premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. PG-13. Runtime 96 min.  Enjoy light refreshments served courtesy of the library.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 3D Printing: Design Your Own Jewelry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn about how to design 3D objects using computer assisted design software and then have them print on the Library's 3D printers. Our project for this class will be focused on designing jewelry with the recommended exercise being a bracelet.  For ages 18+. Registration is required.
 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 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
Tuesday November 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Elections Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 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 Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice 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.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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.

    Location: Study Room 2H
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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.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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: ShrinkyDinks! Grades 5-7. 

    Location: Teen Area
 
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 First Principles of Morals, by Kant. 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). Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday November 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Device Advice for iPhone A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 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 11/23.

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  -  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
 
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 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Device Advice for iPhone B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Device Advice for iPhone C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Device Advice for iPhone D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ELL-More Talk about Food! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 21, 2016.

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

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

This class is designed to be creative, fun, and helpful. The goal is to discover what you are interested in writing about and then to practice the skills needed to create your own form of writing.  You are encouraged to try out new things, be willing to struggle so you can get better, and write from the heart. This is a four-part series, led by Bobby Uttaro, author of To the Survivors. Registration is for all four workshops, 4-6 pm on: 11/7, 11/9, 11/14 and 11/16. Grades 5-8.

    Location: Computer Center
 
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
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara   617-796-1380   slevine@minlib.net
   

Join astrophysicist and former NASA consultant, Kevin Manning, in a fun program for ages 8-100. Learn about the size and scale of the universe from the very large to the very small. Following the presentation, weather permitting, we will venture outside to look at the stars through a telescope! 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM NaNoWrimo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in to work on your novel, short story, poem, or whatever during National Novel writing month.  Meet others participating in NaNowrimo or just concentrate in a quiet, dedicated space. No registration required. 

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
Thursday November 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ELL-Women in American History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Women in American History is a free class for intermediate level adult English Language Learners. Learn about women in many fields and from different ethnic groups who have made a significant contribution to our society. Tell the class about women who have played similar roles in your countries. There will be readings, questions for discussion, and some writing.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 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: Room A
 
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
    Contact: Kathleen Hennrikus   617-796-1360.   khennrikus@minlib.net
   

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQZxHnoW2YMYeKrWxPE2jNDc4z9Y_gEmlTNRZsPRMhR2TIZKs_cIwThe Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme.This month they are reading The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz.  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 September 22, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2016.

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

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    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Spanish-English 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 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. Whether you are interested in being a programmer or just want to know how things work, you can take advantage of these field-tested and proven learning techniques only available on CodeCampKidz!  For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, October 13th. This is a two week class, 11/3 and 11/10.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Electing a New President Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2016. No class on October 13.

Limited to 12 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: 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 December (with the exception 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. 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 November 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Veterans' Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
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 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
Saturday November 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Ghostbusters: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

GhostbustersTwo paranormal researchers (Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy) join forces with a nuclear engineer (Kate McKinnon) and a subway attendant (Leslie Jones) to fight off a slew of ghosts that have invaded NYC. Eventually, they come face-to-face with an evil entity who can control human beings. Chris Hemsworth co-stars as the ladies' hunky receptionist. Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) directed this reboot of the 1980s franchise; Ivan Reitman, director of both the original film and Ghostbusters II, produced this film. PG-13. Runtime 116 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 Saturday, October 29th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday November 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Schubert's Die Winterreise Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Robert Cassidy, piano, and DeAndre Simmons, bass, will perform Schubert's Die Winterreise. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 14, 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 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Part 2: Navigating Your Computer and File Management Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The second installment of the Computer Basics series covers basic navigation. You will learn how to create and organize your files and folders on a personal computer. We will also talk about computer programs. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
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