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Wednesday March 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Children's Dance & Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. We will read and discuss short stories about travel and exploration by travel writers Charles Kiralt, Nellie Bly, Susan Spano and others.  We will also create a basic checklist for packing and learn to use articles, tour books, and websites to learn about places to visit.  Our focus in trip planning will be on the Northeast, but our readings will cover travel from all around the world.

9 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on January 7, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to new students. Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

This session is for those who have learned the basics covered in iPad 1 and want to learn about installing/deleting apps, making folders, multi-tasking gestures, and photo and video. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Riley will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Wednesday, February 18.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
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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 February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, and June 3.  Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 21. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Old School Sci-Fi Book and Movie Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim   617-796-1360   khewitt@minlib.net
   

scanner darklyThe group meets to discuss works of science-fiction and view movie adaptations.  This month the group will be discussing A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick and watching the 2006 movie version starring Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr, Winona Ryder and Woody Harrelson.  No registration required. Intended for adults. 

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    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception, Newton Camera Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2015/wx03_04_Art_Newton_Camera_Club_by_Hope_Schreiber_Backlit_Fern.jpgThe Camera Club’s annual event showcases some of the best work produced by club members, with a variety of photographic subjects and approaches. The public is welcome to their opening reception. Refreshments will be served. The show will be on view from March 3-30 in the Main Hall. (Image: Backlit Fern by Hope Schreiber)

    Location: Gallery
 
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 The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. In April they will discuss The Cove by Ron Rash. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday March 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 22, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

The NEW Minecraft Club will begin this February! Come play Minecraft with your friends on the Library's server. We'll have different challenges each week. Don't have an account? No problem! Use one of the Library's. The Club will meet the first and third Thursdays of every month. For grades 6-12. Register online. 

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Research 2.0 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

A class for kids in grades K-4 and their adults (each child must be accompanied by an adult).  Please join us to learn about the many databases you can access through the library Web site, how they can help you with school projects, and what cool stuff you can discover..  Online registration is required and beings on Thursday, February 19.

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

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2015/wx03_05_Art_Jason_Asselin_Gallery_Liament.jpgThe artist attempts to turn discarded cigarette packs into an art form that carries a subtle message about the nefarious practices of the cigarette industry. The drawings in this show are a commentary on addiction and the evidence of that habit, our disposable culture and acceptance of the resulting street trash. On view in the Gallery from March 3-30. The public is welcome to attend this opening reception.

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

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

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    Location: Teen Area
Friday March 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

13 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, January 30, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn to Knit! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John   617-796-1380   jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles (or if you once learned but have forgotten), our Introduction to Knitting will get you on track. You’ll learn the basics and create a fast, fun project to show off! Online registration (required) is for all eight sessions.

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Puppet Pals 0-2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens' Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students. Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Hunger Games Mockingjay Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Hunger Games MockingjayThe Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) faced with a decision that could sway the fate of a nation. With the games destroyed and Peeta captured, Katniss becomes the symbol of rebellion while trying to rescue Peeta from the capitol. Runtime 123 min.  Rated PG-13. Enjoy refreshments provided by the library!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Girls Who Code Club is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday March 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

TaxtimeThe AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to answer questions, regardless of income level, related to regular (non-business) taxes.

Patrons will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Family Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jeff Snow performs Celtic music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2015/wx03_08_Concert_Jeff_Snow.jpgJoin Jeff Snow for a concert titled The Softer Side of Celtic Music that will combine the music, stories and history from Scotland, Ireland and England. Jeff is a skilled instrumentalist and a highly recognized guitar player who was featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He also plays the autoharp, bouzouki and a variety of other instruments.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday mornings - February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-American Music: A Window on American Culture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Music: A window on American Culture is a free class for adult ESL intermediate to advanced students. Listen to all kinds of American music, from jazz and Broadway show tunes to folk songs, rap and rock and roll.  Enjoy the lyrics and talk about the meaning of the words.  Find out about the life stories of famous American singers, and see how music shapes culture. No previous knowledge of music is required.

10 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 12, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Open only to students who have not previously taken this class. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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

Our canine friend Scout will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Monday,February 23.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM The Good Lie Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

The Good LieThey were known simply as 'The Lost Boys.' Orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3,600 lost boys and girls to America. Runtime 110 min. PG-13.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for this club is now closed. 

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

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, February 9.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Researching Your Ancetors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn what resources are available to help you track down your ancestors and where to find them both online and in print.

Location:  The class will be held in Special Collections (1st floor), NOT the Computer Training Room.

        There are 14 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. This month they will discuss After the Flood by Peter Cameron, Best American Short Stories, 2014 and Along the Frontage Road by Michael Chabon, Best American Short Stories, 2002. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday March 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Magic: The Gathering Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come play Magic: The Gathering card game with likeminded kids in grades 3rd to 5th.  Please bring no more than 3 decks of cards with you in a labeled, Ziploc bag.  No trading, please.  Additional decks will be available for use by kids who come without.  Accompanying adults must stay in the library, and are welcome to stay in the auditorium to schmooze with each other, maybe join a knitting circle....  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, February 24th.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 37 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class is for patrons looking to master their iPad. Topics include FaceTime, copy and paste, email, Safari and other search engines, Apple ID and iCloud, contacts and spotlight search. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on February 3, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

To register or 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 Grade 5/6 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 3D Design and Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to design 3D objects using free computer aided design software and then print them on the library's new 3D printer. For ages 18 and above.

    Location: Computer Center
   
 
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. Jason Tandon, Dan Chiasson and Maggie Dietz will give readings this month. 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
   

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday March 11, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sequences: A Woman's Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on March 11, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students. Online registration begins on March 1.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

This session focuses on iCloud, synching devices, Photo Stream and iCloud email. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

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 Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, and June 10. Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 28.

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   617-796-1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   617-796-1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
Thursday March 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About The News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

12 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 12, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to MS Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An overview of basic word processing including entering, editing and formatting text, proofreading documents, setting them up for printing, saving them, etc.  Offered by Employment & Training Resources MA Division of Career Services. To register (required) call: 508-766-5700.

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

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

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

Music Makers is a co-op run program that explores the joy of music, rhyme, singing, dancing, and stories in a casual class environment. The class is structured into three 15 minute intervals addressing the categories of fingersplay songs, marching time, and story time. While open to all ages, it is especially geared towards ages 6 months - 3 years. Come join the fun!

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

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

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

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

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

10 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 22, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Spring In My Backyard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Celebrate Unplugged Month and spring with us by planting seedlings, making a bird feeder from pinecones, discovering how to compost with wriggling red earthworms, and meeting animal friends! Ages 5 & up.  Co-sponsored by Green Decade, Newton Community Farm and the Newton Free Library.

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM 3D Printing For Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Please join us to learn how 3D printing works by using Tinkercad to design your own three-dimensional creation!  A fun, interactive activity for grades 6-12. Space is limited. Registration is now closed. 

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

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

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


http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2015/wx03_12_Program_Jobs_Series_Tammy_Gooler_Loeb.jpgJoin Executive and Career Coach Tammy Gooler Loeb for a program that is part of the ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development series. Whether you are an extrovert or an introvert (and the thought of going to a networking event paralyzes you!), you will learn that in today’s job market it is possible to do most of your networking without attending events and making small talk.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday March 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

13 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, January 30, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn to Knit! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John   617-796-1380   jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles (or if you once learned but have forgotten), our Introduction to Knitting will get you on track. You’ll learn the basics and create a fast, fun project to show off! Online registration (required) is for all eight sessions.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students. Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for this club is now closed. 

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday March 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

TaxtimeThe AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to answer questions, regardless of income level, related to regular (non-business) taxes.

Patrons will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Boston Public Quartet with Guest Deborah Charness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2015/wx03_15_Concert_Boston_Public_Quartet_by_Robert_Torres.jpgJoin the Boston Public Quartet for an afternoon concert that will include Mozart's charming D Major Flute Quartet with guest artist Deborah Charness, flute, and Britten's monumental Second String Quartet. The members of the quartet are Betsy Hinkle, violin; Karl Orvik, violin; Jason Amos, viola and Cora Swenson Lee, cello.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   1438   
   

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

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-American Music: A Window on American Culture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Music: A window on American Culture is a free class for adult ESL intermediate to advanced students. Listen to all kinds of American music, from jazz and Broadway show tunes to folk songs, rap and rock and roll.  Enjoy the lyrics and talk about the meaning of the words.  Find out about the life stories of famous American singers, and see how music shapes culture. No previous knowledge of music is required.

10 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 12, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Open only to students who have not previously taken this class. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 2:00 PM STEAM Team Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for this club is now closed. 

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Organizing Your Family History Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to record and save your family history research– both in hard copy and online. This workshop will teach you how 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. For novices and experienced researchers. 

Location:  The class will be held in Special Collections (1st floor), NOT the Computer Training Room

 

        There are 13 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM John's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday March 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 3D Printing for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us to learn how 3D printing works by  using Tinkercad to design your own three-dimensional creation!  A fun interactive activity for kids in grades 2-5. Online registration is required and starts on Tuesday, February 24th.

 

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on February 3, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

Ever wondered what Minecraft is? Why it's so popular and why your kids are always online playing it? What are maps, mods, and lags? Come to this Introduction to Minecraft to learn what all the rage is about, how you can get involved with your kids by learning to play the game, and more!

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Crafterhours Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

NEW time for Crafternoons - we’ll be meeting on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm to make crafts and eat snacks. Grades 6-12. This month’s craft will be marbleized sculpey clay bowls.

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Living with Coyotes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2015/wx03_17_Program_Coyotes.jpgJohn Maguranis of Project Coyote Massachusetts will speak. His organization works to change negative attitudes towards native carnivores by replacing ignorance and fear with understanding, respect and appreciation. They advocate compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife. The program is cosponsored Newton Conservators.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday March 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoWendy Gelberg of Employment and Training Resources MA Division of Career Services (ETR) will speak about specific action steps to help you get your résumé through to a decision maker. Registration is required; please call ETR at 508-766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

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

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

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on March 11, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students. Online registration begins on March 1.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Tips, Tricks and Best Apps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come learn about the best apps you’re not using and discover the tricks to make your iPad come alive. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Starlight Detectives by Alan Hirshfeld Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2015/wx03_18_Author_Alan_Hirshfeld_Starlight_Detectives.jpgJoin author Alan Hirshfeld to learn about the wondrous tale of cosmic exploration and the colorful characters that ushered astronomy into the modern age. The talk will be followed by a book signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

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

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. This month they will discuss The Radiance of Tomorrow, a novel by Ishmael Beah of Sierra Leone. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Thursday March 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About The News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

12 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 12, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 1, 2015.

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

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 22, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

The NEW Minecraft Club will begin this February! Come play Minecraft with your friends on the Library's server. We'll have different challenges each week. Don't have an account? No problem! Use one of the Library's. The Club will meet the first and third Thursdays of every month. For grades 6-12. Online registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Scratch Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us for this once a month club!  Kids in grades 3-6 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories.  Online registration is required and begins on Thursday, February 26.

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM The Theory of Everything Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

The Theory of EverythingJames Marsh's biopic of the celebrated scientist Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything, stars Eddie Redmayne. Hawking falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. After receiving an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of: time. Runtime 123 min. PG-13.                           

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday March 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

13 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, January 30, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn to Knit! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John   617-796-1380   jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles (or if you once learned but have forgotten), our Introduction to Knitting will get you on track. You’ll learn the basics and create a fast, fun project to show off! Online registration (required) is for all eight sessions.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for this club is now closed. 

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday March 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

TaxtimeThe AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to answer questions, regardless of income level, related to regular (non-business) taxes.

Patrons will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Big Hero 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada  leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax. Rated PG.  Running time is 93 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Concert for Violin and Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2015/wx03_22_Concert.jpgAndrea Segar, violin, and Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano, will perform Franck’s Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Major, Janacek’s Sonata for Violin and Piano and a selection of Kreisler pieces including Praeludium and Allegro, Schon Rosmari and Londonderry Air.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-American Music: A Window on American Culture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Music: A window on American Culture is a free class for adult ESL intermediate to advanced students. Listen to all kinds of American music, from jazz and Broadway show tunes to folk songs, rap and rock and roll.  Enjoy the lyrics and talk about the meaning of the words.  Find out about the life stories of famous American singers, and see how music shapes culture. No previous knowledge of music is required.

10 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 12, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Open only to students who have not previously taken this class. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for this club is now closed. 

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

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, February 9.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Greening Our Community Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2015/wx03_23_Program_Greening_Our_Community_blackboard.jpgThe 2015 Greening Our Community Series continues with the first in a two-part presentation on understanding the reality of climate change and what we can do to lead a climate-friendly lifestyle. The program is cosponsored by Green Decade/Newton.

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

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. This month they will discussThe Prestige by Christopher Priest. In April they will discuss China Mountain Zhang by Maureen McHugh. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday March 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Magic: The Gathering Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come play Magic: The Gathering card game with likeminded kids in grades 3rd to 5th.  Please bring no more than 3 decks of cards with you in a labeled, Ziploc bag.  No trading, please.  Additional decks will be available for use by kids who come without.  Accompanying adults must stay in the library, and are welcome to stay in the auditorium to schmooze with each other, maybe join a kniting circle....  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, March 10th.

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

Reschelued date for 1/27/2015 cancellation. 

Teens! Learn helpful and healthy ways to relax and have a better sense of control and well-being. Participate in a wellness program developed by the world-renowned Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Learn to cope with the stresses of everyday life from school, home, social media or other pressures. During the course you will find out what stress is, how it affects the body, strategies for self-care, relaxation techniques and easy ways to reduce or stop stress-inducing thoughts. Space is limited. Register (required) at www.newtonma.gov/youth.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Rescheduled date due to 1/27/2015 snow storm cancellation. 

Parents of teens, learn self-care skills to help cope with stresses of everyday life and develop a renewed sense of control and well-being. This program, free to all Newton residents or parents of teens attending school in Newton, was developed by the world-renowned Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Topics will include: the physiology of stress and how it affects the body, self-care strategies to reduce stress and increase your resilience, relaxation techniques, easy ways to reduce or stop stress-inducing thoughts, tips for modeling these skills for your teens and help reduce their stress and build their resilience too. Space is limited. Register (required) at www.newtonma.gov/youth.

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on February 3, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

To register or 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 Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM iPad Tips, Tricks and Best Apps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come learn about the best apps you’re not using. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
Wednesday March 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Children's Dance & Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on March 11, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students. Online registration begins on March 1.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

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


 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Did you know that Fibonacci numbers appear all over in nature?  Even flowers petals come in Fibonacci numbers.  Come to learn what Fibonacci numbers ae all about, and to create your very own Fibonacci flowers.  For kids in grades 2-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 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 March 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About The News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

12 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 12, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 1, 2015.

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

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

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

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misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM Music Makers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Music Makers is a co-op run program that explores the joy of music, rhyme, singing, dancing, and stories in a casual class environment. The class is structured into three 15 minute intervals addressing the categories of fingersplay songs, marching time, and story time. While open to all ages, it is especially geared towards ages 6 months - 3 years. Come join the fun!

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

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

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 26, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 1, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 22, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Intermediate Computers 102 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Maybe you know how to use a mouse, and maybe you already have an email account, but can you use Google Drive? Have you sent things to the Cloud? Do you use bookmarks and shortcuts?  This intermediate follow-up to the popular Computers 101 goes beyond the basics to address these issues and more.  


 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Tutor Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A meeting for new tutors who started participating in the program in Winter 2015.  By invitation only.

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

A special bilingual storytime with stories, songs and movement in English and Spanish. 

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

The March book for discussion will be The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

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.

 

Click here to view our website and vote for April's book

 

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

NanantumJoin Nonantum residents Terry Sauro, Lois Dominique and Alderman Alison Leary as they present an overview of their village’s historic sites, traditions and notable persons. They will explore the cultural events and traditions that make Nonantum unique among Newton’s 13 villages. Learn about the Saint Mary of Carmen Festival, the Coletti-Magni Park holiday lighting and the notable shops that run along the Village Center. The program, part of the Newton History Series, is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday March 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

13 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, January 30, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Learn to Knit! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John   617-796-1380   jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles (or if you once learned but have forgotten), our Introduction to Knitting will get you on track. You’ll learn the basics and create a fast, fun project to show off! Online registration (required) is for all eight sessions.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for this club is now closed. 

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday March 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

TaxtimeThe AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to answer questions, regardless of income level, related to regular (non-business) taxes.

Patrons will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Join the Newton Free Library and the New Art Center for a crafty afternoon for ages 6-10.  Mittens and gloves are not just to wear. They can be great to decorate your bedroom, fun greeting cards, serve as picture frame, and even become a sketch book for your drawings. Join us for a fun afternoon of creativity, using lots of cool art supplies to create your unique mittens or gloves that will warm up your winter.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Swingin' the Blues with the Paul Speidel Jazz Duo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Paul_Speidel_by_Eric_Antoniou.Join jazz/blues guitarist Paul Speidel and Steve Conahan, acoustic bass, when they will bring their interpretations of the traditional styles to the stage in the guitar-bass duo format. Jazz and blues are simultaneously old and new styles of music. Every time a new generation discovers the language, styles, musical forms and rhythms of old; they add their voice to the chorus of those that preceded them.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   1438   
   

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

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-American Music: A Window on American Culture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Music: A window on American Culture is a free class for adult ESL intermediate to advanced students. Listen to all kinds of American music, from jazz and Broadway show tunes to folk songs, rap and rock and roll.  Enjoy the lyrics and talk about the meaning of the words.  Find out about the life stories of famous American singers, and see how music shapes culture. No previous knowledge of music is required.

10 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 12, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Open only to students who have not previously taken this class. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for this club is now closed. 

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

Ages 12+. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday,March 16.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on February 3, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

To register or 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  -  9:00 PM Art lecture with Joel Janowitz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Artist Joel Janowitz will present his work in watercolor, monotype and oil painting and discuss their strengths relative to each other. He will talk about why he chooses to work in one medium or another and how each stimulates his approach to the others. Lastly he will discuss how this shifting and alternating between media contributes to the character of the work and informs his path as an artist. The program is cosponsored by the Newton Art Association.

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday April 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Children's Dance & Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on March 11, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students. Online registration begins on March 1.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, and June 3.  Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 21. 

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday April 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About The News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

12 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 12, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 1, 2015.

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

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

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

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 26, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 1, 2015.

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

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

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

10 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 22, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015.

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

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

Come play Minecraft with your friends on the Library's server. We'll have different challenges each week. Don't have an account? No problem! Use one of the Library's. The Club will meet the first and third Thursdays of every month. For grades 6-12. Register online. 

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

Please join us for this once a month club!  Kids in grades 3-6 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories.  Online registration is required and begins on Thursday, March 12.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Teen Area
Friday April 3, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn to Knit! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John   617-796-1380   jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles (or if you once learned but have forgotten), our Introduction to Knitting will get you on track. You’ll learn the basics and create a fast, fun project to show off! Online registration (required) is for all eight sessions.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Puppet Pals 0-2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens' Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

The Girls Who Code Club is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

 

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday April 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

TaxtimeThe AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to answer questions, regardless of income level, related to regular (non-business) taxes.

Patrons will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Tempest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

boston theater companyBoston Theater Company's Teen Touring Troupe, a group of young, motivated actors in grades 7-12, will be performing our hour-long production of Shakespeare's The Tempest! The magician Prospero has the chance to avenge his stolen dukedom by shipwrecking his court on his mystical island -- come watch our actors trick, travel, and transform in this delightful story. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday April 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 AM  -  1:00 AM Library closed-Easter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library closed-Easter

Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   1438   
   

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

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

9 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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

Teens! Learn helpful and healthy ways to relax and have a better sense of control and well-being. Participate in a wellness program developed by the world-renowned Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Learn to cope with the stresses of everyday life from school, home, social media or other pressures. During the course you will find out what stress is, how it affects the body, strategies for self-care, relaxation techniques and easy ways to reduce or stop stress-inducing thoughts. Space is limited. Register (required) at www.newtonma.gov/youth.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Parents of teens, learn self-care skills to help cope with stresses of everyday life and develop a renewed sense of control and well-being. This program, free to all Newton residents or parents of teens attending school in Newton, was developed by the world-renowned Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Topics will include: the physiology of stress and how it affects the body, self-care strategies to reduce stress and increase your resilience, relaxation techniques, easy ways to reduce or stop stress-inducing thoughts, tips for modeling these skills for your teens and help reduce their stress and build their resilience too. Space is limited. Register (required) at www.newtonma.gov/youth.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The Girls Who Code Club is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

 

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Fest 2015: Anthology Presentation and Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   jmholmblad@minlib.net
   

Celebration of the publication of the 2015 Poetry Palooza Anthology!  Hear student contributors read their poems. 

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

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. This month they will discuss Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disbility and Discovery by Rachel Adams.  Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday April 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tail Waggin' Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join registered therapy dog team Stephanie and Marmalade for an early childhood story time, happening one month only!  Tail Waggin' Tales features highly interactive, developmentally appropriate content focusing on humane education, literacy, and social-emotional intelligence and wellbeing.  Children ages 0-5 and their grown-ups will meet and pet Marmalade, sings songs, and read a story together.  Get ready to clap your hands and wag your tail!  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the childrens' room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on April 7, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

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

For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-5 years of age.  Online registration is required and begins on Tuesday, March 17.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 3D Printing for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us to learn how 3D printing works by  using Tinkercad to design your own three-dimensional creation!  A fun interactive activity for kids in grades 2-5. Online registration is required and starts on Tuesday, March 17th.

 

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Magic: The Gathering Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come play Magic: The Gathering card game with likeminded kids in grades 3rd to 5th.  Please bring no more than 3 decks of cards with you in a labeled, Ziploc bag.  No trading, please.  Additional decks will be available for use by kids who come without.  Accompanying adults must stay in the library, and are welcome to stay in the auditorium to schmooze with each other, maybe join a kniting circle....  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, March 24th.

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

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

12 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on February 3, 2015.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 7, 2015.

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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 Hank Phillipi Ryan Discusses Her Career Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Award-winning author Hank Phillipi Ryan will discuss her career as a journalist and how she crossed over to becoming a successful writer. The talk will be followed by a book signing of her new book, Truth Be Told, with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

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

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

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    Location: Story Room
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Wednesday April 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on April 8, 2015.  No class will be held on April 22, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on March 11, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students. Online registration begins on March 1.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

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 Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, and June 10. Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 28.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception Newton Open Studios Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

NOS logoStop the library by for a coffee and dessert reception. Meet dozens of artists, enjoy delicious treats and see a delightful array of the art and craft that will be exhibited at Newton Open Studio locations throughout the city on the weekend of April 11-12. Printed Guides for NOS will be available. Visit Newton Open Studios.

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
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