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Friday September 19, 2014 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 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   x1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's 1/2 hour desk prior to entering the story time room.  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.

14 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 19, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

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

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    Location: Room A
   
Saturday September 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM College Essay Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Students: Whether you accomplished a lot on your essay over the summer or you’re still trying to decide what to write about when school begins next fall, this workshop will be helpful.  Students work in small groups with others who are at the same writing stage, and are led by professional tutors and teachers. We'll cover some do's and don'ts of college essay writing, work on your writing, spend some time in peer review. You'll also get an opportunity for individual help and feedback.  Online Registration begins August 1.  This is a free workshop offered to students. Please bring at least 5 copies of your essay draft if you have one.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has ended.
Sunday September 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Over There: Songs That Won the War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Concert_Ben_Sears_Brad_ConnorBenjamin Sears and Bradford Conner have been called "Boston's favorite song duo" by the Boston Globe. 2014 marks the beginning of a four-year centenary of World War I.  Ben and Brad will present a musical revue of songs popular during the war years including Over There, Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning, It’s a Long Way to Tipperary and How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm?

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday September 22, 2014 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   x1438   
   

The City's Health Department hosts a free blood pressure clinic every second and fourth Monday morning.

    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: Jane Malmberg   x1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk prior to entering the story time room.  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   x1370   
   

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 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
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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.

12 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   X1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 8&9 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Ages 8 & 9. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, August 25.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Neil Swidey's Trapped Under the Sea Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Trapped_Under_the_SeaSwidey, a best-selling author and noted journalist, explores the deadly consequences of the massive engineering undertaking that was the Boston Harbor cleanup. Join him for an author talk which will be followed by a book signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday September 23, 2014 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   x1370   
   

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 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL-What's in a picture? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What's in a Picture? is a free class for adult ESL intermediate learners.  Each week we will examine works of art produced by prominent artists.  We will discuss the contents, artistic elements, and settings of each painting.  Learners will have an opportunity to express their opinions about the artist's point of view and the historic and cultural relevance of each image.

6 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   x1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk prior to entering the story time room.  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-Why is Cooking Important? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Why is cooking important? is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Since we all have to eat, let's learn why food is so much more than just a source of energy. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Learning Language through Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

iPad Level 3
This class is for patrons looking to master their iPad. Topics include: Facetime, Copy and Paste, Email, Safari & Others, Apple ID and iCloud, Contacts, Spotlight Search.
Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meet the Author - Jarrett Krosoczka! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg     
   

     

Meet this Massachusetts’ native and popular children’s author and illustrator.  Jarrett will share the creative process behind the creation of his hilarious Lunch Lady graphic novel series.   A book sale and signing courtesy of Wellesley Books will follow the presentation.  Grades 3 and up.  

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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 11 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 9.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday September 24, 2014 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 12:00 PM  -  1:00 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 September 10, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 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 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

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

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

iPad Level 4
This session focuses on iCloud, Synching Devices, Photo Stream & iCloud email.
Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Laya's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Utopia: What is the ideal society? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Utopia: What is the Ideal Society? is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. If you could, how would you change today's societies to make them more just, more livable, more healthy?  Come and read about other "ideal" societies that dreamers set up in the U.S. and read fiction in which the idea of a perfect society is explored.  

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
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   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

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 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  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-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. 

9 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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 1:00 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 September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational 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 faster?”

Sign Ups Begin 6 Days Before Listed Date

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational 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 faster?”

Sign Ups Begin 6 Days Before Listed Date

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational 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 faster?”

Sign Ups Begin 6 Days Before Listed Date

    The registration period has not begun.
 
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   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational 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 faster?”

Sign Ups Begin 6 Days Before Listed Date

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Catherine Halpin   617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The September book for discussion will be The Tiger : A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL -Maia's and Olivia's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

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

    Location: Room A
Friday September 26, 2014 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.

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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    Location: Room A
   
 
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   x1370   
   

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

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's 1/2 hour desk prior to entering the story time room.  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-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.

14 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 19, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
Sunday September 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Violin, Viola and Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A%20ValchinovDr. Angel Valchinov, violin and viola, and his wife Chen Lin, viola and piano, perform Martinu’s Duo no. 2 for Violin and Viola in three movements, Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano and Violin no. 5 'Spring', Dvorak’s Four Romantic Pieces for Violin and Piano and Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances for Violin and Piano.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday September 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
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.

12 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Captain America: The Winter Soldier Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

captain americaAfter being frozen in ice since WWII, Captain America continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who's grasping to find his place in a modern world. Join us for a screening of the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Rated PG-13, runtime 136 min.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 8&9 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Ages 8 & 9. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, August 25.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL-What's in a picture? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What's in a Picture? is a free class for adult ESL intermediate learners.  Each week we will examine works of art produced by prominent artists.  We will discuss the contents, artistic elements, and settings of each painting.  Learners will have an opportunity to express their opinions about the artist's point of view and the historic and cultural relevance of each image.

6 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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-Why is Cooking Important? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Why is cooking important? is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Since we all have to eat, let's learn why food is so much more than just a source of energy. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Learning Language through Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie Screening: Disneynature's Bears Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

This new Disney feature showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons.  Rated G.  Runtime 78 minutes.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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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 11 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 9.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Join us for the Library's Mother-Daughter Book Club. We'll be discussing I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Ages 12-15.

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

Classic_Rep_MacbethClassic Repertory Company, New Rep’s flagship educational outreach program, brings professional productions of classic and modern works of relevant literature to schools, colleges and community centers throughout New England. Join them for a presentation of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s visceral, psychological tragedy of ambition, conspiracy and violence. Three witches’ prophecy claims Macbeth will become king of Scotland. When the reigning King Duncan visits, Macbeth must choose whether or not to take his alleged destiny into his own hands.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
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 September 10, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 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 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dorit's ESL Class 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 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Design Review Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna     
    Location: Trustees' 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.   Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.   Meeting dates are September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, and January 7.   The September 3rd book is Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.
 

Online registration is for September through January, and starts Wednesday, August 20, 2014.  Please call the Children's Department, 617-796-1370,  for more information.

    Location: Gallery
    The registration period has ended.
 
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: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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 Mary Coin by Marisa Silver. In November they will discuss The Burgess Boys: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Utopia: What is the ideal society? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Utopia: What is the Ideal Society? is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. If you could, how would you change today's societies to make them more just, more livable, more healthy?  Come and read about other "ideal" societies that dreamers set up in the U.S. and read fiction in which the idea of a perfect society is explored.  

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    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. 

9 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short 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 September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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 Thursday September 18.
    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Laura Segal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

by_Laura_Segal_Final_Harvest2Fertility, infertility and assisted fertility form the conceptual basis of Laura Segal’s Harvest series. Her primary medium is acrylic paint. She works tape, ribbon, fabric, resin, adhesives, additives and other mark-making media into her pieces. Harvest will be on view in the Gallery from October 2-30. 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 ESL-Maia's & Olivia'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 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
   

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

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    Location: Teen Area
Friday October 3, 2014 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.

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
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 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.

14 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 19, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

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 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
Saturday October 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
Sunday October 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Ellipsis Trio Performs an all Ravel Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ellipsis trioJoin Elipsis Trio for a program that will include Franz Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major, D. 929 and Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66. Amanda Wang, violin, Patrick Owen, cello, and Konstantinos Papadakis, piano, will perform.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Monday October 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
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.

12 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Find Your Ancestors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Find Your Ancestors, Mondays, October 6 and 20, 6:30-8:30 pm, second floor Computer Center: October is Family History Month! This two-part class is open to groups of two (or more) people who share family branches and are interested in researching together. Learn the basics of genealogy and family history research. Then go online to track down your ancestors.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ed's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pre-registration is required. The group is for writers who have work in progress. Info contact: Ed Loechler, 617-543-8153.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Iran Revisited Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

by Dick SimonNewton resident, philanthropist and photographer, Dick Simon, led delegations of international business leaders to Iran in 2013 and 2014. He will give a talk that touches on the geopolitical backdrop of an Iran that is in transition as its people struggle with a blend of optimism and fear, while balancing government-mandated religious control and a desire for modernity. Dick’s stunning photographs will provide a visual backdrop for the program.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday October 7, 2014 Go To Top
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 October 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Watch and listen to a story, sing a song, play an instrument.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting 1/2 hour before the program begins. 
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL-What's in a picture? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What's in a Picture? is a free class for adult ESL intermediate learners.  Each week we will examine works of art produced by prominent artists.  We will discuss the contents, artistic elements, and settings of each painting.  Learners will have an opportunity to express their opinions about the artist's point of view and the historic and cultural relevance of each image.

6 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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-Why is Cooking Important? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Why is cooking important? is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Since we all have to eat, let's learn why food is so much more than just a source of energy. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Smart Money Choices for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   
   

A workshop for kids, presented by Margie Slater, where they will learn in a fun, interactive way, how to make good choices about spending and saving their money.  Interesting items are used to make the learning experience fun and fruitful.  

Presenter Margie Slater is a money coach on goal setting and budgets  Her articles on money have appeared in The MetroWest Daily News.

Ages 7-11.  Online registration is required and begins on Tuesday, September 23.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Learning Language through Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

iPad Level 1, Tuesday, October 7, 2:30-4:30 pm, second floor Computer Center: This class is for beginners. We cover very basic functions of the iPad starting with identifying all the buttons and learning terminology. The objective is to make new iPad users more comfortable with their device.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Crafternoons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

crafternoonsGet creative! We will be hanging out working on crafts and eating snacks. Grades 6-12. 

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM iPad Tips, Tricks and Best Apps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

iPad Tips, Tricks and Best Apps, Tuesday, October 7, 6:30-8:30 pm, second floor Computer Center: Come learn about the best apps you’re not using and discover the tricks to make your iPad come alive. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

For more information or to register, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to 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 11 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 9.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM 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 You, the Economy, and the Federal Reserve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Program_Federal_Reserve%20Series_1918_Two_Dollar_National_Currency_Boston_Obverse1Join Dr. Giovanni P. Olivei, Vice President in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, for a talk on the Federal Reserve Bank and its role in the economy. Dr. Olivei will discuss the evolution of monetary policy, recent changes, and the role of the Fed in promoting economic stability and growth on the national and local levels.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
Wednesday October 8, 2014 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 September 10, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 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 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dorit's ESL Class 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
   

iPad Level 2, Wednesday, October 8, 2:30-4:30 pm, second floor Computer Center: 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.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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.   Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.   This year's meeting dates are September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10 and  January 14. The September 10th book is Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter.
 

Online registration is for September through January, and starts Wednesday, August 20, 2014.  Please call the Children's Department, 617-796-1370,  for more information.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM STEAM: Electrify Your Halloween Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to make interactive and responsive halloween displays. Think of the most amazing Haunted House ever, and it’s right on your front porch! Kevin Osborn, the Newton Free Library’s Maker-in-Residence, will show you how to use simple electronic tools like the Arduino to make things jump, move and scream! Open to all ages.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   617-796-1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
Thursday October 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Utopia: What is the ideal society? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Utopia: What is the Ideal Society? is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. If you could, how would you change today's societies to make them more just, more livable, more healthy?  Come and read about other "ideal" societies that dreamers set up in the U.S. and read fiction in which the idea of a perfect society is explored.  

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

Introduction to PowerPoint, Thursday, October 9, 9:30 am-1:00 pm, second floor Computer Center: Learn how to create, edit, format, view, print and review slide presentations, insert tables and work with charts in PowerPoint. To register (required) please call Employment & Training Resources at 508-766-5700. 

    Location: Computer Center
 
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. 

9 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short 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 September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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 Thursday September 18.
    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Time How Do I Do That Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational 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 faster?”

    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time How Do I Do That B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational 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 faster?”

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time How Do I Do That C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational 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 faster?”

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Time How Do I Do That D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational 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 faster?”

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Old School Sci-Fi Book & Movie Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim   617-796-1360   khewitt@minlib.net
   

time machineThe group will discuss books and short stories from the science-fiction genre and then view a movie adaptation. We will be discussing, Time Machine by H.G. Wells and then watching the 1960’s movie adaptation. The film runs 103 minutes and is rated G. Ages 15 and older welcome. Email Kim at khewitt@minlib.net for more information.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Maia's & Olivia'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 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introductory Workshop for ESL Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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    Location: Trustees' Room
Friday October 10, 2014 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.

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
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 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.

14 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 19, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

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 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
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Saturday October 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Edge of Tomorrow Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Edge of TomorrowTom Cruise stars as a futuristic soldier who is killed during a battle with alien invaders, and lives out the last day of his life over and over again in director Doug Liman's adaptation of the popular Manga All You Need is Kill. Runtime 113 min. Rated PG-13. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the library!                      

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sachiko Kato performs Bach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Concert_Sachiko_KatoSachiko Kato is a Japanese-born, Juilliard-trained classical pianist. Her program will include Brahms’ Klavierstucke Op. 118 and Bach’s Goldberg Variations

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Tuesday October 14, 2014 Go To Top
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 October 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
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!

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL-What's in a picture? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What's in a Picture? is a free class for adult ESL intermediate learners.  Each week we will examine works of art produced by prominent artists.  We will discuss the contents, artistic elements, and settings of each painting.  Learners will have an opportunity to express their opinions about the artist's point of view and the historic and cultural relevance of each image.

6 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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-Why is Cooking Important? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Why is cooking important? is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Since we all have to eat, let's learn why food is so much more than just a source of energy. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Learning Language through Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 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
   
 
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 11 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 9.

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

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

Andrew Sofer, Jennifer Markell and Heather Treseler will give readings as part of the 2014-2015 Poetry Series. 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.

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

This month the group will discuss Utilitarianism by Mill taken from Great Books Foundation publication Fourth Series, Volume 2. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064. Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library).  

    Location: Room A
Wednesday October 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources: Developing Your Self_Marketing Pitch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Elevator_PitchDoug Cole of the MA Department of Employment & Training Resources will give a workshop. Attendees will learn how to craft and use a short persuasive statement of their skills and attributes. Known as an elevator speech, this tool is an essential part of many phases of your job search including networking and interviewing. Registration is required. Call the Framingham ETR Career Center at 508-766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

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

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

The group meets on 9 Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 15.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-You and Your Child's School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

You and Your Child's School is a class for adult ESL learners at all levels.  Basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English is required.   Learn the English you need to communicate with your child's teacher and school.  Topics will include parent/teacher conferences , school-related vocabulary, and home learning activities. 

4 Wednesday morning sessions.  Class begins Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required.  Preference will be given to new students. 

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

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    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 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 September 10, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 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 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Newton Reads: Ice Cream Kick-Off Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

beginning of everythingThis October, we invite you to read The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider and join in on a variety of programs throughout the month. Please join us as we celebrate the kick-off of Newton Reads: On the Same Page! Enjoy ice cream, listen to high school music groups, and talk about the book! Open to all ages.

 

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday October 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Utopia: What is the ideal society? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Utopia: What is the Ideal Society? is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. If you could, how would you change today's societies to make them more just, more livable, more healthy?  Come and read about other "ideal" societies that dreamers set up in the U.S. and read fiction in which the idea of a perfect society is explored.  

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    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. 

9 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short 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 September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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 Thursday September 18.
    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 10 spaces available.
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Maia's & Olivia'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 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Interviewing for Success Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   


Jobs_Series_Janelle_WinstonJoin Janelle Winston, founder of the Newton-based SpeechCoach Company, for a lively discussion on succeeding in a variety of interview settings. Learn how to prepare for informational, phone screening, Skype, multiple mini, and behavioral and situational interviews. Bring your questions and share your experiences in this interactive discussion. The program is part of the ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development series facilitated by Career and Executive Coach Tammy Gooler Loeb.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday October 17, 2014 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.

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
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 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

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 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Million Dollar Arm Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Million Dollar ArmJB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) is a once-successful sports agent. He sets off for Mumbai, and stages a televised, nationwide competition called 'Million Dollar Arm' where two young finalists emerge as winners. JB brings them back to the US with a goal: get them signed as pitchers to a major league team. While the boys learn the game, they teach JB the meaning of teamwork and commitment, and JB finds a family. Runtime 124 min. Rated PG. Enjoy refreshments provided by the library!                                                           

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday October 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
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 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Million Ways to Die in the West Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WESTSeth MacFarlane plays a hapless farmhand in the Old West who loses his girl when he ducks out of a fight, only to be taught how to shoot by the wife of an infamous gunfighter in this Western comedy. Runtime 116 min. Rated R. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the library.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Evening with Newton Reads Author Robyn Schneider Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

robynPlease join us for a special author talk and signing by Newton Reads author, Robyn Schneider. Robyn will be flying in from California to discuss her book, The Beginning of Everything, followed by a Q&A and signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair. Open to all ages.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday October 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Boston Artists Ensemble Performs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

By Susan WilsonCurrently making their home in Newton and Salem, MA, Boston Artists Ensemble is the recipient of grants from, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts. Join them for an intimate concert. The program will include selections by Beethoven, Henry Cowell and Debussy. Performing will be Jonathan Miller, cello, and Marc Ryser, piano.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

Monday mornings - September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

    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 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.

12 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

Our canine friend Scout will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Monday, October 6.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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, October 6.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM John's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Living and Aging in Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

SeniorServicesNewLogoShadeThis series focuses on data generated by the recent UMASS Boston Gerontology Institute needs assessment survey of Newton’s 50 and over population. The discussion will focus on how transportation and mobility contribute to healthy aging. The panel will include:

Dr. Beth Dugan, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Gerontology in the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston

William G. Paille P.E., City of Newton Director of Transportation

David Koses, City of Newton Transportation Coordinator

Marian Leah Knapp, chair of the Newton Council on Aging, will moderate. The program is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. This month they will discuss Action by Paul Theroux, from The New Yorker, August 4, 2014 and One Saturday Morning by Tessa Hadley from The New Yorker, August 25, 2014. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday October 21, 2014 Go To Top
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 October 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Watch and listen to a story, sing a song, play an instrument.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting 1/2 hour before the program begins. 
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL-What's in a picture? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What's in a Picture? is a free class for adult ESL intermediate learners.  Each week we will examine works of art produced by prominent artists.  We will discuss the contents, artistic elements, and settings of each painting.  Learners will have an opportunity to express their opinions about the artist's point of view and the historic and cultural relevance of each image.

6 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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-Why is Cooking Important? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Why is cooking important? is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Since we all have to eat, let's learn why food is so much more than just a source of energy. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Learning Language through Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

iPad Level 3, Tuesday, October 21, 2:30-4:30 pm, second floor Computer Center: This class is for patrons looking to master their iPad. Topics include Facetime, copy/paste, email, Safari and other search engines, Apple ID and iCloud, contacts and spotlight search.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Newton Reads: Geocaching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

geocachingEzra and Cassidy go geocaching in our Newton Reads book, The Beginning of Everything. There are many caches in our area. Join us to learn about geocaching, participate in a scavenger hunt and a search for local caches - including the Newton Free Library’s. Open to ages 10 and up. Please bring a smart phone if you have one, wear comfortable shoes for walking and bring rain gear just in case! Registration required.

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

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

The group meets on 11 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 9.

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Wild Edible Plants in Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Program_Russ_CohenThe area in and around Newton is home to over 70 species of edible wild plants and at least a dozen species of edible mushrooms. Join expert forager Russ Cohen for a 90-minute illustrated talk that will cover over 40 of the tastiest species the region has to offer.  Russ will present information on identification tips, edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods, along with general guidelines for safe and environmentally-responsible foraging. The program is cosponsored by Green Decade/Newton and the Newton Conservators.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday October 22, 2014 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  -  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 9 Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 15.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-You and Your Child's School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

You and Your Child's School is a class for adult ESL learners at all levels.  Basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English is required.   Learn the English you need to communicate with your child's teacher and school.  Topics will include parent/teacher conferences , school-related vocabulary, and home learning activities. 

4 Wednesday morning sessions.  Class begins Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required.  Preference will be given to new students. 

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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 September 10, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
   
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 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 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dorit's ESL Class 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  -  4:00 PM Staff Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   X1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

iPad Level 4, Wednesday, October 22, 2:30-4:30 pm, second floor Computer Center: This session focuses on iCloud, synching devices, Photo Stream and iCloud email.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Hoopla Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Hoopla: Download Movies, TV & Music from the Library, Wednesday, October 22, 6:30-8:30 pm, second floor Computer Center: Newton residents come and learn how to download movies, television episodes, audiobooks and music albums from the library using Hoopla. Bring your iPhone, iPad or Android device to learn how.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Laya's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday October 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Utopia: What is the ideal society? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Utopia: What is the Ideal Society? is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. If you could, how would you change today's societies to make them more just, more livable, more healthy?  Come and read about other "ideal" societies that dreamers set up in the U.S. and read fiction in which the idea of a perfect society is explored.  

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    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. 

9 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short 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 September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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 Thursday September 18.
    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Time How Do I Do That Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational 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 faster?”

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time How Do I Do That B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational 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 faster?”

    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time How Do I Do That C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational 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 faster?”

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Time How Do I Do That D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Time: How Do I Do That?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational 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 faster?”

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM The Great Gatsby Movie Screening & 1920's Costume Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

the great gatsbyReferences are made to Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby throughout The Beginning of Everything. Join us for a special Newton Reads event where we'll be screening the 2013 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio that runs 142 min. and is rated PG-13. All are invited to dress up in 1920's garb or use one of our costume props in our photo-booth. Food will be provided. Open to ages 13 and up. 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Maia's & Olivia'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
Friday October 24, 2014 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.

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
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 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.

14 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, September 19, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

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 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Movie Screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcer's Stone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Celebrate the month of witches and warlocks by going back to Harry's beginnings.  Rated PG.  Running time 159 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday October 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Inhyun Lee on Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2014/wx10_26_Concert_Inhyun_Lee.jpgJoin Korean-born Inhyun Lee for a solo classical piano performance. The program will include Beethoven’s Piano Sonata, Op. 7, Mozart’s Piano Variation K.455 and Schumann’s Carnaval, Op.9. Inhyun Lee is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Musical Arts at Boston University where she is also a piano performance teaching assistant. As an enthusiastic and passionate pianist, she won the American Protégé international piano competition.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 27, 2014 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   x1438   
   

The City's Health Department hosts a free blood pressure clinic every second and fourth Monday morning.

    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.

12 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 15, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

  Use your imagination to create marvelous constructions with Legos! Ages 6-10. 
  Space is limited.  lease pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting 1/2 hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
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, October 6.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Newton Reads: Success Under Stress Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

beginning of everythingJoin Nanci Ginty Butler, LICSW, Assistant Director, School and Community Services at Riverside Community Care and Heather Byrns, LMHC – Clinical Supervisor MSPP (Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) INTERFACE Referral Service for this discussion about how our perceptions of stress affect our health. We’ll also discuss the topic of stress in The Beginning of Everything. Open to teens and adults. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday October 28, 2014 Go To Top
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 October 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
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!

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Why is Cooking Important? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Why is cooking important? is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Since we all have to eat, let's learn why food is so much more than just a source of energy. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Learning Language through Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

9 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 16, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Staff Development Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM STEAM: Light Up your Costume Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Create your own wearable art! We’ll be experimenting with EL Wire to make wearable EL Wire Art! EL Wire is a flexible, glowing wire that is powered by small battery packs. Bring your own costume to decorate. Take your Halloween costume to the next level! Open to all ages (but children under 10 need to be accompanied by an adult). Space is limited, please register. Registration begins October 7.

 
    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Story Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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 11 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 9.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday October 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Staff Development Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   X1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 9 Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 15.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-You and Your Child's School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

You and Your Child's School is a class for adult ESL learners at all levels.  Basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English is required.   Learn the English you need to communicate with your child's teacher and school.  Topics will include parent/teacher conferences , school-related vocabulary, and home learning activities. 

4 Wednesday morning sessions.  Class begins Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required.  Preference will be given to new students. 

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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 September 10, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dorit's ESL Class 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 from the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

eBooks from the Library, Wednesday, October 29, 2:30-4:30 pm, second floor Computer Center: With 30,000+ eBook titles, the library has something for everyone to download and read. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone or Droid tablet and learn how!

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Gallery Opening for Newton North High School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Posters and Ceramics from Newton North High School will be on view through early spring 2014. Join us for a lively opening reception with food provided by Whole Foods Market. An ensemble of Newton North High School students will delight us with chamber music as part of the festivities. Thanks to Eric Blomster of Abraxis Framing Company in Newton who provided the frames cost-free and to the Newton Art Association for their help with hanging the show.

    Location: Teen Area
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Making things in 3D (for Adults) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John   617-796-1380   jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Learn how to design Three Dimensional objects using free computer aided design software and then print them on the Libraries new 3D printer. By designing simple objects and printing them, you'll get a basic understanding of the tools both for design and 3D printing. Open to adults, ages 18 and up. Space is limited, please register. Registration begins October 8.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Utopia: What is the ideal society? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Utopia: What is the Ideal Society? is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. If you could, how would you change today's societies to make them more just, more livable, more healthy?  Come and read about other "ideal" societies that dreamers set up in the U.S. and read fiction in which the idea of a perfect society is explored.  

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    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. 

9 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short 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 September 18, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Staff Development Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   X1404   jgraboski@minlib.net
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

Step out of a “reading rut,” and be introduced to a variety of works and new people! The club will meet monthly to read a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, across genres and varying topics. The purpose of this group is to have fun and enjoy the company of others who appreciate reading and sharing ideas. No RSVP is needed. All are welcome. This month the group will participate in the Newton Reads discussion of The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider. Info contact: bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Maia's & Olivia's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

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

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

the beginning of everythingPlease join us for an intergenerational discussion of the Newton Reads book, The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider. Star athlete and prom king Ezra Faulkner's life is irreparably transformed by a tragic accident and the arrival of eccentric new girl Cassidy Thorpe. We believe that community connection, shared information, and discussion are the keys to promoting good mental health. Join us in this cooperative dialogue to be led by Newton teens.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday October 31, 2014 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.

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
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