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Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   1438   
   

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

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

Limited to 10 students.  Class is only for students who have not attended before.

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

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

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misc_none 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 Riley will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Monday, April 13.  Space is limited.

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

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

 

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:40 PM Unbroken: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

UnbrokenAngelina Jolie directs this true story of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II, only to fight for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war. Joel and Ethan Coen provide the script. Runtime 137 min. PG-13. Light refreshments provided by the library.                                             

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Spring Fling Wrap-up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alison Kemp   x1401   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 12+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Ages 12+. 

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

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

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. This month they will discuss China Mountain Zhang by Maureen McHugh. Visit the clubs Good Reads lisiting. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday April 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tail Waggin' Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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. This program is federally funded by the "Race to the Top" early literacy grant.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About Google Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All About Google.  Google has become such an ambitious part of daily life.  Come learn the tricks and tips of Google Search, Maps, Images, Calendar and Email.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday April 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoIs age an issue in your job search? Join Donna LaMontagne of Employment & Training Resource MA Department of Career Services (ETR) for a workshop that will explore some of the preconceived ideas that employers may have about mature workers. Attendees will learn how to use age as a strength rather than an obstacle and will be given specific tools to prepare for effective interviews. To register (required) call ETR: 508-766-5700.
 

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

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

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

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Gravity with Cosmo Zooms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Gravity with Cosmo Zooms, by Arthur Howard.  We'll read the story and talk about gravity, and then do activities and an art project that demonstrate gravity in action. For kids ages 3-5 and their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Vital Conversations by Dennis Rosen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2015/wx04_29_Program_Good_Shepherd_Community_Care_Dennis_Rosen2.jpgJoin Dr. Dennis Rosen for a talk on his new book.  It is devoted to improving the quality of communication within our medical system to achieve better results, lower costs and greater satisfaction for all involved. The program is cosponsored by Good Shepherd Community Care. A book signing will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Talking About Health is a class for adult ESL learners who have a basic understanding of written and spoken English.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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misc_none 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 Legacy for 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:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The April book for discussion is The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood

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.

Check out our website to see past selections!

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

Historic Newton logoThis year’s History Series concludes with a program that will focus on the village of Waban. A memorial plaque honoring World War I soldier Albert Edgar Angier at the school named in his honor inspired history teachers Ann O'Halloran and Lauren Comando to research the school and the village. Join them in tracing this unique village’s history through the lens provided by this resident and his life. The program is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday May 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 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
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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.

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday May 2, 2015 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 starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Theory of Everything Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday May 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spectrum Singers Present an All American Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05_2015/wx05_03_Concert_Spectrum_Singers%20whole%20group.jpgThe twelve-member Spectrum Singers ensemble will give a concert. The program will feature music from American composers and poets (many from New England) including shape note hymns, Shaker and Civil War songs, classics from the Great American Songbook and newer works by composers with a Massachusetts connection. Colorful commentary by ensemble members and opportunities for audience participation will add interest to the program. Experienced choral director Kay Dunlap will conduct.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   1438   
   

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

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:45 PM Friends Book and Author Luncheon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for 31st annual Friends of the Newton Free Library Book and Author Luncheon on Monday May 4 at the Newton Marriott Hotel, 2345 Commonwealth Ave. Vicki Croke (Elephant Company) and Tess Gerritsen (Die Again ) will speak. The cash bar will open at 11:30, with luncheon and speakers from 12 noon to 2:45 pm. A book signing will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.  Tickets are $50 per person.  Or purchase a sponsorships for $75 or $100. Purchase tickets at www.newtonfreelibrary.net or send your check made payable to the Friends of the Newton Free Library to: Friends of the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St, Newton, Ma 02459. 

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

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

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

Limited to 10 students.  Class is only for students who have not attended before.

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

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

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

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

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

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05_2015/wx05_04_Art_Randy_Swann_AlsCafe_Gallery.jpgRandy Swann’s recent work is the result of an increasing interest in the urban landscape, the geometry of its infrastructure and the moments of solitude that can often be found as you look around the corner. Wandering through the smaller cities of southeastern Massachusetts with his camera and sketchbook, Swann searches for such visual nuggets and captures images to serve as sources for the more finished paintings which he completes in the studio. The show will be on view from May 2-31. Presented as part of the Newton Festival of the Arts.

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Find Your Ancestors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn what resources are available to help you hunt for your ancestors, and where to find them both in print and online.

    Location: Special Collections
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Disability Awareness Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. This month they will discuss The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillipp Sendker. In June they will discuss Life Animated by Ron Susskind.  Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday May 5, 2015 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 April 7, 2015.

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

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

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

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misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on May 5, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015. Preference given to new students.

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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. This program is federally funded by the "Race to the Top" early literacy grant.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The objective of the class is to make new iPad users more comfortable with their device.  Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM STEAM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

Into the WoodsThis humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel, all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. Runtime 120 min. Rated PG.

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

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

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

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Intro to Minecraft for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fiction Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

This session is for those who have mastered iPad 1 and want to learn more. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 3D Printing For Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Please join us to learn how 3D printing works by using Tinkercad to design your own three-dimensional creation!  For teens in grades 6-12. Space is limited. Online registration is required and starts on Tuesday, April 15.

 
    Location: Computer Center
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The People of San Juan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foahttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05_2015/wx05__06_Art_David_Gullette_Marcelo_Castillo_reduced.jpgDavid Gullette has been able to photograph residents of Newton’s Sister City in Nicaragua in a relaxed, informal atmosphere, capturing the variety and beauty of their faces. Each photo will be accompanied by a short statement about the person in question. All proceeds from sales will benefit the work in San Juan del Sur. The show will be on view from May 2-31. Presented as part of the Newton Festival of the Arts.

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

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. This month they will discuss Nora Webster by Colm Toibin. In June they will discuss In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children with caregives.Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour hour before the program begins. 

    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. 

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

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

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

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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Talking About Health is a class for adult ESL learners who have a basic understanding of written and spoken English.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

Come play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each week. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s. The club will meet the first and third Thursdays of every month. Grades 6-12. Register online.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
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 Legacy for 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 Get Hooked: Knitting & Crochet Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Patricia Hunt Sinacole Boston Globe's Job Doc to Speak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Navigating the current job market can be challenging whether you are a professional, in-between jobs, re-entering the work force or trying to identify a new career path. Join Boston Globe Job Doc columnist Patricia Hunt Sinacole for an interactive program packed with information to help your job search become more productive. Come prepared with your questions and helpful tips about your experience in navigating the current job market. This program is part of the ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development series facilitated by Executive and Career Coach Tammy Gooler Loeb.

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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Puppet Pals 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM STEAM Skillshare: Homebrewing @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara   617-796-1380   slevine@minlib.net
   

Craft beer and homebrewing have been growing in popularity. In this skillshare, we will be discussing the brewing process and what goes into making beer. Come learn about what tools, ingredients, and resources are out there for you to make your very own homebrew. Register online.

 
    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
        There are 27 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Baby Massage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Sheryl White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families for 15 years, and will teach parents techniques for baby massage. We will learn the ancient art of infant massage in a quiet and calm environment. The strokes will be demonstrated on a doll while you practice with your own baby!  You will learn colic holds, massage techniques, along with other ways to calm and soothe your baby.  We want our babies to be more comfortable so let’s learn some tools to make that happen. Come learn the ways to make this first phase of your baby’s life the best it can be! Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mike Milnarik and Sanae Kanda perform Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05_2015/wx05_10_Concert_KeysandBrass.jpgKeys & Brass members Sanae Kanda, piano and Michael S. Milnarik, brass, will give a virtuosic duo performance with blazing technical pieces, gorgeous love songs, killer tangos and a few surprises! The selections will be announced from the stage and will appeal to an audience of all ages.

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Limited to 10 students.  Class is only for students who have not attended before.

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

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

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

Our canine friend Scout will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Monday, April 27.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Resilient Parents, Resilient Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Learn how you can use a Strength-Based Model to help your teen to:
     • Cultivate social and emotional intelligence
     • Balance autonomy and family connectedness
     • Navigate friendships – in peer groups, dating, & cyberspace – and more!

Facilitated by Joyce Krensky, M. Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Boston University and a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

 

    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 Mark Haddon’s The Gun and Kirstin Valdez Quade’s Nemercia both from The O’Henry Prize Stories of 2014. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday May 12, 2015 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 April 7, 2015.

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

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

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

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misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on May 5, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015. Preference given to new students.

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    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Topics include FaceTime, Apple ID and iCloud, Contacts, Spotlight search and more. Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Card Corner Ages 6+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and play your favorite trading card games: Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Magic: the Gathering!  Duel your friends as you battle your way to the top.  Bring your own deck(s) or use one of ours.  Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

    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   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Card Corner Ages 11+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1370   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Come and play your favorite trading card games: Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Magic: the Gathering!  Duel your friends as you battle your way to the top.  Bring your own deck(s) or use one of ours.  Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 50 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 5/6 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

3D Printing for Adults, Tuesday April 7, 7:00-8:30 pm: Learn how to design three dimensional objects using free computer aided design software and then print them on our 3D printer

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Deeper Roots by Katherine Butler Jones Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Program_K_JonesDr. Jones will speak about her book Deeper Roots: An American Odyssey. The book takes readers on a captivating quest from the hallways of Harlem, Jones’ childhood home, where her neighbors included future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and social scientist and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois, to the halls of academia and the front lines of the civil rights movement. Butler Jones’ life is a timeless journey of curiosity, discovery and enlightenment. A book signing will follow.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Strategic LinkedIn for Job Seekers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoLinkedIn is constantly evolving. Wendy Gelberg of Employment & Training Resources, a MA One-Stop Career Center (ETR) will give an interactive (but not hands-on) workshop for job seekers who already have a LinkedIn Profile. To register (required) call ETR: 508-766-5700. 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Math Games Grades 1-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Russian School of Mathematics teachers will host a variety of engaging and fun math games, puzzles, and hands on activities for kids to try. Our goal is to make math more accessible to children, to help shed the stigma many kids associate with it, and to encourage them to flex their problem solving muscles.  For kids in grades 1-4.  Registration (required) begins Wednesday, April 22.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Math Games Grades 5-8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Russian School of Mathematics teachers will host a variety of engaging and fun math games, puzzles, and hands on activities for kids to try. Our goal is to make math more accessible to children, to help shed the stigma many kids associate with it, and to encourage them to flex their problem solving muscles.  For kids in grades 5-8.  Registration (required) begins Wednesday, April 22.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, and June 10. Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 28.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM eBooks From the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Echoes of Highland Jazz: Twenty Years of Swinging in Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

NFAlogoNancy Alimansky started Highland Jazz in 1983 in order to present high quality jazz concerts in Newton. During her twenty-year tenure she presented more than 175 events. She will discuss her experience, show slides, play audio clips and read from her eBook, Echoes of Highland Jazz. The eBook contains 150 photographs, links to 75 recordings and includes a section titled “Where Are They Now?”

This event is part of the May 2015 Festival of the Arts.

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
 
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 May 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About The News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

An overview of features including entering and editing data, formatting,  saving and printing workbooks, entering formulas and functions, inserting/deleting columns. To register call Employment & Training Resources: 508-766-5700.

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children with caregives.Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour hour before the program begins. 

    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. 

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

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

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

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    Location: Room A
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Talking About Health is a class for adult ESL learners who have a basic understanding of written and spoken English.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Changing Landscape of College Admissions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Over the past ten years, applying to college has become more competitive & more complicated. This workshop will show teens and parents how to find the college that best suits the student. This talk will cover important aspects of the college process, including:

* Understanding the changing college environment and how it impacts a student's college list and acceptance rate
* Strategies for the 7 key parts of the college admission process
* Determining best application practices for students with attentional or learning issues
* Understanding the athletic application process for D I and DIII recruitment
* Evaluating colleges during tours and interviews

As an educational consultant from Howland, Spence & McMillan, one of the oldest and most respected educational consulting firms in the country, Carol Kinlan, M.Ed, M.B.A. and Kim Chorosiewski, M.Ed., CSCS, CMAA, will be leading this workshop. Attendance is free!

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Instagram 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ever see Instagram photos on your Facebook feed and wonder where they are originating? This class will educate you on what Instagram is, how it works and show you how to create your own. Instagram is for smart phones only. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
Friday May 15, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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.

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday May 16, 2015 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 starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM The Music Man (1962) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Strike a Chord! with a classic that covers music and librarians.   Rated G.  Runtime 151 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday May 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Brooklyn Art Song Society Performs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05_2015/wx05_17_Concert_Brooklyn_Art_Song_Society.jpgOne of New York City’s most talked-about new ensembles, the Brooklyn Art Song Society is known for their first-rate concerts and innovative programming. They are dedicated to presenting the vast repertoire of poetry set to music. Join them for a delightful afternoon concert. Performers will be Elisabeth Marshall and Laura Strickling, soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor, and Michael Brofman, piano.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   1438   
   

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

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Limited to 10 students.  Class is only for students who have not attended before.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Why are You Green? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05_2015/wx05_18_Program_Green%20Decade%20SGW_DirtyBoys.jpgJoin us for the annual spring program produced and hosted by Students for a Greener World (SGW), Green Decade/Newton’s student group. During this lively presentation, students of all ages from many Newton schools will come together to demonstrate how they’ve helped the environment. Additionally, the 2015 Annual Environmental Leadership Awards will be announced. Cosponsored by Green Decade/Newton.

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

The club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. This month they will read A Hymn Before Battle by John Ringo. . In June they will discuss The Martian by Andy Weir. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday May 19, 2015 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 April 7, 2015.

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

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

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

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misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on May 5, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015. Preference given to new students.

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

Please join us to learn how 3D printing works by  using Tinkercad to design your own three-dimensional creation!  A fun interactive activity for kids in grades 2-5. Online registration is required and starts on Tuesday, April 28th.

 

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Spanish Bilingual 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Newton Teen Voice Website Launch Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Celebrate the launch of Newton Teen Voice's new website!

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

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

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

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Learn a Language at Your Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let us help you fulfill that New Year’s resolution to learn a new language! The Library offers a wealth of resources from books to CDs to digital downloads to interactive apps. Come on by and we’ll teach you how!

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Crafterhours Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

We meet on the third Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. Grades 6-12.

 

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Children's Dance & Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About The News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children with caregives.Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour hour before the program begins. 

    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. 

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

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

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

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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Talking About Health is a class for adult ESL learners who have a basic understanding of written and spoken English.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

This intermediate follow-up to the popular Computers 101 goes beyond the basics.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

Come play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each week. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s. The club will meet the first and third Thursdays of every month. Grades 6-12. Register online.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Strike a Chord Volunteer Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The is one of three orientations that we will give for volunteers who are helping out at the May 30, 2015 Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library festival. Registered volunteers are asked to come to one session. The other sessions will be on Wednesday, May 27 from 1:00-2:00 pm and 7:00-8:00 pm. To inquire about volunteering email Bev Spencer at bspencer@minlib.net.

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

Please join us for this once a month club!  Kids in grades 3-6 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories.  Online registration is required and begins on Thursday, April 30.

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM LinkedIn 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

LinkedIn is a career and job search related social network platform. Come learn how to set up your profile to help with your career search. The Class will be in Special Collections.

    Location: Special Collections
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM History and Demonstration of Kathak Dance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Author Anjali Mitter Duva will give a special presentation that will include a discussion of her book, Faint Promise of Rain, and a live demonstration of India’s classical storytelling kathak dance. The book was inspired by Duva’s visits to Rajasthan, India, and her study of the dance of the region. Set in 1554, the story is told from the perspective of Adhira, an exquisite dancer, and is filled with the sounds, sights and flavors of the Indian desert. Booklist called it, “A vividly rendered portrait of a bygone era.” Be sure to join us for this unique cultural experience. A book signing will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday May 22, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 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.

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Marshmallow Engineering Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

How big can you make your building out of marshmallows and toothpicks?  With what shapes can you build?  How much weight will your building hold?  Kids in grades K-2 can join us to build for themselves and discover the answers to these questions and more.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour befoe the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:40 PM Strange Magic Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Strange MagicPart of the Disney Animated series, this music-filled fairy tale features a princess who has sworn off love, a dubious villain, a slightly nutty Sugar Plum Fairy, a tenacious elf, a mischievous imp, and a knight who is no Prince Charming. Runtime 99 min. Rated PG.

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday May 23, 2015 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 starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

Join the Newton Free Library and the New Art Center for a crafty afternoon for ages 6-10. There are so many different flowers out this spring.  Come learn how to make beautiful paper flowers of your own. Make your favorite flower or create your own unique design! Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday May 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday May 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday May 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on May 5, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015. Preference given to new students.

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM American Sniper Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

American SniperU.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield. However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. Runtime 134 min. Rated R. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the Library.                                                     

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Children's Dance & Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Strike a Chord Volunteer Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The is one of two remaining orientations that we will give for volunteers who are helping out at the May 30, 2015 Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library festival. Registered volunteers are asked to come to one session. The other session will be on Wednesday, May 27 from 7:00-8:00 pm. To inquire about volunteering email Bev Spencer at bspencer@minlib.net.

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Puppet Palooza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and join Mr. Jonathan as we create your very own puppet from recycled materials.  Ages 6-8.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Strike a Chord Volunteer Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The is the last orientation that we will give for volunteers who are helping out at the May 30, 2015 Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library festival. Registered volunteers are asked to attend if they have not been to a previous orientation.

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

Join us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The group will discuss One More River by Lynne Reid Banks. For ages 12-15 and their adult. 

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Digital Photography Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class will cover the elements of shooting better digital photos. Students are encouraged to bring their cameras mobile phones, or any other devices they are using to take photos.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 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
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM African Lit. Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. This month they will discuss Philida, a novel by Andre Brink, recently deceased, of South Africa. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About The News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children with caregives.Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour hour before the program begins. 

    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. 

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

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

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

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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Talking About Health is a class for adult ESL learners who have a basic understanding of written and spoken English.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

Stories, songs and movement. 

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

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

The May book for discussion is A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.

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 Writing Compelling and Authentic College Essays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   
Everything you always wanted to know about the college application personal statement: why they’re important; how admissions officers read them; and, most importantly, tips and strategies for writing a compelling essay, one that mean the difference between a “yes” and a “maybe.” Adam Schwartz served on the Board of Admission at Wellesley College and taught writing at Wellesley and Harvard for twenty-five years. He runs WriteAdvantage, a college application essay tutoring service. Adam’s students have been admitted to Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, Duke, Tufts, University of Chicago, among many other top schools.
    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday May 29, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 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.

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday May 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop-In Drum Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Strike a Chord! in the children's room.  Drop in any time between 10am and 1pm to make your own drum.  Open to children of all ages accompanied by an adult.  This event is part of the May 2015 Festival of the Arts.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foa logohttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05_2015/wxSACTake1.jpgThe Newton Free Library will overflow with music on three separate stages on Saturday, May 30 at our day-long Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library festival. Newton-based performers will come together to dazzle you with their talent -- from professional classical, jazz and rock musicians, to elementary, middle and high school performers and more. Come catch the beat, it’s all free! Visit: guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/strikeachord for details. This event is part of the May 2015 Festival of the Arts.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foa logohttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05_2015/wxSACTake1.jpgThe Newton Free Library will overflow with music on three separate stages on Saturday, May 30 at our day-long Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library festival. Newton-based performers will come together to dazzle you with their talent -- from professional classical, jazz and rock musicians, to elementary, middle and high school performers and more. Come catch the beat, it’s all free! Visit: guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/strikeachord for details. This event is part of the May 2015 Festival of the Arts.

    Location: Teen Area
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foa logohttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05_2015/wxSACTake1.jpgThe Newton Free Library will overflow with music on three separate stages on Saturday, May 30 at our day-long Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library festival. Newton-based performers will come together to dazzle you with their talent -- from professional classical, jazz and rock musicians, to elementary, middle and high school performers and more. Come catch the beat, it’s all free! Visit: guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/strikeachord for details. This event is part of the May 2015 Festival of the Arts.

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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Instrument Petting Zoo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Strike a Chord! in the children's room.  The Suzuki School of Newton will be running an instrument petting zoo in the picture book room.  This is your chance to get up close and personal with the musical instruments.  Open to children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Story Room
Sunday May 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ai-Ying Chiu on Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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In a program titled Encore, pianist Ai-Ying Chiu will perform a program specially selected to include the most appealing and enjoyable piano pieces from different parts of the world such as Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Argentina, Taiwan and America. The audience will enjoy gorgeous classical, passionate Latin, mysterious Oriental and fun jazz pieces such as Tango by Issac Albeniz, Malaguena by Ernesto Lecuona, Nocturne op.48 no.1 by Frederic  Chopin, Islamei  (Oriental Fantasy ) by Mili A. Balakerew and more.

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

Limited to 10 students.  Class is only for students who have not attended before.

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

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

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movie, TBA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Enjoy a newly released movie to be announced shortly.                                                        

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

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday June 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Winnie the Pooh Picnic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Bring your favorite stuffed animal and picnic lunch and join the children’s librarians for a fun

sing-along. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk about Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on May 5, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015. Preference given to new students.

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

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

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

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

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

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Martin Whitkin and Emily Corbato Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for these concurrernt art shows. Martn Whitkin will be showing in the Gallery and Emily Corbato will be showing in the Main Hall. Refreshments will be served.

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Story Room
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Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Puppet Palooza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and join Mr. Jonathan as we create your very own puppet from recycled materials.  Over the course of several Puppet Paloozas we will work together to write a script that we will perform for your friends and family!  Ages 6-8.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM You Wrote a Book, Now What? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

U_Wrote_a_Book_Front_Cover Join Jan Kardys and Jeanne E. Rogers for a program that will cover the current state of the publishing business and help you understand the ins and outs of getting published. They will discuss the steps you’ll need to take to prepare your manuscript for publication, while providing valuable information about the pros and cons of traditional publishing vs. self-publishing. Jan L. Kardys is the Chairman and founder of Unicorn Writer’s Conference. Jeanne E. Rogers is a self-published author and Vice President of Unicorn for Writers LLC. 

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday June 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Talking About Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Talking About Health is a class for adult ESL learners who have a basic understanding of written and spoken English.  You will learn how to talk about the places we go for healthcare and the people who provide care, what to expect on your visit to the doctor or hospital, and health and medicine online and in the news.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  Class begins Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on March 30, 2015. 

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

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Alan Gelb is the author of the bestselling Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps and coaches students all over the world on their personal statements. He will be conducting a workshop on how to approach this daunting assignment, answering your questions and getting you started on the most important essay you've ever written.
    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Hooked: Knitting and Crochet Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

 

    Location: Teen Area
Friday June 5, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 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 Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together)
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.

    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.

7 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015.

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

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Saturday June 6, 2015 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 starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday June 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New England Opera Club Lecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Erika Reitshamer, long-time board member of the New England Opera Club, for a lecture. The program is cosponsored by New England Opera Club.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   1438   
   

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

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

Limited to 10 students.  Class is only for students who have not attended before.

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

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

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

Our canine friend Scout will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Monday, May 25.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM 3D Printing for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    (617) 796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Please join us to learn how 3D printing works by using Tinkercad to design your own three-dimensional creation!  Grades 6-12. Space is limited. Online registration (required) begins May 18.

 
    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-June Potluck Supper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday June 9, 2015 Go To Top
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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk about Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on May 5, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015. Preference given to new students.

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    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Card Corner Ages 6+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and play your favorite trading card games: Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Magic: the Gathering!  Duel your friends as you battle your way to the top.  Bring your own deck(s) or use one of ours.  Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Card Corner Ages 11+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and play your favorite trading card games: Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Magic: the Gathering!  Duel your friends as you battle your way to the top.  Bring your own deck(s) or use one of ours.  Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

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

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

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

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 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
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Rescheduled from February! Boston and the Civil War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Barb berenson bk coverThe talk will touch on the pre-war story with a primary focus on how the war transformed Boston. Ms. Berenson will discuss how soldiers, women and Boston's Irish and black communities participated in the war effort and in the struggle against slavery. Lastly she will look at the end of the war and the leading role Boston played in the passage of the 13th Amendment, which permanently eradicated slavery from the nation. A Q and A and book signing will follow. The program is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Annual Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   617-796-1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday June 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Anita Diamant's The Boston Girl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Author_Anita_DiamantNew York Times bestselling author Anita Diamant will speak on her newest book, The Boston Girl. Told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early 20th century, The Boston Girl is about family ties and values, friendship and feminism. This latest work, set against the backdrop of World War I, the great flu epidemic of 1918, the ideas of Margaret Sanger and more, is unforgettable. The talk will be followed by a book signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday June 12, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 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 Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Puppet Pals 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Movie, TBA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Enjoy a newly released movie to be announced shortly.                                                        

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday June 13, 2015 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 starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday June 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tae Kim Piano Solo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2015/wx02_15_Concert_Tae_Kim.jpgThe concert titled Child's Play will include Goldberg Variations BWV 988 by J.S. Bach and Kinderszenen Op. 15 by R. Schumann. Hailed as a “highly skilled improviser” by the New York Times and “prickly and explosive” by the Montreal Gazette, Tae Kim's rare blend of rigorous execution and whimsical styling creates an interpretation of the classical repertoire all his own.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-New Ideas from Great People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Limited to 10 students.  Class is only for students who have not attended before.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Greening Our Community Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Greening Our Community series, cosponsored by Green Decade/Newton. The series is held monthly from January-June and features speakers who address a variety of environmental topics of local and global interest. Details will follow. Info here.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday June 16, 2015 Go To Top
ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Matt Heaton Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk about Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on May 5, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015. Preference given to new students.

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    Location: Room A
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Every Hero Has a Story Summer Sign Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come to the library to register for our 2015 Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has a Story@ the Newton Free Library.”   Refreshments provided.  Preschool and up. 

 “Every Hero Has a Story" is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  

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

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

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

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
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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
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Crafterhours Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

We meet on the third Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. Grades 6-12. 

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday June 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoA program for job seekers will be given by a trainer from the Massachusetts Employment Training and Resources. They are also the program cosponsor. Registration is required, space is limited.  Please call the Framingham ETR Career Center at 508 766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

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

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

10 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on June 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on June 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Dorit's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, and June 17  Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 21. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM STEAM Lecture Series: Climate Reality Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for this presentation by Quentin Prideaux, a Climate Leader, from the Climate Reality Project. He will cover the impacts and causes of climate change, the actions we need to take, and what it all means for Massachusetts and the Northeast. He will discuss why some have been confused about the science and, although the subject is serious, Quentin keeps it positive and lighthearted where possible.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday June 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM French Bilingual 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Scratch Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Please join us for this once a month club!  Kids in grades 3-6 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories.  Online registration is required and begins on Thursday, May 28.

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Newton's Conservation Land: A 10-year Vision Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Jennifer Steel of the City of Newton Conservation Commission for a panel discussion that will showcase Newton's conservation land and lay out a 10-year visioning plan. A Q and A will follow. The program is cosponsored by The Newton Conservators.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday June 19, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 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 Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

9 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 19, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code Graduation Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

We invite participants in the Girls Who Code Club and their family and friends to join us for a graduation party. Refreshments will be served. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday June 20, 2015 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 starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie, TBA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Enjoy a newly released movie to be announced shortly.                                                        

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday June 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Matthew Marcus Jazz Quartet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join the Matthew Marcus Jazz Quartet for a relaxing afternoon concert.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   1438   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Look What A Wonder Radio Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   
The Look What A Wonder one hour radio play.
 

                                                         

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

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. This month they will discuss China Mountain Zhang by Maureen McHugh. Visit the clubs Good Reads lisiting. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Tuesday June 23, 2015 Go To Top
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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Let's Talk about Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on May 5, 2015.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 30, 2015. Preference given to new students.

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

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

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

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Column and Blog Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Suzette Standring for a workshop on column and blog writing. Attendees will come away with the beginnings of three columns for blogs or future publication. Suzette Martinez Standring is a syndicated columnist who wrote the award winning book, The Art of Column Writing: Insider Secrets from Art Buchwald, Dave Barry, Arianna Huffington, Pete Hamill and Other Great Columnists. Registration is required.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 99 spaces available.
Wednesday June 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on June 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on June 1, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

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

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

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

lightning dreamerJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The group will discuss The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle. For ages 11-15 and their adult. 

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

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Thursday June 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Animal Wild Heroes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Spiderman!  Batman!  Aquaman!  Just like many famous superheroes have animal powers, every animal has the power to be a superhero.  In Animal World Experience's newest children’s program, “Wild Heroes” children get the opportunity to meet several of our animal friends and learn about their special abilities that make them a hero in their own way.  We hope that children will leave the show understanding that they can be a hero in their own way too.  Geared to ages 5 and up (but all are welcome).

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

The June book for discussion is yet to be determined.

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 Ice Cream Party: Teen Summer Reading Kick-off Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday June 26, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 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 Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

9 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 19, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Superman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Every Hero Has a Story!  This week's superhero movie is Superman.  Rated PG, running time 143 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday June 27, 2015 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 starting half an hour before the program begins.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

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

Join the Newton Free Library and the New Art Center for a crafty afternoon for ages 6-10.  Further details still to come.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday June 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM You Ju Lee on Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Dr. You Ju Lee will perform on piano.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ecology of Sound Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Ricardo brings an exciting and dramatic 45 minute performance to libraries that entertains and inspires children and parents to absorb the rhythms, sounds, and feelings of the Brazilian rainforest. Through his engaging and dynamic style, Ricardo entertains and educates while playing multi-cultural songs from indigenous peoples around the world. He incorporates African, South American, Native American, and Brazilian music into an interactive experience for everyone of all ages. Ricardo performances highlights the use of traditional rhythm instruments as well instruments made of recycled and natural found objects.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Tuesday June 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Big Hero 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Every Hero Has a Story!  This week's superhero movie is Big Hero 6.  Rated PG.  Running time is 93 minutes.

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

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

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

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Hiking the Appalachian Trail Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Jim Klumpp hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in the summer of 2014. Setting off from the summit of Springer Mountain in Georgia last April, 142 days and 2185 miles later, he reached the top of Mt. Katahdin in Maine; fufilling his life-long dream. Jim will share his experience through pictures, give advice on equipment and preparation and discuss how the hike impacted his life.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday July 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on June 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on June 1, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday July 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Independence Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Sunday July 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Summer Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday July 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children with caregivers. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on July 6, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

 

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

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together). Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Super-Cold Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Amazing things happen when matter changes temperature. With the help of a Museum of Science educator and an intensely cold liquid, experience the remarkable changes in size, form, and behavior that occur when a variety of objects and substances are super-cooled.  Perfect to add to your super hero arsenal! Grades K and up, and adults of all ages, welcome.

    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: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   
   

 Online registration is required and begins on Monday, June 22.

    Location: Story Room
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Tuesday July 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
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 desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM 4-5 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children will listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story.  This week's topic is I Am a Hero.  Ages 4-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Stories, songs and movement. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the progrma begins.

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

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

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

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on July 8, 2015. 

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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on June 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on June 1, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM 2-3 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children will listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story.  This week's topic is I Am a Hero.  Ages 2-3.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Hero Relay Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Get in shape for leaping over tall buildings! Practice your super powers!  Work on skills used by community heroes! Join us for hero relay games for kids ages 5 to 8.  Meet outside near the Pooh statue, or in Druker Auditorium in case of rain.

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

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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.

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL-Basic English Writing Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Basic English Writing Skills is a free class for adult low-intermediate ESL learners. Do writing exercises in class and assignments at home. Discuss grammar and usage rules.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

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

Please join us for this once a month club!  Kids in grades 3-6 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories.  Online registration is required and begins on Thursday, June 18th.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mini Comic Book Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Join us for a workshop on creating mini-comics! Get started drawing and publishing your own comics. Learn some tricks of visual storytelling through collaborative drawing games. The workshop will be led by comic artist, Dan Moynihan. Open to ages 10-18. Registration required.

    Location: Teen Area
Friday July 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Stuffed Animal Sleepover Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Drop off your stuffed animals in the Children's Room  to spend a fun filled night at the library!  Bring them in anytime during library hours on Friday, July 10.  Retrieve them on Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 am.

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

9 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 19, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday July 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Stuffed Animal Sleepover Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Pick up your animal friend.  Enjoy breakfast and a slideshow depicting what your animal friends did on their sleepover!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Superman II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Every Hero Has a Story!  This week's superhero movie is Superman II.  Rated PG.  Running time is 127 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday July 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Summer Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday July 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Carroll   1438   
   

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

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

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children with caregivers. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
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 - July 13, August 24.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on July 6, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

 

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

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together). Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Every Hero Has a Story!  This week's superhero movie is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Rated PG.  Running time is 93 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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   
   

 Online registration is required and begins on Monday, June 29.

    Location: Story Room
Tuesday July 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM 4-5 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children will listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story.  This week's topic is Sidekicks.  Ages 4-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Stories, songs and movement. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the progrma begins.

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

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

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

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
Wednesday July 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on July 8, 2015. 

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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Conversations about Travel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

10 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on June 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on June 1, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Underground Railroad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Jackson Homestad presents Journey on the Underground Railroad.  Discover the stories of brave men and women who dared to free themselves from slavery. Study historic images and documents to learn about the people who traveled the Underground Railroad to freedom and the people who helped them. Would you risk your life, your livelihood, or your status in the community to free yourself or to assist freedom seekers? What would spur you to action? For kids in grades 2-5. Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, July 1.

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

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Painting Loose Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join watercolorist Eric Wiegardt for a live Painting Loose demonstration. The program is cosponsored by the Newton Art Association and the Newton Watercolor Society.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday July 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM 2-3 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children will listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story.  This week's topic is Sidekicks.  Ages 2-3.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 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 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL-Basic English Writing Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Basic English Writing Skills is a free class for adult low-intermediate ESL learners. Do writing exercises in class and assignments at home. Discuss grammar and usage rules.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM STEAM Lecture Series: Old Wives’ Tales and Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sara   617-796-1380   slevine@minlib.net
   

Join us for an evening with Michael Cross where  common myths are discussed and classified as TRUE or FALSE based on scientific evidence. Is it dangerous to hold your sneeze? Would cracking the knuckles cause arthritis? Carrots, do they really help with vision? Can you swim immediately after eating?

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday July 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Want to learn to play board games or card games like  Scrabble, Boggle, Gin Rummy, Whist, Cribbage, Apples to Apples, Tabu, Scattegories, and others? Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

9 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 19, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 1, 2015.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Puppet Palooza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and join Mr. Jonathan as we create your very own puppet from recycled materials.  Over the course of several Puppet Paloozas we will work together to write a script that we will perform for your friends and family!  Ages 6-8.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday July 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Creator Faire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   lrowland@minlib.net
   

Join us for the second annual Creator Faire at the Newton Free Library. Meet local makers, engineers, tinkerers, science clubs, artists, and more. Look for an updated list of participants, coming soon!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday July 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library Closed-Summer Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday July 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays for children with caregivers. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Let's Talk About Cooking! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on July 6, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on June 25, 2015.

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

 

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

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together). Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting half an hour before the program begins. 

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Speak Well In Any Situation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speak Well In Any Situation is a free class for adult intermediate ESL learners.  Use your English in many different settings: group discussions, small talk, short presentations, role plays, dialogues and jazz chanting. With this diverse practice, you'll be able to speak with ease at work and in social settings.

7 Monday evening sessions.  Class begins on July 20, 2015.

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

Pre-registration is required. Online registration begins on June 25, 2015.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 12+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   
   

 Online registration is required and begins on Monday, July 6.

    Location: Story Room
Tuesday July 21, 2015 Go To Top
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 desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

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

For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-5 years of age.  Online registration is required and begins on Tuesday, July 7.

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

Stories, songs and movement. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the progrma begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Russian Nesting Dolls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

What do you know about matryoshka dolls, Russian nesting dolls?  Come learn about their history and traditions through stories, logic games with the dolls, and  a craft project.  This program is for children ages 6 and up with their adults.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, July 7.

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

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

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

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Let's Talk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on July 8, 2015. 

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM 4-5 Year Old Hero! Story-Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Children will listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story.  This week's topic is Community Heroes.  Ages 4-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

10 Wednesday afternoon classes.  The class begins on June 17, 2015.

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

Online registration (required) begins on June 1, 2015.

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

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

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Superhero School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Learn the skills necessary to be a superhero: create your superhero name, practice X-ray vision, and more!  At the end, you'll receive your superhero certification.For kids in grades K-2.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the chidlren's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium