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Wednesday May 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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 on the East Coast. Create a basic checklist for packing. Work in small groups to plan a virtual East Coast trip.

8 Wednesday morning classes.  The class begins on April 6, 2016.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 6, 2016. No class on April 20.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice (Android) A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ELL-Dorit's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to 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  -  3:00 PM Device Advice (Android) B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice (Android) D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Laya's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
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Thursday May 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced level adult English learners. Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 29, 2016. No class on April 21.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Health Maintenance Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alison Kemp   x1401   
   

This is not a library program. This program is run by the City's Health and Human Services Department. This is a drop-in clinic and clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. The Health Maintenance Clinics are a brief opportunity to talk with a public health nurse about medications, health questions/concerns and have your blood pressure taken.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storytime Surprise For 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

This week: flowers.
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 Hooked on Books Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

This months book is All the Light We Cannot Seeby Anthony Doer

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

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

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

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

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.  For kids in grades 3-5.  Space is limited to 10 kids.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Electing a New President Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Labors of Love: New Comedies and Dramas by the Newton Playwrights Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foaPlease join members of the Newton Playwrights group as they present staged readings of original off-the-wall comedies and dramas based on real historical events. The program will include:

Mumbet: aka Elizabeth Freeman by Geralyn Horton

Dog Park Afternoon by Nancy Temple

The Nazi Prophet by Jonathan Brickman

The Remington by Margie Semilof

English Class by Sandra Weintraub

Info email Sandra Weintraub: sgweintraub@yahoo.com. This program is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday May 27, 2016 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.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Enjoy opportunities to learn and play a combination of board and card games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Cribbage, Hearts, and more. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 15, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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

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

 Children build their own robot with KIBO, program it to do what they want, and decorate it, giving children the chance to make their ideas physical and tangible.  For kids ages 5-6 with an adult.  Space is limited to 10 spots.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday May 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

ConcussionFilmmaker Peter Landesman (Parkland) wrote and directed this sports-themed drama based on Jeanne Marie Laskas' GQ article "Game Brain," about the potentially horrific cost of playing football. Pittsburgh-based neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers a degenerative brain disease now known as CTE in the autopsies of several deceased pro-football players, but after presenting his research, he finds himself under fire from the NFL. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Luke Wilson, Alec Baldwin, Bitsie Tulloch, and Albert Brooks co-star. PG-13. Runtime 123 min. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the library. Saturday, May 28, 2 pm.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday May 29, 2016 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 30, 2016 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 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

9 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on April 12, 2016. No class on April 19.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Writing for Various Purposes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Writing for Various Purposes is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The class will introduce students to the writing of business letters, resumes, personal stories, and essays.  We will look at word choice, tone of voice, and format as well as content.  Differences between writing by electronic means (email, blog, for example) and traditional means will be discussed. The class will use the book Survival Writing: How to Write Letters, Resumes’, Pitches, Invoices, Emails, Articles, Reports, and Everything Else You Need to Know how to Write by Claire Scrivener. You can purchase a copy on Amazon.

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20 2016.

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  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice (iPhone) A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
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.

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2016.

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 Native Plants and Invasive Species Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05_2016/wx05_31_Program_Conservators_Glossy_Buckthorn.jpgHorticulturist Bruce Wenning will give a talk on some of the more common exotic invasive woody plants that are found in Newton and the surrounding communities. Learn about the traits of these pest-like plants and why they really are detrimental to our native ecosystems. Control options will also be discussed. Mr. Wenning has over 20 years’ experience working with volunteer groups and private clients in the control of exotic invasive plant projects. He is the horticulturist at The Country Club in Brookline. The program is cosponsored by Newton Conservators and Green Newton. (Image: Glossy Buckthorn)

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday June 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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 on the East Coast. Create a basic checklist for packing. Work in small groups to plan a virtual East Coast trip.

8 Wednesday morning classes.  The class begins on April 6, 2016.

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

Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 6, 2016. No class on April 20.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A discussion group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is closed.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM CodeCampKidz Level 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

You'll be amazed by what your Web creations look like when you see them on an iPhone, iPad, or laptop, not just on a wider screen! CodeCampKidz Level 2, Mobile First Development and Responsive Layouts with Bootstrap JS, will introduce you to Bootstrap JS and responsive page layouts that change appearance based on the size of the viewing device being used. In this course you will take a "mobile first" approach and build a series of re-usable Bootstrap Tools that you can use over and over again on your own responsive design projects. Topics covered include: the Bootstrap Grid system; fixed & fluid layout;, responsive layouts and media querry;, panel;, other UI effects; and others. Full details are available at http://codecampkidz.com/liveclass/level2. Free hosting provided. For kids in grades 7 and 8. When you come, you come for all 4 classes, and you have to bring your own earbuds/headsets.

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    Location: Computer Center
 
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  March 2, April 6, May 4, and June 1.  Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 20. The book for February 3 is   Bringing In the New Year by Grace Lin.

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

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on February 17, March 9, April 13, May 11, and June 1.  Online registration (required) is for February through June, and starts Wednesday, January 20. The book for February 10 is   Bringing In the New Year by Grace Lin.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  7:30 PM Storytelling Gathering Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

Join us as storyteller Alan O’Hare and troupe entertain us with the magical “Winter’s Tale of Holly and Seraph.”  A world of mystery and adventure lies ahead.

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

COLLEGE ESSAYAlan 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.

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

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. This month they will discuss discuss The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced level adult English learners. Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 29, 2016. No class on April 21.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Time For STEM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Mobilia   617-559-2062   Beverly_Mobilia@newton.k12.ma.us
   

Join us for a 4 part hands-on workshop series for parents/ caregivers and toddlers, ages 15-30 months.  Topics will include 5 senses; building; bubbles; and sorting.  Please note that adults will need to actively participate during each session.  Sponsored by Newton Community Partnerships for Children & Families through a grant from the Department of Early Education and Care. Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, May 12.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM STEAM Ahead Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy Leifeld   617-796-1370   
   

A storytime for 3-5 year olds and their care givers to explore math, science, and the arts with children's books and related activities.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

minecraftCome play Minecraft with your friends on the library’s server. We’ll have different challenges each session. Don’t have an account? No problem, use one of the library’s. The club meets the first Thursday of every month. Minecraft Club is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. 

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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

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

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    Location: Teen Area
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Intro to Arduino A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Arduino is a simple microcontroller kit which lets you build digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical world. This class will teach you the basics of Arduino platform and programming. Topics covered include how to wire a breadboard and LED activities.  We will be providing the computers and Arduinos for you to work with for the class. Registration is required. Ages 18+

This class is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

    Location: Computer Center
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Women of the Greatest Generation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2016/wx06_01_Rosie_the_Riveter.jpgStories of Faith, Hope, Love and Courage! Join hospital chaplains, the Rev. Dr. Fran Bogle and the Rev. Nancy Reed for a Just Peace Players drama troupe performance at which amazing stories of women who lived through WWII will be told in the women’s own words. Seven years ago the Reverends began meeting some of these extraordinary women and collecting their stories. Nurses in combat, teenage plane spotters, rat tamers, black marketeers, USO dancers, children in Nazi Germany and Japan...these are the Women of the Greatest Generation!

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday June 3, 2016 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.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 18, 2015.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2015. Preference will be given to new students.

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

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Short films for young people

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

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Enjoy opportunities to learn and play a combination of board and card games:  Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Word Up, Newtonopoly, Cribbage, Hearts, and more. Learn a little about the strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, April 15, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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

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    Location: Room A
Saturday June 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Friends Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

They will offer books for babies, toddlers, children and young adults. Come and get the kids their books for summer vacation!

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM littleBits DIY Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childen's Room   617-796-1370   
   

littleBits are easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower students to understand the world around them and create inventions that transform it. Come transform with us!  For ages 9-12.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
Sunday June 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Tenors Sing Out Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2016/wx06_05_Enrico_Caruso_copyright_A_Dupont.jpgJoin New England Opera Club’s Erika Reitshamer for a tour that will take you beyond The Three Tenors! Learn how the tenor voice first came into being and meet the famous champions of the high C. Discover the different kinds of tenor voices with contemporary and historic audiovisual excerpts of great tenors singing amazing arias. Erika Reitshamer is an engaging teacher whose knowledge and love of opera is inspirational. She is a board member of the New England Opera Club. (Image: A. Dupont)

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM 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
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL- Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  The group will read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

18 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 25, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 4, 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  -  8:30 PM The Finest Hours Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   RoMcGrath@minlib.net
   

The Finest HoursThis docudrama depicts the incredible true story of a daring Coast Guard rescue operation off of Cape Cod during a ferocious storm in the winter of 1952. When an oil tanker splits in half, trapping its crew aboard the sinking vessel, four brave Guardsmen set out to save them. Craig Gillespie directed this adventure drama, which stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana. PG-13. Runtime 117 min. Light refreshments provided courtesy of the library.

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

A brick wall is anything that stands between you and the ancestor you are researching. This class will give you suggestions for climbing over, digging under, going around and smashing through your brick walls.  Registration is required.

    Location: Special Collections
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Disability Awareness Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month they will discuss The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida. The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Sophisticated Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Storytime for older kids!  Enjoy cool, strange, weird and wacky picture books.  For kids in grades 3 and up - you're never too old for picture books!  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the progam begins.

    Location: Story Room
Tuesday June 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

9 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on April 12, 2016. No class on April 19.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
ent_gclef 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Matt Heaton Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Newton Public School Fine Arts Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz      
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Best iPad Apps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come learn about the best apps you’re not using and discover the tricks to make your iPad come alive. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
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.

10 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2016.

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.

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    Location: Trustees' Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception Boston Chinese Photo Club/Newton Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2016/wx06_07_Art_Boston_Chinese__Photo_Club_WeAreTheChampion_byYankai_%20Zhang.jpgThis group of Chinese American professionals loves photography. The vision that directs each photographer starts with what they see upon waking in the morning and continues on through what gives them peace at night. They strive to show viewers the world through their eyes - from a magical moment when sun breaks on the horizon, to flowers blooming in spring, to boys celebrating a Red Sox victory; they make pictures from the heart. The show will be on view June 2-29. (Image: Yankai Zhang)

    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 Sweet Reads Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

 Kids in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1, 1/5/16, 2/2/16, 3/1/16, 4/5/16, 5/3/16, and 6/7/16.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 16. When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday June 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sequences: A Woman's Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:00 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 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Research Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ELL-Dorit's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A discussion group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is closed.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM CodeCampKidz Level 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

You'll be amazed by what your Web creations look like when you see them on an iPhone, iPad, or laptop, not just on a wider screen! CodeCampKidz Level 2, Mobile First Development and Responsive Layouts with Bootstrap JS, will introduce you to Bootstrap JS and responsive page layouts that change appearance based on the size of the viewing device being used. In this course you will take a "mobile first" approach and build a series of re-usable Bootstrap Tools that you can use over and over again on your own responsive design projects. Topics covered include: the Bootstrap Grid system; fixed & fluid layout;, responsive layouts and media querry;, panel;, other UI effects; and others. Full details are available at http://codecampkidz.com/liveclass/level2. Free hosting provided. For kids in grades 7 and 8. When you come, you come for all 4 classes, and you have to bring your own earbuds/headsets.

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
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misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Annual Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bev Spencer   1386   bspencer@minlib.net
    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday June 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced level adult English learners. Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on March 29, 2016. No class on April 21.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

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

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

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

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month they will read The Alienist by Caleb Carr. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Time For STEM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Mobilia   617-559-2062   Beverly_Mobilia@newton.k12.ma.us
   

Join us for a 4 part hands-on workshop series for parents/ caregivers and toddlers, ages 15-30 months.  Topics will include 5 senses; building; bubbles; and sorting.  Please note that adults will need to actively participate during each session.  Sponsored by Newton Community Partnerships for Children & Families through a grant from the Department of Early Education and Care. Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, May 12.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storytime Surprise For 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

This week:Things That Go.
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 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Minecraft for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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.  For kids in grades 3-5.  Space is limited to 10 kids.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Mark Sirdevan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2016/wx06_09_Art_Mark_Sirdevan.jpgMythagraphs are large-scale acrylic paintings derived from sources both primordial and contemporary. In speaking about them, Mr. Sirdevan says, “There is a metaphorical overlap in the two practices and both require creativity and imagination. They rejoin lost cultural history and deep personal values through intimate contact with existing images and materials. My own work takes me back through the history of image making to ancient sources of creativity.” The show will be on view June 2-29.

    Location: Gallery
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Intro to Arduino B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Arduino is a simple microcontroller kit which lets you build digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical world. This class will teach you the basics of Arduino platform and programming. Topics covered include how to use servo and sensors.  We will be providing the computers and Arduinos for you to work with for the class. Registration is required. Ages 18+

This class is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 2 spaces available.
Friday June 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Hexbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Hexbugs are little robotic creatures that react to their environment. Join us to create ‘Habitats’ for your Hexbug to do battle and race in!  For kids ages 5+ accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited to 10 tickets. Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 
 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Hexbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Hexbugs are little robotic creatures that react to their environment. Join us to create ‘Habitats’ for your Hexbug to do battle and race in!  For kids ages 5+ accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited to 10 tickets. Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 
 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:25 PM Open Season Scared Silly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Open Season Scared Silly, rated PG.  Runtime 85 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Our canine friend Leo will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, May 28th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday June 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Top Hat - Songs of Fred Astaire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2016/wx06_12_Concert_Sears_and_Conner.jpgJoin Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner for a delightful program of songs of Fred Astaire’s career from his stage appearances with his sister Adele, to his classic films, to songs Astaire wrote himself. The performance will also highlight works from some of the songwriters who wrote for Astaire including Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz and others. Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner have been called "Boston's favorite song duo" by the Boston Globe.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Monday June 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM 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 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marianne Connelly   617-796-1370   
   

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/21, 10/19, 11/9, 12/14, 1/11/16, 2/8/16, 3/14/16, 4/11/16, 5/9/16, and 6/13/16.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, June 15 . When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

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

finchLearn how to use computer programming to code Finch Robots. The Finch is a small robot that has support for over a dozen programming languages.  This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. When you register you are signing up for all three dates. Grades 6-12. 

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Chemicals Without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2016/wx06_13_Program_GN2.jpgToday there are thousands of synthetic chemicals used to make our clothing, cosmetics, household products, electronic devices and even our children's toys. Many of them help us to live longer and more comfortable lives, but many of these useful chemicals are also persistent, toxic and dangerous to our health and environment. In his book Chemicals Without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World (MIT Press, 2015), Ken Geiser proposes a strategy that is based on developing and adopting safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals. Join him for a talk which will be followed by a Q and A. Ken Geiser is Professor Emeritus of Work Environment at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. A book sale and signing will follow the talk. This program is part of the Greening Our Community series and is cosponsored by Green Newton. Info here.

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

The group is open to those interested in writing a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading and sharing of work. Group members offer each other encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. Info contact newton.memoir@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. The group will discuss Old Boys, Old Girls by Edward P. Jones from The New Yorker, May 3, 2004 and O Yes from Tell me a Riddle, by Tillie Olsen, Dell Publishing Company 1960. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: Trustees' Room
Tuesday June 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Reading Plays Aloud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading Plays Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read plays aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

9 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on April 12, 2016. No class on April 19.

Limited to 12 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2016.

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
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  11:15 AM ESL-Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult ESL learners.  The group is currently closed.

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

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

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

Watch and listen to a story, sing a song, play an instrument.  For ages 0-4.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our canine friend Riley will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Tuesday, May 31.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM College Funding Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

COLLEGE FUNDINGThis New York Life seminar helps parents and grand-parents prepare for the high cost of a college education. Those who attend will leave with a greater appreciation for the difference a college education can make in a child’s future, as well as a host of information about grants, scholarships, students loans, 529 plans, and even some lesser-known ways to save for this life changing event. This program is meant for parents of younger children. 

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

Kids in grades 5-6 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month.All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12/16, 2/9/16, 3/8/16, 4/12/16, 5/10/16 and 6/14/16.  Online registration is required . When you register, you register at the same time for all 9 months.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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). They will discuss The Greater Journey by McCullough.  Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday June 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Using Age to Your Advantage in a Job Search Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoJob seekers will learn techniques for using age as an advantage rather than an obstacle to becoming employed. This workshop will be facilitated by Ms. Donna LaMontagne, a Certified Professional & Executive Résumé Writer/Career Advisor with Employment and Training Resources (ETR), a MA One Stop Career Center. Space is limited, registration is required. Call the Framingham ETR Career Center at 508-766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

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

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

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

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

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A discussion group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is closed.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM CodeCampKidz Level 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

You'll be amazed by what your Web creations look like when you see them on an iPhone, iPad, or laptop, not just on a wider screen! CodeCampKidz Level 2, Mobile First Development and Responsive Layouts with Bootstrap JS, will introduce you to Bootstrap JS and responsive page layouts that change appearance based on the size of the viewing device being used. In this course you will take a "mobile first" approach and build a series of re-usable Bootstrap Tools that you can use over and over again on your own responsive design projects. Topics covered include: the Bootstrap Grid system; fixed & fluid layout;, responsive layouts and media querry;, panel;, other UI effects; and others. Full details are available at http://codecampkidz.com/liveclass/level2. Free hosting provided. For kids in grades 7 and 8. When you come, you come for all 4 classes, and you have to bring your own earbuds/headsets.

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

The group meets to discuss works of science ­fiction and view movie adaptations. This month the group will read Children of Men by PD James and watch the 2006 movie adaptation featuring Clive Owen. Newcomers welcome. Intended for adults. Info contact: khewitt@minlib.net.

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

Learn about alternatives to cable TV like Netflix or Hulu. See demonstrations of the various ways to stream alternatives to TV and decide if you want to “cut the cord”. No registration required.

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

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. This month they will discuss Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanto of Nigeria. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: Room A
Thursday June 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Microsoft Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An overview of basic word processing. Offered by Employment & Training Resources (ETR), a MA One-Stop Career Center. To register (required) call ETR: 508-766-5700

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Time For STEM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Mobilia   617-559-2062   Beverly_Mobilia@newton.k12.ma.us
   

Join us for a 4 part hands-on workshop series for parents/ caregivers and toddlers, ages 15-30 months.  Topics will include 5 senses; building; bubbles; and sorting.  Please note that adults will need to actively participate during each session.  Sponsored by Newton Community Partnerships for Children & Families through a grant from the Department of Early Education and Care. Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, May 12.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 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 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Tinker Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

tinkerUse littleBits and hexbugs to invent new things! Bits snap together with magnets to make circuits in seconds. Tinker Club is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. 

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    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Anomalisa Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

AnomalisaA lonely motivational speaker goes on a business trip to Cincinnati, where he meets an extraordinary stranger who might be able to change his negative view of life. This stop-motion-animation feature was penned by lauded screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, who also co-directs alongside Duke Johnson. David Thewlis, Tom Noonan, and Jennifer Jason Leigh provide their voices. Rated R. Runtime 90 min. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the library.                                                   

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Intensive Arduino Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This Intensive Arduino class will expand on your knowledge of Arduino. This class is intended for those who have already taken our Intro to Arduino class or have background knowledge of Arduino. Registration is required. Ages 18+

This class is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 3 spaces available.
Friday June 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Short films for young people

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
Saturday June 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
Sunday June 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Formed in 1996, Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble performs a wide musical repertoire from Baroque to the most recent 21st century compositions. Join them for a concert that will include Arthur Honegger’s Concerto Da Camera for Flute, English Horn and Piano, Pamela Marshall’s Dance of the Hoodoos, for Oboe, Violin, Cello and Piano and Max Bruch’s Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Cello and Piano. Seating is limited and is provided on a first come, first served basis.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Monday June 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 - January 25, February 22, March 21, April 25, May 23, June 20, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 21, December 19.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM KIBO Robots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childen's Room   617-796-1370   
   

 Children build their own robot with KIBO, program it to do what they want, and decorate it, giving children the chance to make their ideas physical and tangible.  For kids ages 7-9; accompanying adults encouraged.  Space is limited to 10 spots.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

 

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Maker's Moot Showcase Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Do you make stuff?  Are you maker?  From electronics to 3D design to sewing to wearables to anything. If you've made something neat, share it and teach others!  Lessons learned, painful (or expensive) mistakes made? Tell others about it (you can bring PowerPoint or something similar) but it keep it to 5 minutes or less please.  Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Summer Reading Kick-off Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

j.p. licksStop by the Library to celebrate the beginning of summer with ice cream and Minute to Win It Games. While you’re here pick up information on the Teen Summer Reading program. Get involved as we explore the theme, “Get in the Game: Read” 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! 

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    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 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 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. We’ll start in Druker, and then move outside to the Winnie-the-Pooh and friends statues for our picnic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Plain Talk About Funerals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

vWhen someone has a serious illness, navigating decisions about care can feel complex and overwhelming, not to mention decisions about funeral planning. Joey Castro, a nurse and clinical educator with Good Shepherd Community Care will give a program that focuses on improving participants’ general personal comfort with end-of-life planning conversations. More specifically, it will help attendees increase their understanding of funeral planning options within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Together we will examine alternatives to using traditional funeral services and review some of the benefits and difficulties in serving as one’s own funeral director. The program is cosponsored by Good Shepherd Community Care.

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    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
   

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month.All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 10/27, 11/24, 12/15, 1/26/16, 2/23/16, 3/22/16, 4/26/16, 5/24/16, and 6/21/16.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 16. When you register, you register at the same time for all 9 months.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly Make - Garden in a Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Gather each month for an exciting hands-on activity! Some months will feature guided crafts and others may be more open ended. Either way you'll meet new people, work with varying mediums and materials, and have something to take home! This month we’ll be building a garden in an old book. No registration required.

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
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
   

paper crane

We meet on the third Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month we'll be making origami paper cranes. For grades 6-12. 

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    Location: Teen Area
Wednesday June 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Dance and Movement Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to 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 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A discussion group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is closed.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM CodeCampKidz Level 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

You'll be amazed by what your Web creations look like when you see them on an iPhone, iPad, or laptop, not just on a wider screen! CodeCampKidz Level 2, Mobile First Development and Responsive Layouts with Bootstrap JS, will introduce you to Bootstrap JS and responsive page layouts that change appearance based on the size of the viewing device being used. In this course you will take a "mobile first" approach and build a series of re-usable Bootstrap Tools that you can use over and over again on your own responsive design projects. Topics covered include: the Bootstrap Grid system; fixed & fluid layout;, responsive layouts and media querry;, panel;, other UI effects; and others. Full details are available at http://codecampkidz.com/liveclass/level2. Free hosting provided. For kids in grades 7 and 8. When you come, you come for all 4 classes, and you have to bring your own earbuds/headsets.

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    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mayor Warren’s Summer Reading Challenge, Kids’ Kickoff Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join Mayor Warren in celebrating the start of summer reading. Learn more about the program and participate in the Bring-a-Book Take-a-Book book swap. Enjoy a special presentation by Mike the Bubble Man who will bring magic and science to the stage with an interactive 45-minute show about bubbles!  At City Hall South Lawn, or in the War Memorial Auditorium in case of rain.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday June 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE   617-565-5591   
   

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Health Maintenance Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alison Kemp   x1401   
   

This is not a library program. This program is run by the City's Health and Humans Services Department. This is a drop-in clinic and clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. The Health Maintenance Clinics are a brief opportunity to talk with a public health nurse about medications, health questions/concerns and have your blood pressure taken.

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Time For STEM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Mobilia   617-559-2062   Beverly_Mobilia@newton.k12.ma.us
   

Join us for a 4 part hands-on workshop series for parents/ caregivers and toddlers, ages 15-30 months.  Topics will include 5 senses; building; bubbles; and sorting.  Please note that adults will need to actively participate during each session.  Sponsored by Newton Community Partnerships for Children & Families through a grant from the Department of Early Education and Care. Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, May 12.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storytime Surprise For 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

This week: Bugs.
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  -  7:45 PM Jungle Jim's Reading Olympics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

"On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" The Reading Olympics!  balloon magic show contains Jim's signature brand of balloon artistry, magic, comedy, storytelling and improvisation with over 15 volunteers taking part. Archery, basketball, fencing and even Scottish caber toss are just some of the events that our "athletes" will compete in. Most importantly, Jim will incorporate just how important reading and staying active work together. For ages 5+.

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

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

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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

    Location: Trustees' Room
Friday June 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

Short films for young people

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 24, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 3:00 PM  -  4:30 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
Saturday June 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs and stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Angels In the Outfield Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Angels In the Outfield. Rated PG. Runtime 102 min.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 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 Sunny 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, June 4.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday June 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Toku Kawata in Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Pianist Toku Kawata has appeared as a solo, chamber, and concert performer throughout Japan, France and the U.S. He recently graduated with the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. Join him for a concert that will include:

  • Mozart’s Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major, K.282
  • Brahms’ Klavierstücke, Op.119
  • Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit

Seating is limited and is provided on a first come, first served basis.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Summer Songfest with Jeannie Mack Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Calling all 4 – 8 year-olds!  Celebrate summertime with Jeannie Mack’s Summer Songfest program. Have fun singing, clapping, dancing, and acting out lyrics with songs, hand plays and finger plays. Topics focus on all things “summer” like waves, sea creatures, ice cream, bikes, swimming…even gunny sack races!

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

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

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

Have fun playing chess with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9. 

    Location: Teen Area
 
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 The Peace War by Vernor Vinge. In July they will discuss Eifelheim by Michael Flynn. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Tuesday June 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice for Android A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
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
   

i will always write backJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The group will discuss I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Martin Ganda & Caitlin Alifirenka with Liz Welch. For ages 11-15 and their adult. 

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    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Words With a View Israeli Documentary Film Project Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2016/wx06_28_Program_Israeli_Poet_Haim_%20Gouri.jpgJoin Omri Lior, an Israeli documentary filmmaker, for a screening and discussion of his documentary titled I Am a Civil War. Learn about Haim Gouri’s life - a poet, soldier, journalist, film producer and winner of the Israel Prize who was born in Tel Aviv in 1923. The film summarizes Gouri’s 84 years, describing historical stepping stones of Israeli poetry, especially his own, in parallel with the process of the creation of the new Israeli State. The film is part of Lior’s Words With a View project which consists of a series of documentary films about some of the best authors and poets in Israel. The project conserves the pillars of Jewish and Israeli culture and creates an invaluable asset for future generations. A Q and A will follow the screening. (Image shows Hiam Gouri)

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday June 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ELL-Dorit's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A discussion group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is closed.

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

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

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

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    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Hail, Caesar! Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Hail, Caesar! Slick Hollywood fixer Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) is pressed into action when superstar actor Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) is kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious group. Mannix races to quietly collect the ransom money without gossip columnists Thessaly and Thora Thacker (Tilda Swinton in a dual role) catching wind of the scandal. Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand, and Channing Tatum co-star in this comedy set in Hollywood's golden age. Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. PG-13. Runtime 105 min. Light refreshments served courtesy of the library.

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

This months book is Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty.

Step out of a “reading rut,” and be introduced to a variety of works and new people! The club will meet monthly to read a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, across genres and varying topics.The purpose of this group is to have fun and enjoy the company of others who appreciate reading and sharing ideas. No RSVP is needed. All are welcome.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday July 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate to advanced 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 ELL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 24, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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  -  5:30 PM Art Reception for Daniel Ben Ayun 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
Saturday July 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Miracle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday July 3, 2016 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 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Independence Day observed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday July 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Whiskey Tango FoxtrotSNL alumnus Tina Fey steps into the well-worn shoes of journalist Kim Barker in Paramount Pictures' adaptation of Barker's memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which details her time as a reporter in the two countries, beginning in 2002. Rated R. Runtime 111 minutes. Enjoy light refreshments served courtesy of the library.                                                

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM KIBO Robots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childen's Room   617-796-1370   
   

 Children build their own robot with KIBO, program it to do what they want, and decorate it, giving children the chance to make their ideas physical and tangible.  For kids ages 5-6 with accompanying adults.  Space is limited to 10 spots.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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

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

8 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on July 6, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A discussion group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is closed.

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

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

Have fun playing chess with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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

Dr. Geoffrey Greif will give a lecture on adult sibling relationships. He has taught at the University of Maryland School of Social Work since 1984 where he served as Associate Dean from 1996 to 2007.  He is the co-author of the book titled Adult Sibling Relationships. A book signing will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday July 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 16th. The class will meet on Thursdays, July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.  When you register, you register for ALL 4 classes at once.  Please note that on 7/14, class will end at 6:45pm.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:40 PM The Rookie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Rookie, rated G.  Runtime 129 minutes.

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

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

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

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
Friday July 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 24, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
Sunday July 10, 2016 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 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 2-3 Year Old On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! 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, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!  This week's topic is Play Ball.  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  -  4:45 PM 4-5 Year Old On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! 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, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!.  This week's topic is Play Ball.  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 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 3D Printing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Come design and print on the library's 3D Printer! 

    Location: Computer Center
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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The group is open to those interested in writing a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading and sharing of work. Group members offer each other encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. Info contact newton.memoir@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Preparing and Preserving Fresh Veggies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Annie Bernhard of Food for Life will give a program on preparing and preserving fresh vegetables from the garden, grocer or your farm shares. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Sophisticated Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Storytime for older kids!  Enjoy cool, strange, weird and wacky picture books.  For kids in grades 3 and up - you're never too old for picture books!  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the progam begins.

    Location: Story Room
Tuesday July 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-American Music: A Window on American Culture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Music: A Window on American Culture is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Listen to all kinds of American music, from jazz and Broadway show tunes to folk songs, rap and rock and roll. Enjoy the lyrics and talk about the meaning of the words. Find out about the life stories of famous American singers and see how music shapes culture.

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 12, 2016.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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  -  11:30 AM iStorytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Watch and listen to a story, sing a song, play an instrument.  For ages 0-4.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.
 

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on July 12, 2016.

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 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM ELL-Conversations for Work Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Pinto Bella Hoops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Pinto Bella speaks about the emotional, physical, and social benefits of hula hooping, describes the different types of hula hoops and their purposes, gives a brief history of the hula hoop, and tells audiences about her own journey with the hoop. During programs for preschool or early elementary age levels, Pinto starts the program by reading Veda’s Victory, a book by Allison Avalon about a shy girl learning to hula hoop and finding her place in the world. After some brief hula hooping instructions, demonstration, and a short performance of where Hoop Dance can take a performer, the group gets to try hula hooping themselves, while Pinto Bella walks around to give one on one instruction, trouble shooting, and help with new tricks. After the group has all had opportunities to play and hoop around, we take some time for organized games that teach team work and communication with the hoop!  For ages 5 and up. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Scott Offen 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. Details will follow.

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-Tutor Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A roundtable for tutors currently in our ESL & Literacy program.  This roundtable will begin on the 3rd floor from 6:30 to around 7:00 pm with an art reception for tutors and the general public.  ESL & Literacy program tutors will then proceed to the Trustees' Room. Light refreshments will be served.

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  -  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.  For ages 4 and up. 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 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pinto Bella Hoops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   
   

Experience the therapeutic integration of yoga and the hula hoop! This program is accessible for those who have never practiced yoga or hula hooping, but is also beneficial to the seasoned yoga practitioner or hula hooper. Participants will learn how to use the hula hoop to support and deepen their yoga practice, explore their range of motion and balance, and learn routines for core and upper body strength and stability. You’ll never look at a circle the same way again!

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on July 12, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday July 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

8 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on July 6, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-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 13, 2016.

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  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 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A discussion group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is closed.

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

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

Have fun playing chess with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:35 PM Million Dollar Arm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Million Dollar Arm, rated PG.  Runtime 124 minutes.

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

finchLearn how to use computer programming to code finch robots in this three-part series on Wednesdays, July 13, 20, and 27. This series is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. 

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
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Thursday July 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Murder by the Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: khennrikus@minlib.net    617-796-1360.   khennrikus@minlib.net
   

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The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month the group will discuss Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 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 What Can You Do With a Sandwich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Drop-in and join us for delicious stories, games and activities. For kids ages 3-6, 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 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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 Hexbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Hexbugs are little robotic creatures that react to their environment. Join us to create ‘Habitats’ for your Hexbug to do race in!  For kids ages 5+ accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited to 10 tickets. Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 
 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Hexbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Hexbugs are little robotic creatures that react to their environment. Join us to create ‘Habitats’ for your Hexbug to do race in!  For kids ages 5+ accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited to 10 tickets. Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 
 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 16th. The class will meet on Thursdays, July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.  When you register, you register for ALL 4 classes at once.  Please note that on 7/14, class will end at 6:45pm.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM LEGO WeDo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Awaken kids' curiosity and their interest in problem solving! Kids build LEGO models and then program them to move and react.  For kids ages 7-10 who are new to LEGO WeDo.  Parents need to stay with their kids. Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 21, and there are 5 spots available.

 

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Kick Start Your College Essay Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Summer is a great time to start your college essay! Join Jane Hirschhorn of JBH Tutoring to get eleven ways to kick start your essay. We'll go over excerpts from essays written by students admitted to prestigious colleges. This program is for high schoolers, particularly rising seniors and their parents.

 

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

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

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

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 8:00 PM  -  8:45 PM LEGO WeDo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Awaken kids' curiosity and their interest in problem solving! Kids build LEGO models and then program them to move and react.  For kids ages 7-10 who have had experience specifically with LEGO WeDo.  Parents need to stay with their kids. Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 21, and there are 5 spots available.

 

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday July 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, June 24, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

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

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

    Location: Story Room
Saturday July 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM STEAM Expo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

As part of our ongoing programming for all ages related to the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) initiative from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation the Library will be holding a STEAM Expo.  The Expo is a gathering of tech enthusiasts, traditional crafters, artists, musicians, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers and students.  It is a place for creators to show their work and interact with members of the community.  Come experience a fun, interactive afternoon at the library, and get involved in the rebirth of Do-It-Yourself.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday July 17, 2016 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 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM 2-3 Year Old On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! 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, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!  This week's topic is Ninjas.  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 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Knucklebones Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens' Room   617-796-1370   
   

Knucklebones is thrilled to transform the Newton Public Library’s outdoor space into our very own portable playspace. Come and experience an array of high quality, unique athletic games and activities that promote gross motor development, physical activity and fun. We have everything from a ball pit, climbing structure, fitness machines, giant tubes, Rodys (& Rody Max), Gaga, Double-Sided Basketball and much more for ages 2 through 10 to enjoy!  Rain date is Thursday, July 21st, 4:30-6:30pm.

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Poetry Ages 10+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jean Holmblad   617-796-1370   
   

On your mark, get set...WRITE! Bring your family members and write some poems about movement. For children ages 10 and older with their adults.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Stars are No Longer Silent Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Dr. Weiss for a talk on the recent breakthrough in his work at the LIGO lab at MIT. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday July 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Family Sing Along Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Join children's librarians for songs and movement.  Open to all ages.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ELL-American Music: A Window on American Culture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Music: A Window on American Culture is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Listen to all kinds of American music, from jazz and Broadway show tunes to folk songs, rap and rock and roll. Enjoy the lyrics and talk about the meaning of the words. Find out about the life stories of famous American singers and see how music shapes culture.

7 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 12, 2016.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  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
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on July 12, 2016.

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 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM ELL-Conversations for Work Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM 4-5 Year Old On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! 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, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!.  This week's topic is Ninjas.  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 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.  For ages 4 and up. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ELL-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 afternoons, beginning on July 12, 2016.

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

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

perler beadsWe meet on the third Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month we’ll be making morse perler bead creations based on the summer reading theme, "Get in the Game, Read." Grades 6-12. 

    Location: Teen Area
Wednesday July 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

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

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

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

8 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on July 6, 2016.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-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 13, 2016.

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

The Joanne Langione Dance Center presents a music and movement class for toddlers and preschoolers.

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

An ongoing class for adult English Language Learners.

The class is full.

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Records Setting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

How many records can you set?  How many can you break? Challenge yourself to see how quickly you can recite the alphabet, jump the highest in the library, move 36 beads from one cup to another, and more.  For kids ages 5-8. 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 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ELL-Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A discussion group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is closed.

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

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

Have fun playing chess with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting half an hour before the program begins.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM The Greatest Game Ever Played Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Greatest Game Ever Played, rated PG.  Runtime 120 minutes.

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

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

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

finchLearn how to use computer programming to code finch robots in this three-part series on Wednesdays, July 13, 20, and 27. This series is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12. 

    Location: Computer Center
Thursday July 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Health Maintenance Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alison Kemp   x1401   
   

This is not a library program. This program is run by the City's Health and Human Services Department. This is a drop-in clinic and clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. The Health Maintenance Clinics are a brief opportunity to talk with a public health nurse about medications, health questions/concerns and have your blood pressure taken.

    Location: Room B
 
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 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM The Day the Crayons Quit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Watertown Children’s Theatre’s Break A Leg Troupe presents:The Day the Crayons Quit.  Duncan's favorite pastime is coloring. One day he takes out his box of crayons only to realize that all of his crayons have quit. Join us to find out why all the crayons have gone in this live action performance of Oliver Jeffers’ The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home.  Watertown Children’s Theatre’s Break A Leg Troupe is a group of actors in grades 4-9 who will transform these beloved works of children’s literature into live performance right in the comfort of your library! Recommended for children and families of all ages. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

7 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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 Teen Tinker Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Use the Code Newton robotics equipment like littleBits, Hexbugs and LEGO WeDos to invent new things! Tinker Club is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Grades 6-12.

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

Our canine friend Riley will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Thursday, July 7.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM CodeCampKidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Want to learn to code?  CodeCampKidz is sponsoring “an introduction to coding apps” class that will take kids with NO experience and and work toward building skills and self-confidence by enabling them to create their own basic app pages with text, graphics, videos, and more. They will use a student-friendly eLearning platform to build projects, and step by step, produce completed app pages.  By the end, students will have developed a coding space in which to work, and host pages for public display, if they so choose. For kids in grades 6-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 16th. The class will meet on Thursdays, July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.  When you register, you register for ALL 4 classes at once.  Please note that on 7/14, class will end at 6:45pm.

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

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

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

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on July 7, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on June 20, 2016.

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