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Wednesday December 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM How to Write a Winning Résumé Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoJoin Donna LaMontagne of the MA Department of Employment and Training Resources (ETR) to learn what it takes to get your résumé noticed in the current crowded labor market. In this workshop you will learn how to create a résumé that will market your skills and accomplishments in the most positive light to help you get noticed by employers. Registration is required; please call ETR at 508-766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

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

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

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

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. This month they will discuss Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela from South Africa. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computers 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Introduction to Computers, Thursday, December 18, 10:00-12:00 pm: Have you ever been browsing the internet and wondered how bookmarks work?  Perhaps you’ve wanted to print a document from your email. We’ll help you hone your skills while teaching you new ones.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM From Synagogue to Stage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/Ek%20images/12_2014/wx12_18_Program_Synagogue_to_Stage_Corn%C3%A9lie_Falcon_as_Rachel_in_La_Juive_by_Hal%C3%A9vy_1835_-_A_Colin_-_NGO2p110.jpgEd Tapper will give a lecture that focuses on Jews who contributed to all aspects of the musical stage from the 17th to 20th centuries. The talk will include rare recordings by a variety of Jewish singers, often performing music by Jewish composers, plus many rarities from Mr. Tapper’s extensive music collection. Mr. Tapper holds degrees in music and art history from UMass/Boston and Columbia.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday December 20, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Singing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miriam Simen   617-244-6705   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Blue Moon Jazz Ensemble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

BMS_Adult_EnsembleThe members of Blue Moon are Henry Schniewind, piano, Neil Motenko, clarinet, Robert Levinson, drums, Sean Taylor, tenor and baritone sax, and John Purcell, electric bass. Relax with them as they perform standards such as Ain't Misbehavin’, Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams, After You’ve Gone and Whisper Not. Enjoy a special laid back and mournful version of My Funny Valentine performed by clarinetist Neil Motenko. 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM This Is Where I Leave You Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

This Is Where I Leave YouA Jewish family that isn't used to observing their faith's traditions is forced to fulfill their father's final wish and sit Shivah together for an entire week and confront their problems. Rated R. Runtime 103 min. Bring a bagged dinner, and enjoy light refreshments provided by the library.                                            

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Nate Aronow Nextet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

NextetJoin the Nate Aronow Nextet for a lively afternoon concert. This concert will feature original material written by Nate Aronow along with several standout tunes from the American Songbook by composers such as George Gershwin and Kurt Weill.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Guardians of the Galaxy A group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the galaxy from a villain who seeks ultimate power in this comic book space adventure from Marvel Studios and director James Gunn (Slither, Super). Rated PG-13. Runtime 121 min. Bring a bagged dinner and enjoy light refreshments provided by the Library!

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stephen Porter performs solo classical piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stephen Porter
Stephen Porter returns to give a concert of Schubert and Debussy. His appearances in the past season include solo recitals in Paris, Sarajevo, Rio de Janeiro, Harvard University and New York City. The Boston Musical Intelligencer says his playing “reached the level of sublimity” and New York Arts calls it “a transcendent experience.”

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Monday January 5, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ed's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday January 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class is for beginners. We cover very basic functions of the iPad. Starting with identifying all the buttons and learning terminology. The objective is to make new iPad users more comfortable their device.

Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fiction Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday January 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to design Three Dimensional objects using free computer aided design software and then print them on a 3D printer. By designing simple objects and printing them, you'll get a basic understanding of the tools both for design and 3D printing.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 'Old School Sci­-Fi' Book and Movie Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim   617-796-1380   khewitt@minlib.net
   

fahrenheit 451 The group meets to discuss works of science­ fiction and view movie adaptations. This month the group will discuss Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and watch the 1953 movie adaptation. No registration required. Intended for adults.

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

Becky DavisUsing acrylic as her medium, Becky Davis creates work that combines qualities of natural and artificial worlds. Her paintings reflect an admiration of nature and humanity’s attempt to balance its role as steward of the environment with an innate desire to control it. The show will be on view from January 2-29. The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served.

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

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. This month they will discuss The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar. In February they will discuss The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday January 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to create, edit, format, view, print and review slide presentations, insert tables and work with charts in PowerPoint.  Offered by MA Dept. of Employment & Training Resources. To register call: 508-766-5700 (Attendees will be asked to sign up with MA Dept. of Employment & Training Resources)

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

by_Cheryl_Clegg_GalleryOn view in the Gallery from January 3-29, the show is an ongoing series of portraits of the residents of Le Petite Rivière, Haiti where volunteer doctors from the Rasin Foundation provide medical care for the local population. The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Gallery
Saturday January 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Dolphin Tale 2 Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Dolphin Tale 2A group of sympathetic humans help a dolphin with a damaged tail in this heartwarming sequel to the surprise 2011 hit. Inspired by actual events, Dolphin Tale 2 is written and directed by Charles Martin Smith. Runtime 107 min. Rated PG. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the library.     

 

                                           

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Soprano Sara Heaton Performs Songs of Japan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Concert_Sara_Heaton.Sara Heaton, soprano, and Akiko Sasaki, piano, will perform an array of classical arrangements of folk songs from the early 20th century to the present day, with pieces by Kasuku Yamada, Kunihiko Hashimoto, Akira Miyoshi and Tatsuosuke Koshitani. The duo will also premiere the Kaguya hime song cycle they commissioned by Kento Watanabe, based on the famous Moon Princess folktale.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Monday January 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Find Your Ancestors, Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of genealogy and family history research. Then go online to track down your ancestors using the library’s array of databases and resources.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Aging in Places by Marian Knapp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Author_Marian_KnappWriter and community activist Marian Leah Knapp writes about what it is like to get older from the outlook of someone who is going through the process. Ms. Knapp writes from a very personal perspective encouraging us to prepare for a reflective, constructive and imaginative future as we age. Join her for a talk that will be followed by a book signing. Ms. Knapp obtained her Ph.D. from Antioch University when she was 70 and is the chairperson of Newton's Council on Aging.

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

Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. This month they will discuss Lauren Goff’s At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners from The Best American Short Stories of 2014, edited by Jennifer Egan and Richard Russo’s Horseman from The Best American Short Stories of 2007, edited by Stephen King.  Both books are published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Mariner Books). Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday January 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computers 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Have you ever been browsing the internet and wondered how bookmark work?  Perhaps you’ve wanted to print a document from your email. If you’ve ever had these questions, or questions like them, then this is the class for you!  We’ll help you hone your skills while teaching you new ones.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Walk Among the Tombstones Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

A Walk Among Tombstones Based on Lawrence Block’s best-selling series of mystery novels, A Walk among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. Run time 114 min. Rated R. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the library.                                          

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Get the Most out of your iPad: Tips, Tricks and Best Apps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:15 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday January 14, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sequences: A Woman's Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM eBooks From the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ginny Audet   x 1380   gaudet@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Special Collections
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Moving Safely Through a Winter Wonderland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fitness_Bryan_ArguciaMaster Trainer Bryan Agurcia will show us how to prevent injuries from snow shoveling, falling and slipping. The program will look at how our bodies are mismatched for the environment we currently live in and what we can do to prevent injuries while working outside this winter. Mr. Agurcia will also explore how overall well-being contributes to susceptibility to injuries and what we can do about it. Learn about:

Ergonomically correct snow shovelling

How to walk safely in snow and on ice

Safe falling techniques

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mickey Katz on Cello Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

MickeyKatz-byBetsyBassettFor this performance Mr. Katz will play masterpieces for unaccompanied cello by J.S. Bach, Zoltan Kodaly and Israeli composer Paul Ben Haim. Mickey Katz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 2004. A native of Israel, he has distinguished himself as a solo performer, chamber musician and contemporary music specialist. (Image by Betsy Bassett)

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Tuesday January 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM A Family Perspective on Defiance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Leora_Tec_DefianceWhen the film Defiance was released in 2008 many members of the public were unaware of the heroic acts of the Bielski brothers who, against all odds, saved between 1200 and 1600 Jews in the forests of Belarus during the Holocaust. The movie is based on the book Defiance by Nechama Tec. Leora Tec, Nechama’s daughter, will speak about her mother's life and work leading up to and including writing Defiance, and the making of the film.

Leora Tec is the founder and director of Bridge To Poland (BTP). She creates immersive intellectual and cultural experiences in Poland that examine the history of the Jews in Poland and how Christian Poles today are commemorating that history.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday January 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. This month they will discuss The Memory of Love, a novel by Aminatta Forna of Sierra Leone, West Africa. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Thursday January 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM eBooks From the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Building Up or Spending Down a Retirement Portfolio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Retirement_Finances_John_SpotoWhether you're saving for retirement or are already there, you probably have questions about the right strategies to use when constructing and spending from your portfolio. John Spoto, founder and principal of Sentry Financial Planning, LLC, will speak about building up or spending down a retirement portfolio. Bring your questions and concerns to this interactive forum. John Spoto is a financial planning columnist/contributor for several hard-copy and online publications and has been interviewed on NPR radio. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday January 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn a Language @ Your Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Singing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miriam Simen   617-244-6705   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Lucy Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

LucyMorgan Freeman and Scarlett Johansson star in this story about a woman who falls prey to sinister underworld forces, but who gains superhuman abilities and strikes back at her oppressors. Run time 89 min. Rated R. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the library.

 

                                                          

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Romantic Horn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Concert_All_Newton_Music_School.Join Justin Stanley and Sarah Troxler for a concert that will include romantic and modern music for French horn. Pieces will include Adagio and Allegro by Schumann and Sonata for Horn and Piano by Hindemith. The concert is cosponsored by All Newton Music School.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Greening Our Community Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Greening_Our_Community_blackboard.The 2015 Greening Our Community Series begins with the first in a two-part presentation on understanding the reality of climate change and what we can do to lead a climate-friendly lifestyle. The program is cosponsored by Green Decade/Newton. Dan Ruben, Executive Director of Boston Green Tourism, will show how he cut his own carbon footprint by 80% and how all of us can get similar results. Cathy Buckley, a Climate Reality Speaker, will then discuss the cause of climate change, its consequences, progress in slowing it and most important--what we must do now. 

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 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 Princess Bride by William Goldman. In February they will discuss Armor by John Steakley. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday January 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoWhat happens when your resume falls into the so-called “black hole” and, more importantly, what can you do to increase the likelihood that your résumé will get seen by a hiring manager? Join Wendy Gelberg of the MA Department of Employment and Training Resources (ETR) for a workshop will help solve the mystery and provide specific action steps to help you get your résumé through to a decision maker. Registration is required; please call ETR at 508-766-5700 to secure a seat.

 

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday January 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Intermediate Computers 102 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Maybe you know how to use a mouse, and maybe you already have an email, but can you use Google Drive?  Have you sent things to the Cloud? Do you use bookmarks and shortcuts?  This intermediate follow-up to the popular Computers 101 goes beyond the basics to address these issues and more!  Bring us your queries, your questions, your huddled inquiries yearning to be answered!

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1980   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The January book for discussion will be Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Investing Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library has a wealth of free resources available to help people interested in investing and companies.   Learn about basic business and investment resources including  Morningstar, Standard & Poor's along with exploring financial websites.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
Sunday February 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM David Hagan Solo Piano Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join David Hagan for a solo piano performance. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Deeper Roots by Katherine Butler Jones Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Deeper Roots: An American Odyssey takes us on a captivating quest both near and far discovering Newton's own Katherine Butler Jones’ family ancestry. Her adventures in New York, Jamaica, W.I., Africa and Europe highlight two deep-rooted beliefs—the importance of knowing one’s history and that true learning is often achieved through a connection to the larger world. Join her for a special author talk in honor of Black History Month. A book sale and signing will follow.

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

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

    Location: Room A
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Tuesday February 3, 2015 Go To Top
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 February 4, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Contemporary Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday February 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Gaye Korbet 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 February 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2012) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2013 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2013 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Sunday February 8, 2015 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 performs a wide musical repertoire from Baroque to the most recent 21st century compositions. Join them for an afternoon concert.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 9, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday February 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoA program for job seekers will be given by a trainer from the Massachusetts Employment Training and Resources. They are also the program cosponsor. Registration is required, space is limited.  Please call the Framingham ETR Career Center at 508 766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Poetry Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The poetry series meets once a month from September-November and also February-April. Each month three, prominent, published poets give readings. An open mike follows with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press. Info contact: Doug at dougholder@post.harvard.edu.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ginny Audet   x 1380   gaudet@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Special Collections
Thursday February 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Jobs Seekers and Career Development Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   


The ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development Series and is for people who are considering a career transition, currently engaged in a job search or are interested in re-defining their career. The series is facilitated by Executive and Career Coach Tammy Gooler-Loeb. Details on program content to follow.

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

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2012) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2013 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2013 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Sunday February 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tae Kim Piano Solo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Tae Kim for a program titled beLOVED which will feature traditional solo piano music along with classical improvisation that enhances the emotional arch of the concert.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday February 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Boston and the Civil War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join local historian and author Barbara F. Berenson on a thrilling and memorable journey at a talk on her new book, Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution. The Fugitive Slave Act brought the horrors of slavery close to home and led many to join the abolitionists. March to war with Boston’s brave soldiers including fighting Irishmen, learn about the all-black Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Regiment's battle against slavery and discrimination, and hear stories of how Boston’s women fought tirelessly against slavery and for their own right to be full citizens of the Union. The talk is cosponsored by Historic Newton and will be followed by a book signing.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday February 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Anita Diamant's The Boston Girl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join New York Times bestselling author Anita Diamant as she discusses her latest book, The Boston Girl, a coming-of-age novel told through the eyes of young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century.

    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. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

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

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2012) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2013 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2013 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Singing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miriam Simen   617-244-6705   
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mirror Visions Vocal Ensemble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Soprano Vira Slywotzky, tenor Scott Murphree and baritone Jesse Blumberg are Mirror Visions. Join them for an afternoon concert.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Greening Our Community Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 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 Princess Bride by William Goldman. In February they will discuss Armor by John Steakley. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Wednesday February 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
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 February 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The February book for discussion will be Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.

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

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

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

Historic Newton logoJoin us for a Newton History Series lecture. Each year the series focuses on topics of local, historic interest. Specific details will follow. Cosponsored by Historic Newton.

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

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2012) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2013 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2013 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Sunday March 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM All Newton Music Concert Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a concert that will feature instructors from the All Newton Music School. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 2, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ed's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday March 3, 2015 Go To Top
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 March 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception, Newton Camera Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Camera Club’s annual event showcases some of the best work produced by club members, with a variety of photographic subjects and approaches. The public is welcome to their opening reception. Refreshments will be served. Info at www.newtoncameraclub.org. The show will be on view from March 3-30.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday March 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Jason Asselin 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 March 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2012) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2013 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2013 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

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

Join Jeff Snow for a concert titled The Softer Side of Celtic Music that will combine the music, stories and history from Scotland, Ireland and England. Jeff is a skilled instrumentalist and a highly recognized guitar player who was featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He also plays the autoharp, bouzouki and a variety of other instruments.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 9, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday March 10, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Poetry Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The poetry series meets once a month from September-November and also February-April. Each month three, prominent, published poets give readings. An open mike follows with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press. Info contact: Doug at dougholder@post.harvard.edu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday March 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Jobs Seekers and Career Development Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   


The ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development Series and is for people who are considering a career transition, currently engaged in a job search or are interested in re-defining their career. The series is facilitated by Executive and Career Coach Tammy Gooler-Loeb. Details on program content to follow.

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

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2012) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2013 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2013 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

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

Join the Boston Public Quartet with guest artist Deborah Charness, flute, for an afternoon concert that will include a Mozart Flute quartet and more. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Column and Blog Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Suzette StandringJoin syndicated columnist Suzette Martinez Standring for a workshop based on her award winning book, The Art of Column Writing: Insider Secrets from Art Buchwald, Dave Barry, Arianna Huffington, Pete Hamill and Other Great Columnists. Attendees will do writing exercises, learn ways to empower their work and will come away with the beginnings of three columns for blogs or future publication. Registration is required.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday March 17, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Playwrights Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

ETR logoA program for job seekers will be given by a trainer from the Massachusetts Employment Training and Resources. They are also the program cosponsor. Registration is required, space is limited.  Please call the Framingham ETR Career Center at 508 766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

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

Join us for an exciting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program! Alan Hirshfeld will give a talk on his new book, Starlight Detectives. The general reader will appreciate the way this book chronicles the exciting transformation of astronomy from a visual art to a modern-day science during the late 19th and early 20th centuries; a technological leap that resulted in the discovery of the expanding universe and laid the foundation for subsequent breakthroughs at observatories around the world.

    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. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

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

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2012) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2013 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2013 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Sunday March 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Okean Trio Performs Russian and Balkan music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join the Okean Trio (flute, cello, and piano trio) for a unique and beautiful classical Russian and Balkan recital program.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Greening Our Community Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 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 Princess Bride by William Goldman. In February they will discuss Armor by John Steakley. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday March 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Laya's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday March 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The March book for discussion is yet to be determined.

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

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

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

Historic Newton logoJoin us for this year's Newton History series which focuses on topics of local, historic interest. Details will follow. The program is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

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

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2012) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2013 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2013 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday April 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Crafty Bastards: the History of Beer in N.E. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Lauren Clark will take you on a tour through the history of beer brewing in New England. The program will include a brief demonstration of modern beer brewing equipment (Disclaimer: We will not actually be brewing beer). The program will be followed by a book signing of Ms. Clark's book, Crafty Bastards, with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday April 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Debra Bretton Robinson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2012) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2013 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2013 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ed's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday April 7, 2015 Go To Top
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 April 8, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sequences: A Woman's Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday April 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2012) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2013 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2013 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Sunday April 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM All Newton Music Concert Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a concert that will feature instructors from the All Newton Music School. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday April 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Poetry Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The poetry series meets once a month from September-November and also February-April. Each month three, prominent, published poets give readings. An open mike follows with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press. Info contact: Doug at dougholder@post.harvard.edu.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
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. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Thursday April 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Jobs Seekers and Career Development Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   


The ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development Series and is for people who are considering a career transition, currently engaged in a job search or are interested in re-defining their career. The series is facilitated by Executive and Career Coach Tammy Gooler-Loeb. Details on program content to follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday April 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Amber Liao on piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Amber Liao for a solo piano performance.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Playwrights Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday April 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Greening Our Community Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM 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 April 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM League of Women Voters Parking Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The League of Women Voters will cosponsor a panel discussion on parking in the City of Newton. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday April 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sylvia Berry Performs Early Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Sylvia for a concert of Early Music. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM John's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 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 Princess Bride by William Goldman. In February they will discuss Armor by John Steakley. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday April 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoA program for job seekers will be given by a trainer from the Massachusetts Employment Training and Resources. They are also the program cosponsor. Registration is required, space is limited.  Please call the Framingham ETR Career Center at 508 766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The April book for discussion is yet to be determined.

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

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

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

Historic Newton logoJoin us for this year's Newton History series which focuses on topics of local, historic interest. Details will follow. The program is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Randy Swann 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. This event is part of the city-wide Festival of the Arts 2015.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday May 5, 2015 Go To Top
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 May 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for David Gullette 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. This event is part of the city-wide Festival of the Arts 2015.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday May 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Jobs Seekers and Career Development Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   


The ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development Series and is for people who are considering a career transition, currently engaged in a job search or are interested in re-defining their career. The series is facilitated by Executive and Career Coach Tammy Gooler-Loeb. Details on program content to follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday May 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mike Milnarik and Sanae Kanda perform Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mike Milnarik and his wife Sanae Kanda will give a concert. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:15 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoA program for job seekers will be given by a trainer from the Massachusetts Employment Training and Resources. They are also the program cosponsor. Registration is required, space is limited.  Please call the Framingham ETR Career Center at 508 766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Highland Jazz Memories: a History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

NFAlogoJoin Highland Jazz founder Nancy Alimansky for an engaging talk on the history of the program illustrated by images and accompanied by sound clips. This event is part of the city-wide Festival of the Arts 2015.

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

Concert_Michael_BrofmanOne of New York City’s most-talked about new ensembles, the Brooklyn Art Song Society is known for their first-rate concerts and innovative programming. They are dedicated to presenting the vast repertoire of poetry set to music. Join them for a delightful afternoon concert that will include:

Michael Djupstrom Oars in Water

Herschel Garfein Two Stoppard Songs

James Kallembach A Primer of Birds

Lowell Liebermann Sentimental Songs Op. 89:

James Matheson Times Alone

Glen Roven The Vineyard Songs Op. 33

Performers will be Elisabeth Marshall, Laura Strickling, soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor, Michael Brofman, piano.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Greening Our Community Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday May 19, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Playwrights Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
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. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Monday May 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 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 Princess Bride by William Goldman. In February they will discuss Armor by John Steakley. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
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 May 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The May book for discussion is yet to be determined.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday May 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Festival of the Arts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foa logoWe’re participating in the Festival of the Arts May 2015! Watch for details on our day-long music festival that will feature Newton musicians performing in several locations throughout the library.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Festival of the Arts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foa logoWe’re participating in the Festival of the Arts May 2015! Watch for details on our day-long music festival that will feature Newton musicians performing in several locations throughout the library.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Festival of the Arts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foa logoWe’re participating in the Festival of the Arts May 2015! Watch for details on our day-long music festival that will feature Newton musicians performing in several locations throughout the library.

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

Join Ai-Yung Chiu for an afternoon of classical piano music.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ed's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday June 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Martin Whitkin and Emily Corbato Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Contemporary Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Sunday June 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New England Opera Club Lecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday June 9, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:15 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Sunday June 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Luis Leguia Performs on Cello Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Former BSO cellist Luis Leguia will perform.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Greening Our Community Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday June 16, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Playwrights Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday June 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoA program for job seekers will be given by a trainer from the Massachusetts Employment Training and Resources. They are also the program cosponsor. Registration is required, space is limited.  Please call the Framingham ETR Career Center at 508 766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Monday June 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 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 Princess Bride by William Goldman. In February they will discuss Armor by John Steakley. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday June 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
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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 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The June book for discussion is yet to be determined.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Sunday June 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM You Ju Lee on Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Dr. You Ju Lee will perform on piano.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday July 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Painting Loose Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join watercolorist Eric Wiegardt for a live Painting Loose demonstration. The program is cosponsored by the Newton Art Association.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
Wednesday August 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
Sunday September 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gabriel Chodos Solo Piano Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Gabriel Chodos will give a solo piano performance. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday September 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
Wednesday October 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
Wednesday November 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
Wednesday December 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
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