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Thursday September 29, 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 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
   
 
misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Rape Aggression Defense for Women Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wx09_15_Program_Women's_Self_Defense.jpgWomen! Do you want to learn how to be prepared for a bad situation should you ever encounter one? The Newton Police Department has been offering a comprehensive Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) women-only course for several years. Taught by certified instructors that present the material in a fun and welcoming atmosphere, the course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, and progresses onto the basics of hands-on defense training. The four-part course includes lectures, discussions and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all abilities. Each session lasts 3 hours. Wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move around it. Space is limited. Registration (required) is for all four sessions. Register at newtonfreelibrary.net. Appropriate for women ages 16+. The workshops are cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has ended.
 
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 month's book is The Good Lord Bird by James McBride.

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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgContinuing every other week through December (with the excpetion of Thanksgiving day), we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. Bring your own yoga mat or cushion if you prefer. No previous experience required. The group will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani. Appropriate for ages 14+.

 

 

 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Sunday October 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Boston Artists Ensemble Performs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

by_John_SoaresCurrently making their home in Newton and Salem, MA, Boston Artists Ensemble is the recipient of grants from, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts. Jonathan Miller, cello, and Lucia Lin, violin, will perform J.S. Bach’s Suite no.5  for Cello in C minor and Sonata for Violin in C major. They will also play Ravel’s Duo for Violin and Cello.

Jonathan Miller is a 43-year veteran cellist from the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He performs on the "ex Paganini-Piatti" Goffriller cello, built in Venice in 1700. Lucia is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as the Muir String Quartet. She is a violin professor at Boston University. (Image by J. Soares)

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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. Info contact:  NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Me Before You: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   RoMcGrath@minlib.net
   

Me Before YouAfter losing her job as a waitress, a young woman named Lou (Emilia Clarke) is hired to act as a caregiver for Will (Sam Claflin), a banker who was paralyzed in an accident. Although Will has grown despondent since his injury, Lou's no-nonsense ways force him to reconnect with life, and the pair eventually develop feelings for each other. Theater director Thea Sharrock makes her feature directorial debut with this romantic drama, which was adapted from the best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes. PG-13. Runtime 110 min. Light refreshments served courtesy of the library.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 3D Printing and Virtual Pumpkin Carving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come and carve (virtually) a pumpkin.  Get fancy with 3D design and learn how! Ages 16+. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Disability Awareness Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. This month they will discuss The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. In November they will discuss Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life by Sandra Beasley. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

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

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for beginner or intermediate writers interested in drafting a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading of work and receiving encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. To register contact: newton.memoir@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Tuesday October 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice for iPhone/iPad 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice for iPhone/iPad 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Device Advice for iPhone/iPad 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice for iPhone/iPad 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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 October 5, 2016 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. This month they will discuss Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart. In November they will discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday October 6, 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 2:00 PM  -  2:30 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time C 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time D 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
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
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misc_kapow.GIF 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Rape Aggression Defense for Women Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wx09_15_Program_Women's_Self_Defense.jpgWomen! Do you want to learn how to be prepared for a bad situation should you ever encounter one? The Newton Police Department has been offering a comprehensive Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) women-only course for several years. Taught by certified instructors that present the material in a fun and welcoming atmosphere, the course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, and progresses onto the basics of hands-on defense training. The four-part course includes lectures, discussions and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all abilities. Each session lasts 3 hours. Wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move around it. Space is limited. Registration (required) is for all four sessions. Register at newtonfreelibrary.net. Appropriate for women ages 16+. The workshops are cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has ended.
Sunday October 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Surveying the BSO Season Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2016/wx10_09_Concert_bsologo.jpgBSO lecturer/annotator Marc Mandel and BSO piccolo player Cynthia Meyers will offer a unique perspective on the BSO’s 2016-17 Symphony Hall season in this BSO 101 session. They will focus on the piccolo’s presence in significant works of the orchestral repertoire reflecting a wide variety of musical styles and approaches. Composers to be discussed will include Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Mahler. Geared to general audiences, the presentation will include both live and recorded musical examples, and is self-contained, so no prior musical training is required.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday October 11, 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
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. The Poetry Series continues this month with readings by Sarathchandra Reddy, Kevin Carey and Doug Holder. An open mike will follow with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available, time permitting. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press. Info contact: Doug at dougholder@post.harvard.edu.

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

This month they will discuss Faust, Part 1, by Goethe. Reading is from Great Books Foundation publication, Fifth Series, Volume 1. 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
Thursday October 13, 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 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
   

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQZxHnoW2YMYeKrWxPE2jNDc4z9Y_gEmlTNRZsPRMhR2TIZKs_cIwThe Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month they are reading A Dark Adapted Eye by Ruth Rendell.  The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time C 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time D 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
   
 
misc_none 6:30 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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Gerardo Garduno Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2016/wx10-13-Art_Garduno_Gerardo_%20image_1.jpgGarduño creates drawings in black and white or colored paints using pencil and watercolor on paper. The pieces in this show are a series of drawings that reflect an optical game in relation to the incidence of light on objects, gravity and matter. Garduño explores compositions using various traditional Mexican iconographies. Color and line structures become very important in this work. They allow the artist to mix ordinary objects with intricate geometric patterns in surreal scenes in a symbolic language that exists in the moment. The show will be on view October 4-30.

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgContinuing every other week through December (with the exception of Thanksgiving day), we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. Bring your own yoga mat or cushion if you prefer. Come on a light stomach and bring a water bottle. No previous experience required. The group will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani. Appropriate for ages 14+.

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Sunday October 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Brookline A Cappella Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2016/wx10_16_Concert_Brookline_A_Cappella.jpgFounded in 2011, Brookline A Cappella performs for community celebrations and fundraising events, as well as at various Boston area venues. Under the direction of Susan Emmanouilidis, the 16-singer ensemble performs a wide array of a cappella music. Join them for a concert that will include familiar and unfamiliar a cappella selections from classical to contemporary.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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. Info contact:  NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly Make: Light Up Your Halloween! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
Bring in your costume and Make it glow using EL Wire. EL Wire is elector-illuminenscent wire reminiscent of the neon signs of old. We provide the EL Wire, you bring your costume or other article of clothing you want to light up! 

Ages 16+

No registration required

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Jobs Seekers and Career Development Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2016/wx10_17_Program_Jobs_Series_Joyce_Susan_P.jpg

Susan P. Joyce, a leader in the emerging fields of effective online job search and personal privacy protection, will lead a session that will help you understand how to leverage your personal Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to be found by employers. Learn where to place your keywords so that recruiters can find you, with a focus on LinkedIn. This program is part of the ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development series facilitated by Executive and Career Coach Tammy Gooler Loeb.

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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
 
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   
   

Registration is required for newcomers. This month they will discuss two stories from the internet: A & P by John Updike (1961) and Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates (1966).

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 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. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

    Location: Trustees' Room
Tuesday October 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Device Advice for iPhone/iPad 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Device Advice for iPhone/iPad 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Device Advice for iPhone/iPadC 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Device Advice for iPhone/iPad 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

    Location: Study Room 2H
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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 617-244-6236.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Two Sides of the Same Coin: The Lennon/McCartney Dynamic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2016/wxKeepCalmListenBeatles.jpgFew songwriting teams are as well respected as the duo of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. This 60-minute multimedia presentation will compare and contrast their songwriting over the course of The Beatles' career. Facilitator, Aaron Krerowicz, is the only full-time professional Beatles music scholar in the U.S. He won a research grant through the University of Hartford in 2011 to study the band and since has presented his findings through more than 250 Fab Four presentations throughout the U.S. and England.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday October 19, 2016 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: Trustees' Room
 
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
 
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
 
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 Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed by Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif, who experienced the revolutionary events firsthand. In November they will discuss Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum, a memoir by Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede of Kenya, with a foreword by Nicholas Kristof.Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: Room A
Thursday October 20, 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 Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An overview of features including entering and editing data, formatting, saving and printing workbooks, entering formulas and functions, inserting/deleting columns. 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  -  12:00 PM SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2016/wxSCORE_logo.jpgOne of the best ways to prepare for starting your own business is to understand how similar businesses operate. In this 2-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to find owners and managers who will be happy to talk with you. You’ll learn what to ask them and what online sources you can use. We’ll wrap up by reviewing how you can use what you learn when you start your own business. SCORE Mentor Mike Sandman will facilitate. Cosponsored by SCORE Boston. Register (required) here or call 617-565-5591.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time C 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time D 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cord Cutting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Want to try and cut back on your monthly cable bill? Missing all the great TV shows and movies that are online only? Want to put Netflix on your TV? This class is for you! Come find out what you need to become a cord cutter!  Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Livable All Age-Friendly Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2016/wxSeniorServicesNewLogoShade.jpgThis year’s Living and Aging in Newton series is focusing on Newton’s recent designation as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the World Health Organization (WHO) Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program. The Council on Aging has come up with a name that is specifically tailored to the needs of our citizens—PLAAN (Planning for an All Age-Friendly Livable Newton). The WHO and AARP have set ten domains for livability for Network members. At this event, we will share our ideas about age-friendliness in five of these domains including:

Housing

Outdoor Spaces & Buildings

Respect & Social Inclusion

Social Participation

Educational Opportunity

Join us for an interactive session that will include focus groups and listening session breakout groups that focus on each domain. Your contribution to the discussion will help us work towards creating a Livable All Age-Friendly Newton! The program will be moderated by Marian Knapp, Chair of the Council on Aging. The series is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Four Hands Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2016/wx10_23_Concert_Ai_Ying_Chiu.jpgPianists Ai-Ying Chiu and Laura Villafranca regularly perform throughout the world. This season they have selected a very exciting program featuring some of the most famous classical masterpieces such as The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky, the William Tell Overture by Rossini, Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin and more.  Almost all of these pieces were originally conceived for orchestra, but in this concert they will be transformed into versions for just one piano!

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
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 Organizing Your Family History Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Whether you are just starting out or you have already begun accumulating family information, the key to your family history is organization. Organization saves you time, helps you discover new leads and can keep you from climbing up the wrong tree. This class is about your choices for recording and saving you research– both hard copy and online. The goal is to enable you to: find your records easily, track where you are in your research and pick up exactly where you left off after a stretch of time. Registration is required. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

 

    Location: Special Collections
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Celebrate National Food Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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National Food Day, celebrated annually on October 24, involves some of the country’s most prominent food activists who are united by a vision of food that can be healthy, affordable and produced with care for the environment, farm animals and the people who grow, harvest and serve it. Join us for a screening of the award winning short film, Food for Thought, Food for Life. The 20-minute film by Susan Rockefeller explains the downsides of current agribusiness practices and also introduces us to farmers, chefs, researchers, educators and advocates who are providing solutions.

Alison Scorer, Newton Community Farm's Farm Educator, will facilitate a Q and A after the screening. Suitable for adults, teens and tweens. Come and join the conversation.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday October 25, 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

    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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
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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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

    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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Past, Present and Future Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday October 26, 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 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Gallery Opening for Newton North High School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2016/wx10_26_Art_NNHS%20by_M_Haider.jpgJoin us for the opening of Newton North High School’s annual fall show which will be on view through early spring 2017. Whole Foods Market will provide food for the reception. Frames provided by Abraxis Framing Company in Auburndale. An ensemble of Newton North High School students will delight us with chamber music as part of the festivities. The public is welcome to attend this special event.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday October 27, 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 Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wx09_15_ETRLogo%20Fram-Nor%20(2)%20%20.jpgDid you know that when you apply for a job online the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) screens all résumés to determine whether hiring managers will read them? Increase your odds of avoiding the black hole by learning how to optimize your résumé for ATS. PREREQUISITE: Must attend a Résumé Development workshop at ETR, or have your résumé reviewed by ETR staff. Bring three hard copies of the same job posting you are interested in and one copy of your résumé to the class. 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 2:00 PM  -  2:30 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time C 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Time D 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. Info contact: NewtonReference@minlib.net, register online or call Reference at 617-796-1380.

    Location: Study Room 2H
        There is 1 space available.
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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 month's book is Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM LWV Transportation Forum: Reducing Traffic in Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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Are you frustrated by traffic on Newton's roads? Join the League of Women Voters/Newton for a forum to explore the causes of and solutions to congestion. The panelists will be:

Steve Miller, Executive Director of the New England Healthy Weight Initiative (Harvard School of Public Health), board member of LivableStreets Alliance, and author of the popular blog The Public Way: Transportation, Health and Livable Communities

Eric Bourassa, Director of the Transportation Division at the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC)

Nicole Freedman, Newton's newly hired Transportation Director

The forum will be moderated by Brooke Lipsitt, LWV/N and former Newton alderman. Co-sponsors include the League of Women Voters/Newton, Green Newton, Livable Newton, Newton Village Alliance, Newton 350.org, Newton Safe Routes to School, Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce, Newton Council on Aging and Newton Department of Health & Human Services.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgContinuing every other week through December (with the excpetion of Thanksgiving day), we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. Bring your own yoga mat or cushion if you prefer. No previous experience required. The group will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani. Appropriate for ages 14+.

 

 

 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday October 28, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Friday Music Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tai     liunienlung@yahoo.com
   

Join in our 90-minute session to begin your weekend joyfully with song. We sing and play songs of the season, some show tunes, popular standards and favorites that you suggest. Bring your instruments if desired; drop-ins welcome! Info contact: Tai at liunienlung@yahoo.com.

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Todd Brunel and Eric Hofbauer in Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/10_2016/wx10_30_Concert_Todd_Brunel.jpgThe House of Creative Music Expression presents clarinetist Todd Brunel and guitarist Eric Hofbauer. The two critically acclaimed friends will collaborate on a genre-breaking program that will defy boundaries and gravity. Mix Beethoven, Luciano Berio, Igor Stravinski, Oilver Messaien, J.S. Bach, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Count Basie, Andrew Hill and many others in ways you could never imagine. Throw them all into a melting pot and you will get a truly American version of music, full of irreverence and good old-fashioned fun. Expect musical virtuosity of the highest caliber mixed with rich anecdotal humor and history.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday November 1, 2016 Go To Top
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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 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 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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fiction Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Legendary Locals of Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Gail Spector will discuss Legendary Locals of Newton. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday November 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Welcome to iOS xx Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Every year Apple releases a major software update for iPhones and iPads.  This September iOS 10 was released. Come learn about the features and advances it offers. Just curious about what's changed but not sure you want to update? You can follow along and ask questions to help you make the decision.  Bringing your iPhone or iPad is recommended.  Questions? Contact: khewitt@minlib.net. Registration is required.

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

Drop in to work on your novel, short story, poem, or whatever during National Novel writing month.  Meet others participating in NaNowrimo or just concentrate in a quiet, dedicated space. No registration required. 

    Location: Computer Center
 
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 November 3, 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 2:00 PM  -  2:30 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 2:30 PM  -  3:00 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
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time C 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 D 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 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
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Sunday November 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gerry Beaudoin Trio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/11_2015/wx11_15_Concert_Gerry_Beaudoin.jpgJoin three-time Grammy nominee Gerry Beaudoin and his trio for an afternoon concert. The band members are: Gerry Beaudoin, guitar, Gerard Beaudoin, vibes and and Bob Nieske on acoustic bass. Details will follow

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Part 1: Introduction to Computers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

Are you new to computers? Maybe you've been using them but struggle with the basics. In this hands-on class, you will learn the basics of computer use in a structured environment. We will talk about what computers are, how they can be useful to you, and go over special terminology to help you get to know your technology. We will also learn how to interact with computers using the mouse and keyboard. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Café Society: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   
   

Cafe SocietyA New Yorker named Bobby (Jesse Eisenberg) moves to Hollywood in the 1930s to work for his uncle Phil (Steve Carell), a powerful and well-connected agent. Bobby soon falls for Phil's secretary Vonnie (Kristen Stewart), unaware that she's secretly having an affair with his uncle. In time, a disillusioned Bobby returns home to run a nightclub for his gangster brother (Corey Stoll). Written and directed by Woody Allen, Cafe Society made its world premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. PG-13. Runtime 96 min.  Enjoy light refreshments served courtesy of the library.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 3D Printing: Design Your Own Jewelry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn about how to design 3D objects using computer assisted design software and then have them print on the Library's 3D printers. Our project for this class will be focused on designing jewelry with the recommended exercise being a bracelet.  For ages 18+. Registration is required.
 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Disability Awareness Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday November 8, 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 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 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:15 PM  -  9:00 PM Great Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month they will discuss First Principles of Morals, by Kant. Reading is from Great Books Foundation publication, Fifth Series, Volume 2. 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 November 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM 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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

    Location: Study Room 2H
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2016/wxSCORE_logo.jpgJoin us for a workshop facilitated by SCORE (Senior Core of Retired Executives). They are a volunteer organization that provides free mentoring and workshops to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a small business. Register (required) here or call 617-565-5591. Details will follow.

    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: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM NaNoWrimo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in to work on your novel, short story, poem, or whatever during National Novel writing month.  Meet others participating in NaNowrimo or just concentrate in a quiet, dedicated space. No registration required. 

    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
Thursday November 10, 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 Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoA program for job seekers will be given by a trainer from Employment & Training Resources (ETR), the MA Division of Career Services. 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 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Murder by the Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathleen Hennrikus   617-796-1360.   khennrikus@minlib.net
   

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQZxHnoW2YMYeKrWxPE2jNDc4z9Y_gEmlTNRZsPRMhR2TIZKs_cIwThe Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme.This month they are reading The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz.  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 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgContinuing every other week through December (with the exception of Thanksgiving day), we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. Bring your own yoga mat or cushion if you prefer. Come on a light stomach and bring a water bottle. No previous experience required. The group will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani. Appropriate for ages 14+.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday November 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Ghostbusters: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

GhostbustersTwo paranormal researchers (Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy) join forces with a nuclear engineer (Kate McKinnon) and a subway attendant (Leslie Jones) to fight off a slew of ghosts that have invaded NYC. Eventually, they come face-to-face with an evil entity who can control human beings. Chris Hemsworth co-stars as the ladies' hunky receptionist. Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) directed this reboot of the 1980s franchise; Ivan Reitman, director of both the original film and Ghostbusters II, produced this film. PG-13. Runtime 116 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday November 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Schubert's Die Winterreise Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Robert Cassidy, piano, and DeAndre Simmons, bass, will perform Schubert's Die Winterreise. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Part 2: Navigating Your Computer and File Management Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The second installment of the Computer Basics series covers basic navigation. You will learn how to create and organize your files and folders on a personal computer. We will also talk about computer programs. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Home for the Holidays: Saving and Sharing Family Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class will give you tips for getting people talking and for saving their stories once you have them. Get tips for planning ahead to make the best use of the time you have. Learn to ask questions that will help your own unique family more fully enjoy the experience. You may be starting a whole new holiday tradition!  Registration is required.

    Location: Special Collections
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for beginner or intermediate writers interested in drafting a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading of work and receiving encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. To register 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   
   

Registration is required for newcomers. This month they will discuss two stories from the internet: A & P by John Updike (1961) and Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates (1966).

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 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. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

    Location: Trustees' Room
Tuesday November 15, 2016 Go To Top
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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monthly Make: Electro-Card/Papercraft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us as we create greeting cards with a bright twist. Jazz up your notes with LED lights and other dazzling decorations. All supplies will be provided. No registration required.

 

    Location: 3rd Floor
 
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 617-244-6236.

    Location: Room A
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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
Wednesday November 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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 NaNoWrimo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in to work on your novel, short story, poem, or whatever during National Novel writing month.  Meet others participating in NaNowrimo or just concentrate in a quiet, dedicated space. No registration required. 

    Location: Computer Center
 
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. In September they will discuss China's Second Continent: how a million migrants are building a new empire in Africa by Howard W. French.  A nonfiction report about the increasing business interests of China on the African continent. In October they will discuss Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed by Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif, who experienced the revolutionary events firsthand. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: Room A
Thursday November 17, 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  -  12:00 PM Introduction to 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 2:00 PM  -  2:30 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 2:30 PM  -  3:00 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
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time C 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 D 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 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
   

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  -  9:00 PM Living and Aging in Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Living and Aging in Newton series cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Program details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday November 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to 3D Printing and CAD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to design 3D objects using free computer aided design software and then print them on the library’s 3D printer. For ages 18+. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
Saturday November 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM The Legend of Tarzan: Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

The Legend of TarzanYears after leaving the jungle and settling down with his wife Jane (Margot Robbie) in London, Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) is forced to return to the Congo in order to act as a trade representative for England. However, he soon clashes with a greedy Belgian captain (Christoph Waltz) who has sinister plans for his old home. David Yates directed this adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic tales. Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt, and Jim Broadbent co-star. PG-13. Runtime 109 minutes. Enjoy light refreshments served courtesy of the library.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday November 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM All Newton Music School Concert Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A faculty member from the All Newton Music School will perform. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Part 3: Introduction to the Internet and Browsing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

After reinforcing terminology from the previous weeks, we will learn about the Internet. Computers use the Internet in many ways but this class will focus on web browsing and how it can be helpful to you. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 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  -  9:00 PM Gypsy Moths and Winter Moths Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Gypsy Moths are at a 35-year high due to the current drought in our area.  Join Joe Elkinton for a talk about both both gypsy and winter moths. The program is cosponsored by the Newton Tree Conservancy, Newton Conservators and Green Newton. Details will follow.

    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 November 22, 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
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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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 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 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! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Registration is required.

    Location: Study Room 2H
Wednesday November 23, 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  -  10:30 AM 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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 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! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

    Location: Study Room 2H
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM NaNoWrimo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in to work on your novel, short story, poem, or whatever during National Novel writing month.  Meet others participating in NaNowrimo or just concentrate in a quiet, dedicated space. No registration required. 

    Location: Computer Center
Thursday November 24, 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
Sunday November 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mickey Katz in Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join BSO cellist Mickey Katz for an afternoon concert. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Part 4: Email and Social Networking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Keep in touch with family and friends through the Internet. This class will cover the basics of email including setting up a free account and sending and receiving messages and photos. If you already have an e-mail account, please bring the login and password with you to class. You can also stay in touch with people using online social networks. We will talk briefly about what they are and what ones you can choose from. Registration is required.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
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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 Newton. The series features speakers who address a variety of environmental topics of local and global interest. Info here.

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

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday November 29, 2016 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: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday November 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM NaNoWrimo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop in to work on your novel, short story, poem, or whatever during National Novel writing month.  Meet others participating in NaNowrimo or just concentrate in a quiet, dedicated space. No registration required. 

    Location: Computer Center
 
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 December 1, 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
Saturday December 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New England Philharmonic Chamber Players Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2015/wx12_20_Concert_Ken_Allen_NEPhilharmonic.jpgThe New England Philharmonic Chamber Players will perform. Details will follow.

 
    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   
   

It's movie night!  Tonight's movie: stay tuned.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday December 6, 2016 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 December 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Die Laughing: Killer Jokes for Newly Old Folks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Bill Novak for a talk in his new book, Die Laughing: Killer Jokes for Newly Old Folks, a laugh-out-loud collection of jokes about growing older that makes fun of memory loss, marriages, medicine, sex, the afterlife, and much more. A book sale will follow.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday December 8, 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 Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoA program for job seekers will be given by a trainer from Employment & Training Resources (ETR), the MA Division of Career Services. 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 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
   

tMurder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme.This month it's Readers Choice. Come talk about your favorite mystery book! The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Catarina Coelho and Elizabeth Slayton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for these art shows. Catarina Coelho is showing in the Main Hall and Elizabeth is showing in the Gallery. Refreshments will be served. Details will follow.

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgContinuing every other week through December (with the exception of Thanksgiving day), we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. Bring your own yoga mat or cushion if you prefer. Come on a light stomach and bring a water bottle. No previous experience required. The group will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani. Appropriate for ages 14+.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday December 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Stephen Porter on Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stephen Porter will give a solo piano performance. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 12, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for beginner or intermediate writers interested in drafting a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading of work and receiving encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. To register 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   
   

Registration is required for newcomers. This month they will discuss two stories from the internet: A & P by John Updike (1961) and Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates (1966).

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 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. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

    Location: Trustees' Room
Tuesday December 13, 2016 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
   

This month they will discuss A Simple Heart, by Flaubert. Reading is from Great Books Foundation publication, Fifth Series, Volume 2. 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 December 14, 2016 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: Trustees' Room
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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Special Collections
Thursday December 15, 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 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bill Wise and Joanne Baker Perform Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bill Wise and Joanne Baker will perform. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday December 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Anna Arazi on Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Anna Arazi will give a solo piano performance. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 19, 2016 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
Tuesday December 20, 2016 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 617-244-6236.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday December 21, 2016 Go To Top
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
 
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. In September they will discuss China's Second Continent: how a million migrants are building a new empire in Africa by Howard W. French.  A nonfiction report about the increasing business interests of China on the African continent. In October they will discuss Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed by Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif, who experienced the revolutionary events firsthand. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: Room A
Thursday December 22, 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 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgContinuing every other week through December (with the excpetion of Thanksgiving day), we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. Bring your own yoga mat or cushion if you prefer. No previous experience required. The group will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani. Appropriate for ages 14+.

 

 

 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Monday December 26, 2016 Go To Top
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. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Wednesday December 28, 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
 
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 December 29, 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
Tuesday January 3, 2017 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 January 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ArtsEmerson Play Reading Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ArtsEmerson the World on Stage is offering the opportunity to study the art and craft of theatre to expand and deepen your theatre literacy skills. Details will follow.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Contemporary Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday January 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Leann Shamash 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 January 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Reception for Cynthia Brody Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show of Cynthia Brody's work. Details will follow. Refreshments will be served

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Matthew Marcus Performs Jazz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Matthew Marcus Jazz Band will perform. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 9, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for beginner or intermediate writers interested in drafting a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading of work and receiving encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. To register 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   
   

Registration is required for newcomers. This month they will discuss two stories from the internet: A & P by John Updike (1961) and Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates (1966).

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 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. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

    Location: Trustees' Room
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Tuesday January 10, 2017 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
   

This month they will discuss Of Personal Identity, by Hume. Reading is from Great Books Foundation publication, Fifth Series, Volume 2. 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 January 11, 2017 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: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ArtsEmerson Play Reading Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ArtsEmerson the World on Stage is offering the opportunity to study the art and craft of theatre to expand and deepen your theatre literacy skills. Details will follow.

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM GMOs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mike Cross of Northern Essex Community College Speakers Bureau will give a talk on GMOs. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday January 12, 2017 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 Employment & Training Resources (ETR), the MA Division of Career Services. 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 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Murder by the Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. 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
Sunday January 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Vocals and Piano with Sasha Papernik Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sasha_by_Gabriela_Herman2Join Sasha Papernik, piano/vocals, for a special performance. Details will follow.

 

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday January 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2016/wxSCORE_logo.jpgJoin us for a workshop facilitated by SCORE (Senior Core of Retired Executives). They are a volunteer organization that provides free mentoring and workshops to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a small business. Register (required) here or call 617-565-5591. Details will follow.

    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 617-244-6236.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday January 18, 2017 Go To Top
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  -  9:00 PM Wolves of the Forest Floor in Cabot Woods Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ecologist, photographer and educator Brooks Mathewson will give a talk on his work with local schools setting up long-term studies of terrestrial salamanders. The program is cosponsored by the Newton Conservators. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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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. In September they will discuss China's Second Continent: how a million migrants are building a new empire in Africa by Howard W. French.  A nonfiction report about the increasing business interests of China on the African continent. In October they will discuss Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed by Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif, who experienced the revolutionary events firsthand. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: Room A
Saturday January 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Violist Young Sin Choi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Violist Young Sin Choi will perform. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 23, 2017 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
 
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. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday January 25, 2017 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 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ArtsEmerson Play Reading Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ArtsEmerson the World on Stage is offering the opportunity to study the art and craft of theatre to expand and deepen your theatre literacy skills. Details will follow.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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 January 26, 2017 Go To Top
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
   

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
Saturday January 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Traditional Chinese Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2016/wx02_28_Concert_Chinese_New_Year.jpg

Chinese Dulcimer Guzheng Youth Band: Join us for a special concert in celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year 2017, the year of the Chicken. Students from the Boston Art School for Chinese Music will perform. Ping Li founded the Boston Art School for Chinese Music in 2000. Since then she has taught both Chinese and American students. She has been a professional yangqin (Chinese dulcimer) and guzheng performer for almost 30 years. Info: pinglimusic.com.
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM KNoW Them With Dick Simon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In over a decade of travels throughout the world, photographer, speaker and changemaker Dick Simon has spent time with people on all sides of conflicts. He has found that individual stories are the key to dispelling stereotypes, fighting misconceptions and dispelling preconceived notions. Join him for a compelling talk accompanied by his stunning photographs during which he will discuss his recent cross-country "KNoW Them" bike trip. He echos the words of Mark Twain in saying that “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Wednesday February 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ArtsEmerson Play Reading Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ArtsEmerson the World on Stage is offering the opportunity to study the art and craft of theatre to expand and deepen your theatre literacy skills. Details will follow.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Contemporary Books Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Saturday February 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bassoonist Adrian Jojatu to perform Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bassoonist Adrian Jojatu to perform. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   
   

It's movie night!  Tonight's movie: stay tuned.

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

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday February 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Alan Strassman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday February 8, 2017 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: Trustees' Room
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Special Collections
Thursday February 9, 2017 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 Employment & Training Resources (ETR), the MA Division of Career Services. 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 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Murder by the Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. 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
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Saturday February 11, 2017 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 (2015) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2016 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Celtic Music and More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2016/wx02_07_Concert_Sean_Smith.jpgColleen White (vocals, flute, tin whistle) and Sean Smith (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, bodhran) will perform vocal and instrumental music from the Irish, Scottish and English folk traditions. As a duo they incorporate modern influences into their arrangements of songs and tunes that have been handed down through many generations, enhancing this old/new dynamic by including works from contemporary folk music songwriters. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 13, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for beginner or intermediate writers interested in drafting a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading of work and receiving encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. To register 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   
   

Registration is required for newcomers. This month they will discuss two stories from the internet: A & P by John Updike (1961) and Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates (1966).

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 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. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

    Location: Trustees' Room
Tuesday February 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ArtsEmerson Play Reading Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ArtsEmerson the World on Stage is offering the opportunity to study the art and craft of theatre to expand and deepen your theatre literacy skills. Details will follow.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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
   

This month they will discuss Thus Spoke Zarathustra, by Nietzsche. Reading is from Great Books Foundation publication, Fifth Series, Volume 2. 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 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2016/wxSCORE_logo.jpgJoin us for a workshop facilitated by SCORE (Senior Core of Retired Executives). They are a volunteer organization that provides free mentoring and workshops to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a small business. Register (required) here or call 617-565-5591. Details will follow.

    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 ArtsEmerson Play Reading Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ArtsEmerson the World on Stage is offering the opportunity to study the art and craft of theatre to expand and deepen your theatre literacy skills. Details will follow.

    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. In September they will discuss China's Second Continent: how a million migrants are building a new empire in Africa by Howard W. French.  A nonfiction report about the increasing business interests of China on the African continent. In October they will discuss Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed by Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif, who experienced the revolutionary events firsthand. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: Room A
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Saturday February 18, 2017 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 (2015) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2016 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM David Won, Tenor Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tenor David Won will perform. Tim Steele wil accompany him. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday February 21, 2017 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: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Playwrights Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The group is for those who have a commitment to writing and/or reading plays. Bring your original manuscript to read and share critiques in a supportive and honest manner. Info contact: Sandra Weintraub at sgweintraub@yahoo.com or 617-244-6236.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday February 22, 2017 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
 
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 23, 2017 Go To Top
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
   

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  -  9:00 PM Newton History Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Newton History Series features interesting programs that focus on our local history and runs annually from February through April. Details on this year's programs will follow. The series is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday February 25, 2017 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 (2015) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2016 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 27, 2017 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 Newton. The series features speakers who address a variety of environmental topics of local and global interest. Info here.

    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
 
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. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday March 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Newton Camera Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Gallery
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 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
Saturday March 4, 2017 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 (2015) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2016 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception for Lori Lander Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Singer Songwriter Molly Pinto Madigan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join award-winning singer-songwriter Molly Pinto Madigan for a concert. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   
   

It's movie night!  Tonight's movie: stay tuned.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Art and Mindfulness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2016/wx04_20_27_Program_Art_and_Mindfulness_Susan_Dahl.jpgParticipate in a workshop that will show you that making art can be a form of meditation. Attendees will use art materials to explore the connections between meditation and art, and take away not only a piece of their own artwork, but a new way to explore and deepen contemplative practice. Offered in two consecutive weeks, it is possible to attend just one or both sessions. The workshops will be facilitated by Susan Dahl who is an artist and art therapist. Register is required. The second workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 pm.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Disability Awareness Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday March 7, 2017 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
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Wednesday March 8, 2017 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: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Collecting Glass Animals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Artists and craftspeople have celebrated the subject of wildlife through the medium of glass for more than two thousand years! Kirk Nelson, Executive Director of The New Bedford Museum of Glass, will survey their remarkable creations and take us on a colorful “crystal safari” through the factories and showrooms of famous glassmakers around the world, including Steuben, Baccarat, Lalique, Orrefors, Hoya and many others. The program is cosponsored by The Founders Chapter of the National American Glass Club. See the accompanying display on view in the Main Hall throughout March.

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

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

    Location: Special Collections
Thursday March 9, 2017 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 Employment & Training Resources (ETR), the MA Division of Career Services. 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 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Murder by the Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. 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
Saturday March 11, 2017 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 (2015) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2016 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 13, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Memoir Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for beginner or intermediate writers interested in drafting a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading of work and receiving encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. To register 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   
   

Registration is required for newcomers. This month they will discuss two stories from the internet: A & P by John Updike (1961) and Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates (1966).

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 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. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

    Location: Trustees' Room
Tuesday March 14, 2017 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
   

This month they will discuss Absalom, Absalom!, by William Faulkner. 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 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2016/wxSCORE_logo.jpgJoin us for a workshop facilitated by SCORE (Senior Core of Retired Executives). They are a volunteer organization that provides free mentoring and workshops to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a small business. Register (required) here or call 617-565-5591. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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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
 
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. In September they will discuss China's Second Continent: how a million migrants are building a new empire in Africa by Howard W. French.  A nonfiction report about the increasing business interests of China on the African continent. In October they will discuss Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed by Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif, who experienced the revolutionary events firsthand. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: Room A
Saturday March 18, 2017 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 (2015) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2016 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Celtic Music with Jeff Snow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join multi-instrumentalist Jeff Snow as he shares the music, and the stories behind the music, of Scotland, Ireland and England.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Art and Mindfulness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2016/wx04_20_27_Program_Art_and_Mindfulness_Susan_Dahl.jpgParticipate in a workshop that will show you that making art can be a form of meditation. Attendees will use art materials to explore the connections between meditation and art, and take away not only a piece of their own artwork, but a new way to explore and deepen contemplative practice. Offered in two consecutive weeks, it is possible to attend just one or both sessions. The workshops will be facilitated by Susan Dahl who is an artist and art therapist. Register is required. The second workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 pm.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM John's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Tuesday March 21, 2017 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: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Playwrights Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The group is for those who have a commitment to writing and/or reading plays. Bring your original manuscript to read and share critiques in a supportive and honest manner. Info contact: Sandra Weintraub at sgweintraub@yahoo.com or 617-244-6236.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday March 22, 2017 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
 
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 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Newton Open Studios Opening Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stop by for a dessert reception sponsored by Newton Open Studios (NOS). 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 1-2. Printed guides for NOS will be available. Newton Open Studios is one of the largest and longest running open studio events in the region! The library’s April art exhibitors are among the 150+ artists who will participate in Newton Open Studios. Other NOS exhibitors range from well-established artists with work in many collections, to emerging artists.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Saturday March 25, 2017 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 (2015) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2016 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Weston Wind Quintet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Weston Wind Quintet will perform. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 27, 2017 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 Newton. The series features speakers who address a variety of environmental topics of local and global interest. Info here.

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

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
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
   

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  -  9:00 PM Newton History Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Newton History Series features interesting programs that focus on our local history and runs annually from February through April. Details on this year's programs will follow. The series is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday April 1, 2017 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 (2015) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2016 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1360   ROMcGrath@minlib.net