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

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

 

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 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 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Intermediate Computers 102 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David_Hagan_by_Susan_Wilson2Join David Hagan for a solo piano performance. The concert will feature dance music by three different composers including Deutsche Tänze by Schubert, Danzas Cubanas by Ignacio Cervantes and a Polonaise by Chopin - plus a major sonata, also by Schubert.

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

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

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 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 February 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Language Learning Tools at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let us help you learn a new language using our many resources from digital downloads to interactive apps.  

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

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

    Location: Room A
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Wednesday February 4, 2015 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: JP     jpowell@minlib.net
   

hitchhikers guideThe group meets to discuss works of science fiction and view movie adaptations. This month the group will discuss Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and watch the 2005 movie adaptation. No registration required. Intended for adults. Email Kim at khewitt@minlib.net for more information.

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

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. This month they will discuss The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. In March they will discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday February 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Gaye Korbet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

by_Gaye_Korbet_Aimee_RoseThe public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. The artist paints double portraits using photographs of friends as reference material. The body of work for this show arose from her interest in the police booking photos found on post office walls. Her diptychs contend with the notion that we are at once known and unknown to ourselves. On view in the Gallery from February 3-26. Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Gallery
Saturday February 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Sunday February 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Formed in 1996, Kaleidoscope performs a wide musical repertoire from Baroque to the most recent 21st century compositions. Join them for a concert that will include Bohuslav Martinu’s Promenades for Flute, Violin and Piano; Felix Mendelssohn’s Concert Piece No. 1 for clarinet, bassoon and piano; Malcolm Arnold’s Trio Op. 6, for flute, viola, bassoon and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G Minor. Seating is limited and is provided on a first come, first served basis.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:50 PM The Judge Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

The Judge Robert Downey Jr. plays an urban lawyer who heads back to his rural home when his father, a judge, is implicated as a murder suspect in this comedy-drama from Warner Bros. Vera Farmiga, Robert Duvall, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Billy Bob Thornton head up the rest of the starring cast. Run time 142 min. Rated R.                                     

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

Learn the basics of genealogy and family history research with our resident expert. Then head online to track down your ancestors using the library’s wide array of resources.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Short Story Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dotty   617-547-3833   
   

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday February 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Identifying Your Transferable Skills Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETR logoCome to a Skills Assessment Workshop and learn how a tool call SkillScan can help you examine, identify and prioritize your transferable skills as well as articulate what skills you have to offer an employer. Carolyn Shoemaker of Employment & Training Resources (MA Division of Career Services) will facilitate. Participants will also look at their work-related values and ways of using both skills and values in their job search. To register (required) call Employment & Training Resources at 508-766-5700.


 

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

This class is for beginners. We cover very basic functions of the iPad starting with identifying all the buttons and learning terminology. The objective is to make new iPad users more comfortable their device.  Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces 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. 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. Michael Todd Steffen, Tanya Larkin and David Blair will give readings this month. 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
   

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). This month they will discuss The City of God by St. Augustine. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to design three dimensional objects using free computer aided design software and then print them on our 3D printer.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
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 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Excel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Our sessions are for education and informational help only.

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

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

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM eBooks from the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Time B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Our sessions are for educational and informational help only.

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

A request we can't help with:  "What could I do to make my computer faster?

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

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

Our sessions are for educational and informational help only.

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

A request we can't help with:  "What could I do to make my computer faster?

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

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

Our sessions are for educational and informational help only.

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

A request we can't help with:  "What could I do to make my computer faster?

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM All About Social Media Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

By the end of the class students will know and understand what social media is and how it relates to today's world. Topics include, Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Google+, Linkedin, Instagram and more.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Jobs Seekers and Career Development Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   


wx02_12_Jobs_Series_Deb_Elbaum.jpgWhether you are looking for a new job or thinking about making a career move, getting clear on your choices and what you have control over is crucial. In this engaging, interactive session, Certified Coach Deb Elbaum will discuss how to clarify your next steps, goals and how to recognize the choices that are within your control throughout the process. The program is part of the ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development series facilitated by Career and Executive Coach Tammy Gooler Loeb.

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

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

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

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

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday February 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Boston and the Civil War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday February 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad 4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Investing Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Anita Diamant's The Boston Girl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Thursday February 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Tech Time A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Our sessions are for educational and informational help only.

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

A request we can't help with:  "What could I do to make my computer faster?

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

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

Our sessions are for educational and informational help only.

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

A request we can't help with:  "What could I do to make my computer faster?

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

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

Our sessions are for educational and informational help only.

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

A request we can't help with:  "What could I do to make my computer faster?

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

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

Our sessions are for educational and informational help only.

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

A request we can't help with:  "What could I do to make my computer faster?

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Kill the Messenger Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

The MessengerDirector Michael Cuestra's fact-based drama is about how the CIA's crack-cocaine controversy destroyed journalist Gary Webb. Two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner stars as the reporter whose life came to an abrupt and particularly suspicious end after revealing the CIA's involvement with the importing of cocaine into the United States in the 1980s. Paz Vega co-stars. Run time 112 min. Rated R.         

   

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

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Dumber & Dumber To Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Dumb and Dumber ToJim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles as lovable imbeciles Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in this sequel to Dumb and Dumber from original directing duo Bobby and Peter Farrelly. Run time 110 min. PG-13.    

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

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2015/wx02_22_Concert_Mirror_Visions_by_%20J._Henry_Fair2.jpgThe program will include travel songs by Barber, Berlioz, Blangini, Duparc, Haydn, Poulenc, Hugo Wolf and more. The poetry of Baudelaire, Joyce and Metastasio will be featured, along with the correspondence of Paul Bourget, Henry James and Edna St. Vincent Millay. The performers will be Vira Slywotzky, soprano; Scott Murphree, tenor; Jesse Blumberg, baritone and Grant Wenaus, piano.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Climate Chage Comes to Concord Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

GD/n logoJoin us for the Greening Our Community series, cosponsored by Green Decade/Newton. The series is held monthly from January-June.

Richard Primack, Professor of Biology at Boston University and author of Walden Warming, will open this year’s series. For the past 14 years he has been using Thoreau’s records and other data sources to document how climate change is affecting plants and animals in autumn. He will consider how Thoreau would react to the modern problem of climate change if he were alive today, and what his advice to us would be. The talk will be followed by a book signing.

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

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

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

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. This month they will discuss The Princess Bride by William Goldman. In February they will discuss Armor by John Steakley. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Tuesday February 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Find and Organize with Pinterest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pinterest is a great tool for searching and organizing. Find ideas and inspiration, and then save your favorites on your 'boards.'  It’s useful and fun!

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday February 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Intermediate Computers 102 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Maybe you know how to use a mouse, and maybe you already have an email account, but can you use Google Drive? Have you sent things to the Cloud? Do you use bookmarks and shortcuts?  This intermediate follow-up to the popular Computers 101 goes beyond the basics to address these issues and more.  

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM eBooks for the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

With 30,000+ titles, the library has something for everyone. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone or Android Tablet and learn how! Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password along with their library card and pin number.Maybe you know how to use a mouse, and maybe you already have an email account, but can you use Google Drive? Have you sent things to the Cloud? Do you use bookmarks and shortcuts?  This intermediate follow-up to the popular Computers 101 goes beyond the basics to address these issues and more.  

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Laya's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Newton Corner: Newton’s First Village Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Historic Newton logoJay Walter, Vice President of Historic Newton’s board, and Keith Jones, founder of the Friends of Farlow Park, will discuss Newton Corner’s progression from rural farmland to commuter suburb, including the history of Farlow Park and the current efforts to restore it. A Q and A will follow. The talk is part of this year’s A City of Villages History Series and is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

 

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

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 2, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM 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 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. In April they will discuss Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disbility and Discovery by Rachel Adams. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday March 3, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fiction Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday March 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Jason Asselin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Gallery
Saturday March 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are 99 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM John's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. This month they will discuss The Princess Bride by William Goldman. In February they will discuss Armor by John Steakley. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

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

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

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

The March book for discussion is yet to be determined.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Art lecture with Joel Janowitz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boston artist Joel Janowitz will give a lecture. The program is cosponsored by the Newton Art Association.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM 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 Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disbility and Discovery by Rachel Adams.  Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Hank Phillipi Ryan Discusses Her Career Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Award-winning author Hank Phillipi Ryan will discuss her career as a journalist and how she crossed over to becoming a successful writer. The talk will be followed by a book signing of her new book, Truth Be Told, with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $45,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) Please bring your copy of last year's (2013) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2014 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. The new 2014 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM African Lit. Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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


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

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

Join Amber Liao for a solo piano performance.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Artist's lecture with Salley Mavor Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Artist Salley Mavor will give a lecture in conjunction with her artwork which will be showing in the Main Hall through April 29.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. This month they will discuss The Princess Bride by William Goldman. In February they will discuss Armor by John Steakley. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

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

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


 

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

Dennis Rosen, MD, will speak on his new book, Vital Conversations Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients. The program is cosponsored by Good Shephered Community Care.

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

The April book for discussion is yet to be determined.

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

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

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

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

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

Kay Dunlap, conductor, will lead the Spectrum Singers, Spectrum Reflections, a 12-voice chamber ensemble group in an all American program which will include commentary. Details will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Randy Swann Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A variety of Randy Swann's oil paintings will be on view in the Gallery from May 2-28. The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served.

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

    Location: Gallery
 
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 May 5, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fiction Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday May 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The People of San Juan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foaThe show will feature photographs taken in San Juan del Sur, Newton’s Sister City in Nicaragua. For the past 28 years David Gullette has been travelling there with many others from Newton. Over time he has photographed the residents in a relaxed, informal atmosphere; capturing the variety and beauty of their faces. The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served. The show will be on view in the Main Hall from May 2-28.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Echoes of Highland Jazz: Twenty Years of Swinging in Newton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

NFAlogoNancy Alimansky, a local restauranteur, started Highland Jazz in 1983 in order to present high quality jazz concerts in Newton. During her twenty-year tenure Nancy presented more than 175 concerts. She will discuss her experience, show slides, play audio clips and read from her e-book, Echoes of Highland Jazz.

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

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

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

Michael Djupstrom Oars in Water

Herschel Garfein Two Stoppard Songs

James Kallembach A Primer of Birds

Lowell Liebermann Sentimental Songs Op. 89:

James Matheson Times Alone

Glen Roven The Vineyard Songs Op. 33

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM African Lit. Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM History and Demonstration of Kathak Dance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Author Anjali Duva (Faint Promise of Rain) will speak about the history of kathak dance through the ages in India. Dressed in traditional garb, she will also demonstrate the art of the ancient temple dance. The talk will be followed by a book signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Laya's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The May book for discussion is yet to be determined.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday May 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

foa logoThe library will overflow with music on three separate stages at our day-long Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library festival. Newton-based performers will come together to dazzle you with their talent -- from professional classical, jazz and rock musicians, to elementary, middle and high school performers and more. Come catch the beat, it’s all free!

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

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

foa logoThe library will overflow with music on three separate stages at our day-long Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library festival. Newton-based performers will come together to dazzle you with their talent -- from professional classical, jazz and rock musicians, to elementary, middle and high school performers and more. Come catch the beat, it’s all free!

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

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

foa logoThe library will overflow with music on three separate stages at our day-long Strike a Chord: Live Music @ the Library festival. Newton-based performers will come together to dazzle you with their talent -- from professional classical, jazz and rock musicians, to elementary, middle and high school performers and more. Come catch the beat, it’s all free!


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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM 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 June 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Martin Whitkin and Emily Corbato Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Monday June 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Look What A Wonder Radio Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   
The Look What A Wonder one hour radio play.
 

                                                         

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

The science fiction book club meets monthly to discuss a selected sci-fi, fantasy or horror novel. This month they will discuss The Princess Bride by William Goldman. In February they will discuss Armor by John Steakley. Info contact: Budd Black at bookclubbudd@gmail.com.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday June 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Laya's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Room A
Thursday June 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The June book for discussion is yet to be determined.

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

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

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

Dr. You Ju Lee will perform on piano.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday July 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for Chloe Feldman Emison Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Saturday July 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Creator Faire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   lrowland@minlib.net
   

Join us for the second annual Creator Faire at the Newton Free Library. Meet local makers, engineers, tinkerers, science clubs, artists, and more. Look for an updated list of participants, coming soon!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
Thursday July 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Return to Norumbega Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Historical doumentarian Joe Hunter will show his film, Return to Norumbega. Run-time 50 minutes. Unrated. A Q and A with Mr. Hunter will follow.

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

Check back for details on this month's book.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday August 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
Thursday August 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Check back for details on this month's book.

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

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

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Sunday September 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gabriel Chodos Solo Piano Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday September 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
Sunday September 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tracy Clark Trio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Tracy Clark Trio will perform. Details will follow.

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