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Thursday April 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Museum of Science -- Rockets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz Rowland   617-796-1380   lrowland@minlib.net
   

Create an air rocket that launches across the room, and engineer a way for a payload to return safely to Earth. Join us for a hands-on workshop at the Newton Free Library in Druker Auditorium on Thursday, April 24 at 2:00 pm that explores the science behind rockets and space exploration. Use your imagination to plan, build, and test your own design.  Please be advised that this workshop uses latex balloons.  Open to grades 6-12.  Online registration is required and begins Thursday, April 3.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Open Conversation: For Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The City of Newton invites all teens to join us for an open conversation around mental health and wellness. Come tell us your thoughts and ideas about how we can best serve teens.

    Location: Room A
Friday April 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thor: The Dark World Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

thorThor returns to do battle in this big-budget comic-book adventure. Come to the library during April vacation to watch a screening of Thor: The Dark World. Rated PG-13, run time 112 min. Open to ages 13 and up.     

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday April 26, 2014 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   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

creator faireThe Newton Free Library will be hosting a mini-Creator Faire to kick off our unveiling of the new MakerBot 3D printer to the community and begin a year of programming for all ages related to the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) initiative from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.  The Faire is a gathering of tech enthusiasts, traditional crafters, artists, musicians, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers and students.  It is a place for creators to show their work and interact with members of the community.  Come experience a fun, interactive afternoon at the library, and get involved in the rebirth of Do-It-Yourself.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday April 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

pox partyJoin us for a lively discussion. The group will discuss The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing by M. T. Anderson. To register please call Liz, the Teen Librarian, at 617-796-1389 or email teens@newtonfreelibrary.net. Ages 12-15.

    Location: Teen Area
Wednesday April 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Open Conversation: Lecture Series for Parents of Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

open conversationsAs part of the Youth Stress grant awarded to the Newton Health & Human Services Department, the Newton Free Library and Newton Youth Services will be hosting a five-part series of workshops for parents around the topics of wellness, stress management, and communication.  This series is being offered in partnership with Newton Cares, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Riverside Community Care, the Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, and the Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association. Part II of the series, entitled, “Success under Stress.” The session will address how our definitions of success as a high-achieving community can contribute to the stressors in our lives. We can’t eliminate stress, but we can strive to teach our children to manage it in healthy ways. Presenters will include mental health professionals and experts in adolescent development and communications.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday May 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Hooked: Knitting & Crochet Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

yarnJoin us for the ongoing Knitting and Crochet Club. The club meets the first Thursday of the month. We have crochet hooks, knitting needles, yarn and the know-how to teach the basics of crocheting. You are welcome to bring your own project, share ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10 and up.

    Location: Teen Area
Tuesday May 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Crafternoons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

crafternoonsGet creative! We will be hanging out working on crafts and eating snacks. Grades 6-12.

    Location: Teen Area
Wednesday May 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM It's Off to College Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

collegePlease join us for a lively discussion on “It’s Off to College.” Focus will be on how to make the transition a smoother one for your children, as well as for you! Come with questions, concerns, and insights. We will cover everything from the skills necessary for a successful college experience, to what to pack and what to expect the first semester. The discussion will be facilitated by Life Coach, Marla Stone, MA, CMC.  Marla works with teens and adults and has a special interest in working with students transitioning to college.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday May 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Open Conversation: A Lecture Series for Parents of Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

As part of the Youth Stress grant awarded to the Newton Health & Human Services Department, the Newton Free Library and Newton Youth Services will be hosting a five-part series of workshops for parents around the topics of wellness, stress management, and communication.  This series is being offered in partnership with Newton Cares, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Riverside Community Care, the Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, and the Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association. Part III of the series, entitled, “#sorrynotsorry” will explore social media, how it is effecting teens and how we can help them navigate it.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday May 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Crafternoons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

crafternoonsGet creative! We will be hanging out working on crafts and eating snacks. Grades 6-12.

    Location: Teen Area
Thursday May 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Origami Workshop for Tweens & Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz Rowland   1380   lrowland@minlib.net
   

origamiCampbell Forbes, visual artist and educator, will be leading a “Monstergami” origami workshop for tweens and teens. Come try your hand at creating monsters, zombies and all manner of creatures!  Open to ages 10-18.

    Location: Teen Area
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Tuesday May 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Making things in 3D: Design to Print Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

3d printerJoin Maker-in-Residence Kevin Osborn to learn how to design three-dimensional objects using free computer-aided design software and then print them on the library’s new 3D printer. Space is limited,register (required) at http://newtonfreelibrary.net/steam/. Registration begins May 6. Open to grades 6-12.

    Location: ITTC
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday June 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Open Conversation: A Lecture Series for Parents of Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

As part of the Youth Stress grant awarded to the Newton Health & Human Services Department, the Newton Free Library and Newton Youth Services will be hosting a five-part series of workshops for parents around the topics of wellness, stress management, and communication.  This series is being offered in partnership with Newton Cares, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Riverside Community Care, the Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, and the Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association. Part II of the series, entitled, “OMG! Your teen actually talks to you?” The session will address how Communication is one of the keys to raising a happy and healthy teen and explore tips for open communication to help strengthen your relationship. Presenters will include mental health professionals and experts in adolescent development and communications.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday June 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Summer Reading Kick-off Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Join us for a kick-off of the Teen Summer Reading Program, "Spark a Reaction." We'll be hanging out eating ice cream and learning about the fun opportunities at the library throughout the summer.

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday June 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Open Conversation: Lecture Series for Parents of Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

As part of the Youth Stress grant awarded to the Newton Health & Human Services Department, the Newton Free Library and Newton Youth Services will be hosting a five-part series of workshops for parents around the topics of wellness, stress management, and communication.  This series is being offered in partnership with Newton Cares, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Riverside Community Care, the Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, and the Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association. Part II of the series, entitled, “Don't Hate, Appreciate” In this session we'll Learn more about talking to teens about body confidence, eating disorders and media literacy. How can parents start the conversation, model healthy behaviors and teach young people not to put others down based on looks. Presenters will include mental health professionals and experts in adolescent development and communications.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday September 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Got STEM? College Planning for Students Considering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

College graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) are highly sought after in our economy. But how do you decide which field makes the most sense for you? In this workshop, you’ll learn everything from whether a STEM path is right for you to the cool (yes, cool!) things that scientists and engineers do. And what’s the difference between science and engineering anyway? You’ll also learn about the essential skills STEM students need to succeed in college, and how to make sure those same skills get noticed by an admissions officer.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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