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Thursday April 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Come play Minecraft with your friends on the Library's server. We'll have different challenges each week. Don't have an account? No problem! Use one of the Library's. The Club will meet the first and third Thursdays of every month. For grades 6-12. Register online. 

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
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
   

Join us for the ongoing Knitting and Crochet Club. We have crochet hooks, knitting needles, yarn and the know-how to teach the basics of crocheting. Or, bring your own project. Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10 and up.

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    Location: Teen Area
Friday April 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The Girls Who Code Club is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

 

    Location: Computer Center
Saturday April 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Tempest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

the tempestBoston Theater Company's Teen Touring Troupe, a group of young, motivated actors in grades 7-12, will be performing our hour-long production of Shakespeare's The Tempest! The magician Prospero has the chance to avenge his stolen dukedom by shipwrecking his court on his mystical island -- come watch our actors trick, travel, and transform in this delightful story. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
        There are many spaces available.
Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Parents of teens, learn self-care skills to help cope with stresses of everyday life and develop a renewed sense of control and well-being. This program, free to all Newton residents or parents of teens attending school in Newton, was developed by the world-renowned Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Topics will include: the physiology of stress and how it affects the body, self-care strategies to reduce stress and increase your resilience, relaxation techniques, easy ways to reduce or stop stress-inducing thoughts, tips for modeling these skills for your teens and help reduce their stress and build their resilience too. Space is limited. Register (required) at www.newtonma.gov/youth.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The Girls Who Code Club is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

 

    Location: Computer Center
Thursday April 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Improving Academic Effectiveness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

engaging mindsLearn about executive functions and why they are important in school and today’s fast paced world. The workshop will include tips and strategies geared towards parents and teachers to help strengthen students’ skills, real life applications and take home toolkits to maintain effective learning. No registration required. Engaging Minds Learning Center will facilitate. Sponsored by the Newton Youth Services Department.

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    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday April 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The Girls Who Code Club is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

 

    Location: Computer Center
Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM 3D Printing For Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Please join us to learn how 3D printing works by using Tinkercad to design your own three-dimensional creation!  Grades 6-12. Space is limited. Online registration (required) begins March 23.

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The Girls Who Code Club is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

 

    Location: Computer Center
Tuesday April 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Test Prep Resources for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Get ready for your upcoming ACT, AP, PSAT and SAT tests! In addition to our books, the library has a wealth of free online exam and test prep material. Learn about our online practice tests, eBooks and tutorials. Online registration begins March 24. 

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    Location: Computer Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Books & Brownies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

13 reasons whyJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! This meeting we'll be discussing Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. For ages 12-15 and their adult.

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    Location: Teen Area
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Thursday April 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Come play Minecraft with your friends on the Library's server. We'll have different challenges each week. Don't have an account? No problem! Use one of the Library's. The Club will meet the first and third Thursdays of every month. For grades 6-12. Register online. 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
Friday April 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The Girls Who Code Club is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

 

    Location: Computer Center
Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The Girls Who Code Club is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

 

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

NEW time for Crafternoons - we’ll be meeting on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm to make crafts and eat snacks. This month we’ll be decorating jars and pots for plants as well as creating decorative rocks.Grades 6-12. 

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    Location: Teen Area
Wednesday April 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Yoga for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

yoganewton partnershipDe-stress this April vacation by taking a yoga class! Barbara Perlo, certified, registered yoga instructor, will lead a session that builds strength and flexibility, while relieving the stress of daily life. Learn to gaze inward in a comfortable environment. Mats are provided. Grades 6-12. Register online. Cosponsored by the Newton Partnership and the Newton Youth Services Department.

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    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
        There are 11 spaces available.
Friday April 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The Girls Who Code Club is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

 

    Location: Computer Center
Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The Girls Who Code Club is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities.The Club meets throughout the school year to learn about artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, mobile development and so much more! Registration for the Club is now closed.

 

    Location: Computer Center
Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Resilient Parents, Resilient Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Facilitated by Joyce Krensky, M. Ed., learn how you can use a Strength-Based Model to help your child.
Help your teen to:
• Cultivate social and emotional intelligence
• Balance autonomy and family connectedness
• Navigate friendships – in peer groups, dating, & cyberspace – and more…

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Card Corner Ages 11+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1370   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Come and play your favorite trading card games: Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Magic: the Gathering!  Duel your friends as you battle your way to the top.  Bring your own deck(s) or use one of ours.  Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Math Games Grades 5-8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Russian School of Mathematics teachers will host a variety of engaging and fun math games, puzzles, and hands on activities for kids to try. Our goal is to make math more accessible to children, to help shed the stigma many kids associate with it, and to encourage them to flex their problem solving muscles.  For kids in grades 5-8.  Registration (required) begins Wednesday, April 22.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday May 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Changing Landscape of College Admissions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Over the past ten years, applying to college has become more competitive & more complicated. This workshop will show teens and parents how to find the college that best suits the student. This talk will cover important aspects of the college process, including:

* Understanding the changing college environment and how it impacts a student's college list and acceptance rate
* Strategies for the 7 key parts of the college admission process
* Determining best application practices for students with attentional or learning issues
* Understanding the athletic application process for D I and DIII recruitment
* Evaluating colleges during tours and interviews

As an educational consultant from Howland, Spence & McMillan, one of the oldest and most respected educational consulting firms in the country, Carol Kinlan, M.Ed, M.B.A. and Kim Chorosiewski, M.Ed., CSCS, CMAA, will be leading this workshop. Attendance is free!

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday May 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Newton Teen Voice Website Launch Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Celebrate the launch of Newton Teen Voice's new website!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conquer the Personal Essay Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   
Everything you always wanted to know about the college application personal statement: why they’re important; how admissions officers read them; and, most importantly, tips and strategies for writing a compelling essay, one that mean the difference between a “yes” and a “maybe.” Adam Schwartz served on the Board of Admission at Wellesley College and taught writing at Wellesley and Harvard for twenty-five years. He runs WriteAdvantage, a college application essay tutoring service. Adam’s students have been admitted to Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, Duke, Tufts, University of Chicago, among many other top schools.
    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday June 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Author of Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Alan Gelb, will be joining us for a informative workshop on this topic. Alan's book is the #1 best-selling resource on Amazon regarding this particular subject. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday June 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Card Corner Ages 11+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and play your favorite trading card games: Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Magic: the Gathering!  Duel your friends as you battle your way to the top.  Bring your own deck(s) or use one of ours.  Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday June 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code Graduation Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

We invite participants in the Girls Who Code Club and their family and friends to join us for a graduation party. Refreshments will be served. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mini Comic Book Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Join us for a workshop on creating mini-comics! Get started drawing and publishing your own comics. Learn some tricks of visual storytelling through collaborative drawing games. The workshop will be led by comic artist, Dan Moynihan. Open to ages 10-18. Registration required.

    Location: Teen Area
Saturday July 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Card Corner Ages 11+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Come and play your favorite trading card games: Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Magic: the Gathering!  Duel your friends as you battle your way to the top.  Bring your own deck(s) or use one of ours.  Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday August 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Dog Training Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Join us for a dog training workshop with Masterpeace Dog Training! Michele and her dogs will be demonstrating positive dog training, agility, and nosework. This is a Teen event for ages 11-18. Online registration begins July 27.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday August 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Card Corner Ages 11+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come and play your favorite trading card games: Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Magic: the Gathering!  Duel your friends as you battle your way to the top.  Bring your own deck(s) or use one of ours.  Please, no trading, and the library isn't responsible for lost or stolen cards.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday August 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Write Great College Essays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

collegewiseA lot of great kids write average (even bad) college essays—essays about “life lessons learned from football” or “how my trip to Europe broadened my cultural horizons." Better tales are there for the writing. This workshop will show you what admissions officers really look for in great college essays, and offer suggestions for finding and sharing your best stories. We'll even share the five most over-used topics you must avoid and give you tips on how to start (and even finish) your essays this summer. Join Sara Kratzok, Director of Collegewise of Newton and graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard University, for this great workshop!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday September 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM College Essay Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Students: Whether you accomplished a lot on your essay over the summer or you’re still trying to decide what to write about when school begins next fall, this workshop will be helpful.  Students work in small groups with others who are at the same writing stage, and are led by professional tutors and teachers. We'll cover some do's and don'ts of college essay writing, work on your writing, spend some time in peer review. You'll also get an opportunity for individual help and feedback.  Online Registration begins August 1.  This is a free workshop offered to students.Please bring at least 5 copies of your essay draft if you have one.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday October 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Helping Your Child Navigate Life After High School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Helping your child navigate the challenging landscape of life after high school. Presented by Nanci Ginty Butler, LICSW, Assistant Director, School and Community Services at Riverside Community Care and Heather Byrns, LMHC, Clinical Supervisor, MSPP INTERFACE Referral Service at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP). 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday October 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM College Essay Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Students: Whether you accomplished a lot on your essay over the summer or you’re still trying to decide what to write about when school begins next fall, this workshop will be helpful.  Students work in small groups with others who are at the same writing stage, and are led by professional tutors and teachers. We'll cover some do's and don'ts of college essay writing, work on your writing, spend some time in peer review. You'll also get an opportunity for individual help and feedback.  Online Registration begins August 1.  This is a free workshop offered to students.Please bring at least 5 copies of your essay draft if you have one.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Thursday November 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM The Secret Life...of a Massachusetts Teen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Do you wonder...What teens are really thinking? Why they don’t share their fears? How we can better support teens? How we can become better parents? “The Secret Life…” is a high-energy presentation for that actively focuses on what teens are really thinking, what they fear, why they do not share their fears, and how parents can more effectively support their teen.  This presentation will cover areas such as acting out behaviors, drug and alcohol use, depression, suicide, and more. The workshop will be facilitated by Jon Mattleman, the Director of Needham Youth Services and is cosponsored by Newton Youth Services, Newton Cares, and the Newton Free Library. 
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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