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Saturday March 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tax Help Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Cafe
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tax Help Room A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie Screening -- Matilda Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Based on the book Matilda, by British children's author Roald Dahl, this film moves the setting from the U.K. to the U.S.; otherwise it follows the original closely. Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is an extremely curious and intelligent little girl who is very different from her low-brow, mainstream parents (Danny DeVito and real-life wife Rhea Perlman), who quite cruelly ignore her. As she grows older, she begins to discover that she has telekinetic powers. Not until a teacher shows her kindness for the first time does she realize that she can use those powers to do something about her sufferings and help her friends as well.  Rated PG.  93 minutes.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM A Concert of Hope and Remembrance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

mockingbirdlogoby_Lisa_FrenchThe Mockingbird Trio will give a concert of hope and remembrance. The performance will feature the world premiere of a new song cycle titled A View from Heartbreak Hill, whose themes stem from the events of last year's Boston Marathon attack. Written by longtime Newton resident and Berklee College of Music Composition Professor Francine Trester, the songs are reflections on the tragedy, a memorial to the victims and an offering of hope. The trio will also perform Suite for Viola and Piano by Ralph Vaughn Williams and more. Cosponsored by All Newton Music School. This program is part of #BostonBetter, a project of Boston's museums, libraries and archives to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A low-intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   x1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together)

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL- Famous American Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Famous American Writers: Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read aloud short passages by famous 20th century writers. A great way to learn vocabulary and improve pronunciation. Have wonderful discussions about life, hope, values and challenges.

Course open only to students who did not take this class in spring 2013.

9 Monday afternoon classes.  The class begins on Monday, January 27, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Introduction to Job Hunting and Resumes Online Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class will help job-seekers navigate the online application environment with a focus on library resources available to assist them.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 10+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Ages 10 and up. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, January 27.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ed's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for writers who have work in progress. Info contact: Ed Loechler at 617-543-8153.
    Location: Room A
Tuesday March 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.   Walkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   x1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays: Medieval Mania! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

NEW DATE! A workshop on medieval history, especially weaponry, presented by Dana Perkins. Participants will learn about medieval history and make their own shield!  Grades 2 and up. Online registration is required and begins on Monday, February 3rd.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 1* Day 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 user more comfortable their device.

 * Must Bring Apple ID & Password

 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
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'll be hanging out the teen area working on crafts! Drop by. Open to grades 6-12.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 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 user more comfortable their device.

 * Must Bring Apple ID & Password

 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preparing for U.S. Citizenship is a free class for adult ESL learners who have basic skills in reading, writing and understanding spoken English.  The class will cover basic U.S. history and government.  Students will practice answering interview questions.

9 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on February 4, 2014.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

To register or for more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception, Newton Camera Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

NCC FansBy_Arlene%20WinklemanThe 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 4-30. (Chinese Fans by Arlene Winkleman)

    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
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Grade 7/8 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monthly book discussion group for parents/children.  Online registration is required.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
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Wednesday March 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Mornings -- Guitar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

New Date!  The Suzuki School of Newton is presenting a new interactive music program at the Newton Free Library, Musical Mornings.  Each 45 minute program for 2-5 year olds will feature singing, movement and an introduction to a musical instrument.  After a demonstration of the instrument, children will be able to try it out.  Come sing, dance, listen and play with us!  Parents will receive brief information about the Suzuki method of learning.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket in the children's room 1/2 hour prior to the program.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 3d Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dorit's ESL Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

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

iPad Level 2*
This session is designed for learners who have learned the basics covered in iPad 1and want to learn about: Installing Apps, Deleting Apps, Making Folders, Multi-tasking Gestures and Photo and Video

 * Must Bring Apple ID & Password

 

    Location: Computer Center
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   617-796-1370   jgraboski@minlib.net
   

 

Join our new book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.   Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.   This year's meeting dates are September 11, October 2, November 6, December 4, January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, and June 4.   
 

Online registration is for September through June, and starts Wednesday, August 21, 2013.  Please call the Children's Department, 617-796-1370,  for more information.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1389   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

clockwork scarabJoin us for a lively discussion. The group will discuss The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason. To register please call Liz, the Teen Librarian, at 617-796-1389 or email teens@newtonfreelibrary.net. Ages 12-15.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM 3 D Printing Lecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: John Walsh   617-796-1380   jwalsh@minlib.net
   

Kevin Osborn, long time engineer with a passion for making things and teaching people to create things they may never have dreamed of, will give an interactive demonstration and lecture on the revolutionary technology of additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. The program will take place at the Newton Free Library on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:00 pm. Mr. Osborn had his hands in everything from video games, to printer guts and Enterprise software. He will give an overview of available materials, technologies and consumer models. Participants will also learn about the library's new Makerbot printer and have the opportunity to see some 3D printers in action.

 

                                                     

    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. In March they will discuss Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen. In April they will discuss Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday March 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

16 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on January 30, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Walkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Stories from Olive Kitteridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stories from Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge is a free ESL class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. The stories, which won the prestigious Pulitzer prize for American fiction in 2009, are about life in a New England town.  The library and the Minuteman Library Network own many copies of the book.

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  Class begins on February 6, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL Tutor Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A meeting for new tutors who started participating in the program in Winter 2014.  By invitation only.

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

For more information or to register, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Thursday: How do I do that? 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 For Educational 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 faster?.”

    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Thursday: How do I do that? 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 For Educational 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 faster?.”

    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Thursday: How do I do that? 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 For Educational 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 faster?.”

        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Thursday: How do I do that? 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 For Educational 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 faster?.”

    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Get Hooked: Knitting and Crochet Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

crochetAre you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn?  Then join us the first Thursdays of every month.  We have crochet hooks and 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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for James Cain Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Art_James_Cain_GalleryJames Cain works with color both visually and sonically. It is the artist’s intention to celebrate the poetry of the medium, to strike a chord, resonate a particular sound, shout or whisper, questioning the material of the human condition. Lines, Planes and Textures will be on view from March 4-30. The public is welcome to the opening reception, refreshments will be served.

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Kelly's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A beginning conversation group for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
Friday March 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Culture and Your Children is a free conversation class  about parenting for adult ESL learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

6 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, January 31, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Interested in finding out more about your ancestors? Find out what’s involved in tracking down those elusive ancestors of yours.

 

    Location: Computer Center
        There is 1 space available.
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ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Prewalkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's 1/2 hour desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate ESL learners.  If you would like to learn to play board games or card games like Boggle, Scrabble, Gin Rummy, Rummikub and others, this class is for you!  Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, March 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
Saturday March 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tax Help Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Cafe
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tax Help Room A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gravity: Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1394   romcgrath@minlib.net
   

Director Alfonso CGravityuaron's Gravity stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone, a scientist on a space shuttle mission headed by astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), a talkative, charismatic leader full of colorful stories that he shares with his crewmates as well as mission control. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky spiraling out into the blackness. Run time 91 min. Rated PG-13. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the library!                                                           

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Concert, Barbara Poeschl-Edrich on Harp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

B. P-Edrich by Jon Fischer, WalthamHarpist Barbara Poeschl-Edrich will perform works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Gabriel Faure, Harry Somers and Louis Spohr. Ling Lo will accompany on piano. Ms. Poeschl-Edrich has played with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops and the Boston Classical Orchestra, among others.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: MaryJane O'Malley   x1438   
   

The City's Health Department hosts a free blood pressure clinic every second and fourth Monday morning.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A low-intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   x1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together)

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL- Famous American Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Famous American Writers: Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read aloud short passages by famous 20th century writers. A great way to learn vocabulary and improve pronunciation. Have wonderful discussions about life, hope, values and challenges.

Course open only to students who did not take this class in spring 2013.

9 Monday afternoon classes.  The class begins on Monday, January 27, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM ESL-American Art at the MFA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Art at the MFA is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Discuss and learn about American Art from the collection at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. 

Week one - Art of Ancient Americas - Mexico and Central America
Week two - Art of Colonial America
Week three - Art of a New Country - 1800's
Week four - Art of the 1900's
Week five - American Impressionism & The Boston School

Week six - private tour of the American Wing highlights at the MFA.
Admission is free but there is a charge for parking.  Directions will be provided.

Course open only to students who did not take this class in spring 2013.

6 Monday afternoon classes.  The class begins on Monday, March 10, 2014.

Limited to 8 students. Pre-registration is required. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop: Ages 10+ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jholmblad@minlib.net
   

Ages 10 and up. 

Online registration is required and begins on Monday, January 27.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
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 I of the series, entitled, “Calm, Cool, & Connected” will address the questions:How do I know when my child is at risk? And what do I do about it? I want my teen to feel connected and I want to know what resources I can access in my community. Calm, Cool, and Connected will be led by Susan Swick, MD, Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Jennifer O'Leary, MA, Director of Youth Services, City of Newton.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM 3D Meetup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
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. In March they will discuss Jim Shepard’s The Netherlands Lives with Water from The Best Short Stories of 2011, Geraldine Brooks, Editor, and Joan Wickersham’s The Tunnel from The Best Short Stories of 2013, Elizabeth Strout, Editor, both published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

    Location: Room A
Tuesday March 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Using Age to Your Advantage in a Job Search Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETRA program for job seekers titled Using Age to Your Advantage will be given by Donna LaMontagne from the Massachusetts Employment Training and Resources (ETR). 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 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.   Walkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   x1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 3* Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

This class is intended for patrons looking to master their iPad.  Topics will include: Facetime, Copy and Paste, Email, Safari & Others, Apple ID and iCloud, Contacts, Spotlight Search.

 * Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
   
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preparing for U.S. Citizenship is a free class for adult ESL learners who have basic skills in reading, writing and understanding spoken English.  The class will cover basic U.S. history and government.  Students will practice answering interview questions.

9 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on February 4, 2014.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

To register or for more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 5/6 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

Monthly book discussion group for parents/children.  Online registration is required.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Poetry Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

PoetryThe poetry series meets once a month from September-November and also February-April. This month Carla Schwartz, Deborah Finkelstein and Ellen Jan Powers will give readings. An open mike will follow with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available, time permitting. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press. Info contact: Doug at dougholder@post.harvard.edu.

    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 Spirit of Capitalism by Weber from Great Books Foundation publication Fourth Series, Volume 1. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

    Location: Room A
Wednesday March 12, 2014 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 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dorit's ESL Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

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

 

This session will focus on iCloud, Synching Devices, Photo Stream & iCloud email.

 * Must Bring Apple ID & Password

    Location: Computer Center
   
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Therapy Dog Reading Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Our canine friend Scout will be visiting the library to listen to children read on Wednesday, March 12  from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Monday, March 3.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jill Graboski   1370   jgraboski@minlib.net
   

Join our new book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  Read the selected book  in advance, and then join us for fun, book related activities and discussion.   Wednesdays, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11, 1/15, 2/12, 3/12, 4/9 5/14, & 6/4 at 6:30 pm.     
 
Online registration starts Tuesday, Sept 3.  Please call the Children's Department, 617-796-1370, for
more information.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM eBooks from the Library** Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

With over 30,000+ eBook titles, the library has something for
everyone to download and read. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, or Droid Tablet and learn how!

** Must Bring Device ID & Password & Library Card and Pin #

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 2 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Digital Choices for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

Teens! Find out the way that college admissions officers and employers use information from Facebook or Google to assess applicants; the risks associated with location “metadata” contained in pictures uploaded to Facebook; the legal troubles that kids can face from online pranks (or intentionally hurtful behavior); the consequences of cyberbullying, sexting/sextortion dangers, and more. The program will be facilitated by Greg Page of Merrimack Analysis Group.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The purpose of the club is to share information on records and approaches for starting or extending participants' genealogical research. Novices and experienced researchers are both welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring records and problems from their own research for discussion.  Info contact: Ginny Audet at NewtonGenealogyClub@gmail.com.
    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   1386   bspencer@minlib.net
Thursday March 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:30 PM MS-Word Level 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An overview of basic word processing including entering, editing and formatting text, proofreading documents, setting them up for printing, saving them, etc.  Attendees will be asked to sign up with the Employment and Training Resources to receive the training.

To register please call: 508-766-5700

    Location: Computer Center
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

16 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on January 30, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Walkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Stories from Olive Kitteridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stories from Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge is a free ESL class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. The stories, which won the prestigious Pulitzer prize for American fiction in 2009, are about life in a New England town.  The library and the Minuteman Library Network own many copies of the book.

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  Class begins on February 6, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Thursday A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Thursday: How do I do that?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational 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 faster?.”

    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Thursday B Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Thursday: How do I do that?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational 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 faster?.”

    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tech Thursday C Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Thursday: How do I do that?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational 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 faster?.”

    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Thursday D Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tech Thursday: How do I do that?
Each person gets 30 minutes for advice.  We teach and inform, we don’t repair.
Our sessions are for For Educational 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 faster?.”

    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Monthly book discussion group for parents/children.  Online registration is required.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Brooklyn Art Song Society Performs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Concert_Michael_BrofmanThe concert will feature works of Lowell Liebermann, one of today’s most praised and performed composers. One of New York City’s most-talked about new ensembles, BASS is known for their first-rate concerts and innovative programming. They are dedicated to presenting the vast repertoire of poetry set to music. Laura Strickling, soprano; John Michael Moore, baritone; and Michael Brofman and Miori Sugiyama, piano will perform. Info here.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday March 14, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Prewalkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's 1/2 hour desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate ESL learners.  If you would like to learn to play board games or card games like Boggle, Scrabble, Gin Rummy, Rummikub and others, this class is for you!  Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, March 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
Saturday March 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tax Help Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Cafe
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tax Help Room A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Catching Fire Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1389   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

hunger gamesThe Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) take a "Victor's Tour" of the districts, and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) plots their downfall during preparations for the Quarter Quell, which only occurs every 25 years in celebration of the Capitol's victory over the districts. The film is rated PG-13, runtime 146 min. Open to ages 13 and up.        

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Roberto and Kathryn in concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Roberto_and_KathrynNewton's own exciting jazz vocal/guitar duo, return from Broadway, Boston and Vermont to perform new arrangements of music by Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Bonnie Raitt, Marvin Gaye, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington, the Stylistics, Dorothy Fields and many more.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Monday March 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A low-intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   x1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together)

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL- Famous American Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Famous American Writers: Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read aloud short passages by famous 20th century writers. A great way to learn vocabulary and improve pronunciation. Have wonderful discussions about life, hope, values and challenges.

Course open only to students who did not take this class in spring 2013.

9 Monday afternoon classes.  The class begins on Monday, January 27, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM ESL-American Art at the MFA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Art at the MFA is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Discuss and learn about American Art from the collection at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. 

Week one - Art of Ancient Americas - Mexico and Central America
Week two - Art of Colonial America
Week three - Art of a New Country - 1800's
Week four - Art of the 1900's
Week five - American Impressionism & The Boston School

Week six - private tour of the American Wing highlights at the MFA.
Admission is free but there is a charge for parking.  Directions will be provided.

Course open only to students who did not take this class in spring 2013.

6 Monday afternoon classes.  The class begins on Monday, March 10, 2014.

Limited to 8 students. Pre-registration is required. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Springtime in My Backyard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1360   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Celebrate Spring with us in Druker Auditorium by planting seedlings, making a bird feeder from pinecones and discovering how to compost with wriggling red earthworms and meeting animal friends! Ages 5 & up.  Co-sponsored by Green Decade, Newton Community Farm and the Newton Free Library.

    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 March 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.   Walkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   x1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
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'll be hanging out the teen area working on crafts! Drop by. Open to grades 6-12.

    Location: Teen Area
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preparing for U.S. Citizenship is a free class for adult ESL learners who have basic skills in reading, writing and understanding spoken English.  The class will cover basic U.S. history and government.  Students will practice answering interview questions.

9 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on February 4, 2014.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

To register or for more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Volunteering with SOAR55 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

SOAR 55Karen Albert, Volunteer Outreach Manager for SOAR 55, will moderate a panel discussion. The panelists, all of whom are SOAR 55 volunteers with ties to Newton, will include: Don Buchholtz, Nonprofit Management Consultant; Gail Zimmerman, Learning Partner and Learning Partner Trainer and Carol Fulton, Volunteer Coordinator, Carroll School for the Blind. Info: SOAR55. The program is cosponsored by Discovering What's Next.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday March 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dorit's ESL Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 3D Design with Kevin (for kids) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

New Date!  Please join Maker-in-Residence, Kevin Osborn on Wednesday, March 19 at 2:00 pm in Druker Auditorium to learn how 3D printers work by making things yourself! A fun interactive activity for kids in grades K-5. (Adults are requested to remain with kids under the age of 8.) Learn about the Library's new Makerbot 3D printer, and walk away with your own three-dimensional creation.

Online registration begins on Tuesday, March 4.  Space is limited.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM eBooks from the Library** Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

With over 30,000+ eBook titles, the library has something for
everyone to download and read. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, or Droid Tablet and learn how!

** Must Bring Device ID & Password & Library Card and Pin #

    Location: Computer Center
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM eBooks from the Library** Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

With over 30,000+ eBook titles, the library has something for
everyone to download and read. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, or Droid Tablet and learn how!

** Must Bring Device ID & Password & Library Card and Pin #

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Frozen Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1389   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

frozenBased on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale, The Snow Queen, we will be holding a screening of the film Frozen. The film is rated PG, run time 108 min. Snacks will be provided.                   

    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 House of the Interpreter, the second memoir by Ngugi wa Thiong'o of Kenya. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: Room A
Thursday March 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Let's Talk About the News! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Talk About the News! is a free current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.  Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

16 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on January 30, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
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misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Walkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Stories from Olive Kitteridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stories from Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge is a free ESL class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. The stories, which won the prestigious Pulitzer prize for American fiction in 2009, are about life in a New England town.  The library and the Minuteman Library Network own many copies of the book.

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  Class begins on February 6, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Our canine friend Bruno will be visiting the library to listen to children read on Thursday, March 20 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Thursday, March 6.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
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   617-796-1389   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

STEAMPlease join Maker-in-Residence, Kevin Osborn to learn about 3D printing and design. We’ll be designing 3D objects using free computer-aided design software and then printing them on the new 3D printer. By designing simple objects and printing them, you'll get a basic understanding of the tools both for design and 3D printing. Open to grades 6-12. Space is limited, so please register either online, by calling 617-796-1389, or emailing teens@newtonfreelibrary.net.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Newton History Series, Newton Upper Falls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Dam Upper Fall courtesy Historic NewtonArchitect Jane Galli will discuss worker housing in Newton Upper Falls in the context of Newton Lower Falls’ extensive redevelopment and of New England mill buildings' redevelopment and adaptive reuse. Cosponsored by Historic Newton as part of the Newton History City of Villages series.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday March 21, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Prewalkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's 1/2 hour desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate ESL learners.  If you would like to learn to play board games or card games like Boggle, Scrabble, Gin Rummy, Rummikub and others, this class is for you!  Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, March 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
Saturday March 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tax Help Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Cafe
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tax Help Room A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   1386   1386
   

Friends of the Newton Free Library quarterly book sale held in the basement of the former Auburndale library, 375 Auburn Street.

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 12:30 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 classical and popular music. Info contact: Miriam Simen at 617-244-6705.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spring Crafts -- Ages 6-10 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

The Newton Free Library and the New Art Center invite you for a fun and crafty afternoon at the library.   Get ready for Spring! Let's welcome this wonderful and colorful season by making beautiful decorated flower pots. You can display them as decoration or you can actually plant and grow herbs such as cilantro and parsley. We will provide you with lots of fun supplies including mosaic, markers, papers, pot and seeds!  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children’s desk one half-hour prior to the program.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friends Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beverly Spencer   1386   1386
   

Friends of the Newton Free Library quarterly book sale held in the basement of the former Auburndale library, 375 Auburn Street.

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gila Goldstein on Piano Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Gila_GoldsteinMs. Goldstein has captivated audiences around the world with her unique artistry and soulful interpretations. Her playing has often been described as profound, electrifying and sensual. This performance will include works by Bach, Busoni, Schubert, Liszt, Brahms and Ben-Haim. Ms. Goldstein has performed throughout the U. S., Canada, Mexico, Asia, Europe and Israel.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: MaryJane O'Malley   x1438   
   

The City's Health Department hosts a free blood pressure clinic every second and fourth Monday morning.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A low-intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   x1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Alphabet Soup (Prewalkers and Walkers together)

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL- Famous American Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Famous American Writers: Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read aloud short passages by famous 20th century writers. A great way to learn vocabulary and improve pronunciation. Have wonderful discussions about life, hope, values and challenges.

Course open only to students who did not take this class in spring 2013.

9 Monday afternoon classes.  The class begins on Monday, January 27, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM ESL-American Art at the MFA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Art at the MFA is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Discuss and learn about American Art from the collection at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. 

Week one - Art of Ancient Americas - Mexico and Central America
Week two - Art of Colonial America
Week three - Art of a New Country - 1800's
Week four - Art of the 1900's
Week five - American Impressionism & The Boston School

Week six - private tour of the American Wing highlights at the MFA.
Admission is free but there is a charge for parking.  Directions will be provided.

Course open only to students who did not take this class in spring 2013.

6 Monday afternoon classes.  The class begins on Monday, March 10, 2014.

Limited to 8 students. Pre-registration is required. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

  Use your imagination to create marvelous constructions with Legos! Ages 6-10. 
  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket priot to entering the program room.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Introduction to Job Hunting and Resumes Online Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class will help job-seekers navigate the online application environment with a focus on library resources available to assist them

    Location: Computer Center
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM State of the Environment in Newton and MA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Greening Our CommunityJoin us for an important panel discussion on the state of the environment in Newton and Massachusetts. The panel, moderated by Newton resident Brooke Lipsitt, will include Mayor Setti Warren, Senator Cynthia Creem, Representative Ruth Balser, Representative Kay Khan, Alderman Deb Crossley and Rob Garrity, Newton's Director of Sustainability. Green Decade/Newton and the League of Women Voters Newton will cosponsor the program as part of the ongoing Greening Our Community Series.

 

Info here.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday March 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.   Walkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   x1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with adult caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 3D Design with Kevin (for kids) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Second Class Added!  Please join Maker-in-Residence, Kevin Osborn on Tuesday, March 25 at 2:00 pm in Druker Auditorium to learn how 3D printers work by making things yourself! A fun interactive activity for kids in grades K-5. (Adults are requested to remain with kids under the age of 8.) Learn about the Library's new Makerbot 3D printer, and walk away with your own three-dimensional creation.

Online registration begins on Tuesday, March 11.  Space is limited.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preparing for U.S. Citizenship is a free class for adult ESL learners who have basic skills in reading, writing and understanding spoken English.  The class will cover basic U.S. history and government.  Students will practice answering interview questions.

9 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on February 4, 2014.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

To register or for more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Trustees' Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deena Zuckerman   617-796-1370   dzuckerman@minlib.net
   

Monthly book discussion group for parents/children.  Online registration is required.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM 3-D Printing: How It’s Used at Olin College Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Christopher Lee, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Olin College, and some of his students, at the Newton Free Library on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00 pm for a program that will focus on how Olin makes use of 3D printing. Rapid prototyping or the quick creation of physical models is routinely used in engineering especially in product design and development. 3D printers are an example of such technology and are becoming more readily available and affordable. At Olin College, they have begun to integrate 3D printing into their curriculum and research. Find out what they are up to at this exciting program.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday March 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Administration   617-796-1400   
    Location: Trustees' Room
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dorit's ESL Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An ongoing ESL class for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Music Tells a Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the story of music, and stories that music tells, using library databases Universal Class and Naxos Music Library.  Create database accounts, follow the history of music, find recordings by genre, label, composer and artist, search music from and for all ages, plus find resources for teachers and students.  Create a playlist account and tell your own story in music.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Karen'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: Karen Day at 617-244-4830.
    Location: Room A
Thursday March 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM 2 - 3 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and fingerplays.  For children with caregiver.

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Walker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Walkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Stories from Olive Kitteridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stories from Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge is a free ESL class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. The stories, which won the prestigious Pulitzer prize for American fiction in 2009, are about life in a New England town.  The library and the Minuteman Library Network own many copies of the book.

8 Thursday afternoon sessions.  Class begins on February 6, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3-5 Year Old Drop-in Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Stories, songs and movement. 

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Catherine Halpin   617-796-1380   bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

Our first meeting, March 27, will be an opportunity to discuss our goals and develop a list of titles to read. Please come prepared to briefly discuss one of your favorite books and share where your reading interests lie.

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 ESL-Kelly's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A beginning conversation group for adult ESL learners.

The class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

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


Jane_McHale Jobs seriesCertified Brand Strategist Jane McHale will help you unearth your unique and authentic attributes. Learn how to showcase your personal brand on your résumé, LinkedIn and Facebook profiles, cover letters, your biography and elevator pitch. The program is part of the ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development series facilitated by Career and Executive Coach Tammy Gooler Loeb. The series is for people who are considering a career transition, currently engaged in a job search or are interested in re-defining their career.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-American Culture and Your Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Culture and Your Children is a free conversation class  about parenting for adult ESL learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

8 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, March 28, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
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ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books on Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Short films for young people

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Monte's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Prewalker Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   x1370   
   

Songs, stories and movement for children under 2 with their caregivers.  Prewalkers only

Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's 1/2 hour desk prior to entering the story time room.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM ESL-Time for Games! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate ESL learners.  If you would like to learn to play board games or card games like Boggle, Scrabble, Gin Rummy, Rummikub and others, this class is for you!  Learn a little about the history and strategy of each game as well as how to play them.

11 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, March 7, 2014.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required.  

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tax Help Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Cafe
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Tax Help Room A Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Songs & Stories For All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the children's desk 1/2 hour before the program.  For more information, call the children's room at 617-796-1370.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  10:30 PM Spring Fling Literary Gala Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the 2014 Spring Fling Gala

Our Featured Speakers will be B.J. Novak and B.A. Shapiro

Registration Closed.

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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Back Bay Guitar Trio with John Muratore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Back Bay GuitarThe trio features David Newsam, John Mason, Sharon Wayne and special guest John Muratore. They have performed at numerous venues including Berklee College of Music, the House of Blues and the Boston Hatch Shell. The program will feature Brazilian composers Celso Machodo, Paulo Bellinati, H. Villa-Lobos, as well as original compositions by John Mason. Cosponsored by All Newton Music School.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM ESL-Anne's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A low-intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.
 

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM ESL-Anlee's Conversation Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An intermediate conversation group for adult ESL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL- Famous American Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Famous American Writers: Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Read aloud short passages by famous 20th century writers. A great way to learn vocabulary and improve pronunciation. Have wonderful discussions about life, hope, values and challenges.

Course open only to students who did not take this class in spring 2013.

9 Monday afternoon classes.  The class begins on Monday, January 27, 2014.

Limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
    The registration period has ended.
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM ESL-American Art at the MFA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Art at the MFA is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners. Discuss and learn about American Art from the collection at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. 

Week one - Art of Ancient Americas - Mexico and Central America
Week two - Art of Colonial America
Week three - Art of a New Country - 1800's
Week four - Art of the 1900's
Week five - American Impressionism & The Boston School

Week six - private tour of the American Wing highlights at the MFA.
Admission is free but there is a charge for parking.  Directions will be provided.

Course open only to students who did not take this class in spring 2013.

6 Monday afternoon classes.  The class begins on Monday, March 10, 2014.

Limited to 8 students. Pre-registration is required. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Classic Repertory Co. Presents Great ExpectationsExpectations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

New_Rep_Great_Expectations2The Classic Repertory Company, New Rep’s educational touring company, will perform a 90-minute adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations adapted and directed by Clay Hopper. This Dickens classic tells the story of Pip, who rises from poverty to wealth and is humbled by his own arrogance when he falls for the cold, manipulative Estella.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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