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Tuesday April 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Watch and listen to a story, sing a song, play an instrument.  Join our new one and two year old drop-in storytime, iToddlers
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk one half hour before storytime.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 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.

The class is full.

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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.  6 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on Tuesday, April 1, 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 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom! The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops. 
For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-5 years of age.  Online registration is required and begins on Tuesday, March 18.
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 More than Sad: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the nation’s leading organization bringing together people across communities and backgrounds to understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes. AFSP has developed an educational program to help community members and concerned adults learn more about teen suicide and how they can play a role in its prevention. Join us for a screening of More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Teachers and Other School Personnel followed by a presentation with a clinician on hand to answer questions. View two 25-minute films that are endorsed by the National Association of School Psychologists and are listed on the Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention. Participate in a discussion based on a manual that integrates the films into a comprehensive suicide prevention program. The program is open to the public.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 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.
Wednesday April 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM ESL-Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. Participants will learn what makes each state and region of the country special and unique. A great way to travel and visit all parts of the United States without leaving Newton.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on April 2, 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 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
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Steam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
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: Trustees' Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Making Things in 3D: Design to Print For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to design Three Dimensional objects using free computer aided design software and then print them on 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.

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

NOS logoStop the library by for a coffee and dessert reception. Meet dozens of artists, enjoy delicious treats and see a delightful array of the art and craft that will be exhibited at Newton Open Studio locations throughout the city on the weekend of April 6-7. Printed Guides for NOS will be available. Visit Newton Open Studios.

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

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. In April they will discuss Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. In May they will discuss Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. Info contact: Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225.

    Location: Room A
Thursday April 3, 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 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Employment & Training Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ETRKim Leonard of  Massachusetts Employment Training and Resources (ETR) will give a program for job seekers called Avoiding the Black Hole. Over 80% of companies, and nearly all Fortune 500 companies, use computer software known as Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to screen résumés and determine whether they will be read by an actual human being. Learn tips for optimizing your résumé to increase your chances of it getting past the ATS and seen by a live human being. Space is limited, registration is required. Call the Framingham ETR Career Center at 508-766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 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?”

    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 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 3:30 PM  -  4:00 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?”

    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 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?”

    The registration period has ended.
 
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
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception for David Weinberg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Art_byDavid_Weinberg_PalimpsestIn the Palimpsest series artist David Weinberg creates composite images using studio photographs that have been manipulated in PhotoShop, combined with drawings, text and images of blank pages from medieval manuscripts. The show will be on view in the Main Hall from April 2-29.

    Location: Gallery
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A forum for tutors currently in the program to share ideas and concerns.  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 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.

Friday April 4, 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.

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
    The registration period has ended.
 
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 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.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 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
Saturday April 5, 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 Art Reception for Sandy Gregg, Rosemary Hoffenberg and Valerie Maser-Flanagan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

byGregg, Hoffenberg and Masser-FlannaganFiber artists Sandy Gregg, Rosemary Hoffenberg and Valerie Maser-Flanagan all create pieces for the wall using the same materials - fabric, batting, thread and sewing machines. Yet each artist brings her unique imagination and methodology to the work. The show will be on view in the Gallery from April 2-29.

    Location: Gallery
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Sunday April 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM All Newton Music School Concert Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Concert_ANMS_Laura_SandersJoin Laura Sanders, soprano, and Barbara Lysakowski, piano, for a concert that will include A Winter Come composed by Morten Lauridsen, with poetry by Howard Moss. The duo will also perform works by Handel, Mozart, Fauré and others. The concert is cosponsored by All Newton Music School.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday April 7, 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 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- Speaking English on Newton's Walking Trails and Historic Spots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speaking English on Newton's Walking Trails and Historic Spots is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.

Practice English and enjoy springtime in this active class that takes you to the hidden walking paths and fascinating cultural sites of Newton. For each tour, we will meet in the classroom to learn about the significance of the place. While walking, we will have both structured language activities and conversation. This is a great way to speak English outside the classroom while discovering places such as Hemlock Gorge, Bullough's Pond, Crystal Lake, Nonantum village and the estate of Mt. Ida. 

9 Monday afternoon classes.  The class begins on Monday, April 7, 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 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM NFL-IT / City IT Network Walkthrough Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ryan   x1404   
    Location: Trustees' Room
 
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  -  4:30 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  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 24.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM SGW planning meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Job Search and Resumes 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 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM A Snapshot of Newton South Arts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

By H. ChebacJoin us for the opening of Newton South High School’s show in our second floor Teen Gallery. A variety of media representative of the quality and breadth of work produced by South students will be on display. Enjoy refreshments provided by Whole Foods Market and chamber music performed by the Newton South High School Wind Ensemble. The show will be on view through early fall 2014. Frames for the show were donated by Abraxis Framing Company.

    Location: Teen Area
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM If Carrots Could Talk: How well do you really know your food? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Newton_Community_FarmJoin Greg Maslowe for a program on organic farming. Hear about the role Newton Community Farm plays in helping people find answers to their questions about where our food comes from. The farm provides food to the Newton community, promotes home gardening and offers a variety of educational programs. The program is part of the ESL & Literacy Program's One Book, One Program Seedfolks project. Cosponsored by Newton Community Farm and Green Decade/Newton.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-527-0298 or email legacyforliteracy@minlib.net.

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

Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. This month they will discuss Anuska Jasraj’s Radio Story from Granta June 5, 2012 and John Cheever’s The Five Forty Eight available online.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: Cafe
Tuesday April 8, 2014 Go To Top
ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

Join the children's librarians for some fun songs and movement!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 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.

The class is full.

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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.  6 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on Tuesday, April 1, 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 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom! The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops. 
For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-5 years of age.  Online registration is required and begins on Tuesday, March 18.
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This class is for beginners.  We cover very basic functions of the iPad. Starting with identifying all the buttons and learning terminology. The  objective is to make new iPad user more comfortable their device.

    Location: Computer Center
   
 
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.
 
lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Celebrate National Poetry Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Poetry seriesRegie Gibson, Dan Tobin and Frannie Lindsay 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
   

The group will meet to discuss The Misanthrope by Moliere from Great Books Foundation publication, Fourth Series, Volume 1. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064. Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library).

    Location: Room A
Wednesday April 9, 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 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM ESL-Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. Participants will learn what makes each state and region of the country special and unique. A great way to travel and visit all parts of the United States without leaving Newton.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on April 2, 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 2:45 PM  -  4:15 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 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.
 
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 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Julia Cash Performs on Violin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Julia_Cash_by_Susan_WilsonJoin Julia Cash, violin, and John Kramer, piano, for a concert that will feature works by Schumann, Bach, Kramer and Saint-Saëns.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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
    Location: Trustees' Room
Thursday April 10, 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 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM PowerPoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An overview of the fundamentals required for creating and modifying basic slide presentations.  Learn how to navigate through a presentation and create, edit, format, view, print and review slide presentations.  To register please call: 508-766-5700 *attendees will be asked to sign up with the Employment and Training Resources to receive the training.

    Location: Computer Center
 
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 7:00 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  -  8:30 PM Introductory Workshop for ESL Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    The Newton Free Library provides free tutoring services for adults of limited English proficiency. Volunteer tutors are needed for this rewarding work. Just an hour a week of your time can make a real difference. No experience or foreign language ability is necessary. Tutor training workshops are offered at the Library.  Come to an informative Introductory Meeting and become an ESL Volunteer Tutor!

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

courtesy_Historic_NewtonThe Newton History series continues with local resident Amy Grier speaking about Chestnut Hill, a corner of Newton that still retains a feel of its rural past. The series is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday April 11, 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.

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 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.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 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 4:00 PM  -  5:50 PM Frozen Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Royce McGrath   617-796-1390   RoMcGrath@minlib.net
   

frozenBack by popular demand! Based 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.                  

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday April 12, 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  -  3:00 PM Earth Day Crafts Ages 6-10 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   
Join the Newton Free Library and the New Art Center for a crafty afternoon.  Let's celebrate the earth and welcome spring 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 all materials.  Ages 6-10.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's Desk 1/2 hour prior to the program.
 
    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday April 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM A Concert of Healing, Hope and Moving On Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Cassidy_Band_by_Andy_%20CambriaThroughout April the library will be presenting several programs as part of #BostonBetter, a project of Boston’s museums, libraries and archives honoring the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing. Join the Barbara Cassidy Band for a concert of songs with a thematic connection to "healing, hope and moving on." Numbers will include band originals, and contemporary/pop and traditional songs by the likes of Elvis Costello, Leonard Cohen, Woody Guthrie, Paul Simon and others.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday April 14, 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
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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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL- Speaking English on Newton's Walking Trails and Historic Spots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speaking English on Newton's Walking Trails and Historic Spots is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.

Practice English and enjoy springtime in this active class that takes you to the hidden walking paths and fascinating cultural sites of Newton. For each tour, we will meet in the classroom to learn about the significance of the place. While walking, we will have both structured language activities and conversation. This is a great way to speak English outside the classroom while discovering places such as Hemlock Gorge, Bullough's Pond, Crystal Lake, Nonantum village and the estate of Mt. Ida. 

9 Monday afternoon classes.  The class begins on Monday, April 7, 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.
Tuesday April 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM iToddlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Watch and listen to a story, sing a song, play an instrument.  Join our new one and two year old drop-in storytime, iToddlers
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk one half hour before storytime.  For more information, please call the Children's room at 617-796-1370.
 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 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.

The class is full.

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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.  6 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on Tuesday, April 1, 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 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sierra Training 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Supervisor     
   

Employee Training - Sierra

Sierra Training in the ITTC dates and times listed below, sign up with your supervisors.  This is the time for to everyone ask questions. We will show you what we can due to the demo’s limitations or arm you with the necessary resources to help you complete a transaction in sierra. Brain food will be provided   to stimulate a variety of question for those who attend. Stop by for 15 or 20 minutes and learn something new.

    Location: Computer Center
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom! The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops. 
For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-5 years of age.  Online registration is required and begins on Tuesday, March 18.
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM iPad Level 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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.

 

    Location: Computer Center
   
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Crafternoons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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 2 Evening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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.

 

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday April 16, 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
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Sierra Training 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Supervisor     
   

Employee Training - Sierra

Sierra Training in the ITTC dates and times listed below, sign up with your supervisors.  This is the time for to everyone ask questions. We will show you what we can due to the demo’s limitations or arm you with the necessary resources to help you complete a transaction in sierra. Brain food will be provided   to stimulate a variety of question for those who attend. Stop by for 15 or 20 minutes and learn something new.

 

                                           "I would strongly urge you to run through the screens yourself before you attend a session so that you know what questions to ask!"

                                                      -Phil

 

    Location: Computer Center
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Baby Signing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Sign With Your Baby w/ Sheryl White

Learn how to teach American Sign Language to your baby.  Help reduce frustration and give your baby a means of self-expression.  Class is for parents with young children.  Druker Auditorium.  Online registration is required and begins Tuesday, April 1.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM ESL-Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. Participants will learn what makes each state and region of the country special and unique. A great way to travel and visit all parts of the United States without leaving Newton.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on April 2, 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 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 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Making Things in 3D: Design to Print For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to design Three Dimensional objects using free computer aided design software and then print them on 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.

    Location: Computer Center
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM A Community of Gardeners: Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Bécam   617-796-1364   legacyforliteracy@minlib.net
   

 community of gardenersJoin us for a screening of A Community of Gardeners sponsored by the Newton Free Library’s ESL program. Throughout Washington, D.C., people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities are gardening side by side in community gardens. Through the voices of young people, senior citizens, immigrants, garden volunteers and educators, A Community of Gardeners explores the vital role of seven urban community gardens as sources of fresh, nutritious food, outdoor classrooms, places of healing, links to immigrants’ native countries, centers of social interaction, and oases of beauty and calm in inner-city neighborhoods. The film also traces the history of community gardens in the U.S. The film is produced by Cintia Cabib whose award-winning programs have aired on PBS affiliates and on cable television. Runtime 60 minutes.  Unrated.  Light refreshments will be provided by the Library.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Thursday April 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 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!

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Remembering the Marathon Bombing: Share Your Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
Share Your Story NEUThroughout April the library will be presenting several programs as part of #BostonBetter, a project of Boston’s museums, libraries and archives honoring the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing. Share your photographs, memories, videos or story about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing with Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive, a community project hosted by Northeastern University. Speak with representatives of Northeastern's Our Marathon team at this Share Your Story event. Your contribution about how the Boston Marathon bombing affected you will be preserved in the Our Marathon digital archive. No story is too small for Our Marathon. If you have images or videos please bring them with you on a flash drive and Northeastern’s staff will guide you through the process of posting your information on their website using their computers. Visit the Our Marathon digital archive. The program is cosponsored by Historic Newton.
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In this four-session workshop participants will learn the principles of acquiring a new language, how adults learn, how cross-cultural considerations affect a person's ability to adapt to new ways of saying and doing things, and a variety of ESL teaching techniques that tutors can use with their learners.

This workshop is open to new and current tutors in the Newton Free Library's Legacy for Literacy program. 

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 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 Aftermath: Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

By Joushua TousterThroughout April the library will be presenting several programs as part of #BostonBetter, a project of Boston’s museums, libraries and archives honoring the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing. Join Watertown-based photographer Joshua Touster for an illustrated lecture where he will share his stunning post-Marathon bombing images, and his personal and professional remembrances of the days following the bombings and the capture of the bombing suspect. In conjunction with the program, a weekly rotating display of Joshua's photographs will be on view in the Atrium from April 2-29.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Friday April 18, 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.

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 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.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 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
Saturday April 19, 2014 Go To Top
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 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Singing Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miriam Simen   617-244-6705   
   

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

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

Dallas Buyers ClubTexas cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive. Shunned and ostracized by many old friends and bereft of government-approved medicines, he decided to track down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor) and his costar Jared Leto (Best Supporting Actor) won Oscars for their roles in the film. Runtime 117 min. Rated R. Enjoy refreshments provided by the library!  

 

                                                        

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday April 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 AM  -  1:00 AM Library closed-Easter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Library closed-Patriots' Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday April 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speak English with Confidence: Improve your English Speaking and Listening Skills is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Develop effective techniques for speaking and listening in English.  Learn how to apply these skills to your work and social life. 

8 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on April 1, 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_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Singalong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   (617) 796-1370   
   

Join the children's librarians for some fun songs and movement!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 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.

The class is full.

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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.  6 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on Tuesday, April 1, 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 2:30 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.

    Location: Computer Center
   
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Crafty Kids: Ages 8 & Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

Come see what you can make!  Ages 8 & up.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children’s desk 1/2 hour prior to entering the program room.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Saving Mr. Banks Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

saving mr. banksCome to the library during April vacation to watch a screening of Saving Mr. Banks, the story of when P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins, half-heartedly meets with Walt Disney who wants to adapt her book for the big screen. Rated PG-13, runtime 125 min. Open to ages 13 and up.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 April 22, 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 Renewable Energy in Massachusetts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Greening_Our_Community_Series_windmillAs part of the Greening Our Community Series Ann Berwick, Chair of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, will speak about why we need to decarbonize the economy and how to do it. Larry Chretien, Executive Director of Mass Energy Consumers Alliance, will address the topic of renewable energy in Massachusetts as it stands now and the prospects for growth. The program will conclude with a brief presentation on Solarize Newton given by Green Decade's Jay Walter, followed by a Q and A. Cosponsored by Green Decade/Newton. Info here.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday April 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Hercules and the Heroes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   617-796-1370   
   

The Hampstead Stage Company will present the play Hercules and the Heroes, a story based upon classic Greek mythology.  Let Epictitus, the mask-maker, and Ovid, the poet, take you on a journey of the imagination, as you explore the ancient Greek heroes!  Follow Greece’s greatest hero, Hercules, on his many adventures, as he battles mythological creatures and warriors. Through mask work, poetry, and swordplay, you will discover the early stories of Greece. Recommended for kids ages 5 and up. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM ESL-Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. Participants will learn what makes each state and region of the country special and unique. A great way to travel and visit all parts of the United States without leaving Newton.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on April 2, 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 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  -  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.

    Location: Computer Center
   
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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 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 Tuesday, April 1.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Cancelled! Karen's Children's Book Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Cancelled! 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
 
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 We Need New Names, a novel by NoViolet Bulawayo from Zimbabwe. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Thursday April 24, 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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Why is food important? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Why is food important? is a free class for adult ESL learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Since we all have to eat, let's learn why food is so much more than just a source of energy. Cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences will all be explored as we discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Thursday afternoon sessions. Class begins on April 24, 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 2:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Museum of Science -- Rockets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Malmberg   617-796-1370   jmalmberg@minlib.net
   

Create an air rocket that launches across the room, and engineer a way for a payload to return safely to Earth. Join us for a hands-on workshop at the Newton Free Library in Druker Auditorium on Thursday, April 24 at 2:00 pm that explores the science behind rockets and space exploration. Use your imagination to plan, build, and test your own design.  Please be advised that this workshop uses latex balloons.  For kids in grades K-5 (children 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult).  Online registration is required and begins Thursday, April 3.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Museum of Science -- Rockets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz Rowland   617-796-1380   lrowland@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: Room A
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL Tutor-Training Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    In this four-session workshop participants will learn the principles of acquiring a new language, how adults learn, how cross-cultural considerations affect a person's ability to adapt to new ways of saying and doing things, and a variety of ESL teaching techniques that tutors can use with their learners.

This workshop is open to new and current tutors in the Newton Free Library's Legacy for Literacy program. 

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 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! This club meets monthly to read a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, across genres and varying topics.

The book for discussion at April's meeting is: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

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 Author Talk with Andre Dubus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Andres DubusJoin award-winning author Andres Dubus III for a talk on his newest book, Dirty Love. A concise collection of subtly linked stories set in coastal New Hampshire, Dirty Love explores the bottomless needs and stubborn weaknesses of people seeking gratification in food and sex, work and love. The characters in these novellas walk out the back door of one story and into the next, and love is tangled up with need, power, boredom, fear and fantasy. The talk will be followed by a book signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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Friday April 25, 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.

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 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.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 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 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thor: The Dark World Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Saturday April 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Creator Faire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Sunday April 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Formed in 1996, Kaleidoscope performs a wide musical repertoire from Baroque to the most recent 21st century compositions. Join them for a concert that will include Arnold’s Suite Bourgeoise (flute, oboe, piano), Bach’s Cantata BWV 209Non sa che sia dolore ("He knows not what sorrow is") and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

    Location: Druker Auditorium
Monday April 28, 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 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- Speaking English on Newton's Walking Trails and Historic Spots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speaking English on Newton's Walking Trails and Historic Spots is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult ESL learners.

Practice English and enjoy springtime in this active class that takes you to the hidden walking paths and fascinating cultural sites of Newton. For each tour, we will meet in the classroom to learn about the significance of the place. While walking, we will have both structured language activities and conversation. This is a great way to speak English outside the classroom while discovering places such as Hemlock Gorge, Bullough's Pond, Crystal Lake, Nonantum village and the estate of Mt. Ida. 

9 Monday afternoon classes.  The class begins on Monday, April 7, 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
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ESL-Seedfolks Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Students and tutors from the Legacy for Literacy program will discuss the book Seedfolks as part of our One Book, One Program project. By invitation only.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 1/2 hour prior to entering the program room.

    Location: Story Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ESL-Seedfolks Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Students and tutors from the Legacy for Literacy program will discuss the book Seedfolks as part of our One Book, One Program project. By invitation only.

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

    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 April 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM ESL-Speak English with Confidence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Speak English with Confidence: Improve your English Speaking and Listening Skills is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Develop effective techniques for speaking and listening in English.  Learn how to apply these skills to your work and social life. 

8 Tuesday morning sessions.  Class begins on April 1, 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 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ESL-Seedfolks Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Students and tutors from the Legacy for Literacy program will discuss the book Seedfolks as part of our One Book, One Program project. By invitation only.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 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.

The class is full.

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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM ESL-Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced ESL learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.  6 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on Tuesday, April 1, 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 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Every Child Ready to Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom! The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops. 
For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-5 years of age.  Online registration is required and begins on Tuesday, March 18.
    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn about the remarkable true story described by historians as “the largest rescue action by a single individual during the Holocaust.”  Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese Consul in Bordeaux, defied the direct orders of his government and chose to grant visas out of Occupied France to an estimated 30,000 refugees including around 10,000 Jews. The movie stars Bernard Le Coq as Aristides de Sousa Mendes and was filmed on location in France. Subtitled in English, runtime 104 minutes, unrated. A Q and A with Mr. Oesterreicher, whose family members were saved by Mendes, will follow.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
 
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 April 22, 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
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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  -  8:15 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

    Location: Teen Area
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM ESL-Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Explore U.S. Geography and Famous Landmarks is a free class for intermediate adult ESL learners. Participants will learn what makes each state and region of the country special and unique. A great way to travel and visit all parts of the United States without leaving Newton.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions. The class begins on April 2, 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 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  -  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.

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
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!

    Location: Computer Center
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Open Conversation: Lecture Series for Parents of Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    617-796-1380   teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
   

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium
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