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Tuesday June 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Matt Heaton Family Singalong  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Matt Heaton (the "Toddlerbilly Troubadour") brings an infectious energy to his sing alongs. Peppered with well known classics and a few soon-to-be classics, and performed with panache on guitar & banjo, Matt makes music for parents and kids alike.

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Monday July 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  Aimed at ages 4 and up. 

    Location: Story Room
   7:45 PM  -  8:30 PM Sophisticated Stories  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Storytime for older kids!  Enjoy cool, strange, weird and wacky picture books...and brownies!  For kids in grades 3 and up - you're never too old for picture books! 

    Location: Story Room

Tuesday July 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Dance and Movement Class  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

The Joanne Langione Dance Center presents a music and movement class for toddlers and preschoolers.  

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM MOS: Reptiles!  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

In this presentation, we ask: Are reptiles actually slimy? Are they cold blooded? What actually makes a reptile a reptile? Together we will answer these questions and many more while we become acquainted with some incredible animals from the Museum’s Live Animal Care Center.  For families with kids in K and up.

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Wednesday July 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Intro To Ozobots  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Master the basics of our Ozobots robots. No robotics experience required! For kids entering grades 4-5.  Online registration (required) begins Wednesday, June 20th.

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Thursday July 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Family Sing Along  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join children's librarians for songs and movement.  Open to all ages.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Little Beats Yoga/Dance Party  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join Little Beats for an outdoor yoga/dance party!  Bring a yoga mat, and meet by the Winnie-the-Pooh and friends statues.  For families with kids ages 1-5.  In the auditorium in case of rain. Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 28th.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Scratch Club  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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    Location: Computer Center

Friday July 13, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM 2-3 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Music and Songs From Around the World.  Ages 2-3.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM 4-5 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Music and Songs From Around the World.  Ages 4-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room

Saturday July 14, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library!  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Our canine friend Phoebe will be visiting the library to listen to children read. 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.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children entering grades 1-5 only begins on Saturday, June 30th.  Space is limited. We ask that you please register each child for just one dog a month.

    Location: Story Room

Monday July 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  Aimed at ages 4 and up. 

    Location: Story Room

Tuesday July 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Rockabye Beats  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Come dance, sing and get a little loco!  Original and contemporary music the whole family will enjoy.  Rockabye Beats includes Spanish songs; freestyle dance; an instrument show and tell; music jams; a live guitar performance; and more.  For all ages.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library!  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Our canine friend Poppy will be visiting the library to listen to children read. 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.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children entering grades 1-5 only begins on Tuesday, July 3rd.  Space is limited. We ask that you please register each child for just one dog a month.

    Location: Story Room

Wednesday July 18, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Break-a-Leg Troupe  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1370   
   

Watertown Children’s Theatre’s Break A Leg Troupe is a group of actors in grades 3-8 who will transform a beloved work of children’s literature into a live performance right in the comfort of your library!. Our 30-minute production is written, designed, and performed by kids, for kids! Recommended for children and families of all ages. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Karaoke Night  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Come sing your heart out!  Bravely sing alone, or make it a family ensemble.  Open to all ages.

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Thursday July 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM iStorytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity and craft.   Aimed at kids up through age 4.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Friday July 20, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Stuffed Animal Sleepover  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Drop off your stuffed animals anytime during our regular hours on Friday, July 20 so that they can spend a fun filled night at the library! Come back on Saturday, July 21 at 10:00 am to pick them up. Meet in Druker Auditorium to enjoy donuts and a slideshow of all the fun adventures your animal friends had during their sleepover! 

    Location: Children's Room
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM 2-3 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Archeology.  Ages 2-3.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM 4-5 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Archeology.  Ages 4-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Fun  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Drop in for family games and activities time!  This is an opportunity to spend quality time with your child(ren) and with other patrons.  Games, building materials and other activities for all ages will be available.

    Location: Story Room

Saturday July 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Stuffed Animal Sleepover Breakfast  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Pick up your animal friend.  Enjoy breakfast and a slideshow depicting what your animal friends did on their sleepover!

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room

Monday July 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Jurassic To Mammoth Puppet Show  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join the esteemed Professor Diggins for a journey back in time with rocking songs, creative movement and hand crafted dino puppets galore!  A sure bet for lovers of dinosaurs of all ages.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  Aimed at ages 4 and up. 

    Location: Story Room

Tuesday July 24, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM 2-3 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Musical Instruments.  Ages 2-3.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM 4-5 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Musical Instruments.  Ages 4-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room

Wednesday July 25, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library!  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Our canine friend Milani will be visiting the library to listen to children read. 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.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children entering grades 1-5 only begins Wednesday, July 11th.  Space is limited. We ask that you please register each child for just one dog a month.

    Location: Story Room

Thursday July 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Family Sing Along  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join children's librarians for songs and movement.  Open to all ages.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM STEAM and a STORY: The Three Little Pigs!  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Do you love listening to stories and have a knack for designing? Join us for STEAM and a STORY. Children will first enjoy a story. Then they will be challenged to create a STEAM inspired project that goes along with the story. This month after enjoying The Three Little Pigs, children will design their own houses to keep out the big bad wolf! For kids entering K-2.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Friday July 27, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Fun  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Drop in for family games and activities time!  This is an opportunity to spend quality time with your child(ren) and with other patrons.  Games, building materials and other activities for all ages will be available.

    Location: Story Room

Saturday July 28, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Saturdays at the Movies: Wonderstruck  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Wonderstruck, rated PG.  Runtime 117 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Monday July 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  Aimed at ages 4 and up. 

    Location: Story Room

Tuesday July 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Music With Emily!  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join Parents' Choice Award winning singer/songwriter, Emily Hall, for this sing-a-long musical adventure. With familiar tunes and some originals, visuals and surprises, Emily will get you up and moving along and having fun! You don't want to miss this "not just a sing-a-long sing-a-long".

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM 2-3 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Dance.  Ages 2-3.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room

Wednesday August 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room

Thursday August 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM iStorytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity and craft.   Aimed at kids up through age 4.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM 4-5 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Dance.  Ages 4-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Little Beats Yoga/Dance Party  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join Little Beats for an outdoor yoga/dance party!  Bring a yoga mat, and meet by the Winnie-the-Pooh and friends statues.  For families with kids ages 1-5.  In the auditorium in case of rain. Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, July 19th.

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Friday August 3, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jazz String Painting  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Make unique works of art using string!  Inspired by jazz music.  For ages 5-8.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room

Saturday August 4, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Saturdays at the Movies  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Jumanji, rated PG.  Runtime 105 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Monday August 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  Aimed at ages 4 and up. 

    Location: Story Room

Tuesday August 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Dance and Movement Class  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

The Joanne Langione Dance Center presents a music and movement class for toddlers and preschoolers.  

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Wednesday August 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dances From Around the World  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Have you ever wanted to learn the Mexican Hat Dance?  The Melbourne Shuffle?  The Samba?  Well, this is your chance.  We'll be learning several dances from around the world.  For ages 5-8.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Awesome Robb Magic Show  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   
The Awesome Robb Show is a fast paced, laugh out loud magic show for all ages.  Thunder the Wonder Rabbit also makes an appearance in the show.  Unusual magic and belly laughs for the whole family.
 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Thursday August 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Family Sing Along  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join children's librarians for songs and movement.  Open to all ages.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Scratch Club  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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    Location: Computer Center

Friday August 10, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM 2-3 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Music In Nature/Animal Sounds.  Ages 2-3.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM 4-5 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Music In Nature/Animal Sounds.  Ages 4-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM LEGO WeDo  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Awaken kids' curiosity and their interest in problem solving! Kids build LEGO models and then program them to move and react. For kids entering grades 4-5.    Online registration (required) begins Friday, July 20th.

 

    Location: Computer Center

Saturday August 11, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM STEAM and a STORY: Fairy Houses!  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Do you love listening to stories and have a knack for designing? Join us for STEAM and a STORY. Children will first enjoy a story then be challenged to create a STEAM inspired project that goes along with the story. This month after enjoying a story about fairies, children will design their own fairy houses using a variety of materials and their imaginations!  For kids entering K-2.    Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library!  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Our canine friend Phoebe will be visiting the library to listen to children read. 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.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children entering grades 1-5 only begins on Saturday, July 28th.  Space is limited. We ask that you please register each child for just one dog a month.

    Location: Story Room

Monday August 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  Aimed at ages 4 and up. 

    Location: Story Room
   7:45 PM  -  8:30 PM Sophisticated Stories  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Storytime for older kids!  Enjoy cool, strange, weird and wacky picture books...and brownies!  For kids in grades 3 and up - you're never too old for picture books! 

    Location: Story Room

Tuesday August 14, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Music and Games  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Do you know how to play animal telephone?  How about Jungle Fruit Bop?  Come for an hour of outdoor games, all of which involve music or sounds. For ages 5-8.  Meet outside at Winnie-the-Pooh.  In case of bad weather, we'll be in Druker

    Location: Outside, or in Druker in case of bad weather
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM End of Summer Discovery Celebration  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Celebrate the end of summer discovery with ice cream and Scott Jameson's magic show!  For families with kids in preschool through entering fifth grade.

Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. 
In this special ‘Libraries Rock’ presentation music and magic will merge.  Giant pieces of fabric will be manipulated in time to a flamenco soundtrack.  A piece of sheet music will come to life.  Scott’s giant 1930’s radio will sail into the air!

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Wednesday August 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to a Dog at the Library!  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Our canine friend Milani will be visiting the library to listen to children read. 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.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children entering grades 1-5 only begins Wednesday, August 1st.  Space is limited. We ask that you please register each child for just one dog a month.

    Location: Story Room

Thursday August 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM iStorytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity and craft.   Aimed at kids up through age 4.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Friday August 17, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM 2-3 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Geology.  Ages 2-3.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM 4-5 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Geology.  Ages 4-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Fun  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Drop in for family games and activities time!  This is an opportunity to spend quality time with your child(ren) and with other patrons.  Games, building materials and other activities for all ages will be available.

    Location: Story Room

Saturday August 18, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Make Way For Storytime  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

    Location: Story Room

Wednesday September 5, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 1  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 22.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5 and 1/2).  The book for September 5 is

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 22.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/5, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12 and 1/9).  The book for September 5 is

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Saturday September 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rube Goldberg Workshop  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

For kids in grades K-5 and their adults.

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Wednesday September 12, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/12, 10/17, 12/19, 1/16, 3/20, 5/15 and 6/19.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 26. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 7 months.

    Location: Story Room

Tuesday September 25, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Matt Heaton Family Singalong  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Matt Heaton (the "Toddlerbilly Troubadour") brings an infectious energy to his sing alongs. Peppered with well known classics and a few soon-to-be classics, and performed with panache on guitar & banjo, Matt makes music for parents and kids alike.

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/25, 10/23, 11/27, 12/18, 1/22, 2/26, 3/26, 4/23, 5/28, and 6/18.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 28. When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room

Wednesday October 3, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 1  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 22.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5 and 1/2).  The book for September 5 is

    Location: Story Room

Wednesday October 10, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 22.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/5, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12 and 1/9).  The book for September 5 is

    Location: Story Room

Wednesday October 17, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/12, 10/17, 12/19, 1/16, 3/20, 5/15 and 6/19.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 26. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 7 months.

    Location: Story Room

Tuesday October 23, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/25, 10/23, 11/27, 12/18, 1/22, 2/26, 3/26, 4/23, 5/28, and 6/18.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 28. When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room

Tuesday October 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Matt Heaton Family Singalong  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Matt Heaton (the "Toddlerbilly Troubadour") brings an infectious energy to his sing alongs. Peppered with well known classics and a few soon-to-be classics, and performed with panache on guitar & banjo, Matt makes music for parents and kids alike.

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Wednesday November 7, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 1  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 22.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5 and 1/2).  The book for September 5 is

    Location: Story Room

Wednesday November 14, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 22.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/5, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12 and 1/9).  The book for September 5 is

    Location: Story Room

Tuesday November 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Matt Heaton Family Singalong  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Matt Heaton (the "Toddlerbilly Troubadour") brings an infectious energy to his sing alongs. Peppered with well known classics and a few soon-to-be classics, and performed with panache on guitar & banjo, Matt makes music for parents and kids alike.

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/25, 10/23, 11/27, 12/18, 1/22, 2/26, 3/26, 4/23, 5/28, and 6/18.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 28. When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room

Wednesday December 5, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 1  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 22.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5 and 1/2).  The book for September 5 is

    Location: Story Room

Wednesday December 12, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Bunch 2  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 22.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/5, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12 and 1/9).  The book for September 5 is

    Location: Story Room

Tuesday December 18, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Matt Heaton Family Singalong  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Matt Heaton (the "Toddlerbilly Troubadour") brings an infectious energy to his sing alongs. Peppered with well known classics and a few soon-to-be classics, and performed with panache on guitar & banjo, Matt makes music for parents and kids alike.

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/25, 10/23, 11/27, 12/18, 1/22, 2/26, 3/26, 4/23, 5/28, and 6/18.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 28. When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room

Wednesday December 19, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grade 3/4 Book Discussion  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360