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Friday February 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Lego Club  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Come for unstructured building time. If you won't put the legos in your mouth, you are welcome!  We'll take pictures of your creations, and post them on our Facebook page, before it's time for everyone to clean up.

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Saturday February 24, 2018
   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: My Little Pony: The Movie, rated PG.  Runtime 99 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Monday February 26, 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  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, December 18th.  When you register, you register for ALL 8 sessions (1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, and 3/12). 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chessmates  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Have fun playing chess with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9. 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc

Tuesday February 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 9/26, 10/24, 11/28, 12/19, 1/23, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/22, and 6/19.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 27 . When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room

Wednesday February 28, 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Write Stuff!  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join us for a beginner's writing workshop for children in grades 1 and 2 and their grownups. Children will learn skills to further develop their writing, practice ways to build a story, and create a book of their own! We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Online registration (required ) begins on Wednesday, February 14.  When you register, you register for ALL 5 sessions (2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/23, and 6/6).

    Location: Story Room

Thursday March 1, 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
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storytime Surprise For 3-5  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

This week: Bears
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  -  8:00 PM Scratch Club  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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    Location: Computer Center

Friday March 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Stories and Craft  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-13609   
   

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Saturday March 3, 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 in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, February 17th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room

Monday March 5, 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  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, December 18th.  When you register, you register for ALL 8 sessions (1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, and 3/12). 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chessmates  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Have fun playing chess with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9. 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc

Tuesday March 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Music and Movement  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join us for Tuesday mornings dance and music   Some weeks we'll be dancing up a storm, some singing along.  Aimed at kids up through age 4.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Wednesday March 7, 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
   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, January 17th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, and 6/6).

    Location: Story Room

Thursday March 8, 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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Spring In My Backyard  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Celebrate spring: plant seedlings, make a pinecone bird feeder, learn about earthworm composting and meet animal friends! Ages 5 & up. Co-sponsored by Green Newton and Newton Community Farm.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Spanish Bilingual Storytime For 3-5 Year Olds  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

A special bilingual storytime with stories, songs and movement in English and Spanish. 
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

Friday March 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Stories and Craft  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-13609   
   

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Let's Learn About Japan!  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

What do kids do for fun in Japan?  Come find out with visiting student teachers from Showa University in Tokyo!  The program will start with a sing-along that will introduce traditional songs and some simple Japanese words.  Then, stop by the learning centers to explore traditional toys, read a folk tale, make some origami or discover written Japanese.  Let's play, sing and learn about Japan together! For kids ages 3+.

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Saturday March 10, 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 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 in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, February 24th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Saturdays at the Movies  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature, rated PG. Runtime 91 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Monday March 12, 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  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, December 18th.  When you register, you register for ALL 8 sessions (1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, and 3/12). 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 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 March 13, 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 March 14, 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
   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, January 17th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, and 6/6). 

    Location: Story Room

Thursday March 15, 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
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storytime Surprise For 3-5  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

This week: Green Stories.
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

Friday March 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Stories and Craft  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-13609   
   

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Game Day  
    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 March 17, 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  -  3:50 PM Saturdays at the Movies  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Zootopia, rated PG. Runtime 108 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Monday March 19, 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
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Mindfulness  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Mindfulness can help children increase their attention span, focus and concentration, improve memory, better social functioning, self esteem, reduces stress, and can improve relationships with parents.  The class helps everyone to experience what mindfulness is and to show caregivers/parents how to use it in their lives in a practical way.  In the class we do simple and fun activities to encourage mindfulness and relaxation so that everyone can see it in action.  Fun props, such as kindness rock, puppets, chime bells, animal breathing exercises, and friendly wishes heart bell, are used to engage the children in sensory activities and to learn how to be more mindful. For kids ages 3-5 and their adults.  Online registration (required) begins Monday, March 5.

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Tuesday March 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Dance Party  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Move and groove to the music! Kids and caregivers dance together. All ages.

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Wednesday March 21, 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 in grades K-5 only begins on Wednesday, February 24th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adventures In Reading  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Let's take a look at books! For children in kindergarten with a care giver.  Adults and children read the book in advance, then join Sandy for book exploration and fun related activities. Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, Jan. 31st  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (2/21, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16, and 6/6).  

    Location: Story Room

Thursday March 22, 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
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM K-2 Fun  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

This week: Royal Tales

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  -  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 9/28, 10/26, 11/30, 12/21, 1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24, and 6/21.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 27 . When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room

Friday March 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Stories and Craft  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-13609   
   

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Saturday March 24, 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

Monday March 26, 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  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, September 25th.  When you register, you register for ALL 8 sessions (3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21). 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Concert: Shipwreck!  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Pajama Concerts share live chamber music and classic children’s literature in a relaxed and inclusive setting with children and their families. Blankets, pillows, and favorite stuffed animals are welcome, and a bedtime snack follows!  Children are encouraged to bring blankets and pillows to make the space comfy.  For kids ages 4-7 and their families. Hoist your sails and brace yourselves for the musical high seas! In this Pajama Concert, baroque music for two violins based on famous literary seafaring adventures (Gulliver’s Travels, The Tempest, The Odyssey), is performed on period instruments and paired with a reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s fantastical tale The Wreck of the Zephyr. Music of Telemann, Purcell and Morley performed by Emily Hale and Simone Trollmo. 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Tuesday March 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 9/26, 10/24, 11/28, 12/19, 1/23, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/22, and 6/19.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 27 . When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room

Wednesday March 28, 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Write Stuff!  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join us for a beginner's writing workshop for children in grades 1 and 2 and their grownups. Children will learn skills to further develop their writing, practice ways to build a story, and create a book of their own! We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Online registration (required ) begins on Wednesday, February 14.  When you register, you register for ALL 5 sessions (2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/23, and 6/6).

    Location: Story Room

Thursday March 29, 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 March 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Stories and Craft  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-13609   
   

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Saturday March 31, 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

Monday April 2, 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  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, September 25th.  When you register, you register for ALL 8 sessions (3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21). 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chessmates  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Have fun playing chess with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9. 

    Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc

Tuesday April 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Dance Party  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Move and groove to the music! Kids and caregivers dance together. All ages.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Growing Strong Readers  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

What does it take to read successfully in high school and college, and what should parents of little ones be doing now?  There are certain skills children need to become strong readers, and these skills start accumulating from birth. The problem is, most parents don't know what those skills are and therefore can't know how to help their children develop those skills. Joan Kelley will present an hour-long session for parents and grandparents to explain the three types of skills children need to read well, and specific ways adults can help build those skills all through the years.  Given that reading well predicts school and life success, it makes sense to make sure your child is set up to reach his/her potential.

Joan has spent over 10 years doing literacy research and helping schools and policymakers create classroom settings that focus on building the kind of skills children need to read successfully.  She was educated at Harvard College ('84) and the Harvard Graduate School of Education ('05). She lives with her husband, John, in Needham, and has three grown children.

    Location: Room B

Wednesday April 4, 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
   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, January 17th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, and 6/6).  

    Location: Story Room

Thursday April 5, 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
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storytime Surprise For 3-5  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

This week: Bugs!
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  -  8:00 PM Scratch Club  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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    Location: Computer Center

Friday April 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Stories and Craft  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-13609   
   

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Saturday April 7, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Brain Building Literacy Fair  
    Contact: Beverly at CPCF   617-559-2062   
   

Join us for a literacy fair aimed at toddlers through kindergarten age kids and their parents/caregivers. Jeannie Mack will give a musical performance, and there will also be face painting, crafts, and a storytime. Each family will be given a bag with a book to take home! Sponsored by the Newton Community Partnerships for Children & Families and the Title I Program.

    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 in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, March 24th.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room

Monday April 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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, September 25th.  When you register, you register for ALL 8 sessions (3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21). 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 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 April 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

Wednesday April 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
   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, January 17th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, and 6/6). 

    Location: Story Room

Thursday April 12, 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
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Russian Bilingual Storytime For 3-5 Year Old  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

A special bilingual storytime with stories, songs and movement in English and Russian. 
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

Friday April 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Stories and Craft  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-13609   
   

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Saturday April 14, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Yoga Class  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

An opportunity to chuck the to-do list and enjoy an hour of fun, learning and connection with your loved ones! Our Family Yoga Class will be structured like kids yoga class with emphasis on interactive and partner poses for kids and adults to do together.  Activities include cooperative games, age-appropriate poses, partner poses between parent and child, breathing exercises, simple mindfulness activities, and relaxation. Poses and games in this class are designed for children ages 3-12 and their caregiver(s).  No yoga experience required.

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

    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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 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 in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, March 31st.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Saturdays at the Movies  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Wonder, rated PG.  Runtime 113 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Tuesday April 17, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Hampstead Stage Presents Beauty and the Beast  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

The Hampstead Players present The Beauty and the Beast!  Beauty and the Beast is the French fairy tale of a selfless young woman, Beauty, who takes her father’s place as prisoner in a castle far away. Upon arrival, she meets the owner of the castle who appears to be a terrifying Beast. As time progresses, Beauty and the Beast begin to get to know not only each other, but also themselves. In this heartwarming, yet humorous tale, discover the power of being yourself and what it means to listen to your heart.  Recommended for ages 5 and up.

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

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Wednesday April 18, 2018
   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 in grades K-5 only begins on Wednesday, March 31st.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adventures In Reading  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Let's take a look at books! For children in kindergarten with a care giver.  Adults and children read the book in advance, then join Sandy for book exploration and fun related activities. Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, Jan. 31st  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (2/21, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16, and 6/6).  

    Location: Story Room

Thursday April 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Lego Club  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Come for unstructured building time. If you won't put the legos in your mouth, you are welcome!  We'll take pictures of your creations, and post them on our Facebook page, before it's time for everyone to clean up.

    Location: Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Rockets: There and Back Again  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

MOS presents a 50-minute workshop in which participants engineer, launch, and return vehicles for an imaginary space journey. For ages 5+, and children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.  Latex balloons will be used during the program.

    Location: Druker Auditorium
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Rockets: There and Back Again  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

MOS presents a 50-minute workshop in which participants engineer, launch, and return vehicles for an imaginary space journey. For ages 5+, and children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.  Latex balloons will be used during the program.

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Friday April 20, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Game Day  
    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

Monday April 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  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, September 25th.  When you register, you register for ALL 8 sessions (3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21). 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Tuesday April 24, 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 9/26, 10/24, 11/28, 12/19, 1/23, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/22, and 6/19.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 27 . When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room

Wednesday April 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Write Stuff!  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join us for a beginner's writing workshop for children in grades 1 and 2 and their grownups. Children will learn skills to further develop their writing, practice ways to build a story, and create a book of their own! We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Online registration (required ) begins on Wednesday, February 14.  When you register, you register for ALL 5 sessions (2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/23, and 6/6).

    Location: Story Room

Thursday April 26, 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
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM K-2 Fun  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

This week: stay tuned.

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  -  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 9/28, 10/26, 11/30, 12/21, 1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24, and 6/21.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 27 . When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

    Location: Story Room

Friday April 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Stories and Craft  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-13609   
   

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Saturday April 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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Solve a Mystery Like a Doctor  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Explore how doctors approach medical problem-solving through a fun, age-appropriate medical tools show-and-tell and a mystery bag exercise. By exposing kids to the doctor's problem-solving process, we  empower them to communicate symptoms and ask questions of their own doctors and other trusted adults.  For kids in grades 2-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room 15 minutes before the program begins.  

    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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturdays at the Movies  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Coco, rated PG.  Runtime 109 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Monday April 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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, September 25th.  When you register, you register for ALL 8 sessions (3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21). 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Tuesday May 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Music and Movement  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Join us for Tuesday mornings dance and music   Some weeks we'll be dancing up a storm, some singing along.  Aimed at kids up through age 4.

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Wednesday May 2, 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 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 in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, April 21st.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room
   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, January 17th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, and 6/6).  

    Location: Story Room

Thursday May 3, 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
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Storytime Surprise For 3-5  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

This week: stay tuned.
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  -  8:00 PM Scratch Club  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

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    Location: Computer Center

Friday May 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Stories and Craft  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-13609   
   

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Saturday May 5, 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 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 in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, April 21st.  Space is limited.

    Location: Story Room

Monday May 7, 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  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Newton Free Library   617-796-1360   
   

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, September 25th.  When you register, you register for ALL 8 sessions (3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21). 

 

    Location: Druker Auditorium

Tuesday May 8, 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 May 9, 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