Programs Newton Free Library
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Monday December 11, 2017
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Klezmer and More
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2016/wx12_15_Concert_Bill_Wise.jpgJoin us for a lively concert of Jewish folk and klezmer music with clarinetist Bill Wise and pianist/accordionist Barry Shapiro. They will perform well- known Israeli, Yiddish and Hanukah tunes, some of the most popular Y2klez CD tunes and some American swing and blues numbers. 

Bill Wise is a composer of klezmer and other genres. Barry Shapiro taught in the New England Conservatory preparatory department for over 20 years. Currently he teaches a klezmer ensemble and gives private lessons. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Memoir Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for beginner or intermediate writers interested in drafting a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading of work and receiving encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. To register contact: newton.memoir@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Short Story Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Registration is required for newcomers. Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. They will discuss Elizabeth Strout’s Mississippi Mary from Anything is Possible, Random House, 2016 and Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald, available online.

The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Tuesday December 12, 2017
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Device Advice Android A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android phone or tablet. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Device Advice Android B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android phone or tablet. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Device Advice Android C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android phone or tablet. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Device Advice Android D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android phone or tablet. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Monthly Make: Dreamcatchers
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us as we learn the art of making dreamcatchers. We’ll use traditional materials and learn about the history and cultural significance of the object. Ages 18+. 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
 
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Cancelled! Playwrights Group: Calling All Writers!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cancelled! If you would like to try your acting chops or write a play, we invite you to join our group. We write plays, some short, some long, read them aloud and then offer feedback on how to improve our work. If you are an amateur or professional thespian, we need your talents to bring our plays to life. Info contact: Sandra Weintraub at sgweintraub@yahoo.com or 617-244-6236.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). This month they will discuss A Christmas Carol by Dickens.

In January they will discuss selections from The Invention of Nature   Alexander Von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf including:

  • Prologue
  • Chapter 2 Imagination and Nature:  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Humboldt
  • Chapter 18  (at least last 4 pages)  Humboldt's  Cosmos   
  • Chapter 19  Poetry, Science and Nature: Henry David Thoreau and Humboldt
  • Chapter 23  Preservation and Nature:  John Muir and Humboldt
  • Epilogue

Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday December 13, 2017
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Sequences: A Woman's Forum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The group is led by Robin Mayer Stein, poet and journalist. Spark your creativity in an inspiring, intergenerational group for women. Read, converse and write in response to poems, essays and personal stories. Meet interesting people while savoring literary treats. Info contact: Robin at 617-965-2178.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

scoreSCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The purpose of the club is to share information on records and approaches for starting or extending participants' genealogical research. Novices and experienced researchers are both welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring records and problems from their own research for discussion.  Info contact: Ginny Audet at NewtonGenealogyClub@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Special Collections
Thursday December 14, 2017
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Murder by the Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. Check back for the book title. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Tech Time A
2:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for technology advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Tech Time B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
Saturday December 16, 2017
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Image result for spider man homecoming movie posterIt's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Spiderman: Homecoming. Rated PG-13. Runtime 133 Minutes.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 17, 2017
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Mickey Katz on Cello
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2017/wx12_17_Concert_Mickey_Katz.jpgMickey Katz will continue his survey of the repertoire for solo cello with Bach’s Suite in E Flat, and music by American composers including Philip Glass, John Williams and others. Mickey Katz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 2004.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 18, 2017
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours!  Ages 16+ please.

No registration required. 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
 
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Movie Night Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Image result for an inconvenient sequelThis nights movie is An Inconvenient Sequel . Rated PG. Runtime 100 Minutes.              

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Brick Wall Genealogy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The further back you go in your family research, the more "brick walls" you are going to hit. A brick wall is anything that keeps you from finding the information you need to connect with an ancestor, from reaching back another generation.  Who builds these walls?  Often, we do ourselves. This class will be about how we build them and how we might be able to go under, around, over, or through them.  Often the bricks are made of our assumptions and our inexperience. Join me and let's discover what we can do about this. Trust me. I'm an expert at inadvertently laying bricks, then demolishing them.

LOCATION: Special Collections
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Children's Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. The group is for adult writers who are working on picture books, easy readers and other work for younger children. Contact: John Bell at 617-733-5711.

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday December 19, 2017
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Deathstars and Dragons Sci-fi Fantasy Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

They read award-winning sci-fi and fantasy books and discuss them. Watch for details on the book title each month. Info contact Erica at: eyuen@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room B
Wednesday December 20, 2017
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Trustees Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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African Lit. Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

They will discuss Never Look an American in the Eye, by Okey Ndibe of Nigeria. In January they will discuss The Book of Memory, a novel by Petina Gappah, of Zimbabwe.

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday December 21, 2017
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Tech Time A
2:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for technology advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Tech Time B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NEW! French Conversation Club: the first and third Thursdays of the month, 7-8:30 pm, Room B
Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary
and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014.

Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgThe Mindfulness Meditation Group will meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. No previous experience required. The group is appropriate for ages 14+ and will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday December 23, 2017
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Image result for wonder woman posterIt's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Wonder Woman. Rated PG-13. Runtime 140 minutes.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday December 27, 2017
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Tween/Teen Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. The group is for adult writers who have work in progress focusing on Tween and Teen novels. Contact: Laya Steinberg at lasword@rcn.com.   

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday December 28, 2017
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
Tuesday January 2, 2018
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad A
2:00 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Fiction Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required, space is limited.  The group is for serious writers pursuing publication. Each month two members submit a 15-25 page draft from a short story or novel to be read and critiqued by the class. Info contact: Castellano Turner, Ph.D at castellano.turner977@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday January 3, 2018
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Contemporary Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. Info contact: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday January 4, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Tech Time A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Tech Time B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Tech Time C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Tech Time D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Drop in and play board games! The library has a small selections of games so we encourage you to bring your own!

 Ages 16+ please. No registration required. 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
 
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NEW! French Conversation Club: the first and third Thursdays of the month, 7-8:30 pm, Room B
Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary
and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014.

Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgThe Mindfulness Meditation Group will meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. No previous experience required. The group is appropriate for ages 14+ and will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday January 6, 2018
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Learn To Play the Ukulele
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Julie will be presenting a workshop that will include a simple lesson for ukulele fundamentals followed by a demonstration of all the songs you can play with the same four chords.Julie Stepanek is an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician.  She travels around New England with her 22 ukuleles, performing and teaching. Ukuleles provided! For adults, ages 18+.  Online registration (required) begins on Saturday, December 16.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
Sunday January 7, 2018
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Lucy Tan on Piano
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Former Newton resident Lucy Tan will give a concert called Homecoming in which she will perform works by Chopin, Schumann, and Ravel. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 8, 2018
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Movie Night Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Image result for stronger movieThis nights movie is Stronger. Rated R. Runtime 120 Minutes.            

Jeff Bauman loses both of his legs when two bombs explode during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the suspects, but his own battle is just beginning. With unwavering support from his family and girlfriend, Bauman embarks on a long and heroic journey to physical and emotional rehabilitation.  

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Disability Awareness Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Memoir Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for beginner or intermediate writers interested in drafting a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading of work and receiving encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. To register contact: newton.memoir@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Short Story Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Registration is required for newcomers. Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Tuesday January 9, 2018
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Murder by the Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

LOCATION: Room B
 
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SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SCORE will present a workshop for entrepeneurs. Registration is required. To register call 617-565-5591 or visit. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Device Advice for Android A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Device Advice for Android B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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eBook Help A
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Need some help on getting eBooks from the library? Sign up for a one-on-one session with one of our eBook specialists! Bring your device, library card, and passwords. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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eBook Help B
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Need some help on getting eBooks from the library? Sign up for a one-on-one session with one of our eBook specialists! Bring your device, library card, and passwords. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Playwrights Group: Calling All Writers!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

If you would like to try your acting chops or write a play, we invite you to join our group. We write plays, some short, some long, read them aloud and then offer feedback on how to improve our work. If you are an amateur or professional thespian, we need your talents to bring our plays to life. Info contact: Sandra Weintraub at sgweintraub@yahoo.com or 617-244-6236.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). This month's reading will be:

From The Invention of Nature   Alexander Von Humboldt's New World   by Andrea Wulf
    Prologue
    Chapter 2   Imagination and Nature:  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Humboldt
    Chapter 18  (at least last 4 pages)   Humboldt's  Cosmos   
    Chapter 19  Poetry, Science and Nature:  Henry David Thoreau and Humboldt
    Chapter 23  Preservation and Nature:  John Muir and Humboldt
    Epilogue

Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday January 10, 2018
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Email 101
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This class will cover the basics of email including setting up a free account and sending and receiving messages and photos. If you already have an email account please bring the login and password information with you. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Sequences: A Woman's Forum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The group is led by Robin Mayer Stein, poet and journalist. Spark your creativity in an inspiring, intergenerational group for women. Read, converse and write in response to poems, essays and personal stories. Meet interesting people while savoring literary treats. Info contact: Robin at 617-965-2178.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Envision Your Life: Vision Boarding 101
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Vision Boarding 101, Wednesday, January 10, 7:00 pm: Do you have a vision for yourself or a direction that you want to go in life? By using visualization and the law of attraction, you can add another dimension to your idea by physically creating a scene that attracts what you seek. Join Senior Library Assistant, Roxanne Biloskirka, for this hands-on program and learn to create a vision board. Magazines will be provided. Or, if you prefer, bring your own magazine that can be cut up. For ages 16+. Registration is required.   

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Art Reception for Joanne Bergen
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served.

LOCATION: Gallery
 
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Monthly Make: Perler Beads
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us to make your very own nerdy pixel art magnet with Perler Beads. Use provided templates for characters or items from the likes of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Mario and more. Or use your imagination to make your own design. Ages 18+. No registration required.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
 
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Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The purpose of the club is to share information on records and approaches for starting or extending participants' genealogical research. Novices and experienced researchers are both welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring records and problems from their own research for discussion.  Info contact: Ginny Audet at NewtonGenealogyClub@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Special Collections
Thursday January 11, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Murder by the Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. Check back for the book title. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

LOCATION: Room B
Friday January 12, 2018
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Friday Music Group
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join in our 90-minute session to begin your weekend joyfully with song. We sing and play songs of the season, some show tunes, popular standards and favorites that you suggest. Bring your instruments if desired; drop-ins welcome! Info contact: Tai at liunienlung@yahoo.com.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 14, 2018
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Concert with Sasha Papernik
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sasha Papernik will perform. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday January 16, 2018
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad A
2:00 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 5:00 AM     
 
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Deathstars and Dragons Sci-fi Fantasy Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

They read award-winning sci-fi and fantasy books and discuss them. Watch for details on the book title each month. Info contact Erica at: eyuen@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room B
 
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North Korea
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sung-Yoon Lee will speak about the current situation in N. Korea. Professor Lee is the Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies, and Assistant Professor at Tufts University where he teaches courses on Korea and U.S.-East Asia relations. He is a former Research Fellow with the National Asia Research Program, a joint initiative by the National Bureau of Asia Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Associate in Research at the Korea Institute, Harvard University. More details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday January 17, 2018
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African Lit. Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday January 18, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Tech Time A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Tech Time B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Tech Time C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 9:00 PM     
 
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Tech Time D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NEW! French Conversation Club: the first and third Thursdays of the month, 7-8:30 pm, Room B
Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary
and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014.

Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgThe Mindfulness Meditation Group will meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. No previous experience required. The group is appropriate for ages 14+ and will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday January 20, 2018
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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This weeks movie is Victoria & Abdul. Rated PG-13. Runtime 113 minutes.

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 21, 2018
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Thoreau Piano Trio to Perform
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Violinist Susan Jensen, cellist Darry Dolezal and pianist Paul Jacobs are the Thorau Piano Trio. Details on their performance will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 22, 2018
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One-Stop Career Center Workshop for Jobseekers
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

A program for job seekers will be given by a trainer from the One-Stop Career Center in Framingham. They are also the program cosponsor. Details will follow.

Registration is required, space is limited.  Please call 508 766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Web Search 101
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This course will teach you strategies to so you can easily find what you’re looking for on the Internet.  You will learn basic and advanced Google techniques including how to search for specific phrases, limit to recent pages by date other helpful hints.

LOCATION: Computer Center
Registration will begin on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Drop in and play board games! The library has a small selections of games so we encourage you to bring your own!

 Ages 16+ please. No registration required. 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
 
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Hands-On Genealogy Research
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come with questions regarding specific ancestors you are researching and what you hope to discover about them. Use our PCs or bring your laptop. Ginny Audet, our resident genealogist, will be available for questions. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Children's Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. The group is for adult writers who are working on picture books, easy readers and other work for younger children. Contact: John Bell at 617-733-5711.

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Device Advice for Android A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Device Advice for Android B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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eBook Help A
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Need some help on getting eBooks from the library? Sign up for a one-on-one session with one of our eBook specialists! Bring your device, library card, and passwords. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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eBook Help B
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Need some help on getting eBooks from the library? Sign up for a one-on-one session with one of our eBook specialists! Bring your device, library card, and passwords. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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SCORE Help for Small Businesses
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

- The forth Tuesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
Wednesday January 24, 2018
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Trustees Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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The Many Faces of Newton: Our Students Speak Out About Race and Racism
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for an important program that will give Newton's minority students an opportunity to speak about their experiences of race and racism in Newton, in an intergenerational setting. The program is cosponsored by the Center for Culturally Fluent Leadership, Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton and the Newton Human Rights Commission.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Tween/Teen Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. The group is for adult writers who have work in progress focusing on Tween and Teen novels. Contact: Laya Steinberg at lasword@rcn.com.   

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday January 25, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Tech Time A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Tech Time B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Tech Time C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Tech Time D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Hooked on Books Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Looking for a casual book club that reads a wide variety of books? Come join the Hooked on Books club on the last Thursday of each month for good conversation and discussion. No RSVP necessary

For more information about the club and to see previous book selections visit: http://guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/hookedonbooks

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Newton History Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Historic Newton logoJoin for a Newton History Series program cosponsored by Historic Newton. Details will follow.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 28, 2018
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Liana Paniyeva on Piano
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Liana Paniyeva will give a solo piano performance. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday January 30, 2018
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Songs of Resistance
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Jeffrey A. Summit, Paul D. Lehrman and other special guests for a concert titled Songs of Resistance. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Thursday February 1, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Art Reception for Steve Wage
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show for Steve Wage. Refreshments will be served. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Gallery
 
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NEW! French Conversation Club: the first and third Thursdays of the month, 7-8:30 pm, Room B
Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary
and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014.

Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday February 3, 2018
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 4, 2018
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Weston Wind Quintet
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Weston Wind Quintet will perform. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 5, 2018
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Movie Night Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Movie Night MondayEnjoy a newly releases movie. Movie to be announced shortly.                                          

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Disability Awareness Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday February 6, 2018
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Fiction Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required, space is limited.  The group is for serious writers pursuing publication. Each month two members submit a 15-25 page draft from a short story or novel to be read and critiqued by the class. Info contact: Castellano Turner, Ph.D at castellano.turner977@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday February 7, 2018
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SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SCORE will present a workshop for entrepeneurs. Registration is required. To register call 617-565-5591 or visit. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Contemporary Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. Info contact: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday February 8, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Jobs Seekers and Career Development Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development Series and is for people who are considering a career transition, currently engaged in a job search or are interested in re-defining their career. The series is facilitated by Executive and Career Coach Tammy Gooler-Loeb. Details on program content to follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Murder by the Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. Check back for the book title. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

LOCATION: Room B
Saturday February 10, 2018
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Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Taxtimehttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/02_2017_taxtime.gifThe  AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2017 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring a copy of your 2016 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2017 tax documents you have received such as your W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance with personal (non-business) questions will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 11, 2018
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Solo Piano Performance with Rasa Vitkauskaite
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Rasa Vitkauskaite for a solo piano performance. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 12, 2018
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Memoir Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for beginner or intermediate writers interested in drafting a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading of work and receiving encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. To register contact: newton.memoir@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Short Story Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Registration is required for newcomers. Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Murder by the Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Playwrights Group: Calling All Writers!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

If you would like to try your acting chops or write a play, we invite you to join our group. We write plays, some short, some long, read them aloud and then offer feedback on how to improve our work. If you are an amateur or professional thespian, we need your talents to bring our plays to life. Info contact: Sandra Weintraub at sgweintraub@yahoo.com or 617-244-6236.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Poetry Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The poetry series meets once a month from September-November and also February-April. Each month three, prominent, published poets give readings. An open mike follows with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press. Info contact: Doug at dougholder@post.harvard.edu.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). Details on the reading will follow. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday February 14, 2018
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Sequences: A Woman's Forum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The group is led by Robin Mayer Stein, poet and journalist. Spark your creativity in an inspiring, intergenerational group for women. Read, converse and write in response to poems, essays and personal stories. Meet interesting people while savoring literary treats. Info contact: Robin at 617-965-2178.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

scoreSCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The purpose of the club is to share information on records and approaches for starting or extending participants' genealogical research. Novices and experienced researchers are both welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring records and problems from their own research for discussion.  Info contact: Ginny Audet at NewtonGenealogyClub@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Special Collections
Thursday February 15, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NEW! French Conversation Club: the first and third Thursdays of the month, 7-8:30 pm, Room B
Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary
and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014.

Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgThe Mindfulness Meditation Group will meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. No previous experience required. The group is appropriate for ages 14+ and will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday February 17, 2018
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Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Taxtimehttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/02_2017_taxtime.gifThe  AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2017 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring a copy of your 2016 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2017 tax documents you have received such as your W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance with personal (non-business) questions will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 18, 2018
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Boston Art School for Chinese Music
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Celebrate the year of the dog at a concert in honor of Chinese New Year. Students from Ping Li's Boston Art School for Chinese Music will perform. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday February 20, 2018
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Deathstars and Dragons Sci-fi Fantasy Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

They read award-winning sci-fi and fantasy books and discuss them. Watch for details on the book title each month. Info contact Erica at: eyuen@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room B
Wednesday February 21, 2018
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African Lit. Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday February 22, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Hooked on Books Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Looking for a casual book club that reads a wide variety of books? Come join the Hooked on Books club on the last Thursday of each month for good conversation and discussion. No RSVP necessary

For more information about the club and to see previous book selections visit: http://guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/hookedonbooks

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Newton History Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Historic Newton logoJoin for a Newton History Series program cosponsored by Historic Newton. Details will follow.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Saturday February 24, 2018
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Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Taxtimehttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/02_2017_taxtime.gifThe  AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2017 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring a copy of your 2016 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2017 tax documents you have received such as your W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance with personal (non-business) questions will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 25, 2018
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Jazz Blues Guitarist Paul Speidel
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/wx02_26_Concert_Paul_Speidel_by_Eric_Antoniou.jpgJoin jazz/blues guitarist Paul Speidel and his bass player when they bring their interpretations of the traditional styles to the stage in the duo format. Jazz and blues are simultaneously old and new styles of music. Every time a new generation discovers the language, styles, musical forms and rhythms of old, they add their voice to the chorus of those that preceded them. Seating is limited, first come, first served.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 26, 2018
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Children's Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. The group is for adult writers who are working on picture books, easy readers and other work for younger children. Contact: John Bell at 617-733-5711.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Greening Our Community Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the Greening Our Community series, cosponsored by Green Newton. The series features speakers who address a variety of environmental topics of local and global interest. Info here.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday February 27, 2018
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SCORE Help for Small Businesses
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

- The forth Tuesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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Trustees Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Tween/Teen Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. The group is for adult writers who have work in progress focusing on Tween and Teen novels. Contact: Laya Steinberg at lasword@rcn.com.   

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday March 1, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NEW! French Conversation Club: the first and third Thursdays of the month, 7-8:30 pm, Room B
Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary
and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014.

Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgThe Mindfulness Meditation Group will meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. No previous experience required. The group is appropriate for ages 14+ and will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday March 3, 2018
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Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Taxtimehttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/02_2017_taxtime.gifThe  AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2017 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring a copy of your 2016 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2017 tax documents you have received such as your W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance with personal (non-business) questions will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Sunday March 4, 2018
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Concert with David Won and Timothy Steele
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

David Won, tenor, and Timothy Steel, piano, will perform. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 5, 2018
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Movie Night Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Movie Night MondayEnjoy a newly releases movie. Movie to be announced shortly.                                          

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Disability Awareness Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday March 6, 2018
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Art Reception for the Newton Camera Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served.

LOCATION: Gallery
 
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Fiction Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required, space is limited.  The group is for serious writers pursuing publication. Each month two members submit a 15-25 page draft from a short story or novel to be read and critiqued by the class. Info contact: Castellano Turner, Ph.D at castellano.turner977@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday March 7, 2018
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Art Reception for Stacy Friedman
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show. Refreshments will be served

LOCATION: Gallery
 
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Contemporary Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. Info contact: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday March 8, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Murder by the Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. Check back for the book title. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

LOCATION: Room B
Saturday March 10, 2018
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Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Taxtimehttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/02_2017_taxtime.gifThe  AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2017 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring a copy of your 2016 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2017 tax documents you have received such as your W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance with personal (non-business) questions will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 11, 2018
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Irish Music with Shannon Heaton
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Shannon Heaton as she sings and plays Irish flute. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 12, 2018
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Memoir Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for beginner or intermediate writers interested in drafting a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading of work and receiving encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. To register contact: newton.memoir@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Short Story Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Registration is required for newcomers. Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Tuesday March 13, 2018
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Murder by the Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Playwrights Group: Calling All Writers!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

If you would like to try your acting chops or write a play, we invite you to join our group. We write plays, some short, some long, read them aloud and then offer feedback on how to improve our work. If you are an amateur or professional thespian, we need your talents to bring our plays to life. Info contact: Sandra Weintraub at sgweintraub@yahoo.com or 617-244-6236.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Poetry Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The poetry series meets once a month from September-November and also February-April. Each month three, prominent, published poets give readings. An open mike follows with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press. Info contact: Doug at dougholder@post.harvard.edu.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). Details on the reading will follow. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday March 14, 2018
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Sequences: A Woman's Forum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The group is led by Robin Mayer Stein, poet and journalist. Spark your creativity in an inspiring, intergenerational group for women. Read, converse and write in response to poems, essays and personal stories. Meet interesting people while savoring literary treats. Info contact: Robin at 617-965-2178.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

scoreSCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The purpose of the club is to share information on records and approaches for starting or extending participants' genealogical research. Novices and experienced researchers are both welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring records and problems from their own research for discussion.  Info contact: Ginny Audet at NewtonGenealogyClub@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Special Collections
Thursday March 15, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NEW! French Conversation Club: the first and third Thursdays of the month, 7-8:30 pm, Room B
Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary
and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014.

Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgThe Mindfulness Meditation Group will meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. No previous experience required. The group is appropriate for ages 14+ and will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday March 17, 2018
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Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Taxtimehttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/02_2017_taxtime.gifThe  AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2017 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring a copy of your 2016 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2017 tax documents you have received such as your W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance with personal (non-business) questions will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 18, 2018
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An Afternoon of Romantic Music with Adrian Jojatu
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2017/wx04_02_Concert_A_Jojatu.jpgJoin Romanian-born bassoonist Adrian Jojatu for an afternoon of romantic music. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday March 19, 2018
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Children's Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. The group is for adult writers who are working on picture books, easy readers and other work for younger children. Contact: John Bell at 617-733-5711.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Greening Our Community Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the Greening Our Community series, cosponsored by Green Newton. The series features speakers who address a variety of environmental topics of local and global interest. Info here.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday March 20, 2018
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Deathstars and Dragons Sci-fi Fantasy Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

They read award-winning sci-fi and fantasy books and discuss them. Watch for details on the book title each month. Info contact Erica at: eyuen@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Jobs Seekers and Career Development Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development Series and is for people who are considering a career transition, currently engaged in a job search or are interested in re-defining their career. The series is facilitated by Executive and Career Coach Tammy Gooler-Loeb. Details on program content to follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday March 21, 2018
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African Lit. Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday March 22, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Hooked on Books Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Looking for a casual book club that reads a wide variety of books? Come join the Hooked on Books club on the last Thursday of each month for good conversation and discussion. No RSVP necessary

For more information about the club and to see previous book selections visit: http://guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/hookedonbooks

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday March 24, 2018
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Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Taxtimehttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/02_2017_taxtime.gifThe  AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2017 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring a copy of your 2016 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2017 tax documents you have received such as your W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance with personal (non-business) questions will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday March 25, 2018
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Hyun Jung Kim on Violin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hyun Jung Kim, violin, will perform. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday March 27, 2018
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SCORE Help for Small Businesses
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

- The forth Tuesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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You and Your Financial Future Series
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Are you on track to achieve your financial goals now and throughout your life? Join our expert panelists at the three-part You and Your Financial Future series where you will learn about a variety of important money-related topics. Dr. David Griswold, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance and Economics at Boston University Questrom School of Management, will moderate.The program is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.  Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday March 28, 2018
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Trustees Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Tween/Teen Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. The group is for adult writers who have work in progress focusing on Tween and Teen novels. Contact: Laya Steinberg at lasword@rcn.com.   

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday March 29, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Newton History Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Historic Newton logoJoin for a Newton History Series program cosponsored by Historic Newton. Details will follow.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Saturday March 31, 2018
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Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Taxtimehttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/02_2017_taxtime.gifThe  AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2017 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring a copy of your 2016 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2017 tax documents you have received such as your W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance with personal (non-business) questions will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday April 2, 2018
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Movie Night Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Movie Night MondayThis Monday's movie is He Named Me Malala                                   

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday April 3, 2018
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Art Reception for Claudia Kaufman
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show by Claudia Kaufman. Refreshments will be served. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Gallery
 
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Fiction Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required, space is limited.  The group is for serious writers pursuing publication. Each month two members submit a 15-25 page draft from a short story or novel to be read and critiqued by the class. Info contact: Castellano Turner, Ph.D at castellano.turner977@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday April 4, 2018
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SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SCORE will present a workshop for entrepeneurs. Registration is required. To register call 617-565-5591 or visit. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Newton Open Studios Opening Reception
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Stop by for a dessert reception sponsored by Newton Open Studios (NOS). Meet dozens of artists, enjoy delicious treats and see a delightful array of the art and craft that will be exhibited at Newton Open Studio locations throughout the city on the weekend of April 7-8. Printed guides for NOS will be available. Newton Open Studios is one of the largest and longest running open studio events in the region! The library’s April art exhibitors are among the 150+ artists who will participate in Newton Open Studios. Other NOS exhibitors range from well-established artists with work in many collections, to emerging artists.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Contemporary Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. Info contact: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday April 5, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Art Reception for Kim and Cynthia Triedman
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for this art show for for Kim and Cynthia Triedman. Refreshments will be served. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Gallery
 
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NEW! French Conversation Club: the first and third Thursdays of the month, 7-8:30 pm, Room B
Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary
and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014.

Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgThe Mindfulness Meditation Group will meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. No previous experience required. The group is appropriate for ages 14+ and will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday April 7, 2018
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Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Taxtimehttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/02_2017_taxtime.gifThe  AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2017 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring a copy of your 2016 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2017 tax documents you have received such as your W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance with personal (non-business) questions will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday April 8, 2018
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All Newton Music School Faculty Concert
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a concert with a faculty member of All Newton Music School. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday April 9, 2018
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Disability Awareness Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Memoir Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for beginner or intermediate writers interested in drafting a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading of work and receiving encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. To register contact: newton.memoir@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Short Story Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Registration is required for newcomers. Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Tuesday April 10, 2018
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Murder by the Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Playwrights Group: Calling All Writers!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

If you would like to try your acting chops or write a play, we invite you to join our group. We write plays, some short, some long, read them aloud and then offer feedback on how to improve our work. If you are an amateur or professional thespian, we need your talents to bring our plays to life. Info contact: Sandra Weintraub at sgweintraub@yahoo.com or 617-244-6236.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H