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Thursday August 17, 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 - 2:30 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 2H
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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 2H
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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 2H
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 2H
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Irish, Scottish and English Folk Music
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2016/wx02_07_Concert_Sean_Smith.jpgColleen White (vocals, flute, tin whistle) and Sean Smith (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, bodhran) will perform vocal and instrumental music from the Irish, Scottish and English folk traditions. As a duo they incorporate modern influences into their arrangements of songs and tunes that have been handed down through many generations, enhancing this old/new dynamic by including works from contemporary folk music songwriters such as Kate Rusby, Karine Polwart and Steve Tilston, among others. Limited seating, first come, first served. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 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
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Monday August 21, 2017
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Great American Eclipse
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come watch the NASA live stream of the eclipse! While we here in Newton will only see an approximate 60% eclipse, parts of the country will be in totality. NASA Television will air a four-hour show, Eclipse Across America, with unprecedented live video of the celestial event, along with coverage of activities in parks, libraries, stadiums, festivals and museums across the nation, and on social media.

We will also have eclipse glasses for those who want to see our view of the eclipse. We'll be in the library parking lot from 2-4 weather permitting. Please note supplies are limited and we may have to share glasses. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours! We'll have lots of games available like Settlers of Catan, King of Tokyo and more. Ages 16+ please. No registration required.  

 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
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Cancelled! Children's Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
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Tuesday August 22, 2017
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Device Advice for 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 tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
There is 1 space available.
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Device Advice for 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 tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Device Advice for 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 tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Device Advice for 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 tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Join Dr. Andrew Budson for a discussion that will cover:

How our brains work to store and retrieve memories

Normal versus abnormal age-related memory loss

New treatments and diagnostic tools for memory loss

How to use exercise, diet and other strategies to strengthen your memory

Dr. Budson is the author of Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It. He is an award-winning researcher, clinician and educator. The program is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. A book signing will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Wednesday August 23, 2017
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Trustees Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Trustees' Room
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3D Printing for Adults
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn how to design 3D objects using free computer aided design software and then print them on the library’s 3D printer. For ages 18+.

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 2 spaces available.
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Best App Class: Productivity
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Want to start the school year off right - or at least maybe a bit more organized? Sign up for the Best Apps Class on Productivity. Work on improving your productivity. We'll start by cleaning up and streamlining your inbox. Then we will review Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms, and more.

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 11 spaces available.
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Thursday August 24, 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 - 2:30 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 2H
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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 2H
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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 2H
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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 2H
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Saturday August 26, 2017
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Jaws: Movie
2:00 PM - 4:05 PM

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An enormous great white shark terrorizes a summer resort town, where a police chief, a fisherman and a marine biologist realize they're "gonna need a bigger boat" to battle the bloodthirsty beast. Rated PG. Runtime 124 minutes. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Library.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday August 28, 2017
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Genealogy: Open Research
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come prepared with questions about specific ancestors and what you hope to discover about them. We will begin with a brief explanation of at least one of the library's genealogy databases and then attendees will work on their research. Ginny Audet, our resident genealogist, will be available for questions.

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 11 spaces available.
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Thursday August 31, 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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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

This months book is The Book that Matter Most by Ann Hood.

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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With Their Bare Hands: General Pershing the 79th Division, and the Battle for Montfaucon by Gene Fax
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/08_2017/wx08_31_Author_Gene_Fax_WithTheirBareHands.jpgJoin Gene Fax for a talk on the effects of World War I on the American Jewish community. Beginning with the mass influx of Jews in the late 1800s through their service as soldiers in France and their experiences after the war, he will describe the Jews’ transformation from “immigrants” to “Americans” in their own eyes and those of their non-Jewish neighbors. He will also discuss how American institutions came to dominate the Jewish world after the war. The program is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Tuesday September 5, 2017
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Device Advice for iPhone 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 iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
There is 1 space available.
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Device Advice for iPhone 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 iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Device Advice for iPhone 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 iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Device Advice for iPhone 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 iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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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
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Wednesday September 6, 2017
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Art Reception for Newton Art Association
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2017/wx09_06_Art_NAA_Angela_Fiori.jpgView original works by more than 80 Newton Art Association (NAA) members including paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture and ceramics. NAA will award $1200 in prizes to show participants. On view September 5-28. (Image by: A. Fiore)

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. This month they will discuss A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. In October they will discuss My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman. Info contact: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646.

LOCATION: Room A
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Thursday September 7, 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 - 2:30 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. Register online. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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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. Register online. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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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. Register online. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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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. Register online. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 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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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 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
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Friday September 8, 2017
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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
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Sunday September 10, 2017
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Concert for Piano, Cello and Violin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

David Siegel, violin, Johann Soults, cello, and Scott Nicholas, piano, will perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D minor and Dvorak’s "Dumky" Piano Trio.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday September 11, 2017
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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. This month they will discuss Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova. In October they will discuss Poster Child by Emily Rapp. 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. This month they will discuss Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald, scanned from its first book appearance in Flappers and Philosophers, New York: Scribners, 1922 and Zolaria by Caitlin Horrocks from This Is Not Your City, 2011, Sarabande Books. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
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Tuesday September 12, 2017
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Best App Class: eMail
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Are you unfamiliar with the Mail app, or just looking for other options? Come by to learn about some of the best (free) apps available to help you stay in touch with email! Register online.

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 12 spaces available.
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Device Advice for 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 tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Device Advice for 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 tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Device Advice for 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 tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Device Advice for 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 tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Monthly Make: Pebble magnets, rings, and pin
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

From magnets to thumb tacks, pins to rings, there's so much you can do with fire drop pebbles. So join us this month and learn how to take paper, glue, and fire drop pebbles and turn them into mini works of art. Ages 18+. No registration required. 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
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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). They will discuss King Lear by Shakespeare. In October they will discuss On Tragedy by Aristotle. Readings are from Great Books Foundation publication Fifth Series, Vol. 3. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
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Wednesday September 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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eBooks at the Library
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

With 30,000+ titles, the library has something for everyone to download and read. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone or Android Tablet and learn how! Attendees must bring their Apple ID and password (or Amazon email and password for Kindles) along with their library card and password. Register online.

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 14 spaces available.
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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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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
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Thursday September 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. This month we are reading The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall-Smith. Next month we are reading The Poet by Michael Connelly. 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 - 2:30 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. Register online. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
There is 1 space available.
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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. Register online. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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. Register online. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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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. Register online. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Living and Aging in Newton Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wxSeniorServicesNewLogoShade.jpgPlanning for a Livable All Age-Friendly Newton (PLAAN): Learn about the results of the 300+ listening sessions that have been conducted since Newton was designated as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the World Health Organization Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback on priorities for how to address social isolation, increase mobility, improve housing options and more. Residents of all ages are encouraged to participate. Cosponsored by the Newton Council on Aging and the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Facilitated by Margaret Leipsitz, Senior Services Outreach and Engagement Coordinator.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Saturday September 16, 2017
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Team Hope Walk
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

team hopeOur Newton Reads selection this year is Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova, which tells the story of the O'Brien family. Joe O'Brien is a Boston cop who finds out he has Huntington's Disease and that each of his four children have a 50/50 chance of inheriting the disease. There is currently no cure for this disease. 

Walk with us as we support the mission of Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) to improve the lives of everyone with Huntington’s disease. Team Hope Walks aim to raise as much money possible in the local community to support the mission and services of the HDSA.  Join and/or donate to the Newton Free Library Team effort online. Check-in will be between 9am-10am at the Tewksbury Hospital Saunders Building, 365 East St, Tewksbury, MA 01876. We'll be meeting there. 


*This event does not take place at the Library. We'll be meeting at the Tewksbury Hospital.

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Sunday September 17, 2017
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Family Friendly Concert and Instrument Petting Zoo
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2017/wx09_17_Concert_Daniel_Broniatowski.jpgJoin the members of Maestro Musicians Academy for a 30-minute performance which will be followed by demonstrations of the cello, violin and piano. Anyone who wishes will be permitted to try the instruments (with supervision). The program is appropriate for children ages 5-10 and their parents/caregivers. Adults without children are also welcome. No registration required. Seating is limited, first come, first served.  The musicians will be:

 

Daniel Broniatowski, violin

Elena Korableva, cello

Yige Liu, piano

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday September 18, 2017
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 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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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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Tuesday September 19, 2017
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Device Advice for iPhone 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 iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
There is 1 space available.
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Device Advice for iPhone 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 iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
There is 1 space available.
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Device Advice for iPhone 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 iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
There is 1 space available.
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Device Advice for iPhone 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 iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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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. This month we will be discussing A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix. Info contact: aferrante@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room B
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Playwrights Group
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.   

LOCATION: Room A
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Poetry Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ben Berman, Richard Waring and Clara Silverstein will open the 2017-2018 Poetry Series. An open mike will follow with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available, time permitting. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press. 

The poetry series meets once a month from September-November and also February-April. Each month three, prominent, published poets give readings. Info contact: Doug at dougholder@post.harvard.edu.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Wednesday September 20, 2017
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Trustees Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Trustees' Room
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Newton Reads Book Discussion
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

inside the obriensJoin us for a discussion of Inside the O’Briens at the Senior Center in Newton as part of Newton Reads. We will be meeting in the Library Lounge. Registration required, please see Senior Center website for details. Everyone is welcome!


*This event is not taking place at the Library. We will meet at the Senior Center. 

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Thursday September 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 - 2:30 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. Register online. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
There is 1 space available.
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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. Register online. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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. Register online. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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. Register online. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
There are 15 spaces available.
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CANCELLED! Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgCancelled due to Rosh Hashanah. The 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
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Sunday September 24, 2017
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Concert for Cello and Piano with Kenyoung Sun
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday September 25, 2017
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Bare Bones Genealogy: Starting Your Family History from Scratch
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The emphasis of this beginners' class will be on setting up your family history and how to start your research. Ginny Audet will begin by explaining family group sheets and then expand from there. This is not a computer-based class. You will be introduced to the idea of organization, citing living people as sources and where to look for more information that you (or someone in your family) may already have. Register online.

LOCATION: Special Collections
There are 15 spaces available.
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Tuesday September 26, 2017
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Device Advice for 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 tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
There is 1 space available.
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Device Advice for 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 tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Device Advice for 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 tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Device Advice for 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 tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. Register online.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Good Shepherd Community Care
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2017/wx09_26_Program_GSCC.jpgCommunicating with medical providers, family members and caregivers around wishes for our healthcare can be difficult. This program will help participants understand the internal belief systems that guide our thoughts and feelings about other people and situations, and how they affect our communication styles both personally and professionally. Participants will also learn about barriers to effective communications such as expectations, compassion fatigue and burnout. The program facilitator, Mark S. Schneider Ph.D, has conducted research in the areas of doctor-patient communication, diabetes and pediatric psychology. Cosponsored by Good Shepherd Community Care.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Wednesday September 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
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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. This month they will discuss Homegoing, a novel about the Transatlantic Slave Trade by Yaa Gyasi of Ghana. In October they will discuss Season of Migration to the North, a novel by Talib Saleh of Sudan. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

LOCATION: Room B
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Thursday September 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
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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. 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. Register online. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
There is 1 space available.
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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. Register online. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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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. Register online. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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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. Register online. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Hooked on Books Club - Newton Reads Book Discussion
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. This month we're reading and discussing the community wide Newton Reads selection of Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova. 

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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Mayoral Candidate Forum on Environmental Issues
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2017/wx09_28_Environmental_Forum.jpgJoin program co-sponsors Green Newton and the Newton Conservators for a forum with the two finalists in Newton's Mayoral race. The candidates will share their visions for addressing local environmental challenges, if elected. Jenn Adams, NewTV News Director, will ask a series of questions submitted by the co-sponsors. An audience Q and A will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday October 1, 2017
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Concert for Clarinet, Voice and Piano
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a concert for clarinet, voice and piano. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday October 2, 2017
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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
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Tuesday October 3, 2017
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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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Yoga: Newton Reads Event
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for this Newton Reads event where we'll be practicing yoga. Yoga made a huge impact on both of the main characters in our Newton Reads book Inside the O'Briens. This class is intended for adults of all abilities, beginners to experienced and will be led by Steffi Shapiro, founder and director of the Well Street Station.  Mats are available first come first served in a limited quantity. If you have a mat, please bring it with you. Please register. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:00 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
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Wednesday October 4, 2017
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Art Reception for James Varnum
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
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Thursday October 5, 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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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 Venez parlez français! Come practice your French the first and third Thursday evenings of each month. 

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

 

LOCATION: Room B
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 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
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Saturday October 7, 2017
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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
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Sunday October 8, 2017
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Calyx Trio to Perform
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Catherine French, violin, Jennifer Lucht, cello, and Nina Ferringo, piano, are the Calyx Trio. Join them for an afternoon concert. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday October 9, 2017
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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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Tuesday October 10, 2017
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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). This month they will discuss On Tragedy* by Aristotle. November, they will discuss The Republic* by Plato.  *Reading is from Great Books Foundation publication, Fifth Series, Volume 3. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
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Wednesday October 11, 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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Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the launch of Margaret Morganroth Gullette's new book, Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People. A book signing will follow. The program is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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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
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Thursday October 12, 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 themeThis month we are reading The Poet by Michael Connelly. Next month we are reading What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman. 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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Teen Gallery Opening
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for the first combined Newton North and South High School show in our Teen Gallery. A lively opening reception with food provided by Whole Foods Market is planned, at which student musicians will delight us with their music as part of the festivities. The public is welcome. On view through early spring 2018. Thanks to Abraxis Framing Co. for providing the frames cost-free.

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Saturday October 14, 2017
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Deathstars and Dragons Sci-fi Fantasy Book Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

They read award-winning sci-fi and fantasy books and discuss them. This month we will be reading The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey and watching the movie!  We will watch the movie on Saturday October 14 at 2pm in the Druker Auditoreum and we will discuss the book on Tuesday October 17th at 7pm in Room B. 

This movie is rated R.  Runtime: 111 minutes.

Info contact: aferrante@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday October 15, 2017
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Concert for Flute and Harp
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a concert for flute and harp. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday October 16, 2017
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Newton Reads Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

inside the obriensJoin us for a discussion of Inside the O’Briens at the Library as part of our Newton Reads program. Please register to let us know you’re coming. We’ll have coffee and snacks. Everyone is welcome!

 
LOCATION: Room B
Registration will begin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
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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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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
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Tuesday October 17, 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. This month we will be reading the book The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey.  We will watch the movie on Saturday October 14th at 2pm in the Druker Auditoreum and discuss the book on Tuesday October 17th at 7pm in Room B. Info contact: aferrante@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
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Playwrights Group
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.   

LOCATION: Room A
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Wednesday October 18, 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

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

LOCATION: Room A
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Thursday October 19, 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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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 Venez parlez français! Come practice your French the first and third Thursday evenings of each month. 

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

 

LOCATION: Room B
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 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
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Sunday October 22, 2017
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Boston Artists Ensemble
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Boston Artists Ensemble with Johathan Miller on cello will perform. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday October 23, 2017
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Genetics Part I: Genetic Counseling
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

dnaPlease join us for a informative session on genetic counseling. Genetic Counselors are trained and licensed allied healthcare providers who assist patients and families make sense of complex genetic information.  This presentation will tell you more about the role of genetics in current healthcare, what the process of genetic counseling entails, and how genetic counselors can help individuals and their families understand health related risks.  This program will be led by Kathleen Swenson, the Director of the Master’s Program in Genetic Counseling at Boston University School of Medicine.  Kathleen has been an active member of the genetic counseling field since 2000, and has a particular interest in expanding the models in which genetic counseling services are provided. This program is Part I of II in genetic counseling as part of our Inside the O'Briens Newton Reads program.

This program is cosponsored by the Newton Senior Center. Transportation available for seniors from the Senior Center to the Library. No registration required, just show up. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Tuesday October 24, 2017
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Make Way for Nancy: A Life in Public Art
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Newton's own Nancy Schon for a conversation about her new book, Make Way for Nancy: A Life in Public Art. A book signing will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Wednesday October 25, 2017
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Trustees Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Trustees' Room
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Employment & Training Resources
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

ETR logoA program for job seekers will be given by a trainer from Employment & Training Resources (ETR), a MA One Stop Career Center. They are also the program cosponsor. Registration is required, space is limited.  Please call the Framingham ETR Career Center at 508 766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Genetics Part II: Huntington's Disease
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

huntingtonsPlease join us for Part II in our series on genetics. Members of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) will join us for a panel discussion. We'll hear from individuals about what is Huntingtons, personal experiences of going through the process of genetic testing and counseling, deciding not to get tested, and more about living with the disease and how it has affected their lives. This is a part of our Inside the O'Briens Newton Reads program.

This program is cosponsored by the Newton Senior Center. Transportation available for seniors from the Senior Center to the Library. No registration required, just show up.

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
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Thursday October 26, 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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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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Living and Aging in Newton Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday October 29, 2017
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The Lied To's Perform Folk Music
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Susan Levine and Doug Kwartler are singer/songwriter duo, The Lied To's. Join them for an afternoon of folk music. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday October 30, 2017
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Mass Breast Cancer Coalition
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Margo Golden of the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will give a program that will cover:

  • Politics of breast cancer and environmental impacts
  • The work of MBCC
  • A time for sharing on how breast cancer has impacted attendee's lives (whether their own journey or that of a family member, friend or loved one)
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Wednesday November 1, 2017
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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
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Thursday November 2, 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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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 Venez parlez français! Come practice your French the first and third Thursday evenings of each month. 

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

 

LOCATION: Room B
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Joint Art Reception for Leslie Goldman and Matt Brand
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Gallery
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 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
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Saturday November 4, 2017
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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
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Sunday November 5, 2017
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Trio Notturno to Perform
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Deirdre Viau, flute, Ken Allen, viola, and Maria Rindenello-Parker, harp, are Trio Notturno. Inspired by their name, which means “Night Trio,” Trio Notturno has commissioned and premiered original nocturnes for flute, viola, and harp by composers including Marti Epstein, Joshua Hahn, Keith Kusterer, and Kirsten Volness. The ensemble's mission is to increase the repertoire for this unique combination of instruments. Trio Notturno also performs standard works for flute, viola, and harp in public and private recitals. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday November 6, 2017
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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
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Tuesday November 7, 2017
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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
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Wednesday November 8, 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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AARP Fraud Alert
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A representative from AARP Massachusetts will give a program on fraud alert. The program is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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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
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Thursday November 9, 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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Charles River Watershed Association: Studying the Watertown Dam
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) will present the results of a feasibility study of the Watertown Dam which was designated as a "Priority Project" by the Division of Ecological Restoration. A Q and A will follow. The program is cosponsored by the Newton Conservators. Details will follow. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday November 12, 2017
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Some Assembly Required with Justin Stanley
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join horn player Justin Stanley for a Some Assembly Required concert. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday November 13, 2017
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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
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Tuesday November 14, 2017
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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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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). This month they will discuss The Republic* by Plato. December, they will read A Christmas Carol by Dickens and The Gift of the Magi by O'Henry. *Reading is from Great Books Foundation publication, Fifth Series, Volume 3. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
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Wednesday November 15, 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

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

LOCATION: Room A
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Thursday November 16, 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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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 Venez parlez français! Come practice your French the first and third Thursday evenings of each month. 

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

 

LOCATION: Room B
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 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
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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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Sunday November 19, 2017
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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
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Monday November 20, 2017
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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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Tuesday November 21, 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. This month we will discuss Neuromancer by William Gibson. Info contact: aferrante@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room B
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Playwrights Group
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.   

LOCATION: Room A
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Wednesday November 22, 2017
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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
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Saturday November 25, 2017
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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
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Sunday November 26, 2017
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Kate Kayaian Performs on Cello
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Kate Kayaian will give a solo cello performance. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday November 27, 2017
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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
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Wednesday November 29, 2017
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Employment & Training Resources
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

ETR logoA program for job seekers will be given by a trainer from Employment & Training Resources (ETR), a MA One Stop Career Center. They are also the program cosponsor. Registration is required, space is limited.  Please call the Framingham ETR Career Center at 508 766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Thursday November 30, 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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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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Living and Aging in Newton Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wxSeniorServicesNewLogoShade.jpgJoin us for this year’s Living and Aging in Newton series cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Saturday December 2, 2017
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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
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Sunday December 3, 2017
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String Quartet
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Robert Mayes and his string quartet will perform. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday December 4, 2017
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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
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Tuesday December 5, 2017
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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
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Wednesday December 6, 2017
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Screening of Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a screening of Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive. The documentary received a production grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and will be broadcast on the acclaimed PBS arts and culture series American Masters in the fall of 2017. The film was produced and directed by Eric Stange.

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
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Thursday December 7, 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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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 Venez parlez français! Come practice your French the first and third Thursday evenings of each month. 

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

 

LOCATION: Room B
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Joint Art Reception for Tom Doran and David Zapatka
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for these art shows. Refreshments will be served. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Gallery
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 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
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Saturday December 9, 2017
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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
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Sunday December 10, 2017
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Stephen Porter on Piano
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2016/wx12_11_Concert_Stephen_Porter%20by%20Kathy%20Chapman%202015.jpgPianist Stephen Porter will return to the library to give an all-Liszt recital of piano pieces inspired by Art, Religion and Nature. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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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 Joanne Baker. Bill Wise is a composer of klezmer and other genres. He has a CD titled Y2klez. Joanne Baker is a middle school English teacher at JCS, Boston's Jewish Community Day School, as well as the director of their student klezmer band, The Grateful Klez. They will perform memorable tunes such as Hine Ma Tov, Mi Y'malel, Oy Hanuka, some of Bill’s compositions including Delanie's Waltz and Odessa Mama, and Shalom Aleichem Waltz by David Shneyer, among others.

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. 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
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Tuesday December 12, 2017
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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 they will read A Christmas Carol by Dickens and The Gift of the Magi by O'Henry. January, they will read an article about or passage from The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humbolt's New World by Wulf. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
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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
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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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Saturday December 16, 2017
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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
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Sunday December 17, 2017
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Mickey Katz on Cello
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mickey Katz will give a solo cello performance. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday December 18, 2017
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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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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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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. This month we will be reading The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guinn.  Info contact: aferrante@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room B
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Playwrights Group
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.   

LOCATION: Room A
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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

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

LOCATION: Room A
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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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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 Venez parlez français! Come practice your French the first and third Thursday evenings of each month. 

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

 

LOCATION: Room B
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 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
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Saturday December 23, 2017
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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
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Wednesday December 27, 2017
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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
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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
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Saturday December 30, 2017
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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
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Tuesday January 2, 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
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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
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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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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 Venez parlez français! Come practice your French the first and third Thursday evenings of each month. 

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

 

LOCATION: Room B
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 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
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Saturday January 6, 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
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Monday January 8, 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 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
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Tuesday January 9, 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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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 they will read an article about or passage from The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humbolt's New World by Wulf. February, they will read Silent Spring by Carson. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
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Wednesday January 10, 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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Creating a Vision Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 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 para-librarian, Roxanne Biloskirka, for this hands-on program and learn to create a vision board. Please bring at least one magazine that can be cut up. For ages 16+. Registration is required.   

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Registration will begin on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 3:01 PM     
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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
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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
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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Saturday January 13, 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
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Sunday January 14, 2018
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Gabriel Chodos on Piano
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gabriel Chodos will perform. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Tuesday January 16, 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: aferrante@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room B
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Playwrights Group
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.   

LOCATION: Room A
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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
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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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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 Venez parlez français! Come practice your French the first and third Thursday evenings of each month. 

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

 

LOCATION: Room B
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 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
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Saturday January 20, 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
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Monday January 22, 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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Wednesday January 24, 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
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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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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
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Saturday January 27, 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
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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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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 Venez parlez français! Come practice your French the first and third Thursday evenings of each month. 

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

 

LOCATION: Room B
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 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
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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
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Sunday February 4, 2018
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Weston Wind Quinet
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Weston Wind Quinet will perform. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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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
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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
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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
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Tuesday February 13, 2018
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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). This month they will read Silent Spring by Carson. March, they will read Father and Son by Gosse. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
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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
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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