Programs Newton Free Library
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Wednesday September 26, 2018
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Russian Conversation Club
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn about Russian language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary and to practice speaking Russian in a friendly environment. The club meets on the fourth Wednesday morning of the month starting on September 26, 2018. Info contact: Helen at hpachenko@minlib.net .

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Jeramy    jpowell@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Jeramy    jpowell@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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: Josh at chapter11@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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What You Need to Know About Hearing Loss
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2018/wx09-26_Program_Hearing_Loss.jpgJoin Jonathan O’Dell from the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for a program that will:

Provide general information on hearing loss

Explain what it is and why diagnosing it is important

Discuss what can be done about it and what state and federal laws exist to encourage communication accessibility

Review what types of assistive listening devices and alerting technologies are available and where to find them

Cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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. In September they will discuss You Must Set Forth at Dawn, a memoir by Wole Soyinka of Nigeria. In October they will discuss Behold the Dreamers, a novel by Imbolo Mbue of Cameroon. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

LOCATION: Room B
Thursday September 27, 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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Nicole    ncunha@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Nicole    ncunha@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Hooked on Books Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Image result for to the end of juneLooking 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's book is To the End of June by Cris Beam

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

CONTACT:    617-796-1380  bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday September 28, 2018
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Tech Time 1
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Matt    mhendrick@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Matt    mhendrick@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
 
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Behind the Scenes Tour of the Library
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the library? We will be offering several tours each month that will:

  • Show you where and how we process new materials
  • Introduce you to some of our talented staff members that help make the library a special part of the community
  • Get you up close to the sorter machine
  • Fill you in on some of the little known details of our wonderful library
  • Tours last approximately one hour, meet inside the parking lot entrance
CONTACT:  romcgrath@minlib.net  617 796 1360  romcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Gallery
Saturday September 29, 2018
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Saturdays at the Movies: Solo
2:00 PM - 3:50 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library. This week's movie: Solo: A Star Wars Story.  Young Han Solo teams up with Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian for his first smuggling mission. Rated PG-13. Runtime 135 minutes.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday September 30, 2018
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Piano Recital with Gabriel Chodos
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2018/wx09-30%20Concert%20Gabriel%20Chodos.jpgJoin Gabriel Chodos for a concert that will include two pieces by Schubert, Moment Musical, Op. 94, No. 1 (D.780) and Sonata in G major, Op. 78 (D.894). He will also play Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel, Op. 24 by Brahms.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 1, 2018
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Movie Night Monday: Won't You Be My Neighbor
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

movie posterMonday night movie. This week's movie: Won't You Be My Neighbor. An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers. Rated PG-13. Runtime 111 minutes.

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
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. This month they will discuss Nujeen: One Girl's Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair by Nujeen Mustafa with Christina Lamb. In November they will discuss The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel by Jonathan Evison. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Lynn    lgrilli@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Lynn    lgrilli@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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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: Peter Myerson at ppmyerson@aol.com.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Living and Aging in Newton Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for this year’s Living and Aging in Newton series cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

This program is part of the Living and Aging in Newton Series, cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Learn about home modifications that support aging in place from two experts in the field:

Jacqueline Dobson, a Certified Aging in Place Professional who specializes in making homes more livable, will discuss changes that can make aging in place easier.

Deborah Pierce, Newton architect and author of The Accessible Home, will showcase home modifications that are achievable, affordable and appropriate for people at every stage of life.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Jen    jforgit.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Jen    jforgit.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014. The club meets on the first and third Wednesday evenings of the month starting October 3, 2018. Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

LOCATION: Room B
 
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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. They will discuss Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. In November they will discuss Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Info contact: Marjorie Berman at 617-965-8646. Info contact: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday October 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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Email Etiquette
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Never commit another email faux pas! This class will cover Gmail basics, the most common email errors and how to avoid them, plus tips for sending well-crafted, polished messages.

CONTACT:  Nicole    ncunha@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Mare    mparkerotoole.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Mare    mparkerotoole.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Board Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come play some board games! Bring your games you've been itching to play with other like minded folk or grab one of the libraries. You can see the selections on the 1st floor in the atrium or here

If you've ever played and enjoyed games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, King of Tokyo, or Dominion, this game night would be for you! Ages 16+

CONTACT:  Sara    slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
 
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/Logos/Mindfulness%20red.jpgBreathing 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. Appropriate for ages 14+. Led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday October 5, 2018
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Tech Time 1
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Susan C.    scaufield@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Tech Time 2
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Susan C.    scaufield@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
Saturday October 6, 2018
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Art Reception for Robert Hsiung
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Watercolor allows Robert Hsiung to freeze-frame his life’s special moments. His poems take on the unseen and the unvoiced beyond the paintings, and engage with them in an ever-evolving dialogue across visual and verbal boundaries. This exhibition is a sample from the larger collection in his book titled Looking Up: Poems and Paintings.

LOCATION: Gallery
 
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Saturdays at the Movies: Ocean's 8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

movieposterIt's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Ocean's 8.  Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. PG-13. Runtime 110 minutes.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 7, 2018
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The New England Philharmonic String Quartet
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Danielle Maddon and friends from the New England Philharmonic as they explore the beauty, logic and communicative power of formal structures in music. The concert will include works by Bartok, Haydn, Beethoven, Ravel and others. The performers will be Danielle Maddon, leader and violin, John Lyneis, violin, Jamie Doyle, viola and Jason Coleman, cello.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday October 9, 2018
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Murder by the Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month's title is Rumpole a la carte by John Mortimer. 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: Special Collections
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Abby    aheingartner@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Abby    aheingartner@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:00 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 Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare. Next month, they will read What is War, S3, V2* by Clausewitz Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

*Series and Volume are given if reading is from Great Books Foundation publication.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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 Reading and Open Mike
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2018/wxPoetry.jpgThe 2018-19 Poetry Series continues with readings by Bill Dill, Ruth Margolin Silin, Margery Hutter Silver and Carol Tashjian. An open mike will follow with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available, time permitting. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press. Info contact: Doug at dougholder@post.harvard.edu.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Jeramy    jpowell@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Jeramy    jpowell@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
4:00 PM - 9:00 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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Special Collections
Thursday October 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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Coffee, Tea & Conversation for 55+
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join a new informal gathering for residents 55 years and older to socialize and engage in conversation on topics that are most important to them. Meetings will be held on the second Thursday of the month. Cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Stacey    swilson@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Stacey    swilson@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Murder by the Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month's title is Rumpole a la carte by John Mortimer. 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.

CONTACT:  khennrikus@minlib.net   617-796-1360.  khennrikus@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Friday October 12, 2018
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Tech Time 1
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Matt    mhendrick@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Matt    mhendrick@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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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
Saturday October 13, 2018
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

movieposterIt's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: How to Train Your Dragon. A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. Rated PG. Runtime 98 minutes.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 14, 2018
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Bolivia and Beyond with Kenneth Saxon
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/07_2017/wx07_06_Concert_Kenneth_Saxon.jpgJoin pianist Kenneth Saxon for an afternoon concert of works by Simeón Roncal, Beethoven and Chopin. Kenneth Saxon has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist on three continents, including appearances at the Esplanade in Singapore.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 15, 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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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 B
 
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Short Story Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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. They will discuss two stories titled The Lady with the Pet Dog. One is by Anton Chekhov, the other is by Joyce Carol Oater. This group is currently full. To be placed on the wait list please contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Lynn    lgrilli@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Lynn    lgrilli@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Under the Covers - A Romance Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Explore romance and love in all shapes and forms! From heartache to wild and passionate love stories, let romance take you on a grand adventure in this monthly book club led by library staffer Erica Yuen. This month the group will discuss Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. In October they will discuss The Runaway Midwife by Patricia Harman. Info contact: eyuen@minlib.net.
 
LOCATION: Room B
Wednesday October 17, 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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Intro to Social Media
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Take this class for an introduction to various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more! You'll learn what they are, how they are used, and how you can get started. Register online.

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Mare    mparkerotoole.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Mare    mparkerotoole.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014. The club meets on the first and third Wednesday evenings of the month starting October 3, 2018. Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

LOCATION: Room B
 
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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 Behold the Dreamers, a novel by Imbolo Mbue of Cameroon. In November they will discuss Hiding in Plain Sight, a novel by Nuruddin Farah of Somalia. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday October 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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Jen    jforgit.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Jen    jforgit.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Using Positive Psychology to Power Your Job Search
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Did you know that cultivating a positive mood and mindset can lead to motivation and success? Join Pam Garramone, M.Ed. for an interactive workshop in which participants will learn seven ways to stay positive, optimistic and happier during a job search or any life change.

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.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/Logos/Mindfulness%20red.jpgBreathing 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. Appropriate for ages 14+. Led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday October 19, 2018
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Tech Time 1
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Susan C.    scaufield@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Susan C.    scaufield@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
Saturday October 20, 2018
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Saturdays at the Movies: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

movieposterIt's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Rated PG-13. Runtime 128 minutes.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 21, 2018
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Ancient Poetry, New Melodies: Part I
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join the MIT Cambridge Chinese Choral Society (CCCS) for an exciting adventure as they explore an aspect of Chinese culture – the ancient literary arts and its influence on music. They will perform choral compositions ranging from art to oldies as well as songs in Chinese, Taiwanese and Hakka; pairing poetry from the ancient Chinese dynasties with music from the 20th century. A native of Taiwan, CCCS Music Conductor is Dr. Yufen Yen.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 22, 2018
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Board Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come play some board games! Bring your games you've been itching to play with other like minded folk or grab one of the libraries. You can see the selections on the 1st floor in the atrium or here

If you've ever played and enjoyed games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, King of Tokyo, or Dominion, this game night would be for you! Ages 16+

CONTACT:  Sara    slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
 
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Tracking Your Ancestors Using Local Resources
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Familiarizing yourself with local resources available near where your ancestors lived, as well as knowing what is available to you locally, can prove invaluable to your family history research.  Ginny Audet, our resident genealogist, will discuss how to uncover these hidden gems. 

CONTACT:  Ginny Audet    gaudet@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 15 spaces available.
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Abby    aheingartner@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Abby    aheingartner@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
4:00 PM - 9:00 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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a workshop for business owners that will be led by a SCORE mentor. Details will follow.

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. To register (required) call 617-565-5591 or visit.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Russian Conversation Club
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn about Russian language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary and to practice speaking Russian in a friendly environment. The club meets on the fourth Wednesday morning of the month starting on September 26, 2018. Info contact: Helen at hpachenko@minlib.net .

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Jeramy    jpowell@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Jeramy    jpowell@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Behind the Scenes: Wikipedia
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn what goes on behind the scenes of the world's most popular online encyclopedia! We'll talk about how Wikipedia works, including do's and don'ts for becoming a confident, savvy editor. You don't have to be an expert to contribute to this growing global phenomenon! We'll start with the basics, so all are welcome. 

Note: If you want to practice editing during the class (NOT required!), you will need to create a Wikipedia account in advance.
CONTACT:  Susan C.    scaulfield@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Never Give Up on Life: A Personal Perspective of the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Anping Shen grew up in China in an intellectual family. At the height of the Cultural Revolution, of which his family was a primary target, young Shen along with 14 million other secondary school students in China, including the current Chinese president Xi Jinping, were asked to leave their schools and families to settle down in the rural and mountain areas of China for “re-education”. Dr. Shen will share his personal experience during those years of the Cultural Revolution which he believes significantly shaped his personality and life perspective. This evening's program honors Henrietta Dilyock who faithfully documented the history and culture of our city during her 16 years volunteering at the Newton Free Library.

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: Josh at chapter11@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday October 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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Nicole    ncunha@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Nicole    ncunha@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Hooked on Books Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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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's book is Sing, Unburied, Singby Jesmyn Ward

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

CONTACT:    617-796-1380  bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Not All Plastics Are Recyclable: Debunking Recycling Confusion
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Confused about what to put in your green recycling bin? Learn about the impact of new regulations in the global recycling industry and how they affect Newton on the local level. Given the amount of plastic waste that is generated annually, and its impact on solid waste management systems, the current plastic recycling methods have become unsustainable. Hear from Waneta Trabert, City of Newton Director of Environmental Affairs, and a representative from WM (Waste Management) who will shed light on what can and cannot be recycled in our city. Cosponsored by Green Newton.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Friday October 26, 2018
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Tech Time 1
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Matt    mhendrick@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Matt    mhendrick@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Behind the Scenes Tour of the Library
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the library? We will be offering several tours each month that will:

  • Show you where and how we process new materials
  • Introduce you to some of our talented staff members that help make the library a special part of the community
  • Get you up close to the sorter machine
  • Fill you in on some of the little known details of our wonderful library
  • Tours last approximately one hour, meet inside the parking lot entrance
CONTACT:  romcgrath@minlib.net  617 796 1360  romcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Gallery
Sunday October 28, 2018
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Boston Artists Ensemble
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Jonathan Miller, cello, Marc Ryser, piano and Bayla Keyes, violin, for a Boston Artists Ensemble performance. The program will include:

  • Songs Without Words, Felix Mendelssohn
  • Songs Without Words, Scott Wheeler (commissioned by Jonathan Miller for the Boston Artists Ensemble)
  • Suite for Cello in E flat no 4, J.S. Bach
  • Duo for Violin and Cello, Kodaly
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 29, 2018
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Monet’s Magic: Pastel Workshop
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Greg Maichack, a Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) pastel demonstrator, for a workshop in which you will produce your own Impressionist pastel painting inspired by Monet’s Water Lilies. Space is limited. Registration (required) is on a first come, first served basis. Ages 16+.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
There are 12 spaces available.
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Stacey    swilson@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Stacey    swilson@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Trees and People Around the World: An Historic Perspective
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Matthew Foti, President of Matthew R. Foti Landscape Design & Construction, Inc., will explore the relationship of trees and people around the world as well as the historic significance of some of our very own native trees. As the featured arborist for WGBH’s This Old House from 1988 to 2015, Matt provided tree care advice to millions of viewers. This program is cosponsored by the Newton Tree Conservancy.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Tracey    tgraham@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Tracey    tgraham@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
Thursday November 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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Just Google It
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Finding information has never been easier or faster, but with that comes information overload. This class will teach you the basics of a Google search and some tricks to limit the irrelevant results. You will know how to use advanced searching to narrow your results for more accurate results by date, format, language, etc. 

CONTACT:  Julie    jridlon@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Jen    jforgit.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Jen    jforgit.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Board Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come play some board games! Bring your games you've been itching to play with other like minded folk or grab one of the libraries. You can see the selections on the 1st floor in the atrium or here

If you've ever played and enjoyed games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, King of Tokyo, or Dominion, this game night would be for you! Ages 16+

CONTACT:  Sara    slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
 
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Living and Aging in Newton Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2017/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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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/Logos/Mindfulness%20red.jpgBreathing 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. Appropriate for ages 14+. Led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday November 2, 2018
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Tech Time 1
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Susan C.    scaufield@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Susan C.    scaufield@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
Saturday November 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.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday November 4, 2018
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Solo Piano with David McGrory
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

David McGrory will give a solo piano performance. Details will follow.

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

Enjoy a newly releases movie. Movie to be announced shortly.                                          

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Disability Awareness Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Lynn    lgrilli@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Lynn    lgrilli@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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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: Peter Myerson at ppmyerson@aol.com.

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday November 7, 2018
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Mare    mparkerotoole.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Mare    mparkerotoole.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014. The club meets on the first and third Wednesday evenings of the month starting October 3, 2018. Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Contemporary Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday November 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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Coffee, Tea & Conversation for 55+
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join a new informal gathering for residents 55 years and older to socialize and engage in conversation on topics that are most important to them. Meetings will be held on the second Thursday of the month. Cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Stacey    swilson@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Stacey    swilson@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Joint Art Reception for Yetti Frenkel and Joan Green
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for these art shows. Yetti Frenkel will be showing in the Gallery and Joan Green will be showing in the Main Hall. Refreshments will be served. Details will follow.

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

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The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month's title is B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton. 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.

CONTACT:  khennrikus@minlib.net   617-796-1360.  khennrikus@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Friday November 9, 2018
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Tech Time 1
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Matt    mhendrick@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Matt    mhendrick@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
Saturday November 10, 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.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday November 13, 2018
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Murder by the Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month's title is B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton. 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: Special Collections
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Abby    aheingartner@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Abby    aheingartner@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:00 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 What is War, S3, V2* by Clausewitz. Next month, they will read Murder in the Cathedral, by T.S. Eliot. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

*Series and Volume are given if reading is from Great Books Foundation publication.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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 Reading and Open Mike
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2018/wxPoetry.jpgThe 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
Wednesday November 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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Your Virtual Recipe Box
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Wow your family and friends with fun, new recipes you can find online. We'll talk about our favorite websites and the best way to keep your recipes all in one place. Just in time for the holidays! Register online.

CONTACT:  Lynn    lgrilli@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Jeramy    jpowell@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Jeramy    jpowell@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
4:00 PM - 9:00 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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Special Collections
Thursday November 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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Jen    jforgit.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding

  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)

 

Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

CONTACT:  Jen    jforgit.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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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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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/Logos/Mindfulness%20red.jpgBreathing 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. Appropriate for ages 14+. Led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday November 16, 2018
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Friday Music Group
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday November 18, 2018
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Mickey Katz on Cello
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BSO cellist Mickey Katz will perform. Details will follow.

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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 B
 
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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. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Tuesday November 20, 2018
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Under the Covers - A Romance Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Explore romance and love in all shapes and forms! From heartache to wild and passionate love stories, let romance take you on a grand adventure in this monthly book club led by library staffer Erica Yuen. This month the group will discuss Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. In October they will discuss The Runaway Midwife by Patricia Harman. Info contact: eyuen@minlib.net.
 
LOCATION: Room B
Wednesday November 21, 2018
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014. The club meets on the first and third Wednesday evenings of the month starting October 3, 2018. Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

LOCATION: Room B
Saturday November 24, 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.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday November 25, 2018
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Middle Eastern Music
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join multi-instrumentalist Alejandro Castellano and friends for a unique performance of Middle Eastern music. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 26, 2018
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Green Newton Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2018/wxgreennewtonfinal.jpgCosponsored by Green Newton, the series features speakers who address a variety of environmental topics of local and global interest. Info here. Details will follow.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday November 27, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
4:00 PM - 9:00 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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
Wednesday November 28, 2018
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SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a workshop for business owners that will be led by a SCORE mentor. Details will follow.

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. To register (required) call 617-565-5591 or visit.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Russian Conversation Club
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn about Russian language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary and to practice speaking Russian in a friendly environment. The club meets on the fourth Wednesday morning of the month starting on September 26, 2018. Info contact: Helen at hpachenko@minlib.net .

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Vision Board 101
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/08_2018/wx08_28_Program_Vision_board-Wheat_Field.jpgDo you have a vision for yourself or a direction that you want to go in life? By using visualization and the law of attraction, you can add another dimension to your idea by physically creating a scene that attracts what you seek. Join Senior Library Assistant, Roxanne, for this hands-on program and learn to create a vision board. Magazines will be provided. Or, if you prefer, bring your own magazine that can be cut up. For ages 16+. Registration is required. 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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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: Josh at chapter11@gmail.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. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

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

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

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

Image result for Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: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 Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan

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

CONTACT:    617-796-1380  bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday November 30, 2018
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Behind the Scenes Tour of the Library
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the library? We will be offering several tours each month that will:

  • Show you where and how we process new materials
  • Introduce you to some of our talented staff members that help make the library a special part of the community
  • Get you up close to the sorter machine
  • Fill you in on some of the little known details of our wonderful library
  • Tours last approximately one hour, meet inside the parking lot entrance
CONTACT:  romcgrath@minlib.net  617 796 1360  romcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Gallery
Saturday December 1, 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.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 2, 2018
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All Newton Music School Concert
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Faculty from All Newton Music School will perform. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 3, 2018
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Movie Night Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Enjoy a newly releases movie. Movie to be announced shortly.                                          

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Disability Awareness Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday December 4, 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: Peter Myerson at ppmyerson@aol.com.

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday December 5, 2018
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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 his special guest. They will perform well- known Israeli, Yiddish and Hanukah tunes, some of the most popular Y2klez CD tunes and more. 

Bill Wise is a composer of klezmer and other genres.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014. The club meets on the first and third Wednesday evenings of the month starting October 3, 2018. Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Contemporary Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday December 6, 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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Board Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come play some board games! Bring your games you've been itching to play with other like minded folk or grab one of the libraries. You can see the selections on the 1st floor in the atrium or here

If you've ever played and enjoyed games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, King of Tokyo, or Dominion, this game night would be for you! Ages 16+

CONTACT:  Sara    slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
 
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Joint Art Reception for Alexander Gassel and Anne Silber
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the joint opening reception for Alexander Gassel (showing in the Gallery) and Anne Silber (showing in the Main Hall). Refreshments will be served

LOCATION: Gallery
 
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/Logos/Mindfulness%20red.jpgBreathing 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. Appropriate for ages 14+. Led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday December 8, 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.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 9, 2018
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Outrageous Fortune to Perform
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2018/wx06_24_Concert_Outrageous_Fortune.jpg Enjoy Outrageous Fortune's toe-tappin' jugband style with sweet three-part harmony and sizzling guitar, harmonica, jug, washboard and bass.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 10, 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. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

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

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month's title is reader's choice, bring a book you love! 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: Special Collections
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:00 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 Murder in the Cathedral, by T.S. Eliot. Next month, they will read Eaarth, by Bill McKibbon. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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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Strategies for Coping With Holiday Stress
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Nanci Ginty Butler, LICSW for a program on strategies for coping with holiday stress. Details will follow. The program is cosponsored by Riverside Community Care.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday December 12, 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

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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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Special Collections
Thursday December 13, 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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Coffee, Tea & Conversation for 55+
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join a new informal gathering for residents 55 years and older to socialize and engage in conversation on topics that are most important to them. Meetings will be held on the second Thursday of the month. Cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Murder by the Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month's title is reader's choice, bring a book you love! 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.

CONTACT:  khennrikus@minlib.net   617-796-1360.  khennrikus@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Saturday December 15, 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.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 16, 2018
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Chopin - The Exile
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Stephen Porter for an all-Chopin concert. More details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 17, 2018
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Board Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come play some board games! Bring your games you've been itching to play with other like minded folk or grab one of the libraries. You can see the selections on the 1st floor in the atrium or here

If you've ever played and enjoyed games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, King of Tokyo, or Dominion, this game night would be for you! Ages 16+

CONTACT:  Sara    slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
 
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Children's Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday December 18, 2018
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Under the Covers - A Romance Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Explore romance and love in all shapes and forms! From heartache to wild and passionate love stories, let romance take you on a grand adventure in this monthly book club led by library staffer Erica Yuen. This month the group will discuss Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. In October they will discuss The Runaway Midwife by Patricia Harman. Info contact: eyuen@minlib.net.
 
LOCATION: Room B
Wednesday December 19, 2018
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014. The club meets on the first and third Wednesday evenings of the month starting October 3, 2018. Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

LOCATION: Room B
 
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African Lit. Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday December 20, 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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Take Back Your Privacy Online
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you ever wonder what makes a strong password? Or how to protect your data when searching online? Learn how to safeguard yourself whether you're at home or on the road, and never lose account information again! 

CONTACT:  Nicole    ncunha@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/Logos/Mindfulness%20red.jpgBreathing 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. Appropriate for ages 14+. Led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday December 22, 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.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 23, 2018
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The Barbara Cassidy Band
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Barbara Cassidy Band will perform. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday December 26, 2018
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Russian Conversation Club
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn about Russian language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary and to practice speaking Russian in a friendly environment. The club meets on the fourth Wednesday morning of the month starting on September 26, 2018. Info contact: Helen at hpachenko@minlib.net .

LOCATION: Room B
 
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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: Josh at chapter11@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday December 27, 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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
Friday December 28, 2018
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Behind the Scenes Tour of the Library
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the library? We will be offering several tours each month that will:

  • Show you where and how we process new materials
  • Introduce you to some of our talented staff members that help make the library a special part of the community
  • Get you up close to the sorter machine
  • Fill you in on some of the little known details of our wonderful library
  • Tours last approximately one hour, meet inside the parking lot entrance
CONTACT:  romcgrath@minlib.net  617 796 1360  romcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Gallery
Saturday December 29, 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.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 30, 2018
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Solo Piano with Roman Rudnytsky
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Roman Rudnytsky will give a solo piano performance. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday January 1, 2019
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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: Peter Myerson at ppmyerson@aol.com.

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday January 2, 2019
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014. The club meets on the first and third Wednesday evenings of the month starting October 3, 2018. Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Contemporary Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday January 3, 2019
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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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/Logos/Mindfulness%20red.jpgBreathing 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. Appropriate for ages 14+. Led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Saturday January 5, 2019
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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.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 6, 2019
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Concert for Piano, Violin and French Horn
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Maral Annaovezova, piano, Celia zhang, violin and Seann Trull, horn will perform. Details will follow.
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 7, 2019
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Danielle: The Chronicles of a Superheroine by Ray Kurzweil
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join futurist Ray Kurzweil for a talk on his new book, Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine. A book signing will follow. Watch for more details.

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday January 8, 2019
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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. This month's title is Emily Dickinson is Dead by Jane Langton. 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: Special Collections
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:00 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 Eaarth, by Bill McKibbon. Next month, they will read White Working Class, by Joan Williams. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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
Wednesday January 9, 2019
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Sequences: A Woman's Forum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Special Collections
Thursday January 10, 2019
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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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Coffee, Tea & Conversation for 55+
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join a new informal gathering for residents 55 years and older to socialize and engage in conversation on topics that are most important to them. Meetings will be held on the second Thursday of the month. Cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Murder by the Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month's title is Emily Dickinson is Dead by Jane Langton. 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.

CONTACT:  khennrikus@minlib.net   617-796-1360.  khennrikus@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Saturday January 12, 2019
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM