Programs Newton Free Library
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Wednesday May 31, 2017
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Books & Brownies
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

character drivenJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! This meeting we'll be discussing Character Driven by David Lubar. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Tuesday June 6, 2017
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Kids in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/6, 11/1, 12/6, 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2 and 6/6.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 28. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL10 months.

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Monday June 12, 2017
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Teen Crafterhours
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

We meet on the second Monday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month we’ll be making cork pendants. Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Thursday June 15, 2017
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Teen Study Nights
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

teen study nightsThe Library will remain open late (until 11 pm) during finals this year. Don’t stress! Stop by the auditorium, we’ll have some fun study breaks, like coloring, hula hoops, and snacks. We’ll also have extra supplies on hand, like paper, hi-lighters, easels and more. Every night we’ll also have food, like pizza and ice cream. Check the library’s website for a complete schedule.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Tuesday June 20, 2017
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Ice Cream Party
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

j p licksStop by the Library to celebrate the beginning of summer with ice cream provided by J.P. Licks and Minute-to-Win-It games. While you’re here pick up information on the Teen Summer Reading program. Get involved as we explore the theme, “Build a Better World” with programs throughout the summer. Log your reading throughout the summer and help us reach our teen goal of 400,000 minutes. If we reach our goal we’ll get a community prize (i.e. Nintendo Switch, bean bag chairs, etc.) that you can vote on for the new teen space. Grades 6-12 (this event is for teens only)

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Teen Study Nights
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Library will remain open late (until 11 pm) during finals this year. Don’t stress! Stop by the auditorium, we’ll have some fun study breaks, like coloring, hula hoops, and snacks. We’ll also have extra supplies on hand, like paper, hi-lighters, easels and more. Every night we’ll also have food, like pizza and ice cream. Check the library’s website for a complete schedule.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Tuesday June 27, 2017
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Books & Brownies
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

nemesisJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! This month we'll be discussing Nemesis by Brendan Reichs. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Thursday June 29, 2017
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Kick Start Your College Essay
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

collegeSummer is a great time to start your college essay! Join Jane Hirschhorn of JBH Tutoring to get eleven ways to kick start your essay. We'll go over excerpts from essays written by students admitted to prestigious colleges. This program is for high schoolers, particularly rising seniors and their parents. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday July 10, 2017
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Teen Crafterhours
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

candy makingJoin us for a special Teen Crafterhours, where we'll be making candy and eating brownies! This month we'll be meeting in the audtiorium. For grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Registration will begin on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 6:59 PM     
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Wednesday July 12, 2017
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Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

book coverJoin us for a discussion with Alan Gelb, the author of the bestselling, Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps. The 3rd edition was recently published in June of this year. Alan coaches students all over the world on their personal statements. He will be conducting a workshop on how to approach this daunting assignment, answering your questions and getting you started writing this summer. For teens and parents. 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Registration will begin on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 5:44 AM     
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Monday July 17, 2017
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Typewriter Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

typewriterGet creative with the new monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! The group will meet in the Library one Monday nite a month. Grades 7-12.

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Wednesday July 19, 2017
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Books & Brownies
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! Check back to see what we'll be discussing this meeting. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Monday July 24, 2017
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Trivia Nite @ the Library
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

triviaAre you a genius at Jeopardy!?  A consumer of crossword puzzles?  Come join the fun and test your mastery of useful (and useless) information! Some of your favorite library staff will challenge players with 4 rounds of questions from a variety of categories.  Stretch your brain and win great prizes!  Come alone or with friends. Teams can be up to 6 people, and we can match you with fellow devotees. Refreshments will be provided.  Teens and families welcome. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
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Strategies for the SAT & ACT
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

act test Get some great strategies and information on taking the SATs and ACTs, including the roles they play in college admissions. An expert Princeton Review instructor will cover the content of the tests, walk you through and share some examples of proven test-taking strategies.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Registration will begin on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
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Monday August 7, 2017
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Teen Crafterhours
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a special Teen Crafterhours, where we'll be having a Spa Day! Make sugar scrub, bath bombs, bath salts, eat brownies and relax. This month we'll be meeting in the audtiorium. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Registration will begin on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 4:31 AM     
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Saturday August 12, 2017
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SAT and ACT Practice Tests
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

testHow will you score? Find out by taking full-length SAT and ACT practice tests under realistic testing conditions proctored by the Princetown Review. Try your hand at the types of questions you'll see on the real tests and get a personlized score report highlighting your strengths and areas of improvement. We'll be offering this two Saturdays in a row, so you can have the chance to take both tests if you would like, or take one test twice!

Please register online here

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Tuesday August 15, 2017
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How to Write Great College Essays
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

A lot of great kids write average college essays—essays about “life lessons learned from football” or “how my trip to Europe broadened my cultural horizons." Better tales are there for the writing. This workshop will show you what admissions officers really look for in great college essays, and offer suggestions for finding and sharing your best stories. We'll even share the five most over-used topics you must avoid and give you tips on how to start (and even finish) your essays this summer. Join Abby van Geldern, of Collegewise Newton and former college admissions counselor at RPI, for this great workshop. For teens and adults.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Saturday August 19, 2017
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SAT and ACT Practice Tests
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

testHow will you score? Find out by taking full-length SAT and ACT practice tests under realistic testing conditions proctored by the Princetown Review. Try your hand at the types of questions you'll see on the real tests and get a personlized score report highlighting your strengths and areas of improvement. We'll be offering this two Saturdays in a row, so you can have the chance to take both tests if you would like, or take one test twice!

Please register online here.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday August 28, 2017
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Typewriter Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

typewriterGet creative with the new monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! The group will meet in the Library on a Monday nite once a month. Grades 7-12.

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Tuesday August 29, 2017
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Books & Brownies
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! Check back to see what we'll be discussing this meeting. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Wednesday September 13, 2017
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Writing College Essays That Make a Difference
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This presentation will provide students with strategies for writing a college application essay that can make the difference between a “Yes” and a “Maybe.” We’ll look at case studies of successful essays, and students will have the opportunity to have their essays assessed by Dr. Schwartz. Adam Schwartz (http://writeadvantage.net), who taught writing at Harvard and Wellesley for twenty-five years. His service on Board of Admissions at Wellesley College has provided him with an insider’s knowledge of the college application process. His stories have been published in The New Yorker and he is an award-winning novelist.  For teens and families. Register online. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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