Programs Newton Free Library
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Friday January 18, 2019
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

American Culture and Your Children is a free conversation class  about parenting for adult English Language Learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2018. Preference will be given to new students.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-13609  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Friday Music Group
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Family Fun
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in for family games and activities time!  This is an opportunity to spend quality time with your child(ren) and neighbors  Games, building materials and other activities for all ages will be available.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
Saturday January 19, 2019
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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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 20, 2019
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All Newton Music School Faculty Performance
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 21, 2019
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Library Closed-MLK Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Tuesday January 22, 2019
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Dance Party
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Video Game Drop-In
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

It's time to level-up! Drop-in to play games on our Nintendo switch. Snacks will be provided. Grades 5-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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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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Grade 3/4 Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/25, 10/23, 11/27, 12/18, 1/22, 2/26, 3/26, 4/23, 5/28, and 6/18.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 28. When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
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LGBTQIA+ Drop-In
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace or questioning teen? Are you a teen ally for LGBTQIA+ teens? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then we invite you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy an evening of fun! Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room A
 
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Caring for Our Parents and Ourselves
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jody Gastfriend will give a talk on caring for our parents and ourselves. Copies of her book, My Parent's Keeper, will be on sale as part of the event. Cosponsored by City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Book sale follows with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday January 23, 2019
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Trustees Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT:  Library Administration  617-796-1400  
LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Russian Conversation Club
11:30 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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ELL Tutor-Training Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this four-session workshop participants will learn the principles of acquiring a new language, how adults learn, how cross-cultural considerations affect a person's ability to adapt to new ways of saying and doing things, and a variety of ELL teaching techniques that tutors can use with their learners.

This workshop is open to new and current tutors in the Newton Free Library's ELL & Literacy program. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Blood Drive
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Avoid waiting in line. Go to www.redcrossblood.org and make an appointment.

CONTACT:  Nicole Vincent  781-910-8014  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Beginners Conversation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

To register or for more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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The Write Stuff!
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a beginner's writing workshop for children in second grade and their grownups. Children will learn skills to further develop their writing, practice ways to build a story, and create a story of their own! The program will focus on both fiction and non-fiction writing formats. We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Online registration (required ) begins on Wednesday, September 12.  When you register, you register for ALL 5 sessions (9/26, 10/24, 11/28, 12/19 and 1/23).

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
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Engineering Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Be a problem solver!  Take on a new engineering challenge each month. Get creative, think outside the box, and hang out with other like-minded kids. Members can bring project ideas and we'll vote on the ones we want to do throughout the club. Registration is for ALL 4 sessions (10/24, 11/28, 12/19 and 1/23).  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, October 3. Grades 5-7.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Behind the Scenes: Wikipedia
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Registration begins December 17.

Learn what goes on behind the scenes of the world's most popular online encyclopedia. You don't have to be an expert to contribute to this growing global phenomenon! We will start with the basics, so all are welcome.

LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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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 January 24, 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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iStorytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity and craft.   Aimed at kids up through age 4.

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Creating New Greenways Along the Charles River
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a panel discussion about the history of the Charles River in Newton. The panelists will also present a vision of how local greenways could be created and explore the role greenways play in maintaining rivers and supporting important community goals such as health and village vitality. The program is cosponsored by the Riverside Greenway Working Group which is a coalition of Lower Falls and Auburndale neighbors, Newton Conservators, Bike Newton, Green Newton and Solomon Foundation.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Friday January 25, 2019
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

American Culture and Your Children is a free conversation class  about parenting for adult English Language Learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2018. Preference will be given to new students.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-13609  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Tween Relay
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have time Friday afternoons for some fun and active teamwork? On the last Friday of each month, we'll provide new activities for tweens to complete relays, challenges and obstables as a team! Grades 5-7.

CONTACT:  Lori  617-796-1360  tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Saturday January 26, 2019
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Family Yoga Class
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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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
 
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Spanish Bilingual Storytime For 3-5 Year Old
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A special bilingual storytime with stories, songs and movement in English and Spanish. 
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
Sunday January 27, 2019
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Thoreau Piano Trio
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Thoreau Piano Trio will perform. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 28, 2019
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Make Way For Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-Anlee's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Children's Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday January 29, 2019
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ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your Englisih reading and speaking skills.

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 25, 2018.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2018.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Matt Heaton Family Singalong
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Matt Heaton (the "Toddlerbilly Troubadour") brings an infectious energy to his sing alongs. Peppered with well known classics and a few soon-to-be classics, and performed with panache on guitar & banjo, Matt makes music for parents and kids alike.

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Tween Homeschool Orientation
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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ELL Tutor-Training Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this four-session workshop participants will learn the principles of acquiring a new language, how adults learn, how cross-cultural considerations affect a person's ability to adapt to new ways of saying and doing things, and a variety of ELL teaching techniques that tutors can use with their learners.

This workshop is open to new and current tutors in the Newton Free Library's ELL & Literacy program. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Wednesday January 30, 2019
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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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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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-Beginners Conversation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

To register or for more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday January 31, 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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iStorytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity and craft.   Aimed at kids up through age 4.

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Hooked on Books Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:    617-796-1380  bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Newton History Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Friday February 1, 2019
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

American Culture and Your Children is a free conversation class  about parenting for adult English Language Learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2018. Preference will be given to new students.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-13609  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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ELL-Monthly Discussion Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free monthly discussion group for adult ELL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room B
Saturday February 2, 2019
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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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 February 3, 2019
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musiConnects
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a concert with a string quartet from musiConnects. Details will follow. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 4, 2019
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Make Way For Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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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 February 5, 2019
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ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your Englisih reading and speaking skills.

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 25, 2018.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2018.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Dance and Movement Class
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

The Joanne Langione Dance Center presents a music and movement class for toddlers and preschoolers.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Art Reception for Dan R. Dressler
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Teens 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 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, and 6/4.  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 26. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
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Wednesday February 6, 2019
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-Beginners Conversation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

To register or for more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Anime/Manga Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

anime clubMeet and hang out with lovers of all things anime! Activities range from anime screenings to discussion of our favorite series, manga share and swap, anime-themed crafts, cosplay workshops, art trades and more! We will meet on the first Wednesday of every month. Japanese snacks will be served. Grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Book Bunch 1
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 23.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1 and 6/5).  The book for Februaru 6 is

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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 February 7, 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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iStorytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity and craft.   Aimed at kids up through age 4.

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Storytime Adventures For 3-5
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This week: stay tuned.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Scratch Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us for this once a month club!  Kids in grades 3 and 4 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the teen room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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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 February 8, 2019
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

American Culture and Your Children is a free conversation class  about parenting for adult English Language Learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2018. Preference will be given to new students.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-13609  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
Saturday February 9, 2019
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Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Taxtime

The AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to prepare tax returns and answer questions related to regular (non-business) taxes. The program is designed to serve low and moderate income taxpayers and there are some limits on the scope of the returns that can be prepared.  Please check the guidlines here. Patrons will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring your social security card, a photo ID, copy of last year's (2017) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2018 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc.  The new 2018 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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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 February 10, 2019
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Chinese Dulcimer Guzheng Youth Band
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2018/wx02_18_Concert_Chinese_New_Year.jpgCelebrate the year of the pig at a concert in honor of Chinese New Year. Students from Ping Li's Chinese Dulcimer Guzheng Youth Band will perform.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 11, 2019
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Make Way For Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Sophisticated Stories
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Storytime for older kids!  Enjoy cool, strange, weird and wacky picture books...and brownies!  For kids in grades 3 and up - you're never too old for picture books! 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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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 February 12, 2019
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ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your Englisih reading and speaking skills.

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 25, 2018.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2018.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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LittleBeats Dance
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A moving body is a learning body!  Join our friends from LittleBeats for creative dance at the library for ages 0-4.  There will be music, dancing, and stories to stimulate our busy brains and bodies.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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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Tween Crafternoons
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month: stay tuned! Grades 5-7. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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Little Lab Coats
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Go on a scientific discovery with Little Lab Coats! Perform exciting experiments to explore the basic properties of science in an easy and fun way.  No experience or previous knowledge required.  This month: Stay tuned!

For ages 6-9.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Grade 5/6 Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tweens in grades 5-6 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month.All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 10/9, 11/13, 12/11, 1/15, 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, and 6/11.  Online registration (required) begins on Sunday, June 24.  When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 9 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
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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 White Working Class, by Joan Williams. Next month, they will read Iphigeneia at Aulis, S2, V1* by Euripides. 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 February 13, 2019
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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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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Blood Drive
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Avoid waiting in line. Go to www.redcrossblood.org and make an appointment.

CONTACT:  Nicole Vincent  781-910-8014  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-Beginners Conversation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

To register or for more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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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Graphic Novel Book Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Enjoy the pace, imagery and stories presented in graphic novels? In this club, we'll read and discuss a new graphic novel every month. Next, we’ll read The Silver Six written by A.J. Lieberman, illustrated by Darren Rawlings. Please ask for the book at the Children’s Desk to read prior to the next meeting. This group will meet once a month on 12/12, 1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8 and 6/12. Grades 5-7. Online registration (required).

 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
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Book Bunch 2
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 23.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8 and 6/5).  The book for February 13 is is

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Friends Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Room A
 
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Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Special Collections
Thursday February 14, 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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iStorytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity and craft.   Aimed at kids up through age 4.

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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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Chinese Bilingual Storytime For 3-5 Year Old
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A special bilingual storytime with stories, songs and movement in English and Chinese. 
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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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
Friday February 15, 2019
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

American Culture and Your Children is a free conversation class  about parenting for adult English Language Learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2018. Preference will be given to new students.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-13609  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
Saturday February 16, 2019
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Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Taxtime

The AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to prepare tax returns and answer questions related to regular (non-business) taxes. The program is designed to serve low and moderate income taxpayers and there are some limits on the scope of the returns that can be prepared.  Please check the guidlines here. Patrons will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring your social security card, a photo ID, copy of last year's (2017) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2018 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc.  The new 2018 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room