Programs Newton Free Library
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Tuesday April 24, 2018
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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 English reading and speaking skills.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on April 3, 2018. No class on 4/17.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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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:  Sara     slevine@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:  Sara    slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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SCORE Help for Small Businesses
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

girls who codeWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us throughout the school year to learn about coding through hands-on projects.  This year's club in now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list fill out this form. Open to grades 6-12. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Books & Brownies
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! This month we’ll be discussing  October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Leslea Newman. Grades 9-12 and their adult are welcome! Check our website for more information about Books & Brownies. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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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 9/26, 10/24, 11/28, 12/19, 1/23, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/22, and 6/19.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 27 . When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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ELL-Let's Talk!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 3, 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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Monthly Make: Paper Flowers
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Spring is so close we can taste it! Come make paper flowers and create a bouquet that will last beyond a few weeks.

CONTACT:  Sara    slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: 3rd Floor
Wednesday April 25, 2018
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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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ELL-Let's Talk!
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 9 Wednesday mornings, beginning on March 21, 2018. No class on April 18.

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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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-Let's Talk!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Wednesday afternoons, beginning on April 4, 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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ELL-New Ideas from Great People
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Curious about the world? We will listen to and then discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by inspired experts from hundreds of talks at the TED.com archives. The class will select a different topic each class, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care, and world politics. This is a great way to listen to many different excellent English speakers, challenge your discussion skills, and expose yourself to new ideas.

7 Wednesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 11, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  For new students only.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on March 20, 2018.

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 World of Podcasts
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Podcasting is an extraordinary world worth exploring and it spans dozens of topics. Learn about the easy ways phone or tablet makes thousands of podcasts from all over the world available for on-demand listening.

CONTACT:  Sara    slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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ELL-Katie's and Amy's Conversation Group
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free conversation group for adult English Language Learners who are beginners.

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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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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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:  Sara     slevine@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:  Sara    slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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The Write Stuff!
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a beginner's writing workshop for children in grades 1 and 2 and their grownups. Children will learn skills to further develop their writing, practice ways to build a story, and create a book of their own! We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Online registration (required ) begins on Wednesday, February 14.  When you register, you register for ALL 5 sessions (2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/23, and 6/6).

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
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Tween/Teen Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. The group is for adult writers who have work in progress focusing on Tween and Teen novels. Contact: Josh at chapter11@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday April 26, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

CONTACT:  SCORE  617-565-5591   
LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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ELL-Reading and Writing Poetry
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Reading and Writing Poetry is a free class for any adult low-intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Read easy, short poems written for all ages. Learn about the form of limericks. Try your hand at haiku. It's not difficult and will be lots of fun. We will read and write in most classes.

9 Thursday morning sessions will begin on April 26, 2018.

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

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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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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ELL-Reading with Your Children
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Reading with Your Children is a free class for adult English Language Learners with basic reading skills.  For adults who would like to practice reading with their young children.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2018.

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

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:  Sara     slevine@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:  Sara    slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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K-2 Fun
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This week: Gardens!

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 Tutor-Training Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 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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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 9/28, 10/26, 11/30, 12/21, 1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24, and 6/21.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 27 . 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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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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ELL-American Government and the Media
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

American Government and the Media is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. We will discuss current news about the American government, including background information you need to understand how the government works. We'll also discuss the relationship between government and the media, and words and idioms to know.  There will be short weekly homework assignments.

9 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 19, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2018.

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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Understanding and Navigating the Job Recruitment Process
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In this session Talent Acquisition Manager Jared Katz will explain the corporate recruiting process and share insights on the decisions hiring managers and recruiters make at each stage. Mr. Katz holds a Masters’ in Organizational Psychology with a focus on Talent Management and Organizational Citizenship Behavior. This program is part of the Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development Series facilitated by Career and Executive Coach Tammy Gooler Loeb.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Friday April 27, 2018
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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.

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, March 9, 2018. No classes on 4/20 or 5/30.

The 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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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:  Sara    slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:45 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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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:  Sara    slevine@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 tours on the last Friday of 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
LOCATION: Gallery
 
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free 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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Newton TAB Office Hour in the Galleryr
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Newton TAB wants to hear from you! Stop by the Gallery to discuss your event, issue or neighborhood concern with senior multimedia journalist Julie M. Cohen. Or email newton@wickedlocal.com with your ideas.

LOCATION: Gallery
 
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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.

 

CONTACT:  Tai    liunienlung@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

girls who codeWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us throughout the school year to learn about coding through hands-on projects.  This year's club in now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list fill out this form. Open to grades 6-12. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Computer Center
Saturday April 28, 2018
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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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Solve a Mystery Like a Doctor
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Explore how doctors approach medical problem-solving through a fun, age-appropriate medical tools show-and-tell and a mystery bag exercise. By exposing kids to the doctor's problem-solving process, we  empower them to communicate symptoms and ask questions of their own doctors and other trusted adults.  For kids in grades 2-5.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room 15 minutes before the program begins.  

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: Coco, rated PG.  Runtime 109 minutes.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday April 29, 2018
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Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2018/wx04_29_Concert_Kaleidoscope_sitting.jpgFormed in 1996, Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble performs a wide musical repertoire from Baroque to the most recent 21st century compositions. Join them for a concert that will include Malcolm Arnold’s Quartet Op. 61 for Oboe and Strings, Sir Arthur Bliss’ Conversations for Flute, Oboe/English Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, Beethoven’s String Trio Op. 3 and Katherine Hoover’s Divertimento for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday April 30, 2018
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A  free ongoing low-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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21st Century Resume
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A Career Advisor from the One-Stop Career Center will lead a workshop. Details will follow. Space is limited, registration is required. Call 508-861-7993 to secure a seat.


 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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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ELL-Living in America
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Living in America: A Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate English Language Learners.  Discuss what you've learned about living in the U.S. Help each other by asking and answering questions.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 9, 2018.

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

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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Crazy 8s Math Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, September 25th.  When you register, you register for ALL 8 sessions (3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21). 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Children's Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Social Media for Visual Artists
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2018/wx04_30_Program_Clara_Lieu.jpgJoin Rhode Island School of Design Adjunct Professor Clara Lieu for the first in a two-part series for visual artists. This lecture will present an informed look at the various social media platforms available and provide practical, straightforward advice for how a visual artist can best harness these platforms to pursue their career goals. Participants will:

Find out which social media platform is best suited to their needs

Learn concrete strategies to use social media effectively

Benefit from on-the-spot critiques of several pre-selected social media platform sites of local artists.

A Q and A session will follow. This program is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts and ArtWeek MA. Cosponsors include Newton Art Association, Newton Camera Club, Newton Cultural Alliance and Newton Open Studios.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday May 1, 2018
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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 English reading and speaking skills.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on April 3, 2018. No class on 4/17.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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Music and Movement
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join us for Tuesday mornings dance and music   Some weeks we'll be dancing up a storm, some singing along.  Aimed at kids up through age 4.

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Video Game Design
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Go from gamer to designer! Have even more fun playing games designed by you and your friends. Video Game Design encompasses storytelling, pixel art, and object-oriented programming, all through a user-friendly, 2D game design platform. For tweens in grades 5-7.  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, April 10.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
There are 5 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.

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 Grilli    lgrilli@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

girls who codeWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us throughout the school year to learn about coding through hands-on projects.  This year's club in now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list fill out this form. Open to grades 6-12. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Admissions 101: Secrets of College Admissions
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This seminar will help families separate college admissions fact from fiction and enjoy the college process a little more. We’ll discuss grades, test scores, activities, and everything else colleges evaluate. Get straight answers about what college admissions committees really look for and how they ultimately decide who gets in.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Let's Talk!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 3, 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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Fiction Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, and 6/5.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 27. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library   617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
The registration period has ended.
Wednesday May 2, 2018
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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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ELL-Let's Talk!
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 9 Wednesday mornings, beginning on March 21, 2018. No class on April 18.

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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SCORE Workshop, Business Boot Camp for the Working Artist
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05-2018/wxSCORE_logo.jpgWho says there is no clear path to becoming a successful artist? This workshop will demystify the business steps artists need to take when starting their career or building their practice to the next level. Learn the eight most important things to get your art work out of the studio and into the hands of a buyer. Registration is required. To register call 617-565-5591.

 

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-Let's Talk!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Wednesday afternoons, beginning on April 4, 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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ELL-New Ideas from Great People
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Curious about the world? We will listen to and then discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by inspired experts from hundreds of talks at the TED.com archives. The class will select a different topic each class, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care, and world politics. This is a great way to listen to many different excellent English speakers, challenge your discussion skills, and expose yourself to new ideas.

7 Wednesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 11, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  For new students only.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on March 20, 2018.

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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Telling Our Stories: Celebrating Our Lives
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05-2018/wx05_02_Program_Storytelling_typwriter.jpgJoin us for an afternoon of anecdotes and memories. Twelve people will share unique personal stories about their experiences. Audience feedback is encouraged. This is the fourth year of this spirited program in our community. Cosponsored by Historic Newton. This program is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Katie's and Amy's Conversation Group
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free conversation group for adult English Language Learners who are beginners.

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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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:  Ashley Chasse   617-796-1360  achasse@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:  Ashley Chasse   617-796-1360  achasse@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Anime/Manga Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
anime clubCome meet and hang out with lovers of all things anime! Activities will range from anime screenings, to discussion of our favorite series, manga share and swap, anime-themed crafts, cosplay workshops, art trades and more! We’ll meet on the first Wednesday of every month. Yummy Japanese snacks will be served. For middle school and high school students.
CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Read to a Dog at the Library!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Our canine friend Phoebe will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Wednesday, April 18th  Space is limited. We ask that you please register each child for just one dog a month.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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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 17th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, and 6/6).  

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Get Started Coding
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CodeCampKidz cordially invites you to the library for 2  “Learn to Code” workshops. You will write real HTML & CSS code progressing from the basics to more advanced topics building skill and self-confidence along the way. No experience is required. Open a gateway to coding and enroll today. For tweens in grades 5-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  This is a class ONLY for kids who have not yet taken any CodeCampKidz classes.Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, April 11th. This is a two week class, 5/2 and 5/9.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Joint Art Reception for Nancy Schon and Irwin Thompson
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05-2018/wx05_02_Art_Irwin_Thompson_Gallery.jpghttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05-2018/wx05_02_02_Art_Nancy_Schon_Main_Hall.jpgAnd the Earth Bloomed by Irwin Thompson, Gallery (image left): This work is based on contemporary abstraction combined with occasional collages of photographic images. Aesops Fables by Nancy Schön, Main Hall (image right): Paralleling the 24 letters in the Greek alphabet, sculptor Nancy Schön has created 24 sculptures that each depicts one of Aesop’s fables.

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

They will discuss Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey. In June they will discuss The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald. Info contact: Marjorie Berman at 617-965-8646.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday May 3, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

CONTACT:  SCORE  617-565-5591   
LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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ELL-Reading and Writing Poetry
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Reading and Writing Poetry is a free class for any adult low-intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Read easy, short poems written for all ages. Learn about the form of limericks. Try your hand at haiku. It's not difficult and will be lots of fun. We will read and write in most classes.

9 Thursday morning sessions will begin on April 26, 2018.

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

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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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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ELL-Reading with Your Children
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Reading with Your Children is a free class for adult English Language Learners with basic reading skills.  For adults who would like to practice reading with their young children.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2018.

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

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.

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.

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Storytime Surprise For 3-5
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This week: May baskets.
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 children's room starting 15 minutesbefore the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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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 Thursdays of the month. Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Job Seekers! Stop Giving In: Say No and Create What You Really Want
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05-2018/wx05_02_Program_Amy_Gay_Jobs_Series.jpgBased on William Ury’s The Power of a Positive No, learn practical tips to saying no without burning bridges. Workshop leader Amy Rebecca Gay, PhD, is a coach, mediator and trainer with Five Rhythms Consulting. Info at: www.consultfr.com. This program is part of the ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development series facilitated by Career and Executive Coach Tammy Gooler Loeb.

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

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday May 4, 2018
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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.

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, March 9, 2018. No classes on 4/20 or 5/30.

The 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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Spanish Conversation Club
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn about Spanish 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 Spanish in a friendly environment. Maria from Venezuela and Guichy from Chile, have much experience facilitating conversation groups. The club meets on the first and third Fridays of the month. Info contact Maria at mbarvelo@gmail.com.

 

LOCATION: Room B
 
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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.

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:45 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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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.

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free 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.




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LOCATION: Room B
 
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

girls who codeWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us throughout the school year to learn about coding through hands-on projects.  This year's club in now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list fill out this form. Open to grades 6-12. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Computer Center
Saturday May 5, 2018
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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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Read to a Dog at the Library!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Our canine friend Poppy will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Wednesday, April 18th.  Space is limited. We ask that you please register each child for just one dog a month.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Image resultIt's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order. Rated PG-13. Runtime 152 minutes.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday May 6, 2018
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India Tunes: Tagore Moods and Melodies
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/05-2018/wx05_06_Concert_Maitreyee_Chakraborty_photo_by_Shreya_Goswami.jpgRabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), the first Asian to have won a Nobel prize, is endeared by Bengalis all over the world. His 3,000 song compositions are deeply insightful, melodious, lilting and rhythmic. Maitreyee Chakraborty will give a unique presentation of Tagore’s music with Tabla, guitar, keyboard and translated lyrics in a PowerPoint presentation. The accompanists will be:
Ayon Basumallick, keyboard

Debadeep Bhattacharyya, guitar

Koushik Chakrabarty, tabla

This program is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts and ArtWeek MA. (Image: Shreya Goswami)

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday May 7, 2018
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A  free ongoing low-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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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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ELL-I Am Malala Discussion Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

At the conclusion of our One Book, One Program read of I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World we will offer large and small group discussions and activities for participating ELL tutors and learners.

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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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ELL-Living in America
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Living in America: A Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate English Language Learners.  Discuss what you've learned about living in the U.S. Help each other by asking and answering questions.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 9, 2018.

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

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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eBook Basics
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn what the library offers in the world of eBooks and Streaming Media. Bring your library card, password and eReader or devices! For more information email Susan at newtonpublicservices@minlib.net.

 

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are many spaces available.
 
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Crazy 8s Math Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, September 25th.  When you register, you register for ALL 8 sessions (3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21). 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Movie Night Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Image result for All the Money in the WorldIt's movie night Monday! This weeks movie is All the Money in the World

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom. Rated R. Runtime 132 minutes.                                     

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1406  slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Disability Awareness Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

They will discuss A Piece of the World: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline. In June they will discuss The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland by Dan Barry. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org. 

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday May 8, 2018
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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 English reading and speaking skills.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on April 3, 2018. No class on 4/17.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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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 Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Tech Time 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.

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.

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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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: upcycled milk jug lunch boxes!  Grades 5-7. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

girls who codeWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us throughout the school year to learn about coding through hands-on projects.  This year's club in now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list fill out this form. Open to grades 6-12. 

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


Kids 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 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, and 6/12..  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 20 . When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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ELL-Let's Talk!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 3, 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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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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Spontaneous Generation Improv
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Newton North High School’s Improv Troupe for a unique and hilarious thrill ride that will have you sneezing with laughter from start to finish. Relying on both audience participation and the cunning of the actors, Spon Gen is one show you will not want to miss as the troupe creates comedy before your eyes! This program is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts.

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

They will discuss The Great Debate by Levin. In June they will discuss The Knight of Faith by Kierkegaard. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday May 9, 2018
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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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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 Wednesday of the month. Cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

LOCATION: Room B
 
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ELL-Let's Talk!
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 9 Wednesday mornings, beginning on March 21, 2018. No class on April 18.

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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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-Let's Talk!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Wednesday afternoons, beginning on April 4, 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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ELL-New Ideas from Great People
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Curious about the world? We will listen to and then discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by inspired experts from hundreds of talks at the TED.com archives. The class will select a different topic each class, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care, and world politics. This is a great way to listen to many different excellent English speakers, challenge your discussion skills, and expose yourself to new ideas.

7 Wednesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 11, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  For new students only.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on March 20, 2018.

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-Katie's and Amy's Conversation Group
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free conversation group for adult English Language Learners who are beginners.

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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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.

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:  Ashley Chasse   617-796-1360  achasse@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

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

CONTACT:  SCORE  617-565-5591   
LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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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 17th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, and 6/6). 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
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Get Started Coding
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CodeCampKidz cordially invites you to the library for 2  “Learn to Code” workshops. You will write real HTML & CSS code progressing from the basics to more advanced topics building skill and self-confidence along the way. No experience is required. Open a gateway to coding and enroll today. For tweens in grades 5-7.  All online components are provided in audio, so kids must provide their own headset/earbuds.  This is a class ONLY for kids who have not yet taken any CodeCampKidz classes.Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, April 11th. This is a two week class, 5/2 and 5/9.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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ELL-I Am Malala Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

At the conclusion of our One Book, One Program read of I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World we will offer large and small group discussions and activities for participating ELL tutors and learners.

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Monthly Make: Origami
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Want to learn the art of Origami? This is your chance! Come learn from one of the librarians who folded all those paper cranes hanging in the atrium. Ages 18+.

We'll start small, but eventually end of folding paper cranes. 

CONTACT:  Sara Levine  617-796-1360  slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: 3rd Floor
 
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Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Special Collections
Thursday May 10, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

CONTACT:  SCORE  617-565-5591   
LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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ELL-Reading and Writing Poetry
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Reading and Writing Poetry is a free class for any adult low-intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Read easy, short poems written for all ages. Learn about the form of limericks. Try your hand at haiku. It's not difficult and will be lots of fun. We will read and write in most classes.

9 Thursday morning sessions will begin on April 26, 2018.

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

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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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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ELL-Reading with Your Children
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Reading with Your Children is a free class for adult English Language Learners with basic reading skills.  For adults who would like to practice reading with their young children.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 5, 2018.

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

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Spanish 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 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
 
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Board Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Sara Levine  617-796-1360  slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: 3rd Floor
 
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Zoning: A New Zoning Map in Newton
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This is not a library program; this is run by the City's Planning Department

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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LEGO WeDo
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Build LEGO models and then program them to move and react.  For tweens in grades 5-7.    Online registration (required) begins Thursday, April 19.

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Computer Center
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ELL-American Government and the Media
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

American Government and the Media is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. We will discuss current news about the American government, including background information you need to understand how the government works. We'll also discuss the relationship between government and the media, and words and idioms to know.  There will be short weekly homework assignments.

9 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 19, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2018.

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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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 Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters. 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 May 11, 2018
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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.

12 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, March 9, 2018. No classes on 4/20 or 5/30.

The 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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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.

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:45 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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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.

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free 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-I Am Malala Discussion Group
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

At the conclusion of our One Book, One Program read of I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World we will offer large and small group discussions and activities for participating ELL tutors and learners.

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

girls who codeWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us throughout the school year to learn about coding through hands-on projects.  This year's club in now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list fill out this form. Open to grades 6-12. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Computer Center
Saturday May 12, 2018
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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 - 3:40 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: A Bug's Life, rated G.  Runtime 96 minutes.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday May 13, 2018
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In the Name of Love: Newton Family Singers Rock the Music of U2
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday May 14, 2018
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A  free ongoing low-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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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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ELL-Coffee, Tea and English Too!
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee, Tea, and English, too! is an informal social gathering where adult English Language Learners can interact, make friends, and speak English in a relaxed setting.

Monday mornings - January 29, February 12, March 19, April 23, May 14, June 18.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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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ELL-Living in America
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Living in America: A Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate English Language Learners.  Discuss what you've learned about living in the U.S. Help each other by asking and answering questions.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 9, 2018.

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

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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Crazy 8s Math Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, September 25th.  When you register, you register for ALL 8 sessions (3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21). 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Spring Celebration!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A potluck supper for tutors, learners, and their families.  By invitation only.

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Chessmates
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Have fun playing chess with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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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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Genealogy: Going Online with Census and Vital Record
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

When you begin researching your family history online, the first documents you’ll usually encounter include U.S. census records (generated by the federal government) and birth, marriage and death records (generated locally).  Not all records are created equal. Some are more reliable than others. Census records are often only signposts that point towards more reliable information. Vital records are usually more reliable. Why?  Resident genealogist, Ginny Audet, will discuss these two heavily used record types and give tips relating to online genealogical research in general.

CONTACT:  Ginny Audet  617-796-1360  gaudet@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
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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. They will discuss James Baldwin’s Sonny’s Blues from the collection Sonny’s Blues and Chinamanda Ngoze Adichie’s Apollo from Best American Short Stories 2016. Info or to register contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833.  

CONTACT:  Dotty  617-547-3833  
LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Tuesday May 15, 2018
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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 English reading and speaking skills.

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on April 3, 2018. No class on 4/17.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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 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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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.

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.

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

girls who codeWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us throughout the school year to learn about coding through hands-on projects.  This year's club in now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list fill out this form. Open to grades 6-12. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Deathstars and Dragons Sci-fi Fantasy Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

They read award-winning sci-fi and fantasy books and discuss them. They will discuss The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu. Info contact Erica at: eyuen@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room B
 
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ELL-Let's Talk!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 3, 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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Why Students Need To Rethink Social Media in 2018
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Today, both colleges and employers are actively looking at students' social media profiles.  Research from companies like Social Assurity and Social Intelligence confirms that while colleges are using sophisticated software to track student interest and interactions, many employers are using third-party background screening companies as part of their hiring process. Legally, these companies can look at up to seven years of internet and social media history, which means what students are posting today may be part of a social media audit that could affect their prospective employment opportunities.

Join us to hear Robin Clebnik, Career Exploration Expert and founder of InternBoston, explain exactly what information prospective schools and employers are looking for, as well as how students can use social media to build an authentic, discoverable and informative digital presence. There’s time for a Q + A at the end of the talk and all participants will receive a digital copy of this presentation. This is for teens and their adults. 

 
CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday May 16, 2018
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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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ELL-Let's Talk!
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 9 Wednesday mornings, beginning on March 21, 2018. No class on April 18.

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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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-Let's Talk!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Wednesday afternoons, beginning on April 4, 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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ELL-New Ideas from Great People
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Curious about the world? We will listen to and then discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by inspired experts from hundreds of talks at the TED.com archives. The class will select a different topic each class, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care, and world politics. This is a great way to listen to many different excellent English speakers, challenge your discussion skills, and expose yourself to new ideas.

7 Wednesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 11, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  For new students only.

Pre-registration is required.  Online registration begins on March 20, 2018.

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-Katie's and Amy's Conversation Group
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free conversation group for adult English Language Learners who are beginners.

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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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.

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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.

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Read to a Dog at the Library