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Tuesday November 13, 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 Englisih reading and speaking skills.

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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ELL-Tell Your Story
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Tell Your Story is a free class for adult intermediate English Language Learners.  Share your experiences and dreams in writing with your fellow writers.  Use creative language and correct sentence structure to develop the story, rather than focusing just on grammar. 

8 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2018.

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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LittleBeats
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month's title is B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

LOCATION: Special Collections
 
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ELL-Even More Talk About Food!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Even More Talk About Food is a free class for adult intermediate English Language Learners.  Explore cultural traditions around food and why it is much more than just a source of energy. Discuss how food can be a source of improved health, social connection and pleasure.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2018.

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

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

LOCATION: 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 CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Teen MTG
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Interested in finding a meet up to play Magic: The Gathering after school? We've found just the place, our Teen Area! Moderated by a local Newton South student, please bring your enthusiasm and strategic cards.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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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 CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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: recycled sweater mittens! Grades 5-7. 

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

Go on a scientific discovery with Little Lab Coats! Perform exciting experiments to explore the basic properties of science in an easy and fun way.  No experience or previous knowledge required.  This month: Discover the forces keeping you grounded right now! Understand the basics of physics through various experiments. Learn about air resistance through building your own parachutes. Watch how air vacuums affect how fast things fall and discover what allows cars to speed up and stay on the road.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
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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 September 25, 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-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Preparing for U.S. Citizenship is a free class for adult English Language Learners who have basic skills in reading, writing and understanding spoken English.  The class will cover basic U.S. history and government.  Students will practice answering interview questions.

8 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 30, 2018.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

They will discuss What Is War? by Clausewitz (from Great Books Foundation publication Series 3, Volume 2). In December they will discuss Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot.

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Playwrights Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

If you would like to try your acting chops or write a play, we invite you to join our group. We write plays, some short, some long, read them aloud and then offer feedback on how to improve our work. If you are an amateur or professional thespian, we need your talents to bring our plays to life. Info contact: Sandra Weintraub at sgweintraub@yahoo.com or 617-244-6236.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Poetry Reading and Open Mike
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2018/wxPoetry.jpgThe Poetry Series continues with readings by Zvi Sesling, Vicki Vogt and David Gullette.

The poetry series meets once a month from September-November and also February-April. Each month three, prominent, published poets give readings. An open mike follows with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available. Info contact: Doug at dougholder@post.harvard.edu.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday November 14, 2018
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit
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 10 Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 3, 2018. No class on November 21.

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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Alphabet Soup Lapsit
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 September 26, 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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Your Virtual Recipe Box:Cooking and Online Bookmarking
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lynn    lgrilli@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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ELL-Beginners Conversation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

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

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Graphic Novel Book Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

If you enjoy the pace, imagery and stories presented in graphic novels then this is the club for you! This month the group will discuss the mystery-adventure Compass South by Hope Larson. We’ll meet once a month on 10/17, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8 and 6/12. Grades 5-7. Registration (required) is for ALL remaining meetings.  

 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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NaNoWriMo Drop In
6:00 PM - 8:50 PM

November is National Novel Writing Month! On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. 

Drop in to the 2nd floor, near the Voter's Corner each Wednesday in November to work on yours! Bring your laptop or notebook, or work on one of our dedicated NaNoWriMo computer stations.

LOCATION: 2nd Floor Tables
 
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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, August 22.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/5, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12 and 1/9).  

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
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Trivia Nite @ the Library
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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LGBTQIA+ Drop-In
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
 
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Friends Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Room A
 
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Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Thursday November 15, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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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-Everyday Life in the U.S.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Everyday Life in the U.S. is a free class for adult intermediate English Language Learners.  An introduction to everyday life in the U.S.  We'll focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

8 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 27, 2018.

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

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

LOCATION: 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 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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Spanish Bilingual 3-5 Year Olds Story Time
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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Program-Jobs, Career
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://newtonfreelibrary.net/downloads/programs/EK%20images/11_2018/wx11_15_Program_Jobs_series.jpgExecutive Transition Coach and author of Ditch Your Inner Critic, Susan Peppercorn, has many strategies to offer for thriving in the face of adversity. In this workshop, you'll learn practical tools for maintaining a positive outlook during your job search. This program is part of the ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development series facilitated by Executive and Career Coach Tammy Gooler Loeb.

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

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/Logos/Mindfulness%20red.jpgBreathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. No previous experience required. Appropriate for ages 14+. Led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday November 16, 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.

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

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

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

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

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-13609  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Tech Time 2
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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ELL-First Ladies of the United States: Agents of Change
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

First Ladies of the United States: Agents of Change is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Join us as we read about and discuss the lives of 19th and 20th century U.S. Presidents’ wives who have changed the role of First Lady.  Work individually or in small groups to offer a short report.  Weekly homework readings will be sent by email.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 28, 2018.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
Saturday November 17, 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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Practice ACT
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Looking to practice for an upcoming exam? Take this opportunity to practice under realistic testing conditions proctored and scored by Revolution Prep. Online registration (required) begins on Saturday, October 13. 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Read To a Dog
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Our canine friend Katie 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 Thursday, November 1st.  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
Sunday November 18, 2018
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Nate Aronow Nextet
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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The Nextet will play many of their most popular original compositions in the contemporary jazz style, as written and arranged by Nate Aronow. The concert will include a few “not-so-standards” by such jazz greats as Hank Mobley and Freddie Hubbard. The members of the band are:

Nathan Aronow, piano and compositions

Robert McCloskey, tenor saxophone

Ken Ormes, guitar

Greg Maniero, double bass

Armond Cohen, drums

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 19, 2018
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A  free 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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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 - July 16, August 13, September 10, October 22, November 19, December 10.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments 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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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- American Culture Today: Readings and Conversation
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

American Culture Today: Readings and Conversation is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  What makes American culture? Read about famous U.S. events, folk heroes, and history. Discuss what this heritage means for us today.

9 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 24, 2018.

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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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Girls Who Code - Monday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For the fifth year, the Newton Free Library will be hosting two Girls Who Code clubs open to students in grades 6 through 12! Questions? Contact Teen Librarian Megan Coffey at mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net. This club is currently full. Please fill out this form if you'd like to be put on a waitlist. Check out GirlsWhoCode.com to learn more about the organization and other programs in the area. 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Children's Book Writers
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Memoir Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for beginner or intermediate writers interested in drafting a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading of work and receiving encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. To register contact: newton.memoir@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Short Story Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

They will discuss D. H. Lawrence’s The Odour of Chrysanthemums and Tessa Hadley’s Flight from Bad Dreams, Jonathan Cape publisher, 2018.

Registration is required for newcomers. Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Tuesday November 20, 2018
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Trustees Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT:  Library Administration  617-796-1400  
LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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ELL-Tell Your Story
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Tell Your Story is a free class for adult intermediate English Language Learners.  Share your experiences and dreams in writing with your fellow writers.  Use creative language and correct sentence structure to develop the story, rather than focusing just on grammar. 

8 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 25, 2018.

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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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Romance Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Explore romance and love in all shapes and forms! From heartache to wild and passionate love stories, let romance take you on a grand adventure in this monthly book club led by library staffer Erica Yuen. This month the group will discuss The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen. In December they have readers bring in their favorite holiday romance. Info contact: eyuen@minlib.net.
 
LOCATION: Room B
 
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ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Preparing for U.S. Citizenship is a free class for adult English Language Learners who have basic skills in reading, writing and understanding spoken English.  The class will cover basic U.S. history and government.  Students will practice answering interview questions.

8 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 30, 2018.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Girls Who Code - Tuesday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For the fifth year, the Newton Free Library will be hosting two Girls Who Code clubs open to students in grades 6 through 12! Questions? Contact Teen Librarian Megan Coffey at mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net. This club is currently full. Please fill out this form if you'd like to be put on a waitlist. Check out GirlsWhoCode.com to learn more about the organization and other programs in the area. 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
Wednesday November 21, 2018
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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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Early Release Anime Movie
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Looking for a place to be after an early release from school? We’ll be watching The Boy and the Beast (2016) on the big screen in the Teen Area! Snacks will be provided. Rated PG 13. Runtime: 120 minutes.

CONTACT:  Julia  617-796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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ELL-Beginners Conversation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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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NaNoWriMo Drop In
6:00 PM - 8:50 PM

November is National Novel Writing Month! On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. 

Drop in to the 2nd floor, near the Voter's Corner each Wednesday in November to work on yours! Bring your laptop or notebook, or work on one of our dedicated NaNoWriMo computer stations.

LOCATION: 2nd Floor Tables
 
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Room B
Thursday November 22, 2018
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Library Closed-Thanksgiving Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday November 23, 2018
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Tech Time 1
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Lego Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for unstructured building time. Kids old enough to not put the Legos in their mouths are welcome!

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
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 intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
Saturday November 24, 2018
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, rated G.  Runtime 73 minutes.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday November 25, 2018
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Four Hands Piano
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://newtonfreelibrary.net/downloads/programs/EK%20images/11_2018/wx11_25_Concert_Ai_Ying_Chiu.jpgJoin Ai-Ying Chiu and Daniel Jepson as they perform the following works:

Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin

Andante and Allegro Brilliante by Mendelssohn

Papageno by Mozart (Arr. Anderson)

Hungarian Dances by Brahms

William Tell Overture by Rossini (Arr. Gottschalk)

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 26, 2018
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A  free 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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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- American Culture Today: Readings and Conversation
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

American Culture Today: Readings and Conversation is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  What makes American culture? Read about famous U.S. events, folk heroes, and history. Discuss what this heritage means for us today.

9 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 24, 2018.

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Books and Periodicals: Keys to Genealogical Research
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Books and periodicals are a key, but often overlooked resource in genealogical research. Learn how these resources can help your research with our resident genealogist, Ginny Audet. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Girls Who Code - Monday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For the fifth year, the Newton Free Library will be hosting two Girls Who Code clubs open to students in grades 6 through 12! Questions? Contact Teen Librarian Megan Coffey at mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net. This club is currently full. Please fill out this form if you'd like to be put on a waitlist. Check out GirlsWhoCode.com to learn more about the organization and other programs in the area. 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Typewriter Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

typewriterGet creative with the monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! Grades 7-12. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Gallery
 
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Green Newton Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2018/wxgreennewtonfinal.jpgLearn about heat pumps as an alternative for both heating and cooling your home from two experts. Nathan Phillips will discuss the need to electrify the building heating sector. Dr. Philip Hanser, who has a split system, will speak about heat pumps and split systems for installation in homes including how they work.

Cosponsored by Green Newton, the series features speakers who address a variety of environmental topics of local and global interest. Info here.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday November 27, 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 Englisih reading and speaking skills.

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Matt Heaton 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.

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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Taco Tuesday & Mario Kart
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Taco bout awesome! We'll be hosting a Taco Tuesday with our newest addition to the Teen Area, our Nintendo switch. Stop by, have a taco and play some Mario Kart. 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Grade 3/4 Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Preparing for U.S. Citizenship is a free class for adult English Language Learners who have basic skills in reading, writing and understanding spoken English.  The class will cover basic U.S. history and government.  Students will practice answering interview questions.

8 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 30, 2018.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Girls Who Code - Tuesday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For the fifth year, the Newton Free Library will be hosting two Girls Who Code clubs open to students in grades 6 through 12! Questions? Contact Teen Librarian Megan Coffey at mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net. This club is currently full. Please fill out this form if you'd like to be put on a waitlist. Check out GirlsWhoCode.com to learn more about the organization and other programs in the area. 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
Wednesday November 28, 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
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 10 Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 3, 2018. No class on November 21.

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: Assessing Business Risk
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

http://newtonfreelibrary.net/downloads/programs/EK%20images/Logos/wxSCORE_logo.jpgJoin SCORE counselor Joe Wolke for workshop that is intended for business owners, risk managers and anyone concerned about their organization’s ability to survive natural or man-made disasters commonly seen in business. Attendees will come to understand how comparable organizations define, implement and oversee risk management while controlling financial and operational impact. To register (required) visit.

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.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Russian Conversation Club
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Room B
 
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ELL-Beginners Conversation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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
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Read To a Dog
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Our canine friend Milani 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 Thursday, November 1st.  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
 
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NaNoWriMo Drop In
6:00 PM - 8:50 PM

November is National Novel Writing Month! On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. 

Drop in to the 2nd floor, near the Voter's Corner each Wednesday in November to work on yours! Bring your laptop or notebook, or work on one of our dedicated NaNoWriMo computer stations.

LOCATION: 2nd Floor Tables
 
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The Write Stuff!
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
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Vision Board 101
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Engineering Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Tween/Teen Book Writers
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

They will discuss Hiding in Plain Sight, a novel by Nuruddin Farah of Somalia. In December they will discuss Taduno's Song, a novel by Odafe Atogun of Nigeria.

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

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

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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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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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:   -Nicole    ntnmail2@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: Families!

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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Hooked on Books Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

This months book is Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan

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

CONTACT:    617-796-1380  bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Photo Editing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Make your holiday photos pop! With free, easy, online tools, you'll learn how to edit pictures like a pro.

Optional: Bring some of your favorite digital photos to practice with. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
There is 1 space available.
Friday November 30, 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.

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

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

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

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

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-13609  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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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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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Tour of the Library
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

  • Show you where and how we process new materials
  • Introduce you to some of our talented staff members that help make the library a special part of the community
  • Get you up close to the sorter machine
  • Fill you in on some of the little known details of our wonderful library
  • Tours last approximately one hour, meet inside the parking lot entrance
CONTACT:  romcgrath@minlib.net  617 796 1360  romcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Gallery
 
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
Saturday December 1, 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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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Incredibles 2, rated PG.  Runtime 118 minutes.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 2, 2018
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Singer Songwriter Doug Kwartler
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join singer/songwriter Doug Kwartler's for an afternoon of folk music. His songs have been prominently featured on three major television networks and he has toured throughout the US. Doug's latest CD, All Sides, was played on over 50 radio stations around the country. He is a respected music producer.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 3, 2018
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A  free 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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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- American Culture Today: Readings and Conversation
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

American Culture Today: Readings and Conversation is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  What makes American culture? Read about famous U.S. events, folk heroes, and history. Discuss what this heritage means for us today.

9 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 24, 2018.

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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KIBO Robots
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 Children program and decorate their own robots, giving the children the chance to make their ideas physical and tangible.  For kids in grades K-2 ;accompanying adults required.  Space is limited to 8 spots.  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: Druker Auditorium
 
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Movie Night Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ant man and the wasp imageMonday Night Movie: Ant-Man and the Wasp. Ant-Man teams up with Hope van Dyne, who has been given her own super suit to become The Wasp. The mismatched pair face off against Ghost while investigating the real story behind their abilities. Rated PG-13. Runtime 118 minutes.                                         

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Girls Who Code - Monday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For the fifth year, the Newton Free Library will be hosting two Girls Who Code clubs open to students in grades 6 through 12! Questions? Contact Teen Librarian Megan Coffey at mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net. This club is currently full. Please fill out this form if you'd like to be put on a waitlist. Check out GirlsWhoCode.com to learn more about the organization and other programs in the area. 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Disability Awareness Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. In December the group will read The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal by Jonathan Mooney. In January they will read Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love by Myron Uhlberg. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday December 4, 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 Englisih reading and speaking skills.

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

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

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

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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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Book BINGO
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Play book BINGO and try to complete a row of your favorite books to win.  For ages 5-8.  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-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Preparing for U.S. Citizenship is a free class for adult English Language Learners who have basic skills in reading, writing and understanding spoken English.  The class will cover basic U.S. history and government.  Students will practice answering interview questions.

8 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 30, 2018.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Girls Who Code - Tuesday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For the fifth year, the Newton Free Library will be hosting two Girls Who Code clubs open to students in grades 6 through 12! Questions? Contact Teen Librarian Megan Coffey at mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net. This club is currently full. Please fill out this form if you'd like to be put on a waitlist. Check out GirlsWhoCode.com to learn more about the organization and other programs in the area. 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Fiction Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

Teens in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, and 6/4.  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 26. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
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Wednesday December 5, 2018
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit
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 10 Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 3, 2018. No class on November 21.

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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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
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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Teen/Tween Early Release Movie - Spider-Man: Homecoming
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Looking for a place to be after an early release from school?  We’ll be watching Spider-Man: Homecoming on the big screen in the Teen Area! Rated PG-13. Runtime 133 minutes. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Grades 5-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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ELL-Beginners Conversation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

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

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

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

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 22.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5 and 1/2).  

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tween Code Tasting: Hour of Code
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Organized by the nonprofit Code.org and over 100 partners, Hour of Code is a global movement that believes the students of today are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success. During the week of December 3-10, Hour of Code challenges individuals to code for one straight hour. Our code tasting class will allow tweens to explore different languages and ideas in coding. Online registration (required) starts Wednesday, November 14.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Klezmer and More
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2016/wx12_15_Concert_Bill_Wise.jpgJoin us for a lively concert of Jewish folk and klezmer music with clarinetist Bill Wise and his special guest. They will perform well- known Israeli, Yiddish and Hanukah tunes, some of the most popular Y2klez CD tunes and more. 

Bill Wise is a composer of klezmer and other genres.

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

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

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

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. In December the group will ready My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. In January they will read The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. Info contact: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday December 6, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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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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Microsoft Word Basics
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn how to create and edit a document with Microsoft Word. You'll learn basic formatting options like how to bold text, adjust line spacing and change the page alignment. This class will use Microsoft Word 10 for PC.

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

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

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

 

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

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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Teen DIY: Zine Workshop
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Zines are a great way to spread kindness. Zines are independently made “magazines” about whatever you want! Zines are a way to express yourself and to read about topics that aren’t addressed in “officially” published books. This workshop will provide crafty supplies for you to make your own, or contribute to a group zine. All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity and something to say. We’ll also have a selection of zines and zine-related books for you to check out. Grades 5-12. 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Story Time Adventures For 3-5
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM