Programs Newton Free Library
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Monday July 16, 2018
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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 - 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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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-Short Stories in English
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Short Stories in English: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss some of the world's best short stories. Weekly homework assignments.

6 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on July 1, 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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Carte Blanche: The Beatles' White Album
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Many people argue that the Beatles White Album should have been released as a single disc. In this 2-hour program, Beatles experts Candy Leonard, Aaron Krerowicz and Daniel D'Addio, will make the case for why all 30 tracks should be kept, and then the audience will discuss and debate the merits of each song in order to distill the double-album down to a single disc.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Pajama Storytime
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  Aimed at ages 4 and up. 

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday July 17, 2018
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ELL-First Ladies of the United States
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

First Ladies of the United States is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read about and discuss the lives of several First Ladies.  Weekly readings will be sent in advance by email.

6 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 10, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on July 1, 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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Rockabye Beats
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Come dance, sing and get a little loco!  Original and contemporary music the whole family will enjoy.  Rockabye Beats includes Spanish songs; freestyle dance; an instrument show and tell; music jams; a live guitar performance; and more.  For all ages.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL Tutor-Training Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Read to a Dog at the Library!
4:00 PM - 5:00 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 entering grades 1-5 only begins on Tuesday, July 3rd.  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
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 6 Tuesday evenings, beginning on July 10.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday July 18, 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 7 Wednesday mornings, beginning on July 11.

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-More Talk About Food!
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

More Talk About Food! is a free class for adult English Language Learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Conversations about why food means so much more than just a source of energy. Explore cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences. Discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on July 11, 2018.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on July 1, 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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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 July 11, 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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Watertown Children’s Theatre’s Break A Leg Troupe Presents: Corduroy by Don Freeman
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Follow the beloved teddy bear Corduroy on his adventures through the department store and more! Watertown Children’s Theatre’s Break A Leg Troupe is a group of actors in grades 3-8 who will transform this beloved work of children’s literature into live performance right in the comfort of your library! Recommended for children and families of all ages. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1370  
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
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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Family Karaoke Night
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come sing your heart out!  Bravely sing alone, or make it a family ensemble.  Open to all ages.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Thursday July 19, 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). 

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 Tutor-Training Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Engineering Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Be a problem solver!  Take on a new engineering challenge each week.  Get creative, think outside the box, and hang out with other like-minded kids. Club members get to choose the projects! At each meeting, members can bring project ideas and we'll vote on the one we want to do the next month.  When you register, you register for ALL 6 sessions (7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2 8/9 and 8/16).  Online registration (required) begins Wednesday, June 20th.  For tweens entering grades 5-7.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
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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.

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on July 12, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on July 1, 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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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/Logos/Mindfulness%20red.jpgThe 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
 
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Kick Start Your College Essay
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Summer is a great time to start your college essay! Join Jane Hirschhorn of JBH Tutoring to get eleven ways to kick start your essay. We'll go over excerpts from essays written by students admitted to prestigious colleges. This program is for high schoolers, particularly rising seniors and their parents. Online registration (required) begins Thursday, July 5th.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
There are many spaces available.
Friday July 20, 2018
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Drop off your stuffed animals anytime during our regular hours on Friday, July 20 so that they can spend a fun filled night at the library! Come back on Saturday, July 21 at 10:00 am to pick them up. Meet in Druker Auditorium to enjoy donuts and a slideshow of all the fun adventures your animal friends had during their sleepover! 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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2-3 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Archeology.  Ages 2-3.  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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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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4-5 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Archeology.  Ages 4-5.  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-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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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 with other patrons.  Games, building materials and other activities for all ages will be available.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
Saturday July 21, 2018
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover Breakfast
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Pick up your animal friend.  Enjoy breakfast and a slideshow depicting what your animal friends did on their sleepover!

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: The Jungle Book. 

In this reimagining of the classic collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling, director Jon Favreau uses visually stunning CGI to create the community of animals surrounding Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a human boy adopted by a pack of wolves. Rated PG. Runtime 106 min.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Wayne Thiebaud Cake Sculptures
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Create a sculptural piece of “cake”! (Sorry you can’t eat it.) Inspired by artist Wayne Thiebaud’s luscious images of desserts we will make a three-dimensional slice of cake using everyday materials: cardboard, masking tape and paint. Use your creativity to personalize your slice of cake.  For tweens entering grades 6-8.  Online registration (required) begins on Saturday, June 30th.
CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
There are 24 spaces available.
Sunday July 22, 2018
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Library Closed-Summer Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday July 23, 2018
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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-Short Stories in English
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Short Stories in English: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss some of the world's best short stories. Weekly homework assignments.

6 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on July 1, 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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Jurassic To Mammoth Puppet Show
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join the esteemed Professor Diggins for a journey back in time with rocking songs, creative movement and hand crafted dino puppets galore!  A sure bet for lovers of dinosaurs of all ages.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Pajama Storytime
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  Aimed at ages 4 and up. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Hands on with Ancestry
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Various aspects of using Ancestry will be briefly discussed. Come prepared with at least one thing you want to research. Use our PCs or bring your laptop.

 
CONTACT:  Ginny Audet    gaudet@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Strategies for the SAT & ACT
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

act test Get some great strategies and information on taking the SATs and ACTs, including the roles they play in college admissions. An expert Princeton Review instructor will cover the content of the tests, walk you through and share some examples of proven test-taking strategies.  For teens and their adults.  Online registration (required) begins Monday, July 9th.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
There are 33 spaces available.
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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2-3 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Musical Instruments.  Ages 2-3.  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-First Ladies of the United States
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

First Ladies of the United States is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read about and discuss the lives of several First Ladies.  Weekly readings will be sent in advance by email.

6 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 10, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on July 1, 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 Tutor-Training Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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4-5 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Musical Instruments.  Ages 4-5.  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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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
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 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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Design a Video Game
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Use Scratch to design a short video game, complete with soundtrack!  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, July 3rd. For tweens entering grades 5-7.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Computer Center
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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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 6 Tuesday evenings, beginning on July 10.

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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Matthew Marcus Performs
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Newton residents Matt Marcus, piano, and John Purcell, saxophone, and their rhythm section, for a concert that will chronicle the revolutionary music and meteoric life of alto saxophonist Charlie Parker. Brief biographical vignettes will accompany the compositions.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday July 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 7 Wednesday mornings, beginning on July 11.

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-More Talk About Food!
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

More Talk About Food! is a free class for adult English Language Learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Conversations about why food means so much more than just a source of energy. Explore cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences. Discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on July 11, 2018.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on July 1, 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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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 July 11, 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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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:  Tracey    tgraham@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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The World of Podcasts
3:00 PM - 4:30 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.

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

CONTACT:  Tracey    tgraham@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Read to a Dog at the Library!
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 entering grades 1-5 only begins Wednesday, July 11th.  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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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 July 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). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Family Sing Along
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join children's librarians for songs and movement.  Open to all ages.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL Tutor-Training Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

CONTACT:  Abby    aheingartner@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

CONTACT:  Abby    aheingartner@minlib.net
LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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STEAM and a STORY: The Three Little Pigs!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love listening to stories and have a knack for designing? Join us for STEAM and a STORY. Children will first enjoy a story. Then they will be challenged to create a STEAM inspired project that goes along with the story. This month after enjoying The Three Little Pigs, children will design their own houses to keep out the big bad wolf! For kids entering K-2.  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: Druker Auditorium
 
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Engineering Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Be a problem solver!  Take on a new engineering challenge each week.  Get creative, think outside the box, and hang out with other like-minded kids. Club members get to choose the projects! At each meeting, members can bring project ideas and we'll vote on the one we want to do the next month.  When you register, you register for ALL 6 sessions (7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2 8/9 and 8/16).  Online registration (required) begins Wednesday, June 20th.  For tweens entering grades 5-7.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
The registration period has ended.
 
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Hooked on Books Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Image result for born a crimeThis months book Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

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:  Sara  617-796-1360  slevine@minlib.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.

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on July 12, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on July 1, 2018.

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

LOCATION: Room A
Friday July 27, 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
There is 1 space available.
 
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Behind the Scenes Tour of the Library
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
Saturday July 28, 2018
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SAT and ACT Practice Tests
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

testHow will you score? Find out by taking full-length SAT or ACT practice tests under realistic testing conditions proctored by the Princeton Review. Try your hand at the types of questions you'll see on the real tests and get a personalized score report highlighting your strengths and areas of improvement. We'll be offering this two Saturdays in a row, so you can have the chance to take both tests if you would like, or take one test twice! Online registration (required) begins on Saturday, July 14th.

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
There are many spaces available.
 
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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: Wonderstruck
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Wonderstruck, rated PG.  Runtime 117 minutes.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday July 29, 2018
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Library Closed-Summer Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday July 30, 2018
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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-Short Stories in English
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Short Stories in English: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss some of the world's best short stories. Weekly homework assignments.

6 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on July 1, 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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Pajama Storytime
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  Aimed at ages 4 and up. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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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
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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ELL-First Ladies of the United States
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

First Ladies of the United States is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read about and discuss the lives of several First Ladies.  Weekly readings will be sent in advance by email.

6 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 10, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on July 1, 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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Music With Emily!
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Parents' Choice Award winning singer/songwriter, Emily Hall, for this sing-a-long musical adventure. With familiar tunes and some originals, visuals and surprises, Emily will get you up and moving along and having fun! You don't want to miss this "not just a sing-a-long sing-a-long".

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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2-3 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Dance.  Ages 2-3.  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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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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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 6 Tuesday evenings, beginning on July 10.

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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Paint the Galaxy!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn to paint the night sky using watercolors at this Maker event.

Ages 18+  

CONTACT:  Erica    eyuen@minlib.net
LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Tween Movie Night
7:00 PM - 8:40 PM

It's Tween Movie Night:  Tonight's movie: So B. It, rated PG-13.  Runtime 98 minutes.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
Wednesday August 1, 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 7 Wednesday mornings, beginning on July 11.

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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ELL-More Talk About Food!
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

More Talk About Food! is a free class for adult English Language Learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Conversations about why food means so much more than just a source of energy. Explore cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences. Discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on July 11, 2018.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on July 1, 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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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 July 11, 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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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
Thursday August 2, 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). 

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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4-5 Year Olds Rock! Story-Activity
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Listen to stories and do a craft or activity related to our summer reading theme, Libraries Rock!  This week's topic is Dance.  Ages 4-5.  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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Little Beats Yoga/Dance Party
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Little Beats for an outdoor yoga/dance party!  Bring a yoga mat, and meet by the Winnie-the-Pooh and friends statues.  For families with kids ages 1-5.  In the auditorium in case of rain. Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, July 19th.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Board Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Sara    slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
 
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Engineering Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Be a problem solver!  Take on a new engineering challenge each week.  Get creative, think outside the box, and hang out with other like-minded kids. Club members get to choose the projects! At each meeting, members can bring project ideas and we'll vote on the one we want to do the next month.  When you register, you register for ALL 6 sessions (7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2 8/9 and 8/16).  Online registration (required) begins Wednesday, June 20th.  For tweens entering grades 5-7.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
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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.

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on July 12, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on July 1, 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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Roberto & Kathryn in Concert
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/08_2018/wx08_02_Concert_Roberto_and_Kathryn%20credit%20Fayth%20Kestenbaum.jpgJoin Kathryn Howell, lead vocals, and Roberto Mighty, guitar and vocals, for a concert featuring standards from the Great American Songbook. They will mix in originals and funky takes on classic rock hits.

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.jpgThe 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 August 3, 2018
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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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Jazz String Painting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Make unique works of art using string!  Inspired by jazz music.  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
Saturday August 4, 2018
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SAT and ACT Practice Tests
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

testHow will you score? Find out by taking full-length SAT and ACT practice tests under realistic testing conditions proctored by the Princeton Review. Try your hand at the types of questions you'll see on the real tests and get a personalized score report highlighting your strengths and areas of improvement. Online registration (required) begins on Saturday, July 14th.

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
There are 46 spaces available.
 
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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 - 3:45 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Jumanji, rated PG.  Runtime 105 minutes.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday August 5, 2018
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Library Closed-Summer Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday August 6, 2018
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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-Short Stories in English
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Short Stories in English: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss some of the world's best short stories. Weekly homework assignments.

6 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 9, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on July 1, 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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Movie Night Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

movie poster imageChappaquiddick, Movie Screening, Monday, August 6, 2018, 7:00 pm: On July 18, 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy drives his car off of a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island. The accident results in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist who worked for Kennedy. The investigation into the mysterious events forever alters his political legacy -- and ultimately changes the course of presidential history. Rated PG-13. Runtime 1 hr 46 min.                                        

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Pajama Storytime
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Come in your pjs for stories and songs.  Aimed at ages 4 and up. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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ELL-First Ladies of the United States
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

First Ladies of the United States is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read about and discuss the lives of several First Ladies.  Weekly readings will be sent in advance by email.

6 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on July 10, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on July 1, 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 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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Finch Robots
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 Learn how to use computer programming to code finch robots.  For tweens entering grade 5-7.  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, July 17th.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Computer Center
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Art Reception for Lisa Goren
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/08_2018/wx08_07_Art_Lisa_Goren.jpgOpening Reception for Following the Cold by Lisa Goren, on view August 2-30, Gallery.

Lisa Goren is inspired by the clarity she has seen in her travels to both poles. In all of these paintings the background noise of global warming is present, making even superstructures vulnerable. The balance of fragility and strength of frozen worlds mirrors the balance between water and ice.

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

LOCATION: Gallery
 
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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 6 Tuesday evenings, beginning on July 10.

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
Wednesday August 8, 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 7 Wednesday mornings, beginning on July 11.

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-More Talk About Food!
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

More Talk About Food! is a free class for adult English Language Learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Conversations about why food means so much more than just a source of energy. Explore cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences. Discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Wednesday morning sessions. Class begins on July 11, 2018.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on July 1, 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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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 July 11, 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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Dances From Around the World
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn the Mexican Hat Dance?  The Melbourne Shuffle?  The Samba?  Well, this is your chance.  We'll be learning several dances from around the world.  For ages 5-8.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Awesome Robb Magic Show
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Awesome Robb Show is a fast paced, laugh out loud magic show for all ages.  Thunder the Wonder Rabbit also makes an appearance in the show.  Unusual magic and belly laughs for the whole family.
 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Friends Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Room A
Thursday August 9, 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). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Family Sing Along
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM