Programs Newton Free Library
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Friday December 15, 2017
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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.

16 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 22, 2017. No classes on 11/10, 11/24 and 12/29.

Limited to 12 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2017.

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 - 10:45 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Family Game Day
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.

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

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

LOCATION: Computer Center
Saturday December 16, 2017
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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.

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.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Read to a Dog at the Library!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Image result for spider man homecoming movie posterIt's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Spiderman: Homecoming. Rated PG-13. Runtime 133 Minutes.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 17, 2017
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Mickey Katz on Cello
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2017/wx12_17_Concert_Mickey_Katz.jpgMickey Katz will continue his survey of the repertoire for solo cello with Bach’s Suite in E Flat, and music by American composers including Philip Glass, John Williams and others. Mickey Katz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 2004.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 18, 2017
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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.

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 - September 18, October 16, November 13, December 18.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

No registration required. 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
 
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Movie Night Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Image result for an inconvenient sequelThis nights movie is An Inconvenient Sequel . Rated PG. Runtime 100 Minutes.              

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Brick Wall Genealogy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The further back you go in your family research, the more "brick walls" you are going to hit. A brick wall is anything that keeps you from finding the information you need to connect with an ancestor, from reaching back another generation.  Who builds these walls?  Often, we do ourselves. This class will be about how we build them and how we might be able to go under, around, over, or through them.  Often the bricks are made of our assumptions and our inexperience. Join me and let's discover what we can do about this. Trust me. I'm an expert at inadvertently laying bricks, then demolishing them.

LOCATION: Special Collections
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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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 December 19, 2017
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ELL-Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult English Language Learners.  The group is currently closed.

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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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.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Intro To Ozobots
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Master the basics of our Ozobots robots, the community prize for the Summer Reading Challenge. No robotics experience required! For kids in grades 2nd-4th.  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, November 28th.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Books & Brownies
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

5 to 1Join us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! This month we'll be discussing 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger. Grades 9-12 and their adult are welcome! Check our website for more information about Books & Brownies. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Grade 3/4 Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/26, 10/24, 11/28, 12/19, 1/23, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/22, and 6/19.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 27 . When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Deathstars and Dragons Sci-fi Fantasy Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

They read award-winning sci-fi and fantasy books and discuss them. Watch for details on the book title each month. Info contact Erica at: eyuen@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Swords Through the Ages
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us at the library on for an amazing sword presentation by Jeff Goodhind and Jeff Lord from the Association for Renaissance and Medieval Swordsmanship. They’ll demonstrate the art of Western European swordsmanship over the centuries.Try your hand at sword (blunt) combat!  For tweens and teens, grades 5-12. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday December 20, 2017
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Trustees Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-Katie's and Amy's Conversation Group
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Blood Drive
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Adventures In Reading
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Let's take a look at books! For children in kindergarten with a care giver.  Adults and children read the book in advance, then join Sandy for book exploration and fun related activities. Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, Oct. 4th.  When you register, you register for all  4 sessions (10/18, 11/15, 12/20, and 1/17).  The book for October is Johnny Appleseed by Demuth.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Engineering Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Be a problem solver!  Take on a new engineering challenge each 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 4 sessions (10/25, 11/29, 12/20 and 1/24).  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, October 4th. Grades 5-7.

LOCATION: Back of First Floor
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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 Wednesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 25, 2017.

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

They will discuss Never Look an American in the Eye, by Okey Ndibe of Nigeria. In January they will discuss The Book of Memory, a novel by Petina Gappah, of Zimbabwe.

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

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday December 21, 2017
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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.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Tech Time A
2:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for technology advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). 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 B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). 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 C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). 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 D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). 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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Storytime Surprise For 3-5
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NEW! French Conversation Club: the first and third Thursdays of the month, 7-8:30 pm, Room B
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.

Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/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 December 22, 2017
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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.

16 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 22, 2017. No classes on 11/10, 11/24 and 12/29.

Limited to 12 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2017.

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 - 10:45 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
Saturday December 23, 2017
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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.

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.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Image result for wonder woman posterIt's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Wonder Woman. Rated PG-13. Runtime 140 minutes.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 24, 2017
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Library closed-Christmas Eve
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Library closed-Christmas Eve

Monday December 25, 2017
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Library closed-Christmas Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Library closed-Christmas Day

Tuesday December 26, 2017
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ELL-Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult English Language Learners.  The group is currently closed.

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Matt Heaton Family Singalong
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday December 27, 2017
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Tall Ships and Pirate Tales
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Ahoy! People don’t just build on land. They build on water, too! Set sail with ScienceTellers on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a deserted island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost … at sea! Planks, sails, rigging, rails... what else could building a pirate ship possibly take? Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, flash paper, air pressure, inertia, explosions and more. Don’t miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!  For ages 5+.

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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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 Wednesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 25, 2017.

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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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: Laya Steinberg at lasword@rcn.com.   

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday December 28, 2017
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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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Preschool Mindfulness
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Mindfulness can help children increase their attention span, focus and concentration, improve memory, better social functioning, self esteem, reduces stress, and can improve relationships with parents.  The class helps everyone to experience what mindfulness is and to show caregivers/parents how to use it in their lives in a practical way.  In the class we do simple and fun activities to encourage mindfulness and relaxation so that everyone can see it in action.  Fun props, such as kindness rock, puppets, chime bells, animal breathing exercises, and friendly wishes heart bell, are used to engage the children in sensory activities and to learn how to be more mindful. For kids ages 3-5 and their adults.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Friday December 29, 2017
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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!

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
Saturday December 30, 2017
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 3:50 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Frozen, rated PG.  Runtime 108 minutes.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 31, 2017
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Library closed-New Years' Eve
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday January 1, 2018
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Library Closed-New Year's Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

The library will be closed for New Year's Day.

Tuesday January 2, 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.

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.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad A
2:00 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your iPad or iPhone. 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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Device Advice iPhone/iPad B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your iPad or iPhone. 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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Device Advice iPhone/iPad C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your iPad or iPhone. 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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Device Advice iPhone/iPad D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

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

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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: Castellano Turner, Ph.D at castellano.turner977@gmail.com.

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

Kids in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, and 6/5.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 27. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL10 months.

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Wednesday January 3, 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.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Blood Drive
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Anime/Manga Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
anime clubCome meet and hang out with lovers of all things anime!  Together we'll watch our favorite animes, share manga, talk anime culture, and nibble on yummy Japanese snacks. Activities will range from: anime screenings, discussion on our favorite series, manga share and swap, anime-themed crafts, cosplay workshops, art trades and more! For middle school and high school students. 
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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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 30th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/13, 10/4, 11/1, 12/6, and 1/3).  The book for Sept. 13 is Katie and the Sunflower by Mayhew.

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

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. Info contact: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday January 4, 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.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Tech Time A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. 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 B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. 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 C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. 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 D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Drop in and play board games! The library has a small selections of games so we encourage you to bring your own!

 Ages 16+ please. No registration required. 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
 
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Scratch Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NEW! French Conversation Club: the first and third Thursdays of the month, 7-8:30 pm, Room B
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.

Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/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 January 5, 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.

16 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 22, 2017. No classes on 11/10, 11/24 and 12/29.

Limited to 12 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2017.

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 - 10:45 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

A free monthly discussion group for adult ELL learners.

This class is full.

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




Location: Room B
 


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

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

LOCATION: Computer Center
Saturday January 6, 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.

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.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Learn To Play the Ukulele
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Julie will be presenting a workshop that will include a simple lesson for ukulele fundamentals followed by a demonstration of all the songs you can play with the same four chords.Julie Stepanek is an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician.  She travels around New England with her 22 ukuleles, performing and teaching. Ukuleles provided! For kids ages 8-10.  Online registration (required) begins on Saturday, December 16.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Learn To Play the Ukulele
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Julie will be presenting a workshop that will include a simple lesson for ukulele fundamentals followed by a demonstration of all the songs you can play with the same four chords.Julie Stepanek is an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician.  She travels around New England with her 22 ukuleles, performing and teaching. Ukuleles provided! For tweens and teens in grades 5-12.  Online registration (required) begins on Saturday, December 16.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Read to a Dog at the Library!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Our canine friend Poppy will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, December 23rd.  Space is limited.

LOCATION: Story Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Learn To Play the Ukulele
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Julie will be presenting a workshop that will include a simple lesson for ukulele fundamentals followed by a demonstration of all the songs you can play with the same four chords.Julie Stepanek is an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician.  She travels around New England with her 22 ukuleles, performing and teaching. Ukuleles provided! For adults, ages 18+.  Online registration (required) begins on Saturday, December 16.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
Sunday January 7, 2018
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Lucy Tan on Piano
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Former Newton resident Lucy Tan will give a concert called Homecoming in which she will perform works by Chopin, Schumann, and Ravel. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 8, 2018
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A  free ongoing low-intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Make Way For Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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.

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.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Puppet Pals
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Join Morgan for a puppet filled storytime!  There will be songs, stories, and lots of puppet friends. A craft will follow.  For children ages 3-5 years.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-K2K: Kids Reading to Kids
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Bring your ELL kindergarten-aged children to a fun storytime!  Fourth and fifth grade kids will read to your children one to one.  We ask that parents stay to help out.

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

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, December 18th.  When you register, you register for ALL 8sessions (1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, and 3/12). 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Registration will begin on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Movie Night Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Image result for stronger movieThis nights movie is Stronger. Rated R. Runtime 120 Minutes.            

Jeff Bauman loses both of his legs when two bombs explode during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the suspects, but his own battle is just beginning. With unwavering support from his family and girlfriend, Bauman embarks on a long and heroic journey to physical and emotional rehabilitation.  

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Teen Crafterhours
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We meet once a month on a Monday night to make crafts and eat snacks. This month we’ll be making steam punk jewlery. Grades 7-12.  

LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Disability Awareness Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Sophisticated Stories
7:30 PM - 8:15 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! 

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

Registration is required for newcomers. Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Tuesday January 9, 2018
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ELL-Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult English Language Learners.  The group is currently closed.

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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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.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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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. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

LOCATION: Room B
 
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SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SCORE will present a workshop for entrepeneurs. Registration is required. To register call 617-565-5591 or visit. Details will follow.

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.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Device Advice for Android A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Device Advice for Android B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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eBook Help A
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Need some help on getting eBooks from the library? Sign up for a one-on-one session with one of our eBook specialists! Bring your device, library card, and passwords. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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eBook Help B
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Need some help on getting eBooks from the library? Sign up for a one-on-one session with one of our eBook specialists! Bring your device, library card, and passwords. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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: Fizzy Cupcake Bath Bombs! Grades 5-7. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Grade 5/6 Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Kids in grades 5-6 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month.All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, and 6/12..  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 20 . When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Playwrights Group: Calling All Writers!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). This month's reading will be:

From The Invention of Nature   Alexander Von Humboldt's New World   by Andrea Wulf
    Prologue
    Chapter 2   Imagination and Nature:  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Humboldt
    Chapter 18  (at least last 4 pages)   Humboldt's  Cosmos   
    Chapter 19  Poetry, Science and Nature:  Henry David Thoreau and Humboldt
    Chapter 23  Preservation and Nature:  John Muir and Humboldt
    Epilogue

Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday January 10, 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.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Email 101
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This class will cover the basics of email including setting up a free account and sending and receiving messages and photos. If you already have an email account please bring the login and password information with you. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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: 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.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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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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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 30th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13, and 1/10).  The book for Sept. is Katie and the Sunflower by Mayhew.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Envision Your Life: Vision Board 101
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Do 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
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Art Reception for Joanne Bergen
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Gallery
 
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Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Special Collections
Thursday January 11, 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.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Introductory Meeting for Tutors
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Newton Free Library provides free tutoring services for adults with limited English proficiency. Volunteer tutors are needed for this rewarding work. Just an hour a week of your time can make a real difference. No experience or foreign language ability is necessary. Tutor training workshops are offered at the Library.  Come to an informative Introductory Meeting and become an ELL Volunteer Tutor!

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Spanish Bilingual Storytime For 3-5 Year Old
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Murder by the Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. Check back for the book title. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

LOCATION: Room B
Friday January 12, 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.

16 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 22, 2017. No classes on 11/10, 11/24 and 12/29.

Limited to 12 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2017.

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 - 10:45 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Computer Center
Saturday January 13, 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.

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.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 3:55 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: The Incredibles, rated PG.  Runtime 111 minutes.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Read to a Dog at the Library!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Our canine friend Phoebe will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, December 23rd.  Space is limited.

LOCATION: Story Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
Sunday January 14, 2018
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Concert with Sasha Papernik
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sasha Papernik will perform. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 15, 2018
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Library Closed-MLK Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Tuesday January 16, 2018
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ELL-Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult English Language Learners.  The group is currently closed.

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

10 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on January 16, 2018. No class on 2/20.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 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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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.

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.

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 January 16, 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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Device Advice iPhone/iPad A
2:00 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 5:00 AM     
 
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ELL Tutor-Training Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device or show you how to download eBooks from the library. Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Animal Camouflage
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM