Programs Newton Free Library
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Monday October 22, 2018
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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ELL- American Culture Today: Readings and Conversation
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Tracking Your Ancestors Using Local Resources
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Familiarizing yourself with local resources available near where your ancestors lived, as well as knowing what is available to you locally, can prove invaluable to your family history research.  Ginny Audet, our resident genealogist, will discuss how to uncover these hidden gems. 

CONTACT:  Ginny Audet    gaudet@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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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 October 23, 2018
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ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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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ELL-Even More Talk About Food!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Teen MTG
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
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Why Students Need To Rethink Social Media in 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Colleges and employers are actively looking at students' social media profiles. Research from companies, including Social Assurity and Social Intelligence confirm that colleges are using software to track student interests and interactions. Likewise, employers are using third-party background screenings during the hiring process. Legally, these companies can look at the past seven years of your internet and social media history, which means what students post today may affect prospective college and employment opportunities.

Join Robin Clebnik, Career Exploration Expert and Founder of Intern Boston, to learn what information prospective schools and employers are looking for, as well as how students can use social media to build an authentic, discoverable and informative presence. There will be time for Q&A and all participants will receive a digital copy of the presentation. This is for teens and their adults.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 25, 2018.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Girls Who Code - Tuesday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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Trustees Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT:  Library Administration  617-796-1400  
LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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ELL-You and Your Child's School
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You and Your Child's School: Learn the English you need to communicate with your child's teacher and school is a free class for adult English langage Learners at all levels.  Basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English is required.  Topics will include: Parent/teacher conferences, school related vocabulary and home learning activities. 

3 Wednesday morning sessions.  The class begins on October 24, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2018. This class is for students who did not attend the 3 sessions beginning on September 26, 2018.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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 10 Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 3, 2018. No class on November 21.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/Logos/wxSCORE_logo.jpgJoin us for a SCORE workshop led by Certified SCORE Mentor, Elizabeth W. Brown, founder and former president of a national software training firm. She will explore specific strategies for successfully increasing contacts during networking events as well as follow-up techniques for enhancing opportunities with your contacts. In addition, Elizabeth will explore how to easily and effectively manage your contact list so that opportunities do not slip through your fingers.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. To register (required) call 617-565-5591 or visit.

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

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Russian Conversation Club
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Room B
 
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ELL-Let's Talk!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday afternoons, beginning on September 26, 2018.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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ELL-Beginners Conversation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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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 in grades K-5 only begins on Monday, October 1st.  Space is limited.  We ask that you please register each child for just one dog a month.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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The Write Stuff!
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your interest, but this session is canceled. Stay tuned for new date and time.

CONTACT:  Susan C.    scaulfield@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Never Give Up on Life: A Personal Perspective of the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Anping Shen grew up in China in an intellectual family. At the height of the Cultural Revolution, of which his family was a primary target, young Shen along with 14 million other secondary school students in China, including the current Chinese president Xi Jinping, were asked to leave their schools and families to settle down in the rural and mountain areas of China for “re-education”. Dr. Shen will share his personal experience during those years of the Cultural Revolution which he believes significantly shaped his personality and life perspective. This evening's program honors Henrietta Dilyock who faithfully documented the history and culture of our city during her 16 years volunteering at the Newton Free Library.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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 October 25, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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iStorytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
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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K-2 Fun
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This week: Howling Coyote Tales.

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL Tutor-Training Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Hooked on Books Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

This month's book is Sing, Unburied, Singby Jesmyn Ward

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

CONTACT:    617-796-1380  bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Teen Movie - Nightmare Before Christmas
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Nightmare Before Christmas Image - Jack Skellington The Nightmare Before Christmas is turning 25 this year! Join us for a special screening in the Teen Room and (re)discover Jack Skellington's misadventure into Christmastown. There will be themed snacks and refreshments. 

 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Not All Plastics Are Recyclable: Debunking Recycling Confusion
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Confused about what to put in your green recycling bin? Learn about the impact of new regulations in the global recycling industry and how they affect Newton on the local level. Given the amount of plastic waste that is generated annually, and its impact on solid waste management systems, the current plastic recycling methods have become unsustainable. Hear from Waneta Trabert, City of Newton Director of Environmental Affairs, and a representative from WM (Waste Management) who will shed light on what can and cannot be recycled in our city. Cosponsored by Green Newton.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Friday October 26, 2018
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-13609  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Tech Time 1
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
Saturday October 27, 2018
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Family Yoga Class
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Think Big!
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Ever wondered about the jobs people do in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math? Think Big is a chance for middle and high school students to network and talk one-on-one with professionals working in STEM careers. Find out more about what they do, how they got there and whether their career might be a good fit for you! This program is in partnership with NewtonSTEM and the John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton and caps Governor Baker’s first STEM week, which aims to raise student interest and awareness in STEM ideas and careers. Grades 6-12. Online registration (required) begins Monday, October 1.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
There are many spaces available.
 
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Read to a Dog at the Library!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Our canine friend Katie will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Monday, October 1st  Space is limited.  We ask that you please register each child for just one dog a month.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
Sunday October 28, 2018
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Cancelled! Boston Artists Ensemble
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Due to unforseen circumstances this concert has been cancelled. Watch here for details on a replacement performer.

Join Jonathan Miller, cello, Marc Ryser, piano and Bayla Keyes, violin, for a Boston Artists Ensemble performance. The program will include:

  • Songs Without Words, Felix Mendelssohn
  • Songs Without Words, Scott Wheeler (commissioned by Jonathan Miller for the Boston Artists Ensemble)
  • Suite for Cello in E flat no 4, J.S. Bach
  • Duo for Violin and Cello, Kodaly
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 29, 2018
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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ELL- American Culture Today: Readings and Conversation
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Monet’s Magic: Pastel Workshop
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Greg Maichack, a Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) pastel demonstrator, for a workshop in which you will produce your own Impressionist pastel painting inspired by Monet’s Water Lilies. Space is limited. Registration (required) is on a first come, first served basis. Ages 16+.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Girls Who Code - Monday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Matt Heaton Family Singalong
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Even More Talk About Food!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
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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Escape The Room - Group 1
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
You’ve trapped yourself and your friends in a room. Well done! You and your team must now solve the unsolvable, unlocked the locked, and escape the inescapable within 45 minutes. Think you can do it? Test our Escape Room, and while you wait, enjoy spooky activities and food. Online registration (required) will allow teams to sign up for 45-minute time slots. Grades 5-12. 
 
**This is the first slot for tweens and teens to sign up to attempt the Escape Room. There is a maximum of 7 per group.**
CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Special Collections
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Escape The Room - Group 2
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
You’ve trapped yourself and your friends in a room. Well done! You and your team must now solve the unsolvable, unlocked the locked, and escape the inescapable within 45 minutes. Think you can do it? Test our Escape Room, and while you wait, enjoy spooky activities and food. Online registration (required) will allow teams to sign up for 45-minute time slots. Grades 5-12. 
 
**This is the second slot for tweens and teens to sign up to attempt the Escape Room. There is a maximum of 7 per group.**
CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Special Collections
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Escape The Room - Group 3
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
You’ve trapped yourself and your friends in a room. Well done! You and your team must now solve the unsolvable, unlocked the locked, and escape the inescapable within 45 minutes. Think you can do it? Test our Escape Room, and while you wait, enjoy spooky activities and food. Online registration (required) will allow teams to sign up for 45-minute time slots. Grades 5-12. 
 
**This is the third slot for tweens and teens to sign up to attempt the Escape Room. There is a maximum of 7 per group.**
CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Special Collections
There is 1 space available.
 
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Escape The Room - Group 4
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
You’ve trapped yourself and your friends in a room. Well done! You and your team must now solve the unsolvable, unlocked the locked, and escape the inescapable within 45 minutes. Think you can do it? Test our Escape Room, and while you wait, enjoy spooky activities and food. Online registration (required) will allow teams to sign up for 45-minute time slots. Grades 5-12. 
 
**This is the fourth slot for tweens and teens to sign up to attempt the Escape Room. There is a maximum of 7 per group.**
CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Special Collections
There are 3 spaces 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 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 25, 2018.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Trees and People Around the World: An Historic Perspective
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Matthew Foti, President of Matthew R. Foti Landscape Design & Construction, Inc., will explore the relationship of trees and people around the world as well as the historic significance of some of our very own native trees. As the featured arborist for WGBH’s This Old House from 1988 to 2015, Matt provided tree care advice to millions of viewers. This program is cosponsored by the Newton Tree Conservancy.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Escape The Room - Group 5
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
You’ve trapped yourself and your friends in a room. Well done! You and your team must now solve the unsolvable, unlocked the locked, and escape the inescapable within 45 minutes. Think you can do it? Test our Escape Room, and while you wait, enjoy spooky activities and food. Online registration (required) will allow teams to sign up for 45-minute time slots. Grades 5-12. 
 
**This is the fifth slot for tweens and teens to sign up to attempt the Escape Room. There is a maximum of 7 per group.**
CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Special Collections
There are 4 spaces available.
Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Spooky Suzuki
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Happy Halloween! Wear your costumes and come enjoy some Spooky tunes for the whole family! This is an adult-child interactive class in which we dance, sing, and play all sorts of musical instruments. Children learn about different musical concepts in a relaxed, playful environment.  For children ages 0-5 and their adults.  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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ELL-You and Your Child's School
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You and Your Child's School: Learn the English you need to communicate with your child's teacher and school is a free class for adult English langage Learners at all levels.  Basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English is required.  Topics will include: Parent/teacher conferences, school related vocabulary and home learning activities. 

3 Wednesday morning sessions.  The class begins on October 24, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2018. This class is for students who did not attend the 3 sessions beginning on September 26, 2018.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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 10 Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 3, 2018. No class on November 21.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Spooky Suzuki
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Happy Halloween! Wear your costumes and come enjoy some Spooky tunes for the whole family! This is an adult-child interactive class in which we dance, sing, and play all sorts of musical instruments. Children learn about different musical concepts in a relaxed, playful environment.  For children ages 0-5 and their adults.  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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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 September 26, 2018.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Drop-In Halloween Crafts
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Come to the library for some fun Halloween crafts.  Costumes encouraged! Ages 2-5.

 

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

A  free beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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.
Thursday November 1, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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iStorytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Teen/Tween Early Release Movie - Coco
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Looking for a place to be after an early release from school?! We’ll be watching Coco (2017) on the big screen in the Teen Room! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Grades 5-12.

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

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Board Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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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Scratch Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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NewCAL Listening Session, Come Be Part of the Planning!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://newtonfreelibrary.net/downloads/programs/EK%20images/Logos/wxSeniorServicesNewLogoShade.jpgDid you know that Mayor Ruthanne Fuller has taken the first steps to address the facility and program needs of Newton’s seniors? Learn about NewCAL (Newton’s Center for Active Living) at this listening session which will:

Provide an overview of the plans to develop NewCAL including the City’s exploration of options to renovate an existing structure or build a new facility

Give you an opportunity to share your thoughts, hopes and dreams for our future facility

Explain how the plan will address the needs of seniors today and in the future, while considering additional community space needs

Cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

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

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday November 2, 2018
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-13609  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Tech Time 1
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

 

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

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free monthly discussion group for adult ELL learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Teen/Tween Advisory Board
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Interested in making the Teen Room a space for all tweens and teens? Check out the Tween/Teen Advisory Board whose members will have direct involvement in ideas, events and displays in the Teen Room. Enjoy pizza and refreshments too. Grades 5-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
Saturday November 3, 2018
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. A woman grapples with running her mother's villa while also expecting her first child and worries that she won't be able to handle everything on her own, so she enlists two of her mother's friends for assurance, help and guidance. Rated PG-13. Runtime 114 minutes.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday November 4, 2018
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Reclamation with Jess Larsen
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://newtonfreelibrary.net/downloads/programs/EK%20images/11_2018/wx11_04_Concert_Jess_Larsen.jpgJoin Jess Larsen for an afternoon of piano works by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin. Jess is an acclaimed pianist and composer whose works have earned three ASCAP awards as well as nine consecutive MTNA composition awards, including two of national distinction. Jess is profusely indebted to and thankful for the support of former music instructors Sachiko Isihara, A. Ramon Rivera, Alexander Korsantia and Martin Boykan. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 5, 2018
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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ELL- American Culture Today: Readings and Conversation
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They will discuss The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel, by Jonathan Evison. In December they will discuss The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal, by Jonathan Mooney.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Unwinding the Unstitched: Sari Journeys
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://newtonfreelibrary.net/downloads/programs/EK%20images/11_2018/wx11_05_Program_Saris_Illikal_lady.jpgLakshmi Narayan Kadambi will give a presentation on the history and culture of sari wearing. Joining her will be Ms. Lila Bhan, a long time educator at Fessenden School who will tell the story of how she brought the culture of sari wearing into her school community. Ms. Smita Rajan, a young accomplished Bharatanatyam dance student of Sunanda Narayanan, will demonstrate "the endless sari". This program is supported in part by a grant from Newton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday November 6, 2018
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State Election Day
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  David Olson    
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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ELL-Even More Talk About Food!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Teen D.I.Y.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Interested in hands-on, self-directed building and exploration? We'll use materials from the Makerspace to create and inspire our projects! This is a monthly drop-in event. Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Blockchain + Bitcoin 101
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

You've probably heard a lot in the news about blockchain and cryptocurrency, but what does it mean? This class will open you up to the basics of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 15 spaces 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 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 25, 2018.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
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Wednesday November 7, 2018
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ELL-You and Your Child's School
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

You and Your Child's School: Learn the English you need to communicate with your child's teacher and school is a free class for adult English langage Learners at all levels.  Basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English is required.  Topics will include: Parent/teacher conferences, school related vocabulary and home learning activities. 

3 Wednesday morning sessions.  The class begins on October 24, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2018. This class is for students who did not attend the 3 sessions beginning on September 26, 2018.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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 10 Wednesday mornings, beginning on October 3, 2018. No class on November 21.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Just Google It
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Finding information has never been easier or faster, but with that comes information overload. This class will teach you the basics of a Google search and some tricks to limit the irrelevant results. You will know how to use advanced searching to narrow your results for more accurate results by date, format, language, etc. 

CONTACT:  Julie    jridlon@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
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Blood Drive
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-Let's Talk!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

The group meets on 8 Wednesday afternoons, beginning on September 26, 2018.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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ELL-Beginners Conversation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Anime/Manga Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Tween Human Battleship
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Enjoy board games? Ever wanted to be 'in' the game? Here's your chance! We'll be playing a version of live-action battleship! Humans will be ships and humans will aim to sink other ships. Online registration (required) starts Wednesday, October 17. Grades 5-7. 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

They will discuss Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. In December they will discuss My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.

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

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday November 8, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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iStorytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Coffee, Tea & Conversation for 55+
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join a new informal gathering for residents 55 years and older to socialize and engage in conversation on topics that are most important to them. Meetings will be held on the second Thursday of the month. Cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
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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Storytime Surprise For 3-5
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This week: Into the Forest.
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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Joint Art Reception for Yetti Frenkel and Joan Green
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for these art shows. Yetti Frenkel will be showing in the Gallery and Joan Green will be http://newtonfreelibrary.net/downloads/programs/EK%20images/11_2018/wx11_08_Art_Joan_Green_Interspecies_Samba.jpgshowing in the Main Hall. Refreshments will be served. The shows will be on view November 2-29.

During the six months she spent on the road with The Big Apple Circus, Yetti Frenkel made numerous drawings and took photos documenting the workers, performers and animals which are shown in this series of paintings. (Image L)

Joan Green wants her paintings to be pathways to compassion, to recognizing our common humanity, to valuing our interdependent relationship with our planet and its occupants. (Image R)

LOCATION: Gallery
 
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Scholarships & Grants
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Are you worried about how you will pay for college?
  • Are you in high school or a parent of a high school student?
  • Do you want to apply for external scholarships, but don’t know where to start?

If you answered “Yes!” to any of the above questions, then this talk is for you! Come hear Dr. Vitols discuss how to research scholarships and grants for undergraduates, and learn some useful techniques for creating a strong application. After the talk, there will be time for Q&A. Dr. Vitols is an independent comprehensive college consultant, who works with families with students in grades 9-12. A native of Newton and a graduate of Newton South, Dr. Vitols is a Fulbright Scholar who brings over a decade of experience in higher education. Her expertise as a former professor at Emerson and Olin Colleges and as an admission office staff member is further enriched by her professional certificate in College Counseling from the UCLA Extension School.

 
CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Murder by the Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month's title is B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

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

CONTACT:  khennrikus@minlib.net   617-796-1360.  khennrikus@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Friday November 9, 2018
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Tech Time 1
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

 

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

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
Saturday November 10, 2018
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SAT Practice Test
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Take a full-length practice test under timed conditions. A proctored practice exam will help your child build testing endurance and give you a real-time snapshot of their testing performance. Upon registration your testing liaison, Susan Wasser will schedule a score report review at a time convenient for you. During the session, we will break down your child’s score to understand areas of strength and weakness and develop a custom preparation plan. There will also be an ACT Practice Test, Saturday, November 17.  Online registration is required. 

 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM