Programs Newton Free Library
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Wednesday January 17, 2018
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-New Ideas from Great People
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Curious about the world? Listen to and discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by experts.  The class will select a different topic for each class from the TED.com archives, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care and world politics.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 17, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  This is a repeat of the fall TED course.  New students only.

Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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ELL-Short Stories in English
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Short Stories in English is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Come join us for reading and discussion of some of America’s and England’s best short story writers.  Our theme this session will be Choices. Students will need to spend about an hour a week in preparing for the class.

6 Wednesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 17, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
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Monthly Make: Perler Beads
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us to make your very own nerdy pixel art magnet with Perler Beads. Use provided templates for characters or items from the likes of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Mario and more. Or use your imagination to make your own design. Ages 18+. No registration required.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
 
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African Lit. Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. This month they will discuss The Book of Memory, a novel by Petina Gappah of Zimbabwe. In February they will discuss Dance of the Jakaranda, a novel by Peter Kimani of Kenya. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday January 18, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-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 January 18, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Tech Time A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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ELL Tutor-Training Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Tech Time B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Tech Time C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Tech Time D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Storytime Surprise For 3-5
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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A Parking Lot for Goldilocks: Zoning for Just the Right Size Lot
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Zoning Redesign

“A Parking Lot for Goldilocks: Zoning for Just the Right Size Lot” – Thursday January 18th, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. RSVP www.courbanize.com/newtonzoning/about

The City of Newton is working to make a new zoning code that is effective, responsive, predictable, and fair.  Get involved in the conversation!

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-American Government and the Media
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

6 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 18, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

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

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

 

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

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgThe Mindfulness Meditation Group will meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. No previous experience required. The group is appropriate for ages 14+ and will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday January 19, 2018
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

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

A free advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

A free monthly discussion group for adult ELL learners.

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Family Game Day
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Computer Center
Saturday January 20, 2018
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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This weeks movie is Victoria & Abdul. Rated PG-13. Runtime 113 minutes.

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 21, 2018
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Thoreau Piano Trio to Perform
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/01_2018/wx01_21_Concert_Thoreau_Piano_Trio_by_Sarahmica_Photography.jpgJoin Thoreau Piano Trio members Susan Jensen, violin, Darry Dolezal, cello and Paul Jacobs, piano, for a concert that will include Beethoven’s Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2 and Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 22, 2018
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Managing Your Job Search and Networking
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Doug Cole, Career Advisor at the One-Stop Career Center in Framingham, will facilitate a workshop to help job seekers develop an organized plan to manage and keep track of their search efforts, and learn how to use their current connections to develop new ones. Space is limited, registration is required. Call 508-861-7993 to secure a seat.


 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Make Way For Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Web Search 101
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This course will teach you strategies to so you can easily find what you’re looking for on the Internet.  You will learn basic and advanced Google techniques including how to search for specific phrases, limit to recent pages by date other helpful hints.

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-Anlee's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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ELL Tutor-Training Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Crazy 8s Math Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

 Ages 16+ please. No registration required. 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
 
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Chessmates
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Back of First Floor
 
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Discover Gap Years
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Ever wondered if taking a Gap Year is right for you? Katherine Stievater, a Gap Year Advisor, and founder of Gap Year Solutions, will explain why Gap Years for recent high school grads are growing in popularity and how any student can benefit from a Gap Year. She will explain different Gap Year options and the Gap Year planning process, including how it relates to college planning.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Typewriter Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:00 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. 

LOCATION: Gallery
 
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Hands-On Genealogy Research
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come with questions regarding specific ancestors you are researching and what you hope to discover about them. Use our PCs or bring your laptop. Ginny Audet, our resident genealogist, will be available for questions. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Children's Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday January 23, 2018
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ELL-Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on January 16, 2018.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Device Advice for Android A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Device Advice for Android B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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eBook Help A
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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eBook Help B
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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SCORE Help for Small Businesses
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Grade 3/4 Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
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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 January 16, 2018.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday January 24, 2018
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Trustees Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-New Ideas from Great People
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Curious about the world? Listen to and discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by experts.  The class will select a different topic for each class from the TED.com archives, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care and world politics.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 17, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  This is a repeat of the fall TED course.  New students only.

Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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ELL-Short Stories in English
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Short Stories in English is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Come join us for reading and discussion of some of America’s and England’s best short story writers.  Our theme this session will be Choices. Students will need to spend about an hour a week in preparing for the class.

6 Wednesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 17, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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 Saturday, December 23rd.  Space is limited.

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

Be a problem solver!  Take on a new engineering challenge each week.  Get creative, think outside the box, and hang out with other like-minded kids. Club members get to choose the projects! At each meeting, members can bring project ideas and we'll vote on the one we want to do the next month.  When you register, you register for ALL 4 sessions (10/25, 11/29, 12/20 and 1/24).  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, October 4th. Grades 5-7.

LOCATION: Back of First Floor
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ELL-Tutor Roundtable
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A forum for tutors currently in the program to share ideas and concerns.  By invitation only.

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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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The Many Faces of Newton: Our Students Speak Out About Race and Racism
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/01_2018/wx01_24_Program_Race.jpgBelieve it or not, racism exists in Newton! In 2017 a group of high school Students of Color performed original theatre pieces they had written as part of The Monologue Project. Join them for an eye-opening experience as they take to the stage to speak out about their experiences of race and racism in our city. A Q and A moderated by Beau Stubblefield-Tave of the Center for Culturally Fluent Leadership will follow. Refreshments will be served. Cosponsors include:

Center for Culturally Fluent Leadership

Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries

First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton

Newton Department of Senior Services

Newton Health and Human Services/Youth Services

Newton Human Rights Commission

Newton Theatre Company

This program is supported by a grant from the Foundation for Racial, Ethnic and Religious Harmony.

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: Laya Steinberg at lasword@rcn.com.   

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday January 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.

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-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 January 18, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Tech Time A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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ELL Tutor-Training Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Tech Time B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Tech Time C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Tech Time D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

This week: A Winters Night.

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Grade 3/4 Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/28, 10/26, 11/30, 12/21, 1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24, and 6/21.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 27 . When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

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

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

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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ELL-American Government and the Media
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

6 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 18, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Volante Farm: 100 Years of History
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/01_2018/wx01_25_Program_Peter_Volante_with_Celery.jpgUsing historic photos and family artifacts, Peter Volante will discuss the organization of the farm, his grandfather’s famous celery, the first retail stand and farm workers from around the world. This program is part of the Newton History Series and is cosponsored by Historic Newton. Image courtesy Historic Newton.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Friday January 26, 2018
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Behind the Scenes Tour of the Library
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

A free advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Computer Center
Saturday January 27, 2018
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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KIBO Robots
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 Children program and decorate their own robots, giving the children the chance to make their ideas physical and tangible.  For kids in grades K-2; accompanying adults required.  Space is limited to 8 spots.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins. 

 

 

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.

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Despicable Me 3, rated PG.  Runtime 90 minutes.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 28, 2018
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Liana Paniyeva on Piano
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/01_2018/wx01_28_Concert_Liana_Paniyeva.jpgJoin Liana Paniyeva, winner of the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music, for a concert of works by Rachmaninoff and Mussorgsky. Ms. Paniyeva has performed at international festivals in Norway, Hungary, Syria, Italy and Israel.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 29, 2018
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-Coffee, Tea and English Too!
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-Anlee's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Crazy 8s Math Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Tuesday January 30, 2018
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ELL-Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Matt Heaton Family Singalong
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on January 16, 2018.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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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 January 16, 2018.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Songs of Resistance
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Now more than ever music celebrating resistance can be a driving force for change. Join us for an inspiring performance of political and protest songs, serious and satirical, from the 1950s to the present day. Featured songwriters will include Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Woody Guthrie and many more. The performers will be:

Ian Goldstein, mandolin, guitar, bass, vocals

Paul D. Lehrman, guitar, bass, piano, electronics, vocals

Jeffrey A. Summit, banjo, bass, vocals

Beth Bahia Cohen, violin, tambura

Michael McLaughlin, accordion

Sharon Kennedy, vocals

Adina Schecter, vocals

Other Special Guests

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday January 31, 2018
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-New Ideas from Great People
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Curious about the world? Listen to and discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by experts.  The class will select a different topic for each class from the TED.com archives, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care and world politics.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 17, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  This is a repeat of the fall TED course.  New students only.

Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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ELL-Short Stories in English
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Short Stories in English is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Come join us for reading and discussion of some of America’s and England’s best short story writers.  Our theme this session will be Choices. Students will need to spend about an hour a week in preparing for the class.

6 Wednesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 17, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday February 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.

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-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 January 18, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Tech Time A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice reguarding technology. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only.

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Tech Time B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
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Tech Time C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Tech Time D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Art Reception for Steve Wage
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Gallery
 
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ELL-American Government and the Media
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

6 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 18, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

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

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

 

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

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgThe Mindfulness Meditation Group will meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. No previous experience required. The group is appropriate for ages 14+ and will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday February 2, 2018
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Spanish Conversation Club
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn about Spanish language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary and to practice speaking Spanish in a friendly environment. Maria from Venezuela and Guichy from Chile, have much experience facilitating conversation groups. The club meets on the first and third Fridays of the month. Info contact Maria at mbarvelo@gmail.com.

 

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

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

A free advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Computer Center
Saturday February 3, 2018
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ELL-K2K: Kids Reading to Kids
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Bring your ELL children, ages 4 to 7,  to a fun storytime!  Fourth and fifth grade kids will read to your children one to one.  We ask that parents/caregivers stay to help out.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: The LEGO Ninjago Movie, rated PG.  Runtime 90 minutes.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday February 4, 2018
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Weston Wind Quintet
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Weston Wind Quintet will perform. Details will follow.

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Crazy 8s Math Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

 

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

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

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

Image result for marshall movieTonight's movie is Marshall

Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who's never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.

Rated: PG-13. Runtime: 111 minutes                         

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Disability Awareness Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday February 6, 2018
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ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Dance Party
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Move and groove to the music! Kids and caregivers dance together. All ages.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Six Great 20th Century Speeches
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Six Great 20th Century Speeches is a free conversation class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  We will listen to great speeches and read them together outloud.  The speeches were delivered by Winston Churchill, Nehru, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Shirley Chisholm and Nelson Mandela and address topics such as war and peace, injustice and justice, equal rights, etc.  We will ask ourselves what makes these speeches great and discuss similarities/differences in ideas, language and style. 

6 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. No class on 2/20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on January 8, 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-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 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on January 16, 2018.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Device Advice iPhone/iPadA
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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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 January 16, 2018.

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Fiction Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Wednesday February 7, 2018
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-New Ideas from Great People
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Curious about the world? Listen to and discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by experts.  The class will select a different topic for each class from the TED.com archives, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care and world politics.

8 Wednesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 17, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  This is a repeat of the fall TED course.  New students only.

Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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ELL-Short Stories in English
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Short Stories in English is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Come join us for reading and discussion of some of America’s and England’s best short story writers.  Our theme this session will be Choices. Students will need to spend about an hour a week in preparing for the class.

6 Wednesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on January 17, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Anime/Manga Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
anime clubCome meet and hang out with lovers of all things anime!  Together we'll watch our favorite animes, share manga, talk anime culture, and nibble on yummy Japanese snacks. Activities will range from: anime screenings, discussion on our favorite series, manga share and swap, anime-themed crafts, cosplay workshops, art trades and more! For middle school and high school students.
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Anime/Manga Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
anime clubCome meet and hang out with lovers of all things anime!  Together we'll watch our favorite animes, share manga, talk anime culture, and nibble on yummy Japanese snacks. Activities will range from: anime screenings, discussion on our favorite series, manga share and swap, anime-themed crafts, cosplay workshops, art trades and more! For middle school and high school students.
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Book Bunch 1
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, January 17th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, and 6/6).  The book for February is Skunked: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet by Jacqueline Kelly.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Girls' Education: A Silver Bullet for Development?
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a special One Book, One Program event with Joan Dassin, Ph.D., Professor of International Education and Development and Director, Master’s Program in Sustainable International Development (SID), Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. She will address:

  • The current state of education for girls in developing countries
  • What progress has been made in terms of access, safety, learning outcomes and more
  • Successful girls’ education programs and the challenges that remain
  • Why girls’ education is important for individuals, their families and broader development goals

Joining Professor Dassin will be several Master’s Degree Candidates (SID)  from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management including:

  • Rigat Keleta
  • Aissatou Diallo
  • Enet Mukurazita

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday February 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.

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-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 January 18, 2018.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Chinese Bilingual Storytime For 3-5 Year Old
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Union Meeting
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Union meeting for Local 3092.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-American Government and the Media
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

6 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on January 18, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Jobs Seekers and Career Development Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development Series and is for people who are considering a career transition, currently engaged in a job search or are interested in re-defining their career. The series is facilitated by Executive and Career Coach Tammy Gooler-Loeb. Details on program content to follow.

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. Check back for the book title. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

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

LOCATION: Room B
Friday February 9, 2018
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

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

A free advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Computer Center
Saturday February 10, 2018
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Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Taxtimehttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/02_2017/02_2017_taxtime.gifThe  AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with 2017 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Please bring a copy of your 2016 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2017 tax documents you have received such as your W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance with personal (non-business) questions will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Python Workshop
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bring your thinking cap and learn some Python!  This workshop will challenge participants to use whatever skills they already have (ranging from novice/beginner to seasoned-open-source-contributor) to think about a problem using computers.  Taught by MIT graduate Robyn Allen, a professional software engineer and licensed Massachusetts teacher, the workshop will include: 1) introductory lecture; 2) specific skill lecture; 3) guided work time.  A detailed work packet will be provided with specific suggestions for beginners as well as summaries of more advanced syntax and tools (trust us: no one will be bored).  Bring a friend!  Try something new!  For teens in grades 7-12. Online registration (required) begins Saturday, January 20th.

LOCATION: Computer Center
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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When a group of Burmese refugees join the congregation, the pastor of a failing Anglican church attempts to aid them by planting crops and enlisting the help of the community. 

Rated: PG. Runtime: 101 minutes                

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

Our canine friend Phoebe will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, January 20th.  Space is limited.

LOCATION: Story Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Sunday February 11, 2018
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Solo Piano Performance with Rasa Vitkauskaite
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Rasa Vitkauskaite for a solo piano performance. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday February 12, 2018
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-Coffee, Tea and English Too!
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Crazy 8s Math Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
 
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Books and Periodicals: Keys to Genealogical Research
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

From “how to” books to local histories, books and articles can give you critical information for tracking down an ancestor, provide time saving research advice, unfold local stories that affected (and sometimes involved) your ancestors.  How do you begin to figure out what you need? Does it exist?  How can you get it?  What is available here at the Newton Free Library? What can you have sent here from other libraries? What can you find online on sites such as the Internet Archive? Come to Ginny Audet's class and discover how to enrich the history of your family.

LOCATION: Special Collections
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Memoir Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

Storytime for older kids!  Enjoy cool, strange, weird and wacky picture books...and brownies!  For kids in grades 3 and up - you're never too old for picture books! 

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

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Tuesday February 13, 2018
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ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on January 8, 2018.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Murder by the Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Room B
 
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ELL-Six Great 20th Century Speeches
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Six Great 20th Century Speeches is a free conversation class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  We will listen to great speeches and read them together outloud.  The speeches were delivered by Winston Churchill, Nehru, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Shirley Chisholm and Nelson Mandela and address topics such as war and peace, injustice and justice, equal rights, etc.  We will ask ourselves what makes these speeches great and discuss similarities/differences in ideas, language and style. 

6 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. No class on 2/20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on January 8, 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-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 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on January 16, 2018.

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

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

Come to the library for some fun Valentine crafts.  Ages 2-5.  No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium