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Saturday March 25, 2017
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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 2016 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 2015 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 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, such as answering questions, will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Songs and stories For All Ages
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

LOCATION: Story Room
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Songs and stories For All Ages
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins. 

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: Moana, rated PG.  Runtime 113 minutes.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday March 26, 2017
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Weston Wind Quintet
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2017/wx03_26_Concert_Westin_Wood_Quintet.jpgJoin us for an afternoon concert that will include Hans Gal’s Divertimento, Op. 22, for flute, oboe, two clarinets, two French horns, bassoon and trumpet, and Ludwig Thuille’s Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet, Op. 6. The performers will be:

Michael Tabak, flute, Catherine Weinfield, oboe, Danby Cho, clarinet, Samantha Benson, French horn, Shu Satoh, bassoon

With guest Artists: Sandy Lin, piano, Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet, David Meichle, French horn, Leah Reber, trumpet

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday March 27, 2017
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour 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 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26.

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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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour 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.

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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'Little Ones' Story/Craft Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Listen to a story, sing some songs and make a craft.  For kids ages 2 to 4 years.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Reading and Conversation
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced advanced adult English Language Learners.We will use short readings from the exciting new readers in the library's ESL collection. With each reading, you'll get grammar practice, new vocabulary and a chance to think aloud in English as we discuss the readings. We will enjoy reading short stories by famous writers and reading a variety of  articles on topics such as  career paths, travel, future technology, families, and news events worldwide.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 27, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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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: Teen Area
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Monthly Make: Miniature Paint Night
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a maker event at the library! We will be painting Warhammer 40k and Warhammer Fantasy figurines. Instruction and guidance will be available. Located on the third floor in the Language Center Desk area. No registration required.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
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Greening Our Community Series: Sustainable Development
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2017/wx03_27_Program_Green_Newton_Sustainable_Dvlpmnt_Guy.jpgWhen is development green? Is development ever green? These questions are the focus of public debate in Newton. Join us for a program in which Andre Leroux, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, will present the case for sustainable development, both globally and locally. Green Newton board member, Jim Purdy, will help to set the context as it relates to Newton. The program is cosponsored by Green Newton.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Laya's Children's Book Writers
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for writers who have work in progress. Info contact: Laya Steinberg at Lasword@rcn.com.

LOCATION: Room A
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Tuesday March 28, 2017
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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. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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 and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Matt Heaton Family Singalong
11:00 AM - 11:45 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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Overdrive
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Get free eBooks straight from the library to your device. Come learn about the Overdrive service and their new enhanced website.

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 6 spaces available.
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ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Everyday Life in the U.S. is a free class for adult beginning 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 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on February 7, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 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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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 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 12/20, 1/24/17, 2/28/17, 3/28/17, 4/25/17, 5/23/17, and 6/20/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 23. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Wednesday March 29, 2017
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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

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 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on March 29, 2017. No class on April 12 and April 19.

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 and Stories For Ages 0-4
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting half an hour before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Tutor Roundtable
2:00 PM - 3:30 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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Books & Brownies
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

bookedJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! This month we'll be discussing Booked by Kwame Alexander. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. Check out the Books & Brownies website for more information. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Thursday March 30, 2017
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

scoreSCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in the second floor Meeting Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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ELL-Conversations about Travel
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Conversations about Travel is a free class for intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read and discuss short stories about traveling and exploring new places. Selections will cover travel from around the world. Use articles, tour books, travel brochures, and websites to learn about places to visit. Create a basic checklist for packing. Work in small groups to plan a virtual trip to a region in New England.

10 Thursday morning classes.  The class begins on January 19, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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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iStorytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity.   For ages 0-4.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Hooked on Books Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Image result for march bookLooking 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

We'll be reading March Book 1 by John Lewis. If you would like to read book 2 and 3, feel free, but it is not required for the meeting

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-Introductory Meeting for Tutors
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
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Newton History Series: Window Dressing: Fashion and Architecture
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2017/wx03_30_Program_History_Series_GableByJayWalter&DressByDavidParnes.jpgCoco Chanel famously said that “fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” In this presentation, Jill Carey, curator of The Lasell Fashion Collection and associate professor at Lasell College, will explore architectural details from historic homes in Newton and how such elements are expressed within The Lasell Fashion Collection. See how trends in architecture and in fashion reflect one another, especially in the 19th and 20th centuries. This program is part of the Newton History Series and is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Friday March 31, 2017
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

LOCATION: Room A
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
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Picture Books on Film
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Short films for young people

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

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
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ELL-Time for Games!
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Time for Games! is a class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  We shall use card games, board games, and word games to learn some vocabulary and grammar and practice conversational skills.

10 Friday afternoon sessions.  Class begins Friday, January 20, 2017

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on December 28, 2016.

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 Story Discussion Group
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 24, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1360 or send email to newtonell@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Saturday April 1, 2017
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Tax Help 3rd floor Rear Arc
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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Please bring a copy of your 2015 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 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, such as answering questions, will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Brain Building Literacy Fair
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for a literacy fair aimed at toddlers through kindergarten age kids and their parents/caregivers. Jeannie Mack will give a musical performance, and there will also be face painting, crafts, and a storytime. Each family will be given a bag with a book to take home! Sponsored by the Newton Community Partnerships for Children & Families and the Title I Program.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Joint Art Reception for Sandy Gregg, Valerie Maser-Flanagan and Nadine Geller
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

GellerGreggMaser-FlanaganColor, Line and Shape in Fiber by Sandy Gregg and Valerie Maser-Flanagan will be on view in the Gallery. Still Life: Exploration into the Familiar by Nadine Geller will be on view in the Main Hall. The public is welcome to the opening receptions for these art shows. Refreshments will be served. Both shows will be on view April 1-27.

(Images left to right: N. Geller, S. Gregg, V. Maser-Flanagan)

LOCATION: Gallery
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:30 PM - 4:05 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Babe the Gallant Pig, rated G.  Runtime 92 minutes.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday April 2, 2017
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An Afternoon of Romantic Music with Adrian Jojatu
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2017/wx04_02_Concert_A_Jojatu.jpgJoin Romanian-born bassoonist Adrian Jojatu, pianist Kathryn Christensen Lieppman and cellist Scott Thomas Lesser for an afternoon of romantic music.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday April 3, 2017
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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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Introduction to Facebook
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Facebook is a social media platform that lets users stay in touch with friends and family, communicate with businesses and like-minded people, post pictures and videos and much more! Whether you're new to Facebook or are a user who is confused about what to do, come learn the basics of this multi-faceted communication tool. If you already have a Facebook account, please come with your log in information. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 10 spaces available.
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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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.

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- Short Fiction
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

American Fiction is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. 

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 3, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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Every Child Ready To Read
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom! The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops, so when you register, you register for all four (4/3, 4/10, 4/24 and 5/1).  For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-4 years of age.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, March 20.
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 15 spaces available.
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ELL-Reading and Conversation
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced advanced adult English Language Learners.We will use short readings from the exciting new readers in the library's ESL collection. With each reading, you'll get grammar practice, new vocabulary and a chance to think aloud in English as we discuss the readings. We will enjoy reading short stories by famous writers and reading a variety of  articles on topics such as  career paths, travel, future technology, families, and news events worldwide.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 27, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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Contagion: Movie
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

ContagionJoin the Newton Medical Reserve Corps for a fun National Public Health Week event open to all! We’re showing Contagion, followed by a brief discussion about the movie and public health led by Dr. Dori Zaleznik, infectious diseases specialist and former Newton HHS Commissioner. Movie Description: Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure. Starring: Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet. Rating: PG-13. The Newton Medical Reserve Corps is a group of medical and non-medical volunteers who assist the City of Newton Health and Human Services department during emergencies and at other public health events throughout the year. Visit www.newtonma.gov/mrc for more information or call (617) 796-1420.

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: Teen Area
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Teen Crafterhours
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

bullet journalWe meet on the second Monday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month we’ll be making bullet journals! Grades 7-12.  

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Getting Past Your Genealogical Bring Walls
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A brick wall is anything that stands between you and the ancestor you are searching for. This class will give you suggestions for climbing over, digging under, going around and smashing through those walls that are keeping you from finding your ancestors.

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 14 spaces available.
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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. They will discuss Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum. In May they will discuss Unstrange Minds by Roy Richard Grinker. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

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

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

LOCATION: Cafe
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Sophisticated Stories
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Storytime for older kids!  Enjoy cool, strange, weird and wacky picture books.  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. They will discuss They will discuss Flannery O’Connor’s Greenleaf from Best American Short Stories of the Century, Edited by John Updike, 1990, Houghton Mifflin and Jane Gardem’s Something to Tell the Girls from The Oxford Book of Modern Women’s Stories, edited by Patrician Craig, 1994, Oxford Press. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
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Tuesday April 4, 2017
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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. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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 and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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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SCORE Workshop: Starting a Specialty Food Business
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2016/wxSCORE_logo.jpg This workshop will help you consider the many factors that go into a successful food business, and will also acquaint you with some of the valuable resources in Massachusetts that are available for manufacturing, packaging and selling specialty food products. Note: This workshop is not geared for people considering opening a restaurant.

SCORE is a volunteer organization that provides free mentoring and workshops to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a small business. Register (required) here or call 617-565-5591.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons beginning on April 4, 2017.

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

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Device Advice: iPhone/iPad B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Device Advice: iPhone/iPad C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Device Advice: iPhone/iPad D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Get Hooked on Crochet & Knitting
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

knittingJoin us on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 3:30-5 pm. We have crochet hooks, knitting needles, yarn and the know-how to teach the basics of crocheting and knitting. Come learn how to knit and crochet or just hang out and work on a project! Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10-18. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
There are 10 spaces available.
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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 9/6, 11/1, 12/6, 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2 and 6/6.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 28. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL10 months.

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Wednesday April 5, 2017
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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Let's Talk!
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 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on March 29, 2017. No class on April 12 and April 19.

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
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

The Joanne Langione Dance Center presents a music and movement class for toddlers and preschoolers. This progam does have  an attendance limit of 70 people.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Puppet Pals
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
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How to Find a Job
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

help around townSummer may seem a long way away, but the time is fast approaching to start thinking about summer jobs. This workshop will help you begin thinking about what kind of jobs you might be interested in, and how to go about finding them. 

The workshop will be led by Louise Zornoza, Director of School Outreach with HelpAroundTown.com, a Lexington, MA-based website designed to help students find work and volunteer opportunities. The site was launched in 2011 by a Lexington High School parent to provide an easy, safe and unintimidating platform for kids to find local, flexible jobs and begin to build “real world” experience. Since then, the site has helped over 2,000 people find nearly 3,000 jobs. We'll also be spending time at the end working on resumes. For grades 9-12. Please register.

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 4 spaces available.
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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 grownup!  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 18th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, and June 7).  The book for February 1 is A Horn For Louis by Kimmel.

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

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. They will discuss My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. In May they will discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Info contact: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646

LOCATION: Room A
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Thursday April 6, 2017
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

scoreSCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in the second floor Meeting Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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ELL-Let's Talk About the News!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced level adult English Language Learners. Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2017. No class on April 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017. 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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Employment & Training Resources
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

ETR logoJoin Stacy Fatale, Career Advisor for Employment and Training Resources, a Massachusetts One-Stop Career Center, for a skills assessment workshop. Attendees will learn:

How to prioritize their top work values

Identify their skills and how to transfer them

How to market themselves and their accomplishments

Employment & Training Resources (ETR), a MA One Stop Career Center is the program cosponsor. Registration is required, space is limited.  Please call the Framingham ETR Career Center at 508 766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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-Everyday Life in the U.S.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Everyday Life in the U.S. is a free class for adult beginning 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.

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2017. No class on April 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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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. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer).

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Tech Time B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Tech Time D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

This week: Bugs.
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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Teen Gallery Opening for Newton South High School
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A. XiaoJoin us for Newton South High School’s spring show in our Teen Gallery. The exhibition is an accurate reflection of the quality and breadth of work produced by South students. A lively opening reception with food provided by Whole Foods Market is planned, at which a Newton South High School ensemble will delight us with their music as part of the festivities. The public is welcome. On view through early fall 2017. Thanks to Abraxis Framing Co. for providing the frames cost-free. (Image by: A. Xiao)

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Game Night for Adults
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours!  Ages 16+ please. No registration required. 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
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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 617-796-1360 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgContinuing every other week through June, we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. 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. Come on a light stomach and bring a water bottle. No previous experience required. The group will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani. Appropriate for ages 14+.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Friday April 7, 2017
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

LOCATION: Room A
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
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Picture Books on Film
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Short films for young people

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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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: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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ELL-Short Story Discussion Group
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 24, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1360 or send email to newtonell@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Saturday April 8, 2017
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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 2016 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 2015 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 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, such as answering questions, will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Songs and stories For All Ages
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  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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Songs and stories For All Ages
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  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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Dumbo Movie
2:00 PM - 3:05 PM

DumboThe shortest of Disney's major animated features Dumbo involves a baby elephant with unusually large ears. Ostracized from the rest of the circus animals, poor Dumbo is even separated from his mother, who is chained up in a separate cage after trying to defend her child. Only brash-but-lovable Timothy Mouse offers the hand of friendship to Dumbo, encouraging the pouty pachyderm to exploit his "different" qualities for fame and fortune. After trepidatiously indulging in a vat of booze, Dumbo awakens in a tall tree. Goaded by a group of jive-talking crows, Dumbo discovers that his outsized ears have given him the ability to fly. The musical score by Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace won Oscars for them both. Rated G. Runtime 64 min.

 

 

 

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

Our canine friend Leo 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, April 1st.  Space is limited.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Spring Fling!
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Authors Wally Lamb (I’ll Take You There) and Elizabeth Berg (Make Someone Happy) will be honored at this year’s Spring Fling fundraising event. NPR’s Tom Ashbrook and Hank Phillippi Ryan will serve as hosts for the evening. 

Enjoy food from Bakers’ Best, an open bar, live jazz music and great company. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward the purchase of new books and materials, help create a new Teen Space and develop an innovative Maker Space.

Individual and corporate sponsorships are available at the $200, $350, $500, $1,000 and $2,500 levels. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased on-line here. Or, mail a check payable to the Trustees of the Newton Free Library to:  Newton Free Library, Development Office, 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA  02459.

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Sunday April 9, 2017
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All Newton Music School Concert Series
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2017/wx04_09_Concert_ANMS_Jamie_Publicity_Picture.jpgJoin Jamie Clark, cello, and Michael Bukhman, piano, for an afternoon concert that will feature works by Debussy, Poulenc and Chopin. The concert is cosponsored by the All Newton Music School.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday April 10, 2017
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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.

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- Short Fiction
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

American Fiction is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. 

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 3, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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Every Child Ready To Read
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom! The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops, so when you register, you register for all four (4/3, 4/10, 4/24 and 5/1).  For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-4 years of age.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, March 20.
LOCATION: Story Room
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'Little Ones' Story/Craft Time
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Listen to a story, sing some songs and make a craft.  For kids ages 2 to 4 years.  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-Reading and Conversation
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced advanced adult English Language Learners.We will use short readings from the exciting new readers in the library's ESL collection. With each reading, you'll get grammar practice, new vocabulary and a chance to think aloud in English as we discuss the readings. We will enjoy reading short stories by famous writers and reading a variety of  articles on topics such as  career paths, travel, future technology, families, and news events worldwide.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 27, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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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 9/12, 10/3, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9/17, 2/13/17, 3/13/17, 4/10/17, 5/8/17, and 6/12/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 23 . When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Tuesday April 11, 2017
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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. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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 and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoon sessions, beginning on April 11, 2017.

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

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
There is 1 space available.
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Best Apps: News and Politics
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Trying to make sense of all the political news? This class will offer some suggestions for useful apps to keep you informed and involved. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 15 spaces available.
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Device Advice: iPhone/iPad D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
There is 1 space available.
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Tween Crafternoons
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month: slime! Grades 5-7. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Grade 5/6 Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kids in grades 5-6 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month.All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/13, 10/18, 11/8, 12/13, 1/10/17, 2/14/167, 3/14/17, 4/11/17, 5/9/17 and 6/13/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 21 . 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 April 11, 2017.

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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Celebrate National Poetry Month!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Poetry Series will honor National Poetry Month with special readings by Martha Collins, Andrea Cohen and Miriam Levine. An open mike will follow with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available, time permitting. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press.

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). They will discuss The Inferno** by Dante. In May they will discuss Reflections on the Revolution in France*** by Burke.  **Reading is from Great Books Foundation publication, Fifth Series, Volume 2. ***Reading is from Great Books Foundation publication, Fifth Series, Volume 3. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
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Wednesday April 12, 2017
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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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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Sequences: A Woman's Forum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The group is led by Robin Mayer Stein, poet and journalist. Spark your creativity in an inspiring, intergenerational group for women. Read, converse and write in response to poems, essays and personal stories. Meet interesting people while savoring literary treats. Info contact: Robin at 617-965-2178.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
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Blood Drive
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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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Book Bunch 2
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  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 18th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, and June 7).  The book for February 8 is A Horn For Louis by Kimmel.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Special Collections
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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. They will discuss The Hairdresser of Harare, a novel by Tendai Huchu of Zimbabwe. In May they will discuss The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, a nonfiction history of Mali, by Joshua Hammer. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Friends Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Room A
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Thursday April 13, 2017
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

scoreSCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in the second floor Meeting Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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ELL-Let's Talk About the News!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced level adult English Language Learners. Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2017. No class on April 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017. 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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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: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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iStorytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity.   For ages 0-4.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Tech Time D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Chinese Bilingual 3-5 Year Old Story Time
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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Decisions of Hope: A Patient and Care Providers Guide to Making Every Moment Count
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2017/wx04_13_Program_Good_Shepherd_Community_Care_The_Buoy_Projects.jpgIn honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Lorna J. Brunelle will give a program designed to ignite a meaningful dialogue between patients and care providers about quality of life decision making. The workshop will celebrate the importance of research, advocacy, preparation and hope. The program is cosponsored by Good Shepherd Community Care and will help attendees learn how to:

Change the landscape of end of life decision making

Empower patients and care providers to find hope by using their voice through advocacy

Encourage patients and care providers to make every moment count

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Drop in Coloring for Adults
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

It’s not just for kids! Drop in anytime for an evening of coloring. Bring your own coloring book or use some of our coloring sheets and colored pencils! No registration required. 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
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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 617-796-1360 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
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Black Out Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

blackout poetryTake creativity to a whole new level with Blackout Poetry by using words on the page of a book or newspaper to create one-of-a-kind works of art. All you need is your imagination. We'll provide the rest. Learn more about the art of Blackout Poetry by visiting austinkleon.com. For ages 13 and up. Please register. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 20 spaces available.
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Friday April 14, 2017
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
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Picture Books on Film
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Short films for young people

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

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
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ELL-Short Story Discussion Group
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 24, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1360 or send email to newtonell@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Saturday April 15, 2017
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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 2016 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 2015 federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2016 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, such as answering questions, will be provided to anyone regardless of income level.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Songs and stories For All Ages
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  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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Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Movie
2:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemThis spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926 New York, which is being threatened by both mystical acts of destruction and a group of extremist No-Majs (the American term for Muggles, i.e. those unable to use magic). Author Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in the city as part of a global study of fantastic beasts, but he gets caught up in this conflict when some of the magical creatures in his care are accidentally released. Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, and Johnny Depp co-star in this fantasy adventure, which was directed by David Yates (who helmed four of the Harry Potter films) and adapted for the screen by J.K. Rowling from her own book. PG-13. Runtime 133 minutes. Light refreshments provided courtesy of the Library.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Read to a Dog at the Library!
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Our canine friend Xena 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, April 1st.  Space is limited.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Sunday April 16, 2017
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Library closed-Easter
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Library closed-Easter

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Monday April 17, 2017
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Library closed-Patriots' Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Tuesday April 18, 2017
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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 afternoon sessions, beginning on April 11, 2017.

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

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

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

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Device Advice: iPhone/iPad C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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The Secret Garden
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Hampstead Stage Company presents The Secret Garden, an enchanting story about a young orphan girl, Mary, who comes to live with her uncle in the English countryside. Through her curiosity and determination, Mary finds a garden filled with memories that have been locked for years. Her youth and enthusiasm breathe life into each character she meets, bringing love back into the family. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

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

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Device Advice: iPhone/iPad D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Get Hooked on Crochet & Knitting
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

get hookedJoin us on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 3:30-5 pm. We have crochet hooks, knitting needles, yarn and the know-how to teach the basics of crocheting and knitting. Come learn how to knit and crochet or just hang out and work on a project! Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 10-18. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
There are 10 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 April 11, 2017.

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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Networking for Introverts and Everyone
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2017/wx04_18_Program_Jobs_Series.jpgAre you an introvert? Does the thought of going to a networking event paralyze you? Come to this interactive forum where we will:

Discuss how to engage with people in natural ways that build positive and productive connections

Explore the most effective ways to access and expand your networks to be successful in all of your professional pursuits 

Learn to apply networking techniques to your personal and online contacts

This program is part of the ongoing Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development series facilitated by Executive and Career Coach Tammy Gooler Loeb.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Playwrights Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
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Wednesday April 19, 2017
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Eaglesclaw - Harry Potter Inspired
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fans of the Harry Potter book series dream of being a student at Hogwarts, casting spells and brewing potions. The traveling professors from the Eaglesclaw School of Witchcraft & Wizardry will bring the magic to you, including some wand dueling, a magical class, some Quidditch and a mystery to solve right in your own town.  See if you have what it takes to join the ranks of magical students at Eaglesclaw School. Don't forget your robes and wands! We'll be outside near the Winnie-the-Pooh statues (or in Druker in case of rain). For kids in grades 5-7.  Space is limited.  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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Trivia Nite @ the Library
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Poetry Month: Haiku Writing
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

April is National Poetry Month! Come and join us to write haikus. We will write one together, and then you can write some of your own. No previous experience necessary. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 14 spaces available.
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Thursday April 20, 2017
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

scoreSCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in the second floor Meeting Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Introduction to Excel
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

An overview of features including entering and editing data, formatting,  saving and printing workbooks, entering formulas and functions, inserting/deleting columns. Offered by Employment & Training Resources (ETR), a MA One-Stop Career Center. To register (required) call ETR: 508-766-5700

LOCATION: Computer Center
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ELL Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A free storytime series for English Language Learners and their children ages 0-4 to practice English, meet other families and spend time together. We will sing songs, read books and have fun! Online registration (required) begins April 6. When you register, you are registering for all four sessions.

LOCATION: Story Room
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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. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer).

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Tech Time B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
There is 1 space available.
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3D Printing Workshop
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

3dLearn how 3D printing works by designing your own three-dimensional creation! See how the Library's LulzBot Mini  3D printer works. Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
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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 617-796-1360 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
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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 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Computer Center
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgContinuing every other week through June, we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. 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. Come on a light stomach and bring a water bottle. No previous experience required. The group will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani. Appropriate for ages 14+.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Friday April 21, 2017
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MOS: Super Cold Science
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Amazing things happen when matter changes temperature. With the help of a Museum educator and an intensely cold liquid, participants experience the remarkable changes in size, form, and behavior that
occur when a variety of objects and substances are super-cooled. For kids in grades K and up.
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
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ELL-Short Story Discussion Group
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 24, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1360 or send email to newtonell@minlib.net.

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

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

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Family 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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Saturday April 22, 2017
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Patriot's Day Movie
2:00 PM - 4:10 PM

Patriot's DayIn the immediate aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, a police officer (Mark Wahlberg) aids in the pursuit of the terrorists responsible. Under the direction of BPD commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman) and an FBI Special Agent (Kevin Bacon), the sprawling manhunt for the bombers extends into the Boston suburb of Watertown. Peter Berg directed this docudrama, which co-stars J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, Alex Wolff, and Melissa Benoist. Rated R. Runtime 130 minutes. Light refreshments provided courtesy of the Library.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday April 23, 2017
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Cello and Piano Music of South America
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2017/wx04_23_Concert_Aristides_Rivas.jpgFriends and collaborators, Grammy-nominated Venezuelan cellist Aristides Rivas and award-winning Brazilian pianist Victor Cayres, join forces to give Latin American classical music a fresh sound. Intended to promote and celebrate their own cultural backgrounds, this concert will feature some of the most prominent composers in Latin America. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday April 24, 2017
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26.

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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Introduction to Twitter
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Twitter is a “micro-blog” where you have 140 characters to express yourself. Links, pictures and videos can also be shared. It is popular for news and communicating with businesses and famous people. Come learn what everyone is talking about in this class that introduces you to the basics of using this simple communication tool. If you already have a Twitter account please come with your log in information. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 12 spaces available.
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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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.

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- Short Fiction
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

American Fiction is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. 

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 3, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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Every Child Ready To Read
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom! The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops, so when you register, you register for all four (4/3, 4/10, 4/24 and 5/1).  For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-4 years of age.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, March 20.
LOCATION: Story Room
There are 15 spaces available.
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'Little Ones' Story/Craft Time
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Listen to a story, sing some songs and make a craft.  For kids ages 2 to 4 years.  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-Reading and Conversation
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced advanced adult English Language Learners.We will use short readings from the exciting new readers in the library's ESL collection. With each reading, you'll get grammar practice, new vocabulary and a chance to think aloud in English as we discuss the readings. We will enjoy reading short stories by famous writers and reading a variety of  articles on topics such as  career paths, travel, future technology, families, and news events worldwide.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 27, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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Typewriter Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

typewriterGet creative with the new monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! The group will meet in the Library one Monday nite a month. Grades 7-12.

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Continuing the Course of Greening Our Community and the World
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2017/wx04_24_Program_Green_Newton_Ann_Berwick.jpgAnn Berwick, Newton’s Co-director of Sustainability will speak about opportunities for taking action to continue to address climate change and other issues that threaten the health of the environment. Learn what you can do, including:  

How to make your home more energy efficient

Ways to reduce carbon emissions by driving less, using a hybrid or electric vehicle, installing clean electric heat pumps and composting

Join local environmental organizations like Green Newton  

Stay informed on pending state legislation and municipal actions in support of climate protections

Cosponsored by Green Newton.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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John's Children's Book Writers
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for writers who have works in progress. Info contact: John Bell at 617-733-5711.

LOCATION: Room A
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Tuesday April 25, 2017
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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. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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 and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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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Matt Heaton Family Singalong
11:00 AM - 11:45 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 afternoon sessions, beginning on April 11, 2017.

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: Android A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Device Advice: Android B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Device Advice: Android C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Read to a Dog at the Library!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Our canine friend Riley 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, April 1st.  Space is limited.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Device Advice: Android D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. 

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

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 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 12/20, 1/24/17, 2/28/17, 3/28/17, 4/25/17, 5/23/17, and 6/20/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 23. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Books & Brownies
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

rest of us just live hereJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! The title we'll discuss this month is The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. For more information aoout Books & Brownies check out our website

LOCATION: Teen Area
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ELL-Let's Talk!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 11, 2017.

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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You and Your Financial Future
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Are you on track to achieve your financial goals now and throughout your life? Join our expert panelists to learn about a variety of important money-related topics. This month’s program will focus on the Accumulation Phase:

Matt Paradise, American Consumer Credit Counseling: Debt management

Mark Williams, B.U. Questrom School of Management Executive in Residence: Portfolio risk vs. returns, bonds and equity funds

Daniel Galli, CFP, B.U.: IRA, Roth, bonds and taxable accounts

Dr. David Griswold, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance and Economics at Boston University Questrom School of Management, will moderate

Cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. The series will continue on Wednesday, May 31 and Tuesday, June 6.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Wednesday April 26, 2017
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Trustees Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Trustees' Room
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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Let's Talk!
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 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on March 29, 2017. No class on April 12 and April 19.

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 and Stories For Ages 0-4
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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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Best Apps: Food and Cooking
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bring your phone into the kitchen. From finding recipes to planning your trip to the grocery store, come learn about the best apps for food and cooking. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 14 spaces available.
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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. Children do not need to be independent readers.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, February 1st.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (February 15, March 15, April 26, May 17, and June 14).  The book for February 15 is Too Many Babas by Croll.

LOCATION: Story Room
There are 2 spaces available.
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Make It! Bath Bombs
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

bath bombGet ready to relax! We’ll be making bath bombs out of some natural ingredients. Grades 5-7. Register online. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
There are 10 spaces available.
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Laya's Children's Book Writers
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for writers who have work in progress. Info contact: Laya Steinberg at Lasword@rcn.com.

LOCATION: Room A
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Thursday April 27, 2017
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

scoreSCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in the second floor Meeting Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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ELL-Let's Talk About the News!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced level adult English Language Learners. Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2017. No class on April 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017. 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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Tell the Story Behind Your Poetry
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Would you like to read a poem you have written and tell the story behind writing it?  Rita Wolfson will return again this year to lead this session for amateur poets.

LOCATION: Special Collections
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ELL Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A free storytime series for English Language Learners and their children ages 0-4 to practice English, meet other families and spend time together. We will sing songs, read books and have fun! Online registration (required) begins April 6. When you register, you are registering for all four sessions.

LOCATION: Story Room
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iStorytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity.   For ages 0-4.

 

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 beginning 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.

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2017. No class on April 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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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. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Tech Time D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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STEAM Ahead
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A storytime for 3-5 year olds and their care givers to explore math, science, and the arts with children's books and related activities.  Space is limited.  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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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 617-796-1360 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Trustees' 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. This month we're reading The Nest by Cyntha Sweeney. 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
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

American Government is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  We will discuss the structure of American government, how officials are elected or appointed, government and the media, and words and idioms to know. There will be short weekly homework assignments.

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 27, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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Newton History Series: Par Excellence: Golf Legend Donald Ross
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2017/wx04_27_Program_History_Series_Donald_Ross.jpgCalled the “Michelangelo of golf,” Donald Ross designed nearly 400 golf courses in the early 20th century including four in Newton - Charles River, Woodland, Brae Burn and Newton Commonwealth. Filmmaker Cob Carlson will use clips from his documentary, Donald Ross: Discovering the Legend, to describe Ross's emigration from Scotland to the U.S., his work in Massachusetts and his life on Beacon Street in Newton. Golf historians Kevin Mendik, a Brae Burn member, and Paul Murphy of Charles River, will join Carlson in telling how Ross’s extraordinary vision and legacy continue today. The program is part of the Newton History Series and is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Friday April 28, 2017
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

LOCATION: Room A
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
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Picture Books on Film
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Short films for young people

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

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
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ELL-Short Story Discussion Group
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 24, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1360 or send email to newtonell@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Saturday April 29, 2017
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Songs and stories For All Ages
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  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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Songs and stories For All Ages
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  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 - 3:50 PM

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

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday April 30, 2017
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Alex Poliykov on Piano
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2017/wx04_30_Concert_Alex_Poliykov.jpgUkrainian pianist, conductor and pedagogue Alex Poliykov will perform Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes op.13, Scriabin’s Etudes op.8#12 and op.42#5 and Beethoven’s Sonata #23 op.57.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday May 1, 2017
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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.

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- Short Fiction
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

American Fiction is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. 

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 3, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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Every Child Ready To Read
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

The process of learning to read starts long before children enter the classroom! The Every Child Ready to Read program helps parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn how to engage in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing activities that develop important early literacy skills. This program series includes four parent and child workshops, so when you register, you register for all four (4/3, 4/10, 4/24 and 5/1).  For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-4 years of age.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, March 20.
LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Reading and Conversation
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced advanced adult English Language Learners.We will use short readings from the exciting new readers in the library's ESL collection. With each reading, you'll get grammar practice, new vocabulary and a chance to think aloud in English as we discuss the readings. We will enjoy reading short stories by famous writers and reading a variety of  articles on topics such as  career paths, travel, future technology, families, and news events worldwide.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 27, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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Amy and Sonya Kurzweil
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a mother - daughter conversation with Sonya and Amy Kurzweil. A book signing will follow with copies of Amy's book, Flying Couch. Details will follow.

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
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Tuesday May 2, 2017
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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. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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 and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoon sessions, beginning on April 11, 2017.

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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Working With Wind: Wind Turbine Engineering
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Turbines use wind to create electricity.  There are a variety of sizes and shapes of these turbines in use today supplying electricity to small lamps all the way to homes and businesses! In this workshop, participants design and build a wind turbine to see how much electricity it can generate! But it doesn’t stop there! Watch other turbines as they are tested on the turbine tester to see how much electricity they can generate. Can you produce even more electricity by re-designing your turbine?  This  engineering activity promotes problem-solving practices, sharpening of observation skills, teamwork, and creativity through an a hand-on engaging activity that uses everyday materials and wind from a vacuum cleaner!  For tweens in grades 5-7.  Space is limited.  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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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 April 11, 2017.

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 9/6, 11/1, 12/6, 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2 and 6/6.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 28. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL10 months.

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Wednesday May 3, 2017
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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Let's Talk!
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 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on March 29, 2017. No class on April 12 and April 19.

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
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

The Joanne Langione Dance Center presents a music and movement class for toddlers and preschoolers. This progam does have  an attendance limit of 70 people.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Puppet Pals
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
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Book Bunch 1
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownup!  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 18th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, and June 7).  The book for February 1 is A Horn For Louis by Kimmel.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Don't Blink!: A Funny Mystery With Itay the Magician
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This magic show is built on comedy and mystery, full of tricks involving cards, eggs, cups, balls, bananas, and so much more!  For families with kids ages 5 and up, a show sure to make everyone laugh.

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
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Thursday May 4, 2017
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

scoreSCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in the second floor Meeting Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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ELL-Let's Talk About the News!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A current events discussion group for intermediate to advanced level adult English Language Learners. Different opinions will be encouraged.  Participants will bring articles for class discussion.

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2017. No class on April 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017. 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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ELL Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A free storytime series for English Language Learners and their children ages 0-4 to practice English, meet other families and spend time together. We will sing songs, read books and have fun! Online registration (required) begins April 6. When you register, you are registering for all four sessions.

LOCATION: Story Room
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iStorytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity.   For ages 0-4.

 

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 beginning 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.

10 Thursday morning sessions.  The class begins on April 6, 2017. No class on April 20.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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Storytime Surprise For 3-5
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This week: Gardens.
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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College Admissions Testing: A Roadmap
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

summitWith the first administration of the redesigned SAT last spring and an increasing number of students taking the ACT, families have many questions about the current state of standardized testing.  In this seminar, we will explain the role of standardized tests in the college admissions process.  We will discuss the differences between the SAT and ACT to help students and families better understand these tests’ design.  Lastly, we will examine sample problems from the two tests to highlight the differences between them so that students can make a more informed decision when deciding between the SAT and ACT.   The goals of this presentation are to take away some of the anxiety that surrounds these tests and to give families information to help guide them through their own unique testing plans:  Which test.  When to take them.  How and when to prepare for them. Presentedy by Drew Heilpern, Ph.D. of the Summit Educational Group.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Art Reception for Eli Portman
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

American Government is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  We will discuss the structure of American government, how officials are elected or appointed, government and the media, and words and idioms to know. There will be short weekly homework assignments.

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on April 27, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgContinuing every other week through June, we will be offering sitting meditation and yoga sessions. 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. Come on a light stomach and bring a water bottle. No previous experience required. The group will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani. Appropriate for ages 14+.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Friday May 5, 2017
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to new students.

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

LOCATION: Room A
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
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Picture Books on Film
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Short films for young people

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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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: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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ELL-Short Story Discussion Group
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Short Stories: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short stories by leading authors.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 24, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1360 or send email to newtonell@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Saturday May 6, 2017
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Songs and stories For All Ages
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  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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Songs and stories For All Ages
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for all ages.  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 - 3:40 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Coraline, rated PG.  Runtime 100 minutes.

 

 

 

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

Our canine friend Leo 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, April 29th.  Space is limited.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Sunday May 7, 2017
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Crowes Pasture Plays Traditional and Original Folk Music
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Crowe's Pasture with Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin, will play traditional and original folk music. Details will follow. This event is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday May 8, 2017
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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.

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- Short Fiction
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

American Fiction is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. 

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on April 3, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 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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'Little Ones' Story/Craft Time
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Listen to a story, sing some songs and make a craft.  For kids ages 2 to 4 years.  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-Reading and Conversation
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Reading and Conversation is a free class for intermediate to advanced advanced adult English Language Learners.We will use short readings from the exciting new readers in the library's ESL collection. With each reading, you'll get grammar practice, new vocabulary and a chance to think aloud in English as we discuss the readings. We will enjoy reading short stories by famous writers and reading a variety of  articles on topics such as  career paths, travel, future technology, families, and news events worldwide.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on March 27, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. 

Online registration (required) begins on March 20, 2017.

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

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Moonlight: Movie
6:30 PM - 8:20 PM

MoonlightMOONLIGHT is the tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. Rated R. Runtime 111 minutes. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Library.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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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 9/12, 10/3, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9/17, 2/13/17, 3/13/17, 4/10/17, 5/8/17, and 6/12/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 23 . When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

LOCATION: Story Room
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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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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
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Tuesday May 9, 2017
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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. The first play will be "Our Town."

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 13, 2016. No classes on 12/27, 2/21, and 4/18.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 1, 2016.

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 and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  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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Songs and Stories For Ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, short stories and finger plays for ages 0-4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

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

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

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoon sessions, beginning on April 11, 2017.

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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Tween Crafternoons
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month: Peeps dioramas! Grades 5-7. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Grade 5/6 Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kids in grades 5-6 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month.All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/13, 10/18, 11/8, 12/13, 1/10/17, 2/14/167, 3/14/17, 4/11/17, 5/9/17 and 6/13/17.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 21 . 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 April 11, 2017.

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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Civil Rights: How Far We Have Come, How Far We Have to Go
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM