Programs Newton Free Library
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Friday November 24, 2017
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
Saturday November 25, 2017
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: The Lion King, rated G.  Runtime 87 minutes.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday November 26, 2017
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Kate Kayaian Performs on Cello
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cellist Kate Kayaian will return to the library to perform solo works by Bach, Harbison, Hovaness and Cassado. Kate Kayaian is known for her stunning artistry and her passion for collaboration. Following her studies at the New England Conservatory of Music, she won a three-year fellowship with the New World Symphony where she performed as principal cellist under the baton of Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas. 

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

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

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, September 25th.  When you register, you register for ALL 7 sessions (10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, and 11/27). 

 

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: Back of First Floor
 
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Newton Power Choice Program to Purchase Energy
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/11_2017/wx11_27_Program_Green_Newton.jpgThe City of Newton is working on a proposal called Newton Power Choice to purchase electricity on behalf of all Newton residents. Find out about the program at panel discussion that will explain:

What Newton Power Choice is

How it could increase the content of renewable electricity produced in New England from solar and wind

How the program might impact your electric bill

Options within the contract to opt out, opt down or opt up

The panel will include Ann Berwick, Newton's Co-director of Sustainability, and Jim Purdy, Eric Olson and Halina Brown who represent Newton Citizens Commission on Energy. This program is part of the Greening Our Community Series and is cosponsored by Green Newton.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday November 28, 2017
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ELL-Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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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.

13 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 19, 2017.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 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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Matt Heaton Family Singalong
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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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 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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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 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
The registration period has ended.
Wednesday November 29, 2017
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Intro To Ozobots
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Master the basics of our Ozobots robots, the community prize for the Summer Reading Challenge. No robotics experience required! For kids in grades 2nd-4th.  Online registration (required) begins Wednesday, November 8th.

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Cracking the Code: Understanding Zoning for Homeowners
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Zoning Redesign

“Cracking the Code: Understanding Zoning for Homeowners” on Wednesday November 29th, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. RSVP www.courbanize.com/newtonzoning/about

Discussion topics include: massing, additions, accessory buildings, garages, fences and retaining walls!

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

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Books & Brownies
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

burn baby burnJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! This month we'll be discussing Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina. Grades 9-12 and their adult are welcome! Check our website for more information about Books & Brownies. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Engineering Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Back of First Floor
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ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

8 Wednesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 25, 2017.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Drop in to work on your novel during National Novel Writing Month. Meet others participating in NaNoWriMo or, just concentrate in a quiet, dedicated space. Bring your laptop or other device or use one of our computers (limited availability). No registration required.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
 
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Tween/Teen Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. The group is for adult writers who have work in progress focusing on Tween and Teen novels. Contact: Laya Steinberg at lasword@rcn.com.   

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday November 30, 2017
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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ELL-A Great American Novel
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A Great American Novel is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Read and discuss a novel by a leading American author. You should have some experience reading short stories, novels or plays in English.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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iStorytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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K-2 Fun
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This week: Houses.

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

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

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

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

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

This month's read is The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

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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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NEW! French Conversation Club: the first and third Thursdays of the month, 7-8:30 pm, Room B
Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary
and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014.

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

 

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Living and Aging in Newton Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wxSeniorServicesNewLogoShade.jpgLearn about the results of the 300+ listening sessions that have been conducted since Newton was designated as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the World Health Organization Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback on priorities for how to address social isolation, increase mobility, improve housing options and more. Residents of all ages are encouraged to participate. Cosponsored by the Newton Council on Aging and the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Facilitated by Margaret Leipsitz, Senior Services Outreach and Engagement Coordinator.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Friday December 1, 2017
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

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

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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.




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

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

LOCATION: Computer Center
Saturday December 2, 2017
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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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Make Way For Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Image result for the glass castleIt's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: The Glass Castle. Rated PG-13. Runtime 127 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, November 18th.  Space is limited.

LOCATION: Story Room
There are 2 spaces available.
Sunday December 3, 2017
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Johnson String Quartet
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2017/wx12_03_Concert_Johnson_String_Quartet.jpgJohn Guarino and Julia Meynert-Guarino, violins; Evan Perry, viola; and Robert Mayes, cello, are the Johnson String Quartet. They will perform quartets by Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 4, 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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One-Stop Career Center Workshop for Jobseekers
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Doug Cole, a Career Advisor at the One-Stop Career Center in Framingham, will facilitate a workshop on the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and Résumé Writing. Space is limited, registration is required. Call 508-766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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SGW Planning Meeting
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Room A
 
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ELL-Holiday Party
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A potluck supper for tutors, learners, and their families.  By invitation only.

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

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

We meet once a month on a Monday night to make crafts and eat snacks. This month we’ll be making mittens out of felted wool. Grades 7-12.  

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

They will discuss The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story of Pathological Friendliness by Jennifer Latson. In January they will discuss The Speed of Dark, by Elizabeth Moon.

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

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday December 5, 2017
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ELL-Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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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.

13 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 19, 2017.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 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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Music With Emily
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Parents' Choice Award winning singer/songwriter, Emily Hall, for this sing-a-long musical adventure. Having just moved here from NYC Emily is excited to start sharing her music here in the Boston area.  With familiar tunes and some originals, visuals and surprises, Emily will get you up and moving along and having fun! With a little holiday thrown in, you don't want to miss this "not just a sing-a-long sing-a-long".  Aimed at kids up through age 4.

 

 
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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 2E
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 2E
There is 1 space 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 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Fiction Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Teen Area
Wednesday December 6, 2017
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 30th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/13, 10/4, 11/1, 12/6, and 1/3).  The book for Sept. 13 is Katie and the Sunflower by Mayhew.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Screening of Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2017/wx12-06%20Program%20Edgar%20Allan%20Poe%20Buried%20Alive%20poster.jpgThe film was shown on PBS as part of their American Masters series. A Q and A session with Eric Stange (producer/director), Paul Lewis (film commentator and Boston College Professor) and Megan Marshall (film commentator and 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life) will follow. The event is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. (Photo credit: Liane Brandon)

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

8 Wednesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 25, 2017.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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10 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids with Writing Assignments
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

As a parent, do you have difficulty knowing how (or whether) to help your student with school writing assignments? Professional writing tutor Jane Hirschhorn will discuss the ways in which parents can help their students with school writing tasks in ways that are calm, helpful and productive. This talk is geared for parents with students in grades 4 through 7.

Jane Hirschhorn is a Newton-based professional writing tutor and the owner of JBH Tutoring. She has more than 20 years of experience and works with students in elementary school through high school. 

 

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

They will discuss The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. In January they will discuss The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain. Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. Info contact: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday December 7, 2017
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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ELL-A Great American Novel
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A Great American Novel is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Read and discuss a novel by a leading American author. You should have some experience reading short stories, novels or plays in English.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Retail Pathways Info Session for Job Seekers
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Retail Pathways, Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce and area retail employers are offering scholarships for a 90-hour Retail Industry Fundamentals & Customer Service Training program. Retail Pathways is a training program of Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce, Inc. (PSW), a non-profit serving the Boston Metro Southwest region. To register (required) call the Framingham American Job Center at 508-861-7993. Space is limited.

LOCATION: Room B
 
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iStorytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Tech Time A
2:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required. 

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

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

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

NEW! French Conversation Club: the first and third Thursdays of the month, 7-8:30 pm, Room B
Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary
and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014.

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

 

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Joint Art Reception for Tom Doran and David Zapatka
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2017/wx12_07_Art_David_Zapatka_graves%20portrait%202.jpghttp://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2017/wx12_07_Art_Tom_Doran_Hall.jpgFor over four years David Zapatka has been on a photographic odyssey chasing America’s iconic lighthouses on the darkest of dark new moon nights under brilliant stars. Copies of his book, Stars & Lights: Darkest of Dark Nights, will be available at the reception. Tom Doran’s Pixel Collages reflect his fascination with nature, geometry and strong colors. Both shows will be on view December 2-28. (Image credit: L David Zapatka R Tom Doran)

LOCATION: Gallery
 
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday December 8, 2017
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Computer Center
Saturday December 9, 2017
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 3:50 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Cars 3, rated G.  Runtime 109 minutes.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 10, 2017
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Stephen Porter on Piano
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2016/wx12_11_Concert_Stephen_Porter%20by%20Kathy%20Chapman%202015.jpgPianist Stephen Porter will return to the library to give an all-Liszt recital of piano pieces inspired by art, religion and nature. Mr. Porter has appeared as a soloist in London, Paris, Sarajevo, Istanbul and Rio de Janeiro.

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Klezmer and More
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2016/wx12_15_Concert_Bill_Wise.jpgJoin us for a lively concert of Jewish folk and klezmer music with clarinetist Bill Wise and pianist/accordionist Barry Shapiro. They will perform well- known Israeli, Yiddish and Hanukah tunes, some of the most popular Y2klez CD tunes and some American swing and blues numbers. 

Bill Wise is a composer of klezmer and other genres. Barry Shapiro taught in the New England Conservatory preparatory department for over 20 years. Currently he teaches a klezmer ensemble and gives private lessons. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Typewriter Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

typewriterGet creative with the monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Memoir Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Registration is required for newcomers. Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. They will discuss Elizabeth Strout’s Mississippi Mary from Anything is Possible, Random House, 2016 and Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald, available online.

The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Tuesday December 12, 2017
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ELL-Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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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.

13 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 19, 2017.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 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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Dance and Movement Class
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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 iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Device Advice 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 iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Device Advice 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 iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Device Advice 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 iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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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: miniature food! Grades 5-7. 

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

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

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


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

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

Join us as we learn the art of making dreamcatchers. We’ll use traditional materials and learn about the history and cultural significance of the object. Ages 18+. 

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
 
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Playwrights Group: Calling All Writers!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). This month they will discuss A Christmas Carol by Dickens.

In January they will discuss selections from The Invention of Nature   Alexander Von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf including:

  • Prologue
  • Chapter 2 Imagination and Nature:  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Humboldt
  • Chapter 18  (at least last 4 pages)  Humboldt's  Cosmos   
  • Chapter 19  Poetry, Science and Nature: Henry David Thoreau and Humboldt
  • Chapter 23  Preservation and Nature:  John Muir and Humboldt
  • Epilogue

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

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday December 13, 2017
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Sequences: A Woman's Forum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Read to a Dog at the Library!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Story Room
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Book Bunch 2
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 30th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13, and 1/10).  The book for Sept. is Katie and the Sunflower by Mayhew.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

8 Wednesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 25, 2017.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Special Collections
Thursday December 14, 2017
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Tech Time A
2:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

A special bilingual storytime with stories, songs and movement in English and Russian. 
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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Housing for Whom? Zoning, Affordability, and Fair Housing
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Zoning Redesign

“Housing for Whom? Zoning, Affordability, and Fair Housing” – Thursday December 14th, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. RSVP www.courbanize.com/newtonzoning/about

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

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-New Tutors Roundtable
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A forum for new 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
Friday December 15, 2017
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

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

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Computer Center
Saturday December 16, 2017
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

 

 

 

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

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 18, 2017
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

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

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

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

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

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

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

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

No registration required. 

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Special Collections
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Children's Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday December 19, 2017
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ELL-Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Dance Party
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Deathstars and Dragons Sci-fi Fantasy Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

They read award-winning sci-fi and fantasy books and discuss them. This month we will be reading The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guinn.  Info contact: aferrante@minlib.net.

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

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday December 20, 2017
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Trustees Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Engineering Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Be a problem solver!  Take on a new engineering challenge each week.  Get creative, think outside the box, and hang out with other like-minded kids. Club members get to choose the projects! At each meeting, members can bring project ideas and we'll vote on the one we want to do the next m