Programs Newton Free Library
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Monday June 18, 2018
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Board Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Sara    slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: 3rd Floor
 
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Brick Wall Genealogy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A brick wall is anything that stands between you and the ancestor you are researching. Common mistakes that we make to build these walls will be discussed by Ginny Audet. There may be time to deal with even more difficult problems we encounter. Register online.

CONTACT:  Ginny    gaudet@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Children's Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday June 19, 2018
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Hospice Care: A Multicultural Perspective
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/Logos/wxGood-Shepherd_Community_Care_cropped.jpgParticipants will hear from Good Shepherd Community Care’s pioneering Multicultural Hospice Program staff on the importance of culturally competent care to ensuring comfortable, peaceful and meaningful end-of-life experiences. The program will focus on:

  • Multicultural perspective on the beliefs, rituals and traditions related to death, dying and end-of-life in the Russian, Asian and Latino communities.
  • Engaging in conversation about the positive and negative impacts of committing to culturally competent care
  • How to implement programmatic and organizational changes to support an effort of inclusion
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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. They will discuss All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders. Info contact Erica at: eyuen@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room B
Wednesday June 20, 2018
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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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 A Grain of Wheat, a novel by Ngugi wa Thiong'o of Kenya. This book may also be listed under James Ngugi. Next meeting: Wednesday, September 19. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday June 21, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

 

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

The 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 June 22, 2018
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Tech Time 1
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
Saturday June 23, 2018
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Saturdays at the Movies:Peter Rabbit
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Peter Rabbit.

Peter Rabbit and his three sisters -- Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail -- enjoy spending their days in Mr. McGregor's vegetable garden. Mr. McGregor hatches scheme after scheme to get rid of Peter -- a resourceful rabbit who proves to be a worthy and wily opponent. Rated PG. Runtime 95 minutes.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  RoMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday June 24, 2018
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Good Songs About Bad People
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2018/wx06_24_Concert_Outrageous_Fortune.jpgWhy do good songs happen to bad people (with apologies to Harold Kushner)?  Outrageous Fortune will perform memorable jug band tributes to some of the worst scoundrels ever to have their sagas sung. Enjoy their toe-tappin' style with sweet three-part harmony and sizzling guitar, harmonica, jug, washboard and bass. The concert will include songs from their recent CD Delta Bound as well as works by A. Anderson, A. Blake, P. Domain, "Sleepy John" Estes and others.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday June 25, 2018
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Google Searching Tips and Tricks
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This course will teach you search strategies to so you can easily find what you’re looking for on the Internet. Learn how to search for specific phrases, limit to recent pages by date and other helpful hints. For more information email Julie at newtonpublicservices@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Living With Cancer
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/06_2018/wx06_25%20Living%20with%20Cancer%20book2.jpgThe prospect of entering treatment is overwhelming for anyone facing a diagnosis of cancer. While patients have access to a vast amount of medical information online, this advice is often unreliable or confusing. In Living with Cancer, Drs. Vicki A. Jackson and David P. Ryan have crafted the first step-by-step guide aimed at helping people with this life-defining disease grasp what’s happening to them while coping physically and emotionally with cancer treatment. Join them for a compelling talk that will be followed by a book signing.The program is cosponsored by Facing Cancer Together.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

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

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tween/Teen Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. The group is for adult writers who have work in progress focusing on Tween and Teen novels. Contact: Josh at chapter11@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday June 28, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Hooked on Books Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Image result for sourdough bookThis months book Sourdough by Robin Sloan

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

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

CONTACT:  Sara  617-796-1380  slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday June 29, 2018
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Tech Time 1
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tech Time 2
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
There is 1 space available.
 
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Behind the Scenes Tour of the Library
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

  • Show you where and how we process new materials
  • Introduce you to some of our talented staff members that help make the library a special part of the community
  • Get you up close to the sorter machine
  • Fill you in on some of the little known details of our wonderful library
  • Tours last approximately one hour, meet inside the parking lot entrance
LOCATION: Gallery
Saturday June 30, 2018
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Saturdays at the Movies: Justice League
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Justice League

 

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Rated PG-13. Runtime 120 minutes.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  RoMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday July 2, 2018
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Movie Night Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Love, Simon, Movie Screening, Monday, July 2, 6:30 pm: Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17 year-old Simon Spier, it's a little more complicated. He hasn't told his family or friends that he's gay, and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he's fallen for online. Resolving both proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Rated PG-13. Runtime 110 mins.     

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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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
Thursday July 5, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
Saturday July 7, 2018
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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: Wrinkle in Time. 

wrinkle in time movie posterFollowing the discovery of a new form of space travel as well as Meg's father's disappearance, she, her brother, and her friend must join three magical beings (Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which) to travel across the universe to rescue him from a terrible evil. Rated PG. Runtime 109 minutes.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday July 9, 2018
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The Best Travel Apps
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Looking forward to your next get-away? Planning for some summer fun? Skip the agent and do your own planning!

This class will cover websites and tools to put together your dream adventure from exploring fun activities, to getting the best deals, to making sure you're prepared for anything. 

Registration is Required.

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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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
Tuesday July 10, 2018
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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. This month's title is Missing by Karin Alvtegen. 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 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 1:36 PM     
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 1:51 PM     
Wednesday July 11, 2018
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Coffee, Tea & Conversation for 55+
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 1:54 PM     
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 1:59 PM     
 
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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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Joint Art Reception for Carolyn Lock and Jed Sutter
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception for these art shows. Carolyn Lock will be showing in the Gallery. Jed Sutter will be showing in the Main Hall. Refreshments will be served. Details will follow

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

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

LOCATION: Special Collections
Thursday July 12, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Tech Time 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 2:09 PM     
 
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Tech Time 2
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 2:15 PM     
 
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Murder by the Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  khennrikus@minlib.net   617-796-1360.  khennrikus@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Friday July 13, 2018
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Tech Time 1
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 2:21 PM     
 
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Tech Time 2
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
30 minutes one-on-one for tech help. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding
  • basic computer skills
  • ereaders and mobile devices
  • internet searching
  • email
  • word processing
  • library resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy) 
  • and more!

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2E
Registration will begin on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 2:23 PM     
Saturday July 14, 2018
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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: Sherlock Gnomes. 

Garden gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments. Rated PG. Runtime 96 minutes.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday July 16, 2018
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Carte Blanche: The Beatles' White Album
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Beatles' only double-album, The Beatles (a.k.a. The White Album) is the band's most individualized and stylistically diverse work. Many people argue that The White Album should have been released as a single-album, but no two people seem to agree on which half should be kept and which half should be discarded. In this 2-hour program, three Beatles experts (Candy Leonard, Aaron Krerowicz and Daniel D'Addio) will make the case for why all 30 tracks should be kept, then the audience will be invited to discuss and debate the merits of each song in order to distill the double-album down to a single disc.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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 July 17, 2018
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Romance Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
LOCATION: Room B
Thursday July 19, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
Saturday July 21, 2018
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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: The Jungle Book. 

In this reimagining of the classic collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling, director Jon Favreau uses visually stunning CGI to create the community of animals surrounding Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a human boy adopted by a pack of wolves. Rated PG. Runtime 106 min.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday July 23, 2018
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Hands on with Ancestry
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come prepared with at least one thing you want to research. I will discuss various aspects of using Ancestry to best advantage for half an hour. The next hour will be open to you for researching your own particular question or questions. Use our PCs or bring your laptop. I will be available to help.  Ancestry is a database that you need to use in the library if you want free access. I will send my three Ancestry handouts if you would like to read ahead before coming to class. This class will be held in the ITTC (aka Computer Training Lab) on the first floor rear of the library.

 
CONTACT:  Ginny Audet    gaudet@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 12 spaces available.
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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SCORE Help for Small Businesses
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Matthew Marcus Performs
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details on this concert will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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Tween/Teen Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. The group is for adult writers who have work in progress focusing on Tween and Teen novels. Contact: Josh at chapter11@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday July 26, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Hooked on Books Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Image result for born a crimeThis months book Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

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

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

CONTACT:  Sara  617-796-1360  slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday July 27, 2018
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Behind the Scenes Tour of the Library
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

  • Show you where and how we process new materials
  • Introduce you to some of our talented staff members that help make the library a special part of the community
  • Get you up close to the sorter machine
  • Fill you in on some of the little known details of our wonderful library
  • Tours last approximately one hour, meet inside the parking lot entrance
CONTACT:  romcgrath@minlib.net  617 796 1360  romcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Gallery
Thursday August 2, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Roberto & Kathryn in Concert
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Roberto & Kathryn will perform. Details will follow for this evening concert.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday August 6, 2018
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Movie Night Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

movie poster imageChappaquiddick, Movie Screening, Monday, August 6, 2018, 7:00 pm: On July 18, 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy drives his car off of a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island. The accident results in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist who worked for Kennedy. The investigation into the mysterious events forever alters his political legacy -- and ultimately changes the course of presidential history. Rated PG-13. Runtime 1 hr 46 min.                                        

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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Art Reception for Lisa Goren
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Gallery
 
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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
Wednesday August 8, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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- 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
Thursday August 9, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Murder by the Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month's title is A Place of Execution by Val McDermid. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

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

CONTACT:  khennrikus@minlib.net   617-796-1360.  khennrikus@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Monday August 13, 2018
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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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The Jewish Baseball Card Book
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Martin Abramowitz, founder of Jewish Major Leaguers Inc., will give a talk on the book he co-authored, The Jewish Baseball Card Book. A book sale with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair will follow. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday August 14, 2018
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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. This month's title is A Place of Execution by Val McDermid. 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
Thursday August 16, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
Monday August 20, 2018
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Hands On With Family Search
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come prepared with at least one thing you want to research. I will discuss various aspects of using Family Search to best advantage for half an hour. The next hour will be open to you for researching your own particular question or questions. Use our PCs or bring your laptop. I will be will be available to help.  Family Search is a totally free site you can use anywhere, but they do now require you to register for an account. I will send instructions on how to do this ahead of time, as well as general instructions if you would like to read ahead before coming to class.

 
CONTACT:  Ginny Audet    gaudet@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 12 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 August 21, 2018
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Romance Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
LOCATION: Room B
 
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Music Through the Decades
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Presented by accomplished musician David Polansky, and commissioned by the Norman Rockwell Museum, this program showcases the pop music inspired by what was happening in America from 1895 through 1960. (e.g. Gay 90s, The Automobile, WWI, Dixieland, The Great Depression, WWII, The Atomic Age, more).

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Thursday August 23, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
Saturday August 25, 2018
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

movie poster imageIt's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Avengers: Infinity War. 

Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, and the rest of the Avengers gather together for one last stand against Thanos who wields the power of life and death. Rated PG-13. Runtime 2 hrs, 29 min.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday August 28, 2018
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SCORE Help for Small Businesses
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Vision Board 101
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/01_2018/wx01_10_Program_Vision_board-Wheat_Field.jpgDo you have a vision for yourself or a direction that you want to go in life? Join Senior Library Assistant, Roxanne, for this hands-on program and learn to create a vision board. Magazines will be provided. Or, if you prefer, bring your own magazine that can be cut up. For ages 16+. Registration is required.   

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Wednesday August 29, 2018
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SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a workshop for business owners that will be led by a SCORE mentor. Details will follow.

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Thursday August 30, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

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

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

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
 
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Hooked on Books Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Image result for Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely FineThis months book Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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

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

CONTACT:  Sara  617-796-1360  slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday August 31, 2018
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Behind the Scenes Tour of the Library
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

  • Show you where and how we process new materials
  • Introduce you to some of our talented staff members that help make the library a special part of the community
  • Get you up close to the sorter machine
  • Fill you in on some of the little known details of our wonderful library
  • Tours last approximately one hour, meet inside the parking lot entrance
CONTACT:  romcgrath@minlib.net  617 796 1360  romcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Gallery
Tuesday September 4, 2018
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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
Wednesday September 5, 2018
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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
Saturday September 8, 2018
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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: stay tuned.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday September 9, 2018
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Concert for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Alexandra Whitfield, soprano, William Kirkley, clarinet and Elizabeth Whitfield, piano for an afternoon concert. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday September 10, 2018
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Disability Awareness Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Tuesday September 11, 2018
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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. This month's title is Emily Dickinson is Dead by Jane Langton. 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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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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Poetry Reading and Open Mike
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2018/wxPoetry.jpgThe 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). This month, they will be reading Father and Son, by Gosse. Next month, they will be reading Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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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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Art Reception for Newton Art Association
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

View original works by more than 80 Newton Art Association (NAA) members including paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture and ceramics. NAA will award $1200 in prizes to show participants. On view September 5-27.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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 September 13, 2018
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Murder by the Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month's title is Emily Dickinson is Dead by Jane Langton. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

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

CONTACT:  khennrikus@minlib.net   617-796-1360.  khennrikus@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Saturday September 15, 2018
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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: stay tuned.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday September 16, 2018
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Concert Bert Seager and Eden MacAdam-Somer
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a duet with Bert Seager, piano, and Eden MacAdam-Somer, violin. They will perform a combination of jazz, Americana and some of Bert Seager's original tunes. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday September 17, 2018
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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
 
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Living and Aging in Newton Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday September 18, 2018
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Romance Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
LOCATION: Room B
Wednesday September 19, 2018
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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. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

LOCATION: Room A
Saturday September 22, 2018
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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: stay tuned.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday September 23, 2018
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New England Philharmonic Chamber Players
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

New England Philharmonic Chamber Players will perform. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday September 24, 2018
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Hands On With Tricky Databases
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

I’m putting together several sites that have their own quirks when it comes to searching . One will be American Ancestors. Another will be Internet Archive. I may add others. American Ancestors must be used in the library if you want to use it for free.  Internet Archive can be used from anywhere.

 
CONTACT:  Ginny Audet    gaudet@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 12 spaces available.
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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Good Shepherd Community Care
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for an event that is cosponsored by Good Shepherd Community Care. Sign-in begins at 5:30. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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Tween/Teen Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. The group is for adult writers who have work in progress focusing on Tween and Teen novels. Contact: Josh at chapter11@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
 
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You and Your Hearing
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jonathan O'Dell, Assistive Technology Manager/Training Specialist, Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will speak about hearing loss and deafness. The program is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Hooked on Books Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:    617-796-1380  bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday September 28, 2018
misc_none
Behind the Scenes Tour of the Library
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

  • Show you where and how we process new materials
  • Introduce you to some of our talented staff members that help make the library a special part of the community
  • Get you up close to the sorter machine
  • Fill you in on some of the little known details of our wonderful library
  • Tours last approximately one hour, meet inside the parking lot entrance
CONTACT:  romcgrath@minlib.net  617 796 1360  romcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Gallery
Saturday September 29, 2018
misc_none
Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday September 30, 2018
misc_none
Solo piano with Gabriel Chodos
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gabriel Chodos will give a solo piano performance. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 1, 2018
misc_none
Movie Night Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Enjoy a newly releases movie. Movie to be announced shortly.                                          

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Disability Awareness Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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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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Living and Aging in Newton Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2017/wxSeniorServicesNewLogoShade.jpgJoin us for this year’s Living and Aging in Newton series cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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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
Saturday October 6, 2018
misc_none
Art Reception for Robert Hsiung
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Gallery
 
misc_none
Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 7, 2018
misc_none
String Quartet
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Danielle Maddon, violin, and her string quartet for an afternoon of classical music. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday October 9, 2018
misc_none
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. This month's title is Rumpole a la Carte by John Mortimer. 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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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
 
misc_none
Poetry Reading and Open Mike
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2018/wxPoetry.jpgThe 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). This month, they will read Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare. Next month, they will read What is War, S3, V2* by Clausewitz Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

*Series and Volume are given if reading is from Great Books Foundation publication.

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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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 October 11, 2018
misc_none
Murder by the Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. This month's title is Rumpole a la Carte by John Mortimer. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

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

CONTACT:  khennrikus@minlib.net   617-796-1360.  khennrikus@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Saturday October 13, 2018
misc_none
Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 14, 2018
misc_none
Kenneth Saxon on Piano
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/07_2017/wx07_06_Concert_Kenneth_Saxon.jpgJoin pianist Kenneth Saxon for a delightful afternoon of piano music. Mr. Saxon will introduce each piece withI brief anecdotes or stories about his experiences with the compositions. Details will follow

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 15, 2018
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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
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub
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 B
 
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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. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Tuesday October 16, 2018
misc_none
Romance Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
LOCATION: Room B
 
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The History and Culture of Saris Part I
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details will follow. Part two will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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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
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub
African Lit. Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday October 18, 2018
misc_none
Jobs Seekers and Career Development Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Saturday October 20, 2018
misc_none
Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 21, 2018
misc_none
MIT Cambridge Chinese Choral Society
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MIT Cambridge Chinese Choral Society will perform. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday October 24, 2018
misc_none
SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a workshop for business owners that will be led by a SCORE mentor. Details will follow.

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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The Cultural Revolution: A Personal Perspective
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Newton School Committee member Anping Shen will discuss his experiences living throught the Cultural Revolution as a teenager in China. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Tween/Teen Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. The group is for adult writers who have work in progress focusing on Tween and Teen novels. Contact: Josh at chapter11@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday October 25, 2018
misc_none
Hooked on Books Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:    617-796-1380  bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday October 26, 2018
misc_none
Behind the Scenes Tour of the Library
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

  • Show you where and how we process new materials
  • Introduce you to some of our talented staff members that help make the library a special part of the community
  • Get you up close to the sorter machine
  • Fill you in on some of the little known details of our wonderful library
  • Tours last approximately one hour, meet inside the parking lot entrance
CONTACT:  romcgrath@minlib.net  617 796 1360  romcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Gallery
Saturday October 27, 2018
misc_none
Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday October 28, 2018
misc_none
Boston Artists Ensemble to Perform
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join former BSO cellist Jonathan Miller and members of the Boston Artists Ensemble for an afternoon concert. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday October 29, 2018
misc_none
Painting with Greg Maichack
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Details will follow. Open to ages 16+.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Tuesday October 30, 2018
misc_none
Trees Around the World
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Matt Foti, owner of Foti Landscaping will give a talk on trees around the world. The program is cosponsored by the Newton Tree Conservancy. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Thursday November 1, 2018
misc_none
Living and Aging in Newton Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2017/wxSeniorServicesNewLogoShade.jpgJoin us for this year’s Living and Aging in Newton series cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Saturday November 3, 2018
misc_none
Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday November 4, 2018
misc_none
Solo Piano with David McGrory
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

David McGrory will give a solo piano performance. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 5, 2018
misc_none
Movie Night Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Enjoy a newly releases movie. Movie to be announced shortly.                                          

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
misc_none
Art Reception for Joan Green
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Gallery
 
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Disability Awareness Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday November 6, 2018
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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
Wednesday November 7, 2018
z_cust_lawpl-libclub
Contemporary Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday November 8, 2018
misc_none
Art Reception for Yetti Frenkel
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Gallery
 
misc_none
Murder by the Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  khennrikus@minlib.net   617-796-1360.  khennrikus@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Saturday November 10, 2018
misc_none
Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 12, 2018
z_cust_lawpl-libclub
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
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub
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. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Tuesday November 13, 2018
misc_none
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. This month's title is B is for Burgler by Sue Grafton. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

LOCATION: Room B
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub
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
 
misc_none
Poetry Reading and Open Mike
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/04_2018/wxPoetry.jpgThe 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
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub
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 read What is War, S3, V2* by Clausewitz. Next month, they will read Murder in the Cathedral, by T.S. Eliot. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

*Series and Volume are given if reading is from Great Books Foundation publication.

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday November 14, 2018
z_cust_lawpl-libclub
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
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub
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 November 15, 2018
misc_none
Jobs Seekers and Career Development Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Saturday November 17, 2018
misc_none
Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday November 18, 2018
misc_none
Mickey Katz on Cello
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BSO cellist Mickey Katz will perform. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 19, 2018
z_cust_lawpl-libclub
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 November 20, 2018
misc_none
Romance Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
LOCATION: Room B
Wednesday November 21, 2018
z_cust_lawpl-libclub
African Lit. Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Saturday November 24, 2018
misc_none
Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday November 25, 2018
misc_none
Middle Eastern Music
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join multi-instrumentalist Alejandro Castellano and friends for a unique performance of Middle Eastern music. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday November 26, 2018
misc_none
Green Newton Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/03_2018/wxgreennewtonfinal.jpgCosponsored by Green Newton, the series features speakers who address a variety of environmental topics of local and global interest. Info here. Details will follow.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday November 28, 2018
misc_none
SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a workshop for business owners that will be led by a SCORE mentor. Details will follow.

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub
Tween/Teen Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. The group is for adult writers who have work in progress focusing on Tween and Teen novels. Contact: Josh at chapter11@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday November 29, 2018
misc_none
Hooked on Books Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:    617-796-1380  bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday November 30, 2018
misc_none
Behind the Scenes Tour of the Library
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

  • Show you where and how we process new materials
  • Introduce you to some of our talented staff members that help make the library a special part of the community
  • Get you up close to the sorter machine
  • Fill you in on some of the little known details of our wonderful library
  • Tours last approximately one hour, meet inside the parking lot entrance
CONTACT:  romcgrath@minlib.net  617 796 1360  romcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Gallery
Saturday December 1, 2018
misc_none
Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: stay tuned.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 2, 2018
misc_none
All Newton Music School Concert
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Faculty from All Newton Music School will perform. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 3, 2018
misc_none
Movie Night Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Enjoy a newly releases movie. Movie to be announced shortly.                                          

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub
Disability Awareness Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday December 4, 2018
z_cust_lawpl-libclub
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
Wednesday December 5, 2018
misc_none
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 his special guest. They will perform well- known Israeli, Yiddish and Hanukah tunes, some of the most popular Y2klez CD tunes and more. 

Bill Wise is a composer of klezmer and other genres.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub
Contemporary Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday December 6, 2018
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Joint Art Reception for Alexander Gassel and Anne Silber
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The public is welcome to attend the joint opening reception for Alexander Gassel (showing in the Gallery) and Anne Silber (showing in the Main Hall). Refreshments will be served

LOCATION: Gallery
Saturday December 8, 2018
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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: stay tuned.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 10, 2018
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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. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Tuesday December 11, 2018
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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. This month is reader's choice. 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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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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Strategies for Coping With Holiday Stress
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Nanci Ginty Butler, LICSW for a program on strategies for coping with holiday stress. Details will follow. The program is cosponsored by Riverside Community Care.

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). This month, they will read Murder in the Cathedral, by T.S. Eliot. Next month, they will read Eaarth, by Bill McKibbon. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
Wednesday December 12, 2018
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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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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 13, 2018
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Murder by the Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  khennrikus@minlib.net   617-796-1360.  khennrikus@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Saturday December 15, 2018
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM