Programs Newton Free Library
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Tuesday June 27, 2017
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Books & Brownies
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

nemesisJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! This month we'll be discussing Nemesis by Brendan Reichs. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Thursday June 29, 2017
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Kick Start Your College Essay
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

collegeSummer is a great time to start your college essay! Join Jane Hirschhorn of JBH Tutoring to get eleven ways to kick start your essay. We'll go over excerpts from essays written by students admitted to prestigious colleges. This program is for high schoolers, particularly rising seniors and their parents. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
There are many spaces available.
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Monday July 10, 2017
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Teen Crafterhours
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

candy makingJoin us for a special Teen Crafterhours, where we'll be making candy and eating brownies! This month we'll be meeting in the audtiorium. For grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
There are 23 spaces available.
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Wednesday July 12, 2017
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Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

book coverJoin us for a discussion with Alan Gelb, the author of the bestselling, Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps. The 3rd edition was recently published in June of this year. Alan coaches students all over the world on their personal statements. He will be conducting a workshop on how to approach this daunting assignment, answering your questions and getting you started writing this summer. For teens and parents. 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday July 17, 2017
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Typewriter Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Wednesday July 19, 2017
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Books & Brownies
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

the leavingJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! This meeting we'll be discussing The Leaving by Tara Altebrando. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Monday July 24, 2017
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Trivia Nite @ the Library
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Registration will begin on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
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Tuesday August 1, 2017
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Strategies for the SAT & ACT
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

act test Get some great strategies and information on taking the SATs and ACTs, including the roles they play in college admissions. An expert Princeton Review instructor will cover the content of the tests, walk you through and share some examples of proven test-taking strategies.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Registration will begin on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
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GIFs & Pizza
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

pizzaIt's no secret that GIFs are hilarious & fun. We'll be getting together to create new GIFs, learn some great tricks to make the best GIFs and just hand out and eat pizza. Grades 7-12.

LOCATION: Computer Center
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
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Monday August 7, 2017
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Teen Crafterhours
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

spa dayJoin us for a special Teen Crafterhours, where we'll be having a Spa Day! Make sugar scrub, bath bombs, bath salts, eat brownies and relax. This month we'll be meeting in the audtiorium. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Registration will begin on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 4:31 AM     
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Saturday August 12, 2017
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SAT and ACT Practice Tests
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

testHow will you score? Find out by taking full-length SAT and ACT practice tests under realistic testing conditions proctored by the Princeton Review. Try your hand at the types of questions you'll see on the real tests and get a personalized score report highlighting your strengths and areas of improvement. We'll be offering this two Saturdays in a row, so you can have the chance to take both tests if you would like, or take one test twice!

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LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Tuesday August 15, 2017
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How to Write Great College Essays
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

essay writingA lot of great kids write average college essays—essays about “life lessons learned from football” or “how my trip to Europe broadened my cultural horizons." Better tales are there for the writing. This workshop will show you what admissions officers really look for in great college essays, and offer suggestions for finding and sharing your best stories. We'll even share the five most over-used topics you must avoid and give you tips on how to start (and even finish) your essays this summer. Join Abby van Geldern, of Collegewise Newton and former college admissions counselor at RPI, for this great workshop. For teens and adults.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Saturday August 19, 2017
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SAT and ACT Practice Tests
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

testHow will you score? Find out by taking full-length SAT and ACT practice tests under realistic testing conditions proctored by the Princetown Review. Try your hand at the types of questions you'll see on the real tests and get a personlized score report highlighting your strengths and areas of improvement. We'll be offering this two Saturdays in a row, so you can have the chance to take both tests if you would like, or take one test twice!

Please register online here.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday August 21, 2017
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End of Summer Glow-in-the-Dark Party
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Light up the night with us! Celebrate the end of summer with glow in the dark madness.  Glowing activities, food, crafts and more, all in the (mostly) dark.  For all ages.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday August 28, 2017
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Typewriter Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Tuesday August 29, 2017
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Books & Brownies
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

queer there and everywhereJoin us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! This meeting we'll be discussing Queer, There and Everywhere by Sarah Prager. For teens in high school (grades 9-12) and their adults. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Tuesday September 5, 2017
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Kids in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, and 6/5,.  Online registration (required) begins on  Wednesday, June 14. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL10 months.

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Wednesday September 13, 2017
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Writing College Essays That Make a Difference
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This presentation will provide students with strategies for writing a college application essay that can make the difference between a “Yes” and a “Maybe.” We’ll look at case studies of successful essays, and students will have the opportunity to have their essays assessed by Dr. Schwartz. Adam Schwartz (http://writeadvantage.net), who taught writing at Harvard and Wellesley for twenty-five years. His service on Board of Admissions at Wellesley College has provided him with an insider’s knowledge of the college application process. His stories have been published in The New Yorker and he is an award-winning novelist.  For teens and families. Register online. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday September 18, 2017
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Girls Who Code Information Session
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Want to learn to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join us for an information session about Girls Who Code (GWC), a national nonprofit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities. We’ll be discussing what GWC is, what to expect for the year, how to register, when we’ll begin and more! GWC is for girls in Grades 6-12. Register online.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Tuesday October 3, 2017
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Tuesday November 7, 2017
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Tuesday December 5, 2017
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Tuesday January 2, 2018
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Tuesday February 6, 2018
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Tuesday March 6, 2018
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Tuesday April 3, 2018
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Tuesday May 1, 2018
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Tuesday June 5, 2018
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Teen Area
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