Programs Newton Free Library
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Saturday December 15, 2018
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Family Yoga Class
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An opportunity to chuck the to-do list and enjoy an hour of fun, learning and connection with your loved ones! Our Family Yoga Class will be structured like kids yoga class with emphasis on interactive and partner poses for kids and adults to do together.  Activities include cooperative games, age-appropriate poses, partner poses between parent and child, breathing exercises, simple mindfulness activities, and relaxation. Poses and games in this class are designed for children ages 3-12 and their caregiver(s).  No yoga experience required.

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

crazy rich asiansIt's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Crazy Rich Asians. Rated PG-13. Runtime 120 minutes.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Read To a Dog
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Our canine friend Katie will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, December 1st.  Space is limited.  We ask that you please register each child for just one dog a month.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
The registration period has ended.
Sunday December 16, 2018
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Chopin - The Exile
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2018/wx12_16_Concert_Stephen_Porter_by_Kathy_Chapman.jpgPianist Stephen Porter will return for a performance in which he will weave Chopin’s personal story of exile with selections from the Mazurkas, Polonaises, Nocturnes and his final masterpiece, the Polonaise-Fantaisie.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 17, 2018
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This class is full.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-Anlee's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

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

Come play some board games! Bring your games you've been itching to play with other like minded folk or grab one of the libraries. You can see the selections on the 1st floor in the atrium or here

If you've ever played and enjoyed games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, King of Tokyo, or Dominion, this game night would be for you! Ages 16+

CONTACT:  Sara    slevine@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
 
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Sophisticated Stories
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Bare-Bones Genealogy for Beginners: Starting from Scratch
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Set up your family history and start your research. We will introduce strategies of organization, citing living people as sources and accessing information you already have. Computers will not be used for this class. Register (required) online.

 

LOCATION: Special Collections
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Children's Book Writers
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Room A
Tuesday December 18, 2018
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ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ongoing Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 25, 2018.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2018.

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

 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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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Winter Solstice
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn about the winter solstice and make a craft.  For kids ages 4-6.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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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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Intro To Ozobots
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Master the basics of our Ozobots robots.. No robotics experience required! For kids in grades 3rd-5th.  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, November 27th.

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Teen Year-End Trivia
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Here's your chance to test your knowledge of 2018!  We'll have questions on the news, pop culture, and entertainment over the past year. Make a team or come stag. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Grades 7-12. 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Solar Canopy Community Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Please give community input to the idea of using solar canopies at the library parking lot and at other sites around the City.

CONTACT:  William Ferguson  (617) 796-1606  wferguson@newtonma.gov
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Grade 3/4 Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/25, 10/23, 11/27, 12/18, 1/22, 2/26, 3/26, 4/23, 5/28, and 6/18.  Online registration (required) begins on Thursday, June 28. When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Romance Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Explore romance and love in all shapes and forms! From heartache to wild and passionate love stories, let romance take you on a grand adventure in this monthly book club led by library staffer Erica Yuen. This month the group will discuss holiday romances! Bring your favorite to share. Info contact: eyuen@minlib.net.
 
LOCATION: Room B
 
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ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

8 Tuesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 30, 2018.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Wednesday December 19, 2018
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Trustees Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT:  Library Administration  617-796-1400  
LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Blood Drive
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Nicole Vincent  781-910-8014  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Beginners Conversation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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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Read To a Dog
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Our canine friend Milani will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered, and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, December 1st.  Space is limited.  We ask that you please register each child for just one dog a month.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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The Write Stuff!
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a beginner's writing workshop for children in second grade and their grownups. Children will learn skills to further develop their writing, practice ways to build a story, and create a story of their own! The program will focus on both fiction and non-fiction writing formats. We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Online registration (required ) begins on Wednesday, September 12.  When you register, you register for ALL 5 sessions (9/26, 10/24, 11/28, 12/19 and 1/23).

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
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Engineering Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Be a problem solver!  Take on a new engineering challenge each month. Get creative, think outside the box, and hang out with other like-minded kids. Members can bring project ideas and we'll vote on the ones we want to do throughout the club. Registration is for ALL 4 sessions (10/24, 11/28, 12/19 and 1/23).  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, October 3. Grades 5-7.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Grade 3/4 Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/12, 10/17, 12/19, 1/16, 3/20, 5/15 and 6/19.  Online registration (required) begins on Friday, June 29. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 7 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
The registration period has ended.
 
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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 Wednesday evenings of the month starting October 3, 2018. Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Tween/Teen Book Writers
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: Trustees' Room
 
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African Lit. Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Each month the group explores the rich variety of writings from Africa. This month they will discuss Taduno's Song by Odafe Atogun. In January they will discuss Get a Life, short stories by Nadine Gordimer. Info contact: Anne Serafin at 617-527-1072.

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday December 20, 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

- 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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iStorytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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

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.

Check back for the book title.

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: Room A
 
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ELL-New Tutors Roundtable
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Take Back Your Privacy Online
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you ever wonder what makes a strong password? Or how to protect your data when searching online? Learn how to safeguard yourself whether you're at home or on the road, and never lose account information again! 

CONTACT:  Nicole    ncunha@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/Logos/Mindfulness%20red.jpgBreathing 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. Appropriate for ages 14+. Led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday December 21, 2018
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2018. Preference will be given to new students.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-13609  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Family Fun
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
Saturday December 22, 2018
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Toy Story, rated G.  Runtime 81 minutes.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 23, 2018
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The Barbara Cassidy Band
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2018/wx12_23_Concert_Barbara_Cassidy_by_Simon_Chasalow.jpgBarbara Cassidy, vocals, and Eric Chasalow, guitar, will offer up a seasonal blend of tunes, highlighting original songs from their recent CD Ford Hill Road as well as American folk songs and Irish traditional songs.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 24, 2018
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Library closes 4 PM-Christmas Eve
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Library closed-Christmas Day

Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Library closed-Christmas Day
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Library closed-Christmas Day

Wednesday December 26, 2018
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Rockabye Beats
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Come dance, sing and get a little loco!  Original and contemporary music the whole family will enjoy.  Rockabye Beats includes Spanish songs; freestyle dance; an instrument show and tell; music jams; a live guitar performance; and more.  For all ages.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Russian Conversation Club
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn about Russian 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 Russian in a friendly environment. The club meets on the fourth Wednesday morning of the month starting on September 26, 2018. Info contact: Helen at hpachenko@minlib.net .

LOCATION: Room B
 
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ELL-Beginners Conversation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday December 27, 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

- 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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Tween Build Something!
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Enjoy a creative challenge? Embrace your maker side by spending the afternoon building something out of random materials! Every participant will get the same supplies to make something in one hour. Afterwards, we’ll walk around and check out everyone’s creations! This is a challenge, not a race or competition. Grades 5-7. Online (registration) required will begin Thursday, December 6. 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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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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Vacation Book Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Looking for a way to choose the books you want to read this vacation? You will have the opportunity to choose from a list of six books selected by Teen Librarian, Megan, and Teen Team member, James. We'll open up a survey and take choices via our Instagram @newtonfreeteens through the end of November. So, here's your opportunity to choose your next book and discuss it with a solid group of teens! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Grades 7-12. 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

ScienceTellers presents Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano. Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town and about to strike again! After the Sheriff mysteriously vanishes, two young kids must saddle up to foil the great heist — but not before stopping a runaway train, escaping an abandoned mine shaft and discovering how a mysterious piano can play an ‘instrumental’ part in putting a rotten cowboy back behind bars. Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, acids and bases, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science! For kids in grades K-5.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Friday December 28, 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 CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Lego Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come for unstructured building time. Kids old enough to not put the Legos in their mouths are welcome!

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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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
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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
 
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Project Cosplay Runway
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Take the challenge and become your favorite character using only cardboard, duct tape, paint, paper and more! Get creative and design and model your cosplays in a final showdown runway. Also, learn how to look for and send your props to be 3D-printed by the library. Snacks and refreshments provided. Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Julia  617-796-1360  jcarlaw@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
Saturday December 29, 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: Searching. Rated PG-13. Runtime 101 minutes.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday December 30, 2018
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Solo Piano with Roman Rudnytsky
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/12_2018/wx12_30_Concert_Roman_Rudnytsky.jpgRoman Rudnytsky will perform works by Felix Mendelssohn, Gustav Holst, Josef Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven. A Julliard graduate, Mr. Rudnytsky is Professor Emeritus of the Dana School of Music of Youngstown State University.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday December 31, 2018
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Library closes 4 PM-New Years' Eve
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday January 1, 2019
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Library Closed-New Year's Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

The library will be closed for New Year's Day.

Wednesday January 2, 2019
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-Beginners Conversation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Anime/Manga Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

anime clubMeet and hang out with lovers of all things anime! Activities range from anime screenings to discussion of our favorite series, manga share and swap, anime-themed crafts, cosplay workshops, art trades and more! We will meet on the first Wednesday of every month. Japanese snacks will be served. Grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Book Bunch 1
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 22.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5 and 1/2).  The book for September 5 is

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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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 Wednesday evenings of the month starting October 3, 2018. Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
Thursday January 3, 2019
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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

- 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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iStorytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Blood Drive
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Nicole Vincent  781-910-8014  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Storytime Adventures For 3-5
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Fix Your 3D Printer
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Registration begins Monday 12/17.

Watch a pro tackle common issues with 3D Printers.

LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/Logos/Mindfulness%20red.jpgBreathing 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. Appropriate for ages 14+. Led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
Friday January 4, 2019
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2018. Preference will be given to new students.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-13609  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

This class is full.

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

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

A free monthly discussion group for adult ELL learners.

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room B
 
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Tween/Teen Advisory Board
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Interested in making the Teen Room a space for all tweens and teens? Experience the Tween/Teen Advisory Board, where members will have direct involvement in ideas, events and displays in the Teen Area! Involvement will also include naming the Advisory Board and the Teen Room! There will be pizza and refreshments. Grades 5-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
Saturday January 5, 2019
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 6, 2019
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Piano, Violin and French Horn
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Maral Annaovezova, piano, Celia zhang, violin and Seann Trull, horn will perform. Details will follow.
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 7, 2019
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Make Way For Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-Anlee's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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 January 8, 2019
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Dance and Movement Class
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Murder by the Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. 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: Special Collections
 
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Tween Crafternoons
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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Little Lab Coats
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Go on a scientific discovery with Little Lab Coats! Perform exciting experiments to explore the basic properties of science in an easy and fun way.  No experience or previous knowledge required.  This month: Stay tuned!

For ages 6-9.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Scratch Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:00 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 Eaarth, by Bill McKibbon. Next month, they will read White Working Class, by Joan Williams. Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

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

Teens 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 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, and 6/4.  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 26. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
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Wednesday January 9, 2019
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Sequences: A Woman's Forum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-Beginners Conversation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

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

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

- 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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Graphic Novel Book Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Enjoy the pace, imagery and stories presented in graphic novels? In this club, we'll read and discuss a new graphic novel every month. Next, we’ll read All's Faire in Middle School written and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson. Please ask for the book at the Children’s Desk to read prior to the next meeting. This group will meet once a month on 1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8 and 6/12. Grades 5-7. Online registration (required).

 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
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Book Bunch 2
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 22.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/5, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12 and 1/9).  The book for September 5 is

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Commedia dell' Arte
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Chiara Durazzini will give an illustrated talk about Commedia dell' Arte. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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Friends Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Room A
 
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Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Special Collections
Thursday January 10, 2019
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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

- 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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iStorytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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55+ Discussion Group
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 Thursday of the month. Cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
 
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ELL-Introductory Meeting for New Tutors
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
 
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Start a YouTube Channel
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sign up December 17

LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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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
Friday January 11, 2019
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ongoing Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Limited to 12 students.  Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2018. Preference will be given to new students.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-13609  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
 
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
Saturday January 12, 2019
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Sunday January 13, 2019
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Solo Piano Performance
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hannah Hsu Wang will give a solo piano performance. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Monday January 14, 2019
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Make Way For Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Make Way For Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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ELL-Anlee's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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Teen 3-D Printing
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Explore all the ways 3-D printing's used in everyday life. We'll teach you how to use Cura to make your creations come to life! The objects created during this session will be available to pick up at a later date. Registration (online) is required. Grades 5-12. 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
 
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Sophisticated Stories
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Story Room
 
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Starting Your Genealogy Research Online with Census and Vital Records
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sign up December 17

When people start going online to research their family history, the first documents they usually come across are the United States census (generated by the federal government) and birth, marriage, and death records (generated locally). I will discuss these documents in the context of computer-driven research. Some records can be used as proof of a relationship. Others are only signposts toward more reliable information. Tips relating to online research in general will also be incorporated.

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

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

LOCATION: Room A
 
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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 January 15, 2019
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LittleBeats
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM