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12:30 am

Newton SEPAC Board Meeting

February 12 @ 12:30 am - 4:59 am

Join us to discuss special education issues, programs, and concerns. Newton SEPAC board planning meetings are free and open to all people interested in learning more about special education.

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9:00 am

Trustees Meeting

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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10:00 am

My First Storytime

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

A songs and stories lapsit program for children, birth through 23 months, and 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. For more information, please call the library: 617-796-1360.

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Murder by the Book Club

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

They meet each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. The group is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. They will discuss Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin. In March they will discuss Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen. Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or […]

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Sequences: A Woman’s Forum

February 12 @ 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.

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Red Cross Blood Drive

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Druker Auditorium, 330 Homer St
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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Avoid waiting in line. Go to http://www.redcrossblood.org and make an appointment.

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Exhibition: ‘Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives’

Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives features videos, collages, paintings, sculptures, interactive installations, and photographs by renowned artists Shiraz Bayjoo, Nicholas Hlobo, Shilpa Gupta, Wangechi Mutu, Penny Siopis, and Hajra Waheed—whose deep ties to the lands surrounding the Indian Ocean inform their work.The exhibition explores the contemporary legacy of the long movement of people, things, and […]

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11:00 am

My First Storytime

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

A songs and stories lapsit program for children, birth through 23 months, and 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. For more information, please call the library: 617-796-1360.

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12:30 pm

ELL – Let’s Talk!

February 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners. No registration is necessary. Come when you can!The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on January 22, 2020.For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net

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2:00 pm

Makerspace DIY Studio (Tweens/Teens/Adults)

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our Makerspace is open! A Makerspace is a place that allows a community of makers to create in a place equipped with tools and materials that are not commonly found in the home or are too expensive for the average person. You don’t have to know how to make to use the space. It’s full […]

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2:30 pm

ELL – Beginners Conversation Group

February 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

A free beginners to advanced beginners conversation group for adult English Language Learners.For more information or to register, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

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3:00 pm

Tech Time

February 12 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one tech help session. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding: basic computer skillsereaders and mobile devicesinternet searchingemailword processinglibrary resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

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3:30 pm

Tech Time

February 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
2E

Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one tech help session. Bring your devices/computers and questions. These sessions are good for people with questions regarding: basic computer skillsereaders and mobile devicesinternet searchingemailword processinglibrary resources (hoopla, Overdrive, Kanopy, and more)Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

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4:00 pm

Read to a Dog at the Library!

February 12 @ 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 […]

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4:30 pm

Tween Graphic Novel Book Club

February 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This month the group will discuss 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegel. Please pick up the book in the Children’s Room. Meetings will continue on 3/11, 4/15, 5/13 and 6/10. Grades 5-7. Registration (required) is for ALL sessions. Register online at https://newtonfreelibrary.libcal.com/event/5814095.

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6:30 pm

Book Bunch (Group 2)

February 12 @ 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. Book Bunch (Group 2) also meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on 3/11, 4/8, 5/13 and 6/10. Online registration (required) is for ALL sessions. Register at https://newtonfreelibrary.libcal.com/event/6301866.

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7:00 pm

The Power of Paws

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the library’s ELL and Literacy program in reading this year’s One Book, One Program community read selection, Because of Winn-Dixie by award-winning author Kate DiCamillo. Whether or not you choose to read the book, you are welcome to participate in any of the related programs. Explore the world of therapy dogs in this interactive […]

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