ELL – Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud

3rd Floor Rear Arc

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a class for intermediate to advanced English learners. A fun way to improve your English reading and speaking skills! We will read and discuss […]

Murder by the Book Club


This group is currently full. They meet each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. The group is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Book […]

ELL – Morning Chat


Morning Chat is a conversation group for intermediate and above English learners. We discuss practical and local topics, as well as topics suggested by our learners. No registration is necessary. […]

ELL – Beginner Conversation Group on Zoom


A conversation group for beginner English language learners. No registration is required. Come when you can! This class meets on Zoom on Wednesday afternoons, from April 13 until May 25, […]

Draw Along Creatures: Bats!


For this session, Draw Along Creatures continues with a focus on bats! After creating a drawing of this popular animal from simple shapes, the artist instructor will show you how […]

ELL – Talking About Art and Museums


We will discuss works of art and museums we have visited. This will be the starting point for discussion that can be about other topics of interest to the group. […]

3rd/4th Grade Writing Group


Do you like Dogman, Narwhal & Jelly or the Babysitters Club? Come learn about how to make your own comics! One Wednesday a month we will meet to learn ways […]

Genealogy Club


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 […]


Make Better Business Decisions Join Bryan Caplan, Trainer for Grow with Google, for an info-packed webinar dedicated to growing your business online. In this 45-minute webinar, you'll learn best practices, […]

Outdoor Wake-Up Sunshine Storytime (Weather Permitting)

Off Site

Join us for outdoor storytimes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Start your day with stories, songs and rhymes led by Newton Free Library Children’s Librarians. For children 0-4 and their caregivers. […]

ELL – American Culture and Your Children


American Culture and Your Children is a conversation class about parenting for English learners. Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing. The class is […]

ELL – Conversation Starters


Become more comfortable starting conversations and speaking English in many situations, such as inviting people to your home, talking to other children's parents, planning a birthday party or other event, […]

ELL – Afternoon Chat

3rd Floor Rear Arc

A conversation group for English language learners of all levels. No registration is required. Come when you can! This class meets in person (on the third floor of the library) […]

Board of Directors Meeting

Zoom Online Meeting

All members are welcome at (and encouraged to) participate in the Board of Directors meetings! All BOD meetings from July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 will be remote. Please […]

Engineering Club


Take on a new engineering challenge! 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 […]

ELL – Let’s Talk on Zoom!


A conversation group for intermediate English language learners. No registration is necessary. Come when you can! This class meets on Zoom on Thursday evenings, from April 7 until May 26, […]

Art Demo: Cut It Out!


  Collage artist Betsy Silverman works in a style she calls Fragmented Realism. Her primary materials are discarded magazines. She selects, cuts, and glues old images and text to create […]

Post 440 Food Pantry: Volunteer Opportunity

American Legion Post 440

Jump in and help out at the Post 440's monthly food pantry! This happens the 3rd Friday of every month. You'll work with a cross-section of Newton residents to prepare […]

ELL – People Who Make the World a Better Place


For homework, we'll read short articles about people who face challenges, live in interesting ways, or have something to teach us. In class we'll discuss the readings and go over […]