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. Find us across the street from the Library on City Hall grounds: walk past the City Hall fountain and we'll be under the tree on […]

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 led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist. It is intended for intermediate to advanced learners who have not taken it before. The class meets […]

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, volunteering at your child's school, and getting help in an emergency. For intermediate English learners. No registration is necessary. Come when you can! This class […]


Put Your Oxygen Mask on First: Thriving Through the Post-Partum Period

This three-part lunch and learn series will help new moms navigate the physical, emotional, and social changes that come with the birth of a new baby. Hosted by the NWH Maternity Services Council Thursdays, May 12, 19 & 26, 2022 Noon-12:45 p.m. Register (registration will admit access to all sessions) Photo by Ignacio Campo on Unsplash

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) on Thursday afternoons, from April 7 until June 30, 2022. For more information, contact Andrew Shapira, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or NewtonELL@minlib.net.

Axolotl Painting Presented by Pop Up Art


Paint an adorable smiling axolotl in Kawaii style! During the class you'll view pictures of axolotls and learn fun facts. An axolotl, is a Mexican amphibious salamander. Axolotls never outgrow their juvenile stage, a phenomenon called neoteny. They have a mane of feathery gills, webbed feet and their mouths are upturned in a sweet smile. […]

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, 2022. If you would like to attend, please contact Andrew Shapira, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or NewtonELL@minlib.net.

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 vocabulary and grammar. This class is for high intermediate to advanced English learners. This class will start on Friday, April 8, at 9:00 AM, when […]

ELL – Let’s Talk About Food


Let's Talk About Food is a class for intermediate to advanced English learners. We explore food traditions from other cultures and discuss how food is much more than just a source of energy; it also gives us health, social connection, and pleasure. We also discuss facts and myths regarding food and nutrition. This class meets […]

ELL – Improving Your Grammar


We will learn about important aspects of English grammar, such as irregular verbs, the simple past, the present perfect, and comparatives. We will use the grammar in conversation and writing, and we will practice with various online tools. For intermediate English learners. The class meets on Zoom on Friday afternoons, from April 15 until June […]