A conversation group for all levels of adult English language learners. No registration is necessary. Come when you can! This class meets in person (on the third floor of the library) on Tuesday evenings, from March 22 until May 10, 2022. For more information, contact Andrew Shapira, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or NewtonELL@minlib.net.
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 Our Town by Thornton Wilder. This class meets in person (on the third floor of the library) on Wednesday mornings, from April 6 until May […]
Dance with me! Shake with me! Move your body to the beat of fun rhymes and familiar songs. Toddlers and caregivers will enjoy this energetic morning storytime. Each class will start with some stretching before we get ready to move. For ages 2-4. To Connect to Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85472801551?pwd=ZHIrRVVNNWVUMTVHRkRDNWJEOG0vZz09 Meeting ID: 854 7280 1551 Passcode: 885683 […]
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. Come when you can; however, the more you attend, the more you will learn! This class meets on Zoom on Wednesday mornings, from April 6 […]
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, 2022. For the Zoom link and more information, contact Andrew Shapira, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or NewtonELL@minlib.net.
Come listen to great stories, share what you think, and participate in fun drawing prompts! For ages 4-8. To connect to zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82484633033?pwd=d2NadlNNUlk5bk5FYkxIVkg3aVFadz09 Meeting ID: 824 8463 3033 Passcode: 790940 One tap mobile 13126266799,,82484633033# US (Chicago) 19292056099,,82484633033# US (New York) Dial by your location 1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) 1 929 205 6099 US […]
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. For intermediate English learners. This class meets on Zoom on Wednesday afternoons, from April 6 until May 25, 2022. For more information, please contact Andrew […]
Join us for our Short Story Discussion group over Zoom! Every other week we'll read 2 short stories and come together to discuss them. Stories TBD. Due to access limitations, please sign up to get access to the short stories of the week. We will email them to you as a PDF. A few hours […]
Do you have a young reader in first or second grade? Book Bunch is back! Each month we will read a book together covering different genres and styles. We will discuss the story and then complete activities that go along with the book. We meet once a month on the following dates: 12/1, 1/5, 2/2, […]
Join author Erica Ferencik as she discusses the origin story of her stunning new novel Girl in Ice. In the book, Val, an American linguist, is tasked to journey to a remote climate research center off the coast of Greenland where a girl has thawed from the ice - alive - speaking a language no […]
If you enjoy the pace, imagery and stories presented in graphic novels then this is the club for you! We’ll meet once a month on 10/6, 11/3, 12/1, 1/5, 2/2, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4 & 6/1. Grades 5-7. Registration's required to receive the Zoom link. Books will be available for pick-up in the Children's Area. This […]
Design your own 3D prints using Tinkercad, a beginner, user-friendly 3D modeling program you can access from any browser! We’ll show you the basics of how the program works by creating a custom object. Once completed, you’ll have the option to have your object printed at the library for free! On the day of the […]
This event will highlight the types of drugs that are circulating in our communities, ways to recognize the signs of drug use in your child or loved one, and how to talk with your kids about drug use before it starts. Hosted by the NWH Substance Use Services Council Wednesday, May 4, 2022 7-8:30 p.m. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Take a closer look at Newton's own "Lake Talk," a sub-dialect named after Silver Lake in Nonantum, spoken by generations of locals, including actor Matt LeBlanc. Explore how the uncertain origins of this way of speaking hints at broader cultural connections underlying Nonantum's historically diverse communities.
Experience ancient practices of breathing and meditation in an informal virtual setting. Discover secrets to increasing happiness in everyday life and learn ways to make it grow each day. No previous experience required. Sessions are led by mindfulness, yoga and meditation teacher, Janhavi Wadwhani. The sessions will continue on the first and third Thursdays of […]
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 […]
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 […]
Get an introduction to our three most popular library eresources so you can start accessing books, music, movies, and more from home. On the day of the event you will receive an email with a link to join. At the time of the program simply click on the link and you'll see the host. For […]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Your mental health is just as important as physical health so we put together take home self care kits for tweens and teens! Self care kits will include a bath bomb, chocolate, DIY stress ball, journal, self care bingo sheet, soothing playlist, and tea! Registration is required to receive […]
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 […]
Take a self-guided Newton Upper Falls walkthrough 10,000 years of history this Saturday, May 7. Arrive at either the corner of Oak and Chestnut Streets or at the Echo Bridge Antique Mall at Elliot, and Chestnut Streets between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. and a volunteer guide will give you a map of the route. A […]
“The Goldberg Variations are among the most meaningful works J. S. Bach wrote for keyboard.” Josef Rheinberger, 1883 Newton’s own Andrus Madsen is well-known internationally in early music circles and performs on the organ, harpsichord clavichord and fortepiano. He is the founding director of Newton Baroque. Originally from Provo, Utah, Andrus received a Bachelor’s degree in organ […]
For 30 years, Healthy Kids Day has been where fun and play become lifelong memories. Healthy Kids Day is a national Y initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The West Suburban YMCA's annual community event is free to attend and open to all. Our goal is to engage kids and families and inspire […]