Find Happiness through Mindfulness, Yoga & Meditation

Virtual

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 […]

ELL – Let’s Talk on Zoom!

Virtual

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 January 13 until March 3, 2022. If you would like to attend, please contact Andrew Shapira, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or NewtonELL@minlib.net.

ELL – Everyday Life in the United States

Virtual

We will discuss experiences and challenges in several areas of everyday life, such as banking, medical appointments, restaurants, school visits, shopping (clothes and groceries), and any other topics of interest. This class is for intermediate English learners. No registration is necessary. Come when you can! This class meets on Zoom on Thursdays, from January 20 […]

ELL – American Culture and Your Children

Virtual

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 […]

Graphic Novel Book Club

Virtual

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 […]

Demystifying Emerging Markets: You and Your Financial Future Series

Virtual

Join Anu Gaggar, CFA, FRM, to learn about the evolution of investment opportunities across emerging markets. This sector has evolved into a critical component of the global economy and hence warrants a closer look by investors. As their footprint in global markets has expanded, the forces driving economic growth for emerging markets have also changed. […]

WEEKLY Virtual Short Story Discussion Group

Virtual

Join us for our Short Story Discussion group over Zoom! Every 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 before […]

Tales to Treasure: Draw and Share

Virtual

Come listen to great stories, share what you think, and participate in fun drawing prompts! No registration necessary. 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 […]

ELL – Afternoon Chat

Virtual

Afternoon Chat is a conversation group for intermediate to advanced English learners. We will discuss customs in the United States and other countries, among other topics. This class meets on Zoom on Wednesday afternoons, from January 19 until March 23, 2022. For more information, please contact Andrew Shapira, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or NewtonELL@minlib.net. Photo […]

3D Modeling with Tinkercad (Zoom)

Virtual

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 keychain charm. Once completed, you’ll have the option to have it printed at the library for free! On the day of the […]

ELL – Beginner Conversation Group on Zoom

Virtual

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 January 19 until March 23, 2022. For the Zoom link and more information, contact Andrew Shapira, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or NewtonELL@minlib.net.

ELL – Morning Chat

Virtual

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! This class meets on Zoom on Wednesday mornings, from January 5 until February 23, 2022. For the Zoom link or more […]

3rd/4th Grade Book Group

Virtual

Starting October 5th, join us for a virtual book club for kids in grades 3-4 where we explore a new book each month! Our first session will be a meet and greet! After that, you will vote on which books we will read each month. Read or listen to the book and bring your questions […]

Wake-Up Sunshine Storytime

Virtual

Start your day with stories, songs and rhymes led by Newton Free Library Children's Librarians. For children ages 0-4 and their caregivers. To Connect to Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89146552092?pwd=MnprVW9qUTBPd0dyRERjc1RBOE83dz09 Meeting ID: 891 4655 2092 Passcode: 974800 One tap mobile 13017158592,,89146552092# US (Washington DC) 13126266799,,89146552092# US (Chicago) Dial by your location 1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) […]

ELL – Coffee Hour on Zoom

Virtual

Coffee Hour on Zoom is a conversation group for intermediate English learners. Practice English conversation from your home! Bring your own coffee or tea. The group meets on Zoom on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., from January 11 until March 1, 2022. For more information, contact Andrew Shapira, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or […]

Pajama Time!

Virtual

Get ready for bed by listening to these stories and songs that will help you drift off to dreamland. Put on your pajamas, cuddle with a loved one, and bring your favorite stuffed animal friend! For kids ages 3 and up. To connect to Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81563059113?pwd=eTdLUFN4c0Y1Z0hWYzIxcVplSU9UZz09 Meeting ID: 815 6305 9113 Passcode: 461859 One tap […]

Bare Bones Genealogy – Starting Your Research Offline

Virtual

Join us for this beginners' class on setting up your family history and starting your research. We will begin by explaining family group sheets and then expand from there. In this discussion-based (not computer-based) class, you’ll be introduced to the idea of organization, citing living people as sources and where to look for more information […]

ELL – Armchair Travel in the United States

Virtual

Stay at home and "travel" to interesting places in the United States through videos, readings, and classmates' travel stories. We will explore the many large and small, near and far away corners of the U.S. This class is for high intermediate English learners. The class meets on Zoom on Monday afternoons, from January 3 until […]

Dance Me a Story with Joanne Langione Dance Center

Virtual

Don’t miss this fun, family event where music, movement and literature align to encourage exploration and imaginative play! To join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87930536183?pwd=NXlkaGd4NXhFVG1tYlkyRnUxSlc2QT09 Meeting ID: 879 3053 6183 Passcode: 354153 One tap mobile 13126266799,,87930536183# US (Chicago) 19292056099,,87930536183# US (New York) Dial by your location 1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) 1 929 205 6099 US […]

English Language Learning and Literacy Information Session

Virtual

Learn how to volunteer as a tutor with the Newton Free Library's award-winning English Language Learning and Literacy program. An hour a week (online or in person) can have a profound impact on the life of an English learner. No teaching or foreign language experience is required. This information session will take place on Zoom. […]