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Next Week at the Newton Free Library!

12 Jul

Mother-daughter book clubdig in

12 Oct

Pat Brazill rocks! She has a display in the Newton Free Library lobby of her incredible chain maille jewelry & is honoring us with a workshop on making a chain maille pendant. If you want to learn more about chain maille jewelry, check out this guide!

Upcoming Teen Programs!

24 Jul
minute to win it

Teen Summer Reading Program. Mon., July 30 @ 7 pm. Druker Auditorium.

mother-daughter book club

Mother-Daughter Book Club. August 16 @ 7:30 pm, Teen Area. We’ll be discussing Legend by Marie Lu.


Thurs. 12/15 @ 7pm in Druker: The College Planning Process

8 Dec

The College Planning Process:
Demystifying Essay Writing and
Standardized Tests

Thursday, December 15, 7:00 pm
Druker Auditorium, Newton Free Library

Save time, writing pain and avoid common mistakes that get the thin envelope when applying to college! Learn about what college admissions offi cers are looking for, how to pick an essay topic, what topics to avoid, prewriting technique and other essentials that will make your essay stand out from the crowd. Deborah Berger will cover it all when she speaks at the Newton Free Library.
Worried about standardized tests? Keith Kosierowski and Steve Elefson will help quell your fears when they talk about college admission testing with a focus on the SAT and ACT. You’ll leave with a better understanding of the role, value and impact of standardized testing. Topics will include:
• Test format and content
• Myths, realities and high-impact test-taking strategies
• The SAT vs. ACT
• Practical advice for determining which test to take
• SAT subject tests and score choice
A nationally known education writer, Debra Berger has a master’s degree
in education from Boston College and has been supporting students
on college application essays for the past eight years. An international
speaker, Keith Kosierowski M. ED, has 11 years of experience in schools
and is an ADHD and college admissions expert. Steve Elefson manages
operations and business development for Summit’s One-on-One, In-
Home Tutoring division.

Gaming Day @ Newton Free Library: 11/12/11 @ 2 pm

3 Nov

Saturday November 12 @ 2:00 pm

Druker Auditorium, Newton Free Library

Join us at the Newton Free Library for a special Teen Program (ages 12 and up) in celebration of National Gaming Day @ your library.

Bring your friends to play classic (and not-so-classic) board, card and strategy games. From Fluxx, Tsuro, Blokus and Bananagrams to Pictionary and more, enjoy some friendly competition and power up with some tasty treats. Bring your own favorite game to share if you want. Don’t miss out on a chance for some awesome off-the-grid fun at the library, batteries not included!

For more information please email Laurie Woo, Young Adult librarian at

Boston Book Festival is Oct. 15th in Copley Square!

19 Sep


The Boston Book Festival, now in its third year, is the largest literary event in New England. On October 15, Copley Square will be alive with more than 100 world-renowned authors and thought leaders, workshops and participatory events like Writer Idol and Flash Fiction, exhibitors, live music, booksellers and book signings, activities and presentations for children, and delicious food. Whatever your interests, they’ve got it: fiction, history, memoir, science, food writing, sports writing, crime fiction, the environment, graphic novels, super kids’ events, and more! Got the picture? Read on!

[FYI: The Boston Book Festival is held in Copley Square, rain or shine. All author events take place indoors in either the Boston Public Library, Old South Church, Trinity Church, or Back Bay Events Center. The street festival takes place in Copley Square and also occurs rain or shine. ]

We had Crafty fun last week!

11 Aug

Thanks to the 27 participants for coming to our “crafty afternoon” of cupcake decorating and duct tape creation!  Much creativity was on display, with the cupcakes — just prior to consumption 🙂 — and in the duct tape totes, wallets and the doggie raincoat you made!  We didn’t get any photos of the duct tape creations, but see below for a sample of the cupcakes….


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