The first and third Wednesday of every month we'll be hanging out in the second floor Teen Area working on a craft. Check out the teen blog at newtonya.wordpress.com/ or our Facebook page for more specific information on the projects. Get creative on Wednesdays, September 5 and 19 at 3:00. Grades 6-12.
Mother-Daughter Book Club, Thursdays in August September
Join us on Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 pm in the second floor Teen Area for the Mother-Daughter Book Club. The group will discuss Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey. To register (required), please call Liz, the Teen Librarian, at 617-796-1380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ages 12-15.
The Friends September book sale will be held at the Auburndale building, 375 Auburn Street, on Saturday, September 8 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday September 9 from noon to 3:00 pm. Browse a large collection of gardening books, cookbooks, books on quilting, Judaica, history (numerous countries and periods), young adult and sci-fi/fantasy, current fiction and best sellers. Remember, it's not too early to think about the holidays and take a look at the large collection of gift books for children and adults.
The Trustees, Friends and staff of library invite patrons to a special community celebration on Saturday, September 8 from 2:00-4:00 pm. The festivities will be held in front of the library at the Homer Street entrance (or in Druker Auditorium in case of rain) and will include activities for children, teens and adults so bring the whole family!
- Enjoy Cabot's ice cream scooped by local elected officials and community leaders, courtesy of the Library Trustees
- Have fun with your kids at a live animal presentation given by Animal Adventures (2:15-3:45 pm)
- Get your complimentary copy of the newly published booklet on the library's permanent collection of art; take the tour in person or stream the audio
- Ham it up at our Teen Librarian's costume photo booth
- Meet Phil McNulty, the new Library Director
- Stop by the Friends of the Newton Free Library table and become a member
- Learn about our eBooks and eResources, like online classes
The Newton Free Library is the literary and cultural hub of the city so save the date for this fun-filled event! We'll see you on September 8.
A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan
Join author Annabel Monaghan for an inspiring teen program on Monday, September 10 at 7:30 pm. Her recently published book, A Girl Named Digit, is a romance-thriller, tied together with some humor and a little math. The book is also about coming to terms with who you are, accepting your gifts and deficiencies, and finding your place in the world. Patrons of all ages are welcome to attend. A book signing will follow with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.
Ms. Monaghan will talk about why it took her so long to admit that she wanted to be a writer and why she kept convincing herself she'd really be better off as an investment banker (spoiler: she wasn't!). She'll talk about Digit, and many aspects of the writing process including fiction vs. non-fiction, getting published, the big deal about book covers and why Cinderella was not an interesting character!
A Girl Named Digit is Annabel Monaghan's first novel for teens. She co-authored Click! The Girls Guide to Knowing What You Want and Making it Happen, a non-fiction guide to positive thinking for teens. A graduate of Duke University, she also holds an MBA from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.
Susan Nisenbaum Becker, Wendy Drexler and Mary Millner McCullough will open the 2012-2013 Poetry Series with readings on Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 pm. An open mic will follow with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mic; limited slots are available, time permitting. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press.
A long-standing member of Omega Theatre in Boston, Susan Nisenbaum Becker has written and performed many original theatre pieces that have been produced locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. In 2011 her work was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Susan's first book of poems, Little Architects of Time and Space, was a finalist in the 2011 Off the Grid Book Contest.
Wendy Drexler's first book-length collection, Western Motel, was published in April 2012. Her chapbook, Gas Stations, Drive-ins, Bright Motels, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has been widely published by, among others, Barrow Street, Cider Press Review, Meatpaper, The Comstock Review, and Ibbetson Street.
Mary Millner McCullough is the co- founder of the Streetfeet Women. Her plays have been staged at a number of venues, and her poems have appeared in literary journals throughout New England.
Build your job search from the ground up with OptimalResume™, a suite of online career tools designed to help job seekers build better resumes and cover letters, manage an online portfolio, hone interviewing skills and develop a personal brand online. Learn how to streamline your job search at a demonstration of OptimalResume™ given by Laurie Woo on Thursday, September 13 at 7:00 pm. The program is the first in the 2012-2013 Job Seekers, Career and Professional Development Series. Available on Newton Free Library computers or remotely to Newton residents whose cards begin with the numbers 21323, OptimalResume™ has tools such as:
- Optimal Letter: Samples and tips for any occasion, including cover and thank you letters, follow-ups and networking
- Optimal Interview: Access sample answers for hundreds of questions; get the employer's perspective on your interview by reviewing recordings of your responses
- Optimal Assessment: Learn which skills and abilities are valued in your industry; see how your experience matches up
- Optimal Video Resume: Give employers a taste of your personality with a video introduction
- Use the built-in teleprompter to make sure you don't miss a beat
- Optimal ePortfolio: Go beyond the traditional resume, build a portfolio showcasing yourself to employers with videos, photos and more
- ResumeGPS™: Place your resume in the ResumeGPS™ database so employers can find and contact you with opportunities
In Your Genes, Your Health: A Critical Family Guide That Could Save Your Life, Dr. Aubrey Milunsky provides an invaluable and authoritative guide to what you should know about your genes. New advances in genetics have dramatically expanded our ability to avoid, prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of disorders. Now, more than ever, families and individuals need to know about these new discoveries, especially since there are some 7,000 rare genetic diseases that afflict about 1 in 12 of us. While outlining the key DNA tests necessary to detect irregularities Milunsky, writes that, by knowing your genes, and your family history and ethnic origins, you may save your life and the lives of those you love. Join him on Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 pm for an informative author talk. The talk will be followed by a book signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.
Aubrey Milunsky, MD, D.Sc. is Professor of Human Genetics, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pathology, and the Director of the Center for Human Genetics at Boston University School of Medicine. He is author and editor of the world's leading text on prenatal diagnosis, Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment (now in its sixth edition). His laboratories are a major international reference center for molecular diagnostics and for prenatal genetic diagnosis.
Stop by the library and sign up for a free one-session computer class in Internet, PC Basics or other topics. For more information call 617-796-1380 or see class schedule.
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