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Newton Reads 2017

Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova

Newton Reads: On the Same Page

By reading the same book, we hope that Newton Reads will help us learn, raise awareness, and support one another around mental health issues in response to the recent tragedies in Newton.

We believe that community connection, shared information, and discussion are the keys to promoting good mental health. Join us in this cooperative adventure!

How to Participate

Coming in October!

Events

Wednesday, October 15, 7:00 pm: Newton Reads: Ice Cream Kick-Off!
Please join us as we celebrate the kick-off of Newton Reads: On the Same Page! Enjoy ice cream, listen to music, and talk about the book! Open to all ages. 

Saturday, October 18, 7:00 pm: Meet Newton Reads Author Robyn Schneider
Please join us for a special author talk and signing by Newton Reads author, Robyn Schneider. Robyn will be flying in from California to discuss her book, The Beginning of Everything, followed by a Q&A and signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair. Open to all ages. 

Tuesday, October 21, 3:30-5:30 pm: Newton Reads: Geocaching Event
Ezra and Cassidy go geocaching in our Newton Reads book, The Beginning of Everything. There are many caches in our area. Join us to learn about geocaching, participate in a scavenger hunt and a search for local caches - including the Newton Free Library’s. Open to ages 5 and up. To register (required) visit: www.newtonfreelibrary.net three weeks before the event. 

Thursday, October 23, 6:00 pm: Newton Reads: Great Gatsby Movie Screening & Costume Party 
References are made to Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby throughout The Beginning of Everything. Join us for a special Newton Reads event where we'll be screening the 2013 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio that runs 143 mins. and is rated PG-13. All are invited to dress up in 1920's garb or use some of our costume props in our photo-booth. Food will be provided. Open to ages 13 and up. 

Monday, October 27, 7:00 pm: Newton Reads: Success Under Stress
Join Nanci Ginty Butler, LICSW, Assistant Director, School and Community Services at Riverside Community Care and Heather Byrns, LMHC – Clinical Supervisor MSPP (Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) INTERFACE Referral Service for this discussion about how our perceptions of stress affect our health. We’ll also discuss the topic of stress in The Beginning of Everything. Open to teens and adults. 

Thursday, October 30, 7:00 pm: Newton Reads: Book Discussion
Please join us for an intergenerational discussion of the Newton Reads book, The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider. Star athlete and prom king Ezra Faulkner's life is irreparably transformed by a tragic accident and the arrival of eccentric new girl Cassidy Thorpe. We believe that community connection, shared information, and discussion are the keys to promoting good mental health. Join us in this cooperative dialogue to be led by Newton teens.