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Newton Reads 2017

Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova

Events

Newton Reads Events: September and October 2017

Mark your calendar for the following Newton Reads events. All events are for teens and adults:

 

Team Hope Walk, Saturday, September 16, 10:00 am, Tewksbury, MA: Walk with us, as part of our Newton Reads program, to support the mission of Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) to improve the lives of everyone with Huntington’s disease. Join and/or donate to the Newton Free Library Team effort. If you like to walk with us (we'd love to have you!) just register as part of our team online.  Donations are not required. Check-in will be between 9:00 am-10:00 am at the Tewksbury Hospital Saunders Building, 365 East St, Tewksbury, MA 01876. 

Book Discussion @ Newton Senior Center, Tuesday September 19, 12:00 pm, Senior Center: Join us for a discussion of Inside the O’Briens at the Senior Center in Newton. We will be meeting in the Library Lounge. Registration required, please see Senior Center website for details. 

Teens & Parents Book Discussion @ the Library, Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 pm, second floor Teen Area: Join us for the parent/guardian and teen book club and enjoy brownies! This month we’ll be discussing the Newton Reads book, Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova. Grades 9-12 and their adult are welcome!

Book Discussion @ the Library, Thursday, September 28, 7:00 pm, 3rd floor rear arc: Join us for a discussion of Inside the O’Briens with the Library’s Hooked on Books club, which meets the last Thursday of every month. Newcomers welcome!

Yoga, Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 pm, Druker Auditorium: Yoga made a huge impact on both of the main characters in Inside the O'Briens. This class will be open to all adults (18+), beginners to experienced, and will be led by Steffi Shapiro, founder and director of the Well Street Station. Mats are available first come first serve in a limited quantity. If you have a mat, please bring it with you. Register online

Book Discussion @ the Library, Monday, October 16, 10:00 am, Room B: Join us for a discussion of Inside the O'Briens at the Library. Please register to let us know you're coming. We'll have coffee and snacks. Register online

Genetics Part I: Genetic Counseling, Monday, October 23, 7:00 pm, Druker Auditorium: Please join us for an informative session on genetic counseling. Genetic Counselors are trained and licensed allied healthcare providers who assist patients and families make sense of complex genetic information. This presentation will tell you more about the role of genetics in current healthcare, what the process of genetic counseling entails and how genetic counselors can help individuals and their families understand health-related risks. This program will be led by Kathleen Swenson, the Director of the Master's Program in Genetic Counseling at Boston University School of Medicine. Kathleen has been an active member of the genetic counseling field since 2000, and has a particular interest in expanding the models in which genetic counseling services are provided. This program is Part I or II in our genetics series. This program is cosponsored by the Newton Senior Center. Transportation available for seniors from the Senior Center to the Library. No registration required, just show up. 

Genetics Part II: Huntington’s Disease, Wednesday, October 25, 7:00 pm, Druker Auditorium: Please join us for Part II in our series on genetics. Members of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HSDA) will join us for a panel discussion. We'll hear from individuals about what is Huntington's, personal experiences of going through the process of genetic testing and counseling, deciding not to get tested, and more about living with the disease and how it has affected their lives. This program is cosponsored by the Newton Senior Center. Transportation available for seniors from the Senior Center to the Library. No registration required, just show up. ​