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Mon-Thurs: 9-9pm

Fri: 9-6pm

Sat: 9-5pm

Newton Reads 2019

How to Participate

Events in March 


starry nightMonday, March 14: Starry Night Pastel Workshops, 4:00 or 7:00 pm, Druker Auditorium

This pastel painting workshop is designed for adults and teens. Work in tandem with the artist expressively drawing Starry Night with white charcoal pencils on black paper. Greg Maichack, a faculty member of the Springfield Museum Studio School, will explain some basic Post Impressionist concepts and help you learn a fearless approach to drawing. For more information about Greg Maichack and this other workshops visit his website. Please register for one workshop as their is limited space. Registration begins on February 22

Wednesday, March 16: PFLAG Presents: Cultivating Safe Commuities, 7:00 pm, Druker Auditorium

Greater Boston PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of LGBTQ People) will present a workshop that will include a presentation that unpacks LGBTQ+ terminology, raise awareness about gender identity and sexual orientation and discusses how to create open and affirming space. The workshop will be followed by a speakers panel and Q&A, where speakers share short stories that illustrate LGBTQ+ and ally experiences and the audience can ask questions.

Thursday, March 24: Skype with Jandy Nelson, 7:00 pm, Druker Auditorium

Please join us for a special author talk by Newton Reads author Jandy Nelson.  It’s your chance to chat with Jandy and ask her questions as she visits our Library virtually. We'll have refreshments to enjoy afterwards while we chat aobut the book. Open to all ages. No registration required. 


angelsWednesday, March 30: To Infinity & Beyond: The Afterlife, 6:30 pm, Druker Auditorium

It’s not every day that you can meet someone who has survived a near-death experience and recovered with an awareness of the afterlife. Join us for an evening with someone who had an extraordinary event happen to him: after almost dying from an illness, David Cohen discovered that he had the ability to connect with his loved ones and others who had passed away. Unusual as it sounds, the phenomenon has become a legitimate topic since the best-selling On Death and Dying (1969) by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Join David for a frank discussion about questions such as: “Where do you go after you pass away?” “Are our loved ones still with us?” and “Are our lives predetermined?” Bring your questions and an open mind.

Book Discussions

Talk about it!


Book Discussion @ L'Aroma Cafe

16 Spencer St., West Newton

Sunday, March 20, 2:00 pm

Meet at L'Aroma Cafe to talk about the book!


Book Discussion @ the Library  

Thursday, March 31, 7:00 pm

Join our Hooked on Books group discussion at the Library! We'll eat snacks and chat. 3rd floor rear arc.