Upcoming Events

Book Swap Shed Grand Re-Opening

145 Rumford Avenue

Book Swap Shed Grand Re-Opening will be part of the Swap Day event on Saturday, October 3.  Book donations are needed! You can bring in books any regular depot hours – Mon.-Sat.7:30am-2:30pm.

Community Weekend at Historic Newton

10:00 AM-5:00 PM (also Oct. 4)
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, Newtonville

Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to the museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street AND the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue.      


  • Cultural

Book Event: Love Overcomes Grief by Dan Widrich

1:00 PM-4:00 PM
New England Mobile Book Fair, 82 Needham St., Newton Highlands

Love Overcomes Grief is a gentle book designed to help a child deal with losing a parent, or any loved one. Children learn to understand that feelings of grief are normal and acceptable. Through pictures and supportive text, along with practical activities, Dan Widrich shows children and parents how actively to engage the healing process. Highlights of the book:

"His book speaks to young children staggered by the loss of a parent. This is an inspiring and helpful book. A MUST READ FOR A CHILD IN GRIEF!" Stephen M. Robinson, Ph. D. Child and Adolescent Psychologist


  • Cultural

College Essay Writing Workshop

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton Centre, Druker Auditorium

Students: Whether you accomplished a lot on your essay over the summer or you’re still trying to decide what to write about when school begins next fall, this workshop will be helpful.  Students work in small groups with others who are at the same writing stage, and are led by professional tutors and teachers. We'll cover some do's and don'ts of college essay writing, work on your writing, spend some time in peer review.


  • Educational
  • Teens

Movie: Pitch Perfect 2

2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton Centre, Druker Auditorium

Elizabeth Banks directs this sequel to Pitch Perfect, starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld. The collegiate a cappella group called the Barden Bellas enter an international competition and are told they can't win because they are Americans. The girls refuse to give up and vow to be the first Americans to take home the top prize. PG-13. 114 min. Enjoy light refreshments compliments of the Library.    


  • Cultural

Angino Fall 5k and Fun Day @ West Suburban Y

Sunday, October 4, 2015
8:45 AM-12:00 PM
West Suburban YMCA Gymnasium, 276 Church Street, Newton

Run, Have Fun and Be a Hero!  The Y’s annual road race is back and better than ever with a new course route, a super hero theme and a free Fun Day open to the public. Proceeds to benefit the Y’s Annual Fund, providing financial assistance to local families.

$25 registration fee to walk or run the 5K route; $10 registration fee for Kids’ Races


  • Family