Chawky Frenn will be at the Newton Free Library Thursday to discuss "how his paintings give a voice to his belief in the nobility and the dignity of being human"
Newton Free Library
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Join the Newton Free Library as they celebrate the installation of their newest sculpture, Piglet.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The 29th annual Friends of the Newton Free Library Book and Author Luncheon will be held on May 10, 2013.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Newton Free Library Programs and Communications Department received a first place Public Relations Award at last week’s Massachusetts Library Association conference.
Friday, April 19, 2013
There have been several recent thefts and break-ins at the Newton Free Library, prompting the installment of new security cameras.
After a rash of recent thefts, break-ins and assaults at the Newton Free Library, city officials have approved funding for a set of new security cameras for the Homer Street building. The Board of Aldermen voted at its April 16 meeting to approve $37,500 for the security cameras. According to the minutes from the April 8 Finance Committee meeting, there have been 10 thefts from the library since January 2012, with the last two resulting in physical altercations. The recent reports include: During the April 8 Finance Committee meeting, Library Director Phil McNulty told aldermen that neighboring communities, including Brookline and Waltham, use security cameras in their public libraries and do not experience the same level of crime. …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Road closure information, a free jazz concert and the annual Heartbreak Hill Road Race.
1. Heartbreak Hill Road Race & Walk. The city will host its annual Heartbreak Hill Road Race and Walk today at Newton City Hall. Th one-mile run up historic Heartbreak Hill will kick off today at 10:30 a.m. In addition, an "inter-generational" walk will be held around Newton City Hall at 10:30 a.m. 2. Traffic changes/road closures on Commonwealth Avenue. Due to today's Heartbreak Hill Road Race, there will be some traffic changes and road closures around City Hall. 3. Jazz duo. The Newton Free Library will host the Paul Speidel Jazz Duo today for a free concert at 2 p.m. 4. Interested in a rain barrel? The city is partnering with the Great American Rain Barrel Company in Hyde Park, Mass. to bring Newton residents discounted rain barrels. …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A craft fair, an author event and a discussion about the old Parks and Recreation Building.
1. What to do with the old Parks and Recreation building? The Board of Aldermen's Real Property and Reuse Committee will meet tonight to continue discussion on the potential uses for the former Parks and Recreation Building at 70 Crescent Street. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in room 209 at City Hall. 2. Craft fair. The Hills & Falls Nursery School will be hosting a Guatemalan craft sale today on behalf of Mil Milagros, a non-profit working to benefit the school children of Guatemala. Crafts will be sold on behalf of Guatemalan artisans and all profits will go directly to buy school supplies, hygiene products, and the school children's daily hot lunch. The fair will be held in St. Mary's Church Parish Hall, just to the left of Hills …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Newton Free Library's Spring Fling will be held this Saturday, April 6th.
Well-known names in literacy, news and radio will come together this weekend for the annual Newton Free Library Spring Fling. The celebration will be held Saturday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. and will include hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and discussion with some of the area's best known authors. Hosted by Newton author William Novak, Saturday's celebration will include presentations from sports writer Jackie MacMullan and Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory. MacMullan, who is a writer and contributor to ESPN and espnboston.com, is the author of "When the Game Was Ours" and "Shaq Uncut: My Story." McGrory, a former White House correspondent and longtime Globe columnist, is the author of four political thrillers as well as his most recent …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The man reportedly smashed a window on the side of the library to break in early Wednesday morning.
A man was arrested early this morning after he allegedy broke in to the Newton Free Library. Pedro Lopez, 23, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony, larceny from a building and two counts of breaking and entering into a depository, according to a press release issued Wednesday by Newton Police. Newton Police responded to the library around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday after an alarm was set off in the building. When officers arrived on scene, they found a smashed window on the south side of the building, police said. After finding the smashed window, Newton Police officers secured the building perimeter and entered the library to check for suspects. The department's K-9 unit was called to the scene to …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The assault reportedly happened on March 6 at the Newton Free Library.