Need grants for your nonprofit?

November 7, 2014

fdoWorkshop November 13, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM, at the Morse Institute Library in Natick.

Introduction to Foundation Directory Online Professional: A Workshop for Nonprofits 

For representatives of nonprofit organizations: Learn to use the Foundation Directory Online Professional database to identify potential funding resources, such as grants from private foundations, corporations, and public charities. The workshop will cover basic strategies for searching the database, as well as hands-on practice.

This is a joint presentation of the Funding Information Network locations in Natick & Newton. Presenters will be Reference Librarians Demetri Kyriakis from the Morse Institute Library in Natick, and Susan Caulfield from Newton. This is the second year the Morse Institute (Natick) and Newton librarians have collaborated to provide training for patrons of both libraries.

To register, call the Morse Institute Library Reference Desk in Natick, (508) 647-6521.

Thursday November 13, 2014
2:30 PM  –  4:00 PM
Morse Institute Library
14 East Central St., Natick
Community Room, Lower Level
Limited to 12 participants
For more information contact Susan Caulfield at the Newton Reference Department, (617) 796-1380, or email newtonfin@minlib.net.

It’s Hoopla Day at the Library!

November 6, 2014

PrintCome to the Library lobby today for hoopla day! We’ve got information, instruction, and free candy!

What’s hoopla? It’s a database that lets you borrow FREE movies, music, and audiobooks with your library card. Lots of content for children, too! It’s easy–ask us how and we’ll show you. You can stream or download the digital content to your computer, laptop, or portable device.

Need more music? We can also help you access the Naxos Music Library database with your library card–free streaming music for your computer or portable device. Classical, World music and more, with liner notes and other resources for learning about music. You can also create and save playlists of your favorites!

For both, no need to return anything and never any fines.

Download the hoopla and Naxos apps today!


Need to quickly check a World Cup score?

July 1, 2014

Tip: Go to google.com and click on the Google doodle. You’ll get the current score, timelines, match stats, and lineups–plus other World Cup links from Google. Click on “2014 FIFA World Cup” at the top of the page for more scores.

And if you missed any of the World Cup doodles, click here.


Learn to use Foundation Directory Online

May 14, 2014

fdoCome to a hands-on workshop, Thursday, May 15th, from 2:30 – 4:00. For nonprofit representatives, learn to use the Foundation Directory Online Professional database to identify potential funding resources, such as grants from private foundations, corporations, and public charities.

This is a joint presentation of the Funding Information Network locations in Newton & Natick. Presenters will be Reference Librarians Demetri Kyriakis from the Morse Institute Library in Natick, and Susan Caulfield and Laurie Woo from Newton.

Limited to 12 participants–2 spaces remaining as of this posting. Sign up on the Library’s website here, or call 617-796-1369.


April is National Poetry Month

April 24, 2014

…and today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Come celebrate with us–choose a poem from one of our poetry baskets near the main Reference desk, and carry it in your pocket, bring it home, or read it to a friend! And if you have a favorite poem to share, put it in one of the baskets for someone else to take. Poems and poetry books will be on display through the end of the month.


Please note!

April 19, 2014

stopsignrgbDue to a system upgrade the Minuteman Library System will be unavailable on Monday April 21, 2014 (Patriot’s Day). During this time it will not be possible to search any of the Minuteman Catalogs or to access My Account.

On April 21st, statewide databases will be available at: http://libraries.state.ma.us/catalog/

Databases provided by the Newton Free Library will be unavailable on April 21.

On April 21st, the Digital Media Catalog (eBooks and eAudiobooks) will be available at: http://digital.minlib.net/

However, access to OverDrive from now until April 22 will require a library card number beginning with 21323. Usernames will not work for OverDrive until the upgrade is complete.

Normal access to all services will resume on April 22, 2014. We apologize for the inconvenience.


New Book Club for Adults!

March 24, 2014

new booksThursday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. — Step out of a “reading rut,” and be introduced to a variety of works and new people! The club will meet monthly to read a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, across genres and varying topics.

Our first meeting will be an opportunity to discuss our goals and develop a list of titles to read. Please come prepared to briefly discuss one of your favorite books and share where your reading interests lie.

The purpose of this group is to have fun and enjoy the company of others who appreciate reading and sharing ideas. No RSVP is needed! All are welcome. We’ll meet at the back of the third floor, in the apse area.

Questions? Contact Catherine in Reference at  617-796-1380, or  bookclub@newtonfreelibrary.net


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