Celebrate the 2010 MacArthur Fellows

September 29, 2010

Learn more about the 2010 MacArthur Fellows at your library:

We have the books of Harvard historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon Reed, including her award-winning book, The Hemingses of Monticello.  We have the fiction of writer Yiyun Li, and books by sign language linguist Carol Padden.  We have the TV series (Homicide, The Wire) and books of author, screenwriter, and producer David Simon.  You can also find CDs of jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran.

And if you read the Boston Globe or the New York Times, you’re familiar with the work of another winner: local typeface designer Matthew Carter.

Congratulations to all!


Get some consumer savvy!

December 15, 2008

Information is power, and we could all use some help in this economic climate.  So come to the Newton Free Library this Wednesday, December 17th at 7:00 p.m., when Deb Bloomberg from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston will help us learn more about money, banking, credit, and identity theft in a free interactive program called “Consumer Savvy.”  The program will be held in the auditorium.

The talk is a program of the Library’s Retirement Planning Club for Women, but you don’t need to be a member (or a woman) to attend.  Check out the Club page to get free email updates on future activities, and to use our regularly-updated collection of online retirement planning resources (including a monthly newsletter of new books purchased on retirement planning topics), investor education course modules, and retirement planning blog.  New members are always welcome!

Applying for a Job Online

September 5, 2008

Did you miss our class on Applying for a Job Online?   You can view the course materials here (as well as material from some of our other classes).   And don’t forget our Job Search Blog, with links to other resources and job search news.

Time to do the taxes!

February 14, 2008

The AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers at the main library on Saturdays from 1:30-3:30 pm each week beginning on February 16 and ending on April 12. The volunteers, who are trained by the IRS, will be ready to answer questions and fill out basic (non-business) tax returns, and their help is FREE. 
Both Federal and State tax booklets and copies of many tax forms are available on the first floor of the library (just beyond the Reference atrium), while supplies last.  If you can’t find the form you need, you can copy from our book of reproducible forms, or the Reference librarians can print them from the IRS and Department of Revenue websites (10 cents per page).
For forms and more information, go to: 

(800) 829-36762007 MASS. TAX FORMS & PUBLICATIONS
(800) 392-6089

Are you job-hunting? Looking for a new career?

March 21, 2007

Browse our newest resource, Newton’s Quick Job Search blog.  Full of links to helpful websites for the job searcher, many of the linked resources are specifically focused on Massachusetts.

And don’t forget the rest of the resources on our Careers page.

Book Discussion Guides

January 3, 2007

New from BookLetters:

Search by title to find discussion questions and reviews–both fiction and non fiction are included.  For everything offered by BookLetters, including the complete set of BookLetters newsletters and award lists, and booklist newsletters prepared by Newton staff,  click here.

NewsBank adds more

September 20, 2006

NewsBank (Home Access | In Library Access) has another Special Report this week, on World Economics. Included are newspaper and magazine articles and web resources covering global economic conditions and issues, including information on the annual International Monetary Fund/World Bank conference in Singapore.