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Today’s YAC Meeting has been cancelled. We’ll meet again on February 6.

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Test Kitchen for Chocolate Lovers - Grades 6-9

On Monday, February 13th from 4-5:15 pm join us for a cooking demonstration of recipes featuring chocolatey goodness*. The recipes will have short ingredient lists and require very little baking. There will be plenty of hands-on participation and everyone will go home with a box of treats and a recipe booklet. *One recipe will include nuts. $4 supply fee Please register here.    

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YAC Meeting - cancelled on January 23rd

Next meeting is Monday, February 6th  3:30 -5 pm The Young Adult Council (for grades 6-12) meets during the school year to plan YA programs, volunteer, decorate, design displays and help make C.H.Booth Library a welcoming library to teens. Meets in the Meeting Room of the library. And, of course, there will always be snacks!  Please come! It's more fun if YOU'RE there! Meeting Dates for 2016-17 School Year September 12, October 17th, November 7, 21, December 5,  ...

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Teen Writing

Join us Wednesday,February 1st from 6-8 pm. This group is for high school students interested in participating in a peer-led writing group.  

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Intro to 3D Printing

Join us for an introductory session on how to use our 3D Afinia printers After attending one of these classes you may sign up for an individual session to make your own 3D object. Meets on the second floor in the chbMAKERS' Corner. For ages 12 to adult Tuesday, January 24, 5-6 pm Thursday, January 26, 6-7 pm Monday, February 6, 6-7 pm Saturday , February 11, 11-12 noon Wednesday, February 15, 6-7 pm Wednesday, February 22, 3-4 pm Monday, February 27, 3-4 pm    

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Are You Ready for Valentine's Day?

On Wednesday, February 8th from 3-4 pm in the Young Adult Department you can make a Valentine's Day card for the special people in your life.  A drop-in craft for students in grades 6-8. We'll have the supplies, you provide the inspiration.

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Create Gift Tags, Greeting Cards, Invites and More with our Cricut

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own graduation gift tags, barbecue invites, thank you cards and more. For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Classes limited to two participants. Please email us at chbya@biblio.org if you would like to schedule a one-on-one training session on the cricut.          

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Creative Writing Group - For students in grades 6-8

Meets Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 pm for 6th-8th graders - New Session Sign ups NOW OPEN (January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31)  This peer group is for young people who love to write  and enjoy meeting with other creative types.   Must plan on attending all 5 meetings.  Led by Wally Wood -- local author & teacher. Sign up here - (You will be enrolled in all five classes by using this link)  

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Take your child to the library on February 4th for Winter Wonderland Magic!

Take your child to the library and watch the magic begin, Saturday, February 4th at 2 pm.  Magician Steve Woyce returns with his engaging interactive magic show:  "Winter Wonderland Magic."  For ages 4 and up.  Register online.

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Pudd'nheads: Childhood in Colonial America

Tuesday, February 28th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. It wasn't all hoops and horn books. The Puritan cure for bedwetting was to take the child to the churchyard and have him/her urinate on the grave of a child of the opposite sex. The Colonial Goodwife returns with fresh historical perspectives on key features of children's lives, including those of Native American and slave children, who are too often left out of conventional coverage.

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Check Out Games at the Library

Looking for some indoor fun this winter? After you've built that snowman come inside to enjoy some family friendly fun. We've got tabletop games for all ages and interests. Some take 5 minutes to learn, others might keep you busy for the weekend.  Check here for a complete list.

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Hotspots!

Are you headed over the river and through the woods to someplace without wifi?! Never fear! The C.H. Booth Library has mobile hotspots you can borrow for two weeks. Bring the internet with you! Hotspots are available for two weeks and can be placed on hold by Newtown residents. Stop by the circulation desk, take one home, and never be without the internet again. The fine print: The hotspots work on Sprint's cellular network, so wherever Sprint ...

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Young Critics' Club

Wednesday, February 1st  from 3-4 pm Young Critics meet the first Wednesday of every month to talk (and argue) about new books they are reading. For grades 6-8

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Beryl Harrison named Interim Director

The Executive Committee of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library Board of Trustees announces that Beryl Harrison, Assistant Library Director, will assume the responsibilities of Interim Director, effective December 17, 2016. Robert Geckle, President of the Board of Trustees, stated that : "The board is very appreciative and delighted that Beryl has agreed to assume this important responsibility while we search for a new Director. The search process, which is now underway, is expected to be completed  ...

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Welcome Minecrafters

Every Thursday from 4:00-5:00 pm in the YA Department.  Make Newtown proud and help us build something spectacular in the Newtown portal. C.H. Booth Library is a member of the Fairfield County Minecraft server cooperative run by participating libraries throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut.  The purpose of this server cooperative is to provide a safe, enjoyable, and community-focused environment for Minecraft players (between the ages of 8 and 18) throughout the county to gather, build, collaborate, and sometimes ...

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The C.H. Booth Library Board of Trustees has an opening for a new member. Please send a letter of interest and a resume to Governance Committee co-chair Colleen Honan at dth714@aol.com

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