The library will be closed for a staff training on Friday, February 17.
The library will be closed for Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 20.

What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

Connecticut Authors Reading Series

Sunday, February 26th from 2:00 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room. The series continues with a new slate of talent: Newtown novelist Rachel Basch, novelist Charlotte Rogan, and essayist James M. Chesbro. Sophfronia Scott is the curator. The writers will read from both published works and works in progress, with time in between each reading for discussion and Q & A with the audience about the craft of writing. Refreshments will be served, and books ...

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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 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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What will you make with a purple crayon?

Stop by the children's story hour room, Sunday, February 26th between 1 and 3 pm to make an original work of art to display on the children's bulletin board.  Every child who draws a purple inspired picture will receive a free hard cover copy of "Harold and the Purple Crayon," by Crockett Johnson. 100 copies of the book have been donated anonymously  to our library to give away. For all ages with an adult.  No ...

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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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Irish Dance Demonstration Saturday, March 18th at 12 noon.

"Riverdance" veterans, Craig and Christina Ashurst keep the spirit of St. Patrick's Day alive with their Irish dance demonstration, Saturday, March 18th at 12 noon in the library meeting room.  After the performance, members of the audience will have the opportunity to try a few steps.  For ages 4 and up. Register online.

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Karen Tatarka Named New Director

C.H.Booth Library Names Karen Tatarka New Director The Trustees of the C.H.Booth Library are pleased to announce that Karen Tatarka will be joining our Library as Director, effective March 1, 2017. Karen is presently Director of the Town of Weston, Ct Library, serving in that role since 2011. Ms Tatarka has over 20 years of library experience in both the academic and public library fields. She is a graduate of Fordham University with a Bachelors and ...

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Register for Story Time: February 27th-March7th

Registration for the next 8 week story time session for ages 3-5 will take place February 27th-March 7th.   Children who are at least 3 years of age and a resident of Newtown on or before March 13th, 2017 are eligible for one of the following story times:  Monday or Tuesday at 10 am/Tuesday or Wednesday at 1 pm.  For more information call the children's department:  203-426-3851.

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YAC Meeting

Next meeting is Monday, March 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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Modern American Beginnings: From Beautiful to Gritty

Wednesday, March 8th at 6:30 pm in the Meeting Room. ArtScapades returns to explore how a modern movement developed in our country, led by artists of the Ashcan School and The Eight. Works and lives of important artists of the period will be discussed, including those of George Bellows, Robert Henri, William Glackens, John Sloan, and Edward Hopper. Above painting is "Love of Winter" 1914 by George Bellows.

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Probate: Everything You Need to Know

Tuesday, March 7th at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room. Judge Dan O'Grady will explain various aspects of the probate process, stressing those that are most frequently encountered in the Probate Court. After speaking, he will answer your questions and provide useful information. Light refreshments will be served. Please register.

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Lego Robotics WeDo 2.0

Design, build and program using Lego WeDo 2.0:  Wednesday, March 22nd, March 29th, April 5th, April 19th and April 26th, 4:30-5:30 pm in the children's story hour room.  Register for each class you wish to attend.  Open to Newtown residents ages 8-11. .

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Arduino for Adults

Wednesday, April 5th at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room. Arduino is an open source, physical computing and prototyping platform that is used by makers to design and build electrical circuits, that are programmable and easily modified. This introductory session will allow students to gain a hands-on understanding of the hardware and software needed to make simple electronics projects such as blinking lights, motors and LCD screens. Rich Reynolds will teach this beginners' class.   Please register.  

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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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Young Critics' Club

Wednesday, March 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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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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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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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.

Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays.
Sign up at the Reference Desk or schedule an appointment by calling 203-426-8552 or emailing boothref@chboothlibrary.org

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The Little Book Store has Valentine books and gifts for sale. It would be sweet to see you shopping!





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