What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

Make Raspberry Pi with Rich Reynolds

    Monday, July 24, 10-11:30 am or Wednesday, July, 26. Teacher and pi certified Rich Reynolds will teach a class on raspberry pi. Registration a must so we will have enough pi to go around.

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Drop-in Story Time for ages 3-5

Build a Better World story time takes place on Mondays at 10 am in the children's story hour room on the following dates:  June 26th, July 3rd, July 10th, July 17th and July 24th.  After reading some great books, children will build their own structures using a variety of materials.  No registration required.  Open to the first 15 children.

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Build Like DaVinci

Explore the inventions of Leonardo DaVinci in a series of workshops Monday at 3:30pm in the children's story hour room on the following dates:  July 10th, July 17th, July 24th and July 30th. Study a different invention each week, spend time working on your own unique designs.  For grades 2-5.  Register online for each date you plan to attend.

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Dance Party! with Francine Wheeler

Francine Wheeler will lead children in a variety of fun and traditional dances Tuesdays at 3:30pm on the following dates:  July 11th, July 18th, July 25th and August 1st. Francine  has 20 years experience teaching music and movement to kids of all ages.  No dance experience is necessary!  Come join the fun!  For ages 4-7.  Register online.

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Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Former kindergarten teacher, Randi Rote will lead a series of programs designed for children entering kindergarten in the fall Tuesdays at 10am in the children's story hour room on the following dates: July 18th, July 25th, August 1st and August 8th.  Register online.

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Lego Robotics: Design...Build...Program

Adults and children learn together in this series of interactive workshops featuring Lego WeDo design kits Tuesdays at 5:30pm in the story hour room on the following dates:  July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, and August 1st.  For children in grades K-2 with an adult partner. Must be a resident of Newtown.  Register online.

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Adult Summer Reading Program

Read books and enter to win prizes. See the display on the second floor.

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Register for Summer Reading 2017

Starting June 16th, children ages 4-grade 5 can visit chbooth.readsquared.com to register for the C.H. Booth Library's summer reading program.  Volunteers will be available every day the library is open between June 19th and August 14th to meet with young readers to discuss the books they're reading and award incentives.  Reading logs can be completed online at ReadSquared, but readers must visit the library in person to receive their incentives.  Parents must set up an ...

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Be inspired by famous artists with Randi Rote

Artist Randi Rote will introduce the art of Seurat, Munch and Dali in a series of workshops on the following Wednesdays at 3:30pm in the children's story hour room: July 26th, August 2nd and August 9th.  For ages 6-10.  Register online.

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Movin' 2 Music with Mr. Gym

Chris Keithan aka 'Mr. Gym' is a certified PE/Health teacher who will perform original movement based music for kids on Thursday, July 27th at 3:30pm in the library meeting room. With over 15 years of experience working with elementary age children, Chris is able to connect with his audience, who become active participants of every performance! For ages 3-8.  Register online.  

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Full STEAM Ahead!

Join Miss Nora for great books, plus a related science experiment or art activity Thursdays at 2:00pm in the story hour room on the following dates:  July 13th, July 2oth, July 27th, August 3rd and August 10th. For ages 6-8.  Register online.  Dress for messy fun!

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Creative Writing Summer Camp 2017

Camp meeting dates and times: Thursdays July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3.  Those attending grades 6 & 7 in the fall meet 3:30-5:30 pm. Those attending grades 8 & 9 in the fall meet from 6-8 pm. A peer group for young people who love to write! All sessions will allow time for writing and sharing stories as well as creative activities and one-on-one communication between adults and young people. Space is limited to ...

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Mini Makers

Drop by the children's story hour room for creative fun Fridays between 1 and 3pm on the following dates:  July 7th, July 14th, July 21st, July 28th and August 4th.  Explore a new medium each week.  For ages 3-8 plus an adult.  No registration necessary.

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Bite Sized Workshops for Engineers (Ages 8-12)

Workshops are on Friday afternoons - July 14, July 21, August 4, August 11 and August 18.  All classes start at 2 pm but end times vary.Newtown High School students, Kyle Griffin, Jake Pare and Quinn Mcandrew want to share their knowledge and love of simple machines, basic circuitry, spheros, 3D design and more. Guaranteed to be fun and educational. Please register and visit the library's calendars for more details.

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Tinker lab: Legos, blocks, play dough and more!

Drop by the children's story hour room for creative play  Saturday afternoon between 1 and 3pm on the following dates:  July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd, July 29th and August 5th.  For ages 3-8 with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

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Chocolate Tasting & Making for Teens

Wednesday, August 2, 3-4:30 pm. Kim Larkin of Klassic Kreations will bring in her tempuring machine and lead a  workshop on all things chocolate. Tasty treats to make and eat.

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Alexander Massialas (left) lands a touch on Britain's Keith Cook during last year's Fencing International Invitation in London.

Fencing Demonstration

The Candlewood Fencing center will present a brief fencing competition on Friday, July 28th at 3:30pm in the library meeting room. Watch a competition between two National level fencing athletes. After the demonstration participants will break into small groups to learn some basic footwork.  For ages 5-12.

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Summer Sewing Classes for Teens

On Monday, July 17th from 5:30-7 pm make a tote bag perfect for library books or a trip to the beach ($7 supply fee). Tuesday, August 1st from 5;30-7 pm make a zippered pouch for all of your treasures ($10 supply fee). Come at 5:30 pm if you'd like an introduction to sewing and some stitch practice, otherwise class will start at 5:45 pm.  We'll be using the library's brand new sewing machines! No sewing ...

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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 Sign up on the calendar for one of these times: Thursday, June 15th,  4-5pm Monday, June 19th,  1-2 pm Wednesday, June 21st, 1-2pm Monday, June 26th, 1-2pm Wednesday, June 28th, 5-6pm        

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Summer Hours are in effect. The library will be closed on Sundays until September 10

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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