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Intro to Indigenous American Music

Thursday, September 29th at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room. Join Craig Harris on a journey through Native North America’s diverse musical tapestry. Discover champion powwow drum groups, Grammy-winning flute players, songwriters, poets, rock, reggae, and blues bands, guitar wizards, hip-hoppers , disco divas, and EDM (electronic dance music) collaborations -- the full spectrum of indigenous American sound. This presentation is geared toward adults. Sign up requested, but not required  

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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 (September 29, October 6, 13, 20 & 27)  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 Aimee Pokwatka -- teacher, author & editor. Aimee received her MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University, where she also taught writing and literature classes. Sign up here - (You will be enrolled in all ...

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Connecticut Writers Read

Saturday, October 1st from 2:00 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room.  The series continues! Writers will read from published and unpublished work, with time between to discuss the craft and process of writing. They are: Leigh Stein, whose memoir Land of Enchantment just came out, poets Marianela Medrano and Ralph Nazareth, and Tessa McGovern, author of Cocktails for Book Lovers. Refreshments will be available.  

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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 Register for Saturday, October 1 from 10-11 am

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Storymaking with Anthony DePoto

Is a series of workshops designed for children in grades 3-5 who have adventurous imaginations or an interest in creative writing.  Professional actor and playwright, Anthony DePoto will focus on storytelling and presentation.  Classes meet on 6 consecutive Tuesday afternoons:  October 4th-November 8th  in the library meeting room from 4:00-5:00pm.  Register online for all 6 classes.

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IMPROV Games with Anthony DePoto (For grades 6-8)

Explore different forms of improvisation (both comedic and dramatic) with teaching Artist Anthony DePoto. He’ll inspire you to create a cast of characters, plus help you develop scenes and themes.  At the end of the six week class you will perform an original play for a live audience. Class will meet Tuesdays from 2:45-4:00 pm October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1 & 8 Register here. For grades 6-8     Anthony DePoto is based out of Sandy Hook and is a ...

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Young Critics' Club

Wednesday, October 5th 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 Please register here

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Soccer Skills and Drills for ages 2-5

Coach Tony Viscuso will introduce children to basic soccer skills while promoting coordination and cooperative play Thursday mornings at 10:45 am, immediately following Mother Goose II:  September 29th-November 3rd.  Limited to 15 child/adult pairs.  Register online.

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Tech Time with Alex

Alex is ready to answer your technology questions, providing help with Minecraft, programming with SCRATCH or advanced Lego Robotics on the following Saturdays at 2:00 pm in the children's story hour room:  October 8th, October 22nd, November 12th and November 19th.  Let us know what you would like to work on when you register.  The library has iPads, laptops, and WeDo kits for you to use, but feel free to  bring your own device to ...

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QuickBooks and Financial Literacy: An Overview

Tuesday, October 11th, Noon-1:00 pm Laurie Davidian-Smith, Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, will demonstrate how accurate and current financial information transforms small businesses for success.  People go into business to pursue their passions, not to keep their books.  However, having accurate and timely financial information dramatically enhances the success of businesses of all kinds, making it possible for entrepreneurs and owners to continue to follow their dreams. Included in this Brown Bag Business Hour presentation: “Why keep good ...

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Stories and a craft with the Tooth Fairy

Saturday, October 15th at 2 pm in the meeting room.  The Tooth Fairy will share stories about losing baby teeth, caring for your teeth and what to expect when you visit the dentist.  A "toothy craft" will follow.   Dental Associate's Pediatric dental specialist, Dr. Laura Huling, will be on hand to answer questions. Register online.

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Read to Rex

Practice your reading skills!  Register for a 15 minute session to read aloud to Rex in the children's story hour room on Saturday, October 15th. Rex is a King Charles Spaniel and a  member of Newtown Strong Therapy Dogs.  Register online. Sessions begin at 2 pm.

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Inspired by Mondrian

Create your own masterpiece in the style of Piet Mondrian with artist Randi Rote on Wednesday, October 19th. 4:00-5:00 pm in the children's story hour room. For ages 6-10. Register online.

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Open Forum: Issues Facing America

Saturday, October 22nd, 2:00-3:30pm How can we disagree without being disagreeable?  Moderator: Arthur Meyers, National Institute for Civil Discourse.  This program will be held in the library's Meeting Room.  No registration necessary.

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Author Talk and Signing with Harmony Verna

Sunday, October 23rd at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. In a stunning debut novel that evokes the epic scope of  The Thorn Birds, Harmony Verna creates a poignant, beautifully told story of love and courage, set in Australia and America in the early decades of the twentieth century. Come hear her talk about "Daughter of Australia." Copies will be available.

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Lego Robotics using WeDo 2.0

Students use Lego WeDo Kits to build a robot, and then learn how to program their design:  Wednesday October 26th-November 16th at 4:30 pm in the story hour room.  Open to a limited number of students ages 8-12.  Signing up for all 4 sessions is preferable.

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Welcome Minecrafters

Every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 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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2016 Strategic Plan

Library Announces New Strategic Plan The Cyrenius H. Booth Library announces a dynamic new Strategic Plan that will guide Newtown’s public library through the next three years. President of the Board of Trustees Robert Geckle said, “We are proud to present this strategic plan to our residents.  The priorities within this plan emerged through the involvement of over 1,000 members of the Newtown community.  Our plan is to focus on meeting community needs through library services ...

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What’s That Noise? The library is having some building work done in the attic. Patrons on the third floor may hear some hammering and sawing. The back parking lot will also be home to a dumpster for about two weeks. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to our infrastructure improvements.


ReadSquared Summer Reading 2016 is still available.

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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