What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

Connecticut Writers Reading

Saturday, April 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room The Connecticut Authors Reading Series continues with its next lineup of talented scribes. The series introduces readers and writers to the work of authors who live in the Nutmeg State. The writers include essayist Sonya Huber, fiction and nonfiction authors Yelizaveta P. Renfro, and Julia Petitfrere. The reading series is curated by Newtown author Sophfronia Scott. The writers will read from both published works and ...

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National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week:  April 30-May 6, 2017 Every year since 1963 the Small Business Administration (SBA) takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from across the nation through National Small Business Week.  The library will offer special programs and events during the week, in partnership with the Newtown Chamber of Commerce and the Newtown Economic Development Commission, and with the generous sponsorship of Newtown Savings Bank.  All ...

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Young Adult Council Meeting

Next meeting is Monday, May 1,  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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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: Tuesday, May 2, 3-4 pm Monday, May 8, 4-5 pm Wednesday, May 10, 5-6 pm Tuesday, May 16, 3-4 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2-3 pm        

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Young Critics' Club

Wednesday, May 3rd  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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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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Finding Elusive Females

Wednesday, May 10th at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room. The Genealogy Club of Newtown presents Toni McKeen, who will discuss the many possible sources and databases where clues and information about your difficult-to-find female ancestors may be found. Come early for conversation and light refreshments. All are welcome.

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Bind Your Own Journal

Sunday, May 14th from 2:00 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room. Learn basic bookbinding with Ross MacDonald, and create a finished journal you can use for writing, sketching, or anything you want! All supplies will be provided. There is a $10.00 materials fee. Registration is limited, so sign up soon.  

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Try the library's new service for digital books, movies, audiobooks, musics, and comics! Three downloads per patron per month with no waiting. Instant gratification from Hoopla- all you need is your library card.

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Author Talk: Forks, Knives, and Spoons

Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room. There are three types of guys: forks, knives, and spoons. That is the final lesson that Amy York’s father sends her off to college with, never suspecting just how far his daughter will take this lighthearted advice. Clinging to her dad’s Utensil Classification System as a guide, Amy and her skeptical roommate navigate heartbreaks and romances. Please join us to hear Leah read from and talk ...

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Learn Video Editing

May 22 from 3:30-4:45 pm. Come learn how to use video editing software or build on the skills you already have. Hang out with other students (middle school and high school) and create awesome content. Laptops will be provided. Taught by teens, for teens. Space is limited. Register here.

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Modern American Beginnings: From Beautiful to Gritty

Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 PM in the Meeting Room. ArtScapades returns to explore how a modern movement developed in America, 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. Refreshments will be available. Please register.

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Writing Group for Adults

Five Thursday Sessions from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Board Room, unless otherwise specified. May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22 In this five-week writing group we’ll generate ideas, work through exercises and prompts in order to move deeper into our stories and sharpen our craft, and explore the process of revision. All sessions will allow time for writing, sharing, and discussion of work in progress. Aimee Pokwatka is the instructor. Sign up for the first ...

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One Stop Passport Fair

Saturday, May 27th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. C.H. Booth Library and the United States Postal Service® have teamed up to offer you a convenient and time-saving opportunity to apply for or renew your U.S. passport. For details, please visit: Passport Event

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Summer Reading Volunteer Training: May 30th or May 31st at 4:00pm

Students entering grades 7-12  and at least 12 years of age are eligible to become Summer Reading Volunteers. Attending one of the training sessions is mandatory if you would like to be on the summer schedule. Applications must be returned to the children's department no later than  June 10th.  Late applicants can join our substitute list.

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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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Welcome Minecrafters - cancelled for Thursday, April 27th

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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See all of our featured programs

The library has an opening for a Circulation Supervisor.

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

Visit the Little Book Store
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.

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Local and regional support organizations and services.

New Stories for Newtown is now available.

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