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What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

Halloween Fun for Kids ages 3-7

Saturday, October 29th from 10am-12, noon. No registration needed. We'll have a scavenger hunt, photo booth, plus some simple crafts and a few treats! Costumes Encouraged!

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3D Printing for Small Businesses: New Technologies, New Opportunities

Tuesday, November 8th, Noon-1:00pm This program will include a demonstration of the Afinia 3D printer, a discussion of the many business applications of 3D printers, and information about chbMAKERS, the maker space area at the C.H. Booth Library .  The Brown Bag Business Hour meets on the second Tuesday of the month from noon-1:00 p.m. in the library’s Meeting Room; no registration necessary.    The Brown Bag Business Hour is offered in partnership with the Newtown Chamber ...

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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.

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College Planning & Financial Aid

On Wednesday, November 9, 6:30-7:30 pm, Sean Flynn, a Certified College Planning Specialist, will show you how families of all income levels may be eligible for financial aid. He will also share information on which colleges provide the best financial aid packages, how to avoid costly mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS Profile, which private universities can cost you less than a state school and how students can potentially receive more free money and less ...

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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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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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A Jane Austen Tea

November 13th at 2:00 on the Meeting Room Please join us for tea and treats, and a fascinating lecture by Susan J. Jerome on the fashions of Jane Austen's time. Dress up if you like, and bring a fancy teacup! Please register.

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From Symbolism to Surrealism

Wednesday November 16th at 6:30 in the Meeting Room ArtScapades returns, leading us further along in art history. We will look at the progression of Modern Art in Europe. Included in the lecture are works by Edvard Munch, Vasili Kandinsky, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, and Marc Chagall. Refreshments will be available.        

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Learn to Make Book Trailers - For grades 7-12

Monday, November 28th from 3-4 pm in the Makers' Corner The library is looking for volunteers to help us create book trailers to feature book clubs and new releases using WeVideo.  Come learn a new skill and help the library.   Please register here

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Young Critics' Club

Wednesday, November 2 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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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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Welcome Minecrafters - New Start Time

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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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

The Little Book Store has a terrific Halloween display. Stop by to get some spooky goodies! halloweenphotoshelf

Important Election Deadlines and Dates

  • Election Day is Tuesday, November 8.  Polls are open from 6AM to 8PM.
  • Online/Mail Postmark Voter Registration Deadline- November 1st
  • In-Person Voter Registration Deadline- November 1st
  • Absentee Ballots Available- Friday, October 7th
  • Absentee Ballots Received by local Town Clerk (or will not be counted)- Close of Polls 8pm
  • Voter Registration Look Up Tool from the CT Secretary of State

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