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Dramatic Women: Three Great Plays

Mark Schenker of Yale College returns to our library to discuss three plays that together cover more than one hundred years of theater. Each has at its center a female protagonist: the bored daughter of a Norwegian general seeking excitement, a fading Southern Belle seeking kindness, and a nun in the Bronx in the 1960’s seeking justice. Separately and together, these plays raise questions about how women are viewed in life and in art. March 4 ...

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13th Annual Battle of the Books

Saturday, April 1st at 10:30 am. Form a team of 3-4 students in grades 5-8.  It's a trivia contest based on four great books - The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, Space Case by Stuart Gibbs, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein and A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd. Stop by the library sign up and to learn more!

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Soccer Skills and Drills for Little Feet for ages 3-5

Soccer classes for little feet for ages 3-5 will take place on Thursday afternoons March 23rd-June22nd  at 3:30-4:00pm in the library meeting room.  Develop the fine motor and coordination skills necessary for your child's development.  Parents/caregivers must remain with their child for the entire program. Class size is limited to 15 parent/child pairings. You must register individually for every class (date) you wish to attend. Class instructor, Antonio Viscuso, has been playing or coaching soccer for more than ...

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Young Adult Council Meeting

Next meeting is Monday, April 3rd  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   Monday, February 27, 3-4 pm Tuesday, March 7, 6-7 pm Monday, March 13, 3-4 pm Wednesday, March 15, 6-7 pm Thursday, March 23, 3-4 pm Wednesday, March 29, 3-4 pm  

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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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The Science of Sound, a Musical Extravaganza with Violinist Caryn Lin

Caryn Lin will perform on her 5 string electric violin, Tuesday, April 11th at 3pm in the library meeting room.  Caryn uses modern technology to create 3D sounds waves that  become visible.  The music literally comes to life before your very eyes! For ages 4 and up.  Register online.

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SBA at the Brown Bag Business Hour

Tuesday, April 11th, Noon-1:00pm The U.S. Small Business Administration’s CT District Office has partnered with the C.H Booth Library and Connecticut Procurement Technical Assistance to offer two free seminars for small business owners and those thinking about entering the world of entrepreneurship: April 11:  Are You A Woman-Owned Small Business? This session will cover all aspects of what qualifies you as a woman-owned business:  how do you know if you are, do you need to be certified,  ...

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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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Genealogy Club: Bringing Genealogy to Life Through Sight, Sound, and Motion

Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 PM in the Meeting Room. How do you capture the attention of the next generation and hand down precious family research?  Today there are many tools and techniques that can help you bridge this divide. This presentation will show you how one Father and Daughter team joined forces to turn genealogical research into family heirlooms that appeal across generations through print and video. They will discuss the process and tools used to ...

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Creative Writing - The Fantastic

Meets Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 pm for 6th-8th graders - New Session Sign ups NOW OPEN (April 20, 27, May 4, 11, and 18)  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. Sign up here and you will be signed up for the five week session  

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Young Critics' Club

Wednesday, April 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

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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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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

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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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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