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Summer Hours are in effect – the library will be closed on Sundays until September 11, 2016

What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

Design with Legos, program with Scratch

Design and program interactive machines on Monday, July 25th and August 1st at 5:30 pm in the children's story hour room.  Each participant will be provided with a LegoWeDo 2.0 kit and a laptop. For Newtown residents ages 8-12.  Register online.

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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 use the links below to register for a class. Tuesday, July 19th, 10-11 am Tuesday, July 19th, 11:30-12:30 Tuesday, July 26th, 10-11 am Tuesday, July 26th 11:30-12:30 Tuesday, August ...

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Ready, set Kindergarten

Former kindergarten teacher, Randi Rote has developed a series of workshops designed for the child entering kindergarten this fall on Tuesday mornings at 10am in the children's story hour room:  July 12th-August 2nd. Register online for each workshop.

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Creative Writing for Adults

A series of five classes for adults. Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 in the Antiques Room. July 12,19.26 and August 2,9. Got something you’re working on? Something you’d like to be working on? Now’s your chance! Wally Wood will be teaching this workshop, the goal of which is to help you complete a short story in five weeks, and to help you think about the stories, novels, and memoirs you read in the future in ...

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Soccer Skills for Little Feet

Instructor and soccer coach, Tony Viscuso will introduce young children to basic soccer skills while promoting coordination and cooperative play Wednesday afternoons:  July 13th  -August 3rd. Ages 2-4 meet from 3:00-3:30pm/ ages 5-6 meet from 3:30-4:15pm in the library meeting room.  Register online.

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Be Inspired by famous artists

Randi Rote will lead a series of art workshops Thursday afternoons at 2:00pm in the children's story hour room:  July 14th through August 4th. Create your own masterpiece in the style of a different artist each week.  For ages 7-10.  Register online.

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Mad SCIENCE

presents, "Marvels of Motion, " Thursday, July 28th at 3:30pm in the library meeting room for ages 5-9. Watch as they harness the power of gravity, centrifugal force and inertia using jet packs and rocket-propelled cars. Register online.

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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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Teen Game Night - One Night Ultimate Werewolf and Pizza Party

  Come learn how to play the hottest party game for teens! Friday, July 29th from 4-6 pm One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a fast game for 3-12 players in which everyone gets a role. Will you be one of the dastardly Werewolves, the tricky Troublemaker, the helpful Seer, or one of a dozen different characters, each with a special ability? We'll teach you how to play plus show you some other new games available here at the ...

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Mini Makers

Drop by the children's story hour room for creative fun! Explore a variety of art mediums Friday, 1-3pm:  July 8th - August 5th.  For ages 3-8 with an adult.

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Tinker Lab

Drop by the story hour room for creative play Saturday afternoon from 1-3pm:  July 9th-August 6th using Legos, blocks, play dough or board games.  For ages 3-8 and a parent.

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Introduction to Irish Dance

Professional dancers, Craig and Christina, from the Ashurst Academy of Dance will teach Irish Dance on the following Monday afternoons:  July 11th, July 18th and August 1st in the library meeting room. Ages 3-5 meet 2:30-3:00pm/ages 5 and up meet 3:30-4:00pm. Register online for each class individually.

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Intro to 3D Printing

Sessions -  Thursday, July 21, 2-3 pm; Monday, August 8, 6-7 pm; Monday, August 15, 6-7 pm; Monday, August 22, 6-7 pm; or Monday, August 29, 6-7 pm. 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  Thursday, ...

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Pile of books

Business Books: Information & Inspiration

Tuesday, August 9th, Noon-1:00pm Join us for a casual, fun, and informative discussion!  What business (or non-business) books have inspired you?  Share your “best reads.”   Learn more about the library’s collection of business books.  Bring suggestions for new titles to add to our collection!  We have business titles in our ebook and audiobook collections:  learn how to download to your device(s).  The Brown Bag Business Hour is held on the second Tuesday of the month in ...

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Eric Carle Inspired Art with Pat Martin

Will meet Tuesday, August 9th, at 10 am in the children's story hour room.  Pat will share Carle's book and his collage techniques, then children will create their own collage using colorful paper and lots of imagination.  For ages 3- 7. Register online.

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Email Essentials Q&A Session

Wednesday, August 10th, 2:00-4:00pm This Q & A session will cover the basics of the most popular email services:  Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, and others.  Come with your questions!  To register, go to the Calendar page on our website or call the Reference desk (203) 426-8552.  

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Yoga Cadabra!

Learn about yoga through the art of magic with Debbie O'Carroll, Thursday, August 11th at 3:30pm in the library meeting room. For ages 5 and older.  Register online.

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Teen Game Night - Reverse Charades & Codenames

  Come learn how to play fun party games for teens on Friday, August 12th from 4:30-6:30 pm! We'll teach you how to play two games plus show you some other new games available here at the library. We'll also eat pizza! We'll play Reverse Charades, a hilarious twist on charades where there's one guesser and the rest of the team acts out the clue. We'll also play Codenames, a word association game that is perfect for ...

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Watercolor Basics II

A Four-Session Class. Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in the Meeting Room August 30th, September 6th, 15th & 20th NOTE: this is a repeat class to accommodate people unable to get into the first one. It is not a continuation toward advanced techniques. This course of four lessons is designed for the beginner, or someone wanting to re-learn the basics of watercolor. In the first class, Instructor Kristine Humber will teach us  to mix colors from the primaries, ...

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YAC Meeting

Next meeting is Monday, September 12th from 3:30-5:00pm 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! We don't meet in the summer but will pick up again on Monday, September 12th. Please come! It's more fun if YOU'RE there! Meeting ...

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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

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