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

What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

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. September 6, 10-10:45 am September 6, 11-11:45 am September 13, 10-10:45 am September 13, 11-11:45 am September 27, 10-10:45 am September 27, ...

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Young Critics' Club

Tuesday, October 4th from 3-4 pm Young Critics meet the first Tuesday of every month to talk (and argue) about new books they are reading. For grades 6-8 Please register here

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Fall Story Time Registration

Registration for fall story time opens on August 24th and closes on  September 3rd.   Pick up a registration form at the children's circulation desk.  No phone registrations please. Open to Newtown residents ages 3-5.  Classes meet weekly beginning September 12th.  For more information call the children's department:  203-426-3851.

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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 Monday, August 29, 6-7 pm Register for Wednesday, September 7, 10-11am Register for Wednesday, September 14 from 10-11am Register for Wednesday, September 14 from 10-11am

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September Art Show and Reception: Roberta Shea

The Artist's Reception will be on Saturday, September 11th from 1:00 to 3:00 in the Meeting Room. The show itself will run through September. Roberta Shea paints vast, open landscapes. Although representational, they are not always identifiable as an exact place or specific point in time, but rather are a blend of actual or imagined scenes and memories put onto a canvas.  The process of painting is emphasized by layering, scraping, dragging, and dripping paint.   The ...

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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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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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Stress Less - Worried about stressing out in high school?

Stress Less is not your average program for teens! It is designed to educate eighth graders with stress relief and management skills in preparation for high school in a fun way.  The program will run through six classes, once a week, with varying topics each class! Interested? Sign up below because space is limited to the first 20 students. Sign up here Questions or want more information?  Check out our Facebook page "Stress Less" or contact us ...

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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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Yes, You Can Make a Monotype

Thursday, September 15th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room Join us  to learn about the basics of printmaking.  Roberta Shea will explain the monotype printing process used by Degas and other artists who experimented with the innovative technique that greatly influenced Modern Art. This hands-on workshop will answer the question, “Why paint on a plate and then print the work on paper?” She will demonstrate the basics for making monotypes by the use of additive and ...

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Musical Performance by Guitarist Peter Biedermann

Thurs. Sep. 22nd at 7:00 pm. Peter plays 6, 8, and 12 string guitars combined with subtle ambient electronics. Depending on the weather, he will play outside on the new patio, or in the Meeting Room. Please register.

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Modern Beginnings: Matisse and Picasso

Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30 pm in the Meeting Room. ArtScapades will explore the history of factors that brought Modern Art into being, and will focus in depth on the works of the first two great Modern Masters. Refreshments will be available. Please register.

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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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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.  

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The Cyrenius H. Booth Library has issued a Request for Proposals for Library Space Planning Services.

Please Excuse Our Appearance: Excavation work is underway to expand the patio on the south side of the library building! Please use caution in that area. There may be times when access will be temporarily limited. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the improved space when the work is completed.

Summer Reading is here!

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 wonderful collection of nonfiction for homeschooling families. Stop by to check out the latest display.

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