What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

Discover the Arctic!

Thursday, December 8th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. Moki Kokoris is an explorer/adventurer and environmental advocate, and the first Ukrainian woman to reach the North Pole. This presentation will offer a comprehensive overview of all things Arctic, accompanied by visual imagery and authentic items from the region. Please register.

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Five Financial Considerations for Small Business Owners

Tuesday, December 13th--Noon-1:00 p.m. Newtown resident and financial services representative Erik E. Knapp will cover these important topics: Time Value of Money Business Valuation Employee Retention/Benefits Personal Retirement Savings Succession Strategies The Brown Bag Business Hour is held on the second Tuesday of the month in the library’s Meeting Room.  No registration necessary.  Bring your lunch and business cards!  For more information, call the Reference desk at (203) 426-8552.  

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Young Critics' Club

Wednesday, December 7  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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Free Build with Legos

Drop by the children's story hour room Thursday afternoons from 1-3:00 pm. on December 15th, 22nd and 29th, to design and build with our large collection of Lego bricks. No registration required.

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Want to Learn Arduino? - For grades 6 & up

December 28 from 3 - 4pm. A workshop with Rich Reynolds, a high-school tech teacher and creator of fun stuff! Arduino is a physical computing platform that you can program to light up, move motors, automate tasks & just about anything else you can think of. Please register here.

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Wild Weavings with Paula Brinkman

Create a unique work of art by weaving together a variety of materials on Wednesday, December 28th at 10 am in the children's story hour room. For ages 3-7 and a parent.  No registration required.

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Improv - For Self-Confidence, Better Communication & FUN

Meet on Wednesday, January 4th from 6 - 7:15 pm for an improv workshop with Anthony DePoto of InnerAct Theatre. This workshop will get you ready for play tryouts, that next in-class presentation, help you express yourself and build confidence. For grades 6 and up! Register here

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Peer Writing Group for High Schoolers

Join us for a organizational meeting on Wednesday, January 11th from 6-8 pm. This group is for high school students interested in participating in a peer-led writing group. Group leader is Max Browne, a local high school student. Please register here.

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Beryl Harrison named Interim Director

The Executive Committee of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library Board of Trustees announces that Beryl Harrison, Assistant Library Director, will assume the responsibilities of Interim Director, effective December 17, 2016. Robert Geckle, President of the Board of Trustees, stated that : "The board is very appreciative and delighted that Beryl has agreed to assume this important responsibility while we search for a new Director. The search process, which is now underway, is expected to be completed  ...

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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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Welcome Minecrafters - cancelled on December 8th

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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The C.H. Booth Library Board of Trustees library director search committee seeks a dynamic, innovative and experienced library leader with a strong commitment to engaging the community and developing library services. Visit our New Director Search page for details.

The C.H. Booth Library Board of Trustees has an opening for a new member. Please send a letter of interest and a resume to Governance Committee co-chair Colleen Honan at dth714@aol.com

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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The Little Book Store has holiday gifts and goodies. Stop by and get a great gift! 



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