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 "Painting Churches", a Play by Tina Howe  presented by M&M 


Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 pm in the Meeting Roomx

Gardner and Fanny Church are preparing to move out of their Beacon Hill House to their summer cottage on the Cape. Gardner, once a famous poet, is now retired. He slips in and out of senility as Fanny valiantly tries to keep them both afloat. Their daughter Mags has agreed to come home and help them move, because she hopes to paint their portrait as well. She is now on the verge of artistic celebrity herself and hopes by painting her parents to come to terms with them and they with her.


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Altered Book Workshop with Katie Stevensonb

Monday, November 3rd at 6:30 in the Meeting Room


Transform an old book into a new work of art! Using techniques such as sanding, painting, collaging, cutting and tearing, embellishing, and adhereing, you will create an "artist book." Bring your own book or use one of ours. Bring any small treasures you've saved (paper and fabric scraps, ticket stubs, buttons etc.) All basic materials will be provided for a $5 fee.


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Mother Goose Yoga

Thursday, November 6   10:00 am    child in yoga pose

Certified "Radiant Child" yoga instructor, Jyothi Chintapalli, will lead children and their caregivers in basic postures, breathing and relaxation techniques accompanied by music.


For ages 1-4 and a caregiver.


No registration required.






Music Together of Monroe/Newtown  music together

Wednesday, November 12   10:00 am

Come sing, dance, play instruments and bond with your child

through music making activities. 


For ages birth to 2


No registration required.



Note: This program is in lieu of Mother Goose on the above dates.



Create Club with Pat Martin

For grades 5 and up


Wednesday, November 12th from 4-5:30 pm


leaf necklace

Make a beautiful knotted/beaded cord for this hand crafted autumn leaf designed by Pat. You can make a necklace or key chain.


$5 supply fee due at start of class


Limited to 11 participants



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Science Saturdays: Superhero Science spiderman

Saturday, November 15

2:00-3:00 pm

Learn how superheroes defy the laws of physics.  Hands on experiments will illustrate sudden

stopping, flying and super strength.


For grades 2-5


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Books + Bricks star wars

Thursday, November 20

5:15-6:30 pm

Be inspired by a great Star Wars book then build with Legos.


Ages 5-8


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Puzzle Art with Paula Brinkman  puzzle art

Saturday, November 22   2:00-3:00 pm

Transform a simple design into a 3D work of art using puzzle pieces.



Ages 7-10


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Dr. Schenker: "British Soldier Poets of WWI"

Sunday, November 30th at 2:00 in the Meeting Room


Mark Schenker of Yale College will discuss poems written by British soldiers who served in WWI. A handout of poems by Edward Thomas, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and others will be available at and in advance of the lecture. Please ask at the circulation desk.


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FiberWorks Show: "Transformation"FiberWorks


October 11th through November 7th       

Opening: October 12th from 2:00-4:00

Second floor, Mystery area

This show of contemporary fiber arts explores and conveys many facets of evolution, reorganization, reclamation and transmutation. It includes quilting, weaving, felting, and painting.



"New Stories for Newtown" Has a New Deadline

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New Stories for Newtown Award for Words and Images invites you* to submit your best art and writing work. The deadline has been extended to October 31, 2014. You can pick up registration forms at the C.H. Booth Library or download the form.


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*open to any student under the age of 19 who currently resides or attends school in Newtown.

Friends' Holiday Book Salebks

Saturday, December 6th, 9:30 to 5:00

Sunday, December 7th, 12:00 to 5:00

In the Meeting Room


Come shop for beautiful books and find holiday gifts! You will succeed beyond your wildest dreams.




books heal hears"Books Heal Hearts" - donations to the C.H. Booth Library for our community

Visit the website, One Newtown, for information on support and recovery. A new website, Newtown Charities, provides charitable organization information.

Information on Grief Counseling, Financial Assistance, and Donations to Newtown, Click Here.

Visit the website called One Newtown, www.onenewtown.com, for information on our "path forward and things that support recovery".

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