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Labor Day Weekend HoursNewtown

Saturday, 8/30, open regular hours, 9:30am ~ 5pm

Sunday, 8/31 closed ~ last summer Sunday closed

Monday, 9/1 closed ~ in observance of Labor Day ~ see you at the parade!

 

 


 

Register for Story Time:  August 21-September 3reading to children

 

Children ages 3-5 are eligible to register for one of the following story times:

Monday or Tuesday@ 10 am

Tuesday or Wednesday @ 1 pm

 

Registration forms will be available at the children's circulation desk from August 21-September 3.  No phone registrations please.  Classes begin the week of September 8.

Children must be at least 3 years old, on or before September 8 and a resident of Newtown to be eligible for pre-school story time.  For more information call: 203-426-3851.

 


 

Register for Sensory Story Time:  September 4-25  pinwheel

For ages 3-5

Sensory Story Time is designed to engage the senses through music, movement, reading,

play and art. The program takes place in the library meeting room on Saturday mornings, October 4-November 1, 10:30-11:30 am. Parents must remain with their child throughout the program.  Classes are led by local speech-language pathologist, Jessica Horvath.

Registration forms are available at the children's circulation desk.

 

This program is funded by a grant from GE Capital.

 

 

 

 


 

Minecraft at the LibraryMinecraft

For grades 6-8

 

September 6, 13, 27 and October 4th
from 2 pm - 3:30 pm

Sign ups are open! Please sign up for each date separately.

 

You must sign up for each date, individually.

Sign up to the right under "What's Happening...."

 

 

More Minecraft

 

Something new!!! For players in grades 2-5 -- A Minecraft Meeting on
Saturday, September 20th from 1-2:30 pm.


For more details and to sign up check out "What's Happening..."

 


 

Play Literary Pictionary @
Newtown Arts Festival
NAF

 

Come test your knowledge of famous book titles
for fun prizes plus bragging rights!

Saturday, September 13th
from 2-2:45 pm
under the big tent


The Library is organizing a ‘Literary Pictionary Challenge’ and is looking for teams (comprised of four members each—family, friends, neighbors, or any combination of the three).  This is for ages 8 and up.

 

 

If you’re interested please sign up under "What's Happening..."
Scroll to September 13th and please include all team member names

 


 

 

YAC is back

Tuesday, September 9th from 3:30-5 pmvolunteering

 

For grades 6-12

 

Help us plan programs, choose library materials, review books, create displays and work on special volunteer projects.

 

We'll eat snacks and have fun!

 

Sign up or drop in.

 

 


Passport to CT Libraries - beginning September 2nd!Pssport to CT Libraries

 

We're celebrating "Library Card Sign Up Month" and you get a chance to win!

 

Pick up your "passport" starting September 2nd for a chance to win a $150 or $100 Visa gift card! Visit any participating CT library from Sept. 2-30 present your library card, get your "passport" stamped, and receive a token gift. Discover the power of your library card by learning all CT libraries have to offer. Stop in for more information. Link to Facebook.com/passporttoctlibraries for a list of participating libraries.

 


 

New Book Group

Third Thursday of the month at 7:30 in the Board Room ( September 18th)bk

 

For the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI, we are reading and discussing a series of books set in that era. The next (and last in series) book is "Toby's Room" by Pat Barker. After that we will pick a new theme. Please call the library at 203 426-4533 or email chbprograms@chboothlibrary.org if you have questions. We welcome all.

 

 


 

 

"The Evolution of the Detective in Literature" with Dr. Mark Schenker

 

Sunday, September 21st from 2:00 to 3:00

The detection of crime has been a subject in literature since the time of the Bible and Oedipus Rex. Dr. Schenker of Yale College will lecture on its evolution in the literature of the English-speaking world. Along the way, he'll consider influences as varied as religious myth, the Western, film noir and contemporary television.

 

Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."

 

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chbMAKERS Open House

Saturday, September 27th from 12, noon-4 pm3d printer

 

Come build, craft, invent, play and MAKE cool stuff with us.

 

We'll have demos, programs & lots of hands-on fun.

 

Some workshops may require registration. They will be posted below.

 

Soldering Workshop - Sign up coming soon

Circuitry Workshop - Sign up coming soon

 

 


Creative Writing: The Fantastic

 

Five consecutive Thursdays in October - October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30green dragon
6pm -8 pm in the Antiques Room

 

 

Ghosts and monsters, witches and wizards, fractured fairy tales and magical lands.  In this writing group participants will use fantastical elements as a guide to explore the basic craft of fiction.  All sessions will allow time for writing, sharing and discussing stories in progress.

 

Led by Aimee Pokwatka, teacher, author, editor and Newtown resident. Aimee received her MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University, where she also taught writing and literature classes.

For grades 6-8-- limited to 10 with preference given to Newtown students.
You must be able to attend all five sessions.

 

Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."

 

 


 

An Afternoon of Poetry and Music

Saturday, October 18th from 2:00 to 4:00zzz

Please join us at our beautiful library in the glorious fall to

welcome and be entertained by four wonderful poets and

one fine musician. Reading their poems will be Kristen

DeVoe, Patrick Donnelly, Michael Klein, and Amy Nawrocki.

Music will be played by accomplished acoustic guitarist

Buzz Turner.

 

 

Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."

 


"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.

 

 Visit our New Stories Facebook Page

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


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Congratulations to all of our summer readers!

 

Don't forget to pick up your reading record or download it from summer reader online.

 

 

 

                                                                                           

The Survivors Swing Band  NOTE: THIS DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED from 10/7

 

Thursday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room

This 7 - piece band generates excitement wherever they perform, with classic melodies

from the Swing Era dancinand beyond. Come get your fingers snapping and your toes tapping!

Dancing is encouraged.

 

 

   Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."  

 

 

 


An Afternoon of Poetry and Music

Saturday, October 18th from 2:00 to 4:00zzz

Please join us at our beautiful library in the glorious fall to

welcome and be entertained by four wonderful poets and

one fine musician. Reading their poems will be Kristen

DeVoe, Patrick Donnelly, Michael Klein, and Amy Nawrocki.

Music will be played by accomplished acoustic guitarist

Buzz Turner.

 

 

Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."

 


 

 "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.

 

Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."

 

 

 


                                                                              

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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