Category: Programs

Irish Dance Demonstration Saturday, March 18th at 12 noon.

Irish Dance Demonstration Saturday, March 18th at 12 noon.

“Riverdance” veterans, Craig and Christina Ashurst keep the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day alive with their Irish dance demonstration, Saturday, March 18th at 12 noon in the library meeting room.  After the performance, members of the audience will have the opportunity to try a few steps.  For ages 4 and up. Register online.

Lego Robotics WeDo 2.0

Lego Robotics WeDo 2.0

Design, build and program using Lego WeDo 2.0:  Wednesday, March 22nd, March 29th, April 5th, April 19th and April 26th, 4:30-5:30 pm in the children’s story hour room.  Register for each class you wish to attend.  Open to Newtown residents ages 8-11. .

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Connecticut Authors Reading Series

Sunday, February 26th from 2:00 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room. The series continues with a new slate of talent: Newtown novelist Rachel Basch, novelist Charlotte Rogan, and essayist James M. Chesbro. Sophfronia Scott is the curator. The writers will read from both published works and works in progress, with time in between each reading...

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Register for Story Time: February 27th-March7th

Registration for the next 8 week story time session for ages 3-5 will take place February 27th-March 7th.   Children who are at least 3 years of age and a resident of Newtown on or before March 13th, 2017 are eligible for one of the following story times:  Monday or Tuesday at 10 am/Tuesday or Wednesday at...

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Arduino for Adults

Wednesday, April 5th at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room. Arduino is an open source, physical computing and prototyping platform that is used by makers to design and build electrical circuits, that are programmable and easily modified. This introductory session will allow students to gain a hands-on understanding of the hardware and software needed to...

Probate: Everything You Need to Know

Probate: Everything You Need to Know

Tuesday, March 7th at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room. Judge Dan O’Grady will explain various aspects of the probate process, stressing those that are most frequently encountered in the Probate Court. After speaking, he will answer your questions and provide useful information. Light refreshments will be served. Please register.

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Karen Tatarka Named New Director

C.H.Booth Library Names Karen Tatarka New Director The Trustees of the C.H.Booth Library are pleased to announce that Karen Tatarka will be joining our Library as Director, effective March 1, 2017. Karen is presently Director of the Town of Weston, Ct Library, serving in that role since 2011. Ms Tatarka has over 20 years of...

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Dramatic Women: Three Great Plays

Mark Schenker of Yale College returns to our library to discuss three plays that together cover more than one hundred years of theater. Each has at its center a female protagonist: the bored daughter of a Norwegian general seeking excitement, a fading Southern Belle seeking kindness, and a nun in the Bronx in the 1960’s...

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Modern American Beginnings: From Beautiful to Gritty

Wednesday, March 8th at 6:30 pm in the Meeting Room. ArtScapades returns to explore how a modern movement developed in our country, led by artists of the Ashcan School and The Eight. Works and lives of important artists of the period will be discussed, including those of George Bellows, Robert Henri, William Glackens, John Sloan,...

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What will you make with a purple crayon?

Stop by the children’s story hour room, Sunday, February 26th between 1 and 3 pm to make an original work of art to display on the children’s bulletin board.  Every child who draws a purple inspired picture will receive a free hard cover copy of “Harold and the Purple Crayon,” by Crockett Johnson. 100 copies...