Category: Programs


Economic Overview: Trends in the State of Connecticut

Tuesday, June 13th, Noon-1:00pm The monthly Brown Bag Business Hour features Patrick J. Flaherty of the Office of Research and Information at the Connecticut Department of Labor, who will present a timely assessment of economic trends in the state.  The event will be held in the Meeting Room; registration is not required.  For more information,...


You Are Invited to a Summer Tea

Saturday, June 17th at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Join us for tea, dainty treats, and a lecture on Victorian fashion by Susan J. Jerome. Please register.

Summer Reading Volunteer Training:  May 30th or May 31st at 4:00pm

Summer Reading Volunteer Training: May 30th or May 31st at 4:00pm

Students entering grades 7-12  and at least 12 years of age are eligible to become Summer Reading Volunteers. Attending one of the training sessions is mandatory if you would like to be on the summer schedule. Applications must be returned to the children’s department no later than  June 10th.  Late applicants can join our substitute...


Writing Group for Adults

Five Thursday Sessions from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Board Room, unless otherwise specified. May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22 In this five-week writing group we’ll generate ideas, work through exercises and prompts in order to move deeper into our stories and sharpen our craft, and explore the process of revision. All sessions will...


Learn Video Editing

May 22 from 3:30-4:45 pm. Come learn how to use video editing software or build on the skills you already have. Hang out with other students (middle school and high school) and create awesome content. Laptops will be provided. Taught by teens, for teens. Space is limited. Register here.



Try the library’s new service for digital books, movies, audiobooks, musics, and comics! Three downloads per patron per month with no waiting. Instant gratification from Hoopla– all you need is your library card.

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One Stop Passport Fair

Saturday, May 27th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. C.H. Booth Library and the United States Postal Service® have teamed up to offer you a convenient and time-saving opportunity to apply for or renew your U.S. passport. For details, please visit: Passport Event


Teen Writing Group

Join us on Wednesday, April 26th from 5-6 pm for a planning session for a new writing group. This group is for writers in grades 9-12.

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Modern American Beginnings: From Beautiful to Gritty

Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 PM in the Meeting Room. ArtScapades returns to explore how a modern movement developed in America, 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, and...



Are you headed over the river and through the woods to someplace without wifi?! Never fear! The C.H. Booth Library has mobile hotspots you can borrow for two weeks. Bring the internet with you! Hotspots are available for two weeks and can be placed on hold by Newtown residents. Stop by the circulation desk, take...