Category: Programs

New Program: Pre-K Story Time for ages 4-5

New Program: Pre-K Story Time for ages 4-5

Newtown residents ages 4-5 are eligible to register for a story time designed just for them! The program will focus on early literacy and math skills, fine motor and social skills and creative responses to books and stories. Children must be at least 4 years old on or before the start of the series on...

Friends’ Book Donation Day

Easy Drop Off! The Friends will be accepting books, DVDs, CDs, LPs, Video Games, Board Games, and Puzzles on Sunday, October 21, 12 to 5 PM (rain or shine)  

African Art Migration: From the Tribes to Museum Walls

Tuesday, November 27th at 6:30 in the Meeting Room.  ArtScapades will look at the influence of African art on Modern Artists in the West,  focusing on well known artists who incorporated tribal influences into their bodies of work. Artists will include Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Amadeo Modigliani. ArtScapades will conclude this lecture with a...

Christina’s Mystical Magic

Christina’s Mystical Magic

Veteran magician, Christina LaVaughn will amaze and entertain with her magical performance on Saturday, November 3 at 2 pm in the library meeting room.  For ages 4 and up.  Register online.

Register for Story Time: October 9-17

Register for Story Time: October 9-17

Children ages 3-5 are eligible to register for one of our weekly story times:  Monday at 10am, Tuesday at 10am or 11 am, Wednesday at 2 pm.  Children must be at least 3 years of age on or before October 29 and a resident of Newtown.  Registration forms available in the children’s department.  For more...

CHB Writing Group

The C. H. Booth Writing Group is currently open to new members. We are a dedicated writing group with the purpose of reading and critiquing each other’s work-in-progress. Meetings focus on providing constructive criticism of each other’s work, offering support, and discussing the publishing process. We meet the fourth Monday of each month from 6:30–8...

Friends’ Annual Holiday Book and Gift Sale

Take care of your holiday gift needs at the Friends of the Library’s fabulous sale! Books and much more! Sale hours: 9:30 – 5:00 on Saturday, December 1st 11:00 – 5:00 on Sunday, December 2nd.

“200 Years of Frankenstein’s Monster: Single or Mated; on the Page, the Stage, or in the Cinema”

Wednesday, October 24th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. On New Year’s Day 1818, Frankenstein was published anonymously in London by 20-year-old Mary Shelley, wife of the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and daughter of the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. It would become one of the most influential novels of the 19th or any other century, even...

Connecticut Authors Read

Three authors read from their work, with Q & A between. Sophfronia Scott is the curator of this series. The authors are: Georgia Hunter, We Were the Lucky Ones (Penguin, 2018)-novel Marilyn Simon Rothstein, Husbands and Other Sharp Objects (Lake Union, 2018)-novel. She’s also has another novel, Lift and Separate, that came out in 2016....