Category: Programs

15th Annual Battle of the Books

The C.H. Booth Library invites young adults in grades 5-8 to test their knowledge of 4 great books at the 15th annual Battle of the Books trivia contest.  Signups are open until April 1st for Newtown students or residents.  Students can compete in teams of 3-4 people.  Homeschoolers are very welcome to participate!  There is...

The College Admissions Playbook

Sunday, March 31 at 1:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room. The College Playbook is for students in grades 9-11 and their parents. This interactive, musical chairs style game highlights the qualities colleges most want to see in an applicant. Students and parents learn that there are other factors at play that might very well make an applicant with a...

Learn to Play Ukulele for Teens

Tuesday, March 26th at 4:00 in the Meeting Room. The ukulele is hot right now! Folks young and old are learning to play this friendly little instrument — and loving it! If you’re one of the many people who thought you would like to give it a try but didn’t want to invest in an...

Creative Writing for Grades 6-8

Creative Writing for Grades 6-8 with Aimee Pokwatka will meet Thursdays from 6-8 beginning March 14th. Here’s your chance to meet with other writers and learn from a pro. The class meets for five consecutive weeks. Please register as space is limited. Register for series by clicking here.

Cartooning 101

Cartooning 101

Children will learn how to create their own cartoons while they draw along with artist Debi Hamuka-Falkenham’s cartoon chalk talk. Debi will share some insights into the life of a professional artist and cartoonist.  For ages 6-12.  Register online.

Climate Change: The IPCC Report

Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. We only have 11 years left to make significant progress on reducing our carbon emissions. Come learn about climate change, and learn what we can do about it in following programs. Dr. Mitch Wagener teaches climate ecology, entomology, and related courses at Western Connecticut State University...

“Finding Treasures in the Genealogy Room”

Wednesday, February 13th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. Program Chair Bea Morgan will lead a tour that highlights the resources available in the third-floor Genealogy Room. All welcome.

Musk Ox & Mammoths & Ground Sloths, Oh My!

Thursday, February 28th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. Arctic Expert Moki Kokoris will give a talk on these Ice Age animals. Imagine a vast treeless plain filled with vanished beasts… Ice Age Beringia – the land mass encompassing eastern Siberia, Alaska, and Canada’s Yukon – was home to a unique mix of animals. Some...

Flower Arranging 101

Friday, February 15th from 2:00 to 3:00 in the Meeting Room. Sandy Motyka will demonstrate how to turn an ordinary store-bought bouquet into a pleasing arrangement. Tea and cookies will be available. Please register.

“From the Ground Up” with Dr Schmid

Thursday, March 7th from 12:30 to 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Dr. Della Schmid’s mission is to teach everyone about correct posture during their daily activities, and how simple changes in their sleep or cell phone use can make all the difference in preventing pain. A light lunch will be available. Please register so we...