Category: Programs


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...


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...


Creative Writing – The Fantastic

Meets Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 pm for 6th-8th graders – New Session Sign ups NOW OPEN (April 20, 27, May 4, 11, and 18)  This peer group is for young people who love to write  and enjoy meeting with other creative types.   Must plan on attending all 5 meetings.  Led by Aimee Pokwatka. Sign up here...


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...

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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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SBA at the Brown Bag Business Hour

Tuesday, April 11th, Noon-1:00pm The U.S. Small Business Administration’s CT District Office has partnered with the C.H Booth Library and Connecticut Procurement Technical Assistance to offer two free seminars for small business owners and those thinking about entering the world of entrepreneurship: April 11:  Are You A Woman-Owned Small Business? This session will cover all...

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Get Ready for Spring with Bath Bombs & Sugar Scrubs

Wednesday, March 22 from 4-5:15 pm. For grades 6-9. Spice up your bath with some DIY bath bombs and sugar scrubs.  Learn the technique, take them home, and know how to make them again on your own. Space is limited $5 supply fee Register Here


13th Annual Battle of the Books

Saturday, April 1st at 10:30 am. Form a team of 3-4 students in grades 5-8.  It’s a trivia contest based on four great books – The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, Space Case by Stuart Gibbs, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein and A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd....


Check Out Games at the Library

Looking for some indoor fun this winter? After you’ve built that snowman come inside to enjoy some family friendly fun. We’ve got tabletop games for all ages and interests. Some take 5 minutes to learn, others might keep you busy for the weekend.  Check here for a complete list.


Intro to 3D Printing

Join us for an introductory session on how to use our 3D Afinia printers After attending one of these classes you may sign up for an individual session to make your own 3D object. Meets on the second floor in the chbMAKERS’ Corner. For ages 12 to adult   Monday, February 27, 3-4 pm Tuesday,...