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Passport to CT Libraries - turn in passports by October 4th to be eligible for gift card drawing!Pssport to CT Libraries


We're celebrating "Library Card Sign Up Month" and you get a chance to win!


Pick up your "passport" starting September 2nd for a chance to win a $150 or $100 Visa gift card! Visit any participating CT library from Sept. 2-30 present your library card, get your "passport" stamped, and receive a token gift. Discover the power of your library card by learning all CT libraries have to offer. Stop in for more information. Link to Facebook.com/passporttoctlibraries for a list of participating libraries.




Register for Story Time:  October 9-16


Children ages 3-5 are eligible to register for one of the following weekly story times:reading to children

Monday@ 10am

Tuesday @ 10 am

Wednesday@ 1 pm


Registration forms will be available at the children's circulation desk October 9-16.

The 6 week session begins the week of October 20th and ends the week of  December 1.

Limited to Newtown residents only please.








Creative Writing: The Fantastic


Five consecutive Thursdays in October - October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30green dragon
6pm -8 pm in the Antiques Room



Ghosts and monsters, witches and wizards, fractured fairy tales and magical lands.  In this writing group participants will use fantastical elements as a guide to explore the basic craft of fiction.  All sessions will allow time for writing, sharing and discussing stories in progress.


Led by Aimee Pokwatka, teacher, author, editor and Newtown resident. Aimee received her MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University, where she also taught writing and literature classes.

For grades 6-8-- limited to 10 with preference given to Newtown students.
You must be able to attend all five sessions.


Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."



Minecraft at the LibraryMinecraft

For grades 6-8


September 27 and October 4th
from 10 am - 11:30 am - Note new time!

Sign ups are open! Please sign up for each date separately.


You must sign up for each date, individually.

Sign up to the right under "What's Happening...."



More Minecraft


Something new!!! For players in grades 2-5 --
Saturday, October 4th from 1pm-3pm

with Brendan and Trevor

For more details and to sign up check out "What's Happening..."

Make a Clay Pumpkin with the Craft Clubpumpkin people


Wednesday, October 15th 4-5:30 pm

For grades 5 and up



Pat Martin, our local expert on all things artsy will teach a fun workshop in celebration of autumn!

$6 supply fee



For more details and to sign up check out "What's Happening..."

Books + Bricks lego monsters

 Thursday, October 16   5:30-6;15 pm

Read a great book about monsters, then create your own monster using Lego bricks.  For ages 5-8.



Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."




Internet Safety for Parents of Tweens and Teensscott driscoll

Wednesday, October 29th at 7 pm

Meeting Room



Scott Driscoll has over 23 years of experience in both law enforcement and child safety advocacy.



RSVP to newtownspta@gmail.com


Science Saturdays

Saturday, October 18   2:00-3:00 pm  science saturdays

Sure candy is great for eating, but it's a fun topic for science too!  Learn about the chemistry behind candy making with some hands-on experiments.


For grades 2-5.



Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."

FiberWorks Show: "Transformation"FiberWorks


October 11th through November 7th       

Opening: October 12th from 2:00-4:00

Second floor, Mystery area

This show of contemporary fiber arts explores and conveys many facets of evolution, reorganization, reclamation and transmutation. It includes quilting, weaving, felting, and painting.


"New Stories for Newtown" Has a New Deadline

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New Stories for Newtown Award for Words and Images invites you* to submit your best art and writing work. The deadline has been extended to October 31, 2014. You can pick up registration forms at the C.H. Booth Library or download the form.


 Visit our New Stories Facebook Page

*open to any student under the age of 19 who currently resides or attends school in Newtown.


The Survivors Swing Band  NOTE: THIS DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED from 10/7dancin


Thursday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room

This 7 - piece band generates excitement wherever they perform, with classic melodies

from the Swing Era and beyond. Come get your fingers snapping and your toes tapping!

Dancing is encouraged.



   Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."  


An Afternoon of Poetry and Music

Saturday, October 18th from 2:00 to 4:00zzz

Please join us at our beautiful library in the glorious fall to

welcome and be entertained by four wonderful poets and

one fine musician. Reading their poems will be Kristen

DeVoe, Patrick Donnelly, Michael Klein, and Amy Nawrocki.

Music will be played by accomplished acoustic guitarist

Buzz Turner.



Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."


 "Painting Churches", a Play by Tina Howe  presented by M&M 


Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 pm in the Meeting Roomx

Gardner and Fanny Church are preparing to move out of their Beacon Hill House to their summer cottage on the Cape. Gardner, once a famous poet, is now retired. He slips in and out of senility as Fanny valiantly tries to keep them both afloat. Their daughter Mags has agreed to come home and help them move, because she hopes to paint their portrait as well. She is now on the verge of artistic celebrity herself and hopes by painting her parents to come to terms with them and they with her.


Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."





books heal hears"Books Heal Hearts" - donations to the C.H. Booth Library for our community

Visit the website, One Newtown, for information on support and recovery. A new website, Newtown Charities, provides charitable organization information.

Information on Grief Counseling, Financial Assistance, and Donations to Newtown, Click Here.

Visit the website called One Newtown, www.onenewtown.com, for information on our "path forward and things that support recovery".

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We appreciate any tax-deductible donation you are able to make

to the Cyrenius H. Booth Library.

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