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NewtownReadsButtonOur "Newtown Reads" book is "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". Come get your free copy and watch for events. We have a new shipment!

 

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      A Readers' Guide for this book is available on the second floor.

       

 


 

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Dr. Mark Schenker on "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"

 

Wednesday June 3rd at 7:00 in the Meeting Room

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Dr. Mark Schenker of Yale College will be back to share his observations about our "Newtown Reads" book. He will be talking about the novel in multiple ways: as an epistolary novel, as an historical novel, and as a literary novel in general.  Please join us for a thought-provoking lecture.

 

 

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


Genealogy 101
Wednesdays in June 2 - 4 pm in the Meeting Room
June 3rd:  Getting Started  Covers the basic guidelines in genealogical research.  Included is a discussion of forms, source citation, family traditions, spellings and grammar, calendar changes, geographical changes, history and the genealogist, and record types.

 

No Sign up required, please contact the Reference Department for more information 203.426.8552

 


NewtownReadsButtonOpen Book Discussion of our Newtown Reads! Book: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Tuesday, June 9th, 2 - 3pm in the Antiques Room on the 3rd Floor

 

You've read the book, come on in and discuss the book with us and others. Our Director, Brenda McKinley will facilitate the talk.

 

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

 


Genealogy 101
Wednesdays in June 2 - 4 pm in the Meeting Room
June 10th:  Vital, Bible, Church and Cemetery Records.   Amply illustrated with examples of these record types as they have changed, evaluation of family bibles, evolution of gravestones and other cemetery resources.  Although guidelines for locating records throughout the United States are discussed, emphasis is placed on Connecticut and Massachusetts sources. 

 

No Sign up required, please contact the Reference Department for more information 203.426.8552

 


NewtownReadsButtonPie Contest! Pie Contest!

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Saturday, June 20th in the Meeting Room

 

 

Drop pies off at 9:30 am for judging

Open to everyone at 10:30 for tasting and popular vote

 

Please make your best dessert pie and submit it along with a 3" x 5" recipe card. We will have entry forms here. There will be several categories: lattice, single crust, double-crust and mini/hand pies (maybe an "other?") and separate categories for kids. You need to sign up so we know how many to expect.

 

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

 


Genealogy 101
Wednesdays in June 2 - 4 pm in the Meeting Room
June 17th:  Census Records, City Directories and Newspapers.  History of the development of the U.S. Population Schedules from 1790 to 1940 is given along with a review of the supplemental Agricultural, Industry/Manufacturing Schedules, Mortality Schedules, the DDD Schedules and Social Statistics.  The second part of this session covers the wealth of information that can be gleaned through the use of  city directories in our research.  Finally we will explore the world of newspapers – there is so much more than obituaries.

 

No Sign up required, please contact the Reference Department for more information 203.426.8552

 


American Impressionism:sea

From the Hudson River School to Art Colonies

Wednesday, June 17th from 7-8:30 in the Meeting Room

 

ArtScapades chronicles the lives and work of five American Impressionists

who worked on the Eastern seaboard: William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam,

Theodore Robinson, John Twachtman and J. Alden Weir.

 

 

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

 


Genealogy 101
Wednesdays in June 2 - 4 pm in the Meeting Room
June 24th:  Internet, Software and Organization.  Following a discussion on the evaluation of internet sources, will we review some of the many websites available to us.  After a brief discussion of features to consider when purchasing a genealogy software package and review of the top rated programs, we will look at other computer applications to assist us.  The course ends with a discussion of some of the options we have when organizing the results of our research.

 

No Sign up required, please contact the Reference Department for more information 203.426.8552


Flower Showf
June 12- 13 throughout the library
The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a Flower show in the library. JOY! 50 Years Of Celebration will be on display June 12 - 13 and will include wedding dresses from the library's collection.


Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays.
Sign up at the Reference Desk or schedule an appointment by calling 203-426-8552 or emailing boothref@chboothlibrary.org

 

 


Please note that the C.H. Booth Library Board of Trustees has revised the meeting room policies and fees. The new policy is available here.


 

                                                                             

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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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