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Library Summer HoursSun

Monday - Thursday 9:30am~8pm

Friday 11am~5pm

Saturday 9:30am~5pm

Closed Sundays

Summer Reading is over, but reading logs are still available here.

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day

The reference area on the third floor will be closed for recarpeting September 10 -14. The Arts and Antiques areas will remain open.

Register for Story Time 

August 28-September 9

Newtown residents, ages 3-5, are eligible for one of the following story times:

Monday or Tuesday at 10 am/Tuesday or Wednesday at 1 pm

Stop by the children's department beginning August 28 to fill out a registration form.

No phone registrations please.



 tooth fairy

Meet the Tooth Fairy

Saturday, September 19th   11 am

Dr. Aaron Gilman and the Tooth Fairy will be on hand to teach children the basics

of brushing and flossing, the difference between good and bad snacks and answer questions.  For all ages. No registration required.





Books and Legos: Dragons!

Thursday, September 24   5:15-6:30 pm

Read great books about dragons, then build your own mythical creature using Legos. For ages 5-8. 

Visit our calendar to register.




lego dragonbook


Voices of Poetry

Sunday, September 20th at 2:00 in the Meeting Roomb

Join us for an afternoon of exceptional poetry. Nicole Callihan, Alfred Corn, and David Tomas Martinez will read from their work. Light refreshments will be served.



Visit our calendar to register (or just come!)

Creative Writing: The Fantasticwizard

Led by Aimee Pokwatka - Teacher, Author & Editor


Thursdays from 6-8 pm September 24th - October 22
Must attend all five sessions


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.



Visit our calendar to register.

American Artists Abroad: From American to Expatriate

Wednesday, September 23rd from 7:00 to 8:00, Meeting Room


ArtScapades will look at artists who, despite their expatriate status, are among America's greatest talents.This lecture will chronicle the lives of four American artists and their works, focussing on the paintings of Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, Benjamin West, and James McNeill Whistler.



Refreshments will be served.





Visit our calendar to register

Understanding the Basics of Medicare

Thursday, September 24th at 6:30 in the Meeting Room



Margaret Ackley will covereverything you need to know to make informed decisions; the different parts of the program, eligibility requirements, enrollment windows; how to find the coverage that will best suit your health and financial needs; mand she will answer all of your questions. If you are over 65, approaching 65, or under 65 with disabilities, this program is for you!




Visit our calendar to register

YAC is back and looking for new members!


First meeting is Monday, September 28th from 3-5:30 pmhands

The Young Adult Council (For grades 6-12) meets during the school
year to plan YA programs, volunteer, decorate, design displays and
help make CHB the best library it can be.


And, of course, there will be snacks!

No need to register.



Needle Felting with Katie Stevenson

Tuesday, September 29th from 5:00-6:30


Join us for this popular class, and learn how to make a small animal or objetn

using colored wools and a special burred needle. Age 10 and up. There is a

$6.00 materials fee.




Visit our calendar to register

Gentle Spirit: Yoga and Meditation

Four Thursday sessions: October 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 10:30am to noon

In the Meeting Room



Sheryl Fatse has designed an all-levels class of yoga and meditation. Animal and nature imagery help guide one through layers of the self, called "koshas": physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual. By signing up for the first class, you are committing to all four in the series. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat.


Space is limited, so sign up now.


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Author Talk and Signing with Lisa A. Phillips

Unrequited:Women and Romantic Obsession


Tuesday, October 6th at 6:30pm in the Meeting Roomc

The summer Lisa A. Phillips turned thirty, she fell in love with someone who didn't return her feelings. She became obsessed, and her behavior led him to call the police. Her unrequited love had changed her from a sane, conscientious college teacher and radio reporter into someone she barely recognized—someone who had taken her yearning much too far. In Unrequited, Phillips explores the tremendous force of obsessive love in women's lives. She argues that it needs to be understood, respected, and channeled for personal growth—yet it also has the potential to go terribly awry.



Visit our calendar to register

Computer Tutor - New Days Added!

Mondays 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Thursdays 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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


Friends of the Library Donation Daybox

Sunday, October 18th from noon to 5:00

Bring your books, cds, dvds, lps, and computer games to the back parking lot, where volunteers will unload your car!



games day

Game On!


Saturday, November 21st


International Games Day is coming!  Mark your calendar
now for this not to be missed day of family fun.






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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