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Ready to earn your stuffing?
Register for the annual Turkey Trot!

Register yourself or your group.

The annual Turkey Trot 5K road race and fun walk supports the library and is part of the Newtown Road Race Series. The race is held on Thanksgiving morning every year. Details are available at the Turkey Trot website.

The Library will be closed on Monday, October 12 for Columbus Day


Gentle Spirit: Yoga and Meditation

Four Thursday sessions: October 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 10:45 am 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.


Visit our calendar to register



Register for Story Time:

October 9-21  storytime

Stop by the children's department to pick up a registration form for the next

story time session for ages 3-5.  Children must be a resident of Newtown and at

least 3 years old on or before October 26 to be eligible for this free program.











A Basic Tutorial

Saturday, October 10  2 pm

Learn the basics of Scratch programming to create

interactive stories, games, and animations. 


For ages 7-12. 

Visit our calendar to register.


Newtown Historical Society: Codes and Ciphers

Tuesday, Oct. 13th at 7:00pm in the Meeting Room.


Codes and ciphers have been with us virtually since language was invented. Richard Hubert will present a program on the use of codes, invisible writing, and other secret means of communication throughout America’s first 100 years.









Please note the date change to Tuesday. The library is closed on Monday.

Books and Legos:  Haunted Houses

Thursday, October 22  5:15-6:30 pm

Read stories about haunted houses,

then build your own "spooktacular" house using Lego bricks.  haunted house


For ages 4-6.

Visit our calendar to register.



Lego WeDo Design Lab

Saturday, October 24  2:30-2:30 pm

The LEGO® WeDo™ Construction Kit is a simple robotics tool thatlego wedo

allows users to design their own interactive machines,

and program them using drag-and-drop software (Scratch). 


Ages 7-12.


 Visit our calendar to register.




Zombie Workshop with Katie Stevenson zombie

Monday, October 26   4:30 pm

Artist, Katie Stevenson, will bring all the materials... you provide

the inspiration for a spine chilling creation.


For ages 7-12.  A $6 supply fee is due on the day of the program.


Visit our calendar to register.





The Hudson River School

Wednesday, October 28th from 7:00-8:30 in the Meeting Roomn


ArtScapades returns to share their insights into the lives and work of three major artists   of the Hudson River School of art: Asher Durand, Frederic Church, and Alfred Bierstadt. There will be a future lecture on other artists of this school. Wine and cheese will be served.




Visit our calendar to register                                     Detail, Kindred Spirits by Asher Durand






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

The C.H. Booth Library Board of Trustees has issued a request for proposals for consultant services for strategic planning. Proposals are due November 2, 2015. Please see the full RFP for details (PDF).

Friends of the Library Donation Daybox

Sunday, October 18th from noon to 5:00 pm

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

YAC is back and looking for new members!


Next meeting is Monday, October 19th 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.





Make Polymer Clay Pumpkins with Pat Martin


Wednesday, October 21st from 4:15 - 5:30 pm


pumpkin with attittude

Join us for a fun afternoon of clay-making. You will learn how to make a    pumpkin      brimming with personality. Pat Martin is a local artist and SMART camp instructor.

 For grades 4 and up

$6 supply fee




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Reader of Minds

Tuesday, October 27th at 7 pm in the Meeting Room



Just in time for Halloween, Keith Zalinger will amaze you with his

extrasensory perception and ability to tell what lies within the mind. Come ready to be delighted and astonished by his talents.





Visit our calendar to register



The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife

Thursday, November 5th at 6:30 pm in the Meeting Roomb


Discover what life was really like for New England's colonial women - because

we've always been curious about: menstruation, sex and birth control, childbirth, sickness and medicine. Velya Jancz-Urban, author of Acquiescence, will present this fascinating program.




Visit our calendar to register



Astronomy for Everyone: The Size and Scale of the Universe

Saturday, November 7th at 5:30 pm in the Meeting Room

NASA scientist Kevin Manning will present an exciting family program

(adult oriented) for ages 8 to 100 about the universe from the very small

to the very large. Weather permitting, we will venture outdoors to view

celestial objects through a powerful telescope.



The image to the right is of the Orion Nebula.




Visit our calendar to register




More Needle Felting with Katie S.

Saturday, November 14th from 10:30 to noon in the Meeting Room


Learn to make a small creature using a special barbed needle and

colored wool. There is a $6 materials fee. Please, no one under 10. This class is fun and relaxing, and popular, so sign up soon!


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games day

Game On!


Saturday, November 21st

1-4 pm


International Games Day is coming!  Mark your calendar
now for this a 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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