Author: Abbey

15th Annual Battle of the Books

The C.H. Booth Library invites young adults in grades 5-8 to test their knowledge of 4 great books at the 15th annual Battle of the Books trivia contest.  Signups are open until April 1st for Newtown students or residents.  Students can compete in teams of 3-4 people.  Homeschoolers are very welcome to participate!  There is...

The College Admissions Playbook

Sunday, March 31 at 1:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room. The College Playbook is for students in grades 9-11 and their parents. This interactive, musical chairs style game highlights the qualities colleges most want to see in an applicant. Students and parents learn that there are other factors at play that might very well make an applicant with a...

Learn to Play Ukulele for Teens

Tuesday, March 26th at 4:00 in the Meeting Room. The ukulele is hot right now! Folks young and old are learning to play this friendly little instrument — and loving it! If you’re one of the many people who thought you would like to give it a try but didn’t want to invest in an...

Creative Writing for Grades 6-8

Creative Writing for Grades 6-8 with Aimee Pokwatka will meet Thursdays from 6-8 beginning March 14th. Here’s your chance to meet with other writers and learn from a pro. The class meets for five consecutive weeks. Please register as space is limited. Register for series by clicking here.

Third Thursday Game Group

Next meets on Thursday, March 21, 6:00-8:00 pm, in the CHB Makers Corner Calling all adults and older teens who enjoy playing tabletop board games, such as Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and more! We’ll choose a different game each month and provide links ahead of time so players can get to know the...

Create Gift Tags, Greeting Cards, Invites and More with our Cricut

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own graduation gift tags, barbecue invites, thank you cards and more. For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Classes limited to two participants. Please email us at ya@chboothlibrary.org if...

Take Home Games from the Library

Are you looking for something to do on a snowy afternoon? Want to test a talked about game before purchasing? Come browse the library’s game collection, 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.

Teen Writing Group

A peer led teen writing group meets every Wednesday in the Antiques Room on the third floor from 4:30-6:30 pm. All are welcome.

Children of Exile

Children of Exile, by Margret Peterson Haddix, is a story about children being exiled (get it) from a safe, comfortable town and being moved to a dangerous, cruel town. The book follows Rosi (the main character), her little brother Bobo, and Rosi’s friend Edwy. Rosi,-as a character- is very forgettable, everything she does in this...

The Goldfish Boy

“TThe Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson, is a story about a boy with obsessive compulsive disorder who witnesses the disappearance of a toddler. Matthew, the main character, doesn’t have the sitcom’s version of OCD that is for comic relief or anything, he actually has a very realistic form of the disorder that gets quite disturbing...