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Giving Tuesday is today!

The C.H. Booth Library is joining the #GivingTuesday movement this year! Please consider donating to help the library’s mission to provide resources for our community. Your donation helps us expand our collection of the books and movies you want, and to provide new and exciting programming for all ages.

A single movie or book from the library can be borrowed a hundred times—and touch a hundred lives. Your help can make a huge difference!

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Stories of Exile Events Rescheduled

The remaining Stories of Exile events for November have been rescheduled until January 2024. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please email for more information or to get updates on upcoming events!

Thank you!

Calling All Poets

The C.H. Booth Library received a special grant from the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library to offer a self-guided Poetry Walk on a trail at Fairfield Hills. Poems will be placed on signs in multiple locations alongside the beautiful Fairfield Hills landscape. Members of the public are invited to submit their own short poems to be displayed for Poetry Month in April. The submission deadline is Thursday, February 29, 2024. Submissions are open to all ages. Visit this page for more information, and the submission form.

Holiday Hours

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for the holiday. We will be open again on Saturday, November 25th at 9:30 am. Enjoy your holiday!

Meet the Merchant: A Coffee Roasting Tutorial at BD Provisions

Join us for the first of a new series, Meet the Merchant, and learn more about the people who make up Newtown’s wonderful small business community. Get to know your community, meet local entrepreneurs, and tour small businesses at our upcoming programs.

Saturday, 12/2/23: BD Provisions, 125 S Main Street – Enjoy a coffee roasting tutorial with John and Cynthia, the owners of BD Provisions. This experience is being offered for free to a limited number of participants through Meet the Merchant. Register before the class fills!

If you are a local small business owner interested in hosting an event, please complete the Meet the Merchant Participant Form.

Noirevember on Kanopy

Venture down dark alleys with on-screen detectives during Noirvember: A month-long film noir festival on Kanopy. See some of the most scandalous films from the Golden Age of Hollywood, plus modern works inspired by these dark cinematic subjects. Use your C.H. Booth Library card to access Kanopy, a FREE movie streaming service. You can watch on a device or get the app for your television.