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Ready or Not? Preparing for the Unexpected: A financial education workshop with Maria Xavier

Tuesday, January 24 at 6:00 PM in the Meeting Room

Join Maria Xavier, a financial advisor with Edward Jones for an in-person or virtual workshop. “Ready or Not? Preparing for the Unexpected” shares tips on how to develop a proactive strategy for protection and preparing for the unexpected. The presentation discusses planning for the expected, preparing for the unexpected and positioning your portfolio for both expected and unexpected life changes. Register for the financial education workshop here.

Pharaoh Chain Bracelets

Learn how to make a beaded wire coil link bracelet so classic it was first made by the ancient Egyptians. Class is appropriate for all skill levels including beginners. Open to all in grade 9 and up. All materials provided. Registration is required.

About the amazing instructor: Deborah Jaffe has been teaching jewelry design for over 12 years and has design degrees from Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University.

Click here to register.


Decluttering to Start Your New Year

Virtual author talk: Tuesday, January 17 at 2:00 pm. A recording of the session will be available.

You’re invited to start your new year calm and collected by learning to become better organized and clutter-free with Dana K. White, creator of popular podcast and blog, A Slob Comes Clean, as she imparts tips from her books Organizing for the Rest of Us and Decluttering at the Speed of Life.

While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, many of us simply can’t purge it all and start from nothing. Yet, a home with too much stuff is difficult to maintain, so where do we begin? Add in paralyzing emotional attachments and constant life challenges, and it can feel almost impossible to make real decluttering progress.  If the thought of decluttering overwhelms you, decluttering expert and bestselling author Dana White’s humor and practical, reality-based tips will give you exactly what you need to start making an impact on your space. In this deep-dive webinar, Dana will share actionable mindset shifts that will free you to make fast decluttering progress using minimal emotional energy. In addition, she offers sustainable ideas to simplify and manage your home and will teach you how to make great strides with minimal effort in every room of our home.

About the author: Dana K. White is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author and a Decluttering Expert. Dana shares realistic home management strategies and a message of hope for the hopelessly messy in her books: Organizing for the Rest of UsDecluttering at the Speed of Life, and How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind through her blog, podcast, and videos at

Click here to register.

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday 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!

MasterClass Now on Hoopla!

Hoopla Digital now offers Masterclass that can be streamed for free. MasterClass is a popular streaming platform that offers online classes taught by world class instructors. Now, in addition to audiobooks, e-books, movies, television shows, full music albums, graphic novels, and comic books, patrons of the C.H. Booth Library can take classes on a wide variety of topics. For help getting started with Hoopla contact the Reference Desk at (203) 426-4533. 

Holiday Hours

Please note that the library has different hours this week because of the holiday.

Wednesday, November 23rd: Closing at 3:00 PM

Thursday, November 24th: Closed

Friday, November 25th: Closed

We will be open again on Saturday, November 26th at 9:30 AM. See you then! Have a wonderful holiday.