2024 Program Series & Exhibits

When library doors are open, we display art exhibits in the Olga Knoepke Memorial Room on the first floor of the Library building, the hallway on the first floor, the Gathering Room on the second floor, and the Hawley Gallery on the third floor. The exhibits are open during regular library hours. You can also keep an eye on this space for virtual gallery shows!

New England Impressions by David Anderson

Prior to his death in May, 2023, David Anderson lived in Newtown for 46 years. He photographed throughout New England but was most inspired by the landscape and surrounding communities of the Shepaug River Valley.  The photos included in this exhibit were found when his family cleaned out his workshop, and were then donated to the Booth Library, one of David’s favorite places.  All of the familiar photographs on display framed and unframed/matted are for sale.

December 8 – February 29, 2024

Meeting Room & Entry Hall


Stories of Exile: Continuing the Conversation on Displacement, Migration and Diaspora

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

Stories of Exile: Continuing the Conversation on Displacement, Migration, and Diaspora is an extension of a program created and administered by the Yiddish Book Center. Using discussions of Yiddish literature from the early and mid-20th century as its foundation, this program builds off the themes of those works by using classic and contemporary stories and voices from around the world to look directly at the human and cultural cost of migration, diaspora, and displacement.

Throughout the months of September, October and November, the expanded series takes the themes of exile, “displacement, migration and diaspora,” and explores what they mean to people of all cultures: to the people of Ukraine, African Americans, the indigenous population of the United States, and beyond. Each program, as well as the accompanying Stories of Exile exhibit, is meant to provide a tangible, knowable example of what is lost when people are displaced, and what is gained when we, as a community, reach out and embrace, value, and care for that story, that life.

For program schedule click here!