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Friday 11am ~ 5pm

Saturday 9:30am ~ 5pm

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"New Stories for Newtown" Has a New Deadline
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New Stories for Newtown Award for Words and Images invites you* to submit your best art and writing work. The deadline has been extended to October 31, 2014. You can pick up registration forms at the C.H. Booth Library or download the form at http://bit.ly/SFtl36


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*open to any student under the age of 19 who currently resides or attends school in Newtown.



Come Play Minecraft at the Libraryminecraft

For grades 6-8



New Dates - July 19, July 26 and/or August 9
from 10-11:30 AM

Sign ups are open!


You must sign up for each date, individually.

Sign up to the right under "What's Happening...."






Stories with Maggiedog chew toy

Tuesday, July 22 and August 12  1:00pm

Spend some time listening to stories and relaxing with

Maggie the comfort dog. 

Children will make a doggie chew toy from old t-shirts for

their favorite canine buddy.


For ages 5-8.



Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."    Maggie









Bending Gravity with Eric Girardi  eric girardi

Thursday, July 24    3:30pm

Object manipulator, Eric Girardi, will amaze and delight as he juggles a variety of unusual items and performs gravity defying yo-yo tricks.  For ages 4 and up.



Please sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."









The Old Masters: Dutch and Flemish Masters


Wednesday, July 23rd, 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room


Artscapades will be giving the third and last talk on the Old Masters. The Dutch Realism School of the 17th century moved forward, leaving religious themes behind. Featured artists will be Rubens, Hals, van Dyck, Rembrandt and Vermeer.


Refreshments will be served. Lady with Hat  Please register to the right.

Shakespeare's Major Comediesdream


Dr Mark Schenker of Yale College will lead three lecture-discussions of each of these plays in order of composition. He will consider the comic view of life, the transformative power of love and art, and the ways in which Shakespeare employs theatre as symbol and metaphor.


Tues. July 15th     A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tues. July 29th     As You Like It

Tues. Aug. 12th    Twelfth Night


All lectures begin at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room


Please sign up for each individually to the right under "What's Happening"

Take a MaKey MaKey Journey


Monday, July 28th  from 3-4 pm


Teams work together to create a MaKey MaKey wired pathway out of foil, then
walk along the route and become the first group to collect objects scattered along the way.

Not sure what this means? There's one easyway to find out....





Please sign up for each individually to the right under "What's Happening"




For ages 6-9


Class brought to you by Ian, Hailey, Maya and Sabryna of the Young Adult Council


Make a Tie Dye Shirt with Katie Stevenson


Tuesday, August 5 at 2 pm

Meeting Room


$6 supply fee

grades 5 and uptye dye shirt


You can bring your own cotton shirt or use one provided by Katie


Sign up to the right under "What's Happening..."


Some things are so classic, they never go out of style.
Take a trip back to the 60s and make a psychedelic tie-dyed T-shirt.

iAnything One-On-One Device Help


Friday, August 15th from 9;30 am-10:30 am
Third floor - Reference Department


There is no need to register.

Please enter by using the parking lot entrance as the libraryapple
will be open only for iAnything participants.









New Book Grouppoppy

Third Thursday of the month at 7:30 in the Board Room ( August 21st)


For the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI, we will be reading and discussing a series of books set in that era. The next book is "The Absolutists" by John Boyne. Please call the library at 203 426-4533 or email chbprograms@chboothlibrary.org if you have questions. We welcome all.


Register for Summer Reading Online or at the Library fizz boom read

June 25-August 16

For ages 4 through grade 6

The C.H. Booth Library offers two options for summer reading. Children age 4 through rising sixth graders can register online or at the library.  Readers are rewarded with incentives for every 5 books they read between June 25 and August 16.


To register in person, stop by the library during any of our open hours and a young adult volunteer will assist you.


If you would like to sign up for the online summer reader program click here.



On the main level in the YA Department we have Summer Reading for
grades 6-12. No need to register. Read a book. Write a short summary. Earn chances to win GREAT prizes.  Drawing every Friday through August 15th.






Adult Summer Reading


It's low-tech and fun! Just stop by the second floor and pick up some review forms. Once you've read your books, slip the forms into your chosen prize boxes on the table near the front door. There will be a grand drawing at the end of August! P. S. The prizes are really good.reading




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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We appreciate any tax-deductible donation you are able to make

to the Cyrenius H. Booth Library.

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