Al deCant, songwriter, performer, storyteller and former elementary school principal brings his movement and music program to the Newtown Community Center. Al combines his love of music with his knowledge of child development in an interactive musical experience that promotes social, physical, emotional and cognitive development in young children. Children must be at least 2 years old and accompanied by an adult caregiver. Space is limited. Registration is required. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Thanks to the Community Center for providing the space.
A Memory Café is a welcoming place for people with changes in their memory and their care-partner(s) to come together. Join us at the library on the first Monday of the month, to connect with others over refreshments and an activity.
This month we will enjoy an art appreciation visit from the Bruce Museum called "Lifetime of Looking". During this program, a trained Museum Educator brings a set of images (usually centered around a theme) of pieces from the Museum’s collection and recent exhibitions. The educator will lead an open-ended discussion about the pieces and engage participants to share their reactions and thoughts.
These events are made possible thanks to the generous funding from the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library. The Memory Cafés are provided in partnership with Friends of Newtown Seniors, Kristina Lubofsky of Busy Minds Box and The Lutheran Home of Southbury.
Mention the word Medicare and you’re likely to get a confused look in return. The Father/Daughter Team of Lou and Jessica Pelletier will sort through the Parts (A - Hospital; B - Physician and Outpatient Coverage; D - Drug Coverage) and review the pros and cons of Medicare Supplement Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. Learn about IRMAA (Income Related Monthly Adjusted Amount), Medicare Savings Programs, a Medical Power of Attorney, and how to protect your assets from nursing homes without having Long-Term Care Insurance.
Join us if you are a senior, a child of a senior, or just want to know more.
Join us in the children’s story hour room for books, rhymes and flannel board activities. For children ages 3-5 that are able to sit independently for 30 minutes. Please register for each class you plan to attend on the library’s calendar. Note that Friday is a repeat of the Tuesday storytime.
Stop by the Circulation Desk for a copy of October's title: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start-up by John Carreyou (2018)
Elizabeth Holmes, company founder of Theranos, claims to have invented a breakthrough technology in blood testing. A massive fraud of investors is uncovered.
The Nonfiction Book club meets on the first Tuesday of each month.